Verse 17. Be - To protect and strengthen him. Right-hand - Benjamin signifies the son of the right hand, a dearly beloved son, as Benjamin was to Jacob. Son of man - The people of Israel, who are often spoken of as one person, as God's son and first-born.
Verse 18. Go back - Revolt from thee to idolatry or wickedness. Quicken - Revive and restore us to our tranquility.