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A remonstrance of the designs and endeavours of Israel's enemies,
ver. 1 - 8.
A prayer, that God would defeat them, preserve his church, and get
himself glory, ver. 9 - 18.
A song or psalm of Asaph.
3: Hidden ones - Thy people of Israel, who are called God's
hidden or secret ones, to intimate the respect which God has to
them, as to his peculiar treasure.
6: The tabernacles - The people dwelling in them.
Ishmaelites - Some of the posterity of Ishmael, called by their
father's name, as others of them are supposed to be called Hagarens
from their grandmother Hagar.
7: Gebal - An Arabian people so called by ancient writers
dwelling in the southern border of Canaan, where most of the people
here mentioned had their abode.
8: Of Lot - Moab and Ammon.
13: A wheel - Whereas they promise to themselves a sure possession,
let them be like a wheel, which is very unstable, and soon removed.
14: The mountains - The woods upon the mountains, which in those hot
countries, when they have once taken fire, burn with irresistible violence.
16: May seek - May own and worship thee as the only true God.