- As the conversion of the Gentiles was esteemed by the Jews, a matter worthy to be oftener presented to God, and prayed for, and earnestly pursued by all that loved God; so was it foreseen to bee a matter of growing and lasting joy to men, and growing and lasting praise to God, and to Christ, who is God, the Converter of them, and the Governor and Teacher of them effectually, to know his Name and salvation; Let all the people praise thee, O God, let all the people praise thee.
- The Spirit of God gave the Church of the Jews to understand, that the conversion of the Gentiles, especially the conversion of the fullness of the Gentiles, (which here is prayed for, when he saith, Let all the people praise thee) was to be a means or a mercy antecedent unto, or nearly joined with the bringing in and blessing of the Jewish Church, and possibly in their own land; Then shall the earth yield her increase, and God even our own God shall bless us: for by the earth he meaneth the promised land of Canaan, which hath been, and is accursed, during the time of their ejection out of it.
- When God shall be gracious to the Jews, after the conversion and bringing in of the Gentiles, and shall renew the Covenant with them in Christ, it shall fare the better with true Religion, and with the Christian Churches among the Gentiles; it shall be to them as a resurrection from the dead, in regard both of the purity of Doctrine and Worship, and of the multiplication of persons converted unto Christ in all places; God shall bless us (saith he then,) and what more? And all the ends of the earth shall fear him.
From his his Commentary on the Psalms (Vol II), Psalm 67:4 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him. In the last place, the Jewish Church giveth a second acclamation to the incoming of the Gentiles, and do promise to themselves by that means Gods blessing more abundantly upon themselves, as now being one body with the Gentiles, in the same Covenant of Grace with them. Whence learn,