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Commentary on Psalms-Volume 1

By Calvin, John

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Book Id: WPLBN0000695111
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Commentary on Psalms-Volume 1  
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 1. Retrieved from http://www.ebooklibrary.org/


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Excerpt
Excerpt: The Book Of Psalms, viewed merely as a poetical composition, has very high claims on our attention. Men of the most refined and cultivated taste have often been attracted to the study of it from the poetical beauties with which it abounds, and have admitted, in this respect, the superiority of its claims. The greatest of our English poets 1 thus speaks of these sacred songs: ?Not in their divine argument alone, but in the very critical art of composition, they may be easily made appear over all the kinds of lyric poesy to be incomparable.? Another elegant scholar 2 speaking on the same subject, says, ?In lyric flow and fire, in crushing force and majesty, that seems still to echo the awful sounds once heard beneath the thunder clouds of Sinai, the poetry of the ancient Scriptures is the most superb that ever burned within the breast of man.? But the intrinsic excellence of this Book gives it still higher claims on our attention. written under the influence of the Spirit of inspiration, its subject-matter is worthy of its celestial origin. In general, it contains details of the national history of the Jewish people, records of particular portions of the life and experience of individuals, and predictions of future events. Each of these heads embraces a wide field, and they include illustrations of every religions truth which it is necessary for us to know, exemplifications of every devout feeling which it is our duty to cherish, and examples of every spiritual conflict which it is possible for us to experience. We meet with many disclosures of the greatness, majesty, and perfections of the only true God; his government of the world; and his special care over his chosen people. We meet with the varied exercises of the regenerated soul, and behold it at one time offering up fervent supplications to the Hearer of prayer, at another celebrating his perfections and works; at one time giving utterance to the ardent breathings of love to God, and trust in him, at another struggling with unbelief and corruption; at one time mourning under the divine chastisement on account of sin, at another rejoicing in a sense of forgiving mercy, and enjoying the peace which passeth all understanding. We have presented to us many wonderful predictions concerning the Messiah, his humiliation, sufferings, death, resurrection, and ascension to his Fatherright hand; his work in heaven as the intercessor of his people, and his authority as universal King; the effusion of the influences of the Holy Spirit, and the conversion of all nations to the faith of the Gospel. In short, we have unfolded to our view the final judgment, the gathering of all the righteous to God, and the eternal exclusion of the wicked from happiness and from hope.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents About This Book. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. ii Commentary on Psalms 1-35. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 1 Translator's Preface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 2 p. 11 Facsimile of the Title Page to the 1563 French Translation by John Calvin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facsimile of the 1571 English Translation by Arthur Golding. . . . . . . . . p. 12 Arthur Golding's Epistle Dedicatory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 13 The Author's Preface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 19 Psalm 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 27 Psalm 1:1-2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 27 Psalm 1:3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 29 Psalm 1:4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 30 Psalm 1:5-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 30 Psalm 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 32 Psalm 2:1-3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 32 Psalm 2:4-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 34 Psalm 2:7-8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 36 Psalm 2:9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 38 Psalm 2:10-11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 39 Psalm 2:12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 40 Psalm 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 43 Psalm 3:1-2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 43 Psalm 3:3-4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 45 Psalm 3:5-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 46 Psalm 3:7-8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 47 Psalm 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 49 Psalm 4:1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 49 Psalm 4:2-3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 51 Psalm 4:4-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 53 Psalm 4:6-7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 54 Psalm 4:8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 56 Psalm 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 58 Psalm 5:1-2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 58 Psalm 5:3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 59 Psalm 5:4-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 60

 

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