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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 108

Verse 1

Title. A Song. Hebrew shir. App-65 .

Psalm. Hebrew. mizmor. App-65 .

of David. Psalms 10:0 8Â-110 relate to the true David, and His humiliation, deliverance, and triumph. The first of fifteen Davidic Psalms in this fifth book. This subject appears in each book as the root and source of all blessing. Instead of a new Psalm being written for this subject here, a composite Psalm is formed by a combination of parts of Psalms 57:7-11 and Psalms 60:6-12 . See the notes there.

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .

fixed = steadfast.

my glory. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Effect), App-6 , for the heart or tongue which gives the glory. Compare Psalms 7:5 ; Psalms 16:9 ; Psalms 30:12 ; Psalms 57:8 . Literally "Aye, fain would I glory", &c.

Verse 2

awake early = awake the dawn.

Verse 3

LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

people = peoples.

Verse 4

mercy = lovingkindness, or grace.

clouds = skies.

Verse 6

beloved = beloved ones (plural)

Verse 7

spoken in: or sworn by.

Verse 8

Manasseh. Some codices, with one early printed edition, read "And Manasseh".

Verse 9

shoe. See note on Psalms 60:8 .

Verse 11

Thou. Some codices, with Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "Thou" (emphatic) in the text.

Verse 12

man. Hebrew. 'adam. App-14 .

Verse 13

To the chief Musician. App-64 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 108". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.