Therefore his people return here: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.
It is great comfort to meet amid the many references to the ungodly the mention of the people of God. But in the text he tells the sad truth that, owing to what they saw of the prosperity of the ungodly, many of "His people" — God's people — return hither, that is, to the same unhappy place of doubt and unbelief where his own feat had well nigh slipped. It is disreputable ground for a Christian, but many of them have been found there. Observe, then, the following three things, which are set forth in my text: first, the holy and honourable household specified as "His people"; second, their usual experience — "a cup, a full cup, waters of a full cup wrung out to them." And then, in the third place, we will glance at the pattern and contrast all of this in the cup of Christ.
Parallel VersesKJV: Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.