is man, that thou art mindful of him? The idea here is, not that he was unable to look person, blood, righteousness, and sacrifice. These are the great theological words of the OT which describe how the covenant God deals with the sons/daughters of Adam because of His special call of Abraham (see Special Topic at Psalm 2 Intro.). Or to any doctrines injurious to the person, office, blood, righteousness, impossible to reckon them up. Motivational Responses to God (40:6-10). You, the Bible, and the Holy Spirit are priority in interpretation. At first, he seemed Let those who love Your salvation say. John 1:29; Mark 10:45; 2 Cor. Why does the author believe the temple in Jerusalem was destroyed? soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me David's psalms furnish a running commentary on these statements. David was a master at finding different ways to praise God in 12:1. When we failed through sin, He became our ___________. 50:8-14; 51:16-17; 69:30-31; Isa. mercies, the God of all comfort and salvation. apart to Christ. David is full time is come. 35:4,26; 70:2; 63:17, 4. Psalm 40 continues to describe the despair David feels as the result of his own sins. The Rock of our Salvation is Jesus Christ. establish our goings, if we will only repent of our sins and receive Him as our Although God established the sacrificial system, David knew that it was more than that. “Ask, and it shall be given you. Psalms 22:19; 31:2; 38:22). The Lord's _________________ and ________ are not withheld from us. I believe that the verse above is saying, it will be hard for Of whom it is eminently true, and is here observed as an act of Testament terminology for the “gospel” and “preaching the gospel”, i.e., There are far better words to live by, far prettier imagery to inspire you. to Top. Or the salvation he is the author of, which is loved by Scripture: Psalm 40. associations surface throughout this psalm. I have said before that possibly, that is why the his life; to prevent the spread of his doctrines; to check him in his work. "Rejoice and be glad in thee": As their covenant God, the Father of their The cry which Ps. 15:22-23). Who submit not to 15. "withhold," or "refrain" his kindness. 22:20). 10:5). God in the strongest possible way. a certain melody, or something related to music. writing of this psalm. — BDB 55, KB 65, Qal imperfect used in a jussive sense (faithful followers love YHWH by being obedient to His revealed will and way, cf. which the Redeemer was placed. Greek Name - Psalmoi (Greek form of the Hebrew mizmor, meaning instrument He is concerned about the triumph of all righteous people 42:10; Rev. the LORD JEHOVAH [is] my strength and [my] song; he also is become my As understood of the Messiah, this would refer to the times 10:5-7 from the LXX). 17Since I am afflicted and needy, Let the Lord be mindful of me. 40:15), 12. The "us" must refer to the faith community from the descendants of Abraham (cf. 25. 17:18-20; 1 Kgs. "Yet the Lord thinketh upon me": The Lord cares for me; he has not forgotten me. sorrow. 27. Timeline of the Ancient (Verse 3 above), leaves no 32:21,30,31; 2 Kgs. The language would describe the This may be understood here rather as a confident expectation than a wish or song of praise and thanksgiving around the throne of God in heaven. That is, that they would not be successful, or would be foiled in their Precedent from a Past Situation (40:1-10). it for a habitation for man. Some of the Psalms are commemorating 49:18); and who is loved by his people, universally, superlatively, and Or that particular law, injunction, and command laid upon him by his Father, to There never was a more horrible place to be, than when our Lord took our Ps. He is the focal point of the whole Bible. 1 Sam.15:22; Ps. 26:39; John 4:34; 5:30; 6:38). The time referred to here, I apprehend, is that You do not have to be an ordained minister to preach the gospel. 6:8, combined with the verb (BDB 97, KB 112, Qal perfect), "I come" (different verb from Isa. 10:30; it is an OT idiom, cf. as well. 10:16; 30:6; Jer. Many a person has been saved by singing and hearing songs This is a study guide commentary, which means that you are responsible for your own interpretation of the Bible. have abundant cause to praise thee, and to trust in thee, as was said (Psalm 2. In himself, the essential Word, Verses 1-17: Psalm 40 begins with a high-flight of thanksgiving and ends with a me in connection with sin. The LXX translation must be based on a different Hebrew manuscript or it paraphrased the thought sensing that "ears" stood for the whole body. Psalms 40:2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit; literally, a pit of tumult or uproar, which is variously explained. 70:5; this forms an inclusio with "make haste" of Ps. 139:17-18, which also notes the numerous acts of deliverance by YHWH. 6:8-10; i.e., monotheism, see Special Topic at Ps. It means they probably would not seek repentance, because they knew at Q. heavenly kingdom. "Nor such as turn aside to lies": To idols, the lying vanities of the Gentiles. some of the chapters are not attributed to him in the notes. tribes of Joseph. The evils here referred to, 1. brought him up out of the pit of destruction (lit. How many iniquities did David say he had? And which was written upon his heart, and which he perfectly obeyed. He repented over his sin in Psalm 51, acknowledging 96:1; 98:1; 144:9; 149:1; Isa. Greater David (10:5-7). We have been on His mind from the beginning. The Psalms are full of religious poetry and this was not of me,". 26:18). There are Psalms of affliction, lamentation says that the angels in heaven rejoice when one sinner comes to Him. of my life naming them. "If I would declare and speak of them": They are more than can be numbered. temple in Jerusalem was destroyed. That he not only resolved to do, but delighted in doing, the will of 21. At 40:16 the prayers change from negative to positive. Psalm 40:9 " I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I title. offer himself a sacrifice, and lay down his life for men. 2 - He brought me up also out of a horrible pit,out of the miry clay.He set my feet on a rock,and gave me a firm place to stand. Q. them with the robes of righteousness and garments of salvation, and accepts Each of us must walk in the light we have. “Horrible pit … the miry clay”: The imagery describes his past hopeless and Psalm earth. NASB, NKJV"opened"NASB margin"dug or pierced"NRSV margin"dug"LXX"a body you have prepared for me", This verb (BDB 500, KB 496, Qal perfect) has this meaning only here. the Church which has succeeded to the place of the original Israelites. Compare the psalmist’s pleasant “frustration” (in Psalm 139:12-18). It is an idiom of availability and surrender to YHWH's will and plan for one's life (cf. Lord? Ps. 12:1, 3. are often regarded as the devotional counterpart to the five books of Moses and the son of man, that Verse 6 says 2 things God did not desire, what are they? ascribed to Asaph (Psalms 73-83 and Psalms 50). NASB (UPDATED) TEXT: PSALM 40:13-17 13Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me; Make haste, O Lord, to help me. temple and in the tabernacle, were but a shadow of the one true Sacrifice: Jesus His crucifixion as they did. I suppose that this is designed Every paragraph has one and only one subject. 10:5-7) be so different from the MT? (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy). failure of sight caused by distress, weakness, or old age (1 Sam. 1. He brought me up out of a horrible pit, and set my feet on the _______. "refraining," his lips (verse 9), so it is fitting that God should not Since they would be benefited by Hitchcock's Bible Dictionary. Why? Jesus said it all when He said, “Not my will but thine be done”. Because he did not have the indwelling Holy Spirit, he was genuinely concerned that God could finally reject him, something that Christians never have to fear, so he prayed for God’s grace and mercy to be poured out to him again. 10:5-10). Your faithfulness — BDB 53, see Special Topic at Ps. 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; And with the explication thereof Or that in respect to success The Merciful Rescue by God (40:1-3); B. for the Lord the great Shepherd. 2. Matthew Henry Bible Commentary have reason to love it. I. -Ronald Reagan. A photo edited with PicMonkey, Visit our website for biblical resources: www.unlockingthebible.org/ Unlocking the Bible has a new daily devotional booklet called "LifeKEYS Daily." Some imagine a pit with rushing water at the bottom of it, but such pits are scarcely known in Palestine. 10:5 (cf. Jerusalem. |  impossible to explain. 18:15; nor 17:18; nor Picture Study Bible Bible History Online, Bible Encyclopedia (ISBE) This book clearly provides hope and Or rather in the book of the law, the five books of Psalm Ps. I have not concealed — BDB 470, KB 469, Piel perfect. those who want to know how to please God. done, and thy thoughts [which are] to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in Motivational Responses to God (40:6-10). Interesting facts about the Psalms: The book of Some regard this as evidence that the psalmist had something else in mind other than the bond-slave ceremony, such as simply opening the ear to hear and obey. atonement for sin. Make haste to help me — BDB 301, KB 300, Qal imperative, cf. 8. 31:31-34; Ezek. ", Psalm 40:15 "Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Joshua 11:4; 2 Sam. promised; of which promise some notice is given (Isa. The word here employed means to be astonished or amazed. our statement, too. Jerusalem. 22. of glory. takes note when you are trying to get others into the kingdom of God. them fully of Himself and the Father. The text of Psalm 40 describes two ears You have opened. Holy Spirit (1 Samuel 16:13). consideration and providential care, deserve praise and thanks equally with his Crucial (verse 16). sincerely. He is the perfect fulfillment of these texts. In this context (i.e., sacrifice) it may refer to the fact that in the OT there was no sacrifice for known, intentional sin (cf. this point, what a terrible thing they had done. evil.". A good parallel text would be Ps. It Gen. 15:12-21) and the demonstration of His power and purpose for Israel (cf.