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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 113

Verse 1

The third of these three Hallelujah Psalms (111, 113). The Psalms of this group are called the Hallel Psalms (113, 118). Psalms 113:0 and 114 were sung before the Paschal meal (but after the second of the four cups of wine); 115, 118 after it. The last probably sung by the Lord Jesus (Matthew 26:30 ). Praise ye THE LORD. Hebrew Hallelu-Jah.

THE LORD. Hebrew Jah. App-4 .

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

name. See note on Psalms 20:1 .

Verse 2

Blessed. Figure of speech Benedictio, not Beatitude App-6 .

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

Verse 5

Who is like . . . ? This is ever the outburst of the saints' praise. See note on Exodus 15:11 .

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .

Verse 6

heaven = the heavens.

Verse 7

the poor = an impoverished one.

the needy = a needy one. Compare 1 Samuel 2:8 .

Verse 8

with princes . . . with the princes. Figure of speech Anadiplosis ( App-6 ), for emphasis.

Verse 9

children = sons.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 113". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.