And see if [there be any] wicked way in me
Not that David thought himself free from wickedness, or that there was none to be found in his heart and life; and therefore said this in a boasting way, he knew otherwise; see ( Psalms 19:12 Psalms 19:13 ) ( 119:96 ) ; but he is desirous it might be thoroughly looked into and seen whether there was any such wicked way in him he was charged with; as that he had a design upon the life of Saul, and to seize his throne and kingdom, which never entered into his mind, ( 1 Samuel 24:9 ) . Or, "any way of grief" F4; what tended to wound and grieve his own soul, or to grieve the hearts of God's people; or to grieve the Holy Spirit of God; and which he ought to grieve for and repent of: suggesting, that upon the first conviction he was ready to relinquish any such wicked way, and express his abhorrence of it, and testify true repentance for it. Some render it, "the way of an idol" F5; because a word from the same root signifies an idol: every carnal lust in a man's heart is an idol; and whatsoever engrosses the affections, or has more of them than God himself has, or is preferred to him, ( Ezekiel 14:4 ) . The Targum is,
``and see if the way of those that err is me;''and lead me in the way everlasting;
``lead me in the way of the upright of the world;''the way in which upright men walk.