The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BiblePsalms 66:3
Say unto God…
Or, "concerning God" F20, as some; or,
"before God", as the Targum; say to him as follows, in psalms and hymns
how terrible art thou in thy works!
or "reverend" F21; to be feared and
reverenced with a godly fear on account of them; such as the works of
nature and providence, which are stupendous and marvellous, fearfully
and wonderfully wrought; and especially those of grace and redemption,
in which the goodness of Christ is manifest, and for which he is to be
feared: unless rather his judgments upon his enemies are here meant;
who, though he is a Lamb to his own people, is the Lion of the tribe of
Judah to them, whom he will break in pieces as a potter's vessel it may
be read, "how terrible", or "tremendous", is everyone of "thy works";
so Aben Ezra, and also Jarchi, who interprets the next clause,
through the greatness of thy power,
``when thou showest to the world thy power, by the pestilence,
or sword, or famine, or lightnings:''
shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee?
in a lying,
flattering, and deceitful manner, as the word F23 here used signifies;
(See Gill on 18:44); or, as the above interpreters,
``they shall, through the greatness of fear, confess the lies
and transgressions they have committed.''
It will be a forced, and not a free, confession and submission;
Christ's enemies, whether they will or not, will be obliged to own that
he is Lord, to the glory of God the Father, (Philippians 2:10,11) .
F20 (Myhlal wrma) "dicite de Deo", Campensis apud Gejerum; and some
F21 (arwn) "reverendus", Junius & Tremellius.
F23 (wvxby) "mentientur", V. L. Musculus, Montanus; "mendaciter se
dedunt", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Amama.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalm 66:3". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=ps&chapter=066&verse=003>. 1999.