psalm 22 nkjv commentary

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This may be applied to David, or any other child of God, in the want of the tokens of his favour, pressed with the burden of his displeasure, roaring under it, as one overwhelmed with grief and terror, crying earnestly for relief, and, in this case, apprehending himself forsaken of God, unhelped, unheard, yet calling him, again and again, "My God,’’ and continuing to cry day and night to him and earnestly desiring his gracious returns. They are formidable and threatening (v. 13): They gaped upon me with their mouths, to show me that they would swallow me up; and this with as much strength and fierceness as a roaring ravening lion leaps upon his prey.’’3. His bones were put out of joint that he might put the whole creation into joint again, which sin had put out of joint, and might make our broken bones to rejoice. 4. 113:7 ), that can scarcely keep life and soul together, shall bow before him, before the Lord Jesus, who reckons it his honour to be the poor man’s King (Ps. NKJV, Ancient-Modern Bible, Comfort Print: One faith. Open to Psalm 22. 2:12 ) and are made his own words: I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. These three Psalms (Psalm 22, Psalm 23, Psalm 24) relate to the sufferings and the glory of "the Man Christ Jesus." Verses 11-21 In these verses we have Christ suffering and Christ praying, by which we are directed to look for crosses and to look up to God under them.I. Psalm 22:2 Or night, and am not silent; Psalm 22:3 Or Yet you are holy, / enthroned on the praises of Israel; Psalm 22:15 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text strength Here is Christ suffering. 14 I am poured out like water,(N)And all My bones are out of joint;My heart is like wax;It has melted [e]within Me.15 (O)My strength is dried up like a potsherd,And (P)My tongue clings to My jaws;You have brought Me to the dust of death. New King James Version (NKJV), The Suffering, Praise, and Posterity of the Messiah. It comforted the Lord Jesus in his sufferings that in and through him all true believers should have everlasting consolation. 3. NKJV, Lucado Encouraging Word Bible, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, New King James Version, NKJV Word Study Bible: 1,700 Key Words that Unlock the Meaning of the Bible, NKJV, Vines Expository Bible, Comfort Print: A Guided Journey Through the Scriptures with Pastor Jerry Vines. And therefore Christ, having an eye to that sentence in his obedience to death, here uses a similar expression: Thou hast brought me to the dust of death. The Spirit of Christ, which was in the prophets, testifies in this psalm, as clearly and fully as any where in all the Old Testament, "the sufferings of Christ and the glory that should follow’’ (1 Pt. When he was a child God loved him and called him thence (Hos. Psalm 22 ... Psalm 22. 61:9 Isa. 3. We must declare to our children that God has done this; it is his wisdom in a mystery; it is his arm revealed.In singing this we must triumph in the name of Christ as above every name, must give him honour ourselves, rejoice in the honours others do him, and in the assurance we have that there shall be a people praising him on earth when we are praising him in heaven. All our praises must centre in the work of redemption and a great deal of reason we have to be thankful, (1.) That God should be greatly honoured and glorified in him by that church. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Having engaged to bring many sons to glory, he will perform his engagement to the utmost, and will lose none.III. Psalm 22.17-18. He was stripped. Christ is as the swift hind upon the mountains of spices (Cant. If this was done in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry? All that fear the Lord will praise him (v. 23), even every Israelite indeed. The providences of God concerning David were so very extraordinary that we may suppose there were some wise and good men who then could not but look upon him as a figure of him that was to come. His blessed body was lean and emaciated with labour, grief, and fasting, during the whole course of his ministry, which made him look as if he was nearly 50 years old when he was yet but 33, as we find, Jn. (v. 24): For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted one (that is, of the suffering Redeemer), but has graciously accepted it as a full satisfaction for sin, and a valuable consideration on which to ground the grant of eternal life to all believers. Psalms 22:26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever. Set to 'The Deer of the Dawn.' I do not use my soul as my darling, unless I take care to preserve it from every thing that would hurt it and to provide all necessaries for it, and be entirely tender of its welfare.’’ (2.) His Father’s glory was that which he had in his eye throughout his whole undertaking (Jn. He is here insulted and surrounded by his enemies, such as were of a higher rank, who for their strength and fury, are compared to bulls, strong bulls of Bashan (v. 12), fat and fed to the full, haughty and sour; such were the chief priests and elders that persecuted Christ; and others of a lower rank, who are compared to dogs (v. 16), filthy and greedy, and unwearied in running him down. The poor in spirit shall be rich in blessings, spiritual blessings; the hungry shall be filled with good things. He was reproached as a bad man, as a blasphemer, a sabbath-breaker, a wine-bibber, a false prophet, an enemy to Caesar, a confederate with the prince of the devils. Psa 22:28 For the kingdom is the L ORD ’s, And He rules over the nations. The souls that are devoted to him shall be for ever happy with him: "Your heart shall live for ever. Their application to Christ: A seed shall serve him, shall keep up the solemn worship of him and profess and practice obedience to him as their Master and Lord. ; MT, Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the, Matt. The prodigal came first to himself, and then to his father. This is implied here; that he should see his seed, Isa. This prayer of Christ, no doubt, was answered, for the Father heard him always. High and low, rich and poor, bond and free, meet in Christ. 2:2 . 3. Anyone familiar with the scourging and crucifixion of Jesus Christ can see the obvious parallels, and the writers of the gospel accounts—especially Matthew—bring them out through direct quotations of this psalm. They were our fathers, and thy people are beloved for the fathers’ sake,’’ Rom. The poor also shall receive his gospel: Those that go down to the dust, that sit in the dust (Ps. 30 A posterity shall serve Him.It will be recounted of the Lord to the next generation,31 They will come and declare His righteousness to a people who will be born,That He has done this. Now here we are told, (1.) Psalms 22:28 For the kingdom is the LORD's: and he is the governor among the nations. 5:7 . These words were first uttered by David, and David was speaking for all of God’s people. Spiritual desertions are the saints’ sorest afflictions; when their evidences are clouded, divine consolations suspended, their communion with God interrupted, and the terrors of God set in array against them, how sad are their spirits, and how sapless all their comforts! (2.) 1. Psalm 22 - Heineman, Mark H. “An Exposition of Psalm 22,” Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (July 1990) 286-308. Let’s attempt a Psalm 22 Summary. David and other good men have often, for direction to us, encouraged themselves with this, that God was not only the God of their fathers, as before (v. 4), but the God of their infancy, who began by times to take care of them, as soon as they had a being, and therefore, they hope, will never cast them off. The entail of the covenant is designed for the support of the seed of the faithful. … 5:19 ); he giveth goodly words like Naphtali, who is compared to a hind let loose, Gen. 49:21 . He that has delivered doth and will deliver. Observe, 1. (3.) 3 But You are holy,Enthroned in the (B)praises of Israel.4 Our fathers trusted in You;They trusted, and You delivered them.5 They cried to You, and were delivered;(C)They trusted in You, and were not ashamed. 19:24 . This may be applied to any child of God, pressed down, overwhelmed with grief and terror. Christ, in his agony, prayed earnestly, prayed that the cup might pass from him. This very circumstance was exactly fulfilled, Jn. This is applicable to our Lord Jesus, over whose incarnation and birth the divine Providence watched with a peculiar care, when he was born in a stable, laid in a manger, and immediately exposed to the malice of Herod, and forced to flee into Egypt. Perhaps the easiest way to see David as a prophet is to survey one of his most clearly prophetic psalms, Psalm 22. Save me from the power of the dog, and from the lion’s mouth.’’ This seems to be meant of Satan, that old enemy who bruised the heel of the seed of the woman, the prince of this world, with whom he was to engage in close combat and whom he saw coming, Jn. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 22:1-10 The Spirit of Christ, which was in the prophets, testifies in this psalm, clearly and fully, the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. 6:16 .II. That the church of Christ, and with it the kingdom of God among men, should extend itself to all the corners of the earth and should take in all sorts of people.1. Even their complaint of these burdens is a good sign of spiritual life and spiritual senses exercised. Man, at the best, is a worm; but he became a worm, and no man. 14:30 . It … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 22" Thus it was written, and therefore thus it behoved Christ to suffer. Yours that are meek, that are satisfied in Christ, that continue to seek God; what ever becomes of your bodies, your hearts shall live for ever; the graces and comforts you have shall be perfected in everlasting life. (1.) Christ by his ministers will declare God’s name to his brethren, as God’s mouth to them, and then by them, as the mouth of the congregation to God, will God’s name be praised. $3.99 a month puts a library of commentaries, study notes, and Greek & Hebrew language tools right in your pocket. Our Lord Jesus, in his sufferings, had an eye to the holiness of God, to preserve and advance the honour of that, and of his grace in inhabiting the praises of Israel notwithstanding the iniquities of their holy things. But is must be applied to Christ: for, in the first words of this complaint, he poured out his soul before God when he was upon the cross (Mt. Check out the playlist: Psalms NKJV audio. (Q)They[f] pierced My hands and My feet;17 I can count all My bones. "But thou [art] holy, [O thou] that inhabitest the praises of Israel." The clamminess of his mouth, a usual symptom of approaching death: My tongue cleaveth to my jaws; this was fulfilled both in his thirst upon the cross (Jn. THE GREAT OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECY OF THE CRUCIFIXION OF CHRIST. He is here dying (v. 14, v. 15), dying in pain and anguish, because he was to satisfy for sin, which brought in pain, and for which we must otherwise have lain in everlasting anguish. That he would help him and make haste to help him, help him to bear up under his troubles, that he might not fail nor be discouraged, that he might neither shrink from his undertaking nor sink under it. Those that are fat upon the earth, that live in pomp and power, shall eat and worship; even those that fare deliciously, when they have eaten and are full, shall bless the Lord their God for their plenty and prosperity. It is therefore our great interest, as well as duty, to bow before the Lord Jesus, to give up ourselves to him to be his subjects and worshippers; for this is the only way, and it is a sure way, to secure our happiness when we go down to the dust. 1:16, 17. 5:7 ) and enabled him to go through with his work. (6.) Nor can we keep alive our own souls; we cannot secure our own natural life long, nor can we be the authors of our own spiritual and eternal life. 1:11); of him, no doubt, David here speaks, and not of himself, or any other man. Psalm 122 – Coming to the House of the LORD and the City of God. They have carried their plot far, and seem to have gained their point, for they have beset me round, v. 12. Yet God forsook him, was far from helping him, and did not hear him, and it was this that he complained of more than all his sufferings. (1-2) The cry of the forsaken. 27 All the ends of the worldShall remember and turn to the Lord,And all the families of the [i]nationsShall worship before [j]You.28 (AC)For the kingdom is the Lord’s,And He rules over the nations. Anyone familiar with the scourging and crucifixion of Jesus Christ can see the obvious parallels, and the writers of the gospel accounts—especially Matthew—bring them out through direct quotations of this psalm. The dissolution of the whole frame of his body: I am poured out like water, weak as water, and yielding to the power of death, emptying himself of all the supports of his human nature. That God would be glorified by the church that should be gathered to him, and that for this end they should be called and gathered in that they might be unto God for a name and a praise. Their agency for him (v. 31): they shall come, shall rise up in their day, not only to keep up the virtue of the generation that is past, and to do the work of their own generation, but to serve the honour of Christ and the welfare of souls in the generations to come; they shall transmit to them the gospel of Christ (that sacred deposit) pure and entire, even to a people that shall be born hereafter; to them they shall declare two things:—(1.) This he dreaded more than any thing, Gen. 3:24 . 9:4 , Heb. 14:19 ); and therefore that life shall be as sure and as long as his.’’IV. Christ died to bring us to God, the God that made us, from whom we had revolted, and to reduce us to our native allegiance. . When the prince of this world with his terrors set upon him, gaped upon him as a roaring lion, he fell upon the ground and prayed. See Eph. 58:2 . It was great condescension that he became man, a step downwards, which is, and will be, the wonder of angels; yet, as if it were too much, too great, to be a man, he becomes a worm, and no man. He complains, and mixes prayers with his complaints; he complains of the power and rage of his enemies (v. 12, v. 13, v. 16, v. 18), of his own bodily weakness and decay (v. 14, v. 15, v. 17); but prays that God would not be far from him (v. 11, v. 19), that he would save and deliver him (v. 19-21). That those who are thus called in should be brought into a very near and dear relation to him as his brethren; for he is not only not ashamed, but greatly well pleased, to call them so; not the believing Jews only, his countrymen, but those of the Gentiles also who became fellow-heirs and of the same body, Heb. It is one of the four Songs of Ascents that is specifically attributed to King David. That Jesus Christ was owned by his Father in his undertaking, notwithstanding the apprehension he was sometimes under that his Father had forsaken him. 5:6 ), that the joints of his loins were loosed and his knees smote one against another. Verses 22-31 The same that began the psalm complaining, who was no other than Christ in his humiliation, ends it here triumphing, and it can be no other than Christ in his exaltation. Psalm 21. Our adult Sunday School class started considering the book of Psalms in January of 2015. Or this may be understood in general of dying men, whether poor or rich. "However it be, yet God is good, and he is mine; though he slay me, yet I trust in him; though he do not answer me immediately, I will continue praying and waiting; though he be silent, I will not be silent.’’2. And if, as soon as we became capable of exercising reason, we put our confidence in God and committed ourselves and our way to him, we need not doubt but he will always remember the kindness of our youth and the love of our espousals, Jer. Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. 135:20 . The dislocation of his bones. See what abuses were put upon him. And the Father heard him in that he feared (Heb. (2.) There are a number of laments in Hebrew scripture, to include several psalms of lament as well as the book of Lamentations. See Ps. [2.] In the midst of the assembly I will praise You. There thou art always ready to receive their homage, and of the tabernacle of meeting thou hast said, This is my rest for ever.’’ This bespeaks God’s wonderful condescension to his faithful worshippers—(that, though he is attended with the praises of angels, yet he is pleased to inhabit the praises of Israel), and it may comfort us in all our complaints—that, though God seem, for a while, to turn a deaf ear to them, yet he is so well pleased with his people’s praises that he will, in due time, give them cause to change their note: Hope in God, for I shall yet praise him. They make mouths at him, make merry over him, and make a jest of his sufferings: They shoot out the lip, they shake their head, saying, This was he that said he trusted God would deliver him; now let him deliver him. It contains so many powerful thoughts regarding the Savior, and His death on our behalf, that the Christian cannot but be stirred by it. Christ’s sacrifice being accepted, the saints shall feast upon the sacrifice, as, under the law, upon the peace-offerings, and so partake of the altar: The meek shall eat and be satisfied, eat of the bread of life, feed with an appetite upon the doctrine of Christ’s mediation, which is meat and drink to the soul that knows its own nature and case. 47:7]; Obad. But, Why has though forsaken me? 53:10 . He wrote it both for what Jerusalem was in his day, and for what it … That the church of Christ, and with it the kingdom of God among men, should continue to the end, through all the ages of time. Five things are here spoken of, the view of which were the satisfaction and triumph of Christ in his sufferings:—I. So with some Heb. For all the saints. Being my only one, it ought to be my darling, for the eternal welfare of which I ought to be deeply concerned. The complaint renewed of another grievance, and that is the contempt and reproach of men. 1:11 ); of him, no doubt, David here speaks, and not of himself, or any other man. He is the hind of the morning, marked out by the counsels of God from eternity, to be run down by those dogs that compassed him, v. 16. See then what is our condition—we are going down to the dust to which we are sentenced and where shortly we must make our bed. He was Adam—a mean man, and Enosh—a man of sorrows, but lo Ish—not a considerable man: for he took upon him the form of a servant, and his visage was marred more than any man’s, Isa. Mankind is kept up in a succession of generations; so that there is always a generation passing away and a generation coming up. 8:14 ), as the loving hind and the pleasant roe, to all believers (Prov. 14:9]; Matt. 37:12-15). Those that turn to God will make conscience of worshipping before him. They have enclosed me, v. 16. I have but one soul to take care of, and therefore the greater is my shame if I neglect it and the greater will the loss be if I let it perish. Those that saw him hanging on the cross laughed him to scorn. Christ’s acknowledgment of them: They shall be accounted to him for a generation; he will be the same to them that he was to those who went before them; his kindness to his friends shall not die with them, but shall be drawn out to their heirs and successors, and instead of the fathers shall be the children, whom all shall acknowledge to be a seed that the Lord hath blessed, Isa. PSALM 22. The kingdom of grace is the Lord Christ’s, and he, as Mediator, is appointed governor among the nations, head over all things to his church. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 4, ), when the devil left him for a season (Lu. 2. 1. When we cannot rejoice in God as our song, yet let us stay ourselves upon him as our strength, and take the comfort of spiritual supports when we cannot come at spiritual delights. And good reason there is why all the kindreds of nations should do homage to God, for (v. 28) the kingdom is the Lord’s; his, and his only, is the universal monarchy. In the experience we have had of God’s goodness to us all along ever since, drawn out in a constant uninterrupted series of preservations and supplies: Thou art my God, providing me and watching over me for good, from my mother’s belly, that is, from my coming into the world unto this day. Father, into thy hands I commit that, to be conveyed safely to paradise.’’ The psalmist here calls his soul his darling, his only one (so the word is): "My soul is my only one. Of the humiliation of Christ (v. 1-21), where David, as a type of Christ, complains of the very calamitous condition he was in upon many accounts. 19:36 ), but they were all out of joint by the violent stretching of his body upon the cross as upon a rack. 1. In the birth: He took us also out of the womb, else we had died there, or been stifled in the birth. 50:7 .III. [1.] Christ, in his sufferings, cried earnestly to his Father for his favour and presence with him. 22 w I will declare Your name to x My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will praise You. These enemies were numerous and unanimous: "Many, and those of different and clashing interests among themselves, as Herod and Pilate, have agreed to compass me. Who then can stand before God’s anger? O My God, I cry in the daytime, but You do not hear; And in the night season, and am not silent. ~ David Praises God. David "being a prophet and knowing . 12:27, Jn. And of that David’s praying here was a type. Therefore Christ is said to praise God in the church, not only because he is the Master of the assemblies in which God is praised, and the Mediator of all the praises that are offered up to God, but because he is the matter of the church’s praise. In these verses we have,I. Which may be considered either as …

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