28:2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy b holy oracle.
(b) He counts himself as a dead man, till God shows his favour toward him, and grants him his petition. 28:3 c Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief [is] in their hearts.
(c) Destroy not the good with the bad. 28:4 d Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.
(d) He thus prayed in respect to Gods glory and not for his own cause, being assured that God would punish the persecutors of his Church. 28:5 Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall e destroy them, and not build them up.
28:6 f Blessed [be] the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.
(e) Let them be utterly destroyed as in ( Malachi 1:4 ).
(f) Because he felt the assurance of Gods help in his heart, his mouth was opened to sing his praises. 28:8 The LORD [is] g their strength, and he [is] the saving strength of his anointed.
(g) Meaning his soldiers who were means by which God declared his power.