He knows everything about our public and private life. Achan tried to hide stolen goods from God, but found he could not do so. Psalmen 139:9 W Würde ich die Schwingen der Morgenröte erheben und mich niederlassen. 139:7 Where can I go from Thy Spirit? 3 You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. We should not tolerate or harbor anything in our lives that hinders or impairs our walk with God. It is more profitable to meditate on Divine truths, applying them to our own cases, and with hearts lifted to God in prayer, than with a curious or disputing frame of mind. You have searched me, Lord,and you know me. In Psalms 139, God is depicted as immensely personal with King David, but God is not omnipresent. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. And that life is important, valuable, and significant to God. And art intimately acquainted with all my ways. All of God’s works are wonderful. These verses speak of the omnipresence of God. Notice that God knows when we are at rest and work. He did not want to tolerate or harbor anything in his life that might become a barrier between him and God. Tell your children that you are going to play a â¦ When David wrote Psalm 139, he did not have the advantage of the technology that allows us to see what actually occurs inside the womb. 4 Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD. You discern my going out a We can go to bed at night with the assurance that God is thinking about us. And Thine enemies take Thy name in vain. A psalm. Such knowledge boggled David’s mind. What is the background of Psalm 139? Its utterances were to be adopted by every member of the congregation. 1 O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. One scholar wrote, “Both in loftiness of thought and in expressive beauty of language, Psalm 139 stands preeminent, and it is not surprising that it has been called ‘the crown of the Psalms. And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth. all the days ordained for me were written in your book, How amazing are your thoughts concerning me. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. We purchased a book that explained the various stages of development in the life of a pre-born child. Others interpret it to mean that God knows the length of our life before it begins. David says that the Lord knows all manâs thoughts and doingsâHe asks, Where can man go to escape from the spirit and presence of the Lord?âMan is fearfully and wonderfully made. If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea, 2:10). A psalm. What is your favorite television program or movie? â¦ One of the most notable of the sacred hymns. Psalm 139:18 Sollte ich sie zählen, so würde ihrer mehr sein denn des Sandes. Since David was zealous for God and the things of God, he was opposed to any who were in rebellion against God. 139:4 Even before there is a word on my tongue, We should think about God when we go to bed at night and when we get up in the morning. Psalm 139 reflects on the human condition, and specifically Godâs interaction with the individual human experience. 139:12 Even the darkness is not dark to Thee, Every life is important to God, including the unborn. A psalm. Tolerating many “little” things that are displeasing to God can easily destroy men. We too, should think about God. Turn there in your Bible. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. However, âRarely do hymns remind us of the kind of pervasive presence of God in our lives that might prompt a sense of holy fear.We are content with having God near us, but preferably not too nearâ (927). When I awake, I am still with Thee. 139:3 Thou dost scrutinize my path and my lying down, A psalm. '” Psalm 1:1 states, “How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!”. David acknowledged the fact that only God has the power to create a human life: “Thou didst weave. Tucker and Grant note how many hymns tend to highlight the fascination and comfort gained from Godâs presence. Every life is important to God, including the unborn. His contemplation of God’s creative activity gave way to praise, which is the appropriate response of the creature to the Creator. Play "How well do you know me?" This attribute is also referred to as omniscience. If I take the wings of the morning. Although “hidden” from human view while in his mother’s womb, David’s body and identity were no mystery to God. Verse 16 is understood in two ways. How many sisters and brothers do you have? 4 Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Depart from me, therefore, men of bloodshed. There is absolutely nothing about us that God does not know. Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely. James wrote, “You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? It has the characteristics of both the didactic psalm and the wisdom psalm. Knowing that God sees our actions should motivate us to act in a manner in line with His Word. 139:18 If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand. One great beauty of the psalm is the simplicity of the language. 49:5). No matter where man may go, God is already there! 1 O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. It is ascribed to David. 1 O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. When we love things that God hates, we will have problems in our lives. Niemand kann mir den Boden unter den Füßen wegziehen. In the Psalm he recalls the attributes of the God to whom he prays. Practical Consideration: God is pro-life! We can wake up in the morning with the same assurance. When I was made in secret, Psalm 139. 1. Jeremiah said that God had set him apart “as a prophet to the nations” while still unformed in his mother’s womb (Jer. 139:22 I hate them with the utmost hatred; Practical Consideration: We should love the things God loves. 15 Es war dir mein Gebein nicht verhohlen, da ich im Verborgenen gemacht ward, da ich gebildet ward unten in der Erde.â¦ Psalm 139 is the 139th psalm of the Book of Psalms, generally known in English by its first verse, in the King James Version, "O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Practical Consideration: We should not harbor anything that hinders our walk with God. 2 Ob ich sitze oder stehe â du weißt es, aus der Ferne erkennst du, was ich denke. We should set aside time to be alone with God in quiet meditation or in the study of His Word. David could not remain silent as he contemplated the wonder of a human life developing in the solitude of the womb. 139:21 Do I not hate those who hate Thee, O Lord? 139:1 O Lord, Thou hast searched me and known me. It clearly divides into 4 stanzas of 6 verses each in our English text. Psalm 139 celebrates the omniscience and omnipresence of God. Psalm 139:14 Ich danke dir dafür, daß ich wunderbar gemacht bin; wunderbar sind deine Werke, und das erkennt meine Seele wohl. He had a purpose for the unformed body or undeveloped embryo that would become Israel’s king. There is absolutely no place where men can go to escape the presence of God. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. If David’s response was to praise God in spite of his limited understanding, how much more should we praise God in light of the prenatal knowledge afforded to us through science. Ein Psalm. O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. http://www.e-water.net Der Psalm 139 einer der schönsten Psalmen überhaupt! Psalmen 139:3 W du misst es ab. There is, perhaps, no other place in Scripture where the bigness of God is as strikingly set forth as it is in Psalm 139. Hence the psalmist proceeds, in the four following verses, Psalm 139:13-16, to magnify God as ordaining and superintending the formation of his body in the womb. Psalm 139 Hoffnung für Alle Herr, du durchschaust mich! 139:14 I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; We have been using the prayer, Holy Spirit, think through me until your ideas become my ideas, or King David's prayer, Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your law. Psalm 139:17 Aber wie köstlich sind vor mir, Gott, deine Gedanken! Wie ist ihrer so eine große Summe! David marveled at the intimate way in which God was acquainted with him. Knowing that God knows our words before they are spoken should cause us to exercise caution and discretion before we speak (see Psalm 141:3). even the darkness will not be dark to you; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. According to Psalm 139, God is pro-life. Psalm 139 Einheitsübersetzung 2016 Leben in Gottes Allgegenwart 1 Für den Chormeister. The expression “fearfully and wonderfully made” emphasizes the mystery of a developing human life. Practical Consideration: It is impossible to escape the presence of God. Preparation: As your children arrive, have a helper help them answer some questions about themselves and write them down on a piece of paper. It is impossible to escape the presence of God. And the light around me will be night,” The word “loathe” means “to abhor” or “be grieved with.” He was opposed to any who were opposed to God. 2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. 3 Ob ich gehe oder liege â du siehst mich, mein ganzes Leben ist dir vertraut. (Refer to notes on Psalm 19:12-13 on pages 15-16). and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, No man can run fast enough to leave God behind. But, David knew full well or without a doubt that human beings, more than any other part of God’s creation, are awesomely wonderful in the sight of God. O LORD, You have examined me and know... For the leader. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding the conception of a child, God sees and knows everything that occurs within the womb as that life begins to develop. And Thy right hand will lay hold of me. Of David. Bible teachers will tell you that of all the 150 Psalms, this is the one that best describes Godâs personal relationship with us.  Strangely enough, none of these four-syllable words appears in the versions! As stated elsewhere in the Bible, God's mind is inexpressibly beyond that of any person (Isaiah 55:8â9). John Trapp Complete Commentary. Yet, David clearly understood that God Himself was at work in the privacy and solitude of the womb. Psalms 139 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Knowing that God knows everything about us should have an impact on our attitude toward sin. His knowledge about us extends beyond the womb to the grave. His thoughts toward us would easily outnumber the sand. Behold, O Lord, Thou dost know it all. A psalm. Isaiah acknowledged that God had formed him in the womb “to be his servant” (Isa. The athletes of Greece and Rome were inspired to run and wrestle by the knowledge that a vast assembly of spectators surrounded them. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding the conception of a child, God sees and knows everything that occurs within the womb as that life begins to develop. If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, Thou art there. We should love the things that God loves. Darkness may hide men from men, but it cannot hide men from God. God’s omniscience and omnipresence extends even to the womb. God has a purpose for all human life before birth. And do I not loathe those who rise up against Thee? 5 You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Of David. It sings the omniscience and omnipresence of God, inferring from these the overthrow of the powers of wickedness, since he who sees and hears the abominable deeds and words of the rebellious will surely deal with them according to his justice. Mary Crowley, founder of “Home Interiors and Gifts, Inc.,” said that we should not be afraid of tomorrow because God is already there! God, like an architect, was acquainted with the blueprint of our physical makeup even before we were formed. Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God” (James 4:4). What is your favorite dessert? While modern technology can give us glimpses into the developing life in the womb, God alone sees and knows absolutely everything that occurs in the conception and development of human life. Although God is far away, it is as if God is with King David. And lead me in the everlasting way. Psalm 139 begins by expressing the infinite knowledge of God. Von David. Or where can I flee from Thy presence? It is something of a composite psalm made up of a hymn, praise, thanksgiving, lament, confession, meditation and prayer. » O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known [me]. Darkness and light are alike to Thee. Commentary, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-14, Anne E. Streaty-Wimblerly, The African American Lectionary, 2008. 139 1 O LORD, you have searched me and known me! You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before you read Psalm 139, ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and guide you into all truth (John 16:13). He did not want to be associated with any who were in rebellion against God. 139:24 And see if there be any hurtful way in me, 139:17 How precious also are Thy thoughts to me, O God! (To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) It is too high, I cannot attain to it. What is your favorite Bible story? Paul wrote, “Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth” (Colossians 3:2). You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. According to Psalm 139, God is pro-life. Knowing that God is omniscient should motivate us to live holy lives. Nach Psalm 139 Ganz nahe spüre ich dich, Gott, so als gingen wir beide Hand in Hand. 2) Psalm 139 was penned by King David. Weâre continuing in our series on the greatest Psalms, and today weâre looking at Psalm 139. Psalm 139For the director of music. Of David. Jonah tried to run from God, but found he could not do so. He knows our motives. What was secret to his eyes was fully known to God. Of David. He inhabits yesterday, today, and tomorrow. They remind us that God is always thinking of us. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. It is impossible to escape God’s presence by going up or down, east or west, or by trying to hide in the cover of the deepest darkness. 139:20 For they speak against Thee wickedly, Try me and know my anxious thoughts; Of David. Psalm 139 1 Psalm 139 For the director of music. You know when I sit and when I rise;you perceive my thoughts from afar. We should fill our minds with godly thoughts. Throughout my wife’s pregnancy, the photographs in the book helped us to visualize what was happening inside her body. How vast is the sum of them! There is a sort of virtual omnipresence being described (at least in relation to King Davidâs life). 4 Schon bevor ich anfange zu reden, weißt du, was ich sagen will. He gave God permission to make a careful search of his life and remove anything that might keep him from living a life pleasing to God. Du durchschaust meine Gedanken von fern. Someone stated that “God is a sphere or circle whose center is everywhere, and circumference nowhere.” Isaiah stated that God inhabits eternity (Isaiah 57:15). He is on both sides of the grave. What is your favorite thing about school? The word “knit” actually means “to weave” or “to embroider.” David used this word to emphasize that God had skillfully knit or put him together in his mother’s womb, like one who weaves cloth or makes a basket. .and hate the things God hates. The word “created” reminds us that God continues His creative work through human conception. For there is not a word on my tongue, but, behold, Yahweh, you know it altogether. Psalmen 139:11 So in Anlehnung an alte Übersetzungen bei Änderung eines Buchstabens im As we turned the pages of that book we marveled at the amazing photographs taken of a child inside the womb. Your email address will not be published. What does Psalm chapter 139 mean? These are very comforting verses to the believer. .”. Psalms 139:1 « To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. 139:11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, And in Thy book they were all written, "Psalm 139 is something of an exception in the Old Testament, speaking strongly and positively about the individual." 139:5 Thou hast enclosed me behind and before, Of David. God’s omnipresence should also motivate us to live holy lives. David was concerned about his relationship with God. This extends to everything a person does, thinks, and says, even before those actions occur. God desires that we live purposeful lives. 1 O Lord, thou hast a searched me, and b known me. HERR, du durchschaust mich, du kennst mich durch und durch. Men who allow such things in their lives will be destroyed from the inside out. Working in the privacy of the womb, God rolled up His divine sleeves and wove a human tapestry with veins, sinews, muscles, nerves, and every other aspect of physical life. These verses speak of the omniscience of God. As we come to understand more fully the wonder of God’s creation, like David we too should praise Him and celebrate what He has done. The words “inmost being” and “knit” emphasize that God has created individuals as spiritual and physical beings respectively. We should ask God to help us to live the few days we have on this earth in a way that pleases and honors Him (see Ps. The entire congregation was to use the Psalm. We should, however, also hate the things God hates. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. Psalm 139 â¦ 13 Denn du hast meine Nieren bereitet und hast mich gebildet im Mutterleib. 3 Ob ich gehe oder ruhe, du hast es gemessen. Men who fill their minds with thoughts about God do not have room for lesser or petty thoughts. This is an indication that the Psalm was to be set to music for use in public worship. Wonderful are Thy works, He knows the exact moment we drew our first breath and knows the exact moment we will draw our last breath. He describes God as:- 1:5). Psalmen 139:1 Siehe die Anmerkung zu Psalm 4,1. Practical Consideration: We should fill our minds with thoughts of God. Thou didst weave me in my mother’s womb. The prayer of the writer of Psalm 139, King David, showed that he obviously wanted to be in the centre of the will of God. 139:13 For Thou didst form my inward parts; 90:12). While sinners try to escape God’s presence, believers take comfort in His presence. And the night is as bright as the day. They have become my enemies. The Holy Bible, New International VersionÂ® NIVÂ®, Copyright Â© 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.Â®. You discern my going out and my lying down; If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. How many pets do you have? 5 139:9 If I take the wings of the dawn, A psalm. Notes throughout the Psalms give additional indications of conscious arrangement (see also chart, p. 1048-1051). For the director of music. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. What is your middle name? 1 Corinthians 15:33 warns, “Do not be deceived: ‘Bad company corrupts good morals. Of David. "This text narrates a religious encounter with God that affirms human worth. When as yet there was not one of them. Your email address will not be published. David poetically described his prenatal development by saying that God had “woven” or embroidered him with great skill. Harboring attitudes and grievances and sins that are displeasing to God can easily destroy men. You have searched me and known me: David prayed to Yahweh, understandinâ¦ 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; When we hate things that God loves, we will also have problems in our lives. 139:16 Thine eyes have seen my unformed substance; STUDY NOTES â JULY 7, 2013 Todayâs Scripture: Psalm 139 Psalm 139 (NIV84) â For the director of music. We must give God permission to search us daily and be willing to remove anything that can impede our walk with Him. In Maclaren's paragraphing, he assigned "omniscience" to Psalms 139:1-6, and "omnipresence" to Psalms 139:7-12, and Rawlinson assigned the word "omnipotence" to Psalms 139:13-18. Everything that men do, good and evil alike, is done in the presence of God. Required fields are marked *. David had the same interests, the same friends, and the same enemies as God. Authorship and Titles (or Superscriptions) Of the 150 psalms, only 34 lack superscriptions of any kind (only 17 in the Septuagint, the pre-Christian Greek translation of the OT). For the director of music. . To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. There is a better way. Used by Permission of Biblica, Inc.Â® All rights reserved worldwide. God sees and knows everything that occurs in the conception and development of human life as it is carefully and skillfully embroidered in the darkness of the womb. (Read Psalm 139:1-6) God has perfect knowledge of us, and all our thoughts and actions are open before him. Adam and Eve tried to hide from God, but found they could not do so. We too, should be inspired to run with confidence the course set before us by the knowledge that God is watching us. 14 Ich danke dir dafür, daß ich wunderbar gemacht bin; wunderbar sind deine Werke, und das erkennt meine Seele wohl. 2. Note: The day my wife announced that she was pregnant with our first child we rejoiced and gave thanks to God for the new life He was fashioning in her womb. In fact, God thinks about us so much that it would be impossible to count all of His thoughts. 139:2 Thou dost know when I sit down and when I rise up; Ich spüre die Wärme, mit der deine Hand die meine umschließt, ich merke die Kraft, die mir Sicherheit gibt. 139:10 Even there Thy hand will lead me, 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. 139:19 O that Thou wouldst slay the wicked, O God; Each photograph testified to the remarkable intricacy and beauty of human life in the womb. The days that were ordained for me, and abhor those who are in rebellion against you? 139:8 If I ascend to heaven, Thou art there; O LORD, You have examined me and know... Log in ××ª×××¨ Sign up ××¨×©×. And laid Thy hand upon me, '” The superscription addresses the Psalm to the choir director. the idea that God is not far off, but is near to each of us. 139:15 My frame was not hidden from Thee, And my soul knows it very well. Thou dost understand my thought from afar. HERR, du hast mich erforscht und kennst mich. 2 Ob ich sitze oder stehe, du kennst es. God saw David as a person from the moment of conception. God never stops thinking about us or being concerned about us. Site Language ×©×¤×ª ×××ª×¨. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. We cannot escape God by death. . Practical Consideration: The fact of God’s omniscience should keep evil in check. O LORD, You have searched me and known me.You know my sitting down and my rising up;You understand my thought afar off.You comprehend my path and my lying down,And are acquainted with all my ways.For there is not a word on my tongue,But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.You have hedged me behind and before,And laid Your hand upon me.Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;It is high, I cannot attain it.a. What did you do yesterday? Paul wrote, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Eph. 4 Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether. And that life is important, valuable, and significant to God. A psalm. He knows our thoughts before we clothe them with words. Older Hebrew scholars interpreted it to mean that God, like an architect, was acquainted with the blueprint for our physical makeup before we were formed. 1 Ein Lied von David. As the psalmist was given pause by the thought of Godâs perâ¦ We cannot escape His presence by death, distance, or darkness. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me. 139:6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; Learn More About New International Version.