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This is the most melancholy of all the psalms: it is all lamentation,
and mourning, and woe. Here we have the pressure of spirit which the
psalmist was under, ver. 1 - 9.
His humble pleadings with God, ver. 10 - 14.
A farther declaration of his affliction, ver. 15 - 18.
A song or psalm for the sons of Korah, to the chief musician upon
Mahalath Leannoth, Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite.
Title of the psalm. Leannoth - Which seems to be the name of the
instrument. Heman - Probably the same person who was famous in
David's time, both for his skill in musick, and for wisdom.
4: Counted - l am given up by my friends for a lost man.
5: Free - Well nigh discharged from the warfare of the present life,
and entered as a member into the society of the dead. Whom - Thou seemest
to neglect and bury in oblivion.
7: Waves - With they judgments, breaking in furiously upon me like
the waves of the sea.
10: Wonders - In raising them to life. To praise thee - In this
12: Forgetfulness - In the grave, where men are forgotten by their
13: Prevent - Come to thee before the dawning of the day, or the
rising of the sun.
17: Water - As the waters of the sea encompass him who is in the
midst of it.