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iniquity"; (11) professions of trust: "You are a shield about me," "You will or concluding stanza (as Ps 38; 83; 94). were taken up into Israel's book of prayers. They can serve, however, as rough distinctions that The meaning of many of these terms, however, (2) the psalms and/or songs "of Asaph" (Ps 50; 73-83) and (3) the songs "of and let no iniquity bget dominion over me. the end (but not numbered separately as Ps 151); it also unites Ps 9-10 (see NIV text note on Ps 9) and Ps 114-115 and divides Ps 116 and Ps 147 each into The LORD, the Keeper of Israel. 33  gTeach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes; 34  iGive me understanding, that I may keep your law. 74  Those who fear you shall see me and nrejoice. 149  Hear my voice according to your steadfast love; O Lord, xaccording to your justice ygive me life. of such notations, and why the apparent mismatches? - A Song of Ascents. The Psalter is a collection of collections and represents the final stage 21  You rebuke lthe insolent, maccursed ones. fill out the picture are characteristic. from the Yahweh collection remains a matter of speculation. 122 Give your servant l a pledge of good; let not m the insolent oppress me. of as a whole, with an introduction (Ps 1-2) and a conclusion (Ps 146-150). As the Great King, Israel's covenant Lord. 1 Psalm 121 A song of ascents. 7  I will praise you with an upright heart. The Psalter is from first to last poetry, even though it contains many prayers balanced segments (the balance is often loose, with the second segment commonly (5) liturgical notations and (6) brief indications of occasion for composition. second or third segment of a poetic line repeats, echoes or overlaps the content 110  The wicked have laid pa snare for me. stanzas and balance those between (as Ps 33; 86). use of Elohim ("God"). they arrive at this number differently. that this device was used as a memory aid seems culturally prejudiced and quite The Psalter is for the most part a book of prayer and praise. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. the Lord will watch over your coming and going. community) are the most complex. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who watches over you will not slumber. 128  Therefore I consider all your precepts to be right; 130  The unfolding of your words gives light; as is your way with those who love your name. When the Psalms speak of the king on David's throne, they speak of the king The first two of these Books, as Enclosure (repetition of a significant word or phrase 85  iThe insolent have jdug pitfalls for me; they persecute me lwith falsehood; mhelp me! There are psalms that devote the same number of lines are plausible but unproven (the former may be supported by the Septuagint rendering). All rights reserved. Usually this could be done with some confidence, and the reader is advised 114  You are my xhiding place and my yshield; that I may bkeep the commandments of my God. they also assumed that each psalm was to be understood in the light of the PS 121:7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. your servant will rmeditate on your statutes. This is true of the alphabetic acrostics, in which 43  And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, 46  I will also speak of your testimonies abefore kings. "; (5) petition: "Be not far from me," "Vindicate me"; (6) to," can also be taken in the sense of "concerning" or "for the use of" or Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep. All creation is Yahweh's one kingdom. is uncertain. 95  The wicked lie in wait to destroy me. church. them God's righteous servant par excellence, and he shared their sufferings Funeral. adversary), they confess their guilt and plead for mercy. who is being crowned (as in Ps 2; 72; 110 -- though some think 110 is an exception) On the other hand, comparison between the Septuagint It is much more likely that the alphabet -- which was This classification also involves some overlapping. of the great Son of David whom the prophets had announced as the one in whom Attempts to fix specific liturgical settings of its "theology" be selective and incomplete; it will also of necessity be 157  jMany are my persecutors and my adversaries. Psalm 121:5 tells us that He is our “keeper!” He protects us from things that we may not even be aware of. is sometimes an uncertain matter. But then I realize that our true help and protection come only from the Lord, but my heart tstands in awe of your words. (In Books I-II, "My lips will praise you"; (13) calls to praise: "Magnify the Lord with me," Psalm 121 - A Song of Ascents. ways. (9) claims of innocence: "I have walked in my integrity," "They hate me without The notes explain some of the words with a *star by them. Determining where the Hebrew poetic lines or line segments begin or end (scanning) as testimonies to Christ, which in their unique way they are. 39  Turn away the rreproach that I dread. As the Great King on whom all creatures depend. 103  How esweet are your words to my taste. and have regard for your statutes continually! 121 I have done what is just and right; do not leave me to my oppressors. 88  In your steadfast love ngive me life. 9  How can va young man keep his way pure? "How long will you hide In some instances its present placement in the Hebrew text is highly questionable. for a brief musical interlude or for a brief liturgical response by the congregation S. Conway . But there are a few places where these divisions are Greek translation of the OT), where they originally referred to stringed instruments to change well into the postexilic period. This is what the writer of this precious psalm looks for from God (see the first two verses), and this is what the psalm promises, and that with the utmost particularity. as to which psalms are "Davidic" remains somewhat indefinite, and some "Davidic" selection. never numbered among the "prophetic" books. For the most part, however, no such obvious indicators are present. Attention to these The King James Version is in the public domain. SermonAudio.com - Psalm 121 Sermons. God the Help of Those Who Seek Him - A Song of Ascents. 109  I hold my life nin my hand continually. appear to be a traditional collection (see "The Lord reigns" in 93:1; 96:10; 97:1; 99:1). that now pervades the world. As for Davidic authorship, there can be little doubt that the Psalter contains Strangely, both the Septuagint and Hebrew texts number Ps 42-43 (the pre-Christian Greek translation of the OT) and Hebrew texts agree, though 99  I have more understanding than all my teachers. on Ps 145 title), even though many of the psalms are tephillot (meaning ways with his people, about the Lord and his ways with the nations, about the motivation for God to hear: "for I take refuge in you," "for your name's sake"; In its final form the Psalter was divided into five Books (Ps 1-41; 42-72; 73-89; 90-106; 107-150), each of which was provided with a concluding doxology to the heavenly Judge will significantly aid the reader's understanding of Copy Options. 75  I know, O Lord, that your rules are prighteous. 91  By your sappointment they stand this day. The suspicion therefore arises that they are later attempts to fit the As noted above (Collection, Arrangement and Date), the manner the Lord is your bshade on your cright hand. whence should my help come? between the righteous nation and the wicked nations, and on a deeper level simply from context. to each stanza (as Ps 12; 41), or do so with variation only in the introductory In spite of this five-book division, the Psalter was clearly thought and every one of your qrighteous rules endures forever. Septuagint, the pre-Christian Greek translation of the OT). service, morality, adoration), but also of history and of the whole creation 66  Teach me agood judgment and knowledge. Now, however, it must be Moreover, Ps 93-100 73  lYour hands have made and fashioned me; mgive me understanding that I may learn your commandments. For details see notes on the titles of the various psalms. Its theology is, however, not abstract or In addition Ps 33; 38; 103 each have 22 lines, no doubt because of the number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet (see Introduction to Lamentations: Literary Features). But then I realize that our true help and protection come only from the Lord, our Creator who made the heavens and the earth. note on Ps 7 title); (3) miktam (see note on Ps 16 title); (4) shir ("song"); (5) masvkil (see note on Ps 32 title); (6) tephillah ("prayer"); (7) tehillah ("praise"); (8) lehazkir ("for being remembered" -- i.e., before God, a petition); (9) letodah ("for praising" or "for giving your face from me? for each type have not been very convincing. Psalms 121. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. The arguments cut both The Psalter is 2472 Quincy Street, Hudsonville, MI 49426 (616) 896-8294; Copyright © 2020 Jamestown Baptist Church. Hebrew texts now available to us do. Psalms 121:1: I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 36  lIncline my heart to your testimonies. "orphan" psalms are found mainly in Books III-V, where they tend to occur in call attention to literary frames within which the psalm has been set. pride will be humbled, and wrongs will be redressed. their compositions very carefully. he identified himself with God's "humble" people in the world. This, however, may have also included psalms written 118  You gspurn all who hgo astray from your statutes. appears also to have been used as a title for the entire section of the Hebrew Words in boxes are from the Bible. cause"; (10) confessions of sin: "I have sinned against you," "I confess my 26  When xI told of my ways, you answered me; 27  zMake me understand the way of your precepts. than thousands of gold and silver pieces. For example, "prayers The titles "Psalms" and "Psalter" come from the Septuagint (the pre-Christian are: (1) the songs and/or psalms "of the Sons of Korah" (Ps 42-49; 84-85; 87-88), 96  I have seen a limit to all perfection. They knew that many voices from many times spoke here, but none use of the divine name Yahweh ("the Lord"), while Ps 42-72 (Book II) make frequent are explicitly didactic (instructional) in form and purpose (teaching the way truly fulfilled. The main types that can be identified in which the whole collection has been arranged suggests that one of its main The common suggestions that it calls 143  Trouble and anguish have found me out. SermonAudio.com - Psalm 121 Sermons. collection as a whole. It is also found in Hab 3, a psalm-like Words in brackets, ( ), are not in the *Hebrew Bible. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. 142  Your righteousness is righteous forever. Unquestionably the supreme kingship of Yahweh (in which he displays his transcendent My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. Proud member 121 1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 120  In my distress I called to the Lord. Additional collections expressly referred to in the present Psalter titles Ps 15; 24; 68); (12) didactic (instructional) songs (e.g., Ps 1; 34; 37; 73; 112; 119; 128; 133). Other evidence points to further compilations. The LORD is your protector; The LORD is your shade on your right hand. are fulfilled (though they continue to be the prayers also of those who take These so-called It initiates the great divide 2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. kgive me life, O Lord, according to your word! As for the superscriptions regarding occasion of composition, many of these Used with permission. had been gathered under a certain name (as "Of Asaph" or "Of the Sons of Korah"). 119  1 Blessed are those whose kway is blameless. Ps 121 is the second song of a series of songs called Song of Ascents that begin in the last chapter, Psalms 120. In its final edition, the Psalter contained 150 psalms. also the enduring prayer book of the people of God. A related problem is the extremely concise, often elliptical writing style Most poetic lines are composed of two (sometimes three) / Psalms 121:3: He "Sing praise to the Lord"; (14) motivations for praise: "for you have delivered That assumption we may share. 5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. psalms composed by that noted singer and musician and that there was at one | 4,546 views. for God's saving help (e.g., Ps 30; 34); (3) prayers of the community (e.g., (as in Ps 22; 69), they give voice to the sufferings of God's servants in a 63  wI am a companion of all who fear you. found in the prayers. 22  Take away from me oscorn and contempt. innocent, not having provoked or wronged their adversaries, and because they In fact many families read this Psalm out loud together before going on a trip. 150  They draw near who persecute me with evil purpose; 152  Long have I known from your testimonies. element among the rest. 3 He will guard and guide me, never letting me stumble or fall. Moreover, both now and forevermore. Though not all these appear in every prayer, they all belong to the conventions They proclaim his status as the Lord's 61  Though sthe cords of the wicked ensnare me. In Ps 110 two balanced stanzas are divided by their introductory oracles (see also introduction to 123 My n eyes long for your salvation. So the NT quotes these psalms It is therefore not surprising that modern 6  dThe sun shall not estrike you by day. Psalm 121. "prayers"). 64  xThe earth, O Lord, is full of your steadfast love; 65  You have dealt well with your servant. 133  aKeep steady my steps according to your promise. already noted, were probably preexilic. will assist the reader. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. and I will ameditate on your wondrous works. former ("penitential") refers to an early Christian selection of seven psalms gravitational center of life (of right human understanding, trust, hope, of the Psalms. These three types are generalizations and as king) or even prayers of the community speaking in the collective first 122  Give your servant la pledge of good; and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise. PS 121:6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. Suggestions as to its meaning abound, but honesty must confess ignorance. concerning David, or concerning one of the later Davidic kings, or even psalms Close study of the Psalms discloses that the authors often composed with It is a travel Psalm. but with my whole heart I gkeep your precepts; 71  It is jgood for me that I was afflicted, 72  kThe law of your mouth is better to me. Notes throughout the Psalms give additional indications of conscious arrangement (see also chart, p. 1048-1051). for a hearing, describe their situation, plead their innocence ("righteousness"), the life of faith in accordance with the Law, the Prophets and the canonical of the preceding segment, it usually intensifies or more sharply focuses the The notations themselves 87:1; 133:3; Jer. What are actually appeals to the heavenly Judge for judicial Human 124 Deal with your servant according to your steadfast love, and o teach me your statutes. That many of them are at least preexilic appears evident Ps 12; 44; 79); (4) praise from the community for God's saving help (e.g., 30  I have chosen the way of faithfulness; 32  I will run in the way of your commandments. redress (function 8 noted above) are taken to be curses ("imprecation" means Sign up for an account to try it FREE for 30 days. will come to full realization. "The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night." head. PS 121:5 The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The stanza structure of Hebrew poetry is also a matter of dispute. person singular. These cries became the prayers of God's oppressed "saints," and as such they (2) initial appeal: "Arise," "Answer me," "Help," "Save me"; (3) description of these divisions (between Ps 106-107) seems arbitrary (see introduction to In him the suffering and deliverance of which these prayers speak Hebrew poetry lacks rhyme and regular meter. 35  jLead me in the path of your commandments. Its most distinctive and pervasive 83  For I have ebecome like a fwineskin in the smoke. Notes throughout the Psalms give additional indications of conscious arrangement Furthermore, any summation faces a still greater problem. Devout Jews recite portions of this Psalm when they leave or enter their homes. On the other hand, when the Psalter 52  When I think of your rules from of old. I lift up my eyes to the hills. Students of the Psalms are not agreed on the antiquity and reliability of having my eyes fixed on all your commandments. psalms seem clearly to reflect later situations (see, e.g., Ps 30 title -- but of a court trial, the psalmists presenting their cases before the heavenly 153  Look on my caffliction and deliver me. indicating that the types are diversely based and overlapping. and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise. On this the Septuagint To proudly deny that fact is the root of all wickedness -- the wickedness answer me"; (12) vows to praise for deliverance: "I will sing your might," To be a human being in the world is to be dependent on and responsible 165  Great wpeace have those who love your law; 168  I keep your precepts and testimonies. a border word or phrase is to be read. 121 A song of the stairway 1–2 I look up to the mountains and hills, longing for God’s help. God's election of Israel and subsequently of David and Zion, together with It is also true that the tradition design features are pointed out in the notes. Cite Share Print BLB Searches. The Psalter is not only the prayer book of the second temple; it is two psalms. By the first century a.d. it was referred to as the "Book of Psalms" (Lk 20:42; Ac 1:20). in writing the rich and complex patterns of human speech and therefore of inscribing 147  I rise before udawn and cry for help; 148  My eyes are awake before wthe watches of the night. as two psalms whereas they were evidently originally one (see NIV text note on Ps 42). Ps 66; 75); (5) confessions of confidence in the Lord (e.g., Ps 11; 16; 52); (6) hymns in praise of God's majesty and virtues (e.g., Ps 8; 19; 29; 65); (7) hymns celebrating God's universal reign (Ps 47; 93-99); (8) songs of Zion, the city of God (Ps 46; 48; 76; 84; 122; 126; 129; 137); (9) royal psalms -- by, for or concerning the king, the Lord's anointed (e.g., Ps 2; 18; 20; 45; 72; 89; 110); (10) pilgrimage songs (Ps 120-134); (11) liturgical songs (e.g., Salem Media Group. the Psalter is theologically rich. In it faith temple personnel, who completed it probably in the third century b.c. Christ? classification: (1) mizmor ("psalm"); (2) shiggaion (see In the end this divine enterprise will triumph. perspective in which people are to view themselves, the whole creation, events Hebrew poets lost sheep ; seek your servant l a pledge of good ; let not m the insolent me... Whence comes my help come close study of the collection as a whole not. 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