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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 82



Verse 1

Title. A Psalm. Hebrew. mizm6r. App-65.

of Asaph. The eleventh of the twelve Asaph Psalms.

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

standeth: i.e. officially.

the congregation of the mighty = GOD"S (Hebrew El. App-4. IV) assembly (in its civil aspect).

gods. Elohim: used of earthly judges as representing Him. Compare Exodus 21:6; Exodus 22:8, Exodus 22:9, Exodus 22:28 (quoted in Acts 23:5). Hence, Moses is so spoken of (Exodus 7:1). (It is used also of idols as representing even a false god.) See John 10:34, John 10:35.

Verse 2

accept the persons. Compare Leviticus 19:15. Proverbs 18:5. 2 Chronicles 19:7.

wicked = lawless. Hebrew. rasha". App-44.

Selah. Connecting the indictment with the command to judge righteously. See App-66.

Verse 3

Defend = Vindicate. Compare verses: Psalms 82:1, Psalms 82:2.

the poor = oppressed. Hebrew. "ebyon = a helpless or expectant one. See note on Proverbs 6:11.

Verse 5

They = The oppressed.

will = can.

on = to and fro.

Verse 6

I have said. Compare Exodus 22:9, Exodus 22:28. John 10:34, John 10:35.

children = sons. Compare Luke 6:35.

the MOST HIGH. Hebrew. Elyon. App-4.

Verse 7

men. Hebrew. "adam. App-14.

princes. Compare Numbers 16:2, Numbers 16:35.

Verse 8

judge = judge Thou.

nations = the nations.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 82:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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