Psalm 108

1 My heart is fixed, O God;
I will sing, yea, I will sing praises, even with my glory.
2 Awake, psaltery and harp:
I myself will awake right early.

1 See Psalm xviii. 1. R. 279.
See Psalm xviii. 1. E. 326.
1-6. Prayer of the Lord to the Father to give help, and show His power. P. P.

3 I will give thanks unto thee, O Jehovah, among the
And I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.
4 For thy lovingkindness is great above the heavens;
And thy truth reacheth unto the skies.
5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens,
And thy glory above all the earth.
6 That thy beloved may be delivered,
Save with thy right hand, and answer us.

2-4. See Psalm xxxiii. 2, 3. R. 276.
See Psalm lvii. 8-10. E. 323.
See Psalm lvii. 8-10. E. 331.
5 See Psalm xxxvi. 6. E. 541.
7 That those who are to be of the church may be delivered. P. P.
8 A tent signifies the holy of truth, and dwelling in tents worship therefrom, therefore the feast of tents was instituted in the Jewish and Israelitish church where that feast is also called Succoth. Succoth involves the quality of the state of the holy in truth from good at that time. A. 4391-92.
Answer, that the former church will be destroyed. P. P.

7 God hath spoken in his holiness: I will exult;
I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of
8 Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine;
Ephraim also is the defence of my head;
Judah is my sceptre.
9 Moab is my washpot;
Upon Edom will I cast my shoe;
Over Philistia will I shout.
10 Who will bring me into the fortified city?
Who hath led me unto Edom ?

8-10. Shechem signifies the first state of light. A. 1441.
What those who are called Moab and the sons of Ammon become when their good has been altogether defiled by falsities is described in David. The washpot stands for good defiled by falsities. A. 2468.
9 Judah a lawgiver is celestial good and its truth. A. 6372.
See Psalm lx. 9. S. 79.
See Psalm lx. 9. R. 355.
See Psalm lx. 9. T. 247.
See Psalm lx. 9. E. 440.
9, 10. And an internal and an external church will be instituted. P. P.
10 See Psalm lvi. 1. A. 9340.

11 Hast not thou cast us off, O God?
And thou goest not forth, O God, with our hosts.
12 Give us help against the adversary;
For vain is the help of man.
13 Through God we shall do valiantly:
For he it is that will tread down our adversaries.

11-14. The Human will become Divine when the hells have been subjugated. P. P.
14 See Psalms xliv. 6 and lx. 14. E. 632.

Author: EMANUEL SWEDENBORG (1688-1772)