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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 131

Verse 1

Title. A Song of degrees. Same as Psalms 120:0 . App-67 .

of David = by David. For its place here see App-67 .

LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

high = wonderful.

Verse 2

Surely = [See] whether I have not, &c.

quieted = silenced. Some codices, with Septuagint and Vulgate, read "soothed and uplifted": i.e. comforted.

myself = my soul. Hebrew. nephesh.

My soul = Myself. Hebrew. nephesh . App-13 .

Verse 3

Israel. Not "a liturgical addition", but used to link the three Psalms of this group together (Psalms 129:1 ; Psalms 130:7 , Psalms 130:8 ; Psalms 131:3 ). For Israel is to find rest and peace where their kings (David, and Hezekiah) found it.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 131". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.