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Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at

Psalms Chapter 5

Psalms 5:1

psa 5:1

Meditation - My prayer accompanied with deep thoughts and fervent affections of soul.

Psalms 5:3

psa 5:3

Morning - Every morning. As soon as I wake, I am still with thee, as he saith, Psa 139:18. The first thing that I do is to pray to thee.

Psalms 5:4

psa 5:4

Surely - Thou dost not approve of, nor delight in them, or in their prayers. Dwelt - Have any fellowship with thee.

Psalms 5:7

psa 5:7

Come - With holy boldness and confidence. Mercy - Trusting only in thy great mercy. Fear - With an holy dread and reverence of thy majesty. Towards - Looking towards it, when I cannot come to it.

Psalms 5:8

psa 5:8

Righteousness - In thy righteous laws. Because - That I may give them no occasion of slandering me, or religion for my sake. The way - The way wherein thou wouldst have to one walk. Plain - That I may clearly discern it, and readily walk in it.

Psalms 5:9

psa 5:9

Throat - Wide opened ready to devour all that come within their reach. A metaphor from wild beasts gaping for the prey.

Psalms 5:10

psa 5:10

Destroy - Condemn and punish them. Cast - Out of thy land, and from among thy people.

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