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David complains of his enemies and appeals to God, ver. 1 - 5.
Foretells their destruction, ver. 6 - 20.
Prays that God would succour him in his low condition, ver. 21 - 29.
Concludes with a joyful hope of deliverance, ver. 30, 31
To the chief musician, A psalm of David.
1: God - The author and matter of all my praises.
4: Adversaries - They requite my love with enmity, as it is explained
6: A wicked man - Who will rule him with rigour and cruelty.
Satan - To accuse him; for this was the place and posture of accusers in
the Jewish courts.
7: Sin - Because it is not from his heart.
10: Desolate places - Into which they are fled for fear and shame.
11: Catch - Heb. ensnare, take away not only by oppression but
also by cunning artificers. Stranger - Who hath no right to his goods.
17: Delighted not - In desiring and promoting the welfare of others.
18: Garment - Which a man wears constantly. Like water - Water in
the cavity of the belly, between the bowels, is almost certain death.
And oil soaking into any of the bones, will soon utterly destroy it.
20: That speak evil against my soul - With design to take away
21: Is good - Above the mercy of all the creatures.
23: When - Towards the evening, when the sun is setting.
The locust - Which is easily driven away with every wind.