The righteous God tries the hearts and reins. Psalm 7:14-16 give us the idea that these men – including Cush, I suppose – were hatching sin and mischief in their hearts and the result was falsehood against David. But Christ alone could call on Heaven to attest his uprightness in all things. David will be torn apart – his reputation will be rent – his livelihood and very life could be destroyed by this man’s slander. That’s where Psalm 7:3-5 come in. Go to, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, For their sakes therefore return thou on high -, יומא כל רשיעי אל רגיז ובתקוף זכאה דינא אלהא, elaha daiyana zaccaah ubithkoph rageiz al reshiey col yoma, Ὁ Θεος Κριτης δικαιος, και ισχυρος, και μακροθυμος, μη οργην επαγων καθπ, He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death -, I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness -, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. . Learn how your comment data is processed. The Lord, sitting upon his throne, hears the renewed appeal of the Slandered Supplicant ( Psalms 7:8-9 ). We’ll deal with the petition in Psalm 7:1-6. ( B) in you; save and deliver me. Were I to take any of the translations in preference to the above, I should feel most inclined to adopt that of Coverdale. The psalmist prays to God to plead his cause, and judge for him. The congregation of the people." 1 O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me: 2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver. I Will Recount Your Wonderful Deeds 1 To the choirmaster: according to Muth-labben. His subjects – both those who are loyal and those who are traitors – are waiting for him to return and judge them. And that realization causes David to praise the Lord. Psalm 28 Commentary Confidence (7-8) So, David then goes from praise in verse 6 to expressing confidence in the Lord in verse 7. And they might conceive mischief and violence against innocent men like David – but that mischief and violence will return to themselves. But amidst the threatenings of wrath, we have a gracious offer of mercy. The Lord shall judge the people - He will execute justice and maintain truth among them. Psalms 7 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, filling six volumes, provides an exhaustive look at every verse in the Bible. He’s petitioning the Lord in Psalm 7:1-6. Again, we’re dealing with slander in this poem and the vindication which the innocent need from such slander – such words like Cush’s. The first … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 80:1-7" Save me - Shield me from my persecutors; abate their pride, assuage their malice, and confound their devices! Psalms 7:1 O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me: Psalms 7:2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver. O Lord my God - אלהי יהוה Yehovah Elohai, words expressive of the strongest confidence the soul can have in the Supreme Being. And it’s exactly the way the psalmist is picturing the effects of this man’s slander. David is picturing a gathering of all peoples. "Lest he tear my soul (my life) like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver." As the lion is king in the forest; so was Saul king over the land. We’re told that the situation that brought about the writing of this psalm is when a man named Cush from Benjamin said something. 12 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready. In this case, as we’ve seen before, it’s David’s enemies. His subjects – both those who are loyal and those who are traitors – are waiting for him to return and judge them. The Aethiopic: "God is a just Judge, and strong and longsuffering; he will not bring forth tribulation daily.". God’s pictured as a king – a high lofty exalted king. And the Lord will return to judge. So, the wicked ones are pictured as being pregnant – or filled with – mischief. It may refer to knocking the criminal on the head, in order to deprive him of life. But we don’t really see a separate unit of invocation in this psalm. David had other enemies. Something to do. This psalm displays the classic structure of a lament psalm. Several of the versions have read it in this way: "God judgeth the righteous, and is Not angry every day." And that means both that God will judge and vindicate David AND that he will judge and condemn those who oppose him. And you know what? You see that word “Shiggaion”? That makes me wonder whether this Cush fellow was slandering David. One day you will hear his answer. Here’s how David pictures the results of this kind of slander. Why they congregate together with one another. Required fields are marked *. David here is testifying to his own blamelessness by cataloging ways in which he could sin that would call for God to hand him over to his enemies. To the innocent – to the righteous man – God’s judgment isn’t a fearful thing. Saul was King of Israel 1050 years before Jesus came to earth. That is, unless the Lord delivers him. I’m a man of integrity.”. The Lord is pleaded with to arise to judgment ( Psalms 7:6-7). Bibliography InformationClarke, Adam. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-7.html. The mass of evidence supports the latter reading. Saul tried to catch David, but he could not. this day have I begotten thee—as 2Sa 7:14, "he shall be My son," is a solemn recognition of this relation. Unless the wicked repent and turn from their wickedness to God, the Lord will whet his sword. He bends it. That’s the topic of this psalm. He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death - This appears to be all a prophecy of the tragical death of Saul. He had already, in his rage, thrown his javelin at him, intending to have pierced him to the wall with it. It’s going to happen. You come away from it wondering how the wicked can still disobey the Lord and ignore his threats. This fact, and my venturing my life frequently for his good and the safety of the state, sufficiently show the falsity of such accusations, and the innocence of my life. So, let’s talk about the topic of this psalm. Now, with genre, structure, underlying situation, topic, and theme laid out, we’ll deal with Psalm 7 in detail. Psalm 7:2 tells us that this persecutor – or maybe there are more than one – they threaten to tear David apart like a lion would his prey. There are no lack of videos on the internet with titles like “Cobra vs. Honey Badger!” “Spider vs. Insect!” You know. External Opposition to God’s Work and the Response of God’s People in Nehemiah 2. . Your email address will not be published. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary. 2. David is being slandered by a particular man. So, we’ll move on to the next section – which is more noticeable. And because of the falsehood that the enemy is spreading about David, he asks the Lord in Psalm 7:6 to arise – to lift himself up – to awake. It’s the very world of iniquity. It is a clear and judicious explanation of the text, and cannot be dispensed with. I think if we put it all together we have a picture like this. It’s false – lies. אל el, with the vowel point tsere, signifies God: אל al, the same letters, with the point pathach, signifies not. There’s no question about it. No mercy. King Edward's Bible by Becke 1549, follows this reading. And his arrows are ordained for the persecutor. Selah. Some contend, and not without a great show of probability, that the two verses should be read in connection, thus: "God is a just Judge; a God who is provoked every day. And David rehearses for the Lord why he needs his deliverance. Why they choose such a person to be the centre of their congregation. But he doesn’t. "All the world agrees to acknowledge the equity of that sentence, which inflicts upon the guilty the punishment intended by them for the innocent." And both he and the Lord know the truth. This is pretty serious. You need someone to step in and set the record straight. Even though we know that God doesn’t sleep or slumber, when you’re being slandered and it seems like God isn’t doing anything to defend you, it can seem like he’s asleep. Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary 7. When you’re being slandered, what do you need? Your email address will not be published. Adam Clarke CommentaryPsalms 7. His ways are always prospering: Here, the psalmist protested to God; not only did the wicked man seem to enjoy constant prosperity, but he did so because God’s judgments are far above, out of his sight. PSALM 7. Elements of an individual lament ( Psalm 7:1-2), an oath ( Psalm 7:3-5), a psalm of Yahweh"s kingship ( Psalm 7:6-12), and a thanksgiving hymn ( Psalm 7:17) make designating this psalm"s genre very difficult. As the lion, in his fierceness, seizes at once, and tears his prey in pieces; so David expected to be seized and suddenly destroyed by Saul. The psalmist calls out to God multiple times in Psalm 7. The gathering of the saints around the Lord Jesus. But he’s innocent. If (the sinner) turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready." Cardmarden has borrowed strong and patient from the Vulgate or Septuagint, but as he found nothing in the Hebrew to express them, he put the words in a smaller letter, and included them in brackets. i. Being thus wronged, I. Is he unaware of what his son Solomon will go on to say in Ecclesiastes – that there’s not a just man on the earth that never sins? The innocent are vindicated. If you don’t remember that, it’s OK. It’s because this man is never mentioned in the Bible. The innocent will be vindicated. We can learn how to handle these situations by following the example of David in Psalm 7. Psalm 7[ a] A shiggaion[ b] ( A) of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning Cush, a Benjamite. The unrepentant are faced with a God who has a sharpened sword and a strung bow with arrow ready to shoot. WHEN FALSELY ACCUSED . 1832. All His works were wrought in righteousness; and the prince of this world found nothing whereof justly to accuse him. David is confident in both his own innocence (verses 3-5), and the certainty of … But establish the just - Show the people my uprightness. Remember – in Psalm 7:6 David asked God to awake and go to judgment. 7:3-5 or all the peoples/nations (cf. JOSEPH A ALEXANDER Psalms Commentary (1864) Spurgeon had high praise for Alexander's work writing that it "Occupies a first place among expositions. That’s graphic. The psalmist prays against the malice of his enemies, Psalm 7:1, Psalm 7:2; protests his own innocence, Psalm 7:3-5; prays to God that he would vindicate him, for the edification of his people, Psalm 7:6-8; prays against the wickedness of his enemies, Psalm 7:9; expresses strong confidence in God, Psalm 7:10; threatens transgressors with God's judgments, Psalm 7:11-13; shows the conduct and end of the ungodly, Psalm 7:14-16; and exults in the mercy and lovingkindness of his Maker, Psalm 7:17. (10-17) 1-9 David flees to God for succour. Then Psalm 7:13 broadens the Lord’s arsenal with this mention of these “instruments of death”. In the context, he’s saying – “I’m fine with you judging me, Lord. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". He has said in his heart, “I shall not be moved; I shall never be in adversity.” His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression; Under his tongue is trouble and iniquity. 9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins. The tongue is out of control. We can imagine th… Psalm 7 is the 7th psalm from the Book of Psalms. - Horne. So, those are the five elements of a lament psalm – all found to one extent or another in Psalm 7. And David knows that the only one who can truly vindicate him is the Lord. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Psalm 80 offers a profound description of suffering, particularly the suffering of God’s apparent absence. That is the sense of the above. Psalm 7:14 uses a really striking metaphor. All this answers to Saul, and to none else. Let’s start back from the beginning. ", The Vulgate: Deus Judex justus, fortis, et patiens; numquid irascitur per sinpulos dies? And they’re surrounding God’s judgment throne. The idea is that he doesn’t forget the wickedness of those who persecute his people. And if you are righteous and your thoughts and motives are right, he’s not going to let that go unnoticed. That may have been a mysterious saying. Yes, slander can be a form of persecution. My ancient Scotico - English MS. Psalter only begins with the conclusion of this Psalm. 15 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made. Arise, O Lord, in thine anger - To thee I commit my cause; arise, and sit on the throne of thy judgment in my behalf. ", The Septuagint: Ὁ Θεος Κριτης δικαιος, και ισχυρος, και μακροθυμος, μη οργην επαγων καθπ 'ἑκαστην ἡμεραν ; "God is a righteous Judge, strong and longsuffering; not bringing forth his anger every day. He wants to be judged according to his righteousness? Commentary on Psalm 7:10-17 (Read Psalm 7:10-17) David is confident that he shall find God his powerful Saviour. The word שגיון shiggayon comes from שגה shagah, to wander, a wandering song; i.e., a Psalm composed by David in his wanderings, when he was obliged to hide himself from the fury of Saul. The New King James Version translates the Hebrew word “shiggaion” as meditation , though the word is difficult to translate and is used elsewhere only in Habakkuk 3:1. Not only does he have a ready sword. Everybody liked David. So David ran away from Saul. I’m righteous. And so David is able to admit that if he’s guilty of the sin that he’s being charged with, he’d be worthy of death. Because in Psalm 7:7-13 we have David’s statement of confidence in the Lord. But again, Psalm 7:9 – at the same time the just – the righteous – the innocent will be established. How many proverbs did Solomon write? I have judged it of consequence to trace this verse through all the ancient versions in order to be able to ascertain what is the true reading, where the evidence on one side amounts to a positive affirmation, "God is angry every day;" and, on the other side, to as positive a negation, "He is Not angry every day." The psalmist pictures the slanderer in terms of being pregnant and delivering a child. 17 I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high. But we will now. But Christ alone could call on Heaven to attest his uprightness in all things. 11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day. 8 The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me. Where they congregate. (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students: Commenting and Commentaries)Rosscup adds: This is one of the more thorough older exegetical … God is a just judge, and God is angry with the wicked every day. 9 O L ord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Slander that threatens to destroy David. For their sakes therefore return thou on high - Thy own people who compass thy altar, the faithful of the land, are full of gloomy apprehensions. I try not to allow them to dwell on death, but at the same time I think it’s informative for them to see the effects of the fall and discuss why it is that some animals kill now after Adam sinned. Psalm 7:3-5 have David swearing that he didn’t commit several acts of injustice. As from the power of the lion no beast in the forest could deliver any thing; so David knew that Saul's power was irresistible, and that none of his friends or well-wishers could save or deliver him out of such hands. 1. There are a number of laments in Hebrew scripture, to include several psalms of lament as well as the book of [e.g., Siegfried Fischbacher]. 1 Lord my God, I take refuge. What is the alternative to “wealth gotten by vanity” in Proverbs 13 11? He’s constantly watchful over the wicked to make sure judgment is meted out to them. Browse Sermons on Psalm 7. When bad things happen to you pray the words of Psalm 6. Chapter 7. II. Psalm 7:1 has David pleading for help from the Lord to deliver him from persecutors. 14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood. I will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High. Our translation seems to have been borrowed from the Chaldee, where the whole verse is as follows: יומא כל רשיעי אל רגיז ובתקוף זכאה דינא אלהא elaha daiyana zaccaah ubithkoph rageiz al reshiey col yoma : "God is a righteous Judge; and in strength he is angry against the wicked every day. Why would an executor of vengeance sharpen a sword? They shall not be as sheep without a shepherd. They said, "God will not save David". So, David in Psalm 7 is experiencing slander. But he has a bow, too. (1-9) He expresses confidence in God, and will give him the glory of his deliverance. What is David saying? This is what the book of James in the New Testament teaches us. Laboring with sin. Because when God judges and sets everything straight – it’s going to come out that the innocent was in the right. Next, David expresses his confidence in the Lord in Psalm 7:7-13. Well, Cush and perhaps some others were slandering David. And they showed some animosity toward David. That’s one picture of the sins of these people. But God did answer David! That certainly includes the two weapons we’ve already discussed, plus any number of additional deadly weapons. The subject of the Psalm will better answer to Saul's unjust persecution and David's innocence, than to any other subject in the history of David. So, let’s find the elements of that structure. Had scalping been known in those days, I should have thought the reference might be to that barbarous custom. They did this in Psalm 3:2. And it was falsehood that was akin to a pit dug in the ground and hidden that would cause people to fall into it. When a lion attacks its prey, there usually isn’t anyone to deliver. Lest he tear my soul like a lion - These words seem to answer well to Saul. I must say that the invocation – which is what we usually see first in lament psalms – it’s not very distinct. These verses serve as something like an oath. David feared not to make this appeal to God; for the consciousness of his innocence showed him at once how the discrimination would be made. He wanted to kill David. Psalm 7 Matthew Henry's Commentary. He trusts in the Lord to deliver him from persecution. On the last Sunday in Advent, we end where we began: with lament. David lived in the fields and woods and mountains. And so now that we’ve been through the structure of the psalm, maybe we can figure out the underlying situation. You need – here’s what I’d call it in one word – vindication. 2. Psalm 7 Commentary 8 There will be times when people will say things about us which just aren't true. Their minds are divided; they know not what to think. How many songs did Solomon compose. 7:1-9 David flees to God for succour. What approach to making money will increase it according to Proverbs 13 11? It’s not to display it over his fireplace. Again, the idea of David being slandered is never far from the flow of this psalm. O Lord my God, in You I put my trust; save me from all those who persecute me; and deliver me, lest they tear me like a lion . The Genevan version, printed by Barker, the king's printer, 1615, translates thus: "God judgeth the righteous, and him that contemneth God every day." And no one is going to come to the rescue of that poor lifeless creature that is about to become the lion’s food. And with all that’s been said already about this enemy, you may have thought we’ve addressed the actual lament of this psalm already. The destruction of sinners may be prevented by their conversion; for it is threatened, If he turn not from his evil way, let him expect it will be his ruin. What happens when you gather wealth by labor according to Proverbs 13 11? Vindication. My defense is of God - I now leave my cause in the hands of my Judge. We don’t know who he is, like I said, but I think it’s helpful to note that this psalm was written as a reaction to “the words of” this man. God has not gone. It’s so he can use it to kill. He’ll render his verdict of innocent and vindicate them. It appears by the title that this psalm was penned with a particular reference to the malicious imputations that David was unjustly laid under by some of his enemies. When David was young he worked for King Saul. For some reason, our two boys love watching footage of animals fighting each other – like you’d see on National Geographic. Because I know that the slander being spread about me is not right. 10 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart. If David is guilty of the sin that his enemies are claiming, then he’s saying they have every right to stomp him down into the dust – to take his life. And finally in Psalm 7:17 we have the section where the psalmist praises the Lord. This is followed by the prose version in our Prayer Book. 6 Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded. The Arabic is the same as the Septuagint. 13 He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors. Is he unaware that we’re all sinners? I think it’s so kindly condescending of God to allow for a mere man to beg him to “wake up” as it were. Let’s look at the superscription to the psalm first. Well, ultimately, of course, the psalmist understands that God really isn’t asleep. David hasn’t sinned as his enemies are saying. He’s judged everyone and declared his verdict. No, David’s not being unrealistic. God could have struck that line from Psalm 7. But, see, that’s not the case. This can be speaking of taking the unstrung bow and bending it so that the bow could be strung. A Liturgy of Blessing As the twice-repeated refrain (verses 3, 5) indicates, Psalm 67 is a song meant for public worship. This Psalm is entitled, Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the Lord, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite. If you think that God has left you, pray the words of Psalm 6. As to Cush the Benjamite, he is a person unknown in the Jewish history; the name is probably a name of disguise; and by it he may covertly mean Saul himself, the son of Kish, who was of the tribe of Benjamin. But fortunately we have other data from the psalm itself that can help us. And giving birth to falsehood – or the slander that they were heaping on David. We can imagine a worship leader or choir singing the body of the psalm, with the congregation or a larger choir intoning the refrain: May God be gracious to us and bless us and … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 67:1-7" But – see – God’s judgment doesn’t end so well for the wicked. Psalm 7: The tongue is a fire. So here, עלין יהוה שם shem Yehovah Elyon ; "The perfections of Jehovah, who is above all." He allows the psalmist to express his feelings – and David feels as if God’s inactivity makes him seem like he’s asleep. He’s not a judge just one day a week. Praise the Lord According to His Righteousness. And so it’s no surprise that the psalmist is experiencing what’s he’s experiencing in Psalm 7 here. And he needs the Lord to vindicate him – because he’s innocent of the charges. David is picturing a gathering of all peoples. Cardmarden: God is a righteous judge, [strong and patient] and God is provoked every day. . If I have done this - David was accused by Saul of affecting the kingdom; and of waiting for an opportunity to take away the life of his king, his patron, and his friend. The story of Psalm 7. God alone knows people’s internal thoughts and even our motives. And he’s sure that the Lord will vindicate him because he is truly innocent of the charges leveled against him. I have no uneasy or fearful apprehensions, because I know God will save the upright in heart. He’ll sharpen it. Its authorship is traditionally assigned to King David. If he turn not - This clause the Syriac adds to the preceding verse. 1 Outline . Psalm 7 . And the slander was unjustified, according to David. Let the enemy persecute my soul - If I have been guilty of the things laid to my charge, let the worst evils fall upon me. 7 So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high. 16 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate. Cush was a man from Benjamin – a tribe from which David’s predecessor and main persecutor Saul hailed. Judge me, O Lord - Let my innocence be brought to the light, and my just dealing made clear as the noonday. And the statements of confidence that David makes seem almost arrogant. 7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. The wickedness of the wicked - The iniquity of Saul's conduct. For their sakes, return thou on high - ascend the judgment-seat; and let them see, by the dispensations of thy providence, who is innocent and who is guilty. Psalm 7:17. The word “travaileth” can refer to the travail of a woman being in labor. 2 A Psalm of David. Psalms 7 Commentary, this nine-volume commentary, respected by legions of devoted students, still ring with timeless truth The persecutor in particular is in view here. ", Syriac: "God is the Judge of righteousness; he is not angry every day.". Verse 7 (last clause). These beasts are incredibly strong. Psalms 7 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, written by 29 eminent scholars, is one of the most-recognized standards of expository commentaries But he has sometimes thought that shiggaion might be an unpremeditated song; an improviso. He laid his plans with much artifice; he executed them with zeal and diligence; and when he had, as he supposed, the grave of David digged, he fell into it himself! collated by Kennicott and De Rossi there is no various reading on this text. He applies to God for favour (v. 1, v. 2). Psalm 7:14-16. But now in Psalm 7:7-13 David fills out what he meant by that statement. David wouldn’t be denying his own statement in one of the psalms of this book that he was conceived in sin! The theme of Psalm 7 is a false accusation that was spoken against David. Well, why could David be confident that God was going to deliver him from this man and his slander? On which there is this marginal note: "He doth continually call the wicked to repentance, by some signs of his judgments." Psalm 7. They were raging. With the tongue, men simultaneously bless God and curse those made in his image. The coming of Christ to judgment for the good of his saints. Psalm 7 Commentary 7. Well, the things he lists out in the next several sentences. It occurs only one other place in the Bible – in Habbakuk. Rewarding evil to someone who is at peace with David. He appeals to God concerning his innocency as to those things whereof he was accused . Shall come down upon his own pate - Upon his scalp, קדקד kodkod, the top of the head. Having iniquity in his hand. Psalms 7 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this nine-volume commentary, respected by legions of devoted students, still ring with timeless truth Psalm 7:1 > O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me: 7:1-9 David flees to God for succour. In his application to God he refers to these charges; meets them with indignation; and clears himself of them by a strong appeal to his Judge; and an imprecation that, if he had meditated or designed any such thing, he might meet with nothing but curse and calamity either from God or man. Verse 7. 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