Bible Commentaries
Psalms 28

Bullinger's Companion Bible NotesBullinger's Companion Notes

Verse 1

Title. A Psalm. App-65 .

of David = by David, or relating to the true David. The Psalm is a continuation of Psalms 27:0 , and stands in relation to Psalms 18:0 .

LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 . In Psalms 28:0 and Psalms 29:0 thereare twenty verses, and Jehovah occurs twenty times.

rock. Heb. zur See note on Psalms 18:1-2 and compare Psalms 27:5 . The reference is to Psalms 18:0 .

not silent = not deaf, and so dumb. Heb. harash.

be silent = be quiet, or silent. Hebrew. hashah.

the pit. Hebrew bor, a sepulchre, as hewn (Genesis 21:19 ).

Verse 2

lift up my hands. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6 , for praying.

holy. See note on Exodus 3:5 .

oracle = speaking place. Occurs only here in Psalms. See note on 2 Samuel 16:23 .

Verse 3

wicked = lawless. Hebrew. rasha'.

iniquity. Hebrew. 'aven

mischief. Hebrew. ra'a'. App-44 .

Verse 4

them. Note the Figure of speech Repetitio ( App-6 ), for emphasis deeds = deed, or work.

endeavours = practices. work. Some codices, with Aramaean, Septuagint, and Vulgate, read "works" (plural)

Verse 5

works = deeds.

operation = actual execution. Some codices plural, as in note above.

Verse 7

shield. Here is the link with Psalms 18:0 . Compare "strength" in Psalms 28:8 , below.

trusted = confided. Hebrew. batah. App-69 .

trusted . . . helped . . . praise. Note the reference to past, present, and future.

Verse 8

their = [strength] to His People. The letter Aleph being interchangeable with Ayin. This orthography is attested by some codices, and by Septuagint and Syriac. Thus agreeing with Psalms 29:11 .

saving strength = great saving strength. Hebrew "strength of salvations". Plural of majesty.

of = to.

His anointed = His Messiah, as in Psalms 2:2 .

Verse 9

Feed = tend as a shepherd. Compare Psalms 23:0 .

Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 28". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.