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Title. A Psalm. Hebrew. mizmor. App-65 .
Song. Hebrew. shir. App-65 .
of David = by, or relating to David and the true David.
waiteth. As in Psalms 62:1 . Israel's silent waiting is now passed on to Zion. All is silent there as yet.
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .
Sion. See App-68 . David's tabernacle was there. This spelling with "S" comes through the Septuagint and Vulgate Hebrew is always "Z".
flesh. Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Part), for all mankind: i.e. the people.
Iniquities = iniquitous words. Hebrew. 'avah. App-44 .
transgressions. Hebrew. pasha'. App-44 .
purge them away = cover them by atonement.
Blessed = Happy. Figure of speech Beatitudo. App-63 .
Thou choosest. Only those whom He calls can truly worship. See Leviticus 1:1 , Leviticus 1:2 .
courts. Not the temple courts, but David's tabernacle on Zion.
holy. See note on Exodus 3:5 .
temple. Hebrew. heykal = palace.
confidence. Hebrew. batah. See App-69 .
Which = Who.
the people = peoples.
and evening. Supply Ellipsis from preceding clause: "and [the incomings of the] evening".
to rejoice = to shout for joy.
river. Hebrew. peleg. Always plural, except here; and always connected with a garden. See notes on Psalms 1:3 and Proverbs 21:1 . Compare Revelation 22:1 , Revelation 22:2 .
makest it soft = dissolvest it. Until the early rains fall, the ground is as hard as a rock.
To the chief Musician. See App-64 .
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 65". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/
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