For man's sake God cursed the earth, Genesis 8:21 ; but it is for his name's sake that he blesseth it. Though his people offend him, yet he forsakes them not, for his great name's sake. See the notes at Matthew 6:9, notes at Matthew 6:13; notes at John 12:28; notes at Daniel 9:19. "Commentary on Psalms 79:9". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". when those books are opened when the Lord takes His place on the great white throne, and He comes to my life on earth, behold! Purge away our sins—A confession that there could be no political restoration without a spiritual cleansing of the nation. Psalms 79 Commentary, 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. "God of our salvation." See Psalms 20:1. What is to be done with it? What I do (saith God), I do for mine holy name's sake; there is nothing to move me but mine own name; that is holy, great, and glorious, and I will for my name's sake do much for my church and people. The dead bodies of your servants have they given to be food to the birds of the sky, the flesh of your pious ones to the beasts of the earth. As you turn over the old pages of that book, you come to “Domremy,” and, behold! See Daniel 3:15. 1983-1999. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Psalm 79:9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name;And deliver us and forgive our sins for Your name’s sake. So Cicero speaks of political crimes being covered by the plea of friendship. The flood will sweep away all the pollution. 1909-1922. God is free to choose what suits his own heart best, and most conduce to the exalting of his great name: and he delights more in the mercy shown to one than in the blood of all the damned, that are made a sacrifice to his justice. The order in both cases is inverted. A Psalm of Asaph. Inquire what general encouragement there is for other nations to address to God upon the same motive. Psalms 79:9. Thus mayest thou plead with God and say, O Lord, when I shall with saints and angels be praising thy pardoning grace in heaven, it will not grieve thee that thy mercy kept thee from shedding my blood, damning my soul in hell. Denomination: Catholic. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. 1. Go to. “Turn the Elbe into it,” says he. The best commentaries on Psalms ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users. The love of compassion, forbearance, forgiveness. 4. Psalm 79:9 "Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake." For the glory of thy name ... for thy name's sake - i:e., for the sake of thy glory set forth in former manifestations of thy power and goodness (Psalms 23:3; Psalms 29:1-2), Let the pagan see that this glory was justly ascribed to thee. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. They had forgotten it in their sins and idol worship, but recall it now in their affliction and reproach. A higher kind of power: moral power; the power to manage, master, and mould free rebellious intelligences. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/psalms-79.html. Deliverances from trouble are mercies indeed, when grounded upon the pardon of sin; we should therefore be more earnest in prayer for the removal of our sins than for … Used by Permission. 1832. ASV. Their blood have they shed like water around Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them. It is an argument God will not deny. It is not necessary to fully understand this in order to learn from the psalm. This is the beautiful piece God takes delight in, and the other but the shadow of it. across the otherwise condemning page there is written, with letters of His own atoning blood, “Sins forgiven for His name’s sake.”, Man’s need of cleansing from sin met in Christ. J. J. Stewart Perowne. The Chancellerie Book does likewise for France. NASB: NKJV: NRSV: TEV: NJB: A Lament Over the Destruction of Jerusalem, and Prayer for Help MT Intro A Psalm of Asaph: A Dirge and A Prayer for Israel, Destroyed by Enemies: Prayer for Deliverance from National Enemies: … 1871-8. Commentary; Dictionary; Strong's; Notes Matthew Henry Concise. "Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name; And deliver us, and forgive our sins, for thy name's sake. They have given the bodies of your servants . 2. AMP. 79. KJ21. Does the psalmist admit guilt in his own generation, as well as in those of former times? BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". Across the page there is written in bold writing, “Free, for the maid’s sake.” No taxes for the sake of Joan of Arc, the heroine who flung the English out. Psalm 79:9: An Imprecatory Psalm: S. Conway : Psalm 79:1-13: Good Men God's Inheritance: Homilist: Psalm 79:1-13: Prayer for Deliverance from Suffering: C. Short : Psalm 79:1-13 : The Inhumanity of Man and the Mixture of Good and Evil: Homilist: Psalm 79:1-13: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. A Psalm of Asaph. Psalms 79:8 O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low. Read Psalm 79:9 commentary using The Treasury of David. Scripture: Matthew 7:21-29, 2 Kings 24:8-17, Psalms 79:9, Luke 1:32-33. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. The original word is that which is commonly used to denote an atonement. 1840-57. 2.). Study the bible online using commentary on Psalm 79:9 and more! BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. Let us be careful that we do not as publicly dishonour Him by our sins as we pretend publicly to honour Him by our devotions. 1599-1645. purge sins — literally, “provide atonement for us.” Deliverance from sin and suffering, for their good and God‘s glory, often distinguish the prayers of Old Testament saints (compare Ephesians 1:7). And purge away our sins - Forgive our sins, or cleanse us from them. 2007-Jan-02. 1874-1909. All other rights reserved. It properly signifies to cleanse, or expiate, and is applied to sacrifices. Hebrew. "Commentary on Psalms 79:9". When the Lord's people are brought very low, let them not look for a lifting up or relief except from God only; therefore say they here, "Help us, O Lord." When men do ask anything, the granting whereof may glorify God, they may confidently expect to have it; and in special when God may be so glorified, and his people may also be preserved and comforted: "Help us (say they) for the glory of thy name: and deliver us." (Bp. But God hath cleared this up to us, that he is no loser by acts of mercy. Contemporary Commentary, Studies, and Exegesis: The Timeless Psalms: Psalm 79:1-9, Joan Stott, prayers and meditations based on lectionary Psalms, 2013. BibliographyGill, John. It is the glory of the Lord to forget sin, and when remission of sins is prayed for according to God's promise, the Lord's glory is engaged for the helping of faith to obtain it: "Purge away our sins, for thy name's sake." STROPHE DIVISIONS OF MODERN TRANSLATIONS. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". What particular reasons the Jewish nation had to petition God, to glorify those His attributes on their behalf. Compare Psalms 20:1 23:3 29:2. "For thy name's sake." In this lies the greatest revenue of his crown, or else he would not love "mercy rather than sacrifice." Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. Help us, O God of our salvation—This divine title was the ground of their theocracy. sins—literally, "provide atonement for us. "Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name and deliver us." https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/psalms-79.html. Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name,.... Help us out of the troubles in which we are; enable us to bear them with patience, and without murmuring, while it is thy pleasure to continue them; assist us against our powerful enemies, and strengthen us to do our duty; afford us more grace, and fresh supplies of it in our time of need: the arguments enforcing these petitions are, because God is "the God of salvation", to whom it belongs, of whom it is, and of him only to be expected; he is the sole author and giver of it; and because to help and save is for the glory of his name, which is great in the salvation of his people: and deliver us; out of the hands of all our enemies, and out of all our afflictions, and out of this low estate in which we are: and purge away our sins for thy name's sake; which were the cause of all calamities and distress, and which can only be purged away by the blood and sacrifice of Christ, Hebrews 1:3, the word signifies to "expiate"F9כפר "expiationem fac", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Michaelis. "E.W. O God of our salvation; from whom we have oft received, and from whom alone we now expect, salvation. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". "Help us O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name." On account of the consciousness of sins so evident here, Leupold believed that Psalms 79:8a should be translated, "`Remember not against us our past iniquities,' instead of `Remember not against us the iniquity of our forefathers.'". BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 79:9". Do you remember what happened when Jesus visited the temple? 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. The Biblical Illustrator. God will do much for his own glory, his wife, as it were. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. (1-5) A petition for relief. Psalm 79:9. Inquire, as far as it is fit for us, upon what occasions, and at what seasons it may be proper for a nation to use this motive in their addresses to God. It is very proper for such an afflicted nation to pray earnestly to God for help and deliverance. The good which God doth unto his church, be it temporal or spiritual, is for his own sake. "Commentary on Psalms 79:9". And, indeed, he had a higher end in their damnation than their suffering; and that was the enhancing of the glory of his mercy, in his saved ones. : or merciful to our unrighteousnesses, for the sake of Christ the great propitiation; or through the propitiatory sacrifice to be offered up by him; or, in other words, "cover our sins"F12כפר metaph. Along with Carson’s commentary on Matthew, it is one of the two or three best commentaries in the Expositor’s Bible Commentary. BibliographyExell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "Psalms 79:9". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-79.html. "Deliver us" from sin, and from sinking. Psalms 79:9. for . "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". Vineyard. William Greenhill. "Commentary on Psalms 79:9". BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. And the encouragement is sufficient, in that God has upon occasions declared by His holy prophets that He is not a little concerned for His own honour, He would have His name known and published in all the world, He would have that honour given to Him, which is due unto His name, to all His names; for He is styled in Scripture by many names, not only with respect to His essence, and existence, but also to His supereminent attributes and properties. Psalm 79:8-9 New International Version (NIV) 8 Do not hold against us the sins of past generations; may your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need. 3. They again repeat in this verse, that whatever afflictions they endured were to be traced to the anger of God, and that they could have no comfort under them unless He were reconciled to them. Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name; And deliver us and forgive our sins for Your name's sake. Psalm 79 - A Psalm of Asaph. "Commentary on Psalms 79:9". BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. As the conscience of sin useth to step in oftener between us and mercy, so must we call oftener for remission of sin; for earnest affection can double and treble the same petition without babbling: "Deliver us, and purge away our sins." Find the best commentary on Psalms. But our God, even when he is most severely angry, and smites, is not the God of destruction, but of salvation. “For thy name’s sake”: A defeat of a nation was believed to be a defeat of its god. We cannot cleanse ourselves. Help H5826 us, O God H430 of our salvation, H3468 for H1697 the glory H3519 of thy name: H8034 and deliver H5337 us, and purge away H3722 our sins, H2403 for thy name's H8034 … https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-79.html. How to turn tears of Rage and Grief into tears of Joy. With respect to the word כפר, chapper, (376) which expositors translate, Be merciful, or propitious, I have had an opportunity of speaking in another place. 9 Help us, God our Savior, for the glory of your name; deliver us and forgive our sins for your name’s sake. God's anger is to protect His honor and glory. kaphar. "Commentary on Psalms 79:9". Psalms 79:9. "This," said Abigail to David, "shall be no grief to thee nor offence of heart unto my Lord," 1 Samuel 25; she meant, he should never have cause to repent that he was kept from shedding blood. It is certainly the most helpful commentary on the Psalms that I have yet read. 1859. purge away = cover, or atone for. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Thy name; and deliver us and purge away our sins, for Thy name’s sake. Scriptural Commentary (or Inspired Babbling) Saturday, July 6, 2019. If God does nothing, people will think that God is weak, or even that there is no God! God's name is a second time brought into the pleading. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. He went and threw out the business men there and said His house was not a place of business. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. so he let their enemies beat them. Deliver us, and purge away our sins; "Cover our sins." If Almighty God have such a respect to the honour of His name, as to accept the addresses that are made to Him upon that motive, it is a great encouragement to us to make use of it upon all occasions; especially upon occasion of using some extraordinary offices of devotion. Ver. 1905. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-79.html. Psalms 79:7 For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place. BibliographyClarke, Adam. Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name; And deliver us, and forgive our sins, for thy name’s sake. The reason that he gives is this. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". 1. Purge away our sins - כפר capper, be propitiated, or receive an atonement (חטאתינו על al chattotheynu ) on account of our sins. 1999. BibliographyCalvin, John. New York. The vicar and I have this ongoing debate about whether you need to include every reading in each sermon. Whenever, therefore, we desire to obtain the favor of God, let us call to remembrance the death of Christ; for “without shedding of blood is no remissions” (Hebrews 9:22.). sin, or atone for it; which was the work and business of Christ our High Priest, who has made reconciliation for sin, finished, made an end of it, and put it away by the oblation of himself, for the sake of which God is propitious; and so the words may be rendered, "be propitious to our sins"F11"Propitiare", Pagninus, Montanus; "propitius esto", V. L. Musculus; so Tigurine version. II. How unrighteous soever men were, the Lord was righteous in permitting them to do what they did. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/psalms-79.html. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". Compare in the Hebrew, Daniel 9:24,; Ezekiel 45:20; Exodus 30:15; Exodus 32:30; Leviticus 4:20; 5:26; Leviticus 16:6, Leviticus 16:11, Leviticus 16:24. That is why he says in verse 9 ‘For the glory of your name, save us. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". Psalm 79:9 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 79:9, NIV: "Help us, God our Savior, for the glory of your name; deliver us and forgive our sins for your name's sake." Wheelbarrows and shovels are of little use, except to remove some of the surface filth, and to litter all the passages in the process. The gods of the nations, though they do not afflict even in temporal things, are gods not of the salvation of their worshippers but of their perdition. 1871-8. Verse 9. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-79.html. To be saved involves the restoration oral. (Worthington) (Isaias v. 1., Osee x. King James Version (KJV) Psalms 79:9 Context 6 Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name. The highest Divine title, and the highest human privilege, I. Purge away our sins - כפר capper, be propitiated, or receive an atonement (על חטאתינו al chattotheynu) on account of our sins. Help us, O God of our salvation - On whom our salvation depends; who alone can save us.. For the glory of thy name - That thy name may be honored. See what a change sin made in the holy city, when the heathen were suffered to pour in upon them. purge . Verse 9. Note: This psalm is not an easy one because of the curses hurled at God’s enemies. glory of thy name [and for] thy name's sake—both mean for illustrating Thy attributes, faithfulness, power, etc. For the glory of thy name— A fundamental reason governing all the acts of God, and which is now urged as cause of immediate action; (Exodus 9:16; Numbers 14:21;) for “wherefore should the heathen say among the people, Where is their God?” Psalms 79:10; Joel 2:17. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-79.html. All rights reserved. Jesus challenged His disciples–and that means not just the original ones but us today–to build His Church on solid rock Scripture: Matthew 7:21-29, 2 Kings 24:8-17, Psalms 79:9, Luke 1:32-33 Denomination: Catholic 1685. Purge away our sins] Which nothing can do but tender mercy.
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