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Psalms 54

Bullinger's Companion Bible NotesBullinger's Companion Notes

Verse 1

Title. Maschil = Instruction. The seventh of thirteen Psalms so named. See note on Title, Psalms 32:0 , and App-65 .

when, &c Compare 1 Samuel 23:19 ; 1 Samuel 26:1 .

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .

Thy name = Thine own self. See note on Psalms 20:1 .

judge = vindicate.

Verse 3

strangers = aliens: the Ziphites, or the men of Keilah (1 Samuel 23:12 ). Some codices, with two early printed editions and Arm., read "insolent men". Compare Psalms 86:14 .

my soul = me, or my life. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .

Selah. Connecting David's danger with David ' s true and only source ofhelp ( App-66 ).

Verse 4

LORD *. One of the 134 alterations of Jehovah to Adonai by the Sopherim. App-32 .

Verse 5

evil = the evil. Hebrew. ra'a' (with Art.) App-44 .

Verse 6

freely sacrifice: Hebrew with a freewill offering will I sacrifice. Compare Numbers 15:3 .

LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

Verse 7

delivered = rescued.

seen his desire : or, looked upon, and thus seen Jehovah's deliverance. To the chief Musician. See App-64 .

on = relating to.

Neginoth = smitings : i.e. the great smitings of my enemies by Jehovah. App-65 .

Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 54". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/psalms-54.html. 1909-1922.
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