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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Psalms 111

 

 

Verse 1

Praise ye THE LORD. Hebrew Hallelu-Jah. App-4.

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

assembly = conclave, or secret assembly.


Verse 2

works. The great subject of this Psalm, as His ways are of the next. Compare Revelation 15:3.


Verse 3

glorious = majestic.


Verse 4

gracious, &c. See Exodus 34:6, Exodus 34:7.


Verse 5

meat. Hebrew "prey". Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Species), App-6, for food of all kinds.

fear = revere.


Verse 6

heritage = inheritance.

heathen = nations.


Verse 7

works. . . are. Some codices read "work . . . is" (singular)


Verse 9

He sent, &c. Quoted in Luke 1:68.

redemption. Involves three things: (1) His People; (2) His covenant; (3) His name.

Holy. See note on Exodus 3:5.

reverend = to be feared. Hebrew. nora" from yare" to be afraid. The Niphal Part, (as here) rendered "dreadful" (5); "to be feared" (3); "fearful" (2); "fearfully" (1); "to be had in reverence" (1); "reverend" (1); "terrible" (24); "terrible acts" (1); "terrible things" (5); "terribleness" (1). Compare Psalms 45:4; Psalms 47:2; Psalms 65:5; Psalms 66:3, Psalms 66:5; Psalms 68:35; Psalms 76:12; Psalms 99:3; Psalms 106:22, &c.


Verse 10

fear = reverence.

beginning. Not wisdom itself, or its end, but only the beginning of it. See notes on Job 28:28. Proverbs 1:7.

 


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Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 111:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-111.html. 1909-1922.

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