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John Gill’s Commentary of the Whole Bible: Psalm 108

Psalms 108:1


A Song [or] Psalm of David. This psalm consists of several passages out of the fifty seventh and sixtieth psalms, with very little variation. Jarchi and Kimchi refer it to the times of the Messiah. The title in the Syriac version is,

“concerning the calling of the Gentiles,”

to which, no doubt, it has respect.

Ver. 1. O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise,… From hence to Ps 108:6 the words are taken out of Ps 57:7, which see.

Even with my glory; my tongue; in Ps 57:8, it is read, “awake up my glory”. See Gill on “Ps 57:7”,

Psalms 108:2

Psalms 108:3

Psalms 108:4

Ver. 4. For thy mercy is great above the heavens,… It is in Ps 57:10, “thy mercy is great unto the heavens”.

See Gill on “Ps 57:10”.

Psalms 108:5

Psalms 108:6

Ver. 6. That thy beloved may be delivered,… From hence to the end of the psalm the words are taken out of Ps 60:5.

See Gill on “Ps 60:5”.

Psalms 108:7

Psalms 108:8

Psalms 108:9

Ver. 9. Over Philistia will I triumph,… In Ps 60:8, it is, “Philistia, triumph thou because of me”; See Gill on “Ps 60:8”.

Psalms 108:10

Psalms 108:11

Ver. 11. And wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts?… In Ps 60:10, it is, “and thou, O God, which didst not go out with our armies”. See Gill on “Ps 60:10”.

Psalms 108:12

Psalms 108:13