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TITLE, Psalms. See App-63 and the Structures on pp. 720, 721. Compare Luke 20:42 , Luke 24:44 , Acts 1:20 .
BLESSED = How Happy. The first Psalm begins thus and Psalm 2 ends thus. So does the last Psalm of Book I: Psalms 41:1 ; Psalms 41:13 ). Figure of speech Antiptosis ( App-6 ). Compare Jeremiah 17:7 , Jeremiah 17:8 . See App-63 . for the Beatitudes in the Psalms.
man. Hebrew ' ish . Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Species), App-6 , for all of both sexes.
walketh, &c: i.e. who never did walk . . . stand . . . sit. Figure of speech Anabasis , three triplets: walketh counsel ungodly = continue in. standeth way sinners = carry out. sitteth seat scornful = settle down.
ungodly = lawless. Hebrew. rasha'. App-44 .
sinners. Hebrew. chata'.
scornful = scoffers. Hebrew. luz.
the law = instruction: i.e. the whole Pentateuch which contains it.
meditate: i.e. continually and habitually.
be = become, or prove. Figure of speech Simile. App-6 . Like a tree. The first of two comparisons. See Psalms 1:4 .
planted: i.e. in a garden. Not a "tree of the field".
rivers = divisions irrigating a garden. Hebrew. palgey-mayim. See note on Proverbs 21:1 .
prosper. Compare Genesis 39:3 , Genesis 39:23 .
are not so, &c. = not so the ungodly.
like the chaff. The other comparison. See Psalms 1:3 . Compare Psalms 35:5 .
wind. Hebrew. ruach. App-9 .
stand = rise. No part in first resurrection. Revelation 20:5 , Revelation 20:6 . Compare Psalms 49:14 .
congregation = assembly.
righteous = justified.
For. Effect latent in first clause: cause latent in second clause.
knoweth = approveth, or acknowledged. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause). Compare Nahum 1:7 . 2 Timothy 2:19 .
perish = come to naught.
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 1". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/