Commentary Critical and Explanatory
on the Whole Bible
The writer, for the Church, praises God for past, and expresses trust
for future, deliverance from foes.
1, 2. on our side--for us
now--or, "oh! let Israel"
2. rose . . . against, &c.--
(Ps 3:1; 56:11).
3. Then--that is, the time of our danger.
(Nu 16:32, 33),
description of ferocity.
4, 5. (Compare
Ps 18:4, 16).
5. The epithet proud added to waters denotes
6, 7. The figure is changed to that of a rapacious wild beast
and then of a fowler
and complete escape is denoted by breaking the net.
name--in the usual sense
(Ps 5:11; 20:1).
He thus places over against the great danger the omnipotent God, and
drowns, as it were in an anthem, the wickedness of the whole world and
of hell, just as a great fire consumes a little drop of water [LUTHER].