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Bible Commentaries

Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Psalms 63


Psalms 42-83 are Elohistic, i.e. they use the word God (Elohim) and avoid the proper name Yahweh, probably from motives of reverence. Here and there, however, the name Yahweh has crept into the text by a natural slip of the scribes.

Verses 1-11

LXIII. Written by one who has seen God’ s glory in the Temple and resolved to praise Him all his life. He is confident his enemies will perish.

Psalms 63:11 refers to a Hebrew king, possibly Maccabean. The language of the Ps. is late.

Psalms 63:1 . Follow mg. In a dry: read, “ as a dry.” As the parched soil pines for rain, so the Psalmist for union with God.

Psalms 63:2 . So: read “ as.”— Place Psalms 63:4 immediately after Psalms 63:2.

Psalms 63:6 . When has no apodosis: read “ also.”

Psalms 63:10 b . Render jackals ( mg.) .

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Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on Psalms 63". "Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". 1919.