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Title. A Psalm. See App-65 .
Hear = Answer.
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .
God of my righteousness = My righteous God. Genitive of relation or object.
Have mercy = be gracious, or show favour to.
how long = until when. Ellipsis correctly supplied.
leasing = falsehood. Anglo-Saxon = leasung ; Mid. Eng. = lesing.
Selah. Connecting and contrasting his enemies' acts with his own sure defence. See App-66 .
the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .
set apart. All depended on Jehovah's favour (Numbers 14:8 ). Some codices, with Septuagint and Vulgate, read "hath given distinction to".
him that is godly: i.e. a subject of grace.
Stand in awe, &c. = Stand in awe and [so] sin not. sin. Hebrew. chata'
still = silent.
Selah. Connecting their sin with its being put away. See App-66 .
Offer the sacrifices. No Art. Hebrew. zabah. App-43 .
sacrifices of righteousness = righteous sacrifices. Genitive of Character. How could they offer these while in rebellion against the Lord's Anointed?
trust = confide. Hebrew. batah. See App-69 .
that say . . . good. See note on Psalms 144:12-15 .
lift Thou up. No priest with David to give the blessing of Numbers 6:24-26 . See 2 Samuel 15:32-37 .
countenance. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia .
gladness. This was true "good".
their corn. See note on Psalms 144:15 .
wine = new wine. Hebrew. tirosh. App-27 .
and sleep = sleep at once. This reference is to 2 Samuel 17:2 . See note there.
makest = wilt make.
safety = confidence.
To the chief Musician. See App-64 .
upon Nehiloth; better, nehaloth = concerning inheritances. Referring to Jehovah ' s favour as being the true inheritance of godly Israelites, as shown in verses: Psalms 4:3 , Psalms 4:6 , Psalms 4:7 . Compare Psalms 144:12-15 , the other Nehaloth Psalm. See App-65 .
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/
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