David, therefore, being excluded from the sanctuary, is no less grieved than if he had been separated from God himself. Copyright StatementThese files are considered public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available in the Online Bible Software Library. is to be supplied after כאיל. When shall I be so happy as to have access again to his tabernacle, where he manifests his presence, and from whence I am now driven by those who seek my life? As the hart brays so his soul prays. By the sons of Korah, in the time of the captivity of Babylon; whence some read the words of the title of this Psalm, Maschil of the sons of Korah. of Psalms 63:1, "My soul thirsteth for thee in a dry land," and Joel 1:20, "The beasts of the field long after thee, for the rivers of water are dried up, and fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness." Hebrew, "merciful." I do not mean to say that the observance of external ceremonies can of itself bring us into favor with God, but they are religious exercises which we cannot bear to want by reason of our infirmity. "[5] We do not believe that the verse says that; and, as Baigent admitted, "The Psalmist could have been one of the Jewish exiles in Babylonia. My Help and My Deliverer To the choirmaster. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. The following engraving will help us more to appreciate the comparison employed by the psalmist. The vast majority of commentators treat the two psalms as a unified composition. עבר frequently signifies not praeterire, but, without the object that is passed over coming into consideration, porro ire. Dr. Thomson (Land and the Book, vol. Psalm 85 is a perfect psalm for this second Sunday of Advent. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 42:1". BibliographyScofield, C. I. It was composed either. Ver. 1828. as not being named in the title. (Psalms 42:3). Hebrew. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/psalms-42.html. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. Therefore, the psalms could have been written, as we believe, during that captivity. Colossians 68. so Kimchi. After his God, his Elohim (his God to be worshipped, who had entered into covenant with him), he pined even as the drooping flowers for the dew, or the moaning turtle for her mate. BibliographyHawker, Robert, D.D. 1871-8. That it must here be taken as a designation of the hind, appears from the verb being in the fem. * b 4 My tears have been my bread day and night, c. as they ask me every day, “Where is your God?” d 5 Those times I recall The energy of the expressions in the next verse is very striking and sublime: "My soul thirsteth for God; even for the living God:" him who is the eternal spring of life and comfort;—after which he bursts out into that emphatical interrogation, When, when will the happy hour return, that I shall once more come and appear before God? and y set my feet upon a rock,. So panteth my soul after thee, O God - So earnest a desire have I to come before thee, and to enjoy thy presence and thy favor. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". Vain are all pretences to religion where the outward means of grace have no attraction. How he repeats and reiterates his desire! The hunger of the soul.—In a great city where life is urgent and materialism an aggressive creed there is extraordinary risk that the spiritual nature may be overborne, yet even here, I think, it cannot be denied that the hunger of the human spirit makes its presence known. l. 4. c. 11. , who says, that the male harts cry much stronger than the females; and that the voice of the female is short, but that of the male is long, or protracted. brooks = channels: water in gorges or pipes, difficult of approach. Christianity rests in the fact that man is the child of God; materialism rests in the denial of that fact. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. 1840-57. Chrysostom and Basil say, that she eateth serpents, and so is further inflamed by their poison. Perhaps he alludes to the removal of the ark and to the glorious gatherings of the tribes on that grand national holy day and holiday. Nothing could more beautifully or appropriately describe the earnest longing of a soul after God, in the circumstances of the psalmist, than this image. The psalm itself does not identify its author, but Acts 4:25-26 clearly attributes it to David. Psalms 42 Commentary; HAMILTON SMITH. The cry of Israel in Egypt. By ‹water-brooks‘ are meant the streams that run in vallies. As the big tears stand in the stag's eyes in her distress, so did the salt drops glitter in the eyes of David. It may be that the doubts you see in Christianity have their explanation in yourself, and that for you the way of truth is the narrow and stony way of repentance; it may be that for you the wisest way is not the way of argument, but the way of prayer. See Goldingay, Psalms 42-89 (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007); Seybold, Die Psalmen (Tübigen: Mohr, 1996); Psalmed … A depth of urgency and deep pathos is captured in these verses as the metaphor of a weary hind, parched from the blistering heat of the day, is exhausted from the pounding pursuit of howling hounds, who are relentlessly hot on her trail and baying for her blood. "For the living God." Materialism inimical to character.—Let me put to you the situation which any thoughtful man may find himself in to-day. המה (the future of which Ben-Asher here points ותּהמי, but Ben-Naphtali ותּהמּי), to utter a deep groan, to speak quietly and mumbling to one's self. By David, when he was banished from the house of God, either by Saul’s tyranny, or by Absalom’s rebellion; or. To the Chief Musician. All other rights reserved. » As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. Job 6:15-20. His appetite was gone, his tears not only seasoned his meat, but became his only meat, he had no mind for other diet. "To see the face of God" is the nearer translation of the Hebrew; but the two ideas may be combined - he would see his God and be seen of him; this is worth thirsting after! BibliographyWesley, John. The form אדּדּם is Hithpa., as in Isaiah 38:15, after the form הדּמּה from the verb דּדה, "to pass lightly and swiftly along," derived by reduplication from the root דא (cf. Neither the idea of panting nor braying seems to be in the original word. Such is the text handed down to us. A gracious soul can take little satisfaction in God's courts, if it do not meet with God himself there. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. 2. the psalmist cannot worship at the temple (cf. "As the hart panteth after the water brooks. It announces God's sovereignty. This is an example which may well suffice to put to shame the arrogance of those who without concern can bear to be deprived of those means, (113) or rather, who proudly despise them, as if it were in their power to ascend to heaven in a moment’s flight; nay, as if they surpassed David in zeal and alacrity of mind. Furthermore, on that alleged `exile,' David was accompanied by and surrounded by friends; and his enemies had no access whatever to him during that time. "This book includes Psalms 42-72, a total of 31, only eighteen of which are attributed to David. Finding himself in a melancholy and desponding state of mind from these thoughts, Psalms 42:5. For the words ישׁועות פניו, though in themselves a good enough sense (vid., e.g., Psalm 44:4, Isaiah 64:9), produce no proper closing cadence, and are not sufficient to form a line of a verse. Psalms 42:1 « To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah. Also, Psalms 42:6 is often understood to give the `residence' of the psalmist in Trans-Jordan near Mount Hermon. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? But as little, on the other hand, must we substitute: after thy temple, for: after thee. It is our duty, it is our privilege to be thus fearless. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. Oh, how it pants! Psalms 42:1. v. 21. Many are sure that this is a psalm written by David, as usually explained, during his exile to some land beyond the Jordan river, during which time the tabernacle services were being conducted. 2 As the deer longs for streams of water, a. so my soul longs for you, O God. To the chief Musician. But we know also that at certain seasons of the year, harts, with an almost incredible desire, and more intensely than could proceed from mere thirst, seek after water; and although I would not contend for it, yet I think this is referred to by the prophet here. 1685. Septuagint add, "it has no title, in Hebrew," being composed by the same author, and on the same subject, as the preceding [psalm]. It appears to us that neither David, nor any other Jew would thus have designated the Israel of God in a prayer. Mudge. continued...THE ARGUMENT The penman of this Psalm is uncertain. 2 Blessed is the man to whom Yahweh doesn't impute iniquity, in and it is not likely that either all or divers of them did join in the inditing of this and the following Psalms so called. As the hart panteth after the water-brooks - Margin, brayeth. Giro him his God and he is as content as the poor deer which at length slakes its thirst and is perfectly happy; but deny him his Lord, and his heart heaves, his bosom palpitates, his whole frame is convulsed, like one who gasps for breath, or pants with long running. and it is not likely that either all or divers of them did join in the inditing of this and the following Psalms so called. As a hart which pants after the water-brooks, so pants my soul after thee, O God. Luther renders it “cries;” the Septuagint and Vulgate render it simply “desires.”. My soul thirsteth for God, the living God: My tears have been my food day and night. "When shall I come and appear before God?" These are so timid, so gentle, so delicate in their structure, so much the natural objects of love and compassion, that our feelings are drawn toward them as to all other animals in similar circumstances. 1. Psalm 42:6 Sweet Stimulants for the Fainting Soul; Animal. God hath said unto him, Thou art my Son, and it becomes each of … Dear reader, dost thou know what this is, by personally having felt the same? The wicked know that our worst misfortune would be to lose God's favour, hence their diabolical malice leads them-to declare that such is the case. The Hithpa. The psalmist being deprived of God’s service, ardently desires to be in his house again, Psalms 42:1-4; rouseth up his soul unto a firm hope and confidence in God, Psalms 42:5-9. (1) As the hart panteth.—“I have seen large flocks of these panting harts gather round the water-brooks in the great deserts of central Syria, so subdued by thirst that you could approach quite near them before they fled” (Thomson, Land and Book, p. 172). The word rendered hart - איל 'ayâl - means commonly a stag, hart, male deer: Deuteronomy 12:15; Deuteronomy 14:5; Isaiah 35:6. 1917. The conflict in the soul of a believer. 1874-1909. ", "upon whom the ends of the world are come. Then, what are the positive reasons why we understand the psalms to be identified with the times of the captivity of Israel either in Assyria or in Babylon? (Ps 42:1-5) (Psalm )" /> Psalms 42:1-5. It is an evidence of a clear conscience, of an upright heart, and of a lively faith in God and in his providence and promise. BibliographyPhilpot, Joseph Charles. The word here used denotes the cry of the hart, when in distress for water, and pants after it, and is peculiar to it; and the verb being of the feminine gender, hence the Septuagint render it the "hind"; and Kimchi conjectures that the reason of it may be, because the voice of the female may be stronger than that of the male; but the contrary is asserted by the philosopherF3Aristot. 2 My inner self thirsts for God, for the living God. The penman of this Psalm is uncertain. When You’Re Depressed, Your Main Need Is to Seek God Himself, Not Just Relief. (b) By these comparisons of the thirst and panting, he shows his fervent desire to serve God in his temple. "[3] We must confess that, although it could be due to the defective nature of our olfactory equipment, there is no detectable odor of David in either of these psalms. A maskil of the Korahites.. 2. 1765. Perhaps it was well for him that the heart could open the safety valves; there is a dry grief far more terrible than showery sorrows. A Psalm of David.. 40 I u waited patiently for the L ord;. Psalm 62:6-note He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be shaken. Pop(ular) Song. (1) The superscription has, "Praising God in Trouble and Exile." {Maschil,} or a Psalm giving instruction, of the sons, etc. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Psalm 32 EXEGESIS: PSALM 32:1-2. When it is as natural for us to long for God as for an animal to thirst, it is well with our souls, however painful our feelings. The panting of the thirsty stag for the water brook is indeed a very eloquent description of mental and moral aspiration. This metaphor compares the heart-hunger of the psalmist to the physical pangs of a deer suffering from acute thirst, running from place to place seeking water in the dry season. Psalm 42 Commentary; CHARLES SIMEON. On Maschil see note on the title, Psalms 32:1-11. The second of thirteen so named. Trusting God in the Face of Institutional Pressure (Psalm 20) God’s Presence in our Struggles at Work (Psalm 23) God’s Guidance in our Work (Psalm 25) Book 2 (Psalms 42–72) God’s Presence in the Midst of Disaster (Psalm 46) Anxiety When Unscrupulous People Succeed (Psalms 49, 50, 52, 62) Book 3 (Psalms 73–89) The prophet has there attributed to beasts what is here said of the soul, in a connection with beasts, which naturally suggested such an application. So panteth my soul after thee, O God - So earnest a desire have I to come before thee, and to enjoy thy presence and thy favor. Psalm 42 Commentary; C H SPURGEON. The materialist who is true to his creed will become more and more the servant of his own appetite and ambition. Moreover, the leading of the multitude to the Temple worship was not usually done by the king, but by the priests or Levites. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/psalms-42.html. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". Psalms 42-72, The Exodus Book, has to do with Israel; as the first book (1-41) had to do with Man. The men of Numbers 16:32 did not include the "sons". Nothing can give us a higher idea of the Psalmist's ardent and inexpressible longing to attend the public worship of God, than the burning thirst of such a hunted animal for a cooling and refreshing draught of water. The temptation to turn aside into one of these bypaths, will be removed by the following remarks. But this is not usual in this book, to name the author of a Psalm so obscurely and indefinitely; for the sons of Korah were a numerous company. All of the suppositions of many writers that it might have been in the vicinity of Hermon, or one of the lesser peaks in that region, would make the passage meaningless. המון חוגג is the apposition to the personal suffix of this אדדם: with them, a multitude keeping holy-day. The psalmist being deprived of God’s service, ardently desires to be in his house again, Psalm 42:1-4; rouseth up his soul unto a firm hope and confidence in God, Psalm 42:5-9. For, or of (see [588]Introduction) the sons of Korah. His faith in God, Psalms 42:11. gives three reasons why these creatures are so desirous of water; because they were in desert places, where water was wanting; and another, that being heated by destroying and eating serpents, they coveted water to refresh themselves; and the third, when followed by dogs, they betake themselves into the water, and go into that for safety; so panteth my soul after thee, O God; being persecuted by men, and deprived of the word and worship of God, which occasioned a vehement desire after communion with him in his house and ordinances: some render the words, "as the field", or "meadow, desires the shower", &c.F5Sept. ‘As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, O God.’. A Contemplation of the sons of Korah.. We don’t know when the psalms were gathered into five books, but the separation dates back to before our oldest manuscripts, compiled in … "Commentary on Psalms 42:1". Which is more than hungering; hunger you can palliate, but thirst is awful, insatiable, clamorous, deadly. Not merely for the temple and the ordinances, but for fellowship with God himself. Strike away if you will the unworthy accumulation and give your homage to the core of truth; I entreat you have no commerce with any men or any movement which despises and denies the very birthright of humanity, and if you feel that you are growing tolerant of the things of unbelief, if you know yourself to be growing impatient of the faith of Christ, then I beseech you to examine your thoughts and look into your life. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-42.html. 1 Blessed is he whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sin is covered. BibliographyGill, John. 3 My soul thirsts for God, the living God.. By 'water-brooks' are meant the streams that run in vallies. Psalm 42:1. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. "Commentary on Psalms 42:1". I. And that work will ever be a copy in full or in miniature, a complete or reduced photograph, of the work of grace described in the Scripture as carried on by the Spirit in the hearts of God"s saints of old. (c) Aristot. "Commentary on Psalms 42:1". The psalm is filled with promise in the midst of a time of waiting and uncertainty. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-42.html. Compare Joel 1:20. Why this gnawing and almost desponding grief? Dr. Thomson (Land and the Book, vol. (2) The psalmist states in Psalms 43:1 that "an ungodly nation" is against him. Yes, this Mount Mizar is listed by all the scholars as "unknown," "unidentifiable," etc. It is an exquisite performance; in which David gives us in his own example a lively and natural image of a great and good man in affliction; and this is worked up with as much art and address as perhaps is to be found in any writing of the same kind. and why art thou disquieted in me? These things I remember, and pour out my soul within me. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. BibliographyClarke, Adam. Shimei may here be alluded to who after this fashion mocked David as he fled from Absalom. But positively, what is true of him? 4th., 1611. 42:3,10; 79:10; 115:2) See Contextual Insights, B. And this thirst is increased, partly by its dwelling in desert and dry places, to which it retireth for fear of men and wild beasts; and partly by its long and violent running, when it is pursued by the hunters; and some add, by eating of serpents. There is no desire of the soul more intense than that which the pious heart has for God; there is no want more deeply felt than that which is experienced when one who loves God is cut off by any cause from communion with him. 5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? They had better have thrust needles into his eyes than have darted insinuations against his God. "Commentary on Psalms 42:1". 1905. Psalms 42:1-8 Longing For The Living God. As I observe the immense multitude of a great city, and mark its feverish haste to hear and tell some new thing; as, I say, it follows with an almost fierce curiosity any crime or scandal or tragedy which would give a glimpse into the world where motives take shape, I see the application of the words of the Psalmist: ‘As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, O God.’ To embrace the creed of materialism is to assassinate humanity, and to give the lie to all that is most worthy in human history. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, As the hart panteth after the water brooks -, As the hart panteth after the water-brooks -, "As the hart panteth after the water brooks", "My soul thirsteth for God, the living God", " tears ... my food day and night ... they say, Where is thy God? Painful reflections were awakened by the memory of past joys; he had mingled in the pious throng, their numbers had helped to give him exhilaration and to awaken holy delight, their company had been a charm to him as with them he ascended the hill of Zion. These words are engraved upon the tomb of William Rockefeller in Tarrytown Cemetery, New York. Like the parched traveller in the wilderness, whose skin bottle is empty, and who finds the wells dry, he must drink or die - he must have his God or faint. He corrects himself with a recollection of God's powerful providence, Psalms 42:6. Psalm 1 2 Commentary: So, what we saw in our Psalm 1 1 Meaning article was all very negative.We only so far know what the blessed man DOESN’T do. Upon what grounds, then, are the scholars so sure that David wrote it? Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. The first two verses encourage us to remember what God has done for Israel and for us — looking favorably on the land, restoring fortunes, and centering, … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13" Maschil—(See on [587]Ps 32:1, title). God is our Life; he is the Light of the world; he is the fountain of living waters; He is our All in All; as Augustine said it, "Our souls, O God, were made for Thee; and never shall they rest until they rest in Thee." As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. Greek, η ελαφος, for in females the passions are stronger, saith an interpreter here, quicquid volunt, valde volunt. We accept the proposition that Psalms 42 and Psalms 43 are actually one Psalm for the following reasons: (1) Psalms 42 has no title whatever in the Psalter; (2) the sentiment is exactly the same throughout both; (3) the whole composition consists of three stanzas, each ending in a kind of refrain in almost identical language in Psalms 42:5; 42:11; and 43:5; (4) Psalms 42:9 and Psalms 43:2 are virtually identical; and (5) as Ash observed: In the study of these psalms we are somewhat embarrassed to find ourselves in disagreement with the interpretation advocated by the vast majority of the scholars whose works are available to us. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-42.html. "Commentary on Psalms 42:1". Title. Nor is there any one Psalm where the author is named. The pursued hind would pass the dry beds of such brooks with aggravated thirst at the disappointment. The rendering therefore is: that I moved on in a dense crowd (here the distinctive Zinnor). Commentary on Psalm 2:7-9 (Read Psalm 2:7-9) The kingdom of the Messiah is founded upon an eternal decree of God the Father. Now, as the hunted and heated hind glocitat, breatheth and brayeth after the water brooks. But this is not usual in this book, to name the author of a Psalm so obscurely and indefinitely; for the sons of Korah were a numerous company. The Babylonians and their king, treated the Jews with great cruelty. Church Pulpit Commentary. "Commentary on Psalms 42:1". "From the land of Jordan" (Psalms 42:6). The last clause here denies that he was then living in Palestine. Psalms 42:6 is understood to teach that David's place of exile was somewhere east of the Jordan headwaters in the vicinity of Mount Hermon. BibliographyCoke, Thomas. dah, דח, Arab. BibliographyHengstenberg, Ernst. Salt meats, but healthful to the soul. The original word ערג arag, is strong, and expresses that eagerness and fervency of desire, which extreme thirst may be supposed to raise in an animal almost spent in its flight from the pursuing dogs. App-4. The reality of the spiritual world, the claims and hopes of his nobler self seem to drop into the background, seem to grow distant, doubtful, dim to see. Ps 42:1-11. Pentaglott. ; the expression "from the hill of Mizar" simply means that Mount Hermon could be seen from the top of Mizar; and that meaning certainly does not rule out Jerusalem as the place indicated. Mental and moral aspiration.—What does the Psalmist mean by using the language of bodily appetite to describe the needs of the soul? השׁתּוחח, which occurs only here and in Psalm 43:1-5, signifies to bow one's self very low, to sit down upon the ground like a mourner (Psalm 35:14; Psalm 38:7), and to bend one's self downwards (Psalm 44:26). Psalms 42:9-11 David Questions God as to Why He Has to Suffer. See Bishop Lowth's 23rd Prelection. There is an idea of tenderness in the reference to the word "hart" here - female deer, gazelle - which would not strike us if the reference had been to any other animal. (Note: Even an old Hebrew MS directs attention to the erroneousness of the Soph pasuk here; vid., Pinsker, Einleitung, S. 133 l.). Psalms 42:1-11 .-The Psalmist's panting after restoration to the sanctuary, from which he has been excluded by God's judicial wrath: his tears flow while his … BOOK TWO Psalms 42–72 -Yearning for God in the Midst of Distresses - To the Chief Musician. The following engraving will help us more to appreciate the comparison employed by the psalmist. "Commentary on Psalms 42:1". Isaiah 9:17; Isaiah 10:34) an interwoven mass, a mixed multitude. David. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/psalms-42.html. (The fall of Samaria) till Cyrus authorized the end of the Captivity in Babylon, could have been the time when some devoted psalmist composed these remarkable psalms. tears ... my food day and night ... they say, Where is thy God?" As the hart panteth after the water-brooks. Cruel taunts come naturally from coward minds. Gently proceeding with holy ease, in comely procession, with frequent strains of song, he and the people of Jehovah had marched in reverent ranks up to the shrine of sacrifice, the dear abode of peace and holiness. (Worthington). & Symmachus apud Drusium. This may be understood as saying that he remembered God from the times when he lived in the land of Jordan (The Holy Land), and not that he was at the time that he wrote living there. "[9] (Delitzsch believed the place of exile was merely in Trans-Jordan and that the psalmist was at the time an attendant on King David in flight before Absalom; but we disagree with that). this is no questionable mark of grace. Ew. Psalm 24:7, Psalm 24:9; Psalm 49:13, 21; Psalm 56:5, Psalm 56:11; Psalm 59:10, 18), nevertheless it is to be read here by a change in the division both of the words and the verses, according to Psalm 42:5 and Psalm 43:5, ישׁוּעות פּני ואלהי, as is done by the lxx (Cod.

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