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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 124

Verse 1

Title. See note on Title of Psalms 120:0 .

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. See App-4 .

Verse 2

men. Hebrew. 'adam. App-14 . (Sing, refers to Sennacherib).

they. The plural, referring to Sennacherib's hosts; likened to a stream and waters in verses: Psalms 124:4 , Psalms 124:5 . See note on Psalms 46:3 .

Verse 3

quick = alive.

Verse 4

stream = torrent, or flood. Hebrew. nahal. See App-67 .

our soul = us. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 . Note the Figure of speech Epistrophe ( App-6 ) in the repetition at end of Psalms 124:5 .

Verse 7

as a bird. The reference is to the words of Sennacherib on his cylinder, where he mentions Hezekiah by name, whom he had got "as a bird in a cage". See App-67 .

Verse 8

name. See note on Psalms 20:1 .

Who made heaven and earth. See App-67 and note on Psalms 121:2 with Psalms 134:3 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 124". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.