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David prays for acceptance and assistance, ver. 1 - 6.
For the deliverance of himself and friends, ver. 7 - 10.
A psalm of David.
4: Incline not - Suffer it not to be inclined. Heart - Keep me not
only from wicked speeches, but from all evil motions of my heart.
Dainties - The pleasures or advantages which they gain by their wickedness.
5: Smite - By reproofs. Break - Not hurt, but heal and greatly
refresh me. Calamities - In the calamities of those righteous persons
who reproved him. When they came into such calamities as those wherein
he was involved he would pity them and pray for them.
6: Judges - The chief of mine enemies. Overthrown - Or, cast down
headlong by thine exemplary vengeance. Hear - Hearken unto my counsels
and offers which now they despise.
7: Our bones - Our case is almost as hopeless as of those who are
dead, and whose bones are scattered in several places.