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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 61

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole BibleCommentary Critical



:-. Neginah—or, Neginoth (see on :-, title). Separated from his usual spiritual privileges, perhaps by Absalom's rebellion, the Psalmist prays for divine aid, and, in view of past mercies, with great confidence of being heard.

Verse 1

1-3. From the end—that is, places remote from the sanctuary ( :-).

Verse 2

2. heart is overwhelmed—literally, "covered over with darkness," or, "distress."

to the rock— (Psalms 18:2; Psalms 40:2).

higher than I—which otherwise I cannot ascend.

Verse 3

3. shelter . . . and strong tower—repeat the same sentiment.

Verse 4

4. I will abide—So I desire to do (compare Psalms 23:6).

trust in the covert, c.—make my refuge, in the shadow (compare Psalms 17:8 Psalms 36:7).

Verse 5

5. the heritage—or, part in the spiritual blessings of Israel ( :-).

vows—implies prayers.

Verse 6

6, 7. the king—himself and his royal line ending in Christ. Mercy and truth personified, as in Psalms 40:11; Psalms 57:3.

Verse 7

7. abide before God—literally, "sit as a king in God's presence," under His protection.

Verse 8

8. Thus for new blessings will new vows of praise ever be paid.

Bibliographical Information
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 61". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/jfb/psalms-61.html. 1871-8.
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