The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BiblePsalms 63:6
When I remember thee upon my bed…
Or "beds" F17; seeing he
lay in many, as Kimchi observes, being obliged to flee from place to
place. The sense is, that when he was on his bed in the night season,
when alone, and free from worldly cares and fatigues, and called to
mind the love of God to him, the past experience of his kindness, his
promises to hits, and the fulfilment of them: that he should then be
delightfully entertained, abundantly satisfied, slid his mouth be
filled with songs of praise;
[and] meditate on thee in the [night] watches;
which the Jewish writers
on the text say were three, as they were with the Jews, but with the
Romans four; (See Gill on 14:25); and the night, in the times of
Homer F18, was divided into three parts: the night season is a very
proper one for meditation on the perfections, providences, promises,
word and works of God; and which is very delightful and profitable,
when attended with the presence, Spirit, and grace of God. The Targum
``in the watches I will meditate on thy word.''
F17 (yewuy) "stratis meis", Pagninus, Montanus, Piscator, Cocceius;
so Junius & Tremellius, Ainsworth.
F18 Iliad. 10. v. 252, 253.