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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Psalms 101



Verse 1

Title. A Psalm. Hebrew. mizmor. App-65.

of David. Relating to the true David, and His coming rule to give "rest" to the earth. The king"s vow to rule in righteousness. Compare 2 Samuel 23:3-5.

mercy = lovingkindness, or grace.

mercy and judgment. Note these two as the alternate subjects of the Structure above.

LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

Verse 2

perfect = blameless.

when, &c.: i.e. as king shalt Thou come.

Verse 3

wicked thing = thing of Belial.

hate = have always hated.

the work: i.e. the doings, or business.

Verse 4

froward = perverse (from what is right).

wicked. Hebrew. ra"a".

Verse 5

cut off = destroy. See Psalms 101:8.

proud heart = broad of heart: i.e. large and blatant. Compare Proverbs 21:4; Proverbs 21:28, Proverbs 21:25.

Verse 6

the land: i.e. Palestine, as in Psalms 100:1.

Verse 8

early = morning by morning: i.e. the judgments of a day dealt with within the day. No prisons needed. Land kept clean.

wicked. Hebrew. rasha". App-44.

wicked doers = workers of iniquity. Heb, "aven. App-44.

the city of the LORD: i.e. Zion. See App-68.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 101:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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