Matthew Poole's Commentary
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O LORD.THE ARGUMENT
The contents of this Psalm are almost all to be found Psalm 40:13, &c. Nor is it strange that they are here repeated, because the same or like occasions were oft repeated; and David’s returning distresses might well make him sometimes repeat the same words. And as these things were joined with many other passages in Psalm 40, so they are distinctly repeated, as a form of prayer, which himself or others might use in such a condition. What is necessary for the understanding of this Psalm, the reader may find See Poole "Psalm 40:1", etc.
David prayeth to God for speedy help, to the shame of his enemies, Psalm 70:1-3, the joy of the godly, and the magnifying of his name, Psalm 70:4,5.
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Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.No text from Poole on this verse.
Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.No text from Poole on this verse.
Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.No text from Poole on this verse.
But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying.No text from Poole on this verse.