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. (Psalm 10) And that’s just like what it’s going to be with the Lord when he judges the world. And that’s exactly what suffering does for us. Second Reading. They’re the oppressed. Psalms 9:17. There will be no mistrials with this judge. “Prayers are the Church’s weapons…whereby she is terrible as an army with banners; she prays down her enemies.” (Trapp), ii. In addition to what’s happening now in and around Israel, they have centuries of being oppressed and murdered simply for being who they are. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. But it WILL come. How many proverbs did Solomon write? So, that’s the invocation – verses 1 and 2. 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 ). And the purpose of that is to bring this reality home to them – they’re simply men. 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! Verse 9. She’s viewed as a hero, enduring great suffering faithfully. I feel like with lament psalms in particular I spend a lot of the message just circling over again and again the psalm. The same is true of Israel today. 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). 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 boy finally dies. Why is this? He had a palace and weapons. Perhaps David wrote this Psalm remembering the victory over Goliath from the advantage of many years since that triumph. To the tune of “Death of the Son.” A Psalm of David. The first part says that God beat the foreign enemy (Psalm 9). And this is where our perception of the Lord and who he is and what he should be expected to do – this where this needs to change. 1 To the … Psalm 9 is a classic example of a lament psalm. They didn’t choose to be there. Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. I mean, after all, the man was a king! On the one hand — the poor, needy, oppressed believers in the Lord. You know, we might well be more sympathetic with those who were threatening David’s life if he himself were doing evil. It’s the conclusion to the matter. Commentary on Psalm 9:1-10 (Read Psalm 9:1-10) If we would praise God acceptably, we must praise him in sincerity, with our whole heart. In Psalm 9, the lament appears in verses 15 through 18. In fact, he really is viewed in Psalm 9 as preferring the humble and poor and needy and oppressed. It seems rather scary, all this fire and brimstone. We learn here that God is worthy of wholehearted praise. In verse 13, David indicates that he needs deliverance from the trouble or “misery” that these people are causing him. Let’s talk about the message of Psalm 9. b. Rashi 's Commentary: Show Hide. 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. So, let’s read that. The first two verses serve as the invocation. But you and I need to adjust what we think of as “good”. And what we’ll be looking for in particular is three entities – 3 groups of people or individual persons. Psalm 9 is a strong challenge, and full of strong lines. The title indicates for us that David wrote this psalm to God Himself (generally regarded as the “Chief Musician”) to a popularly known tune in his day (in Hebrew, Muth Labben). iii. Whoever dwells in the shelter of protection can find rest and comfort. Psalm 9:1, ESV: "To the choirmaster: according to Muth-labben. The oppressed. They’re mortal. Free Bible commentary on the Book of Psalms in Easy English - written by Gordon Churchyard for MissionAssist. What if someone suggested that America return to it’s pre-1776 borders? That the nations may know themselves to be but men. Let’s read it. Acrostic Psalms are those in which each verse begins with a consecutive letter of the Hebrew alphabet (Chapters 9, 10, 25, 34, 37, 111, 112, 119, 145). The title of this psalm reads To the Chief Musician. You’ll notice things like this. They didn’t choose to be born into that living hell. Psalms 9:4 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right. They’ve experienced some recent temporal defeat – at least a portion of them have – maybe one or two of the nations. Prayer and Thanksgiving for the Lord’s Righteous Judgments - To the Chief Musician. Psalm 9:1 In Hebrew texts 9:1-20 is numbered 9:2-21. He allowed in the life of Jesus. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. The stories of Psalms 9 and 10. But they’re going to be destroyed by God. His name is JESUS. A Psalm of David. Psalm 8:1-9 The Bible Teaching Commentary Paul J. Bucknell _____ Psalm 8:1-9 Purpose. Israel is now surrounded by Arab nations that are intent on its destruction. So, that’s the lament of Psalm 9 – verses 15 through 18. They seek him. And as we’ve already rehearsed, his judgement is going to be completely right. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. Here, we’re told that the enemies made a pit and prepared a net to capture the righteous. This is where God is called upon by the psalmist. Now, let’s look at the second entity in this psalm – the ones whom these men are threatening. It’s the Lord. When my enemies turn back, They shall fall and perish at Your presence. YAHWEH, our Master, what a reputation of strength, power, and might you have – and with good reason! In verse 9, he recalls that God is a stronghold and then, in verse 10, that His name is trustworthy. David probably wrote Psalms 9 and 10 as one psalm. On the instrument of Gath. 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. Psalms 9:3 When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence. Psalm 9 is a classic example of a lament psalm. Because they have nothing to say.” (Clarke), I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High, When my enemies turn back, they shall fall and perish at Your presence, For You have maintained my right and my cause, You sat on the throne…You have rebuked the nations…You have blotted out their name forever and ever. Psalm 9 Commentary: Structure. A mother writing a blog in which she details the struggle she’s having caring for her sickly child. 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. And how are these people – David’s group – spoken of? O enemy, destructions are finished forever! In this psalm, David celebrates the help and goodness of God with a big vision for the … In the midst of David’s praise he is either reminded of old battle injuries or experiences a set back in battle (verses 13-14). But I said there are 3 entities in this psalm. Who’s the third? 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. Praising the Lord. God will judge the world in righteousness. Because that verse in Romans states that what is good for us is to be made more and more like Christ. But the ultimate defeat of it is yet to come. Why? And when this judgment does come, look who’s going to be rescued – verse 9 – God will be a refuge to whom? Literally, "As to the enemy finished are his ruins for ever. The Religion team sees Psalm 137: 7-9 appear in virtually any conversation on an article that mentions the Bible or one of our many pieces of scriptural commentary. You expect to have spiritual joys and experiences; in Him you will have them. KJV Psalm 9:3 When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence. Obviously, God judges wickedness simply to vindicate his own holiness. That caused a stir. Required fields are marked *. Psalm 9:9 Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament (Heb. 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. GOOD things. And what do we see David engaged in in the first two verses of Psalm 9? Slowly. Somehow these men have been destroyed and judged by God already. In the Septuagint they constitute one psalm. The Lord is one who can be approached by the humble. Our joy must not be in the gift, so much as in the Giver. 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. And yet these are the very acts that this group is engaged in. Following up the meanings for Verse 1, Verse 2, Verse 3, Verse 4, Verse 5, Verse 6, Verse 7, Verse 8, Verse 9, Verse 10, Verse 11, Verse 12, Verse 13, Verse 15, and Verse 16. Thou [God] hast destroyed," etc. Why? We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. 8 And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness. 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. He knows and sees everything. 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       |      . (11-20) 1-10 If we would praise God acceptably, we must praise him in sincerity, with our whole heart. No lies believed. The lament is where the psalmist exposes the enemies of God – who are also usually his enemies as well. (1-10) And for cause to praise him. Because of his doings. The Jews thought that he wrote it after he killed Goliath. "He is a refuge for the oppressed." 4. Let’s consider them for a moment. O enemy, destructions are finished forever, He shall administer judgment for the peoples in uprightness, He shall judge the world in righteousness. There are many forms of oppression; both from man and from Satan oppression comes to us; and for all its forms, a refuge is provided in the Lord Jehovah. (1 Sam. He’s going to protect and deliver them even as he’s punishing their enemies. And the last verse – Psalm 8:9 – is simply the second half of an envelope that encompasses all of Psalm 8:1-9. You don’t need to be someone great to approach the Lord. 10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. When there's so much in one chapter, I have to make do with trying to convey the overall sense. He had an army – but he knew the truth that princes aren’t ultimately delivered by their horses and weapons. 2 I will be glad and # Ps. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. Psalms of Ascents or Pilgrim Psalms (Chapters 120 – 134), were sung by pilgrims journeying up to Jerusalem for the three annual feasts of Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles. Psalm 8 enables us to experience the glory of God and examine the Self-esteem movement. They’re oppressing this group and thereby making their existence miserable. ii. David remarks on the total victory possible through God's power; this imagines enemies staggering in their effort to escape (Psalm 9… On the other hand, those doing the oppressing. Chapter 9. Psalm 9:1 Psalms 9 and 10 may originally have been a single acrostic poem in which alternating lines began with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. We don’t know why God allows suffering. I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High. Verses 13 and 14 and then 19 and 20 then form the part of the psalm where the psalmist gives his petition. The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. So, let’s do it again – circle back over the psalm trying to get the essence of what the psalm is about. Next, the psalmist expresses confidence in this Most High God, the Lord – in verses 3 through 10. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I … 9. But these oppressed men who seek the Lord – they’re humble. They set the trap for someone else – someone who isn’t worthy of being snared. Where was God? Now, you might wonder how it is that King David could consider himself to be helpless. 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. This camp has been fighting the Syrian president Bashar al-Asaad for years now. On the other, he’s viewed as the deliverer – as one who will ensure that justice is served. I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds." Next » Chapter 10. Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. Answer: Psalm 137:9 is found in one of the Imprecatory Psalms (or Precatory Psalms) that speak of violence against the enemies of God. His name or character is worthy of our songs. What a mess! Click on the different category headings to find out more. What approach to making money will increase it according to Proverbs 13 11? What’s the label given to them in verse 9? A Bible Devotion from Psalm 9 Arise O Lord, Do Not Let Man Prevail Arise, O Lord, do not let man prevail; let the nations be judged in Your sight. To the tune of 'The Death of the Son.' 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