|Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary|
25:15-22 The psalmist concludes, as he began, with expressing dependence upon God, and desire toward him. It is good thus to hope, and quietly to wait for the salvation of the Lord. And if God turns to us, no matter who turns from us. He pleads his own integrity. Though guilty before God, yet, as to his enemies, he had the testimony of conscience that he had done them no wrong. God would, at length, give Israel rest from all their enemies round about. In heaven, God's Israel will be perfectly redeemed from all troubles. Blessed Saviour, thou hast graciously taught us that without thee we can do nothing. Do thou teach us how to pray, how to appear before thee in the way which thou shalt choose, and how to lift up our whole hearts and desires after thee, for thou art the Lord our righteousness.
Verse 20. - O keep my soul, and deliver me (comp. Psalm 6:4; Psalm 17:3; Psalm 22:20, etc.): let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee (see comment on ver. 2).
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
O keep my soul,.... Or "life" (n), which was in danger, his enemies seeking for it; wherefore he applies to God that gave it, and who had hitherto held him in it, to preserve it. God is the keeper of has people in a spiritual sense; they cannot keep themselves from sin, Satan, and the world; but he is able to keep them from falling, and therefore they pray to him that he would keep them; and they have reason to believe they shall be kept by his power, through faith, unto salvation;
and deliver me; as out of the hands of his present enemies, so from all evil, from the evils of the world, from the evil one, Satan, from the evil of sin, and out of all affliction and troubles;
let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee; See Gill on Psalm 25:2.
(n) "animam meam", i.e. "vitam meam", Gejerus.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
20. keep my soul—(Ps 16:1).
put my trust—flee for refuge (Ps 2:12).
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