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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 142



Verse 1

Title. Maschil = Instruction. See App-65.

of David = by David.

when . . . cave. Adullam (1 Samuel 22:1) or En-gedi (1 Samuel 24:3). The last of eight Psalms referring to this subject.

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

Verse 3

spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9.

was overwhelmed = fainted. Hebrew = was darkened. Compare Psalms 77:3; Psalms 107:5; Psalms 143:4. Elsewhere only Jonah 2:8, and Lamentations 2:12.

then = then [I remembered] Thou knewest, &c.

Verse 4

beheld. Supply Ellipsis: "beheld [on my left hand], but", &c.

know = regard, or recognize.

my soul = me (emphatic). Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.

Verse 5

the land of the living. See note on Ezekiel 26:20.

Verse 6

persecutors = pursuers.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 142:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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