The Psalms

Psalm 108

David encourages himself to praise God, 1-4. He prays for God's assistance according to his promise, 5-10. His confidence in God's help, 11-13.

1 [A Song or Psalm of David.]

O God, my heart is fixed./
I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.

Awake, psaltery and harp./
I myself will awake early.

I will praise you, O LORD, among the people,/
and I will sing praises to you among the nations.

For your mercy is great above the heavens/
and your truth reaches to the clouds.

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens,/
and your glory above all the earth,

So that your beloved may be delivered./
Save with your right hand, and answer me.

God has spoken in his holiness: "I will rejoice./
I will divide Shechem/
and measure out the valley of Succoth.

Gilead is mine./
Manasseh is mine./
Ephraim also is the strength of my head./
Judah is my lawgiver.

Moab is my wash-pot./
Over Edom I will cast out my shoe./
Over Philistia I will triumph."

10 Who will bring me into the strong city?/
Who will lead me into Edom?

11 Will you not, O God, who have cast us off?/
And will you not, O God, go forth with our armies?

12 Give us help from trouble,/
for vain is the help of man.

13 Through God we shall do valiantly,/
for he will tread down our enemies.


Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 108[➚]


John Calvin's Chapter Summary:

Calvin did not provide a summary of Psalm 108.