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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Psalms 62



Verse 1

Title. A Psalm. Hebrew mizmor, See App-65. A sequel to Psalm 61.

Truly = Only, or surely. Occurs six times in thisPsalm: "truly" in Psalms 62:1; "only " in Psalms 62:2, Psalms 62:4, Psalms 62:5, Psalms 62:6; "surely" in Psalms 62:9. Occurs four times in Psalm 38, another Jeduthun. my soul = I myself (emph.). Hebrew nephesh. App-13.

waiteth = [waiteth in] silence; or, is become silent. See Psalms 37:7.

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4. I.

From. Some codices, with Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "For from".

Verse 2

only = same word as "truly", Psalms 62:1.

salvation. Repeated for emphasis.

defence = high tower.

Verse 3

imagine mischief. Occurs only here. Probably = assault, or rise against.

man. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.

Verse 4

from his excellency = from his dignity or high rank. Royal rank is implied.

Selah. Connecting the enmity of his foes with his trust in God. See App-66.

Verse 7

In God is = Upon God [depends] my salvation.

Verse 8

Trust = Confide. Hebrew. batah. App-69.

at all times, Septuagint and Vulg, read "all ye assembly of the People".

Selah. Connecting his trust in God with the nothingness of man. See App-66.

Verse 9

Surely. Same word as "truly", Psalms 62:1.

men of low degree = sons of "adam. App-14.

vanity = a breath.

men of high degree = sons of "Ish. App-14.

altogether = together.

Verse 10

heart. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), for the affections connected with it.

Verse 11

once; Twice. Compare Job 33:14; Job 40:5. Put for many times.

power = strength.

Verse 12

LORD*. One of the 134 alterations of Jehovah to Adonai by the Sopherim. App-32.

mercy = grace.

Thou renderest, &c. Quoted in Matthew 16:27. Romans 2:6. 1 Corinthians 3:8. 2 Timothy 4:14. Revelation 2:23; Revelation 20:12, Revelation 20:13; Revelation 22:12.

every man. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 62:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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