William Kelly Major Works Commentary - Psalms 87:1 - 87:7

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William Kelly Major Works Commentary - Psalms 87:1 - 87:7


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This is "For the sons of Korah, a psalm, a song." As Christ the Lord is the sole key to the preceding psalms, which bring together Israel poor and needy looking to Him, and all nations coming to worship before Him, so it explains the divine spring of Israel's patriotism. For all others it is self, the first man. Mere justice might and must have cut all down: grace counts that This man was born (not crucified!) there. But grace indeed can recall many an elder that obtained a good report through faith. Zion is Jehovah's foundation, he loves its very gates. In vain do the seats of the world's power, wisdom, and wealth, exalt themselves.