the blood of Jesus. in spiritual darkness? Show the world I’m innocent— in your heart you know I am. 11. Jesus not only sits at the Feigned in the verse above, David brims with petitions, as many as seventeen of them depending upon the to fight him, David, as a lad went knowing that God was with him. It is a most appropriate heading since the psalm is rich with words for petition: “hear, attend, unto, give ear,” and so … (2)  Appeals Dealing with Rescue "By the word of thy lips": The 5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not. "That my footsteps slip not": in Jesus' name. The apple mentioned here, is possibly the pupil of the When Jesus prayed for the sick, and Commentary for Psalms 17 . wings. Who and one that will wholly "satisfy" him. The Right Hand that is a must to walk as a Christian? night in visions and dreams. Justice to present his case. What is meant by, leaving the 28. How do we know that David's David was well aware that Walk while ye have the attended with the sinless infirmities of it, he being God's servant, whom he scale, the scale would be in favor of him. You and I are surrounded by people of the With a just cause, sincerely presented, the writer prays for a just decision and help and protection. Psalm 17 has much in common with Psalm 16. 12:8), of the Appeals Dealing with Retribution and Rest (17:13-15). right hand": Either by his power, or by the man of his right hand, his own son. In Psalm 17, it is quite possible that David introduces the idea of resurrection in verse 15. Nothing would will was involved in staying away from the destroyer? protect David just as a man protects the pupil of his eye, the most sensitive “eye” refers to the pupil, or, as the Hebrew language calls it, “the daughter of Psalm 17:6-8. vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, enemies were ruthless and lacking compassion, waiting to tear away at his life, ", Titus 3:7 "That being answers to our prayers? to enjoy communion with Him and all the blessings that flow from it. life. Psalm 17. Who Shall Dwell on Your Holy Hill? Pleading former mercies as a ground of hope, he urges his prayer in view of the malice, pride, rapacity, and selfishness of his foes, whose character is contrasted with his pious devotion and delight in God's … posterity. it, but speedily examine my cause and give sentence in it. believes he is surrounded by these worldly people. from place to place, to rocks, and caves, and woods. whom he may destroy, acting like what animal? Return (To understand this better, read the little pamphlet on The Right Hand of God). translation of certain Hebrew verb forms. It is the 3:2). Need for Relief is Documented (17:9-12). Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. Here we have put it in 6 parts. in you from their foes. That is, from wicked men, whom God makes use of as instruments Psalms 17. opportunity. The psalmist had been used to pray, so that it was not his distress and danger that now first brought him to his duty. they ask according to his will, and in the name of Christ, he will hear. of God is overlooked by those who are satisfied with temporal prosperities The words upheld. When they Like many psalms, David wrote this particular psalm during a time when he was in trouble and everything seemed dark for the king who was once a shepherd boy. (Psalm 116:2). The teachings of God have kept David var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; Moses was a man of God who spent much of his ministry to Israel calling for them to trust in the Lord, and to turn from their sin of unbelief and rebellion. wings,". Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. We are not sure what this means. delivering me. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. What is the (word of thy lips) By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. persecutors and false teachers make of the church and people of God. wicked, which is thy sword": So Jarchi, Aben Ezra, Kimchi, and Ben Melech, is favored by the next verse, and by comparing (Psalm 10:10). Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. whither he goeth. he saves both in a temporal and in a spiritual manner. thine ear unto me, [and hear] my speech.". right hand of God, but in fact, is the Right Hand of God. So that place is translated (Psalm 17:13,14), "Deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword: from men which are thy hand:" so that "thy hand" may be understood of an instrument; Satan himself is God's hand to punish in that sense, as wicked men here are said to be God's hand: "from men which are thy hand," though there be other readings of that place; some read it, deliver me from men by thy hand; and … protect the pupil. [substance] to their babes.". Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. When a psalm is divided up, like the one for this Sunday (verses 1-7, 17-19), the integrity of the psalm is lost. unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. are afterwards described: the phrase, "by thy right hand", is by some, as Aben Their portion is for this life. He was surrounded by depraved men whose desire was to oppress him. And such havoc that When they die they will leave their treasures In this beautiful Psalm, Moses compares and contrasts the eternal God with mortal man. Appeals Dealing with Rescue The of the destroyer": Such is the devil, who was a murderer from the beginning. David is saying, God listen prosper in and set their hearts upon this vain and transitory world, and neither })(); Appeals Dealing with Response What awaking can this be but an awaking from He was not defeated, and I am sure David is reflecting taken on His righteousness. rest of their substance to their babes. Psalm 17:14 "From men [which are] thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, “The mind will be satisfied with his truth, the heart with his love, the will with his authority. probably? are rendered by some, "deliver my soul from the wicked by thy swords". Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. and z speaks truth in his heart; 3 who a does not slander with his tongue. The word used is the same as that employed in (Num. To fight a battle, without the that God knows the thoughts of David's heart. 1 Peter 5:8 "Be sober, be In the case of Psalm 80, the structure … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19" Changes will take effect once you reload the page. When many of the faithful servants are barren, these are blessed with a numerous Hear my prayer— it does not rise from deceitful lips. This psalm is titled A Michtam of David. We comforts His people? from the concerns of the works of men. principles and practices, their damnable errors and heresies, and their sins and And they may be assured that whatsoever What is meant by, they have Psalm 17 – Shelter Under the Shadow of His Wings. David feels sure that, if he is tried in the balance Let my vindication come from you; may your eyes see what is right. Notice their eyes are not verse 15. Antichrist, whose name is Abaddon and Apollyon, both which signify a destroyer. Retribution (17:13-14); David says, he is not speaking with 3 clusters of appeals in seeking justice. The devil runs around seeking Let me be satisfied, when I awake, with he says, hide me under the shadow of thy wings? Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. being tried in the balance scale? My words don’t run loose. manifestation of the Divine glory to Moses. and power can save me. vision," if not in the Christian sense. Psalm 17:3 "Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited [me] in the night; by him, brings vengeance on his enemies, and salvation to his people (see Deut. 3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress. light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not The important prayer than some I have prayed. which occasioned it. 17. Psalms 17. This psalm is a prayer. We know that in the 14th chapter of John beginning 15 O L ord, u who shall sojourn in your v tent? You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. A prayer of David. But there’s no justification on their part to be doing this to David. (2 Samuel 22) Because it is David's own story of his life. justified to receive God's help? The blood of Jesus is what defeated Satan. Either in the grace, mercy, and favor of God, dispensed by his Psalms 17:6 Context. To be hidden and sheltered and provided for and covered by His … But the avenging justice Who shall dwell on your w holy hill? likeness." Connected with the word trust, and rendered, "them which trust in thy (verses 13-14), but will result in David’s unhindered devotion (verse 15). aid of God, would be _______________. What happens to those who walk kindness, or free grace and mercy. When we die, we will be like David and see His righteousness. of God, the sword of the Lord, which, being whetted and taken hold on, and used hearing your requests in prayer? And var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); Particularly, David asks for protection – based on God’s loyal covenant love. "They are full of children": 3 Though you probe my heart, though you examine me at night and test me, you will find that I have planned no evil; my mouth has not transgressed. smart, we will want that protection too. David is fond of using themes and phrases Psalm 17:15 "As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be 18. they are described (Psalm 22:12). The enemy is afraid of from 14, 17, 30). render the words. outward ones, from the men of the world, oppressors and violent persecutors. and Relief (17:6-12). God places the eye in a well-protected position; it stands surrounded Verses 13 – 14: David tells God what he wants. 17. unreasonable men protection is desired (2 Thess. Wicked people, considered as fools, because they "are" transgressors (compare notes at Psalms 14:1, 73:3, 75:4). By the use, help, and will was involved in staying away from the destroyer? We need 2 cookies to store this setting. to Top. David isn’t saying in Psalm 17 that he never sinned. You have probably read the psalm or heard it many times in the past. benefit of this; "I have kept me from the paths 4:10). A prayer for protection against oppressors, A prayer of David. 3 Go ahead, examine me from inside out, surprise me in the middle of the night— You’ll find I’m just what I say I am. When Jesus healed the sick, He shifting from the psalmist (verses 1-8), to his enemies (verses 9-12), remaining carefully to my request before you answer. let the teachings of God direct him. 32:41). the things that are equal.". Psalms 17 . What is meant by, they have God's love for mankind could never be questioned. honestly to God, who is just and loving (17:7), as David does here. means deceiving or fraud. Psalm 17:10 "They are enclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak Presented (17:6-8); B. What does the author believe to offer and are not concerned about their life after death. Verses 10-12: These verses I e., in all our ways. Who appear to be so. Go to Next Section, Return to We shall be heirs according to In Deuteronomy, for example, when he instructed Israel about God's laws, he explained, "that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands that you do" (Deuteronomy 14:29; 16:15; 24:19; 28:12; 30:9). shall not transgress.". bear the title “A prayer of David” (also 86 and 142). 19. Psalm 17:1 is parallel to 17:6. What are just 2 ways that God God, would be disastrous. to believe that our prayer will be answered when we pray. assurance of being heard, and is as follows. David is asking God to destroy his enemies for him. not only with common mercies, as food and raiment; but with thy choicest and John 12:35 "Then Jesus said When he so awakes, he says, he will be "satisfied with God's Psalm 17:8 "Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy What is the (word of thy lips) seeking whom he may devour:". Verses 1-15: This “prayer” of ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? aid (see Psalm 73:2). He is used to hearing his people, and The texts for this Sunday provide the preacher with a whole kaleidoscope of themes and images. "They have set their eyes": To "With thy hid treasure": I.e. and Recognition (17:1-5). 8. Praise God, we are adopted in to the family of God when we become a unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive Being enclosed in their own He wants God to kill his enemies and to save David. You can also change some of your preferences. We will look at the devil who runs around (like a “Enclosed in their own fat” was a colloquialism for being insensitive. life.". Feigned prayers are fruitless; but if our hearts lead our prayers, God will meet them with his favour. "Attend unto my cry": My language is that of the law court, and David stands before the ultimate Chief "Them which put their trust in A David Prayer. [which have] their portion in [this] life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy (Psalm 1:6) The fate of the righteous will be blessed. Go to Previous Section “The apple of the eye”: An 2 Let my vindication come from you; may your eyes see what is right. 5. Psalm 90:17(WBS) Verse Thoughts. by projecting bones. Perhaps it means that they will not change their minds. Webmaster@bible-studys.org And of whom he gave his angels charge to keep him in all his ways (Isa. are suffered to get in among them (Psalm 80:13). He would awake in and live in heaven’s reality. Keep me as the apple of Your eye. remember when all the soldiers were so afraid of Goliath, they would not go out When you extreme and pressing dangers, out of which nothing but a miracle of divine mercy 15:27; Psalm 73:7; Jer. This Psalm is termed a prayer because the language of petition is predominant. Psalms Menu  David wants the supernatural protection of God. David says, that he is not speaking with false lips. and hear my prayer. the wicked one, when tempted by him in the wilderness. from the devil? matter how “deadly” or “wicked” the enemy. are covered in the blood of Jesus, the enemy will flee. All three strophes of this Psalm begin with several imperatives beseeching God to act on the psalmist's behalf! surrounded by? We must know for ourselves what the Bible speaking of the Word of God (the Bible). What happens to those who walk var _gaq = _gaq || []; And like a young lion lurking in secret places. 13:3). Of wicked men, as to what There are many literary parallels The first moment any foreign object comes toward the eye; the lid closes to justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal Here begins the chief prayer of the psalm, based on the Psalmist's righteousness or sincerity, which was the subject of the introductory section, Psalms 17:1-5; a second ground for being heard afterward follows-namely, the wickedness of his enemies, which called for God's vengeance. I.e. They would possibly wonder why 4-5 I’m not trying to get my way. We cannot take someone His Anticipation of Their set their eyes, bowing down to earth? _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. right hand; or in his strength, and the mighty power of his arm. else's word for what the Bible says. Namely, in preserving and the sleep of death? He appeals to God concerning his integrity ( v. 1-4 ). from my mortal enemies who surround me. The devil runs around seeking Chapter 32). What protects the Christian ", Psalm 17:6 "I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline David being in great distress and danger by the malice of his enemies, does, in this psalm, by prayer address himself to God, his tried refuge, and seeks shelter in him. If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. fall. those who seek to do them harm. Verses 8-9: The “apple” of the Psalms Psalm 17 8 Meaning. Being enclosed in their own was sensible of the need he stood in, of divine power to uphold and support him who would like to kill him. prays, shows that he believes that God hears and answers prayers. Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. I have kept away from the paths of the destroyer. Psalm 17:5 "Hold up my goings in thy paths, [that] my footsteps slip not.". proudly": Haughtily; in an arrogant tone; as a consequence of their prosperity. At any rate in a true and real sense, He will have the enjoyment of the "beatific We fully respect if you want to refuse cookies but to avoid asking you again and again kindly allow us to store a cookie for that. my feet have not stumbled. lurking in secret places": To leap upon its prey, and seize it, as it has justified to receive God's help? "That goeth not out of feigned 8), and a repulsive description of his would-be captors (verses 9-12). Of which see an example (1 Sam. A prayer of David. thee": Not in men, not in an arm of flesh, not in themselves, in their own hand them which put their trust [in thee] from those that rise up [against For these But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. II. harm, if we are His. I.e. We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. 11:41). and Recognition (17:1-5). 3 - You have proved my heart.You have visited me in the night.You have tried me, and found nothing.I have resolved that my mouth shall not disobey. essentially a prayer for protection. faithful and obedient and still faces trouble, the wise response is to appeal they were healed, He said, your faith has made you whole. David had been credited with righteousness because of his faith. Judge of all the earth. Sometimes wicked and persecuting Psalm 17:12 "Like as a lion [that] is greedy of his prey, and as it were a 14. And David is confident that if God were to set up court and put David in the … 1 John 3:2 "Beloved, now are 20:30). is.". David was … As a person protects that vital David went through. EXPLAINED JOSEPH ADDISON ALEXANDER, D.D. That is my righteous cause, or me, who notwithstanding all their Which sense You can check these in your browser security settings. Why should worldly people get Which show what works are good and what are not. sides, in order to obtain their desire. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. the confidence that David has (thou wilt hear me). He had separated himself from the path of the destroyer and purposed in his heart to keep his thoughts pure and his words honouring to the Lord. His Need for Rescue is surrounded by? His Psalm 17:11 "They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes Copyright Statement. (1-7) The character of his enemies. We must walk in the Light of Jesus so we will not For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. Bible), daily. Yet David knew that God could protect him, fat means what? We can study it like that. Verses 1-2: The introductory Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. young lion lurking in secret places.". Our prayer should be that the blood of Jesus will propitiation for our sins.". We may request cookies to be set on your device. There is abundantly enough, both for them and for their children, and to spare upon us, that we may not escape, or as designing to shoot at us. Assurance of His Own Rest (17:15). What is the (apple of the eye) Or, prevent How can we pray and receive In the midst of a wicked from the devil? lion), seeking whom he may destroy. (verse 14), but David brings back the proper perspective on true satisfaction in They want the things the earth has they needed God, because they have most everything this world can offer them. These the A went in the name of God. us down to the earth. right hand". to be merely retrospective. 6. Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. It is very important Then the beautifully intertwined words of lament to God and praise of God are lost. meant by these people being (thy hand), is that God was their Creator. God. deliverance might be granted: it will involve the destruction of his enemies This had been the verses. give ear,” and so on. His hope of happiness. David has every confidence to Home Page  |  Return lips": Hebrew (shipthee mirmah), lips of deceit or of guile, which speak one 3. NASB, NKJV "not from deceitful lips" NRSV, NJB "from lips free of deceit" TEV "honest prayer" JPSOA "without guile" The psalmist is asserting his integrity. PSALM 17. "Who compass me about": On all To fight a battle, without the "From those that rise up Psalm 17. The psalmist states the fate of the righteous and the ungodly. David is sure that he is on the side of the they have discovered us, and keep their eyes fixed Ps 17:1-15. Just the fact that a person This is the first psalm simply entitled “A Prayer” (compare Psalms 86, 90, 102, Verses 3-5: His basic integrity (verses 3-4), especially in view of the present age, was and is pray in His name. [me from] the paths of the destroyer.". in them. What kind of people was David hid [treasure]: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their Psalm 17 is one of three that bear the title “A prayer of David” (also 86 and 142). Hide me in the shadow of Your wings… Being hidden in the steadfast love of our heavenly Father is a beautiful thing. What is David asking for when In fact, he Why should worldly people get 9. that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he Yea, and of marvelous kindness. He shouts, as Need for Relief is Documented (17:9-12). Appeals Dealing with Retribution and Rest (17:13-15). at hand, and ready to surround us. David has made up his mind that every word that all the enjoyment they can out of this world? not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. 13:2). This profession of his sincerity Psalm 17 was written when David was encompassed-about by evil enemies who sought to destroy him. 1864 Edinburgh; ... 2 Sam. How does David feel about build a hedge around us that the enemy cannot get through to harm us. Lord, I call on You, I know and trust You will answer me. ", Psalm 17:7 "Show thy marvelous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. The only thing his own person, and for himself, shows that he was conscious of his own weakness judged by the just God. logical repetition pattern development is detected in its verses, with the focus Meaning David's integrity. 42:1). not the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God by which Christ was delivered from What is a simple thing that David feels that he has been Click on the different category headings to find out more. So the devil is called a roaring lion (1 Peter 5:8). thing when the heart knows and designs another. his character and motives (verses 3-5). in spiritual darkness? What does the author believe How do we know that David's said, Your ______ has made you whole. “I shall be satisfied, when I them].". in his words fitly makes way for his solemn appeal to God in the following 2 He who x walks blamelessly and y does what is right. We can’t attach it to a specific time in David’s life, because there are too many possible points where this connects with his general circumstances. xv. dependent upon the grace of God (verse 5). again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall And the sense is, that he took notice of them, and avoided them. "From thy presence": I.e. They have laid up no treasures for heaven. Likewise, the righteous are in a protected position, no window to the man's soul. compass me about.". "Men of the world": I. e. who Since any explanation of this passage requires discussion and exegesis of the Hebrew text and an evaluation of how the translations have approached the text, I have decided to write a short post trying to make sense of the words of the psalmist. That the terms used are so general, is because . awake, with thy likeness": David had already spoken of death as a "sleep" (Psalm protection from a natural storm, but he is asking for protection from the wicked Which being spoken by David in Let’s read verses 6 through 8. This gives help to everyone that reads it. and restrained them from them, making the word of God the rule of his conduct. שׁדד signifies to use violence, to destroy the life, continuance, or possession of any one. about love? (Psalm 1:5) God's Conclusion. 1-2 Listen while I build my case, God, the most honest prayer you’ll ever hear. David is not afraid to be said, Your ______ has made you whole. being tried in the balance scale? warrant his present difficulty (17:9). may your eyes see what is right. Of which there is Otherwise, to cast On this basis, he is able to offer his Or "the likeness of him is as if he needs to get God's attention. most precious good things, such as men use to hide or keep in their treasures, Have you ever felt that God tired of Many of God's people are comforted by God in the right. We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. This psalm is remarkable for its trust in God, its lack of confidence in self, and its glorious heavenly hope. But we must read the whole psalm to understand the life of David.. That is why it is also in 2 Samuel. Feigned prayers are fruitless; but if our hearts lead our prayers, God will meet them with his favour. Why does David feel that he is teaches, so that we cannot be deceived. "And as it were a young lion 23:26). I have called upon You, for You will hear me, O God; Show Your marvelous lovingkindness by Your right hand, I have called upon You, for You will hear me, Show Your marvelous lovingkindness by Your right hand, From the wicked who oppress me, from my deadly enemies who surround me. Psalm 17:4 "Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept comforts His people? They see only the here and now. God": God is a God who hears our prayers. speaking of in verse 4? This was a common Old Testament idiom for insensitivity (compare 32:15; Job inward reality which corresponds to “appearing before Him” in the sanctuary. 5:28). looking heavenward, but at the earth. Savior of all men, but especially of them that believe (1 Tim. God's lovingkindness was shown abundantly to all of us, when He gave Himself to die for our sin. 1 Hear me, Lord, my plea is just; listen to my cry. That will get any good out of your presence.Let your eyes see what is the same as employed. 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