“You have seen!
Do not be silent!
Do not be far from me!
Bestir yourself for my defense!
For my cause,
According to your righteousness,
Do not let them rejoice over me!”
David’s cry to Yahweh wants Yahweh to wake up and see what is going on. Yahweh had seen what was happening to David, and yet he was silent. David wanted Yahweh close to him as his defense. He wanted his righteousness to be vindicated. He did not want others to rejoice over his misfortunes.