In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.
Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.
my strong habitation
Heb. to me for a rock of habitation.
Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
out of the
For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.
By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.
I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.
as a wonder
&-- Kemopaton, "as a prodigy:" my low estate,--my slaying the lion and bear,--conquering the Philistine,--escaping the fury of Saul,--being raised to the throne of Israel,--enduring such uncommon trials and afflictions,--and experiencing such wonderful deliverances, all mark me out as the subject of "wonder unto many; but Thou art my strong Refuge."
Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.
Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.
This determines the period when this Psalm was composed; for it was in David's old age that the rebellion of Absalom took place.
For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,
lay wait for
Heb. watch or observe.
Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.
O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.
Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.
Let them be, etc
"They shall be confounded," etc.: these are prophetic denunciations.
But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.
My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.
all the day
I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
I will go
I will make
O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.
Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.
when I am old and grey-headed
Heb. until old age and grey hairs. until I.
Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!
who is like
God is alone,--who can resemble Him? He is that eternal, illimitable, unimpartible, unchangeable, incomprehensible, uncompounded, ineffable Being, whose essence is hidden from all created intelligences, and whose counsels cannot be fathomed by any creature.
Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.
I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.
Heb. instrument of psaltery.
My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.