Do not come into court, either as a Witness against me, or as a Judge, else I am ruined; for Thou hast seen all my ways that they are evil, and Thy justice requires Thee to punish me. (and oh how that sin with Bathsheba comes back to haunt him!) Nor can any soul that has ever lived be justified in the sight of Thy justice and righteousness. Had I my desert from Thee, I should have worse than even my unnatural son intends me. O what a relief is Jesus crucified to a soul in such circumstances!
Literally, in dark places. This may be understood of David's taking refuge in caves and dens of the earth, to escape his persecuting son; yea, even to take refuge in the tombs, or depositories of the dead.
I am deeply depressed in spirit, and greatly afflicted in body. 'My heart within me is desolate.' It has no companion of its sorrows, no sympathetic friend. I am utterly destitute of comfort.'"
All in distress, or under the influence of eager desire,
Parched and burnt by the sun, longs for rain,