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Title. Song. Hebrew. shir . See App-65 .
Psalm. Hebrew. mizmor. See App-65 .
ye lands = the earth; earth being put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), for its inhabitants.
Make His praise glorious. Aram, and Syriac read "Celebrate the glory of His praise".
the earth. See note on "ye lands", Psalms 66:1 .
sing = sing psalms.
Selah. Marking the Structure by showing that (verses: Psalms 66:5-19.66.7 ) corresponds with (Psalms 66:16 ); and connecting the exhortation of verses: Psalms 66:1-19.66.4 with the reason for it in Psalms 66:5 . See App-66 .
Come and see. Note the correspondence of Psalms 66:16 , "Come and hear".
children = sons.
men. Hebrew. 'adam. App-14 .
the sea: i.e. the Red Sea.
the flood: i.e. the river Jordan.
Selah. Repeating the exhortation to praise, and connecting the two halves of the Psalm. ( App-66 .)
our God. Some codices, with one early printed edition, Aramaean, and Syriac, omit "our".
people = peoples.
our soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 . Some codices, with seven early printed editions, read plural
feet. So some codices, with three early printed editions; others read "foot".
affliction = a heavy burden: i.e. in Egypt. Hebrew. mu'akah. Occurs only here.
hast caused = didst cause.
men. Hebrew. 'enosh. App-14 .
our heads = us. Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Part).
heads. So some codices, with three early printed editions, Septuagint, and Vulgate; other codices read "head".
wealthy place. Aramaean, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulg, read "freedom". Compare Psalms 18:19 .
Which. Figure of speech Ellipsis ( App-6 ) = "which [vows]".
uttered = opened. Figure of speech Ellipsis ( App-6 ) = "opened [and vowed]".
offer = prepare. Hebrew. 'asah. App-43 .
Selah. Connecting verses: Psalms 66:5-19.66.7 and Psalms 66:16 . See note on Psalms 66:4 , and App-66 .
my soul = me (emph.) Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .
iniquity. Hebrew. 'aven. App-44 .
The LORD*. One of the 134 places where the Sopherim say they altered Jehovah to Adonai. App-32 .
hear = answer.
turned away = turned away [from Himself]. Figure of speech Ellipsis. App-6 .
mercy = lovingkindness, or grace.
To the chief Musician. See App-64 .
on = relating to.
Neginoth = smitings: i.e. the smitings of Israel's enemies by God. See App-65 .
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 66". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/
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