Why art thou disquieted? This is grand cheer. To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah. No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for 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. Henry Smith. John Barlow's Sermon, 1618. z making my steps secure.. 3 He put a a new song in my mouth,. The word which is here rendered, hope denotes that expectation which is founded on faith in God, and which leads the soul to wait upon him. and why art thou disquieted in me? Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Exodus 15-21. In cases of undue dejection and disquietude, the proper remedy is to expostulate with the soul, and to direct it to the only true source of relief. The Hebrew word for Contemplation (maskil) could be better translated as instruction. Why, my soul, are you downcast? Verse 5. Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope thou in God. "Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!" 1 Whether Psalms 42 and 43 were originally one psalm that was divided into two (similar to Psalm 9-10), or whether Psalm 43 was composed as a later poem to augment or accompany Psalm 42 is not known. measured out according to the proportion of strength and comfort he intends to measure thee out, to bear it withal? for the salvations of his face, for those supports, deliverances and comforts which I doubt not I shall enjoy both in his presence and sanctuary, and from his presence, and the light of his countenance. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Who would think when Nebuchadnezzar was in the forest Daniel 4:1-37 , that he should reign again in Babel? A thorough study would consume many sermons, but Psalms 42 & 43 give us some solid counsel. Although it is, however, a custom with the psalmists and prophets not to express such refrainlike thoughts in exactly the same form and words (cf. &c.] The psalmist corrects himself, as being too much depressed in spirit with his present circumstances, and expostulates with himself; adding, and [why] art thou disquieted in me? NASB (UPDATED) TEXT: PSALM 5:1-3 1 Give ear to my words, O Lord, Consider my groaning. BOOK II Psalms 42–72Psalm 42#In many Hebrew manuscripts Psalms and constitute one psalm.#In Hebrew texts :1-11 is numbered 42:2-12.For the director of music. Clarke's Commentary on the Bible. The rendering therefore is: that I moved on in a dense crowd (here the distinctive Zinnor). Is his way a way of mercy? The soul turns to God when all other hope fails, and finds comfort in the belief that he can and will aid us. Verse 5. and why tumultest thou against me?" Psalm 42 Spiritual Depression in the Psalms; GEORGE PHILLIPS. It’s not clear what the word means. This made her grievously to bewail and lament her estate, reasoning with herself, why her Lord God did in so heavy a wise afflict her, and suffered her thus to be sequestered from the sweet society of her loving prison fellows. Such alteration, however, from comparison of Psalm 24:8; Psalm 24:10; Psalm 49:12; Psalm 49:20; Psalm 56:4; Psalm 56:10; Psalm 59:9; Psalm 59:17, is not unusual. It is the spirit which, as the stronger and more valiant part of the man, speaks to the soul as to the σκεῦος ἀσθενέστερον; the spiritual man soothes the natural man. Why dost thou exalt thy foolish will above his infinite wisdom? Why does thy mutinous spirits tumble at it, as a rough way? Verse 5,11. Psalm 42:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term; Psalm 42:4 See Septuagint and Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain. Many will b see and fear,. Psalm 42:5, ESV: "Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation" Psalms 42:5 has the refrain in a form slightly different from that of the other two instances of its occurrence. Psalm 42:1 In Hebrew texts 42:1-11 is numbered 42:2-12. Enter — or, “Come with solemnity” (Psalm 95:6). A Psalm of David.. 40 I u waited patiently for the L ord;. They have, as I may say, good bond and seal that God will bring them to heaven, and yet they will question and cavil themselves into unbelief. Psalm 42:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term; Psalm 42:4 See Septuagint and Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain. Psalm 42 – Honest Prayer from a Discouraged Saint This psalm is titled To the Chief Musician. סך (a collateral form of סך), properly a thicket, is figuratively (cf. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And, (5) That it is the duty of the people of God to look at the bright side of things; to think of the past mercies of God; to survey the blessings which surround us still; to look to the future, in this world and the next, with hope; and to come to God, and cast the burden on him. As though he were two men, the psalmist talks to himself. What aileth thee? The Hithpa. In the garden of hope grow the laurels for future victories, the roses of coming joy, the lilies of approaching peace. Living souls never can take up their rest any where short of a living God. King David has been brought back from the brink of despair by God who has rescued him. Psalm 5:1-12 Commentary. Psalm 42:1 In Hebrew texts 42:1-11 is numbered 42:2-12. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. 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). II. Psalm 100 Commentary: Seven Commands and Two Motivations of Our Praise. Samuel Clarke's "Mirror.". All rights reserved. he inclined to me and v heard my cry.. 2 He drew me up from w the pit of destruction,. Upgrade to the best Bible Gateway experience! So when applied to psalms, it may mean a song that instructs, or a song that is wisely crafted. Psalm 51 may be the greatest chapter in the Bible about repentance. Both Pss. From Wesley's Notes. 1675. Psalms 42:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? BOOK II: PSALMS 42-72. Is not there free grace where there is guilt? (h) "salutes faciei ipsius", Cocceius; so Michaelis. I shall show what powerful influence hope hath on the Christian in affliction, and how. Verse 5. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. A Prayer when he was in the cave.. Psalm 42 is the 42nd psalm of the Book of Psalms, often known in English by its incipit, As the hart panteth after the water brooks (in the King James Version).The Book of Psalms is the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and a book of the Christian Old Testament.In the Hebrew Bible, Psalm 42 opens the second of the five books (divisions) of Psalms. The LXX. A loss of the present sense of God's love is not a loss of that love itself; the jewel is there, though it gleams not on our breast; hope knows her title good when she cannot read it clear; she expects the promised boon though present providence stands before her with empty hands. of If everything be dark, yet the day will come, and meanwhile hope carries stars in her eyes; her lamps are not dependent on oil from without, her light is fed by secret visitations of God, which sustain the spirit. or is it for that thou wouldst be freed from them? Psalm 41 Psalm 43 ... Advance your knowledge of Scripture with this resource library of over 40 reference books, including commentaries and Study Bible notes. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? 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. Psalm 42. David did not chide at Saul, nor chide at Absalom; but he chides and checks his own heart. Learn more Start my trial Back . WHY art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou so cast down within me? Salem Media Group. Labour to strengthen your comforts, and reason thus, Why should I not believe in Christ? In Psalm 42:6 the poet seeks to solace and encourage himself at this contrast of the present with the past: Why art thou thus cast down... (lxx ἵνα τί περίλυπος εἶ, κ. τ. λ., cf. Came it not without God's privity? [ Psalms 42:11 and Psalms 43:5 ] But probably the text is faulty. Why are you cast down, O my soul? "Why art thou thus?" First, it stills and silences him under affliction. O my soul! This interpretation, referring it to the future, also brings this part of the psalm into harmony with the subsequent part Psalm 42:8, where the author of the psalm confidently expresses the same hope. When You’Re Depressed, Your Main Need Is to Seek God Himself, Not Just Relief. And show me the man that annoys and troubles not himself in vain, because with patience he doth not tarry the Lord's leisure? For the help of his countenance.—There is no question but that we must read the refrain here as it is in Psa. The Art and Force of Psalm 119:1-8: Part 2 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.#Maschil…: or, A Psalm giving instruction of the sons, et Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Rashi's Commentary, c. 1075. chabad.org. and why art thou disquieted in me? Every sad and desponding Christian ought to say to his soul, "Why art thou thus cast down?". 42:1-5 The psalmist looked to the Lord as his chief good, and set his heart upon him accordingly; casting anchor thus at first, he rides out the storm. You may know the disease by the cure, in the very next words, O put thy trust in God; hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible. "This book includes Psalms 42-72, a total of 31, only eighteen of which are attributed to David.Book I which we have just concluded ascribes all 41 of them to David." Bible Commentary for Psalms 42:5 Wesley's Notes for Psalms 42:5 42:5 For - Heb. Learn to say Psalm 42:5 without looking at the words. Came it not without his command? There was one Alice Benden, who, among others, was imprisoned for religion in Canterbury Castle; but after awhile, by the bishop's order, she was let down into a deep dungeon, where none of her friends could come at her. Fear not, then, to be thus cast down, fear not to be thus disquieted within thee. "And now, Lord, what wait I for? whereas you do not find two verses of the same length used in all the Book of Psalms besides, except in Psalm 107, where is often repeated, "O that men would praise the Lord," etc. Note well that the main hope and chief desire of David rest in the smile of God. The vast majority of commentators treat the two psalms as a unified composition. The sameness of this verse with Psalm 42:5, Psalm 42:11 proves, as has been already remarked, that this psalm was composed by the same writer, and with reference to the same subject as the former. For as in martyrdom, it is not the sword, the boiling lead, or fire, not what we suffer, but why, that makes us martyrs; so in our sorrows, it is not how deep they wound, but why, that justifies them. Psalm 38 was written by David and is one of the seven penitential psalms, the others being Psalm 6, Psalm 32 , Psalm 51 (see notes), Psalm 102, Psalm 130 and Psalm 143. The causes are not enough to justify such utter yielding to despondency. WORKS WRITTEN ABOUT THE FORTY-SECOND PSALM IN SPURGEON'S DAY. 3 But you, O L ord, are r a shield s about me, my glory, and t the lifter of my head. Psalm 42:5 Sermon - The Hope of the Cast-Down Soul; Psalm 42:11 Sermon - A Believer's Dialogue with His Soul; J J STEWART PEROWNE. The meaning of the phrase "help of his countenance" or "face," is that God would look favorably or benignly upon him. yet, in the original, they are rendered actively; we read it, Why art thou cast down? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him For the help of His countenance. Verse 5. Athanasius counselled his friend, that when any trouble should fall upon him, he should fall presently to the reading of this Psalm; for there was a way, he thought, of curing by the like, as well as by the contrary: for it is observed indeed that when two instruments are tuned to the same unison, if you touch the strings of the one, the strings of the other will move too, though untouched, if placed at a convenient distance. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? (c.247) From Augustine's Exposition on the Psalms. XIV.1, Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew, Origen. Verse 5. Psa 15:1-5. Psalm 104 gives a delightful depiction of this creative partnership. From Matthew Henry's Commentary. An emphasis of enquiry or examination; David calls himself to account for his present passion and trouble of mind. And the words so read, they do not intimate thus much, that God's own people may be cast down too much for the sense of sin, and they are most active in their own down casting. The psalmist earnestly longs for the ordinances of the Lord's house, Psalm 42:1-4; describes his deep distress, Psalm 42:5-7; endeavors to take comfort from the consideration that the Lord would appear in his behalf, Psalm 42:8, Psalm 42:9; speaks of the insults of his enemies, Psalm 42:10; and again takes encouragement, Psalm 42:11. Living souls never can take up their rest any where short of a … In case thou art at any time oppressed with sorrows, ask thy heart and soul that question which David did in the like case twice in one Psalm: Why art thou cast down, O my soul? A PSALM OF THE BABYLONIAN EXILE. For I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holy day. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? to create more trouble on thyself than either God doth inflict or the devil tempt thee to. עבר frequently signifies not praeterire, but, without the object that is passed over coming into consideration, porro ire. So, to summarize, Psalm 5 is David’s lament to the Lord that there are evil people using their words to destroy the righteous. A gracious soul can take little satisfaction in God's courts, if it do not meet with God himself there. (Psalms 42:5 RSV) But his trial is not over. You would count him a very unwise man that hath a lease of so much land, and he himself shall create scruples and doubts, and shall use no means to make his title good. Hope is of great use against castings down; it is an helmet, an erector of the head, which keeps it upright, and from bowing down: it is an anchor of the soul, sure and steadfast, and is of great service in the troubles of life, and against the fears of death; for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance; or "the salvations of his countenance" (h); which implies that the psalmist believed, notwithstanding his present circumstances, that he should have salvation upon salvation; salvation of every kind; or a full and complete one, which should spring, not from any merits of his, but from the free grace and favour of God, expressed in his gracious countenance towards him; and also intimates, that the light of his countenance would be salvation to him (i) now; and that his consummate happiness hereafter would lie in beholding his face for evermore: all which would give him occasion and opportunity of praising the Lord. We do not know who wrote Psalm 148. David may be sick, but he's not too sick to write down his thoughts in the form of a poem. Is it thy Father's will that thou shouldest suffer, and shall it be thy humour to rebel? In fact, the text of Psalm 2 contains no less than three discrete voices: the voice of God, the voice … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 2" Why dost thou murmur, as if he had done thee wrong? 1 of 1. The second thing to notice in the heading is that the psalm is called a Maskil. It is not so much the weight of the burden, as the soreness of the back, that troubles the poor beast: so it is not so much the weight of outward evils, as the inward soreness of a galled conscience, not purified nor healed by faith, that vexes and troubles the poor creature. Her lodging was upon a little straw, between a pair of stocks and a stone wall. If you would get assurance, spend more time in strengthening your evidences for heaven, than in questioning of them. H. March. It keeps the king's peace in the heart, which else would soon be in an uproar. He is the skilful physician, who at the same time that he evacuates the disease, doth also comfort and strengthen nature; and he the true Christian, that doth not content himself with a bare … Psalm 42:5-7. 1 and 2 juxtapose each other; Ps. Psalm 139 Commentary: God’s Pervasive Presence, Intimate Knowledge, and Faithful Comfort. Learn more. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Let every one, therefore, that hath a troubled heart, ask his soul the "Why:" "Why art thou cast down?" more literally, tumultuated, a word frequently applied to the roaring and tumult and tossing of the sea. Here is, I. Henry March. It cannot long rest, and no wonder, when hope is not there. The rejoicings of my foes, are they more than empty talk? Psalm 42:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 42:5, NIV: "Why, my soul, are you downcast?Why so disturbed within me? 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