David beseeches God to hear his prayer, ver. 1 - 3.
Assures himself of God's justice against his enemies, ver. 4 - 6.
Declares his resolution: to serve God, ver. 7.
Prays for himself and the people of God, and against his enemies, ver. 8 - 12.
To the chief musician upon Nehiloth, A psalm of David.
Title of the psalm. Nehiloth - This is no where else used in scripture.It is thought to signify a wind - instrument, as Neginoth signified stringed instruments.
|5:1||Meditation - My prayer accompanied with deep thoughts and fervent affections of soul.|
|5:3||Morning - Every morning. As soon as I wake, I am still with thee, as he saith, Psalms 139:18 . The first thing that I do is to pray to thee.|
|5:4||Surely - Thou dost not approve of, nor delight in them, or in their prayers. Dwelt - Have any fellowship with thee.|
|5:7||Come - With holy boldness and confidence. Mercy - Trusting only in thy great mercy. Fear - With an holy dread and reverence of thy majesty. Towards - Looking towards it, when I cannot come to it.|
|5:8||Righteousness - In thy righteous laws. Because - That I may give them no occasion of slandering me, or religion for my sake.The way - The way wherein thou wouldst have to one walk. Plain - That I may clearly discern it, and readily walk in it.|
|5:9||Throat - Wide opened ready to devour all that come within their reach. A metaphor from wild beasts gaping for the prey.|
|5:10||Destroy - Condemn and punish them. Cast - Out of thy land, and from among thy people.|