> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. John Barlow's Sermon, 1618. Both Pss. more literally, tumultuated, a word frequently applied to the roaring and tumult and tossing of the sea. "This book includes Psalms 42-72, a total of 31, only eighteen of which are attributed to David.Book I which we have just concluded ascribes all 41 of them to David." This implies a strong assurance that these troubles would not last always. This is called the superscription. The Art and Force of Psalm 119:1-8: Part 1. Is it less than men suffer, than his own people, yea, than his own Son hath suffered, and hast thou cause to complain? Remember that there were tears that got sinful Mary heaven; remember again there were tears that got sinful Esau nothing. A Prayer when he was in the cave.. Such is the text handed down to us. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Self ignorance is not bliss; in this case it is misery. King David has been brought back from the brink of despair by God who has rescued him. In fact, the text of Psalm 2 contains no less than three discrete voices: the voice of God, the voice … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 2" &c.] The psalmist corrects himself, as being too much depressed in spirit with his present circumstances, and expostulates with himself; adding, and [why] art thou disquieted in me? Psalm 2 makes a striking claim: in the face of terrifying threats, God creates and preserves order through God’s anointed one, a righteous messiah. Clarke's Commentary on the Bible. a song of praise to our God.. hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. why art thou cast down? Hope is of great use against castings down; it is an helmet, an erector of the head, which keeps it upright, and from bowing down: it is an anchor of the soul, sure and steadfast, and is of great service in the troubles of life, and against the fears of death; for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance; or "the salvations of his countenance" (h); which implies that the psalmist believed, notwithstanding his present circumstances, that he should have salvation upon salvation; salvation of every kind; or a full and complete one, which should spring, not from any merits of his, but from the free grace and favour of God, expressed in his gracious countenance towards him; and also intimates, that the light of his countenance would be salvation to him (i) now; and that his consummate happiness hereafter would lie in beholding his face for evermore: all which would give him occasion and opportunity of praising the Lord. As in Psalm 77:4, the cohortatives affirm that he yields himself up most thoroughly to this bittersweet remembrance and to this free outward expression of his pain אלּה (haecce) points forwards; the כּי (quod) which follows opens up the expansion of this word. Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God." and [why] art thou disquieted in me? Verse 5. Psalm 42:1 In Hebrew texts 42:1-11 is numbered 42:2-12. 42:1-5 The psalmist looked to the Lord as his chief good, and set his heart upon him accordingly; casting anchor thus at first, he rides out the storm. And truly many Christians are as unwise for heaven. Psalm 42:5, ESV: "Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation" When You’Re Depressed, Your Main Need Is to Seek God Himself, Not Just Relief. Bible Commentary for Psalms 42:5 Wesley's Notes for Psalms 42:5 42:5 For - Heb. Psalm 23 is likely the most well-known psalm 1 of the Psalter — and the most well-known passage in the Bible. Hope thou in God. These present troubles, are they to last forever? Psalm 42:5 Why are you in despair (Hebrew = shachach/sahah; Lxx = perilupos = very sorrowful), O my soul? Why this deep depression, this faithless fainting, this chicken hearted melancholy? David, not once, but often, hath cried out, Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? and why art thou disquieted within me? A Practical Exposition of the Forty- second Psalm, in ten Sermons, in Choice and Practical Expositions on four select Psalms. 1675. It begins with a broad canvas of the glory of God’s creation (Psalms 104:1-9). Rashi's Commentary, c. 1075. chabad.org. And hope never affords more joy than in affliction. Exodus 15-21. he inclined to me and v heard my cry.. 2 He drew me up from w the pit of destruction,. The mist of ignorance magnifies the causes of our alarm; a clearer view will make monsters dwindle into trifles. No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for Psalms 42:5. Many are p rising against me; 2 many are saying of my soul, q “There is no salvation for him in God.” Selah 1. Ps 42:1-11. and why tumultest thou against me?" Came it not without his command? The terms are, of course, figurative (compare Psalm 84:2; Psalm 92:13; Isaiah 66:23). For, or of (see [588]Introduction) the sons of Korah. Psalm 42:5 Sermon - The Hope of the Cast-Down Soul; Psalm 42:11 Sermon - A Believer's Dialogue with His Soul; J J STEWART PEROWNE. A Practical Exposition of the Forty-second Psalm, in ten Sermons, in Choice and Practical Expositions on four select Psalms. and y set my feet upon a rock,. Psalm 42:1 In many Hebrew manuscripts Psalms 42 and 43 constitute one psalm. So, folks, let’s take these truths from Psalm 28 this week in order to better pray to the Lord under the threat of national judgement. Isaiah 9:17; Isaiah 10:34) an interwoven mass, a mixed multitude. - Bad as the times are, desolate as Jerusalem is, insulting as are our enemies, hopeless as in the sight of man our condition may be, yet there is no room for despair. Why art thou disquieted? Why art thou troubled? California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. A Psalm of David.. 40 I u waited patiently for the L ord;. Many will b see and fear,. Psalms 4, 42, 51, 63. This made her grievously to bewail and lament her estate, reasoning with herself, why her Lord God did in so heavy a wise afflict her, and suffered her thus to be sequestered from the sweet society of her loving prison fellows. Try it free for 30 days! Psalm 22 is the 22nd psalm of the Book of Psalms, generally known in English by its first verse, in the King James Version, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" Is it thy Father's will that thou shouldest suffer, and shall it be thy humour to rebel? 1 of 1. Consider, what though in our translations the words are translated and rendered passively, Why art thou cast down? המון חוגג is the apposition to the personal suffix of this אדדם: with them, a multitude keeping holy-day. He who can use such heroic language in his gloomy hours will surely conquer. A maskil#Title: Probably a litera Psalms 42:5. z making my steps secure.. 3 He put a a new song in my mouth,. It keeps the king's peace in the heart, which else would soon be in an uproar. Many will b see and fear,. Condensed from William Gurnall. See the notes at Psalm 4:6; compare Psalm 11:7; Psalm 21:6; Psalm 44:3; Psalm 89:15. Psalm 100 Commentary: Seven Commands and Two Motivations of Our Praise. Why are you cast down, O my soul? and certainly the soul would return answer, My distress of sadness springs from my unbelief. Psalm 30:5 “For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” Explanation and Commentary of Psalm 30:5. O Lord, thou hast crowned us, as with a shield of thy good will. He will bring to pass that thing that he hath decreed upon us. In this extremity of misery, and in the midst of these dolorous mournings she continued, till on a night, repeating that of the psalmist: "Why art thou so heavy, O my soul? out of x the miry bog,. "And now, Lord, what wait I for? The Story of Psalm 148. Verse 5. Psalm 42 – Honest Prayer from a Discouraged Saint This psalm is titled To the Chief Musician. for the salvations of his face, for those supports, deliverances and comforts which I doubt not I shall enjoy both in his presence and sanctuary, and from his presence, and the light of his countenance. to purge thy sin past, and to prevent it for the time to come? and why art thou disquieted in me? Her lodging was upon a little straw, between a pair of stocks and a stone wall. v. 21. The same expostulation as in Psalm 42:5; and so is what follows, and why art thou disquieted within me ? Who would think when Jonah was in the sea Jonah 3:1-10 , that he would preach at Nineveh? Take either of them, thine eyes will have a large field to water. If I cannot keep a public Sabbath, yet wherefore do I deny my soul her indoor Sabbath? From Matthew Henry's Commentary. So Lorinus, Proverbs 12:25 . Is the thing good that is befallen thee? Or hast thou put on St. Bernard's resolution, who had made a compact with his soul, never to joy till he had heard his Saviour call him, "Come ye blessed," nor never to leave sorrowing till he had escaped the bitter sentence, "Go, ye cursed?" Psalm 42:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 42:5, NIV: "Why, my soul, are you downcast?Why so disturbed within me? Verse 5. Thomas Horton. Good grip for the anchor. You would count him a very unwise man that hath a lease of so much land, and he himself shall create scruples and doubts, and shall use no means to make his title good. Psalm 42:1 In Hebrew texts 42:1-11 is numbered 42:2-12. The sweetness, safety, and rightness of hope in God. Psalms 120:5 . See the notes at Isaiah 16:11; compare Jeremiah 48:36. It’s also David’s request for God to deliver the righteous from those wicked individuals. Whether two psalms or one, the subject is obviously similar and they are united with the common refrain of 42:5, 11, and 43:5. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? thou that wert infused to give me life; nay, says Philo the Jew, a spark, a beam of the divinity, thou, which shouldest be to this dark body of mine as the sun is to the earth, enlightening, quickening, cheering up my spirits; tell me, why art thou clouded? 5. Psalm 142 is titled A Contemplation of David. There she was fed with an halfpenny bread, and a farthing beer a day, neither would they allow her any more for her money. Psalms 42:4-5. This leads naturally to God’s active work in sustaining the world of animals, birds and sea creatures (Ps.104:10-12, 14, 16-18, 20-22, 25). We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. "Why art thou thus?" 3 O L ord, o how many are my foes! The soul turns to God when all other hope fails, and finds comfort in the belief that he can and will aid us. From Wesley's Notes. So when applied to psalms, it may mean a song that instructs, or a song that is wisely crafted. Hope thou in God. Why dost thou murmur, as if he had done thee wrong? my help and my God. Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? (Psalm 42:4), and that God is with you (Psalm 42:8). Verse 5. Is the end and fruit of it but to make thee white, and purify thee? Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Psalm 23 EXEGESIS: CONTEXT: "A Psalm by David." Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Living souls never can take up their rest any where short of a living God. Why am I agitated like a troubled sea, and why do my thoughts make a noise like a tumultuous multitude? All rights reserved. Now, surely the frequent mention of this text and words doth argue and note unto us the weightiness of the matter ... Wicked men oppressed David, and the devil tempted him; yet he chides his own heart and nothing else. Verse 5. &c.] The psalmist corrects himself, as being too much depressed in spirit with his present circumstances, and expostulates with himself; adding, and [why] art thou disquieted in me? (i) "Salutes sunt facies ejus", De Dieu. Psalm 104 gives a delightful depiction of this creative partnership. The rhythm without this change is defective, and the refrain unnecessarily altered. 4 The psalmist likely looks back at what God has done for His people, 5 (especially in the (first) Exodus) and trusts that God will continue to be God. "Why art thou cast down, O my soul?" z making my steps secure.. 3 He put a a new song in my mouth,. Why, or what may be the reason, that this text is three times used in this Psalm and in the next? השׁתּוחח, which occurs only here and in Psalm 43:1-5, signifies to bow one's self very low, to sit down upon the ground like a mourner (Psalm 35:14; Psalm 38:7), and to bend one's self downwards (Psalm 44:26). See Goldingay, Psalms 42-89 (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007); Seybold, Die Psalmen (Tübigen: Mohr, … Is his way a way of mercy? Up, my heart! Commentary on Psalm 44:17-26 (Read Psalm 44:17-26) In afflictions, we must not seek relief by any sinful compliance; but should continually meditate on the truth, purity, and knowledge of our heart-searching God. John Trapp Complete Commentary. These are the acts of mercy which make the righteous sing, "The Lord hath triumphed valiantly." סך (a collateral form of סך), properly a thicket, is figuratively (cf. God is unchangeable, and therefore his grace is the ground for unshaken hope. Try it for 30 days FREE. Christopher Love. It announces God's sovereignty. 3. Henry March. It is the spirit which, as the stronger and more valiant part of the man, speaks to the soul as to the σκεῦος ἀσθενέστερον; the spiritual man soothes the natural man. The futures, as expressing the object of the remembrance, state what was a habit in the time past. 5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? This way David took, and found it effectual; when his soul was unquiet by reason of his present affliction, he lays it to the breast of the promise: "Why art thy cast down O my soul? Psa 15:1-5. The idea is beautifully expressed in Psalms 39:7 . For God is in one mind, and who can change him? Psalms 4, 42, 51, 63. My Help and My Deliverer To the choirmaster. 5:1-2 This prayer begins with three imperatives. A gracious soul can take little satisfaction in God's courts, if it do not meet with God himself there. You see, the psalmist here talks to himself. Why art thou troubled, then? You may know the disease by the cure, in the very next words, O put thy trust in God; hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. Labour to strengthen your comforts, and reason thus, Why should I not believe in Christ? Beloved, this should not be, but you ought rather to strengthen your comforts than question them. Is it not for thine own sins, or the sins of others? Psalm 24:7, Psalm 24:9; Psalm 49:13, 21; Psalm 56:5, Psalm 56:11; Psalm 59:10, 18), nevertheless it is to be read here by a change in the division both of the words and the verses, according to Psalm 42:5 and Psalm 43:5, ישׁוּעות פּני ואלהי, as is done by the lxx (Cod. But Psalm 5 tells us, When you’re under attack, take refuge in the Lord as your righteous defender. Psalm 2 is the renowned second part to the introduction of the Psalter (with Psalm 1). ), Syriac, Vulgate, and most modern expositors. Psalm 51 may be the greatest chapter in the Bible about repentance. Upgrade to the best Bible Gateway experience! Learn more Start my trial Back . Alex. Psalm 139 Commentary: God’s Pervasive Presence, Intimate Knowledge, and Faithful Comfort. There are a number of laments in Hebrew scripture, to include … Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Psalm 42 Commentary; J C PHILPOT. Lift up thy head, Christian! A gracious soul can take little satisfaction in God's courts, if it do not meet with God himself there. Fix my eyes on God— soon I’ll be praising again. Note well that the main hope and chief desire of David rest in the smile of God. By THOMAS HORTON, D.D. yet, in the original, they are rendered actively; we read it, Why art thou cast down? See Isaiah 17:12 Jeremiah 5:22 6:23 51:55. Such alteration, however, from comparison of Psalm 24:8; Psalm 24:10; Psalm 49:12; Psalm 49:20; Psalm 56:4; Psalm 56:10; Psalm 59:9; Psalm 59:17, is not unusual. (2) to sound, or make a noise, as a harp, rain, waves; (3) to be agitated, troubled, or anxious in mind: to moan internally. His face is what he seeks and hopes to see, and this will recover his low spirits, this will put to scorn his laughing enemies, this will restore to him all the joys of those holy and happy days around which memory lingers. Hope thou in God. PSALMS 42 AND 43. Who would think when Job scraped his sores upon the dunghill, all his houses were burned, all his cattle stolen, and all his children dead, that he should be richer than ever he was? Matthew Henry :: Commentary on Psalms 42 ← Back to Matthew Henry's Bio & Resources. He is the skilful physician, who at the same time that he evacuates the disease, doth also comfort and strengthen nature; and he the true Christian, that doth not content himself with a bare laying aside evil customs and practices, but labours to walk in the exercise of the contrary graces. Psalms 42:5 has the refrain in a form slightly different from that of the other two instances of its occurrence. Psalm 42 Commentary; WILLIAM PLUMER. (1) That there are two sides to the events which occur, and which seem so discouraging to us - a dark side and a bright side. Verse 5. Is not there free grace where there is guilt? Maschil—(See on [587]Ps 32:1, title). Christopher Love, in "The Dejected Soul's Cure," 1657. The practice of separating the psalms … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 43" Psalm 42 is the 42nd psalm of the Book of Psalms, often known in English by its incipit, As the hart panteth after the water brooks (in the King James Version).The Book of Psalms is the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and a book of the Christian Old Testament.In the Hebrew Bible, Psalm 42 opens the second of the five books (divisions) of Psalms. The original word rendered help is in the plural number, meaning salvations; and the idea in the use of the plural is, that his deliverance would be completed or entire - as if double or manifold. Verses 1-5 Holy love to God as the chief good and our felicity is the power of godliness, the very life and soul of religion, without which all external professions and performances are but a shell and carcase: now here we have some of the expressions of that love. dah, דח, Arab. 6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar. hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him [for] the help of his countenance. Learn more. Pop(ular) Song. I shall yet praise him. Came it not without God's privity? Samuel Clarke's "Mirror.". When it may be said, "He whom God loveth is sick," then it may be said, "This sickness is not unto death;" and though it be to the first death, yet not to the second. Why are you crying the blues? 121, 4), denotes those in reference to whom, or connection with whom, this moving onwards took place, so that consequently אדּדּם includes within itself, together with the subjective notion, the transitive notion of אדדּם, for the singer of the Psalm is a Levite; as an example in support of this אדּדּם, vid., 2 Chronicles 20:27., cf. of d'ud'u), which has the primary meaning to push, to drive (ἐλαύνειν, pousser), and in various combinations of the ד (דא, Arab. ; she received comfort in the midst of her sorrows, and so continued joyful to the time of her release. The means and methods the psalmist took to remove his dejections and disquietudes of mind are as follow; hope thou in God; for the pardon of sin; for which there is good ground of hope, and so no reason to be cast down on account of it; for strength against Satan's temptations, which is to be had in Christ, as well as righteousness; and for the appearance of God, and the discoveries of his love, who has his set time to favour his people, and therefore to be hoped, and quietly waited for. and y set my feet upon a rock,. Faith tells the soul what Christ hath done for it; and so comforts it; hope revives the soul with the news of what Christ will do: both draw at one tap -- Christ and his promise. I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. and less than that, too; and shall the living man complain for the punishment of his sin? A PSALM OF THE BABYLONIAN EXILE. Tell God that you are *unhappy, but that you will hope in him. Henry Smith. 1675. and dost thou find a present fruit in it? Why, my soul, are you downcast? This is the grace that swims, though the waves roar and be troubled. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Psalms 42:5: Luke 13:11-12 Psalms 42:4 : Psalms 42:6 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. p. 180), inasmuch as he suffers it to melt entirely away in pain (Job 30:16). David did not chide at Saul, nor chide at Absalom; but he chides and checks his own heart. Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God." Many psalms include a superscription, which we believe to have been added after the fact by the people putting together the psalm book. A commentary that takes into consideration the entire Bible, however, reveals Psalm 22 to contain a detailed prophecy of how Jesus dies on the cross to pay the death penalty due for our sins (see John 3:16), including those highlighted below and explained further below (also see Isaiah 53 commentary). Think it not enough to silence thy heart from quarrelling with God, but leave not till thou canst bring it sweetly to rely on God. This verse, like the singing of Paul and Silas, looses chains and shakes prison walls. Matthew 26:38; John 12:27). Psalm 42. Why so disturbed within me? The Art and Force of Psalm 119:1-8: Part 2 "Why art thou troubled, O my soul, and why art thou cast down within me?" Hearts sins and secret sins are known to God, and must be reckoned for. They will reason themselves into unbelief, and say, Lord, why should I believe? For I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. A psalm of David. Who would think when Nebuchadnezzar was in the forest Daniel 4:1-37 , that he should reign again in Babel? Why does thy mutinous spirits tumble at it, as a rough way? See also on Psalms 42:11 43:5. Though the devil and wicked men, the one do tempt, the other do oppress as instruments of punishment for sin; yet we with David are to chide our own hearts. 2. The help of his countenance, or the sustaining power of God's presence. which suggests, that the dejections of God's people are unreasonable ones; sin itself is no just cause and reason of them; for though it is very disagreeable, loathsome, and abhorring, troublesome and burdensome, to a spiritual man, and is ingenuously confessed, and heartily mourned over, and is matter of humiliation; yet no true reason of dejection: because there is forgiveness of it with God; the blood of Christ has been shed for the remission of it; it has been bore and done away by him; nor is there any condemnation for it to them that are in him; and though it rages, and threatens to get the ascendant; yet it is promised it shall not have the dominion over the saints; neither the nature of it, being great, as committed against God himself, nor the multitude of sins, nor the aggravated circumstances of them, are just causes of dejection, since the blood of Christ cleanses from all sin; nor are Satan and his temptations; he is indeed an enemy, very powerful, subtle, and terrible; he is the strong man armed, the old serpent, and a roaring lion; and his temptations are very troublesome and grieving; and it becomes the saints to be upon their guard against him and them; but they have no reason to be cast down on account hereof; for God, who is on the side of his people, is mightier than he; Christ is stronger than the strong man armed, and the divine Spirit who is in them is greater than he that is in the world: Satan is under divine restraints, and can go no further in tempting than he is suffered, and his temptations are overruled for good; besides, good armour is provided for the Christian to fight against him with, and in a short time he will be bruised under his feet: nor are the hidings of God's face a sufficient reason of dejection; for though such a case is very distressing, and gives great trouble to those that love the Lord; nor can they, nor does it become them to sit easy and unconcerned in such circumstances, as they are great trials of faith and patience; yet it is the experience of the people of God in all ages: some good ends are answered hereby, as to bring saints to a sense of sins, which has deprived them of the divine Presence, to make them prize it the more when they have it, and to be careful of losing it for the future. With these psalms we have the beginning of Book II of the Psalter. 2 is the LORD's contemptive response to the derisive nations (the kings of which THINK they rule) that the Messiah is the true king of all creation. 5 Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Psalm 28 Commentary Verse 8. XIV.1, Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew, Origen. For I shall yet praise him - Margin, give thanks. 42:12, and in Psalm 43:5. In cases of undue dejection and disquietude, the proper remedy is to expostulate with the soul, and to direct it to the only true source of relief. We see the process in such expressions as Isaiah 16:11, “My bowels shall sound like a harp for Moab.”. whereas you do not find two verses of the same length used in all the Book of Psalms besides, except in Psalm 107, where is often repeated, "O that men would praise the Lord," etc. Brian Duppa (Bishop), 1588-1662, in a Sermon entitled "The Soule's Soloquie.". Verse 5,11. 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Lidl Frozen Vegetarian Food, Renault Captur Gt Line 2019, Shanghai Baoshan Postal Code, Car Salesman Job Description And Salary, Komondor Dog Price Philippines, Alter Table If Exists Mysql, How To Stop An Argument, "/> > The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. John Barlow's Sermon, 1618. Both Pss. more literally, tumultuated, a word frequently applied to the roaring and tumult and tossing of the sea. "This book includes Psalms 42-72, a total of 31, only eighteen of which are attributed to David.Book I which we have just concluded ascribes all 41 of them to David." This implies a strong assurance that these troubles would not last always. This is called the superscription. The Art and Force of Psalm 119:1-8: Part 1. Is it less than men suffer, than his own people, yea, than his own Son hath suffered, and hast thou cause to complain? Remember that there were tears that got sinful Mary heaven; remember again there were tears that got sinful Esau nothing. A Prayer when he was in the cave.. Such is the text handed down to us. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Self ignorance is not bliss; in this case it is misery. King David has been brought back from the brink of despair by God who has rescued him. In fact, the text of Psalm 2 contains no less than three discrete voices: the voice of God, the voice … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 2" &c.] The psalmist corrects himself, as being too much depressed in spirit with his present circumstances, and expostulates with himself; adding, and [why] art thou disquieted in me? Psalm 2 makes a striking claim: in the face of terrifying threats, God creates and preserves order through God’s anointed one, a righteous messiah. Clarke's Commentary on the Bible. a song of praise to our God.. hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. why art thou cast down? Hope is of great use against castings down; it is an helmet, an erector of the head, which keeps it upright, and from bowing down: it is an anchor of the soul, sure and steadfast, and is of great service in the troubles of life, and against the fears of death; for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance; or "the salvations of his countenance" (h); which implies that the psalmist believed, notwithstanding his present circumstances, that he should have salvation upon salvation; salvation of every kind; or a full and complete one, which should spring, not from any merits of his, but from the free grace and favour of God, expressed in his gracious countenance towards him; and also intimates, that the light of his countenance would be salvation to him (i) now; and that his consummate happiness hereafter would lie in beholding his face for evermore: all which would give him occasion and opportunity of praising the Lord. As in Psalm 77:4, the cohortatives affirm that he yields himself up most thoroughly to this bittersweet remembrance and to this free outward expression of his pain אלּה (haecce) points forwards; the כּי (quod) which follows opens up the expansion of this word. Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God." and [why] art thou disquieted in me? Verse 5. Psalm 42:1 In Hebrew texts 42:1-11 is numbered 42:2-12. 42:1-5 The psalmist looked to the Lord as his chief good, and set his heart upon him accordingly; casting anchor thus at first, he rides out the storm. And truly many Christians are as unwise for heaven. Psalm 42:5, ESV: "Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation" When You’Re Depressed, Your Main Need Is to Seek God Himself, Not Just Relief. Bible Commentary for Psalms 42:5 Wesley's Notes for Psalms 42:5 42:5 For - Heb. Psalm 23 is likely the most well-known psalm 1 of the Psalter — and the most well-known passage in the Bible. Hope thou in God. These present troubles, are they to last forever? Psalm 42:5 Why are you in despair (Hebrew = shachach/sahah; Lxx = perilupos = very sorrowful), O my soul? Why this deep depression, this faithless fainting, this chicken hearted melancholy? David, not once, but often, hath cried out, Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? and why art thou disquieted within me? A Practical Exposition of the Forty- second Psalm, in ten Sermons, in Choice and Practical Expositions on four select Psalms. 1675. It begins with a broad canvas of the glory of God’s creation (Psalms 104:1-9). Rashi's Commentary, c. 1075. chabad.org. And hope never affords more joy than in affliction. Exodus 15-21. he inclined to me and v heard my cry.. 2 He drew me up from w the pit of destruction,. The mist of ignorance magnifies the causes of our alarm; a clearer view will make monsters dwindle into trifles. No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for Psalms 42:5. Many are p rising against me; 2 many are saying of my soul, q “There is no salvation for him in God.” Selah 1. Ps 42:1-11. and why tumultest thou against me?" Came it not without his command? The terms are, of course, figurative (compare Psalm 84:2; Psalm 92:13; Isaiah 66:23). For, or of (see [588]Introduction) the sons of Korah. Psalm 42:5 Sermon - The Hope of the Cast-Down Soul; Psalm 42:11 Sermon - A Believer's Dialogue with His Soul; J J STEWART PEROWNE. A Practical Exposition of the Forty-second Psalm, in ten Sermons, in Choice and Practical Expositions on four select Psalms. and y set my feet upon a rock,. Psalm 42:1 In many Hebrew manuscripts Psalms 42 and 43 constitute one psalm. So, folks, let’s take these truths from Psalm 28 this week in order to better pray to the Lord under the threat of national judgement. Isaiah 9:17; Isaiah 10:34) an interwoven mass, a mixed multitude. - Bad as the times are, desolate as Jerusalem is, insulting as are our enemies, hopeless as in the sight of man our condition may be, yet there is no room for despair. Why art thou disquieted? Why art thou troubled? California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. A Psalm of David.. 40 I u waited patiently for the L ord;. Many will b see and fear,. Psalms 4, 42, 51, 63. This made her grievously to bewail and lament her estate, reasoning with herself, why her Lord God did in so heavy a wise afflict her, and suffered her thus to be sequestered from the sweet society of her loving prison fellows. Try it free for 30 days! Psalm 22 is the 22nd psalm of the Book of Psalms, generally known in English by its first verse, in the King James Version, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" Is it thy Father's will that thou shouldest suffer, and shall it be thy humour to rebel? 1 of 1. Consider, what though in our translations the words are translated and rendered passively, Why art thou cast down? המון חוגג is the apposition to the personal suffix of this אדדם: with them, a multitude keeping holy-day. He who can use such heroic language in his gloomy hours will surely conquer. A maskil#Title: Probably a litera Psalms 42:5. z making my steps secure.. 3 He put a a new song in my mouth,. It keeps the king's peace in the heart, which else would soon be in an uproar. Many will b see and fear,. Condensed from William Gurnall. See the notes at Psalm 4:6; compare Psalm 11:7; Psalm 21:6; Psalm 44:3; Psalm 89:15. Psalm 100 Commentary: Seven Commands and Two Motivations of Our Praise. Why are you cast down, O my soul? and certainly the soul would return answer, My distress of sadness springs from my unbelief. Psalm 30:5 “For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” Explanation and Commentary of Psalm 30:5. O Lord, thou hast crowned us, as with a shield of thy good will. He will bring to pass that thing that he hath decreed upon us. In this extremity of misery, and in the midst of these dolorous mournings she continued, till on a night, repeating that of the psalmist: "Why art thou so heavy, O my soul? out of x the miry bog,. "And now, Lord, what wait I for? The Story of Psalm 148. Verse 5. Psalm 42 – Honest Prayer from a Discouraged Saint This psalm is titled To the Chief Musician. for the salvations of his face, for those supports, deliverances and comforts which I doubt not I shall enjoy both in his presence and sanctuary, and from his presence, and the light of his countenance. to purge thy sin past, and to prevent it for the time to come? and why art thou disquieted in me? Her lodging was upon a little straw, between a pair of stocks and a stone wall. v. 21. The same expostulation as in Psalm 42:5; and so is what follows, and why art thou disquieted within me ? Who would think when Jonah was in the sea Jonah 3:1-10 , that he would preach at Nineveh? Take either of them, thine eyes will have a large field to water. If I cannot keep a public Sabbath, yet wherefore do I deny my soul her indoor Sabbath? From Matthew Henry's Commentary. So Lorinus, Proverbs 12:25 . Is the thing good that is befallen thee? Or hast thou put on St. Bernard's resolution, who had made a compact with his soul, never to joy till he had heard his Saviour call him, "Come ye blessed," nor never to leave sorrowing till he had escaped the bitter sentence, "Go, ye cursed?" Psalm 42:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 42:5, NIV: "Why, my soul, are you downcast?Why so disturbed within me? Verse 5. Thomas Horton. Good grip for the anchor. You would count him a very unwise man that hath a lease of so much land, and he himself shall create scruples and doubts, and shall use no means to make his title good. Psalm 42:1 In Hebrew texts 42:1-11 is numbered 42:2-12. The sweetness, safety, and rightness of hope in God. Psalms 120:5 . See the notes at Isaiah 16:11; compare Jeremiah 48:36. It’s also David’s request for God to deliver the righteous from those wicked individuals. Whether two psalms or one, the subject is obviously similar and they are united with the common refrain of 42:5, 11, and 43:5. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? thou that wert infused to give me life; nay, says Philo the Jew, a spark, a beam of the divinity, thou, which shouldest be to this dark body of mine as the sun is to the earth, enlightening, quickening, cheering up my spirits; tell me, why art thou clouded? 5. Psalm 142 is titled A Contemplation of David. There she was fed with an halfpenny bread, and a farthing beer a day, neither would they allow her any more for her money. Psalms 42:4-5. This leads naturally to God’s active work in sustaining the world of animals, birds and sea creatures (Ps.104:10-12, 14, 16-18, 20-22, 25). We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. "Why art thou thus?" 3 O L ord, o how many are my foes! The soul turns to God when all other hope fails, and finds comfort in the belief that he can and will aid us. From Wesley's Notes. So when applied to psalms, it may mean a song that instructs, or a song that is wisely crafted. Hope thou in God. Why dost thou murmur, as if he had done thee wrong? my help and my God. Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? (Psalm 42:4), and that God is with you (Psalm 42:8). Verse 5. Is the end and fruit of it but to make thee white, and purify thee? Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Psalm 23 EXEGESIS: CONTEXT: "A Psalm by David." Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Living souls never can take up their rest any where short of a living God. Why am I agitated like a troubled sea, and why do my thoughts make a noise like a tumultuous multitude? All rights reserved. Now, surely the frequent mention of this text and words doth argue and note unto us the weightiness of the matter ... Wicked men oppressed David, and the devil tempted him; yet he chides his own heart and nothing else. Verse 5. &c.] The psalmist corrects himself, as being too much depressed in spirit with his present circumstances, and expostulates with himself; adding, and [why] art thou disquieted in me? (i) "Salutes sunt facies ejus", De Dieu. Psalm 104 gives a delightful depiction of this creative partnership. The rhythm without this change is defective, and the refrain unnecessarily altered. 4 The psalmist likely looks back at what God has done for His people, 5 (especially in the (first) Exodus) and trusts that God will continue to be God. "Why art thou cast down, O my soul?" z making my steps secure.. 3 He put a a new song in my mouth,. Why, or what may be the reason, that this text is three times used in this Psalm and in the next? השׁתּוחח, which occurs only here and in Psalm 43:1-5, signifies to bow one's self very low, to sit down upon the ground like a mourner (Psalm 35:14; Psalm 38:7), and to bend one's self downwards (Psalm 44:26). See Goldingay, Psalms 42-89 (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007); Seybold, Die Psalmen (Tübigen: Mohr, … Is his way a way of mercy? Up, my heart! Commentary on Psalm 44:17-26 (Read Psalm 44:17-26) In afflictions, we must not seek relief by any sinful compliance; but should continually meditate on the truth, purity, and knowledge of our heart-searching God. John Trapp Complete Commentary. These are the acts of mercy which make the righteous sing, "The Lord hath triumphed valiantly." סך (a collateral form of סך), properly a thicket, is figuratively (cf. God is unchangeable, and therefore his grace is the ground for unshaken hope. Try it for 30 days FREE. Christopher Love. It announces God's sovereignty. 3. Henry March. It is the spirit which, as the stronger and more valiant part of the man, speaks to the soul as to the σκεῦος ἀσθενέστερον; the spiritual man soothes the natural man. The futures, as expressing the object of the remembrance, state what was a habit in the time past. 5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? This way David took, and found it effectual; when his soul was unquiet by reason of his present affliction, he lays it to the breast of the promise: "Why art thy cast down O my soul? Psa 15:1-5. The idea is beautifully expressed in Psalms 39:7 . For God is in one mind, and who can change him? Psalms 4, 42, 51, 63. My Help and My Deliverer To the choirmaster. 5:1-2 This prayer begins with three imperatives. A gracious soul can take little satisfaction in God's courts, if it do not meet with God himself there. You see, the psalmist here talks to himself. Why art thou troubled, then? You may know the disease by the cure, in the very next words, O put thy trust in God; hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. Labour to strengthen your comforts, and reason thus, Why should I not believe in Christ? Beloved, this should not be, but you ought rather to strengthen your comforts than question them. Is it not for thine own sins, or the sins of others? Psalm 24:7, Psalm 24:9; Psalm 49:13, 21; Psalm 56:5, Psalm 56:11; Psalm 59:10, 18), nevertheless it is to be read here by a change in the division both of the words and the verses, according to Psalm 42:5 and Psalm 43:5, ישׁוּעות פּני ואלהי, as is done by the lxx (Cod. But Psalm 5 tells us, When you’re under attack, take refuge in the Lord as your righteous defender. Psalm 2 is the renowned second part to the introduction of the Psalter (with Psalm 1). ), Syriac, Vulgate, and most modern expositors. Psalm 51 may be the greatest chapter in the Bible about repentance. Upgrade to the best Bible Gateway experience! Learn more Start my trial Back . Alex. Psalm 139 Commentary: God’s Pervasive Presence, Intimate Knowledge, and Faithful Comfort. There are a number of laments in Hebrew scripture, to include … Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Psalm 42 Commentary; J C PHILPOT. Lift up thy head, Christian! A gracious soul can take little satisfaction in God's courts, if it do not meet with God himself there. Fix my eyes on God— soon I’ll be praising again. Note well that the main hope and chief desire of David rest in the smile of God. By THOMAS HORTON, D.D. yet, in the original, they are rendered actively; we read it, Why art thou cast down? See Isaiah 17:12 Jeremiah 5:22 6:23 51:55. Such alteration, however, from comparison of Psalm 24:8; Psalm 24:10; Psalm 49:12; Psalm 49:20; Psalm 56:4; Psalm 56:10; Psalm 59:9; Psalm 59:17, is not unusual. (2) to sound, or make a noise, as a harp, rain, waves; (3) to be agitated, troubled, or anxious in mind: to moan internally. His face is what he seeks and hopes to see, and this will recover his low spirits, this will put to scorn his laughing enemies, this will restore to him all the joys of those holy and happy days around which memory lingers. Hope thou in God. PSALMS 42 AND 43. Who would think when Job scraped his sores upon the dunghill, all his houses were burned, all his cattle stolen, and all his children dead, that he should be richer than ever he was? Matthew Henry :: Commentary on Psalms 42 ← Back to Matthew Henry's Bio & Resources. He is the skilful physician, who at the same time that he evacuates the disease, doth also comfort and strengthen nature; and he the true Christian, that doth not content himself with a bare laying aside evil customs and practices, but labours to walk in the exercise of the contrary graces. Psalms 42:5 has the refrain in a form slightly different from that of the other two instances of its occurrence. Psalm 42 Commentary; WILLIAM PLUMER. (1) That there are two sides to the events which occur, and which seem so discouraging to us - a dark side and a bright side. Verse 5. Is not there free grace where there is guilt? Maschil—(See on [587]Ps 32:1, title). Christopher Love, in "The Dejected Soul's Cure," 1657. The practice of separating the psalms … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 43" Psalm 42 is the 42nd psalm of the Book of Psalms, often known in English by its incipit, As the hart panteth after the water brooks (in the King James Version).The Book of Psalms is the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and a book of the Christian Old Testament.In the Hebrew Bible, Psalm 42 opens the second of the five books (divisions) of Psalms. The original word rendered help is in the plural number, meaning salvations; and the idea in the use of the plural is, that his deliverance would be completed or entire - as if double or manifold. Verses 1-5 Holy love to God as the chief good and our felicity is the power of godliness, the very life and soul of religion, without which all external professions and performances are but a shell and carcase: now here we have some of the expressions of that love. dah, דח, Arab. 6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar. hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him [for] the help of his countenance. Learn more. Pop(ular) Song. I shall yet praise him. Came it not without God's privity? Samuel Clarke's "Mirror.". When it may be said, "He whom God loveth is sick," then it may be said, "This sickness is not unto death;" and though it be to the first death, yet not to the second. Why are you crying the blues? 121, 4), denotes those in reference to whom, or connection with whom, this moving onwards took place, so that consequently אדּדּם includes within itself, together with the subjective notion, the transitive notion of אדדּם, for the singer of the Psalm is a Levite; as an example in support of this אדּדּם, vid., 2 Chronicles 20:27., cf. of d'ud'u), which has the primary meaning to push, to drive (ἐλαύνειν, pousser), and in various combinations of the ד (דא, Arab. ; she received comfort in the midst of her sorrows, and so continued joyful to the time of her release. The means and methods the psalmist took to remove his dejections and disquietudes of mind are as follow; hope thou in God; for the pardon of sin; for which there is good ground of hope, and so no reason to be cast down on account of it; for strength against Satan's temptations, which is to be had in Christ, as well as righteousness; and for the appearance of God, and the discoveries of his love, who has his set time to favour his people, and therefore to be hoped, and quietly waited for. and y set my feet upon a rock,. Faith tells the soul what Christ hath done for it; and so comforts it; hope revives the soul with the news of what Christ will do: both draw at one tap -- Christ and his promise. I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. and less than that, too; and shall the living man complain for the punishment of his sin? A PSALM OF THE BABYLONIAN EXILE. Tell God that you are *unhappy, but that you will hope in him. Henry Smith. 1675. and dost thou find a present fruit in it? Why, my soul, are you downcast? This is the grace that swims, though the waves roar and be troubled. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Psalms 42:5: Luke 13:11-12 Psalms 42:4 : Psalms 42:6 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. p. 180), inasmuch as he suffers it to melt entirely away in pain (Job 30:16). David did not chide at Saul, nor chide at Absalom; but he chides and checks his own heart. Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God." Many psalms include a superscription, which we believe to have been added after the fact by the people putting together the psalm book. A commentary that takes into consideration the entire Bible, however, reveals Psalm 22 to contain a detailed prophecy of how Jesus dies on the cross to pay the death penalty due for our sins (see John 3:16), including those highlighted below and explained further below (also see Isaiah 53 commentary). Think it not enough to silence thy heart from quarrelling with God, but leave not till thou canst bring it sweetly to rely on God. This verse, like the singing of Paul and Silas, looses chains and shakes prison walls. Matthew 26:38; John 12:27). Psalm 42. Why so disturbed within me? The Art and Force of Psalm 119:1-8: Part 2 "Why art thou troubled, O my soul, and why art thou cast down within me?" Hearts sins and secret sins are known to God, and must be reckoned for. They will reason themselves into unbelief, and say, Lord, why should I believe? For I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. A psalm of David. Who would think when Nebuchadnezzar was in the forest Daniel 4:1-37 , that he should reign again in Babel? Why does thy mutinous spirits tumble at it, as a rough way? See also on Psalms 42:11 43:5. Though the devil and wicked men, the one do tempt, the other do oppress as instruments of punishment for sin; yet we with David are to chide our own hearts. 2. The help of his countenance, or the sustaining power of God's presence. which suggests, that the dejections of God's people are unreasonable ones; sin itself is no just cause and reason of them; for though it is very disagreeable, loathsome, and abhorring, troublesome and burdensome, to a spiritual man, and is ingenuously confessed, and heartily mourned over, and is matter of humiliation; yet no true reason of dejection: because there is forgiveness of it with God; the blood of Christ has been shed for the remission of it; it has been bore and done away by him; nor is there any condemnation for it to them that are in him; and though it rages, and threatens to get the ascendant; yet it is promised it shall not have the dominion over the saints; neither the nature of it, being great, as committed against God himself, nor the multitude of sins, nor the aggravated circumstances of them, are just causes of dejection, since the blood of Christ cleanses from all sin; nor are Satan and his temptations; he is indeed an enemy, very powerful, subtle, and terrible; he is the strong man armed, the old serpent, and a roaring lion; and his temptations are very troublesome and grieving; and it becomes the saints to be upon their guard against him and them; but they have no reason to be cast down on account hereof; for God, who is on the side of his people, is mightier than he; Christ is stronger than the strong man armed, and the divine Spirit who is in them is greater than he that is in the world: Satan is under divine restraints, and can go no further in tempting than he is suffered, and his temptations are overruled for good; besides, good armour is provided for the Christian to fight against him with, and in a short time he will be bruised under his feet: nor are the hidings of God's face a sufficient reason of dejection; for though such a case is very distressing, and gives great trouble to those that love the Lord; nor can they, nor does it become them to sit easy and unconcerned in such circumstances, as they are great trials of faith and patience; yet it is the experience of the people of God in all ages: some good ends are answered hereby, as to bring saints to a sense of sins, which has deprived them of the divine Presence, to make them prize it the more when they have it, and to be careful of losing it for the future. With these psalms we have the beginning of Book II of the Psalter. 2 is the LORD's contemptive response to the derisive nations (the kings of which THINK they rule) that the Messiah is the true king of all creation. 5 Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Psalm 28 Commentary Verse 8. XIV.1, Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew, Origen. For I shall yet praise him - Margin, give thanks. 42:12, and in Psalm 43:5. In cases of undue dejection and disquietude, the proper remedy is to expostulate with the soul, and to direct it to the only true source of relief. We see the process in such expressions as Isaiah 16:11, “My bowels shall sound like a harp for Moab.”. whereas you do not find two verses of the same length used in all the Book of Psalms besides, except in Psalm 107, where is often repeated, "O that men would praise the Lord," etc. Brian Duppa (Bishop), 1588-1662, in a Sermon entitled "The Soule's Soloquie.". Verse 5,11. 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Lidl Frozen Vegetarian Food, Renault Captur Gt Line 2019, Shanghai Baoshan Postal Code, Car Salesman Job Description And Salary, Komondor Dog Price Philippines, Alter Table If Exists Mysql, How To Stop An Argument, " /> > The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. John Barlow's Sermon, 1618. Both Pss. more literally, tumultuated, a word frequently applied to the roaring and tumult and tossing of the sea. "This book includes Psalms 42-72, a total of 31, only eighteen of which are attributed to David.Book I which we have just concluded ascribes all 41 of them to David." This implies a strong assurance that these troubles would not last always. This is called the superscription. The Art and Force of Psalm 119:1-8: Part 1. Is it less than men suffer, than his own people, yea, than his own Son hath suffered, and hast thou cause to complain? Remember that there were tears that got sinful Mary heaven; remember again there were tears that got sinful Esau nothing. A Prayer when he was in the cave.. Such is the text handed down to us. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Self ignorance is not bliss; in this case it is misery. King David has been brought back from the brink of despair by God who has rescued him. In fact, the text of Psalm 2 contains no less than three discrete voices: the voice of God, the voice … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 2" &c.] The psalmist corrects himself, as being too much depressed in spirit with his present circumstances, and expostulates with himself; adding, and [why] art thou disquieted in me? Psalm 2 makes a striking claim: in the face of terrifying threats, God creates and preserves order through God’s anointed one, a righteous messiah. Clarke's Commentary on the Bible. a song of praise to our God.. hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. why art thou cast down? Hope is of great use against castings down; it is an helmet, an erector of the head, which keeps it upright, and from bowing down: it is an anchor of the soul, sure and steadfast, and is of great service in the troubles of life, and against the fears of death; for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance; or "the salvations of his countenance" (h); which implies that the psalmist believed, notwithstanding his present circumstances, that he should have salvation upon salvation; salvation of every kind; or a full and complete one, which should spring, not from any merits of his, but from the free grace and favour of God, expressed in his gracious countenance towards him; and also intimates, that the light of his countenance would be salvation to him (i) now; and that his consummate happiness hereafter would lie in beholding his face for evermore: all which would give him occasion and opportunity of praising the Lord. As in Psalm 77:4, the cohortatives affirm that he yields himself up most thoroughly to this bittersweet remembrance and to this free outward expression of his pain אלּה (haecce) points forwards; the כּי (quod) which follows opens up the expansion of this word. Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God." and [why] art thou disquieted in me? Verse 5. Psalm 42:1 In Hebrew texts 42:1-11 is numbered 42:2-12. 42:1-5 The psalmist looked to the Lord as his chief good, and set his heart upon him accordingly; casting anchor thus at first, he rides out the storm. And truly many Christians are as unwise for heaven. Psalm 42:5, ESV: "Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation" When You’Re Depressed, Your Main Need Is to Seek God Himself, Not Just Relief. Bible Commentary for Psalms 42:5 Wesley's Notes for Psalms 42:5 42:5 For - Heb. Psalm 23 is likely the most well-known psalm 1 of the Psalter — and the most well-known passage in the Bible. Hope thou in God. These present troubles, are they to last forever? Psalm 42:5 Why are you in despair (Hebrew = shachach/sahah; Lxx = perilupos = very sorrowful), O my soul? Why this deep depression, this faithless fainting, this chicken hearted melancholy? David, not once, but often, hath cried out, Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? and why art thou disquieted within me? A Practical Exposition of the Forty- second Psalm, in ten Sermons, in Choice and Practical Expositions on four select Psalms. 1675. It begins with a broad canvas of the glory of God’s creation (Psalms 104:1-9). Rashi's Commentary, c. 1075. chabad.org. And hope never affords more joy than in affliction. Exodus 15-21. he inclined to me and v heard my cry.. 2 He drew me up from w the pit of destruction,. The mist of ignorance magnifies the causes of our alarm; a clearer view will make monsters dwindle into trifles. No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for Psalms 42:5. Many are p rising against me; 2 many are saying of my soul, q “There is no salvation for him in God.” Selah 1. Ps 42:1-11. and why tumultest thou against me?" Came it not without his command? The terms are, of course, figurative (compare Psalm 84:2; Psalm 92:13; Isaiah 66:23). For, or of (see [588]Introduction) the sons of Korah. Psalm 42:5 Sermon - The Hope of the Cast-Down Soul; Psalm 42:11 Sermon - A Believer's Dialogue with His Soul; J J STEWART PEROWNE. A Practical Exposition of the Forty-second Psalm, in ten Sermons, in Choice and Practical Expositions on four select Psalms. and y set my feet upon a rock,. Psalm 42:1 In many Hebrew manuscripts Psalms 42 and 43 constitute one psalm. So, folks, let’s take these truths from Psalm 28 this week in order to better pray to the Lord under the threat of national judgement. Isaiah 9:17; Isaiah 10:34) an interwoven mass, a mixed multitude. - Bad as the times are, desolate as Jerusalem is, insulting as are our enemies, hopeless as in the sight of man our condition may be, yet there is no room for despair. Why art thou disquieted? Why art thou troubled? California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. A Psalm of David.. 40 I u waited patiently for the L ord;. Many will b see and fear,. Psalms 4, 42, 51, 63. This made her grievously to bewail and lament her estate, reasoning with herself, why her Lord God did in so heavy a wise afflict her, and suffered her thus to be sequestered from the sweet society of her loving prison fellows. Try it free for 30 days! Psalm 22 is the 22nd psalm of the Book of Psalms, generally known in English by its first verse, in the King James Version, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" Is it thy Father's will that thou shouldest suffer, and shall it be thy humour to rebel? 1 of 1. Consider, what though in our translations the words are translated and rendered passively, Why art thou cast down? המון חוגג is the apposition to the personal suffix of this אדדם: with them, a multitude keeping holy-day. He who can use such heroic language in his gloomy hours will surely conquer. A maskil#Title: Probably a litera Psalms 42:5. z making my steps secure.. 3 He put a a new song in my mouth,. It keeps the king's peace in the heart, which else would soon be in an uproar. Many will b see and fear,. Condensed from William Gurnall. See the notes at Psalm 4:6; compare Psalm 11:7; Psalm 21:6; Psalm 44:3; Psalm 89:15. Psalm 100 Commentary: Seven Commands and Two Motivations of Our Praise. Why are you cast down, O my soul? and certainly the soul would return answer, My distress of sadness springs from my unbelief. Psalm 30:5 “For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” Explanation and Commentary of Psalm 30:5. O Lord, thou hast crowned us, as with a shield of thy good will. He will bring to pass that thing that he hath decreed upon us. In this extremity of misery, and in the midst of these dolorous mournings she continued, till on a night, repeating that of the psalmist: "Why art thou so heavy, O my soul? out of x the miry bog,. "And now, Lord, what wait I for? The Story of Psalm 148. Verse 5. Psalm 42 – Honest Prayer from a Discouraged Saint This psalm is titled To the Chief Musician. for the salvations of his face, for those supports, deliverances and comforts which I doubt not I shall enjoy both in his presence and sanctuary, and from his presence, and the light of his countenance. to purge thy sin past, and to prevent it for the time to come? and why art thou disquieted in me? Her lodging was upon a little straw, between a pair of stocks and a stone wall. v. 21. The same expostulation as in Psalm 42:5; and so is what follows, and why art thou disquieted within me ? Who would think when Jonah was in the sea Jonah 3:1-10 , that he would preach at Nineveh? Take either of them, thine eyes will have a large field to water. If I cannot keep a public Sabbath, yet wherefore do I deny my soul her indoor Sabbath? From Matthew Henry's Commentary. So Lorinus, Proverbs 12:25 . Is the thing good that is befallen thee? Or hast thou put on St. Bernard's resolution, who had made a compact with his soul, never to joy till he had heard his Saviour call him, "Come ye blessed," nor never to leave sorrowing till he had escaped the bitter sentence, "Go, ye cursed?" Psalm 42:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 42:5, NIV: "Why, my soul, are you downcast?Why so disturbed within me? Verse 5. Thomas Horton. Good grip for the anchor. You would count him a very unwise man that hath a lease of so much land, and he himself shall create scruples and doubts, and shall use no means to make his title good. Psalm 42:1 In Hebrew texts 42:1-11 is numbered 42:2-12. The sweetness, safety, and rightness of hope in God. Psalms 120:5 . See the notes at Isaiah 16:11; compare Jeremiah 48:36. It’s also David’s request for God to deliver the righteous from those wicked individuals. Whether two psalms or one, the subject is obviously similar and they are united with the common refrain of 42:5, 11, and 43:5. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? thou that wert infused to give me life; nay, says Philo the Jew, a spark, a beam of the divinity, thou, which shouldest be to this dark body of mine as the sun is to the earth, enlightening, quickening, cheering up my spirits; tell me, why art thou clouded? 5. Psalm 142 is titled A Contemplation of David. There she was fed with an halfpenny bread, and a farthing beer a day, neither would they allow her any more for her money. Psalms 42:4-5. This leads naturally to God’s active work in sustaining the world of animals, birds and sea creatures (Ps.104:10-12, 14, 16-18, 20-22, 25). We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. "Why art thou thus?" 3 O L ord, o how many are my foes! The soul turns to God when all other hope fails, and finds comfort in the belief that he can and will aid us. From Wesley's Notes. So when applied to psalms, it may mean a song that instructs, or a song that is wisely crafted. Hope thou in God. Why dost thou murmur, as if he had done thee wrong? my help and my God. Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? (Psalm 42:4), and that God is with you (Psalm 42:8). Verse 5. Is the end and fruit of it but to make thee white, and purify thee? Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Psalm 23 EXEGESIS: CONTEXT: "A Psalm by David." Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Living souls never can take up their rest any where short of a living God. Why am I agitated like a troubled sea, and why do my thoughts make a noise like a tumultuous multitude? All rights reserved. Now, surely the frequent mention of this text and words doth argue and note unto us the weightiness of the matter ... Wicked men oppressed David, and the devil tempted him; yet he chides his own heart and nothing else. Verse 5. &c.] The psalmist corrects himself, as being too much depressed in spirit with his present circumstances, and expostulates with himself; adding, and [why] art thou disquieted in me? (i) "Salutes sunt facies ejus", De Dieu. Psalm 104 gives a delightful depiction of this creative partnership. The rhythm without this change is defective, and the refrain unnecessarily altered. 4 The psalmist likely looks back at what God has done for His people, 5 (especially in the (first) Exodus) and trusts that God will continue to be God. "Why art thou cast down, O my soul?" z making my steps secure.. 3 He put a a new song in my mouth,. Why, or what may be the reason, that this text is three times used in this Psalm and in the next? השׁתּוחח, which occurs only here and in Psalm 43:1-5, signifies to bow one's self very low, to sit down upon the ground like a mourner (Psalm 35:14; Psalm 38:7), and to bend one's self downwards (Psalm 44:26). See Goldingay, Psalms 42-89 (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007); Seybold, Die Psalmen (Tübigen: Mohr, … Is his way a way of mercy? Up, my heart! Commentary on Psalm 44:17-26 (Read Psalm 44:17-26) In afflictions, we must not seek relief by any sinful compliance; but should continually meditate on the truth, purity, and knowledge of our heart-searching God. John Trapp Complete Commentary. These are the acts of mercy which make the righteous sing, "The Lord hath triumphed valiantly." סך (a collateral form of סך), properly a thicket, is figuratively (cf. God is unchangeable, and therefore his grace is the ground for unshaken hope. Try it for 30 days FREE. Christopher Love. It announces God's sovereignty. 3. Henry March. It is the spirit which, as the stronger and more valiant part of the man, speaks to the soul as to the σκεῦος ἀσθενέστερον; the spiritual man soothes the natural man. The futures, as expressing the object of the remembrance, state what was a habit in the time past. 5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? This way David took, and found it effectual; when his soul was unquiet by reason of his present affliction, he lays it to the breast of the promise: "Why art thy cast down O my soul? Psa 15:1-5. The idea is beautifully expressed in Psalms 39:7 . For God is in one mind, and who can change him? Psalms 4, 42, 51, 63. My Help and My Deliverer To the choirmaster. 5:1-2 This prayer begins with three imperatives. A gracious soul can take little satisfaction in God's courts, if it do not meet with God himself there. You see, the psalmist here talks to himself. Why art thou troubled, then? You may know the disease by the cure, in the very next words, O put thy trust in God; hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. Labour to strengthen your comforts, and reason thus, Why should I not believe in Christ? Beloved, this should not be, but you ought rather to strengthen your comforts than question them. Is it not for thine own sins, or the sins of others? Psalm 24:7, Psalm 24:9; Psalm 49:13, 21; Psalm 56:5, Psalm 56:11; Psalm 59:10, 18), nevertheless it is to be read here by a change in the division both of the words and the verses, according to Psalm 42:5 and Psalm 43:5, ישׁוּעות פּני ואלהי, as is done by the lxx (Cod. But Psalm 5 tells us, When you’re under attack, take refuge in the Lord as your righteous defender. Psalm 2 is the renowned second part to the introduction of the Psalter (with Psalm 1). ), Syriac, Vulgate, and most modern expositors. Psalm 51 may be the greatest chapter in the Bible about repentance. Upgrade to the best Bible Gateway experience! Learn more Start my trial Back . Alex. Psalm 139 Commentary: God’s Pervasive Presence, Intimate Knowledge, and Faithful Comfort. There are a number of laments in Hebrew scripture, to include … Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Psalm 42 Commentary; J C PHILPOT. Lift up thy head, Christian! A gracious soul can take little satisfaction in God's courts, if it do not meet with God himself there. Fix my eyes on God— soon I’ll be praising again. Note well that the main hope and chief desire of David rest in the smile of God. By THOMAS HORTON, D.D. yet, in the original, they are rendered actively; we read it, Why art thou cast down? See Isaiah 17:12 Jeremiah 5:22 6:23 51:55. Such alteration, however, from comparison of Psalm 24:8; Psalm 24:10; Psalm 49:12; Psalm 49:20; Psalm 56:4; Psalm 56:10; Psalm 59:9; Psalm 59:17, is not unusual. (2) to sound, or make a noise, as a harp, rain, waves; (3) to be agitated, troubled, or anxious in mind: to moan internally. His face is what he seeks and hopes to see, and this will recover his low spirits, this will put to scorn his laughing enemies, this will restore to him all the joys of those holy and happy days around which memory lingers. Hope thou in God. PSALMS 42 AND 43. Who would think when Job scraped his sores upon the dunghill, all his houses were burned, all his cattle stolen, and all his children dead, that he should be richer than ever he was? Matthew Henry :: Commentary on Psalms 42 ← Back to Matthew Henry's Bio & Resources. He is the skilful physician, who at the same time that he evacuates the disease, doth also comfort and strengthen nature; and he the true Christian, that doth not content himself with a bare laying aside evil customs and practices, but labours to walk in the exercise of the contrary graces. Psalms 42:5 has the refrain in a form slightly different from that of the other two instances of its occurrence. Psalm 42 Commentary; WILLIAM PLUMER. (1) That there are two sides to the events which occur, and which seem so discouraging to us - a dark side and a bright side. Verse 5. Is not there free grace where there is guilt? Maschil—(See on [587]Ps 32:1, title). Christopher Love, in "The Dejected Soul's Cure," 1657. The practice of separating the psalms … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 43" Psalm 42 is the 42nd psalm of the Book of Psalms, often known in English by its incipit, As the hart panteth after the water brooks (in the King James Version).The Book of Psalms is the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and a book of the Christian Old Testament.In the Hebrew Bible, Psalm 42 opens the second of the five books (divisions) of Psalms. The original word rendered help is in the plural number, meaning salvations; and the idea in the use of the plural is, that his deliverance would be completed or entire - as if double or manifold. Verses 1-5 Holy love to God as the chief good and our felicity is the power of godliness, the very life and soul of religion, without which all external professions and performances are but a shell and carcase: now here we have some of the expressions of that love. dah, דח, Arab. 6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar. hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him [for] the help of his countenance. Learn more. Pop(ular) Song. I shall yet praise him. Came it not without God's privity? Samuel Clarke's "Mirror.". When it may be said, "He whom God loveth is sick," then it may be said, "This sickness is not unto death;" and though it be to the first death, yet not to the second. Why are you crying the blues? 121, 4), denotes those in reference to whom, or connection with whom, this moving onwards took place, so that consequently אדּדּם includes within itself, together with the subjective notion, the transitive notion of אדדּם, for the singer of the Psalm is a Levite; as an example in support of this אדּדּם, vid., 2 Chronicles 20:27., cf. of d'ud'u), which has the primary meaning to push, to drive (ἐλαύνειν, pousser), and in various combinations of the ד (דא, Arab. ; she received comfort in the midst of her sorrows, and so continued joyful to the time of her release. The means and methods the psalmist took to remove his dejections and disquietudes of mind are as follow; hope thou in God; for the pardon of sin; for which there is good ground of hope, and so no reason to be cast down on account of it; for strength against Satan's temptations, which is to be had in Christ, as well as righteousness; and for the appearance of God, and the discoveries of his love, who has his set time to favour his people, and therefore to be hoped, and quietly waited for. and y set my feet upon a rock,. Faith tells the soul what Christ hath done for it; and so comforts it; hope revives the soul with the news of what Christ will do: both draw at one tap -- Christ and his promise. I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. and less than that, too; and shall the living man complain for the punishment of his sin? A PSALM OF THE BABYLONIAN EXILE. Tell God that you are *unhappy, but that you will hope in him. Henry Smith. 1675. and dost thou find a present fruit in it? Why, my soul, are you downcast? This is the grace that swims, though the waves roar and be troubled. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Psalms 42:5: Luke 13:11-12 Psalms 42:4 : Psalms 42:6 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. p. 180), inasmuch as he suffers it to melt entirely away in pain (Job 30:16). David did not chide at Saul, nor chide at Absalom; but he chides and checks his own heart. Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God." Many psalms include a superscription, which we believe to have been added after the fact by the people putting together the psalm book. A commentary that takes into consideration the entire Bible, however, reveals Psalm 22 to contain a detailed prophecy of how Jesus dies on the cross to pay the death penalty due for our sins (see John 3:16), including those highlighted below and explained further below (also see Isaiah 53 commentary). Think it not enough to silence thy heart from quarrelling with God, but leave not till thou canst bring it sweetly to rely on God. This verse, like the singing of Paul and Silas, looses chains and shakes prison walls. Matthew 26:38; John 12:27). Psalm 42. Why so disturbed within me? The Art and Force of Psalm 119:1-8: Part 2 "Why art thou troubled, O my soul, and why art thou cast down within me?" Hearts sins and secret sins are known to God, and must be reckoned for. They will reason themselves into unbelief, and say, Lord, why should I believe? For I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. A psalm of David. Who would think when Nebuchadnezzar was in the forest Daniel 4:1-37 , that he should reign again in Babel? Why does thy mutinous spirits tumble at it, as a rough way? See also on Psalms 42:11 43:5. Though the devil and wicked men, the one do tempt, the other do oppress as instruments of punishment for sin; yet we with David are to chide our own hearts. 2. The help of his countenance, or the sustaining power of God's presence. which suggests, that the dejections of God's people are unreasonable ones; sin itself is no just cause and reason of them; for though it is very disagreeable, loathsome, and abhorring, troublesome and burdensome, to a spiritual man, and is ingenuously confessed, and heartily mourned over, and is matter of humiliation; yet no true reason of dejection: because there is forgiveness of it with God; the blood of Christ has been shed for the remission of it; it has been bore and done away by him; nor is there any condemnation for it to them that are in him; and though it rages, and threatens to get the ascendant; yet it is promised it shall not have the dominion over the saints; neither the nature of it, being great, as committed against God himself, nor the multitude of sins, nor the aggravated circumstances of them, are just causes of dejection, since the blood of Christ cleanses from all sin; nor are Satan and his temptations; he is indeed an enemy, very powerful, subtle, and terrible; he is the strong man armed, the old serpent, and a roaring lion; and his temptations are very troublesome and grieving; and it becomes the saints to be upon their guard against him and them; but they have no reason to be cast down on account hereof; for God, who is on the side of his people, is mightier than he; Christ is stronger than the strong man armed, and the divine Spirit who is in them is greater than he that is in the world: Satan is under divine restraints, and can go no further in tempting than he is suffered, and his temptations are overruled for good; besides, good armour is provided for the Christian to fight against him with, and in a short time he will be bruised under his feet: nor are the hidings of God's face a sufficient reason of dejection; for though such a case is very distressing, and gives great trouble to those that love the Lord; nor can they, nor does it become them to sit easy and unconcerned in such circumstances, as they are great trials of faith and patience; yet it is the experience of the people of God in all ages: some good ends are answered hereby, as to bring saints to a sense of sins, which has deprived them of the divine Presence, to make them prize it the more when they have it, and to be careful of losing it for the future. With these psalms we have the beginning of Book II of the Psalter. 2 is the LORD's contemptive response to the derisive nations (the kings of which THINK they rule) that the Messiah is the true king of all creation. 5 Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Psalm 28 Commentary Verse 8. XIV.1, Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew, Origen. For I shall yet praise him - Margin, give thanks. 42:12, and in Psalm 43:5. In cases of undue dejection and disquietude, the proper remedy is to expostulate with the soul, and to direct it to the only true source of relief. We see the process in such expressions as Isaiah 16:11, “My bowels shall sound like a harp for Moab.”. whereas you do not find two verses of the same length used in all the Book of Psalms besides, except in Psalm 107, where is often repeated, "O that men would praise the Lord," etc. Brian Duppa (Bishop), 1588-1662, in a Sermon entitled "The Soule's Soloquie.". Verse 5,11. 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The suffix, as in גּדלני equals גּדל עמּי, Job 31:18 (Ges. Fear not, then, to be thus cast down, fear not to be thus disquieted within thee. The *temple was God’s house in Jerusalem. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Hope hath a rare art in stilling a froward spirit, when nothing else can; as the mother can make the crying child quiet by laying it to the breast, when the rod makes it cry worse. I shall yet praise Him with thanksgiving, praise ישׁוּעות פּניו, the ready succour of His countenance turned towards me in mercy. Read our Psalm 28 8 commentary for explanation of that verse. Think of this, ye that feel the heaviness of your soul; think of it, ye that do not, for ye may feel it. ; and, God's right hand can change all this, etc. The vast majority of commentators treat the two psalms as a unified composition. Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him For the help of His countenance. An emphasis of enquiry or examination; David calls himself to account for his present passion and trouble of mind. a song of praise to our God.. he inclined to me and v heard my cry.. 2 He drew me up from w the pit of destruction,. And the words so read, they do not intimate thus much, that God's own people may be cast down too much for the sense of sin, and they are most active in their own down casting. Know again there is a sorrow "that worketh death." As Trapp says, "David chides David out of the dumps;" and herein he is an example for all desponding ones. Folio. 2 Heed the sound of my cry for help, my King and my God, For to You I pray. By the answer to that question, in the rest of the psalm, we are directed to walk in that way . (2) That in certain states of mind, connected often with a diseased nervous system, we are prone to look only on the dark side, to see only what is gloomy and discouraging. Verse 5. Art thou discomposed with impatience, haunted with a discontented spirit under any affliction? It is not God nor the devil that cast thee down; but Why dost thou cast thyself down? Psalm 42. It is not so much the weight of the burden, as the soreness of the back, that troubles the poor beast: so it is not so much the weight of outward evils, as the inward soreness of a galled conscience, not purified nor healed by faith, that vexes and troubles the poor creature. The word which is here rendered, hope denotes that expectation which is founded on faith in God, and which leads the soul to wait upon him. Is it for that thou hast been a child of wrath, a servant of the devil? Verse 1. out of x the miry bog,. The Hithpa. And we do not know when they wrote it. A hopeless soul is clamorous: one while it charges God, another while it reviles his instruments. Verse 5,11. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Psalms 42:5: Luke 13:11-12 Psalms 42:4 : Psalms 42:6 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. John Barlow's Sermon, 1618. Both Pss. more literally, tumultuated, a word frequently applied to the roaring and tumult and tossing of the sea. "This book includes Psalms 42-72, a total of 31, only eighteen of which are attributed to David.Book I which we have just concluded ascribes all 41 of them to David." This implies a strong assurance that these troubles would not last always. This is called the superscription. The Art and Force of Psalm 119:1-8: Part 1. Is it less than men suffer, than his own people, yea, than his own Son hath suffered, and hast thou cause to complain? Remember that there were tears that got sinful Mary heaven; remember again there were tears that got sinful Esau nothing. A Prayer when he was in the cave.. Such is the text handed down to us. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Self ignorance is not bliss; in this case it is misery. King David has been brought back from the brink of despair by God who has rescued him. In fact, the text of Psalm 2 contains no less than three discrete voices: the voice of God, the voice … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 2" &c.] The psalmist corrects himself, as being too much depressed in spirit with his present circumstances, and expostulates with himself; adding, and [why] art thou disquieted in me? Psalm 2 makes a striking claim: in the face of terrifying threats, God creates and preserves order through God’s anointed one, a righteous messiah. Clarke's Commentary on the Bible. a song of praise to our God.. hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. why art thou cast down? Hope is of great use against castings down; it is an helmet, an erector of the head, which keeps it upright, and from bowing down: it is an anchor of the soul, sure and steadfast, and is of great service in the troubles of life, and against the fears of death; for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance; or "the salvations of his countenance" (h); which implies that the psalmist believed, notwithstanding his present circumstances, that he should have salvation upon salvation; salvation of every kind; or a full and complete one, which should spring, not from any merits of his, but from the free grace and favour of God, expressed in his gracious countenance towards him; and also intimates, that the light of his countenance would be salvation to him (i) now; and that his consummate happiness hereafter would lie in beholding his face for evermore: all which would give him occasion and opportunity of praising the Lord. As in Psalm 77:4, the cohortatives affirm that he yields himself up most thoroughly to this bittersweet remembrance and to this free outward expression of his pain אלּה (haecce) points forwards; the כּי (quod) which follows opens up the expansion of this word. Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God." and [why] art thou disquieted in me? Verse 5. Psalm 42:1 In Hebrew texts 42:1-11 is numbered 42:2-12. 42:1-5 The psalmist looked to the Lord as his chief good, and set his heart upon him accordingly; casting anchor thus at first, he rides out the storm. And truly many Christians are as unwise for heaven. Psalm 42:5, ESV: "Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation" When You’Re Depressed, Your Main Need Is to Seek God Himself, Not Just Relief. Bible Commentary for Psalms 42:5 Wesley's Notes for Psalms 42:5 42:5 For - Heb. Psalm 23 is likely the most well-known psalm 1 of the Psalter — and the most well-known passage in the Bible. Hope thou in God. These present troubles, are they to last forever? Psalm 42:5 Why are you in despair (Hebrew = shachach/sahah; Lxx = perilupos = very sorrowful), O my soul? Why this deep depression, this faithless fainting, this chicken hearted melancholy? David, not once, but often, hath cried out, Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? and why art thou disquieted within me? A Practical Exposition of the Forty- second Psalm, in ten Sermons, in Choice and Practical Expositions on four select Psalms. 1675. It begins with a broad canvas of the glory of God’s creation (Psalms 104:1-9). Rashi's Commentary, c. 1075. chabad.org. And hope never affords more joy than in affliction. Exodus 15-21. he inclined to me and v heard my cry.. 2 He drew me up from w the pit of destruction,. The mist of ignorance magnifies the causes of our alarm; a clearer view will make monsters dwindle into trifles. No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for Psalms 42:5. Many are p rising against me; 2 many are saying of my soul, q “There is no salvation for him in God.” Selah 1. Ps 42:1-11. and why tumultest thou against me?" Came it not without his command? The terms are, of course, figurative (compare Psalm 84:2; Psalm 92:13; Isaiah 66:23). For, or of (see [588]Introduction) the sons of Korah. Psalm 42:5 Sermon - The Hope of the Cast-Down Soul; Psalm 42:11 Sermon - A Believer's Dialogue with His Soul; J J STEWART PEROWNE. A Practical Exposition of the Forty-second Psalm, in ten Sermons, in Choice and Practical Expositions on four select Psalms. and y set my feet upon a rock,. Psalm 42:1 In many Hebrew manuscripts Psalms 42 and 43 constitute one psalm. So, folks, let’s take these truths from Psalm 28 this week in order to better pray to the Lord under the threat of national judgement. Isaiah 9:17; Isaiah 10:34) an interwoven mass, a mixed multitude. - Bad as the times are, desolate as Jerusalem is, insulting as are our enemies, hopeless as in the sight of man our condition may be, yet there is no room for despair. Why art thou disquieted? Why art thou troubled? California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. A Psalm of David.. 40 I u waited patiently for the L ord;. Many will b see and fear,. Psalms 4, 42, 51, 63. This made her grievously to bewail and lament her estate, reasoning with herself, why her Lord God did in so heavy a wise afflict her, and suffered her thus to be sequestered from the sweet society of her loving prison fellows. Try it free for 30 days! Psalm 22 is the 22nd psalm of the Book of Psalms, generally known in English by its first verse, in the King James Version, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" Is it thy Father's will that thou shouldest suffer, and shall it be thy humour to rebel? 1 of 1. Consider, what though in our translations the words are translated and rendered passively, Why art thou cast down? המון חוגג is the apposition to the personal suffix of this אדדם: with them, a multitude keeping holy-day. He who can use such heroic language in his gloomy hours will surely conquer. A maskil#Title: Probably a litera Psalms 42:5. z making my steps secure.. 3 He put a a new song in my mouth,. It keeps the king's peace in the heart, which else would soon be in an uproar. Many will b see and fear,. Condensed from William Gurnall. See the notes at Psalm 4:6; compare Psalm 11:7; Psalm 21:6; Psalm 44:3; Psalm 89:15. Psalm 100 Commentary: Seven Commands and Two Motivations of Our Praise. Why are you cast down, O my soul? and certainly the soul would return answer, My distress of sadness springs from my unbelief. Psalm 30:5 “For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” Explanation and Commentary of Psalm 30:5. O Lord, thou hast crowned us, as with a shield of thy good will. He will bring to pass that thing that he hath decreed upon us. In this extremity of misery, and in the midst of these dolorous mournings she continued, till on a night, repeating that of the psalmist: "Why art thou so heavy, O my soul? out of x the miry bog,. "And now, Lord, what wait I for? The Story of Psalm 148. Verse 5. Psalm 42 – Honest Prayer from a Discouraged Saint This psalm is titled To the Chief Musician. for the salvations of his face, for those supports, deliverances and comforts which I doubt not I shall enjoy both in his presence and sanctuary, and from his presence, and the light of his countenance. to purge thy sin past, and to prevent it for the time to come? and why art thou disquieted in me? Her lodging was upon a little straw, between a pair of stocks and a stone wall. v. 21. The same expostulation as in Psalm 42:5; and so is what follows, and why art thou disquieted within me ? Who would think when Jonah was in the sea Jonah 3:1-10 , that he would preach at Nineveh? Take either of them, thine eyes will have a large field to water. If I cannot keep a public Sabbath, yet wherefore do I deny my soul her indoor Sabbath? From Matthew Henry's Commentary. So Lorinus, Proverbs 12:25 . Is the thing good that is befallen thee? Or hast thou put on St. Bernard's resolution, who had made a compact with his soul, never to joy till he had heard his Saviour call him, "Come ye blessed," nor never to leave sorrowing till he had escaped the bitter sentence, "Go, ye cursed?" Psalm 42:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 42:5, NIV: "Why, my soul, are you downcast?Why so disturbed within me? Verse 5. Thomas Horton. Good grip for the anchor. You would count him a very unwise man that hath a lease of so much land, and he himself shall create scruples and doubts, and shall use no means to make his title good. Psalm 42:1 In Hebrew texts 42:1-11 is numbered 42:2-12. The sweetness, safety, and rightness of hope in God. Psalms 120:5 . See the notes at Isaiah 16:11; compare Jeremiah 48:36. It’s also David’s request for God to deliver the righteous from those wicked individuals. Whether two psalms or one, the subject is obviously similar and they are united with the common refrain of 42:5, 11, and 43:5. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? thou that wert infused to give me life; nay, says Philo the Jew, a spark, a beam of the divinity, thou, which shouldest be to this dark body of mine as the sun is to the earth, enlightening, quickening, cheering up my spirits; tell me, why art thou clouded? 5. Psalm 142 is titled A Contemplation of David. There she was fed with an halfpenny bread, and a farthing beer a day, neither would they allow her any more for her money. Psalms 42:4-5. This leads naturally to God’s active work in sustaining the world of animals, birds and sea creatures (Ps.104:10-12, 14, 16-18, 20-22, 25). We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. "Why art thou thus?" 3 O L ord, o how many are my foes! The soul turns to God when all other hope fails, and finds comfort in the belief that he can and will aid us. From Wesley's Notes. So when applied to psalms, it may mean a song that instructs, or a song that is wisely crafted. Hope thou in God. Why dost thou murmur, as if he had done thee wrong? my help and my God. Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? (Psalm 42:4), and that God is with you (Psalm 42:8). Verse 5. Is the end and fruit of it but to make thee white, and purify thee? Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Psalm 23 EXEGESIS: CONTEXT: "A Psalm by David." Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Living souls never can take up their rest any where short of a living God. Why am I agitated like a troubled sea, and why do my thoughts make a noise like a tumultuous multitude? All rights reserved. Now, surely the frequent mention of this text and words doth argue and note unto us the weightiness of the matter ... Wicked men oppressed David, and the devil tempted him; yet he chides his own heart and nothing else. Verse 5. &c.] The psalmist corrects himself, as being too much depressed in spirit with his present circumstances, and expostulates with himself; adding, and [why] art thou disquieted in me? (i) "Salutes sunt facies ejus", De Dieu. Psalm 104 gives a delightful depiction of this creative partnership. The rhythm without this change is defective, and the refrain unnecessarily altered. 4 The psalmist likely looks back at what God has done for His people, 5 (especially in the (first) Exodus) and trusts that God will continue to be God. "Why art thou cast down, O my soul?" z making my steps secure.. 3 He put a a new song in my mouth,. Why, or what may be the reason, that this text is three times used in this Psalm and in the next? השׁתּוחח, which occurs only here and in Psalm 43:1-5, signifies to bow one's self very low, to sit down upon the ground like a mourner (Psalm 35:14; Psalm 38:7), and to bend one's self downwards (Psalm 44:26). See Goldingay, Psalms 42-89 (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007); Seybold, Die Psalmen (Tübigen: Mohr, … Is his way a way of mercy? Up, my heart! Commentary on Psalm 44:17-26 (Read Psalm 44:17-26) In afflictions, we must not seek relief by any sinful compliance; but should continually meditate on the truth, purity, and knowledge of our heart-searching God. John Trapp Complete Commentary. These are the acts of mercy which make the righteous sing, "The Lord hath triumphed valiantly." סך (a collateral form of סך), properly a thicket, is figuratively (cf. God is unchangeable, and therefore his grace is the ground for unshaken hope. Try it for 30 days FREE. Christopher Love. It announces God's sovereignty. 3. Henry March. It is the spirit which, as the stronger and more valiant part of the man, speaks to the soul as to the σκεῦος ἀσθενέστερον; the spiritual man soothes the natural man. The futures, as expressing the object of the remembrance, state what was a habit in the time past. 5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? This way David took, and found it effectual; when his soul was unquiet by reason of his present affliction, he lays it to the breast of the promise: "Why art thy cast down O my soul? Psa 15:1-5. The idea is beautifully expressed in Psalms 39:7 . For God is in one mind, and who can change him? Psalms 4, 42, 51, 63. My Help and My Deliverer To the choirmaster. 5:1-2 This prayer begins with three imperatives. A gracious soul can take little satisfaction in God's courts, if it do not meet with God himself there. You see, the psalmist here talks to himself. Why art thou troubled, then? You may know the disease by the cure, in the very next words, O put thy trust in God; hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. Labour to strengthen your comforts, and reason thus, Why should I not believe in Christ? Beloved, this should not be, but you ought rather to strengthen your comforts than question them. Is it not for thine own sins, or the sins of others? Psalm 24:7, Psalm 24:9; Psalm 49:13, 21; Psalm 56:5, Psalm 56:11; Psalm 59:10, 18), nevertheless it is to be read here by a change in the division both of the words and the verses, according to Psalm 42:5 and Psalm 43:5, ישׁוּעות פּני ואלהי, as is done by the lxx (Cod. But Psalm 5 tells us, When you’re under attack, take refuge in the Lord as your righteous defender. Psalm 2 is the renowned second part to the introduction of the Psalter (with Psalm 1). ), Syriac, Vulgate, and most modern expositors. Psalm 51 may be the greatest chapter in the Bible about repentance. Upgrade to the best Bible Gateway experience! Learn more Start my trial Back . Alex. Psalm 139 Commentary: God’s Pervasive Presence, Intimate Knowledge, and Faithful Comfort. There are a number of laments in Hebrew scripture, to include … Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Psalm 42 Commentary; J C PHILPOT. Lift up thy head, Christian! A gracious soul can take little satisfaction in God's courts, if it do not meet with God himself there. Fix my eyes on God— soon I’ll be praising again. Note well that the main hope and chief desire of David rest in the smile of God. By THOMAS HORTON, D.D. yet, in the original, they are rendered actively; we read it, Why art thou cast down? See Isaiah 17:12 Jeremiah 5:22 6:23 51:55. Such alteration, however, from comparison of Psalm 24:8; Psalm 24:10; Psalm 49:12; Psalm 49:20; Psalm 56:4; Psalm 56:10; Psalm 59:9; Psalm 59:17, is not unusual. (2) to sound, or make a noise, as a harp, rain, waves; (3) to be agitated, troubled, or anxious in mind: to moan internally. His face is what he seeks and hopes to see, and this will recover his low spirits, this will put to scorn his laughing enemies, this will restore to him all the joys of those holy and happy days around which memory lingers. Hope thou in God. PSALMS 42 AND 43. Who would think when Job scraped his sores upon the dunghill, all his houses were burned, all his cattle stolen, and all his children dead, that he should be richer than ever he was? Matthew Henry :: Commentary on Psalms 42 ← Back to Matthew Henry's Bio & Resources. He is the skilful physician, who at the same time that he evacuates the disease, doth also comfort and strengthen nature; and he the true Christian, that doth not content himself with a bare laying aside evil customs and practices, but labours to walk in the exercise of the contrary graces. Psalms 42:5 has the refrain in a form slightly different from that of the other two instances of its occurrence. Psalm 42 Commentary; WILLIAM PLUMER. (1) That there are two sides to the events which occur, and which seem so discouraging to us - a dark side and a bright side. Verse 5. Is not there free grace where there is guilt? Maschil—(See on [587]Ps 32:1, title). Christopher Love, in "The Dejected Soul's Cure," 1657. The practice of separating the psalms … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 43" Psalm 42 is the 42nd psalm of the Book of Psalms, often known in English by its incipit, As the hart panteth after the water brooks (in the King James Version).The Book of Psalms is the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and a book of the Christian Old Testament.In the Hebrew Bible, Psalm 42 opens the second of the five books (divisions) of Psalms. The original word rendered help is in the plural number, meaning salvations; and the idea in the use of the plural is, that his deliverance would be completed or entire - as if double or manifold. Verses 1-5 Holy love to God as the chief good and our felicity is the power of godliness, the very life and soul of religion, without which all external professions and performances are but a shell and carcase: now here we have some of the expressions of that love. dah, דח, Arab. 6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar. hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him [for] the help of his countenance. Learn more. Pop(ular) Song. I shall yet praise him. Came it not without God's privity? Samuel Clarke's "Mirror.". When it may be said, "He whom God loveth is sick," then it may be said, "This sickness is not unto death;" and though it be to the first death, yet not to the second. Why are you crying the blues? 121, 4), denotes those in reference to whom, or connection with whom, this moving onwards took place, so that consequently אדּדּם includes within itself, together with the subjective notion, the transitive notion of אדדּם, for the singer of the Psalm is a Levite; as an example in support of this אדּדּם, vid., 2 Chronicles 20:27., cf. of d'ud'u), which has the primary meaning to push, to drive (ἐλαύνειν, pousser), and in various combinations of the ד (דא, Arab. ; she received comfort in the midst of her sorrows, and so continued joyful to the time of her release. The means and methods the psalmist took to remove his dejections and disquietudes of mind are as follow; hope thou in God; for the pardon of sin; for which there is good ground of hope, and so no reason to be cast down on account of it; for strength against Satan's temptations, which is to be had in Christ, as well as righteousness; and for the appearance of God, and the discoveries of his love, who has his set time to favour his people, and therefore to be hoped, and quietly waited for. and y set my feet upon a rock,. Faith tells the soul what Christ hath done for it; and so comforts it; hope revives the soul with the news of what Christ will do: both draw at one tap -- Christ and his promise. I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. and less than that, too; and shall the living man complain for the punishment of his sin? A PSALM OF THE BABYLONIAN EXILE. Tell God that you are *unhappy, but that you will hope in him. Henry Smith. 1675. and dost thou find a present fruit in it? Why, my soul, are you downcast? This is the grace that swims, though the waves roar and be troubled. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Psalms 42:5: Luke 13:11-12 Psalms 42:4 : Psalms 42:6 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. p. 180), inasmuch as he suffers it to melt entirely away in pain (Job 30:16). David did not chide at Saul, nor chide at Absalom; but he chides and checks his own heart. Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God." Many psalms include a superscription, which we believe to have been added after the fact by the people putting together the psalm book. A commentary that takes into consideration the entire Bible, however, reveals Psalm 22 to contain a detailed prophecy of how Jesus dies on the cross to pay the death penalty due for our sins (see John 3:16), including those highlighted below and explained further below (also see Isaiah 53 commentary). Think it not enough to silence thy heart from quarrelling with God, but leave not till thou canst bring it sweetly to rely on God. This verse, like the singing of Paul and Silas, looses chains and shakes prison walls. Matthew 26:38; John 12:27). Psalm 42. Why so disturbed within me? The Art and Force of Psalm 119:1-8: Part 2 "Why art thou troubled, O my soul, and why art thou cast down within me?" Hearts sins and secret sins are known to God, and must be reckoned for. They will reason themselves into unbelief, and say, Lord, why should I believe? For I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. A psalm of David. Who would think when Nebuchadnezzar was in the forest Daniel 4:1-37 , that he should reign again in Babel? Why does thy mutinous spirits tumble at it, as a rough way? See also on Psalms 42:11 43:5. Though the devil and wicked men, the one do tempt, the other do oppress as instruments of punishment for sin; yet we with David are to chide our own hearts. 2. The help of his countenance, or the sustaining power of God's presence. which suggests, that the dejections of God's people are unreasonable ones; sin itself is no just cause and reason of them; for though it is very disagreeable, loathsome, and abhorring, troublesome and burdensome, to a spiritual man, and is ingenuously confessed, and heartily mourned over, and is matter of humiliation; yet no true reason of dejection: because there is forgiveness of it with God; the blood of Christ has been shed for the remission of it; it has been bore and done away by him; nor is there any condemnation for it to them that are in him; and though it rages, and threatens to get the ascendant; yet it is promised it shall not have the dominion over the saints; neither the nature of it, being great, as committed against God himself, nor the multitude of sins, nor the aggravated circumstances of them, are just causes of dejection, since the blood of Christ cleanses from all sin; nor are Satan and his temptations; he is indeed an enemy, very powerful, subtle, and terrible; he is the strong man armed, the old serpent, and a roaring lion; and his temptations are very troublesome and grieving; and it becomes the saints to be upon their guard against him and them; but they have no reason to be cast down on account hereof; for God, who is on the side of his people, is mightier than he; Christ is stronger than the strong man armed, and the divine Spirit who is in them is greater than he that is in the world: Satan is under divine restraints, and can go no further in tempting than he is suffered, and his temptations are overruled for good; besides, good armour is provided for the Christian to fight against him with, and in a short time he will be bruised under his feet: nor are the hidings of God's face a sufficient reason of dejection; for though such a case is very distressing, and gives great trouble to those that love the Lord; nor can they, nor does it become them to sit easy and unconcerned in such circumstances, as they are great trials of faith and patience; yet it is the experience of the people of God in all ages: some good ends are answered hereby, as to bring saints to a sense of sins, which has deprived them of the divine Presence, to make them prize it the more when they have it, and to be careful of losing it for the future. With these psalms we have the beginning of Book II of the Psalter. 2 is the LORD's contemptive response to the derisive nations (the kings of which THINK they rule) that the Messiah is the true king of all creation. 5 Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Psalm 28 Commentary Verse 8. XIV.1, Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew, Origen. For I shall yet praise him - Margin, give thanks. 42:12, and in Psalm 43:5. In cases of undue dejection and disquietude, the proper remedy is to expostulate with the soul, and to direct it to the only true source of relief. We see the process in such expressions as Isaiah 16:11, “My bowels shall sound like a harp for Moab.”. whereas you do not find two verses of the same length used in all the Book of Psalms besides, except in Psalm 107, where is often repeated, "O that men would praise the Lord," etc. Brian Duppa (Bishop), 1588-1662, in a Sermon entitled "The Soule's Soloquie.". Verse 5,11. 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