The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BiblePsalms 57:2
I will cry unto God most high…
To remember him in his low
estate, and who is higher than the highest, than Saul and his mighty
men with him. This epithet David no doubt made use of, to encourage his
faith in the Lord, who is above all, and can do all things; as follows;
unto God that performeth [all things] for me;
in a providential way,
having made him, upheld him in being, fed and clothed him, preserved
him, and followed him with his goodness all his days; and in a way of
grace he performed all his purposes concerning him, all his promises
unto him, and was performing and would perfect the work of grace in
him; see (Psalms 138:8) (Philippians 1:6) . The Targum adds a fable by way of
paraphrase on the text,
``who commanded, or prepared a spider, to perfect in the mouth
of the cave a web for me;''
so it is in the king's Bible; as if, when he was in the cave, God so
ordered it in his providence, that a spider should spin a web over the
month of it, which prevented his persecutors from searching for him in
it; but the Scripture is silent in this matter. Such a story is
reported of Felix, bishop of Nola, in ecclesiastical history F13.
F13 Vid. Bochart. Hierozoic. par. 2. l. 4. c. 23. col. 611.