Study Psalm 18 using Wesley’s Explanatory Notes to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. David was already being rebuked and chastened in God’s wrath and hot displeasure. Rawlinson has the following very enlightening comment on that passage: "I have kept the ways of the Lord." 1874-1909. 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. "I was also perfect with him" (Psalms 18:23). As "my" was prominent in Ps. "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/heg/psalms-18.html. What does this verse really mean? (18) Prevented.—Better, fell upon me unawares. The Hebrew word for “prevented” means, they stood before me. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-18.html. 18.They had prevented me in the day of my calamity. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. That’s where we start in verse 1. 125:1 . HE WANTS ALL OF US TO DO WELL!!! But I just want to say that we aren’t told who the psalmist is behind this psalm. 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/psalms-18.html. 1871-8. 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. 4. the snares of death confronted me — BDB 869, KB 1068, Piel perfect, cf. Psalm 18:34 Translation & Meaning. (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. See this use of the verb, generally however used in a good sense, in Psalms 18:5. A study in the book of Psalm 18: 1 - 50 Psalm 18: 1 – 50 The New Revised Version To the Chief Musician. All other rights reserved. They prevented me, &c.] They took me on the sudden, and unprovided. [Note: Instead of למשענ, there is in 2 Sam. The explicit fact of God's delivering David from his enemies is stressed in these lines. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". 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. In the day of my calamity - In the day to which I now look back as the time of my special trial. What is coming across to David as rebuke and chastening? Perhaps we should be a little more eager in our stress of this magnificent truth. This כּי חפץ בּי (for He delighted in me) now becomes the primary thought of the song. ", Gejerus. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". See the note at Psalm 18:5. 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. Psalm 18[ a]( A) For the director of music. This is a very important distinction. 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. Those that truly love God, may triumph in him as their Rock and Refuge, and may with confidence call upon him. 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. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". The idea here is that his enemies came before him, or intercepted his way. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. Therefore hath Jehovah recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.". They prevented me - They anticipated me, or went before me. (Read Psalm 18:1-19) The first words, "I will love thee, O Lord, my strength," are the scope and contents of the psalm. 18. And have not wickedly departed from my God. "It appears here that David had an inclination to some particular form of sin, against which he was continually on guard. 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. Used by Permission. Ernst Hengstenberg on John, Revelation, Ecclesiastes, Ezekiel & Psalms. "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. 18:18; Job 30:27. "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". 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. Ps. The same thought continues into Psalms 18:36, revealing that God has enlarged his steps and prevented him from falling. 1983-1999. They surprised me in the day of my calamity; but the Lord was my stay. Psalms 18:18. He cites the reason the Lord did this as "he delighted in me." 6. hinc per metaphoram transfertur ad obscuras ac terrificas calamitatum nebulas, Prov. The psalm concludes with a ratification of this character of the citizen of Zion. "I kept myself from mine iniquity." Whoever it is, it’s ultimately the Lord inspiring whatever author wrote the psalm and it’s to be for our benefit. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/psalms-18.html. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. 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. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". (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. 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]. 1999. Verse 2. So,let me give you the big idea of Psalm … https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/psalms-18.html. 1801-1803. What a blessed but which cuts the Gordian knot, and slays the hundred headed hydra! Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. Excellently Schultens: hoc est elegantius, illud vero simplicius. They were in his path, ready to destroy him. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? What does this verse really mean? 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. 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? What does Psalm 18:18 mean? He is like Zion-hill itself, which cannot be moved, but abides for ever, Ps. 18. God was to the Psalmist for a staff, to support him. I should have been overthrown, but the Lord was my stay. 1905. Of course, if the words are understood as descriptive of the "Son of David," even the Christ, then there is no problem. In the day of my calamity. and I have been saved from my enemies. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-18.html. BibliographyHengstenberg, Ernst. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. 18:1-19 The first words, I will love thee, O Lord, my strength, are the scope and contents of the psalm. 19 He brought me out into the open; He rescued me because He delighted in me.…. The LORD is my … https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/psalms-18.html. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". They prevented me in the day of my calamity— i.e. BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. Psalm 18 is a royal song of thanksgiving that rehearses God’s deliverance of David from all his enemies. The children of this world are wiser, &c. But the Lord was my stay] Or, my staff, whereon I so leaned as that if … The psalm embraces the following subjects: I. That is, the Lord upheld me, and kept me from falling. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-18.html. You know GOD LOVES US AND HE WANTS GOOD THINGS FOR ALL OF US!!! "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". 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. BibliographyBarnes, Albert. Leupold called attention to the fact that this should have been translated, "And so I was blameless (or perfect), etc. 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. 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. Ver. ", Gejerus. … Psalm 18 For the director of music. II. 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. They were too cunning for me, and had almost surprised me; but they could not prevent thee. The LORD is My Rock. Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. The use of ל in such cases is certainly the common custom.]. The idea here is that his enemies came before him, or intercepted his way. BibliographyCoke, Thomas. 18 They confronted me in my day of calamity, but the LORD was my support. 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). 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 … Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. In this long song of thanks, the psalmist (a Davidic king, traditionally understood as David himself) affirms that God is his faithful protector. Psalm 18 is David's testimony, it describes that David was having a hardtime, and that the Lord saved him. For the Leader. 1870. Psalms 18:3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine … Alright, the call to praise. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-18.html. 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. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. The children of this world are wiser, &c. 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