of God is plenteous and abundant; he is rich in it, and various I suggest nothing that should recall my former relation to thee, and so enhance my wickedness. Whole Psalm. Blot out my transgressions. Blood guiltiness heavier than that of David has to be removed from that nation. I know how bad I’ve been; my sins are staring me down. 1-3 Generous in love—God, give grace! Isaiah 43:25 44:22. everlasting and unchangeable love in Christ; from which as the All evangelical churches are familiar with it. By every deed of grace to others I feel encouraged, and I pray thee let me add another and a yet greater one, in my own person, to the long list of thy compassions. Verse 1. Have mercy upon me, O God. "Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done [this] evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be … David, under a sense of sin, does not run away from God, but Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Title. Numberless have been thine acts of goodness, and vast is thy grace; let me be the object of thine infinite mercy, and repeat it all in me. Psalm 51 is a renowned expression of repentance. Psalm 51. Psalm 109:21 But do you for me, O GOD the Lord, for your name's sake: because …. Mercy, lovingkindness, tender mercies. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, The Psalm is upon its surface so full of suggestions for sermons that I have not attempted to offer any of my own, but have merely inserted a selection from Mr. G. Rogers and others. See the woeful chain of David's lust, 2 Samuel 11:1-27 12:1-31. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. Verse 1. It will be simplest to note in the first twelve verses the penitent's confessions and plea for pardon, and then in the last seven his anticipatory gratitude, and the way in which he resolves to display it. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. sins; and particularly the corruption of his nature, his original Charles D. Coetlogon. caused to pass from him, and he might have no more conscience of Vol. We who have sinned are human, he who pardons is divine. The corrupted gene-pool from our first sinning parents has been passed down the generations of humankind for six-thousand long years, resulting in defilement, disease, and death. It is a heart filled and genuine account of David’s guilty heart. Men are greatly terrified at the multitude of their sins, but here is a comfort -- our God hath multitude of mercies. the merits nor misery of men, but by his free grace and favour; (It is) a psalm of David. Have mercy upon me, O God. forgiveness of sin, ( Luke 1:77 Luke 1:78 ) . Adam Clarke. John Trapp. because of the multitude of his sins, which required a multitude For the pardon of great sins on account of great mercies, and lovingkindness. 1639. J. It is sin, (tajx), chattath, error and wandering. Not with what he did, but with his own sense and need for forgiveness. "An Exposition of the one-and- fiftieth Psalm," in pp. Reveal all thy gentlest attributes in my case, not only in their essence but in their abundance. Whole Psalm. 1638. MY transgressions. besides, upon a view of this, he was led to observe all his other A psalm of David. Hell deserving sins on account of tender mercies. 51 Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions. I dare not say my God, for that were presumption. Have mercy upon me, O God — O thou, who art the supreme Lawgiver, Governor, and Judge of the world, whom I have most highly offended many ways, and, therefore, may most justly be condemned to suffer the effects of thy severest displeasure; I cast myself down before thee, and humbly supplicate for mercy. signifieth without cause or desert; Psalms 35:19 69:4 Ezekiel 14:23 ; and freely, without paying any price, Exodus 21:11 . A.M. 2 Samuel 12:1-13 And the LORD sent Nathan to David. Adam Clarke. The actual commission of sin is implied in its display. What does Psalm chapter 51 mean? out of the table of his own heart and conscience, where they were Have mercy upon me, O God According to the multitude. Notice the heading of the Psalm: “To the chief musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.” This Psalm is called a “Penitential Psalm” meaning a Psalm of penitence. Deliver me, O God, from the blood guiltiness of having offended any of thy little ones; and so open my lips that I may speak of the wondrous things thou hast done for my soul! California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Verse 1. They will become the teachers of the Gentiles, when first the iniquity of their own transgressions has been purged away. Have mercy upon me, O God. The meaning of the petition is, that God would entirely and absolutely forgive him, so as that no part of the guilt he had contracted might remain, and the punishment of it might be wholly removed. Blot out my transgressions. This psalm will fill-out for us what it can look like to practice 1 John 1:9 – to confess our sins and find God to be faithful and just to forgive us all our sin and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. it; according to thy lovingkindness; "According to thy lovingkindness." of Gospel light, which none of the inspired writers besides, Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. And how reviving is the belief and consideration of these abundant and tender compassions of God to one in David's circumstances, whose mind laboured under the burden of the most heinous complicated guilt, and the fear of the divine displeasure and vengeance! Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. I cannot but observe here, the gradation in the sense of the three words made use of, to express the divine compassion, and the propriety of the order in which they are placed, which would be regarded as a real excellence and beauty in any classical writer. Title. 1775. ), "David's Penitential Psalm opened: in thirtie severall Lectures thereon. 1603. Whole psalm. Verse 1. 2 Samuel 11:2 And it came to pass in an evening, that David arose from off his …. Make my one case an epitome of all thy tender mercies. For mercy, not justice. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. In some of its versions it often helps the returning sinner. This confession was inspired by David's sins of adultery, deception, and … All rights reserved. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. a. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: David looked for God to do a work of spiritual and moral cleansing, and to do it in connection with the atoning sacrifice of a substitute. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. are the instances of it; and it is exceeding tender, like that of Psalm: first preached, and now published for the benefit of God's church. It is a marvel, but nevertheless a fact, that writers have been found to deny David's authorship of this Psalm, but their objections are frivolous, the Psalm is David like all over. Suitable for the loneliness of individual penitence, this matchless Psalm is equally well adapted for an assembly of the poor in spirit. (It was) after (David) had sex with Bathsheba. Psa 51:1-6. 51-239, of "Sermons with some religious and divine Meditations. Charles de Coetlogon. And he came to him, and said to … after. Blot out, or, as it is used in Exodus 17:14 , utterly extirpate, so as that there shall not be any remembrance of them forever. May I offer up spiritual sacrifices; and oh! Psalm 51:3-4 “For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. "After he had gone in to Bathsheba." The mercy Verse 1. All rights reserved. No one is exempt from the death-sentence of sin, for ALL have sinned. To the chief musician. transgressions; What the psalmist alludes is not, as Mr. Leclerc imagines, debts entered into a book, and so blotted out of it when forgiven; but the wiping or cleansing of a dish, so as nothing afterwards remains in it. So, as we begin to study this psalm, we start with David’s initial plea for mercy from God. Hyssop was also used to sprinkle the priest’s … he desires might be "blotted out"; out of the book of account, His style is altogether sui generis, and it is as easily distinguished as the touch of Rafaelle or the colouring of Rubens. Verse 1. Divisions. Salem Media Group. For pardon, not pity merely, but forgiveness. If our sins be in number as the hairs of our head, God's mercies are as the stars of heaven; and as he is an infinite God, so his mercies are infinite; yea, so far are his mercies above our sins, as he himself is above us poor sinners. HIERON. By the late faithful, and worthy Minister of Jesus Christ, Mr. ARTHUR HILDERSAM. Wash, cleanse me, O Lord, and let my sin and my sinfulness be ever before me. v1 Give *mercy to me, God, because of your kind love. Psalm 51:1–7 is David's plea for mercy and cleansing. of Proud member The "When Nathan the prophet came unto him as he (i.e., David) had come unto Bathsheba." It would be far easier to imitate Milton, Shakespeare, or Tennyson, than David. Frederick William Robertson. Thus Psalm 51 is a prayer for individuals in distress, but it is also a prayer for the community on Ash Wednesday and for the worship of God’s People each week. A psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bath-sheba. of mercy to forgive, and to encourage his hope of it. Because you have so much love, forget that I did not obey you. In the latter day they shall consider their ways: repentance and self loathing will be the result. (hxm), mecheh, wipe out. When we remember his sin, let us dwell most upon his penitence, and upon the long series of chastisements which rendered the after part of his life such a mournful history. DE COETLOGON, A.M. O God. of Let me feel it chiefly as sin against thee, that my sin may be of the godly sort. the children of men. except the Apostle Paul, saw, ( Ephesians Psalm 51:1-2. Act, O Lord, like thyself; give mercy like thy mercy. By SIR RICHARD BAKER, Knight. The title has reference to a very sad story, that of David's fall. The great sin of David is not to be excused, but it is well to remember that his case has an exceptional collection of specialities in it. This denotes a higher degree of goodness than the former. He was a man of very strong passions, a soldier, and an Oriental monarch having despotic power; no other king of his time would have felt any compunction for having acted as he did, and hence there were not around him those restraints of custom and association which, when broken through, render the offence the more monstrous. Ask not, then, Lord, who I am, but only forgive me who confess my sin, condemn my fault, and beseech thy pity. It is not the guilt of them that tempted you: they have theirs; but each as a separate agent, has his own degree of guilt. The first (yngx), denotes that kind of affection which is expressed by moaning over any object that we love and pity -- that otorge, natural affection and tenderness, which even brute creatures discover to their young ones, by the several noises which they respectively make over them; and particularly the shrill noise of the camel, by which it testifies its love to its foal. According unto the multitude of thy tender mercies. THOMAS ALEXANDER, M.A., Chelsea.". mercy; which shows the view he had of his miserable condition, (Folio. let not any delinquencies of mine bring a scandal upon thy church; but do thou so purify and build her up, that even her external services, freed from all taint of corruption or hypocrisy, may be well pleasing in thy sight. Let thy most loving compassions come to me, and make thou thy pardons such as these would suggest. I cannot doubt the prophetic bearing of this Psalm upon the nation of Israel. His approach to confession is to take God's attitude toward sin. This Psalm is often and fitly called THE SINNER'S GUIDE. He admits he has sinned against God. Psalm 51 is the 51st psalm of the Book of Psalms, in English known by its first verse in the King James Version, "Have mercy upon me, O God".In the Greek Septuagint version of the bible, and the Latin Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 50 in a slightly different numbering system. A David Psalm, After He Was Confronted by Nathan About the Affair with Bathsheba. Verse 1. Tender mercies, or, according to Zanchy in his treatise upon the attributes of God, such a kind of affection as parents feel when they see their children in any extremity. The writer of Psalm 51, King David, knew the blessed peace and fellowship with God. not according to his merits, nor according to the general mercy Thus it is with us, so long as we are under Satan's guiding, a thousand seem but one; but if we betake ourselves to God's service, one will seem a thousand. Verse 1. He had forgotten his psalmody while he was indulging his flesh, but he returned to his harp when his spiritual nature was awakened, and he poured out his song to the accompaniment of sighs and tears. 1629. Psalm 25:6,7 Remember, O LORD, your tender mercies and your loving kindnesses; …. By SAM. Psalms 51:1-2 NIV Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. The acts of special mercy are according to Step #1) Pray for mercy (vs. 1-2) We cry out for mercy because we deserve God’s judgment and punishment for our willful sins. and that he saw there was mercy in God, which gave him hope; and What does this verse really mean? The Hebrew word here translated have mercy. Scripture: Job 5:9, Psalms 104:25, Job 9:10, Isaiah 55:7, Psalms 51:1, 1 Chronicles 16:11 (view more) (view less) Denomination: Pentecostal. shining of the sun of righteousness, with the healing of Thomas Chalmers. I have lost thee by sin, I have alienated myself from thee by following the enemy, and therefore am unclean. Have mercy. source, and through whom as the medium, special mercy comes to It seems to have been the effusion of a soul smarting under the sense of a recent and great transgression. Wherein euery faithful Christian may set before his eyes the Patterne of vnfeigned Repentance, whereby we may take heed of the falling into sin again. "according to the multitude of [his] tender mercies". My God, whether recent or not, give me to feel the enormity of my manifold offences, and remember not against me the sins of my youth. The possibility of sin is implied in its existence. When David was through trying to hide his sin, he confessed it freely. 2:4 ) ( Titus 3:4 Titus 3:5 ) ; according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out Many sins on account of multitude of mercies. Suitable for the loneliness of individual penitence, this matchless Psalm is equally well adapted for an assembly of the poor in spirit. As they were preached and afterwards more briefly penned by that worthy man of God, Maister GEORGE ESTEY ... Late preacher of the word of God in St. Edmund's Burie." (It was) when the *prophet Nathan came to him. The sight of mercy is good for eyes that are sore with penitential weeping. By the Rev. 1642." ), "David's Broken Heart; or, an Exposition upon the whole Fifty-one Psalm. Victorinus Strigelius, 1524-1569. My revolts, my excesses, are all recorded against me; but, Lord, erase the lines. Psalm 51:1. And it is made use of in Leviticus 6:8 , where Noah is said to have found grace in the eyes of the Lord, that is, special favour, such as the Lord beareth to his chosen in Christ Jesus. (4to. Psalm 51 is classified as an individual lament in which a single voice cries out to God for deliverance from a life-threatening situation. A Psalm of David. David, the greatest of Israel's kings, fell into serious sin and recognized his need to plead with God for forgiveness. Create in me a clean heart, O God - The word rendered “create,” ברא berâ' - is a word which is properly employed to denote an act of “creation;” that is, of causing something to … Psalm 51:1 Translation & Meaning. It is transgressions, ([fp), pesha, rebellion. A. P. Forbes, Bishop of Brechin, 1857. (12mo. Give me to feel the virulence of my native corruption, purge me from it thoroughly, and put truth into my inward parts, that mine may be a real turning from sin unto the Saviour. Today we shall be engaging in psalm 51 prayer points for cleansing and pardon. Against you, and you only, have I sinned, and done that which is evil in your sight; that you may be … This was the devil's nest egg that caused many sins to be laid, one to, and upon another. Psalm 51[ a] For the director of music. ), Preached at Ashby Delazovch, in Leicester Shire. Hyssop was used to apply the blood of the Passover lamb (Exodus 12:22). 1835. What a choice word is that of our English version, a rare compound of precious things: love and kindness sweetly blended in one -- "lovingkindness." "The Portraiture of the Christian Penitent: attempted in a course of Sermons upon Psalm LI ... By the Rev. Blot out my transgressions. I can really identify with the author of this Psalm. Psalm 51 is that confession and plea for forgiveness. being debts he was not able to pay or make satisfaction for; and A. Alexander. It is iniquity, (!w[), avon, crooked dealing. His request “create in me a clean heart” is simply another way of asking for forgiveness and spiritual cleansing. Yours is your own: the violation of your own and not another's sense of duty; solitary, awful, unshared, adhering to you alone of all the spirits of the universe. Psalm 51:5 is often used to defend the idea that humans are sinners before they are born. I dare not approach thee, but standing afar off and lifting up my voice with great devotion and contrition of heart, I cry and say, Have mercy upon me, O God. Create me anew, O God. Obliterate the record, though now it seems engraven in the rock for ever; many strokes of thy mercy may be needed, to cut out the deep inscription, but then thou has a multitude of mercies, and therefore, I beseech thee, erase my sins. out of God's debt book; that they might not stand against him, (Folio. Mercy, lovingkindness, tender mercies. a father to his children, or like that of a mother to the son of The third, ($ymxr), denotes what the Greeks express by oplagcnizeoqai; that most tender pity which we signify by the moving of the heart and bowels, which argues the highest degree of compassion of which human nature is susceptible. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity And cleanse me from my sin. 1646." 1630." A Psalm of David. Blessed Is The Man Contributed by Edward Hardee on Jun 20, 2020 | 1,230 views. Charles D. Coetlogon, A.M., in "The Portraiture of the Christian Penitent," 1775. "When Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba." I cannot but observe here, the gradation in the sense of the three words made use of, to express the divine compassion, and the propriety of the order in which they are placed, which would be regarded as a real excellence and beauty in any classical writer. Proud member Transgressions ... iniquity ... sin. Psalm 51:1 For the choir director. I therefore say not, "Lord, remember David," as on a happier occasion; nor as propitiating thee, I used to say, to thy "servant," or, "to the son of thy handmaid." Pardon of sin must ever be an act of pure mercy, and therefore to that attribute the awakened sinner flies. Verse 1. ", "The Penitent's Prayer: a Practical Exposition of the Fifty-first Psalm. Against you, you only, … By the Right Reverend Father in God, ARTHVRE LAKE, late Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells." By the Right Rev. 1617." (4to. "As" is not a mere particle of time, simple equivalent to when, but suggests the idea of analogy, proportion, and retaliation. Huge in mercy—wipe out my bad record. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. This is the most deeply affecting of all the Psalms, and I am sure the one most applicable to me. 1. Conscience, when it is healthy, ever speaks thus: "MY transgressions." Arthur Pridham. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. (4to.). "Meditations and Disquisitions upon the 51 Psalm of David," in "Meditations and Disquisitions upon the seven Psalms of David, commonly called the Penitential Psalmes." pardoning grace in his wings; or that they might be wiped away, The Old Testament supplies the background to Jesus' use of "poor." Make me hear joy and gladness, That the bones You have broken may rejoice. He was honored to be someone known as a man after God’s own heart. Psalms 51:1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. the sovereign will of God: he is not moved to mercy neither by it is love that sets mercy to work: this is a most glaring gleam (Folio. This is the first Psalm in which we have the word Spirit used in application to the Holy Ghost. He sees his sins as transgressions, iniquity, evil, and the result of his lifelong offensive nature. ever before him, and seemed to be engraven; that they might be The second, ($dsxk), denotes a strong proneness, a ready, large, and liberal disposition to goodness and compassion powerfully prompting to all instances of kindness and bounty; flowing as freely and plentifully as milk into the breasts, or as waters from a perpetual fountain. ALL have fallen short of God's glory and ALL need a … Psalm 51: In Hebrew texts 51:1-19 is numbered 51:3-21.Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. There is reference here to an indictment: the Psalmist knows what it contains; he pleads guilty, but begs that the writing may be defaced; that a proper fluid may be applied to the parchment, to discharge the ink, that no record of it may ever appear against him: and this only the mercy, lovingkindness, and tender compassions, of the Lord can do. Show mercy such as is congruous with thy grace. Exposition of Psalm LI., in "Chandler's Life of David." This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. What a mine of rich matter and expression for prayer! We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. 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