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Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 13

Verse 1

How long . . . ? = Until when? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 . Four times repeated is the Figure of speech Anaphora. App-6 .

forget . . . face. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. See Psalms 9:12 , Psalms 9:17 , Psalms 9:18 , and Psalms 10:11 , Psalms 10:12 .

LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

Verse 2

my soul = myself (emph.) Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .

Verse 3

hear = answer.

Lighten mine eyes = Revive me.

sleep the sleep of death = sleep my last sleep. Hebrew Figure of speech Polyptoton. App-6 .

Verse 5

trusted = confided. Hebrew. batah. App-69 .

mercy = lovingkindness, or grace.

Verse 6

dealt bountifully with = compensated.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 13". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/psalms-13.html. 1909-1922.