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Psalm Seventy

by Dr. Henry M. Morris

(taken from the Defender's Study Bible)

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To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.

Psalm 70:1 Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O LORD.

make haste. The five verses of this psalm are practically identical to the last five verses of Psalm 40. Psalm 40 was a Messianic psalm and so is Psalm 70. Perhaps David was led to tie them both together in this way to emphasize their anticipation of the suffering Messiah.

Psalm 70:2 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.

Psalm 70:3 Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.

Psalm 70:4 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.

Psalm 70:5 But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying.