Psalm 112:1-10


Psalm 112

1Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

2His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.

3Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

4Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

5A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

6Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

7He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

8His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.

9He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.

10The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

Blessed is the man that fears jehovah, that delights greatly in his commandments.

  1. His seed shall he mighty upon earth; the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
  2. Wealth and riches shall be in his house, and his justice shall endure for ever.
  3. Unto the upright there arises light in darkness; he is gracious and full of compassion, and just.
  4. A good man shows favour and lends; he will restrain his words with judgement.
  5. Surely he shall never be moved; the just shall be in everlasting remembrance,
  6. He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is fixed, trusting in jehovah.
  7. His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he shall have beheld the downfall of his enemies.
  8. He distributes, he gives to the poor; his justice endures for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
  9. The wicked shall see and be indignant; he shall gnash with his teeth and melt away; the desire of the wicked shall perish.

The Internal Sense

That he who trusts in the lord, and lives well, will be saved, verses 1 to 7, 9; he will not be afraid of the hells, though they rise up against him, verses 8, 10.

Exposition

Verse 1. Blessed is the man that fears jehovah, that delights greatly in his commandments. To fear Jehovah means also to think holily and reverently concerning god, and to walk in his ways is to live according to Divine truths worship is effected by both, but in external worship which is to live according to Divine truth, there must be internal worship, which is to fear jehovah, wherefore it is said, that it is he that fears jehovah, who walks in his ways, in like manner as above, for to delight in the commandments of jehovah, is to love them, thus to will and to do them. AE 696.

Verse 3. Wealth, and riches shall be in his house, etc. That these words signify what he had collected together, may appear from the signification of house, as denoting in the present case the scientifics which are collected together, to collect scientifics, and thereby to raise and build up the external man, is not unlike the building of a house, wherefore also the like is signified throughout the Word by building, and by building houses, as in Isaiah, “Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them; they shall not build and another inhabit,” Isaiah 65:17, 21, 22; house here signifies whore there is wisdom and intelligence, consequently where there are the knowledges of good and truth, for the subject treated of is concerning the lord’s kingdom. AC 1488.

Verse 5. A good man shows favour and lends, etc. By being merciful and lending is described the state of those who are in genuine charity; in like manner see Psalm 37:21, Exposition. AC 9174.

Verse 9. His horn shall be exalted with honour. That horn signifies Divine truth, is evident from this consideration, that his justice, it is said, endures for ever, and his horn shall be exalted with honour or glory; justice in the Word is predicated of good, wherefore horn is predicated of truth, for in singular the things of the Word there is a marriage of goodness and truth. AE 316.

Verse 10. The wicked shall see and be indignant, he shall gnash with his teeth, etc. Inasmuch as the teeth signify false principles in the extreme, therefore by gnashing with the teeth is signified to combat against truths from false principles with vehemence and anger, see Psalm 3:7, Exposition. AE 556.

Psalms:

A collection of 150 psalms, whose Hebrew name is “The Book of Praise.” Authors of individual psalms include David, Solomon, Moses, Asaph, and others who are anonymous. The variety and unity of Psalms have given this book a unique place in the devotional life of the individual and the Church. Almost every aspect of man’s relation to God is depicted in these poems: simple trust, the sense of sin, appeal to a higher power in time of trouble, and the conviction that the world is in the hands of a loving God.

Genesis 10:1-32


Ham was a son of Noah and the father of Cush, ...

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Alphaxad was one of the five sons of Shem.

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Japheth is one of the sons of Noah in the Bible.

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Genesis 10

1Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.

2The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.

3And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.

4And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

5By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

6And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.

7And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.

8And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.

9He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.

10And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

11Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,

12And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.

13And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,

14And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim.

15And Canaan begat Sidon his first born, and Heth,

16And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,

17And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,

18And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.

19And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.

20These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.

21Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.

22The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.

23And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.

24And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.

25And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan.

26And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,

27And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,

28And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,

29And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.

30And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the east.

31These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.

32These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.

Genesis:

The word “genesis” signifies “generation” or “origin” and comes from the Greek translation of Genesis 2:4. It is an appropriate title for the first book of the Bible, which contains the record of the origin of the universe, the human race, family life, nations, sin, redemption, etc. The first 11 chapters, which deal with primeval or pre-Patriarchal times, present the antecedents of Hebrew history from Adam to Abraham. The remaining chapters (12-50) are concerned with God’s dealings with the Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and Jacob’s son Joseph, all “fathers” of the people whom God has chosen to carry out His plan for the redemption of mankind. The book closes with these “Chosen People” in Egypt.