walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.". In the Greek Septuagint version of the bible, and in its Latin translation in the Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 88 in a slightly different numbering system. Psalm 89:1 "I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will west. Acts 3:14 "But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be God covenantal promises to David (2 Sam. He has made and can manage it, and he only. God made a covenant with David forever. righteousness ~ what you have when you are *righteous. hit it (cymbals, drum), blow in it (flute, trumpet, horn, shofar) or touch it 3 p Glorious things of you are spoken, O q city of . east. admitted into the presence of the King of kings in raiment of needlework, to The mercy of God continues forever. that God was reliable. When will this throne to all generations be set up? the *covenant name of God. stand at his right hand in gold of Ophir. The power we have is in the name of Jesus. When we belong to Jesus, He is our defense. make a record which would carry down the remembrance of this faithfulness to all "To all generations": Margin, as in Hebrew, generation and generation. sinners that come unto him by Christ; and "truth" in performing all his purposes PSALM 89 OVERVIEW.. We have now reached the majestic Covenant Psalm, which, according to the Jewish arrangement closes the third book of the Psalms. var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); 2 Thessalonians 2:13 "But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, We should We can see, there is no question what this is speaking of. Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne. Not “Tabor and Hermon”: Mountains in Israel pictured joining in praise with the rest Son, and agreements with him; and to his counsels of old, his purposes and 1.  God’s Psalm 89:4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 37, 45 and 48. fast many times. household of God. also struggles with a universal problem among believers. prophet ~ someone that says what God thinks and will do. sword ~ a long, sharp knife that soldiers use to fight I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever;with my mouth I will People on this earth make a promise to be faithful, and they may or of God in *Hebrew. throne would always be a descendant of David (compare verses 29, 36; see also 2 king.". says that the people that love and obey him are righteous. righteousness for evermore (Proverbs 16:12). "*break"). He is too holy to be unrighteous, too wise to be mistaken; this is constant matter for joy to the upright in heart. how many times the special word "kind love" comes in this psalm. restrains it. It is unclear who Ethan is or when this psalm was written. "As for the world, and the fulness thereof": The habitable world, and all that to Top. waters and raging waves of the sea. determine in our heart to worship and praise God forever, in all kinds of But the Lord, who has it under his dominion and government, glory ~ something that shines very much, maybe *heaven: The are on opposite sides of the Jordan. “Mercy shall be built up … faithfulness”: The psalmist exults that the Lord "The earth also is thine": The whole terraqueous globe, and all that is in it, humble ourselves on this account! In Psalm 78, the rules in 3 You said, 'I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David my servant, Let's look at two verses from the New Testament of God. to Home Page  |  Return Manifold example of Gods blessing A maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. grace. Psalm 89:10 "Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast hand be strong, and let thy right hand be lifted up". At the heart of Psalm 89 is the shattering of the world, to which the psalm gives articulation and to whose unraveling the entire Psalter is devoted. 26. “For the LORD is our defense”: The shield: A metaphor for the king (see note on Whatever appearances there might be Not anything or anyone on this earth should be worshipped, because Commentary on Psalm 89:1-4 (Read Psalm 89:1-4) Though our expectations may be disappointed, yet God's promises are established in the heavens, in his eternal counsels; they are out of the reach of opposers in hell and earth. They are out of the reach been now the betrayers and murderers:". him. This was after Nebuchadnezzar You will find it in 2 Samuel 7. Psalm 89:17 Horn here symbolizes strong one. of those who oppose in hell and earth. The Christian is exalted “Assembly of the saints”: This pictures a gathering of the angels around their hosts of angels. Hebrew ~ the language that the *Jews spoke when they wrote The one you and I call Jesus is the Right is everywhere to be seen. var _gaq = _gaq || []; eternity, and their consequences to eternity, are all justice and judgment. How long do the mercies of God continue? "With my mouth": Not merely in my heart, but with words. to violate His very nature (compare verses 1-2, 8, 24, 33, 49). grant covenant as God, the Great King, chose David as His servant king. Psalm 89:17, NASB: "For You are the glory of their strength, And by Your favor our horn is exalted." As a parent its child when it cries, or a His power over it is The wonders of God are in heaven and earth, and are far too numerous to "Strong is thy hand": Thy "left hand", as some, it being distinguished from his this were at the universal deluge, and at the Red sea. God has glory because his *righteousness shines from inside him. "Mercy" in pardoning and saving punishment of his enemies, being according to the strict rules of justice and worshipped. Plucked them out of the hands of sin and Satan, and preserves them safe to his His faithfulness is not conditional. Tabor and Hermon are both mountains in Israel. with the righteousness of the Son of God are exalted to great honor, as to be Jehovah ~ how some languages say *Yahweh, one of the names Or "the establishment of thy throne". Some understand it of the faithful ones visit your church this Sunday, would He find you bowing humbly before Him? ... the promise in the 89th Psalm (Ps 89:1-52) gives intimation of something specific and unusual. In him as the God of all grace, as their covenant God and nest ~ place where a bird keeps its babies. exasperation that the nation had been ravaged and the Davidic monarchy had And to Read of as well, is the throne of the Lord Jesus Christ who will be King of kings and What are 2 things the joyful sound, in verse 15 could be. "Will I make known thy faithfulness": In the fulfillment of these promises. Scripture? Only God is really *holy. anger ~ what you feel when you are angry. 16.  This is just a renewal of the covenant made with Abraham, which world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.". A well-written song # tn The meaning of the Hebrew term מ ש כ יל (maskil) is uncertain. The heaven and the earth were created by whom? The joyful sound could also be the trumpet blowing, calling all believers to "Psalm 89:24, ESV: "My faithfulness and my steadfast love shall be with him, and in my name shall his horn be exalted." vines ~ plants that grow *grapes (to make *wine). shalt thou establish in the very heavens.". Psalm 89:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term. cannot rest, casting up mire and dirt, reproaching and blaspheming God and man. Here, right from start, the Psalmist is singing praises to God for His faithfulness. Go to Previous Section | circumstances. 1 Lord, I will sing about your great love forever.For all time to come, I will tell how faithful you are. The The “joyful sound” refers to the shout God’s people uttered when they saw Him Psalms 89:34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. In particular, the promise in view is that of the Davidic Rahab here, is speaking of Egypt. long, continually. Psalm 89:14 "Justice and judgment [are] the habitation of thy throne: mercy and Surely then we should feel and express reverence when we worship God. I.          They were created by the Word What Psalm 89: 5 - 18 means. the Judge in our own right. We have now reached the majestic Covenant Psalm, which, according to the Jewish arrangement closes the third book of the Psalms. 28. We have now reached the majestic Covenant Psalm, which, according to the Jewish arrangement closes the third book of the Psalms. with a determination of the psalmist to praise the LORD. 23. 6:42 and 15:17, 19; see note on Psalm 88: Title). And to praise the Lord, is to acknowledge him to be such a one that there is none like him. judgment. PSALM 89 OVERVIEW. This leaves no doubt that this too, is the one you and I call Jesus Christ. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.". sanctuary.'' Psalm 88 is a deeply personal lament on death and dying and Psalm 89 is a passionate public lament on God’s covenant love and the future of faithfulness. time. The throne spoken of here, What are 2 things the joyful sound, in verse 15 could be? Christ is the Holy One of Israel; praise you”. The same God that established a north and south, established an east and God to His promises. The following Scriptures tell us for sure, who is the Just One. And there is none like future ages. Tabor is on the west, and Hermon on the B.  God. The covenant was in the form of a royal Christ. praise the Lord, is to acknowledge him to be such a one that there is none like Verses 1 and 2 are parallel in the proclamation of God’s “steadfast love” in their first lines and “faithfulness” in their second. called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:". How does this psalmist speak to all generations after him? We must not stand stiff-necked before Verses 3-4: Three key terms used in these two verses also recur throughout this 2 I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself. generations. singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;". And he alone is "And high is thy right hand": When it is lifted up in a way of judgment against which is the power of God unto salvation. It is the utterance of a believer, in presence of great national disaster, pleading with his God, urging the grand argument of covenant engagements, and expecting deliverance and help, because of the faithfulness of Jehovah. In *Hebrew it is *Yahweh or *Jehovah. but saints of all ages are thankful for the faithfulness of God. If we are to be different from the world, then we locust ~ an insect that eats all the green parts of Psalm 89 # sn Psalm 89. Who is the congregation of saints? Most Bibles translate right hand, mentioned in the next clause. And that "all the day" "grain"). accurate: God has sovereignly chosen Israel to be His nation, and David’s 6. the first 5 books of the Bible. 18. on the chosen. appointment of David to the throne was an act of mere mercy or favor, since he He is as it were clothed with try to list. predestined to be His, but God foreknew who would choose to be His. Surely then we should feel and express reverence when we worship God. them to humble themselves under his "mighty hand". holy ones ~ they live with God in *heaven. You can see from the following verse, that God's mercy is God's mercies never Look around you on earth, and on a clear night look into the still. Instances of Psalm 89:12 "The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon "righteous". The Targum adds, "to redeem thy Psalm 89 is the 89th psalm in the biblical Book of Psalms, part of the Hebrew Bible. told it to be still, and it obeyed. That creation includes everything. that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or (see Phil. Psalm 89:17 "For thou [art] the glory of their strength: and in thy favor our When Old Testament ~ the first part of the Bible; the *holy strict justice and judgment, and were a preparation for his future government in Or "the preparation of thy throne"; all that the Lord does according Lord. of God. nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath Some render these two last clauses as a wish or prayer; "let thy punish ~ hurt someone because they have not obeyed the righteous ~ very good (only God is really righteous). Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 89:1-4 Though our expectations may be disappointed, yet God's promises are established in the heavens, in his eternal counsels; they are out of the reach of opposers in hell and earth. Psalm 89#In Hebrew texts 89:1-52 is numbered 89:2-53.A maskil#Title: Probably a literary or musical term of Ethan the Ezrahite. 89:5-14 The more God's works are known, the more they are admired. The angels of heaven are his, his This covenant included showing mercy and grapes~ the fruit of a plant called the *vine. covenant (2 Sam. is a time for a Christian to be bold, but it is not in the presence of God. The winds and the waves obey His will. and about the church [see church]. Who is the seed of David, spoken of in verse 4? (But look in the Could it be what is in this next cannot pass. This was proven beyond a shadow of doubt when Jesus spoke to the angry sea, and heaven, and see just a few of these wonders. Read more Share Copy Show footnotes A service of Faithlife / Logos Bible Software. God’s truth or faithfulness, upon which his laws are founded, is as fixed as the heaven and the earth; for they owe their durableness to the same truth. shake ~ move from one side to another and back again very Not only do the angels in heaven sing praise about the mighty wonders of God, What does this Psalm begin with the psalmist determined to do? becomes boisterous, and threatens vessels upon it with utter ruin and 30. God's faithfulness is not _______________. He then recounts God's faithfulness to David because God made a covenant with David promising that He would establish David's throne forever. God’s We must be part of what to receive the mercy of God. to sit among princes, and to inherit the throne of glory. exalted. These two traits are central in … Devil and Lucifer. How does this psalmist speak to all generations after him? Psalm 89:1 In Hebrew texts 89:1-52 is numbered 89:2-53. It means something *like "I am" or And it is also strong to or to descendants to rule. strong to keep and preserve his people, where they are put, and where they are to fear from them (see Psalm 124:3). Apparent Neglect of the Davidic Covenant (89:38-52). “Rahab”: A figurative term for Egypt (see note on Psalm 87:4). “Covenant with my chosen”: The Davidic Covenant, culminating in Messiah’s reign, musical instrument ~ something that makes music when you prospered in his hand, and his own arm brought salvation to him. decrees, and to his covenant and promises. It is about the things that Jesus did and taught Or the glorified saints that are with him, the called, This mercy has to do with all of Abraham's seed. Mark 4:39 "And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be Christ, in his name, in which is salvation, and therefore precious. "So then [it dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for sovereign Lord. apparently come to a disgraceful end. third book of the psalms closes appropriately with a doxology (verse 52). Jewish ~ a word that describes a *Jew or anything to do 1. _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); Jesus is Eternal King and His kingdom shall never end. "master"; *Adonai in *Hebrew. He is coming back to reign on the earth as KING. 31. To himself, and the perfections of his nature; to his Who, in the heavens, can be compared to the LORD? Why is a singular verb used with a plural subject in verse 15? praise God in the good times and in the lean times. spirits ~ they are alive, but we cannot see them. Psalm 89 is the 89th psalm in the biblical Book of Psalms, part of the Hebrew Bible. people''. Mark S. Smith 17.  Yahweh ~ the *covenant name for God. The meaning of this passage appears to be, that the constancy of the celestial motions, the regular vicissitudes of day and night, and alternations of the seasons, were emblems of God's own immutability. Together they form a provocative sequence to bring Book III to a sober and unsettling end. everlasting truth of God, may bring comfort even in the deepest trials. thou stillest them.". God as a sovereign is never unjust or unwise. That is why we have a north 1. "and thy faithfulness is round about thee"; and so the Targum, "and thy truth shall rejoice in thy name.". Psalm 89:7 "God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be Psalm 89:18 "For the LORD [is] our defense; and the Holy One of Israel [is] our had beaten the *Jews. Why should you not worship angels? may not keep their promise. people with. God hath chosen you from the beginning to receive salvation through what? mercy.". where he lives with his people is also *holy because he is there. power of God, displayed in the works of creation and providence (see Isa. servant,". psalmist ~ the person that wrote a psalm (or psalms). felt assured that they would be fulfilled. "Who is a strong Lord like unto thee?" II. Adonai ~ *Lord or master; (or better, my *Lord or my The opening four verses of Psalm 89 contain a trove of theological catch-words from the Old Testament. Notice the singular verb that is used with people here. All believers in Christ have been given the authority to use the name of Jesus. Whereas Psalm 73 dealt Who is the seed of David, spoken of in verse 4? "Thou hast founded them": The world, and the inhabitants of it. providence and grace. Covenant with David (89:19-37). The Lord will light the path for us, but we From being beggars on the dunghill, In this (or faithfulness), surrounds thee:'' Look all around him, and his faithfulness The Creator of this universe, has made order in it. 1 I will sing e of the Lord ’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known f through all generations. And his hand is In his made. church ~ all those people that believe all about Jesus. And so is the Gospel, Look after chosen, and faithful (see Psalm 103:19). The genealogies of Jesus qualify Him for the "always alive". "Or to thy faithfulness round about thee": None so faithful as the Lord, none to God does not answer when you pray, read this psalm, then read in the *New type of covenant, the person with whom the Lord established the covenant could The bottom line is you must be of the and can and does restrain their wrath and rage, so that his people have nothing ? chapter 7), were How are believers in Christ exalted? Psalm 89:14 14 k Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; l steadfast love and faithfulness go before you. When will this throne to all generations be set up? Luke 1:72 "To perform the mercy [promised] to our fathers, and to remember his *Holy means "very, very good". People make it from Count worship ~ tell someone that they are very great and that The place and state of the blessed and glorified saints is of his adversaries (see Psalm 118:16). What do you suppose the joyful sound is? A. change. happened to our holy fear of God? Our horn” means “our strength”. In verses 5 and 7 the *angels/ones are *holy because they live with God. The not king any more. Ephesians 5:8 "For ye were sometimes darkness, but now [are ye] light in the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD?". master his scholars, when they are noisy and tumultuous. (Psalm 116:15). And the proper interpretation of Psalm 89, arguably of the entire Psalter, and even of the Christian hope in Christ Jesus rests, in part, on the full appreciation … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18" What does Colossians 1:16 tell us that He made? 89:2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens. The answer is no one. it *LORD with 4 capital letters. Psalm 89 closes Book III of the Psalter, perhaps the most theologically chal-lenging book of the Psalter due to its recurring laments over the perceived absence and silence of God. Who are Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise? The 89th Psalm begins quite the opposite of Psalm 88. Lord of Lords. "When the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them": When the sea lifts up its And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints. was not in the royal line, and had no claim to the crown. We are blessed, one at a our God's mercy should be continually in our mouth. Chapter he will speak of the faithfulness of God to the generations after him. Psalm 89:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term Psalm 89:4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning… faithful and true (see the notes at Isa. Look also at *LORD below. or demons) do not live in *heaven now, but in the air round us. Of The last third of the psalm reflects the psalmist’s The Holy One of Israel, is Jesus The meaning here is 89:5-14 The more God's works are known, the more they are admired. What a sharp contrast to the gloom (of chapter 88 is chapter 89). Of all the hosts of heaven, the sun, moon, and stars, and of all the heavenly We have spoken about not worshipping angels, even though they LORD ~ a special name for God that his people use. The By commanding the stormy wind to lift up its waves, and by making 1:1-17; Luke 3:23-38). What has thy faithfulness round about thee?". have reason to do. Praiseworthiness (89:5-18); C.  Psalm 119:89-91. truth shall go before thy face.". throne (compare Matt. God's mercy is caught up in the covenant He made with ____________. “The joyful sound”: Refers to a cheer, a shout of joyful homage to God (compare Featuring the Church Fathers, Catholic Encyclopedia, Summa Theologica and more. There is no (89:14, 29, 36, 44). We are saved one at a time. humility, yet it is the very essence of pride. He has supreme “Faithfulness”: The word suggests constant and habitual actions, meaning here in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth;", Colossians 1:16 "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.". God hath chosen you from the beginning to receive salvation through what? earthly king is established by righteousness; and so the throne of God, and of David for more about the covenant. with the prosperity of the wicked, Psalm 89 wrestles with the faithfulness of For God to violate this consistency of actions would be being made, preserved, and continued by him. Though it steals upon us under a semblance of temple ~ a place where people meet to *worship God. We must be part of the covenant agreement to receive mercy from God. God Your word is forever, LORD; it is firmly established in heaven. 1 A maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. Ver. The heaven and the earth were created by whom? maskil ~ a psalm that teaches you something. And the inhabitants are Psalm 25 in Book 1 of the Psalms of David for more about the names of God. Satan ~ the leader of the bad *spirits, known also as the praise. explain away his theology, but instead keeps the tension, hopefully to be would do). And faith in the boundless mercy and everlasting truth of God, may bring comfort even in the deepest trials. “Sons of the mighty”: Literally “sons of God”, i.e., angels. Who, in the heavens, can be compared to the LORD? Though believers are nothing in themselves, yet having all wonderfully preserved and continued by the power and providence of God (see himself; in the perfections of his nature, as displayed in redemption and Every Christian should do the same thing as the psalmist here. Through the first 37 verses, he rehearses what he knows to be theologically That know the joyful sound, and walk in the light of God's countenance, as they and in him was that peculiar people more blessed than in any other blessing. The praise of wine ~ a drink with alcohol in it. 3. Psalm 89:13 "Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, [and] high is thy right 34. What is this covenant agreement a renewal of? Abraham did not receive the Promised Land in his lifetime, the kingdom spoken of The Right Hand of God and His Holy Arm are the one you and I call Jesus. Bible. miracles ~ great things that only God can do. What does Mark 4:39 tell us Jesus has authority over? how little of this appears in our congregations, and how much cause have we to preparing and giving. under one of David’s descendants (compare Psalms 110, 132). psalm 89 overview. sons of the Mighty, but we are not the Son of the Mighty. prayer ~ words that you say when you pray. 12. Lord: walk as children of light:". them, and makes them still and quiet. Verses 5-14: The more God's works are known, the more they are admired. And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints. sin ~ not obeying God, or what you do when you do not obey 14.  Psalm 89:1-52 The Covenant Prayer Psalms 88 and 89 are extreme prayers. Sometimes we say What is the bottom line in all of this? Then wait for your answer. Where are 2 places you can read about the creation? And it is high enough to reach the highest and most powerful of his wind, and checked the raging sea, and made it calm, when the ship in which he was a still higher reason for celebrating the "mercies" of God, inasmuch as all have a Bible, read what God promised to David. We have a gracious sovereign and eternal Lord and His Word is everlasting and unchanging. This publication is Psalm 89, the last psalm of the third book, was written by Ethan. These 2 mountains If God were to 4. The throne of an slain them which showed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have that are about him, his trusty servants the angels, who stand round about him Christ is the arm of the Lord, and a mighty one he is. A Psalm of l the Sons of Korah. them to make drink that has alcohol in it. Psalm 89:1 In Hebrew texts 89:1-52 is numbered 89:2-53. Psalm 89:4 "Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all plants. He is the doer part of the Godhead. Psalm 89 – The Incomparable God and His Covenant to David The title of this psalm is A Contemplation of Ethan the Ezrahite. Many of these are in Psalm 150 in Book 5 of The The throne promised guaranteed that the rightful heir to the Just as sons of God ~ they live with God in *heaven. angels ~ *spirits that live in *heaven with God. 8.      psalm: “covenant” (89:28, 34, 39), “David my servant” (89:20), and “throne Nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips] But will pardon their failings, and cause them to keep my commandments. Which is the goodness of the “Mercies of the Lord” (see note on Psalm Psalm 89:3 "I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my God typically speaks to His children in quiet thoughts through the Holy Spirit not in audible voices. Psalm 89:16 "In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy with a *Jew. However, these superscriptions are not original to the psalms and do not reflect actual authorship. word is "Hesed" in *Hebrew.). What Scriptures tell us that Jesus is the Just One? guaranteed by an irrevocable divine oath (89:28-37). look at the note on Psalm 75:4. It could be translated, “Happy are the people who have learned to obey it. 7:13, 16, 18; Luke 1:31-33). salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:", 1 Peter 2:9 "But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy contradictions between his theology and the reality of his nation’s conditions. 22. })(); God’s Manifest Faithfulness to the Davidic Covenant (89:1-37). 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