But our Sages (B.B. 10:21 . And to praise the Lord, is to acknowledge him to be such a one that there is none like him. However, the kings then had remarkably the days of their youth shortened, for it was in the days of their youth, when they were about thirty years old, that Jehoiachin and Zedekiah were carried captives to Babylon.From all this complaint let us learn, 1. Their afflictions and distresses may be grievous, but he will not finally cast them off. Though our expectations may be disappointed, yet God's promises are established in the heavens, in his eternal counsels; they are out of the reach of opposers in hell and earth... View the entire commentary. 2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens. It is a rod in the hand of God, who is wise, and knows what he does; gracious, and will do what is best. Psalm 89 seems to attribute the lyrics of its song solely to King David. JOSEPH A ALEXANDER Psalms Commentary (1864) Spurgeon had high praise for Alexander's work writing that it "Occupies a first place among expositions. Shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Justice and judgment are the preparing of his throne (so some), the establishment of it, so others. The more others blaspheme God the more we should bless him. His ruling the raging of the sea and quelling its billows was an emblem of this (v. 10): Thou hast broken Rahab, many a proud enemy (so it signifies), Egypt in particular, which is sometimes called Rahab, broken it in pieces, as one that is slain and utterly unable to make head again. Shall it never be put out? As the Father gave me commandment, so I do. The new covenant is therefore always new, and firmly established, because it is lodged in the hands of a Mediator, Heb. Psalm 89. Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite. But this is especially to be applied to Christ. It is here promised, (1.) As a royal psalm, the psalm celebrates and explores the relationship between God and David, his anointed one, and those that follow in his stead. He mentions his sins, his sorrows, his hopes (if … Now this account of the blessedness of God’s Israel comes in here as that to which it was hard to reconcile their present calamitous state. In all this he designed him to be his own servant, for the accomplishing of his eternal purpose and the advancement of the interests of his kingdom among men.III. Notice it reappears in Ps. in the light of thy countenance; they shall govern themselves by thy directions, shall be guided by the eye; and they shall delight themselves in thy consolations. This case is here put, that we may not be offended when it comes to be a case in fact, but that we may reconcile it with the stability of the covenant and be assured of that notwithstanding. "Thou saidst thou wouldst not, Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. That he should be victorious over his enemies, that they should not encroach upon him (v. 22): The son of wickedness shall not exact upon him, nor afflict him. 2. He shall see his seed; he shall prolong his days. # Maschil…: or, A Psalm for Ethan the Ezrahite, to give instruction # to all…: Heb. Amen—be it so, let God be blessed for ever. Verse 20. Their relation to God is their protection and safety (v. 18): "For our shield is of the Lord’’ (so the margin) "and our king is from the Holy One of Israel. I will sing of your steadfast love, O L ord, forever; with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations. In the melancholy part of the psalm he laments the present calamitous state of the prince and royal family (v. 38-45), expostulates with God upon it (v. 46-49), and then concludes with prayer for redress (v. 50, v. 51). The more God's works are known, the more they are admired. (15-18) God's covenant with David, as a type of Christ. [or download in R TF format] Those that rejoice in Christ Jesus, and make God their exceeding joy, have enough to counterbalance their grievances and silence their griefs; and therefore their joy is full (1 Jn. They never want matter for joy: Blessed are God’s people, for in his name, in all that whereby he has made himself known, if it be not their own fault, they shall rejoice all the day. With my mouth, and with my pen (for by that also do we speak), will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations, assuring posterity, from my own observation and experience, that God is true to every word that he has spoken, that they may learn to put their trust in God, Ps. But to all the prophets, those holy ones, he spoke in vision concerning Christ, and to him himself especially, who had lain in his bosom from eternity, and was made perfectly acquainted with the whole design of redemption, Mt. We could never have found a person fit to undertake this great work, Rev. Whedon's Commentary on the Bible Psalms 89 ... From Psalms 89:19-37 the covenant of God with David (2 Samuel 7) is particularly rehearsed as the ground of the nation’s hope, now in their extremity. 3. the earth also is thine; therefore we praise thee, therefore we trust in thee, therefore we will not fear what man can do against us. Many psalms that begin with complaint and prayer end with joy and praise, but this begins with joy and praise and ends with sad complaints and petitions; for the psalmist first recounts God’s former favours, and then with the consideration of them aggravates the present grievances. Some apply this to the ruin which God brought upon the Jewish nation, that persecuted Christ and put him to death. ANALYSIS OF THE EIGHTY-NINTH PSALM . The continuance of Christ’s kingdom is made certain by the inviolable promise and oath of God, notwithstanding all this (v. 33): Nevertheless, my kindness will I not totally and finally take from him. 5. None of all his dictates or decrees ever varied from the rules of equity and wisdom, nor could ever any charge God with unrighteousness or folly. (15-18) God's covenant with David, as a type of Christ. Thus he confronts the reproaches of his enemies. 2 I will sing of your mercy forever, LORDa proclaim your faithfulness through all ages. No, he shall not when his time has come. Though David’s seed be chastened, it does not follow that they are disinherited; they may be cast down, but they are not cast off. 2:4, Lu. With reference to his seed. The choice made of the person to whom the promise is given, v. 19, v. 20. 3:22 .2. 2:11 . It was supposed that they had broken God’s statutes, profaned and polluted them (so the word signifies); "But,’’ says God, "I will not break, I will not profane and pollute, my covenant;’’ it is the same word. David after his anointing, was persecuted, but none could gain advantage against him. 45.(1.) Psalm 89:1-7, 14-15, and 48, NKJV. 1:2, Heb. 45:18 . He has anointed him, has qualified him for his office, and so confirmed him in it, by giving him the Spirit, not by measure, but without measure, infinitely above his fellows. Amen—so it is, God is blessed for ever. He then recounts God's faithfulness to David because God made a covenant with David promising that He would establish David's throne forever. Ethan wrote Psalm 89 many years after this. David was mighty, a man of courage and fit for business; he was chosen out of the people, not out of the princes, but the shepherds. 87 On m the holy mount n stands the city he founded; 2 the L ord o loves the gates of Zion. The scoffers of the latter days do, in like manner, reproach the footsteps of the Messiah when they ask, Where is the promise of his coming? They were God’s servants that were reproached, and the abuses done to them reflected upon their master, especially since it was for serving him that they were reproached. It is a rod which they shall never feel the smart of but when there is great need: If they break my law, then I will visit their transgression with the rod, but not else. His swearing once is enough; he needs not swear again, as David did (1 Sa. Psalm 89 A Short Study All Old Testament scripture is to be read with the anticipation of meeting God and having Him 'speak' to us. No angel, no earthly potentate, whatsoever, is comparable to God, or has an arm like him, or can thunder with a voice like him. The honour of the house of David was lost. Commentaries, history books, and more are linked to this page. 26:39, Mt. It is a rod on the hand of God (I will visit them), he who is wise, and knows what he does, gracious, and will do what is best. 2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens. 80:13 . Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite. 3:5 ), and very great and precious promises they are which are here made to the Redeemer, which are strong foundations for the faith and hope of the redeemed to build upon. In this Psalm the stability and perpetuity of Christ's kingdom, of which the kingdom of David was but a type, are excellently described and foretold. God is praised by the angels above: The heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord! As a royal psalm, the psalm celebrates and explores the relationship between God and David, his anointed one, and those that follow in his stead. "They are thy enemies who do thus reproach us; and wilt thou not appear against them as such?’’ (4.) PSALM 89. (2.) 3:4 . God has found him. For ever? The enemies talk insolently: He is a reproach to his neighbours, who triumph in his fall from so great a degree of honour. These Royal Psalms, then, point toward the messiah. David’s kingdom extended itself to the Great Sea, and the Red Sea, to the river of Egypt and the river Euphrates. Note, Thrones and crowns are tottering things, and are often laid in the dust; but there is a crown of glory reserved for Christ’s spiritual seed which fadeth not away. (5-14) The happiness of those in communion with him. 20:17 ); for his word and oath are two immutable things. Let every saint praise him, but especially the congregation of saints; when they come together, let them join in praising God. "We confess this God is indeed the Creator God, who has set apart a Servant to lead his people. 5:3, Rev. I TRODUCTIO SPURGEO , "TITLE. Christ is the Holy One of Israel; and in him was that peculiar people more blessed than in any other blessing. Psalm 89:18 Or sovereign; Psalm 89:24 Horn here symbolizes strength. It is uncertain when it was penned; only, in general, that it was at a time when the house of David was woefully eclipsed; some think it was at the time of the captivity of Babylon, when king Zedekiah was insulted over, and abused, by Nebuchadnezzar, and then they make the title to signify no more than that the psalm was set to the tune of a song of Ethan the son of Zerah, called Maschil; others suppose it to be penned by Ethan, who is mentioned in the story of Solomon, who, outliving that glorious prince, thus lamented the great disgrace done to the house of David in the next reign by the revolt of the ten tribes. They are happy, for they are high. He builds all his hope upon God’s covenant with David, as a type of Christ (v. 19-37). Click a verse to see commentary Select a resource above ... Psalm 89 God’s Covenant with David. Now, this may be understood either, [1.] Anointed him— The consecration of David with holy oil, by an acknowledged prophet of God, placed his title to the throne beyond all question. 5 And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints. A psalm of vision, reflection, observation, hope, prophecy and of salvation. They have reproached the footsteps of thy anointed. 2. 13:34 . I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David, Acts. [See above 88:1.] His children may forsake God’s law (v. 30) by omissions, and break his statutes (v. 31) by commissions. 33:20, Jer. It is a clear and judicious explanation of the text, and cannot be dispensed with. That which is said and sworn is that God will have a church in the world as long as sun and moon endure, v. 36, v. 37. As Christ was made a priest, so he was made a king, by an oath (Heb. Psalm 89 is the 89th psalm in the biblical Book of Psalms, part of the Hebrew Bible.In the slightly different numbering system in the Greek Septuagint version of the bible, and in its Latin translation, the Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 88.It is a psalm and maschil. 1. If we apply it to David, by his seed we are to understand his successors, Solomon and the following kings of Judah, who descended from the loins of David. It is probable that Solomon did so; but we are sure Christ did so, in the days of his flesh, when he offered up strong cries to God, and called him holy Father, righteous Father, and taught us to address ourselves to him as our Father in heaven. High is his right hand, to reach the highest, even those that set their nests among the stars (Amos. It shall be built up for ever; for the everlasting habitations we hope for in the new Jerusalem are of this building. Set to “Mahalath Leannoth.” A Contemplation of Heman the Ezrahite. "The parts of this Psalm are these: "- I. (2.) This he does more briefly, mentioning God’s mercy and truth (v. 1) and his covenant (v. 2-4), but more largely in the following verses, wherein, 1. 45:24, Isa. who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD? That God would stand by him and strengthen him in his undertaking (v. 21): With him my hand not only shall be, but shall be established, by promise, shall be so established that he shall by it be established and confirmed in all his offices, so that none of them shall be undermined and overthrown, though by the man of sin they shall all be usurped and fought against. And this redounds to the everlasting honour of the Lord Jesus, that to him the great cause between God and man is entirely referred and the Father has committed all judgment to him, that all men might honour him (Jn. They reflected upon all the steps which the king had taken in the course of his administration, tracked him in all his motions, that they might make invidious remarks upon every thing he had said and done. 12:28 .II. Nay, every one helps forward the calamity (v. 42): "Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries, not only given them power, but inclined them to turn their power this way.’’ If the enemies of the church lift up their hand against it, we must see God setting up their hand; for they could have no power unless it were given them from above. Commentaries for Psalm Chapter 89 God's mercy and truth, and his covenant. 3:2 . All His enemies will be beaten down, they are scattered ( Psalms 89:10 ; Psalms 89:22 ). Let our complaints therefore be turned into thanksgivings; and in these verses we find that which will be matter of praise and thanksgiving for us in the worst of times, whether upon a personal or a public account, 1. The incontestable property he has in all the creatures of the upper and lower world (v. 11, v. 12): "Men are honoured for their large possessions; but the heavens are thine, O Lord! 89. But how little of this appears in our congregations, and how much cause have we to humble ourselves on this account! (19-37) A calamitous state lamented, Prayer for redress. The power and justice, the mercy and truth, with which he governs the world and rules in the affairs of the children of men, v. 13, v. 14. God typically speaks to His children in quiet thoughts through the Holy Spirit not in audible voices. Then, when the Holy One of Israel was their king (v. 18), he appointed David to be his viceroy. 3. Their relation to God is their honour and dignity. PSALM 89 THE END OF THE DAVIDIC DYNASTY WAS NOT UNDERSTOOD BY ISRAEL The occasion for this psalm was the conquest of Jerusalem, the capture of king Jehoiachin, his deportation to Babylon along with Daniel and many other able Hebrews, and the enthronement of the puppet king Zedekiah, a vassal of Nebuchadnezzar. David after his anointing, was persecuted, but none could gain advantage against him. This psalm is titled A Song. Many psalms that begin with complaint and prayer end with joy and praise, but this begins with joy and praise and ends with sad complaints and petitions; for the psalmist first recounts God's former favours, and then with the consideration of them aggravates the present grievances. This is that seed which shall be made to endure for ever, and his throne in the midst of them, in the church in the heart, as the days of heaven. (3.) First, It is here supposed that there will be much amiss in the subjects of Christ’s kingdom. Psalms 89. Though our expectations may be disappointed, yet God's promises are established in the heavens, in his eternal counsels; they are out of the reach of opposers in hell and earth. 2 Pt. 1. PSALM 89 OVERVIEW.. We have now reached the majestic Covenant Psalm, which, according to the Jewish arrangement closes the third book of the Psalms. It was disabled to help itself (v. 43): "Thou hast turned the edge of his sword, and made it blunt, that it cannot do execution as it has done; and (which is worse) thou hast turned the edge of his spirit, and taken off his courage, and hast not made him to stand as he used to do in the battle.’’ The spirit of men is what the Father and former of spirits makes them; nor can we stand with any strength or resolution further than God is pleased to uphold us. 1 A maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. MY SONG - Vs. 1 - I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. 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