SEV Biblia, Chapter 50:1 ¬∂ Salmo a Asaf. El Dios de dioses, el SE—OR, ha hablado, y convocado la tierra desde el nacimiento del sol hasta donde se pone.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Psalms 49:1 Verse 1. The mighty God, even the Lord, hath spoken ] Here the essential names of God are used: hwhy Ķyhla la EL, ELOHIM, YEHOVAH, hath spoken. The six first verses of this Psalm seem to contain a description of the great judgment: to any minor consideration or fact it seems impossible, with any propriety, to restrain them. In this light I shall consider this part of the Psalm, and show: - First, The preparatives to the coming of the great Judge. El Elohim Jehovah hath spoken, and called the earth-all the children of men from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, ( ypy llkm michlal yophi, the beauty where all perfection is comprised,) God hath shined, ver. 1, 2. 1. He has sent his Spirit to convince men of sin, righteousness, and judgment. 2. He has sent his WORD; has made a revelation of himself; and has declared both his law and his Gospel to mankind: "Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined," ver. 2. For out of Zion the law was to go forth, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. Isa. ii. 3.
Secondly, The accompaniments. 1. His approach is proclaimed, ver. 3: "Our God shall come." 2. The trumpet proclaims his approach: "He shall not keep silence." 3. Universal nature shall be shaken, and the earth and its works be burnt up: "A fire shall devour before him and it shall be very tempestuous round about him," ver. 3.
Thirdly, The witnesses are summoned and collected, and collected from all quarters; some from heaven, and some from earth. 1. Guardian angels. 2.
Human associates: "He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people," ver. 4.
Fourthly, The procedure. As far as it respects the righteous, orders are issued: "Gather my saints," those who are saved from their sins and made holy, "together unto me." And that the word saints might not be misunderstood it is explained by "those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice;" those who have entered into union with God, through the sacrificial offering of the Lord Jesus Christ. All the rest are passed over in silence. We are told who they are that shall enter into the joy of their Lord, viz., only the saints, those who have made a covenant with God by sacrifice. All, therefore, who do not answer this description are excluded from glory.
Fifthly, The final issue: all the angelic hosts and all the redeemed of the Lord, join in applauding acclamation at the decision of the Supreme Judge.
The heavens (for the earth is no more, it is burnt up) shall declare his righteousness, the exact justice of the whole procedure, where justice alone has been done without partiality, and without severity, nor could it be otherwise, for God is Judge himself. Thus the assembly is dissolved; the righteous are received into everlasting glory, and the wicked turned into hell, with all those who forget God. Some think that the sentence against the wicked is that which is contained, ver. 16-22. See the analysis at the end, and particularly on the six first verses, in which a somewhat different view of the subject is taken.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-6 - This psalm is a psalm of instruction. It tells of the coming of Chris and the day of judgment, in which God will call men to account; and the Holy Ghost is the Spirit of judgement. All the children of men ar concerned to know the right way of worshipping the Lord, in spirit an in truth. In the great day, our God shall come, and make those hear his judgement who would not hearken to his law. Happy are those who com into the covenant of grace, by faith in the Redeemer's atonin sacrifice, and show the sincerity of their love by fruits of righteousness. When God rejects the services of those who rest i outside performances, he will graciously accept those who seek his aright. It is only by sacrifice, by Christ, the great Sacrifice, from whom the sacrifices of the law derived what value they had, that we can be accepted of God. True and righteous are his judgments; even sinners own consciences will be forced to acknowledge the righteousness of God.
Original Hebrew מזמור 4210 לאסף 623 אל 410 †אלהים 430 †יהוה 3068 †דבר 1696 †ויקרא 7121 †ארץ 776 †ממזרח 4217 †שׁמשׁ 8121 †עד 5704 †מבאו׃ 3996