On title, see Introduction and see
on Ps 6:1. The Psalmist laments the decrease of
good men. The pride and deceit of the wicked provokes God's wrath,
whose promise to avenge the cause of pious sufferers will be verified
even amidst prevailing iniquity.
1. the faithful—or literally,
"faithfulness" (Ps 31:23).
2. The want of it is illustrated by the
prevalence of deceit and instability.
3, 4. Boasting (Da 7:25) is, like flattery, a species of
lips, and … tongue—for
5. The writer intimates his confidence by
depicting God's actions (compare Ps 9:19; 10:12) as coming to save the poor at whom the
wicked sneer (Ps 10:5).
6. The words—literally, "saying of"
seven times—thoroughly (Da 3:19).
8. The wicked roam undisturbed doing evil,
when vileness and vile men are exalted.