If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children. of range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed He deserves the hottest hell, and yet has the warmest nest." God was both his inheritance in heaven and his earthly desire. 27 Those who are far from you will perish;(AN) you destroy all who are unfaithful(AO) to you.28 But as for me, it is good to be near God. Minor Prophets Psalms 73:15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend [against] the generation of thy children. When he describes his own frustrated thinking leading to the resolution (73:13-17) the dominate pronoun is I. should represent them as if they were men hated and rejected of God, because of their afflictions: the words may be rendered, "behold the generation of thy children, I have transgressed"F17הנה דור בניך בגדתי "ecce generatio filiorum tuorum, praevaricatus sum", Pagninus, Montanus. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point
What Psalm 73 means. Pentateuch
This wonderful psalm may be best understood by the dominate pronouns within. 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. This wonderful psalm may be best understood by the dominant pronouns within.
For there are no pangs in their death, -------------------- It is well to make sure of what we do know, for this will be good anchor-hold for us when we are molested by those mysterious storms which arise from things which we do not understand." Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". As we would expect in a poetic outpouring, Asaph was exaggerating.
But it is good for me to draw near to God; "Until I went into the sanctuary of God" (Psalms 73:17).
. If I say, I will speak thus - If I should resolve to give expression to my feelings. In the last analysis, salvation and damnation turn finally upon one little pivot, those who attend God's worship and those who don't. for the sake of contrast. God's goodness toward the righteous is by no means limited to the present time but extends throughout eternity. It is not everyone that lives in that land. I should offend against the generation of thy children, by grieving, and discouraging, and condemning them, and by tempting them to revolt from God and godliness. Time makes it slippery, for every instant it cuts the ground from under your feet. Pauline Epistles BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 73:15". c. Nevertheless I am continually with You; You hold me by my right hand: Asaph here declared both that he was with God, and that God was with him. conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy Intellectually, Asaph probably understood that there was much for him in heaven. The Old Testament NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. Charles Wesley (1707-1788), the great Methodist hymn writer, was thinking about it on his deathbed and actually composed a hymn based on it as his final testimony. With a different word division of the Hebrew; Masoretic Text. Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. Freed from idiomatic phrases, this verse expresses a supposition, as, “Had I thus spoken, I should,” etc., intimating that he had kept his troubles to himself. God is not partial to the wicked. He felt all this to be true, but he also felt he could not talk about it because it would be untrue to others. While the wicked man enjoyed all his wealth and ease and pride, Asaph had to endure being plagued and chastened, and he had to endure it all day long and every morning. (Psa 73:15-17) The power of a new perspective. (Spurgeon). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/psalms-73.html. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. Or, perhaps, if it ever occurred to my mind to speak thus, the Hebrew often using two finite verbs to express one thought. i. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. If they occur to the mind, as they may to the minds of any, however sincere and pious they may be, nothing can make it improper that they should be laid before one of greater age, or longer experience, or wider opportunities of knowledge, in order that the difficulties may be solved.
He kept up respect for God's people, and with that he restrained himself from speaking what he had thought amiss. (Spurgeon). He then says whom he means by Israel. And waters of a full cup are drained by them. "Most modern versions find here the popular worship of success." But as the words of the prophet stand in this order, Behold! e. For all day long I have been plagued, and chastened every morning: Asaph felt that his life was much more difficult than the life of the ungodly man. a. i. But when the flesh shall get the hill, as it were, of temptation, and shall have wind to drive the smoke upon the face and eyes of the combatant, that is, to blind him, upon such a disadvantage he may seem to be overcome.
Surely thou settest them in slippery places: "If I had said, ..." (Psalms 73:15). Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website.