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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 123

Verse 1

Title. A Song, &c. Same as Psalms 120:1 .

dwellest in the heavens. The reference is to 2 Kings 19:16 and Isaiah 37:16 .

Verse 2

Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6 .

as. Figure of speech Simile. App-6 .

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .

have mercy = Be gracious. Figure of speech Anaphora . App-6 .

Verse 3

contempt = the mockery. Compare Psalms 119:22 , referring to Rab-shakeh.

Verse 4

Our soul = we. Hebrew. nephesh ( App-13 ).

scorning = the scoffing. The reference is to the scoffing of Sennacherib and Rab-shakeh (2 Kings 18:19-35 ; 2 Kings 19:8-13 . 2 Chronicles 32:10-19 . Isaiah 36:4-21 ; Isaiah 37:8-13 ). App-67 .

at ease. Same Hebrew as "tumult" in 2 Kings 19:28 , and Isaiah 37:29 .

proud = proud oppressors.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 123". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/psalms-123.html. 1909-1922.