Psalms /. The first two verses serve as the invocation. 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. I remember hearing about Palestinians who were rushing the borders of Israel, trying to get in. 16 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. i. 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. 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. Psalm 9:2. We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. He is continually doing himself harm, and takes more pains to destroy his soul than the righteous man does to get his saved unto eternal life. And what we’ll be looking for in particular is three entities – 3 groups of people or individual persons. I remember being in a hotel room watching the news when President Obama came out with his idea that Israel needs to return to it’s pre-1967 borders. You’ll notice things like this. KJV Psalm 9:1 I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works. 8 And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. Psalm 9:7 is in stark contrast to Ps. To the chief musician upon Muth-labben. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds." Psalms 9. And yet, currently in this psalm, these men are still causing trouble. And in addition, the heightened picture that we get of these enemies also acts as justification for the psalmist asking God for deliverance from them. 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. So, that’s the lament of Psalm 9 – verses 15 through 18. You can check these in your browser security settings. The psalm finishes by telling us 2 things: By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Often, people kill themselves, or each other! Die Psalmen 9 und 10 gehören eigentlich zusammen; gemeinsam bilden sie das erste Akrostichon im Psalmenbuch: Jede zweite Doppelzeile soll mit dem nächsten Buchstaben des hebräischen Alphabets beginnen. Upon the death of the champion. And yet these are the very acts that this group is engaged in. Der 9. und 10.Psalm ist ein Psalm Davids und gehört in die Reihe der Danklieder und der Klagelieder. Psalm 9:8, KJV: "And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness." She’s viewed as a hero, enduring great suffering faithfully. And a psalm like Psalm 9 reminds us that sometimes God will give temporal deliverance from evil. What a mess! That the nations may know themselves to be but men. Painfully, for him. “What prayer, then, can we pray which is of more vital importance than that the nations may know themselves to be but men? Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. “All the wealth of Croesus, the wisdom of Solon, the power of Alexander, the eloquence of Demosthenes, if added together, would leave the possessor but a man. Biblical Commentary Sermons Children’s Sermons Hymn Lists. When we give thanks for some one particular mercy, we should remember former mercies. It’s the Lord. So, that’s the invocation – verses 1 and 2. In verse 3, these folks are said to be “enemies”. The same is true of Israel today. On the one hand — the poor, needy, oppressed believers in the Lord. So, that’s interesting – God has apparently already judged some of these enemies with destruction and yet many of them still remain to trouble David. Because you know that the testing of your faith produces good things. It’s the conclusion to the matter. 9 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Psalms 9:1 I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works. View More Titles. In the midst of God's judgments, He never forgets His own children. They didn’t choose to be born into that living hell. First of all, there’s the people who are making the psalmist lament. Now, let’s look at the second entity in this psalm – the ones whom these men are threatening. Psalm 9:9-10. The wicked are utterly undone. He’s not viewing himself as sufficiently powerful to handle these enemies all alone. “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, But it WILL come. A Psalm of David. And the last verse – Psalm 8:9 – is simply the second half of an envelope that encompasses all of Psalm 8:1-9. They’re looking to him for justice. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. Surely, if anyone would have felt secure and safe it would have been him! And isn’t that the nature of even earthly judges? Higgaion. They trust in him. Bible Gateway Recommends. 4 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right. Required fields are marked *. What approach to making money will increase it according to Proverbs 13 11? KJV Psalm 9:3 When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence. 6 O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them. Basically, God will deliver the oppressed from their oppressors. And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, for You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You. When we give thanks for some one particular mercy, we should remember former mercies. Psalms 99:1-9 A Matter of Authority. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. The Lord, who endures for ever, is their everlasting strength and protection; he that judges the world will be sure to judge for them, when at any time they are injured or distressed (v. 9): He will be a refuge for the oppressed, a high place, a strong place, for the oppressed, in times of trouble. So they’ve been bombed and attacked for a long time by Syria itself. Let them praise Your great and awesome name— He is holy. No evidence unseen. 15:3, 7; 27:8-9). But what do we see him engaged in? Pay attention to what’s happening around you. And this is going to happen – according to verse 17 – to all nations that forget God. The psalmist kind of zooms in on these folks and paints a pretty vivid picture for us of exactly how evil they are and … Why would they be miserable? Because of his “marvelous works”. That would cause some stir in our midst I believe. Now, you and I can be assured that the judge of the whole earth will do right. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. O enemy, destructions are finished forever, He shall administer judgment for the peoples in uprightness, He shall judge the world in righteousness. Our joy must not be in the gift, so much as in the Giver. And they’re nothing compared to God. When I asked one of our tour guides whether he felt safe in Israel or not, he said “it’s a daily struggle to simply exist.”. 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. Let the nations be judged in Your sight. Destructions HAVE come to an end. And he will render a just verdict. As you recall, a lament psalm has five ingredients to its structure, the most prominent of which is the lament itself. Psalm 9 is a classic example of a lament psalm. Psalms 9:3 When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence. 12. We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. You expect to have spiritual joys and experiences; in Him you will have them. He’s going to protect and deliver them even as he’s punishing their enemies. David pictures them as being done with the worst that they can do. Verse 20 has David asking the Lord to strike fear into the hearts of these evil-doers. 5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever. It seems to make out that God is very judgemental. They are heathen – or Gentiles. In verse 13, David indicates that he needs deliverance from the trouble or “misery” that these people are causing him. Now that we’ve recognized the lament of this psalm, let’s start from the beginning and find the other four ingredients of the structure. They’re proud. Keiner denkt mehr an sie. Now, verse 9 – when God will in the future judge the world with the totally correct verdicts that only he can render – these people of which David is a part will find God to be a refuge. The miserable who are made so by the wickedness surrounding him. All things work together for good to those who love God. Verse 12 implies that they’ll be the recipients of God’s “making inquisition for blood”. 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. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. David is praising God (verses 1-2) for His power over his enemies (verses 3-8) and continual presence with David during the battle (verses 9-12). Study This × Bible Gateway Plus. But these oppressed men who seek the Lord – they’re humble. Sing praises to the LORD, who dwells in Zion! Psalm 9. They go to Sheol. They know they’re not sufficient in themselves to defend themselves against the enemy. 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). When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. Psalm 9 Lutherbibel 2017 Danklied für Rettung aus Bedrängnis 1 Ein Psalm Davids, vorzusingen, nach der Weise »Schöne Jugend«. I mean, after all, the man was a king! And when he does this, the absolutely correct verdict will be rendered. God alone delivers from peril and death. 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. They’re oppressed and miserable. And not only that, but they’ll be turned into hell. 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 ). We learn here that God is worthy of wholehearted praise. Retail: $34.99. Who’s oppressing them? Slowly. The righteous, the humble, the needy, the oppressed, will view him as the savior who will right all wrongs and we’ll be greatly comforted and encouraged by his protection and condemnation of the group that’s wronging us. Selah, a. Arise, O LORD, do not let man prevail: Previously in this psalm, David expressed a firm confidence in God’s judgment of the wicked and His vindication of the righteous. 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. Israel is really in a bad neighborhood. But you and I need to adjust what we think of as “good”. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. Psalm findet sich in der Septuaginta und in verschiedenen masoretischen Handschriften.Aufgrund verschiedener Beobachtungen kann davon ausgegangen werden, dass die Psalmen auch ursprünglich zusammengehörten. And as we’ve already rehearsed, his judgement is going to be completely right. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. Your email address will not be published. Posted July 28, 2014 [9] The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Because of his doings. This is a place of humility, and as David has already noted in this psalm, the humble are remembered before God (Psalm 9:12). Psalm 9:4. He resorts to God, the almighty, the just judge. Psalm 8 Commentary: Verse 9. Telling of God’s marvelous works. And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You. They cry to God. And in the same exact trial, the sentiments from the plaintiff – those who are bringing the accusation of guilt against the defendant – and those associated with the plaintiff are much different. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. I think sometimes we can be discouraged that this is the case. I feel like with lament psalms in particular I spend a lot of the message just circling over again and again the psalm. Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. Psalm 9 – God Remembers, Man Forgets. GOOD things. Psalm 9 commentary and prayer When I sent this as my weekly devotional (the prayer only) I titled it "For your struggle today" for seldom is there a day without some sort of struggle - some more difficult than others, to be sure - but as Glida is famous for saying, "It's always something!" And that’s just like what it’s going to be with the Lord when he judges the world. Prior in Psalm 9, we find David praising God for who He is and remembering His wonderful deeds, particularly as the Most High King. In Psalm 9, the lament appears in verses 15 through 18. NIV Once-A-Day Bible. The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. 10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. They’ve experienced some recent temporal defeat – at least a portion of them have – maybe one or two of the nations. These aren’t actions worthy of having one’s life threatened. On the one hand, he’s viewed with fear as the executioner. 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. Literally, "As to the enemy finished are his ruins for ever. The Lord is one who can be approached by the humble. Our Price: $13.99 Save: $21.00 (60%) Buy Now. He rescues them. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. He’s a God in whom its completely appropriate to be glad and rejoice. (1 Sam. He had a palace and weapons. KJV Psalm 9:19 Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight. b. You know, we might well be more sympathetic with those who were threatening David’s life if he himself were doing evil. What if someone suggested that America return to it’s pre-1776 borders? Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. Psalm 8 … Psalm 9 is a mix of praise and petition; celebration and setback. So, that’s the message of Psalm 9 – God’s Judgment Brings Deliverance for the Righteous. — לבן מות על al muth labben. And the jihadists are against Asaad but they’re also not too friendly with the Palestinians. 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. 12 When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble. And they find him to be a refuge to which they can flee for help. Commentary on Matthew 5:13-20 “You are the salt of the earth. “So the two parts of the psalm end with the thought that the ‘nations’ may yet come to know the name of God, the one calling upon those who have experienced His deliverance to ‘declare among the peoples His doings,’ the other praying God to teach by chastisement what nations who forget Him have failed to learn from mercies.” (Maclaren), iv. He may be liable to the death penalty perhaps. Dr. Philip W. McLarty. These people are going to find him to be a refuge – a place high off the ground – out of the way of approaching danger. 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