Thomas Watson. 4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Some understand paenam, and think that an allusion is made in this word unto the message of Nathan, wherein God doth remit the heaviest stroke of his wrath, but yet retains some part in punishing the child, and permitting Absalom to rebel and abuse king David's concubines: so Theodoret, Deus non condigna paena Davidem punivit. I do confess sin, and do confess God in justice may damn me for my sin. The hypocrite doth vail and smother his sin; he doth not abscindere peccatum, but abscondere; like a patient that hath some loathsome disease in his body, he will rather die than confess his disease; but a godly man's sincerity is seen in this -- he will confess and shame himself for sin. that you may want to read to your class as part of your Bible study. Selah; on this word; see Gill on Psalm 3:2. International Bible Lesson Commentary . 1 John 1:9 . a. He writes well who like the spider spins his matter out of his own bowels. Verse 5. Surely the worst that can be said of that, his complicated sin, is that there was so much hypocrisy in it, he woefully juggled with God and man in it; this, I do not doubt to say, was the iniquity of his sin, and put a colour deeper on it than the blood which he shed. We must confess the guilt as well as the fact of sin. Selah. Psalms 29:1-11 The Voice of The Lord in a Storm. Tantum valent tres syllabae PEC-CA-VI, saith St. Austin, of so great force are those three syllables in the Latin, three words in the English, when uttered with a contrite heart, "I have sinned." (c) When such confession is made, peace will flow into the soul; God will show himself merciful and gracious. i. âThe word blessed is in the plural, oh, the blesseâ¦ Selah. This resolution was substantially the same as that of the prodigal son: "I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned," Luke 15:18. See the notes at 1 John 1:9. Psalms 31:15-24 Davidâs Response to His Rejection. International Bible Lesson Forum. But here his sincerity was sadly wounded, though not to the total destruction of the habit, yet to lay it in a long swoon, as to any actings thereof. "All the guilt," or the "iniquity" of his sin, was at once forgiven; and, as a consequence, he found peace. Notice, this is the first Psalm, except the first of all, which begins with Blessedness. Some understand culpam, and will have this phrase to be an amplification of that, as if superbia defendens, or taciturnitas celans, or impietas contra Deum assurgens, or some such great guilt were meant by this phrase. 3. Well may God exceed our desire; he never doth come short thereof if it do concern our spiritual, our eternal good. His sin is no longer exposed; it is covered. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. And you forgave the guilt of my sin." Now David, to make the pardoning mercy of God more illustrious, saith he did not only forgive his sin, but the iniquity of his sin; and what was that? website along with the . Verse 5. So, how does one pursue this happy or blessed life? I began to make known to thee my sin, and mine iniquity did I not cover. There's not a hint here that he openly acknowledged it before men. I said, I will confess ... and thou forgavest. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for Psalms 32:5. The first query is, what are the reasons why persons justified and pardoned are yet bound to make confession of sin unto God in private? And truly the wound went very deep when that grace was stabbed in which did run the life blood of all the rest. Psalms 38:18 . And the rather -- I lay the accent there -- because God himself, when he would set out the heinousness of this sin, seems to do it rather from the hypocrisy in the fact than the fact itself, as appears by the testimony given this holy man 1 Kings 15:5 : "David did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite." Verse 3-5. Into Your Hand I Commit My Spirit. 1. "I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. Confession is to the soul as the whetstone is to the knife, that sharpens it and puts an edge on it; so doth confession of sin. Verse 5. A Psalm of David. I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord. Be thou unfeigned in confessing, and God will be faithful in forgiving. The least thing we can do, if we would be pardoned, is to acknowledge our fault; if we are too proud for this we double deserve punishment. I confess sin, yet mercy may save me. Thus, without any miracle, or any direct revelation, we may obtain evidence that our sins are washed away, which will give comfort to the soul. In regard to this, we may observe: (a) The very act of making confession tends to give relief to the mind; and, in fact, relief never can be found when confession is not made. Barnes's Psalms 32:5 Bible Commentary I acknowledged my sin unto thee - That is, then I confessed my guilt. Psalms 32:2 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. 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! He writes well who like the spider spins his matter out of his own bowels. Isaac Craven's Sermon at Paul's Cross, 1630. Verse 4-5. A Psalm of David. F. The NASB Study Bible (p. 769) gives an â¦ Verse 5. II., pp 249-252. The lancet must be let into the gathering ulcer before relief can be afforded. Psalm 127. Of course It gives glory to God's justice. It is disputed what is here meant by iniquity, whether culpa or paena. Psalms â¦ Wherefore as David having but resolved to confess his sins, was accosted eftsoon with an absolution: so, Tu agnosce, et Dominus ignoscet (Augustine.) The peace which follows from a true confession of guilt before God, proves that God "has" heard the prayer of the penitent, and has been merciful in forgiving his offences. I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. Doth the Spirit of God, by excepting this, declare his approbation of all that else he ever did? I made a frank, a full confession. Psalms 32:6-11 David Experiences Happiness And Relief From Guilt. Weâll send you a new verse every day to download or share. William Gurnall. 85:2; 103:3); Rom. Were there not other false steps which David took beside this? I stated it all, without any attempt to conceal it; to apologise for it; to defend it. This psalm is, in the New Testament, applied to Christ and the work of our redemption which he wrought out; the honour given by the children of men to him (v. 2, compared with Mt. Acts 4:32-5:11 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered. Selah. Lorinus, in Neale's Commentary. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. "I acknowledged my sin unto thee" (Psalms 32:5). No, sure the Spirit of God records other sins that escaped this eminent servant of the Lord; but all those are drowned here, and this mentioned is the only stain of his life. I said, I will confess my transgressions to the LORD; and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. We must as far as possible unveil the secrets of the soul, dig up the hidden treasure of Achan, and by weight and measure bring out our sins. I said, I will â¦ Verse 5. (hajx) is an aberration from the scope or mark whereat we aim; all men aim at felicity, but most men stray from it, because they are not led by the law that guides unto it, the violating whereof is called (hajx) But some do stray out of mere ignorance, and they only break the law; some out of stubbornness, which will not submit themselves to the Lawgiver; these men's sin is called perverseness, which God is said here to forgive. Psalm 32:5â11 5 I q ... Get beautiful Bible art delivered to your inbox. 2 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Please note that David confesses his sins directly to the Lord (32:5), nâ¦ The reasons are six. A podcast for this commentary is also available at the . So that David did not confess more against himself than God includes in his pardon. Christ bare his sins, therefore they are not imputed to him. After long lingering, the broken heart bethought itself of what it ought to have done at the first, and laid bare its bosom before the Lord. The godly man is ingenuous in laying open his sins. It is entitled (as we read it) "for Solomon,' dedicated to him by his father. I said, I will â¦ Condensed from Christopher Love's "Soul's Cordial," 1683. As he doth exclude no sinner that doth confess, so doth he except against no sin that is confessed. I said, I will confess my transgressions to the LORD; and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. This implies that there is a window of opportunity for repentance, when God is appealing to our conscience. Verse 3-5. Psalm 42:5 â¦ See Volume I., pp 25, 29, 346, 352; and Vol. Verse 5. Upgrade, and get the most out of your new account. (I said) ‘I will confess my transgression unto Jehovah. God's pardons are deep and thorough: the knife of mercy cuts at the roots of the ill weed of sin. This sin seems very probably to have been his adultery with Bathsheba, and murder of Uriah. I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. Thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. 31:9-10; 32:3-4). It gives glory to God's mercy. It is regularly abused and misused, usually by the left â both religious and secular. Lying on the face is the best gesture, and the mourning weed the best garment that God is well pleased with. He having a house to build, a city to keep, and seed to raise up to his â¦ I said, I will confess, etc. Confessing thy evils to God doth sharpen and put an edge on thy supplication; that man will pray but faintly that doth confess sin but slightly. This means that David acknowledge his sin "to God." Thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. A sixth reason why justified persons must confess sin unto God is, because holy confession of sin will embitter sin, and endear Christ to them, when a man shall let sin recoil on his conscience, by a confession. David now gives us his own experience: no instructor is so efficient as one who testifies to what he has personally known and felt. "Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly." All rights reserved. Psalm 32:5 KJ21 I acknowledged my sin unto Thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. Blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit. Happy are those to whom the L ord imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. Not only was the sin itself pardoned, but the iniquity of it; the virus of its guilt was put away, and that at once, so soon as the acknowledgment was made. Psalm 28:8-note The LORD is their strength, And He is a saving defense to His anointed. 2 Samuel 24:17 . We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Confession of sin is but the causing of sin to recoil on the conscience, which causeth blushing and shame of face, and grief of heart. First, they are to confess sin unto God because holy confession gives a great deal of ease and holy quiet unto the mind of a sinner: concealed and indulged guilt contracts horror and dread on the conscience. Study This. His is a kind of teaching testimony, contrasting this deadly silence with the life-giving release of giving voice to honest â¦ Another pause is needed, for the matter is not such as may be hurried over. The turning point in this psalm is verse 5, where David confesses his sin, and verse 6 where he exhorts his readers to pray to God while He may be found. Be thine own accuser in the free confession of thy sins. A skillful #Meaning uncertain.song, or a didactic or reflective poem. 31 In â¦ This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the â¦ A third reason is, because confession of sin doth help to quicken the heart to strong and earnest supplication to God (see Psalms 32:6 ). I had endeavored to conceal and suppress my conviction, but I found no relief. A Maskil. I said, I will â¦ Psalm 32:5 Parallel Verses [â See commentary â] Psalm 32:5, NIV: "Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity.I said, 'I will confess my transgressions to the LORD.' Sermon Psalm 32:1-11 Confessing Sins, Protestant Style Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children's Sermons Hymn Lists Psalm 32:1-11 Confessing Sins, Protestant Style Dr. Philip W. McLarty Any of you been to confession lately? This is a family-psalm, as divers before were state-poems and church-poems. To the choirmaster. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. He now resolved to confess it all, and he found relief. Matthew Henry :: Commentary on Psalms 127 â Back to Matthew Henry's Bio & Resources. Sin cannot but call for justice, as it is an offence against God; yet, when once it is a wound to the soul it moveth him to mercy and clemency. Declaration doth work compunction. 3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. In confessing sin I do acknowledge that God knoweth my sin. By confessing oneâs sins to God: âWhile I kept silence, my body wasted awayâ¦Then I acknowledged my sin to youâ¦I said, âI will confess my transgressions â¦ This means that David acknowledge his sin "to God." The gracious results of a full confession; or, confession and absolution scripturally explained. Proud member Secondly, because God loves to hear the complaints and the confessions of his own people. Psalm 35:3-note Draw also the spear and the battle-axe to meet those who pursue me; Say to my soul, "I am your salvation." Ps. I had borne the dreadful pressure as long as I could. The matter forgiven is the iniquity of his sin. In what way he had evidence that his sin was forgiven he does not state. We must observe the matter forgiven, and the manner of forgiving. And mine iniquity have I not hid. Psalm 32 The Joy of Forgiveness. Psalms 32:5 I said I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and Thou for-gavest the iniquity of my sin. Only let confessio peccati be professo desinendi (Hilary.) Psalm 31 Psalm 33 And mine iniquity have I not hid - That is, I did not attempt then to hide it. But why? A fourth reason is, because confession of sin will work a holy contrition and a godly sorrow in the heart. and mine iniquity have I not hid; by retaining it as a sweet morsel under his tongue; for he not only acknowledged it, but forsook it; or by not confessing it, as Achan; for not confessing sin is the of hiding it; or by denying it, as Gehazi, Ananias and Sapphira; or by palliating and extenuating it; or by casting the blame on others, as did Adam and his wife; see Job 31:33; or by covering it with a guise of sanctify and religion; I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; not unto men, though in some cases confession of sin is to be made to men; a confession of it in general is to be made to the churches, and administrators of ordinances, in order to admission into a church state, and to the ordinances of Christ, Matthew 3:6; and in case of private offences, faults are to be confessed one to another, and forgiveness granted; and in case of public offences, a confession should be made to a church publicly; partly for the satisfaction of the church, and partly for the glory of divine grace; but confession is not to be made to a priest, or to a person in a ministerial character, in order for absolution; but to the Lord only, against whom sin is committed, and who only can pardon it: and this the psalmist saith in his heart he would do, and did do it; he not only confessed facts, but the fault of them, with their evil circumstances, and that he justly deserved punishment for them; and this he did from his heart, with abhorrence of the sins committed by him, and in faith, with a view to the pardoning mercy of God in Christ; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Verse 5. Psalms 32:3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. This passage of Scripture is not so much difficult to understand as it is prone to being misunderstood. Nathanael Hardy. I will seek the only proper relief by making confession of my sin, and by obtaining forgiveness. Verse 5. I said. Nay, a child of God will confess sin in particular; an unsound Christian will confess sin by wholesale; he will acknowledge he is a sinner in general, whereas David doth, as it were, point with his finger to the sore: "I have done this evil" Psalms 51:4 ; he doth not say I have done evil, but this evil. Verse 5. International Bible Lessons Commentary. “I said, ‘I will acknowledge my sin unto thee. Of David. I acknowledged my sin unto thee The sin of Adam, in which he was concerned; original sin, the corruption of his nature, the sin that dwelt in him, his private and secret sins, which none knew but God and himself; even all his sins, which were many, with all their aggravated circumstances; wherefore he uses â¦ I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord - I will no longer attempt to hide them, or to suppress the convictions of guilt. There are many queries to be dispatched in the handling of this point. âPsalm 32:5 âº I acknowledge my sin to you, and my iniquity have I not hid. Psalms 30:1-12 The Blessing of Answered Prayer. Not to my fellow men or to the high priest, but unto Jehovah; even in those days of symbol the faithful looked to God alone for deliverance from sin's intolerable load, much more now, when types and shadows have vanished at the appearance of the dawn. When the soul determines to lay low and plead guilty, absolution is near at hand; hence we read, And thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven: David spoke of the great blessing there is for the man or woman who knows the forgiveness of God. The Joy of ForgivenessA Psalm of David. Psalms 32:1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. Arthur Lake. The sin confessed was ([fp) and this is but an analysis of this word; for (ytajx !w[), what is it, word for word, but the perverseness of my aberration? 5 I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, âI will confess my transgressions to the Lord,â and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Psalm 35:9-note And my soul shall rejoice in the LORD; It shall exult in His salvation. It remaineth as a truth, remission is undoubtedly annexed to confession. I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. 29:1). Psalms 32:1-5 The Joy of Forgiveness. 2. Proverbs 28:13 . Peccavi pater (as the prodigal child), "Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight." Jun 21, 2010. I said, âI will confess my transgressions unto the â¦ $3.99 a month puts a library of commentaries, study notes, and Greek & Hebrew language tools right in your pocket. Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, favored by God] is he through my groaning all day long. He points at his blood guiltiness. ... Once again Witherington, whose commentary examines in detail the social and â¦ -- the acknowledgment of thy sin an obligation to leave it; and then thou mayest build upon it. While I kept silence, my body wasted away. That is, either the guilt of his sin, which he took away from him; or the punishment of it, which he delivered him from: moreover, this phrase may denote the exceeding sinfulness of sin, and so may both express the sense which the psalmist had of it, and exalt the grace of God in the forgiveness of it; by which must be meant a fresh manifestation and application of pardon to his soul: now, when confession of sin, and remission of it, are thus put together, the sense is not that confession of sin is the cause of pardon; it is not the moving cause of it, that is the grace and mercy of God; nor the procuring and meritorious cause of it, that is the blood of Christ: it is not for the sake of a sinner's confession of sin, but for Christ's sake, that sin is forgiven; but this is the way in which it is enjoyed; and such as truly repent of sin, and sincerely confess it, are the persons to whom the Lord manifests his forgiving love; such may expect it, Proverbs 28:13. before, he had endeavored to conceal it, and it was crushing him to the earth. In the first Psalm we have the blessing of innocence, or rather, of him who only was innocent: here we have the blessing of repentance, as the next happiest state to that of sinlessness. (p) "cognoscere feci te", Pagninus, Montanus; so Musculus, Vatablus; so Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, & Gejerus, to the same purport. But as I do not censure these opinions, which may well stand, so I think the phrase looks back into that word which was in the confession. More Psalms commentaries. (Read Psalm 32:1,2) Sin is the cause of our misery; but the true believer's transgressions of the Divine law are all forgiven, being covered with the atonement. Verse 1. We see, then, God hath reason, though his mercy prompted him, yea, his covenant obliged him, not to let his child die of this wound, yet so to heal it that a scar might remain upon the place, a mark upon the sin, whereby others might know how odious hypocrisy is to God. 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