Psalms 109:21

21 But you, O GOD my Lord, deal on my behalf 1for your name's sake; because your 2steadfast love is good, deliver me!

Psalms 109:21 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 109:21

But do thou for me, O God the Lord, for thy name's sake
The sense of the petition is, and which is a prayer of Christ as man, that the Lord God would take his part, be on his side, be present with him, work with him, help and assist him, and that for his own honour and glory, for his truth and faithfulness sake, who had promised him help and assistance, ( Psalms 89:21-23 Psalms 89:34 ) .

Because thy mercy is good, deliver thou me;
or "thy kindness" F7; meaning the lovingkindness of God to Christ, which he always bore to him, and was eminently and superlatively good; which he makes use of as an argument for his deliverance out of all his troubles, and from death itself; see ( Psalms 69:14 Psalms 69:16 ) .


F7 (Kdox) "benignitas tua", Musculus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator.

Psalms 109:21 In-Context

19 May it be like a garment that he wraps around him, like a belt that he puts on every day!
20 May this be the reward of my accusers from the LORD, of those who speak evil against my life!
21 But you, O GOD my Lord, deal on my behalf for your name's sake; because your steadfast love is good, deliver me!
22 For I am poor and needy, and my heart is stricken within me.
23 I am gone like a shadow at evening; I am shaken off like a locust.

Cross References 2

  • 1. [Jeremiah 14:7]; See Psalms 23:3
  • 2. Psalms 69:16; [Psalms 63:3]
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