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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 148

Verse 1

The third of the last five Hallelujah Psalms. The LEVITICUS Psalm. Compare Psalms 148:14 with Leviticus 10:3 .

Praise ye THE LORD. Hallelu-JAH. App-4 .

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. with 'eth = Jehovah Himself. App-4 .

heights. As in Job 16:19 ; Job 25:2 .

Verse 3

stars of light. Genitive of Origin ( App-17 .) = stars that give light = lightbearers, as in Genesis 1:14-16 .

Verse 6

which shall not pass: or, which [they] shall not pass.

Verse 7

the earth. Note the change and see Structure above.

dragons = sea monsters.

Verse 8

wind. Hebrew. ruach . App-9 .

Verse 11

people = peoples.

Verse 13

name. See note on Psalms 20:1 .

earth and heaven: i.e. combining the two subjects of Psalms 148:1 and Psalms 148:7 . This order of these two words occurs only here and Genesis 2:4 . Compare note on Deuteronomy 4:26 .

Verse 14

saints = favoured ones, or beloved.

children = sons.

near unto Him. The reference is to Leviticus and its leading thought. See Leviticus 10:3 ; Leviticus 21:21 ; and Compare Psalms 65:4 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 148". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.