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David expresses his confidence in God, ver. 1 - 7.
Excites others to trust in him, ver. 8 - 12.
To the chief musician, to Jeduthun. A psalm of David.
Title of the psalm. Jeduthun - A famous musician, (1Ch 9:16).
3: Ye - Mine enemies; to whom now he turns his speech.
Against - Against me, a man like yourselves, whom common humanity
obliges you to pity.
9: Vanity - Vain, and helpless creatures. A lie - They promise
much, but generally deceive those who trust in them.
10: Vain - Feeding yourselves with vain hopes of felicity, from those
riches which you take from others by violence.
11: Spoken - Frequently, both immediately as at Sinai, and by his
holy prophets, from time to time. That - That power is God's prerogative;
and consequently all creatures, either against or without him, are poor
12: Therefore - God is almighty, therefore he can easily destroy all
his enemies: he is also merciful, and therefore will pardon good mens
failings. Renderest - And this as he is obliged to do by his holy nature,
so is he able to do it, being omnipotent, and willing to do it to the
godly (which was the only thing that might be doubted, because of their
manifold miscarriages) because he is merciful and gracious.