Shew thy servant the light of thy countenance, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. David asks for grace because he feels constricted and bound up with trouble or affliction. The word Psalm means a sacred song or hymn. And this is how we ought to pray, too. Explanation and Commentary of Psalm 30:5 King David has been brought back from the brink of despair by God who has rescued him. Save me for thy mercies' sake - On account of thy mercy; or that thy mercy may be manifested. Psalm 6 psalm 32 psalm 38 psalm 51psalm 102 psalm 130 psalm 143 What is the Meaning of psalm 18? I think we’ll find it pretty easy to place various realities in this psalm into that situation in David’s life. Psalm 18:30, ESV: "This God—his way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him." So, back to Psalm 31 – David is appointing his spirit into the hands of God for safekeeping. I’ve read and listened to this Psalm all my life, so popular that it is the passage of Scripture known by most everyone, even non-believers. This is always a just ground of appeal to God by a sinner or a sufferer, that God would make our sins and trials an "occasion" for displaying his own character. âd (after the form מצד from צוּד) gravitas, firmitas, which is then used in the sense of graviter, firmiter (cf. As a result of this influx of dangerous men who are out to kill David, he’s finding that many of his closest companions are abandoning him. But one naturally looks for a parallel substantive to חרפּה, somewhat like "terror" (Syriac) or "burden." That problem – as it turns out – is his son Absalom entering into Jerusalem to kill his own father. And again, most of the abandonment is due to his son coming to town in order to kill David, as he recalls in verse 13…. 10 For my life is spent with grief,and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity,and my bones are consumed. And now, petition (vv15-18) gives way to praise and expressions on confidence in the last six verses of this psalm in verses 19-24. And there’s nothing wrong with that – but we do definitely need to qualify what it means that a psalm is a Messianic psalm. Instead, Luke focuses on the trust that Jesus had in his Father. Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake. But, its comforting elements shouldn’t be limited to … God is our provider. But in David’s case – as he’s writing Psalm 31 – he knows that this is not the case for him. He is confident that God will redeem him either in the future or he might be saying that God already has done so. Hosea 8:8, together with Jeremiah 48:38, and Jeremiah 22:28). Contrast – shut up vs. set / the hand of the enemy vs. a large room/place. If the construction of ב with its infinitive were intended to be continued in Psalm 31:14, it would have been וזממוּ לקחת נפשׁי or לקחת נפשׁי יזמּוּ. Jesus began the Sermon on the Mount with the words, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Outside of Jeremiah, that phrase is found once in the Old Testament – and here it is! And yet despite the fact that David feels confident in his times and his spirit being in God’s hands, he feels compelled in verses 15 through 18 to petition God to keep him out of the hands of his enemies. Now, I wanted to mention one other thing that’s noteworthy here. David requests that the Lord release him from the traps that his enemies – really, his own son – have laid secretly for him (as if he were an animal). That’s the trust that was shown to be a great contrast to those who worshipped idols – as we already heard about in verse 7. the French ferme). Psalm 150 (1962, op. I was blessed by this summary of Psalms 31. ... Psalm 31:19(ESV) Verse Thoughts. Locate examples of ‘psalm’ in Bible verses. Excellent meaning and commentary. Jesus does use verse 5 of this psalm to communicate his total abandoning of his soul to his father like David was doing in this psalm. What makes these six verses so calming and uplifting, and what does Psalm 23 mean for us today? This was very helpful. And it was later on toward the end of David’s life that Absalom his son was leading a national upheaval against him. 2 Bow down thine ear to me;deliver me speedily:be thou my strong rock,for an house of defence to save me. The Scripture says that he knew no sin. More and more the greatness; goodness and reliability of God is contrasted with the insignificance, inconsistency and limitations of man. Psalm 31:16 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 31:16, NIV: "Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love." Three passages are significant in considering the purpose of the Bible. Define ‘psalm’ as used in the Bible. ... stands in the centre of a psalm that begins by blessing the Lord at all times and praising Him continually. As first Corinthians 13, the love chapter, is recited at weddings, Psalm 23 is regularly used at funerals as an expression of comfort, hope, and God’s faithfulness. Today we will be exploring the book of Psalm 25, the meaning verse by verse. The insinuations and slanders of many brand him as a transgressor, dread surrounds him on every side (this is word for word the same as in Jeremiah 20:10, where the prophet, with whom in other passages also מגור מסּביב is a frequent and standing formula, under similar circumstances uses the language of the psalmist); when they come together to take counsel concerning him (according to the accents the second half of the verse begins with בּהוּסדם), they think only how they may get rid of him. 22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes:nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee. This redemption is something like rescue. Learn how your comment data is processed. And that’s David’s point – even those close friends and neighbors he mentioned in verse 11 have abandoned and forgotten him. Well, then we saw that David urges that the Lord direct him – because what happens to David will impact God’s reputation – God’s name. This is where David airs his complaint that he needs God’s help to overcome. No one does that. He’s accepting the fact that his sin has caused some irreversible problems in his life. Read Psalm 31:16 Using Other Translations. Thank you. Thanks for this Holy Spirit Experience. What is the Background and Context of Psalm 24. Then David turns to the saints – those who are serious about the Lord – and he encourages us to love the Lord. PSALM 31* Prayer in Distress and Thanksgiving for Escape 1For the leader. 11 I was a reproach among all mine enemies,but especially among my neighbours,and a fear to mine acquaintance:they that did see me without fled from me. He knows that his suffering is a result of his sin. In Jeremiah’s day that force was Babylon. Psalm 31:16 - KJV. Jesus there was expressing confidence in the Lord’s sovereign control of his life, just like his father David did here in Psalm 31. Psalm 23 is one of the most commonly quoted passages of the Bible. 'dd unites within itself (cf. What happens when you gather wealth by labor according to Proverbs 13 11? Whatever it means, it cannot mean that every single line in this psalm applies to Christ. Jesus explained this very plainly (John 15:19), “If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the wo… He considers your trouble. Psalm 23 is a well-known and oft quoted Psalm most often associated with death. Trust in God. While meditating on Psalm 23 today, I gained some brand new insights. The commentary and discussion of Psalm 31 were excellent. NLT Let your favor shine on your servant. And because of verse 5, some call this a Messianic psalm. KJV Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake. And the end of his meditation in Psalm 16, David expresses that he is satisfied with God because he believed that he would enjoy God forever. No one and nothing else – not his military strength or wisdom or anything. So, that’s David’s bedrock assurance and confidence. Psalm 31#In Hebrew texts 31:1-24 is numbered 31:2-25.For the director of music. Since in the signification σφόδρα it is so unsuited to this passage, the expression would not be ambiguous, if it were here used in a special sense. His sin with Bathsheba and against her husband Uriah brought God’s chastening – and that chastening never left his house to the day of David’s death. David starts by uttering a phrase that is very familiar to readers of the New Testament. So, that’s verses 5 through 8 – David’s confidence in the Lord. save me for thy mercies' sake; not for any merit and righteousness of his own, but for the sake of the grace and goodness of the Lord; which is putting salvation, whether temporal or spiritual, upon its right foot and foundation; which is never wrought out by, or is for works of righteousness done by men, but according to the grace and mercy of God.