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The psalmist complains of deep distress, and temptations to despair,
ver. 1 - 10.
He encourages himself to hope, by the remembrance of what God had done
formerly, ver. 11 - 20.
To the chief musician, to Jeduthun, A psalm of Asaph.
2: Night - Which to others was a time of rest and quietness.
3: Troubled - Yea, the thoughts of God were now a matter of trouble,
because he was angry with me. Overwhelmed - So far was I from finding
4: Waking - By continual grief.
5: The days - The mighty works of God in former times.
6: My song - The mercies of God vouchsafed to me, and to his people,
which have obliged me to sing his praises, not only in the day, but also
7: Cut off - His peculiar people.
10: I said - These suspicions of God's faithfulness proceed from the
weakness of my faith. The years - The years wherein God hath done great
and glorious works, which are often ascribed to God's right - hand.
13: In holiness - God is holy and just, and true in all his works.
16: Afraid - And stood still, as men astonished, do.
17: Poured - When the Israelites passed over the sea.
Arrows - Hail - stones or lightnings.
19: Not known - Because the water returned and covered them.
20: Leddest - First through the sea, and afterwards through the
wilderness, with singular care and tenderness, as a shepherd doth his sheep.