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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Psalms 149



Verse 1

The fourth of the concluding five Hallelujah Psalms, answering to NUMBERS. Compare verses: Psalms 149:5-9 with Numbers 24:17-24.

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

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

congregation = assembly (in its military aspect).

saints = favoured ones, or beloved, Psalms 149:5.

Verse 2

Israel. Compare the Structure.

children = sons.

Zion. See App-68.

Verse 3

In the Hebrew this verse is an Introversion:
them praise His name.
the dance.
drum and harp.
them sing praises unto Him.

name. See note on Psalms 20:1.

timbrel = drum. See note on Exodus 15:20.

Verse 4

taketh pleasure. Compare Isaiah 54:7, Isaiah 54:8.

Verse 5

in glory = "with [ascriptions of] glory".

beds = couches.

Verse 6

high praises = extollings.

GOD. Hebrew El. App-4.

Verse 7

heathen = nations.

people = peoples.

Verse 9

the judgment written. See Deuteronomy 32:40-43. Compare Isaiah 45:14. Ezekiel 25:14; Eze 38and Eze 39. Zec 14. The special reference is to Numbers 24:17-24.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 149:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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