The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BiblePsalms 118:6
The Lord [is] on my side…
Or "for me" F19; he was on the
side of David, hence all his prosperity and victories, the wonderful
things done by him, his exaltation to the throne, and the establishment
of it; and so he was on the side of Christ, he was near unto him, at
his right hand, to guide, direct, and assist him as man; and he is
likewise on the side of his people, to fight their battles for them, to
support them under all their afflictions, to supply all their wants, to
deliver them from all evil, to carry on the work of grace in their
souls, and to bring them to glory, The Targum is,
``the Word of the Lord is for my help.''
I will not fear: what can man do unto me?
David did not; he was not
afraid of ten thousands of men, no, not of a whole army that encamped
against him, God being for him, the strength of his life, and his
salvation, (Psalms 3:6) (27:1-3) ; nor did the Messiah; he was not afraid of
Herod when he was told he would kill him; nor of the high priests,
Scribes and Pharisees, though he knew he should fall into their hands,
and they would deliver him to the Gentiles, to be scourged and
crucified; nor of Judas and his band of men, who came to take him; nor
of Pilate his judge, who had no power against him but what was given
him. Nor have the saints any reason to fear what man can do unto them,
when grace is in exercise; for what is man to God, who is but flesh,
and that flesh grass? Nor can he do anything without a divine
permission; is often frustrated in his attempt; and what he is suffered
to do is overruled for good; and the utmost he can do is to kill the
body; he cannot destroy the soul, or hinder the happiness of it; see
(Psalms 56:4,9,11) .
F19 (yl) "pro me", Musculus, Michaelis.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalm 118:6". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=ps&chapter=118&verse=006>. 1999.