22:1this song. David’s song of praise (which appears also in Ps. 18, with minor variations), together with the prayer of Hannah, forms a fitting frame for the books of 1 and 2 Samuel (1 Sam. 2:1–10 note). This song focuses on the Lord’s deliverance of David. It may be outlined as follows: introductory praise of God as “savior” (vv. 2–4); the psalmist’s distress (vv. 5, 6); the psalmist’s petition (v. 7); the Lord’s response in cosmic demonstration (vv. 8–16) and personal rescue (vv. 17–20); the psalmist’s innocence (vv. 21–25) and the Lord’s faithfulness (vv. 26–30); the Lord’s deliverance (vv. 31–37) and the psalmist’s resultant victories (vv. 38–46); concluding praise of God as Savior (vv. 47–51). Ps. 144, also ascribed to David, shows many similarities in theme and language.
all his enemies. See 8:1–14; cf. 5:8; 7:1, 9, 11; 18:32.
from the hand of Saul. See 12:7; 1 Sam. 18–31 (especially 18:9–11; 19:2, 10–11, 15–16).
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