The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BiblePsalms 66:17
I cried unto him with my mouth…
Crying designs prayer,
and supposes distress; and crying with the mouth denotes vocal, ardent,
and fervent prayer;
and he was extolled with my tongue:
at the same time the psalmist
prayed for deliverance out of his distresses, he praised God for the
mercies he had received: and did, as the Apostle Paul directs, make
known his requests with thanksgiving, (Philippians 4:6) ; or "he was exalted
under my tongue" F7; that is, in his heart, as some interpret it; his
heart and his mouth went together; and out of the abundance of his
heart his tongue spoke of the goodness, kindness, and mercy of God to
him. The Targum is,
``and his promise was under my tongue;''
and so he was very different from a wicked man, who keeps iniquity
under his tongue, as a sweet morsel, (Job 20:12) .
F7 (ynwvl txt) "sublingua mea", Montanus, Tigurine version,
Vatablus, Musculus, Cocceius, Gejerus, Michaelis.