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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

  • 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.
  • Kim
    A friend recommended this scripture to me as am feeling so low in spirit. In many ways am ungrateful to God as He has done so much for me. A wretch like me! A wretch like me! Shameful to say i preach the word but i do not all the times act up them. Father forgive me. Cleanse me one more time and put me on your track on righteousness
  • Sharon Clark
    When you have done the best that you can, and everyone is coming up against you, put them in God's hands, and watch your enemies becomes your footstool. I have never seen the righteous forsaken, nor God's seeds begging bread.
  • Stephanie Myers
    I pray this prayer when times get unbearably difficult-when I have done all I feel I can't do to withstand my enemies attack. I pray it consecutively 3 times and trust God thereafter for my deliverance. He never fails to come through. If you pray it and believe it with your heart He will deliver on time. Pray trust and leave it to God almighty to deliver justice-and "he will deliver thee speedily"
  • Karla smith
    Trust in God. God mighty power and glory. He will be there to help me with the enemies at all times.
    God will deliver me from all hard ship. Amen
  • TURYAMUREEBA BENON
    it shows how much faith and belief the psamist had in the Lord God that He would deliver him from his hardships.the same as today in Jesus name

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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