This psalm was probably composed in Chaldea, during the captivity, and contains, (1.) The Jews’ grievous bewailing of their distress, contempt, and reproach, ver. 1, 4. (2.) Their tender and affectionate remembrance of, and concern for Jerusalem the church and ordinances of God, ver. 5-6. (3.) Denunciations of destruction to the Edomites, who had promoted, and the Chaldeans, who had affected their distress and captivity, ver. 7-9.
While I sing, let me bless the Lord for what mercy is my lot, above that of many others. Let the welfare of God’s church lie near my heart. Let me earnestly desire, and firmly expect the ruin of all her and my spiritual foes.