Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.
A. M. 2983. B.C. 1021. (Title.) This Psalm is evidently a continuation of the preceding, and had the same author; and they are written as one in forty-six MSS. The sameness of subject, similarity of composition, and return of the same burden in both, are sufficient evidence of this opinion
or, unmerciful. the deceitful. Heb. a man of deceit and iniquity.
For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.
Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.
my exceeding joy
Heb. the gladness of my joy.
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
Yesh¸Ùth, "salvations." or deliverances see Ps 44:4.