It was in Hezekiah's reign that Babylon became prominent, when the ambassadors came to congratulate the king concerning his recovery, at that time also Tyre would be more famous than at any period in David's day. An interpretation of Psalm 85:8-13 needs first to find a context in the whole of Psalm 85.1 The psalm is a prayer in the midst of crisis for the ancient faith community. "His foundation is in the holy mountains." 1 (A Psalm or Song for the sons of Korah.) beharree kodesh, the mountains of holiness; gave himself for his church, that he might sanctify and cleanse it; Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. The city of our God – Jerusalem is the place where God set forth His redemptive work. 2 The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. “I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to those who know Me; Behold, O Philistia and Tyre, with Ethiopia: ‘This one was born there.’” a. I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon: After a focus on Jerusalem itself, God spoke of the Gentile nations on every side of Israel, who were their rivals and often enemies. Psalms 88:1-18 The Depths of Despair. Their holiness is due to God's presence there, not the other way around. (a) God chose that place among the hills to establish Jerusalem and his temple. Psalm 87:1, ESV: "A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. The sure decree, the divine perfections, the promise of him that cannot lie, the oath and covenant of God, and the incarnate Son himself, are the holy mountains, the perpetual hills, whose summits are gloriously crowned by the city of the Great King. Many conceive that it was written at the founding of David's city of Zion, but does not the mention of Babylon imply a later date? In this respect it concentrated in itself the character of the whole country of which it was to be the capital -- the "mountain throne", the "mountain sanctuary", of God. Many things had contributed to David's advancement, and he owns the hand of God in them all, to teach us to do likewise. Yes, these are the holy mountains, whereon the city of God is built, and in which its deep and sure foundations are laid. III. Holiness is the strength and firmness of the church. Holiness is the strength and firmness of the church. --William Romaine. Compare the notes at Psalm 48:1-2. Sudden passion is evil, but bursts of holy joy are most precious. Its elevation is remarkable, occasioned, not from its being on the summit of one of the numerous hills of Judaea, like most of the towns and villages, but because it is on the edge of one of the highest table lands of the country. foundation—or, what He has founded, that is, … The two portions of Psalm 92 chosen by the lectionary each offer interesting possibilities for interpretation and connection to the life of the church, and interpreters may find it useful to focus on one or the other. Mountains. But, 1. The Psalm begins abruptly, the poet's heart was full, and it gained vent on a sudden. That point, the highest in the city, the height which most readily catches the eye from every quarter, is emphatically the "hill fort", the "rocky hold" of Jerusalem -- the refuge where first the Jebusite, and then the Lion of God, stood at bay against the hunters. No other city to be compared to this, Psalm 87:4. A psalm. The Hebrew word rendered foundation is no where used in that sense. (w) "inter montes sanctitatis", Junius & Tremellius; so Ainsworth. 1. Psalm 87:1 His foundation is in the holy mountains. God's foundations are there in the holy mountains. Other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, even Jesus Christ. The privilege of being born in it, Psalm 87:5, Psalm 87:6. 1 Yahweh, you have been favorable to … It was a picture of things to come. In the holy mountains; or, among or within the holy mountains, to wit, in Jerusalem, which was encompassed with mountains, Psalm 125:2, and in which were two famous mountains, to wit, Zion and Moriah. These sacred hills God had selected as the place of his solemn worship - of his own abode. Psalms 85:1-13 God Never Gives Up On Us. When he left God and turned to his own ways, he became like the trees of the field in winter, from which the genial warmth of the sun is withdrawn, or like the head, which by the abating of the natural heat and rigour is left naked and bald. Verse 1. the argument or matter, of this Psalm or Song. The word foundations may possibly be emphatical, because this Psalm might probably be composed when the foundations of the second temple were newly laid, and the old men who had seen the glory of the former house were dejected at the sight of this, of which see Ezra 3:11,12. People are not religious, because they will not be so. Holiness is the strength and firmness of the church. The best self-preservation is to commit ourselves to God's keeping. A thousand shall fall, &c.] This deadly disease lays heaps upon heaps (as we have had lamentable experience), and scarce leaveth living enough to bury the dead, as in the days of Decius the emperor. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Psalm 8 INTRODUCTION: While the superscription notes this psalm is for the use of the Chief Musician or choirmaster, the psalm itself is addressed to Yahweh. The wicked – Psalm 1:5 will be judged and found to be guilty. A sacred hymn and a national lyric. Why leap ye so, ye high `mountains'? “Rahab is Egypt, and so called for its strength and pride. 2 The Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwelling places of Jacob. ... Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary. Psalms 87:1 Context. The Lord loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob - That is, he preferred Zion for his habitation, to be the place of his temple and sanctuary, before any other place in the promised land. "In the holy mountains" (Psalms 87:1). They prayed for joy, joy that can come from God’s presence in the midst of the community. The psalm pronounces a severe He wills that the church shall be, he settles all arrangements for her calling, salvation, maintenance and perfection, and all his attributes, like the mountains round about Jerusalem, lend their strength for her support. Among the gods there is none like You: David’s understanding of who God is in this psalm – listening, holy, worthy of trust, merciful, good, ready to forgive – stands in contrast to the contemporary understanding of many of the pagan gods, such as Ba… Psalms 87:4 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this [man] was born there. The title, A Psalm or Song for the sons of Korah, gives us no light into the author or meaning of this Psalm. His—that is, God's. Verse 1. In this case, the author is David, and he’s reflecting on nature. Commentary on Psalm 18:29-50 (Read Psalm 18:29-50) When we praise for one mercy, we must observe the many more, with which we have been compassed all our days. this is the `mountain' which God desireth to dwell in" ...It was emphatically the lair of the lion of Judah, of "Ariel", the Lion of God. Title. Lord from heaven, a much better state than he had lost. Verse 1. 87:1-3 Christ himself is the Foundation of the church, which God has laid. He loves the city of Jerusalem more than any other city in Israel. 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. S. Conway. He laid the foundation in ancient times of what He would bring fulfilling it through His Son, Jesus. holiness ~ something that is very good; in Psalm 87, a place where God is. is in the holy mountains—the location of Zion, in the wide sense, for the capital, or Jerusalem, being on several hills. Salem Media Group. God promised that even among the rivals there would be those who know Me– those who have true relationship with Him. Psalm 87:2. A song. in the hill country of Judaea, a congeries of mountains, "holy," since they surround the holy city and belong to the "holy land" ( Zechariah 2:12 ). Ps 87:1-7. 87:1-3, and (2) Ps. Judged by this standard, our own land is far in arrears. Psalm 87:1 NIV Psalm 87:1 NLT Psalm 87:1 ESV Psalm 87:1 NASB Psalm 87:1 KJV Psalm 87:1 Bible Apps Psalm 87:1 Parallel Psalm 87:1 Biblia Paralela Psalm 87:1 Chinese Bible Psalm 87:1 French Bible Psalm 87:1 German Bible Psalm 87:1 Commentaries Bible Hub All rights reserved. We aren't certain of the time and circumstances of its writing. His election made the mountains holy, they were by his determination ordained and set apart for the Lord's use. In contrast – Psalm 1:6 – God is personally acquainted and familiar with the way of the righteous. --Andrew Gray. 6 The Lord shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. All nations whom You have made Shall come and worship before You, O Lord, And shall glorify Your name. PSALM 85:1-3. The Book of Psalms Commentary by A. R. FAUSSET PSALM 87 Psa 87:1-7.This triumphal song was probably occasioned by the same event as the forty-sixth [see on JF & B for Ps 46:1, title].The writer celebrates the glory of the Church, as the means of spiritual blessing to the nation. Here are Philistia and Tyre, along with Ethiopia. 3 People say wonderful things about you, O city of God. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. On the holy mount stands the city he founded;" Psalm 87:1, KJV: "{A Psalm … And the ground of that abrupt and imperfect speech there seems to be the same with this here; for as the church was there in deep meditation and a great passion about her beloved, which caused that abruptness of speech, which is usual in such cases, so the psalmist’s thoughts were strongly fixed upon the temple and city of God; and therefore this relative his had a certain antecedent in his thoughts, though not in his words. Selah. -- If we suppose the Psalm to have been composed in the days of Hezekiah, it will appear quite intelligible that the Psalmist should break out so suddenly at the beginning with praise of the security of Sion: he merely lends his mouth in this case to the full heart of the people; The Lord loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob, is seen in its true light, for this preference for Sion was at that time verified -- its gates remained closed upon the enemies, while all the rest of the country was subject to their sway.-- E.W. What are these holy mountains? Psalms 87:1-7 Jerusalem – City of God. -- A Psalm or Song for the Sons of Korah. The foundation that God has given his city is in "the holy mountains." The name of the person whom he is to celebrate is not mentioned at first, but is soon discovered by the character given of him. For You aregreat, and do wondrous things; You alone areGod. Among other marvels of God's love in its later history, it had been untouched by Sennacherib when other cities of Israel and Judah had fallen victims to his cruelty. There are only two divisions in the psalm: (1) Ps. The foundation, i.e. Psalms 89:1-18 God’s Promises Are Secure. Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. by Hank Workman. The prophet speaketh of the nature and glory of the endureth and God’s love to it, Psalm 87:1-3; of the increase, honour, and comfort of the members thereof, Psalm 87:4-7. All wicked people are God's enemies, especially wicked persecutors. the Lord’s; Proverbs 7:8, to her house, i.e. Psalms 87:1 His foundation is in the holy mountains . ] Ver. "God loveth the gates of Zion" (Psalms 87:2). 3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. 4. By David’s time it seems they served in the musical aspect of the temple worship (2 Chronicles 20:19). He has founded his city on the holy mountain. (Comp. 87:4-6, with a final exclamation in Ps. They prayed for joy, joy that can come from God’s presence in the midst of the community. Is in the holy mountains - The mountains of Jerusalem. His foundation: whose foundation? 1 Written by the Korahites; a psalm, a song. That the writer had them in his mind, there can be no doubt, whatever other applications we may make of his words. Here His foundation is equivalent to that which He hath founded, and the gates are put by metonymy for the city itself. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Psalm 91 CONTEXT: The Septuagint (LXX: Greek version of the Old Testament) attributes this psalm to David, but that remains in question. Every such person is entitled to sing this sacred hymn, and he is called upon to do it. 87:7. The Lord’s city is in the holy hills. All the wickedness of the world is owing to man's wilfulness. 2. Jeremiah 14:2.). So it"s sort of a psalm which extols the city of Jerusalem which is known as Zion also. The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all of the dwellings of Jacob ( Psalm 87:1-2). There the city sits securely, beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth. Psalm 87:1 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 87:1, NIV: "Of the Sons of Korah. By David’s time it seems they served in the musical aspect of the temple worship (2 Chronicles 20:19). This is a lively description of fallen man. That just means, the author wrote it to reflect and meditate on something. Psalm 87:1 Commentaries. His foundation is in the holy mountains. Look after Psalm 25 in Book 1 of the Psalms of David for more about the covenant. What but the everlasting covenant, "ordered in all things and sure" from which grace and salvation proceed? There are good reasons for each option. Hebron, indeed, is higher still, by some hundred feet; and from the south, accordingly, the approach to Jerusalem is by a slight descent. Of the city or temple of God, of which he speaks in the following verses. -- His foundation is in the holy mountains. But as we have no information, and the point is not important, we may leave it, and proceed to meditate upon the Psalm itself. Psalms 89:19-37 God’s Enabling Power. 4 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there. Or rather, 2. Psalms 131, 133 and 134 each have three verses. Babel, the chief cit… Psalms 90:1-17 2 The Lord loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. Commentary on Psalm 81:8-16 (Read Psalm 81:8-16) We cannot look for too little from the creature, nor too much from the Creator. 7 As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee. 3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Hengstenberg. -- The song is in honour of Zion, or Jerusalem, and it treats of God's favour to that city among the mountains, the prophecies which made it illustrious, and the honour of being a native of it. Dean Stanley speaks of “the multiplicity of the eminences” which the city “shares, though in a smaller compass, with Rome and Constantinople” (Sinai and Palestine, p. 177). A song. The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. With regard to the plural, mountains, it is probably only poetical, though geographically it is correct to speak of Jerusalem as situated on hills. The nature and glorious privileges of Zion and Jerusalem, Psalm 87:1-3. Korah signifies the state in which trees are during winter, when stript of their verdure and fruit. It is divided into three parts: … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 85:8-13" Title. 4 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there. God's foundation - the city which he has founded - is "in the holy mountains;" i.e. Psalms 86:1-17 David Prays For Protection From Enemies. The Lord's people are his hidden one; the world knows them not. He has founded his city on the holy mountain." Psalms 89:38-52 The Apparent Suspension of The Covenant. It may be significant that those three are Psalm 95 appears in a grouping of psalms that focus on the reign of God (Psalms 93, 95-99). God has chosen to found his earthly temple upon the mountains; he might have selected other spots, but it was his pleasure to have his chosen abode upon Zion. Verse 1-2. Among the gods there isnone like You, O Lord; Nor are there any workslike Your works. Psalm 117, with two verses, is the only shorter psalm. This psalm is true, whether we apply it -. If you are considering this psalm selection for Christ the King/Reign of Christ Sunday, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is whether your sermon text will be only verses 1-7a or the entire eleven verses of the canonical psalm. "In Judah is God known; his name is great in Israel. What can they be but the eternal purpose of Jehovah -- the purpose out of which the being of the Church and the whole dispensation of Divine love have sprung? On the one hand, reading and … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 95:1-7a" And in particular he’s meditating on man’s place in relation to nature. I am one whom thou favourest, hast set apart for … Let us not be ashamed of the church of Christ in its meanest condition, nor of those that belong to it, since such glorious things are spoken of it. Or the plural number is here put for the singular, whereof we have seen examples formerly; and mountains are put for the mountain; either for Mount Moriah, upon which the temple stood; or for Mount Zion, which is mentioned in the next verse; which is often taken in a large and comprehensive sense, so as to include Moriah, in which sense the temple is said to be in Zion, Psalm 74:2 76:2 Isaiah 8:18. The title prefixed is "A Psalm to be sung by the sons of Korah", i.e. On the holy mountain stands the city founded by the LORD. PSALM 87. Whole Psalm -- Bishop Bruno entitles this Psalm, "The voice of prophecy concerning the heavenly Jerusalem", that is, the Church of Christ. But from every other side, the ascent is perpetual; and, to the traveller approaching Jerusalem from the west or east, it must always have presented the appearance, beyond any other capital of the then known world -- we may add, beyond any important city that has ever existed on the earth -- of a mountain city; breathing, as compared with the sultry plains of the Jordan or of the coast, a mountain air; enthroned, as compared with Jericho or Damascus, Gaza or Tyre, on a mountain fastness. I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon] Rahab is Egypt, and so called for its … This triumphal song was probably occasioned by the same event as the forty-sixth [see on [618]Ps 46:1, title]. The psalm is a prayer in the midst of crisis for the ancient faith community. The writer celebrates the glory of the Church, as the means of spiritual blessing to the nation. Glorious things are said of But being brought to a light sense of this, and finding himself stript of all the glory which the first Adam had in paradise, he has been led to seek the restoration of his nature, and has obtained of the second Adam, the. the harlot’s, mentioned Proverbs 7:10; and especially Song of Solomon 1:2, let him kiss, to wit, my beloved, who is there understood, but not expressed till Proverbs 7:14. 5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her. The Lord loves the gates of Zionmore than all the other dwellings of Jacob. Psalm 87 – Citizens of Zion. YAHWEH, YOU HAVE FORGIVEN INIQUITY. And so the meaning of this passage may be this, Be not discouraged, O ye Jews, that your temple is not yet erected and built, but only the foundations of it laid, and those too are mean and obscure in comparison of the magnificence of your former temple; but take comfort in this, that your temple hath its foundations laid, and those sure and firm; sure in themselves, because they are not laid in the sand, nor in boggy or fenny grounds, but in the mountains; and sure by Divine establishment, because those mountains are holy, consecrated to God, and therefore maintained and established by him. It would seem to have been written after Jerusalem and the Temple had been built, and had enjoyed a history, of which glorious things could be spoken. --Arthur Penrhyn Stanley. Psalms 91:7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; [but] it shall not come nigh thee.. Ver. He has lost his pristine beauty and fruitfulness. The Jewish writers connect these words with the title of the psalm, and make the sense to be this; "the foundation" or argument "of it", the psalm, "is concerning the holy mountains" of Zion and Jerusalem; so Aben Ezra, Jarchi, and Kimchi; and the Targum joins them together thus, A theocracy blends the religious and the patriotic ideas in one; and in proportion as nations become Christianized, their popular songs will become deeply imbued with pious sentiments. But the Korahites are best known for the frequent appearance of their name in the superscriptions to two groups of Psalms (Psalms 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 84, 85, 87, 88). The Lord’s Favor of Israel (87:4-6). His election made the mountains holy, they were by his determination ordained and set apart for the Lord's use. The Psalm begins abruptly, the poet's heart was full, and it gained vent on a sudden. (Selah) 4 I mention Rahab and Babylon to my followers. God has chosen to found his earthly temple upon the mountains; he might have selected other spots, but it was his pleasure to have his chosen abode upon Zion. Interlude I will count Egypt and Babylon among those who know me— also Philistia and Tyre, and even distant Ethiopia. Subject and Division. Jerusalem is surrounded by hills, and within the city itself there were the hills of Zion, Moriah, Acra, and Bezethah; See the notes at Matthew 2:1. Holiness is the strength and firmness of the church. Either, 1. Ps 87:1-7. The writer celebrates the glory of the Church, as the means of spiritual blessing to the nation. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. What but the promise of life that was given in Christ to the elect before the world began? The psalmist wrote it to assure Israel that Yahweh would keep them safe through all trials IF they put their trust in him The adjective “his” has been supposed by some to refer to the psalm itself, and this expression has been considered to be a part of the title to the psalm, meaning that the foundation of the psalm is the holy mountain where the praises of God were celebrated; that is Zion. Rome stands on her seven hills and has never lacked a poet's tongue to sing her glories, but more glorious far art thou, O Zion, among the eternal mountains of God: while pen can write or mouth can speak, thy praises shall never lie buried in inglorious silence. His foundation is in the holy mountains. And whereas the beginning is somewhat abrupt, which seems to be the only ground of the foregoing exposition, that is no unusual thing in Scripture, and the pronoun relative, such as this is, is often put without any foregoing antecedent, and the antecedent is to be fetched out of the following words or verses, as Numbers 24:17, I shall see him, or it, to wit, the star, which follows afterward; Psalm 105:19, his word, i.e. What but these things, and Christ himself, the Rock of Ages, on which rock we know that the Church is so firmly founded, that the gates of hell cannot prevail against her? Sudden passion is evil, but bursts of holy joy are most precious. It is divided into three parts: … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 85:8-13" 87:1-3 Christ himself is the Foundation of the church, which God has laid. Barnes' Notes on the Bible. Title. Psalm 85 – Praying for Revival and Restoration. Commentary on Psalm 87:1-3 (Read Psalm 87:1-3) Christ himself is the Foundation of the church, which God has laid. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. of And this wild and fastness like character of Jerusalem was concentrated yet again in the fortress, the "stronghold" of Zion. What but those attributes of mercy, justice, holiness, and sovereignty, from the ineffable embrace and holy cooperation of which it comes to pass that his chosen people are redeemed? 7. Well might such a theme cause his heart to glow. Its praises celebrated, Psalm 87:7. Jerusalem was where Melchizedek reigned as … John Trapp Complete Commentary. O city of God, what glorious things are said of you! Psalm 87:1-7: His foundation is in the holy mountains. Like the other psalms "for the sons of Korah," it most probably belongs to the days of Hezekiah. 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