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2. eat . . . my flesh--
The allusion to wild beasts illustrates their rapacity.
3. In the greatest dangers.
4, 5. The secret of his confidence is his delight in communion with God (Ps 16:11; 23:6), beholding the harmony of His perfections, and seeking His favor in His temple or palace; a term applicable to the tabernacle (compare Ps 5:7). There he is safe (Ps 31:21; 61:5). The figure is changed in the last clause, but the sentiment is the same.
7. Still pressing need extorts prayer for help.
9. Hide not, &c.-- (Ps 4:6; 22:24). Against rejection he pleads former mercy and love.
13. The strong emotion is indicated by the incomplete sentence, for
which the English Version supplies a proper clause; or, omitting
that, and rendering, "yet I believed," &c., the contrast of his
faith and his danger is expressed.
14. Wait, &c.--in confident expectation. The last clause is, literally, "and wait," &c., as if expecting new measures of help.