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  • JOHN WESLEY'S BIBLE COMMENTARY
    NOTES - PSALMS 97

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    PS 97 Christ is the Alpha and Omega in this psalm. His government speaks terror to his enemies, ver. 1-7. And comfort to his friends, whom he preserves and delivers, ver. 8-12.

    Verse 1. Isles - The Gentile nations, as this word, used Isaiah xlii, 4, is expounded, Matt. xii, 21.

    Verse 2. Darkness - A dark cloud doth encompass him.

    Verse 6. Heavens - The angels, yea God himself from heaven.

    Verse 7. Confounded - Let them be ashamed of their folly. Gods - All you whom the Gentiles have made the objects of their worship.

    Verse 8. 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.

    Verse 11. Light - Joy and happiness. Sown - Is laid up for them.

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