Most account it to be a psalm of davids maturity, but with vivid remembrance of his youth as a shepherd. Sheep must be free from tension within the flock, fear from the outside e. The book of psalms new international commentary on the old testament nicot kindle edition by declaissewalford, nancy l. They are also useful for teaching and confirming that jesus is the christ or messiah. Enduring word presents free bible resources from david guzik, including his written commentary on the bible.
An integrated digital bible study library including complete notes from the niv study bible and the nkjv macarthur study bible is just a step away. Psalms 23 commentary matthew henry commentary on the. David, in this psalm, appeals to god touching his integrity. Anxiety when unscrupulous people succeed psalms 49, 50, 52, 62 book 3 psalms 7389 the workplace consequences of personal failings psalm 73 the economic consequences of national wrongdoings psalm 81, 85 gods grace in the midst of judgment psalm 86 book 4 psalms 90106 working in a fallen world psalms 90, 101. Recommend good books, fiction or nonfiction, featuring the beloved psalm 23.
What principles can be applied in the lives of believers today. Here is a prince of the blood royal of heaven attended by two body guards, goodness and mercy, which keep close behind him. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the new testament. Chapter 23 many of davids psalms are full of complaints, but this is full of comforts, and the expressions of delight in gods great goodness and dependence upon him. He points out that in verses 2 and 3 david speaks of the lord in the 3rd person. Book 4 psalms 90106 bible commentary theology of work. As a shepherd, phillip keller shares his insights into the life and character of sheep. Concerning the kingdom of christ, and the subjects of that kingdom. Psalm 23 explained discover the 66 books of the bible.
Bible commentary on the book of psalms, chapter 23, by dr. The lord is my shepherd, i shall not be in want travel the shepherds path to the green pastures and cool, refreshing waters of psalm 23. This is a picture of complete peacefulness and rest. I have been a minister for thirty years or so and i have discovered many great commentaries on the books of the bible. Free bible commentary on the book of psalms in easy english written by gordon churchyard for missionassist.
David guzik commentary on psalm 23 explains this most well known psalm, which declares the lord is my shepherd, i shall not want. Many psalms have distinctive structures and a symmetry which aids memorisation and gives focus to some of the important words and themes of the overall psalm. Introduction we live in a world in which many, if not most, people are engulfed with fear and anxiety. This first psalm serves as an introduction to the entire psalter. In addition to these works, there are a number of great commentaries on the book of psalms. In the wilderness and in the desert there are no raised paths, the paths being merely tracks. How we dont lack and now through the rest of this psalm he leads us through several areas of life where this rings true where gods pastoral provisions appear in the life of a believer. Many psalms include a superscription, which we believe to have been added after the fact by the people putting together the psalm book. Psalms chapter 23 kjv king james version i like to remember the story of a young woman walking home in the dark street, she was walking down the hill and became afraid, not sure why she was afraid she began reciting psalms 23 as she walked which seemed to calm her and she finally arrived home and was safe.
We are using this book for a ladies bible study and it is amazing. One of these structures is called chiastic cross over. Resting in gods care psalms 16, 23, 1, 3, 31, and 46 there is a place of quiet rest, near to the heart of god. Psalm 23 follows psalm 22, a heartfelt lament, one connected with the passion of jesus in the new testament. It is not just a reading of the psalms, but an enjoyable read and study of the life of david with his trials, tribulations and joy. Psalms 23 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is from the most widely read and often quoted preacher in history, charles haddon spurgeon. In psalm 1 the righteous are blessed by god, and in psalm 150 the righteous bless god. The book of psalms introduction to the psalms the value of the old testament to the christian is expressed several times in the new testament. These are psalms of abiding, resting in god even though the storms of life are raging outside this quiet place. Here is a summary of the lessons in this amazing psalm. Psalm 23 begins with this superscription kjv psalm 23. You can find the best commentary on psalms for you using the tools on the right side. Read psalms 175 commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. According to many researchers it was ezra, the priest and scribe, himself who completed the final collection of the psalms ezra 3.
How to apply psalm 23 to your life,nathan tabor study from the bible and be encouraged to grow your faith. Green fields means that the sheep would find plenty to eat. The book of psalms is one of the most beloved portions of holy scripture. We know of this man from scripture as a shepherd who personally knew the lord and his provisions. Goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. Psalm 23 commentary by jerome creach working preacher. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the book of psalms new international commentary on the old testament. Like many others, this beloved psalm bears the simple title a psalm of david. For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. In the psalm, barzillai made a great dinner for david. Sep 22, 2017 3 new ways to think about psalm 23,sarah garrett study from the bible and be encouraged to grow your faith. What a shepherd is like a shepherd cares for his sheep. The psalm is commonly used in the context of death and the funeral service. Old testament poetry old testament wisdom previous next.
Study the bible online using commentary on psalm 23 and more. Here youll find a short study on the psalm by john calvin, exploring the thanksgiving nature of davids writing. Psalm 23, also called the shepherds psalm by david, is one of the most loved psalms. If the sheep are to eat, its the shepherd who leads them to the pastures. These are my top 5 commentaries on the book of psalms. Getting the messagepsalm 23 madison county journal. Many of davids psalms are full of complaints, but this is full of comforts, and the expressions of delight in gods great goodness and dependence upon him. The lord is my shepherd he hath showed himself to be so by his gracious providences toward me. Vangemeren psalms in the expositors bible commentary 1991. The book of psalms new international commentary on the. The psalmist has sought refuge in yahweh his sovereign lord, and supreme welfare v. In psalm 23, david painted with words, a picture of god as the great shepherd of his life. With this verse the image of the psalm suddenly changes.
Much of this book reads like a story in its simplicity, while other parts explain the complexity of times. Ralph davis in his commentary makes an astute observation. Study scripture verses with commentary, concordances, and use highlighting, underlining, take notes in the bible. Psalm 23 printable book marks pdf seed faith books. Psalms 7 clearly refers to the babylonian captivity. In his book, a shepherd looks at psalm 23, phillip keller who served for many years as a shepherd, says that sheep need four things before they will lie down. Every verse of it testifies of a truth about god and the relationship david had developed with him. Psalms 23 commentary spurgeons verse expositions of the. David has left no sweeter psalm than the short twenty third. Enduring word free bible commentary from pastor david guzik. Psalm 23 bible commentary matthew henry concise christianity. Readview a slideshow with commentary on the meaning of psalm 23. The book of psalms introduction bible commentaries.
Text, mp3 and video lessons and sermons in 50 languages. Read psalms 23 commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. There are two systems for numbering the verses in the psalms. Psalm 23 is one of the bestknown and most oftenquoted passages in the bible. Spurgeons treasury of david to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Gods people, like sheep, do not have enough sense to go to the pastures for food or find the still waters. But when we examine psalm 23 in its canonical location within the book of psalms, new insights into its meaning may emerge. Study the bible online using commentary on psalms 23 and more. Lets see this in verse 2 on our psalm 23 2 meaning article. The life of david as reflected in his psalms kindle edition.
Psalm 23 especially is the most loved book of the psalms. The book is actually a collection of 150 individual songs composed over a period of approximately years, from the time of moses psalm 90 to the postexilic period psalm 126. We have just added many new sources, including the expositors bible commentary, bengels gnomon, langes commentary, hastings great texts and many more. Psalm 23 author explaining the book bible study guide. The good shepherd controls, protects, and provides for his sheep. Freedom from fear, from friction within the flock, from parasites, and from hunger keller, 24. God offers advice at night during the darkest hours, and the writer shall not be moved because he has confidence in gods ability to stay by his side forever. The most essential commentary for each book of the hebrew. The key on psalms 23 i cant dim this maddening flame that burns with desire and shame the want the need is there the passion i must share. Psalms commentary john gills exposition of the bible. Study psalm 23 using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. With bible gateway plus, you gain instant access to a digital bible study library, including complete notes from the niv cultural backgrounds study bible and the new bible commentary. The majority of this site is devoted to exploring the meaning of psalm 23.
In like manner, psalm 150 functions as the conclusion to the book. Enrich your faith and grow in spiritual maturity with the incredible bible study and devotional books listed below. Psalm 16 is the 16th psalm from the book of psalms charles and emilie briggs summarized its contents as follows. The sinfulness and misery of a wicked man, the ground and reason of both.
Read psalm 23 commentary using the treasury of david. In these words, the believer is taught to express his satisfaction in the care of the great. Read psalms commentary using john gills exposition of the bible. Sep 24, 2008 the book of psalms is one of the most beloved portions of holy scripture. Apr 26, 20 book of psalms chapter 23 at a daily bible reading and commentary. Score a books total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over, a testimony of safety. So, lets see what this shepherdturnedking says about gods pastoral provisions. The message and structure psalm 23 psalm 23 is a psalm which has brought comfort and hope to many people over many years. Despite our shepherds leading us down the right paths as we studied in our psalm 23 3 commentary article that doesnt mean a total absence of fearinducing realities, as verse 4 of psalm 23 admits. The book of psalms is the best known, most discussed and most cited book of the old testament. Click the commentary tab or pulldown menu for a full selection of commentaries over any bible passage you are researching. There are a number of great commentaries on the book of psalms. King david, himself a former shepherd, begins this psalm with, the lord is my shepherd, immediately putting himself as a sheep in the care of jesus christ.
No single psalm has expressed more powerfully mans prayer of confidence out of the depths to the god whose purpose alone gives meaning to. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. It is extremely difficult to write a good commentary on the psalms, partly because there are 150 of them, and if all you do is say the barest minimum about each psalm you will easily end up with a commentary over 300 pages long. Sidlow baxters book explore the book, we quote the following. Psalms 23 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. It is a psalm which has been sung by good christians, and will be while the world stands, with a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction. Recently, i was reading through psalms and scanned over chapter 23. This 1903 book about david helps to bring a greater understanding of who king david was. And what better author to write a psalm on gods pastoral provisions than king david. The psalmist begins by extolling the blessedness of the right eous, who is first described negatively, as turning away from the counsels of the wicked, ver. Study the bible online using commentary on psalms 175 and more.
But the psalms language and imagery may be more fitting for the season of easter when the church tries to discern how to live in light of christs resurrection. Psalms with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. Psalms 23 commentary james burton coffman commentaries. He does not say, peradventure, but, surely psalms 23. Study the bible online using commentary on psalms and more. Surely this is another of the psalmists inferences, and a very sure one. Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the word of god in order to refocus ones mind and heart upon christ and his gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire bible in a year. Study the bible online using commentary on psalms 23 and.
Psalm 1 must be viewed in relation to the entire book of psalms. Commentary on the book of psalms by matthew henry old. Yet deep within my heart is a longing i cant impart a tenderness i have never known a love i have never shown. I will explain what types of bible commentaries i look for and why i choose these types of commentaries.
Gods constant presence is a major assertion throughout the book of psalms. The most essential commentary for each book of the hebrew bible. Thus the psalms are useful for singing praises to god. Psalms 23 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the church of christ, presents a verse level look at the bible. No doubt this is what is figuratively referred to in psalm 23. Psalms 23 commentary spurgeons verse expositions of the bible. The book of psalms is the first and main book of the third part of the hebrew bible, of the writings hebr.173 989 1311 1267 264 495 750 935 406 1571 233 972 365 315 239 387 936 1396 771 551 1326 1017 1069 1415 1154 1464 659 332 1076 538