LORD, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.
A. M. 2946. B.C. 1058. make haste
Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
Let my prayer
David, who was now driven from Judea, and far from the sanctuary, here prays that the devotion of his heart, and the elevation of his hands, might be accepted; that the one might ascend to heaven fragrant and well pleasing as the cloud of incense, and the other, in conjunction with it, be prevalent as the minchah, or evening oblation.
Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
Set a watch
Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.
and let me
Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.
or, smite me kindly and reprove me; let not their precious oil break my head, etc. for yet my.
When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.
When their judges
they shall hear
Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.
But mine eyes are unto thee, O GOD the Lord: in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.
leave not my soul destitute
Heb. make not my soul bare.
Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.
from the snares
Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape.
Heb. pass over.