1. He owns his ill desert in begging a relief from chastisement.
3. how long?--shall this be so (compare Psalms
thou--The sentence is incomplete as expressive of strong emotion.
4. Return--that is, to my relief; or, "turn," as now having
His face averted.
for thy mercies' sake--to illustrate Thy mercy.
5. (Compare Psalms
38:18). There is no incredulity as to a future state. The contrast is
between this scene of life, and the grave or Sheol, the unseen world of
give . . . thanks--or, "praise for mercies."
6. By a strong figure the abundance as well as intensity of grief is depicted.
8, 9. Assured of God's hearing, he suddenly defies his enemies by an address indicating that he no longer fears them.
10. and knows they will be disappointed and in their turn (compare Psalms 6:3) be terror-stricken or confounded.