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Verses of Psalms 79

Psalms 79 Summary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

The occasion of this Psalm has already been discussed in the Introduction to Psalms 74. It consists of three stanzas.

i. The Psalmist tells God of the invasion of His land, the desecration of His Temple, the destruction of His city, the slaughter of His servants, the reproach of His people (Psa 79:1-4).

ii. He entreats God to show mercy to Israel, and not to punish them any more for the sins of their forefathers, but to chastise their wanton oppressors (Psa 79:5-8).

iii. Once more he pleads for help and pardon, urging that the honour of God’s name is at stake, and that the outrages of the heathen should not go unpunished; and he concludes with a vow of perpetual praise from the restored nation (Psa 79:9-13).

This Psalm, together with Psalms 137, is prescribed in the Talmudic treatise Sopherim (Psa 18:3) for use on the 9th day of the month Ab, the day on which the destruction of both the first and the second Temple was commemorated. Cp. Zec 7:3.

Verses of Psalms 79

Consult other comments:

Psalms 79:0 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Psalms 79:0 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Psalms 79:0 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Psalms 79:0 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Psalms 79:0 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Psalms 79:0 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Psalms 79:0 - Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

Psalms 79:0 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Psalms 79:0 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges