Psalms 31:19-20

19 How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you.
20 In the shelter of your presence you hide them from all human intrigues; you keep them safe in your dwelling from accusing tongues.

Psalms 31:19-20 Meaning and Commentary

To the chief Musician, a Psalm of David. This psalm, according to Arama, was composed by David when in Keilah; but, according to Kimchi and others, when the Ziphites proposed to deliver him up into the hands of Saul; and who, upon their solicitations, came down and surrounded him with his army, from whom in haste he made his escape, and to which he is thought to refer in Psalm 31:22. Theodoret supposes it was written by David when he fled from Absalom, and that it has some respect in it to his sin against Uriah, in that verse.

Cross References 6

  • 1. S Psalms 27:13; Romans 11:22
  • 2. Psalms 23:5; Isaiah 64:4
  • 3. Psalms 2:12
  • 4. Psalms 55:8
  • 5. S Psalms 17:8; Psalms 27:5
  • 6. S Genesis 37:18; Job 5:21
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