You have made void the covenant of your servant: you have profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.
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George Leo Haydock
Overthrown the covenant All this seems to relate to the time of the captivity of Babylon, in which, for the sins of the people and their princes, God seemed to have set aside for a while the covenant he had made with David. (Challoner)
Yet he did not in effect, ver. 39. (Haydock)
Sanctuary. The temple, (Theodoret) or according to the Hebrew, "the diadem "by which the king was "set apart "from the common people, and rendered sacred, Psalm cxxxi. 18. (Berthier)
The psalmist speaks in the person of the weak, who complained, (Worthington) that the kingdom was a prey to invaders, and the Church oppressed by infidels. (Worthington) (Tirinus)