Ver. 1. Of David, is not in Sept. But he probably composed this psalm to exculpate himself from the accusation of pride. Bert.
--- It may agree with Esther, Nehemias, &c. 2 Esd. v. 15. C.
--- David proposes his own humility to the imitation of others, without any evil intention. W.
--- Sometimes the saints may speak their own praises, as S. Paul, did, particularly when they are inspired. Bert.
--- Above me. This deportment is admirable in the great. C.
--- We must neither undertake nor pry into things above our ability. M.
PSALM CXXX. (DOMINE NON EST.)
The prophet's humility.
Ver. 2. So reward, &c. The meaning is, that according to his disposition with regard to humility, so he expected a reward in his soul to return to him, and stick as close to him as the child just weaned, which would willingly never be separated from the mother. Ch.
--- If I was not humble, may my soul be treated like an infant, &c. Heb. "If I did not render (or humble and silence) my soul, like an infant weaned from his mother, let my soul be to me as a weaned child." I willingly submit to all thy rigours, if I did not adore thy ways in silence and in humiliation. C.
--- The text may be differently rendered. Bert.
--- As children come willingly to their mother, so the child of God approaches to Him, though he may not always find the same sweetness; and he expects that he will be rewarded accordingly. W.
--- Gemul means, "a weaned infant, or a reward." D.
Ver. 3. Israel. This occurs in the preceding psalm. C.
--- David encourages all to hope by his own experience. W.