Thou hast loved justice and hated iniquity: therefore God thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Verse 8. God. Sym. Qee. Theophyl. — Elohim is used in both places, (H.) with a singular verb, as being spoken of the Deity. S. Iræn. iii. 6. Bossuet. D. — “O Elohim, thy Elohim,” (H.) which implies more than one person in God. Bert. — Many king might be preferred to Solomon; but Christ was raised above all. W. — Fellows. In consequence of the free gift of God, in uniting the human nature to the second person, the Messias advanced in glory; (H.) or rather the prophet speaks of his subsequent merits, which entitled him to the greatest felicity. — The oil of gladness, alludes to the reward of his labours. Dia touto seems to require this sense, though the Heb. may be rendered, “because.” Bert. — Either the cause or the effect may be meant. M. — Solomon was chosen before many of his elder brothers; but Christ was anointed by the Holy Ghost. Acts x. 38. C.