Being entirely delivered
from the insurrections of the people,* David exercises
his power in bringing his enemies into subjection. The
Philistines, who dwelt within the land of Israel, are
subjugated. Metheg-ammah signifies "bridle
of the capital." David held the key of power. Moab
is subdued and made tributary. At length the outward
enemies, the Syrians, also, are either conquered or
submit themselves. The Edomites become David's servants,
and Jehovah preserves David whithersoever he goes.
In all this we have again
the man of faith and the type of the Lord Jesus, King in
Zion, who is victorious over the enemies of Israel, and
puts Israel in possession of the promised land (Gen. 15:
18) as far as the Euphrates. He dedicates the spoil to
Jehovah. He reigns over all Israel, and executes judgment
and justice unto all his people. The companions of his
pilgrimage participate in the glory of his kingdoma
type, in all this, of the kingdom of Christ.
 Compare Psalm 18:
43, where the righteous suffering Christ (under the
figure of David) is the source of all blessings for
Israel from Egypt to the end.