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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

  • Leslie
    I remember one time praying for the Lord to come quickly! He did not. He came in his own time and I'm talking about a desperate situation that lasted years. He did see me through. But this is what I wanted to share: for the Lord to respond quickly, you might want to pray regularly so that He knows your voice, as he certainly did David's ... establish and keep communication with God daily!
  • Gwendolyn Lewis
    God is good all the time amen
  • Melinda Goldsby
    I was given this psalm through one of my rhema from heartdwellers.org and instead of grabbing my Bible I just came to this website and read it. This is the time of tests, trials, and tribulations, but if God be for us who could be against us. I thank God for saving me because I could have been dead in hell but He had great mercy on me. I love Him soo much. God bless you all.
  • Terrence Charles
    keep strong faith, with God all things are possible
  • Femi
    glory be to God. l have faith in God in doing all these in my life presently.
  • A disciple
    "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." This is a good example for showing how we MUST take the Scriptures in the context that they were written; which in this case (like many Psalms) is part of a prayer for deliverance from evil people hunting him to kill him; because they were evil and he was good.
  • C boles
    To God be the glory for all things put no rest in man or woman just God he will see you through any situation or hardships God will deliver you out of any situation nothing is too hard for God
  • Barbara
    When u done all u can do n your family and friends stab u in the back, God will be there always. God knows how much you can bare and he will make your enemy your foot stool. Thank God for his mercy.

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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