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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 21



Verse 1

To the chief Musician. See App-64.

Title. A Psalm. See App-65.

of = pertaining or relating to.

strength = prevailing strength. Hebrew. "araz, as in Psalms 21:13. Compare notes on Psalms 20:2, Psalms 20:6.

LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

Verse 2

heart"s desire. Compare Psalms 20:4; Psalms 37:4.

Selah. See App-66. Here connecting the reason (Psalms 21:3) of the answer (Psalms 21:2) with the prayer of Psalms 20:4; which, by the Selah of Psalms 20:3, had been connected with the reason given there: i.e. atonement.

Verse 3

preventest = comest to meet. Compare "settest" in Psalms 21:3.

crown. See Revelation 14:14, and compare Matthew 8:20.

Verse 4

life: i.e. resurrection life. Compare Isaiah 53:10. Hebrews 2:10-18; Hebrews 5:7.

Verse 5

Honour, &c. Compare Revelation 5:13.

Verse 6

blessed. Compare Revelation 5:13.

Verse 7

trusteth = confldeth. Hebrew. batah. App-69.

mercy = lovingkindness, or grace.

MOST HIGH. Hebrew. Elyon.

Verse 9

make them = place them as [in] a furnace of fire.

anger. Hebrew face is put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), for the anger manifested by it.

Verse 10

children = sons.

men. Hebrew. "adam. App-14.

Verse 11

are not able to perform = could not accomplish.

Verse 12

strings = bow-strings.

Verse 13

To the chief Musician. See App-64.

upon = relating to.

Aijeleth Shahar = the Day-dawn: David"s Coronation, 953BC. Looking forward to the Day-dawn of Messiah"s Coronation, which is the subject of the Psalm 21, not of Psalm 22. Compare 2 Samuel 23:4; see note on 2 Peter 1:19 and App-65. Compare Psalms 139:9.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 21:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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