Psalms 70

Listen to Psalms 70
1 1Make haste, O God, to deliver me! O LORD, make haste to help me!
2 Let them be put to shame and confusion who seek my life! Let them be turned back and brought to dishonor who delight in my hurt!
3 Let them turn back because of their shame who say, "Aha, Aha!"
4 May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you! May those who love your salvation say evermore, "God is great!"
5 But I am poor and needy; 2hasten to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD, do not delay!

Psalms 70 Commentary

Chapter 70

The speedy destruction of the wicked, and the preservation of the godly.

- This psalm is almost the same as the last five verses of Ps 40. While here we behold Jesus Christ set forth in poverty and distress, we also see him denouncing just and fearful punishment on his Jewish, heathen, and antichristian enemies; and pleading for the joy and happiness of his friends, to his Father's honour. Let us apply these things to our own troubled circumstances, and in a believing manner bring them, and the sinful causes thereof, to our remembrance. Urgent trials should always awake fervent prayers.

Cross References 2

  • 1. For ver. 1-5, see Psalms 40:13-17
  • 2. Psalms 141:1

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Psalms 70 Commentaries