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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Psalms 29

 

 

Verse 1

Title. A Psalm. App-65

of David = by David, or relating to the true David. The sequel to Psalm 28, and the fulfilment of the promise in Psalms 28:7. It is "the voice of Jehovah" in response to David"s voice in Psalms 28:6. It ends in the same manner.

Give = Ascribe, or Bring as due.

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4. Occurs fourtimes in verses:##Psalms 1:2 and fourteen times in 3-11. See note on Psalms 28:1.

mighty. The Targum reads "angels".


Verse 2

His name = Himself. See note on Psalms 20:1.

Worship = Bow down.

the beauty of holiness = His glorious Sanctuary. Compare 2 Chronicles 20:21. 2 Chronicles 96:9. Exodus 28:2.


Verse 3

voice = thunder. Figure of speech Epibole or Anaphora. App-6. Seven times: verses: Psalms 29:3, Psalms 29:4, Psalms 29:4, Psalms 3:5, Psalms 3:7, Psalms 3:8, Psalms 3:9.

GOD. Hebrew El. App-4. = the mighty Creator, the glorious God.

many = mighty.


Verse 4

powerful = with power.

full of = with.


Verse 6

Sirion = Hermon. Compare Deuteronomy 3:9.

unicorn = the bull-calf of wild oxen. Compare Psalms 22:21. Job 39:9.


Verse 7

divideth the flames: or, "cleaveth [with] flames of fire": i.e. lightning.


Verse 8

Kadesh: i.e. Kadesh-Naphtali, near Lebanon (Psalms 29:6); not Kadeshbarnea.


Verse 9

to calve. Through fright.

discovereth = strippeth bare; or, layeth open to view.

temple = palace: i.e. heaven itself.

doth every one speak of = doth every being there ascribe. See Psalms 29:1. Compare Revelation 4:8.


Verse 10

sitteth upon the flood. Corresponding with Psalms 29:3 = "sat enthroned at the flood", referring to Genesis. Hebrew. mabbul, from yabal, to flow. Occurs only here and Genesis 6:17; Genesis 7:6, Genesis 7:7, Genesis 7:10, Genesis 7:17; Genesis 9:11, Genesis 9:15, Genesis 9:28; Genesis 10:1, Genesis 10:32; Genesis 11:10.


Verse 11

strength. See note on Psalms 28:8. He who has it (Psalms 29:1) will give it (Psalms 29:11).

peace = the (i.e. His) peace. Compare Philippians 1:4, Philippians 1:7.

 


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Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 29:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-29.html. 1909-1922.

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Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
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