As of sorrow and joy. Whole Psalm. Thy grace has overcome the fickleness of nature, and I am now in a resolute and determined frame of mind. In the latter, they are eucharistic for mercies already received, and descriptive of the glorious things which God has prepared for his Son and for Israel his people. --David Dickson. Messiah is described as a conqueror when the battle is won, and kings and nations, prostrate at his feet, await his sentence and judgment upon them. Repetition is here sanctioned by inspiration. Psalm 109:10 Septuagint; Hebrew sought; Psalm 110:1 Or Lord; Psalm 110:3 The meaning of the Hebrew for this sentence is uncertain. The tongue, being considered the best member, is here described as the glory of man -- as that which tends to elevate him in the scale of creation; and therefore the pious man resolves to employ his speech in giving utterance to the goodness of God. A psalm of David. The wheels of a chariot revolve, but the axletree turns not; the sails of a mill move with the wind, but the mill itself moves not; the earth is carried round its orbit, but its centre is fixed. 6-13). With my heart or soul, which is fixed for that work, as he said in the former branch. There are other inconsiderable alterations, but the chief point of difference probably lies in the position of the verses. He who sings with a fixed heart is likely to sing on, and all the while to sing well. --G.R. Rearrangement is here sanctioned by inspiration. Sometimes we must climb to praise by the ladder of prayer, and at other times we must bless God for the past in order to be able in faith to plead for the present and the future. When a man has musical gift, he should regard it as too lovely a power to be enlisted in the cause of sin. And Manasseh also is mine. --David Dickson. And for Psalms 108:6-13, see the notes on Psalms 60:5-12. By the aid of God's Spirit we can both pray ourselves up to praise, or praise the Lord till we get into a fit frame for prayer. In Psalms 57:7-11 these words are a song in the cave of Adullam, and are the result of faith which is beginning its battles amid domestic enemies of the most malicious kind; but here they express the continued resolve and praise of a man who has already weathered many a campaign, has overcome all home conflicts, and is looking forward to conquests far and wide. For confirmation: "Rejoice in the Lord, and again I say rejoice": they went through Syria and Cilicia again confirming the churches. He who sings with a fixed heart is likely to sing on, and all the while to sing well. O God, my heart is fixed. This Psalm is, almost word for word, taken out of two of the foregoing Psalms; the first five verses out of the fifty-seventh, from, I will sing and give praise, even with my glory, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. Two parts of two different hymns may better harmonise with a particular occasion than either one separately considered. First we have an utterance dictated by the spirit of praise, Psalms 108:1-5 ; then a second deliverance evoked by the spirit of believing prayer, Psalms 108:6-12 ; and then a final word of resolve ( Psalms 108:13 ), as the warrior hears the war trumpet summoning him to join battle immediately, and therefore marches with his fellow soldiers at once to the fray. ; Awake, O psaltery and harp! Verse 1. As we follow the procedures laid out in this Psalm, we will have a life of joy, peace, productivity, and victory. This is the first of a series of "Confitemini Domino" Psalms, "O give thanks unto the Lord" (Ps 105:1 106:1 107:1 108:1 136:1) --Christopher Wordsworth. Different occasions may require it. 4 For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds. Verse 1-5. The greatness of the attributes mercy and truth we have in Psalms 108:4 , Thy truth reaches unto the clouds; and there is an answerable greatness in his praises of God for them, Psalms 108:5 : Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth. Verse 1. 5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth; These five verses are found in Psalm 57:7-11 almost verbatim: the only important alteration being the use of the great name of Jehovah in Psalm 108:3 instead of Adonai in Psalm 57:9. In the latter part is the prayer for preservation of the church, Psalms 108:6 , with confidence to be heard and helped, whatsoever impediment appear, against all who stand out against Christ's kingdom, whether within the visible church ( Psalms 108:7-8 ), or whether without, such as are professed enemies unto it, ( Psalms 108:9-11 ), which prayer is followed forth (Ps 108:12), and comfortably closed with assurance of the Church's victory by the assistance of God, Psalms 108:13 . In Psalm 57:1-11 these notes of praise follow prayer and grow out of it; but in this case the Psalmist begins at once to sing and give praise, and afterwards prays to God in a remarkably confident manner, so that he seems rather to seize the blessing than to entreat for it. continued...THE ARGUMENT This Psalm is almost word for word taken out of two foregoing Psalms, the first five verses out of Psalm 57:7-11, and the rest out of Psalm 60:5, &c., to which the reader must resort for the explication of it. Proud member Bowes, in "Illustrative Gatherings", 1862. The passage served as a fine close for one Psalm, and it makes an equally noteworthy opening for another. Over proud Edom I will cast my shoe, as an angry master to a slave ministering to him. When the Old Testament is quoted in the New Testament by someone, over one third of all the quotes are from the Psalms. For impression. The 105th Psalm is a meditation on the covenant as performed on the part of God, the 106th on the covenant as kept by Israel. Even though I have to shout in the battle I will also sing in my soul, and if my fingers must needs be engaged with the bow, yet shall they also touch the ten-stringed instrument and show forth thy praise. Psalm 108:1, ESV: "A Song.A Psalm … To praise God makes a man both happier and holier, stronger and bolder -- as the succeeding verses show. Well did Charles Wesley say : -. A comparison of Psalm 108 with Psalm 57 and Psalm 60; Psalm 108:1 O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. Psalm 108:1 In Hebrew texts 108:1-13 is numbered 108:2-14. The varieties are verbal and trivial, except that in Ps 108:9, "over Philistia will I triumph," differs from Ps 60:8, the interpretation of which it confirms. The 119th Psalm is a longest chapter in the whole Bible. Its altogether triumphant tone may intimate that it was prepared by David, omitting the plaintive portions of the other Psalms, as commemorative of God's favor in the victories of His people. Verse 1. All rights reserved. Of what? In the former they were prophetic of prosperity yet to come, and consolatory in the expectation of approaching troubles. B. Psalm 108:6-13 is taken from Psalm 60:5-12. of It may be that our heavenly Father would here teach us that if we are unable to find a great variety of suitable expressions in devotion, we need not in the slightest degree distress ourselves, but may either pray or praise, "using the same words.". Though I have many wars to disturb me, and many cares to toss me to and fro, yet I am settled in one mind and cannot be driven from it. --The Quiver. 1. When he says I will, he supposes that there might be some temptation to refrain, but this he puts on one side, and with fixed heart prepares himself for the joyful engagement. "Even with my glory" - with my intellect, my tongue, my poetic faculty, my musical skill, or whatever else causes me to be renowned, and confers honour upon me. 2 Awake, O harp and lyre! 57:8–11Awake, lute and h Whole Psalm. Different experiences may require it. exile ~ away from your own country. One passage only seems to bear upon it, Isaiah 63:1 , and from this we learn that it is from Edom as the last scene of his vengeance, the conquering Messiah will come forth, "clothed with a vesture dipped in blood." Psalms 108:1 « A Song [or] Psalm of David. It is literally here, "truly my glory." Psalm 110:5 Or My lord is at your right hand, Lord; Psalm 110:7 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain. O god, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. What does this verse really mean? (By *heart means that you can say it without looking at the words.) So should a Christian be able, amidst changing scenes and changing fortunes, to say, "O God, my heart is fixed, my heart is fixed." We cannot too often with fixed heart resolve to magnify the Lord; nor need we ever hesitate to use the same words in drawing near to God, for the Lord who cannot endure vain repetitions is equally weary of vain variations. Verse 1-2. 5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! The prophet saith his heart was ready, so the old translation hath it; the new translation, "My heart is fixed." --G.S. A Man With Trouble Psalm 109 Jesus said, "You will be happy when people are not kind to you and do bad things to you. Whence it appears, both that the blame, which the ungodly and the deceitful is not silent of, is false, and that the praise, which God is not silent of, is true . My heart is steadfast, O God! So ask seriously and often, that thy heart may be ready, and may also be fixed, and this by a habit which brings readiness and fixedness, as in other holy duties, so in that of meditation. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Psalms 108:1-13 "This psalm is a compilation formed by combining the last five verses of Psalms 57:1-11 with the last eight verses of Psalms 60:1-12; the latter being itself a compilation." God should be served with the best words, and when we have them they are surely good enough to be used twice. Psalm 108:1 Translation & Meaning. It means here that it was his glory - his honor - thus to be employed in giving praise to God. My heart has taken hold and abides in one resolve. Judah is my king." Gilead is mine, and I give it to the children of Gad and Reuben. In Ps 57:7-11 these notes of praise follow prayer and grow out of it; but in this case the psalmist begins at once to sing and give praise, and afterwards prays to God in a remarkably confident manner, so that he seems rather to seize the blessing than to entreat for it. 3 I will give thanks to you, O LORD, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. But with the glory of the Redeemer is associated also the restoration, to favour and happiness, of Israel, his long cast off, but not forgotten people. Whole Psalm. God has glory because his *righteousness shines from inside him. Verses 6-13 are almost identical to Psalm 60:5-12. My heart, O God, is steadfast; I will sing and make music with all my soul. We must view the holy object presented by meditation, as a limner who views some curious piece, and carefully heeds every shade, every line and colour; as the Virgin Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. The parallel passage in the Prayer book version is, "with the best member I have." --Henry Jeanes. "As we said before so say I now again, if any man preach", etc. He is faithful and true, and His grace extends to each nation of the world and every tribe of Israel – for ever and ever. This the English reader will only be able to perceive by the use of capitals in the present Psalm and not in Psalms 57:7-11 . My heart has taken hold and abides in one resolve. This Edom is therefore named with anxiety, because after its overthrow, Messiah will shine out "King of kings, and Lord of lords", Revelation 19:13-16 . Psalm 108#In Hebrew texts 108:1-13 is numbered 108:2-14.A song. Psalm 108.1–3 – Praise the Victor 1 O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. With some minor variations, this psalm is a composite of Ps 57:7-11 (see vv. Meditation is a fixed duty. (By *heart means that you can say it without looking at the words.) The Holy Spirit is not so short of expressions that he needs to repeat himself, and the repetition cannot be meant merely to fill the book: there must be some intention in the arrangement of two former divine utterances in a new connection; whether we can discover that intent is another matter. Under typical terms we are taught to make use of all sanctified means for stirring of us up unto God's service: for this the psalmist intends, when he saith, Awake psaltery and harp. 4 For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds. Strings are wonderful things when some men play upon them, they seem to become sympathetic and incorporated with the minstrel, as if his very soul were imparted to them and thrilled through them. » O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. When all the nations become the kingdoms of Messiah, what is this Edom that is to be amongst his latest triumphs? We cannot too often with fixed heart resolve to magnify the Lord; nor need we ever hesitate to use the same words in drawing near to God, for the Lord who cannot endure vain repetitions is equally weary of vain variations. Philistia follow my chariot, and shout forth my triumph." This entire psalm is a great song of praise and worship that declares the goodness and mercy of God to all people. David is speaking a desire for all the earth to worship God here. Some expressions are so admirable that they ought to be used again; who would throw away a cup because he drank from it before? Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. The reason of which change is supposed to be this, that Psalm 60 was composed in the time of his danger and distress, and the latter after his deliverance. My heart, O God, is steadfast; I will sing and make music with all my soul. In a different strain, a strain of sarcasm and contempt, he announces his pleasure respecting his vanquished enemies." Sometimes the heart is most fixed at the commencement of a spiritual exercise: sometimes at its close. Psalm 109 is a psalm in the Book of Psalms.In the Greek Septuagint version of the Bible, and in the Latin Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 108 in a slightly different numbering system. Psalm 108 In Hebrew texts 108:1-13 is numbered 108:2-14. Even with my glory -- with my intellect, my tongue, my poetic faculty, my musical skill, or whatever else causes me to be renowned, and confers honour upon me. We have before us The Warrior's Morning Song, with which he adores his God and strengthens his heart before entering upon the conflicts of the day. Thus in gracious and flattering words, the victor addresses his confederates and subjects. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. C. For the exegetical details see the full notes online at Psalms 57 and 60. After David has professed a purpose of praising God ( Psalms 108:1-3 ) he tells you, next, the proportion that is between the attributes which he praiseth in God, and his praise of him. Whole Psalm. I will divide and portion out Shechem and the valley of Succoth. The passage served as a fine close for one psalm, and it makes an equally noteworthy opening for another. Awake, harp and lyre!I will awaken the da 3I will praise you, LORD, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. For what? Verses 1-5 are almost identical to Psalm 57:7-11. 4 For your steadfast love is great above the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. To use the same words continually and never utter a new song would show great slothfulness, and would lead to dead formalism, but we need not regard novelty of language as at all essential to devotion, nor strain after it as an urgent necessity. Psalm 108 🔊 1 O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. 2 Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. 2 Awake, psaltery and harp; I myself will awake early. 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