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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 67

Verse 1

Title. Psalm. Hebrew. mizmor. App-65 .

Song. Hebrew. shir. App-65 . Some codices, with Septuagint and Vulgate, add "of David".

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .

merciful = favourable, or gracious.

Selah. Connecting the prayer (Psalms 67:1 ) with the object of it (Psalms 67:2 ). See App-66 .

Verse 2

way = dealings. See note on Psalms 103:7 .

saving health = salvation, or saving help.

Verse 3

the people = peoples. (No Art.)

Verse 4

the nations. (No Art.)

govern = gently lead.

Selah. Connecting the righteous rule of God of Psalms 67:4 with renewed praise for it in Psalms 67:5 . See App-66 .

Verse 6

God . . . God. Figure of speech Epizeuxis. App-6 .

Verse 7

God shall bless us. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .

the earth. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), for its inhabitants. (No Art.)

To the chief Musician. See App-64 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 67". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.