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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 97



Verse 1

The LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

The LORD reigneth. See note on Psalms 93:1.

reigneth = hath taken a kingdom.

the earth. Note that this Book (IV) and its Psalms have relation to the earth or land. See notes on p. 809.

isles = coasts or coastlands beyond Palestine. Put for the Gentile world.

Verse 2

habitation = foundation.

Verse 3

before. See note on "presence" (Psalms 95:2).

enemies = adversaries.

Verse 4

the world = the habitable world. Hebrew. tebel.

Verse 5

presence. See note on Psalms 95:2.

THE Lord. Hebrew Adon. App-4. Specially connected with His rule in the earth. Occurs in Joshua 3:11, Joshua 3:13; Joshua 5:14, and Zechariah 6:5.

Verse 6

The heavens. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6, for Him who dwells there.

people = peoples.

Verse 7

graven images = an image, whether graven or molten (singular)

idols = nothings. Compare Psalms 96:5 and 1 Corinthians 8:4.

gods = judges, or rulers. See note on Exodus 22:9.

Verse 8

Zion. See App-68.

daughters = daughter cities.

Verse 9

HIGH = MOST HIGH. Hebrew "Elyon. App-4.

Verse 10

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

souls. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.

saints = gracious (i.e. graced) ones.

wicked = lawless (plural) Hebrew. rasha, ". App-44.

Verse 11

righteous = a righteous one (singular)

upright (plural)

Verse 12

remembrance = mention, or memorial. holiness. See notes on Psalms 93:1, Psalms 93:5.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 97:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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