1 «A Psalm of David.» LORD, IHe shows that there is no other refuge in our necessity but only to flee to God for comfort of soul.cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.
2 Let my prayer be set forth before thee [as] incense; [and] theHe means his earnest zeal and gesture, which he used in prayer: alluding to the sacrifices which were by God's commandment offered in the old law.lifting up of my hands [as] the evening sacrifice.
3 Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth;He desires God to keep his thoughts and ways either from thinking or executing vengeance.keep the door of my lips.
4 Incline not my heart to [any] evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of theirLet not their prosperity lure me to be wicked as they are.dainties.
5 Let the righteous smite me; [it shall be] a kindness: and letHe could abide all corrections that came from a loving heart.him reprove me; [it shall be] an excellent oil, [which] shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also [shall be] in their calamities.
6 When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shallThe people who follow their wicked rulers in persecuting the prophet will repent and turn to God, when they see their wicked rulers punished.hear my words; for they are sweet.
7 Our bones are scattered at theHere it appears that David was miraculously delivered out of many deaths as in (2Co_1:9-10).grave's mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth [wood] upon the earth.
8 But mine eyes looke vnto thee, O Lord God: in thee is my trust: leaue not my soule destitute.
9 Keepe me from the snare, which they haue layde for me, and from the grennes of the workers of iniquitie.
10 Let the wicked fall intoInto God's nets, by which he catches the wicked in their own malice.their own nets,So that none of them escape.whilst that I withal escape.