TITLE, Psalms. See App-63and 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 2ends 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". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/
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