Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers
For this detached fragment, broken off even in the middle of a clause, see Psalm 40:13-17.
Title.—See titles Psalms 4, 38
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O LORD.
Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.(2) There are two omissions here from Psalm 40:14, “together” and “to destroy it.”
Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.(4) For a reward of . . .—Psalm 40:14, “and put to shame.” The change is probably a copyist’s error.
But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying.(5) Make haste unto me, O God.—In Psalm 40:17, “The Lord (Adonai) thinketh on me.”