28:2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy b holy oracle.
(b) He counts himself as a dead man, till God
shows his favour toward him, and grants him his petition.
28:3 c Draw
me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace
to their neighbours, but mischief [is] in their hearts.
(c) Destroy not the good with the bad.
28:4 d Give
them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their
endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their
(d) He thus prayed in respect to God's glory
and not for his own cause, being assured that God would punish the persecutors
of his Church.
28:5 Because they regard not the works of the LORD,
nor the operation of his hands, he shall e
destroy them, and not build them up.
(e) Let them be utterly destroyed as in (Malachi
Blessed [be] the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.
(f) Because he felt the assurance of God's help
in his heart, his mouth was opened to sing his praises.
28:8 The LORD [is] g
their strength, and he [is] the saving strength of his anointed.
(g) Meaning his soldiers who were means by which
God declared his power.