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John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible

Psalms 143

Verses 1-12

A late Ps., though ascribed to David, consisting mainly of appropriate reminiscences from earlier Pss.

2. Shall no man living, etc.] perhaps, 'is no man living righteous.'

3. That have been long dead] better, 'that are for ever dead': cp. Lamentations 3:6.

4. Is.. overwhelmed] better, 'faints.'

Is desolate] better, 'is bewildered.'

6. Selah] see on Psalms 3:4; Psalms 7. Hear] better, 'answer': cp. Psalms 28:1.

10. 'Let thy good spirit lead me in an even' (i.e. safe, peaceful) 'country': cp. Psalms 27:11.

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Dummelow, John. "Commentary on Psalms 143". "John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dcb/psalms-143.html. 1909.