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Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible
Psalms 35

 

 

Verses 1-28

XXXV. Prayer against Treacherous Foes by One who is "quiet in the land."

Psalms 35:6 b should replace Psalms 35:5 b. Chaff driven before the wind may well suggest the image of the angel pursuing the foe—but not that of pushing or thrusting.

Psalms 35:7. Read, "Without a cause have they hid for me their net: without a cause have they dug a pit for my life."

Psalms 35:9 f. "Soul" and "bones" stand for the whole person.

Psalms 35:12 b. The text cannot be right. "Laying snares for my soul "is a possible conjecture.

Psalms 35:13. His prayer returned into his own bosom, because his head was bowed down and he did not look up.

Psalms 35:15. abjects: read probably "aliens."

Psalms 35:16. MT is senseless. A conjecture (cf. LXX) is, "They have reproached me and mocked me exceedingly."

 


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Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on Psalms 35:4". "Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pfc/psalms-35.html. 1919.

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Saturday, September 21st, 2019
the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
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