Psalms, Chapter 109
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 ver.(5).

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 my life.

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.

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