The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BiblePsalms 85:5
Wilt thou be angry with us for ever?
&c.] God is angry with the
wicked every day, their life being a continued series of sin, without
repentance for it, or confession of it; and he will be so for ever, of
which they will have a constant sense and feeling; and is the worm that
never dies, and the fire that is inextinguishable; but he does not
retain his anger for ever with his own people; though he is displeased
with them, and chastises them for their sins, his anger endures but for
a moment; he is pacified towards them and turns away his anger from
them, by discovering his pardoning love, and withdrawing his afflicting
wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?
out of his heart,
where it is supposed to be conceived; and out of his treasury, where it
is thought to be laid up: this has been drawn out to a great length of
time upon the Jewish nation; it has been upon them for almost twenty
centuries, or ages, and still remains, and will until the fulness of
the Gentiles is brought in; but it will not be drawn out to "all" ages
or generations; for they shall return to the Lord, and seek him; and he
will come to them, and turn away iniquity from them, and so all Israel
shall be saved.