For thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee - Thou hast never left them when they have come to time with a confiding heart. In the Hebrew Masoretic Text, Psalms 91 is without attribution, but the Greek Septuagint version adds a superscription saying that the psalm is “of David.” They can do no otherwise who savingly know God's sweet attributes, and noble acts for his people. Ver. Isaiah 53:11 . Ignorance is worst when it amounts to ignorance of God, and knowledge is best when it exercises itself upon the name of God. 7–10. Faith is an intelligent grace; though there can be knowledge without faith, yet there can be no faith without knowledge. For example: 1. If we read this verse literally, there is, no doubt, a glorious fulness of assurance in the names of God. But what is here affirmed is still true, and always has been true, and always will be true, that God does not forsake those who put their trust in him. In Psalm 9, the lament appears in verses 15 through 18. David means, doubtless, to refer here particularly to his own case, to derive a conclusion from his particular case in regard to the general character of God. Unbelief, that hooting night bird, cannot live in the light of divine knowledge, it flies before the sun of God's great and gracious name. (Read Psalm 9:1-10) If we would praise God acceptably, we must praise him in sincerity, with our whole heart. Psalms 9, Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is from the most widely read and often quoted preacher in history, Charles Haddon Spurgeon David probably wrote Psalms 9 and 10 as one psalm. 10 And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you. Devout ignorance damns; which condemns the church of Rome, that thinks it a piece of their religion to be kept in ignorance; these set up an altar to an unknown God. Not so the Lord; for where his name is ointment poured forth, the virgins love him, fear him, rejoice in him, and repose upon him. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Commentary for Psalms 91 . It is a clear and judicious explanation of the text, and cannot be dispensed with. They that know thy name will put their trust in thee. Psalm 9 # 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. Higgaion. They say ignorance is the mother of devotion; but sure where the sun is set in the understanding, it must needs be night in the affections. The safety of those who have God for their refuge. (9-16) 1-8 He that by faith chooses God for his protector, shall find all in him that he needs or can desire. JOSEPH A ALEXANDER Psalms Commentary (1864) Spurgeon had high praise for Alexander's work writing that it "Occupies a first place among expositions. This is as much as to say, that he has a character which is worthy of confidence - since they who know him best most unreservedly rely on him. Verse 10. EXPOSITION Verse 1. 16 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. One calls it quick sighted faith. I will rejoice, and … Thou hast not forsaken them that seek thee —, And they that know thy Name will put their trust in thee, For thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. ExplainingTheBook.com. Verse 10. Psalm 90:1-10. 2 Timothy 1:12 . Let the poor seekers draw comfort from this fact, and let the finders rejoice yet more exceedingly, for what must be the Lord's faithfulness to those who find if he is so gracious to those who seek. This most excellent knowledge leads to the most excellent grace of faith. will put their trust in thee; as they have great reason to do; and the more they know of the grace and mercy of God in Christ, and of the ability and suitableness of Christ as a Saviour, the more strongly will they place their trust and confidence in him; for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee: who are first sought out by God in the effectual calling, and then under the influence and direction of his grace and Spirit seek him in Christ, where he is only to be found; and seek Christ and his righteousness above all things else, and with their whole hearts, and diligently; and seek to Christ alone for life and salvation, and continue seeking the Lord, by prayer and supplication, for whatever they stand in need of; these God does not forsake: he may sometimes hide his face from them, as he does from his own children, and did from his own Son, yet he never forsakes them totally and finally; nor will he forsake the work of his own hands, which he has wrought in them, but will perfect it; he will never leave them so as that they shall perish by sin, Satan, or any enemy; he will not forsake them in life, nor at death, but will be the strength of their hearts, and their portion for ever. Psalm 90 gives us probably the best biblical perspective of time. When we give thanks for some one particular mercy, we should remember former mercies. All rights reserved. Interpretation of Psalms 91 is perhaps one of the most beautifully written and popular psalms of all time. Knowledge must carry the torch before faith. Jesus is the best among us — the living God in our skin — and he turned out homeless and abandoned and tortured to death — that divine skin shredded. The free promises of the Lord are all certain, his commandments right and good, the recompense of reward inestimably to be valued above thousands of gold and silver; trust therefore in the Lord, O my soul, and follow hard after him. "I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High." Salem Media Group. I. He is a faithful, forgiving, and merciful God, Who is long-suffering towards those who believe in the wonderful name of the only begotten Son of God. Our joy must not be in the gift, so much as in the Giver. With a holy resolution the songster begins his hymn; I will praise thee, O Lord. KJV Psalm 9:15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken. 10. To the tune of "The Death of the Son." # In Hebrew texts 9:1-20 is numbered 9:2-21. (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students: Commenting and Commentaries)Rosscup adds: This is one of the more thorough older exegetical works on the Hebrew … This confirmed Paul, Abraham, Sarah, in the faith. Hebrews 10:23 11:11 Romans 4:21 . 2. This is a study guide commentary which means that you are responsible for your own interpretation of the Bible. Proud member His conclusion, of course, is that man and God look at time from entirely different perspectives. The situation suggests the conditions of Judea during the early postexilic period, the fifth century B.C. 4. The mother of unbelief is ignorance of God, his faithfulness, mercy, and power. JEHOVAH Jireh, Tsidkenu, Rophi, Shammah, Nissi, ELOHIM, SHADDAI, ADONAI, etc. To the tune of “Death of the Son.” A Psalm of David. Psalm 9:10New International Version (NIV) 10 Those who know your nametrust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsakenthose who seek you. Each of us must walk in the light we have. Individual psalms, as well as selected verses from psalms, are featured in the “Verses of Song” (Pesukei D’Zimra) that precede the daily morning service . A speaker represents the people who wait humbly with open hearts (Ps 85:9–10): God will be active on their behalf (Ps 85:11–13). Read Psalm 24 9 Meaning. A blind faith is as bad as a dead faith: that eye may as well be said to be a good eye which is without sight, as that faith is good without knowledge. Let’s read it. Psalm 96 is for royalty. Men forsake him; he does not forsake them. It, like Psalm 111, is a succinct acrostic, with each of its twenty-lines beginning with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet. You must not relinquish this to a commentator. Psalm 9 Commentary: Lament. And those who have found the comfort of making the Lord their refuge, cannot but desire that others may do so. O, to learn more of the attributes and character of God. John Ball, 1632. He who has God for his portion has all safety in him. We have recounted them in the "Hints for Preachers," and would direct the reader's attention to them. 3. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. Benson Commentary Psalm 9:10. thought that he wrote it after he killed Goliath. But Psalm 9:7 may originally have begun with Hç. Many psalms are employed in Jewish liturgy. Then we see repetition in verses 9 and 10 that mirrors verses 7 and 8. (1-8) Their favour with Him. As in Paul's conversion a light from heaven "Shined round about him" ( Acts 9:3 ), so before faith be wrought, God shines in with a light upon the understanding. The name of God is frequently put for God. All important knowledge -- know thy name. "For I know whom I have believed." In verse 9, he recalls that God is a stronghold and then, in verse 10, that His name is trustworthy. Book 2 (Psalms 42 - 72) » Psalms 42-72 in one file [or download in R TF format] Psalm 42 and 43: Remember the Good Times [or download in R TF format] Psalm 44: God Help Us! It sometimes needs all our determination to face the foe, and bless the Lord in the teeth of his enemies; vowing that whoever else may be silent we will bless his name; here, however, the overthrow of the foe is viewed as complete, and the song flows with sacred fulness of delight. No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for Psalms 9:10. Prior in Psalm 9, we find David praising God for who He is and remembering His wonderful deeds, particularly as the Most High King. You, the Bible, and the Holy Spirit are priority in interpretation. Psalms 113-118 make up the Hallel, which is recited on various holidays. Psalms 9:10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Psalm 91 CONTEXT: The Septuagint (LXX: Greek version of the Old Testament) attributes this psalm to David, but that remains in question. "I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day." In the Septuagint they constitute one psalm. (If you don’t have a drummer or trumpeter handy, read on.) This enthronement psalms (93; 95-99) calls the people to praise God (verses 1-3, 7-10a, 11-12a) and gives reasons why God is worthy of praise (verses 4-6, 10b, 12b-13). It is a psalm which has been sung by good Christians, and will be while the world stands, with a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction. There is a crown of glory proposed to thee above all conceit of merit; stick fast unto his word, and suffer nothing to divide thee from it. He is truly a gracious God, full of loving-kindness and goodness. The names of God inspire trust. They that know — That is, that thoroughly understand and duly consider thy name — Thy infinite power and wisdom, and faithfulness and goodness. Psalms 9:1 I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works. How precious that we can say, "I know the 'unknowable' name of YHWH." If I ascend up into heaven, you are there. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Psalms 9:10: John 17:3 John : John : John : Psalms 9:9 : Psalms 9:11 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. ; the thoughts are similar to those of postexilic prophets (Hg 1:5–11; 2:6–9). Sufficient reason -- for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. Verse 10. [In Dr Scrivener’s text Hç is prefixed to Psalm 9:6; but this verse should belong to the stanza of Gimel). He Is A Stronghold One thing is certain in life: trouble will come. "By his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many." Psalm 112, a Wisdom Psalm, provides instruction in right living and right faith in the tradition of the other wisdom writings of the Old Testament. He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High: God has a secret place for His own (Psalm 27:5, 31:20), and it is a place to live in. The second part says that wicked men in … Psalm 29:10; Exodus 18:14. Will put their trust in thee - That is, all who have any just views of God, or who understand his real character, will confide in him. Knowledge, Faith, Experience, the connection of the three. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. He who dwells in the secret place of the Most HighShall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress;My God, in Him I will trust.”a. John Trapp Complete Commentary. His name is JESUS. Clarke's Psalms 9:9 Bible Commentary A refuge - משגב misgab, a high place, where their enemies can neither reach nor see them. Commentary on Psalm 112:1-9 [10] View Bible Text . Blessed result -- will put their trust in thee. Psalm 9:10 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 9:10, NIV: "Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you." Many of David's psalms are full of complaints, but this is full of comforts, and the expressions of delight in God's great goodness and dependence upon him. I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. A psalm of David. John Trapp. Knowledge is put there for faith. Psalm 9 - **For the director of music. So necessary is knowledge to the being of faith, that the Scriptures do sometimes baptise faith with the name of knowledge. 2 Timothy 1:12 . Have you ever known people who do both good and well? Verse 10. Barnes's Psalms 9:9 Bible Commentary The Lord also will be a refuge - Margin, an high place. Rest upon his promises though he seem to kill thee; cleave unto his statutes though the flesh lust, the world allure, the devil tempt, by flatteries or threatenings to the contrary. Ignorance is worst when it amounts to ignorance of God, and knowledge is best when it exercises itself upon the name of God. Psalm 9:10, ESV: "And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you." Taken … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 96:1-9 [10-13]" And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. We aren't certain of the time and circumstances of its writing. Thou hast his free promise, who never failed, who hath promised more than possibly thou couldest ask or think, who hath done more for thee than ever he promised, who is good and bountiful to the wicked and ungodly; thou doest his work, who is able and assuredly will bear thee out. This is not the norm everywhere in scripture. This psalm, the only one attributed to Moses, compares how man and God view time and life. It is the same as saying that all the revelations of his character in his word and works are such as to make it proper to confide in him. Psalm 112:1-9 [10] Commentary by Nancy deClaissé-Walford. The psalmist wrote it to assure Israel that Yahweh would keep them safe through all trials IF they put their trust in him Verse 10. Those who dwell there abide under the shadow of the Almighty, knowing His protection, comfort, and care.i. They that know thy name will put their trust in thee. We never trust a man till we know him, and bad men are better known than trusted. Psalm 23. The title of this psalm reads To the Chief Musician. Psalm 9 – God Remembers, Man Forgets. It should start with timpani and end with a trumpet. They that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for, thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. Verse 10. If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, you are there! The Lord may hide his face for a season from his people, but he never has utterly, finally, really, or angrily forsaken them that seek him. It is much to say of anyone that the more he is known the more he will be loved; and in saying this of God, it is but saying that one reason why men do not confide in him is that they do not understand his real character. It is a psalm about God’s unfailing and powerful protection to His people . "He is faithful that promised," and "able also to perform." This repetition, no doubt, is to emphasize what’s being said and heighten the excitement surrounding the entering of the Ark into Jerusalem. A stanza of four verses, each (as the text stands) beginning with the letter Vâv. The more intimate our knowledge of God, the more entirely shall we trust in him; the more we learn of his real character, the more shall we see that he is worthy of universal love. 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