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Title. Michtam. See App-65 .
Do ye indeed . . . ? Figure of Speech. Erotesis. App-6 . Render:
"Are ye indeed silent [when] ye should speak righteousness? When ye should judge with equity, O ye sons of men?"
O congregation: or, O faction. Hebrew. 'elem. Occurs only here and in the subscription of Psalms 55:0 = silent. So human judges are dumb when they ought to speak, and deaf when they ought to hear (Psalms 58:4 ).
men. Hebrew. 'adam. App-14 .
wickedness. Hebrew. 'avval. Compare App-44 .
Ye weigh = Ye weigh out, or, dispense.
wicked = lawless. Hebrew. rasha'. App-44 .
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .
LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .
cut in pieces = cut down [like grass].
the thorns. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6 , for the fire caused by them (Ecclesiastes 7:6 ).
the righteous = the righteous one.
He is a God: or, There is a God, judges in the earth [will say]. Note the Introversion in this verse.
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 58". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/
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