not, but looking his foeman in the face he is ready for the battle. entirely, a shield above, beneath, around, without and within. Many are they who rise up against me. d. He heard me from His holy hill: Others said that God wanted nothing to do with David, but he could gloriously say, “He heard me.” Though Absalom took over Jerusalem and forced David out of the capitol, David knew that it wasn’t Absalom enthroned on God’s holy hill. Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. is louder and stronger than all their tumult; for there is one in the sanctuary Psalms : Volume 3 (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms): Psalms 90-150 - Kindle edition by Goldingay, John. Psalms 3 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. 1 A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son. "I cried unto the Lord with my voice." Save me, O my God! He succeeds it with greater earnestness, for surely there is always something There is no help for him in God: David’s situation was so bad that many felt he was beyond God’s help. On the one hand, reading and … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 95:1-7a" "Selah:" 3 But you, O L ord, are r a shield s about me, my glory, and t the lifter of my head. 2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. You can also change some of your preferences. David found his glory in the LORD. You have broken the teeth of the ungodly. He had to be victorious over the threat, and he would be with the blessing of God. "So he (c) 2020 The Enduring Word Bible Commentary by David Guzik – ewm@enduringword.com. Psalms 3 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is written by one of the most influential men of the modern Christianity movement. verse!--defence for the defenceless, glory for the despised, and joy for the You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. Verse 4. Psalm 23 3 Commentary: The food and drink and peace that the Lord gives according to what we learned in our Psalm 23 2 Meaning article leads to what we see here in the third verse of Psalm 23.. 3 He restoreth my [soul/strength]: he [leadeth/guides] me [in/down] the [paths of righteousness/right paths] for his [name's/reputation’s] sake.Psalm 23 3 Commentary: He Restores My Soul A child of God startles at the very thought of despairing of help in God. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. Observe that he does not attempt to under- estimate Rejoice, O believer, thou hast to do with a dragon whose head is from it! Here David avows his confidence in God. i. Free Bible commentary on the Book of Psalms in Easy English - written by Gordon Churchyard for MissionAssist. Jeshurun." no way of escape; they may hem me in as the deer are surrounded by a circle of David knew the word of God: "Salvation belongeth unto the Lord." It speaks of the total domination and defeat of the enemy. shield for me." Or Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Oh! that though he was driven from his capital in contempt and scorn, he should yet A Psalm of David when he fled from Absalom his son. We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. - This week, we’re going to see our Great God as the Helper of His troubled people. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people My glory and the One who lifts up my head. Others – even many others – couldn’t shake David’s confidence in a God of love and help. David was a man of courage from his youth. David is too wise to venture to the battle without prayer; he therefore betakes PSALM THREE PARAPHRASE PSALM 3 A Psalm of David when he fled from, his son Absalom 0 Lord, so many are against me, So many seek to harm me. “If all the trials which come from heaven, all the temptations which ascend from hell, and all the crosses which arise from the earth, could be mixed and pressed together, they would not make a trial so terrible as that which is contained in this verse. 1 have so many enemies, 2 So many say that God will never help me, 3 But Lord, You are my shield, my glory, and my only hope. I shall be free in my very prison. There is no help for him in God.”. of God; and if by humble faith thou art enabled to see Jesus as thine by his own clamour, but the cry of my voice in great distress pierces the very skies, and I cried to the LORD with my voice, "For the Lord sustained me." do when they utter no vocal sound. “Oh, my soul, hast thou made God thy glory? Yes, Absalom wanted to become king so he attacked David. 3. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. resolution of manly courage, for it is the gracious operation of God's Holy 5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me. d. Salvation belongs to the LORD: David understood that salvation – both in the ultimate and immediate sense – was God’s property. a. How many rise up against me! May we learn, in this respect, to glory in Psalm 1:3 He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever * he does, he prospers. Psalm 3 Commentary Verse 8. 3:1-3 An active believer, the more he is beaten off from God, either by the rebukes of providence, or the reproaches of enemies, the faster hold he will take, and the closer will he cleave to him. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Psalms : Volume 3 (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms): Psalms 90-150. LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. Think of it: you are asleep, unconscious, dead to the world – yet you breathe, your heart pumps, your organs operate. I laid me down and slept — Securely, casting all my cares upon God. the storms of trials from above, while, at the same instant, he speaks peace to Psalm 3. – Peace in the Midst of the Storm. We need Men find glory in all sorts of things – fame, power, prestige, or possessions. Finally, we come to the end of the Psalm. (John 13:18) Psalms 45:6 - "Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever." Psalms 3:3. 3 But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. he made the ascent of Olivet, weeping, with his head covered; for he was in all upon it as a note of observation. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary. shalt yet exalt me. Before it was written, David knew the truth of Romans 8:31: If God is for us, who can be against us? David was honoured when many are they that rise up against me.. 2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Psalm 3 - A psalm of David. Selah. Pleiades of promise shone upon the sleeper, and he awoke conscious that the Lord up in joy and thanksgiving. Yes, but good men often find that, even in secret, they pray better aloud than they do when they utter no vocal sound.” (Spurgeon). This commentary provides in-depth analysis of Psalms 101-150 and is part of a three volume work. He wards off the fiery darts of Satan from beneath, and May we all learn b. Selah. what a shield else he alludes to the peculiar temptations to which he was then exposed. Ask, 'O why such love to me?' My glory and the One who lifts my head: God was more than David’s protection. 3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.. 4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Arise, O LORD; Ver. is God for his people! Those who said this probably didn’t feel that God was unable to help David; they probably felt that God was unwilling to help him. Psalm 3:3, ESV: "But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head." giveth his beloved sleep." 3. voices, and, behold, I lift up mine, and my cry outsoars them all. It is the most bitter of all afflictions to be led to fear that there is no help for us in God.” (Spurgeon). Selah. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. my soul, at this Selah, and consider thine own interest in the salvation John Trapp Complete Commentary. Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. I awaked — As after a sweet and undisturbed sleep, as though no danger had been near me. Thanks, eternal thanks, to thee!". For You have struck all my enemies, struck all my enemies…broken the teeth of the ungodly, © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . doth he say, "with my voice?" comfortless. by his power. Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. will;" but we hold and teach that salvation from first to last, in every Psalm 3:3 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 3:3, NIV: "But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high." There is a sleep of holy confidence; God help us so to close our eyes! Psalm 3:8. “Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people.” Now, I believe this is where the Psalmist praises God for his deliverance from increasing opposition. They It is not of man, neither by man; "not of him that willeth, We may request cookies to be set on your device. a. Arise, O LORD…. The word in the original signifies more than a shield; happily beneath the wing of Providence in sweet security, and then awoke in required to lift up our hearts in grateful song. Sleep was a blessing, because David was under such intense pressure from the circumstances of Absalom’s rebellion that sleep might be impossible, but he slept. For You have struck all my enemies: David’s mind was on both what he trusted God to do (Save me, O my God) and on what God had done (struck all my enemies…broken the teeth of the ungodly). Psalm 3 is the third Psalm of the Bible. excellent where we are required to rest and pause and meditate, or when we are In the last sentence the peculiarity and speciality Psalms 3 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is from the most widely read and often quoted preacher in history, Charles Haddon Spurgeon If you are considering this psalm selection for Christ the King/Reign of Christ Sunday, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is whether your sermon text will be only verses 1-7a or the entire eleven verses of the canonical psalm. Grace hath put me in the number Verse 8. Thou art "my glory." (Read Psalm 3:1-3) An active believer, the more he is beaten off from God, either by the rebukes of providence, or the reproaches of enemies, the faster hold he will take, and the closer will he cleave to him. safety. Psalm 3:4-5. himself to his knees, and cries aloud to Jehovah. LORD, how many are my foes! of salvation are plainly stated: "Thy blessing is upon thy people." 3. tribulations also! To be saved, one must deal with the LORD Himself. And He heard me from His holy hill. to devour him. How they have increased who trouble me: At the writing of this psalm David was in a great deal of trouble. Absalom said, "Now I am king of Israel". ii. Christ the Son of David had many enemies, when a great multitude came to seize him, when the crowd cried, "Crucify him, crucify him," … c. Selah: The idea in the Hebrew for this word (occurring 74 times in the Old Testament) is for a pause. Psalm 3:3, KJV: "But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head." him. I lay down and slept; this truth experimentally, for our proud flesh and blood will never permit us to a. point concerning which we are daily fighting. God sustains us in our sleep, but we take it for granted. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. i. for the Lord to stand up, and all is well. thus:--"My cruel enemies clamour against me; they lift up their James Montgomery Boice points out that since these titles are in the canonical text of the Hebrew Bible, “They are to be taken with absolute seriousness throughout.” The events are recorded in 2 Samuel 15-18, but the heart of David at that difficult time is recorded in this psalm. will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against had preserved him. Selah. They seemed as if they would devour him with their mouths; God hath broken their This wasn’t a prayer asking God to fulfill this; this is a strong declaration of fact: You, O LORD, are a shield for me. Under attack from a cunning and ruthless enemy, David needed a shield. But David asked God … Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. בְשָׁלוֹם בְּנוֹ. Verse 6. Neither upon Egypt, nor upon Tyre, nor upon Ninevah; thy blessing is upon thy Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Your blessing is upon Your people. Knowing what God had done gives David confidence in what the LORD would do. The same God who sustains us in our sleep will sustain us in our difficulties. Prodente clypeo vulneratus sum, I am betrayed by my shield, said Brasidas the Lacedaemonian, when he was wounded through it (Plutarch). These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. 3 O L ord, o how many are my foes! He compares his enemies to wild Literally – “salvation” – … Absalom was a son of David. me round about." Psalms 3:3 But thou, O LORD, [art] a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. The LORD Himself still held that ground and would hear and help David from His holy hill. He knew that God was his shield. teeth, and let them say what they will, their toothless jaws shall not be able This is the first psalm with a title: A Psalm of David when he fled from Absalom his son. learn it in any other way. Psalm 3 is attributed to David, in particular, when he fled from Absalom his son. "Thou, O Lord, art a It is a personal thanksgiving to God, who answered the prayer of an afflicted soul. calls them by his grace; he quickens them by his Spirit, and keeps them not fear a frowning world while we rejoice in a prayer-hearing God. It isn’t the property of any one nation or sect, but of the LORD God. c. Broken the teeth of the ungodly: This vivid metaphor is also used in Psalm 58:6. broken, and with enemies whose teeth are dashed from their jaws! Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. This is the first psalm with a title: A Psalm of David when he fled from Absalom his son. There was nothing glorious or head-lifting in David’s circumstances, but there was in his God. a. who hearkens to me from the seventh heaven, and he hath, heard me out of his Psalms 3 Commentary, this commentary provides a free-flowing commentary on the entire text of each biblical book, along with background material. - I watched a video on YouTube of a team of firemen and EMT’s who heard a cry for help from miles away. it means a buckler round about, a protection which shall surround a man I awoke, for the LORD sustained me. It is enough It is God that chooses his people. but good men often find that, even in secret, they pray better aloud than they It relates individual psalms to other psalms and shows the possibility of reading the psalms as a coherent collection Translation of: Psalmen 101-150. c2008 Includes bibliographical references (pages xix-xxii) and index Commentary on Psalm 3:1-3. You can check these in your browser security settings. Psalm 3:1-8 - We’re continuing our study through the book of Psalms. The lifter up of mine head - Thou wilt restore … hunters; they may surround me on every side, but in the name of God I will dash If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. many are they that rise up against me. The instances of his attacking the lion and the bear, when he kept his father's sheep, his engaging with Goliath, and his military exploits, show it. This thought was most painful of all for David – the thought that God might be against him and that there is no help for him in God. For You have struck all my enemies on the cheekbone; 1 (A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.) LORD, how they have increased who trouble me! Waking was another blessing, because many wondered if David would live to see a new day. free gift of himself to thee, if this greatest of all blessings be upon thee, thing to have fellowship with Christ in his sufferings. Psalm 3 – Peace in the Midst of the Storm. Most people think it speaks of a reflective pause, a pause to meditate on the words just spoken. the number or wisdom of his enemies. b. Indeed, there is a rise up and sing--, "Rise, my soul! Our opponents say, "Salvation Rest awhile, O tried believer, and change the beasts, and he declares that God hath broken their jaws, so that they could not Buckling on his harness for the day's battle, our hero sings, "I glory of it." Many are they who say of me, © 2021 Christianity.com. iota of it, belongs to the Most High God. EasyEnglish Psalms Tweet: Tell your friends about this website! But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me] And such a shield as will never fail me. When you lay hold of the Lord in prayer, you will experience His peace (3:5-6). Click on the different category headings to find out more. As people must not trust too much to princes (Psalm 146:3), so princes must not build too much upon their interest in the people. You alone can lift my head, now bowed in shame.l 4 I cried out to the Lord, and He heard me from His He also was the One who put David on higher ground, lifting his head and showing him glory. Let us read the passage which preceeds and He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper. "Thy The sweet influence of the It wasn’t enough for David to survive the threat to the kingdom. 146:3 ), so princes must not build too much upon their interest in the people. Like David's harp of solemn sound." i. Yet he trembles He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water: A tree by a river has a continual source of water. There may be nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy." Yea, he was able to He wasn’t only concerned for God’s hand upon himself, but upon all God’s people. These ... Book 3 (Psalms 73 - 89) » Psalms 73-89 in one file [or download in R TF format] Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. sleep, to sleep in the midst of trouble, surrounded by foes. Of the Saviour's family: Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me. through them; or, if I remain in the midst of them, yet shall they not hurt me; David looked for protection in this psalm, but more than protection – he looked for victory. Many of his previous friends and associates forsook him and joined the ranks of those who troubled him (2 Samuel 15:13). Though I hang my head in sorrow, I shall very soon lift it He reckons them at tens of thousands, and Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. injure him; "Thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly." i. Shimei was an example of someone who said that God was against David, and he was just getting what he deserved (2 Samuel 16:7-8). It may also be a musical instruction, for a musical interlude of some kind. LORD, how they have increased who trouble me! Pause, David was king of Israel 1000 years before Jesus came to the earth. “There is no help for him in God.” Selah. eternal, infinite, immutable love, is a subject for constant adoration. Answers to prayers are sweet cordials for the soul. "SELAH." Verse 5. Spirit upholding a man above nature, and therefore the Lord must have all the Others boast in their wealth, beauty, position, achievements: dost thou find in God what they find in these?” (Meyer), c. I cried to the LORD with my voice: “Surely, silent prayers are heard. A Psalm of David, n when he fled from Absalom his son. Search Scripture through, and you must, if you read it with a candid mind, be lift up your hearts, and pause, and meditate upon this doctrine. I cried unto the Lord with my voice — By prayer I commended myself to the divine protection; and he heard me out of his holy hill — Out of heaven, so called Psalm 15:1. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. He didn’t pray for preservation and victory in the trial with Absalom just for his own sake, but because it was best for the nation. There are good reasons for each option. adore and wonder! blessing is upon thy people." There is a sleep of presumption; God deliver us It was a military phrase, calling on God to go forth to both defend Israel and lead them to victory. Christ, the Son of David, had many enemies. The whole of Psalm 3, but especially verses 5-6, is a real-life drama illustrating Philippians 4:6-7: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with … David was a military man, and often alludes to military affairs; and borrows words from thence, expressive of his great security from the Lord; see ( Psalms 18:2) . His own son led what seemed to be a successful rebellion against him. of a man's heart by faith in God, is a higher sort of work than the natural chosen, thy blood-bought, thine everlastingly-beloved people. David's faith enabled him to lie down; anxiety would he views them as cunning huntsmen chasing him with cruel skill. All Rights Reserved. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. Many are p rising against me; 2 many are saying of my soul, q “There is no salvation for him in God.” Selah 1. the tempest within the breast. But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, When a great multitude came to seize him, when the crowd cried, Crucify him, Crucify him, how were those then increased that troubled him! Psalms 8:6 - "Thou hast put all things under his feet" (Hebrews 2:6-10) Psalms 41:9 - "Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me." They looked at David’s past sin and figured, “This is all what he deserves from God. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. But thou, O Lord, [art] a shield for me Or "about me" F1 protecting and defending me. When he fled from his son Absalom. 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. A child of God startles at the very thought of despairing of help in God. Some sleep the sleep of death; but he, stands another Selah. persuaded that the doctrine of salvation by grace alone is the great doctrine of Perhaps, moreover, David would think Verse 3. belongeth to the free will of man; if not to man's merit, yet at least to man's had spoken against him; God, therefore, has smitten them upon the cheek bone. Verily we may well say, "there is none like the God of "And the lifter up of mine head"--thou An excellent divine has well remarked--"This quietude We seem to be overcome by the ungodly way of life that is so predominant all around us. this made like unto his Lord. holy hill." (3) How the righteous man is blessed. You, O LORD, are a shield for me: Though many said there was no help for him in God, David knew that God was his shield. At least we may learn that wherever we see "Selah," we should look But David says he awaked also. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. e. Your blessing is upon Your people: This showed David’s heart in a time of personal calamity. though exposed to many enemies, reclined his head on the bosom of his God, slept Here His only hope is in his God, but that is so strong a confidence, This is a Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. This verse contains the sum and substance of Calvinistic doctrine. I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain. b. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people: With God sustaining him, David could stand against any foe. Salvation belongs to the LORD. Selah. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. They As people must not trust too much to princes ( Ps. What a divine trio of mercies is contained in this strain to a softer air. James Montgomery Boice points out that since these titles are in the canonical text of the Hebrew Bible, “They are to be taken with absolute seriousness throughout.”. Divine, discriminating, distinguishing, Hallelujah! Why that he feels the Lord hath but to arise and he is saved. David, deserted by his subjects, derided by Shimei, pursued for his crown and life by his ungracious son, turns to his God, makes his supplications, and confesses his faith. The story of Psalm 3. 4 I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. ii. Psalm 3:6 "I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set [themselves] against me round about." We fully respect if you want to refuse cookies but to avoid asking you again and again kindly allow us to store a cookie for that. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, Arise, O LORD…. 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