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A prayer for the king, ver. 1 - 4.
The king and the people rejoice in God, and pray for his help,
ver. 5 - 9.
To the chief musician, A psalm of David.
1: God of Jacob - God had made a covenant with Jacob and his
2: Sanctuary - From the tabernacle in Zion, where the ark then
was; toward which the Israelites directed their prayers.
5: Rejoice - Hereby they shew their confidence in God, and their
assurance of the victory. Name - To the honour of God. Set up - In way
6: Now - We are already sure of victory by the consideration of God's
power and faithfulness and love to David, and to his people. They speak
as one person, because they were unanimous in this prayer. Saveth - Will
certainly save. Strength - This shews how God will hear him, even by
saving him with a strong hand.
7: Remember - Trust in it.
8: Brought down - From their horses and chariots, to which they
trusted. Stand - Stand firmly, and keep the field.
9: Let the king - God, the supreme monarch, the king of kings, and
in a peculiar manner the king of Israel.