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Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.
enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.
New Defender's Study Bible Notes
38:4 gone over mine head. Only the Lord Jesus was ever completely submerged in sin, as all the sins of the world were imputed to him.
38:8 disquietness. That is, “distress,” or “anxiety.”
38:10 my strength faileth me. Compare Psalm 22:14,15.
38:11 kinsmen stand afar off. “And all His acquaintance...stood afar off” (Luke 23:49). Only the mother of Christ stood by Him at the cross, with his brothers nowhere near.
38:13 openeth not his mouth. Compare Isaiah 53:7, fulfilled so precisely by Christ (Matthew 27:12,14; Luke 23:9).
Psalm 39 title) Jeduthun. “Jeduthun” means “Choir of Praise.” It occurs also in the titles of Psalms 62 and 77. Jeduthun is also identified as one of David’s chief musicians, Ethan, in I Chronicles 15:17.