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them according to their sins; consume thein in his wrath; and even render their sin their punishment ; ver. 8, 10, 15. (3) His holy resolutions to wait upon God, till his judgments should be executed upon them, and then to praise him for his favours ; ver. 9, 10, 16, 17.
While I sing, let me think of the opposition made to David's Lord, and of the unrelenting vengeance which hath overtaken his enemies, Jewish and heathen, and shall overtake his antichristian and other opposers. While his honours are trampled under foot, let me wait on, and trust in God, that at last.I may join in the HALLELUJA HS of his people, when the smoke of his enemies torment ascendeth up for ever and ever.
M Y God, deliver me from those
that up against me rise.
that work iniquity;
of bloody cruelty.
the mighty do combine
nor any sin of mine.
themselves do ready make : Awake to meet me with thy help,
and do thou notice take.
thou God of Israel,
that wickedly rebel,
they make great noise and sound,
and wiready make helps
Like to a dog, and often walk
about the city round. ✓ Behold, they belch out with their mouth,
and in their lips are swords ; For they do say thus, who is he
that now doth hear our words ? 8 But thou, O Lord, shalt laugh at them,
and all the heathen mock. 9 While he's in pow'r I'll wait on thee ;
for God is my high rock. 10 He of my mercy that is God
betimes shall me prevent : Upon mine en’mies God shall let
me see mine heart's content. 11 Them slay not, lest my folk forget ;
but scatter them abroad By thy strong pow'r; and bring them down,
O thou our shield, and God. 12 For their mouth's sin, and for the words
that from their lips do fly.
because they curse and lie.
that so they may not be :
to the earth’s ends let them see 14 At ev'ning let thou them return,
making great noise and sound, Like to a dog, and often walk
about the city round. 15 And let them wander up and down,
in seeking food to eat; And let them grudge when they shall not
be satisfy'd with meat.
16 But of thy pow'r I'll sing aloud,
at morn thy mercy praise : For thou to me my refuge wast,
and tow'r in troublous days.
sing praises unto thec;
To the chief Musician, upon SHUSHAN-EDUTH. Micit
TAM of David, to teach ; when he strove with ARAMNAHARAIM, and with ARAM-ZOBAH, when Joab returned and smote of EDOM, in the valley of SALT, twelve thousand.
This Psalm was penned by David, during his wars with the Syrians and Edomites ; 2 Sam. viii. Here (1) He bewails the tokens of God's displeasure with Israel, in the breaking and disjointing of the nation, under Saul and Ishbosheth ver. I-3. (2) In thankful contemplation of the late revival he had given to their affairs by bis own accession to the throne, and victories over the Philistines, Moabites, &C. He beseeches God to grant them victory over, and rest from all their other enemies; ver. 4, 5. (3) In the confident expectation of God's sulfilment of his promises, and along with importunate supplication he expresseth his triumphant hopes, that God would quickly subdue every enemy, the fortified cities of Edom no: excepted ; ver. 6-12.
In all my distressed cases, let ine rejoice in the BANNER the ENSIGN given and displayed to the nations, and in the faith of God's promise let me firmly expect victory over every spiritual foe, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God, the full enjoyment of the Canaan that is above.
LORD, thou hast rejected us,
and scatter'd us abroad ;
return to us, O God.
2 The earth to tremble thou hast made ;
therein didst breaches make :
because the land doth shake.
hast shew'd, and on them sent ; And thou hast caused us to drink
wine of astonishment.
to them who thee do fear;
displayed may appear.
deliver'd be from thrall ; Save with the pow'r of thy right hand,
. and hear me when I call. 6 God in his holiness hath spoke;
herein I will take pleasure : Shechem I will divide, and forth
will Succoth’s valley measure. ✓ Gilead I claim as mine by right;
Manasseh mine shall be :
Judah gives laws for me.
I'll over Edom throw :
I will in triumph go.. 90 who is he will bring me to
the city fortify'd ?
of Edom will me guide ?
this thing wilt thou not do ?
Ev'n thou, O God, which didest not'
. forth with our armies go.
is vain which man supplies.
DAVID. Here (1) David, in commemorating what the Lord had formerly done to him, and in the faith of what he had promised, cries to God for comfort and protection, amidst great troubles ; ver. 1-4. (2) In the view of what God had and would for ever do for him, he supplicates necessary mercies, and resolves on everlasting praise and thanksgiving to God as his bound duty ; ver. 5—8.
So may all providences, distressful or smiling, lead my soul to a thankful panting for God, as my ALL and in ALL.
God give ear unto my cry;
unto my pray’r attend :
and in perplexity :
that higher is than I.
a shelter by thy pow'r;
thou hast been a strong tow'r. . 4 Within thy tabernacle I
for ever will abide :