Psalm 70

1 Make haste, O God, to deliver me;
Make haste to help me, O Jehovah.
2 Let them be put to shame and confounded
That seek after my soul:
Let them be turned backward and brought to dishonor
That delight in my hurt.
3 Let them be turned back by reason of their shame
That say, Aha, aha.

1-4, 6. Prayer to the Father for help against the hells, P. P.

4 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.

5 that those who worship Him may have salvation. P. P.

See Psalm xl. 17. R. 507.
See Psalm xl. 17. E. 660.

5 But I am poor and needy;
Make haste unto me, O God:
Thou art my help and my deliverer;
O Jehovah, make no tarrying.

6 These words were spoken by David who was not poor and needy in a literal sense, from which consideration it is evident that spiritual poverty and need are understood. A. 9209.

See Psalm ix. 19. R. 209.

See Psalm xxxvii. 14. E. 238.

Author: EMANUEL SWEDENBORG (1688-1772)