It was an ill day, a day of _calamity_, of which evil foes took cruel advantage while they used crafty means utterly to ruin him, yet David could say, “_but the Lord is my stay_.” What a blessed _but_ which cuts the Gordian knot, and slays the hundred-headed hydra! There is no fear of deliverance when our stay is in Jehovah.
EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS.
Verse 18.–“_They prevented me in the day of my calamity_;” i.e., came on me suddenly unawares, when I was unprovided and helpless, and must have destroyed me had not God upheld and supported me when I was in danger of perishing. God was to the Psalmist _mish