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Title. Maschil = Instruction. The seventh of thirteen Psalms so named. See note on Title, Psalm 32, 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.
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).
LORD *. One of the 134 alterations of Jehovah to Adonai by the Sopherim. App-32.
evil = the evil. Hebrew. ra"a" (with Art.) App-44.
freely sacrifice: Hebrew with a freewill offering will I sacrifice. Compare Numbers 15:3.
LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.
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.
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 54". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/