Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O LORD.
A. M. 2983. B.C. 1021. (Title.) A Psalm. This Psalm is almost word for word the same as the five last verses of Psalm 40; and it is written as a part of the succeeding Psalm in about 27 MSS. Both Psalms evidently appear to have been written by David during the rebellion of Absalom, and probably at the crisis when he heard of the sanguinary counsel which Ahithophel had given respecting him; or, as some suppose, when beyond Jordan
to help me
Heb. to my help.
Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.
Rather,"my life," naphshee; for the word has frequently this meaning.
Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.
He‰ch! He‰ch! a note of extreme contempt; marking insult and triumph at the same time.
Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.
But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying.