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Psalm 70 by Alexander Maclaren

Psalm 70 by Alexander Maclaren

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1 O God, [be pleased] to deliver me,
Jehovah, hasten to my help.

1 O God, [be pleased] to deliver me,
Jehovah, hasten to my help.

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Published by: glennpease on Sep 20, 2013
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PSALM 70 BY ALEXADER MACLAREPSALM LXX.1 O God, [be pleased] to deliver me,Jehovah, hasten to my help.2 Shamed and put to the blush be the seekers after my, soul 1Turned back and dishonoured be they who delight in mycalamity 13 Let them turn back by reason of their shame who say, Oho ! Oho 14 Joyful and glad in Thee be all who seek Thee 1And " God be magnified " may they ever say who love Thysalvation 15 But as for me, I am afflicted and needy;O God, hasten to me :My help and my deliverer art Thou ;Jehovah, delay not.THIS psalm is all but identical with the last versesof Psalm xl. 13-17. Some unimportant altera-tions have been made, principally in the Divine names ;but the principle on which they have been made is notobvious. It is scarcely correct to say, with Delitzsch,that the psalm " has been transformed, so as to becomeElohistic " ; for though it twice replaces the name of Jehovah with that of God (vv. 1, 4), it makes the con-verse change in ver. 5, last clause, by reading Jehovahinstead of " God," as in Psalm xl.Other changes are of little moment. The principalare in w. 3 and 5. In the former the vehement wishthat the psalmist's mockers may be paralysed with shame

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