Psalm 108 Bible Commentary

John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible

(Read all of Psalm 108)
A Song [or] Psalm of David. This psalm consists of several passages out of the fifty seventh and sixtieth psalms, with very little variation. Jarchi and Kimchi refer it to the times of the Messiah. The title in the Syriac version is, "concerning the calling of the Gentiles," to which, no doubt, it has respect.

Verse 1. O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise,.... From hence to Psalm 108:6 the words are taken out of Psalm 57:7, which see.

Even with my glory; my tongue; in Psalm 57:8, it is read, "awake up my glory." See Gill on "Ps 57:7,"

Verse 4. For thy mercy is great above the heavens,..... It is in Psalm 57:10, "thy mercy is great unto the heavens." See Gill on "Ps 57:10."

Verse 6. That thy beloved may be delivered,.... From hence to the end of the psalm the words are taken out of Psalm 60:5. See Gill on "Ps 60:5."

Verse 9. Over Philistia will I triumph,.... In Psalm 60:8, it is, "Philistia, triumph thou because of me"; See Gill on "Ps 60:8."

Verse 11. And wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts?.... In Psalm 60:10, it is, "and thou, O God, which didst not go out with our armies." See Gill on "Ps 60:10."