A prayer for deliverance and for vengeance upon his enemies.
Thou hast heard - In sending Ebedmelech to deliver me. The next clause signifies “Hide not thine ear to my relief to my cry,” i. e. to my cry for relief.
God now appears as the prophet‘s next of kin, pleading the lawsuits of his soul, i. e. the controversies which concern his salvation. and rescuing his life, in jeopardy through the malice of his enemies.
Wrong - Done to him by the perversion of justice.
Lamentations 3:60, Lamentations 3:61
Imaginations - Or, devices.
Their sitting down, and their rising up - i. e. all the ordinary actions of their life.
Musick - Or, song, “the subject of it.”
The versions render the verbs in these verses as futures, “Thou shalt render unto them a recompence,” etc.
Give them sorrow of heart - Or, “Thou wilt give them” blindness “of heart.”
Persecute - Or, pursue them in anger and destroy them, etc.