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David complains of his enemies, and begs for mercy, and help against
them, ver. 1 - 7.
Expresses his confidence in God, ver. 8 - 13.
To the chief musician upon Jonath - elem - rechokim, Michtam of David,
when the Philistines took him in Gath.
Title of the psalm. Jonath - elem - rechokim. Which is supposed to be the
name of a song.
4: Will praise - I will praise the Lord for his word, for his
promises of protection and deliverance, made to his people.
Flesh - Infirm and mortal men, called flesh by way of contempt,
as (Ps 78:39,Isa 31:3).
6: They gather - After they have severally employed their thoughts
against me, they meet together to compare them, and to put them in
execution. Hide - They lurk secretly, that they may pry into my most
private actions. Steps - That they may find some occasion to reproach
me. Soul - Or, life, to take it away.
7: Escape - Shall they secure themselves by injurious and malicious
practices. The people - These who are mine enemies.
8: Wanderings - How I have been hunted from place to place.
Put - Regard and pity them. Are they not - But why do I pray to God
to do that which he hath already done?
12: Thy vows - I had made vows to express my gratitude, and resolve
to perform them.
13: Walk - That I may serve and glorify thee. The light - ln this