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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Psalms 10



Verse 1

Why . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6.

times of trouble = the great time of tribulation. Compare Psalms 9:9.

Verse 2

The wicked = a lawless one. Hebrew. rasha". App-44.

persecute = hotly pursue.

the poor = an oppressed one. Compare Psalms 10:18, and Psalms 9:9. Hebrew. "ani. See note on Proverbs 6:11.

Verse 3

heart"s = soul"s. Hebrew. nephesh. .

blesseth, &c. One of the emendations of the Sopherim (see App-33). The primitive text of this line read, "the covetous man (or robber) blasphemeth, yea, abhorreth Jehovah". Compare 1 Kings 21:10, 1 Kings 21:13. Job 1:5, Job 1:11; Job 2:5, Job 2:9.

Verse 4

God. Hebrew. Elohim. i.e. "no sign of God in all his thoughts".

Verse 5

sight = ken. [perception]

enemies = adversaries.

puffeth at = despiseth.

Verse 6

said in his heart. Compare Psalms 10:11.

Verse 7

His mouth, &c. Quoted in Romans 3:14.

Verse 8

the poor = a weak one. Hebrew. helkah.

Verse 11

forgotten. Compare Psalms 10:12, and Psalms 9:12, Psalms 9:17, Psalms 9:18.

never see it. Compare Psalms 10:14.

Verse 12

Arise. Compare Psalms 9:19.

the humble = the humble ones. Compare Psalms 10:17.

Verse 13

Wherefore . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis.

require it = investigate.

Verse 14

Thou hast seen. Compare Psalms 10:11.

Verse 15

the evil = an evil one. Hebrew. raa". App-44.

Verse 16

The LORD, &C. Quoted in Revelation 11:15.

for ever and ever. Compare Psalms 9:5.

heathen = nations. Compare Psalms 9:5, Psalms 9:15.

Verse 17

heard. prepare. cause. Figure of speech Anabasis.

prepare = establish.

ear. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6.

Verse 18

oppressed. Compare Psalms 9:9.

the man of the earth. Spoken of above as the "lawless one".


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 10:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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