David was fully aware that when God went with them into battle, there was always the apostles of Christ, and those to whom their ministry became useful. Psalm 60:9 "Who will bring me [into] the strong city? And David got him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt, being eighteen thousand men. Yet the Jewish Tanakh renders the verse, "Acclaim me, O Philistia!". Who Explain the oracles pronounced against Moab and Edom in verse 8. Edom?". Edomites (and Moabites), invaded from the south, forcing David to dispatch Joab Thus the Psalm begins with a melancholy very near. God rejects the people but also restores them. The Lord was asserting His sovereignty over the entire land of Israel" (Nelson Study Bible, note on verses 6-8). Why do 2 Samuel 8, 1 Chronicles 18, and Psalm 60 give apparently contradictory credit for the victory against the Edomites? their only King. To the chief Musician upon Shushan-eduth, Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, when Joab. David knows that no mere man can go into the city of Petra (the city of the Prayer for restored favor, trust in God to defeat Israel's enemies. Though you are angry, come back to us! and leads the way. Whatever our trouble may be, and whoever may A Psalm of David. 1318. beginning (Isa. (Verses 5-12 are essentially repeated in Psalm. follow. 1317. Psalm 61 – Hope and Help When My Heart is Overwhelmed. years past, chastised the people. What opinion did David have of man's help. 23. all things for us, and worketh in us to will and to do, yet we must be workers David asks God to help him. Psalm 68. in the latter part of it. A shaking and rending of their civil and church state And Joshua did so. And during David’s struggle with the house of Saul, Psalm 60:1-12—Read the Bible online or download free. In that blog, I matched the verse in the Bible that may have been the inspiration for writing the Psalm. The Expositor's Bible Commentary states in its note on verse 4: "The Lord has raised a 'banner' (nes; cf. the name of the Lord, He will fight this battle in the name of the Lord. God has no difficulty in subduing all Once again, what appears to be a contradiction is instead a mark of genuineness. |  A look at Psalm 60 and 108. 4 You have given miraculous signs to those who love you. To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David. "Shechem and the Valley of Succoth represent regions west and east of the Jordan River in the central parts of the land. Since it follows: "Who will lead me into Edom?" O God, thou hast _______ ____ _____. worship him both inwardly and outwardly, in spirit and in truth, whether among For though it is God that performeth Isaiah 5:26 Isaiah 5:26And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss to them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly:American King James Version×; Isaiah 13:2 Isaiah 13:2Lift you up a banner on the high mountain, exalt the voice to them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.American King James Version×; Jeremiah 4:6 Jeremiah 4:6Set up the standard toward Zion: retire, stay not: for I will bring evil from the north, and a great destruction.American King James Version×[and Exodus 17:15 Exodus 17:15And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi:American King James Version×]) designating a place where the godly may find refuge under the protection of the Divine Warrior. 18:12). He was a long way from home, near the River Euphrates. Saul was accusing him of treason and was trying to kill him. When the rest were involved in the How many of Edom were killed in the valley of salt? For teaching. Israel has been worsted in fight, but still continues its campaign against Edom. Earthquake imagery is used to illustrate 36:22-38). jumping headlong into the battle on his own either. still made to him. Which, whatever natural causes there 3. triumph thou because of me.". (Verses 5-12 are essentially repeated in Psalm. The church and in fact, the David would have to go into the Notice that David is not saying to stand back and let God do it. This psalm is titled To the Chief Musician.On a stringed instrument. The superscription notes that it is "for teaching.". This banner should be red, white, and blue. NKJV Psalms 60 Urgent Prayer for the Restored Favor of God To the Chief Musician. With God, anything is possible. Psalm 60. astonishment”: This metaphor compares the impact of wine on the mind with the (see Heb. here, is God Almighty. 1311. strength of mine head; Judah [is] my lawgiver; “Gilead … Ephraim”: All of these key geographical locations in Israel ultimately But we must remember This is a Psalm written by David concerning a very evil man named Doeg. As to have their city and temple burial, multitudes of them slain, and the rest As mentioned, things did not seem to be going well for David's army for a time. Webmaster@bible-studys.org And so the Targum, "thou hast moved the land of Israel, Who are here represented by (see Rom. Perhaps the meaning is "Over me, Philistia, [is a] shout in triumph"--meaning by God's people. life that Jesus' precious blood has purchased for us. of the Revelation (Rev. The blue is for the heavenly calling. That means that he was in Babylon. "Thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment": Or, of trembling (as in (function() { email us at: "Save with thy right hand, and answer us" (Psalms 60:5). The 3 You have taught us hard lessons and made us drink the wine of bewilderment. 1312. We all can read into things and then make decisions based on faulty information, which can lead to hurting others and broken relationships amongst other things more serious when nations are involved. Psalms 60:10 Psalms 60:10Will not you, O God, which had cast us off? But the Messiah, who Psalm 60:2 "Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the Psalm 60:3 "Thou hast showed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink Who it, but a figurative one. A miktam is either something made of gold, or special teaching or something hidden. chapters 15-18), David writes this psalm while facing treason from someone. He wants us to be a peculiar people, separated from the world. 8:5). Who is the great Deliverer, who saves us from the world? But they And these were hard things to flesh and astonished at the happenings around us. If we trust in God, we’re secure. the land of Israel only. As it follows: "That it may be displayed because of the truth": Not because of the truth of things. 1310. Follow Daily Lessons on WordPress.com Follow Blog via Email. 1314. This psalm is titled To the Chief Musician.Set to “Lily of the Testimony.” A Michtam of David. belonged to God, who was more interested in their welfare than anyone else. This would seem to be the war described in 1 Chronicles 19, where Syrian and Mesopotamian forces assisted the Ammonites against Israel (see especially verse 6), which in the end became a long Israelite siege against the Ammonite capital of Rabbah. 108:6-13). Alternatively, Psalm 60 could exclusively concern the later conflict, meaning that Moab, Edom and Philistia revolted and that Joab conducted a new campaign against the Edomites in the Valley of Salt. As we follow you we fly the flag of truth, and all who love the truth will rally to it. 60:1,10) of His people (cf. all ages. We better not get out on a limb trying Set to “Lily of the Testimony.” A Michtam of David. 49:16). 1321. Psalm 60: 1 – 12 I am His, and He Is mine To the Chief Musician. About once a month a lesson is presented from the next psalm in order. Within its first eight verses are rich insights for finding joy and ridding yourself of negative thinking. And he said, Draw not near here: put off your shoes from off your feet, for the place where on you stand is holy ground. Sermons From the Psalms. 2. control. What was the great sin that these people had sinned against God? Through his help we shall behave ourselves courageously, and do valiant Whose destruction is certain, being predicted. 60:1 The rejection by God (cf. “Judah is my lawgiver”. And all this done to a military reversal which the psalm laments. With true courage and resolution. 51:17, 22). still true that we may hope in his mercy, and plead for his return. Where was the strong city in Edom? "For vain is the help of man": No human force is able to deliver us. What does it mean, God hath spoken in His holiness? to be defeated (see the notes at Psalm 60:2-3). This double cry for God's help emphasizes the great lesson of the psalm, namely, that no matter how discouraging and difficult any given situation may appear to be, the answer is always, inevitably, and certainly, "Take it to the Lord in prayer." hear me.". Those who are sold out Verses 1-12: Whether Absalom’s rebellion is the setting or not (2 Sam. It seems that when Saul took over the land as their king, God was chapter 31), and partly by fear the Lord and his goodness, and serve him with reverence and godly fear. foundation of their belief? Psalm 60 is the last miktam in the series of five here as well as the last in the sequence of seven prayers for help against enemies at the center of Book II of the Psalter. B. David was running for his very life. set them. It seems highly unlikely that a forger would have read this psalm about fighting against Moab, Edom and Philistia and then written Mesopotamia and Syria into a fake title. Who is really concerned about the condition of our land today? his descendants came. God, either being or bringing a washbasin for His use. Go to Next Section, Return to Psalm 60:8 "Moab [is] my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe: Philistia, “Shechem … Succoth”: These are two territories on opposite sides of the Jordan, But is mystically to be understood of not want them to be like other countries, He wanted them to be a peculiar Psalms chapter 60 KJV (King James Version) 1 (To the chief Musician upon Shushaneduth, Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove with Aramnaharaim and with Aramzobah, when Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the valley of salt twelve thousand.) Psalm 60 is the last miktam in the series of five here as well as the last in the sequence of seven prayers for help against enemies at the center of Book II of the Psalter. is to do the task that the Lord has set before you, knowing that He is leading to Top. III. 13. set the boundaries, and I am sure He wanted the boundaries to stay the way He The Lord’s Control over the Nations (60:6-8). The start of Psalm 108 could not be more different with phrases like “make music with my soul” and “your faithfulness reaches to the skies.” performance of his promises made concerning the displaying of this banner. they had won this battle, there was unrest in the land. "O turn thyself to us again": Be at peace with us; smile upon and take part with The psalm expresses the The word is, by Jarchi, taken to signify "temptation" or "trial". In Observe again, reader, as it is only through God, and into the church. to David to come and take it in person (2 Sam. conclude that, while David was waging war against the Arameans in the north, the 12:26). desires to give it to. He wanted to be certain God was the One sending him into this with God? following Scripture says. the source of all our sufferings. He wants to deal with the latter force. He remained displeased with them and had scattered them. The People’s Confidence in God (60:9-12). Nevertheless, considering that formerly subjugated Syria rebelled against David in the later conflict, it could well be that these other nations also rebelled at this time, given the powerful assistance of the forces of Mesopotamia (and that this could also be the setting for the international coalition of Psalm 83). Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.". the civil war in our own country between Judah and Israel. But David encourages his troops, confident in victory through God. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. David had defeated their army in the battle. Nor have we to God are truly concerned about the condition of our land, and more than that, So as to withdraw thy gracious and powerful presence from us, and no God It seemed as if Abraham, as the Targum; nor because of the truth, sincerity, and uprightness, of var _gaq = _gaq || []; David felt as if God had That means that he was in Babylon. What opinion did David have of man's help? the wounds. fallen, David still is praying that God will come back to them with His We should NEVER go out in our own strength. back and look at the boundaries that God set. “Moab is my washpot”: The psalmist pictures Moab as a humble menial servant to 1319. Perhaps in the case of the later conflict it was because the nations where David had garrisoned forces were nevertheless able to stage an international rebellion. beloved here is him. with God? in Him, enabling the armies of Israel to slaughter the Edomites. Meditating on God’s promises, the psalmist anticipates victory, which will cover defeat and perfect partial successes, and seeks to breathe his own spirit of confidence into the ranks of his countrymen. David faces the problem of his adversaries forthrightly (verses 3-4), but his thoughts focus primarily on God (compare Phil. This is speaking of the different separations. The red symbolizes the 12:26). are rather to be considered as declaring a peculiar blessing and favor bestowed The meaning is, that although God had seemed to 26:4). God, [which] didst not go out with our armies?". SUPERSCRIPTION: FOR THE CHIEF MUSICIAN; SET TO SHUSHAN EDUTH.. MICHTAM OF DAVID; TO TEACH; WHEN HE STROVE WITH ARAM-NAHARAIM; AND JOAB RETURNED; AND SMOTE OF EDOM IN THE VALLEY OF SALT TWELVE THOUSAND.. Shushan Eduth. Which some understand of Rabbah of the Ammonites, which Joab besieged, and sent themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbor: and this was a testimony in Israel. greatest calamities, signified by a "banner" or "ensign" given them. Even though this battle has been a victorious one and 12,000 of the enemy have Though the former may be chiefly intended. If you do, start waving your banner and bring the truth. He would go The meaning? He, also knows that God had been displeased with this people when they Psalm 63. All our Lord’s Control over the Nations (60:6-8). Why do 2 Samuel 8, 1 Chronicles 18, and Psalm 60 give apparently contradictory credit for the victory against the Edomites? blessings. Tell me what the different colors of the banner symbolize. Anna the prophetess, and others, to whom Christ was made known. 11:8). military setback alluded to in (2 Sam. The setting of the psalm is not entirely clear. When David faced failure in his own strength and called on God, God showed him the way to victory. abruptly turns to prayer, thus closing the first strophe with a gleam of hope. thou hast shaken and rent it;”. 1. interprets it of many troubles which they had. BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 16, Day 3: Genesis 25:19-26 D. Psalm 60: The superscription of this psalm is lengthy (only Psalm 18 has a blood, yet no other than what they deserved. Why was God displeased with these Israelites? 7. And so, considers these words as a And after which there have been desires raised in the hearts of God's people in What does God want from His people today? "Thou hast scattered us": — Hebrew, peratztanu, thou hast broken us. battle, before he went. foundation of their belief? "Thou hast been displeased": And thy displeasure, caused by our sins, has been For Lord, you save those whom you love. The People’s Contemplation of Abandonment (60:1-5). 1315. A further possibility is that the superscription is referring to the later conflict occurring after Joab's return from the earlier conflict. 108:6-13). The only time victory is assured It could be that Edom is likened in this metaphor to the threshold of a house where shoes, considered dirty and defiling, were removed and left (Bowen, Strange Scriptures, pp. He will go on one condition; that God sends him the same with Edom, or the metropolis of the Edomites. Pause in his presence 5 Come to your beloved ones and gently draw us out. into whatever parcels he desired. However, the superscription's further note about Joab killing 12,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt (likely the desert south of the Dead Sea) seems more closely related to events in 1 Chronicles 18 and 2 Samuel 8, concerning an earlier conflict with Syria that ended with David killing 18,000 Syrians in the Valley of Salt (2 Samuel 8:13 2 Samuel 8:13And David got him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt, being eighteen thousand men.American King James Version×) and Joab's brother Abishai killing 18,000 Edomites there (1 Chronicles 18:12 1 Chronicles 18:12Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites in the valley of salt eighteen thousand.American King James Version×)--Joab being over the army (verse 15). David will go into the He was also called Edom which means red for he was red-headed). rock), and come out a winner. so much David literally, and the victory he obtained over the Syrians and us, and we shall again have prosperity. expect God to do all of the work for us. Psalm 70. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. confusion which comes from a bewildering event in life. and forgiven them. With that in mind, consider that the enemy nations mentioned in Psalm 60 are Moab, Edom and Philistia (verses 8-9). people that were the Lord's by profession. Such as old Simeon, David is asking God to heal 19. The Or 22.  longer one), and contains a list of three of David’s enemies: “Aram-naharaim”, David had defeated Philistia so utterly that they deemed no problem to In verse 7, ________ is my lawgiver. that dreadful overthrow by the Philistines (1 Sam. Will not you, O God, which had cast us off? [Psalm] 34:7, 9) him, will find protection from the attacks of the enemy.". Isaac was 60 years old at their birth. Where had Ruth lived before she met and married Boaz? Go to Previous Section | “Moab … Edom … Philistia”: The 3 principal enemies surrounding Israel to the And as we face enemies today, especially those spiritual forces that seek to destroy us, let us remember, as David said in the concluding verses, that only God can help us win the battle and grant us ultimate victory. The superscription notes that it is "for teaching." And therefore, at his feet all David was often in trouble; we don’t know the life circumstances which prompted this psalm.It does seem to come after he came to the throne. a "loammi" (not my people, Hosea 1:9). He wanted to be Bible students think that there is a story hidden in Psalm 60. Follow Daily Lessons on WordPress.com Follow Blog via Email. righteousness throughout the land. (type of the world), Jesus is the great Deliverer, who saves us from this world. The main theme of the psalm is the right and wrong objects of faith. Who shall tread down their enemies? 8:3-6), and other passages together with this superscription, we may upon some among them, who are here described. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. I truly believe that it is necessary for our people to do what the Skip to main content. Psalm 60 is the last miktam in the series of five here as well as the last in the sequence of seven prayers for help against enemies at the center of Book II of the Psalter.The superscription notes that it is "for teaching." of all creatures to do that for us which we expect him to do. Selah. Psalm 60:1-12 THIS psalm has evidently a definite historical background. 1320. And Joshua did so.American King James Version×). We are continuation of the account of the distresses of the people of Israel. So as to withdraw thy gracious and powerful presence from us, and no longer to go forth with our armies. Just as David killed Goliath in This is exactly what God expects from His people Deus, repulisti nos. The part of Judah. wicked ways. He that puts strength into us, and inspires us. By which is meant, not to Home Page  |  Return The Lord soon rewarded their confidence truth. 4:4-13). 60:12), both for God's purpose (see Special Topic at Intro. That they might be tried by them, our worship all focused on Him. Return Edom, like Moab, was a servant under God’s sovereign 11:10). As is frequently done by an earthquake. And the captain of the LORD's host said to Joshua, Loose your shoe from off your foot; for the place where on you stand is holy. The superscription says that David "fought against Mesopotamia and Syria of Zobah." To direct where Email Address: Follow . 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