It is generally known in English by its first verse, in the King James Version, "The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart". Of David the servant of the LORD. He provides light for us to see. ii. 2. Rashi 's Commentary: Show Hide. He doesn’t go back on promises – and in the context of covenant/promised love – he doesn’t withdraw his covenant love from those whom he’s set it upon. Then on the very low end are God’s judgments. And let not the hand of the wicked drive me away. No – everyone in that area and every animal in that region experience the blessings of that. But whatever the context of the psalm, David returns to the idea of God’s loyal covenant love in verse 7. Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. Print. Mischief in verse 4 is the same word as iniquity in verse 3. He who makes little of God makes much of himself. Continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You: Having received the good mercy and righteousness of God, David rightly prays that it would continue for himself and all those who know God in right relationship. Continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You, Let not the foot of pride come against me, There the workers of iniquity have fallen, THERE, has been applied by many of the fathers to the, © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . “The word precious establishes at once the change of scale from the immense to the intimate and personal.” (Kidner), ii. It “needs both emphases: that of verse 5 as too great to grasp, and of verse 7 as too good to let slip.” (Kidner). David then gave it to the servant of God that was the leader of the music. d. With You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light: The satisfaction and pleasures found in God are connected to life and light. David Guzik commentary on Psalm 38 describes the only hope a sinner has, who has been forsaken by friends and hunted by enemies: God. I’ll read what it says very mechanically in the Hebrew – “An utterance/oracle of transgression to the wicked man [is] in the midst of my heart.”. “The psalmist’s conception of religion is essentially joyful. It’s in heaven – it looks down from there – as it were – and is able to reach anyone on earth. Now he turns to the great mercy and faithfulness of Yahweh (the LORD), the covenant God of Israel. He sets or stands himself in a bad way. Interestingly enough, this is the only place in the Hebrew Old Testament in which the word save is applied to the word beast or this word for man – (adam). We need 2 cookies to store this setting. It’s immense. And when you abandon God’s wisdom – as the wicked man does – then there’s ultimately no reason for doing good. Only Psalm 18 also uses the phrase the servant of the LORD in the title, and John Trapp observed that Psalm 18 comes from David’s old age, and Psalm 36 comes from a younger David. A fountain speaks of “1. So, God provides a fountain of life. Psalm 36 begins with several translation problems. While we are hid in this prison-house we can see but little; but our Father’s house above is full of light.” (Cruso, cited in Spurgeon), iv. He calls evil good Ps 36:2. We note the parallelism between those who know You and the upright in heart. Required fields are marked *. Psalms 36 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. And in the context of covenant love – I think especially in view here is his keeping his covenant promises with his people. Much in his life is inevitably grave, stern, and sad. Psalm 36. 2. It takes rise from contempt of God, and the want of due regard to him. No doubt there are sources of sadness peculiar to a religious man, and he is necessarily shut out from much of the effervescent poison of earthly joys drugged with sin. And then David finishes his assessment of the wicked man in verse 4. 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. Psalm 36 is kind of a cross between a lament psalm and a meditative psalm. To find it, is to find something far better than any perishable stone in this life. So the two ideas are related. To go from having nothing for whatever period of time to having something once more would be fatness. The mood of a lament psalm is so often dark and brooding and sad. There the workers of iniquity have fallen; That’s the Hebrew word chesed. God’s blessings could have been viewed like that by these folks. But this psalm doesn’t seem to display that tone. That is, he keeps all of his promises and fulfills all his requirements. And so, he asks God to extend his loyal covenant love to him in this tangible way – by protecting him – not just from drought and famine as we saw earlier – but that he would protect David from these wicked men. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. 1-4 and 11-12.1 The structure of Psalm 36 The psalm … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 36:5-10" A character of a wicked man Ps 36:1. PSALM 36. c. They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house: God cares for and protects those who trust in Him as a gracious and honorable host would for anyone in his house. God protected him and his people from the natural elements that are dangerous. Psalm 36 is the 36th psalm of the Book of Psalms. Also from the deceit they put upon their own souls. He never hates a wrong thing because it is wrong, but he meditates on it, defends it, and practises it.” (Spurgeon), vii. Psalms 36 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is written by one of the most influential men of the modern Christianity movement. Thinking on evil things in bed. And that’s just what the wicked is doing here. It was absent – probably because of the sin of the wicked that the psalm speaks of earlier. The translation of mercy here is inconsistent, for the same Hebrew word hesed is translated as lovingkindness in both Psalm 36:7 and 36:10. Psalm 36:6. Oh, continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You, They are characterized as iniquity – sin – and deceit – like what we’ve seen him doing in verse two – deceiving himself about his sin. Psalms 36:2. Facebook-twitter-g+-LinkedIN-Email . Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. Self-deceit. Over there! i. How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! It takes rise from contempt of God, and the want of due regard to him. Psalms 36 Commentary, this commentary, spanning 23 volumes, covered the entire Bible with verse by verse exposition c. O LORD, You preserve man and beast: The goodness of God is shown in the way He cares for His creatures. b. Mercy…faithfulness…righteousness…judgments: David can only describe these attributes of God with the biggest things he can think of – the heavens, the clouds that fill the sky, the great mountains, and the great deep of the sea. It unfolds a progression, showing that sin begins in the heart and expresses itself in words and deeds. Tehillim - Psalms - Chapter 36 « Previous Chapter 35. That first line there is fairly awkward and puzzling as we have it in the King James Version. (1-4) The goodness of God. And it’s concerning transgression – sin. Note the sweep of vision: the heavens, the skies or clouds, the mountains, the great deep, the river, and over all, the light.” (Morgan), iv. Psalm 36. The Lord provides this fountain. 9 For with thee is the fountain of life:in thy light shall we see light. And God has sent to David and the people of his day both water and therefore an ability to keep living. Psalms 36:3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good. In other words, Psalm 36:1-4 is a snapshot of the fallen human heart, apart from God’s grace in Jesus Christ. That’s why the wicked man ceases to do good also. He asks protection from their foot and hand. And then David expresses his confidence that God will deal with his enemies in the last verse. You must not relinquish this to a commentator. The river of Your pleasures: “Some drops from the celestial cup are sufficient, for a time, to make us forget our sorrows, even while we are in the midst of them. I think that’s more likely the case here. He is righteous – he is just – he does right constantly and consistently. ‘They are struck down,’ the same word as in the picture of the pursuing angel of the Lord in Psalm 35.” (Maclaren). But there are instances where the word simply means justice. He will embrace it all. But if it is a lament psalm, I think you’ll agree that it about the most upbeat and positive lament psalm we’ve ever seen. Let not the foot of pride come against me. And when you abhor something, you basically reject it. He might be able to – without limit – speak deceit to himself about his true condition before God – that he is a sinner. You see the pronoun thy twice in this verse. And at the same time, it’s lower than any in this world. 3 The words he speaks are wicked and deceit within them lies; For he no longer does what’s good, and is no longer wise. We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. It’s higher than anything else. Return to Essays. Look that up…. 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. 13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom. He doesn’t care about that anymore. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. And if he is watching, he’s not going to do anything. The idea is that you’re using your tongue to smooth over the rough realities of the situation. For he flatters himself in his own eyes that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated. Where’s all of that water coming from that we heard about in verse 8. Perhaps, David perceived that God was showing his commitment to his covenant by stopping the famine. Click on the different category headings to find out more. It’s not a priority in his life. Clarke's Commentary. So – to those sons of men who have come to know the Lord, David asks that God would draw out his loyal covenant love to them – and the meeting of his righteous obligations which such a covenant entails… To these men that are now characterized as upright – or straight or right – in their heart – in their thoughts and affections. d. He has ceased to be wise and to do good: The character of the wicked man is shown in his words (which are wickedness and deceit), in his plans (he devises wickedness), in his habits (sets himself in a way that is not good), and in his attractions (he does not abhor evil). Psalms 36:1 The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes. Psalms 36. It’s like a torrent of water streaming through a dry river bed. And, so, since the wicked man’s eyes lack the fear of God before them, he replaces that fear with something else, according to verse 2. Try. He is studious in wickedness Ps 36:4. The fullness of Your house: Spurgeon cited a story by Arnot regarding a man who moved his family to a much larger and better equipped home. So, that’s David’s oracle of transgression to the wicked man. See Psalms on "Psalms 36:5" for further information. This is a wadi. Psalms 36 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this volume commentary on the Bible is highly regarded for his very prudent and judicious expositions We can look at it in two parts: A. Second part. And of course, that’s not a pleasant reality – and so he smooths it over with lies and misrepresentations concerning himself. Psalm 36 draws a sharp and startling contrast between existences that either incorporate or lack a conscious knowledge of the God of Israel. It’s as if David can see God’s triumph over his enemies – “There! Life is in God as in a fountain, and from him is derived to us. The excellence of God's mercy in itself, and to his followers, Psalm 36:5-9. It has all the five ingredients of a lament psalm – the lament, where David reveals the problem he needs God’s help to work through, then there’s praise to God, invoking God for help, asking God for whatever the psalmist needs, and then expressing confidence in the Lord. And is this ours?” and say it unto eternity. Commentary on Psalm 36:5-10 . The expressions here which denote the abundance of divine blessings upon the righteous man, seems to be taken from the temple, from whence they were to issue. 4 He deviseth mischief upon his bed;he setteth himself in a way that is not good;he abhorreth not evil. You can also change some of your preferences. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Open your Bibles to Psalm 36 for this Psalm 36 commentary. Show content in: English Both Hebrew. It’s coming from the midst of his heart – from his innermost being for this kind of person. So, David has a message to communicate to the typical wicked man about his sin. i. And these sons of men (they) are still in view – the ones that God preserves through drought and famine – and therefore, come to take their refuge under the shadow of God’s wings. And this faithfulness reaches unto the clouds. But when God’s blessings are unleashed – watch out! And David continues to consider the enormity of God’s wonderful attributes in verse 6. And Your righteousness to the upright in heart. Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings. You could read in his glistening eye that the infant’s confidence in appropriating as his own all that his father had, was an important element in his satisfaction.” This will be one of our great joys in heaven when we come to our Father’s house. Earnestly and seriously, when his mind is freed from all outward distractions, and wholly at leisure to attend that business about which it is employed, compare Psalm 4:4. Your email address will not be published. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. David’s bluntness was not just in a negative but also in a positive sense. “The most important of the attributes from the perspective of this psalm is hesed, usually translated ‘unfailing love’ or ‘lovingkindness.’” (Boice), iii. A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD. Here’s the fountain – with thee. The words of his mouth are trouble and deceit; he has ceased to act wisely and do good. i. He doesn’t lie. He is inventing ways to do it, in contrast to the godly who spent the wakeful hours of the night meditating on God and his commandments [as in Psalm 1:2 and 63:6].” (Boice), iv. Excellency. But particularly to his people, which he admires. Radical Gratitude, lectionary-based stewardship, Northwest United Methodist Foundation. His justice is so deep. Verse 5-9.: -- See Psalms on "Psalms 36:5" for further information. And this makes me wonder if perhaps the event that prompted David to write this psalm could have been some sort of deliverance from a famine. Others take it in the sense that a hen covers her young chicks under her wings to protect, hide, and shelter them. Because, of course, the reality of the wicked man is much less positive and encouraging than he would like to believe. He was thinking about the wicked man. There are two main ways that commentators understand the figure shadow of Your wings. As the God of nature, he is the fountain of natural life; in him we live, and move, and have our being. Because both his words and his works come from his wicked heart. He simply ignores God and his righteous character and demands. "Psalm 36 draws a sharp and startling contrast between existences that either incorporate or lack a conscious knowledge of the God of Israel." We are here led to consider, and it will do us good to consider seriously, I. Again, you get this picture of this attribute of God towering high into the sky. However, who is not tricked by his self-flattery? The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; He has ceased to be wise and to do good. Then David ends this psalm with one verse of direct request to the Lord and then a reflection on God’s defeating his enemies. 1. Psalm 36:5-11 [5] Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. Others aren’t even in view yet here in David’s oracle. The word satisfied is also translated as watered, made drunk, fill, satiate, and bathe. Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. Your righteousness is like the great mountains; He flatters himself when the sin is discovered. 2. And may the Lord help us to see more of his loyal covenant love in our lives. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. 3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit:he hath left off to be wise, and to do good. God's patience and mercy Ps 36:5-6. How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! “To smooth over one’s own conduct to one’s conscience (which is the meaning of the Hebrew) is to smooth one’s own path to hell.” (Spurgeon). The bed is a place of rest. He is an hypocrite Ps 36:3. The wicked man speaks lies to himself. 2 For he flattereth himself in his own eyes,until his iniquity be found to be hateful. You, the Bible, and the Holy Spirit are priority in interpretation. “He had not God before his eyes in holy awe, therefore he puts himself there in unholy admiration. KJV Psalm 36:1 , Often the word “servant,” “David,” and “Yahweh” appear in 2Sa 7 and the Davidic Covenant. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. 3. Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings. The God of justice cares for refugees. As God expects the best from us, so he gives the best to us.” (Swinnock, cited in Spurgeon). 1. This is a study guide commentary, which means that you are responsible for your own interpretation of the Bible. How Precious Is Your Steadfast Love - To the choirmaster. 4. With the phrase left off it makes it sound as if this man had at one point been wise. When he finds out his iniquity: “He vainly thinks his crimes may be concealed, or disguised, till a discovery breaks the charm, and disperses the delusion.” (Horne), v. “Until God by some dreadful judgment undeceive him.” (Poole), vi. “The evil person is not merely drifting into evil ways. So, MISCHIEF/INIQUITY/SIN (!) In their own eyes they flatter themselves too much to detect or hate their sin. Psalm 36 Commentary. Oh, continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You. He has not set reverencing God before him. Well, several times in the Old Testament, “seeing light” is a metaphor for living. c. There the workers of iniquity have fallen: David considered the end of the wicked men that he thought of at the beginning of this psalm. Psalm 36:6 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 36:6, NIV: "Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep.You, LORD, preserve both people and animals." The wicked man’s words are corrupt. ii. 10 O continue [draw out/prolong…] thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee;and thy righteousness to the upright in heart. In verses 5-10 David wants to meditate on God’s character. Often that makes sin unpalatable. His young son kept running through the house yelling, “Is this ours, father? The eyes must see something, and if they admire not God they will flatter self.” (Spurgeon), iv. Psalm 36 - For the director of music. Chapter 36 It is uncertain when, and upon what occasion, David penned this psalm, probably when he was struck at either by Saul or by Absalom; for in it he complains of the malice of his enemies against him, but triumphs in the goodness of God to him. POSTED April 9, 2015. Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. He seems as it were to point to the place with his finger.” (Poole), v. “There, where they plotted or practised the downfall of the righteous; as Henry III of France was stabbed in the same chamber where he and others had contrived the Parisian massacre.” (Trapp), (c) 2020 The Enduring Word Bible Commentary by David Guzik – ewm@enduringword.com. “These…are the two wings of the Divine goodness, under which the children of men take refuge. And so, David starts with two attributes of God that are key to understanding the Lord. He’s praying to God – communicating back to God. Of the servant of the Lord, of David. His sin – that he glosses over in his self-deception – will reach the point where others just simply cannot put up with it any longer. ceased…not good…spurns not.” (Kidner). Psalm 36 Commentary | Genre Psalm 36 is kind of a cross between a lament psalm and a meditative psalm. he thinks of and devises and plans upon his bed. Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings: The merciful God is a place of rest and protection for the people of God. I call Psalm 36 God “tells it like it is”. But his actions aren’t any better. When the psalms speak of adam they are looking at humanity very broadly – not just faithful Israelites – all of humanity. They heal and build, giving life; they are full of the light of truth and goodness. “THERE, has been applied by many of the fathers to the pride spoken of in the preceding verse. He is pictured as completely stopping living in a wise manner. The first is his mercy. That’s where others come in to the picture. No life without water. David naturally thought that those who genuinely knew God would be upright in heart. The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful; they fail to act wisely or do good. And it’s a fountain – that produces not merely literal physical water – but God’s fountain sends out life. Others can leave him if they wish. On his bed…in a way: “The phrase ‘on his bed’ is parallel with ‘on the way’. Your judgments are a great deep; And this message is from the Lord. 4 Outlines . But now, David is done dealing with the wicked for the next six verses. To all, even all creatures. And in this case, the wicked man isn’t just misrepresenting himself to others. Title: Psalm 36/Commentary, Author: Mark Dunagan, Name: Psalm 36/Commentary, Length: 5 pages, Page: 1, Published: 2020-09-24 . Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures. He is obstinate. Here is the root of bitterness, from which all the wickedness of wicked men comes. “Of all the abundant and varying life, He is the Source or Fountain, and the sunshine of His face is the light on everything.” (Morgan), iii. [7] How precious is your steadfast love, O God! 7 How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God!therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. 1 An oracle speaks deep within the heart of wicked man; No fear of God before his eyes—in sinfulness he stands. The wicked man deceives his own self about his own nature. FILED UNDER In Medias Res. Commentary for Psalms 36 . (5-12) 1-4 From this psalm our hearts should be duly affected with hatred of sin, and seek satisfaction in God's loving-kindness. In the Greek Septuagint version of the bible, and in its Latin translation in the Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 35 in a slightly different numbering system. Not just his words, but his works. Oftentimes that word is used to describe legal decisions. He flatters himself in his own eyes. 1 For the conductor. Some think it refers to the pride mentioned in the previous verse, ans others to the place where the workers of iniquity practiced their sin. The river of Your pleasures: “Union with Him is the source of all delight, as of all true fruition of desires. It’s the devotion he extended to the nation of Israel that he didn’t show to others who weren’t in covenant with him. And the extent to which he is these things is practically immeasurable. Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. The lectionary also suggests using verse 8 of the psalm … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 36:5-10" Since the context is critical, the comments here will include vv. God’s righteousness is so high. And on that road, he abhoreth not evil. And of course, that’s not saying that God’s loyal covenant love is inaccessible and distant. It is in God as in a fountain, and from him is derived to us. a. But the sources of joy opened are far deeper than those that are closed.” (Maclaren). He physically delivers from danger on the one hand all humanity and on the other hand all sorts of animals. Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament (Heb. Here is the root of bitterness, from which all the wickedness of wicked men comes. Issuu company logo. And even though the wicked man is able to trick himself into thinking he’s fine, he really can’t deceive others indefinitely. No, instead of resting in bed, the wicked man is portrayed as planning evil in bed. i. In Your light we see light. I have a message from God in my heart concerning the sinfulness of the wicked: There is no fear of God before their eyes. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. 12 There are the workers of iniquity fallen:they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. Psalms 36:4. What the wicked speaks is lying sin – deceptive sin. iii. Each of us must walk in the light we have. Often it would run dry. You can check these in your browser security settings. And that leads David to pray for protection from his dangerous enemies – these wicked men. Now, he takes a step back and wants to communicate directly with God about what God is like. 6 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains;thy judgments are a great deep:O LORD, thou preservest man and beast. The bad state of the wicked. Learn how your comment data is processed. But those around him eventually won’t be able to stand the nonsense. And so, David is not just meditating on what God is like. And with these kinds of benefits afforded to those who have experienced the Lord’s loyal love – we just don’t want God to stop doing this for us! No – you need to make the sin look good sometimes for others to embrace it. They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house: The word fullness here is literally fatness, and its use is suggestive. And then David reflects back to God the fact that the Lord preserves or saves man and beast. Continue Your lovingkindness: “The Hebrew is, draw forth, or draw out thy lovingkindness: a metaphor either taken from vessels of wine, which being set abroach once, yield not only one cup, but many cups; so when God setteth abroach the wine of his mercy, he will not fill your cup once, but twice and seven times.” (Greenhill, cited in Spurgeon), ii. Psalm 36 draws a sharp and startling contrast between existences that either incorporate or lack a conscious knowledge the... 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