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To him that presides; Al-taschith, a Psalm, a song of Asaph.
That when the lord comes, he will raise up the lapsed church, verses 1 to 3; the wicked are not to exalt themselves against the good, verses 4 to 6; because the judgement is at hand, whereby they will perish, and the good will he saved, verse 7; that the wicked will then perish by dire falses, verses 8, 10; but the good will worship the lord, verse 9.
Verses 2, 3. When I shall hold the solemn assemblies I will judge uprightly; when the earth and all its inhabitants are dissolved, I will bear up the pillars of it. The earth here denotes the church, which is said to be dissolved, when it is in want of truths which are productive of good; since truths support the church, they are called its pillars, which god will strengthen: inasmuch as the restoration of the church is here described, it is therefore said, when I shall hold the solemn assemblies I will judge uprightly. AE 304.
Verses 4, 5, 10. I said to the proud, boast not; and to the wicked, lift not up the horn: all the horns of the wicked will I cut off, the horns of the just shall be exalted. By horns are signified in a good sense, the power of truth grounded in good, and in an opposite sense the power of the false principle which is grounded in evil. According to this latter sense by lifting up the horn on high is signified boldly to defend what is false against what is true, wherefore also it is said, speak not with a hard neck; by cutting off their horns is signified to destroy their falses; and by exalting the horns of the just is signified to render the truths of good powerful and strong. AC 2832. AE 316.
Verse 8. In the hand, of jehovah is a cup, and the wine is red, it is full of mixture; he pours it out, but the dregs thereof all the wicked of the earth shall such up and drink. By a cup in the hand of jehovah and by wine is signified Divine Truth; by mixing and by what is mixed, is signified profanation; for the mixture of what is false with what is true is understood; by his pouring it out and all the, wicked of the earth sucking it up and drinking is signified the punishment of profanation. AE 1116.PSALMS 75 Other translations - previous - next - meaning - Psalms - BM Home - Full Page