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A canticle of a psalm for David himself.

Ver. 1.  Himself.  By repeating here what occurs in Ps. lvi. and lix.  David teaches us to excite our fervour by such sentiments as have formerly made an impression upon us.  Bert.


--- He spoke before of his own victories: now he considers those of Christ, and of his Church, (Geneb.) as well as the state of the captives.  Theod.  C.


The prophet praiseth God for benefits received.

2 My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready: I will sing, and will give praise, with my glory.

Ver. 2.  My heart, &c.  Is not repeated in Heb.  But it is, Ps. lvi. 8.

3 Arise, my glory; arise, psaltery and harp: I will arise in the morning early.

Ver. 3.  Arise, my glory.  Is found also in this psalm, though not here in Heb. &c.  S. Jerom (ad Sun.) thinks some copyist has inserted it.  C.


--- But it seems to be here in its proper place.  Bert.

4 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: and I will sing unto thee among the populations.

Ver. 4.  Nations.  David made various conquests, which prefigured those of Christ, to whom the rest of the psalm belongs.  S. Aug.  W.

5 For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth even unto the clouds. 6 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens, and thy glory over all the earth: 7 that thy beloved may be delivered. Save with thy right hand and hear me.

Ver. 7.  That.  See Ps. lix. 7.  W.

8 God hath spoken in his holiness. I will rejoice, and I will divide Sichem and I will mete out the vale of tabernacles.

Ver. 8.  Holiness.  Or holy one, sancto: (H.) meaning Jeremias xxv. 11. who foretold the end of the captivity, (C.) or David himself, and the Messias, his son, in whom he will rejoice.  H.

9 Galaad is mine, and Manasses is mine and Ephraim the protection of my head. Juda is my king:

10 Moab the pot of my hope. Over Edom I will stretch out my shoe: the aliens are become my friends.

11 Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?

12 Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our armies? 13 O grant us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. 14 Through God we shall do mightily: and he will bring our enemies to nothing.
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