| 1 ¶ <<To the chief
Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.>> Give ear to my words, O LORD,
consider my meditation.
2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.
.3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
| 1 -
The Psalmist offers more than words. The Hebrew word is used only here
and in ps03903 where it is translated
"musings." Compare ro0826.
2 - My King See ps0110.
3 - In the morning An important example for us. Our first activity needs to be a full commitment to our King whose Spirit will guide us through the day. pr05517, ps08813.
3 - Direct Literally "set in order."
| 4 For thou art not a God that
hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.
5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
|6 - Leasing An Old English word for "lie."|
¶ But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy
mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
| 7 -
Deep reverence. re1407.
7 - Worship Literally "prostrate myself." Only priests entered the sanctuary. Bowing twoard it was an act of seeking God. See da0610.
| 9 For there is no faithfulness
in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an
open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
10 Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.
|10 - Destroy thou them Better translated "Hold them guilty."|
But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout
for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name
be joyful in thee.
.12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
- Name Identity or character. See pr2201.
12 - Compass him Or "crown him."