"Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done [this] evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be … My revolts, my excesses, are all recorded against me; but, Lord, erase the lines. and that he saw there was mercy in God, which gave him hope; and In the latter day they shall consider their ways: repentance and self loathing will be the result. Men are greatly terrified at the multitude of their sins, but here is a comfort -- our God hath multitude of mercies. 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. 1617." Have mercy upon me, O God. Blot out my transgressions. the merits nor misery of men, but by his free grace and favour; Show mercy such as is congruous with thy grace. Hyssop was also used to sprinkle the priest’s … When David was through trying to hide his sin, he confessed it freely. Against you, you only, … Scrub away my guilt, soak out my sins in your laundry. According unto the multitude of thy tender mercies. Title. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Frederick William Robertson. Ask not, then, Lord, who I am, but only forgive me who confess my sin, condemn my fault, and beseech thy pity. "When Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba." He admits he has sinned against God. 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. His request “create in me a clean heart” is simply another way of asking for forgiveness and spiritual cleansing. A psalm of David. applies unto him, and casts himself at his feet, and upon his For pardon, not pity merely, but forgiveness. 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. Charles D. Coetlogon. 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. 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. By SAM. HIERON. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, Proud member By the Right Reverend Father in God, ARTHVRE LAKE, late Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells." In some of its versions it often helps the returning sinner. This Psalm is the brightest gem in the whole book, and contains instruction so large, and doctrine so precious, that the tongue of angels could not do justice to the full development. 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. Verse 1. By the Right Rev. I know how bad I’ve been; my sins are staring me down. Create me anew, O God. "according to the multitude of [his] tender mercies". William S. Plumer. A message on what it means to be a man who is following the ways of the Lord. Psalm 51[ a] For the director of music. I tremble and blush to mention my name, for my former familiarities with thee only make me more confounded at being recognized by thee after my guilt. For mercy, not justice. This was the devil's nest egg that caused many sins to be laid, one to, and upon another. It would be far easier to imitate Milton, Shakespeare, or Tennyson, than David. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Verse 1. Charles de Coetlogon. Psalm 51:5 is often used to defend the idea that humans are sinners before they are born. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. They will become the teachers of the Gentiles, when first the iniquity of their own transgressions has been purged away. are the instances of it; and it is exceeding tender, like that of Have mercy. besides, upon a view of this, he was led to observe all his other 1835. He sees his sins as transgressions, iniquity, evil, and the result of his lifelong offensive nature. "When Nathan the prophet came unto him as he (i.e., David) had come unto Bathsheba." By SIR RICHARD BAKER, Knight. I have lost thee by sin, I have alienated myself from thee by following the enemy, and therefore am unclean. Transgressions ... iniquity ... sin. There are seven Psalms so designated: Psalm 6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, 145. I dare not say my God, for that were presumption. These Blessed Is The Man Contributed by Edward Hardee on Jun 20, 2020 | 1,230 views. Let thy most loving compassions come to me, and make thou thy pardons such as these would suggest. "According to thy lovingkindness." From statements like David's, we realize that when God prophesies regarding Jesus—. Many sins on account of multitude of mercies. everlasting and unchangeable love in Christ; from which as the 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. The significant repetition of the phrase came unto, is lost in the English and most other versions. 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. A Psalm of David when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. All rights reserved. source, and through whom as the medium, special mercy comes to them; or that they might be blotted out, as a cloud by the clear Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions. Draw thy pen through the register. Reveal all thy gentlest attributes in my case, not only in their essence but in their abundance. her womb; and from this abundant and tender mercy springs the ", "Lectures on the Fifty-first Psalm, delivered in the Parish Church of St. James', Bristol. A. P. Forbes, Bishop of Brechin, 1857. Psa 51:1-6. (4to.). a father to his children, or like that of a mother to the son of The title has reference to a very sad story, that of David's fall. Psalm 51 is classified as an individual lament in which a single voice cries out to God for deliverance from a life-threatening situation. 2 pg 254-273. Verse 1. Because you have so much love, forget that I did not obey you. Whole psalm. 1638. It is sin, (tajx), chattath, error and wandering. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Hell deserving sins on account of tender mercies. 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. I cannot doubt the prophetic bearing of this Psalm upon the nation of Israel. John Trapp. caused to pass from him, and he might have no more conscience of Today we shall be engaging in psalm 51 prayer points for cleansing and pardon. Title. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. DE COETLOGON, A.M. He appeals at once to the mercy of God, even before he mentions his sin. This denotes a higher degree of goodness than the former. Have mercy upon me, O God 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. 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. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. ", "The Penitent's Prayer: a Practical Exposition of the Fifty-first Psalm. 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. Make me hear joy and gladness, That the bones You have broken may rejoice. 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. 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. (Folio. (It was) after (David) had sex with Bathsheba. it; according to thy lovingkindness; (It is) a psalm of David. "After he had gone in to Bathsheba." psalmist makes mention of the multitude of the mercies of God, 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 … Let me feel it chiefly as sin against thee, that my sin may be of the godly sort. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. 1Ki 3:26. It is a marvel, but nevertheless a fact, that writers … The sight of mercy is good for eyes that are sore with penitential weeping. Samuel Chandler. (12mo. Samuel Chandler. So, as we begin to study this psalm, we start with David’s initial plea for mercy from God. 2:4 ) ( Titus 3:4 Titus 3:5 ) ; according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out Victorinus Strigelius, 1524-1569. Whole Psalm. 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. His approach to confession is to take God's attitude toward sin. Verse 1. Have mercy upon me, O God. Have mercy upon me, O God. of Gospel light, which none of the inspired writers besides, 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. ), "David's Repentance; or, A plaine and familiar Exposition of the L. "A Godly and Fruitful Exposition of the Fifty-one Psalm, the fifth of the Penitential," in ARCHIBALD SYMSON'S "Sacred Septenarie." Vol. 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. 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. signifieth without cause or desert; Psalms 35:19 69:4 Ezekiel 14:23 ; and freely, without paying any price, Exodus 21:11 . "Meditations and Disquisitions upon the 51 Psalm of David," in "Meditations and Disquisitions upon the seven Psalms of David, commonly called the Penitential Psalmes." 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. What a mine of rich matter and expression for prayer! except the Apostle Paul, saw, ( Ephesians I can really identify with the author of this Psalm. shining of the sun of righteousness, with the healing of The writer of Psalm 51, King David, knew the blessed peace and fellowship with God. We serve a God of mercy and compassion, a God who is always ready to forgive us when we fall short of His glory. sin, which he mentions, ( Psalms 51:5 ) . 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. 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. of mercy to forgive, and to encourage his hope of it. It is a heart filled and genuine account of David’s guilty heart. being debts he was not able to pay or make satisfaction for; and out of the table of his own heart and conscience, where they were Mercy, lovingkindness, tender mercies. 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. 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. Psalm 51:1 For the choir director. It seems to have been the effusion of a soul smarting under the sense of a recent and great transgression. 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. 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." THOMAS T. BIDDULPH, A.M. mercy; which shows the view he had of his miserable condition, Pardon of sin must ever be an act of pure mercy, and therefore to that attribute the awakened sinner flies. Salem Media Group. MY transgressions. By the Rev. (4to. 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. Verse 1. "An Exposition of the one-and- fiftieth Psalm," in pp. From "A Commentary on the Seven Penitential Psalms, chiefly from ancient sources." ), "Good News from Canaan; or, An Exposition on the 51 Psalm," in "The Workes of Mr. William Cowper, late Bishop of Galloway." But, though he fell, he was not utterly cast down, for God graciously upheld him and raised him up. 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. A Psalm of David, when the prophet Nathan came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.”. Proud member Blot out my transgressions. Exposition of Psalm LI., in "Chandler's Life of David." for his sin was complicated, attended with many others; and, Psalm 51:1-2. 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. 51-239, of "Sermons with some religious and divine Meditations. of THOMAS ALEXANDER, M.A., Chelsea.". This is the first Psalm in which we have the word Spirit used in application to the Holy Ghost. The acts of special mercy are according to And he came to him, and said to … after. For the pardon of great sins on account of great mercies, and lovingkindness. (Folio. 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. A. Alexander. 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. Verse 1,5. 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. Arthur Pridham. Verse 1. Psalm 109:21 But do you for me, O GOD the Lord, for your name's sake: because …. 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." O God. This confession was inspired by David's sins of adultery, deception, and … Blot out my transgressions. Thomas Chalmers. What a choice word is that of our English version, a rare compound of precious things: love and kindness sweetly blended in one -- "lovingkindness." 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. pardoning grace in his wings; or that they might be wiped away, Psalms 51:1 Have mercy upon me, O God David, under a sense of sin, does not run away from God, but applies unto him, and casts himself at his feet, and upon his mercy; which shows the view he had of his miserable condition, and that he saw there was mercy in God, which gave him hope; and upon his bended knees, and in the exercise of faith, he asks for it; A David Psalm, After He Was Confronted by Nathan About the Affair with Bathsheba. In the case of Psalm 51, the life-threatening situation is King David’s guilt over the taking of Bathsheba. By this the Psalmist seeketh for multitude of mercies, he would show how deeply he was wounded with his manifold sins, that one seemed a hundred. as any faith is wiped from any person or thing: and all this of God, which carnal men rely upon; but according to his (It was) when the *prophet Nathan came to him. A.M. 2 Samuel 12:1-13 And the LORD sent Nathan to David. J. 1639. Archibald Symson. not according to his merits, nor according to the general mercy my Athanasius recommends to some Christians, to whom he was writing, to repeat it when they awake at night. 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. transgressions; because of the multitude of his sins, which required a multitude David, under a sense of sin, does not run away from God, but The psalm’s superscription reads, “To the leader. The actual commission of sin is implied in its display. 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. Withdraw not thy Spirit. The Old Testament supplies the background to Jesus' use of "poor." Verse 1. 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. Psalm 51:3-4 “For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Divisions. CHA. ), Preached at Ashby Delazovch, in Leicester Shire. Psalm 25:6,7 Remember, O LORD, your tender mercies and your loving kindnesses; …. Huge in mercy—wipe out my bad record. Therefore not written for private meditation only, but for the public service of song. 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