Confessing sin to God and praising him for forgiveness.
1–2 Cry for mercy
3–6 Confession of sin
7–12 Prayer for forgiveness
13–17 Praise and thanksgiving
18–19 Prayer for Israel
- Why is it fitting that this psalm follows Psalm 50?
- Verse 11 does not teach the loss of salvation; rather, this refers to God’s withdrawing his special enablement from the King of Israel that enabled him to effectively rule. See also Judges 16:20; 1 Samuel 11:6; 16:13–14; 18:10, 12; 28:15.
- Why would David pray for Jerusalem (vv. 18–19)? Wasn’t the whole psalm about his sin?