Psalm 23, king james version the lord is my shepherd. It brings to the godly, when they read it or hear it, as it. If you have never preached on psalm 23 or if you havent preached on it recently this is the week. It is likely you will find it expressed in the book of psalms. Psalm 23, beautifully explained ambassadors for christ. Commentaries for psalm chapter 2 threatenings against the enemies of christs kingdom. Like brueggemann, i am certain that for many christians the meaning of ps 23 holds a special place in their lives.
With davids experience as a shepherd, as a warrior, and a king, he would have been well familiar with the concepts used in this chapter. Writers have tried to outdo one another in describing the popularity, beauty, and delight of this little psalm. Psalm 23 30 literary commentary t he lord is my shepherd is probably the bestknown statement in the book of psalms. Psalms 23 commentary spurgeons verse expositions of the.
This first psalm serves as an introduction to the entire psalter. Apr 17, 2016 psalm 23 reminds readers that goodness can pursue them as well as travails. He makes me to lie down in green pastures thats rest. I am inclined to see two images in the psalm, that of the shepherd vv. You can trust him to protect you from everything he does not desire for your life. Brief explanation of the technical resources used in the you can understand. To be restored implies that you have spent yourself in service to god.
The message from the everyday saints to walk the walk of daily faith in our time, the message is clear. 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. Even while i am here in this world, i will beno more a stranger or a guest but like a child at home, dwelling with god. Since the psalm is usually quoted in its king james translation or in one. Pdf reading psalm 23 in african context researchgate. Nothing else in the bible, except new testament passages such as john 14. Bible verses used here are nrsv, the commentary is by the rt revd dr steven. Daniel and his wife, along with an incredible team, helped plant anchor city church in san diegoa third culture, multigenerational church who seeks to join the redemptive mission of god for our city and for the world. Study the bible online using commentary on psalms 23 and more. We are here told who would appear as adversaries to christ. Psalm 23 describes god as his shepherd, in the role of protector and provider.
It is also the largest collection of godgiven prayer material. Commentary on psalm 23 pdf the lord is my shepherd is probably the bestknown statement in the book of psalms. Psalm 23 is selfdescribed as a psalm of david, and we have good reason to believe that david did in fact write it. Of this psalm, martin luther said, of all the figures that are applied to god in the old testament, that of a shepherd is the most beautiful. Yea, though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death. Working preacher is a ministry brought to you by luther seminary. Yeah, well, lately the water is a little too still.
David has left no sweeter psalm than the short twentythird psalms 23. The main characters of this religion, religion story are. David has left no sweeter psalm than the short twenty third. Filled with some emotion for which you cannot find the words to express it. Some writers believe that two metaphors appear in this passage. Psalm 50 commentary psalm 76 commentary psalm 50 commentary wiersbe psalm 104 psalm 82 psalm 32 psalm 91 psalm 23 weirsbe psalm 23 forgiveness psalm the responsorial psalm psalm 8 summary responsorial psalm sermon on psalm 91 peggy joyce ruth psalm 91 pdf ifc commentary pdf ipc commentary ibc commentary commentary on csa o86 ibc commentary pdf. Psalms 23 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on. In 20, over 44,000 christmas cards were distributed to various prisons, jails, and ministries working with the homeless and destitute all over the usa. In like manner, psalm 150 functions as the conclusion to the book.
It has sung courage to the army of the disappointed. Often mistakenly attributed to the new testament, it is actually one of the psalms of david, as indicated in its superscription v. Download the international critical commentary on the book of psalms. Psalms 23 commentary james burton coffman commentaries. For a brief introduction to the psalms, psalm 23, christs presence in the psalms, and of christian authorshepherd, w. Psalm 23, to underline that the good shepherd is always there to guide us, whatever we are going. Like all psalms, psalm 23 was used in worship by the ancient hebrews. What it says of the prosperity which attends the righteous, and the perdition which befalls the wicked, cannot but incite to imitate the one, and shun the other.
Most account it to be a psalm of davids maturity, but with vivid remembrance of his youth as a shepherd. But there are dangers involvedit points to a fearful place of extreme danger and darkness. The psalmist likely looks back at what god has done for his people, 5 especially in the first exodus and trusts that god will. What it says of the prosperity which attends the righteous, and the perdition which befalls the wicked, cannot but incite to imitate. It is described as perhaps the most popular chapter in the old testament, which is undoubtedly the truth.
Under a metaphor borrowed from scenes of pastoral life, with which david was familiar, he describes gods providential care in providing refreshment, guidance, protection, and abundance, and so affording grounds of confidence in his perpetual favor. When considering the many instances in the old testament, there certainly is an extensive use of shepherdflock imagery. Feb 16, 2015 psalm 23 the lord is my shepherd thats relationship. The message and structure psalm 23 psalm 23 is a psalm which has brought comfort and hope to many people over many years. So, lets see what this shepherdturnedking says about gods pastoral provisions. Psalm 1 must be viewed in relation to the entire book of psalms.
Phillip kellers book, a shepherd looks at psalm 23. Mar 26, 2017 the psalms, and especially psalm 23, speak powerfully to and for gods people in troubled times. The working preacher team believes that god uses good biblical preaching to change lives. Several passages in the old testament refer to israel as a flock, but this psalm speaks of the lord in an especially personal way. Moreover, in this easter season, psalm 23 serves a reminder to live in the face of danger and misfortune, even in the shadows of darkness that might surround us, and to know that in living we will be sustained. Psalm 1 describes what god does for his people, and. I would therefore suggest that the psalms are capable of serving as. If you dont appreciate the green pastures, if the water is stagnant then you need to be restored. Introduction to psalm 23 between the suffering christ of psalm 22 and the sovereign christ of psalm 24 is the shepherd christ of psalm 23. This commentary, designed for practical use, gives special attention to psalm singing and the use of psalm material in prayer.
He leads me beside the still waters thats refreshment. There are two systems for numbering the verses in the psalms. Some even see the imagery of a guide in verses 3 and 4. Psalm 23 is likely the most wellknown psalm 1 of the psalter and the most wellknown passage in the bible. The lord is my shepherd he hath showed himself to be so by his gracious providences toward me. We have enlisted hundreds of friends biblical scholars, theologians, homileticians and pastors dedicated to the craft of biblical preaching to provide you timely, compelling and trustworthy content.
Verses 16 from three very comfortable premises david, in this psalm, draws three very comfortable conclusions, and teaches us to do so. The bible exposition commentary, 6 volumes in stock. Psalms 23 commentary matthew henry commentary on the. Steven cole if we are in his will, we need not fear either man or devil. Pdf matthew henrys commentary on the whole bible book by. The psalms, and especially psalm 23, speak powerfully to and for gods people in troubled times.
And i will dwell in the house of the lord for ever. With this verse the image of the psalm suddenly changes. Psalm 23 the lord is my shepherd power points seed faith. Psalm 23 especially is the most loved book of the psalms. Many psalms include a superscription, which we believe to have been added after the fact by the people putting together the psalm book. Playbook by chuck neighbors a readers theatre presentation wwjd.
The lord is my shepherd susan castille bible study. Valleys have the best source of water and thus provide the best feeding spots on the way to higher ground. Psalms 23 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. Commentary on psalm 23 pdf psalms exegesis the book of psalms is like no other bible book. Like many others, this beloved psalm bears the simple title a psalm of david. Psalm 22 reveals the cross of christ the shepherd crucified for the sheep 22. The new american standard bible update 1995 easier to read. The first edition of the novel was published in january 1st 1710, and was written by matthew henry.
Psalm 23 commentary by rolf jacobson working preacher. Free download or read online matthew henrys commentary on the whole bible pdf epub book. Psalm 23 places a fascinating emphasis on the taking care of an individual. Psalm 50 commentary psalm 76 commentary psalm 50 commentary wiersbe psalm 104 psalm 82 psalm 32 psalm 91 psalm 23 weirsbe psalm 23 forgiveness psalm the responsorial psalm psalm 8 summary responsorial psalm sermon on psalm 91 peggy joyce ruth psalm 91 pdf ifc commentary pdf ipc commentary ibc commentary commentary.
Psalm 23 printable book marks pdf seed faith books. If the sheep are thirsty, they count on the shepherd to. The davidic authorship of it is generally accepted. Psalm 104 psalm 23 psalm 32 psalm 82 forgiveness psalm the responsorial psalm sermon on psalm 91 responsorial psalm psalm 8 summary psalm 76 commentary psalm 50 commentary weirsbe psalm 23 psalm 50 commentary wiersbe peggy joyce ruth psalm 91 pdf. Psalms 23 commentary spurgeons verse expositions of the bible. The book of psalms 4 known to man is expressed in beautiful and inspired terms e. And, as in the foregoing psalm he represented christ dying for his sheep, so here he represents christians receiving the benefit of all the care and tenderness of that great and good shepherd. Thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over, a testimony of safety. One of these structures is called chiastic cross over. The kingdom of the messiah is founded upon an eternal decree of god the father. He leads me in the paths of righteousness thats guidance.
Commentaries for psalm chapter 23 confidence in gods grace and care. Psalms 23 commentary commentary critical and explanatory. 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. In psalm 1 the righteous are blessed by god, and in psalm 150 the righteous bless god. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of and is available in hardcover format. The psalm is read, recited and sung by jews and christians. In light of these other occurrences, what makes psalm 23 so unique is the personal pronoun my in the first verse. Commentary on psalm 23 pdf commentary on psalm 23 pdf download. If the sheep are to eat, its the shepherd who leads them to the pastures. The food and drink and peace that the lord gives according to what we learned in our psalm 23 2 meaning article leads to what we see here in the third verse of psalm 23 3 he restoreth my soulstrength.
It has been called the bestknown of the psalms for its universal theme of trust in god. Read psalms 23 commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. It has remanded to their dungeon more felon thoughts, more black doubts, more thieving sorrows, than there are sands on the seashore. In the psalm, barzillai made a great dinner for david. Though its context is unclear, 3 clearly it is a psalm of confidence and trust in the lord. Commentary, psalm 23 lent 4a, rolf jacobson, preaching this week, 2014. Psalm 23 analysis by adam clarke psalm 23 analysis the lord is my shepherd he maketh me to lie down he restorth my soul though i walk through the valley thou preparest a table before me goodness and mercy shall follow me exposition on psalm 23 by charles h spurgeon spurgeonpsalm 23 overview spurgeonpsalm 23 verse 1 spurgeonpsalm 23 verse 2. Psalm 23 reminds readers that goodness can pursue them as well as travails. As one scholar said, the psalm itself is green pasture. Psalm 23, easter 4a, joan stott, prayers and meditations based on lectionary psalms, 2014. Study psalm 23 using matthew henry bible commentary complete to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Hear it again in the joyous voice of a child, with a little help from dad. Weirsbe psalm 23 weirsbe weirsbe be committed warren weirsbe warren weirsbe ot free download psalm 91 psalm 82 psalm 104 psalm 23 psalm 32 psalm 76 commentary psalm 50 commentary the responsorial psalm sermon on psalm 91 responsorial psalm psalm 8 summary forgiveness psalm psalm 50 commentary wiersbe peggy joyce ruth psalm 91 pdf.1547 1595 1291 727 728 372 1297 720 99 668 966 51 729 760 485 1175 1417 661 75 417 551 881 1252 1325 1082 663 439 154 437 23 1315 401 707 1 1320 836 70 990 930 1094 249 915 346 164 1090 1210 79 592