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The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible

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Psalms 104:3

Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters
Or "his upper rooms" F9; one story over another being built by him in the heavens, (Amos 9:6) , the chambers where he resides; his courts, as the Targum; his palace and apartments, his presence chamber particularly, the floor and beams of them are the waters bound up in the thick clouds; or the region of the air, from whence the rain descends to water the hills, as in (Psalms 104:13) .

Who maketh the clouds his chariot;
to ride in; in these sometimes Jehovah rides to execute judgment on his enemies, (Isaiah 19:1) and in these sometimes he appears in a way of grace and mercy to his people, (Exodus 13:21) (19:9) (1 Kings 8:11) (Matthew 17:5) , in these, as in chariots, Christ went up to heaven; and in these will he come a second time; and into these will the saints be caught up to meet the Lord in the air at his coming, (Acts 1:9) (Revelation 1:7) (1 Thessalonians 4:17) .

Who walketh upon the wings of the wind;
see (Psalms 18:10) which is expressive of his swiftness in coming to help and assist his people in time of need; who helps, and that right early; and may very well be applied both to the first and second coming of Christ, who came leaping upon the mountains, and skipping upon the hills, when he first came; and, when he comes a second time, will be as a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of spices, (Song of Solomon 2:8) (8:14) . The Targum is,

``upon the swift clouds, like the wings of an eagle;''

hence, perhaps, it is, the Heathens have a notion of Jupiter's being carried in a chariot through the air, when it thunders and lightens {k}.


FOOTNOTES:

F9 (wytwyle) , (uperwa) , Sept. "coenacula sua superiora", Gejerus; so Michaelis.
F11 Vid. Horat. Camin. l. 1. Ode 34. v. 5. "Namque diespiter" Et. Ode 12. v. 58. "Tu gravi curru quaties Olympum".

 


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The New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.
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Bibliography Information
Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalm 104:3". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=ps&chapter=104&verse=003>. 1999.

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