The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Verse 7. The God of Jacob is our refuge] Heb. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. 1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. So the margin, “an high place for us.”. The meaning is, The God whom Jacob acknowedged, and whom he found to be his friend, is with us. John Strickland, B.D. The God of Jacob is our refuge, Immanuel is Jehovah of Hosts, and Jacob's God is our high place of defence. https: 1999. (Worthington). Is our refuge - literally, a high place, as a tower, far above the reach of enemies. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? "Commentary on Psalms 46:7". Though it might suffice that the Spirit of God is pleased so to speak, yet Mr. Calvin gives this reason, the covenant of grace was more solemnly made and publicly ratified with Abraham and Jacob, than it was with Isaac, and therefore when he will be looked upon as a God in covenant with his people, he holds forth himself more frequently by the name of the God of Abraham, and the God of Jacob, than of the God of Isaac; albeit sometimes he is pleased to take upon him that style also. https: When he calleth him the God of Jacob he hath respect to the promises, saith Vatablus; God’s power and goodness are the Church’s Jachin and Boaz. Christ is God, by his divine nature, and our king, by his humanity. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https: "Commentary on Psalms 46:7". When this glad verse is sung to music worthy of such a jubilate, well may the singers pause and the players wait awhile to tune their instruments again; here, therefore, fitly stands that solemn, stately, peaceful note of rest, SELAH. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. 1871-8. Our refuge , [ misgaab (Hebrew #4869)] - a different Hebrew term from that in Psalms 46:1 ( mach. See the notes at Isaiah 1:9. In this verse we are taught how we shall be able to apply to our own use the things which the Scriptures everywhere record concerning the infinite power of God. John Strickland. Selah. The name, the title "Lord of Hosts," reminds us of the infinite resources which He has at command. So the margin, "an high place for us.". 7. Is our refuge - literally, a high place, as a tower, far above the reach of enemies. (7) Lord of hosts.—See Note on Psalms 24:10. King. (1601-1670), in a Sermon, entitled, "Immanuel," 1644. 1871-8. The God of Jacob - The God who appeared to Jacob in his distress, and saved him out of all his troubles, appeared also for us his descendants, and has amply proved to us that he has not forgotten his covenant. Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. To the Chief Musician. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. "Commentary on Psalms 46:7". Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. BibliographyWesley, John. See the notes at Isaiah 1:9.Compare Psalm 24:10.The reference here is to God considered as having control over all "armies," or all that can be regarded and … "The Adam Clarke Commentary". John Trapp Complete Commentary. Matthew 18:20 . And, indeed, apart from this, the description of the power of God would only inspire us with dread. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. Selah; on this word; see Gill on Psalm 3:2. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". Is with us - Is on our side; is our defender. By this kind of presence the Lord is with his church militant, in reference to her external regiment, and more especially in her warfare, standing up for her and with her against her enemies; and this is the church's privilege in these words, The Lord of hosts is with us. "Commentary on Psalms 46:7". ... (1601-1670), in a Sermon, entitled, "Immanuel," 1644. See Psalm 46:11. He is our refuge. See Psalm 9:9, note; Psalm 18:2, note. https: From this we learn, that those persons err egregiously in the interpretation of Scripture, who leave in entire suspense the application of all that is said concerning the power of God, and do not rest assured that he will be a Father to them, inasmuch as they are of his flock, and partakers of the adoption. Trusting in His promise Scripture: Psalms 46:1-11. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of Having such a Being, therefore, for a protector, they had nothing to fear. The armies of men though they know it not are made to subserve his will. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Secondly, his gracious presence, or his presence testified by tokens of his grace and favour toward a people, whether visible as in the temple where he chose to place his name, and wherein above all places he would be worshipped, in which respect he is said to dwell between the cherubim 2Sa 6:2; or spiritual tokens of his grace, as assistance and acceptance in the duties of his worship, together with enjoyment and benefit of his ordinances. The Lord rules the angels, the stars, the elements, and all the hosts of heaven; and the heaven of heavens are under his sway. "E.W. The LORD of hosts. the God of Jacob is our refuge. Thus he is present with his church and people in times of the gospel: "Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."