PSALM CXXII. (AD TE LEVAVI.)
A prayer in affliction, with confidence in God.
Ver. 1. Canticle. Heb. adds, "of David." H.
--- Syriac also attributes to him, though Zorobabel, &c. might recite it at their return. It may also refer to the captives groaning under oppression, (C.) and to every Christian, who must live in expectation of a better country. S. Aug. Berthier. T. viii.
Ver. 2. Masters. Expecting liberty, or rather food; though it may also imply that they are ready to run at the first sign, which they observe with attention. Thus Menelaus had his eyes on Agamemnon. Homer. C.
--- As servants, and particularly handmaids, are very attentive, and hope to receive sustenance, so we ought to pray with all earnestness to God for what is necessary. W.
--- All must come from Him.
--- Until. Or "waiting for his having mercy on us." We shall not cease to look up to Him afterwards. Bert.
--- "Take care not to turn thine eyes away from mine." Terent. Adelph. ii. 1.
Ver. 4. A reproach. Heb. "with the reproach of those at ease," &c. (H.) or "let reproach fall upon," &c. We are treated with too much scorn. Lam. iii. 30. C.
--- Yet God will not permit his friends to be overcome, but encourages them to hope for speedy redress, when their sufferings are great. W.