Psalm 103 Bible Commentary

John Wesley’s Explanatory Notes

(Read all of Psalm 103)

Verse 5

[5] Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

The eagles — Which lives long in great strength and vigour.

Verse 11

[11] For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

So great — So much above their deserts and expectations.

Verse 14

[14] For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

Knoweth — The weakness and mortality of our natures, and the frailty of our condition, so that if he should let loose his hand upon us, we should be irrecoverably destroyed.

Verse 21

[21] Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

His hosts — A title often given to the angels, in regard of their vast numbers, mighty power, unanimous concurrence, and exquisite order.

Ministers — This Hebrew word is commonly used of the highest and most honourable sort of servants,