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do I = have I.
put my trust = flee for refuge. Hebrew. hasa. See App-69 .
persecute = pursue me. Refers probably to Saul.
he: i.e. Cush.
tear. Hebrew. taraph. Refers to living prey.
my soul = me. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .
while there is none to deliver. Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulg, read "and there be no deliverer to rescue". Better, no sign of a rescuer. Compare Lamentations 5:8 .
iniquity. Hebrew. 'aval. App-44 . not the same as Psalms 7:14 .
in my hands. Hands put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6 , for what is done by them.
evil. Hebrew. raa'. App-44 .
delivered = rescued. Aramaean and Syriac read "oppressed".
enemy = adversary. Hebrew. zarar .
enemy = foe. Hebrew. 'oyeb.
persecute . . . take . . . tread. Figure of speech Anabasis. App-6 .
it = me.
Selah. Connecting the treading down of Psalms 7:5 with the rising up of Jehovah. See App-66 .
people = peoples.
compass Thee about = gather round Thee: i.e. to hear Thy judgment.
wickedness . . . wicked = lawlessness . . . lawless. Hebrew. rasha . App-44 .
defence = shield. See note on "shield", Psa 6:12 .
GOD. Hebrew El. App-4 .
He: i.e. God.
His sword . . . bow. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia.
ordaineth = will ordain.
Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos, App-6 .
travaileth . . . conceived . . . brought forth. Figure of speech Anabasis. App-6 .
travaileth = will travail.
iniquity. Hebrew 'aven App-44 . i, not same word as Psalms 7:3 .
mischief. Hebrew. 'amal. App-44 .
pate = head; especially the smooth skull. Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Part), App-6 , for the whole person, for emphasis. From "plate" = the smooth top of the head (Skeat).
MOST HIGH. Hebrew. Elyon. See App-4 . First occurrence in Psalms. The first of thirty-six occurrences in O.T. is Genesis 14:18 .
To the chief Musician. See App-64 .
upon Gittith = relating to the Feast of Tabernacles (for which it was suited), because it commemorated safe dwelling after deliverance. See App-66 .
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 7". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/
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