Jump to Previous. God does at times hide Himself (Isaiah 45:15; Matthew 27:46). "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". If we have no goodness in us we cannot understand goodness. I. How did this reproach affect David? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/psalms-42.html. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. Sibbes. BOOK 2 Thirsting for God in Trouble and Exile. (124) There is here a difference as to the reading, arising from the great similarity which there is between the two letters ב , beth, and כ , caph, the mark of similitude. 23:4), i.e., who is his life, and will not suffer him to come under the dominion of death. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/psalms-42.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/psalms-42.html. These psalms are sometimes categorized as “enthronement psalms” because of their focus on God’s eternal kingship. 1865-1868. The word rendered “sword” - רצח retsach - means properly killing, slaying, breaking in pieces, crushing. David might have said to them, Where are your eyes? Psalms 42:10. Slavish peoples crouch before a despotic deity. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". Psalm 10:1). Some have answered this question by denying the omnipotence of God. "Their reproaches and calumnies are as painful to my soul, as the stab of a sword would be to my heart." As the deer pants for the water brooks, So my soul pants for You, God. i.e. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/psalms-42.html. They did not deny that there was any God, but they upbraid him with his singularity, “Where is thy God?” And this is an ordinary reproach to be east at a good man in trouble. Because it tended to the reproach of God. Psalms 42:10 [As] with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where [is] thy God? - See the notes at Psalm 42:3. while they say daily unto me, where is thy God? Words affect strangely; they have a strange force with men, especially in such as are weak (Numbers 13:32). "Commentary on Psalms 42:10". 1870. What gave this reproach its sting was, it found an echo in the breast of the sufferer. View More Titles. Psalm 8 Commentary: In the New Testament. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. Given the character of the people, and you may know what their gods will be. 2. Christians deem the grand essentials of that character to be wisdom, power, goodness. in whom thou trustedst? "Commentary on Psalms 42:10". There are as many impressions of God as there are persons, and no uniformity will be attained by any attempts at definitions, for all these will be modified by our own individuality. They seek to shake his faith. For of all the bitter evils which befall us, there is nothing which can inflict upon us a severer wound than to see the wicked tear in pieces the majesty of God, and endeavor to destroy and overturn our faith. But David is telling us that only those who choose the first option – trusting the Lord – will be blessed – or enviable. The Positivist triumphantly asks, Where is your God? — What is become of thy God. The more we know of the world, the more we discover the working, constant and uninterfered with, of law—of law which brings happiness to those who act in accordance with it and disaster to those who transgress it. Paul (Acts 13:10). And we may learn here how to enlarge the commandments. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. Retail: $29.99. "Commentary on Psalms 42:10". And they say out their reproach to his face. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. That which hath no grief when there is cause of grief is to be accounted but as dead flesh. But if one trouble follow hard after another, if all seem to combine for our ruin, let us remember they are all appointed and overruled by the Lord. For, Psalms 42:3, "continually," there, is here substituted "daily." Psalms 42:10 [As] with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me The reproaches of his enemies were grievous and cutting to him, as if a sword pierced through the marrow in his bones, which, being very sensitive, gives exquisite pain. As with a sword in my bones— The reproaches which my adversaries cast upon me are as a sword in my bones. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-42.html. Malice is so, and will always be so. This reproach was for the damping of the spirits of all good men. II. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/psalms-42.html. Psalm 42:10 in all English translations. It should be. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. Believing in a god or in gods, they also believed that the Divine powers were limited, that there were powers as great or greater than those of the gods; in other words, they recognised either gods which were equal and opposite, or one stern power to which even the gods themselves must ultimately submit. Instead of בּאמר we have here the easier form of expression בּאמרם; and in the refrain פּני ואלהי, which is also to be restored in Psalm 42:6. with crushing in my bones do mine adversaries reproach me, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. And would to God that all who boast themselves of being his children would learn to bear their private wrongs more patiently, and to manifest the same vehement zeal for which David is here distinguished, when their faith is assailed to the dishonor of God, and when the word also which gives them life is included in the same reproach! This verse is somewhat involved in point of expression; but as to the meaning of it there is no obscurity. Why do You stand afar off, O LORD? While they say daily unto me, Where is thy God? Where is thy God? BibliographyBenson, Joseph. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? The word ברצה , beretsach, signifies killing; and, therefore, I have retained this idea in the translation of it. III. a murdering weapon, which, when thrust into the bones, causeth most exquisite pain; so deeply was good David affected with the dishonour done to God by his blasphemous enemies; it went to the very heart of him, as a dagger. If reproaches kill … BibliographyWesley, John. Now, whether this creed be held by the Mussulman or the Calvinist, it lands us in terrible difficulties. But God was not gone from David. His suffering seemed to be the expression of God's displeasure at his sins. The "bones" express the inmost part. I see nothing but law, and now you, a Christian, say that you see nothing but law. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/sbc/psalms-42.html. Psalm 42 – Honest Prayer from a Discouraged Saint This psalm is titled To the Chief Musician. Reproaches are to David's soul what the sword or slaughter is to the body (Luke 2:35). (2) There is a blessed mitigation of our sorrows which he who knows no God but law cannot share. NIV Foundation Study Bible, hardcover. We may even suppose this violence especially directed at this particular sufferer, who could not refrain from lingering and looking back, and so irritating his convoy, who would naturally be in a hurry to push forwards. Why do You stand afar off, O LORD? God was never nearer Christ in all His life than then, and yet He thus cries out. It was a base thought to think that God would do no good to them that serve Him. The doctrine taught by Paul, (Galatians 4:24,) concerning the persecution of Ishmael, is well known. One popular theory about their origins is that they were recited in the Jerusalem temple during a New Year festival that … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 95:1-7a" 1685. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-42.html. See Psalms 55:21; Psa_59:7. 1765. BibliographyTrapp, John. and, What has such knowledge to do with personal character? As with a sword in my bones — Or, in my body, the bones being often put for the body, whereof they are a very considerable part. We must long to be better men would we know how good God is. (n) , Symmachus in Drusius; "ut occisio", Pagninus, Amama; so Aben Ezra interprets it. The strain is as old as the world, and David felt its force, and in this poem expresses it. As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God? Mine enemies reproach me - That is, as one forsaken of God, and as suffering justly under his displeasure. There are deeds done in the world which all men see are evil, and are we to teach that God is the Author of evil? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? 1599-1645. Their tongues were tipped from hell, and they did but utter that which was in their hearts. Adversaries Agony Body Bones Continually Cruel Crushing Daily Deadly Enemies Foes Haters Mortal Reproach Reproached Revile Shattering Suffer Sword Taunt … 1871-8. For God was not only in heaven, but in his soul. Psalm 40 Commentary Blessed. 8 Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life. As with a sword in my bones — Or, in my body, the bones being often put for the body, whereof they are a very considerable part. You are no better off with your God than I am without Him. Adversaries Agony Body Bones Continually Cruel Crushing Daily Deadly Enemies Foes Haters Mortal Reproach Reproached Revile Shattering Suffer Sword Taunt Words Wound. Psalm 44:5, Amos; 3f. David, therefore, with much propriety, compares to a slaughtering sword, which penetrates even within the bones and marrow, the derision of his enemies, by which he saw his own faith and the word of God trampled under foot. 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