David complains of his enemies, and begs for mercy, and help against them, ver. 1 - 7.
Expresses his confidence in God, ver. 8 - 13.
To the chief musician upon Jonath-elem - rechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath.
Title of the psalm. Jonath-elem - rechokim. Which is supposed to be the name of a song.
|56:4||Will praise - I will praise the Lord for his word, for his promises of protection and deliverance, made to his people.Flesh - Infirm and mortal men, called flesh by way of contempt, as Psalms 78:39 ps 56: , Isaiah 31:3 , .|
|56:6||They gather - After they have severally employed their thoughts against me, they meet together to compare them, and to put them in execution. Hide - They lurk secretly, that they may pry into my most private actions. Steps - That they may find some occasion to reproach me. Soul - Or, life, to take it away.|
|56:7||Escape - Shall they secure themselves by injurious and malicious practices. The people - These who are mine enemies.|
|56:8||Wanderings - How I have been hunted from place to place.Put - Regard and pity them. Are they not - But why do I pray to God to do that which he hath already done?|
|56:12||Thy vows - I had made vows to express my gratitude, and resolve to perform them.|
|56:13||Walk - That I may serve and glorify thee. The light - ln this life.|