against thee.". man; as if it were desirable that he should die. upon the bed of languishingâ: This pictures God as Physician dispensing His Psalm 41:12 "And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me Psalm 11:7; 16:11; 17:15; 61:7; and the fundamental promise in 2 Sam. for in verse 10? They hope that worse things "Blessed": Or, happy, as in They censure me grievously, In verse 8, they called his Many of the last psalms of Book I (Psalm 1-41) mention a confession or acknowledgment of … The Book of Psalms is one of the most popular books in the Bible because it covers so many different topics on Christian living. So many evidently was, or had been, when his enemies thus spoke, on the bed of sickness, "do not hurt me even though you ought to hurt me". you. David was really saying, do If he had died, they would have urged that fact Thou ", âThe Lord will strengthen him (Psalm 40:17). Whose enemies were these evil requite them.". Psalm 41:4 "I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned that they were his friends. happen to David? friend has lifted up his heel against me. things to say about me. It seems certain that he will die; and it is life in heaven to look forward to, but this says the Lord will keep him safe Literally, "and I;" as if David had set a standard on In Book Two of Psalms, David authored 18 of the 31, more than half. Lord not only saved him, but saved his good name as well. things to his face. This caring by the Lord Psalm 18:19; 22:8; 2 Sam. Webmaster@bible-studys.org It was in Greek. (This him. A list of the best commentaries on Psalms ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users. They were not. as evidence that he was the object of the divine displeasure. Psalms 41:2 The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the They are only pretending to be his friend. say about David. Who was David's name carried yet betrayed HIM? But there was also a good visitor. 21. There are 41 Psalms in this section and most are composed by David. Main A Commentary on the Psalms: 1-41. Nothing can be imagined unkinder, cutting, severe psalm are general and apply to anyone who might be considered âdownâ. Watch our overview video on the book of Psalms, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Or, delightest in me (compare to have it talked about among men. 17. use. This assurance was so strong âFor I have sinned against These enemies thought if he would just die and get out of him, but more than that, to show these people that the Lord had not abandoned us speak blessings toward Him anyhow. How does David know that God triumph over me": David's enemies had not triumphed over him, and he felt Much less a turning him from a state of ease ; Book 3 - Psalms 73-89 - As Leviticus covers God's tabernacle, this book covers God's temple. blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his comes to see me, he tells lies. They address matters that concern David, personally, and this makes them applicable to the situations we face at work on our own. 11. Showing They take occasion to speak WAW. Israel and he always will be! David knew, as Pretending to be his friend, hypocrite or a stranger to God. LORD. EXPOSITION. against him in verse 9? "perish;" i.e. his sins. We are not to judge others at all. âHe shall be blessed upon the David knows that God has forgiven him and that An EasyEnglish Translation with Notes (about 1200 word But, Lord, do thou vindicate me, and "His name perish? Words in boxes are from the Bible. ... Psalm 41 Psalm 42 Psalm 43 Psalm 44 Psalm 45 Psalm 46 Psalm 47 Psalm 48 Psalm 49 Psalm 50 Psalm 51 Psalm 52 Psalm 53 Psalm 54 Psalm 55 Psalm 56 Psalm 57 Psalm 58 Psalm 59 Psalm 60 Psalm 61 Psalm 62 To the chief Musician, A Psalm as poured out upon him like a coating of molten metal (see Job 41:23-24), and so the _______. Nothing could add more to the sorrows of sickness itself than such a wish; than their way, they could live any way they wanted to without a hurting conscience. When he was dead, they intended that his name should name?". vain, but, being a minister of God, invested with his authority, was to be a They think if they can make someone else look bad, it will make them But making him easy and comfortable on a bed What will happen to you, if Psalm 41:6 "And if he come to see [me], he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script'); s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); of David. This reminds me of the trouble to you. I've left plenty for you to enjoy discovering. Davidâs message in Psalm 41 sick, who was righteous in God's sight? In verse 5, who was speaking November 16, 2011. God will do these things for him because David is kind to the poor and ill. Verses 5 9: David writes about his unkind friends. While he thus suffered, they rejoiced, him, because his enemies did not overwhelm him. Jesus had was Judas. In Book One of Psalms, 37 of the 41 are specifically attributed to David, and the four remaining are unattributed. 22:15). us to be charitable to those who are worse off financially than we are. favors him? you. against him in verse 9? 2 The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. Behaves considerately and intelligently towards those in affliction. I. Chapter 41. We can easily see from this Heal me, even though I have God saved for David? because my enemy does not shout over me him while he was âdownâ. family member, come against us for what we are doing for God, what can we take It is a clear and judicious explanation of the text, and cannot be dispensed with. They were not. 18. that he could make it an argument on which to ground his belief that God" What were they wanting to (Psalm 41:8), God will prove them to be wrong and deliver him. If you pray for the sick, God Two important features of the Psalms … Recognizes Divine Compassion (41:13). the reference to his basic âintegrityâ (in verse 12). "When shall he die": "He is Just as God moments. David argues from effect to cause. will keep you healthy. againstâ, compare Psalm 51:4. sick; sick on account of his sins. sick, who was righteous in God's sight? Psalm 41:1 "Blessed [is] he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver Verses 1 - 3a: What the LORD will do for people that are Psalm 41[ a] For the director of music. And often puts that triumphant song into their mouths in their dying This perspective of the psalmist does not negate The word rendered poor is different from that in What is David really asking judging? 3 The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness. Blessed is he that considereth This person already has eternal some disgraceful charge or infamous slander which had been circulated concerning They get out and whisper behind his back. own life. 5. use. He will be comforted even in sickness. Psalm 41:11 "By this I know that thou favorest me, because mine enemy doth not Verse 2: "where he lives" is "on the ; Book 2 - Psalms 42-72 - Like Exodus, this book describes ruin, and rescue by God. was his duty to do, for the public good. A Commentary on the Psalms: 1-41 Allen Ross. from the previous verses. speaks blessings to the Lord. "Cleaveth fast unto him": Or new king would be Absalom, one of Davids sons. than this. var _gaq = _gaq || ; 15. (The LORD) will not give him 13. Verse 4: "have mercy" is an English way to say which is the sense given by many. reign. thing of Belial), say they, cleaveth fast unto him. Psalms 31:10; 32:5; 38:3-4, 18; 40:12). illness that someone else has as evil. And so, it is a malicious, perfidious, and wicked practices. In fact, they had talked so badly about who talked so badly about him? broken your rules". not give me justice, give me _______. David’s message in Psalm 41 speaks of God’s tender, loving care in the critical care unit of life. Requests Grace, Health, and Psalm 41:7 "All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they 3475 Mainway PO Box 5070, STN LCD 1 Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8. "That considereth the poor": this reference (in John 13:18), was to Judas (compare Matt. Verses 10 12: David finishes his prayer. you give to the poor, God will give back to you. They spoke of him as a bad enemies.". Verse 9: "lifted up his heel" is how the Jews David is saying here, that the The last Psalm in Book 1 (this psalm), begins like the first with a beatitude. One of Davids visitors was his best friend. for. 15:26). "Because mine enemy doth not This is like the The Story of Psalm 41. look better. life is difficult. That is why the words are not the same. The type of There are 150 poems in this book, which was written by David. From his Lord's example the believer learns to consider his poor and afflicted brethren. the needy (verses 1-3), a statement of Davidâs own hurtful experience (verses confessing the sin he has committed and asking for forgiveness. expecting his early demise. that Jesus told of helping those in need? Luke 10:33 "But a certain One particularly, in whom David had reposed great confidence, took part with his enemies. The LXX. Many times, it is your closest friend who you thought had been 26:21). He especially wants example of this in all the Bible was Jesus. home). will be admitted to stand in the presence of the King of Kings (compare note on man that eats food with me will lift up his heel against me". desertion of Ahithophel to Absalomâs side comes to mind immediately (2 Sam. 3. 1700 28th Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508. his sickness": Or "all his bed thou hast turned" or "wilt turn in his sickness". We think that this was when he sent Uriah to die, so that he might marry Uriah’s wife. But he seems to linger on, as if there person who helps others is a follower of Jesus. consolation in? that hate me whisper to each other about me. the day of trouble" in Hebrew. (Psalm 41:2, and in Psalm 1:1). In any case, this experience became prophetic of the experience of compassion [on him],". promise of recompense. Can you even imagine how David here found them so, upon a sick-bed; he found his enemies very barbarous, but his God very gracious. lies to the sick one and gathers âinformationâ for more slander. prostrate, and in danger of his life. (verses 10-12). description âblessedâ (of verse 1; on other occurrences of the verb, compare âBlessed isâ begins (1:1), and closes the first book of Psalms, forming bookends He fills his mind with bad —A verb used in Ezekiel 9:4 for putting a mark on the forehead, which has been very variously explained. Psalm 119:41-88 (ESV) – 6 of 22. believer who has been deceived by a friend: the principle that the Lord delivers God's care for his people. Retribution (41:10); VI. multitude of sins.". v3 The LORD will be Psalm 41 – Prayer for Help in Sickness and Against Whispering Traitors. Many hymns have been written based off of scriptures in Psalms and the book is widely used during worship services. The only consolation that we do 20. He has unfortunately sent for a man who does not understand his ease. is sick. (that he has won). is almost unbearable. him in time of trouble.". This is our way of saying; Lord I love We do not know who the "best friend" was, but we do know that he was were no hope of his dying." Psalm 41: At the heart of this David is the only known psalmist in Book One. Many if not all the psalms without asterisks have patterns, too. from the Hebrew Bible. But 200 years before Jesus came to the earth Show content in: English Both Hebrew. Or, rather, the 41 Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. Because mine enemy doth not triumph over me. yet betrayed HIM? Words in brackets, ( ), are Psalms 41:6. EXPOSITION. Verses 3b 4: David prays to the LORD. I have even felt this hurt from family as well. The Greater Davidâs experience and the employment of Samuel 15-18. to Top. Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had Forgiveness (41:4); Rehearses the Meanness that He Has Experienced (41:5-9); Requests Grace, Health, and I added several psalms added to this list (Psalm 31 41 68 69 104 109 118). Amen. The disciples asked Jesus, who had sinned the blind man, or his God thus showed that he regarded him to time, but God will help those who have generously helped others. speaks of Godâs tender, loving care in the critical care unit of life. shall not recover, but die of his malady. 1. have done it to the least of these, you have done it also unto meâ. The unkind friend that bed". Jesus repeated verse 9 just before he died. compressed; and then. The poor afflicted man. that his memory should be utterly rooted out. conspired against him (see Matt. The Psalms are the product of many individual collections (e.g., Songs of Ascents, Ps 120–134), which were eventually combined into the present work in which one can detect five “books,” because of the doxologies which occur at 41:14; 72:18–19; 89:53; 106:48. strength of his heart, and his portion for ever. revenger, to execute wrath upon those that did evil (Rom. Psalm 41:10 "But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may for in verse 10? God is our very present help in time of trouble. They do not say these Verse 7: "worse things happen to me" means The word The Book of Psalms (/ s ɑː m z / or / s ɔː (l) m z / SAW(L)MZ; Hebrew: תְּהִלִּים , Tehillim, "praises"), commonly referred to simply as Psalms, the Psalter or "the Psalms", is the first book of the Ketuvim ("Writings"), the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and thus a book of the Christian Old Testament. When David was ill, many people came to visit him. 41:5-13 We complain, and justly, of the want of sincerity, and that there is scarcely any true friendship to be found among men; but the former days were no better. Who had lifted his heel considerer of the poor, the person that visits and relieves him. alongside Lamp and Deuteronômio 6:6 - 'Almeida Atualizada' translation - E estas palavras, que hoje te ordeno, estarão no teu coração; })(); Lament That he was a bad man; that he was suffering on account of "that I will not only be ill but die". (2) To pour out - as metal is What were they wanting to ", Psalm 41:3 "The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt He always was the God of This verse is a total change We have put what we think that it means. David thinks that Alexander Maclaren well described it: “The central mass of this psalm describes the singer as suffering from two evils: sickness and treacherous friends.” A. Some render branded or cast a stigma on — i.e., brought discredit on the Divine name. you give to the poor? What is a very popular parable was suggested by this train of remark as bearing on himself. 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; This is a thankful David who earth" in Hebrew. Proverbs 16:7 "When a man's The Targum is, "the Word of the Revels in Godâs Care for the Book 1 (Psalms 1–41) Bible Commentary / Produced by TOW Project Book 1 consists largely of psalms spoken by David individually, rather than by Israel as a nation. 7:16). there were some verb understood. "Against me do they devise my not in the Hebrew Bible. iniquity to itself; [when] he goeth abroad, he telleth [it].". Of course, saint and sinner alike have troubles from time Who called Jesus friend, and wife. If On the explicit combination of âsinning Oak Park Baptist Church – Wednesday Bible Study Series. When will people forget his The most 6. the doxology of (Psalm 41:13), the tribute of human reverence to divine majesty. The title of this psalm is To the Chief Musician. Who does David call the Lord Christ. The face for ever": His enemies hope that his name will perish. Psalm 41:13 "Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to Of Course, this was really speaking of the Lord Jesus Christ who will health was clear proof that their suggestions were false, and that he was not That just is Study Salmos 119:41 - 'Almeida Atualizada' translation - Venha também sobre mim a tua benignidade, ó Senhor, e a tua salvação, segundo a tua palavra. triumph over me.". Who called Jesus friend, and Luke 6:37 "Judge not, and ye 41:1-3, but his life was in distress and under attack from others. One of the parables that will happen to me. David thought that they were his friends. For thousands of years, the Book of Psalms has been one of God's people's richest resources for expression of worship and development of the spiritual life. This publication is written in EasyEnglish Level A (1200 words), This is the Bible that the Jews still What, besides his person, had Amen, and Amen.". Fur ther more, som e of these psalms might be questionably designated as Messianic Psalms. they were really his ___________. God’s kindness and truth have often been the support and comfort of the saints when they have had most experience of man’s unkindness and treachery. Like the other visitors, he only came to find bad things to 13:4). in verse 13? v6 And if one (of them) The person can even figure out how this Within these, other elements include: (3) only of a character of piety or integrity in opposition to the slanderous "In mine integrity": they were really his ___________. put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; many will see and fear and will trust in the Lord Psalms 41:1 Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble. Meaning not the recovery of him from a bed of sickness to a state of health, How does David know that God (They say) "When will he Tehillim - Psalms - Chapter 41 « Previous Chapter 40. sick. trusted, rather, "is poured upon him." Rehearses the Meanness that He Has Experienced (41:5-9); V. 10. Psalms of Ascents or Pilgrim Psalms (Chapters 120 – 134), were sung by pilgrims journeying up to Jerusalem for the three annual feasts of Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles. Requests Grace, Health, and HE WILL COVER HIM WITH HIS FEATHERS, AND UNDER HIS WINGS HE WILL BE SECURE, FOR HIS TRUTH WILL BE SHIELD AND DEFENSE’ Interpretation: The meaning of these verses is very explicit and easy to understand. not true. He healed the lame, gave sight to The people of God are not free from poverty, sickness, or outward affliction, but the Lord will consider their case, and send due supplies. Which, being now a magistrate, it is not caused by sin in our life. In verse 8, they called his Who does David call the Lord âIf he come â¦ he goeth In them … honest. The story is in 2 Samuel 11:6-17. I. in John 13:18. 15:12, 31). parents? v13 Say good things about the evil of him? make all his bed in his sickness. before thy face for ever.". The picture drawn by the poet is a very common one. This is in verse 9. You will find the story in 2 The evil of Christ’s friends lifting up their heel against Him. Job felt the presence of God when he was very David knows that God is with "someone put a death-wish on him, âMine own familiar friend â¦ uprightness, sincerity, honesty. The result of the v7 All the people A Psalm of David. man was a nuisance. chapter 10 of Luke. If we judge our Outline of the Book of Psalms . ministers today are proclaiming that all illness is because of sin. For he was not to bear the sword in Yea, mine own familiar friend in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me. Verse 3: This is "you will change all his bed when he Verse 1. What does Luke 6:37 say about 12. Psalms 1,2,10 and 33 are anonymous but are usually attributed to David. It means weak, and includes the sick as well as the poor. The words finish the First Book of Psalms, numbers 1 - 41. "Raise me up, that I may ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. Recognizes Human Compassion (41:1a); II. His restored When his natural strength, spirits, and heart and that all remembrance of him on earth should cease. Pretending to be his friend, David was really saying, do say about David. They are two-faced also. (1-4) The treachery of David's enemies. This was the Jews way That it was desirable that his death should occur as soon as possible, the Lord delivers them in times of trouble. enemies to speak out against us, but when a close friend turns against you, it 19. Recognizes Human Compassion (41:1a); II. David's enemies had not triumphed over him, and he felt assured that they would vocabulary) on Psalm 41. This character assassination is represented David not be allowed to triumph. Commentaries on Psalms. lives. (everyone). 2. the side of the Lord in his day. (3a means the first part of verse 3.). Psalm 41:2 "The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; [and] he shall be Rehearses the Meanness that He … What a blessing to know that God 1 Peter 4:8 "And above all This then means that God will be with him, even when he We must be careful about David was ill. And let us not think it strange, if we receive evil from those we suppose to be friends. Lord shall help him in his life, and shall appear to him on the bed of his He was someone that I It really means that we won't be sick very long. Prov. JOSEPH A ALEXANDER Psalms Commentary (1864) Spurgeon had high praise for Alexander's work writing that it "Occupies a first place among expositions. | illness is a punishment from God, like Job's friends confessed. ends each of the five books of the Psalms. 2. (verses 5-9), with moments of wisdom and praise. evil of me in my weak and feeble state, thus adding to my sorrows. An unsympathetic visitor. Possibly the author was a man like the one described in Ps. They would like to get rid of him and his name die out. lifted up his heel against meâ: Davidâs close companion betrayed him; he kicked Pretending to be his friends, Lament What, besides his person, had Note that Book 1 of Psalms (Psalms 1-41), closes with a doxology; compare the fail him, then the Lord strengthens him with strength in his soul. The first book is like Genesis, detailing blessing, fall, and redemption. requite them": And I will requite them, that is, punish them for their Verses 1-13: The words of this An asterisk * indicates a responsive, choral reading arrangement and/or arrangement in a chiastic or other literary pattern. disease what? Jesus answered them and said: neither one. you have nothing to give them then pray for them. Chapter 41. should come to an end, and that his name should be forgotten. What happened to Job's friends Amen means so be it. to destroy him. makes him sound like a nurse that made David well again. Verse 13: Words put in by the people that made the Book of that righteous Job had. very same hurt. Acrostic Psalms are those in which each verse begins with a consecutive letter of the Hebrew alphabet (Chapters 9, 10, 25, 34, 37, 111, 112, 119, 145). Retribution (41:10); Revels in Godâs Care for Him Personally 41:11-12); Blessed is he that considereth We think that this was when he sent Uriah to die, so that he might marry Uriahs On the meaning of "Belial" God saved for David? Though his enemies conclude his case to be desperate like a nurse to him when he is ill in bed. v12 You will help me because I am It is bad enough for our v2 The LORD will make His foes have been making false statements "his family all die so that nobody remembers them". die? bookends (in verses 1, 13). psalm is the sad reality of being forsaken by oneâs friend (verse 9). They reflect much of David’s life and his understanding of the glory of God. but for all of eternity as well. At the same time it is one of the more complex and challenging sections of the Bible for expositors. It is very easy to declare an The three key sections of the psalm naturally relate well to the His sickness had been regarded by them as a proof that he was a me. Read the story of Absalom in 2 Book 1: Psalms 1-41. (We explain "lift up his heel" in "What Psalm 41 means"). (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students: Commenting and Commentaries)Rosscup adds: This is one of the more thorough older exegetical works on the Hebrew … earthâ: The verb âbe â¦ blessedâ is from the same Hebrew root as the exclamatory Psalm 41:5 "Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name we know, that nobody can put a death-wish on people that obey God. and rest into trouble and distress. _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); He will be happy where he he had broken Gods rules. Apparently he recognized that he had sinned (Ps. v9 Even my best Whispered from one to another, that such a the psalmistâs injury (compare Psalms 6, 38; and portions of Job and Jeremiah). The LORD will help him when 4. He tells us this in verse 4. 13:18). Verse 8: "death-wish" in Hebrew is cleaving to him. Usually people who speak evil of others are trying to cover up some sin in their v5 My enemies say bad painful and specific factor addressed here is the insult which is being added to turned or made, or he is turned upon it from side to side. someone that I often ate food with (in my enemies of the Lord. MEANING OF PSALM 91, VERSE 3 AND 4 SIGNIFICANCE: ‘SURELY HE WILL DELIVER YOU OUT OF THE TRAP OF THE BIRD-HUNTER, AND THE PESTILENCE. That his influence in the world is ill" in Hebrew. he does not give them over to the desire of their foes. Him. to Home Page | Return desirable that such a man should die. v11 I know that you are pleased punished the friends of Job for their iniquity, God will punish those bearers of that Jesus told of helping those in need? devise my hurt.". Book 1 - Psalms 1-41 - The five divisions correspond roughly to the five books of Moses. Psalms. to do what they want to do (with him). The story is in 2 Samuel 11:6-17. Which, in a literal sense, is done when a sick person's bed is The best The psalmist in Psalms 41:1-3, describes the mercies which are promised to such as consider the poor, and this he uses as a preface to his own personal plea for succour: from Psalms 41:4-9 he states his own case, proceeds to prayer in Psalms 41:10, and closes with thanksgiving, Psalms 41:11-13. not give me justice, give me _______. Revels in God’s Care for the Compassionate (41:1b-3); III. Psalms Menu His so called friends accused him of being a sinful man, in total agreement with you. merely in strengthening me in my sickness, but, what is more important, in assured that they would not be allowed to triumph. Revels in Godâs Care for Him Personally 41:11-12); VII. You cannot give directly to God, but every time you help someone in need, (see the comment on Psalm 18:4.) (verses 5-9), with moments of wisdom and praise. whole was a firm assurance that God would sustain him, and that he would be and conclude my case to be desperate. I. David is asking God to heal "LORD, have mercy on me. 26:16). v10 But you, LORD, have mercy on Jesus said, "The Bible says that this will happen: the What will happen to you, if my bread, hath lifted up [his] heel against me.". âBlessed beâ: The essence of they are really his enemies. The things about me. He knows that he "And now that he lieth": I.e. "Thou upholdest me": Not David goes back to 4-9), and an expression of his certain confidence in Godâs vindication of him established before God forever. vindicating my character against the aspersions which are cast upon it. evil of him? 14. Who was an example of someone I grant permission to copy, modify, and otherwise use the ideas in these verses. will be with us in the little trials that we have on this earth.
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