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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 10

Verse 1

Why . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis . App-6 .

times of trouble = the great time of tribulation. Compare Psalms 9:9 .

Verse 2

The wicked = a lawless one. Hebrew. r asha". App-44 .

persecute = hotly pursue.

the poor = an oppressed one. Compare Psalms 10:18 , and Psalms 9:9 . Hebrew. 'ani. See note on Proverbs 6:11 .

Verse 3

heart's = soul ' s. Hebrew. nephesh. .

blesseth, &c. One of the emendations of the Sopherim (see App-33 ). The primitive text of this line read, "the covetous man (or robber) blasphemeth, yea, abhorreth Jehovah". Compare 1 Kings 21:10 , 1 Kings 21:13 .Job 1:5 , Job 1:11 ; Job 2:5 , Job 2:9 .

Verse 4

God. Hebrew. Elohim. i.e. "no sign of God in all his thoughts".

Verse 5

sight = ken. [perception]

enemies = adversaries.

puffeth at = despiseth.

Verse 6

said in his heart. Compare Psalms 10:11 .

Verse 7

His mouth, &c. Quoted in Romans 3:14 .

Verse 8

the poor = a weak one. Hebrew. helkah.

Verse 11

forgotten. Compare Psalms 10:12 , and Psalms 9:12 , Psalms 9:17 , Psalms 9:18 .

never see it. Compare Psalms 10:14 .

Verse 12

Arise. Compare Psalms 9:19 .

the humble = the humble ones. Compare Psalms 10:17 .

Verse 13

Wherefore . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis.

require it = investigate.

Verse 14

Thou hast seen. Compare Psalms 10:11 .

Verse 15

the evil = an evil one. Hebrew. raa'. App-44 .

Verse 16

The LORD, &C. Quoted in Revelation 11:15 .

for ever and ever. Compare Psalms 9:5 .

heathen = nations. Compare Psalms 9:5 , Psalms 9:15 .

Verse 17

heard. prepare. cause. Figure of speech Anabasis .

prepare = establish.

ear. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6 .

Verse 18

oppressed. Compare Psalms 9:9 .

the man of the earth. Spoken of above as the "lawless one".

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Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 10". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/psalms-10.html. 1909-1922.