The 2 parts of the verse mean the same. The former, it seems to me, is probably the meaning; and the idea is, that frown his earliest years he had been lea to trust in God; and he now pleads this fact as a reason why he should interpose to save him. But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts. For trust and help have always, in times past, been inseparably connected. thou didst make me repose on my mother’s breast. The Papists affirm, that there was something miraculous in the manner of Christ's coming into the world, as well as in his conception; that his conception of a virgin was miraculous is certain, being entirely owing to the wonderful and mysterious overshadowing of the Holy Ghost, and which was necessary to preserve his human nature from the contagion of sin, common to all that descend from Adam by ordinary generation; that so that individual of human nature might be proper to be united to the Son of God, and that it might be a fit sacrifice for the sins of men; but otherwise in all other things, sin only excepted, he was made like unto us; and it is a clear case, that his mother bore him the usual time, and went with him her full time of nine months, as women commonly do; see Luke 1:56; and it is as evident that he was born and brought forth in the same manner other infants are, seeing he was presented, to the Lord in the temple, and the offering was brought for him according to the law respecting the male that opens the womb, Luke 2:22; and the phrase that is here used is expressive of the common providence of God which attends such an event, every man being as it were midwifed into the world by God himself; see Job 10:18; though there was, no doubt, a peculiar providence which attended the birth of our Lord, and makes this expression more peculiarly applicable to him; since his mother Mary, when her full time was come, was at a distance from the place of her residence, was in an inn, and in a stable there, there being no room for her in the inn, and so very probably had no women about her to assist her, nor any midwife with her; and there was the more visible appearance of the hand of God in this affair, who might truly be said to take him out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts; which may be understood of the expectation and hope, common to infants, which have not the use of reason, with all creatures, whose eyes wait upon the Lord, and he gives them their meat in due season; and here may regard the sudden and suitable provision of milk in the mother's breast, to which there is in the infant a natural desire, and an hope and expectation of. This is urged by the sufferer as a reason why God should now interpose and protect him. (Psalms 22:9-11 RSV) How utterly forsaken he is! https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/psalms-22.html. God had brought him into the world, guarding him in the perils of the earliest moments of his being, and he now pleads that in the day of trouble God will interpose and save him. 1983-1999. of the womb, to wit, immediately and by himself, and without the help of any man, by the miraculous operation of the Holy Ghost, which made him there, or else he could never have been brought thence. Psalms 22:9 But thou [art] he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope [when I was] upon my mother’s breasts. 10 Upon You I was cast from birth; You have been my God from my mother's womb. I. Applied to the Redeemer as a man, it means that in his earliest childhood he had trusted in God. and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! The still obscurer expression גּוֹוִי, in the borrowed passage, Psalms 71:6, gives us no assistance. Ver. The phrase in the Hebrew means, Thou didst cause me to trust or to hope. The words may be rendered, as they are by some, "thou didst keep me in safety", or make me safe and secureF26מבטיחי "tu me tutum fecisti", Cocceius; so Michaelis. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. The argument is given Matthew 6:25. מבטיחי refers back to בטחו in Psalms 22:4 and Psalms 22:5 :—to make or permit to trust, is to give ground to trust, to warrant to do so; and this God had done to the sufferer, fly protecting him in his early youth. What prevents the child from perishing, as it might, a hundred times in its own corruption, before the time for bringing it forth arrives, but that God, by his secret and incomprehensible power, keeps it alive in its grave? "Thou art my God since my mother bare me" (Psalms 22:10). My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? "Trouble is near; there is none to help" (Psalms 22:11). 1832. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". PSALM 22 * The Prayer of an Innocent Person. Although thoughts such as these may appear childish, effeminate, and unseasonable, for those who are in such pain and conflicts, yet experience here teaches us to remember these tender, cheerful, lovely works of God, to seek a place of refuge when suffering the hard bites of the wrath and of the rod of God, and to enjoy the sweet and pleasant milk of our mother's heart, and all these other acts of mercy which were shown during the years of infancy. But this is applicable to Christ in a singular manner, not as a late learned writer takes it, that God separated him from the womb, but that God did bring him out (as the word properly signifies). this grace was most gloriously manifested. Thus every other answer to the complaint, Why hast Thou forsaken me? He knows no explanation for this. Thou didst make me hope, didst make me lie securely upon my mother’s breasts, But thou art he that took me out of the womb. 1999. The following passage from Luther is of a similar import: "Augustine, in the first book of his Confessions, finds great enjoyment and consolation in similar reflections, where he praises God with devout admiration for his creation and birth, and extols the Divine goodness in taking him up, and committing him to the care and attention of his mother. 1874-1909. hope = trust, or confide. This sense of the words frees them from a difficulty, how the grace of hope, or of faith and confidence, can, in a proper sense, be exercised in the infant state; for though the principle of grace may be implanted so early, yet how it should be exercised when there is not the due use of reason is not easy to conceive; if, therefore, the words are taken in this sense, the meaning must be, that he was caused to hope as soon as he was capable of it, which is sometimes the design of such a phrase; see Job 31:18; unless we suppose something extraordinary in Christ's human nature, which some interpreters are not willing to allow, because he was in all things like unto us excepting sin; but I see not, that seeing the human nature was an extraordinary one, was perfectly holy from the first of it, the grace of God was upon it as soon as born, and it was anointed with the Holy Ghost above its fellows, why it may not be thought to exercise grace in an extraordinary manner, so early as is here expressed, literally understood. 2 My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?. Psalm 22:9, ESV: "Yet you are he who took me from the womb; you made me trust you at my mother’s breasts." "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". the plain text of Psalm 22. "Commentary on Psalms 22:9". - But thou art he that took me out of the womb (comp. "Commentary on Psalms 22:9". 20 May the L ord l answer you in the day of trouble! Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Faith that turns to God in spite of derision is the best answer to derision. Read Full Chapter. His friends have rejected him and fled. Since God anticipates in this manner, by his grace, little infants before they have as yet the use of reason, it is certain that he will never disappoint the hope of his servants when they petition and call upon him. This often made the words come in the wrong order, like Psalm 9: 3. In fact, Rashi explains verse 27 as referring: “To the time of redemption, to the days of the Messiah.” [Rashi’s commentary on Psalm 22:27] https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-22.html. Upon my mother's breast - In my earliest infancy. And after it is brought into the world, seeing it is subject to so many miseries, and cannot stir a finger to help itself, how could it live even for a single day, did not God take it up into his fatherly bosom to nourish and protect it? 7699. Still we cannot go further; we cannot apply the verses directly and exclusively to the Church, because their tone is so individual, that the individual reference cannot be given up. Thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts. This miracle, it is true, because of its ordinary occurrence, is made less account of by us. Now, we would like to demonstrate how even our Jewish Sages recognized and admitted that Psalm 22 was a prophetic psalm about the Messiah. He briefly enumerates the benefits which God had bestowed upon him, by which he had long since learned that he was his father. Psalm 22:9 New International Version (NIV) 9 Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you, even at my mother’s breast. God took the nation up from its political infancy (Ezekiel 16:1-63; Hosea 11:1); and delivered it out of Egypt, even as He delivered the Antitype, Messiah out of the same land (Matthew 2:13-15). This part of the Psalm in Psalm 22:9–12 is more of a whole picture of the whole Psalm as this psalm is a very prophetic Illustration of the Lord whom was to Come. Thou didst make me hope.—Better, thou didst make me repose on my mother’s breast. 22:9 But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts. 1871-8. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. 9. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". The Messiah’s work on the cross Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. thou didst give me sufficient ground for hope and trust, if I had then been capable of acting that grace, because of thy wonderful and watchful care over me in that weak and helpless state; which was eminently true of Christ, whom God so miraculously preserved and provided for in his infancy; the history whereof we read Mt 2. We simply cannot understand why any Christian writer could complain that the Scriptures here are so general, "That no particular illness, or distressful situation can be identified." On the ground of his fellowship with God, which extends so far back, goes forth the cry for help (Psalm 22:12), which has been faintly heard through all the preceding verses, but now only comes to direct utterance for the first time. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. Which may be considered either … (Note: The Hoph. The phrase in the Hebrew means, Thou didst cause me to trust or to hope. דוְאַתָּ֥ה קָד֑וֹשׁ י֜וֹשֵׁ֗ב תְּהִלּ֥וֹת יִשְׂרָאֵֽל: But You are holy: … God may be called "the breaking forth," because it was by His power alone this took place, just as He is in other places called the covenant, the salvation, the blessing, the joy, etc., because all these depend on Him. 1685. Psalm 22 is the prayer of a suffering martyr, who suffers unto death for the sake of his people, and is about salvation and resurrection by God as an answer to prayer. The words may be rendered, as they are by some, "thou didst keep me in safety", or make me safe and secure (z), when I was "upon my mother's breast": this was verified in Christ at the time Herod sought to take away his life; he was then in his mother's arms, and sucked at her breast; when the Lord in a dream acquainted Joseph with Herod's design, and directed him to flee with the young child and his mother into Egypt, where they were kept in safety till the death of Herod. We ought to regard it as an established principle, that as God never wearies in the exercise of his liberality, and as the most exuberant bestowment cannot exhaust his riches, it follows that, as we have experienced him to be a father from our earliest infancy, he will show himself the same towards us even to extreme old age. His first love was the love of God. In a sense, this is true of all men, "But of the Holy Child, it was most true (Luke 2:40,49,52)."[8]. Psalm 22 is about David. draw the light of his countenance, and leave him to suffer alone. 1599-1645. you are the glory of Israel. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/heg/psalms-22.html. Such is apparently the feeling of the language, vid., B. Megilla 13a (and also the explanation in Tosefoth).). ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. (3-5) Remembrance of God’s nature and prior help. This does not mean that he literally cherished hope then, but that he had done it in the earliest period of his life, as the first act of his conscious being. In acknowledging that he was taken from the womb by the hand of God, and that God had caused him to confide upon the breasts of his mother, the meaning is, that although it is by the operation of natural causes that infants come into the world, and are nourished with their mother’s milk, yet therein the wonderful providence of God brightly shines forth. "Commentary on Psalms 22:9". Ver. He does not yet experience God’s deliverance, and he … Share. 1909-1922. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. Psalms 22:8 He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him. He says that from the very moment of his birth he was in fellowship with God. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?Why are by night, but I have no relief. 22:9-10 The imagery of these verses is the predestined purpose of the righteous suffering servant. The sufferer had hitherto, while complaining of its being altogether anomalous that God should forsake him, silently taken it for granted, that he stood in quite the same relation toward God as those who had been gladdened by deliverances vouchsafed by God. Ernst Hengstenberg on John, Revelation, Ecclesiastes, Ezekiel & Psalms. May m the name of the God of Jacob n protect you! Thus six words in Psalm 89, giving the titles and origin of the Messiah, the Son of God, are revealed in the Psalm 22 matrix. Thus, Messiah identifies Himself with Israel, whose ideal representative He was. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". For example, David's hands and feet were never "pierced" (Psalm 22:16), and nobody "cast lots" (Psalm 22:18) for David's clothes. "But thou art he that took me out of the womb; Thou didst make me trust when I was upon my mother's breasts. We must, therefore, just consider גהי as the infinitive,—"my breaking forth." 1870. Thou didst make me hope - Margin, “Keptest me in safety.” The phrase in the Hebrew means, Thou didst cause me to trust or to hope. "Commentary on Psalms 22:9". batah. But thou art he that took me out of the womb - I owe my life to thee. 9. What does this verse really mean? 2 May he send you help from o the sanctuary. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-22.html. Great Jewish commentators like Rashi understood that in this chapter David is not only speaking about himself, but about the coming Messiah. But thou art he, etc.—The strong adversative force of the Hebrew conjunction indicates the firm, withstanding faith of the Sufferer. The most famous one is Psalm 119. The 'trust' on Messiah's part, as also on the part of all His people, is a sure pledge of deliverance in the sorest troubles. The two כּי are alike. At the bottom of the matrix, the words ןוילע (elyon) m eaning the highest and ךלמ (melekh) meaning king intersect. Psalms 22:21 Save me from the lion’s mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.. Ver. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-22.html. when I was a sucking child; which may be properly understood. His first love was the love of God. And it is the Holy Spirit who teaches the faithful the wisdom to collect together, when they are brought into circumstances of fear and trouble, the evidences of the goodness of God, in order thereby to sustain and strengthen their faith. 9.Surely thou. BibliographyClarke, Adam. 1865-1868. In the remembrance of the care bestowed on his early years, he may now have looked with an eye of earnest pleading to God, that, if it were possible, he might deliver him. The agony of death itself was approaching; the disciples had all forsaken him and fled, with the exception of John; and in the excruciating agony of that situation, Jesus again cried out for help. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. He was a man, with all the innocent propensities and feelings of a man; and no one can say but that when on the cross - and perhaps with special fitness we may say when he saw his mother standing near him John 19:25 - these thoughts may have passed through his mind. Try, and you will then understand what it is to see the Divine majesty employed and taken up with childish, that is, with small, insignificant, yea contemptible works." Psalm 22:9 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 22:9, NIV: "Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you, even at my mother's breast." His first aspirations were for the divine favor. This he now calls to remembrance; this he now urges as a reason why God should not with. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. This does not mean that he literally cherished hope then, but that he had done it in the earliest period of his life, as the first act of his conscious being. BibliographyHengstenberg, Ernst. didst make me hope—literally, "made me secure.". His suffering was unique at that point as He offered Himself up for the sins of His people. He has already shown Himself as such in his helpless infancy. thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts; which may be understood of the expectation and hope, common to infants, which have not the use of reason, with all creatures, whose eyes wait upon the Lord, and he gives them their meat in due season; and here may regard the sudden and suitable provision of milk in the mother's breast, to which there is in the infant a natural desire, and an hope and expectation of. Every sufferer may appeal to God as his Maker, and therefore bound to be his Helper and Preserver. , when I was "upon my mother's breast": this was verified in Christ at the time Herod sought to take away his life; he was then in his mother's arms, and sucked at her breast; when the Lord in a dream acquainted Joseph with Herod's design, and directed him to flee with the young child and his mother into Egypt, where they were kept in safety till the death of Herod. "Commentary on Psalms 22:9". 22:10 I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou [art] my God from my mother's f belly. Psalm 22#In Hebrew texts 22:1-31 is numbered 22:2-32.For the director of music. Only God is left and now he senses that God himself is forsaking him. "This is not the description of an illness, but of an execution"! Psalms 71:6 By You I have been upheld from birth; You are He who took me out of my mother's womb. What the sufferer pleads is, the abundant cause for trust which God gave Him by loving care from earliest infancy. This he now calls to remembrance; this he now urges as a reason why God should not with. BibliographyTrapp, John. It may mean here either that he was made to cherish a hope of the divine favor “in very early life,” as it were when an infant at the breast; or it may mean that he had cause then to hope, or to trust in God. And although this be a mercy which God grants to all mankind, yet it may well be alleged here, partly in way of gratitude for this great, though common, mercy; nething being more reasonable and usual than for David and other holy men to praise God for such blessings; and partly as an argument to encourage himself to expect and to prevail with God, to grant him the deliverance which now he desires, because he had formerly delivered him; this being a very common argument: see 1 Samuel 17:37 2 Corinthians 1:10. 9 i But You are He who took Me out of the womb; You made Me trust while on My mother's breasts. His disciples and family have left him alone; all have gone. But thou art he that took me out of the womb - Thou hast made me; and hast guided and defended me from my earliest infancy. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-22.html. Cross References Psalms 71:5 For You are my hope, O Lord GOD; You are my trust from my youth. (e) Even from my birth you have given me opportunity to trust in you. Thou didst make me hope] Or, keptest me in safety; for puerilitas est periculorum pelagus, a thousand deaths and dangers little ones are subject to; but God preserveth and provideth: et haec non sunt per accidens, saith Kimchi, these things are not by chance, but by Divine providence. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. But You are holy; You await the praises of Israel. A Psalm of David. This sense of the words frees them from a difficulty, how the grace of hope, or of faith and confidence, can, in a proper sense, be exercised in the infant state; for though the principle of grace may be implanted so early, yet how it should be exercised when there is not the due use of reason is not easy to conceive; if, therefore, the words are taken in this sense, the meaning must be, that he was caused to hope as soon as he was capable of it, which is sometimes the design of such a phrase; see Job 31:18; unless we suppose something extraordinary in Christ's human nature, which some interpreters are not willing to allow, because he was in all things like unto us excepting sin; but I see not, that seeing the human nature was an extraordinary one, was perfectly holy from the first of it, the grace of God was upon it as soon as born, and it was anointed with the Holy Ghost above its fellows, why it may not be thought to exercise grace in an extraordinary manner, so early as is here expressed, literally understood. 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