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Here it means David’s people. "Afraid of" is difficult to translate. It does not mean that they thought that God would hurt them, but that God was more powerful than they were. In English we say that they were "in *awe" of God. If Psalm 61 is about David fighting the Syrians, then the *inheritance is the land that David got in the fight.


King James Version 1 {To the chief Musician upon Neginah, A Psalm of David.} Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. 2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. 3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. 4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings.


PSALMS 61 Other translations - previous - next - meaning - Psalms - BM Home - Full Page PSALM 61. To him that presides upon Neginah; a Psalm of David.. Hear my cry, O god; attend to my prayer.; From the end of the earth I cry to you; when my heart fails lead me to the Rock that is higher than I.


Psalm 61:2 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 61:2, NIV: "From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I." Psalm 61:2, ESV: "from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I,"

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Psalm 61:8 "So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows." “I may daily perform my vows”: As a regular means of expressing thanksgiving for prayers answered, the psalmist promised daily obedience to his Lord (compare Psalm 56:12). Jesus in a sense, was a descendent of David, but He was also David's Lord.


Psalm 61 – Hope and Help When My Heart is Overwhelmed. This psalm is titled To the Chief Musician. On a stringed instrument. A Psalm of David. David was often in trouble; we don’t know the life circumstances which prompted this psalm. It does seem to come after he came to the throne.


Psalms 61:5 - For You have heard my vows, O God; You have given me the inheritance of those who fear Your name. - Verse-by-Verse Commentary


What Does Psalm 61:5 Mean? ... Psalm 61:5(ESV) Verse Thoughts. What a beautiful relationship king David had with the Lord. In times of danger and difficulty he quickly fled for refuge into the safe-keeping of His Shield and Defender. In times of disappointment and distress He raced into the safety of his Fortress and hid under the shadow of God ...


Psalm 61:2-3. From the end of the earth — Or rather, of the land, to which, it seems, David had been driven by the violence of his enemies; will I cry unto thee — And not to other gods, but to thee only. It is our happiness that, wherever we are, we may have liberty of access to God, and may find a way open to a throne of grace.


John Trapp Complete Commentary. Psalms 61:1 « To the chief Musician upon Neginah, [A Psalm] of David. » Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. To the chief Musician upon Neginah, &c.] Vincenti in melodiis Davidis (Vatab.). It is probable that he made this psalm when, driven out of his kingdom by his son Absalom, he took up at Mahanaim beyond Jordan, 2 Samuel 17:24, and therehence prayed .....