1. defend me--(Compare Margin).
rise up . . . me--(Compare Ps 17:7).
2. (Compare Ps 5:5; 6:8).
6, 7. They are as ravening dogs seeking prey, and as such,
belch out--that is, slanders, their impudent barkings.
7. for who, say they--For the full expression with the supplied words, compare Ps 64:5.
8. (Compare Ps 2:4; 37:13).
12. let them even be . . . taken in their pride--while evincing it--that is, to be punished for their lies, &c.
13. Though delayed for wise reasons, the utter destruction of the wicked must come at last, and God's presence and power in and for His Church will be known abroad (1Sa 17:46; Ps 46:10, 11).
14, 15. Meanwhile let the rapacious dogs prowl, they cannot hurt the pious; yea, they shall wander famished and sleepless.
15. grudge if, &c.--literally, "they shall stay all night," that is, obtain nothing.
16, 17. Contrast the lot of God's servant, who employs his time in
sing aloud . . . in the morning--when they retire famishing and disappointed, or it may denote delightful diligence in praise, as in Ps 30:5.