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    PSALM 57

    Ps 57:1-11. Altaschith--or, "Destroy not." This is perhaps an enigmatical allusion to the critical circumstances connected with the history, for which compare 1Sa 22:1; 26:1-3. In Moses' prayer (De 9:26) it is a prominent petition deprecating God's anger against the people. This explanation suits the fifty-eighth and fifty-ninth also. Asaph uses it for the seventy-fifth, in the scope of which there is allusion to some emergency. Michtam--(See on Ps 16:1, title). To an earnest cry for divine aid, the Psalmist adds, as often, the language of praise, in the assured hope of a favorable hearing.

    1. my soul--or self, or life, which is threatened.
    - shadow of thy wings-- (Ps 17:8; 36:7).
    - calamities--literally, "mischiefs" (Ps 52:2; 55:10).

    2. performeth--or, completes what He has begun.

    3. from . . . swallow me up--that pants in rage after me (Ps 56:2).
    - mercy and . . . truth-- (Ps 25:10; 36:5), as messengers (Ps 43:3) sent to deliver him.

    4. The mingled figures of wild beasts (Ps 10:9; 17:12) and weapons of war (Ps 11:2) heighten the picture of danger.
    - whose . . . tongue--or slanders.

    5. This doxology illustrates his view of the connection of his deliverance with God's glory.

    6. (Compare Ps 7:15; 9:15, 16).

    7. I will . . . praise--both with voice and instrument.

    8. Hence--he addresses his glory, or tongue (Ps 16:9; 30:12), and his psaltery, or lute, and harp.
    - I myself . . . early--literally, "I will awaken dawn," poetically expressing his zeal and diligence.

    9, 10. As His mercy and truth, so shall His praise, fill the universe.

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