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The wickedness of Doeg, and his doom, ver. 1 - 5.
The righteous will see it and fear, ver. 6, 7.
David comforts himself in God, ver. 8, 9.
To the chief musician, Maschil, A psalm of David, when Doeg
the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David
is come to the house of Ahimelech.
1: Continually - God is continually doing good: thou art continually
doing mischief. O mighty - He speaks ironically. O valiant captain!
To kill a few weak and unarmed persons.
2: Deviseth - Expresses what thy wicked mind had devised.
Deceitfully - Doeg pretended only to vindicate himself from disloyalty,(1Sa 22:8), but he really intended to expose the priests, to the
5: Pluck thee - Violently and suddenly as the Hebrew word
signifies, from thy house and lands, and all the wages of thy righteousness.
Root - Though thou seemest to have taken deep root, yet God shall pluck
thee up by the very roots, and destroy thee both root and branch.
6: Fear - Reverence God's just judgment.
8: The house - In God's church, or among his people.
9: Thou hast - Destroyed mine and thine implacable enemies, and
established me in the throne, of which I am no less assured, than if
it were already done. I will continue in thy way, placing my whole
confidence in thy power and goodness, and faithfulness. Before - In
the presence of thy saints.