This psalm, it is likely, was penned upon the same occasion with the former, and, having no title, may be looked upon as an appendix to it; the malady presently returning, he had immediate recourse to the same remedy, because he had entered it in his book, with a “probatum est—it has been proved,” upon it. The Ps. 43:2; Ps. 42:9 of this psalm is almost the very same with the Ps. 43:2; Ps. 42:9 of the foregoing psalm, as the Ps. 43:5; Ps. 42:11 of this is exactly the same with the Ps. 43:5; Ps. 42:11 of that. Christ himself, who had the Spirit without measure, when there was occasion prayed a second and third time “saying the same words,” Matt. 26:44. In this psalm. I. David appeals to God concerning the injuries that were done him by his enemies, Ps. 43:1, 2. II. He prays to God to restore to him the free enjoyment of public ordinances again, and promises to make a good improvement of them, Ps. 43:3, 4. III. He endeavours to still the tumult of his own spirit with a lively hope and confidence in God (Ps. 43:5), and if, in singing this psalm, we labour after these, we sing with grace in our hearts.
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