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David declares his confidence in God, ver. 1 - 3.
His desire to be in the house of God, ver. 4 - 6.
He prays for light and salvation, ver. 7 - 12.
And exhorts others to wait upon God, ver. 13, 14.
A psalm of David.
2: Light - My counsellor in all my difficulties, and my comforter and
deliverer in all my distresses. Strength - The supporter and preserver of
3: In this - That God is my light.
4: Dwell. &c. - Have opportunity of constant attendance upon God.
To behold - That there I may delight myself, in the contemplation of thy
amiable and glorious majesty, and of thy infinite wisdom, holiness,
justice, truth, and mercy.
5: The secret - In his tabernacle, into which mine enemies cannot
come. He alludes to the ancient custom of offenders, who used to flee
to the tabernacle or altar. Rock - A place high and inaccessible.
9: Away - From thy face or presence, or from the place of thy worship.
11: Because of - That I may neither fall into their hands by my
folly, nor give them any occasion of triumphing over me.
13: The living - David was thus earnestly desirous of this mercy
in this life, not because he placed his portion in these things; but
because the truth and glory of God, were highly concerned in making
good the promise of the kingdom to him.