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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 70

Bullinger's Companion Bible NotesBullinger's Companion Notes

Verse 1

Title. of David = relating to David.

to bring to remembrance: what is written in Psalms 40:13-17 . Repeated here to complete the Structure of this second book (see p. 759).

Make haste. Supply. Ellipsis ( App-6 ) from Psalms 40:13 ; "Be pleased".

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .

LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

Verse 2

Let them. Note the repeated alternation here.

my soul = me (emphatic). Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .

Verse 3

That say. Some codices, with Aramaean, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "Who are saying to me". Compare Psalms 40:15 .

Aha, aha. Figure of speech Epizeuxis. App-6 .

Verse 4

rejoice. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of the Subject), for "have cause to rejoice", &c.

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 . Some codices, with Aram, and Vulgate, read "Jehovah".

Verse 5

poor = wretched, or oppressed. Hebrew. 'anah. See note on Proverbs 6:11 .

O LORD. Some codices, with six early printed editions and Syriac, read "O my God". Compare Psalms 40:17 .

Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 70". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/psalms-70.html. 1909-1922.
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