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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Psalms 58



Verse 1

Title. Michtam. See App-65.

Do ye indeed . . . ? Figure of Speech. Erotesis. App-6. Render:

When ye should judge with equity, O ye sons of men?"

O congregation: or, O faction. Hebrew. "elem. Occurs only here and in the subscription of Psalm 55 = silent. So human judges are dumb when they ought to speak, and deaf when they ought to hear (Psalms 58:4).

men. Hebrew. "adam. App-14.

Verse 2

wickedness. Hebrew. "avval. Compare App-44.

Ye weigh = Ye weigh out, or, dispense.

Verse 3

wicked = lawless. Hebrew. rasha". App-44.

Verse 6

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

Verse 7

cut in pieces = cut down [like grass].

Verse 9

the thorns. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6, for the fire caused by them (Ecclesiastes 7:6).

Verse 11

the righteous = the righteous one.

He is a God: or, There is a God, judges in the earth [will say]. Note the Introversion in this verse.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 58:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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