Psalms 5

The Book of Psalms
Chapter 5

Chapter Overview:

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.
5:1Meditation - My prayer accompanied with deep thoughts and fervent affections of soul.
5:3Morning - 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.
5:4Surely - Thou dost not approve of, nor delight in them, or in their prayers. Dwelt - Have any fellowship with thee.
5:7Come - 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.
5:8Righteousness - 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.
5:9Throat - Wide opened ready to devour all that come within their reach. A metaphor from wild beasts gaping for the prey.
5:10Destroy - Condemn and punish them. Cast - Out of thy land, and from among thy people.