Psalm 44 includes the term “Maskil”[5] in its superscription. 7 But [i.e., rather than saving myself…] thou [hast saved/deliver/will deliver] us from our enemies,and [hast/will] [put them to shame/humiliated them] that hated us. . 14 Thou makest us [a byword/an object of ridicule] among the [heathen/nations],a [shaking of the head/laughingstock] among [the people/foreigners]. Psalm 44:1-26. Examined through the lens of this psalm’s instructional purpose to illumine God’s people with His truth, this section would be equivalent to God’s redemptive work, or justification of sin, establishing the covenantal relationship between God and His people. Presse; Leseproben; Termine; Danilo Kis. 1 We have heard it with our ears, O God; our ancestors have told us what you did in their days, in days long ago. Reformation Commentary on Scripture. Looking to place the blame on someone for the apparent withdrawal of blessings from the Lord. No. Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible. Nashville : Abingdon Press, 2010. So, moving on from the superscription of this psalm, we’ll now see the psalmist remembering that God performed mighty deeds for his people in the past in verses 1-3. And so, Paul ends Romans 8 with an air of confidence that nothing – none of these things mentioned – will ever separate us from God’s love in Christ. Tribulation, distress, persecution, famine (not enough to eat), nakedness (not enough to wear), peril, sword. And at the same time – we can beg him to work the same kind of awesome deeds that he’s proven he can do in times past. 1 O God, we have heard with our ears, T o the choirmaster. Therefore, this psalm can be incorporated both in prayer and in songs. 2 O Gott, mit unseren eigenen Ohren haben wir es gehört, unsere Väter haben es uns erzählt, was du für Taten getan hast zu ihrer Zeit, in den Tagen der Vorzeit! 3 It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them. And yet, he is still with us working in and among us for his sake. 5 Through [the power of…] thee will we [push/drive] [down/back] our [enemies/adversaries]:through thy [name/strength] will we [tread them under/trample down those] that rise up against us. Among the metaphors are “sword and arm” (v. 3) to represent military power, “the light of your face” (v. 3) as God’s beneficent attitude for His people, “a haunt for jackals” (v. 19) as the object of enemy’s pursuit, “deep darkness” (v. 19) as the situation of desperation, “spread out our hands to other gods” (v. 20) as worship other gods or fall into idolatry, “sheep” (v. 22) as beings in vulnerability, “cling to the ground” and “be brought down to the dust” (v. 26) as being in the extreme misery, and so forth. 2 With your hand you drove out the nations and planted our ancestors; you crushed the peoples and made our ancestors flourish. So, God performed these mighty deeds in ancient times for Israel – not because they were great – but because he favored them. Zur Navigation springen Zur Suche springen. The only way we will prevail on a spiritual level is if God decides to favor us. Due to all the great deeds of the Lord an… Danilo Kiš, 1935 in Subotica als Sohn eines ungarischen Juden und einer Montenegrinerin geboren, zählt zu den bedeutendsten europäischen Autoren der Gegenwart. Psalm 44 Einheitsübersetzung 2016 Anklage Gottes Angesichts der Leiden des Gottesvolkes 1 Für den Chormeister. (Psalm 44) 1. The three sections, remembrance and praise, complaints, and petitions, can create very distinctive musical expressive modes. Psalm - Kapitel 44 Hat Gott sein Volk verstoßen? We have heard with our ears, O God; our fathers have told us what you did in their days, in days long ago. Exploring the Old Testament. Its NASB version adds a supplementary note to the term with “possibly a contemplative, or didactic, or … Or maybe you’re associated in whatever ways with other ministries that have seen God’s rich blessings in times past – but now – despite your great desire for things to be different – those ministries are struggling. And he would know if the people were sinning to the extent that he had to punish them. As some commentators note, it is clear from hints within Psalms itself that various collections arose which were at some point consolidated into a “collection of collections” as we have today.1 Evidence of this is clear in Psalm 72:20 which says, “the prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended” yet the collection of Psalms has further Da… Thank you for your explantion and ability to serve the Lord by helping me with this Psalm. Psalm ist ein Psalm der Korachsöhne. Querverweise + 1Ch 6:37. It’s because of some sin issue or some deficiency on your part or your pastor’s part or the part of your ministry leader or whatever! The deeds you accomplished in their days, In the days of long ago. „Psalm 44“ ist sowohl thematisch als auch sprachlich ein wichtiger Baustein des zum 30. We overwhelmingly conquer through him who loves us. (Psa 44:2) With your hand you drove out the nations and planted our fathers; you crushed the peoples and made our fathers flourish. 19 [Though/Yet] thou hast [sore broken/crushed/battered] us [i.e., leaving us…] in [the/a] place of [dragons/jackals/wild dogs],and covered us with [the shadow of death/darkness]. Psalm 44 Message / Psalm 44 Commentary / Psalm 44 Sermon. what work thou didst in their days,in the times of old. Grogan, Geoffrey. As an heir to God’s Kingdom through His salvation work (Justification of Sin), are you at peace with God? 9–22). Federico Villanueva points out, “one of the conspicuous differences between the individual lament and the communal lament is the absence of resolution in the latter.”[4] Psalm 44 falls into the community lament with both the first-person singular and plural pronouns mixed and no resolution at the end. And with that statement being made, you wonder if perhaps this psalm was written during the Babylonian exile when Israel was scattered among the heathen. In the Greek Septuagint version of the bible, and in its Latin translation in the Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 43 in a slightly different numbering system. He feels like God has rejected them – like God is playing a frustrating game where he hides his face from his people – like God might know what’s troubling his people, but unfortunately he doesn’t really care and so he just ignores them. And I have a few facts from this superscription that I think you might find interesting. This may be a literary or musical term. The device of “chiasmus” found in verses 2–3 and 7 reinforces the contrastive messages: the different ways God adopts in treating Israel and other nations. I know why you’re struggling! [6] “The Sons of Korah were Levites who were descendants of their leader, Korah (Num. Ein Maskil. Psalm 44:21 This subject naturally divides itself into three parts. Permission is … 12. Von den Söhnen Kọrahs.+ Maskịl. Its NASB version adds a supplementary note to the term with “possibly a contemplative, or didactic, or skillful psalm” and its NIV and ESV versions, with “probably a literary or musical term.” Allegedly, King David intended to teach his people God’s truth through Maskils for their spiritual enlightenment. He loves us. Psalm - Kapitel 44 Hat Gott sein Volk verstoßen? It’s not even necessarily chastening for sin. Pleins, J. David. A little rough, I’d say. Life is hard for them. A series of ostensible laments in the present life function as indispensable steps that God’s people should take to qualify themselves to join their consequent songs of triumph in His Kingdom yet to come. So, it used to be that the Lord would go with Israel as they conquered the land of Canaan. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Psalm 44 - NIV: We have heard it with our ears, O God; our ancestors have told us what you did in their days, in days long ago. 11 Thou hast [given/handed over] us like sheep [appointed for meat/to be eaten];and hast scattered us among the [heathen/nations]. Of the Sons of Korah. A variety of poetic devices in parallelism and imagery are interwoven throughout the psalm, enhancing its rhetoric. 18 Our hearts had not turned back; our feet had not strayed from your path. A maskil. 16, 19) who was killed for his rebellion (Num 26: 10) but his children were spared. Because he knows that any victory that God’s present-day people have will come about just the same way that God’s people of old experienced victory – by God’s strength. Psalm 44 is a lament psalm. 44 O God, we have heard with our own ears, Our forefathers have recounted to us, +. Even in the spiritual wilderness with God’s seeming withdrawal, His people persist in struggling to maintain the covenantal status, which can correspond to the process of being sanctified. Required fields are marked *. This psalm adopts the form of lament to illustrate and enlighten God’s people with the three stages of salvation, justification of the past, sanctification of the present, and glorification in the end time. 19 But you crushed us and made us a haunt for jackals; you covered us over with deep darkness. + Masʹkil. Of the Sons of Korah. The Psalms : Songs of Tragedy, Hope, and Justice. Exploring the Old Testament : A Guide to the Psalms & Wisdom Literature. Waltman, Joshua C. “Psalms of Lament and God’s Silence: Features of Petition Not Yet Answered.” Evangelical Quarterly 89, no. B. dem 74) das an sich, dass er sich deutlich auf eine ganz bestimmte geschichtliche Lage Israels bezieht, ohne dass es uns gelingen will, in der Geschichte des Volks eine Zeit zu entdecken, in der sich die sämtlichen Züge des Psalms vereinigt wiederfinden ließen. ]and [redeem/rescue] us [for/because of] thy [mercies' sake/lovingkindness/loyal love]. … No! Of the sons of Korʹah. No. [i.e., how others are treating us…]. The superscription of “For the director of music” is indicative of the role of a skilled musician who should be in charge of leading music, instructing a choir and supervising its performances. Beim Laden des Videos ist ein Fehler aufgetreten. Complaints of the Present Suffering: Requirements of Sanctification (vv. With your hand you drove out the nations and planted our ancestors; you crushed the peoples and made our ancestors flourish. And so, that’s what the psalmist does next. 2 Gott, wir haben's mit unsern Ohren gehört, unsre Väter haben's uns erzählt, was du getan hast zu ihren Zeiten vor alters. Nevertheless, the second section, when interpreted as the enumeration of requisites for sanctification, can be one of the most proper topics for preaching. ][command/decree] [deliverances/victories] for Jacob[./!]. Lamenting God’s recent chastening of his people. His hand (verses 2 and 3) and his arm (verse 3) mean "what God did". God has saved them from their foes (44:7) and tread down any of the enemies that had previously risen up (44:5). +. Learn how your comment data is processed. And so, when we go to prayer, we can remember the way that God has worked with his people in times past – both in our church and more broadly wherever he’s given success to his people on the earth. That would be when God brought Israel into the Promised Land of Canaan under the leadership of Joshua. So, I think we all know something of what this psalmist is struggling with. And we need to recognize that the psalmist is expressing the way he feels – not the literal reality of the situation. All metrical versions of the psalms have been written by Tim and Julie Tennent in order to provide an open source psalter for public and private worship. II. We do not have a lot of information about the Sons of Korah, but we do about their competing group, the Sons of Asaph. And when God did that for Israel, there was a good deal of fighting involved. And then calling on God to again engage in his mighty deeds on their behalf. The one who loves us is the one who brings these things on us – persecution, distress, etc. And so, as a result of God’s granting defeat after defeat to his people and giving his people over to their enemies, the psalmist is in emotional turmoil. Remembering that God performed mighty deeds in the past for his people, 2. What to Do When Your Partner’s “Not That Spiritual”, Tuning in to Intelligence in the Universe, Confronting Ugliness in Ourselves and Our Writing. 22 Yet for your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered. Grand Rapids, MI : Kregel Publications, 2007. And when it comes down to it, his plans that he works through our sufferings are – in his mind – just a glorious as his mighty deeds of delivering his people. How has it been going for us? Der Psalm in einem Psalterbüchlein von 1499. So, the psalmist doesn’t even really personally believe in what he just implied about God. They experience defeat after defeat. If harder times come, does that mean that we’re separated from God? An Audio Visual Representation of Psalm 83: Book 1: Psalms 1-41 . A M askil of the S ons of K orah. As if to say – do you remember Psalm 44 and how it talks about godly people suffering – but not for their sin??? First, this is one of 55 psalms that are addressed to this “Chief Musician.” Additionally, Habakkuk 3:19 also references the man who held this position. 3 Fremde Völker hast du aus dem Land vertrieben und unsere Väter darin wohnen lassen. 9 [But/Yet] thou hast [cast off/rejected], and [put us to shame/brought us to dishonor/embarrassed us];and goest not forth [into battle…] with our armies. You make us a reproach to our neighbors, A scorn and a derision to those all around us. 12 Thou [sellest/sold] thy people [for nought/cheaply/for a pittance],and dost not increase thy wealth by their price. A maskil. For the choir director: A psalm # 44:TITLE Hebrew maskil. Psalm hat mit noch einigen andern (z. And just like Job and just like this psalmist, we ultimately don’t know why. 17 All this [is come upon/has happened to] us; [yet/even though] have we not [forgotten/rejected] thee,neither have we [dealt falsely in/violated] thy covenant [i.e., with us…]. Psalm 44 is the 44th psalm from the Book of Psalms, composed by sons of Korah and is classified in the series of lamentations of the people. It also indicates that the director takes solo parts written in the first-person singular and the choir, the rest of the psalm in the first-person plural. And yet – even though we can trust that God’s ways are right and higher than ours – even when they include serious defeats and setbacks – we’re still encouraged to call on God to renew his mighty deeds of old – just like the psalmist does in verses 23-26 to end this psalm. 150. God’s causing us to experience defeat is just as much in his plan as is his giving success in times past. [4] Federico G. Villanueva, Psalms 1–72, Asia Bible Commentary Series (Carlisle, England: Langham Global Library, 2016). Handbooks for Old Testament exegesis. 11 You gave us up to be devoured like sheep and have scattered us among the nations. Of the Sons of Korah. 6 For I [will/do] not trust in my bow,neither shall my sword save me. And yet, the psalmist confesses that the strength of Israel wasn’t what got them the land. No. Not even being treated as a sheep for slaughter. A maskil. Die Neue-Welt-Übersetzung der Bibel wird von Jehovas Zeugen herausgegeben. Open your Bibles to Psalm 44. General Background: ... (110 in Matthew 22:44 and 118 in Matthew 21:42). [arise/Awake/Wake up! 23 Awake, Lord! Am going thru the book of psalms and yo notes r great for giving context. And let’s rest in the fact that nothing can separate us from his love in Christ Jesus. [1] J. David Pleins, The Psalms: Songs of Tragedy, Hope, and Justice., Bible & liberation (Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, 1993). And so, the psalmist continues by declaring that if they were guilty of sin then God would make that known. 14 You have made us a byword among the nations; the peoples shake their heads at us. Rather, God’s power did that for them. This summary of the book of Psalms provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Psalms. If you answer both the questions in the affirmative, your profession of the peaceful relationship with God proves to be tainted. Has our church gone through hard times? God is not done with us yet. Psalms 44. Futato, Mark David, and David M. Howard. And this is on the mind of the apostle Paul when in Romans 8 he speaks of the worrying and dangerous and deadly things that we might tend to think will threaten to separate us from the love of God. 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