John Wesley's Explanatory Notes
on the Whole Bible
- We are to give glory to God, not to ourselves or idols, verse 1-8.
- By trusting in his promise and blessing, verse 9-15.
- And by praising him, verse 16-18.
Are like them - As void of all sense or reason as their images.
Their - Who trust in him.
Aaron - You priests and Levites.
Ye that fear - All of you who worship the true God, not only Israelites, but even Gentile proselytes.
Mindful - In our former straits, and therefore we trust he will still bless us.
Both small - Of whatsoever quality, high and low, rich and poor.
The Lord's - In a peculiar manner, where he dwelleth in that light and glory, to which no man can approach. Given - As the foregoing verse declares, that God was the creator of heaven and earth, so this asserts that he is also their Lord and governor to dispose of all men and things as he pleases.
Silence - Into the place of silence, the grave.