Psalm 18:18 “They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.” The idea here is that his enemies came before him, or intercepted his way. But I just want to say that we aren’t told who the psalmist is behind this psalm. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. 1905. BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. BibliographyClarke, Adam. That is, the Lord upheld me, and kept me from falling. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. "That I may present every man PERFECT in Christ" (Colossians 1:28). ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Psalms 18:3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine … and I have been saved from my enemies. See the note at Psalm 18:5. "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". God was to the Psalmist for a staff, to support him. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. And what we discover throughout this psalm is that these things were already happening. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. "I was also perfect with him" (Psalms 18:23). BibliographyCalvin, John. It was an ill day, a day of calamity, of which evil foes took cruel advantage, while they used crafty means utterly to ruin him, yet David could say, but the Lord is my stay. What is coming across to David as rebuke and chastening? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-18.html. Psalms 18:18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay. i. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. The psalm embraces the following subjects: I. According to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me. 1865-1868. Not even in the humblest of the penitential psalms, in which David bewails his offenses against God, does he use such terms as `departed wickedly' concerning himself.[17]. my stronghold. Psalm 18[ a]( A) For the director of music. In the day of my calamity - In the day to which I now look back as the time of my special trial. חפץ has the accent on the penult here, and Metheg as a sign of the lengthening (העמדה) beside the ē, that it may not be read ĕ. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-18.html. Verse 2. He sang to the LORD the words of this song when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". The words, "in the day of my calamity,"—as Amalek surprised Israel on the way, "when he was faint and weary," Deuteronomy 25:18,—are explained by facts, such as are recorded in 1 Samuel 24 , where David, helplessly wandering about, and feeling like a dead dog or a flea, 1 Samuel 24:15, is pursued by Saul with three thousand men, and finds himself in the back part of the cave, in whose entrance Saul took up his abode. 19 He brought me out into the open; He rescued me because He delighted in me.…. but the Lord was my stay; or staff, on whom he leaned, relied, and depended, believing he would help him; and by whom he was supported and upheld, Isaiah 42:1. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-18.html. The great consolation for Christians in these observations is that "Not even gross sins can prevent their ultimate and final salvation," provided only that they do not "wickedly depart" from the Lord, but repent of their lapses and forsake him not. Referring to the times of his distress in the garden and upon the cross; the time of his sufferings and death, which was a dark and cloudy day, as the wordF24ביום אידי "in the day of my cloudy calamity", Ainsworth; "nomen" איד "proprie signifient vaporem vel nubem, ut Gen. vii. Whoever it is, it’s ultimately the Lord inspiring whatever author wrote the psalm and it’s to be for our benefit. The LORD is my … "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". Of David the servant of the Lord. Psalms 18:35 states that not only has God taught David the skills and abilities to wage war, as in the previous verses, but that God has saved him, upheld him, and made him great. Addis, rejecting the Davidic authorship of this psalm, did so, partially, upon the grounds that David could not possibly have described himself as one "Who kept the ways of Jehovah,"[16] However, we believe that Addis misunderstood what that verse really means. A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD, who spoke to the LORD the words of this song on the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. Perhaps we should be a little more eager in our stress of this magnificent truth. 1871-8. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, They prevented me in the day of my calamity -, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, They prevented me in the day of my calamity, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. (1) Judas "wickedly departed" from Christ, being terminally alienated from Him. 18. This is a very important distinction. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/psalms-18.html. Psalm 18:19, CSB: "He brought me out to a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me." 26. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". … They prevented me - They anticipated me, or went before me. The LORD is My Rock. Leupold called attention to the fact that this should have been translated, "And so I was blameless (or perfect), etc. 1983-1999. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-18.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/heg/psalms-18.html. I will love You, O LORD, my strength. "It appears here that David had an inclination to some particular form of sin, against which he was continually on guard. Rawlinson has the following very enlightening comment on that passage: "I have kept the ways of the Lord." They prevented me, &c.] They took me on the sudden, and unprovided. Of course, if the words are understood as descriptive of the "Son of David," even the Christ, then there is no problem. All other rights reserved. Psalm 18#sn Psalm 18. In short, David testifies, by this expression, that the assistance of God had never failed him, because he had not thrust himself into the office of king of his own accord, but that when he was contented with his humble condition, and would willingly have lived in obscurity, in the sheep-cotes, or in his father’s hut, he had been anointed by the hand of Samuel, which was the symbol of his free election by God to fill the throne. Used by Permission. The use of ל in such cases is certainly the common custom.]. "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". Saul, with 3,000 men, encamped at the mouth of the very cave in the sides of which David and his handful of men remained (1 Samuel 24:3): it was then that David called himself (Psalms 18:14) "a dead dog ... a flea.". He confesses that the Lord was his support, so his enemies were unable to kill him. "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". They surprised me in the day of my calamity; but the Lord was my stay. The explanation we have offered here is the only way we are able to think of David as "clean," "perfect," "righteous," and the keeper of" all God's ordinances." This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". Finding the new version too difficult to understand? "[19] This has the effect of indicating that, therefore, David was blameless; therefore, the Lord recompensed him as perfectly clean and righteous. (1-3) David praises the God of his deliverance. The following strophe tells the reason of his pleasing God and of His not allowing him to perish. 18:1-3, now "me" as the object of attack is prominent in verses 4-5. While Psalm 33 is a praise psalm about God’s protecting his people. This כּי חפץ בּי (for He delighted in me) now becomes the primary thought of the song. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". They prevented me—They met me in a hostile manner. "Departed wickedly" implies willful and persistent wickedness, an entire alienation from God. The significance of the number eighteen in the Bible comes from its symbolic meaning for He sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. In short, the Psalmist ascribes his deliverance to no other cause than the mere good pleasure of God, that all the praise might redound to him alone: He delivered me, because he loved me, or had a good will to me. 18:1-19 The first words, I will love thee, O Lord, my strength, are the scope and contents of the psalm. 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. 1801-1803. Study Bible. "[18] Also, in the very next verse, the text should read, "And so the Lord requited me. David's foes confronted him when he felt that his situation was desperate. The children of this world are wiser, &c. But the Lord was my stay] Or, my staff, whereon I so leaned as that if he had failed me I had been all along. We have no way of determining just what that sin was."[20]. Psalm 18 is David's testimony, it describes that David was having a hardtime, and that the Lord saved him. He said: 1 I love you, Lord, my strength. See this use of the verb, generally however used in a good sense, in Psalms 18:5. Those that truly love God, may triumph in him as their Rock and Refuge, and may with confidence call upon him. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/psalms-18.html. Why does David need God to take note of and remember him? What does this verse really mean? "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". How so? And I’d also point out before we get into the text that this psalm is the longest we’ve dealt with thus far at a whopping 50 verses! … 17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from foes too mighty for me. [Note: Instead of למשענ, there is in 2 Sam. They were in his path, ready to destroy him. What does Psalm 18:18 mean? "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". II. The children of this world are wiser, &c. But the Lord was my stay] Or, my staff, whereon I so leaned as that if … John Trapp Complete Commentary. This means that in all the protestations of David here to the effect that he is clean in the sight of God, there is not a claim of never having done anything sinful, but a claim, which was true, that he had never "wickedly departed from his God," nor renounced his allegiance to the Lord. Psalm 18 Commentary: Big Idea. David was already being rebuked and chastened in God’s wrath and hot displeasure. Ps. Indeed yes; but, "If we walk in the Light as he is in the Light, then we have fellowship one with another; and the blood of Jesus Christ his son cleanseth us from all sin" (1 John 1:7). The way in which all of this is deployed upon the sacred page is a providential arrangement designed to constitute also a prophetic indication of the absolute and genuine perfection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. What does Psalm 18:19 mean? (x) "in the day of my cloudy calamity", Ainsworth; "nomen" "proprie signifient vaporem vel nubem, ut Genesis 7.6. hinc per metaphoram transfertur ad obscuras ac terrificas calamitatum nebulas, Prov. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. By the hand of God, out of straits and difficulties he reached a broad place, out of the dungeon of oppression to freedom, for Jahve had delighted in him, he was His chosen and beloved one. In the day of my calamity - In the day to which I now look back as the time of my special trial. 1840-57. 18. 18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support. Ver. כּי introduces the reason for the interposition of the divine omnipotence, viz., the superior strength of the foe and the weakness of the oppressed one. What does this verse really mean? BibliographyHengstenberg, Ernst. 18 They confronted me in my day of calamity, but the LORD was my support. And have not wickedly departed from my God. How wonderful, how glorious, how absolutely precious above everything else is the privilege of being "perfect" in Christ Jesus, as David claimed in these passages! Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. It appears to be a popular version of the song in (2 Sam. 6. hinc per metaphoram transfertur ad obscuras ac terrificas calamitatum nebulas, Prov. used suggests, both in a literal and in a spiritual sense; and when the day and hour was come, fixed and determined by the will of God, then his enemies, though not before, met him, laid hold on him, were too mighty for him, condemned, crucified, and insulted him; but the Lord was my stay; or staff, on whom he leaned, relied, and depended, believing he would help him; and by whom he was supported and upheld, Isaiah 42:1. Whence proceeded so sudden a restoration from death to life, but because God intended to show that he has in his hand, and under his absolute control, the issues of death? (Read Psalm 18:1-19) The first words, "I will love thee, O Lord, my strength," are the scope and contents of the psalm. With Psalm 18:17 the hymn has reached the climax of epic description, from which it now descends in a tone that becomes more and more lyrical. "I kept myself from mine iniquity." "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". 18.They had prevented me in the day of my calamity. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Ver. Those that truly love God, may triumph in him as their Rock and Refuge, and may with confidence call upon him. They were too cunning for me, and had almost surprised me; but they could not prevent thee. The explicit fact of God's delivering David from his enemies is stressed in these lines. "They came upon me in the day of my calamity; He brought me forth also into a large place; He delivered me, because he delighted in me. 26. First let us See what It says in Deuteronomy chapter 18,verse 18 in the Bible. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". That’s where we start in verse 1. Summary-I am blessed if my walk is blameless, and that can only be achieved by walking according to God’s laws.This walk cannot be now and then, but must be with my whole heart, and with no unrighteousness mixed in. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/psalms-18.html. A study in the book of Psalm 18: 1 - 50 Psalm 18: 1 – 50 The New Revised Version To the Chief Musician. A fact not often stressed is that any Christian still in fellowship with the Lord may say anything that the psalmist here has said of himself. "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". What a blessed but which cuts the Gordian knot, and slays the hundred headed hydra! (18) Prevented.—Better, fell upon me unawares. Psalm 18 is a royal song of thanksgiving that rehearses God’s deliverance of David from all his enemies. He tells us how he had been besieged on all sides, and that not by an ordinary siege, inasmuch as his enemies, in persecuting him, always molested him most in the time of his calamity. So, Davis is saying to God “please stop doing these things to me.” Well, what makes David think that God is actually doing this to him? The Targum is, Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. That is, the Lord upheld me, and kept me from falling. For the Leader. [A Psalm] of David the servant of the LORD, {N} BibliographyGill, John. They prevented me, &c.] They took me on the sudden, and unprovided. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/psalms-18.html. (409) The Psalmist here confirms in different words the preceding sentence, namely, that he had been sustained by the aid of God, when there was no way of escaping by the power of man. Psalm 18:18 Translation & Meaning. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". Ambitious and turbulent men, who are carried headlong by their unruly lusts, inconsiderately to attempt any thing, and who, by their rashness, involve themselves in dangers, may often accomplish their undertakings by vigorous and resolute efforts, but at length a reverse takes place, and they are stopt short in their career of success, for they are unworthy of being sustained and prospered by God, since, without having any warrant or foundation for what they do in his call, they would raise their insane structures even to heaven, and disturb all around them. In the day of my calamity. Psalm 103:11 (CEB) because as high as heaven is above the earth, that’s how large God’s faithful love is for those who honor him. "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". The Targum is. We do not believe that David, in any sense whatever, was here claiming to be absolutely perfect and sinless in the sight of God, but that he had been forgiven of all sins he had committed and that, at the moment of his deliverance, he was "clean" in "God's eyesight" (Psalms 18:24). "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". Psalms 18:18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay. Jehovah hath rewarded me according to my righteousness. (2) Peter, who shamefully and profanely denied the Lord, nevertheless, did not forsake Him, did not "wickedly depart" from Him; and, consequently was permitted to continue, after his repentance, as a faithful apostle. i. ", Gejerus. However, in the practical sense, "God passed over the sins done aforetime" (Romans 3:25), and that was the practical equivalent of divine forgiveness. Excellently Schultens: hoc est elegantius, illud vero simplicius. Of course, all forgiveness during the dispensation of the Mosaic Covenant was dependent, in the final analysis, upon the ultimate sacrifice of the Christ upon Calvary. The psalm concludes with a ratification of this character of the citizen of Zion. BibliographyBarnes, Albert. But, don't Christians make mistakes, and sin? Psalm 18:2(NASB) Verse Thoughts From the time he was a young shepherd boy, David loved the Lord with his whole heart and was able to proclaim that the Lord … Psalm 18 For the director of music. Therefore hath Jehovah recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.". Psalm 103:12 (CEB) As far as east is from west— that’s how far God has removed our sin from us. Psalms 119:1-8. 1832. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". "I will love thee, O LORD, my strength." 125:1 . Now, we can point out that God has not literally tak… So,let me give you the big idea of Psalm … In other words, it was because David had never in any sense whatever "wickedly departed from God," but had clung to him even in the face of shameful sins and mistakes, God requited him on the basis of his fundamental love of God, and not upon the basis of human sins and mistakes of which he was most certainly guilty. The Blessing of Obedience. HE WANTS ALL OF US TO DO WELL!!! The idea here is that his enemies came before him, or intercepted his way. But the Lord was my stay - My support, or prop. Prevented — They had almost surprized me. BibliographyWesley, John. The present participle "cleanseth" is an indication that the cleansing is constant, continual, and never-failing, thus keeping the child of God in a state of holy perfection. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] The overall context of these verses is David's rescue from his enemies, for which he credits God's deliverance (2 Samuel 22:1). Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. 18. Ernst Hengstenberg on John, Revelation, Ecclesiastes, Ezekiel & Psalms. The parallel line here is, "And have not wickedly departed from my God." It really shows God's love and gracefor everyone. They were in his path, ready to destroy him. Study Psalm 18 using Wesley’s Explanatory Notes to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". The same thought continues into Psalms 18:36, revealing that God has enlarged his steps and prevented him from falling. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/psalms-18.html. Every human is fearful of death until they have a personal faith encounter with the … "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". It is good for us to observe all the circumstances of a mercy which magnify the power of God and his goodness to us in it. Alright, the call to praise. 18:18; Job 30:27. 1874-1909. 1765. But the Lord was my stay - My support, or prop. In the lives of two of Jesus' apostles, we find the distinction exemplified. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/psalms-18.html. The idea here is that his enemies came before him, or intercepted his way. The point on which he principally insisted is, that the assaults which were made upon him, and the conflicts which he had to sustain, were stirred up against him for no other reason but because he had obeyed the call of God, and followed with humble obedience the revelation of his oracle. 1871-8. 1870. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-18.html. The title “servant of the Lord” places David in an elite company, namely, that of Moses, Joshua, and … BibliographyTrapp, John. This psalm is a praise psalm – as opposed to a lament psalm or a meditative psalm. He recalls in highly poetic fash ", Gejerus. They prevented me in the day of my calamity, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. 1685. A general acknowledgment of God, and thanks to him, as the Deliverer in the time of troubles, and as worthy to be praised, Psalm 18:1-3. Psalm 18:34 Translation & Meaning. משען. He is like Zion-hill itself, which cannot be moved, but abides for ever, Ps. In mentioning the good pleasure of God, he has a special respect to his own calling to be king. The Hebrew word for “prevented” means, they stood before me. In this long song of thanks, the psalmist (a Davidic king, traditionally understood as David himself) affirms that God is his faithful protector. Psalm 18:18 “They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.” They anticipated me, or went before me (see the note at Psalm 18:5). “On the day of my calamity”: In the day to which I now look back at the … 18. They prevented me in the day of my calamity— i.e. Psalms 18:18. In the combination איבי עז, עז is not an adverbial accusative, but an adjective, like רוּחך טובה Psalm 143:10, and ὁ ἀνὴρ ἀγαθός (Hebrerbrief S. 353). “Love”: This is not the normal word for love that often bears … "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". What a staff is to one who is ready to fall, the means of recovering and preserving him, that was God to David in the time of his extremity. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/psalms-18.html. 1999. Verse 18. They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay. Ver. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. He cites the reason the Lord did this as "he delighted in me." "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. BibliographyCoke, Thomas. "Commentary on Psalms 18:18". I should have been overthrown, but the Lord was my stay. (Note: In like manner Metheg is placed beside the ee of the final closed syllable that has lost the tone in חפץ Psalm 22:9, ותּחולל Psalm 90:2, vid., Isaiah S. 594 note.). They were in his path, ready to destroy him. Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. Psalms 18 18 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the Lord, who spake unto the Lord the words of this song in the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said, You know GOD LOVES US AND HE WANTS GOOD THINGS FOR ALL OF US!!! "came on me suddenly, unawares, when I was unprovided and helpless; and must have destroyed me, had not God upheld and supported me when I was in danger of perishing." 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