|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.)
That = Who.
Supply the Ellipsis thus:
"Who [say] our sons are,
etc." All the words in italic type in verses
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
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.
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