The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BiblePsalms 118:7
The Lord taketh my part with them that help me…
four hundred men that were with David, and stood by him in his
troubles, (1 Samuel 22:2) ; see (Psalms 54:4) ; and with those who ministered
unto Christ as man, (Luke 8:3) . Or, "the Lord [is] for me, with" or "among
my helpers" F20; he is the principal helper, he is one for all; he is
in the room and stead of other helpers; having him, there is no need of
any other: the Lord is the only helper of his people, vain is the help
of man; he helps them out of all their troubles and difficulties, in
the exercise of every grace, and in the discharge of every duty; he
helps them to all their mercies temporal and spiritual, to grace here,
and glory hereafter. The Targum is,
``the Word of the Lord is to help me;''
therefore shall I see [my desire] upon them that hate me;
"vengeance" on them, as the Targum; which was desired by David, by the
Messiah, and by the saints; not for the sake of that itself, but for
the glory of divine justice. David saw this, (Psalms 54:7) ; so will the
Messiah, when all his enemies, that will not have him to reign over
them, will be slain before him; and so will the people of God, when
antichrist is destroyed.
F20 (yrzeb yl) "pro me est cum iis qui auxiliantur mihi", Vatablus;
so Cocceius, Gejerus.