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Psalm 144:9-15

Thanksgiving and Prayer for Deliverance.

I will sing a new song unto Thee, one composed for this special occasion, O God; upon a psaltery, a sort of harp or lute, and an instrument of ten strings, a lyre then in common use, will I sing praises unto Thee. V. 10. It is He that giveth salvation unto kings, granting them deliverance from great dangers; who delivereth David, His servant, from the hurtful sword, that which had caused him evil and misfortune. 

V. 11. Rid me, snatching him away from the danger, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood, this repetition of the appeal just made serving to emphasize the great need of the Lord's interference, 

  • v. 12. that our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth, thriving in the strength of their youth; that our daughters may be as corner-stones, polished after the similitude of a palace, graceful as the architectural ornaments, glistening with gold and brilliant colors, which were found in the reception-halls of Oriental houses, the figure stressing both the strength and the charm of the young women; 
  • v. 13. that our garners may be full, affording all manner of store, grain of every kind; 
  • that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets, out in the open meadows; 
  • v. 14. that our oxen may be strong to labor, prolific, bringing forth strong calves; 
  • that there be no breaking in nor going out, no enemy making a breach in the city walls, no city forced to surrender; 
  • that there be no complaining in our streets, no lamenting on account of indignities inflicted by cruel conquerors. It is a fine description of happiness and prosperity under the blessing of God. 

V. 15. Happy is that people that is in such a case, whose condition is such as here described; yea, happy is that people whose God is the Lord; for that, after all, is the greatest blessing, the highest distinction, surpassing all mere earthly blessings, if a people has the right to call Jehovah their God, their heavenly Father, chosen by Him as His children and blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.

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