John Wesley's Explanatory Notes
on the Whole Bible
- He praises God for delivering him, and exhorts others to praise him, verse 1-5.
- Recollects his former security, and his prayer when in trouble, verse 6-10.
- And stirs himself up to thankfulness, verse 11, 12.
- A Psalm and song, at the dedication of the house of David.
Title of the psalm. Song-A psalm to be sung with the voice to an instrument. David-At the dedication of David's house, which was built, 2 Samuel 5:11, and doubtless was dedicated, as God had commanded.
Cometh - Speedily and in due season.
Mountain - My kingdom: kingdoms are usually called mountains in prophetical writings.
Profit - What wilt thou gain by it? The dust - Shall they that are dead celebrate thy goodness in the land of the living? Or, shall my dust praise thee?
Sackcloth - Given me occasion to put off that sackcloth, which they used to wear in times of mourning, Esther 4:1; Psalms 35:13; Isaiah 32:11; Joel 1:13. Girded - With joy, as with a garment, surrounding me on every side.
My glory - My tongue.