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Bible Commentaries

Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Psalms 64


Psalms 42-83 are Elohistic, i.e. they use the word God (Elohim) and avoid the proper name Yahweh, probably from motives of reverence. Here and there, however, the name Yahweh has crept into the text by a natural slip of the scribes.

Verses 1-10

LXIV. Prayer of a Righteous Man against Treacherous Foes.

Psalms 64:6 . The text needs correction. We may read, “ They plan evil deeds: they have hidden a well-devised plot, for the inner man is incurable and their heart is deep.”

Psalms 64:8 . Read, “ He shall make them stumble because of their tongue.”

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Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on Psalms 64". "Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". 1919.