Exegetical Notes: Psalm 141

A prayer of David’s asking for protection from temptation and from his enemies.

 No particular context is given, but many scholars place this within the time of Absolam’s rebellion while David was fleeing from him in the wildreness.

1 O LORD, I call upon you; hasten to me! Give ear to my voice when I call to you!

“Lord” – Heb. – “YHWH” David calls upon God by the reference of his covenant name. Insisting upon God’s covenant and love for His people as the basis of his request.

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