Finishing. Septuagint, exodiou or exodou, may also signify "the going out "(Haydock) as if the sacred ministers exhorted their successors to perform their duty in the ensuing week, or on the last day of the feast of tabernacles, Leviticus xxiii. 36. (Calmet)
Hebrew has only "A canticle of David "(Haydock) and the rest was not in the Hexapla in the time of Theodoret, so that many pay no attention to it. The author seems to have supposed that the psalm was composed when David had finished the tabernacle, on Sion. (Calmet) (2 Kings vi., and 1 Paralipomenon xvi.)
But the psalmist had in view things of far greater importance, the propagation of Christianity among many great potentates. (Worthington)
The Fathers explain it in this sense, though it may literally allude (Calmet) to the storm procured by the prayer of Elias, 3 Kings xviii. 1, 41. (Haydock)
It might be composed in a thunder-storm, and used on similar occasions, (Muis) when a person had to go from home. (Haydock)
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