On title, see Introduction. The
Psalmist, mourning God's absence and the triumph of his enemies, prays
for relief before he is totally destroyed, and is encouraged to hope
his trust will not be in vain.
1. The forms of expression and figure here
used are frequent (compare Ps 9:12, 18; 10:11, 12).
How long … for ever—Shall it be
2. The counsels or devices of his heart afford
3. lighten mine eyes—dim with weakness,
denoting approaching death (compare 1Sa 14:27-29; Ps 6:7;
4. rejoice—literally, "shout as in
I am moved—cast down from a firm
5, 6. Trust is followed by rejoicing in the
deliverance which God effects, and, instead of his enemy, he can lift
the song of triumph.