Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise your name: the righteous shall compass me about; for you shall deal bountifully with me.
I. THE MERCY IMPLORED. Consider it as the language of —
1. An awakened sinner.
2. A disconsolate Christian, when oppressed or persecuted, or under trouble.
II. THE END FOR WHICH THIS MERCY WAS DESIRED. Mercy wanted calls for prayer; and the earnestness of the prayer should correspond with the magnitude of the blessing we implore. Mercy received requires praise; and the more importunate the prayer, the more animated will be the praise in return.
1. Praise may be considered as mental.
(B. Beddome, M. A.).
Parallel VersesKJV: Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.