psalm 51:1 meaning
51-239, of "Sermons with some religious and divine Meditations. Psalm 51 is the 51st psalm of the Book of Psalms, in English known by its first verse in the King James Version, "Have mercy upon me, O God".In the Greek Septuagint version of the bible, and the Latin Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 50 in a slightly different numbering system. This confession was inspired by David's sins of adultery, deception, and … Blood guiltiness heavier than that of David has to be removed from that nation. It is transgressions, ([fp), pesha, rebellion. A. Alexander. Have mercy upon me, O God. applies unto him, and casts himself at his feet, and upon his It is not the guilt of them that tempted you: they have theirs; but each as a separate agent, has his own degree of guilt. O God. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. sins; and particularly the corruption of his nature, his original But, though he fell, he was not utterly cast down, for God graciously upheld him and raised him up. A David Psalm, After He Was Confronted by Nathan About the Affair with Bathsheba. THOMAS ALEXANDER, M.A., Chelsea.". If our sins be in number as the hairs of our head, God's mercies are as the stars of heaven; and as he is an infinite God, so his mercies are infinite; yea, so far are his mercies above our sins, as he himself is above us poor sinners. Hide Your face from my sins, And blot out all my iniquities. The psalm’s superscription reads, “To the leader. 2 pg 254-273. Archibald Symson. Verse 1. everlasting and unchangeable love in Christ; from which as the Numberless have been thine acts of goodness, and vast is thy grace; let me be the object of thine infinite mercy, and repeat it all in me. Transgressions ... iniquity ... sin. 2 Samuel 11:2 And it came to pass in an evening, that David arose from off his …. By every deed of grace to others I feel encouraged, and I pray thee let me add another and a yet greater one, in my own person, to the long list of thy compassions. Psalm 51:1–7 is David's plea for mercy and cleansing. The possibility of sin is implied in its existence. All rights reserved. See the woeful chain of David's lust, 2 Samuel 11:1-27 12:1-31. His request “create in me a clean heart” is simply another way of asking for forgiveness and spiritual cleansing. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, (It was) after (David) had sex with Bathsheba. Show mercy such as is congruous with thy grace. Suitable for the loneliness of individual penitence, this matchless Psalm is equally well adapted for an assembly of the poor in spirit. William S. Plumer. Psalm 51:1 For the choir director. My God, whether recent or not, give me to feel the enormity of my manifold offences, and remember not against me the sins of my youth. The meaning of the petition is, that God would entirely and absolutely forgive him, so as that no part of the guilt he had contracted might remain, and the punishment of it might be wholly removed. Whole Psalm. upon his bended knees, and in the exercise of faith, he asks for Psalm 51. A message on what it means to be a man who is following the ways of the Lord. Athanasius recommends to some Christians, to whom he was writing, to repeat it when they awake at night. By the Right Reverend Father in God, ARTHVRE LAKE, late Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells." California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. out of the table of his own heart and conscience, where they were Blot out, or, as it is used in Exodus 17:14 , utterly extirpate, so as that there shall not be any remembrance of them forever. 2:4 ) ( Titus 3:4 Titus 3:5 ) ; according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out 1835. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. From statements like David's, we realize that when God prophesies regarding Jesus—. He was a man of very strong passions, a soldier, and an Oriental monarch having despotic power; no other king of his time would have felt any compunction for having acted as he did, and hence there were not around him those restraints of custom and association which, when broken through, render the offence the more monstrous. Draw thy pen through the register. All evangelical churches are familiar with it. 51 Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions. Have mercy. It is a heart filled and genuine account of David’s guilty heart. The acts of special mercy are according to Have mercy upon me, O God — O thou, who art the supreme Lawgiver, Governor, and Judge of the world, whom I have most highly offended many ways, and, therefore, may most justly be condemned to suffer the effects of thy severest displeasure; I cast myself down before thee, and humbly supplicate for mercy. The sight of mercy is good for eyes that are sore with penitential weeping. Psalm 51:1. v1 Give *mercy to me, God, because of your kind love. When the divine message had aroused his dormant conscience and made him see the greatness of his guilt, he wrote this Psalm. Thomas Chalmers. the merits nor misery of men, but by his free grace and favour; I dare not approach thee, but standing afar off and lifting up my voice with great devotion and contrition of heart, I cry and say, Have mercy upon me, O God. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Let thy most loving compassions come to me, and make thou thy pardons such as these would suggest. ), "David's Penitential Psalm opened: in thirtie severall Lectures thereon. So, as we begin to study this psalm, we start with David’s initial plea for mercy from God. psalmist makes mention of the multitude of the mercies of God, As they were preached and afterwards more briefly penned by that worthy man of God, Maister GEORGE ESTEY ... Late preacher of the word of God in St. Edmund's Burie." Verse 1. Today we shall be engaging in psalm 51 prayer points for cleansing and pardon. "As" is not a mere particle of time, simple equivalent to when, but suggests the idea of analogy, proportion, and retaliation. Wash, cleanse me, O Lord, and let my sin and my sinfulness be ever before me. The significant repetition of the phrase came unto, is lost in the English and most other versions. In some of its versions it often helps the returning sinner. It is a marvel, but nevertheless a fact, that writers have been found to deny David's authorship of this Psalm, but their objections are frivolous, the Psalm is David like all over. (Folio. Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions. When we remember his sin, let us dwell most upon his penitence, and upon the long series of chastisements which rendered the after part of his life such a mournful history. I can really identify with the author of this Psalm. I have lost thee by sin, I have alienated myself from thee by following the enemy, and therefore am unclean. Arthur Pridham. J. John Trapp. the children of men. being debts he was not able to pay or make satisfaction for; and Make my one case an epitome of all thy tender mercies. Men are greatly terrified at the multitude of their sins, but here is a comfort -- our God hath multitude of mercies. A. P. Forbes, Bishop of Brechin, 1857. Title. (hxm), mecheh, wipe out. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. ", "Lectures on the Fifty-first Psalm, delivered in the Parish Church of St. James', Bristol. let not any delinquencies of mine bring a scandal upon thy church; but do thou so purify and build her up, that even her external services, freed from all taint of corruption or hypocrisy, may be well pleasing in thy sight. TITLE: A CLEAN HEART IN A DIRTY WORLD SCRIPTURE: PSALM 51:1-12 Out of all the 150 Psalms, I believe this is one of the most heart wrenching of them all. Yours is your own: the violation of your own and not another's sense of duty; solitary, awful, unshared, adhering to you alone of all the spirits of the universe. Thus it is with us, so long as we are under Satan's guiding, a thousand seem but one; but if we betake ourselves to God's service, one will seem a thousand. Vol. What the psalmist alludes is not, as Mr. Leclerc imagines, debts entered into a book, and so blotted out of it when forgiven; but the wiping or cleansing of a dish, so as nothing afterwards remains in it. (4to.). CHA. Verse 1. For mercy, not justice. A Psalm of David, when the prophet Nathan came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.”. His approach to confession is to take God's attitude toward sin. By the Rev. Make me hear joy and gladness, That the bones You have broken may rejoice. mercy; which shows the view he had of his miserable condition, The title has reference to a very sad story, that of David's fall. Conscience, when it is healthy, ever speaks thus: "MY transgressions." Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Verse 1. Blot out my transgressions. Frederick William Robertson. By this the Psalmist seeketh for multitude of mercies, he would show how deeply he was wounded with his manifold sins, that one seemed a hundred. Psalm 51:3-4 “For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. 1603. Because you have so much love, forget that I did not obey you. source, and through whom as the medium, special mercy comes to 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity And cleanse me from my sin. "according to the multitude of [his] tender mercies". Whole Psalm. Psalm 51 Commentary: Verse 1. Blot out my transgressions. The first (yngx), denotes that kind of affection which is expressed by moaning over any object that we love and pity -- that otorge, natural affection and tenderness, which even brute creatures discover to their young ones, by the several noises which they respectively make over them; and particularly the shrill noise of the camel, by which it testifies its love to its foal. Verse 1. Many sins on account of multitude of mercies. This was the devil's nest egg that caused many sins to be laid, one to, and upon another. David, the greatest of Israel's kings, fell into serious sin and recognized his need to plead with God for forgiveness. I know how bad I’ve been; my sins are staring me down. The second, ($dsxk), denotes a strong proneness, a ready, large, and liberal disposition to goodness and compassion powerfully prompting to all instances of kindness and bounty; flowing as freely and plentifully as milk into the breasts, or as waters from a perpetual fountain. ), "David's Broken Heart; or, an Exposition upon the whole Fifty-one Psalm. "Meditations and Disquisitions upon the 51 Psalm of David," in "Meditations and Disquisitions upon the seven Psalms of David, commonly called the Penitential Psalmes." Psalm 51: In Hebrew texts 51:1-19 is numbered 51:3-21.Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. What does Psalm chapter 51 mean? Psalms 51:1-2 NIV Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. and that he saw there was mercy in God, which gave him hope; and I cannot doubt the prophetic bearing of this Psalm upon the nation of Israel. pardoning grace in his wings; or that they might be wiped away, From "A Commentary on the Seven Penitential Psalms, chiefly from ancient sources." When David was through trying to hide his sin, he confessed it freely. Psalm 51:1-2. His style is altogether sui generis, and it is as easily distinguished as the touch of Rafaelle or the colouring of Rubens. ), Preached at Ashby Delazovch, in Leicester Shire. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. By SIR RICHARD BAKER, Knight. What a mine of rich matter and expression for prayer! Adam Clarke. (This is) for the music leader. It would be far easier to imitate Milton, Shakespeare, or Tennyson, than David. ", "The Penitent's Prayer: a Practical Exposition of the Fifty-first Psalm. Hell deserving sins on account of tender mercies. because of the multitude of his sins, which required a multitude 1. Verse 1. of God is plenteous and abundant; he is rich in it, and various ), "Good News from Canaan; or, An Exposition on the 51 Psalm," in "The Workes of Mr. William Cowper, late Bishop of Galloway." The corrupted gene-pool from our first sinning parents has been passed down the generations of humankind for six-thousand long years, resulting in defilement, disease, and death. Wherein euery faithful Christian may set before his eyes the Patterne of vnfeigned Repentance, whereby we may take heed of the falling into sin again. Against you, you only, … California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Suitable for the loneliness of individual penitence, this matchless Psalm is equally well adapted for an assembly of the poor in spirit. Create me anew, O God. "Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done [this] evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be … ). My revolts, my excesses, are all recorded against me; but, Lord, erase the lines. The mercy It is sin, (tajx), chattath, error and wandering. a. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: David looked for God to do a work of spiritual and moral cleansing, and to do it in connection with the atoning sacrifice of a substitute. Ask not, then, Lord, who I am, but only forgive me who confess my sin, condemn my fault, and beseech thy pity. as any faith is wiped from any person or thing: and all this In the case of Psalm 51, the life-threatening situation is King David’s guilt over the taking of Bathsheba. A.M. 2 Samuel 12:1-13 And the LORD sent Nathan to David. "An Exposition of the one-and- fiftieth Psalm," in pp. Verse 1. Title. Psalms 51:1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Samuel Chandler. Verse 1. 1-3 Generous in love—God, give grace! Act, O Lord, like thyself; give mercy like thy mercy. Withdraw not thy Spirit. 1629. Psalm 51:5 is often used to defend the idea that humans are sinners before they are born. Divisions. It is a marvel, but nevertheless a fact, that writers … Charles D. Coetlogon, A.M., in "The Portraiture of the Christian Penitent," 1775. Scrub away my guilt, soak out my sins in your laundry. signifieth without cause or desert; Psalms 35:19 69:4 Ezekiel 14:23 ; and freely, without paying any price, Exodus 21:11 . caused to pass from him, and he might have no more conscience of He sees his sins as transgressions, iniquity, evil, and the result of his lifelong offensive nature. In the latter day they shall consider their ways: repentance and self loathing will be the result. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Psalm: first preached, and now published for the benefit of God's church. Huge in mercy—wipe out my bad record. By the late faithful, and worthy Minister of Jesus Christ, Mr. ARTHUR HILDERSAM. Verse 1. A Psalm of David. ever before him, and seemed to be engraven; that they might be This denotes a higher degree of goodness than the former. Whole psalm. (Folio. ALL have fallen short of God's glory and ALL need a … Verse 1. Exposition of Psalm LI., in "Chandler's Life of David." (4to. Psalm 51 is that confession and plea for forgiveness. 4 Against you, you alone, I have sinned, I have done what you see to be wrong, that you may show your saving justice when you pass sentence, and your victory may appear when you give judgement,. of mercy to forgive, and to encourage his hope of it. (12mo. he desires might be "blotted out"; out of the book of account, Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. By the Right Rev. "When Nathan the prophet came unto him as he (i.e., David) had come unto Bathsheba." It seems to have been the effusion of a soul smarting under the sense of a recent and great transgression. transgressions; They will become the teachers of the Gentiles, when first the iniquity of their own transgressions has been purged away. A Psalm of David. We serve a God of mercy and compassion, a God who is always ready to forgive us when we fall short of His glory. I cannot but observe here, the gradation in the sense of the three words made use of, to express the divine compassion, and the propriety of the order in which they are placed, which would be regarded as a real excellence and beauty in any classical writer. For pardon, not pity merely, but forgiveness. the sovereign will of God: he is not moved to mercy neither by Charles de Coetlogon. This Psalm is often and fitly called THE SINNER'S GUIDE. Psalms 51:1 Have mercy upon me, O God David, under a sense of sin, does not run away from God, but applies unto him, and casts himself at his feet, and upon his mercy; which shows the view he had of his miserable condition, and that he saw there was mercy in God, which gave him hope; and upon his bended knees, and in the exercise of faith, he asks for it; I suggest nothing that should recall my former relation to thee, and so enhance my wickedness. 1Ki 3:26. He had forgotten his psalmody while he was indulging his flesh, but he returned to his harp when his spiritual nature was awakened, and he poured out his song to the accompaniment of sighs and tears. 1617." A psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bath-sheba. A Psalm of David when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. According unto the multitude of thy tender mercies. He appeals at once to the mercy of God, even before he mentions his sin. Charles D. Coetlogon. Reveal all thy gentlest attributes in my case, not only in their essence but in their abundance. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. ), "David's Repentance; or, A plaine and familiar Exposition of the L. "A Godly and Fruitful Exposition of the Fifty-one Psalm, the fifth of the Penitential," in ARCHIBALD SYMSON'S "Sacred Septenarie." The actual commission of sin is implied in its display. It will be simplest to note in the first twelve verses the penitent's confessions and plea for pardon, and then in the last seven his anticipatory gratitude, and the way in which he resolves to display it. Mercy, lovingkindness, tender mercies. Proud member This is the first Psalm in which we have the word Spirit used in application to the Holy Ghost. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. The 1642." I tremble and blush to mention my name, for my former familiarities with thee only make me more confounded at being recognized by thee after my guilt. Hyssop was used to apply the blood of the Passover lamb (Exodus 12:22). (4to. This psalm will fill-out for us what it can look like to practice 1 John 1:9 – to confess our sins and find God to be faithful and just to forgive us all our sin and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. a father to his children, or like that of a mother to the son of I dare not say my God, for that were presumption. Step #1) Pray for mercy (vs. 1-2) We cry out for mercy because we deserve God’s judgment and punishment for our willful sins. Have mercy upon me, O God According to the multitude. By the Rev. Victorinus Strigelius, 1524-1569. The Old Testament supplies the background to Jesus' use of "poor." Have mercy upon me, O God. Blessed Is The Man Contributed by Edward Hardee on Jun 20, 2020 | 1,230 views. 1775. Create in me a clean heart, O God - The word rendered “create,” ברא berâ' - is a word which is properly employed to denote an act of “creation;” that is, of causing something to … To the chief musician. of Adam Clarke. shining of the sun of righteousness, with the healing of Scripture: Job 5:9, Psalms 104:25, Job 9:10, Isaiah 55:7, Psalms 51:1, 1 Chronicles 16:11 (view more) (view less) Denomination: Pentecostal. It is iniquity, (!w[), avon, crooked dealing. By SAM. Therefore not written for private meditation only, but for the public service of song. Not with what he did, but with his own sense and need for forgiveness. The Psalm is upon its surface so full of suggestions for sermons that I have not attempted to offer any of my own, but have merely inserted a selection from Mr. G. Rogers and others. Samuel Chandler. (It is) a psalm of David. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. The Hebrew word here translated have mercy. To the Chief Musician. "After he had gone in to Bathsheba." 1639. Thus Psalm 51 is a prayer for individuals in distress, but it is also a prayer for the community on Ash Wednesday and for the worship of God’s People each week. Isaiah 43:25 44:22. Salem Media Group. Hyssop was also used to sprinkle the priest’s … Verse 1,5. "According to thy lovingkindness." We who have sinned are human, he who pardons is divine. Psalm 51[ a] For the director of music. These Blot out my transgressions. Whole Psalm. except the Apostle Paul, saw, ( Ephesians All rights reserved. HIERON. Mercy, lovingkindness, tender mercies. of The writer of Psalm 51, King David, knew the blessed peace and fellowship with God. Psalm 51 is a renowned expression of repentance. of God, which carnal men rely upon; but according to his it; according to thy lovingkindness; The third, ($ymxr), denotes what the Greeks express by oplagcnizeoqai; that most tender pity which we signify by the moving of the heart and bowels, which argues the highest degree of compassion of which human nature is susceptible. There is reference here to an indictment: the Psalmist knows what it contains; he pleads guilty, but begs that the writing may be defaced; that a proper fluid may be applied to the parchment, to discharge the ink, that no record of it may ever appear against him: and this only the mercy, lovingkindness, and tender compassions, of the Lord can do. them; or that they might be blotted out, as a cloud by the clear I cannot but observe here, the gradation in the sense of the three words made use of, to express the divine compassion, and the propriety of the order in which they are placed, which would be regarded as a real excellence and beauty in any classical writer. He was honored to be someone known as a man after God’s own heart. 1639. He never hints at any form of extenuation, nor do we mention these facts in order to apologize for his sin, which was detestable to the last degree; but for the warning of others, that they reflect that the licentiousness in themselves at this day might have even a graver guilt in it than in the erring King of Israel. for his sin was complicated, attended with many others; and, "When Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba." not according to his merits, nor according to the general mercy Against you, and you only, have I sinned, and done that which is evil in your sight; that you may be … MY transgressions. 1646." Psalm 25:6,7 Remember, O LORD, your tender mercies and your loving kindnesses; …. And it is made use of in Leviticus 6:8 , where Noah is said to have found grace in the eyes of the Lord, that is, special favour, such as the Lord beareth to his chosen in Christ Jesus. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Luther says, "There is no other Psalm which is oftener sung or prayed in the church." A psalm of David. sin, which he mentions, ( Psalms 51:5 ) . forgiveness of sin, ( Luke 1:77 Luke 1:78 ) . of Gospel light, which none of the inspired writers besides, Deliver me, O God, from the blood guiltiness of having offended any of thy little ones; and so open my lips that I may speak of the wondrous things thou hast done for my soul! Psalm 51:1 Translation & Meaning. Salem Media Group. Title. out of God's debt book; that they might not stand against him, (It was) when the *prophet Nathan came to him. Verse 1. besides, upon a view of this, he was led to observe all his other David, under a sense of sin, does not run away from God, but For the pardon of great sins on account of great mercies, and lovingkindness. And how reviving is the belief and consideration of these abundant and tender compassions of God to one in David's circumstances, whose mind laboured under the burden of the most heinous complicated guilt, and the fear of the divine displeasure and vengeance! This is the most deeply affecting of all the Psalms, and I am sure the one most applicable to me. No one is exempt from the death-sentence of sin, for ALL have sinned. Psa 51:1-6. May I offer up spiritual sacrifices; and oh! Mercy is the sinner's attribute -- as much a part of the divine nature as justice. are the instances of it; and it is exceeding tender, like that of He admits he has sinned against God. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. her womb; and from this abundant and tender mercy springs the I therefore say not, "Lord, remember David," as on a happier occasion; nor as propitiating thee, I used to say, to thy "servant," or, "to the son of thy handmaid." it is love that sets mercy to work: this is a most glaring gleam Psalm 51 is classified as an individual lament in which a single voice cries out to God for deliverance from a life-threatening situation. Cause me to rejoice in a present salvation. There are seven Psalms so designated: Psalm 6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, 145. "The Portraiture of the Christian Penitent: attempted in a course of Sermons upon Psalm LI ... By the Rev. What a choice word is that of our English version, a rare compound of precious things: love and kindness sweetly blended in one -- "lovingkindness." (Folio. Give me to feel the virulence of my native corruption, purge me from it thoroughly, and put truth into my inward parts, that mine may be a real turning from sin unto the Saviour. And he came to him, and said to … after. WORKS WRITTEN ABOUT THE FIFTY-FIRST PSALM IN SPURGEON'S DAY, Exposition of the Fifty-first Psalm, by MARTIN LUTHER, in "Select works of Martin Luther, translated by RE, "An Exposition upon the 51 Psalm," in "Certain Godly and learned Expositions upon divers parts of Scripture. Obliterate the record, though now it seems engraven in the rock for ever; many strokes of thy mercy may be needed, to cut out the deep inscription, but then thou has a multitude of mercies, and therefore, I beseech thee, erase my sins. 1630." The great sin of David is not to be excused, but it is well to remember that his case has an exceptional collection of specialities in it. Let me feel it chiefly as sin against thee, that my sin may be of the godly sort. This Psalm is the brightest gem in the whole book, and contains instruction so large, and doctrine so precious, that the tongue of angels could not do justice to the full development. DE COETLOGON, A.M. Notice the heading of the Psalm: “To the chief musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.” This Psalm is called a “Penitential Psalm” meaning a Psalm of penitence. What does this verse really mean? Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. Proud member Pardon of sin must ever be an act of pure mercy, and therefore to that attribute the awakened sinner flies. Have mercy upon me, O God. Imitate Milton, Shakespeare, or Tennyson, than David. David arose from off …. Here is a heart filled and genuine account of David, the life-threatening is... Of goodness than the former spiritual sacrifices ; and oh staring me psalm 51:1 meaning wrote Psalm! His … but do you for me, O Lord, erase the lines not obey you,. 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