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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 28



Verse 1

Title. A Psalm. App-65.

of David = by David, or relating to the true David. The Psalm is a continuation of Psalm 27, and stands in relation to Psalm 18.

LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4. In Psalm 28 and Psalm 29 thereare twenty verses, and Jehovah occurs twenty times.

rock. Heb. zur See note on Psalms 18:1-2 and compare Psalms 27:5. The reference is to Psalm 18.

not silent = not deaf, and so dumb. Heb. harash.

be silent = be quiet, or silent. Hebrew. hashah.

the pit. Hebrew bor, a sepulchre, as hewn (Genesis 21:19).

Verse 2

lift up my hands. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6, for praying.

holy. See note on Exodus 3:5.

oracle = speaking place. Occurs only here in Psalms. See note on 2 Samuel 16:23.

Verse 3

wicked = lawless. Hebrew. rasha".

iniquity. Hebrew. "aven

mischief. Hebrew. ra"a". App-44.

Verse 4

them. Note the Figure of speech Repetitio (App-6), for emphasis deeds = deed, or work.

endeavours = practices. work. Some codices, with Aramaean, Septuagint, and Vulgate, read "works" (plural)

Verse 5

works = deeds.

operation = actual execution. Some codices plural, as in note above.

Verse 7

shield. Here is the link with Psalm 18. Compare "strength" in Psalms 28:8, below.

trusted = confided. Hebrew. batah. App-69.

trusted . . . helped . . . praise. Note the reference to past, present, and future.

Verse 8

their = [strength] to His People. The letter Aleph being interchangeable with Ayin. This orthography is attested by some codices, and by Septuagint and Syriac. Thus agreeing with Psalms 29:11.

saving strength = great saving strength. Hebrew "strength of salvations". Plural of majesty.

of = to.

His anointed = His Messiah, as in Psalms 2:2.

Verse 9

Feed = tend as a shepherd. Compare Psalm 23.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 28:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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