Nov 23, 2017 - Explore Sabina Popa's board "Psalm 20" on Pinterest. I quite like this translation, because it indicates a little bit more of the double-edged sword that this verse implies—if your heart isn’t right, what you get will not be right either. kbı̂rt, a great sin, vid., Allgem. The לפניך, which, according to Exodus 28:38, belongs to לרצון, stands in the second member in accordance with the "parallelism by postponement." NKJV Giant Print Center-Column Reference Bible, Imitation Leather, Expresson/Auburn. Vain hopes exposed; and supplication made for the king. and fulfil all thy counsel; whatever was agreed upon in the council and covenant of peace between him and his Father, relating to his own glory, and the salvation of his people. Psalm 20:4 in all English translations. See more ideas about psalm 20, psalms, bible verses. Psalms - Part 2 - Devotionals from Morning and Evening Indexed by Psalm. פּשׁע, (Note: The Gaja with מפּשׁע is intended in this instance, where מפשׁע רב are to be read in close connection, to secure distinctness of pronunciation for the unaccented ע, as e.g., is also the case in Psalm 78:13, ים בּקע (bāḳa‛jām).). Retail: $39.99. NKJV Beautiful Word Bible, hardcover. 1:27).  We lose sight of the fact that everything we accomplish is through Christ who strengthens us (Phil. The Lord has shown himself to me through this commentary. The prayer for justification is followed in Psalm 19:14 by the prayer for sanctification, and indeed for preservation against deliberate sins. I’ve gone to Him many times with a situation or decision and asked Him to make the way forward known.  It’s okay to ask for specifics and push Him to help make things clear.  On two different occasions in my life I’ve brought a very specific request to Him relating to my job situation and literally prayed, “Please show me where you want me to be and what’s right for this next step in my life.  Please open one door, and one door only—I will walk through it, no questions asked, but I just need that one door to be super clear!”  On both occasions He answered that prayer in a very obvious way. So, people wrote the psalms with the help of God. 4. This is the part where I wish I could give you tips or specific actions to put this into practice in your life. Thank you so much! Fulfil all thy counsel. Psalms 20:1 The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; Psalms 20:2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; Psalms 20:3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah. —Amid the uncertainty attaching to this verse, one thing is certain, that the Authorised Version rendering of its second clause must be abandoned. He is someone who is working the … # 20:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here. 16:1-3), Right after writing this study I happened to listen to a sermon that I think pairs well with it:  Tim Pebworth – Counselor, Not Control. Psalm 23 4 Commentary: Despite our Shepherd’s leading us down the right paths (as we studied in our Psalm 23 3 Commentary article) that doesn’t mean a total absence of fear-inducing realities, as verse 4 of Psalm 23 admits.. 4 [Yea,/Even] [though/when] I [must…] walk through the [valley of the shadow of death/darkest valley], I will fear no [evil/danger]: (See Acts 4:25, Psalm 72:20, and Hebrews 4:7.). A psalm of David. Bible Gateway Recommends. Grant thee according to thine own heart. נקּה, δικαιοῦν, is a vox judicialis, to declare innocent, pronounce free from, to let go unpunished. (To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) v1 - v3 We are praying that: the LORD will answer you when trouble comes the name of the God of Jacob will make you safe God will send you help from his holy place he will make you strong from Zion God will remember all your gifts he will like all your burnt offerings SELAH v4 We want God to give you all that you really want The spiritual sacrifices of prayer … It’s part of a prayer, all of Psalm 20 being the “unit,” the “set” of petitions directed to God. When the bible talks about the heart, it doesn’t just mean our emotions or feelings like we often think of today.  Instead it’s truly the core of who a person is.  And so when this verse talks about our “heart’s desire,” it’s not talking about every single thing we’ve ever wanted in life, every wish and fleeting craving. (Psalms 32, 44, 52, and 78 are examples.) Yet the psalm itself is different, notably because it is in the voice of a multitude that prays on behalf of the King of Israel as he is ready to go into battle. … The Berean Study Bible says “make all your plans succeed” and the King James says “fulfill all thy counsel”.  The implication here is our intents, what we’re trying to accomplish. 46, p. It is more than doubtful if the preposition rendered because of can have that meaning. Now, in context I’d have to imagine that they’re asking specifically for the king’s battle plans to succeed. Psalm 21:4 "He asked life of thee, [and] thou gavest [it] him, [even] length of days for ever and ever." Which is to see his seed, the travail of his soul, and to have the pleasure of the Lord prosper in his hand; to have all his people called, preserved, and glorified; and fulfil all thy counsel; Fulfil all thy counsel; whatever was agreed upon in the counsel and covenant of peace between him and his Father, relating to his own glory, and the salvation of his people. 1844, No. 4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel. 5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions. 29:11).  Is there a chance we have unintentionally derailed one of God’s intentions for us by doggedly (or thoughtlessly) pursuing our own plans? 4 May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. These two desires are “spoken” to an individual, but will be … And lastly, in Psalm 20:4, the people are praying that God would give the king anything he desired and that God would bring all his plans to pass. Another of David’s psalms really gets to the crux of this idea better, or more completely.  He says, “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart” (Ps. There’s another translation for Psalm 20:4 that a few bibles use, where it says, “May He grant you according to your heart”. PSALM XX . The "May He" clause is used only once but two petitions are brought to mention connected by an 'and.' 1 Samuel 17:28, where David's brethren bring this reproach against him), or בּיר רמה, and the neuter collective זדים (cf. (a) Into what separate volumes has the book of Psalms been divided? However, there are a couple ways that this can become unhealthy, and work counter to our relationship with God.  The first is that we get so focused on pursuing our plans that we lose focus on God, or we start to believe that what we achieve is due to our own abilities and efforts. It’s referring to our deepest desires and motivations, the thoughts that drive us, the things which occupy our minds.  It’s who we are at our rawest.  Jesus is very clear that the desires of our heart will be reflected in how we talk and act, and will be reflective of where our priorities in life lie (Matt. It is good to have plans in life.  Mankind was designed to need purpose and set goals, to work hard to achieve something.  And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with working toward your own plans in life. סטים, Psalm 101:3; Hosea 5:2) peccata proaeretica or contra conscientiam, which cast one out of the state of grace or favour, Numbers 15:27-31. There is possibility that this poem is broken apart in places that it shouldn't. (Note: In the Arab proverb, "no sin which is persisted in is small, no sin great for which forgiveness is sought of God," Arab. and Symmachus kesheth (a bow). This speaks to the special place answered prayer has in the life of the believer. The title of this Psalm is the same as several others: To the Chief Musician. Required fields are marked *, Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén. … Even the greatest of men must be much in prayer. They were things about Jesus. Verse 4. 7-9. What the Psalms mean. From זוּד, זיד, to seethe, boil over, Hiph. Neither the crown on the king's head, nor the grace in his heart, would make him free from trouble. … The Holy Spirit is another name for God. Zeitschr. Psalms Of Praise And Adoration: In these Psalms God's greatness, mercy, love, and power are the theme. Psalms - Sermons and Devotionals by C H Spurgeon Indexed by Scripture. A prayer for the king in his enterprises, that his prayers may be heard, his offerings accepted, and his wishes fulfilled, 1-4. Oftentimes, the words themselves can provide rich information, but the Hebrew words used in this verse are fairly run-of-the-mill and used all over the Old Testament.  They don’t appear to provide any additional insight, being quite broad and able to be interpreted a number of ways based on context. There are technically two ways you could choose to understand this statement— the purpose God has for us in this life, or our own purpose (what we feel our purpose is in life, or the goals we seek to achieve). Grant you according to your own heart, and fulfill all your counsel. Psalm 20:4, ESV: "May he grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans!" Finally, the psalmist supplicates a gracious acceptance of his prayer, in which both mouth and heart accord, supported by the faithfulness, stable as the rock (צוּרי), and redeeming love (גּואלי redemptor, vindex, root גל, חל, to loose, redeem) of his God. (4) Thou hast given. Yet the Psalm itself is different, notably because it is in the voice of a multitude that prays on behalf of the King of Israel as he is ready to go into battle. Psalms 20:4. Psalms Of Instruction: The word "Maschil" in the title means these and other Psalms are to be used for instruction or teaching. This psalm is a prayer for the kings of Israel, but with relation to Christ. 1 (To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) Then (אז), when Thou bestowest this twofold favour upon me, the favour of pardon and the grace of preservation, shall I be blameless (איתם 1 fut. of sin arising from infirmity, Exodus 21:14; Deuteronomy 18:22; Deuteronomy 17:12, - is formed זד an insolent sinner, one who does not sin בּשׁננה, but בּזדון (cf. Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel. 20:1-9 This psalm is a prayer for the kings of Israel, but with relation to Christ. (b) Who apparently arranged the book of Psalms into final form? 4:13).  We begin relying on human reasoning in decision making, our pride bubbles up, and we ultimately pull away from God. Literar. But unlike some of the other studies on this site, that’s not really the point with this one.  Sometimes the best we can do is bring certain topics to the forefront, and then it’s on us to ruminate on it and ask the right questions of ourselves…and of God. Psalm 20 – The LORD Saves His Anointed The title of this psalm is the same as several others: To the Chief Musician. I ran across a verse in my daily bible reading that, while familiar, I’d never really considered carefully.  It’s short and lyrical, something you’d see printed on someone’s wall or in a greeting card, or even recited at a wedding.  Let’s look at the verse: “May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your purpose” (Psalm 20:4, NKJV), It’s easy to skim this and think, “that’s lovely!” then keep moving.  But if taken at face value it would be easy to miss the verse’s intent—full of both promise and warning.Â. This was before Jesus came to the earth. היה לרצון is a standing expression of the sacrificial tra, e.g., Leviticus 1:3. Neither the crown on the king's head, nor the grace in his heart, would make him free from trouble. The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the … (1) Let's note them. No doubt Psalms 2, 72, and Ps 95 were also written by David. Psalms 1-31 - Devotional Illustrations - Today in the Word Kal, instead of אתּם, with י as a characteristic of ē) and absolved (ונקּיתי not Piel, as in Psalm 19:13, but Niph., to be made pure, absolved) from great transgression. Verses 5, 6, and 7 express unwavering confidence in God and his Anointed; verse 8 declares the defeat of the foe, and verse 9 is a concluding appeal to Jehovah. Every Christian should know the thrill of … Let’s look instead at the two separate pieces of Psalm 20:4.  My goal here isn’t an exhaustive study, but rather just highlighting a few deeper things to ponder. Psalms - Our Daily Bread - Over 400 devotional illustrations by Scripture. 17:9).  This feels like a worrying contradiction.  So what are we to do with this? "Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah." How vital to discover which paths He would have us to follow. 12:34, 6:21). God put into the psalms things that people did not really understand. Studying Psalm 20:4 – Our Heart’s Desire and Accomplishing Our Plans, FOMO:  How to Derail Your Relationship With God, Stand Still and Wait: Worldly Solutions vs. Psalm 20:4 Translation & Meaning. Our Lesson today: “Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.” Again, this is Psalm 20:4. Psalm 20:4, KJV: "Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel." “The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.  All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit.  Commit your words to the Lord, and your thoughts [plans] will be established” (Prov. 6. John Gill. God is our Savior, and our hope is in Him throughout the day and night. Instead of koshet (truth), we must read with the LXX. 51:10, 40:8).  And I believe this is a more fleshed-out version of what is meant in Psalms 20:4. Grant thee according to thine own heart ] David’s heart was according to God’s heart (otherwise this had not been a warrantable petition), and therefore might say (and the people on his behalf), as once Luther did, Fiat voluntas mea; mea, Domine, quia tua, Let my will be done; mine I say, Lord, because the same with thine. ṣgı̂rt, directly means a little and Arab. and accept your burnt offerings. Answer me when I call to you,my righteous God.Give me relief from my distress;h For if זדים had been intended of arrogant and insolent possessors of power (Ewald), the prayer would have taken some other form than that of "keeping back" (חשׂך as in 1 Samuel 25:39 in the mouth of David). Psalm 20:6-8, NKJV The first five verses of this Psalm begin with a blessing from David illustrating His complete understanding of where our true strength, victories over sin, and everything our heart desires, as Christians, comes from. Waiting on God (Musings on Faith Series), ‘Kicking Against the Pricks’ – Stubbornness vs. Submission, The Feast of Tabernacles and the Fleeting Nature of Man, Eyes on the Horizon:  Navigating this Life, As Far As East From the West:  The Second Atonement Goat. It is first a whole entity. People wrote all the psalms more than 2000 years ago. The strength and salvation of God came to David in response to both the desire of his heart and his spoken prayers (the request of his lips). - Even the greatest of men may be much in trouble. The Lord fulfil all thy petitions - The prayers offered in connection with the sacrifice referred to in Psalm 20:3 (compare Psalm 20:4). Psalms - Part 1 - Devotionals from Morning and Evening Indexed by Psalm. Psalm 20:4-5:5 Trust in the Name of the Lord Our God. Confidence of victory expressed, 5, 6. Your email address will not be published. The Holy Spirit gave help to these people. As we start scanning the verses of Psalm 20, we instantly notice the pattern that prevades over the whole Psalm. The first four verses are a prayer for the success of the king. And the Word of God is a light to our path and a lamp to illumine the way that God would have us tread. 4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel. This should be the desire we all have, for when we walk in His ways the desires of our heart are complete in Him. NOTES ON PSALM XX And fulfil all thy counsel - All that thou hast designed or undertaken in the matter; that is, may he enable thee to execute thy purpose. The other thing we should consider is, what about God’s plans for us?  God tells us, “For I know the plans that I have for you, plans to prosper and not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope” (Jer. So let’s now look at the other portion of Psalm 20:4. What does this verse really mean? זדים, presumptuous sins, when they are repeated, become dominant sins, which irresistibly enslave the man (משׁל with a non-personal subject, as in Isaiah 3:4, cf. The "May He" in one form or the other is repeated seven times! Are your heart’s desires aligned with what God would want for you?  Do you go to Him regularly in your prayers, bible study, or meditation, asking for Him to guide your direction and decisions?  And even if you do, do you actually look for His answers and step out on faith?  These are hard things to do and it’s challenging sometimes to feel confident that we’re seeing the right answers, but it’s one of those funny things where it gets easier with practice. Psalm 4#In Hebrew texts 4:1-8 is numbered 4:2-9.For the director of music. (This is) a Psalm of David for the music leader. Psalms 20:4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel. Psalm 103:19); hence the last member of the climax (which advances from the peccatum involuntarium to the proaereticum, and from this to the regnans): let them not have dominion over me (בי with Dech in Baer; generally wrongly marked with Munach). to sin wilfully, deliberately, insolently, - opp. 3:1).  In other words, timing is everything.  When you’re pushing toward a certain goal, at a crossroads, or looking to make a decision, it’s worth taking a step back and remembering to bring it to God to ask for His guidance. 37:4).  The Psalms are riddled with admonitions to get our hearts right, from “create in me a clean heart” to “Your law is within my heart” (Ps. The verse asks that God grant His people their desires…but we also know from Jeremiah that the heart is deceitful and “desperately wicked” (Jer. 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