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Why art thou cast down, O my soul — With excessive sorrow and despair. ), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively, that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjunctive senses, To sink or depress (reflexive or causative), Properly, a breathing creature, i.e., animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental), To make a loud sound (like English 'hum'); by implication, to be in great commotion or tumult, to rage, war, moan, clamor, Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications, To wait; by implication, to be patient, hope, Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative, (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed, Properly, iteration or continuance; used only adverbially (with or without preposition), again, repeatedly, still, more, Physically, to throw (a stone, an arrow) at or away; especially to revere or worship (with extended hands); intensively, to bemoan (by wringing the hands), Something saved, i.e., (abstractly) deliverance; hence, aid, victory, prosperity, The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc. Dost thou forget Him who was made perfect through suffering, and who was in all points tempted and tried like as thou arty Why art thou disquieted? We get down in the dumps. 3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? An unexplored future is before us. 1871-8. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/psalms-42.html. When can I enter and see the face of God? 1832. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Why art thou cast down, &c.— Bishop Hare, Mr. Mudge, &c. &c. concur in reading this period in the same manner as the last periods of this and the next Psalm are read. health—or help. for those supports, deliverances, and comforts which I doubt not I shall ere long enjoy, both in his presence and sanctuary, to which he will restore me, and from his presence, and the light of his countenance, which he will graciously afford to me. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 42:5". and why art thou disquieted in me? Or the cause may lie deeper, in some mental disease--possibly inherited. "E.W. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? It is the spirit mighty in God, which here meets the trembling soul, that in the book of Job appears personified as Job's wife. Will Jehovah be less Jehovah to me than to all his people? Hope thou in God] Faith quieteth the soul first or last, saith reverend Dr Sibbes on these words. 1. "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". Find Psalm 42:5 Sermon Illustrations, browse preaching ideas and sermon stories on Psalm 42:5 This hope is a different thing from faith, while the operations of the two are nevertheless closely allied. Many reputable scholars think that David was the author, in which case the title, “of the sons of Korah” indicates a group of Levites in charge of temple worship to whom he presented the psalm. Above all, there is a beautiful correspondence between "His countenance" here and "my countenance," Psalms 42:11. But David here represents himself as if he formed two opposing parties. 2 As the deer longs for streams of water, a. so my soul longs for you, O God. In what follows, David very well expresses the power and nature of hope by these words, I shall yet praise him; for it has the effect of elevating our thoughts to the contemplation of the grace of God, when it is hidden from our view. BibliographyTorrey, R. A.  1765. Now, in verses 6-11, we are in a different country. 2. (Homiletic Review.). See the Structure, above. 6. … Then hope comes in. 7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. Does He send outward favours and mercies? "Commentary on Psalms 42:5". This, however, does not prevent him from extending his hope to some future distant period; and, in order to escape from his present sorrow, and, as it were, get beyond its reach, he promises himself what as yet there was no appearance of obtaining. If so, however heavy our outward burdens or sorrows, we may well ask, in self-rebuke, “Why art thou cast down?” etc. Hope thou in God the remedy against the weakness of the flesh Hope thou in God - the remedy against the weakness of the flesh. I will believe. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-42.html. No. Sorrow in prospect is much more bitter and grievous than it is in actual experience. and [why] art thou disquieted in me? "Hope thou in God" (Psalms 42:5b), etc. BibliographyBarnes, Albert. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". Finding the new version too difficult to understand? This hope is in God. hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him [for] the help of his countenance. David saw troubles coming from God's wrath, and that discouraged him. Externally his circumstances are oppressing. Ernst Hengstenberg on John, Revelation, Ecclesiastes, Ezekiel & Psalms. Now, in verses 6-11, we are in a different country. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. I have hope and sustaining grace still, though the comfortable views of Jesus's smiles; I see not. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/psalms-42.html. "Commentary on Psalms 42:5". already have done so, and one Hebrew MS. notices the wrong accentuation of the text here. We have a promise of restoration; he is as good as he is powerful; hope therefore in him. to the suffix of the verb. II. We have under God one object of hope continually in view, namely, the growth of our characters; and this is the great end for which, were we wise, we should desire to live. ). Follow the buttons on the right to get more detail. 1. "Commentary on Psalms 42:5". When You’Re Depressed, Your Main Need Is to Seek God Himself, Not Just Relief. And why art thou disquieted in me?] BibliographyTrapp, John. Psalms 42:11. Go to. 3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? Thus they make this verse exactly the same as Psalms 42:11, and Psalms 43:5. For I shall yet praise him — The time will come when I shall go again to his house, and praise him for his favour toward me. Joseph Benson's Commentary. (3) That this often becomes in a sense voluntary, and that we find a melancholy satisfaction in being miserable, and in making ourselves more unhappy, as if we had been wronged, and as if there were a kind of virtue in dejection and gloom - in “refusing,” like Rachel, “to be comforted” Jeremiah 31:15; perhaps also feeling as if by this we were deserving of the divine approbation, and laying the foundation for some claim to favor on the score of merit. when? Ah, how often we need the psalmist’s admonition to his own soul not to forget all God’s benefits. Poverty moves on under the guidance of health and hope. But, as Christians, we have every possible ground for trust and hope; for that unexplored future is in the hands of our Father. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah-3A white-tailed deer drinksfrom the creek;I want to drink God,deep draughts of God.I’m thirsty for God-alive.I wonder, “Will I ever make it—arrive and dr "Commentary on Psalms 42:5". Yea, often the very land of exile is the land of precious memories. 3. . 11. . They will crowd, at the summons of memory, thickly down to the very edge of to-day’s trouble, like the cloud which followed the Israelites down to the merge of the Red Sea; and like that cloud will send light over the troubled waters through which lies the line of march. (A. P. The psalmist remembers his own experience. The theme is the same; 43 is the only psalm in the second book that lacks a superscription. and why art thou disquieted in me? Keep up thy spirit, therefore, and watch against dejection, whatsoever befalls thee, yea, against all distempers; since they hinder comfortable intercourse with God, and that spiritual composedness, that sabbath of spirit, that we must enjoy, or else we cannot keep that continual holyday ( εορταζωμεν), 1 Corinthians 5:8. 2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? The sons of Core were chiefly door-keepers: but they also played on musical instruments. I. BibliographyBenson, Joseph. Song of Solomon 6:13. Unmerited disesteem fortifies itself by the testimony of a good conscience. But this remembrance of the psalmist also takes in God’s dealings with His people. (including how? Search NET Bible and Constable's notes. Quotes available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. He takes gifts which we were in danger of loving more than the Giver. (From NIV Study Bible: “In many Hebrew manuscripts, Psalm 42 and 43 constitute one psalm… A prayer for deliverance from being ‘oppressed by the enemy’ (42:9; 43:2) and for restoration to the presence of God at his temple. Psalm 42:5-11 King James Version (KJV) 5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Why Art Thou Cast Down? For the help of His presence, (42:5). He now felt that this was in some measure voluntary, or had been indulged too freely, and that it was wrong: that it was proper for a man like him to seek for comfort in brighter views; that it was a duty which he owed to himself and to the cause of religion to take brighter views. We may remark. Ver. Why art thou cast down with excessive sorrow and despair? The countenance of God is taken for the manifestation of his favor. hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-42.html. Commentary on Psalm 42:6-11 (Read Psalm 42:6-11) The way to forget our miseries, is to remember the God of our mercies. 4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday. O reflect that the Father is the husbandman. ? Have we the consciousness of pardoned sin and of souls at peace with God? Search Bible Dictionaries BibliographyCalvin, John. (including how! https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-42.html. But if one trouble follow hard after another, if all seem to combine for our ruin, let us remember they are all appointed and overruled by the Lord. For I shall yet praise him - Margin, give thanks. Hope thou in God - That is, trust in him, with the hope that he will interpose and restore thee to the privileges and comforts heretofore enjoyed. In Psalm 42-43 this verse is repeated three times (Psa 42:5-6, Psa 42:11, Psa 43:5), and the downcast soul of these verses was mentioned an additional four times (depending on your version). McCaw has understood the meaning of these three `refrains' as, (1) "Being Faith's rebuke to dejection in Psalms 42:5, (2) Faith's exhortation in bewilderment in Psalms 42:11, and (3) Faith's triumphant declaration of certainty in Psalms 43:5." In so far as he rests through faith in God's promises, he raises himself, equipped with the spirit of an invincible valour, against the feelings of the flesh, and at the same time blames his weakness." New York. Heaven and eternity, brought to light by Jesus, re-echo the exhortation--“Hope thou in God.” Have we the testimony of His love within? See Psalm 42:5 with its adjacent verses in bold below. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? 6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar. "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". It can mean to bow in sense of to walk in a stooped posture, for example describing one who is dejected … 1871-8. 6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar. - Margin, bowed down. Chrysostom bringeth in a man laden with troubles coming into the church, where, when he heard this passage read, Why art thou cast down? The LXX. There is a river and mountains. The "my God" cannot be wanted in the following verse. He had allowed his mind to rest on the dark side, to look at the discouraging things in his condition. 1599-1645. and why art thou disquieted in me? Psalm 42: Psalms 42 and 43 are two psalms that should probably be taken as one for several reasons (42:5, 11 and 43:5), provide a threefold refrain for the poem; the theme is the same. The health of David's countenance was not in his countenance, but in his God, and this makes his faith silence his fears, and so peremptorily resolve upon it, that there is a time coming (how near so ever he now … Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Trouble opens a man’s eyes to the need of a personal God. He reminds himself that because he serves the living God (Psalms 42:2) he can have confident hope in God, knowing that God will come to his aid. Here David seemeth to be Homo divisus in duas partes, saith Vatablus, a man divided into two parts, as indeed every new man is two men; and what is to be seen in the Shulamite but as it were the company of two armies? By the term yet, he confesses that for the present, and in so far as the praises of God are concerned, his mouth is stopped, seeing he is oppressed and shut up on all sides. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. Plural of majesty = great help, or great salvation. "Commentary on Psalms 42:5". Used by Permission. And why . Verses 6 – 7: In verses 1 - 5 the *psalmist was in dry country, what we call a desert. Figure of speech Cycloides. Psalms 42:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? If you have been long of this foreboding habit, not one in a hundred of the sorrows that you have apprehended has reached you. 1870. "Commentary on Psalms 42:5". The countenance of God is turned toward His servants, to bless them (Psalms 31:16; Psalms 44:3). But it may hasten it. "Commentary on Psalms 42:5". 1874-1909. 4. 3. open, so clear and manifest, as to be beheld by myself and others. hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. 3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? Why art thou cast down, O my soul? "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". The address to God: I remember thee, comes in too abruptly, if it is cut off. McCaw has understood the meaning of these three `refrains' as, (1) "Being Faith's rebuke to dejection in Psalms 42:5, (2) Faith's exhortation in bewilderment in Psalms 42:11, and (3) Faith's triumphant declaration of certainty in Psalms 43:5.". 1 For the leader. 2012. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/psalms-42.html. and the same argument and means are made use of to remove dejection and disquietude; Thou wilt guide me with thy counsel and afterward thou wilt receive me to glory. Why . You Can Make A Powerful Difference: A Daily Devotional. Open your Bibles to Psalm 42. (Calmet). In the song: "wer weiss wie nahe mix mein ende," for ex. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 42:5". why? Inquiry. Now such a faith and persuasion as this is a good antidote against dejections of soul, and disquietude of mind; see Psalm 27:13. 1857. 2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? Whenever, therefore, such a state of indifference and faint-heartedness shall seize upon us, let us remember, that to govern and subdue the desires of their hearts, and especially to contend against the feelings of distrust which are natural to all, is a conflict to which the godly are not unfrequently called. 7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. and why art thou disquieted in me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence. David saw troubles coming from God's wrath, and that discouraged him. How oft do we punish ourselves by our passions, as the lion that beateth himself with his own tail! These last two lines are repeated almost verbatim in Psalms 42:11 and in Psalms 43:5, concluding each of the three stanzas which comprise these two psalms. Peter, when he went out and wept bitterly, was cast down and disquieted as he deserved to be. There is no "for" in the Hebrew: the relation in which David will praise "Him" is in respect to "the help of (or rather, as the same Hebrew is translated in Psalms 42:11, the health-literally, plural, healths; saving healths; the manifold salvation emanating from) His countenance." And why art thou disquieted in me? We can only be competent witnesses to our brethren of the grace of God when, in the first place, we have borne testimony to it to our own hearts. This encouraging scripture is a prayer asking for us to have hope in God so that he may be present with us to make us whole. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. For â Heb. David chideth David out of his dumps. And why should you moan over me and be disquieted within me? ", The sixth verse is a prefatory summary to the following strophe of five verses (Psalms 42:7-11). DD. For the help of his countenance - literally, “the salvations of his face,” or his presence. 6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. He is sure therefore that one day he will once again be found in His House praising Him, because God will look on him with favour (give him the help of His countenance) and will therefore ensure his final restoration. Information based on Strong's Exhaustive Concordance. This brings on a renewed self-chiding, and excites hopes of relief. 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. shall I despond, shall I be cast down, who have found God faithful in all that is past? Psalm 65 – At the Temple, In the Earth. Moreover, the address, "O my God" (Psalms 42:6), is needed to escape the abruptness which would ensue by joining it to Psalms 42:5, end. “If we hope for what we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.” (M. R. Vincent, D. D.). And doubtless the best way to overcome Satan is, not to go out of ourselves, but to maintain an internal conflict against he desires of our own hearts. And I will execute great vengeance upon them, love the Lord your God with all your heart, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Properly, interrogative what? This is a simplified translation of the original Hebrew word. 5 Why, my soul, are you downcast? The meaning of the phrase “help of his countenance” or “face,” is that God would look favorably or benignly upon him. Peter felt this same panic, when he tried to walk on the water to Jesus. Sickness summons sympathy and patience for its ministers. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/psalms-42.html. What does this verse really mean? "Commentary on Psalms 42:5". Psalm 42 is a lament psalm written by men who formerly were able to freely worship God with the Lord’s people. For the help of his countenance, Heb. 5. Where are we? * b 4 My tears have been my bread day and night, c. as they ask me every day, “Where is your God?” d 5 Those times I recall has his blood lost its efficacy to cleanse? now; and that his consummate happiness hereafter would lie in beholding his face for evermore: all which would give him occasion and opportunity of praising the Lord. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". I shall yet praise him - For my restoration from this captivity. The vast preponderance with you has always been on the side of happiness. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/psalms-42.html. 2. In it, we’ll see David pronounce a blessing on those who consider the poor. Hebrew cinnor, which Symmachus renders, "the psaltery." and why art thou disquieted in me? Christians sometimes forget that they have bodies; and that the condition of their bodies has a good deal to do with the brightness or darkness of their spiritual moods; and now and then a man, through sheer ignorance, persists in some habit of eating or drinking which, by keeping his body in an unhealthful state, correspondingly lowers the tone of his spiritual life. Free Reading Plans and Devotionals related to Psalms 42:11. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". The unreasonableness and virtual impiety of the over-anxious, foreboding spirit manifested by so many. Then he asks God to raise him up. Every sad and desponding Christian ought to say to his soul, “Why art thou thus cast down?”. BibliographyClarke, Adam. 200 kilometres north of Jerusalem is a group of mountains called the Hermons. Psalm 42:5-11. A Psalm of David. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. (2) to sound, or make a noise, as a harp, rain, waves; (3) to be agitated, troubled, or anxious in mind: to moan internally. For the help of his countenance—Hebrew, The deliverance, or salvation, of his face; that is, the deliverance which is assured by the turning of his face to me, or looking upon me, according to the Oriental custom of looking upon the suppliant as a sign of granting his request, or turning away the face as a token of denial. Grief is like lead to the soul, heavy and cold, sinking it downward, taking off the wheels of it, and disabling it for duty; like as a limb that is out of joint can do nothing without deformity and pain. Jesus 's smiles ; I see not God and keep confidence that he can and will aid us ”. Hopeful through the remembrance of the … 5 why art thou cast down, O my soul for. Present circumstances, its mild preparatives, and the two Psalms are in a manner... 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