49 He unleashed against them his hot anger, his wrath, indignation and hostility- a band of destroying angels.
49 He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels among them.
49 He let loose on them his burning anger, wrath, indignation, and distress, a company of destroying angels.
49 His anger flared, a wild firestorm of havoc, An advance guard of disease-carrying angels
49 He cast on them the fierceness of His anger, Wrath, indignation, and trouble, By sending angels of destruction among them.
49 He loosed on them his fierce anger- all his fury, rage, and hostility. He dispatched against them a band of destroying angels.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 78:49
Commentary on Psalm 78:40-55.
(Read Psalm 78:40-55.)
Let not those that receive mercy from God, be thereby made bold to sin, for the mercies they receive will hasten its punishment; yet let not those who are under Divine rebukes for sin, be discouraged from repentance. The Holy One of Israel will do what is most for his own glory, and what is most for their good. Their forgetting former favours, led them to limit God for the future. God made his own people to go forth like sheep; and guided them in the wilderness, as a shepherd his flock, with all care and tenderness. Thus the true Joshua, even Jesus, brings his church out of the wilderness; but no earthly Canaan, no worldly advantages, should make us forget that the church is in the wilderness while in this world, and that there remaineth a far more glorious rest for the people of God.