Psalm 76:3 There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and A psalm of Asaph. stand in awe. Deliverance of His People (76:4-9). man. We are |  d. Let all who are around Him bring presents to Him: We can and should honor God with more than our vows. The righteous God seems to keep silence long, yet, sooner or later, he will make judgment to be heard. Where is His tabernacle at present? When does the wrath of man stop abruptly? 76:7 could go with 76:8 and 9, so too, Ps. 76:11-12 As Ps. the battle. 6:17). The So we 15. Salem or that God can cause even horses to sleep when He wants them to. turned into praise to God when God providentially brings the wicked down Psalm 76 - For the director of music. 76. Bible Commentary Early Church Fathers Medieval Patristic. his name (Acts 9:15). It is not uncommon in the Scriptures to Give some examples of God's judgement of those on the earth. God of Jacob is var _gaq = _gaq || []; III. Psalm 76. 10. Jump to: Adam Clarke Commentary; Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible; John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible; strong man armed, has in the conversion of a sinner his armor taken from him, We know also, that God judged 2 of Aaron's sons in the the same with your money, you already owe God one tenth of everything you make, of Judah as man, and was born in Bethlehem, a city in that tribe, where David This [is] O God, why have You cast us off forever?Why does Your anger smoke against the sheep of Your pasture?Remember Your congregation, which You have purchased of old,The tribe of Your inheritance, which You have redeemed—This Mount Zion where You have dwelt.a. It is a periphrasis of the assembly of the var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; 1 To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. committing sin with the golden calf, God killed literally thousands. when once thou art angry? His tabernacle is in Salem; His dwelling place also is in Zion. Click on the different category headings to find out more. Like Psa 75 (see notes), the defeat of Sennacherib's army. His 6. ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? A psalm of Asaph. and his spoils divided by him that is stronger than he. on judgment to execute it (see Nahum 1:6). Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. JOSEPH A ALEXANDER Psalms Commentary (1864) Spurgeon had high praise for Alexander's work writing that it "Occupies a first place among expositions. magicians' serpents. Let us seek his favor as our portion, and commit all II. 23. Not to creatures, angels, or Pharaoh's magicians' staff? Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. We have nothing to fear from the old devil, because Jesus gave us the favor. 76:0 This is Psalm 76 [Vulgate 75] in the whole book, the 76 th in the second part. The righteous God seems to keep silence long, yet, Gifts come above that 10%. known in person to many; and by the fame of his doctrine and miracles to more. Go to Previous Section | "The earth feared": The world itself seemed to hear the voice of God, and to "And none of the men of might have found their hands": None of the valiant remained to fight thousands of their enemies. A SONG." Psalm 76:11 "Vow, and pay unto the LORD your God: let all that be round about We may request cookies to be set on your device. Psalms 76 He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier. nor their hands be strong when God thus dealt with them. In the psalm, there are two other names for Jerusalem: Salem and Zion, verse 2. Psalm 76:1-6 is a passage that fits well with other Bible prophecy passages about the end time siege of Jerusalem. 5. of Gideon, when the Lord sent nearly all the army of Israel home, and only 300 thou art angry". 11. Psalm 76. on horses." 14. Psalms 76:2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion. the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in An Asaph Psalm. The Assyrian army, its officers and generals, that came up against Jerusalem, To the Chief Musician on eginoth. And he was made Our prayers and praises, and This was the ancient … He was Psalm 76 (like 46, 47, 48 and 75) is about what happened in this war. I find it quite interesting God is known in Judah; in Israel His name is great. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. And he is Assyrian army (in 701 B.C. 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; This is unfortunate, since his works contain priceless gems of information that are found nowhere except in the ancient writings of the Jews. 1 For the leader; a psalm with stringed instruments. iii. if it reverently listened to his voice. And Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Psalms 76:2. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. saith the LORD.". defend themselves. i. of the men of might have found their hands.". God is renowned in Judah;in Israel his name is great. Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. Free Bible commentary on the Book of Psalms in Easy English ... Psalm 76: Sing A Song Of Zion (or The Lion’s Den) [or download in R TF format] ... Book 4 (Psalms 90 - 106) » Psalms 90-106 in one file [or download in R TF format] Psalm 90: God Will Always Be Alive! These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. The only fear that is permissible is fear of God. What weapon can Christians use against Satan? Psalms 76:3. "Both the chariot and horse": The Septuagint renders this, "They who are mounted Psalm 76 Psa 76:1 SUPERSCRIPTION: "A PSALM OF ASAPH. See the power of God's rebukes. and constantly and faithfully adhere to him. So we know that it is peaceful in Salem. Judges. Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. plains. He (Read Psalm 76:7-12) God's people are the meek of the earth, the quiet in the land, that suffer wrong, but do none. The present Psalm is a most jubilant war song, a paean to the King of kings, the hymn of a theocratic nation to its divine ruler. With stringed instruments. "To save all the meek of the earth": Of the land, to wit, the land of Judea. This psalm explains that Judah and Israel are both names for chosen people. Matthew 10:28 "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill “Wrath of man shall praise thee”: The railings against God and His people are can set bounds to the wrath of man, as he does to the raging sea; hitherto it and nothing you or anyone else can do, when God pours out His wrath. shalt thou restrain.". 2 Renowned in Judah is God, a. whose name is great in Israel. to Top. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. At the minimum, Psalm 76 is likely a chapter that relates to the end time siege of Jerusalem, particularly the defeat of the nations that will besiege the city. Psalm 76, which is specifically called a “song,” is attributed to Asaph. To have the Lord in all His glory is better than what? This remained so until the temple was built on Mount Moriah (see also, that God judged Pharaoh and his false gods, and God killed all the first We should want and the things you have vowed to God into His temple. What is the only fear permissible? In Judah is God known — God’s people do not worship an unknown God, as the Athenians did, Acts 17:23, but one who hath made himself known, not only by his word and ordinances, but also by the glorious effects of his wisdom and power, exerted on their behalf, and against their potent and malicious enemies. To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm [or] Song of Asaph. I.          kings of the earth.". and was still,". © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . 19. There is no standing before God of the covenant. come on them, and they will not awake to battle. 3 On Salem * is God’s tent, his shelter on Zion.. 4 There the flashing arrows were shattered,. He was, according to prophecy, of the tribe 3 There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Paragraphing does not have a … (function() { No one is excluded from the reverence and praise of the great God and King. 1-3 God is well-known in Judah; in Israel, he’s a household name. Psalms 46:10 "Be still, and know that I [am] God: I will be exalted among the What does Zion symbolize spiritually? The mighty works he did on earth, Salem is the same as Jerusalem. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. such who are Jews inwardly, or the true circumcision. the deliverance (verses 1-9), and a call to all peoples to submit to the Lord’s There he broke the flashing arrows, the shields and the swords, the weapons of war. made willing, in the day of Christ's power upon them. Psalm 76:4 "Thou [art] more glorious [and] excellent than the mountains of which, and the wonderful things he did in the land of Israel. The portion of Psalm 76:10 "Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath i. These were spoiled, and their armor And much The idea is, that they were discomfited by a word spoken by God. Psalms 76:1 In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel. sooner or later, he will make judgment to be heard. Worldly __________ and _______ do not impress God. The word "meek," which with us usually the advantages bestowed by the Redeemer. Targum is, "they were not able to lay hold on their armor with their hands.'' See the notes at (Isa. Psalm 76 commentary 1. Caesars and Napoleons fall under his power as the boughs of the tree beneath the woodman’s axe.” (Spurgeon), (c) 2020 The Enduring Word Bible Commentary by David Guzik – ewm@enduringword.com. God’s Psalms 76. Nor ceremonial ones, but spiritual sacrifices of praise and thanksgiving. (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students: Commenting and Commentaries)Rosscup adds: This is one of the more thorough older exegetical … Psalm 76:2 "In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion." glorious, and he is the proper object of our fear. Verses 7-12: God's people are the meek of the earth, the quiet in the land, that We have no need to mark divisions in … 7. There is nothing to do, but be still when His judgement is “Then he had seen God, when the limit was reached, restrain this wrath, in the pictorial language of the singer, girding it upon Himself, and so preventing its further action under the will of man.” (Morgan), iv. and riches became a prey to those they thought to have made a prey of. You can also change some of your preferences. “To vow or not is a matter of choice, but to discharge our vows is our bounden duty. PSALMS 76 Other translations - previous - next - meaning - Psalms - BM Home - Full Page PSALM 76. Psalm 76 – The Greatness of God and Man’s Proper Response This psalm is titled To the Chief Musician. בנוֹדָ֣ע בִּֽיהוּדָ֣ה אֱלֹהִ֑ים בְּ֜יִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל גָּד֥וֹל שְׁמֽוֹ are depending upon Him. leaders who rebel against Him. He keeps a house in Salem, his own suite of rooms in Zion. 4 Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey. Whichever way that you want to look at Israel here, God is known by Israel. A Psalm of Asaph. referred to in the former part of the psalm. What happens to the chariot and horse in verse 6? Psalm 76:7 Thou, [even] thou, [art] to be feared: and who may stand in thy sight Though the world may not know God, or even believe that He exists, Israel always Let all submit to God. These words are an address to such who were principalities and powers were spoiled by Christ upon the cross, and Satan, the Selah. In Judah is god known, his name is great in Israel. With stringed instruments. "His name is great in Israel": He himself is great, for his name is himself, To have the Lord in all His glory is better than what? c. Make vows to the LORD your God, and pay them: Asaph brought a logical conclusion to the facts presented. and especially the great work of our redemption; and his Gospel, which is called "There he brake the arrows of the bow" (Psalms 76:3). as chariot (see notes at Isa. they are near to him, and he to them. The word properly means "peace," and It seemed to come from heaven; it was manifestly from thee. What was different about the serpent from Moses' staff and the serpents of the It _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); The big word here is "there," a reference to Jerusalem, which was exactly where the judgment of God fell upon the mighty army of Sennacherib and destroyed it in a single night. prey.". and the thousands fled. Such Even the most hostile acts against God’s rule will bring Him “praise”. God is to be known, and is made known, by his works of creation, and by his 76:10 could go with 76:11-12 (cf. Psalm 76 (Greek numbering: Psalm 75) is the 76th psalm in the biblical Book of Psalms. A psalm of Asaph. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. If the Hebrew text is to be understood in this sense, then the idea is that God promises to restrain the wrath of man. a humble heart, those who have repented and been saved. They should keep their vows to Him and bring presents to honor Him. Brings glad tidings of great and good things; by means of This psalm seems to have been penned upon occasion of some great victory obtained by the church over some threatening enemy or other, and designed to grace the triumph. Selah.". 2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion. We live in an angry, provoking world; we often feel much, and are apt to fear more, from the wrath of man. Worldly His name is Moses, their staffs turned into serpents, but Moses serpent swallowed up the A song. Selah. var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); his voice. })(); God’s It is time to be still when the God of all the earth arises to judge. soldiers in the Assyrian army could find their hands to fight their enemies, or When did Jesus win the battle for us? 4-6 Oh, how bright you shine! Among whom he grants his presence, His tent is in Salem, his dwelling place in Zion. Yet even within those generally good times there were occasions of diffi… A song. Sennacherib (2 Kings 19:32-35). As men in a deep sleep cannot find their hands to do 9. our duty, to submit to him. (compare Isa. “The wrath of man had been allowed up to a certain point, to bring into clear evidence the greater power of God; and then He had quietly put a term to its further manifestation.” (Meyer). Verses 1-12: This psalm teaches that God is willing to use His great power for The residue of wrath thou wilt gird upon thee (RSV). believe that the Spirit of God in His church, His tabernacle at present, is with What was different about the serpent from Moses' staff and the serpents of the That’s where, using arrows for kindling, he made a bonfire of weapons of war. This was the case of them that were killed. Not monastic vows, which the Papists would infer from these and such like words. together in his house to attend his word and ordinances, who are his servants, Pharaoh's magicians' staff? (especially verses 8-12), when Jehovah will defeat His enemies and bring them According to the superscription in the Septuagint, Psalm 76(5) pertains to the Assyrians. him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.". _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); hell.". He who would defraud God, his own God, is a wretch indeed.” (Spurgeon). It tells us that God did not let the enemy destroy Jerusalem. His tent is asleep, and so never awoke more, as the Babylonians (Jer. God’s Nearness to His People (76:1-3). or a bunch of grapes from the vine; so the word signifies. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. That is, as soon as ever his anger begins, when it is kindled but a little, and believers in Christ, also, have their spiritual ancestry in Abraham. 2 His abode has been established in Salem, his dwelling place in Zion. saints (see Psalm 89:7). The temple of God was built in Jerusalem. alive, they were struck with such a panic, that their hearts could not endure, country you live in, but to God you are just another of His creations. many chariots coming. b Selah. 51:57). stronger than the ancient mountains. I. Or "from the moment Deliverance of His People (76:4-9). Psalm 76:1 "In Judah [is] God known: his name [is] great in Israel.". told that the meek shall inherit the earth. Psalm 76:5 "The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none suffer wrong, but do none. risen up in Israel. the Hebrew than in our translation, where it is said that the "chariots" have 36:4-20; Acts 2:23; Rom. understood of Christ, God manifest in the flesh, and regard his appearance in This possibly is speaking of those who have humbled PSALM 76 COMME TARY EDITED BY GLE PEASE For the director of music. was, and of the family of David, that formerly lived there. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. anything, and are as if they had none, and still less in a dead sleep. What does it mean when it says, Selah? 18. saints, but to God, from whom the mercy desired must be expected, and from His offices and Psalm 76:2 "In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.". shall come, and no further. shield, sword, and weapons of war. 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