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David beseeches God to hear his prayer, ver. 1 - 3.
Assures himself of God's justice against his enemies, ver. 4 - 6.
Declares his resolution: to serve God, ver. 7.
Prays for himself and the people of God, and against his enemies,
ver. 8 - 12.
To the chief musician upon Nehiloth, A psalm of David.
Title of the psalm. Nehiloth - This is no where else used in scripture.
It is thought to signify a wind - instrument, as Neginoth signified
1: Meditation - My prayer accompanied with deep thoughts and fervent
affections of soul.
3: Morning - Every morning. As soon as I wake, I am still with
thee, as he saith, (Ps 139:18). The first thing that I do is to
pray to thee.
4: Surely - Thou dost not approve of, nor delight in them, or in
their prayers. Dwelt - Have any fellowship with thee.
7: Come - With holy boldness and confidence. Mercy - Trusting only
in thy great mercy. Fear - With an holy dread and reverence of thy
majesty. Towards - Looking towards it, when I cannot come to it.
8: Righteousness - In thy righteous laws. Because - That I may
give them no occasion of slandering me, or religion for my sake.
The way - The way wherein thou wouldst have to one walk. Plain - That I
may clearly discern it, and readily walk in it.
9: Throat - Wide opened ready to devour all that come within their
reach. A metaphor from wild beasts gaping for the prey.
10: Destroy - Condemn and punish them. Cast - Out of thy land, and
from among thy people.