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

Psalms Chapter 57

Psalms 57:3

psa 57:3

Send forth - Will discover them, by affording his gracious help in pursuance of his promises.

Psalms 57:4

psa 57:4

Lions - Fierce and bloody men. I lie - I have my abode. On fire - From hell. Who are mere fire - brands, breathing out wrath and threatenings, and incensing Saul against me.

Psalms 57:5

psa 57:5

Excited - Glorify thy power, and goodness, and justice, and faithfulness, by my deliverance. Above, &c. - To the highest degree possible.

Psalms 57:7

psa 57:7

Fixed - In a stedfast belief of thy promises.

Psalms 57:8

psa 57:8

My glory - My tongue, the instrument of singing. Awake - I will employ all the powers of my soul and body.

Psalms 57:9

psa 57:9

The people - Among the Israelites, and among the Heathens, as I shall have occasion.

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