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The psalmist declares his love for the ordinances of God, and the
happiness of those that enjoy them, ver. 1 - 7.
A devout prayer, and expression of faith in him, ver. 8 - 12.
It is generally supposed, David wrote this, when he was driven out
of the land by Absalom.
To the chief musician upon Gittith, A psalm for the sons of Korah.
4: They - That constantly abide in thy house; the priests and
Levites, or other devout Jews who were there perpetually, as
Anna, (Lu 2:36-37).
They will - They are continually employed in that blessed work.
5: Whose strength - Who trusteth in thee as his only strength.
Thy ways - Blessed are they whose hearts are set upon Zion and their
journey is thither.
6: Baca - A dry valley in the way to Jerusalem, here put for all
places of like nature. Make a well - They dig divers little pits or wells
in it for their relief. The rain - God recompenses their diligence with
his blessing, sending rain wherewith they may be filled.
7: They go - They grow stronger and stronger. Appeareth - This is
added as the blessed fruit of their long and tedious journey.
9: Look - Cast a favourable eye towards him.
Anointed - Of me, who though a vile sinner, am thine anointed king.
10: Than dwell - In the greatest glory and plenty.
11: A sun - To enlighten and quicken, and direct and comfort his
people. Shield - To save his people from all their enemies.
Grace - His favour, which is better than life. Glory - The honour which
comes from God here, and eternal glory.