1 A Psalme of Dauid. Vnto thee, O Lord, doe I crie: O my strength, be not deafe toward mee, lest, if thou answere me not, I be like them that goe downe into the pit.
2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thyHe counts himself as a dead man, till God shows his favour toward him, and grants him his petition.holy oracle.
3 Destroy not the good with the bad.Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief [is] in their hearts.
4 He thus prayed in respect to God's glory and not for his own cause, being assured that God would punish the persecutors of his Church.Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.
5 Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shallLet them be utterly destroyed as in (Mal_1:4).destroy them, and not build them up.
6 Because he felt the assurance of God's help in his heart, his mouth was opened to sing his praises.Blessed [be] the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.
7 The Lorde is my strength and my shielde: mine heart trusted in him, and I was helped: therfore mine heart shall reioyce, and with my song will I praise him.
8 The LORD [is]Meaning his soldiers who were means by which God declared his power.their strength, and he [is] the saving strength of his anointed.
9 Saue thy people, and blesse thine inheritance: feede them also, and exalt them for euer.