Of Solomon. Of turning. 1 The Gk. could mean ‘conversion’ or ‘restoration’. Neither, however, is very suitable in the light of the contents of the psalm itself.
Remove not thy habitation from us, O God, Lest those that hate us without cause assail us. 2 For thou hast rejected them, O God: Let not their foot trample upon thy holy inheritance. 3 Do thou chasten us in thy good pleasure; Yet give us not over to the nations. 4 For if thou sendest death, Thou thyself givest it charge concerning us; 5 For thou art merciful, And wilt not be angry and destroy us utterly. (5) 6While thy name dwells in our midst, we shall find mercy, (6) And no nation will prevail against us; 7For thou art our protector, (7) And we shall call upon thee, and thou wilt hear us; (8) 8For thou wilt pity the race of Israel for ever, And wilt not reject us; 9 And we shall be under thy yoke for ever, And under the lash of thy chastening. (9) 10Thou wilt guide us in the time that thou helpest us, Showing mercy to the house of Jacob on the day thou didst promise them.
1 The Gk. could mean ‘conversion’ or ‘restoration’. Neither, however, is very suitable in the light of the contents of the psalm itself.