A Short Commentary on the Proper Psalms Appointed for Certain Days
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...Neginoth (stringed instruments). + A Maschil (song of instruction) of David, when the Ziphims, or Ziphiies came and said to Saul, "Doth not David hide himself with us?" (L Sam. xxiii. 19; and xxvi. 7J There seems no reason to doubt the occasion upon which, as described in the title, this Psalm was composed. It was evidently a time of great danger, such as would be caused by t See note to Psalm xxxii., p. 86. the treachery of the Ziphites, which (as the references shew) occurred twice. David had also just escaped similar false friendship and baseness at the hands of the men of Keilah, and probably many of his followers had been dispersed (See I Sam. xxiii. 13). Met thus by ingratitude and treachery, he cries to God, and thoroughly trusting in Him as his Helper, offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving as if already delivered. David amongst false friends and countrymen was a type of our Blessed Lord at the time of His Cross and Passion. As Saul bargained with the men of Ziph for David's destruction, so did the Chief Priests covenant with Judas to betray Jesus to be delivered unto them. A careful consideration of the several verses of this short Psalm will reveal obvious reasons for its choice for use on Good Friday. Psalm liv. contains (i.) A Prayer for help (vv. 1--3). (ii.) A sure expectation of the triumph of faith (vv. 4--7). V. 1. "By Thy Name." (Ps. xx. 1; Hi. 9; Isai. L, 10; &c.) God's Name includes the manifestations of His Power, Goodness and other attributes. Prayer Book, " For Thy Name's sake." "Judge me, etc." Prayer Book, "Avenge me in Thy strength." V. 3. "Strangers," or, "Aliens." Ziph was in the land of Judah and its inhabitants were of David's own tribe....
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