- The danger and folly of persecuting the children of God, verse 1-11.
- Assurance given to the persecuted, that God will deliver them, verse 12-23.
Utter - Or pour forth freely, constantly, abundantly, as a fountain doth waters (so this Hebrew word signifies.) Hard things - Insolent, and intolerable words against thee and thy people.
Of Jacob - He who takes that name to himself, but has no regard to his people.
Planted - The word is emphatical, signifying the excellent structure of the ear, or the several organs belonging to the sense of hearing. Formed - By which word he intimates the accurate and curious workmanship of the eye.
Know - Mens thoughts and words and actions.
Thoughts - Yes, he knoweth all things, even the most secret things, as the thoughts of men; and in particular your thoughts; much more your practices.
Blessed - Those afflictions which are accompanied with Divine instructions are great and true blessings.
But - God will declare himself to be a righteous judge, and will again establish justice in the earth. Follow - They will all approve of it, and imitate this justice of God in all their actions.
Rise - To defend and help me. I looked hither and thither, but none appeared; God alone helped me.
Dwelt - In the place of silence, the grave.
Thoughts - While my heart was filled with various and perplexing thoughts, as this Hebrew word signifies. Comforts - Thy promises, and the remembrance of my former experience of thy care and kindness.
Shall - Wilt thou take part with the unrighteous powers of the world who oppress thy people. A law - By virtue of those unrighteous decrees which they have made.