John Wesley's Explanatory Notes
on the Whole Bible
- David professes his integrity, verse 1-8.
- Deprecates the doom of the wicked, verse 9, 10.
- Casts himself upon the mercy of God, verse 11, 12.
- A psalm of David.
Trusted - I have committed my cause and affairs to thee.
For - I dare appeal to thee, because thou knowest I have a deep sense of thy loving-kindness, by which I have been led to love and obey thee.
Sat - Continued with them. I have been so far from an imitation of their wicked courses, that I have avoided their company. Vain - With false and deceitful persons. Go in - Into their company.
Compass - Approach to thine altar with my sacrifices: which I could not do with any comfort, if I were conscious of those crimes, whereof mine enemies accuse me.
House - Thy sanctuary and worship. Honour - Thy glorious and gracious presence.
Gather not - Do not bind me up in the same bundle, or put me into the same accursed condition with them.
Standeth - I stand upon a sure and solid foundation, being under the protection of God's promise, and his almighty and watchful providence. Congregations - I will not only privately, but in the assemblies of thy people celebrate thy praise.