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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

  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Psalms 70:4 "Let those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee; and let such as love thy salvation say continually, let God be magnified." Amen.
  • Shelia Jenkins
    I will Trust God when my enemies are trying to destroy me. I need God to help the needy speedily! No matter how they try God got you! He will cause them to be put to shame.
  • 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

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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