Commentary Critical and Explanatory
on the Whole Bible
Neginah--or, Neginoth (see on
title). Separated from his usual spiritual privileges, perhaps by
Absalom's rebellion, the Psalmist prays for divine aid, and, in view of
past mercies, with great confidence of being heard.
1-3. From the end--that is, places remote from the sanctuary
2. heart is overwhelmed--literally, "covered over with darkness," or,
to the rock--
(Ps 18:2; 40:2).
higher than I--which otherwise I cannot ascend.
3. shelter . . . and strong tower--repeat the same sentiment.
4. I will abide--So I desire to do (compare
trust in the covert, &c.--make my refuge, in the shadow
Ps 17:8; 36:7).
5. the heritage--or, part in the spiritual blessings of Israel
6, 7. the king--himself and his royal line ending in Christ. Mercy
and truth personified, as in
Ps 40:11; 57:3.
7. abide before God--literally, "sit as a king in God's presence,"
under His protection.
8. Thus for new blessings will new vows of praise ever be paid.