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Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 21

Verse 1

To the chief Musician. See App-64 .

Title. A Psalm. See App-65 .

of = pertaining or relating to.

strength = prevailing strength. Hebrew. 'araz, as in Psalms 21:13 . Compare notes on Psalms 20:2 , Psalms 20:6 .

LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

Verse 2

heart's desire. Compare Psalms 20:4 ; Psalms 37:4 .

Selah. See App-66 . Here connecting the reason (Psalms 21:3 ) of the answer (Psalms 21:2 ) with the prayer of Psalms 20:4 ; which, by the Selah of Psalms 20:3 , had been connected with the reason given there: i.e. atonement.

Verse 3

preventest = comest to meet. Compare "settest" in Psalms 21:3 .

crown. See Revelation 14:14 , and compare Matthew 8:20 .

Verse 4

life: i.e. resurrection life. Compare Isaiah 53:10 . Hebrews 2:10-18 ; Hebrews 5:7 .

Verse 5

Honour, &c. Compare Revelation 5:13 .

Verse 6

blessed. Compare Revelation 5:13 .

Verse 7

trusteth = confldeth. Hebrew. batah. App-69 .

mercy = lovingkindness, or grace.

MOST HIGH. Hebrew. Elyon.

Verse 9

make them = place them as [in] a furnace of fire.

anger. Hebrew face is put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), for the anger manifested by it.

Verse 10

children = sons.

men. Hebrew. 'adam. App-14 .

Verse 11

are not able to perform = could not accomplish.

Verse 12

strings = bow-strings.

Verse 13

To the chief Musician. See App-64 .

upon = relating to.

Aijeleth Shahar = the Day-dawn: David's Coronation, 953BC. Looking forward to the Day-dawn of Messiah's Coronation, which is the subject of the Psalms 21:0 , not of Psalms 22:0 . Compare 2 Samuel 23:4 ; see note on 2 Peter 1:19 and App-65 . Compare Psalms 139:9 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 21". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/psalms-21.html. 1909-1922.