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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 62

Verse 1

Title. A Psalm. Hebrew mizmor, See App-65 . A sequel to Psalms 61:0 .

Truly = Only, or surely. Occurs six times in thisPsalm: "truly" in Psalms 62:1 ; "only " in Psalms 62:2 , Psalms 62:4 , Psalms 62:5 , Psalms 62:6 ; "surely" in Psalms 62:9 . Occurs four times in Psalms 38:0 , another Jeduthun. my soul = I myself (emph.). Hebrew nephesh. App-13 .

waiteth = [waiteth in] silence; or, is become silent. See Psalms 37:7 .

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 . I .

From. Some codices, with Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "For from".

Verse 2

only = same word as "truly", Psalms 62:1 .

salvation. Repeated for emphasis.

defence = high tower.

Verse 3

imagine mischief. Occurs only here. Probably = assault, or rise against.

man. Hebrew. 'ish. App-14 .

Verse 4

from his excellency = from his dignity or high rank. Royal rank is implied.

Selah. Connecting the enmity of his foes with his trust in God. See App-66 .

Verse 7

In God is = Upon God [depends] my salvation.

Verse 8

Trust = Confide. Hebrew. batah . App-69 .

at all times, Septuagint and Vulg, read "all ye assembly of the People".

Selah. Connecting his trust in God with the nothingness of man. See App-66 .

Verse 9

Surely. Same word as "truly", Psalms 62:1 .

men of low degree = sons of 'adam . App-14 .

vanity = a breath.

men of high degree = sons of 'Ish . App-14 .

altogether = together.

Verse 10

heart. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), for the affections connected with it.

Verse 11

once; Twice. Compare Job 33:14 ; Job 40:5 . Put for many times.

power = strength.

Verse 12

LORD*. One of the 134 alterations of Jehovah to Adonai by the Sopherim. App-32 .

mercy = grace.

Thou renderest, &c. Quoted in Matthew 16:27 . Romans 2:6 . 1 Corinthians 3:8 . 2 Timothy 4:14 .Revelation 2:23 ; Revelation 20:12 , Revelation 20:13 ; Revelation 22:12 .

every man. Hebrew. 'ish . App-14 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 62". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/psalms-62.html. 1909-1922.