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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Psalms 70



Verse 1

Title. of David = relating to David.

to bring to remembrance: what is written in Psalms 40:13-17. Repeated here to complete the Structure of this second book (see p. 759).

Make haste. Supply. Ellipsis (App-6) from Psalms 40:13; "Be pleased".

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

Verse 2

Let them. Note the repeated alternation here.

my soul = me (emphatic). Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.

Verse 3

That say. Some codices, with Aramaean, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "Who are saying to me". Compare Psalms 40:15.

Aha, aha. Figure of speech Epizeuxis. App-6.

Verse 4

rejoice. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of the Subject), for "have cause to rejoice", &c.

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4. Some codices, with Aram, and Vulgate, read "Jehovah".

Verse 5

poor = wretched, or oppressed. Hebrew. "anah. See note on Proverbs 6:11.

O LORD. Some codices, with six early printed editions and Syriac, read "O my God". Compare Psalms 40:17.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 70:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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