See Job 3:12, note; Psalm 17:13, note; Psalm 59:10, note; 1 Thessalonians 4:15, note. Psalms 23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.. Ver. Psalm 2:3 Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament The Psalm begins with a seven line strophe, ruled by an interrogative Wherefore. It means properly what is twisted or interlaced, and refers to the usual manner in which ropes are made. He delighteth in the law of God after the inward man, Romans 7:22 It is not to him now, as once, bands and cords, but as girdles and garters, which gird up his loins, and expedite his course the better. Let us break their bands asunder — That is, the laws of the Lord and his Anointed; the bands or yokes which they design to put upon our necks, that they may bring us into subjection. For he represents them speaking scornfully of his government, as if to submit to it were a slavish and shameful subjection, just as we see it is with all the enemies of Christ who, when compelled to be subject to his authority reckon it not less degrading than if the utmost disgrace were put upon them. Verse 3. 3 He will be like a tree firmly planted by [ a]streams of water, See introductory note. Here David avows his confidence in God. New International Version Update. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. Some render it "cast away from him" (c); either from Christ, or everyone from himself. The clear implication of David’s statement in Psalm 23:1 is that as one of God’s sheep he will lack nothing which is necessary for his best interest. Ver. This is the first psalm with a title: A Psalm of David when he fled from Absalom his son. Other people delight in the activities in Psalm 1:1 – godless advice, lifestyle, and associations. Bucer). Chapter 2. (Haydock) --- "I fear there are more political than religious objectors to emancipation [of Catholics in Great Britain]." (c) in the conduct of individual sinners - in the opposition of the human heart to the authority of the Lord Jesus. He finds true joy in … Charles Spurgeon wrote, “ I like to recall the fact that this psalm was written by David, probably when he was a king. Psalms 2:3. He doesn’t JUST study it. and Vulg. Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms: This is what the psalmist himself intended with this psalm. (Comp. (In verses 1, 2, 3) the Nations are raging; (4 to 6) the Lord in heaven derides them; (7 to 9) the Son proclaims the decree; and (from 10 to end) advice is given to the kings to yield obedience to the Lord's anointed. Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. This was the course of the Pharisees and rulers against Christ. This Psalm is: (1) a monologue; (2) a psalm of recollection; (3) a psalm of thanksgiving. and cast away their cords from us; with relation to the Lord and his Anointed, whose laws, ordinances, and truths, they call "bands" and "cords"; so Arama interprets them of the law, and the commandments; or a "yoke", as the Vulgate Latin, Septuagint, Syriac, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions render the last word; and the phrases in general express their irreverence of God and the Messiah, their rejection Christ and his religion; their non-subjection to him, and their refusal to have him to rule over them; and their disesteem and contempt of his Gospel, and of the ordinances of it, and of the laws and rules of his government in his churches: and also they show the wrong notion that carnal men have of these things that whereas Christ's yoke is easy, and his burden light, Matthew 11:30; his Gospel and the truths of it make men free from the slavery of sin and Satan, and from a spirit of bondage, Romans 8:15; and true Gospel liberty consists in an observance of his commands and ordinances; yet they look upon these things as bands and cords, as fetters and shackles, as so many restraints upon their liberty, which are not to be bore: when, on the other hand, they promise themselves liberty in a disengagement from them, and in the enjoyment of their own lusts and sinful pleasures; whereas thereby they are brought into bondage, and become the servants of corruption. Like many psalms, the theme of Psalm 2 is emphasized in the final verse. (Contrast Matthew 11:29-30; 1 John 5:3.). The enemies will neither submit to law and obligation nor accept pardon through Christ. The passage before us is just as applicable to the world now as it was to the time when the Saviour personally appeared on the earth. John Trapp Complete Commentary. The rage of nations and the laugh of God. But the blessed man doesn’t. and Vulg. So the Popish clergy of Collen told their good Archbishop Albert (who had made use of Bucer and Melancthon to bring things into better order), that they had rather live under the Turkish government than under such a reformation (Melch. In Deuteronomy 8 Moses told the Israelites that God “let them be hungry” to test them and to teach them (vv. Perhaps, also, in the words "let us cast away" there is the expression of an idea that it could be easily done: that they had only to will it, and it would be done. Let us break their bands asunder, &c.] Here these rebels are brought in proclaiming their treasonable decrees against Christ, and his adherents, who seek to promote his kingdom. Psalm 2 – The Reign of the LORD’s Anointed. With thanksgiving - Expressing our thanks. This verse commences the second strophe or stanza of the psalm; and this strophe Psalm 2:4-6 corresponds with the first Psalm 2:1-3 in its structure. Psalm 101:2-3. 2-3). Let us be our own gods. Learn more today! Behold, he who keeps Israel. In Acts 4:25-26 he repeated Psalm 2: 3. He tells us there that Herod and Pilate were 2 of the leaders that the Psalm … (Nightingale), The easy yoke of Jesus seems to natural men a galling chain. David begins by gathering together all the benefits by recollection, and now he has to arrange them, so that they can be sung by any soul exercising itself like his, and remembering the first benefit his soul has got. Confidence in God's grace and care. Isaiah 58:6; Isaiah 10:27.). 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