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Title. Maschil = Instruction. See App-65 .
of David = by David.
when . . . cave. Adullam (1 Samuel 22:1 ) or En-gedi (1 Samuel 24:3 ). The last of eight Psalms referring to this subject.
the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .
spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9 .
was overwhelmed = fainted. Hebrew = was darkened. Compare Psalms 77:3 ; Psalms 107:5 ; Psalms 143:4 . Elsewhere only Jonah 2:8 , and Lamentations 2:12 .
then = then [I remembered] Thou knewest, &c.
beheld. Supply Ellipsis: "beheld [on my left hand], but", &c.
know = regard, or recognize.
my soul = me (emphatic). Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .
the land of the living. See note on Ezekiel 26:20 .
persecutors = pursuers.
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 142". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/
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