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Psalms 55:8

 

 

"I would hasten to my place of refuge From the stormy wind and tempest."

Adam Clarke Commentary

The windy storm - From the sweeping wind and tempest - Absalom and his party and the mutinous people in general.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Psalms 55:8". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-55.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

I would hasten my escape - I would make haste to secure an escape. I would not delay, but I would flee at once.

From the windy storm and tempest - From the calamities which have come upon me, and which beat upon me like a violent tempest. If this psalm was composed on occasion of the rebellion of Absalom, it is easy to see with what propriety tiffs language is used. The troubles connected with that unnatural rebellion had burst upon him with the fury of a sudden storm, and threatened to sweep everything away.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Psalms 55:8". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-55.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest. Of an army of rebellious subjects, bearing down all before them, and threatening with utter ruin and destruction; so a powerful army of enemies invading a country is signified by a storm and tempest, Isaiah 28:2; and may be expressive of the storm and tempest of divine wrath and vengeance the sensible sinner hastens his escape from by fleeing to Christ; and of the blowing and furious winds of persecution, which the church, Christ's dove, flees from, by getting into the clefts of the rock, and the secret places of the stairs, Song of Solomon 2:14; and of the storms of divine wrath and justice that fell upon Christ as the surety of his people; from which the human nature, seized with fearfulness, trembling, and horror, desired an hasty escape.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalms 55:8". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-55.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

I would hasten my escape f from the windy storm [and] tempest.

(f) From the cruel rage and tyranny of Saul.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Psalms 55:8". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/psalms-55.html. 1599-1645.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.

Tempest — From the force and fury of mine enemies.


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Psalms 55:8". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/psalms-55.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Psalms 55:8 I would hasten my escape from the windy storm [and] tempest.

Ver. 8. I would hasten my escape from the windy storm, &c.] I would thrust my ship into any creek in the whole world, go as far as my legs, nay, wings, could carry me. Of the swiftness of the dove’s flight, see Plin. l. 10, c. 37; and how David hastened his flight from Absalom, see 2 Samuel 15:14.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Psalms 55:8". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-55.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Psalms 55:8. From the windy storm and tempest From the sweeping wind and furious tempest. Chandler and Mudge.


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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Psalms 55:8". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/psalms-55.html. 1801-1803.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

From the force and fury of mine enemies, which now highly threaten me.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 55:8". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/psalms-55.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

8. Storm and tempest—The description is of one of those tropical winds which swept away every moveable thing in its course. From such a scene in society and government he would gladly hasten his escape; and the mountain gorge on his present route, so proverbial for its dangers, might well suggest Psalms 55:7-8. From these sorrowful and plaintive longings a sudden transition is made to just imprecation and a review of public affairs.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Psalms 55:8". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-55.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

For nothing shalt thou save them. That is, since they lie in wait to ruin my soul, thou shalt for no consideration favour or assist them, but execute thy justice upon them. (Challoner)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Psalms 55:8". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/psalms-55.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

hasten my escape. Compare 2 Samuel 15:14.

windy storm = wind (Hebrew. ruach. App-9.) of storm.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 55:8". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-55.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.

I would hasten my escape - not only would I gladly go, but I would hasten my escape (Hengstenberg).

From the windy storm - as the dove flies from the storm to her place of rest and refuge (Isaiah 32:2). Drusius and Maurer take the Hebrew for 'from' [ min (Hebrew #4480)] comparatively: it is repeated in the Hebrew before

Tempest: 'I would hasten my escape swifter than the windy storm ... than the tempest.' This is more poetical. The wind is often the emblem of haste in Scripture (Job 30:15; Psalms 104:3).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 55:8". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/psalms-55.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.
the windy storm
From the sweeping wind and tempest,--Absalom and his rebellious party.
18:4; Isaiah 17:12,13; Matthew 7:25-27

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 55:8". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-55.html.

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