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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Psalms 5

1:1 seat (a-27) Or 'in the company.'

Verse 1

5:1 Nehiloth. (h-6) Perhaps 'wind-instruments.'

Verse 3

5:3 up. (i-22) With the sense of 'waiting,' 'expecting.'

Verse 4

5:4 evil (k-12) Or 'the evil [man].'

Verse 5

5:5 fools (l-2) Or 'the boastful,' 'the arrogant,' as Psalms 73:3 . workers (m-12) The Hebrew word is used for 'mighty deeds,' 'achievements,' and is common in the Psalms. see Job 31:3 ; Job 34:8 ,Job 34:22 .

Verse 7

5:7 in (n-5) Or 'through.' loving-kindness (a-10) Chesed . see Psalms 4:3 . temple (b-22) Or 'palace.'

Verse 8

5:8 plain (c-14) Lit. 'straight.'

Verse 9

5:9 perversion, (d-13) 'Corrupt, depraved desires,' 'wickedness;' 'mischievous things,' Psalms 38:12 . the word is plural. with (e-22) Lit. 'make smooth.'

Verse 12

5:12 shield. (f-18) Here the larger shield, one which screened the whole body. 'buckler,' Psalms 35:2 ; Psalms 91:4 .

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Darby, John. "Commentary on Psalms 5". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". 1857-67.