L W 1. Israel. Zion. X 2. Mankind. W 3-5-. Israel. Zion. X -5-13. Mankind.
1 Praise waits (as in 62:1) for You, O God, in Zion: (Israel's silent waiting is now passed on to Zion. All is silent there as yet. David's tabernacle was there.)
And to You shall the vow be performed.
2 O You that hears prayer,
To You shall all flesh come. (Put for all mankind: i.e. the People.)
W s 3-. Singular. "Me'. t -3. Plural. "Our". s 4. Singular. "He". t 5-. Plural. "We".
3 Iniquitous words prevail against me:
As for our transgressions, You shall cover them by atonement.
4 Happy is the man whom You choose (only those whom He calls can truly worship), and cause to approach to You,
That he may dwell in Your courts: (Not the temple courts, but David's tabernacle on Zion.)
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house,
Even of Your holy (set apart. See Ex. 3:5) palace.
5 By terrible things in righteousness will You answer us,
O God of our salvation;
X Y -5. God the confidence of all afar off. God spoken of. Z 6,7. The power of God. " Y 8-. God the fear of all afar off. God spoken to. Z -8-13. The goodness of God. "
Who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth,
And of them that are afar off upon the sea:
6 Who by His strength sets fast the mountains;
Being girded with power:
7 Which stills the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves,
And the tumult of peoples.
8 They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at Your tokens:
You make the outgoings of the morning and [the incomings] evening to shout for joy.
9 You visit the earth, and water it:
You greatly enrich it
With the river of God (always connected with a garden. See 1:3 and Prov. 21:1. Cp. Rev. 22:1,2), which is full of water:
You prepare them corn, when You have so provided for it.
10 You water the ridges thereof abundantly:
You settle the furrows thereof:
You dissolve it with showers: (Until the early rains fall, the ground is as hard as a rock.)
You bless the springing thereof.
11 You crown the year with Your goodness;
And Your paths drop fatness.
12 They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness:
And the little hills rejoice on every side.
13 The pastures are clothed with flocks;
The valleys also are covered over with corn;
They shout for joy, they also sing.