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Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 111

Verse 1

Praise ye THE LORD. Hebrew Hallelu- Jah . App-4 .

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

assembly = conclave, or secret assembly.

Verse 2

works. The great subject of this Psalm, as His ways are of the next. Compare Revelation 15:3 .

Verse 3

glorious = majestic.

Verse 4

gracious, &c. See Exodus 34:6 , Exodus 34:7 .

Verse 5

meat. Hebrew "prey". Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Species), App-6 , for food of all kinds.

fear = revere.

Verse 6

heritage = inheritance.

heathen = nations.

Verse 7

works. . . are. Some codices read "work . . . is" (singular)

Verse 9

He sent, &c. Quoted in Luke 1:68 .

redemption. Involves three things: (1) His People; (2) His covenant; (3) His name.

Holy. See note on Exodus 3:5 .

reverend = to be feared. Hebrew. nora' from yare' to be afraid. The Niphal Part, (as here) rendered "dreadful" (5); "to be feared" (3); "fearful" (2); "fearfully" (1); "to be had in reverence" (1); "reverend" (1); "terrible" (24); "terrible acts" (1); "terrible things" (5); "terribleness" (1). Compare Psalms 45:4 ; Psalms 47:2 ; Psalms 65:5 ; Psalms 66:3 , Psalms 66:5 ; Psalms 68:35 ; Psalms 76:12 ; Psalms 99:3 ; Psalms 106:22 , &c.

Verse 10

fear = reverence.

beginning. Not wisdom itself, or its end, but only the beginning of it. See notes on Job 28:28 . Proverbs 1:7 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 111". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/psalms-111.html. 1909-1922.