In the relative clause the whole emphasis does not rest on בּעתּו (Calvin: impii, licet praecoces fructus ostentent, nihil tamen producunt nisi abortivum), but פּריו is the first, בּעתּו the second tone-word: the fruit which one expects from it, it yields (equivalent to יעשׂה it produces, elsewhere), and that at its appointed, proper time ( equals בּעדתּו, for עת is equals עדת or עדת, like רדת, לדת, from ועד), without ever disappointing that hope in the course of the recurring seasons. Many of David's psalms are full of complaints, but this is full of comforts, and the expressions of delight in God's great goodness and dependence upon him. All rights reserved. The positive side of a good man’s character is now described according to the standard which prevailed when the written law first came truly into force. It is probable that the psalmist had the injunction in his mind which is contained in Joshua 1:8. and in his law doth he meditate day and night; as Joshua was directed to do, and David did, Joshua 1:8. 76. hjj, depressum esse), dull sound, as if vibrating between within and without, here signifies the quiet soliloquy (cf. In the law of the Lord - The law of Yahweh - the small capitals in the translation indicating here as elsewhere that the original word is Yahweh. III. Psalm 35:28 And my tongue shall declare Your righteousness And Your praise all day long. hjs, mussitando secum loqui) of one who is searching and thinking. Psalm 119:54 : "Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage." tslh, to divide, press forward, press through, vid., Psalm 45:5) signifies both causative: to cause anything to go through, or prosper (Genesis 34:23), and transitive: to carry through, and intransitive: to succeed, prosper (Judges 18:5). Verse 2. The heavens so declare the glory of God, and proclaim his wisdom, power, and goodness, that all ungodly men are left without excuse. The green foliage is an emblem of faith, which converts the water of life of the divine word into sap and strength, and the fruit, an emblem of works, which gradually ripen and scatter their blessings around; a tree that has lost its leaves, does not bring its fruit to maturity. He is not under the law as a curse and condemnation, but he is in it, and he delights to be in it as his rule of life; he delights, moreover, to meditate in it, to read it by day, and think upon it by night. The first two verses encourage us to remember what God has done for Israel and for us — looking favorably on the land, restoring fortunes, and centering, … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13" The holiness and happiness of a godly man . The psalm itself does not identify its author, but Acts 4:25-26 clearly attributes it to David. (Note: Nevertheless we have not to compare רעשׁ, רגשׁ, for רשׁע, but the Arabic in the two roots Arab. In the law of Jehovah is his delight.—Or, to the law of Jehovah is his inclination. No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for Psalms 1:2. The benefits, helps, and hindrances of meditation. Proud member Psalm 2 – The Reign of the LORD’s Anointed. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, But his delight is in the Law of the Lord. Psalm 81 is the 81st psalm in the biblical Book of Psalms.Its themes relate to celebration and repentance. But I cannot worthily and fully set forth the gracious meaning and force of this word; for this "meditating" consists first in an intent observing of the words of the law, and then in a comparing of the different Scriptures; which is a certain delightful hunting, nay, rather a playing with stags in a forest, where the Lord furnishes us with the stags, and opens to us their secret coverts. The intonation of the accent is said in these instances to begin, by anticipation, with the fugitive ĕ.). Then the psalm describes the distressing circumstance now past (verse 3), recalls a prayer for help (verse 4) along with the Lord’s saving response (verses 5-11), and then vows to give witness to God’s salvation before the congregation (verses 12-19). Verse 2. Proverbs 23:7 . This psalm shows us, I. He does not take counsel of them as to the way in which he should live, but from the law of the Lord, Psalm 1:2. II. (Psalm 47) To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. Verse 2. The psalm is a regular part of Jewish, Catholic, Anglican, and Protestant liturgies. Psalm 23. John Trapp Complete Commentary. The meaning is: (a) he does this habitually, or he intentionally forms the habit of meditating on divine truth, by disciplining his mind in order that he may do it; (b) he takes time to do it - designedly setting apart suitable portions of each day, that, withdrawn from the cares of life, he may refresh his spirit by contemplating divine truth, or may become better acquainted with God, and with his duty to him, and may bring to bear upon his own soul more directly the truths pertaining to eternal realities; (c) he does this in the intervals of business, the moments of leisure which he may have during the day - having thus an unfailing subject of reflection to which his mind readily reverts, and in which, amid the cares and toils of life, he finds relaxation and comfort; and. We too transfer the idea of being lax and loose to the province of ethics: the difference is only one of degree. It is not a subject which he puts away from him, or in respect to which he is indifferent, but he keeps it before his mind, and has satisfaction in doing it. The word law in the Scriptures is used in a considerable variety of significations. (2 Samuel 22:3) God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. to the law of Jehovah is his inclination. (1) There is the way of the godly and their blessedness in contrast to the way of the ungodly (1:1-6). His delight is in the law of the Lord. Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 One of the more important and central of all psalms, Psalm 91 holds a revered place in the ancient liturgies and commentaries of the Church. Verse 2. Richard T. Ritenbaugh Tithing Psalm 24:1-2. Here, we see God is shown in three capacities: as the Creator-God in verses 1-2; as the holy God in verses 3-6; as the glorious King in verses 7-10. Do you study God's Word? Salem Media Group. In the whole doctrine of the Holy Scriptures, that invariable rule of truth, as Irenaeus rightly calleth it, Kανων της αληθειας ακλινης. ii. Psalm 1 consists of two stanzas and six verses. 2. rs' and rsg shows for רשׁע the primary notion to be slack, loose, in opposition to Arab. This is to be understood of a diligent reading and serious consideration of it; and of the employment of the thoughts, and of deep study upon it, in order to find out the sense and meaning of it; and which is to be done constantly, every day, as often as there is leisure and opportunity for it; or, as Kimchi on the place observes, whenever a man is free from the business of life; unless this should be taken figuratively, of the day of prosperity and night of adversity, whether in things temporal or spiritual, which are each of them proper seasons to meditate in, upon the word of God and Gospel of Christ. The believer's acquaintance with it. The complaint he makes to God of the subtlety, strength, and malice, of his enemies (v. 3, 6), and the coldness and indifference of his friends Micah 6:16; Jeremiah 7:24. Psalm 11 Commentary: God’s Actions And now that David has established in his mind God’s lofty exalted sovereign POSITION, he’s going to also remind himself of the Lord’s PRESENT ACTIONS in … (Psalm 46:1) For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. The three appellations form a climax: impii corde, peccatores opere, illusores ore, in accordance with which עצה (from יעץ figere, statuere), resolution, bias of the will, and thus way of thinking, is used in reference to the first, as in Job 21:16; Job 22:18; in reference to the second, דּרך mode of conduct, action, life; in reference to the third, מושׁב which like the Arabic mglis signifies both seat (Job 29:7) and assembling (Psalm 107:32), be it official or social (cf. Here the word undoubtedly refers to the written revelation of the will of God as far as it was then made known. Psalm 1 presents two (and only two) ways to live: the way of the world or the way of the Word. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Psalm 142. in Psalm 1:1 describe what he all along has never done, the fut. -- The good man doth meditate on the law of God day and night. The accentuation treats this member of the verse as the third member of the relative clause; one may, however, say of a thriving plant צלח, but not הצליח. I. In פּלגי מים, both מים and the plur. Commentary on Psalm 2:1-6 (Read Psalm 2:1-6) We are here told who would appear as adversaries to Christ. It assists the memory to lock up the jewels of divine truth in her sure treasury. It is only with וכל, where the language becomes unemblematic, that the man who loves the Law of God again becomes the direct subject. 1. He delights in it. With the first meaning, Jahve would be the subject; with the third, the project of the righteous; with the middle one, the righteous man himself. Thus in the great day of trial, when they should be saved by their book, alas! The perff. Psalm 2:1 Why are the nations in an uproar And the peoples devising a vain thing? Bartholomew Ashwood's Heavenly Trade, 1688. Another prominent theme in Psalm 119 is the profound truth that the Word of God is all-sufficient. This is often referred to as characteristic of true piety. In His law doth he meditate day and night. Verse 2. What a richly flowing brook is to the tree that is planted on its bank, such is the word of God to him who devotes himself to it: it makes him, according to his position and calling, ever fruitful in good and well-timed deeds and keeps him fresh in his inner and outward life, and whatsoever such an one undertakes, he brings to a successful issue, for the might of the word and of the blessing of God is in his actions. In his Law doth he meditate day and night; Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. Psalms 1:1 : Psalms 1:3 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. Verse 2. And yet, in David's day, how small was the volume of inspiration, for they had scarcely anything save the first five books of Moses! 155, 2, 9): but (if) his delight is, equals (substantival instead of the verbal clause:) he delights (חפץ cf. But his delight is in the law of the Lord] i.e. Then he made the dry land. Verse 2. In distinction from נטוּע, according to Jalkut 614, שׁתוּל means firmly planted, so that no winds that may rage around it are able to remove it from its place (אין מזיזין אתו ממקומו). The Hebrew word means primarily “to bend.”. In verse 2 the word "it" means the dry land. The word used here, הגה hâgâh, means properly to complain, to mutter; then, to speak; then, to utter in a low complaining voice, as is often done by a person in deep meditation; hence, in the usual sense, to meditate on anything; to think of it. (Comp. p. 189. The ground and reason of both . The "will," which is here signified, is that delight of heart, and that certain pleasure, in the law, which does not look at what the law promises, nor at what it threatens, but at this only; that "the law is holy, and just, and good." BIBLICAL COMMENTARY (Bible Study) Psalm 121 EXEGESIS: INTRODUCTION: Psalm 121 encourages pilgrims braving dangerous roads to Jerusalem. But the blessed man doesn’t. In this psalm, the way of the righteous and the way of … rumhun tsadqun, i.e., according to the Kamus Arab. Be not you so cheated; but study the gospel as you look for comfort by the gospel. Hence Augustine has, in his translation, "chatter;" and a beautiful metaphor it is -- as chattering is the employment of birds, so a continual conversing in the law of the Lord (for talking is peculiar to man), ought to be the employment of man. ] Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Psalm 1 EXEGESIS: CONTEXT: This is a wisdom psalm, calling people to follow the path of righteousness to obtain the blessings that God confers on the righteous. We long to be in the company of those we love. On הלך בּ, in an ethical sense, cf. An EasyEnglish Translation with Notes (about 1200 word vocabulary) on Psalm 126. www.easyenglish.bible. transl.].). To meditate, as it is generally understood, signifies to discuss, to dispute; and its meaning is always confined to a being employed in words, as in Psalms 37:30 , "The mouth of the righteous shall meditate wisdom." : he becomes in consequence of this, he is thereby, like a tree planted beside the water-courses, which yields its fruit at the proper season and its leaf does not fall off. - lies between the Sheb and the tone, e.g., ננתּקה (with Dech) Psalm 2:3, ואענהוּ Psalm 91:15 and the like. The pontificians beat off the common people from this common treasury, by objecting this … The meaning here is, he thinks of it; he endeavors to understand its meaning; he has pleasure in reflecting on it. Martin Luther. It promises Yahweh's protection. What Psalm 24 means. As this world is the kingdom of Satan, unconverted men, of every rank, party, and character, are stirred up by him to oppose the cause of God. It is a spiritual index; the index shows what is in the book, so meditation shows what is in the heart. 1–2; 3–4; 5–6; 7–8): Before exploring the meaning of this passage in detail, here is the whole passage for your consideration from the NIV: (Psalm 61:3) The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. The law of the Lord is the daily bread of the true believer. We can defy God and perish, or we can surrender to Him and be blessed. Silver and gold are symbolic of everything of value. Meditate.—Literally, murmur (of a dove, Isaiah 38:14; of men lamenting, Isaiah 16:7; of a lion growling, Isaiah 31:4; of muttered charms, Isaiah 8:19). Everything that exists belongs to God, He has the right to keep everything for Himself, but He chooses to share with human beings. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. יהגּה, what he is always striving to do; הגה of a deep (cf. If not, this blessing belongeth not to you. BOOK ONE Psalms 1–41 -The Way of the Righteous and the End of the Ungodly - Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. Joshua 1:8, which might have suggested this). The sinfulness and misery of a wicked man (v. 4, v. 5). It is a psalm which has been sung by good Christians, and will be while the world stands, with a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction. 26 and 27 Anm. Arab. they have no book to save them. denotes either one brook regarded from its abundance of water, or even several which from different directions supply the tree with nourishing and refreshing moisture. They might as well say, heaven is a blessed place, but it is a hard way to it; do not trouble yourselves, we will go thither for you. The clause ועלהוּ לא יבּול is the other half of the relative clause: and its foliage does not fall off or wither (נבל like the synon. A. even a second by שׁ, because it is intended to be read asherê as an exception, on account of the significance of the word (Baer, in Comm. of The description now continues with כּי אם (imo si, Ges. Meditation doth discriminate and characterise a man; by this he may take a measure of his heart, whether it be good or bad; let me allude to that; "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he." In the plainest text there is a world of holiness and spirituality; and if we in prayer and dependence upon God did sit down and study it, we should behold much more than appears to us. The waters are seas and rivers. Compare Psalm 19:10; Psalm 119:97, Psalm 119:99. He that hopes for the inheritance, will make much of the conveyance. 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