Read & Study the Bible Online - Bible Portal
Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Psalms 27:11-12

Psalms 27:11-12. Teach me thy way What course I shall take to please thee, and to discharge my duty, and to save myself from ruin; and lead me in a plain path Of which see the note on Psalms 26:12; where the Hebrew words are the same; because of mine enemies That I may neither give them cause to open their mouths against me or religion, by my misconduct, nor fall into their hands by my folly, nor afford them any occasion of triumphing over me. Deliver me not over unto the will Hebrew,... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Psalms 27:1-14

Psalms 26-28 Living uprightlyDavid appeals to God to support him against those who plot evil against him. God has done a work of grace in his life, and this causes him to hate the company of worthless people and make every effort to live the sort of life that pleases God (26:1-5). He desires righteousness, delights in worship, loves to spend hours in the house of God and enjoys telling others about God (6-8). He therefore asks that he will not suffer the same end as the wicked (9-10). Though... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Psalms 27:12

will = soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 . enemies = adversaries. read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Psalms 27:12

12. will—literally, "soul," "desire" (Psalms 35:25). enemies—literally, "oppressors." Falsehood aids cruelty against him. breathe out—as being filled with it (Acts 9:1). read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Psalms 27:1-14

Psalms 27Many of the psalms begin with a lament and end in trust. This one begins with trust, then sinks into a lament, and finally rises again to confidence in God. Themes in common with the preceding psalm include God’s tabernacle, dependence on the Lord, and hope in divine deliverance. This may be a royal psalm with features of a lament psalm. [Note: J. H. Eaton, Psalms, pp. 85-86; idem, Kingship and the Psalms, pp. 39-40.] read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Psalms 27:11-12

David needed directions from God since his enemies were trying to catch him. He feared they would falsely condemn him if the Lord allowed him to fall into their hands. read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Psalms 27:1-14

This Ps. falls naturally into two parts, Psalms 27:1-6 and Psalms 27:7-14, which are in such marked contrast as to make it probable that here, as in Psalms 19, two independent poems have been combined. The one breathes a spirit of fearless and triumphant confidence in the face of hostile armies, while the other, though trustful, is the prayer of one in deep distress, orphaned and beset by false accusers. The warlike tone of Psalms 27:1-6 is in favour of ascribing them to David, and Psalms... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Psalms 27:12

(12) By slightly changing a letter, we avoid the awkward ellipse in Psalms 27:13, and get“Such as breathe out cruelty against me,So that I did not believe to see,” &c read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Psalms 27:1-14

Psalms 27:0 India was still heaving with the ground-swell of the terrible Mutiny of 1857, when the wife of Sir John Lawrence was called home to her children in England, and had to leave her husband, who could not quit his post, surrounded by the smouldering embers which might, at any moment, rekindle into flame, and worn to exhaustion with the anxiety and labour which did so much for the preservation of the Indian Empire. She thus writes: 'When the last morning of separation, Jan. 6, 1858,... read more

Group of Brands