1; David solicits God to the speedy destruction of the wicked,
and preservation of the godly.
* A.M. 2983. B.C. 1021. (Title.) A Psalm.
This Psalm is almost word for word the same as the five last
verses of Psalm 40; and it is written as a part of the
succeeding Psalm in about 27; MSS. Both Psalms evidently
appear to have been written by David during the rebellion of
Absalom, and probably at the crisis when he heard of the
sanguinary counsel which Ahithophel had given respecting him;
or, as some suppose, when beyond Jordan.
* to bring.
* O God.
40:13-17 69:18 71:12 143:7
* to help me. Heb. to my help.