Psalm cvii. (Paratum cor meus.)
Notes & Commentary:
Ver. 1. Himself. By repeating here what occurs in Psalm lvi., and lix. David teaches us to excite our fervour by such sentiments as have formerly made an impression upon us. (Berthier) — He spoke before of his own victories: now he considers those of Christ, and of his Church, (Genebrard) as well as the state of the captives. (Theodoret) (Calmet)
Ver. 2. My heart, &c. Is not repeated in Hebrew. But it is, [in] Psalm lvi. 8.
Ver. 3. Arise, my glory. Is found also in this psalm, though not here in Hebrew, &c. St. Jerome (ad Sun.) thinks some copyist has inserted it. (Calmet) — But it seems to be here in its proper place. (Berthier)
Ver. 4. Nations. David made various conquests, which prefigured those of Christ, to whom the rest of the psalm belongs. (St. Augustine) (Worthington)
Ver. 7. That. See Psalm lix. 7. (Worthington)
Ver. 8. Holiness. Or holy one, sancto: (Haydock) meaning Jeremias xxv. 11., who foretold the end of the captivity, (Calmet) or David himself, and the Messias, his son, in whom he will rejoice. (Haydock)
Bible Text & Cross-references:
The prophet praiseth God for benefits received.
1 A canticle of a psalm for David himself.
2 My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready: I will sing, and will give praise, with my glory.
3 Arise, my glory; arise, psaltery and harp: I will arise in the morning early.
4 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: and I will sing unto thee among the nations.
5 For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth even unto the clouds.
6 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens, and thy glory over all the earth: 7 that thy beloved may be delivered.
Save with thy right hand and hear me. 8 God hath spoken in his holiness:
I will rejoice, and I will divide Sichem: and I will mete out the vale of tabernacles.
9 Galaad is mine, and Manasses is mine: and Ephraim the protection of my head.
Juda is my king: 10 Moab the pot of my hope.
Over Edom I will stretch out my shoe: the aliens are become my friends.
11 Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?
12 Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our armies?
13 O grant us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
14 Through God we shall do mightily: and he will bring our enemies to nothing.