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Title. A Prayer, &c. This refers to Messiah ' s humiliation.
before. See note on "presence" (Psalms 95:2 ).
LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .
face. See note on "presence" (Psalms 95:2 ).
like smoke. So some codices, with Aramaean, Septuagint, and Vulgate; other codices read "in smoke".
an hearth = charred wood.
bread. Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Part), App-6 , for food in general.
skin = flesh.
a pelican . . . owl: both unclean birds.
alone. Some codices, with one early printed edition, read "flitting to and fro".
are sworn against me = are sworn [together] against me; as in Acts 23:12-21 .
Because of = from the face of. See note on Psalms 95:2 .
But Thou. Emphasizing the great consolation.
shalt endure. Sittest, or wilt sit [enthroned].
Thy remembrance. Some codices read "Thy throne".
mercy = compassion.
Zion. See App-68 .
the set time. First, the end of the seventy years (Daniel 9:2 .Nehemiah 2:17-20 ; Nehemiah 3:1-32 ); and second, the still future set time in God's counsels. All this is prophecy. No need to think it was written after Jerusalem's desolation. David was a prophet (Acts 2:30 , Acts 2:31 ). Compare Isaiah 40:2 ; Isaiah 61:2 .
stones. Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Part), for the restored buildings.
heathen = nations.
name. See note on Psalms 20:1 .
glory. Always mentioned in connection with Messiah's sufferings. Compare verses: Psalms 102:1-12 . See App-71 .
appear in His glory. This shows that all is prophetic. Compare Isaiah 60:1-3 .
the generation to come = a generation to come. Showing that all here is future.
the = a.
created: i.e. the new Israel (Psalms 22:31 .Isaiah 43:1-7 , Isaiah 43:18-21 ; Isaiah 66:8 ). This is the new nation referred to in Matthew 21:43 .
THE LORD. Hebrew Jah. App-4 .
the height of His sanctuary = His holy height.
those . . . appointed to death = the sons of death. Genitive of Relation. The Hebrew word for "death" occurs only here and Psalms 79:11 . It is feminine, as though the mother. Compare Romans 8:36 , and see App-17 (5).
When, &c. Compare Psalms 22:27 ; Psalms 68:32 .Isaiah 45:14 . Fulfilling Genesis 49:10 .
He weakened. A return to the subject corresponding with (verses: Psalms 102:3-11 ), above.
in the way: i.e. of His humiliation.
my GOD. Hebrew. Eli = my El. App-4 .
Of old, &c. Quoted in Hebrews 1:10-12 , which shows this Psalm is all prophetic of Messiah.
the same: or He. Compare Isaiah 41:4 ; Isaiah 43:10 .
children = sons.
shall continue = shall dwell [in the Land].
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 102". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/
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