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Bible Commentaries

Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible

Psalms 142

Verses 1-7

A prayer of a hunted soul: ascribed to David ’in the cave,’ but not likely to be by him.

3. ’When my spirit is faint within me’ (then I remember) ’thou knowest my path.’

7. Prison] metaphorical: cp. Psalms 107:10. Compass me about] RM ’crown themselves because of me.’ The meaning is, that they will rejoice with him in his rejoicing.

Verses 1-7

A prayer of a hunted soul: ascribed to David ’in the cave,’ but not likely to be by him.

3. ’When my spirit is faint within me’ (then I remember) ’thou knowest my path.’

7. Prison] metaphorical: cp. Psalms 107:10. Compass me about] RM ’crown themselves because of me.’ The meaning is, that they will rejoice with him in his rejoicing.

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Dummelow, John. "Commentary on Psalms 142". "Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dcb/psalms-142.html. 1909.