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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 149

Verse 1

The fourth of the concluding five Hallelujah Psalms, answering to NUMBERS. Compare verses: Psalms 149:5-9 with Numbers 24:17-24 .

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

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

congregation = assembly (in its military aspect).

saints = favoured ones, or beloved, Psalms 149:5 .

Verse 2

Israel. Compare the Structure.

children = sons.

Zion. See App-68 .

Verse 3

In the Hebrew this verse is an Introversion : them praise His name. the dance. the drum and harp. them sing praises unto Him.

name. See note on Psalms 20:1 .

timbrel = drum. See note on Exodus 15:20 .

Verse 4

taketh pleasure. Compare Isaiah 54:7 , Isaiah 54:8 .

Verse 5

in glory = "with [ascriptions of] glory".

beds = couches.

Verse 6

high praises = extollings.

GOD. Hebrew El. App-4 .

Verse 7

heathen = nations.

people = peoples.

Verse 9

the judgment written. See Deuteronomy 32:40-43 . Compare Isaiah 45:14 .Ezekiel 25:14 ; Ezekiel 3:0 8 and Ezekiel 39:0 . Zechariah 14:0 . The special reference is to Numbers 24:17-24 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 149". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/psalms-149.html. 1909-1922.