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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 123



Verse 1

Title. A Song, &c. Same as Psalms 120:1.

dwellest in the heavens. The reference is to 2 Kings 19:16 and Isaiah 37:16.

Verse 2

Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.

as. Figure of speech Simile. App-6.

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

have mercy = Be gracious. Figure of speech Anaphora. App-6.

Verse 3

contempt = the mockery. Compare Psalms 119:22, referring to Rab-shakeh.

Verse 4

Our soul = we. Hebrew. nephesh (App-13).

scorning = the scoffing. The reference is to the scoffing of Sennacherib and Rab-shakeh (2 Kings 18:19-35; 2 Kings 19:8-13. 2 Chronicles 32:10-19. Isaiah 36:4-21; Isaiah 37:8-13). App-67.

at ease. Same Hebrew as "tumult" in 2 Kings 19:28, and Isaiah 37:29.

proud = proud oppressors.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 123:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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