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:-. An earnest cry for divine aid against his enemies, as being also those of God, is followed by the Psalmist's praise in assurance of a favorable answer, and a prayer for all God's people.
1. my rock— (Psalms 18:2; Psalms 18:31).
be not silent to me—literally, "from me," deaf or inattentive.
become like them, &c.—share their fate.
go down into the pit—or, "grave" (Psalms 30:3).
2. lift up my hands—a gesture of prayer (Psalms 63:4; Psalms 141:2).
oracle—place of speaking (Exodus 25:22; Numbers 7:89), where God answered His people (compare Psalms 5:7).
3. Draw me not away—implies punishment as well as death (compare :-). Hypocrisy is the special wickedness mentioned.
4. The imprecation is justified in Psalms 28:5. The force of the passage is greatly enhanced by the accumulation of terms describing their sin.
endeavours—points out their deliberate sinfulness.
5. Disregard of God's judgments brings a righteous punishment.
destroy . . . build . . . up—The positive strengthened by the negative form.
6. supplications—or, "cries for mercy."
7. The repetition of "heart" denotes his sincerity.
8. The distinction made between the people.
their strength—and the anointed—may indicate Absalom's rebellion as the occasion.
9. The special prayer for the people sustains this view.
feed them—as a shepherd (Psalms 23:1, &c.).
These files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.
This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed.
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 28". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://studylight.org/
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