|NOTES ON PSALM 144:11-15 This Is From The Companion Bible.|
|PSALMS CHAPTER 144:|
me from the hand of
Whose mouth 8speaketh vanity,
And their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:
12 °That our sons °may be as plants grown up in their youth;
That our daughters °may be as corner stones, polished after
the similitude of a palace:
13 That our garners 12may be full, affording all manner of store:
That our °sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands
in our °streets:
14 That our oxen 12may be °strong to labour;
That there be °no breaking in, °nor going out;
That there be no complaining in our 13streets.
15 °Happy is that people, that is °in such a case:
°Yea, happy is that People, whose 9God is 1the LORD.
Appendix 4. II.
7 Rid = snatch. Hebrew pazah; same word as in verse 11, and "delivereth", verse 10.
7 deliver = pluck, or rescue. Hebrew nazal; same word as in verse 11, not the same as in verses 2, 10.
7 strange children = aliens. Hebrew = sons of the foreigner.
8 speaketh. Compare verse 11; and note the words they speak in verses 12-15.
9 God. Hebrew Elohim. Appendix 4. I.
(The preceding notes have been brought forward from earlier verses in this chapter for perspicacity.)
12 That = Who. Hebrew 'asher. Supply the Ellipsis thus: "Who [say] our sons are, etc." All the words in italic type in verses 12-15- may be omitted, or the Present Tense may be supplied throughout. The verb "say" or "saying" is very frequently to be thus understood. See note on Psalm 109:5.
may be. Supply "Are" and omit "That"
13 sheep = flocks.
streets = open fields. Hebrew that which is outside the house.
14 strong to labour = well laden.
no breaking in = no invasion.
nor going out = no captivity.
15 Happy. See Appendix 63. VI.
in such a case: that is to say, holding the false view that happiness consists in outward prosperity. Compare 4:6, 7, and 146:3 and 5.
Yea. Supply the Ellipsis (Appendix 6), not as in Authorized Version and Revised Version, but [Yea, rather], or [Nay]. The last member (L3) being David's own words; denying the vain and false words of the aliens (verses 8 and 12-15), and declaring the truth as to that in which real happiness consists. See note on Psalm 4:6, 7.
( Doctor Bullinger's companion column continues on to the next chapter, but is not shown here in these web-pages.)