58:15. They shall return at evening and shall suffer hunger like dogs: and shall go round about the city.
58:16. They shall be scattered abroad to eat, and shall murmur if they be not filled.
58:17. But I will sing thy strength: and will extol thy mercy in the morning. For thou art become my support, and my refuge, in the day of my trouble.
58:18. Unto thee, O my helper, will I sing, for thou art God my defence: my God my mercy.
Psalms Chapter 59
Deus, repulisti nos.
After many afflictions, the church of Christ shall prevail.
59:1. Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, for the inscription of a title, to David himself, for doctrine,
59:2. When he set fire to Mesopotamia of Syria and Sobal: and Joab returned and slew of Edom, in the vale of the saltpits, twelve thousand men.
59:3. O God, thou hast cast us off, and hast destroyed us; thou hast been angry, and hast had mercy on us.
59:4. Thou hast moved the earth, and hast troubled it: heal thou the breaches thereof, for it has been moved.
59:5. Thou hast shewn thy people hard things; thou hast made us drink the wine of sorrow.
59:6. Thou hast given a warning to them that fear thee: that they may flee from before the bow: That thy beloved may be delivered.
59:7. Save me with thy right hand, and hear me.
59:8. God hath spoken in his holy place: I will rejoice, and I will divide Sichem; and will mete out the vale of tabernacles.
59:9. Galaad is mine, and Manasses is mine: and Ephraim is the strength of my head. Juda is my king:
59:10. Moab is the pot of my hope. Into Edom will I stretch out my shoe: to me the foreigners are made subject.
The pot of my hope... Or my watering pot. That is, a vessel for meaner uses, by being reduced to serve me, even in the meanest employments.
Ibid. Foreigners... So the Philistines are called, who had no kindred with the Israelites; whereas the Edomites, Moabites, etc., were originally of the same family.
59:11. Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?
59:12. Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go out with our armies?
59:13. Give us help from trouble: for vain is the salvation of man.
59:14. Through God we shall do mightily: and he shall bring to nothing them that afflict us.
Psalms Chapter 60
A prayer for the coming of the kingdom of Christ, which shall have no end.
60:1. Unto the end, in hymns, for David.
60:2. Hear, O God, my supplication: be attentive to my prayer.
60:3. To thee have I cried from the ends of the earth: when my heart was in anguish, thou hast exalted me on a rock. Thou hast conducted me;
60:4. For thou hast been my hope; a tower of strength against the face of the enemy.
60:5. In thy tabernacle I shall dwell for ever: I shall be protected under the covert of thy wings.
60:6. For thou, my God, hast heard my prayer: thou hast given an inheritance to them that fear thy name.
60:7. Thou wilt add days to the days of the king: his years even to generation and generation.
60:8. He abideth for ever in the sight of God: his mercy and truth who shall search?
60:9. So will I sing a psalm to thy name for ever and ever: that I may pay my vows from day to day.
Psalms Chapter 61
The prophet encourageth himself and all others to trust in God, and serve him.
61:1. Unto the end, for Idithun, a psalm of David.
61:2. Shall not my soul be subject to God? for from him is my salvation.
61:3. For he is my God and my saviour: he is my protector, I shall be moved no more.
61:4. How long do you rush in upon a man? you all kill, as if you were thrusting down a leaning wall, and a tottering fence.
61:5. But they have thought to cast away my price; I ran in thirst: they blessed with their mouth, but cursed with their heart.
61:6. But be thou, O my soul, subject to God: for from him is my patience.
61:7. For he is my God and my saviour: he is my helper, I shall not be moved.
61:8. In God is my salvation and my glory: he is the God of my help, and my hope is in God.
61:9. Trust in him, all ye congregation of people: pour out your hearts before him. God is our helper for ever.
61:10. But vain are the sons of men, the sons of men are liars in the balances: that by vanity they may together deceive.
Are liars in the balances, etc... They are so vain and light, that if they are put into the scales, they will be found to be of no weight; and to be mere lies, deceit, and vanity. Or, They are liars in their balances, by weighing things by false weights, and preferring the temporal before the eternal.
61:11. Trust not in iniquity, and cover not robberies: if riches abound, set not your heart upon them.
61:12. God hath spoken once, these two things have I heard, that power belongeth to God,