Arise, O God, plead thine own cause
The church's cause being the cause of God; and therefore she desires that he would arise and exert himself, and take vengeance on his and her enemies: this is an interesting argument, and a forcible one:
remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee
this being so frequently repeated, as in ( Psalms 74:10 Psalms 74:18 ) , shows how much the name and glory of God lay near her heart; the Targum is,
``remember the reproach of thy people by a foolish king all the day;''perhaps the man of sin is meant, the king of the locusts, and angel of the bottomless pit.