By translating from earth to heaven. When my spirit was overwhelmed and weak within me [wrapped in darkness], You knew my path. Truly it is well for us to know that God knows what we do not know. Put it to school to Christ as a humble pupil. 3. A *covenant is when two people (or groups of people) agree. A. Psalm 143:10 = God teaches you! He was completely enveloped in doubt, anxiety, apprehension, so that he was unable to judge and decide what to do, as Psalms 107:5; Jonah 2:7. Then thou knewest my path - When Saul and his army were about the cave in which I was hidden, thou knewest my path - that I had then no way of escape but by miracle: but thou didst not permit them to know that I was wholly in their power. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. How? III. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. To the LORD I cry out; to the LORD I plead for mercy. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". Your trouble began at the hour he saw best, it could not come before; and he has marked the degree of it to a hair's breadth, and its duration to a minute. "The right hand was the place of the advocate,"[8] or the defense attorney, in all ancient court proceedings; and David here uses this as a metaphor declaring that there is no one to defend him, no one on his right hand. "But thou art my refuge" (Psalms 142:5). 3. 1871-8. BibliographyClarke, Adam. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. We lose our heads, but God never closes his eyes: our judgments lose their balance, but the eternal mind is always clear. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". It was not open and manly warfare; it was stealth, cunning, trick, art. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 142:3". A keen anticipation of future ills. BibliographyWesley, John. Let it be a settled rule to make some advance in knowledge every day, and every day to bring to pass something for the good of mankind. Then thou knewest my path] sc. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. There is in the blessed God health and cure for all diseases of the mind; balm in Gilead, and a never-failing Physician there. Do thou walk in the midst of the snares: depart not from the way: let neither flattery ensnare thee, nor alarm drive thee off it. 3.When, my spirit, etc. --A.S. Aglen, in "An Old Testament Commentary for English" Readers, 1884. Psalm 142:3 When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who watch over my way. So as to Israel in the wilderness, "He knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness" (Deuteronomy 2:7). Conclusion--. This should empower us, because we can be real about our need with God and each other. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". PSALM 142. Psalm 142:3. How do they lay them? 4. Without this you will be the enemies of God: and what security against any evil can an enemy of God Have in a world which He governs? Finding the new version too difficult to understand? (C. Hodgson, M. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, You knew my path. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. If only we had such an instrument in the spirit realm which we could put into the hands of men and women infatuated with sin, and so show them the moral wrecks of even last year! Though he owns here that he felt anxiety, yet he confirms what he had said as to the constancy of his faith. y Psalm 143 is the last of what Christendom has traditionally identified as seven Then thou knewest my path— God knew and comprehended his situation, and kindly chose his path, and made a way for his escape. On one had yare conveys the sense of threat to one's life, but on the other it can express the idea of reverence and deep respect (as in Ps 25:14). Remember Job; you cannot go to greater lengths of despair than he, and yet God had pity on him. According to Psalm 57:6, they spread nets and dig pits along the path. "Commentary on Psalms 142:3". When he was in the cave. Verse 3. I pour out my complaint - BDB 1049, KB 1629, Qal imperfect, cf. A humble appeal. In the way where I walk They have hidden a trap for me. Verse 3: David wrote this psalm in Hebrew. PSALM 142. Another danger to which young men are exposed is indolence in action; betaking themselves to no profession, or pursuing it saunteringly, unsteadily, and to little effect; wasting life in idleness or in pleasure; in either case enervating the man in both body and soul, and making him a burden to himself and a disgraceful cumberer of the ground. "When even my spirit (the higher faculty) is wrapped in darkness upon me" that is, when even my spirit (ruach), which ought to elevate my soul (nephesh) falls heavily upon me, as in a swoon. 4 Look and see, there is no one at my right hand; no one is concerned for me. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". Psalms 142:3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, Thou didst know my path. 3. Without prayer you have no security against one of these dangers. Thodey.). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-142.html. --E. De Pressense, D.D., in "The Mystery of Suffering", 1869. Not many novels, not u perpetual round of angry politics, not a constant poring upon theological errors. Establish the settled habit of prayer. His interest is awakened by his own knowledge previous to our prayer. 2. Psalm 142:3. He calls this prayer Maschil, "a psalm of instruction", because of the good lessons he had himself learned in the cave, learned on his knees, and so learned that he desired to teach others.--Matthew Henry.Title. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me. “Then Thou knewest my path.” Thou knewest, to wit, practically, so as to direct me to it. I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication. "This word carries with it the meaning of, "Shelter from storm or danger. That is because David spoke Hebrew. There will be times of deep distress when we are standing alone. How can I learn to do God's will? Psalm 142:1 tn Heb “[with] my voice to the Lord I plead for mercy.” Psalm 142:2 tn Heb “my trouble before him I declare.” Psalm 142:3 tn Heb “my spirit grows faint.” Psalm 142:3 tn Heb “you know my path.” Psalm 142:4 tn Heb “there is no one who recognizes me.” Psalm … The use of concealed traps is disgraceful to our enemies, but they care little to what tricks they resort for their evil purposes. The refuge that he sought. (Worthington) --- The greatest darkness is that of the heart, Ephesians iv. for the same verb Psalms 61:2; Psalms 77:3.). Psalms 142:3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. A- general exposedness to temptation. Psalm 143 — Hear Your Servant, Lord 1.0 Introducing Psalm 143 y Psalms 142 and 143 express the same need for deliverance from enemies, employ a common vocabulary, and contain an identical phrase (142:3; 143:4). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/psalms-142.html. In truth, it is a mingled strain, a box of ointment composed of divers ingredients, sweet and bitter, pungent and precious. The title of the Book of Psalms in the Hebrew is sepher tehillim, meaning "book of praises", and indeed it is a fitting title. In regard to the last-mentioned danger my advice to you is, first of all, settle your minds on the question whether the Bible is a revelation from God, and such a revelation as will guide believers into all truth unmixed with error; in order that your faith may rest on the testimony of God and not on the authority of men, you ought to find the fullest evidence that God has spoken, and spoken in a way to furnish a safe and sure rule of faith and practice. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". There will be times of deep distress when we are standing alone. Without doing this you will not pray effectually, and of course will have no security against one of these dangers. Of old. Psalm 142 – My Only Refuge. All trouble should lead us to God--not from Him. Psalms 142:1 I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication. In the Greek Septuagint version of the bible, and in its Latin translation in the Vulgate/Vulgata Clementina, this psalm is Psalm 141 in a slightly different numbering system.. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Oftentimes the soul seems lost for awhile in thoughts which overwhelm it, it loses its foothold, it tumbles about helplessly amid the deep waters of affliction. Under all these exposures they are constantly forming habits, as uncontrollable and despotic as an Eastern sultan, and harder to be dethroned. marg.). "Commentary on Psalms 142:3". 3 Outlines . – Psalm 142:3 (NIV) Today’s commentary by Dave Whitehead, Author of Making Sense of the Bible How do we process weakness? Have they privily laid a snare for me - They treated me as a man would treat his neighbor, who should spread a snare, or set a trap, for him in the path which he knew he must take. I wish you much comfort from David's thought: When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. 1765. Psalm 2:7-9 - I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou [art] my Son; this day have I begotten thee. ), In the way where I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.--. 17. A painful consciousness of past guilt. Not openly assail they will privately psalm 142:3 meaning trouble before him ; I shewed before my... 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