Excepting the recurrence of the refrain, there is no good reason to
suppose this a part of the preceding, though the scope is the same. It
has always been placed separate.
1. Judge—or, "vindicate" (Ps 10:18).
plead, &c.—(Ps 35:1).
ungodly—neither in character or
condition objects of God's favor (compare Ps 4:3).
2. God of my strength—by covenant
relation my stronghold (Ps 18:1).
cast me off—in scorn.
because—or, "in," that is, in such
circumstances of oppression.
3. light—as in Ps 27:1.
truth—or, "faithfulness" (Ps 25:5), manifest it by fulfilling promises.
Light and truth are personified as messengers who will
bring him to the privileged place of worship.
tabernacles—plural, in allusion to the
4. the altar—as the chief place of
worship. The mention of the harp suggests the prominence of praise in