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David complains to God of his enemies, ver. 1, 2.
Comforts himself in God, and the experience of his goodness, ver. 3 - 6.
Triumphs in the salvation of God, ver. 7, 8
A psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.
2: My soul - Of me: the soul being commonly put for the person.
In God - God hath utterly forsaken him. Selah - This word is no where
used but in this poetical book, and in the song of Habakkuk.
Probably it was a musical note, directing the singer either to lift up
his voice, to make a pause, or to lengthen the tune. But withal, it is
generally placed at some remarkable passage; which gives occasion to think
that it served also to quicken the attention of the singer and hearer.
3: A shield - My defence. My glory - Thou hast formerly given,
and wilt farther give occasion of glorying in thy power and favour.
Lifter up - Thou wilt restore me to my former power and dignity.
4: His hill - Out of heaven, so called, (Ps 15:1).
5: Slept - Securely, casting all my cares upon God.
Awaked - After a sweet and undisturbed sleep.
7: Cheek bone - Which implies contempt and reproach.
Teeth - Their strength and the instruments of their cruelty.
He compares them to wild beasts.