Yet David did not allow this expectation to make him passive or fatalistic in regard to the outworking of God’s plan. 2 Ich danke dem HERRN von ganzem Herzen und erzähle alle deine Wunder. Thou [God] hast destroyed," etc. How many songs did Solomon compose. Psalm 96:1-9, with its testimony of God’s rule over the earth (see also verse 10, “The Lord reigns!”), is part of a grouping of psalms that focus on the reign of God (see Psalms 93, 95-99). Painfully, for him. And that’s exactly what suffering does for us. Psalms 9:4 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. To the tune of “Death of the Son.” A Psalm of David. The LORD is great in Zion: God is present in heaven and in all the earth, but He has special regard for Zion, the city of Jerusalem. Who’s the third? You are the light of the world.” First Reading. GOOD things. Psalm 9 is a classic example of a lament psalm. 17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. Yet most people today have never heard of John Gill. And the fact that they need to be reminded of this tells us that these men have a self-perception that is way out of line with reality. Why? I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High. His real hope was that the display of God’s judgment would teach the nations their proper place before God (to be but men). The first two verses serve as the invocation. And they need to be humbled. That caused a stir. iii. Sing praises to the LORD, who dwells in Zion! They’re expecting him to make things right. Basically, God will deliver the oppressed from their oppressors. But they trust in the Lord and seek him. And the purpose of that is to bring this reality home to them – they’re simply men. I remember hearing about Palestinians who were rushing the borders of Israel, trying to get in. And sometimes we learn something about who God is in this section. (1 Sam. He’s going to deliver David from his enemies. Let’s consider them for a moment. 18 For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever. They’re not invincible. — לבן מות על al muth labben. Their ruins shall never be repaired. To the Chief Musician. And now the jihadists have entered the camp. We don’t know why God allows suffering. Psalms 9:3 When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence. If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. “The word for man, in both verses, is one which tends to emphasize his frailty.” (Kidner), iii. [10] And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:10 in all English translations. This was a prayer for God to reach the nations through the display of His judgment. Because of his doings. And meanwhile it seems like our country is doing everything we possibly can to add to that destabilization and chaos. But he does. Israel is really in a bad neighborhood. So they’ve been bombed and attacked for a long time by Syria itself. They’re powerful – to the point of being able to threaten David’s very existence. This is unfortunate, since his works contain priceless gems of information that are found nowhere except in the ancient writings of the Jews. A mother writing a blog in which she details the struggle she’s having caring for her sickly child. There will be no mistrials with this judge. Psalms 99:1-9 A Matter of Authority. This is where God is called upon by the psalmist. 7 But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment. NIV Once-A-Day Bible. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. Why would they be miserable? You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. As you recall, a lament psalm has five ingredients to its structure, the most prominent of which is the lament itself. And they are “wicked.” And they’re viewed as laying traps for people and setting up nets to catch people as if they were mere animals. Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. In You Do I Take Refuge A l Shiggaion 1 of David, which he sang to the L ord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjaminite. 3 Ich freue mich und bin fröhlich in dir und lobe deinen Namen, du Allerhöchster, 4 dass meine Feinde zurückweichen mussten; sie sind gestürzt und umgekommen vor dir. Selah. HINT: Since there are such a large number of resources on this page (>10,000 links) you might consider beginning with the more recent commentaries that briefly discuss all 150 Psalms - Paul Apple (750 pages), Thomas Constable, David Guzik, Bob Utley.For more devotional thoughts consider Spurgeon's The Treasury of David, … You don’t need to be someone great to approach the Lord. Der 9. und 10.Psalm ist ein Psalm Davids und gehört in die Reihe der Danklieder und der Klagelieder. And yet – in the end – these enemies will be the ones to be trapped. In verse 3, these folks are said to be “enemies”. Psalm 9 is a mix of praise and petition; celebration and setback. Psalm 9:1Psalms 9 and 10 may originally have been a single acrostic poem in which alternating lines began with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Again, this word refuge is a word for something that’s high up out of the way of things. Upon Muth-labben. And we’ve already gone through the lament of the psalm in verses 15 through 18, so we’ll skip to the last two verses of Psalm 9. They go to Sheol. They will be sent into Sheol – the abode of the dead – they will die. Your email address will not be published. Retail: $34.99. They didn’t choose to be there. Your email address will not be published. Psalm 9 – God Remembers, Man Forgets. He’s totally good. And so, it’s really for their sake that God will judge those who oppress them – according to this verse. Verse 12 implies that they’ll be the recipients of God’s “making inquisition for blood”. Chapter 9 In this psalm, I. David praises God for pleading his cause, and giving him victory over his enemies and the enemies of his country ( v. 1-6 ), and calls upon others to join with him in his songs of praise ( v. 11 , v. 12 ). Why is this? 8 Aber der HERR regiert für immer und ewig, sein Richterstuhl steht schon bereit. So, in some ways, things really haven’t changed all that much in Israel from the time that David is writing Psalm 9 here to our modern time. But there’s a real sense also in which God is moved to punish evil-doers because he can’t stand anymore to see the suffering of those who trust him and are utterly helpless. The boy finally dies. And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, for You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You. KJV Psalm 9:13 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death: 14 That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation. “Strange, that man, dust in his original, sinful by his fall, and continually reminded of both by every thing in him and about him, should yet stand in need of some sharp affliction, some severe visitation from God, to bring him the knowledge of himself, and make him feel who and what he is.” (Horne), iii. And when he does, the evil-doers will be destroyed, but YOU will be delivered. When we give thanks for some one particular mercy, we should remember former mercies. Psalm 9:6 "O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them." He resorts to God, the almighty, the just judge. The title of this psalm reads To the Chief Musician. And he’s looking to that judge as one who has the power to take his life. Yet this did not lead David to a hatred of mankind or unhealthy joy in judgment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. And I think in this case that is mostly referring to his judging evil men. Who’s oppressing them? Psalm 9:8, ESV: "and he judges the world with righteousness; he judges the peoples with uprightness." So, that’s the message of Psalm 9 – God’s Judgment Brings Deliverance for the Righteous. Our Price: $13.99 Save: $21.00 (60%) Buy Now. So, I hope that doesn’t make you dizzy – all that circling. This is a weighty truth; and the psalmist adds: The LORD is known by the judgment He executes, For the needy shall not always be forgotten, The needy, and the poor, whose expectation is from the Lord, are never forgotten, though sometimes their deliverance is delayed for the greater confusion of their enemies, the greater manifestation of God’s mercy, and the greater benefit to themselves.” (Clarke), Let the nations be judged in Your sight…that the nations may know themselves to be but men, © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . Now, let’s look at the second entity in this psalm – the ones whom these men are threatening. In the Septuagint they constitute one psalm. And it’s later revealed that he died from his mother intentionally overdosing him with salt. The psalmist calls on his audience to praise the Lord. KJV Psalm 9:11 Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings. You know, we might well be more sympathetic with those who were threatening David’s life if he himself were doing evil. Click on the different category headings to find out more. And lastly, the wicked non-Jewish men of the earth NEED to be humbled. Psalm 9: 15 - 20: In Psalm 9:6 we read, 'You killed them'. When I went to Israel in 2011, I was just reflecting on the ever-present danger that this small nation faces. But they’re still a dangerous force that God will need to put a stop to ultimately in the future. And verse 4 makes us even more sympathetic to David and his group when it gives us the idea that David is waiting for justice from God against these people. But you and I need to adjust what we think of as “good”. Psalm 9 Lutherbibel 2017 Danklied für Rettung aus Bedrängnis 1 Ein Psalm Davids, vorzusingen, nach der Weise »Schöne Jugend«. You’ll notice things like this. The Lord is one who can be approached by the humble. They’re proud. In Psalm 9:15-16 we read how God does this. 7 But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment. And the last verse – Psalm 8:9 – is simply the second half of an envelope that encompasses all of Psalm 8:1-9. And ultimately we know from further revelation that the end of these kinds of people – those who forget God – will be a literal burning lake of fire forever. Wicked Gentilic men – probably viewed as constituting the nations around Israel. . And the jihadists are against Asaad but they’re also not too friendly with the Palestinians. They’re looking to him for justice. … Praising the Lord. The psalmist is confident that God will judge the world – the world that is so opposed to him. And as we’ve already rehearsed, his judgement is going to be completely right. 11. And not only that, but they’ll be turned into hell. These oppressed ones – though they’re miserable – yet, they’re still going to put their trust in God because the Lord has never forsaken them – these people who seek the Lord. People will be afraid and the earth itself will *shake!" I’m sure you have an assortment of things in your life that make you repeat that question – “where’s God?” He’s all powerful. The psalm finishes by telling us 2 things: All to get attention to herself on her blog. In this psalm, David celebrates the help and goodness of God with a big … The triumphs of the Redeemer ought to be the triumphs of the redeemed. To the chief musician upon Muth-labben. And verse 10 – people who know God’s name – who know his true character – though the whole world will be judged righteously and be turned into hell, these guys will experience a much different side of the judge. Where’s God? But it WILL come. Let’s get back to Psalm 9. 9:1-10 If we would praise God acceptably, we must praise him in sincerity, with our whole heart. He does not forget the cry of the humble. And it’s obvious, but I’ll state it anyway – David would consider himself in this group of individuals on the receiving end of the enemies’ threats. No lies believed. “The needy, and the poor, whose expectation is from the Lord, are never forgotten, though sometimes their deliverance is delayed for the greater confusion of their enemies, the greater manifestation of God’s mercy, and the greater benefit to themselves.” (Clarke), Arise, O LORD, 6 O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them. He knows and sees everything. In fact, Jesus was perfected by his sufferings according to Hebrews. But the ultimate defeat of it is yet to come. We learn here that God is worthy of wholehearted praise. The triumphs of the Redeemer ought … I mean, that’s the sense you get from verse 5 – “thou hast destroyed the wicked” – as if it’s already happened in some way. We may request cookies to be set on your device. . Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. Even though the psalmist is confident in God’s judging the wicked, he still waists no opportunity to ask the Lord for deliverance from these people and even the hastening of their ultimate judgement. The almighty power of God is that which the … When He avenges blood, He remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the humble, consider my trouble from those who hate me, Gates of death…Your praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion, The nations have sunk down in the pit which they made. They cry to God. Here, we’re told that the enemies made a pit and prepared a net to capture the righteous. But I have to think there’s really a pretty close parallel between what ancient Israel headed by David experienced and what modern-day Israel is experiencing. To the tune of “Death of the Son.” A Psalm of David, I will praise You, O LORD, with my whole heart, Christians, so called, when they meet, seldom speak about God! Such knowledge must drive them to dependence upon God, and such dependence is the secret of national strength, and of national prosperity and permanence.” (Morgan), (c) 2020 The Enduring Word Bible Commentary by David Guzik – ewm@enduringword.com. Each of us must walk in the light we have. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. Even if they are not outwardly as wicked as other men are, yet their forgetfulness of God is the highest form of injustice to him; it is treason against the majesty of heaven; it is robbing God of what is his right; it is a combination of everything that is evil. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. Listen, and I don’t want to get needlessly political here and comment on things too great for me and things I don’t understand. Now, you and I can be assured that the judge of the whole earth will do right. Psalm 99 is one of six “royal psalms,” also known as, “enthronement psalms,” so named because they refer to God as King. In contrast, now the Lord in verse 7 is the one who lives forever – as opposed to the enemy who’s pictured as sustaining a temporal defeat in this world. But they’re going to be destroyed by God. Often, people kill themselves, or each other! He’s putting himself in his mind’s eye into a courtroom setting where he’s waiting for God’s justice and God’s deliverance against these enemies. So, consider those really interesting dynamics – that the same man basically is viewed as almost two different people. You can check these in your browser security settings. 10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right. He had an army – but he knew the truth that princes aren’t ultimately delivered by their horses and weapons. In Psalm 9, the lament appears in verses 15 through 18. They trust in him. i. They set the trap for someone else – someone who isn’t worthy of being snared. I think that’s how David viewed things. Psalm 9:3. That would cause some stir in our midst I believe. And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You. You know that in a murder case, for example, the defendant – the one who’s being accused and having evidence presented of his guilt – he’s the one who’s quaking. Give all the land back to the Spanish and English and Native Americans. I mean, after all, the man was a king! But these oppressed men who seek the Lord – they’re humble. And how are these people – David’s group – spoken of? And he will render a just verdict. He may be liable to the death penalty perhaps. 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