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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 97

Verse 1

The LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

The LORD reigneth. See note on Psalms 93:1 .

reigneth = hath taken a kingdom.

the earth. Note that this Book (IV) and its Psalms have relation to the earth or land. See notes on p. 809.

isles = coasts or coastlands beyond Palestine. Put for the Gentile world.

Verse 2

habitation = foundation.

Verse 3

before. See note on "presence" (Psalms 95:2 ).

enemies = adversaries.

Verse 4

the world = the habitable world. Hebrew. tebel.

Verse 5

presence. See note on Psalms 95:2 .

THE Lord. Hebrew Adon. App-4 . Specially connected with His rule in the earth. Occurs in Joshua 3:11 , Joshua 3:13 ; Joshua 5:14 , and Zechariah 6:5 .

Verse 6

The heavens. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6 , for Him who dwells there.

people = peoples.

Verse 7

graven images = an image, whether graven or molten (singular)

idols = nothings. Compare Psalms 96:5 and 1 Corinthians 8:4 .

gods = judges, or rulers. See note on Exodus 22:9 .

Verse 8

Zion. See App-68 .

daughters = daughter cities.

Verse 9

HIGH = MOST HIGH. Hebrew 'Elyon. App-4 .

Verse 10

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

souls. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .

saints = gracious (i.e. graced) ones.

wicked = lawless (plural) Hebrew. rasha, '. App-44 .

Verse 11

righteous = a righteous one (singular)

upright (plural)

Verse 12

remembrance = mention, or memorial. holiness. See notes on Psalms 93:1 , Psalms 93:5 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 97". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/psalms-97.html. 1909-1922.