John Wesley's Explanatory Notes
on the Whole Bible
- The psalmist confessing his sins, expresses his hope in God, verse 1-6.
- And exhorts Israel to hope in him, verse7, 8. A song of degrees.
Mark - Observe them accurately and punish them as they deserve. Stand - At thy tribunal.
Forgiveness - Thou art able and ready to forgive repenting sinners. Feared - Not with a slavish, but with a childlike fear. This mercy of thine is the foundation of all religion, without which men would desperately proceed in their impious courses.
I wait - That he would pardon my sins.
They - Whether soldiers that keep the night-watches in an army, or the priests or Levites who did so in the temple.
Israel - Every true Israelite. Plenteous - Abundantly sufficient for all persons who accept it upon God's terms.