Assuming that האמנתּי and אמרתּי in Psalm 116:11 stand on the same line in point of time, it seems that it must be interpreted I had faith, for I spake (was obliged to speak); but אדבר, separated from האמנתי by כי, is opposed to the colouring relating to the contemporaneous past. Psalms 116:1 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. We have many reasons for loving the Lord, but are most affected by his loving-kindness when relieved out of deep distress. By birth. The word Sheol appears in the Old Testament about 60 times. Verse 6b makes this certain. The writer celebrates the deliverance from extreme perils by which he was favored, and pledges grateful and pious public acknowledgments. The word tahanun means a prayer of supplication or a plea for mercy. He understands that he has received much from Yahweh, but has nothing equivalent to give in return. The thanksgiving offering required the sacrifice of an animal as well as an offering of unleavened cakes and wafers mixed with oil” (Leviticus 7:12). Some die young, and others die old. 2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. the pains of Sheol got a hold of me. The word saddiq means just or righteous. This is a psalm of individual thanksgiving. However, the Bible sometimes tells of cups of God’s wrath (Isaiah 51:17; Jeremiah 25:15). What does he have that Yahweh needs? That began to change in the two or three centuries before Jesus. 4:13, but the MT is uncertain. Pastor Mike Schreib (2017-06-25)Bible Baptist Church International, CAhttp://www.bbcinternational.org 8. But when we enter the heavenly rest, deliverance from sin and sorrow will be complete; we shall behold the glory of the Lord, and walk in his presence with delight we cannot now conceive. SCRIPTURE QUOTATIONS are from the World English Bible (WEB), a public domain (no copyright) modern English translation of the Holy Bible. Why should we offer that to the Lord which cost us nothing? Ps 116:1-19. In fact, this terrible word, "death," is a thematic word of Psalm 116 that … In the Psalm, he is expressing his gratitude and praise. and will call on the name of Yahweh. He can drink the cup of salvation that Yahweh has provided, and “call on the name of Yahweh.”. The people of that time and place thought of names as more than labels. Our word hallelujah comes from hallel (praise) and yah (Yahweh or God or the Lord), so it means “praise the Lord.”. 3 The cords of death surrounded me, Deliverance from death is obviously significant, but deliverance from tears and fall is equally significant. Not much! The psalmist paints vivid pictures in this verse. He maintained his faith when sorely tempted to think that Yahweh had abandoned him. It is only natural, then, that the psalmist will pledge true loyalty to Yahweh. Then the psalm describes the distressing circumstance now past (verse 3), recalls a prayer for help (verse 4) along with the Lord’s … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19" “and call on the name of Yahweh” (v. 13b). 16 Yahweh, truly I am your servant. We cannot in any way profit him. The bonds thou hast loosed shall tie me faster unto thee. OT theology viewed this phrase differently than how we would interpret it. In addition to these audio and video commentaries, you can review the available text commentaries. I didn’t know that I should swim parallel to the shore to get out of the rip tide. The word malat is more usually used to mean escape or flee. But most Bible students think that Psalm 116 is just one psalm, all by the same *psalmist. Psalm 116:1. 4 Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul. Ezekiel uses it to describe someone who sins through ignorance (Ezekiel 45:20). Login or Create an Account. For me, it was getting caught in a rip tide that carried me so far from shore that boats passing between me and the shore didn’t see me. “I will walk before Yahweh in the land of the living” (v. 9). It is a great mercy to be kept from being swallowed up with over-much sorrow. The Court of Priests (restricted to priests). “Yahweh, truly I am your servant. My primary regret was the thought of my mother receiving the news of my death. I am your servant, the son of your handmaid” (v. 16). I found trouble and sorrow. The Court of the Gentiles (open to Gentiles). I was brought low, and he saved me. 15 Precious in the sight of Yahweh is the death of his saints. Some old Bibles make Psalm 116 into 2 psalms: verses 1-9 is the first, verses 10-18 the second. When a poor sinner is awakened to a sense of his state, and fears that he must soon sink under the just wrath of God, then he finds trouble and sorrow. 2 Because he has turned his ear to me, Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. © 2021 Christianity.com. Psalm 116:1–9. To turn one’s ear to someone is to position yourself to hear that person as clearly as possible. Psalms 113 and 114 are read before the meal; Psalm 115-118 are read at its conclusion, while drinking the fourth cup of celebratory wine. for Yahweh has dealt bountifully with you. A vow is a solemn promise to God, often made as part of a bargain where the petitioner promises a specific action in return for a blessing from God. By redemption. ), The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, 5 vol. 7 Return to your rest, my soul, The word peti means foolish or simpleminded. The psalmist will pay his vows now; he will not delay the payment: publicly, not to make a boast, but to show he is not ashamed of God's service, and to invite others to join him. “I will take the cup of salvation” (v. 13a). But God sent a man who had trained as a lifeguard to swim to me and pull me to shore. The word ‘aman means to have the confidence that comes from depending on a reliable resource, such as a loving parent––or Yahweh. This is Psalm 116: "I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. “I believed (Hebrew: ‘aman), therefore I said, ‘I was greatly afflicted'” (v. 10). Psalm 116 Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary. The cup of consolation; I will receive the benefits God bestows upon me, as from his hand, and taste his love in them, as the portion not only of mine inheritance in the other world, but of my cup in this. The psalmist cannot repay Yahweh for this salvation act, but he can give thanks. We do not know when the *psalmist wrote Psalm 116. in the midst of you, Jerusalem. The offering had to be eaten the same day. The word sama means hear or listen––but in this context it obviously means more. The psalmist believed in Yahweh, and that gave him confidence to face his adversities. The contents might be the blessing of abundance (Psalm 23:5) or consolation (Jeremiah 16:7). While the psalmist believed in Yahweh, he determined that he couldn’t believe in men. To call upon the name of the Lord, then, means something more than appealing for relief from a crisis. That is possible, because the psalmist is a voluntary servant, serving Yahweh out of gratitude. “I found trouble and sorrow” (v. 3c). Samuel Johnson wrote, “When a man knows he is to be hanged, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.”. (General Editor), New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology & Exegesis, 5 vol., (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997), All Rights Reserved | © 1997-2020 Richard Niell Donovan. There is a presence of Aramaisms in the psalm which has been interpreted by a few as evidence of a late date, though this is not definitive. 18 I will pay my vows to Yahweh, 1 I love Yahweh, because he listens to my voice, People who are riding high are seldom good candidates for repentance. “and my cries for mercy” (Hebrew: tahanun) (v. 1b). Neither ignorance nor guilt will hinder their salvation, when they put their trust in the Lord. 6 Yahweh preserves the simple. Return, O my soul! Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. CONTENT DISCLAIMER: The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Psalm 116 is the only place it appears in the OT. Thanksgiving (Psalms 116:10-19) Redeemed Israel expresseth in this Psalm her love to Jehovah for His gracious deliverances, for answered prayer and for His salvation. I Love the LORD - I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Or he might have known a fisherman who fell out of his boat and became entrapped in his own net. Furthermore, he can do so in a public setting where his thanksgiving will honor God in the presence of the assembled worshipers. “I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call on the name of Yahweh” (v. 17). Like Psalm 118, Psalm 116 is also a psalm of thanksgiving. 116:10 can be seen in 2 Cor. It served to express thanks for deliverance from peril or other blessings that had been received. If so, the context of this Psalm is not sickness but treachery (cf. I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. 116:11b). Not as … and my cries for mercy. 4 Then I called on the name of Yahweh: my voice and my pleas for mercy. 1 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. 2 Because he a inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. Jehovah guards the simple; I was brought low, and he saved me. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. yes, in the presence of all his people. The psalmist is praying for Yahweh’s help in escaping from the peril that so threatens him. ), The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary, 6 vol. “You have freed me from my chains” (v. 16b). 5 Yahweh is Gracious and righteous. into thy rest; for Jehovah hath recompensed unto thee. Doing good is sacrifice, with which God is well pleased; and this must accompany giving thanks to his name. Psalm 116:12(HCSB) Verse Thoughts. Ps. “Yahweh preserves the simple” (Hebrew: peti) (v. 6a). Psalms 116, Coffman Commentaries on the Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. 3 (Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2016), Tate, Marvin E., Word Biblical Commentary: Psalms 51-100 (Dallas: Word Books, 1990), Waltner, James H., Believers Church Bible Commentary: Psalms (Scottdale, Pennsylvania: Herald Press, 2006), Baker, Warren (ed. “I will pay my vows to Yahweh, yes, in the presence of all his people” (v. 14). The psalmist is giving thanks to Yahweh for saving him from peril (v. 6). ), Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2000), Mounce, William D., (ed. Those of us who have attained a certain age can appreciate the meaning of that gesture. But the context of this verse suggests something else––something less self-serving. A cup is a vessel from which one drinks. The Deliverance-Experience (Psalms 116:1-9) 2. Praise Yah! It was a very near thing, so I can appreciate the psalmist’s comment about the cords of death surrounding him. “He hath inclined his ear.” Is not the affliction amply repaid by the joy of returning strength and the sense of newness of life and power. Let us all speak of God as we have found him; and have we ever found him otherwise than just and good? The pious man evidently remembers both his own deliverance and that of his people as he sings in the language of Ps 116:16, "Thou hast loosed my bonds"; but he rises into sympathy with his nation as he thinks of the courts of the Lord's house and of the glorious city, and pledges himself to sing "in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem." What can the pardoned sinner, or what can those who have been delivered from trouble or distress, render to the Lord for his benefits? Yahweh has heard him and has saved his life. from the words "and abundant in goodness and truth" onwards. All Rights Reserved. The psalm was translated into the Greek Septuagint (about 250BC) in Hellenistic Egypt. Once a person is dead, he/she feels no more pain. Psalms 116:2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. Psalm 116:8 Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament With "gracious" and "compassionate" is here associated, as in Psalm 112:4 , the term "righteous," which comprehends within itself everything that Jahve asserts concerning Himself in Exodus 34:6 . It is the contents of the cup that counts. 9 I will walk before Yahweh in the land of the living. “What will I give to Yahweh for all his benefits toward me?” (v. 12). 116 I y love the L ord, because he has z heard. and my feet from falling. Some of us have experienced the cords of death closing around us. ), The Complete WordStudy Old Testament (Chattanooga; AMG Publishers, 1994), Baker, Warren and Carpenter, Eugene, The Complete WordStudy Dictionary: Old Testament (Chattanooga: AMG Publishers, 2003), Bromiley, Geoffrey (General Editor), The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised, 4 vols. The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me; I was overcome by distress and sorrow. Anderson, A.A., The New Century Bible Commentary: Psalms 73-150 (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1972), Broyles, Craig C., New International Biblical Commentary: Psalms (Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, 1999, Brueggemann, Walter, The Message of the Psalms A Theological Commentary (Minneapolis: Augsburg Press, 1984), Clifford, Richard J., Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries: Psalms 73-150 (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2003), DeClaisse-Walford, Nancy; Jacobson, Rolf A.; Tanner, Beth Laneel, The New International Commentary on the Old Testament: The Book of Psalms (Grand Rapids: Wm. 19 in the courts of Yahweh’s house, The phrase, “the son of your handmaid,” emphasizes both the psalmist’s double and his perpetual servitude. But the person who can still experience tears and falling finds pain an ongoing problem. This verse stands in dramatic contrast to verse 10. Bible Commentary Psalm 116. The word hannun means gracious or merciful. yes, in the presence of all his people. In his song of praise, he recalls the many troubles and sorrows he has already encountered and how gracious and compassionate the Lord has been to him – the Lord heard his cry for help and the Lord rescued him from death and despair. Commentary, Psalm 116:1-9, James K. Mead, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2018. It means the grave or death (Genesis 37:35; 42:38, etc.). I love the LORD, because He has heardMy voice and my supplications.Because He has inclined His ear to me,Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.a. The word mesar means pain or distress or anguish. 12 What will I give to Yahweh for all his benefits toward me? (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2006-2009), VanGemeren, Willem A. The psalmist doesn’t spell out the nature of the peril except that it was extreme. Psalm 116. Psalm 116 is fourth in a group of psalms known as the “Egyptian Hallel” psalms (Psalms 113-118), the psalms recited at the Passover meal on the eighth day of Passover. Yahweh allowed the psalmist to fall, to become a person of no account, to hit bottom––not for punishment but for redemption. To call on Yahweh’s name can mean seeking Yahweh’s help. “I was brought low, and (Yahweh) saved me” (v. 6b). PSALM 116. “He hath inclined his ear” — stooped down, as it were, as you do to a sick person to catch his faintest word. 8 For you have delivered my soul from death, For the most part, the Old Testament holds out no promise of an afterlife or resurrection. The Psalmist expresses his love for the Lord because God hears and answers His children when they call to Him. Audio Commentary: Psalm 116 Psalm 116 1 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. This is a thanksgiving psalm it is not certain whether David penned it upon any particular occasion or upon a general review of the many gracious deliverances God had wrought for him, out of six troubles and seven, which deliverances draw from him many very lively expressions of devotion, love, and gratitude and with similar pious affections our souls should be lifted up to God in singing it. But in this verse, the psalmist takes the cup of salvation––drinks deeply from the blessing that Yahweh has bestowed on him––on the renewed life that Yahweh has given him. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007), Freedman, David Noel (Ed. “Yahweh is Gracious (Hebrew: hannun) and righteous” (Hebrew: saddiq) (v. 5a). Because thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine … The ASV, which is also in the public domain due to expired copyrights, was a very good translation, but included many archaic words (hast, shineth, etc. 7. We should deem ourselves bound to walk as in his presence. Such a vow could be, “Save me, Lord, and I will do (whatever).”. I love the LORD, because He has heard my voice: The The psalmist describes a three part salvation: From death, tears, or falling. 1. Psalm 116 is a prayer of thanksgiving. See comments above. (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1979-1988), Brown, Francis; Driver, S.R. 3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon […] Psalm 116 . This would be the Jerusalem temple, which had four courts: Presumably, the psalmist would pay his vows in the Court of Israelites. The word raham means merciful or compassionate. That’s what the psalmist is determined to do. 3 b The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish. Add to my study list. 116:11 "in my alarm" This Qal infinitive construct (BDB 342, KB 339) denotes a state of mental fear, panic (cf. Need help streaming? This psalm reveals the heart of a passionate man, so we can imagine him pleading passionately for God’s mercy. He could have no confidence in them. “Return to your rest, my soul, for Yahweh has dealt bountifully with you” (v. 7). Lord, I was born in thy house; I am the son of thine handmaid, and therefore thine. The Israelites thought of the person holistically, and would never have divided the person into body and soul, as the Greeks were later to do. Graciousness and mercy (hannun) and just and righteous (saddiq) would seem to be polar opposites. my eyes from tears, Nowhere in the Old Testament is it described as a place of punishment. 4 (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1996), Ross, Allen P., A Commentary on the Psalms, 90-150, Vol. Yahweh’s saints die––as do we all. Psalm 116 is without a title in the Hebrew. Yahweh counts saints as precious, because they are members of his family––loved ones. Psalm 116:5-9. ), which the WEB has updated. The psalmist says that, because Yahweh turned his ear to him––made a special effort to hear him––the psalmist will continue to call on Yahweh for as long as the psalmist lives. 17 I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving, The psalmist believed in Yahweh even in the midst of great afflictions. He might have been in danger of death (v. 3), but his comments about the “cords of death” could be a metaphor for some other sort of peril. 31:22). The Hebrew word yah is an abbreviated form of Yahweh (the name of God, often translated “the Lord.”) It is found twice in Exodus (15:2; 17:16), once in Isaiah (38:11), and a number of times in the Psalms. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2014), Gower, Ralph, The New Manners and Customs of Bible Times (Chicago: Moody Press, 1987), Kidner, Derek, Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries: Psalms 73-150, Vol. 3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. “Because he has turned his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live” (v. 2). Having experienced bountiful blessings at Yahweh’s hands, the psalmist can retreat to a safe place––a place where he not have to fear the enemy’s assaults––a place where he will no longer feel beleaguered. Many of our wounds are self-inflicted, and that may be how the psalmist sees his problems––self-inflicted. It means identifying oneself with the Lord in such a way that one’s own identity is tied together with the Lord’s identity. “The cords of death surrounded me” (v. 3a). There is a tone of great gladness of heart—perhaps we may detect some exuberance of spirit—in this outpouring. “For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling” (v. 8). Sign In | Sign Up × Vowing service to God in thanks for His deliverance . “Praise (Hebrew: hallel) Yah!” (Hebrew: yah) (v. 19b). In these verses, the psalmist paints a picture of desperation. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and … (10-19). When troubled, we do best to hold our peace, for we are apt to speak unadvisedly. Let those who labour and are heavy laden come to him, that they may find rest to their souls; and if at all drawn from their rest, let them haste to return, remembering how bountifully the Lord has dealt with them. John Calvin comments on today’s passage that the distress of the psalmist “was removed from him, because he felt that God was indeed propitious towards him.” Knowing that the Lord has good things for His people and is eager to hear us is an encouragement for us to call out to Him, and His deliverance gives us further reason to love and worship Him. Psa 116 . ), Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006), Renn, Stephen D., Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words: Word Studies for Key English Bible Words Based on the Hebrew and Greek Texts (Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc., 2005), Richards, Lawrence O., Encyclopedia of Bible Words (Zondervan, 1985, 1991), Sakenfeld, Katharine Doob (ed. Our best is unworthy of his acceptance; yet we ought to devote ourselves and all we have to his service. Such are true saints of God, in whose lives and deaths he will be glorified. Since Yahweh has saved his life, the psalmist pledges to walk before Yahweh “in the land of the living”––while the psalmist is alive. Unlike Psalm 118, however, Psalm 116 contains no elements of a communal hymn. (Read Psalm 116:1-9) We have many reasons for loving the Lord, but are most affected by his loving-kindness when relieved out of deep distress. The "rest" of Ps. Psalms 116:2. “I will pay my vows to Yahweh, yes, in the presence of all his people” (v. 18). Yet most people today have never heard of John Gill. 5. 14 I will pay my vows to Yahweh, With a UCG.org account you will be able to save items to read and study later! The Praise of Israel for Deliverance from Death. Psalms 116 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this one volume concise commentary provides a condensed look at nearly every verse in the Bible 6. “All men are liars.”. V. THE GLADNESS AND GRATITUDE OF CONVALESCENCE, (Psalms 116:1, Psalms 116:2, Psalms 116:5, Psalms 116:7-9, Psalms 116:13, Psalms 116:14, Psalms 116:16-19.) Pride stands in the way of listening to wise counsel. The psalmist says, “I was brought low, and (Yahweh) saved me.”. 14b (Downers Grove, Illinois: Inter-Varsity Press, 1973), Limburg, James, Westminster Bible Companion: Psalms (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2000, Mays, James Luther, Interpretation: Psalms (Louisville: John Knox, 1994), McCann, J. Clinton, Jr., The New Interpreter’s Bible: The Book of Psalms, Vol. But oddly enough, after acknowledging his servitude, the psalmist also acknowledges his God-given freedom. In ancient times, after the Passover feast, this psalm would be read immediately following the third cup of wine called “the cup of Salvation.” For them, this represented the image of a redeemed life provided by God. Two ways men came to be servants. Moreover, whereas the primary focus of Psalm 118 is on victory, Psalm 116 centers on the psalmist's agonizing experience of and rescue from the imprisoning cords of death. “Yes, our God is merciful” (Hebrew: raham) (v. 5b). “Precious in the sight of Yahweh is the death of his saints” (Hebrew: hasiyd) (v. 15). 13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of Yahweh. This is one of those passages in Psalms where the writer has enjoyed deliverance from peril by the hand of Jehovah. I was sure I was going to die, because I could see no possibility of rescue. But none die without notice from Yahweh––because their deaths (and lives) are precious in Yahweh’s sight. Psalms 116 He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier. The World English Bible is based on the American Standard Version (ASV) of the Bible, the Biblia Hebraica Stutgartensa Old Testament, and the Greek Majority Text New Testament. 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