Psalms 109:1

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

1 My God, whom I praise, do not remain silent,

Psalms 109:1 in Other Translations

1 Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;
1 Be not silent, O God of my praise!
1 O God, whom I praise, don’t stand silent and aloof
1 My God, don't turn a deaf ear to my hallelujah prayer.
1 God of my praise, do not be silent.

Psalms 109:1 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 109:1

Hold not thy peace
Or be not as a deaf or dumb man, or like one that turns a deaf ear and will give no answer; so the Lord seems to his people when he does not give an immediate answer to their prayers, and does not arise to help them; he seems to have forsaken them, and to stand at a distance from them; nor does he avenge them of their enemies; it is the Messiah, as man, that puts up this petition, and it agrees with ( Psalms 22:2 ) .

O God of my praise;
worthy of all praise, because of the perfections of his nature, and for the mercies he bestows; and is and ought to be the constant object of the praise of his people, and was the object of the praise of Christ; see ( Psalms 22:22 Psalms 22:55 ) , who praised him for his wonderful formation as man, having such a holy human nature, so suitable to his divine Person, and so fit for the service of his people; for his preservation from his enemies, and the deliverance of him from death and the grave, by his resurrection; for hearing his petitions, and for the special grace bestowed on his people; see ( Psalms 139:14 ) ( Psalms 118:21 Psalms 118:22 ) ( John 11:41 John 11:42 ) ( Matthew 11:25 Matthew 11:26 ) . Or, "O God of my glorying F23"; in whom he gloried, of whom he boasted; as he often with exultation spoke of him as his God and Father: or, "the God that praises me"; for his praise was not of men, but of God, who by a voice from heaven declared him his beloved Son, in whom he was well pleased, ( Matthew 3:17 ) ( 17:5 ) .


F23 (ytlht) "gloriationis meae", Cocceius; "de quo glorior", so some in Vatablus.

Psalms 109:1 In-Context

1 My God, whom I praise, do not remain silent,
2 for people who are wicked and deceitful have opened their mouths against me; they have spoken against me with lying tongues.
3 With words of hatred they surround me; they attack me without cause.
4 In return for my friendship they accuse me, but I am a man of prayer.
5 They repay me evil for good, and hatred for my friendship.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Exodus 15:2; Jeremiah 17:14
  • 2. S Job 34:29; Psalms 83:1
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