psalm 42 the voice

3. Psalm 42 King James Version 1 To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah.     as I pour out my soul: The superscription is also numbered separately as verse 1.] (NIV). Does this make sense to our faith? 8 By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me–a prayer to the God of my life. Psalm 42 is a lament psalm written by men who formerly were able to freely worship God with the Lord’s people. When Messiah comes in, all is changed. He will keep the poor and needy safe forever from the oppressors of their own generation.     “Why have you forgotten me? ), Broyles, Craig C., Understanding the Bible Commentary Series: Psalms, Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1999, 392-393.). PSALM 42.     I will now arise,” says the Lord; 4 May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor! 27 But thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail. Notice in the following text, however, that he focuses on the clear contrast between verses 23-24a and 24b-28, which in the dual speaker view is exactly where the dialogue occurs. 5 Why are you in despair, O my soul? Psalm 43 has no title of its own. Third, in referring to God this second book shows a preference for the word “God” over the name “the Eternal One” that appears as “YHWH” in the Hebrew Scriptures. Remember, O LORD, in David’s favor, all the hardships he endured, (Psa 132:1 ESV). The Christ, the despised and rejected Jesus, is Jehovah the Creator. 42. 42:5. We’ve gone regularly to church and have truly enjoyed worshiping with like minded believers. In this Psalm we behold the sufferings of Christ, as expressed in his own person, by the Holy Ghost, from the beginning to verse 12, contrasted with the following glory, as declared by the same Spirit in the person of the Father, from verse 12 to 23. It must be admitted, that probably few persons, if any, on reading the Psalm, would suppose that it referred to the Messiah; but (1.) Verses 9-10 are a prayer that embodies what God has already promised (praying Scripture). These are the days I love the best. ... With the voice of joy and thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival. And in light of his current surroundings, with the enemies’ insinuations of abandonment and desertion swirling about, despair is threatening to overcome his hope. PSALM 42. This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. ... With a voice of joy and thanksgiving, a multitude celebrating a festival. He was ever the same. Chorus . Psalm 42. 11 Why am I so overwrought,    Why am I so disturbed?Why can’t I just hope in God?     so pants my soul for you, O God. PSALM 42. 6 The words of the Lord are pure words, Albert Barnes sums up well the predicament of many commentators who attempt to explain in this portion of the Letter to the Hebrews what is for them the author’s surprising use of Psalm 102 as direct speech by God to the Son. 3 My tears have been my food But now, by his Father’s will, he has come to earth as a human being to open a pathway for humans back to the throne of God, their creator who loves them. Psalm 118, its sequel on Day 28, is a description of Christ’s resurrection and ascension to glory in tones of pure, joyful victory. The “Lord, the God of Israel,” in verse 18 is Yahweh Elohim in Hebrew, which the Septuagint version renders as, “the Lord, the God, the God of Israel.”. No one, on reading the Psalm, ever would doubt that it referred to God; and, if the apostle meant to apply it to the Lord Jesus, it proves most conclusively that he [Jesus] is divine. He repeats the exact same statement in Psalm 43:5.     “Where is your God?” KJV Psalm 42:1 Now, this is the first mention we have in the psalms of the "sons of Korah." Or is it something else? (NIV), Psalm 42:1 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. C. Sidebar: Internal Dialogue Present Within the Psalm. He’s the king of Israel! Take me not away in the midst of my days.”, (Link to NETS translation of Septuagint Psalm 102 {101}) (Link to Brenton’s translation of Psalm 102). These I remember, and pour out my soul in me, For I pass over into the booth, I go softly with them unto the house of God, With the voice of singing and confession, The multitude keeping feast! The psalms are meant to help us feel and think the way God wants us to, transforming us into the reflection of Christ. Psalm 102 is one of the more puzzling psalms in Scripture, predominantly as a consequence of the way it is quoted in the book of Hebrews. For those readers who are familiar with the author of this blog’s understanding that the Psalms are basically and wholly about Christ, reading across the Psalms in a single setting provides connections among them that otherwise might be missed in a sequential only reading. His years would not fail when the created universe was rolled up like a garment. Is that a viewpoint God would want to exult in Scripture?] 42. . (For further direct speech from Father to Son see Psalm 110 and for a further example of speech/content blocks see Psalm 21 and Psalm 21: A Structural Analysis on this blog). All rights reserved. Day 1 contains Psalms 1, 31, 61, 91, and 121; Day 2 Psalms 2, 32, 62, 92, and 122; and so forth, each day following the same numerical pattern of adding thirty to arrive at the next psalm. The Voice Bible Copyright © 2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc. Prayer for God to Remember David’s Hardships and Desire: Verses 1-10, A Song of Ascents. As another example, I find that some days contain sequences of the major events in Christ’s life, even though the numbers for the contiguous psalms are separated by thirty.     my adversaries taunt me, 5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? 42:1-4. Note that as presented in the above quotation, John Barclay views Psalm 102 as a two speaker dialogue throughout. Communion of saints » Delight of Feasts » Instituted by moses » Kept with rejoicing Feasts » Instituted by moses » All males were required to attend 26-28 [25-27]; see also Heb 1:10-12), and He also created the Church (vv. 5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? The nature of that reply indicates that the first speaker, the poor suppliant, is Christ the Son, and the second speaker is God. ‘Unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever–And thou, Lord, in the beginning, hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands,’ &c.–‘And they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.’ (Barclay, John, The Psalms of David, and the Paraphrases and Hymns: With a Dissertation on the Book of Psalms, and Explanatory Introductions to Each, Edinburgh: James Gall, 1826, page 336. 1. I want to add that any reader today, who reads Psalm 102 from the Septuagint or from an accurate English translation of the Septuagint, using a clear mind and following the rules of ordinary, plain, common sense language construction, should be able to see and agree that the concept of two speakers in dialogue within this psalm holds considerable merit, especially as confirmed by the book of Hebrews. Psalm 42 – Honest Prayer from a Discouraged Saint. The whole scene, from Christ on earth to the remnant in the last days, is one. When shall I come and appear before God? Why do I go mourning 7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. 8 “He trusts in the LORD,” they say, “let the LORD rescue him. To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah.     at the roar of your waterfalls; With these psalms we have the beginning of Book II of the Psalter. Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, While they continually say to me, 5 May they fear you while the sun endures, and as long as the moon, throughout all generations! Verses, 14. Psalm 42:1-5. While they continually say to me, Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness] He will after all this misery send forth a commission and a command to set me free; and his mandamus command will do it at any time. 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