The church commemorates past mercies, ver. 1 - 8.
Complains of present troubles, ver. 9 - 16.
Professes her integrity, ver. 17 - 22.
Prays for succour, ver. 23 - 26.
To the chief musician for the sons of Korah, Maschil.
|44:4||My king - The whole people speak as one man, being united in one body.|
|44:11||Scattered - Those who were not slain are carried into captivity, and dispersed in several places.|
|44:16||Avenger - Who executeth both God's and his own vengeance upon me.|
|44:17||Yet - Although we cannot excuse ourselves from many other sins, yet through thy grace we have kept ourselves from apostacy and idolatry, notwithstanding all examples and provocations.|
|44:18||Turned - From thy worship to idols.|
|44:19||Broken us - By inflicting upon us one breach after another, thou hast at last brought us to this pass. The place - A place extremely desolate, such as dragons love, Isaiah 13:21 ,22, and therefore full of horror, and danger. Covered us - With deadly horrors and miseries.|
|44:22||Yea - Because we are constant in thy worship, which they abhor.|
|44:25||Our soul - Our persons. Our belly - We are not only thrown down to the earth, but we lie there like dead carcases.|