11 Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.
11 They say, "God has forsaken him; pursue him and seize him, for no one will rescue him."
11 and say, "God has forsaken him; pursue and seize him, for there is none to deliver him."
11 The gossip is: "God has abandoned him. Pounce on him now; no one will help him."
11 Saying, "God has forsaken him; Pursue and take him, for there is none to deliver him."
11 They say, "God has abandoned him. Let's go and get him, for no one will help him now."
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 71:11
Commentary on Psalm 71:1-13
(Read Psalm 71:1-13)
David prays that he might never be made ashamed of dependence upon God. With this petition every true believer may come boldly to the throne of grace. The gracious care of Divine providence in our birth and infancy, should engage us to early piety. He that was our Help from our birth, ought to be our Hope from our youth. Let none expect ease or comfort from the world. Those who love the Lord, often are hated and persecuted; men wondered at for their principles and conduct; but the Lord has been their strong refuge. The faithful servants of God may be assured that he will not cast them off in old age, nor forsake them when their strength fails.