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Commentary Critical and Explanatory
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PSALM 79

      Ps 79:1-13. This Psalm, like the seventy-fourth, probably depicts the desolations of the Chaldeans (Jer 52:12-24). It comprises the usual complaint, prayer, and promised thanks for relief.

      1. (Compare Ps 74:2-7).

      2, 3. (Compare Jer 15:3; 16:4).

      4. (Compare Ps 44:13; Jer 42:18; La 2:15).

      5. How long-- (Ps 13:1).
      be angry-- (Ps 74:1-10).
      jealousy burn-- (De 29:20).

      6, 7. (Compare Jer 10:25). Though we deserve much, do not the heathen deserve more for their violence to us (Jer 51:3-5; Zec 1:14)? The singular denotes the chief power, and the use of the plural indicates the combined confederates.
      called upon--or, "by"
      thy name--proclaimed Thy attributes and professed allegiance (Isa 12:4; Ac 2:21).

      8. former iniquities--literally, "iniquities of former times."
      prevent us--literally, "meet us," as in Ps 21:3.

      9. for . . . glory of thy name [and for] thy name's sake--both mean for illustrating Thy attributes, faithfulness, power, &c.
      purge . . . sins--literally, "provide atonement for us." Deliverance from sin and suffering, for their good and God's glory, often distinguish the prayers of Old Testament saints (compare Eph 1:7).

      10. This ground of pleading often used (Ex 32:12; Nu 14:13-16).
      blood . . . shed-- (Ps 79:3).

      11. prisoner--the whole captive people.
      power--literally, "arm" (Ps 10:15).

      12. into their bosom--The lap or folds of the dress is used by Eastern people for receiving articles. The figure denotes retaliation (compare Isa 65:6, 7). They reproached God as well as His people.

      13. sheep . . . pasture--(Compare Ps 74:1; 78:70).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on Psalm 79". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory
on the Whole Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/jfb/view.cgi?book=ps&chapter=079>. 1871.  

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