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Title. A Psalm. See App-65 .
of David = by David, or relating to the true David.
LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .
do I put my trust = have I fled for refuge to. See App-69 .
ear. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6 .
deliver = rescue.
rock. Hebrew. zur. See note on Psalms 18:1 , Psalms 18:2 .
rock. Hebrew. sela'.
Thy name's sake. See note on Psalms 20:1 .
lead = Thou wilt gently lead.
guide = gently guide.
Pull = Thou wilt pull.
Into, &c. Quoted in Luke 23:4 Luke 23:6 .
hand. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia.
commit = I will commit.
spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9 .
redeemed = delivered by power. Hebrew. padah. See note on Exodus 13:13 . Compare Exodus 6:6 .
GOD. Hebrew El. App-4 .
I have hated. Some codices, with Aramaean, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "Thou hatest".
lying vanities = idols. See Jeremiah 8:19 ; Jeremiah 10:8 . Compare 1 John 2:8; 1 John 2:8 .
trust in = have fixed my hope on, or confidence in. Hebrew. batah. App-69 .
mercy = lovingkindness, or grace.
considered = looked upon.
my soul = me myself. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .
Have mercy upon = Show favour or grace to.
belly. Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Part), App-6 , for "body".
iniquity. Hebrew. 'avah. App-44 . But Septuagint and Syriac read "humiliation".
reproach = derision.
my neighbours . Compare 2 Samuel 6:16 , 2 Samuel 6:20 .
am = became.
broken: or missing.
life-soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .
times. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6 , for what is done in them = all my affairs.
face. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6 .
for Thy mercies' sake = in Thy lovingkindness.
wicked = lawless. Hebrew. rasha'. App-44 .
the grave. Hebrew Sheol. App-35 .
grievous = hard, or arrogant.
the righteous = a righteous one.
trust = put their trust. Same word as Psalms 31:1 .
men. Hebrew. 'adam.
pride = conspiracy.
man. Hebrew. 'Ish. App-14 .
pavilion = booth, or tent.
kindness = lovingkindness, or grace.
strong = fortified: which Zion was.
eyes. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6 .
the LORD. Hebrew 'eth Jehovah. App-4 . (Objective.)
saints = favoured, or graced ones.
hope in = wait for.
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 31". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/
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