"Commentary on Psalms 18:18". 18.They had prevented me in the day of my calamity. 18. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". Psalms 18:18. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". They prevented me in the day of my calamity - They took advantage of the time in which I was least able to make head against them, and their attack was sudden and powerful. What a staff is to one who is ready to fall, the means of recovering and preserving him, that was God to David in the time of his extremity. 18:1-3, now "me" as the object of attack is prominent in verses 4-5. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/psalms-18.html. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. He recalls in highly poetic fash Summary-I am blessed if my walk is blameless, and that can only be achieved by walking according to God’s laws.This walk cannot be now and then, but must be with my whole heart, and with no unrighteousness mixed in. This is a very important distinction. Whoever it is, it’s ultimately the Lord inspiring whatever author wrote the psalm and it’s to be for our benefit. … 17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from foes too mighty for me. 18. The way in which all of this is deployed upon the sacred page is a providential arrangement designed to constitute also a prophetic indication of the absolute and genuine perfection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. 1871-8. What does this verse really mean? And I’d also point out before we get into the text that this psalm is the longest we’ve dealt with thus far at a whopping 50 verses! Psalm 18[ a]( A) For the director of music. And have not wickedly departed from my God. (409) The Psalmist here confirms in different words the preceding sentence, namely, that he had been sustained by the aid of God, when there was no way of escaping by the power of man. While Psalm 33 is a praise psalm about God’s protecting his people. i. The words, "in the day of my calamity,"—as Amalek surprised Israel on the way, "when he was faint and weary," Deuteronomy 25:18,—are explained by facts, such as are recorded in 1 Samuel 24 , where David, helplessly wandering about, and feeling like a dead dog or a flea, 1 Samuel 24:15, is pursued by Saul with three thousand men, and finds himself in the back part of the cave, in whose entrance Saul took up his abode. "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". See this use of the verb, generally however used in a good sense, in Psalms 18:5. They surprised me in the day of my calamity; but the Lord was my stay. They prevented me, &c.] They took me on the sudden, and unprovided. They prevented me—They met me in a hostile manner. The Blessing of Obedience. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-18.html. The Targum is. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. BibliographyBarnes, Albert. Those that truly love God, may triumph in him as their Rock and Refuge, and may with confidence call upon him. But the Lord was my stay - My support, or prop. BibliographyWesley, John. משען. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". 6. hinc per metaphoram transfertur ad obscuras ac terrificas calamitatum nebulas, Prov. By the hand of God, out of straits and difficulties he reached a broad place, out of the dungeon of oppression to freedom, for Jahve had delighted in him, he was His chosen and beloved one. The title “servant of the Lord” places David in an elite company, namely, that of Moses, Joshua, and … ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. God was to the Psalmist for a staff, to support him. 1870. The great consolation for Christians in these observations is that "Not even gross sins can prevent their ultimate and final salvation," provided only that they do not "wickedly depart" from the Lord, but repent of their lapses and forsake him not. Every human is fearful of death until they have a personal faith encounter with the … They prevented me, &c.] They took me on the sudden, and unprovided. כּי introduces the reason for the interposition of the divine omnipotence, viz., the superior strength of the foe and the weakness of the oppressed one. In other words, it was because David had never in any sense whatever "wickedly departed from God," but had clung to him even in the face of shameful sins and mistakes, God requited him on the basis of his fundamental love of God, and not upon the basis of human sins and mistakes of which he was most certainly guilty. "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". All other rights reserved. 18 They confronted me in my day of calamity, but the LORD was my support. "Departed wickedly" implies willful and persistent wickedness, an entire alienation from God. ", Gejerus. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] David reflects on the fact that the Lord freed him from a harsh life in the wilderness and gave him liberty (2 Samuel 22:1). "came on me suddenly, unawares, when I was unprovided and helpless; and must have destroyed me, had not God upheld and supported me when I was in danger of perishing." Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1840-57. We have no way of determining just what that sin was."[20]. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". However, in the practical sense, "God passed over the sins done aforetime" (Romans 3:25), and that was the practical equivalent of divine forgiveness. Psalm 103:11 (CEB) because as high as heaven is above the earth, that’s how large God’s faithful love is for those who honor him. "I kept myself from mine iniquity." "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". 18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. He sang to the LORD the words of this song when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. "[18] Also, in the very next verse, the text should read, "And so the Lord requited me. The LORD is My Rock. Psalm 18#sn Psalm 18. “Love”: This is not the normal word for love that often bears … So, Davis is saying to God “please stop doing these things to me.” Well, what makes David think that God is actually doing this to him? Ps. First let us See what It says in Deuteronomy chapter 18,verse 18 in the Bible. They were in his path, ready to destroy him. [A Psalm] of David the servant of the LORD, {N} Study Bible. used suggests, both in a literal and in a spiritual sense; and when the day and hour was come, fixed and determined by the will of God, then his enemies, though not before, met him, laid hold on him, were too mighty for him, condemned, crucified, and insulted him; but the Lord was my stay; or staff, on whom he leaned, relied, and depended, believing he would help him; and by whom he was supported and upheld, Isaiah 42:1. Now, we can point out that God has not literally tak… What does Psalm 18:18 mean? What does Psalm 18:19 mean? BibliographyCalvin, John. חפץ has the accent on the penult here, and Metheg as a sign of the lengthening (העמדה) beside the ē, that it may not be read ĕ. Psalm 18:34 Translation & Meaning. For the Leader. "It appears here that David had an inclination to some particular form of sin, against which he was continually on guard. "[19] This has the effect of indicating that, therefore, David was blameless; therefore, the Lord recompensed him as perfectly clean and righteous. (1) Judas "wickedly departed" from Christ, being terminally alienated from Him. Go to. "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". [⇑ See verse text ⇑] The overall context of these verses is David's rescue from his enemies, for which he credits God's deliverance (2 Samuel 22:1). Those that truly love God, may triumph in him as their Rock and Refuge, and may with confidence call upon him. From this circumstance it is the more evident that he had obtained enlargement by no other means than by the hand of God. They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay. John Trapp Complete Commentary. "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". The Hebrew word for “prevented” means, they stood before me. 26. But the Lord was my stay - My support, or prop. We could assume David – but we might be wrong. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". Psalm 18 is a royal song of thanksgiving that rehearses God’s deliverance of David from all his enemies. So,let me give you the big idea of Psalm … BibliographyGill, John. Psalm 18:2(NASB) Verse Thoughts From the time he was a young shepherd boy, David loved the Lord with his whole heart and was able to proclaim that the Lord … In the day of my calamity. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/psalms-18.html. 1999. He sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. Of course, all forgiveness during the dispensation of the Mosaic Covenant was dependent, in the final analysis, upon the ultimate sacrifice of the Christ upon Calvary. The children of this world are wiser, &c. But the Lord was my stay] Or, my staff, whereon I so leaned as that if he had failed me I had been all along. The significance of the number eighteen in the Bible comes from its symbolic meaning for They were too cunning for me, and had almost surprised me; but they could not prevent thee. Every true living member of the church, like the church itself, is built upon a rock, which the gates of hell cannot prevail against: He that doeth these things shall never be moved; shall not be moved for ever, so the word is. The explicit fact of God's delivering David from his enemies is stressed in these lines. Alright, the call to praise. "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". Rawlinson has the following very enlightening comment on that passage: "I have kept the ways of the Lord." He had been nearly exhausted by the fatigue of the day, when the giant availed himself of this advantage. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". How so? This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. "I will love thee, O LORD, my strength." https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/heg/psalms-18.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-18.html. Ernst Hengstenberg on John, Revelation, Ecclesiastes, Ezekiel & Psalms. Psalms 119:1-8. This psalm is a praise psalm – as opposed to a lament psalm or a meditative psalm. (2) Peter, who shamefully and profanely denied the Lord, nevertheless, did not forsake Him, did not "wickedly depart" from Him; and, consequently was permitted to continue, after his repentance, as a faithful apostle. Not even in the humblest of the penitential psalms, in which David bewails his offenses against God, does he use such terms as `departed wickedly' concerning himself.[17]. In this long song of thanks, the psalmist (a Davidic king, traditionally understood as David himself) affirms that God is his faithful protector. A fact not often stressed is that any Christian still in fellowship with the Lord may say anything that the psalmist here has said of himself. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/psalms-18.html. David was already being rebuked and chastened in God’s wrath and hot displeasure. (Read Psalm 18:1-19) The first words, "I will love thee, O Lord, my strength," are the scope and contents of the psalm. The point on which he principally insisted is, that the assaults which were made upon him, and the conflicts which he had to sustain, were stirred up against him for no other reason but because he had obeyed the call of God, and followed with humble obedience the revelation of his oracle. They prevented me - They anticipated me, or went before me. 26. Psalm 18 Commentary: Big Idea. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. A study in the book of Psalm 18: 1 - 50 Psalm 18: 1 – 50 The New Revised Version To the Chief Musician. What is coming across to David as rebuke and chastening? BibliographyCoke, Thomas. Referring to the times of his distress in the garden and upon the cross; the time of his sufferings and death, which was a dark and cloudy day, as the wordF24ביום אידי "in the day of my cloudy calamity", Ainsworth; "nomen" איד "proprie signifient vaporem vel nubem, ut Gen. vii. Jehovah hath rewarded me according to my righteousness. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. … Of David the servant of the LORD. BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". Psalm 18:19, CSB: "He brought me out to a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me." I should have been overthrown, but the Lord was my stay. On the day of his איד, i.e., (vid., on Psalm 31:12) his load or calamity, when he was altogether a homeless and almost defenceless fugitive, they came upon him (קדּם Psalm 17:13), cutting off all possible means of delivering himself, but Jahve became the fugitive's staff (Psalm 23:4) upon which he leaned and kept himself erect. 18:1-19 The first words, I will love thee, O Lord, my strength, are the scope and contents of the psalm. Of course, if the words are understood as descriptive of the "Son of David," even the Christ, then there is no problem. He confesses that the Lord was his support, so his enemies were unable to kill him. (x) "in the day of my cloudy calamity", Ainsworth; "nomen" "proprie signifient vaporem vel nubem, ut Genesis 7.6. hinc per metaphoram transfertur ad obscuras ac terrificas calamitatum nebulas, Prov. Used by Permission. This means that in all the protestations of David here to the effect that he is clean in the sight of God, there is not a claim of never having done anything sinful, but a claim, which was true, that he had never "wickedly departed from his God," nor renounced his allegiance to the Lord. Study Psalm 18 using Wesley’s Explanatory Notes to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. He is like Zion-hill itself, which cannot be moved, but abides for ever, Ps. Whence proceeded so sudden a restoration from death to life, but because God intended to show that he has in his hand, and under his absolute control, the issues of death? Ver. A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD, who spoke to the LORD the words of this song on the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. This כּי חפץ בּי (for He delighted in me) now becomes the primary thought of the song. In short, the Psalmist ascribes his deliverance to no other cause than the mere good pleasure of God, that all the praise might redound to him alone: He delivered me, because he loved me, or had a good will to me. They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay. Addis, rejecting the Davidic authorship of this psalm, did so, partially, upon the grounds that David could not possibly have described himself as one "Who kept the ways of Jehovah,"[16] However, we believe that Addis misunderstood what that verse really means. "They came upon me in the day of my calamity; He brought me forth also into a large place; He delivered me, because he delighted in me. Why does David need God to take note of and remember him? Psalm 18 For the director of music. ", Gejerus. "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". David's foes confronted him when he felt that his situation was desperate. "I was also perfect with him" (Psalms 18:23). The psalm concludes with a ratification of this character of the citizen of Zion. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-18.html. In the day of my calamity - In the day to which I now look back as the time of my special trial. 1685. The parallel line here is, "And have not wickedly departed from my God." In mentioning the good pleasure of God, he has a special respect to his own calling to be king. Psalms 18 18 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the Lord, who spake unto the Lord the words of this song in the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said, He cites the reason the Lord did this as "he delighted in me." Verse 2. He said: 1 I love you, Lord, my strength. The same thought continues into Psalms 18:36, revealing that God has enlarged his steps and prevented him from falling. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-18.html. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/psalms-18.html. How wonderful, how glorious, how absolutely precious above everything else is the privilege of being "perfect" in Christ Jesus, as David claimed in these passages! Ambitious and turbulent men, who are carried headlong by their unruly lusts, inconsiderately to attempt any thing, and who, by their rashness, involve themselves in dangers, may often accomplish their undertakings by vigorous and resolute efforts, but at length a reverse takes place, and they are stopt short in their career of success, for they are unworthy of being sustained and prospered by God, since, without having any warrant or foundation for what they do in his call, they would raise their insane structures even to heaven, and disturb all around them. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/psalms-18.html. I will love You, O LORD, my strength. In short, David testifies, by this expression, that the assistance of God had never failed him, because he had not thrust himself into the office of king of his own accord, but that when he was contented with his humble condition, and would willingly have lived in obscurity, in the sheep-cotes, or in his father’s hut, he had been anointed by the hand of Samuel, which was the symbol of his free election by God to fill the throne. Psalms 18:18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay. "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". And what we discover throughout this psalm is that these things were already happening. Verse 18. A general acknowledgment of God, and thanks to him, as the Deliverer in the time of troubles, and as worthy to be praised, Psalm 18:1-3. Psalm 103:12 (CEB) As far as east is from west— that’s how far God has removed our sin from us. BibliographyClarke, Adam. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. "That I may present every man PERFECT in Christ" (Colossians 1:28). (Note: In like manner Metheg is placed beside the ee of the final closed syllable that has lost the tone in חפץ Psalm 22:9, ותּחולל Psalm 90:2, vid., Isaiah S. 594 note.). BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. It is good for us to observe all the circumstances of a mercy which magnify the power of God and his goodness to us in it. The children of this world are wiser, &c. But the Lord was my stay] Or, my staff, whereon I so leaned as that if … Psalm 18:18 Translation & Meaning. It really shows God's love and gracefor everyone. 19 He brought me out into the open; He rescued me because He delighted in me.…. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. 18. That’s where we start in verse 1. 1801-1803. Leupold called attention to the fact that this should have been translated, "And so I was blameless (or perfect), etc. Ver. but the Lord was my stay; or staff, on whom he leaned, relied, and depended, believing he would help him; and by whom he was supported and upheld, Isaiah 42:1. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Psalm 18:18 “They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.” They anticipated me, or went before me (see the note at Psalm 18:5). 1832. 1865-1868. my stronghold. Prevented — They had almost surprized me. i. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/psalms-18.html. In the combination איבי עז, עז is not an adverbial accusative, but an adjective, like רוּחך טובה Psalm 143:10, and ὁ ἀνὴρ ἀγαθός (Hebrerbrief S. 353). BibliographyHengstenberg, Ernst. Psalm 18:18 “They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.” The idea here is that his enemies came before him, or intercepted his way. chapter 22). Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. (1-3) David praises the God of his deliverance. Perhaps we should be a little more eager in our stress of this magnificent truth. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/psalms-18.html. In the lives of two of Jesus' apostles, we find the distinction exemplified. 4. the snares of death confronted me — BDB 869, KB 1068, Piel perfect, cf. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-18.html. 1765. In the day of my calamity - In the day to which I now look back as the time of my special trial. “On the day of my calamity”: In the day to which I now look back at the … They prevented me in the day of my calamity— i.e. The present participle "cleanseth" is an indication that the cleansing is constant, continual, and never-failing, thus keeping the child of God in a state of holy perfection. What does this verse really mean? According to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-18.html. With Psalm 18:17 the hymn has reached the climax of epic description, from which it now descends in a tone that becomes more and more lyrical. The psalm embraces the following subjects: I. They were in his path, ready to destroy him. You know GOD LOVES US AND HE WANTS GOOD THINGS FOR ALL OF US!!! The idea here is that his enemies came before him, or intercepted his way. 1983-1999. See the note at Psalm 18:5. The use of ל in such cases is certainly the common custom.]. Psalms 18:3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine … Of David the servant of the Lord. II. Ver. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. They prevented me in the day of my calamity, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". They were in his path, ready to destroy him. Psalm 18 is David's testimony, it describes that David was having a hardtime, and that the Lord saved him. 125:1 . The LORD is my … The Targum is, Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". and I have been saved from my enemies. Excellently Schultens: hoc est elegantius, illud vero simplicius. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, They prevented me in the day of my calamity -, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, They prevented me in the day of my calamity, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. 1871-8. 18:18; Job 30:27. The idea here is that his enemies came before him, or intercepted his way. (18) Prevented.—Better, fell upon me unawares. It appears to be a popular version of the song in (2 Sam. 1905. HE WANTS ALL OF US TO DO WELL!!! 1874-1909. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/psalms-18.html. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". The following strophe tells the reason of his pleasing God and of His not allowing him to perish. They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the LORD was my stay. [Note: Instead of למשענ, there is in 2 Sam. Psalms 18:18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay. Therefore hath Jehovah recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.". Psalms 18:35 states that not only has God taught David the skills and abilities to wage war, as in the previous verses, but that God has saved him, upheld him, and made him great. 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