> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. Arab. How few among us can lay claim to the benediction of the text! Psalm 26:4., Jeremiah 15:17). The Hebrew word תורה tôrâh, properly means instruction, precept; and then, an injunction, command, law, in the usual sense of the word. חטּא, instead of which חטא is usually found) sinners, ἁμαρτωλοί, who pass their lives in sin, especially coarse and manifest sin; לצים (from לוּץ, as מת from מוּת) scoffers, who make that which is divine, holy, and true a subject of frivolous jesting. serve to give intensity to the figure; פּלג (Arab. Tucker explains the structure of Psalm 121 as a division of four strophes (vv. The intonation of the accent is said in these instances to begin, by anticipation, with the fugitive ĕ.). Here is, I. 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. חטּאים (from the sing. Psalm 2 is twice as long, consisting of four stanzas and 12 verses. ii. Psalm 63:5-6 : "my soul shall be upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night-watches." Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Proud member Psalms 1:2 But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD and in his law doth he meditate day and night. -- The good man doth meditate on the law of God day and night. The perff. Psalm 77:12 : "I meditate on all thy work." 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. Verse 2. The ground and reason of both . The rage of nations and the laugh of God. tsdq, צדק to be hard, firm, tight; as Arab. 2. Psalm 24:1-2. Perhaps some of you can claim a sort of negative purity, because you do not walk in the way of the ungodly; but let me ask you -- Is your delight in the law of God? In this psalm, the way of the righteous and the way of … 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. 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. consec. Be not you so cheated; but study the gospel as you look for comfort by the gospel. 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. Here the word undoubtedly refers to the written revelation of the will of God as far as it was then made known. Psalm 1:1–2, Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. (last clause). Verses 1 – 2: This means that God owns everything. Verse 2. 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. Psalm 35:28 And my tongue shall declare Your righteousness And Your praise all day long. This would include such things as these: he does not follow the advice of sinners, 2 Samuel 16:20 ; 1 Kings 1:12 ; he does not execute the purposes or plans of sinners, Isaiah 19:3 ; he does not frame his life according to their views and suggestions. 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. 26 and 27 Anm. "He doth meditate." Psalm 142. they have no book to save them. thick, firm, stout, solid, and Arab. Then he made the dry land. The meaning here is, he thinks of it; he endeavors to understand its meaning; he has pleasure in reflecting on it. 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. As the meditation is, such is the man. 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. Verse 2. And now mark his positive character. Like other psalms of this type (see Psalm 30; 32; 34), Psalm 116 begins by saying that God has rescued the psalmist from trouble (verses 1-2). Bartholomew Ashwood's Heavenly Trade, 1688. (Psalm 46:1) For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. Joshua 1:8, which might have suggested this). It is a good thing to give thanks, &c. — It is a good work, and a just debt, which is due from us to God; to show forth thy loving- kindness, &c. — To adore and celebrate thy goodness and truth continually, and especially at those two solemn times of morning and evening, which, on every day, and particularly upon the sabbath day, were devoted to the worship and service of God. III. How he shows his delight, thinks of it, reads much, speaks of it, obeys it, does not delight in evil. The change in personal pronouns between verses 1-2 (I-my) and verses 3-8 (you-your) may signal a dialogue between pilgrims or groups of pilgrims. to the law of Jehovah is his inclination. (d) he does it in the wakeful hours of night, when sick and tossed upon his bed, or when, for any other reason, his "eyes are held waking." (Psalm 46:1) 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). It was analyzed by everyone from Irenaeus to Augustine in the early church, attributed to both Moses and David, and is practically ubiquitous in lectionaries, old and new. Instead of the Scriptures they can present images; these are the layman's books; as if they were to be tried by a jury of carvers and painters, and not by the twelve apostles. It is a spiritual index; the index shows what is in the book, so meditation shows what is in the heart. The waters are seas and rivers. Therefore: Blessed is he who does not walk in the state of mind which the ungodly cherish, much less that he should associate with the vicious life of sinners, or even delight in the company of those who scoff at religion. Psychol. In the New King James Version its sub-title is "An Appeal for Israel's Repentance". Martin Luther. It assists the memory to lock up the jewels of divine truth in her sure treasury. A. It promises Yahweh's protection. rs' and rsg shows for רשׁע the primary notion to be slack, loose, in opposition to Arab. The law of the Lord is the daily bread of the true believer. Psalm 1. The believer's acquaintance with it. Words in boxes are from the Bible. If not, this blessing belongeth not to you. יהגּה, what he is always striving to do; הגה of a deep (cf. We got a praise song here! 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. Thomas a Kempis, 1380-1471. p. 189. Note how this Psalm drives home its truth by the use of contrasts. In His law doth he meditate day and night. Psalm 91 appears to be a psalm in the setting of warfare with threats of an imminent battle that is about to, has or is currently taking place between solders that may be facing impossible odds. (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. Ver. What now? BIBLICAL COMMENTARY (Bible Study) Psalm 121 EXEGESIS: INTRODUCTION: Psalm 121 encourages pilgrims braving dangerous roads to Jerusalem. Day and night - That is, continually - as day and night constitute the whole of time. 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. The psalm is filled with promise in the midst of a time of waiting and uncertainty. Micah 6:16; Jeremiah 7:24. Proverbs 23:7 . An EasyEnglish Translation with Notes (about 1200 word vocabulary) on Psalm 126. www.easyenglish.bible. rmh ṣlb mtı̂n mstwin, a hard, firm and straight spear. 495). But, alas, what ill treatment is given to this angel from heaven! Psalm 2 – The Reign of the LORD’s Anointed. How much more, then, should we prize the whole written Word which it is our privilege to have in all our houses! Psalm 1:2 Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament The exclamatory אשׁרי, as also Psalm 32:2 ; Psalm 40:5 ; Proverbs 8:34 , has Gaja (Metheg) by the Aleph, and in some Codd. This psalm has a good deal in common with Proverbs 2:12-15, 20-22 and Jeremiah 17:5-13, both of which contrast the 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. This Psalm of David simply praises the Lord God Jehovah. The naturalists observe that to uphold and accommodate bodily life, there are diverse sorts of faculties communicated, and these among the rest: Meditation is all these. He doesn’t JUST study it. Psalm 85 is a perfect psalm for this second Sunday of Advent. Compare Psalm 119:23, Psalm 119:43; Psalm 143:5. dbl, from the root בל). Sir Richard Baker. Psalm 19 - For the director of music. Psalm 119:54 : "Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage." The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. The pontificians beat off the common people from this common treasury, by objecting this … 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. with the old accusative terminations am and ah). Verse 2. Arab. Verse 2. This Hiph. This last is the most natural: everything he takes in hand he brings to a successful issue (an expression like 2 Chronicles 7:11; 2 Chronicles 31:21; Daniel 8:24). It helps judgment, wisdom, and faith to ponder, discern, and credit the things which reading and hearing supply and furnish. Other people delight in the activities in Psalm 1:1 – godless advice, lifestyle, and associations. Everything that exists belongs to God, He has the right to keep everything for Himself, but He chooses to share with human beings. -- The good man doth meditate on the law of God day and night. 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. Psalm 1 is the first psalm of the Book of Psalms, beginning in the English King James Version: "Blessed is the man".The Book of Psalms is part of the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and a book of the Christian Old Testament.In Latin, this psalm is known as Beatus vir or Beatus vir, qui non abiit.. 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. The word law in the Scriptures is used in a considerable variety of significations. 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). hjs, mussitando secum loqui) of one who is searching and thinking. This is often referred to as characteristic of true piety. What Psalm 24 means. Oh, the Scriptures are hard to be understood, do not you trouble your heads about them; we will tell you the meaning of them. This psalm shows us, I. He that hopes for the inheritance, will make much of the conveyance. hakuma, wise, prop. Proverbs 15:28 : "the heart of the righteous meditateth what to answer." 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. It has a digesting power, and turns special truth into spiritual nourishment; and lastly, it helps the renewed heart to grow upward and increase its power to know the things which are freely given to us of God. In His law doth he meditate. 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." Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. II. -- This delight which the prophet here speaks of is the only delight that neither blushes nor looks pale; the only delight that gives a repast without an after reckoning; the only delight that stands in construction with all tenses; and like Aeneas Anchyses, carries his parents upon his back. 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" First he made the seas. But his delight is in the law of the Lord] i.e. Like many psalms, the theme of Psalm 2 is emphasized in the final verse. We long to be in the company of those we love. Verse 2. Commentary on Psalm 19:1-6. Psalm 23. Verses 3 – 6: In verse 3 the hill … 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. And indeed there is for Psalm 32 speaks of blessings which are a result of God’s forgiveness of sins. 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." Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Joseph Caryl, 1647. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Verse 2. The psalm divides naturally into two verse groups––1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8. We can defy God and perish, or we can surrender to Him and be blessed. Psalm 1 2 Commentary: Delight. On הלך בּ, in an ethical sense, cf. Arab. Richard T. Ritenbaugh Tithing Thomas Watson's Saints' Spiritual Delight. (from צלח, Arab. So you may look lightly upon a Scripture and see nothing; meditate often upon it, and there you shall see a light, like the light of the sun. (Psalm 47) To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. But the blessed man doesn’t. 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! What there is in it for the believer to delight in. Sir Richard Baker. Thus in the great day of trial, when they should be saved by their book, alas! 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This is because God made everything. He does not need to pay or repay anyone, or ask us for anything. Silver and gold are symbolic of everything of value. (Note: Nevertheless we have not to compare רעשׁ, רגשׁ, for רשׁע, but the Arabic in the two roots Arab. 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. : 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. It is only with וכל, where the language becomes unemblematic, that the man who loves the Law of God again becomes the direct subject. The benefits, helps, and hindrances of meditation. I. 76. Verse 2. Thomas Adams. Condensed from Nathanael Ranew, 1670. sachufa, foolish, simple, prop. In His law doth he meditate day and night. The description now continues with כּי אם (imo si, Ges. 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). 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. Meditation chews the cud, and gets the sweetness and nutritive virtue of the Word into the heart and life: this is the way the godly bring forth much fruit. Psalm 1 consists of two stanzas and six verses. The pontificians beat off the common people from this common treasury, by objecting this supposed difficulty. Meditation is the touchstone of a Christian; it shows what metal he is made of. – The Way of the Righteous and the Way of the Ungodly. in Psalm 1:3, the development of the אשׁרי now begins; it is the praet. They speak themselves to be works of God's hands; for they must have a Creator who is eternal, infinitely wise, powerful, and good. This psalm is a prayer, the substance of which David offered up to God when he was forced by Saul to take shelter in a cave, and which he afterwards penned in this form. We too transfer the idea of being lax and loose to the province of ethics: the difference is only one of degree. The sinfulness and misery of a wicked man (v. 4, v. 5). On the same principle, however, the declaration here made would apply to any part of a divine revelation; and hence, the sentiment is, that a truly pious man finds his highest delight in the revealed truths of God. If you want to know what true repentance is, check out this commentary and Bible study on Psalm 51. 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." 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: In Act One (2:1‑3), David raises the question about the chaos in the world, and the kings and rulers come forth in a … Do you study God's Word? Verse six presents a key to understanding Psalm 1: “For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.”. 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. You may have read in Spurgeon's comments above on the blessed state in Psalm 32:1-2 (Spurgeon on v1; Verse 2) where he notes that there is an association with the blessednesses in Psalm 1. 155, 2, 9): but (if) his delight is, equals (substantival instead of the verbal clause:) he delights (חפץ cf. Gordon Churchyard. 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 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. In the day of his prosperity he sings psalms out of the Word of God, and in the night of his affliction he comforts himself with promises out of the same book. But the rulers of the earth generally have been most active. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, But his delight is in the Law of the Lord. So Joshua 1:8 : "Thou shalt meditate therein (the law) day and night." In the slightly different numbering system of the Greek Septuagint version of the bible, and in its Latin translation, the Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 80 The Psalm is structured as a dramatic presentation in four acts. Do you make it the man of your right hand -- your best companion and hourly guide? Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. 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. An attractive faculty, to assume and draw in the food; A retentive faculty, to retain it when taken in; As assimilating faculty to concoct the nourishment; An augmenting faculty, for drawing to perfection. 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 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 The same two primary notions are also opposed to one another in speaking of the intellect: Arab. In the whole doctrine of the Holy Scriptures, that invariable rule of truth, as Irenaeus rightly calleth it, Kανων της αληθειας ακλινης. 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. He takes a text and carries it with him all day long; and in the night watches, when sleep forsakes his eyelids, he muses upon the Word of God. The psalm itself does not identify its author, but Acts 4:25-26 clearly attributes it to David. His delight is in the law of the Lord. In פּלגי מים, both מים and the plur. Bibl. Psalm 119 is an expansion of Psalm 19:7–9: “The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. Psalm 2:1 Why are the nations in an uproar And the peoples devising a vain thing? 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. Notice that Psalm 1:2 doesn’t say that the blessed man simply reads the Law of the Lord. Psalm 92:1-2. Psalm 1 presents two (and only two) ways to live: the way of the world or the way of the Word. Arab. I have no rest, but in a nook, with the book. In his Law doth he meditate day and night; Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. The persecution and affliction of the man (and woman) of God is a major theme of Psalm 119. 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. Arab. How few among us can lay claim to the benediction of the text! Psalm 26:4., Jeremiah 15:17). The Hebrew word תורה tôrâh, properly means instruction, precept; and then, an injunction, command, law, in the usual sense of the word. חטּא, instead of which חטא is usually found) sinners, ἁμαρτωλοί, who pass their lives in sin, especially coarse and manifest sin; לצים (from לוּץ, as מת from מוּת) scoffers, who make that which is divine, holy, and true a subject of frivolous jesting. serve to give intensity to the figure; פּלג (Arab. Tucker explains the structure of Psalm 121 as a division of four strophes (vv. The intonation of the accent is said in these instances to begin, by anticipation, with the fugitive ĕ.). Here is, I. 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. חטּאים (from the sing. Psalm 2 is twice as long, consisting of four stanzas and 12 verses. ii. Psalm 63:5-6 : "my soul shall be upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night-watches." Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Proud member Psalms 1:2 But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD and in his law doth he meditate day and night. -- The good man doth meditate on the law of God day and night. The perff. Psalm 77:12 : "I meditate on all thy work." 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. Verse 2. The ground and reason of both . The rage of nations and the laugh of God. tsdq, צדק to be hard, firm, tight; as Arab. 2. Psalm 24:1-2. Perhaps some of you can claim a sort of negative purity, because you do not walk in the way of the ungodly; but let me ask you -- Is your delight in the law of God? In this psalm, the way of the righteous and the way of … 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. 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. consec. Be not you so cheated; but study the gospel as you look for comfort by the gospel. 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. Here the word undoubtedly refers to the written revelation of the will of God as far as it was then made known. Psalm 1:1–2, Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. (last clause). Verses 1 – 2: This means that God owns everything. Verse 2. 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. Psalm 35:28 And my tongue shall declare Your righteousness And Your praise all day long. This would include such things as these: he does not follow the advice of sinners, 2 Samuel 16:20 ; 1 Kings 1:12 ; he does not execute the purposes or plans of sinners, Isaiah 19:3 ; he does not frame his life according to their views and suggestions. 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. 26 and 27 Anm. "He doth meditate." Psalm 142. they have no book to save them. thick, firm, stout, solid, and Arab. Then he made the dry land. The meaning here is, he thinks of it; he endeavors to understand its meaning; he has pleasure in reflecting on it. 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. As the meditation is, such is the man. 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. Verse 2. And now mark his positive character. Like other psalms of this type (see Psalm 30; 32; 34), Psalm 116 begins by saying that God has rescued the psalmist from trouble (verses 1-2). Bartholomew Ashwood's Heavenly Trade, 1688. (Psalm 46:1) For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. Joshua 1:8, which might have suggested this). It is a good thing to give thanks, &c. — It is a good work, and a just debt, which is due from us to God; to show forth thy loving- kindness, &c. — To adore and celebrate thy goodness and truth continually, and especially at those two solemn times of morning and evening, which, on every day, and particularly upon the sabbath day, were devoted to the worship and service of God. III. How he shows his delight, thinks of it, reads much, speaks of it, obeys it, does not delight in evil. The change in personal pronouns between verses 1-2 (I-my) and verses 3-8 (you-your) may signal a dialogue between pilgrims or groups of pilgrims. to the law of Jehovah is his inclination. (d) he does it in the wakeful hours of night, when sick and tossed upon his bed, or when, for any other reason, his "eyes are held waking." (Psalm 46:1) 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). It was analyzed by everyone from Irenaeus to Augustine in the early church, attributed to both Moses and David, and is practically ubiquitous in lectionaries, old and new. Instead of the Scriptures they can present images; these are the layman's books; as if they were to be tried by a jury of carvers and painters, and not by the twelve apostles. It is a spiritual index; the index shows what is in the book, so meditation shows what is in the heart. The waters are seas and rivers. Therefore: Blessed is he who does not walk in the state of mind which the ungodly cherish, much less that he should associate with the vicious life of sinners, or even delight in the company of those who scoff at religion. Psychol. In the New King James Version its sub-title is "An Appeal for Israel's Repentance". Martin Luther. It assists the memory to lock up the jewels of divine truth in her sure treasury. A. It promises Yahweh's protection. rs' and rsg shows for רשׁע the primary notion to be slack, loose, in opposition to Arab. The law of the Lord is the daily bread of the true believer. Psalm 1. The believer's acquaintance with it. Words in boxes are from the Bible. If not, this blessing belongeth not to you. יהגּה, what he is always striving to do; הגה of a deep (cf. We got a praise song here! 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. Thomas a Kempis, 1380-1471. p. 189. Note how this Psalm drives home its truth by the use of contrasts. In His law doth he meditate day and night. Psalm 91 appears to be a psalm in the setting of warfare with threats of an imminent battle that is about to, has or is currently taking place between solders that may be facing impossible odds. (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. Ver. What now? BIBLICAL COMMENTARY (Bible Study) Psalm 121 EXEGESIS: INTRODUCTION: Psalm 121 encourages pilgrims braving dangerous roads to Jerusalem. Day and night - That is, continually - as day and night constitute the whole of time. 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. The psalm is filled with promise in the midst of a time of waiting and uncertainty. Micah 6:16; Jeremiah 7:24. Proverbs 23:7 . An EasyEnglish Translation with Notes (about 1200 word vocabulary) on Psalm 126. www.easyenglish.bible. rmh ṣlb mtı̂n mstwin, a hard, firm and straight spear. 495). But, alas, what ill treatment is given to this angel from heaven! Psalm 2 – The Reign of the LORD’s Anointed. How much more, then, should we prize the whole written Word which it is our privilege to have in all our houses! Psalm 1:2 Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament The exclamatory אשׁרי, as also Psalm 32:2 ; Psalm 40:5 ; Proverbs 8:34 , has Gaja (Metheg) by the Aleph, and in some Codd. This psalm has a good deal in common with Proverbs 2:12-15, 20-22 and Jeremiah 17:5-13, both of which contrast the 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. This Psalm of David simply praises the Lord God Jehovah. The naturalists observe that to uphold and accommodate bodily life, there are diverse sorts of faculties communicated, and these among the rest: Meditation is all these. He doesn’t JUST study it. Psalm 85 is a perfect psalm for this second Sunday of Advent. Compare Psalm 119:23, Psalm 119:43; Psalm 143:5. dbl, from the root בל). Sir Richard Baker. Psalm 19 - For the director of music. Psalm 119:54 : "Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage." The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. The pontificians beat off the common people from this common treasury, by objecting this … 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. with the old accusative terminations am and ah). Verse 2. Arab. Verse 2. This Hiph. This last is the most natural: everything he takes in hand he brings to a successful issue (an expression like 2 Chronicles 7:11; 2 Chronicles 31:21; Daniel 8:24). It helps judgment, wisdom, and faith to ponder, discern, and credit the things which reading and hearing supply and furnish. Other people delight in the activities in Psalm 1:1 – godless advice, lifestyle, and associations. Everything that exists belongs to God, He has the right to keep everything for Himself, but He chooses to share with human beings. -- The good man doth meditate on the law of God day and night. 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. Psalm 1 is the first psalm of the Book of Psalms, beginning in the English King James Version: "Blessed is the man".The Book of Psalms is part of the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and a book of the Christian Old Testament.In Latin, this psalm is known as Beatus vir or Beatus vir, qui non abiit.. 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. The word law in the Scriptures is used in a considerable variety of significations. 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). hjs, mussitando secum loqui) of one who is searching and thinking. This is often referred to as characteristic of true piety. What Psalm 24 means. Oh, the Scriptures are hard to be understood, do not you trouble your heads about them; we will tell you the meaning of them. This psalm shows us, I. He that hopes for the inheritance, will make much of the conveyance. hakuma, wise, prop. Proverbs 15:28 : "the heart of the righteous meditateth what to answer." 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. It has a digesting power, and turns special truth into spiritual nourishment; and lastly, it helps the renewed heart to grow upward and increase its power to know the things which are freely given to us of God. In His law doth he meditate. 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." Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. II. -- This delight which the prophet here speaks of is the only delight that neither blushes nor looks pale; the only delight that gives a repast without an after reckoning; the only delight that stands in construction with all tenses; and like Aeneas Anchyses, carries his parents upon his back. 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" First he made the seas. But his delight is in the law of the Lord] i.e. Like many psalms, the theme of Psalm 2 is emphasized in the final verse. We long to be in the company of those we love. Verse 2. Commentary on Psalm 19:1-6. Psalm 23. Verses 3 – 6: In verse 3 the hill … 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. And indeed there is for Psalm 32 speaks of blessings which are a result of God’s forgiveness of sins. 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." Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Joseph Caryl, 1647. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Verse 2. The psalm divides naturally into two verse groups––1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8. We can defy God and perish, or we can surrender to Him and be blessed. Psalm 1 2 Commentary: Delight. On הלך בּ, in an ethical sense, cf. Arab. Richard T. Ritenbaugh Tithing Thomas Watson's Saints' Spiritual Delight. (from צלח, Arab. So you may look lightly upon a Scripture and see nothing; meditate often upon it, and there you shall see a light, like the light of the sun. (Psalm 47) To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. But the blessed man doesn’t. 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! What there is in it for the believer to delight in. Sir Richard Baker. Thus in the great day of trial, when they should be saved by their book, alas! 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