Of these three psalms the second (Ps. 53) is a duplicate (with slight variations) of Ps. 14. For the occasion of Pss. 52 and 54, see their titles and cf. 1 Sam. 22:9; 23:19.
- 52:1-7; 53: 1-5. How is the godless man described? In what does he put his trust, and what is his end? In what does the godly man put his trust, and what is the result from him? See 52:8, 9; 53:6.
- What many we learn from Ps. 54 of: (a) the severity of faith’s trial; (b) the ground of faith’s confidence; (c) faith’s assurance of triumph?