Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at sacred-texts.com
psa 141:4Incline not - Suffer it not to be inclined. Heart - Keep me not only from wicked speeches, but from all evil motions of my heart. Dainties - The pleasures or advantages which they gain by their wickedness.
psa 141:5Smite - By reproofs. Break - Not hurt, but heal and greatly refresh me. Calamities - In the calamities of those righteous persons who reproved him. When they came into such calamities as those wherein he was involved he would pity them and pray for them.
psa 141:6Judges - The chief of mine enemies. Overthrown - Or, cast down headlong by thine exemplary vengeance. Hear - Hearken unto my counsels and offers which now they despise.
psa 141:7Our bones - Our case is almost as hopeless as of those who are dead, and whose bones are scattered in several places.