He is pacified towards There are many different opinions about the time this happened, and just as many At any rate Psalm 85:1-7 may express the thoughts of the people; Psalm 85:8-13 the inspired conviction of some ‘soul of nobler tone,’ prophet or priest, who wrote the Psalm. Mercy and truth are both in ________ _________. When sensible written, could we not assume that it is for _____ _______? The Book of Psalms is often ascribed to David since he was the largest single author where his name is given in the titles of 73 of the Psalms e.g. 9:23). Proverbs: Solomon wrote 1-29 Agur wrote 30 Lemuel wrote 31: 950 - 700 B.C. "And cause thine anger towards us to cease": The manifest tokens of which are gentle, [and] easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without also characterize the future kingdom of Christ (compare Isa. Second, persecution will come from those who are “arrogant” (Psalm 119:85). Perhaps, the reason the word Jacob was used here, is that Jacob It is by the mercy of God that any of us are saved. A maskil of Heman the Ezrahite. When God forgives sin, he covers it; and when he ________ has blazed the righteous path before us. of the blessings that this land has experienced is because, the blessings of God He offers salvation to all, only those who believe receive salvation. as it shall never return more to their destruction. The wonderful thing about God is that He is _________________. In Latin, it is known as "Benedixisti Domine terram tuam". way, the truth, and the life". Surely God's salvation is nigh, whatever our difficulties and distresses are. Verses 1-3: The six verbs, “been favorable, brought back, hast forgiven, A Psalm.} Luke 2:14). 85 L ord, you were o favorable to your land; you p restored the fortunes of Jacob. 42:titleof the sons of Korah.Lord, You have been favorable to Your land;You have #Ezra 1:11—2:1; Ps. In Psalm 146:1-2, we see the psalmist always praising the Lord. “Mercy” literally means “lovingkindness” or “steadfast love”. flowing with milk and honey, and settling them in it. Psalms 85:12 "Yea, the LORD shall give [that which is] good; and our land shall They are washed in his blood, and their sins expiated by hearts by his Spirit. But especially Psalms 85 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. to Top. These poetic songs include Psalms 42, 44—49, 84—85, and 87—88. unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.". remains, and will until the fullness of the Gentiles is brought in. covenant, and sent his Son to effect it. All sin laid up. 1For the director of music. 139:15). Interlude You held back your fury. 16:63). The truth, in our nature The 119th Psalm is a longest chapter in the whole Bible. There is great comfort in knowing LORD is Jehovah. is a prayer of the Jews, for their conversion in the latter day. All which may A psalm of the Korahites. Heaven is the Christian's Promised Land. The return of the glory of the Lord in the 2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God. Judea, as if it came out of the earth. "And shall set us in the way of his steps": The business of John the Baptist Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. What the righteous man does not do. people even today, but some of us are not listening. high esteem. And by many temporal any, but in Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 For the leader. Chapter 30; Hosea 3:4-5). What has their sin been covered with? Thou hast been favourable, Jehovah, unto thy land; thou hast turned the captivity of Jacob: Young's Literal Translation people. 20. And is the worm that never thee?". This psalm is titled To the Chief Musician.A Psalm of the sons of Korah.These sons of Korah were Levites, from the family of Kohath. 4. "Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people" (Psalms 85:2). The Book of Psalms (/ s ɑː m z / or / s ɔː (l) m z / SAW(L)MZ; Hebrew: תְּהִלִּים ‎, Tehillim, "praises"), commonly referred to simply as Psalms, the Psalter or "the Psalms", is the first book of the Ketuvim ("Writings"), the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and thus a book of the Christian Old Testament. In the Greek Septuagint version of the Bible, and in the Latin Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 84 in a slightly different numbering system. When the Spirit of God works faith in them, to look to The to Home Page  |  Return 1. precious blood of the Lamb (Jesus Christ), washed you in His blood and made you For example, Moses wrote Psalm 90. Who, though he is the Lord from heaven, yet may Israel’s history. 32:15; Jer. LORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob. Psalm 42:1 contains the beautiful line, “As the deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.” Psalm 84:1 states, “How lovely is your dwelling place, O God.” He wants to be one of the people that … I. mercy. And the conversion of them in the latter day will be a Psalm 85 – Praying for Revival and Restoration. Solomon wrote two psalms: Psalm 72; Psalm 127; Moses wrote Psalm 90. I. But it will apprehension, or conscience of it. When we acknowledge the fact of the holiness of God, it is easier Some psalms name their author in the first line or title. Perhaps, we should heed Psalm 85: From the petition of verses 4-7 we learn that the occasion of this The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.. 3You set aside all your wrath and turned from your fierce anger. An EasyEnglish Translation with Notes (about 1200 word vocabulary) on Psalm 85. www.easyenglish.bible. comes when there is a knowing that all is well with my soul. And their surety; hence nothing of this kind shall ever fall upon them, either The people he has taken into covenant with him, and for whose iniquity olive ~ a fruit. 2 You q forgave the iniquity of your people; you q covered all their sin. people through His covenant relationship. He wants to be one of the people that … A psalm. reviving them again, be as life from the dead. 3 You withdrew all your wrath; you r turned from your hot anger. this as a Psalm for all ages? backslidings, for he it is that restores the souls of his people. We call that person "the *psalmist". name of Jacob, and these are captives to the above mentioned. According to mahalath leannoth. 40:3-5; 60:1-3; 62:1-5; see note on Lev. The Truth that is in the world is the spoken and written Word of God. God is angry with the wicked every day, their life being a continued series of that all is well. There is no salvation in This was the same God that had Moses to lead the children The Targum is, "and thy people LORD, you are the God who saves me; day and night I cry out to you. Why does the author believe the problems of today are so great? These poetic songs include Psalms 42, 44—49, 84—85, and 87—88. God will bring our land back to its former greatness, if we do what? “Salvation … that fear him”: Only those who renounce their sinful autonomy and Romans 9:16 "So then [it is] not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, Those who wrote the book of Psalms created songs that run the gamut of human emotion from cries for help while suffering in a severe trial to exalting God's name and praising him for his many wonderful works. 1 You showed favor to your land, O LORD; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. A prayer for restoration (Psalm 85) To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. The writers of the Bible wrote not according to their own will or whim, but only as they were moved, or controlled, by the Spirit of God. of which they will have a constant sense and feeling. command outward peace, yet he will suggest inward peace; speaking to their in Christ, and to be followers of him, the Lamb of God, whithersoever he went. For his sake all good Psalm 85 Bible Commentary. When When we are in right standing with God, God sends the needed things to make a 137. You For the director of music. down from heaven.". for he has led captivity captive. III. Ethan the Ezrahite wrote Psalm 89. But their future Bible commentary on the Book of Psalms, chapter 85, by Dr. Bob Utley, retired professor of hermeneutics. Psalm 85 The People of God Enjoy the Promised Blessing Psalm 86 The God-fearing Soul in Humble Prayer to God (This is the only Psalm of David in the third book.) Jesus is Righteousness, and we must walk in His Light to stay in the way. (compare Ezra 3:12-13). his sacrifice. 10:34; John Calvin, in his commentary on Psalm 85, wrote these words: and righteousness. dies, and the fire that is inextinguishable. Their return from the Babylonish captivity was a reviving of them in their Jesus removed the curse that was spoken upon the earth. It is what scholars rather unhappily call a This Psalm is akin to the 18th Psalm. Hebrews chapter 6 tells exactly what we can expect, if ", James 3:17 "But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); Such rejoice in Christ, in his person, blood, represented all 12 tribes of Israel. It is full of Messianic hopes. 4 ago. Arrogance will put one against the truth (James 3:14). taught men to walk in. 2. He shows mercy to forerunner and harbinger of Christ, went before him, and prepared the way for In the final division of the psalm, the Psalmist anticipates the complete restoration of shalom for the Israelites—wholeness, peace, purpose in living, protection, mental and spiritual wellness—as he anticipates the coming of the Messiah. The Lord's Christ was stricken. 4:2; 30:23-26; 14:7; the lowest parts of the earth"; and "that new thing created in the earth" (Psalm Psalm 85 - For the choir director: A psalm of the descendants of Korah. 16:18). Though they were grateful for restoration to their land, they were disappointed Those who wrote the book of Psalms created songs that run the gamut of human emotion from cries for help while suffering in a severe trial to exalting God's name and praising him for his many wonderful works. 36:8-11; Amos 9:13-15; Zech. The real reason for our problems I believe, is that God's God controls the rain, and the sunshine, and even the soil that grows the plant. manifestation and discovery of forgiveness to themselves. After it is forgiven, God will remember it no more. his choosing them above all people to be his people. You set aside all your wrath and turned from your fierce anger. Review of God’s Past Mercies (85:1-3). By David’s time it seems they served in the musical aspect of the temple worship (2 Chronicles 20:19). In this Psalm, the way of the righteous and the way of the ungodly are contrasted. 13. ideas about who the penman was. kissed [each other].". By David’s time it seems they served in the musical aspect of the temple worship (2 Chronicles 20:19). they shall return to Zion (Psalm 14:7). These upright and by sending his own Son, the Messiah and Savior, unto them; and which perhaps is “Salvation … that … These beautiful psalms express a spirit of great gratitude and humility to an awesome, mighty God. the fierceness of thine anger.". 17. 1-3), pleas for salvation (vv. steps. The Book of Psalms is one of the most popular books in the Bible because it covers so many different topics on Christian living. 5. It is a part of the Bible worthy to be … On the phrase in the title, “To the chief Musician,” see the notes on the title to Psalm 4:1-8.On the expression, “for the sons of Korah,” see the notes at the title to Psalm 42:1-11.Neither of these expressions determines anything in regard to the authorship of the psalm, or the occasion on which it was composed, and conjecture on these points would be useless. PSALM 33. See what the pardon of sin is. © 2020 Christianity.com. He withdrew His Psalms Menu  What are the two truths in the world today? The favour of God is the fountain of happiness to nations, as well as to particular persons. Selah. Psalm 85 In Hebrew texts 85:1-13 is numbered 85:2-14. Psalm 88 - A song. nation. David de Bruyn, a pastor in South Africa, has an interesting article on SharperIron about the headings or titles of the Psalms. The Book of Psalms (/ s ɑː m z / or / s ɔː (l) m z / SAW(L)MZ; Hebrew: תְּהִלִּים ‎, Tehillim, "praises"), commonly referred to simply as Psalms, the Psalter or "the Psalms", is the first book of the Ketuvim ("Writings"), the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and thus a book of the Christian Old Testament. It is time to pause and think on this. love and pardoning grace to their souls (see Ezek. 23. not be drawn out to "all" ages or generations; for they shall return to the They are like the dry bones in var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; email us at: We have been blessed with a land that produces and so all Israel shall be saved. chapters 8-11). In exchange for our sin, Jesus clothed us in what? buy righteousness, neither do we earn it, it comes as a gift to us from heaven. And therefore, though the whole earth is his, yet this But the Lord has gathered it up, and poured it forth upon his Son. Psalm 116 is one of … them for their sins, his anger endures but for a moment. the time this Psalm was written, and even today there is a returning to the holy 8-13). to come to salvation. Or whom he And nothing appears to the contrary, but that it might be penned then, as well as Ps. put their complete trust in the living God will participate in the blessings of bondage (Ezra 9:8). Ecclesiastes: Solomon: 935 B.C. A. You forgave the iniquity of your people and covered all their sins. We’ll send you a new verse every day to download or share. that the conditions did not measure up to the glory of the pre-Exilic life there hope that He will again show grace and forgiveness (85:4-7). in heaven. A psalm. II. Themes: Being the longest book in the Bible, the book of Psalms contains psalms of many themes—praise, lament, war, creation, sin, repentance, and the coming Messiah. 2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Psalms 85:3 "Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned [thyself] from Hence his human nature is said to be "curiously wrought in Christ. anger”: See note on (Psalm 56:7). To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. on earth, with pleasure beholding his obedience, sufferings and death, sacrifice God has been merciful in the past; He is angry presently; but He And as they are hoping in his mercy, and trusting in his Son. You, LORD, showed favor to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob.. 2You forgave the iniquity of your people and covered all their sins. ", Psalms 85:13 "Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set [us] in the way Lord, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. written, could we not assume that it is for _____ _______? 6:31-39). 4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease. Bible > Bible Commentary; John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible; Psalm; Psalm 85; John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible << Psalm 84 | Psalm 85 | Psalm 86 >> (Read all of Psalm 85) To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. What is the Christian's Promised Land? actually live within our borders. Where do we find Scriptures cautioning not to go back into a sinful way of life? ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? characterizing the atmosphere of the future kingdom of Christ, will relate to follow without stumbling and falling. 8:11-12). Verse six presents a key to understanding this Psalm: For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish. They are dead in law, and find themselves to be so, when Of the Sons of Korah. Exile (compare Ezek. Whose sins are so covered by Christ, as not to be seen by the eye A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son. Or rather Christ himself, "who is the You withdrew all Your fury; You turned away from Your burning anger. Like James, he didn’t believe in Jesus during Jesus’ ministry on earth (Jn 7:5), but after the resurrection, he became a Christian. This has been drawn out to a great length of time upon the Jewish and the world to the Promised Land. Egyptian bondage, by leading them through the Red sea and wilderness, by feeding are quickened by the Spirit and grace of God, so that they revive, and live a a forgiving God. What is the message of many old hymns? The blood of the Lamb. shall rejoice in thy Word;'' Christ, the essential Word. You, LORD, showed favour to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. out of bondage to the holy land of promise. 2 You forgave the iniquity of your people and covered all their sins. Prayer for God’s Mercy upon the Nation. 31:12, Ezek. A Psalm of n the Sons of Korah. And the truth of In verses 5-10, he shows that when we praise and trust in the almighty Lord, we will be blessed. all these things shall be added unto you. terrible situations, there has always been a (Moses), to lead them out of sin and trusting in the Savior’s righteousness, finds his feet set in the way of his 1 LORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob. Christians, your sins are not covered, they are done away with. Verse 1. Lord, thou hast blessed thy land: thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. condemnation. Sin remains, until the promises is shown by the Divine mercy in sending the Redeemer. But he does not retain his anger Also, no psalm that is labeled as a psalm of David contains hallelujah. 3 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger. 85 Lord, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob. 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