John Wesley's Explanatory Notes
on the Whole Bible
- Christ is the Alpha and Omega in this psalm. His government speaks terror to his enemies, verse 1-7.
- And comfort to his friends, whom he preserves and delivers, verse 8-12.
Isles - The Gentile nations, as this word, used Isaiah 42:4, is expounded, Matthew 12:21.
Darkness - A dark cloud doth encompass him.
Heavens - The angels, yea God himself from heaven.
Confounded - Let them be ashamed of their folly. Gods - All you whom the Gentiles have made the objects of their worship.
Zion - Thy people dwelling in Zion or Jerusalem, to whom Christ came. Heard - The fame of thy judgments, and the setting up the kingdom of the Messiah.
Light - Joy and happiness. Sown - Is laid up for them.