LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.
do I put my trust = have I fled for refuge. Hebrew. hasah. App-69.
confusion = shame.
ear. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6.
strong habitation = rock of habitation. Hebrew. zur, a fortified place. Some codices, with six early printed editions, Aramaean, Septuagint, and Vulgate, read "a rock of refuge".
whereunto I may continually resort, &c. Septuagint reads "a place of security to save me".
rock. Hebrew. sela". See note on Psalms 18:1, Psalms 18:2. Exodus 17:6. Deuteronomy 32:13.
Deliver = Cause me to escape.
the wicked = lawless one. Hebrew. rasha". App-44.
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.
hope. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), for the object of hope.
Lord GOD. Hebrew Adonai Jehovah. App-4.
trust = confidence. Hebrew. batah. App-69.
from the womb. Compare Jeremiah 1:5. Some have supposed that this Psalm was written by Jeremiah. See note on Psalms 71:22. But even then it points to Christ.
I am = I have become.
art. Supply the Ellipsis, "hast been".
my soul = me (emphatic). Hebrew. nephesh.
the numbers. Compare Psalms 40:5.
strength = strengths. Plural of majesty = great strength.
Now also = Yea also.
when I am old and grayheaded = to old age and gray hairs.
Thy strength = Thine arm; "arm" being put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6, for the wonders wrought by it.
every one that is to come. A special reading called. Sevir (App-34) reads "all who are to come".
who is like unto Thee. This is the cry of all God"s saints. See note on Exodus 15:11.
quicken me again = make me alive again.
bring me up again: i.e. in resurrection.
with = with the aid of.
sing = sing praise.
Holy One of Israel. Occurs only three times in the Psalms (here, Psalms 78:41; Psalms 89:18). In Isaiah we find it thirty times. In Jeremiah twice (Psalms 50:29; Psalms 51:5). See note on Psalms 78:41.
redeemed. Hebrew. padah. See note on Exodus 13:13 with Exodus 6:6.
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