141:1(A Psalm of David.) LORD, I a cry unto thee: make
haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto
(a) He shows that there is no other refuge in our
necessity but only to flee to God for comfort of soul.
141:2 Let my prayer be set forth before thee [as] incense; [and]
the b lifting up of my hands [as] the evening sacrifice.
(b) He means his earnest zeal and gesture, which he used
in prayer: alluding to the sacrifices which were by
God's commandment offered in the old law.
141:3 Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; c keep the door of
(c) He desires God to keep his thoughts and ways either
from thinking or executing vengeance.
141:4 Incline not my heart to [any] evil thing, to practise
wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not
eat of their d dainties.
(d) Let not their prosperity lure me to be wicked as they
141:5 Let the righteous smite me; [it shall be] a kindness: and
let e him reprove me; [it shall be] an excellent oil,
[which] shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also
[shall be] in their calamities.
(e) He could abide all corrections that came from a loving
141:6 When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they
shall g hear my words; for they are sweet.
(g) The people who follow their wicked rulers in
persecuting the prophet will repent and turn to God,
when they see their wicked rulers punished.
141:7 Our bones are scattered at the h grave's mouth, as when
one cutteth and cleaveth [wood] upon the earth.
(h) Here it appears that David was miraculously delivered
out of many deaths as in (2Co 1:9,10).
141:10 Let the wicked fall into i their own nets, k whilst
that I withal escape.
(i) Into God's nets, by which he catches the wicked in
their own malice.
(k) So that none of them escape.