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Commentary on Psalms-Volume 5

By Calvin, John

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Title: Commentary on Psalms-Volume 5  
Author: Calvin, John
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Language: English
Subject: Religion, Christianity, Literature
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Calvin, J. (n.d.). Commentary on Psalms-Volume 5. Retrieved from http://www.ebooklibrary.org/


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Excerpt
Excerpt: In bringing to a close his labors on Calvin?s Commentary On The Psalms, the Editor begs leave to state, that in addition to the General Index, and the Indices Of Texts Of Scripture, and of Hebrew Words, originally contemplated, it has been deemed highly desirable to give at the end of the Commentary a Translation; or Calvin?s Version Of The, Psalms arranged in parallelisms, together with a Table Of Those Passages In The Psalms Which Are Quoted In The New Testament, and a Table Of The Particular Subjects Of Each Psalm, according to Calvin?s interpretation. These additions, it is hoped, will be considered as improvements. From the extent to which they have increased the size of this Volume, it has been found necessary to omit the Appendix of Additional Criticisms to which reference is made in some of the footnotes throughout the work. To exhibit the Psalms arranged in the metrical order, was an idea which appears never to have suggested itself to the mind of Calvin. In his time, indeed, and long after it, the peculiar character of Hebrew Poetry was not understood. It was not till a recent period that any steady light was; thrown on the laws of its composition. A vast amount of learning had indeed been expended on the subject, and a variety of hypotheses had been suggested by successive writers to unravel a question so intricate and mysterious; but no satisfactory result was attained until it was investigated by the learned Bishop Lowth, to whose genius and erudition we are indebted for the discovery of this long lost secret. He has proved, with a clearness and force of evidence which has now commanded universal assent, that Hebrew Poetry bears no resemblance in its structure to the Poetry of Greece and Rome, that it has no rhyming termination of lines as in the Poetry of our own language, and that its peculiar, and perhaps its sole characteristic, lies in a felicitous arrangement of words into what he denominates Parallelism. In other words, its leading peculiarity is that. each sentence consists generally of two parts, closely corresponding to each other, not indeed in the number of syllables, but in the ideas which they express, or in their grammatical constructive form, the second being synonymous (or, as Bishop Jebb would denominate it, cognate) with the first, - or antipathetic to it in its terms and sentiments, - or similar to it in the form of grammatical construction, such as noun answering to noun, verb to verb, member to member, negative to negative, interrogative to interrogative. The division of these sacred poems into hemistichs or lines is, therefore, the form in which they ought naturally to be arranged; and such an arrangement is attended with great advantages. It exhibits to the eve the peculiar structure of Hebrew poetical composition, and is, besides, an important aid in Scriptural Interpretation, as it often contributes to the elucidation of obscure and difficult passages, and enables even the mere English reader to discover a thousand beauties, which, without such a help, would escape his notice.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents About This Book. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. ii Commentary on Psalms 119:121-150. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 1 Translator's Preface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 2 Psalm 119 (cont.). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 4 Psalm 119:121-128. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 4 Psalm 119:129-136. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 8 Psalm 119:137-144. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 13 Psalm 119:145-152. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 16 Psalm 119:153-160. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 19 Psalm 119:161-168. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 23 Psalm 119:169-174. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 28 Psalm 120. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 32 Psalm 120:1-4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 33 Psalm 120:5-7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 35 Psalm 121. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 38 Psalm 121:1-2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 38 Psalm 121:3-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 39 Psalm 121:6-8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 40 Psalm 122. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 42 Psalm 122:1-3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 42 Psalm 122:4-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 44 Psalm 122:6-9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 46 Psalm 123. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 49 Psalm 123:1-4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 49 Psalm 124. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 52 Psalm 124:1-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 52 Psalm 124:6-8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 53 Psalm 125. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 55 Psalm 125:1-2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 55 Psalm 125:3-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 56 Psalm 126. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 59 Psalm 126:1-3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 59 Psalm 126:4-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 61 Psalm 127. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 64 Psalm 127:1-2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 64


 

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