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The happiness of them whose sins are forgiven, ver. 1, 2.
The necessity of confessing our sins, and of prayer, ver. 3 - 6.
God's promise to them that trust in him, ver. 7 - 10.
An exhortation to rejoice in God, ver. 11.
A psalm of David, Maschil.
Title of the psalm. Maschil - Or, an instructor. This psalm is
fitly so called, because it was composed for the information of the
church, in that most important doctrine, the way to true blessedness.
2: Imputeth - Whom God doth not charge with the guilt of his sins,
but graciously pardons and accepts him in Christ. No guile - Who freely
confesses all his sins, and turns from sin to God with all his heart.
3: Silence - From a full and open confession of my sins. Old - My
spirit failed, and the strength of my body decayed. Roaring - Because of
the continual horrors of my conscience, and sense of God's wrath.
4: Hand - Thy afflicting hand. My moisture - Was dried up.
5: The iniquity - The guilt of my sin.
6: For this - Upon the encouragement of my example. Found - In an
acceptable and seasonable time, while God continues to offer grace
and mercy. Waters - In the time of great calamities. Not come - So as
to overwhelm him.
8: I will - This and the next verse seems to be the words of God,
whom David brings in as returning this answer to his prayers.
Mine eye - So Christ did St. Peter, when he turned and looked upon
9: Will not - Unless they be forced to it by a bit or bridle.
And so all the ancient translators understand it.
10: Sorrows - This is an argument to enforce the foregoing