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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 75

Verse 1

Title. Psalm. Hebrew. mizmor. See App-65 .

Song. Hebrew shir. See App-65 .

of Asaph. The fourth of the twelve Asaph Psalms. See App-63 . In this Psalm the enemies of the Sanctuary are warned, and God's People are encouraged.

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .

Thy name. See note on Psalms 20:1 . It denotes God's saving presence. Septuagint, Syr, and Vulg, read "and we shall call on Thy name".

Thy wondrous works declare = Men tell of Thy wondrous works.

Verse 2

I shall receive the congregation = The set time has come, &c.

I = I, even I. Very emphatic.

Verse 3

bear up = have established.

Selah. Connecting the set time of judgment with the judgment itself as it will affect the wicked and the righteous.

Verse 4

fools = arrogant.

wicked. Hebrew. rasha'.

horn. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), for pride connected with the wearing of it.

Verse 5

Speak not with a stiff neck. According to the primitive orthography = nor speak arrogantly of the Rock.

not. See note on "no" (Genesis 2:6 ),

Verse 6

south. Therefore it comes from the north. The immediate place of God's throne, to which Satan aspires. Compare Isaiah 14:12-14 . See Job 26:7 . This is where promotion comes from.

Verse 7

But = No.

Verse 8

hand. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6 .

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

a cup. The symbol of God's judgment. Isaiah 51:17-23 (Compare Psalms 19:14 ). Habakkuk 2:15 , Habakkuk 2:16 . Ezekiel 23:31 , Ezekiel 23:34 , &c. Jeremiah 25:27 ; Jeremiah 48:26 ; Jeremiah 49:12 .

red = foaming.

mixture = spice. Compare Revelation 14:10 .

Verse 9

declare. Septuagint reads "exult".

God of Jacob: i.e. the God of Grace, who met Jacob when he had nothing, and deserved nothing but wrath.

Verse 10

the righteous = a righteous one.

To the chief Musician. See App-64 .

Neginoth = smitings; refers to the smitings of the wicked in judgment. See App-65 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 75". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.