Lectionary Calendar
Monday, May 27th, 2024
the Week of Proper 3 / Ordinary 8
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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 142

Dummelow's Commentary on the BibleDummelow on the Bible

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.

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