The remedy to both of them is here added, hope in God, which alone inspires our minds, in the first place, with confidence in the midst of the greatest troubles; and, secondly, by the exercise of patience, preserves them in peace. Why art thou disquieted within me? Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". — Is there any cause that anxiety of mind should put thee into a state of such perturbation, as if all hopes of this felicity were lost for ever? Calvin: "David represents himself here to us as divided into two parts. Nor is this an imaginary expectation produced by a fanciful mind; but, relying upon the promises of God, he not only encourages himself to cherish good hope, but also promises himself certain deliverance. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/psalms-42.html. McCaw has understood the meaning of these three `refrains' as, (1) "Being Faith's rebuke to dejection in Psalms 42:5, (2) Faith's exhortation in bewilderment in Psalms 42:11, and (3) Faith's triumphant declaration of certainty in Psalms 43:5."[12]. Some expositors, after the example of the LXX, Vulgate, Syriac, read: ישועת פני ואלהי, the salvation of my countenance and my God, while they draw the אלהי of the following verse to this. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Psalms 42:5". The address to God: I remember thee, comes in too abruptly, if it is cut off. hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. Search. Hence he chides his despondent soul, assuring himself of a time of joy. Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence. 1797). I'm Encouraging [Certainty in the Uncertainty Series] During Empty Times: Fill Up with Christ. But the Hebrew poets introduce variations in repeating similar sentiments (Psalms 24:7; Psalms 24:9; Psalms 49:12; Psalms 49:20; Psalms 56:4; Psalms 56:11; Psalms 59:9; Psalms 59:17; cf. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". David saw troubles coming from God's wrath, and that discouraged him. ); but also exclamation, what! He has been trying to live rightly, so far as he knows. Ah, how often we need the psalmist’s admonition to his own soul not to forget all God’s benefits. Besides, the love of God continues the same when he hides and chides; and he will return again, and will not finally and totally forsake his people; and in a little while they shall be for ever with him, and see him as he is; and though by one providence or another they may be deprived for a while of the word, worship, and ordinances of God, he that provides a place for his church, and feeds and nourishes her in the wilderness, can make up the lack of such enjoyments by his presence and Spirit. Why art thou troubled, my soul, and art so disquieted within me? 4. and the same argument and means are made use of to remove dejection and disquietude; And now they find themselves removed from the religious life that they formerly enjoyed. "Hope thou in God" (Psalms 42:5b), etc. In so far as he rests through faith in God's promises, he raises himself, equipped with the spirit of an invincible valour, against the feelings of the flesh, and at the same time blames his weakness." 2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? open, so clear and manifest, as to be beheld by myself and others. why? 5. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. &c.] The same expostulation as in ( Psalms 42:5) ; and so is what follows, and why art thou disquieted within me? The psalmist corrects himself, as being too much depressed in spirit with his present circumstances, and expostulates with himself; adding. Why Art Thou Cast Down? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. 5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Hope in God, for I shall still praise him, the salvation of his countenance. BibliographyCalvin, John. why art thou cast down? When can I enter and see the face of God? can his righteousness justify me no more? The psalmist remembers his own experience. Those, also, that have overtaken you have been lighter than you feared. Some Hebrew manuscripts connect the first word of the following verse with the last word of Psalm 42:5, yielding the phrase "My ever-present help, my God" The meaning of the Hebrew of Psalm 42:11 is uncertain. For the help of his countenance - literally, “the salvations of his face,” or his presence. Externally his circumstances are oppressing. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". 5. , and in Psalms 43:5. Under Him, all things will work together for your good. 1874-1909. "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". The "my God" cannot be wanted in the following verse. "Commentary on Psalms 42:5". BibliographyGill, John. True hope, the psalmist’s hope, would say, “This loss is God’s work; I am God’s child; this is God’s discipline; through this He may be working out for me something far better than worldly prosperity. hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. The health of David's countenance was not in his countenance, but in his God, and this makes his faith silence his fears, and so peremptorily resolve upon it, that there is a time coming (how near so ever he now … Psalms 46:3, Jeremiah 4:19, Jeremiah 5:22. 1828. For I shall yet praise him — The time will come when I shall go again to his house, and praise him for his favour toward me. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". We can only be competent witnesses to our brethren of the grace of God when, in the first place, we have borne testimony to it to our own hearts. … Every trial comes with its alleviating circumstances, its mild preparatives, and abounding consolations. "Commentary on Psalms 42:5". The salvation goes forth from the friendly countenance of God, and upon the afflicted countenance of the Psalmist. But David here represents himself as if he formed two opposing parties. 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. A good man’s work lieth most within doors; he hath more ado with himself than with all the world besides; he prayeth oft, with that ancient, Libera me Domine a malo homine meipso, Deliver me, Lord, from that naughty man, myself. The countenance of God is turned toward His servants, to bless them (Psalms 31:16; Psalms 44:3). Psalm 42: Psalms 42 and 43 are two psalms that should probably be taken as one for several reasons (42:5, 11 and 43:5), provide a threefold refrain for the poem; the theme is the same. The salvation is attributed to the countenance of God, with reference to the Mosaic blessing, in which the bestowal of grace and peace goes forth from the countenance of the Lord, which is turned toward the blessed, compare Psalms 31:16, Psalms 44:3, Psalms 16:10, Psalms 17:15. Psalm 42 is a lament psalm written by men who formerly were able to freely worship God with the Lord’s people. For I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance] Heb. David chideth David out of his dumps. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? (From NIV Study Bible: “In many Hebrew manuscripts, Psalm 42 and 43 constitute one psalm… A prayer for deliverance from being ‘oppressed by the enemy’ (42:9; 43:2) and for restoration to the presence of God at his temple. Peter felt this same panic, when he tried to walk on the water to Jesus. 1. 7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. It can mean to bow in sense of to walk in a stooped posture, for example describing one who is dejected … The Biblical Illustrator. why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? Salvation is ascribed to 'the countenance of God,' as in the Mosaic blessing, "The Lord make His face shine upon thee ... the Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace" (Numbers 6:25-26). What follows, The helps of his countenance, may be differently expounded. Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him, This verse, as Henry noted, finds, "Faith silencing the complaint with the assurance of good times at last."[11]. We see the process in such expressions as Isaiah 16:11, “My bowels shall sound like a harp for Moab.”. 5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? It is the spirit mighty in God, which here meets the trembling soul, that in the book of Job appears personified as Job's wife. Psalm 51:10(NASB) Verse Thoughts The corrupted gene-pool from our first sinning parents has been passed down the generations of humankind for six-thousand long years, resulting in … It Is Well. ? Psalms 42:2, "the living God," with Psalms 42:8, "the God of my life;" Psalms 42:9 with Psalms 43:2). So, 11 psalms! shall I despond, shall I be cast down, who have found God faithful in all that is past? Why so disturbed within me? He had come to the place where he had lost his joy, lost his zeal, and faith was at an all time low. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Will Christ's suretyship be less blessed to me? Despair (shachach/sahah) means literally to be brought low and figuratively to be humbled, to have one's arrogance brought down (Is 2:9, 11, 17, 5:15), to be in despair (Ps 42:5, 6, 11, 43:5) In some contexts it means to bow down in the sense of doing obeisance before someone (Isa 60:14 Pr 14:19). What does this verse really mean? * 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 Thou wilt guide me with thy counsel and afterward thou wilt receive me to glory. This is a simplified translation of the original Hebrew word. The light of God's countenance illuminates the darkness of his countenance (Hengstenberg). This spirit is rebuked by your whole experience. He needed to continue to hope in God until then. Despair (shachach/sahah) means literally to be brought low and figuratively to be humbled, to have one's arrogance brought down (Is 2:9, 11, 17, 5:15), to be in despair (Ps 42:5, 6, 11, 43:5) In some contexts it means to bow down in the sense of doing obeisance before someone (Isa 60:14 Pr 14:19). The sons of Core were chiefly door-keepers: but they also played on musical instruments. Lean, then, as children upon His arm, and commit yourselves as children to His keeping. BibliographyClarke, Adam. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. "Commentary on Psalms 42:5". Use this reference information to gain deeper insight into the Bible and enrich your understanding. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". The title of this psalm is To the Chief Musician. I shall yet praise him - For my restoration from this captivity. . But this remembrance of the psalmist also takes in God’s dealings with His people. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/psalms-42.html. my God—It is He of whose existence and favor my foes would have me doubt. 1983-1999. Use the scale on the left to tell how often the verses below are googled compared to each other. Psalms 42:5. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/psalms-42.html. TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. The reading of the text, besides having the external proof on its side, is supported by the following reasons:—1. Sickness summons sympathy and patience for its ministers. 2. Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God” (Psalm 42:5; see also Psalm 42:11; 43:5; 104:1). "Commentary on Psalms 42:5". For the help of his countenance, Heb. HOW TO GET UP WHEN YOU’RE DOWN | PSALM 42:5-11 | #2428 PAGE 4 Copyright ©2019 Love Worth Finding Ministries, Inc. iii) David felt shame and defeat. 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