John Wesley's Explanatory Notes
on the Whole Bible
- God is praised for his works, verse 1-5.
- The doom of the wicked, from the eternal God, verse 6-9.
- The prosperity of the righteous, verse 10-15.
- A psalm or song for the sabbath-day.
Thoughts - Thy counsels in the government of the world and of thy church.
A brutish man - Who is led by sense, not by reason and faith. This - The depth of God's counsels and works.
Anointed - I shall have cause of testifying my joy by anointing myself, as the manner was at all joyful solemnities.
Palm-tree - Which is constantly green and flourishing.
Planted - Whom God by his gracious providence has fixed there. The house - In its courts; he means in the church of God, whereof all good men are living members.
Old age - Their last days shall be their best days, wherein they shall grow in grace, and increase in blessedness.