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Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at

Psalms Chapter 59

Psalms 59:4

psa 59:4

Run - To and fro, to receive Saul's commands, and to execute them with all speed.

Psalms 59:5

psa 59:5

The God - A God in covenant with all true Israelites, whom thou hast promised to protect and bless. The heathen - Or, these heathens, who though they are Israelites by birth; yet in their dispositions they are mere Heathens. Be not - For indeed thou canst not according to thy word, be merciful to such incorrigible offenders.

Psalms 59:6

psa 59:6

Return - Watching for me: which they did at this time all the night long, Sa1 19:11. A dog - When he is pursuing his prey. Go round - When they did not find him in his own house, they sought for him in other parts of the city.

Psalms 59:7

psa 59:7

Pour out - Sharp and bitter word's, abundantly and vehemently, as a fountain doth waters, as this word signifies. Swords - Words as keen and mischievous as swords. For who - David doth not hear us, and God either doth not hear, or not regard what we say.

Psalms 59:10

psa 59:10

Prevent - Thou wilt help me sooner than I expect.

Psalms 59:11

psa 59:11

My people - Over whom thou hast appointed me to be governor in due time. Forget - Their former danger, and thy glorious mercy in delivering them. Scatter - Let them wander from place to place, that they may carry the tokens of thy justice, and their own shame to all places.

Psalms 59:12

psa 59:12

Pride - For their proud and insolent speeches against thee. Lying - For their execrations and lying reports, which they have spread concerning me.

Psalms 59:13

psa 59:13

Not be - In the land of the living any more.

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