Psalms 142 The lifting up of the hands was a gesture in prayer, it was an intimation of their expectation of receiving blessings from the Lord, and it was also an acknowledgment of their having received the same. That He is good, that praise-singing is pleasant: that He has chosen His people to be His peculiar treasure: that He is great as well as good: that His good pleasure is love: that vapours, lightnings, rain, and wind, obey His absolute behest: that He will smite our foes to the ground: that out of our dark times He will give lands for an inheritance: and that His name will be unchanged amid the fret and passage of the generation of time.’. This psalm was for them. —Samuel Martin, 1817-1878. The form of this Psalm seems to be dramatical. Zion cannot bless us; the holiest ministers can only wish us a blessing; but Jehovah can and will bless each one of his waiting people. 111 | lift up holy hands in prayer and praise. Psalms 138 | Whole Psalm. | 148 | Psalms 147 66 | Psalms 21 Psalms 76 All ye servants of the Lord] Ye priests and Levites, who are God’s servants, but of a more than ordinary alloy; servants of noblest employment about him. Psalms 97 Psalms 114 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD. The obvious allusion to the sacerdotal blessing (Numbers 6:23-27), favours the optative construction of this verse, which really includes a prediction—the Lord will bless thee. Let your voices arise through the silent watches of the night, and form a canopy of peace over the sleeping city.’. 34 | 1865-1885, Finding the new version too difficult to understand? It is also the scene of special heavenly influences: and in a sense next to that in which God is said to reside in heaven, the Church is the dwellingplace of the Most High. 151, Commentary on the Book of Psalms Behold. Behold, bless the LORD, all servants of the LORD, Who serve by night in the house of the LORD! In the fulfilment of religious duties, not in the neglect of them. Psalms 34 Ver. BibliographyGill, John. 4. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Which by night stand in the house of the Lord -, "That by night stand in the house of Jehovah", "Lift up your hands to the sanctuary, and bless ye Jehovah", John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, which by night stand in the house of the Lord. Which by night stand in the house of the Lord] Keeping watch and ward there in your turns, Numbers 18:1-2, &c.; 1 Chronicles 9:33. 1. 123 | Psalms 56 nor the lamps in the candlestick went out. A Song of Degrees. Let them look around them upon the holy place, and everywhere "behold" reasons for sacred praise. In this sense Luther styles the Psalm epiphonema superiorum. Psalms 92 | 1 | | The story of Psalm 134 Perhaps the servants of the *LORD wrote this psalm when there were kings in Judah. Christians do this. The psalm turns on God's praises, and might be composed by David, after he had settled the order of the Levites, though it may suit all people. 109 | All men lie under the curse, till God brings them into the fellowship of his church, and pronounce them blessed by his word, as "The LORD bless thee" doth import. Whole Psalm. | And 536 B.C. 3 The Lord that made heaven and earth bless thee out | Lu 1:9." "That by night stand in the house of Jehovah" (Psalms 134:1). 5. sanctification, as it is fit when they lift them up in the | | 1. "C.H. Behold, bless ye the Lord, &c. — Attend to your duty, O ye ministers of the Lord; who not only by day, but by night also, reverently wait upon him in his house, 1 Chronicles 9:33.Employ your hearts and tongues in his praises, and cease not to declare how great and good he is.