Commentary Critical and Explanatory
on the Whole Bible
The theme is the same as that of Psalm 135. God should be praised for
His works of creation and providence, His deliverance and care of His
people, and judgments on their enemies, and His goodness to all. The
chorus to every verse is in terms of that of
Ps 106:1; 118:1-4,
and was perhaps used as the Amen by the people, in worship
1-3. The divine titles denote supremacy.
4. alone--excluding all help.
5, 6. by wisdom--or, "in wisdom"
made--literally, "maker of."
above the waters--or, "higher than the waters"
12. Compare similar expressions
15. overthrew--literally, "shook off," as in
as a contemptuous rejection of a reptile.
23. remembered us--or, "for us"
our low estate--that is, captivity.
24. And hath redeemed us--or, literally, "snatched us"--alluding to the
sudden deliverance effected by the overthrow of Babylon.
25. To the special favors to His people is added the record of God's
goodness to all His creatures (compare
26. God of heaven--occurs but once
before the captivity. It is used by the later writers as specially
distinguishing God from idols.