Why shouldest thou be as a man astonied
Astonished, and so surprised as not to know what to say or do; or "asleep", as the Septuagint; taking no notice of us, and being altogether unconcerned what becomes of us; or, as one "dumb" F9; that will give no answer to our prayers: as a mighty man that cannot save?
who, though he is able to save, yet, through want of a heart or will, does not exert his power: yet thou, O Lord, art in the midst of us;
having his residence and dwelling in the temple at Jerusalem; and therefore was not a stranger and foreigner among them; and this carries in it an entreaty and an argument that he would not in his providence conduct towards them in such manner as though he was: and we are called by thy name;
the people of God, the Israel of God, and the like: leave us not;
in our distress and trouble, but deliver us out of it.
F9 (Mhdn) "obmutefactus", Fosterus, Mercerus,