; an enactment
; hence an appointment
(of time, space, quantity, labor or usage).
A primitive root (compare H1933
); to exist
, that is, be
, come to pass
(always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
(Feminine): from H2167
; a song
to be accompanied with instrumental music.
in the house
Probably from H1129
abbreviated; a house
(in the greatest variation of applications, especially family
of my pilgrimage.
in the sense of lodging
; a temporary abode
; by extension a permanent residence
_ _ songs As the exile sings songs of his home (Psalms 137:3), so the child of God, “a stranger on earth,” sings the songs of heaven, his true home (Psalms 39:12). In ancient times, laws were put in verse, to imprint them the more on the memory of the people. So God’s laws are the believer’s songs.
_ _ house of my pilgrimage present life (Genesis 17:8; Genesis 47:9; Hebrews 11:13).
_ _ Here is, 1. David's state and condition; he was in the house of his pilgrimage, which may be understood either as his peculiar trouble (he was often tossed and hurried, and forced to fly) or as his lot in common with all. This world is the house of our pilgrimage, the house in which we are pilgrims; it is our tabernacle; it is our inn. We must confess ourselves strangers and pilgrims upon earth, who are not at home here, nor must be here long. Even David's palace is but the house of his pilgrimage. 2. His comfort in this state: “Thy statutes have been my songs, with which I here entertain myself,” as travellers are wont to divert the thoughts of their weariness, and take off something of the tediousness of their journey, by singing a pleasant song now and then. David was the sweet singer of Israel, and here we are told whence he fetched his songs; they were all borrowed from the word of God. God's statutes were as familiar to him as the songs which a man is accustomed to sing; and he conversed with them in his pilgrimage-solitudes. They were as pleasant to him as songs, and put gladness into his heart more than those have that chant to the sound of the viol, Amos 6:5. Is any afflicted then? Let him sing over God's statutes, and try if he cannot so sing away sorrow, Psalms 138:5.
The house In this world, wherein I am a stranger and pilgrim, as all my fathers were.
Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my (e) pilgrimage.
(e) In the course of this life and sorrowful exit.
[[Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite.]] I will
sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with
my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness
to all generations
Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? [why
] in times of trouble?
And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days
of the years of my pilgrimage [are
] an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not
attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.
These all died in faith
, not having received the promises, but
having seen them afar off, and were
persuaded of [them
], and embraced [them
], and confessed
that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. ... But now they desire
a better [country
], that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is
not ashamed to be
called their God: for
he hath prepared for them a city.
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