David encourages himself to praise God, 1-4. He prays for God's assistance according to his promise, 5-10. His confidence in God's help, 11-13.
1 [A Song or Psalm of David.] O God, my heart is fixed. I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.
2 Awake, psaltery and harp. I myself will awake early.
3 I will praise you, O LORD, among the people, and I will sing praises to you among the nations.
4 For your mercy is great above the heavens and your truth reaches to the clouds.
5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, and your glory above all the earth,
6 So that your beloved may be delivered. Save with your right hand, and answer me.
7 God has spoken in his holiness: "I will rejoice. I will divide Shechem and measure out the valley of Succoth.
8 Gilead is mine. Manasseh is mine. Ephraim also is the strength of my head. Judah is my lawgiver.
9 Moab is my wash-pot. Over Edom I will cast out my shoe. Over Philistia I will triumph."
10 Who will bring me into the strong city? Who will lead me into Edom?
11 Will you not, O God, who have cast us off? And will you not, O God, go forth with our armies?
12 Give us help from trouble, for vain is the help of man.
13 Through God we shall do valiantly, for he will tread down our enemies.
Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 108[➚]
John Calvin's Chapter Summary:
Calvin did not provide a summary of Psalm 108.