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John Wesley's Explanatory Notes
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PSALM XXXVI. Chapter Overview

The grievous state of the wicked, verse 1-4.
The goodness of God, verse 5-9.
David prays, in confidence of deliverance, verse 10-12.
To the chief musician, a psalm of David, the servant of the Lord.

Verse 1
No fear - When I consider the manifold transgressions of ungodly men, I conclude within myself, that they have cast off all fear of the Divine majesty.

Verse 2
Flattereth - He deceiveth himself with vain persuasions, that God does not mind his sins, or will not punish them. Found - Punish, as the same phrase is used, Numbers 32:23.

Verse 3
Left off - Once he had some degrees of wisdom, but now he is become an open apostate.

Verse 4
Deviseth - Freely, from his own inclination, when none are present to provoke him to it.

Verse 5
Thy mercy - Mine enemies are cruel and perfidious, but thou art infinite in mercy, and faithfulness. Heavens - Is infinite and incomprehensible. Faithfulness - The truth both of thy threatenings against thine enemies, and of thy promises made to good men. The clouds - Is far above our reach, greater and higher than we can apprehend.

Verse 6
Mountains - Stedfast and unmoveable: eminent and conspicuous to all men. Judgments - The executions of thy counsels. Deep - Unsearchable, as the ocean. Man - The worst of men; yea, the brute-beasts have experience of thy care and kindness.

Verse 7
Loving-kindness - Though all thine attributes be excellent, yet, above all, thy mercy is most excellent, or precious and amiable.

Verse 8
Satisfied - Who trust in thee, as he now said. Fatness - With those delightful provisions, which thou hast prepared for them in heaven. The river - Which denotes both their plenty, and their perpetuity.

Verse 9
Life - It is in God as in a fountain, and from him is derived to us. But - Of that glorious and blessed, and endless life, which alone is worthy of the name. Light - In the light of thy glorious presence, which shall be fully manifested, when we see thee face to face. Light - Joy and comfort, and happiness: the word light is elegantly repeated in another signification; in the former clause it is light discovering, in this light, discovered or enjoyed.

Verse 11
The foot - Of my proud and insolent enemies. Come - So as to overthrow me.

Verse 12
There - He seems as it were to point at the place, as if it were already done.


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Psalm 36". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes
on the Whole Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/wen/view.cgi?book=ps&chapter=036>. 1765.  

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