Ps 69:1
69:1 <> Save me, O God; for the {b} waters are come in
     unto [my] soul.

     (a) Of Shoshannim, read Ps 45:1.
     (b) David shows by the waters the great dangers he was in,
         out of which God delivered him.

Ps 69:2
69:2 I sink in deep mire, where [there is] no {c} standing: I am
     come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.

     (c) No stable firmness to settle my feet.

Ps 69:3
69:3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine {d} eyes
     fail while I wait for my God.

     (d) Though his senses failed him, yet his faith was
         constant and encouraged him still to pray.

Ps 69:4
69:4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs
     of mine head: they that would destroy me, [being] mine
     enemies {e} wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored [that]
     which I {f} took not away.

     (e) Condemning me as guilty.
     (f) They judged me a thief, though innocent, and gave my
         goods to others, as though I had stolen them.

Ps 69:5
69:5 O God, thou knowest my {g} foolishness; and my sins are not
     hid from thee.

     (g) Though I am guilty toward you, yet I am innocent toward

Ps 69:6
69:6 Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of hosts, be
     ashamed for {h} my sake: let not those that seek thee be
     confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.

     (h) Do not let my evil entreaty of the enemy be an
         opportunity for the faithful to fall from you.

Ps 69:9
69:9 {i} For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the
     reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.

     (i) When I saw your enemies claim your Name in mouth only,
         and in their life deny the same, your Holy Spirit
         thrust me forward to reprove them and defend your

Ps 69:10
69:10 When I {k} wept, [and chastened] my soul with fasting,
      that was to my reproach.

      (k) My zeal moved me to lament and pray for my salvation.

Ps 69:12
69:12 They that {l} sit in the gate speak against me; and I
      [was] the song of the drunkards.

      (l) The more he sought to win them to God, the more they
          were against him both the poor and the rich.

Ps 69:13
69:13 But as for me, my prayer [is] unto thee, O LORD, [in] an
      {m} acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy
      hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.

      (m) Knowing that even though I endure trouble now, yet you
          have a time in which you have appointed my

Ps 69:14
69:14 Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be
      delivered from them that hate me, and out of the {n} deep

      (n) He shows a living faith, in that he believes that God
          is favourable towards him when he seems to be angry
          and at hand when he seems to be far off.

Ps 69:17
69:17 And {o} hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in
      trouble: hear me speedily.

      (o) Not that he feared that God would not hear him, but
          that care made him think that God delayed too long.

Ps 69:19
69:19 Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my
      dishonour: mine {p} adversaries [are] all before thee.

      (p) You see that I am beset as a sheep among many wolves.

Ps 69:20
69:20 Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness:
      and {q} I looked [for some] to take pity, but [there was]
      none; and for comforters, but I found none.

      (q) He shows men that it is vain to put our trust in men
          in our great necessity, but that our comfort only
          depends on God: for man increases our sorrows, then
          diminishes them, Joh 19:29.

Ps 69:22
69:22 Let their {r} table become a snare before them: and [that
      which should have been] for [their] welfare, [let it
      become] a trap.

      (r) He desires God to execute his judgments against the
          reprobate, which cannot by any means be turned,
          Rom 11:9.

Ps 69:23
69:23 Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make
      their {s} loins continually to shake.

      (s) Take both judgment and power from them, Ac 1:20.

Ps 69:25
69:25 Let their {t} habitation be desolate; [and] let none dwell
      in their tents.

      (t) Punish not only them, but their posterity, who will be
          like them.

Ps 69:27
69:27 Add {u} iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not
      come into thy righteousness.

      (u) By their continuance and increasing in their sins, let
          it be known that they are of the reprobate.

Ps 69:28
69:28 Let them be blotted out of the {x} book of the living, and
      not be written with the righteous.

      (x) They who seemed by their profession to have been
          written in your book, yet by their fruits prove the
          contrary, let them be known as reprobates.

Ps 69:31
69:31 [This] also shall please the LORD better than an ox [or]
      {y} bullock that hath horns and hoofs.

      (y) There is no sacrifice which God values more than
          thanksgiving for his benefits.

Ps 69:33
69:33 For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his {z}

      (z) For as he delivered his servant David, so will he do
          for all that are in distress and call on him.

Ps 69:36
69:36 The {a} seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and
      they that love his name shall dwell therein.

      (a) Under the temporal promise of the land of Canaan, he
          comprehends the promise of everlasting life to the
          faithful and their posterity.