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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 130



Verse 1

Title. A Song of degrees. Same as 120. See App-67.

depths. Symbolical of distress. Compare Psalms 42:7; Psalms 66:12; Psalms 69:2.

Verse 2

LORD *. One of the 134 places where the Sopherim altered Jehovah to Adonai. See App-32. So also verses: Psalms 130:3; Psalms 130:6.

ears. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6.

Verse 4

But = For; or Because; corresponding with Psalms 130:7.

forgiveness = the forgiveness: viz. that which Heze-kiah gave thanks for in Isaiah 38:17.

Verse 5

soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.

His word: as sent to Hezekiah by Jehovah through Isaiah.

Verse 6

watch. Hebrew. shamar = to keep = observe. An astronomical word, as in Psalms 19:11. Compare Psalms 105:45; Psalms 107:43; Psalms 119:34. Omit the italics, note the Figure of speech Epizeuxis. App-6, and render: "More than watchers for the morning [while] watching for the morning. "

Verse 7

mercy = lovingkindness, or grace.

plenteous redemption. Not only from the king of Assyria (Isa 37), but from "the king of terrors". redemption. Hebrew. padah. See notes on Exodus 13:13.

Verse 8

redeem. Same as Psalms 130:7.

iniquities. Hebrew. "avah. App-44. (Isa 38.)


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 130:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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