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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 63

Verse 1

Title. A Psalm. Hebrew. mizmor. App-65 .

when, &c. See 1 Samuel 22:5 ; 1 Samuel 23:14-16 .

My soul = I myself. Hebrew. nephesh.

longeth = fainteth. Occurs nowhere else.

In. Some codices, with Syriac, read "like".

thirsty = weary.

Verse 3

lovingkindness = grace.

praise = commend, or extol. Hebrew. ahabah ; used only by David and Solomon.

Verse 6

And. Supply Ellipsis by reading "[I will] meditate".

Verse 7

wings. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6 .

rejoice: or, rest.

Verse 8

followeth. Supply Ellipsis by reading "[cleaveth to and] followeth".

hard = close.

hand. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia.

Verse 9

to destroy it. As Ahithophel did (2 Samuel 17:1-3 ).

the lower parts: i.e. to Sheol.

Verse 10

foxes = jackals.

Verse 11

To the chief Musician. See App-64 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 63". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.