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1 (To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.) Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O LORD.

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.

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

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.

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.

Commentary for Psalms 70

The speedy destruction of the wicked, and the preservation of the godly.

- This psalm is almost the same as the last five verses of #Ps 40|. While here we behold Jesus Christ set forth in poverty and distress, we also see him denouncing just and fearful punishment on his Jewish, heathen, and antichristian enemies; and pleading for the joy and happiness of his friends, to his Father's honour. Let us apply these things to our own troubled circumstances, and in a believing manner bring them, and the sinful causes thereof, to our remembrance. Urgent trials should always awake fervent prayers.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 70

  • Williamsj
    Power in the words,protection,courage,no matter how my enemies come against me. Jesus is their to help me.
    It is a prayer, to seek The Almighty's help. I think its in the right direction to always ask God for His mercy.
  • Clara vannoy
    it do amazing and wonderful the way David is telling God to make no tarrying to help him when his enemies are surrounding him.
  • Nneka Nwaukoni
    When God says yes , nobody can say no . Because God loves his children , so I put my trust in him , God has answered my prayers .Amen
  • Yarbah
    Psalm chapter 70 shows that it is evident, cruelty and evil can not and will not stand in the sight of the Lord. It gives me hope. With Lord. On my side, I will fear no evil. Amen
  • Sherronsingleton.
    I am calling.upon the Lord..I need thee and hes my help..I.Will put my trust in him.its a powerful.psalm in needed.Times.amen

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Bible Trivia

In Psalm 70, David urgently requests God to do what?
  • Act Wisely
  • Act Powerfully
  • Act Graciously
  • Act Quickly
  • Act Joyfully