More and more the greatness; goodness and reliability of God is contrasted with the insignificance, inconsistency and limitations of man. 22 Make haste to help me,O Lord my salvation. In that sense they are “before” the Lord. David reports a lack of soundness in his flesh and no rest in his bones. I am using it as an introduction to our prayer meeting. So, stinking and rotting wounds? I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue; I will keep a check upon my mouth, while the wicked is before me. Now, we can point out that God has not literally tak… 1 Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger. And I think what David is experiencing here is this. (12-22) 1-11 Nothing will disquiet the heart of a good man so much as the sense of God's anger. Confession brings. 38 O L ord, m rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath! And God’s righteous anger toward David’s sins has some very unpleasant results. 2 For thine arrows stick fast in me,and thy hand presseth me sore. You can check these in your browser security settings. Psalms 38. For my iniquities have gone over my head; Like a heavy burden they are too heavy for me. Neither did God literally take his physical hand and press it down on David. 3 There is no soundness in my flesh. 32:5). Psalm 38 Neues Leben. When we sin and confess it to the Lord, we might think that that will fix everything. These Psalm like any other Psalm is written by King David, the ruler of Israel, the man after God's heart and the greatest King that ever graced the earth. And so, David is left in this really awful position of not being able to defend himself. Your email address will not be published. Learn how your comment data is processed. And yet, that’s exactly how David felt – as if God was shooting arrows right into his body. A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. So, David has been describing his physical difficulties that he connects to his sin. Why does David need God to take note of and remember him? David says he is ready to halt – that is, he’s ready to stumble and fall. They communicate truth – but the truth is indirect – it’s represented by the pictures that he paints. But my enemies are vigorous, and they are strong; 8 I am feeble and sore broken:I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart. Even his family isn’t going to get close to him. This psalm came out of David’s anguish over his sin. You might say, “I hate this” or “God, please help” or “God, please stop” or whatever else. There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your anger, Nor any health in my bones because of my sin, Like a heavy burden they are too heavy for me. So, it’s an unscriptural stretch to think that every sickness or disease or trial is a direct result of someone’s sin. So, here are a few thoughts to help explain why we tend to be so puzzled over how the psalmists tend to be highly imaginative in the way they describe their situation – especially in lament psalms. He has promised to never leave or forsake us. KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. 12. So, basically he says in those two verses, “Verse 13 – I didn’t hear. or discipline me in your wrath. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. 14 Thus I was as a man that heareth not,and in whose mouth are no reproofs. “To be sorry for sin is no atonement for it, but it is the right spirit in which to [turn] to Jesus, who is the reconciliation and the Saviour.” (Spurgeon). The Psalms: 38: The Prayer of a Suffering Penitent: A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. 2 For your n arrows have sunk into me, and your hand o has come down on me. Now, we can point out that God has not literally taken a bow and arrow and shot them into David. Conviction of Sexual Sin Psalm 38:5-7; 10, 17-18 Elder Clarence Weaver Introduction David begins this psalm by requesting God to not discipline him in anger or wrath. So what part of scripture are we obedient to, to be IN covenant with The Most High? So, we have here the picture here of David’s heart beating quickly. Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. He was going to own it and confess it and sorrow over it. Psalm 98 - Longman, Tremper. But he’s not claiming that God’s actions are unjustified. And that’s why we just saw him vowing to confess and sorrow over his sin. My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off. It is a wonderful example of the way that God carries out His plans and purposes in each of our lives. Salvation is a name for God in this psalm. 4 For mine iniquities are gone over mine head:as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. God's displeasure at sin. ( A) 2 Your arrows. My friends and my companions stand away from my sore; and my kinsfolk stand afar off. Psalms 38:4. For your arrows penetrate me, and your hand presses upon me. Those who seek my hurt speak of destruction, My loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague, Those also who seek my life lay snares for me. And for that reason – even though David can’t see the end to this trial – he is going to hope in the Lord. David's sins and his afflictions are the cause of his grief and the matter of his complaints. I didn’t speak.”. But a sense of guilt is too heavy to bear; and would sink men into despair and ruin, unless removed by the pardoning mercy of God. Die Bezeichnung wird vor allem verwendet für die 150 Gedichte, Lieder und Gebete des Buches der Psalmen der hebräischen Bibel bzw. A. This Psalm can be … They are my adversaries: The Hebrew word translated adversaries is the root for the title Satan. Salvation. 2 For your arrows have sunk into me, and your hand has come down on me. My enemies are vigorous, and they are strong: David appealed to God for help in light of the energy and strength of his enemies, and because they were against him for no good reason (I follow what is good). 2 For your arrows have sunk into me, and your hand has come down on me. ; For your arrows penetrate me, and your hand presses upon me. 1 A song of David, to make remembrance. 15–22. Was it ultimately the enemies? And what we discover throughout this psalm is that these things were already happening. And I can kind of struggle with this. 2000. But our feeling and thoughts when under stress, or worried can lead us to think God is not near. Do not forsake me, O LORD: The psalm closes without eloquence, only with a heartfelt cry. Chapter 38. Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation: David pressed his need before God with urgency and looked to the LORD as his only salvation. 6 I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly;I go mourning all the day long. 12 They also that seek after my life lay snares for me:and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long. 2 For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore. Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. And so, we start thinking that sickness can NEVER be a result of personal sin. I believe the feeling of God not been present is God’s way of drawing us nearer to him and to get us to open up and speak out how we feel more as we bow before him. full of inflammation…no soundness in my fles, I groan because of the turmoil of my heart. In Latin, it is known as "Domine, ne in furore tuo arguas me". “Relatives and friends alike all get away from me as far as they can, for they cannot bear to be in such sorrowful company.” Psalms 38:12-13. a. This alleged disease was `total muscle fatigue' and `rotten bones'(Psalms 38:3), `stinking wounds' (Psalms 38:5) `arthritic pain that bent him over' (Psalms 38:6) `burning pains in the kidneys,' (Note: In the Hebrew perspective, the loins always meant, `the seat of the emotions'; and this statement is obviously figurative. Throughout this psalm we will see that David has committed sin (what sin we do not know) and is dealing with the pain of sin. 38. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Der Psalm beginnt – nach einer Zuschreibung zu David und der Einordnung zum Gedenkopfer (Vers 1) – damit, dass der Psalmbeter seine schwere Krankheit schildert (Vers 2–9). Now, it’s one thing for friends and family to forsake you. – The Sick Sinner’s Only Hope. Diejenigen, die ihm nahe stehen, schrecken vor seiner Krankheit zur… 3 Denn deine Pfeile stecken in mir, und deine Hand drückt mich. 4 Es ist nichts Gesundes an meinem Leibe wegen deines Drohens und ist nichts Heiles an meinen Gebeinen wegen meiner Sünde. To bring to remembrance. PSALMS 39 Other translations - previous - next - meaning - Psalms - BM Home - Full Page PSALM 39 "To him that presides over the music, to Jeduthun, a Psalm of David.. 1 A song of David, to make remembrance. The Psalm opens with a prayer, Ps 38:1; continues in a long complaint, Ps 38:2-8; pauses to dart an eye to heaven, Ps 38:9; proceeds with a second tale of sorrow, Ps 38:10-14; interjects another word of hopeful address to God… Commentary for Psalms 38 . But immediately it seems that David slips back into thinking about his problems once more in both verses 16 and 17. But then we have statements that balance that view out – like the fact that some in the church at Corinth were SICK because of their sin of divisiveness. Die Bibel 1 Ein Psalm Davids, der den Herrn an uns erinnern soll. But even these are leaving David. So, may the Lord not forsake a single one of us. Mine iniquities are gone over my head. Those who loves you – your friends – your kinsmen – these are the people who – if anyone is going to stick with you – it’s them. O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath! c. Hear me, lest they rejoice over me: David appealed to God not only because he was miserable, but also because he did not want his adversaries to rejoice over him. (Heb. But a sense of guilt is too heavy to bear; and would sink men into despair and ruin, unless removed by the pardoning mercy of God. And yet, we’ve already seen David speaking in highly poetic terms – God’s arrows are stuck in him. Your email address will not be published. In other words, David is writing this psalm with a view to getting God’s attention – having him remember David in that way. God keeps people safe in this world too. And no doubt there was some disease that David is experiencing as a result of God’s chastening. Psalm 38 Do Not Forsake Me, O Lord. Verse 2. Because every time he does, he’s reminded of the one who is chastening him over personally offending this loving God – who loves his people too much to let us continue in our sin. “They Satanically hate me, as if they were transformed into so many breathing devils.” (Trapp). But when it comes down to it, of these first ten verses of this psalm, David’s attention is mainly on his own suffering as a result of his sin. because of my sin. Read Psalm 38:8 commentary using The Treasury of David. 3 There is no soundness in my flesh. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. A Psalm of David. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. It is likely that the absence of that sense was David’s greatest trial in this dark season. Show content in: Both English Hebrew. Because of my sin. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. So, David did pray to the Lord about his problems. It’s overwhelming for him. So, these folks are planning to kill David. 12. Verse 2. Daneben existieren weitere Texte in der biblischen wie in der außerbiblischen … In the Greek Septuagint version of the Bible, and in the Latin Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 37 in a slightly different numbering system. 7 For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease:and there is no soundness in my flesh. Is it God’s mercy? For I will declare mine iniquity. You can also change some of your preferences. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. David is saying that God – in his eyes – has become his enemy. A petition. YHWH's character of forgiveness and mercy 38:19. Psalm 38[ a] A psalm of David. 3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of your indignation; there is no health in my bones because of my sin. 2 HERR, strafe mich nicht in deinem Zorn und züchtige mich nicht in deinem Grimm! Hyperbole is not lying. 1 O LORD do not rebuke me in Your wrath, nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure! But now in verse 6 he will speak of his emotional difficulties. Our sin can cause irreversible damage sometimes. We’re not thinking of expressing our difficulties and struggles with such vivid pictures. But even if you continue to prefer speaking of your trials in terms of “I don’t like this” and “God, please stop” – at least we are – I trust – coming to terms with how and why David is expressing himself the way he does in this psalms. And yet, it sometimes just doesn’t. It may be that David saw a direct link between a sin that he had committed and this trial, or he may be simply relating his suffering to the curse on the human race that stems from Adam’s sin. What is salvation? : 38:2-9) David begins, as in Psalm 6:1-10, with the prayer that his punitive affliction may be changed into disciplinary. Hyperbole is stating emotional truth. Apparently he had some illness, which he relates to God’s hand of discipline (39:11). So, David has so far been very focused on his own physical and emotional state. For I will declare my iniquity; ψαλμός psalmós Saitenspiel, Lied) ist im Judentum und Christentum ein poetischer religiöser Text, oft mit liturgischer Funktion. A Psalm of David, l for the memorial offering. Commentary for Psalms 38 . Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. This may mean to remind God of His mercy, as its preface here and in Psalm 70 both introduce pleas for God to make haste in providing deliverance (cf. “Psalm 87: A Song Rarely Sung,” Bibliotheca Sacra 153 (April-June 1996) 131-140. I hate to over-emphasize the metaphorical nature of the psalms. I want to be careful not to interpret something as figurative and poetic when perhaps it was meant to be understood as literal. 3 Your indignation has left no part of me unscathed, my sin has left no health in my bones. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: And so, David seems to take some comfort in the knowledge that God knows all about his suffering. This psalm is titled A Psalm of David. Thank you for this explanation of psalm 38. Amen, a great explanation an yes I can relate to David feeling that God is not present. PSALM 38:7. Study the bible online using commentary on Psalm 38:8 and more! 13 But I, as a deaf man, heard not;and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth. Leupold suggests that Psalms 38 may have been written after Psalms 51 and 32 , following the events surrounding David's sin with Bathsheba. 3. a sense of restoration of fellowship. 18 For I will declare mine iniquity;I will be sorry for my sin. Today we would be going through the book of Psalm 39, the meaning verse by verse. Was it his physical and emotional pains? BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD: The Holy Bible: King James Version. des Alten Testaments (auch Psalter genannt). Verse 1 begins with aleph, verse 2 with beth, and so on. Psalm 38:18, ESV: "I confess my iniquity; I am sorry for my sin." He does this while they are doing what he wants them to do. 4 For my iniquities have gone over my head; like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me. Like any passage from any scripture, there are many ways to interpret this. There is no soundness in my flesh because of your indignation, nor peace in my bones because of my sin. O Lord, my salvation! It’s too heavy for him to lift or move or bear. Job 38 Commentary: Verses 1-17 / Job 38 Commentary: Verses 18-33 / Job 38 Commentary: Verses 34-41 Job 39 Commentary: Verses 1-12 / Job 39 Summary: Verses 13-30 Job 40 Commentary: Verses 1-14 / Job 40 Behemoth Psalm 38:2 : Corripe sane per legem, castiga per crucem, millies promerui, negare non possum, sed castiga, quaeso, me ex amore ut pater, non ex furore et fervore ut judex; ne punias justitiae rigore, sed misericordiae dulcore (cf. What approach to making money will increase it according to Proverbs 13 11? Prayer in Time of Chastening. He’s helpless to defend himself. What is the alternative to “wealth gotten by vanity” in Proverbs 13 11? Required fields are marked *. And so that leads to one more thing we ought to consider. In many other psalms David declared his innocence, especially in comparison to his enemies – but not in this psalm. To bring to remembrance. And the question here is – Who or what is to be brought to remembrance? Reader, be on thy guard; a life of righteousness may be lost by giving way to a moment’s temptation, and a fair character sullied for ever!” (Clarke). Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. The pain of the consequence of his sin is described as arrows piercing him. # Ps. Psalms 38:4 For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me. More than anything, David wanted the sense of God’s presence (be not far from me). 3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your anger, nor any health in David was suffering all of these things – as he admits – because of his sin. The word translated “sore” is far more often translated as “plague” in the KJV. The way to keep the heart quiet, is to keep ourselves in the love of God. But neither would I discourage a little emotional maturing on the part of all of us by means of really vividly describing our suffering in concrete word pictures. My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me. That’s where we start in verse 1. Psalm 38 is the 38th psalm of the Book of Psalms and titled "A psalm of David to bring to remembrance." Increasingly the bounteousness, generosity and grace of a perfect God is identified as distinctly different from the selfish disinterest that is the hallmark of the children of mankind. First, let’s look at ourselves. Psalm 38 is the 38th psalm of the Book of Psalms and titled "A psalm of David to bring to remembrance." Thank you for your view of Psalm 38 it helped me so very much. Tehillim - Psalms - Chapter 38 « Previous Chapter 37. He’s going to confidently expect the Lord’s help. For example, God was not really shooting arrows at David. 3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger;neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin. Even David’s remembrance of praying for deliverance from these troubling realities brings back to his mind those very same troubling realities. And yet, he doesn’t stay there very long because in verse 10 he returns to his physical struggles. And so, even though David has now confessed his sin and sought to do good – well, his enemies are still there and they’re not just going to magically disappear. Yes – that’s how David is feeling about the whole situation. In it, David is rehearsing the fact that his sin has caused God to attack him. The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. But our enemies do us real mischief only when they drive us from God and our duty. 3. an idiom for the condition of the heart, soul, mind (here because of known sin) "I am bent over and greatly bowed down" There are two parallel verbs. Add to that – his friends are leaving him and his enemies are increasing in number and in power. So, let’s not be ashamed to pray that promise back to him. Psalm 37 - Of David. Psalm 38 Psa 38:1 Historical Background: One of the penitential psalms (Psa 6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, and 143). But David’s problems are going a step farther. In the English King James Version of the Bible, it begins: "O lord, rebuke me not in thy wrath". Psalm 38:18, KJV: "For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin." 11. And so, my question at this point is – is David really saying that he has literal wounds that are literally stinking and rotting? For I am ready to fall, Confession recognizes. So, it’s as if David pictures himself in a sea of his sin. 3 Denn deine Pfeile haben mich getroffen und deine Hand liegt schwer auf mir. It could mean. Because it is an alphabet psalm there are a lot of different There are certain Psalms that resonate with the spirit of a saved man, and Psalm 32 is one such sacred song. 15 For in thee, O LORD, do I hope:thou wilt hear, O Lord my God. Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. An answer to his prayer must be a refutation of the taunts of his enemies. These psalms prob ref to David's sins with Bathsheba and Uriah, and the aftermath. And meanwhile – as all of the enemies gang up on David, as all of his loved ones abandon him, as all of his physical and emotional difficulties crowd around him – he acknowledges his own personal helplessness before all of it in verses 13 and 14. To get what Psalm 38:7 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. Psalms 38. It is difficult to assign this psalm to any particular period of David’s life. 11. But the one involves the other. 3 There is p no soundness in my flesh. Today we would be going through the book of Psalm 39, the meaning verse by verse. 38 O L ord, m rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath! Psalm 87 - Allen, Ronald B. 2 For Your arrows pierce me deeply, And Your hand presses me down. The psalm ends without a change in circumstances but with continued faith in God. ... Psalm 31:19(ESV) Verse Thoughts. It’s as if he’s in a court of law as the defense – but he can’t hear any of the arguments and he can’t speak in his own defense. The way to keep the heart quiet, is to keep ourselves in the love of God. Just a reminder to the piece of “not being forsaken”. b. O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath! And if he were to try to lift his sin and put it somewhere else – so to speak – that would be an impossible task. What does this verse really mean? But David’s problems aren’t limited to his physical and emotional state. In other words, David’s manifold physical ailments are keeping his friends away. 38:18 This is the theological key to this Psalm (cf. “It will not leave even a root or branch. All you have to rely on is the Lord ending his silence and coming to your aid. 16 For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me:when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me. Well, what makes David think that God is actually doing this to him? Psalm 38:4 Translation & Meaning. And I think I’m not alone. And don’t we know what that’s like – to have our emotions affect our physical appearance? A question for us all. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. The New Covenant was inaugurated with Jesus’ death and anyone who has died and risen with him now has the benefit of his sins and lawless deeds never being remembered against him again by the Lord. Leupold suggests that Psalms 38 may have been written after Psalms 51 and 32 , following the events surrounding David's sin with Bathsheba. It’s a poetic device called hyperbole. In verse 4 he actually recognizes that it’s not the punishment of his sin that’s the most overwhelming reality – actually, his sin itself is. I’m not saying that we need to express ourselves in the exact same ways as David does. So, with his physical and emotional condition laid out before himself and the Lord, David turns his thoughts toward God with an appeal to him in verse 9. As we study these psalm 37 meaning from verse to verse, the Lord will open your eyes to the many hidden treasures in His word today in Jesus Christ Name. 1 A Psalm of David, for the memorial offering. A Psalm of David. But that’s not the only thing that’s leaving him. We hear Jesus in the Gospels tell his disciples that neither this man nor his parents sinned to lead him to be a paralytic. 1 O Lord, do not # Ps. The more simple meaning, however, is, that the light of life was taken away from him, because in it the energy of the soul principally shows itself. God has a hand that is pressing down on him. This was beautifully written thank you for sharing this explanation, god bless, I keep hearing in my head to read this psalm and how you interpreted it makes a lot a sense for my life. ( B) And who else in this life do you have that will tend to stick with you beside these people that David mentions? 11 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore;and my kinsmen stand afar off. Don’t worry of overstating things. 4 For my iniquities have gone over my head; like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me. The pronoun is emphatically expressed. 1. bent over — BDB 730, KB 796, Niphal perfect which can be viewed as. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. Psalm 38:18, NASB: "For I confess my iniquity; I am full of anxiety because of my sin." (1-11) The psalmist's sufferings and prayers. because of your indignation; there is no health in my q bones. Then … A Psalm of David, l for the memorial offering. b. These psalms prob ref to David's sins with Bathsheba and Uriah, and the aftermath. because of my sin. What happens when you gather wealth by labor according to Proverbs 13 11? And yet, that would mean we’d need to ignore the next two verses where David returns to lamenting his enemies who are multiplying. And even though David’s mind sucked him right back to his problems in this life – David once again has his eyes on his relationship with the Lord in verse 18. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. 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