* Set thou.
Dr. Sykes, Michaelis, and others, contend that these
imprecations are those of David's enemies against himself; and
they would render, "Set, say they, a wicked," etc: but this
is rendered highly improbable by the 8th verse being applied
by St. Peter to the traitor Judas, of whom David was certainly
not a type. (See ver. 20.) Bp. Horsley and others, however,
render the verbs in the future tense, the first verb alone
being in the imperative; justly considering the Psalmist as
merely uttering prophetic denunciations of God's displeasure
* and let.
Zec 3:1 Joh 13:2,27
* Satan. or, an adversary.