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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 101

Verse 1

Title. A Psalm. Hebrew. mizmor. App-65 .

of David. Relating to the true David, and His coming rule to give "rest" to the earth. The king ' s vow to rule in righteousness. Compare 2 Samuel 23:3-5 .

mercy = lovingkindness, or grace.

mercy and judgment. Note these two as the alternate subjects of the Structure above.

LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

Verse 2

perfect = blameless.

when, &c.: i.e. as king shalt Thou come.

Verse 3

wicked thing = thing of Belial.

hate = have always hated.

the work: i.e. the doings, or business.

Verse 4

froward = perverse (from what is right).

wicked. Hebrew. ra'a'.

Verse 5

cut off = destroy. See Psalms 101:8 .

proud heart = broad of heart: i.e. large and blatant. Compare Proverbs 21:4 ; Proverbs 21:28 , Proverbs 21:25 .

Verse 6

the land: i.e. Palestine, as in Psalms 100:1 .

Verse 8

early = morning by morning: i.e. the judgments of a day dealt with within the day. No prisons needed. Land kept clean.

wicked. Hebrew. rasha'. App-44 .

wicked doers = workers of iniquity. Heb, 'aven . App-44 .

the city of the LORD: i.e. Zion. See App-68 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 101". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/psalms-101.html. 1909-1922.