54 And so he brought them to the border of his holy land, to the hill country his right hand had taken.
54 And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, even to this mountain, which his right hand had purchased.
54 And he brought them to his holy land, to the mountain which his right hand had won.
54 He brought them into his holy land, this mountain he claimed for his own.
54 And He brought them to His holy border, This mountain which His right hand had acquired.
54 He brought them to the border of his holy land, to this land of hills he had won for them.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 78:54
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.