The Old Testament Readings: Psalm 79:1-9, Pentecost 17C. David Dickson. God’s people cry to him. We are thy professed people; we have been redeemed by thee; and thine honor will be affected by the question whether we are saved or destroyed, It is the highest and purest ground for prayer, that the glory or honor of God may be … "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". See what a change sin made in the holy city, when the heathen were suffered to pour in upon them. The deplorable condition of the people of God. O God, the nations have come into Your inheritance; Your holy temple they have defiled; They have laid Jerusalem in heaps. BibliographyBarnes, Albert. They again repeat in this verse, that whatever afflictions they endured were to be traced to the anger of God, and that they could have no comfort under them unless He were reconciled to them. In the first place, as an argument to induce God to show them favor, they address him as the God of their salvation. Find the best commentary on Psalms. Hebrew. Scriptural Commentary (or Inspired Babbling) Saturday, July 6, 2019. Contemporary Commentary, Studies, and Exegesis: The Timeless Psalms: Psalm 79:1-9, Joan Stott, prayers and meditations based on lectionary Psalms, 2013. BibliographyCalvin, John. 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. "Deliver us" from sin, and from sinking. 1909-1922. William Gurnall. Denomination: Catholic. How to turn tears of Rage and Grief into tears of Joy. Ah, me! AMP. The vicar and I have this ongoing debate about whether you need to include every reading in each sermon. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/psalms-79.html. The Biblical Illustrator. If Almighty God have such a respect to the honour of His name, as to accept the addresses that are made to Him upon that motive, it is a great encouragement to us to make use of it upon all occasions; especially upon occasion of using some extraordinary offices of devotion. For the glory of thy name - … Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name; And deliver us and forgive our sins for Your name's sake. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. 1832. No argument has such force as this. The highest Divine title, and the highest human privilege, I. glory of thy name [and for] thy name's sake—both mean for illustrating Thy attributes, faithfulness, power, etc. Twice the appeal is made "for thy name's sake;" that revelation of God which he had made of himself to Moses when he passed by and proclaimed the name of Jehovah, Exodus 24:6-7 . 4. Help us, O God of our salvation - On whom our salvation depends; who alone can save us. "For thy name's sake." (9) Purge away.—Rather, put a cover on. Thy Church and people. Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information, An encouraging title: "God of our salvation.". "Commentary on Psalms 79:9". A Psalm of Asaph. Though his people offend him, yet he forsakes them not, for his great name's sake. 3. Barnes's Psalms 79:9 Bible Commentary Help us, O God of our salvation - On whom our salvation depends; who alone can save us. To be saved involves the restoration oral. 3. "Help us" under our troubles, that we may bear them well; "help us" out of our troubles, that the spirit may not fail. Psalms 79:9 It is good to remember that we need help. ; which is also the sense of the phrase, that they may be seen no more; pardon and forgive them for Christ's sake; see Psalm 32:1. to the birds of the air for food, the flesh of your faithful to the wild animals of the earth. Such as have laid hold on God for salvation promised in the covenant, may also look for particular deliveries out of particular troubles, as appendices of the main benefit of salvation; therefore, "Help us, O God of our salvation," say they. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". "Commentary on Psalms 79:9". 3. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-79.html. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". The Story of Psalm 79 Something bad had happened to the *Jews. O God, nations have come into your inheritance; your holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/psalms-79.html. Study the bible online using commentary on Psalm 79:9 and more! We are thy professed people; we have been redeemed by thee; and thine honor will be affected by the question whether we are saved or destroyed, It is the highest and purest ground for prayer, that the glory or honor of God may be promoted. "Commentary on Psalms 79:9". BibliographyExell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "Psalms 79:9". Thy name"s sake = Thine own sake. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 79:9". Psalm 79:9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name;And deliver us and forgive our sins for Your name’s sake. Psalm 79:8-9 New International Version (NIV) 8 Do not hold against us the sins of past generations; may your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need. Psalm 79:9. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/psalms-79.html. "Commentary on Psalms 79:9". Psalm 79:9: An Imprecatory Psalm: S. Conway : Psalm 79:1-13: Good Men God's Inheritance: Homilist: Psalm 79:1-13: Prayer for Deliverance from Suffering: C. Short : Psalm 79:1-13 : The Inhumanity of Man and the Mixture of Good and Evil: Homilist: Psalm 79:1-13: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. Let us be careful that we do not as publicly dishonour Him by our sins as we pretend publicly to honour Him by our devotions. For man's sake God cursed the earth, Genesis 8:21 ; but it is for his name's sake that he blesseth it. To Get the Full List of Definitions: Sign Up or Login. The reason that he gives is this. Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Thy name; and deliver us and purge away our sins, for Thy name’s sake. kaphar. Commentary; Dictionary; Strong's; Notes Matthew Henry Concise. JOSEPH A ALEXANDER Psalms Commentary (1864) Spurgeon had high praise for Alexander's work writing that it "Occupies a first place among expositions. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? The general tone of post-exile psalms inclines towards the latter view. Verse 9. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/psalms-79.html. From the Commentary on the Whole Bible (Jamieson, Fausset and Brown, 1871). And the encouragement is sufficient, in that God has upon occasions declared by His holy prophets that He is not a little concerned for His own honour, He would have His name known and published in all the world, He would have that honour given to Him, which is due unto His name, to all His names; for He is styled in Scripture by many names, not only with respect to His essence, and existence, but also to His supereminent attributes and properties. The dead bodies of your servants have they given to be food to the birds of the sky, the flesh of your pious ones to the beasts of the earth. "And deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake." "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". 4. 2. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Commentary on Psalm 79:6-13 (Read Psalm 79:6-13) Those who persist in ignorance of God, and neglect of prayer, are the ungodly. Verse 9. . The flood will sweep away all the pollution. If God does nothing, people will think that God is weak, or even that there is no God! Whenever, therefore, we desire to obtain the favor of God, let us call to remembrance the death of Christ; for “without shedding of blood is no remissions” (Hebrews 9:22.). of "God of our salvation." 2. The original word is that which is commonly used to denote an atonement. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. All rights reserved. On account of the consciousness of sins so evident here, Leupold believed that Psalms 79:8a should be translated, "`Remember not against us our past iniquities,' instead of `Remember not against us the iniquity of our forefathers.'"[16]. 1870. Compare Psalms 20:1 23:3 29:2. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/psalms-79.html. "E.W. What I do (saith God), I do for mine holy name's sake; there is nothing to move me but mine own name; that is holy, great, and glorious, and I will for my name's sake do much for my church and people. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. sin, or atone for it; which was the work and business of Christ our High Priest, who has made reconciliation for sin, finished, made an end of it, and put it away by the oblation of himself, for the sake of which God is propitious; and so the words may be rendered, "be propitious to our sins"F11"Propitiare", Pagninus, Montanus; "propitius esto", V. L. Musculus; so Tigurine version. A higher love. : or merciful to our unrighteousnesses, for the sake of Christ the great propitiation; or through the propitiatory sacrifice to be offered up by him; or, in other words, "cover our sins"F12כפר metaph. BibliographyGill, John. It is not necessary to fully understand this in order to learn from the psalm. See the notes at Matthew 6:9, notes at Matthew 6:13; notes at John 12:28; notes at Daniel 9:19. NASB: NKJV: NRSV: TEV: NJB: A Lament Over the Destruction of Jerusalem, and Prayer for Help MT Intro A Psalm of Asaph: A Dirge and A Prayer for Israel, Destroyed by Enemies: Prayer for Deliverance from National Enemies: … "Commentary on Psalms 79:9". If God could not be more glorified in our peace and reconciliation, than in our death and damnation, it were a wicked thing to desire it. With respect to the word כפר, chapper, (376) which expositors translate, Be merciful, or propitious, I have had an opportunity of speaking in another place. He went and threw out the business men there and said His house was not a place of business. For the glory of thy name - That thy name may be honored. Help us, O God of our salvation - On whom our salvation depends; who alone can save us.. For the glory of thy name - That thy name may be honored. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/psalms-79.html. That they were preserved in Babylon, was for his holy name's sake; that they were brought out of Babylon, was for his holy name's sake; that they were replanted in Canaan, was for his holy name's sake; that they had a temple, sacrifices, priests, prophets, ordinances again, was for his holy name's sake; when they were near to destruction often, in former days, God wrought for his name's sake, Ezekiel 20; so Isaiah 48:8-9 . A Psalm of Asaph. 1., and Matthew xx. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/psalms-79.html. Inquire, as far as it is fit for us, upon what occasions, and at what seasons it may be proper for a nation to use this motive in their addresses to God. Matthew Henry. Or is he thinking only of the inherited guilt and punishment? "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". 1905-1909. The choicest mercies God's people have, are for his name's sake: they have pardon of sin for his name's sake, Psalms 25:11 1 John 2:12 ; purging of sin for his name's sake; Psalms 79:9 ; leading in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake, Psalms 23:2 ; quickening of their dead and dull hearts for his name's sake, Psalms 143:11 . 1. Help H5826 us, O God H430 of our salvation, H3468 for H1697 the glory H3519 of thy name: H8034 and deliver H5337 us, and purge away H3722 our sins, H2403 for thy name's H8034 … And, indeed, he had a higher end in their damnation than their suffering; and that was the enhancing of the glory of his mercy, in his saved ones. Then thou art in a fit disposition to pray for peace, and mayest go with encouragement when thy heart is deeply affected with the honour that will accrue to God by it. It properly signifies to cleanse, or expiate, and is applied to sacrifices. purge . so he let their enemies beat them. The best commentaries on Psalms ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users. Verse 9. Refer back to the Beyond Today Bible Commentary’s introduction of Psalm 74 to see various suggestions for resolving this matter—the likeliest perhaps being that Asaph, as a seer, was foretelling the future. "Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name; And deliver us, and forgive our sins, for thy name's sake. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. BibliographyClarke, Adam. 1859. purge away = cover, or atone for. Psalm 79:9, ESV: "Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name; deliver us, and atone for our sins, for your name’s sake!" King James Version (KJV) Psalms 79:9 Context 6 Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name. . Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. . It is the glory of the Lord to forget sin, and when remission of sins is prayed for according to God's promise, the Lord's glory is engaged for the helping of faith to obtain it: "Purge away our sins, for thy name's sake." (Worthington) (Isaias v. 1., Osee x. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. We call psalms like this ‘Psalms of Imprecation.’ You can read about them at the end of Psalm 69 in this series of psalms. 2.). Help us, O God of our salvation—This divine title was the ground of their theocracy. Psalms 79:8 O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low. The observation which I have made a little before, and which I have explained more at length on the sixth psalm, is here to be kept in mind, — That when God visits us with the rod, instead of being merely desirous to be relieved from external chastisements, our chief concern ought to be to have God pacified towards us: nor should we follow the example of foolish sick persons, who are anxious to have merely the symptoms of their disease removed, and make no account of being delivered from the source and cause of it. Purge away our sins - כפר capper, be propitiated, or receive an atonement (על חטאתינו al chattotheynu) on account of our sins. "texit", Amama. "Commentary on Psalms 79:9". God is free to choose what suits his own heart best, and most conduce to the exalting of his great name: and he delights more in the mercy shown to one than in the blood of all the damned, that are made a sacrifice to his justice. 9. William Greenhill. When men do ask anything, the granting whereof may glorify God, they may confidently expect to have it; and in special when God may be so glorified, and his people may also be preserved and comforted: "Help us (say they) for the glory of thy name: and deliver us." Across the page there is written in bold writing, “Free, for the maid’s sake.” No taxes for the sake of Joan of Arc, the heroine who flung the English out. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-79.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-79.html. This is the beautiful piece God takes delight in, and the other but the shadow of it. II. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. The order in both cases is inverted. It has the record of the cities, towns, and villages, with the amount of taxes to be paid by each. That is why he says in verse 9 ‘For the glory of your name, save us. Easton's Bible Dictionary Psalms 79:9. 1983-1999. 2. By the Name of God, in Scripture, is frequently to be understood God Himself in all His excellences, attributes and perfections; and the glory of His name is the rendering those perfections conspicuous and observable; so that to move God for His name’s sake, or the glory of His name, is to move Him, that the effects of His Divine attributes may be made visible and illustrious in the sight of men, so that they may be had in just esteem and veneration. Thus mayest thou plead with God and say, O Lord, when I shall with saints and angels be praising thy pardoning grace in heaven, it will not grieve thee that thy mercy kept thee from shedding my blood, damning my soul in hell. And purge away our sins - Forgive our sins, or cleanse us from them. “God of our salvation.” God in creation appears transcendently great; but in salvation we see--. Verse 9. They had forgotten it in their sins and idol worship, but recall it now in their affliction and reproach. 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