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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 70

Garner-Howes Baptist CommentaryGarner-Howes

Verses 1-5

Psalms 70

The Prayer of Make Haste

Scripture v. 1-5:

This is a psalm to put God in remembrance of the righteous sufferers and His people, as the complaining and supplication portion of Psalms 40, but it omits the thanksgiving portion.

Verse 1 appeals to the helping God (elohim) to come to his rescue hastily, to deliver him out of his trouble. When God seems to forget us, we must not forget to put Him, in remembrance of our dependence upon Him, Isaiah 43:26; Isaiah 62:6.

Verses 2, 3 are an imprecatory-nature appeal to God .o turn back David’s enemies, who seek to kill him, to turn them to shame and confusion who say Aha, Aha at his trouble, Psalms 40:13-15.

Verse 4 intercedes for the helping God (elohim) to cause all those who seek Him to rejoice and be glad as a fitting testimony to their absolute trust in Him, Psalms 35:2; Psalms 35:7; Psalms 40:10; Psalms 97:12; Romans 5:2; Philippians 3:1, 1 Peter 1:20. He added "Lei such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified," caused to appear as great and majestic, Psalms 107:2.

Verse 5 concludes with an emotional cry for God to make haste to come to David’s aid with His power of rescue, as his trusted help and helper. Confessing that he was poor, and needy, he cried in despairing hope, "O Lord (helping one) and covenant keeping one, make no tarrying," or do not delay for your name’s sake, Psalms 141:1; Hebrews 10:37; Revelation 22:20; See also Psalms 40:17; Psalms 109:22.

Bibliographical Information
Garner, Albert & Howes, J.C. "Commentary on Psalms 70". Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghb/psalms-70.html. 1985.
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