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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Psalms 102

 

 

Verse 1

Title. A Prayer, &c. This refers to Messiah"s humiliation.

before. See note on "presence" (Psalms 95:2).

LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

face. See note on "presence" (Psalms 95:2).


Verse 3

like smoke. So some codices, with Aramaean, Septuagint, and Vulgate; other codices read "in smoke".

an hearth = charred wood.


Verse 4

bread. Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Part), App-6, for food in general.


Verse 5

skin = flesh.


Verse 6

a pelican . . . owl: both unclean birds.

alone. Some codices, with one early printed edition, read "flitting to and fro".


Verse 8

are sworn against me = are sworn [together] against me; as in Acts 23:12-21.


Verse 10

Because of = from the face of. See note on Psalms 95:2.


Verse 12

But Thou. Emphasizing the great consolation.

shalt endure. Sittest, or wilt sit [enthroned].

Thy remembrance. Some codices read "Thy throne".


Verse 13

mercy = compassion.

Zion. See App-68.

the set time. First, the end of the seventy years (Daniel 9:2. Nehemiah 2:17-20; Nehemiah 3:1-32); and second, the still future set time in God"s counsels. All this is prophecy. No need to think it was written after Jerusalem"s desolation. David was a prophet (Acts 2:30, Acts 2:31). Compare Isaiah 40:2; Isaiah 61:2.


Verse 14

stones. Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Part), for the restored buildings.


Verse 15

heathen = nations.

name. See note on Psalms 20:1.

glory. Always mentioned in connection with Messiah"s sufferings. Compare verses: Psalms 102:1-12. See App-71.


Verse 16

appear in His glory. This shows that all is prophetic. Compare Isaiah 60:1-3.


Verse 18

the generation to come = a generation to come. Showing that all here is future.

the = a.

created: i.e. the new Israel (Psalms 22:31. Isaiah 43:1-7, Isaiah 43:18-21; Isaiah 66:8). This is the new nation referred to in Matthew 21:43.

THE LORD. Hebrew Jah. App-4.


Verse 19

the height of His sanctuary = His holy height.


Verse 20

those . . . appointed to death = the sons of death. Genitive of Relation. The Hebrew word for "death" occurs only here and Psalms 79:11. It is feminine, as though the mother. Compare Romans 8:36, and see App-17(5).


Verse 22

When, &c. Compare Psalms 22:27; Psalms 68:32. Isaiah 45:14. Fulfilling Genesis 49:10.


Verse 23

He weakened. A return to the subject corresponding with (verses: Psalms 102:3-11), above.

in the way: i.e. of His humiliation.


Verse 24

my GOD. Hebrew. Eli = my El. App-4.


Verse 25

Of old, &c. Quoted in Hebrews 1:10-12, which shows this Psalm is all prophetic of Messiah.


Verse 27

the same: or He. Compare Isaiah 41:4; Isaiah 43:10.


Verse 28

children = sons.

shall continue = shall dwell [in the Land].

 


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 102:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-102.html. 1909-1922.

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