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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 94

Verse 1

LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

GOD. Hebrew El. App-4 . Note the Figure of speech Anaphora ( App-6 ) in this verse.

shew Thyself = shine forth.

Verse 2

judge of the earth. This is in keeping with the subject of Book IV. See notes on p. 809.

Verse 3

how long. Note the Figure of speech Anaphora.

wicked = lawless ones. Hebrew. rasha App-44 . Not the same word as in Psalms 94:23 .

Verse 4

iniquity. Hebrew ' aven . Same word as in verses: Psalms 94:16 , Psalms 94:23 ; not Psalms 94:20 .

Verse 7

THE LORD. Hebrew Jah. App-4 .

Verse 9

planted the ear. Consult works on physiology for the wonders of this expression.

Verse 10

heathen = nations.

man. Hebrew. 'adam, App-14 .

Verse 11

knoweth, &c. See 1 Corinthians 3:20 .

Verse 12

Blessed = Happy. See App-63 .

man. Hebrew. geber.

Verse 13

the wicked = a wicked one. Same word as Psalms 94:3 .

Verse 14

For the LORD. See Romans 11:1 , Romans 11:2 .

Verse 16

Who . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis.

evildoers. Hebrew. ra'a. App-44 .

Verse 17

soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .

almost = quickly. See note on Proverbs 5:14 .

dwelt in silence. Figure of speech Euphemy ( App-6 ), for dying.

Verse 18

mercy = lovingkindness, or grace.

held me up. Compare Psalms 91:12 .

Verse 19

thoughts = perplexities.

comforts. Occurs only here, Isaiah 66:11 , and Jeremiah 16:7 , where it is rendered "consolations".

Verse 20

the throne of iniquity: i.e. the throne which administers injustice.

iniquity. Hebrew. havvah = cupidity. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6 , for the injustice produced by desire for gain.

mischief Hebrew. 'amal. App-44 .

Verse 21

the righteous = a righteous one (singular no Art.)

blood. Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Part), App-6 , for man.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 94". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.