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David prays for deliverance from his enemies, ver. 1 - 7.
He foretells their destruction, ver. 8 - 17.
To the chief musician, Al - taschith, Michtam of David:
when Saul sent and they watched the house to kill him.
4: Run - To and fro, to receive Saul's commands, and to execute them
with all speed.
5: The God - A God in covenant with all true Israelites, whom thou
hast promised to protect and bless. The heathen - Or, these heathens,
who though they are Israelites by birth; yet in their dispositions they
are mere Heathens. Be not - For indeed thou canst not according to thy
word, be merciful to such incorrigible offenders.
6: Return - Watching for me: which they did at this time all the
night long, (1Sa 19:11).
A dog - When he is pursuing his prey. Go round - When they did not find
him in his own house, they sought for him in other parts of the city.
7: Pour out - Sharp and bitter word's, abundantly and vehemently, as
a fountain doth waters, as this word signifies. Swords - Words as keen
and mischievous as swords. For who - David doth not hear us, and God
either doth not hear, or not regard what we say.
10: Prevent - Thou wilt help me sooner than I expect.
11: My people - Over whom thou hast appointed me to be governor in
due time. Forget - Their former danger, and thy glorious mercy in
delivering them. Scatter - Let them wander from place to place, that they
may carry the tokens of thy justice, and their own shame to all places.
12: Pride - For their proud and insolent speeches against thee.
Lying - For their execrations and lying reports, which they have spread
13: Not be - In the land of the living any more.