- The psalm falls into three division, each ending with a promise to give God thanks.
Discover these sections, and given to each an appropriate heading, summarizing its contents.
- David gives a vivid picture of the vigour, subtlety and malice of his persecutors, and reacts against them with equal vigour. What is the main cry of his heart, and on what grounds does he plead?
In what respects is he an example to us?
- Verses 4-6. Concerning this and similar prayers in the psalms, see NBD, p. 984.
- Verses 11 and 12. Malicious insinuations were made against David, which had never even entered his mind. Cf. 1 Sam. 24:9, 17.