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SermonIndex.net : Christian Books : Ps 61:1-8. Neginah--or, Neginoth (see on Ps 4:1, 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.

Commentary Critical And Explanatory On The Whole Bible by Robert Jamieson

Ps 61:1-8. Neginah--or, Neginoth (see on Ps 4:1, 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.

Ps 61:1-8. Neginah -- or, Neginoth (see on Ps 4:1, 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 (De 28:64).

2. heart is overwhelmed -- literally, |covered over with darkness,| or, |distress.|

to the rock -- (Ps 18:2; 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 Ps 23:6).

trust in the covert, &c. -- make my refuge, in the shadow (compare Ps 17:8; 36:7).

5. the heritage -- or, part in the spiritual blessings of Israel (Ps 21:2-4).

vows -- implies prayers.

6, 7. the king -- himself and his royal line ending in Christ. Mercy and truth personified, as in Ps 40:11; 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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