Neginah—or, Neginoth (see on Ps
4:1, title). Separated from his usual spiritual privileges, perhaps
by Absalom's rebellion, the Psalmist prays for divine aid, and, in view
of past mercies, with great confidence of being heard.
1-3. From the end—that is, places remote
from the sanctuary (De 28:64).
2. heart is overwhelmed—literally,
"covered over with darkness," or, "distress."
to the rock—(Ps 18:2; 40:2).
higher than I—which otherwise I cannot
3. shelter … and strong
tower—repeat the same sentiment.
4. I will abide—So I desire to do
trust in the covert,
&c.—make my refuge, in the shadow (compare Ps 17:8;
5. the heritage—or, part in the
spiritual blessings of Israel (Ps 21:2-4).
6, 7. the king—himself and his royal
line ending in Christ. Mercy and truth personified, as in Ps 40:11;
7. abide before God—literally, "sit as a
king in God's presence," under His protection.
8. Thus for new blessings will new vows of
praise ever be paid.