"Commentary on Psalms 48:14". The sacrifice which they made was repaid to them; for they received, each one for himself, a praise which grows not old, and the noblest of all sepulchres. We must either drop the Makkeph, and change the vowel points so as to read עלמות, (to eternity,) instead of על מות, (unto death,) (and so the Septuagint, εις τους αιωνας, for evermore, Vulgate, in soecula, which agree with the context and scope;) or, accepting the Masoretic or common text, take the preposition על, (‘al,) not in the sense of unto, as in the common Version, but of after, through, over, against, and read, “he will be our guide after, through, over, or against death.” Either of these renderings would be entirely according to the usage of the proposition, and would sustain the sense and harmonize with the connexion, which assumes that God will never resign the leadership of his people. And the soul exults in this relationship. He knows you, He loves you, and He is now present with you! Ver. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. For this God [is] our God for ever and ever Who is spoken of throughout the whole psalm as greatly to be praised, as well as is known in Zion, as the stability, security, and protection of her. They are not to be understood as meaning that they will be safe under the government and conduct of God in this life only, and that he will abandon them in the midst of death; but they express generally, and according to the common people’s way of speaking, (203) what I have stated, that God will take care of all who rely upon him even to the end. Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. If we have cause for congratulation, the cause is the Lord. God’s giving Himself in Christ is no new gift. (2) Mark the eloquent silence as to the cause of the panic and the flight. Luke-Acts Make them your examples. Prophets Israel will not change her God so as to wish to forget, nor will the Lord change so as to make the past mere history. Thank God, His revelations of Himself do not stop here. Speak to Him in prayer; He hears you. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". It is true that, according to its inner and spiritual nature, Jerusalem continues its existence in the New Testament church; but it is not less true that its being trodden under foot for a season in the kairoi' ethnoo'n no more annuls the promise of God than Israel's temporary rejection annuls Israel's election. This is a simplified translation of the original Hebrew word. 14.For this God is our God for ever and ever From these words it appears still more clearly, that when the prophet spake of the palaces of Jerusalem, it was not that the godly should keep their eyes fixed upon them, but that by the aid of these outward things they should elevate their minds to the contemplation of the glory of God. you may say to the good man in the hour of his rejoicing, who is your God? BibliographyGill, John. נועד is reciprocal: to appoint themselves a place of meeting, and meet together there. It is the place appointed for the solemn service and worship of God; there he is greatly praised, and, 4. 66. ; so as not to be hurt of the second death. Not contradictory, remember, at any point; not contradictory in any measure whatever, No, they are not at variance with each other; they are not independent of each other; they are not indifferent to each other. To get what Psalm 48:14 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. It is, then, the property of faith to set before us not a confused but a distinct knowledge of God, and such as may not leave us wavering, as superstition leaves its votaries, which, we know, is always introducing some new counterfeit deities and in countless numbers.