David here begins with prayer and complaint, tho' not as without hope, ver. 1 - 6.
He concludes with joy and praise, ver. 7 - 11.
To the chief musician Al - taschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave.
Title of the psalm. Al - taschith - The word signifies, destroy not.Which some think to be a preface, containing the sum of the psalm.The cave - Either
|57:3||Send forth - Will discover them, by affording his gracious help in pursuance of his promises.|
|57:4||Lions - Fierce and bloody men. I lie - I have my abode.On fire - From hell. Who are mere fire - brands, breathing out wrath and threatenings, and incensing Saul against me.|
|57:5||Excited - Glorify thy power, and goodness, and justice, and faithfulness, by my deliverance. Above, &c. - To the highest degree possible.|
|57:7||Fixed - In a stedfast belief of thy promises.|
|57:8||My glory - My tongue, the instrument of singing.Awake - I will employ all the powers of my soul and body.|
|57:9||The people - Among the Israelites, and among the Heathens, as I shall have occasion.|