Yahweh is my refuge (Ps 141:8-141:10)

“But my eyes are turned toward you!

Yahweh!

O God!

In you I seek refuge.

Leave me not defenseless!

Keep me from the trap

That they have laid for me!

Keep me from the snares of evildoers!

Let the wicked together fall into their own nets

While I will escape.”

This psalm ends with an assertion of God, Yahweh, the Lord, as the refuge of David. His eyes were turned toward Yahweh. He did not want to be without any defenses. He wanted to keep away from their traps that were set for him. He wanted to escape all the snares of these evildoers. Rather he hoped that they would fall into their own trap nets, while he would escape.

Yahweh helps the people (Ps 28:8-28:9)

“Yahweh is the strength of his people.

He is the saving refuge of his anointed.

O save your people!

Bless your heritage!

Be their shepherd!

Carry them forever!”

Yahweh was the strength for his people. He was the refuge for the anointed one, David, so that he wanted Yahweh to continue to save his people. He wanted him to bless his descendants. This psalm ends with David wanting Yahweh to be their shepherd and carry them, his sheep, forever.