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To the chief Musician. See App-64 .
upon Gittith = relating to the (Art.) wine-press, or the autumn Festival of Tabernacles; or to the vine and the vineyard, which are the subjects of the Psalm. See App-65 .
Title. of Asaph. The tenth of the twelve Asaph Psalms. App-63 . Relating to the worship of the Sanctuary.
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .
Jacob. See Psalms 75:9 .
Take a psalm. = Raise a song.
timbrel. Hebrew. toph. See note on Exodus 15:20 .
psaltery = lute.
trumpet. Hebrew. shophar. See note on Numbers 10:2 .
day. Some codices, with two early printed editions, Aramaean, and Syriac, read "days" (plural): i.e. festivals.
This. No Hebrew for "This".
He: i.e. God.
out = forth.
through = before: i.e. in the sight of. Compare Numbers 33:3 .
I = I [Israel].
I = I [God].
pots = baskets. Depicted in Egyptian paintings as being used in brickmaking. Not same word as Psalms 68:13 , though the same things referred to. Compare 2 Kings 10:7 .
in , or from.
proved. Compare Exodus 17:6 . Numbers 20:1-13 .
Selah. Connecting the merciful deliverance with the reason why Israel should hearken. See App-66 .
strange = foreign, or foreigner ' s.
strange god = god of the foreigner. Not the same as above. For the former, See Psalms 44:20 . Isaiah 43:12 ; for the latter, Deuteronomy 32:12 .
god. Hebrew. 'el . App-4 .
the LORD thy God. Hebrew. Jehovah. thy Elohim. App-4 . The title of the Lawgiver.
would none of Me = had no mind for Me.
gave them up = let him (Israel) go on. The greatest judgment God could have given them; or give us.
lust = stubbornness.
Oh . . . ! Figure of speech Eonismos. .
soon. See note on "almost", Proverbs 5:14 .
haters of the LORD: i.e. Israel ' s enemies.
the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .
should I have satisfied thee. Some codices read "would I satisfy him". Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "would He satisfy him".
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 81". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/
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