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Celebration and confession of the lord, verses 1 to 4; because he redeemed mankind and will save them to eternity, verses 5 to 9; that to worship him is wisdom, verse 10.
Verse 4. He has made his wonderful works to be remembered, etc. That to remember, when concerning the lord, denotes to have compassion, and thus to preserve or deliver from a principle of mercy, is manifest from this and several other passages where the Divine remembrance is spoken of. AC 9849.
Verse 9. He has sent forth redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant for ever, etc. Denoting regeneration; it is called covenant, because it is given and received; but they who are not regenerated, or what is the same thing, who place worship in things external, and themselves, and what they desire and think, estimate and worship them as gods, these, inasmuch as they separate themselves from the lord, are said to render his covenant of none effect. AC 666.
From these words it may be manifest what is signified by the lord redeeming the human race, namely that he delivered them from hell, and from the evil and false principles which continually rise up from there, and bring man into damnation, and that he continually delivers him. AE 325.
Verse 10. The fear of jehovah is the beginning of wisdom. Inasmuch as fear has respect to Divine truth From which holiness in worship is derived, and from which are wisdom and intelligence, therefore it is said, the fear of jehovah is the beginning of wisdom, a good understanding, that is, intelligence have all those who do them. AE 696.PSALMS 111 Other translations - previous - next - meaning - Psalms - BM Home - Full Page