Ps 106:1
106:1 Praise {a} ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for
      [he is] good: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.

      (a) The prophet exhorts the people to praise God for his
          past benefits, that by this their minds may be
          strengthened against all present troubles and despair.

Ps 106:3
106:3 Blessed [are] they that {b} keep judgment, [and] he that
      doeth righteousness at all times.

      (b) He shows that it is not enough to praise God with the
          mouth, unless the whole heart agrees to it, and all
          our life framed after it.

Ps 106:4
106:4 Remember me, O LORD, with the {c} favour [that thou
      bearest unto] thy people: O visit me with thy salvation;

      (c) Let the good will that you bear to your people extend
          to me, that by it I may be received into your number.

Ps 106:6
106:6 We have {d} sinned with our fathers, we have committed
      iniquity, we have done wickedly.

      (d) By earnest confession of their sins and of their
          father's, they show that they hoped that God according
          to his promise would pity them.

Ps 106:8
106:8 Nevertheless he {e} saved them for his name's sake, that
      he might make his mighty power to be known.

      (e) The inestimable goodness of God appears in this, that
          he would rather change the order of nature than have
          his people not be delivered, even though they were

Ps 106:12
106:12 Then {f} believed they his words; they sang his praise.

       (f) The wonderful words of God caused them to believe for
           a time, and to praise him.

Ps 106:13
106:13 They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his {g}

       (g) The would prevent his wisdom and providence.

Ps 106:15
106:15 And he gave them their request; but sent {h} leanness
       into their soul.

       (h) The abundance that God gave them did not profit, but
           made them pine away, because God cursed it.

Ps 106:17
106:17 The earth opened and {i} swallowed up Dathan, and covered
       the company of Abiram.

       (i) By the greatness of the punishment the heinousness of
           the offence may be considered: for they who rise
           against God's ministers rebel against him.

Ps 106:20
106:20 Thus they changed their {k} glory into the similitude of
       an ox that eateth grass.

       (k) He shows that all idolaters renounce God to be their
           glory when instead of him, they worship any creature
           much more wood, stone, metal or calves.

Ps 106:23
106:23 Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had {l} not
       Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn
       away his wrath, lest he should destroy [them].

       (l) If Moses, by his intercession, had not obtained God's
           favour against their rebellion.

Ps 106:24
106:24 Yea, they despised {m} the pleasant land, they believed
       not his word:

       (m) That is Canaan, which acted as a promise of the
           heavenly inheritance to come, though it was only
           worth a penny in comparison to the value of the
           inheritance itself.

Ps 106:26
106:26 Therefore {n} he lifted up his hand against them, to
       overthrow them in the wilderness:

       (n) That is, he swore. Sometimes also it means to punish.

Ps 106:28
106:28 They joined themselves also unto {o} Baalpeor, and ate
       the sacrifices of the {p} dead.

       (o) Which was the idol of the Moabites.
       (p) Sacrifices offered to the dead idols.

Ps 106:29
106:29 Thus they {q} provoked [him] to anger with their
       inventions: and the plague brake in upon them.

       (q) Signifying that whatever man invents of himself to
           serve God by, is detestable and provokes his anger.

Ps 106:30
106:30 Then stood up {r} Phinehas, and executed judgment: and
       [so] the plague was stayed.

       (r) When all others neglected God's glory, he in his zeal
           killed the adulterers and prevented God's wrath.

Ps 106:31
106:31 And that was {s} counted unto him for righteousness unto
       all generations for evermore.

       (s) This act declared his living faith, and for his
           faith's sake was accepted.

Ps 106:32
106:32 They angered [him] also at the waters of strife, so that
       it went ill with {t} Moses for their sakes:

       (t) If so notable a prophet of God does not escape
           punishment, though others provoked him to sin, how
           much more will they be subject to God's judgment, who
           cause God's children to sin?

Ps 106:37
106:37 Yea, they sacrificed their {u} sons and their daughters
       unto devils,

       (u) He shows how monstrous a thing idolatry is, which can
           win us to things abhorring to nature, while God's
           word cannot obtain small things.

Ps 106:39
106:39 Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went {x}
       a whoring with their own inventions.

       (x) Then true chastity is to cleave wholly and only to

Ps 106:43
106:43 Many {y} times did he deliver them; but they provoked
       [him] with their counsel, and were brought low for their

       (y) The prophet shows that neither by menace nor promise
           we can come to God, unless we are altogether newly
           reformed, and his mercy covers and hides our malice.

Ps 106:45
106:45 And he remembered for them his covenant, and {z} repented
       according to the multitude of his mercies.

       (z) Not that God is changeable in himself, but that then
           he seems to us to repent when he alters his
           punishment, and forgives us.

Ps 106:47
106:47 Save us, O LORD our God, and {a} gather us from among the
       heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, [and] to
       triumph in thy praise.

       (a) Gather your Church which is dispersed, and give us
           constancy under the cross, that with one consent we
           may all praise you.