| 1 ¶ <<To the chief
Musician, A Psalm and Song of David.>> Praise waiteth for thee, O God,
in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.
.2 O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
3 Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.
- Praise waiteth Literally "to
thee is silence – praise." The voice of God is clearer to one waits in
calm silence. ps04610.
2 - All flesh We also see the universality of God's grace in other verses of this psalm.
| 4 Blessed is the man
whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell
in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even
of thy holy temple.
.5 By terrible [or "awesome"] things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:
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Many are called but few are chosen . They seek the Lord. mt2214,
4 - Goodness of thy house The temple or tabernacle (tent prepared in the wilderness) represents the process of bringing humans into harmony with God.
4 - Temple From hekal which may refer to either tabernacle or temple.
5 - Ends of the earth God is the hope of everyone.
| 6 ¶ Which by his strength
setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power:
.7 Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.
8 They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.
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... mountains See ps03606,
7 - Stilleth ... seas God calms people as He does the seas. This relationship is part of the basis of the symbolism in re1715.
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The outgoings of the evening rejoice
| 9 Thou visitest the
earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God,
which is full of water: thou preparest them corn [grain], when thou hast
so provided for it.
10 Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof.
11 Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.
12 They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.
13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.
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the river of God Abundant water from the sky.
12 - Rejoice on every side Literally, "are clothed with joy."