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. What now? 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. (1) There is the way of the godly and their blessedness in contrast to the way of the ungodly (1:1-6). Meditate. If you want to know what true repentance is, check out this commentary and Bible study on Psalm 51. (Psalm 46:1) For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. The persecution and affliction of the man (and woman) of God is a major theme of Psalm 119. The meaning here is, he thinks of it; he endeavors to understand its meaning; he has pleasure in reflecting on it. 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: Oh, the Scriptures are hard to be understood, do not you trouble your heads about them; we will tell you the meaning of them. Arab. rs' and rsg shows for רשׁע the primary notion to be slack, loose, in opposition to Arab. in Psalm 1:3, the development of the אשׁרי now begins; it is the praet. 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. This psalm shows us, I. He delights in it. transl.].). : 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. Arab. 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. In this psalm, the way of the righteous and the way of … So Joshua 1:8 : "Thou shalt meditate therein (the law) day and night." Arab. BIBLICAL COMMENTARY (Bible Study) Psalm 121 EXEGESIS: INTRODUCTION: Psalm 121 encourages pilgrims braving dangerous roads to Jerusalem. 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. 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. And indeed there is for Psalm 32 speaks of blessings which are a result of God’s forgiveness of sins. The psalm itself does not identify its author, but Acts 4:25-26 clearly attributes it to David. The ground and reason of both . Commentary on Psalm 2:1-6 (Read Psalm 2:1-6) We are here told who would appear as adversaries to Christ. In his Law doth he meditate day and night; Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. 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. 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 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. Thus רשׁע means the loose man and indeed as a moral-religyous notion loose from God, godless comp. Verses 1 – 2: This means that God owns everything. This Hiph. The godly man will read the Word by day, that men, seeing his good works, may glorify his Father who is in heaven; he will do it in the night, that he may not be seen of men: by day, to show that he is not one of those who dread the light; by night, to show that he is one who can shine in the shade: by day, for that is the time for working -- work whilst it is day; by night, lest his Master should come as a thief, and find him idle. fal'g, from פלג to divide, Job 38:25) means the brook meandering and cleaving its course for itself through the soil and stones; the plur. They speak themselves to be works of God's hands; for they must have a Creator who is eternal, infinitely wise, powerful, and good. And in his law - On his law, or his truth. ii. Verse 2. (Psalm 47) To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. How he shows his delight, thinks of it, reads much, speaks of it, obeys it, does not delight in evil. – The Way of the Righteous and the Way of the Ungodly. 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. Psalm 26:4., Jeremiah 15:17). serve to give intensity to the figure; פּלג (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. ] 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. But his will is in the law of the Lord. Psychol. Verse 2. (2) The way of the godly is set forth by way of a contrast: negatively, what the godly do not do (1:1), and positively, what the godly do (1:2). We long to be in the company of those we love. First he made the seas. The Hebrew word תורה tôrâh, properly means instruction, precept; and then, an injunction, command, law, in the usual sense of the word. Joseph Caryl, 1647. Martin Luther. The heavens so declare the glory of God, and proclaim his wisdom, power, and goodness, that all ungodly men are left without excuse. An EasyEnglish Translation with Notes (about 1200 word vocabulary) on Psalm 126. www.easyenglish.bible. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Ver. Here the word undoubtedly refers to the written revelation of the will of God as far as it was then made known. 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. consec. חטּאים (from the sing. 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. It was applied particularly to the Pentateuch, or law of Moses (compare the notes at Luke 24:44), as containing the first written and recorded laws of God; and then the word came, in a more general sense, to be applied to all the books of the Old Testament, as being an exposition and application of the law. The description now continues with כּי אם (imo si, Ges. 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. 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. says the prophet, "I see a cloud rising, like a man's hand;" and by and by, the whole surface of the heavens was covered with clouds. The waters are seas and rivers. hjj, depressum esse), dull sound, as if vibrating between within and without, here signifies the quiet soliloquy (cf. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. 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. This Psalm of David simply praises the Lord God Jehovah. 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.. Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. 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. Psalm 19 - For the director of music. sachufa, foolish, simple, prop. The law of the Lord is the daily bread of the true believer. I. Psalm 92:1-2. The perff. 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. He that hopes for the inheritance, will make much of the conveyance. 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. 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." We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. 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. 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. 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. Bibl. He does not need to pay or repay anyone, or ask us for anything. He doesn’t JUST study it. 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. thin, loose, without stay, like a bad piece of weaving, vid., Fleischer's translation of Samachschari's Golden Necklace pp. In His law doth he meditate. It may be, at once reading or looking, we see little or nothing; as Elijah's servant went once, and saw nothing; therefore he was commanded to look seven times. Psalms 1:2 But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD and in his law doth he meditate day and night. Do you study God's Word? What there is in it for the believer to delight in. hakuma, wise, prop. Meditation is the touchstone of a Christian; it shows what metal he is made of. The same two primary notions are also opposed to one another in speaking of the intellect: Arab. How few among us can lay claim to the benediction of the text! - lies between the Sheb and the tone, e.g., ננתּקה (with Dech) Psalm 2:3, ואענהוּ Psalm 91:15 and the like. We are not all Berean searchers of the Scriptures. We can defy God and perish, or we can surrender to Him and be blessed. 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" 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). (2 Samuel 22:3) God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Then he made the dry land. of He finds true joy in … Verse 2. On הלך בּ, in an ethical sense, cf. Psalm 126. But the blessed man doesn’t. 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 his delight is in the law of the Lord, But his delight is in the Law of the Lord. Psalm 1 consists of two stanzas and six verses. Everything that exists belongs to God, He has the right to keep everything for Himself, but He chooses to share with human beings. (Comp. The psalm is a regular part of Jewish, Catholic, Anglican, and Protestant liturgies. 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. Other people delight in the activities in Psalm 1:1 – godless advice, lifestyle, and associations. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. But his delight is in the law of the Lord] i.e. In His law doth he meditate day and night. 1. Proud member Compare Psalm 19:10; Psalm 119:97, Psalm 119:99. Psalm 119:54 : "Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage." 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. rmh ṣlb mtı̂n mstwin, a hard, firm and straight spear. Psalm 24:1-2. tsdq, צדק to be hard, firm, tight; as Arab. 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. We too transfer the idea of being lax and loose to the province of ethics: the difference is only one of degree. 155, 2, 9): but (if) his delight is, equals (substantival instead of the verbal clause:) he delights (חפץ cf. 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. -- The good man doth meditate on the law of God day and night. The intonation of the accent is said in these instances to begin, by anticipation, with the fugitive ĕ.). 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. 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. (Note: Nevertheless we have not to compare רעשׁ, רגשׁ, for רשׁע, but the Arabic in the two roots Arab. 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. chfd f. i. with the primary notion of firmly adhering, vid., on Job 40:17) in תורת ה, the teaching of Jahve, which is become Israel's νόμος, rule of life; in this he meditates profoundly by day and night (two acc. In פּלגי מים, both מים and the plur. 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 notes explain some of the words with a *star by them. Psalm 119 is an expansion of Psalm 19:7–9: “The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. Verse 2. It promises Yahweh's protection. And from this kind of employment, there comes forth at length a man well instructed in the law of the Lord to speak unto the people. Day after day they pour forth … Thomas a Kempis, 1380-1471. Condensed from Nathanael Ranew, 1670. His delight is in the law of the Lord. 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). The believer's acquaintance with it. Salem Media Group. Psalm 77:12 : "I meditate on all thy work." Another prominent theme in Psalm 119 is the profound truth that the Word of God is all-sufficient. to the law of Jehovah is his inclination. Hence it is not only a love of the law, but that loving delight in the law which no prosperity, nor adversity, nor the world, nor the prince of it, can either take away or destroy; for it victoriously bursts its way through poverty, evil report, the cross, death, and hell, and in the midst of adversities, shines the brightest. Commentary on Psalm 19:1-6. 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). 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. Psalm 2 is twice as long, consisting of four stanzas and 12 verses. Tucker explains the structure of Psalm 121 as a division of four strophes (vv. 26 and 27 Anm. Psalm 81 is the 81st psalm in the biblical Book of Psalms.Its themes relate to celebration and repentance. 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. 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." 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). Like many psalms, the theme of Psalm 2 is emphasized in the final verse. In the whole doctrine of the Holy Scriptures, that invariable rule of truth, as Irenaeus rightly calleth it, Kανων της αληθειας ακλινης. hjs, mussitando secum loqui) of one who is searching and thinking. Gordon Churchyard. 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 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. How much more, then, should we prize the whole written Word which it is our privilege to have in all our houses! Words in boxes are from the Bible. It helps judgment, wisdom, and faith to ponder, discern, and credit the things which reading and hearing supply and furnish. Psalm 1. 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. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Compare Psalm 119:23, Psalm 119:43; Psalm 143:5. No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for Psalms 1:2. 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 Hebrew word means primarily “to bend.”. The Psalm is structured as a dramatic presentation in four acts. Thus in the great day of trial, when they should be saved by their book, alas! 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). 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 the law of Jehovah is his delight.—Or, to the law of Jehovah is his inclination. The pontificians beat off the common people from this common treasury, by objecting this supposed difficulty. 76. If not, this blessing belongeth not to you. thick, firm, stout, solid, and Arab. The rage of nations and the laugh of God. "He doth meditate." 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 Psalm 24 means. in Psalm 1:1 describe what he all along has never done, the fut. Sir Richard Baker. 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. This is often referred to as characteristic of true piety. This is because God made everything. Proverbs 23:7 . יהגּה, what he is always striving to do; הגה of a deep (cf. In His law doth he meditate day and night. Psalm 2 – The Reign of the LORD’s Anointed. The psalm is filled with promise in the midst of a time of waiting and uncertainty. Do you make it the man of your right hand -- your best companion and hourly guide? 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. It assists the memory to lock up the jewels of divine truth in her sure treasury. Psalm 1 2 Commentary: Delight. The benefits, helps, and hindrances of meditation. 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. Sir Richard Baker. (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. 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. Thomas Watson's Saints' Spiritual Delight. Psalm 142. (Note: By the Sheb stands Metheg (Gaja), as it does wherever a word, with Sheb in the first syllable, has Olewejored, Rebia magnum, or Dech without a conjunctive preceding, in case at least one vowel and no Metheg-except perhaps that standing before Sheb compos. Arab. 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. The sinfulness and misery of a wicked man (v. 4, v. 5). -- 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. His delight is in the law of the Lord. Joshua 1:8, which might have suggested this). But, alas, what ill treatment is given to this angel from heaven! Silver and gold are symbolic of everything of value. 2. 495). Thomas Adams. Psalm 85 is a perfect psalm for this second Sunday of Advent. 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. Verse 2. Note how this Psalm drives home its truth by the use of contrasts. Verse 2. Martin Luther. The holiness and happiness of a godly man . they have no book to save them. All rights reserved. -- The good man doth meditate on the law of God day and night. In the New King James Version its sub-title is "An Appeal for Israel's Repentance". The word law in the Scriptures is used in a considerable variety of significations. Day and night - That is, continually - as day and night constitute the whole of time. (Psalm 46:1) 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 … 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." A. Verse 2. Psalm 23. Micah 6:16; Jeremiah 7:24. Bartholomew Ashwood's Heavenly Trade, 1688. But the rulers of the earth generally have been most active. II. Verse 2. Be not you so cheated; but study the gospel as you look for comfort by the gospel. The psalm divides naturally into two verse groups––1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8. I have no rest, but in a nook, with the book. 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. Here is, I. Richard T. Ritenbaugh Tithing Words in brackets, ( ), are not in the *Hebrew Bible. Verses 3 – 6: In verse 3 the hill … 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. III. 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