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:-. 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.
1-3. From the end—that is, places remote from the sanctuary ( :-).
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.
3. shelter . . . and strong tower—repeat the same sentiment.
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).
5. the heritage—or, part in the spiritual blessings of Israel ( :-).
6, 7. the king—himself and his royal line ending in Christ. Mercy and truth personified, as in Psalms 40:11; Psalms 57:3.
7. abide before God—literally, "sit as a king in God's presence," under His protection.
8. Thus for new blessings will new vows of praise ever be paid.
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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/
the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25