See Psalm 18:28, note; Psalm 119:105, note. Verse 1. Do not turn away the face of Your Anointed: The singer aske… The degrees or ascents are very visible; the theme ascends step by step from, "afflictions" to a "crown", from "remember David", to, "I will make the horn of David to bud." I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed. The degrees or ascents are very visible; the theme ascends step by step from, "afflictions" to a "crown", from "remember David", to, "I will make the horn of David to bud." I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed; which Jerom understands of John the Baptist, the forerunner of Christ, who was a burning and shining light, but was not "that light", that famous light, that was to come, but was sent to bear witness of it; he being but as a candle, as the word here used signifies, in comparison of the sun of righteousness; but rather it means a son and successor of David, the Lord's anointed; in which sense the phrase is often used, 1 Kings 11:36; and here the famous and illustrious Son and successor of his, the Messiah, the light which lightens every man with the light of reason; and who is the light of the world of his people, enlightening them with the light of grace, and will be the light of the New Jerusalem state, and of the ultimate glory; him God has "ordained" as such, even foreordained him before the foundation of the world; this lamp, or light, he prepared in eternity, and it dwelt with him, and therefore was desired to be sent out from him, Daniel 2:22; which places are to be understood of the Messiah; See Gill on Daniel 2:22 and See Gill on Psalm 43:3. Olshausen regards this Psalm 132:6 as altogether inexplicable. God blessed Solomon and succeeding kings, for David’s sake; and he will bless us for Jesus’ sake.” (Spurgeon) b. I have ordained a lamp.—Or, I have trimmed a lamp; the word used in connection with the sacred lights, under the express charge of Aaron and his sons (Exodus 27:21; Leviticus 24:2-3). I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed —, There will I make the horn of David to bud. There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for my anointed. "LORD, remember David, [and] all his afflictions:" “His afflictions: This seems to be inclusive from the … I. Lo, we have heard of it — The ark, or of the place or habitation for the Lord last mentioned; at Ephratah — That is, at Shiloh, in the tribe of Ephraim, there they were told it had been, but it was gone; they found it at last in the fields of the wood — That is, in Kirjath-jearim, which signifies, the city of woods. i. 37:24-28). Whole Psalm. A joyful song indeed: let all pilgrims to the New Jerusalem sing it often. Study Psalm 132 using Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. With the confounding of his enemies is united his prosperity and the unceasing splendor of his crown. I have appointed; that is, I have given him that which will always be as a lamp or guide to him; that by which he will see to walk. A Song of Degrees. When work is to be done for the Lord, it is good to tie ourselves to a time. Psalm 132:12 "If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore." Chapter 132 It is probable that this psalm was penned by Solomon, to be sung at the dedication of the temple which he built according to the charge his father gave him, 1 Chr. a lamp—the figure of prosperity (Ps 18:10, 28; 89:17). Psalms 132 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, filling six volumes, provides an exhaustive look at every verse in the Bible. Audio Commentary: Psalm 132 Psalm 132 1 Lord, remember David, and all his afflictions: 2 How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob; I have given him true and precious promises, which will be to him as a lamp, a candle, a lantern is to one walking in the night. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed; Surely I will not come - … I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed - Margin, a candle. The ark was a special box that was very important to the *Jews. PSALM 132 OVERVIEW. But with this distinctly sacerdotal allusion we must also combine the special allusion to the Davidic dynasty, according to the promise (1Kings 11:36): “That David my servant may have a light (or, lamp, as here) always before me in Jerusalem.”. Psalm 132:6. Psalms 132 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary contains over 34,000 pages in its original 56 volume printing, the largest of its kind In Psalm 132:6 begins the language of the church, which in this Psalm reminds Jahve of His promises and comforts itself with them. It is good in the morning to fix upon work for the day, with submission to Providence, for we know not what a … This conditional aspect could interrupt the occupation of the throne, but it would not invalidate God’s promise to one day seat the Messiah as king forever (compare Ezek. An attention to these parallelisms is often necessary to bring out the meaning of Scripture. Title. a. 28:2, etc. (Read Psalm 132:1-10) David bound himself to find a place for the Lord, for the ark, the token of God's presence. A joyful song indeed: let all pilgrims to the New Jerusalem sing it often. When the psalmist prayed this, he prayed for the fulfillment of a promise God had already made. Ps 132:1-6 are answered by Ps 132:12, Ps 132:7 by Ps 132:13; Ps 132:8 by Ps 132:14; Ps 132:9 by Ps 132:15-16; Ps 132:10 by Ps 132:17-18. (l) Though his force for a time seemed to be broken, yet he promises to restore it. Psalms 132 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is from the most widely read and often quoted preacher in history, Charles Haddon Spurgeon What Psalm 132 means Verses 1 - 5: These verses tell us that David wanted to bring the ark of God into Jerusalem. The interpretation nevertheless has some safe starting-points. PSALM 132 OVERVIEW.. Title.A Song of Degrees. For Your servant David’s sake, Do not turn away the face of Your Anointed. Benson Commentary Psalm 132:17-18. There — In Jerusalem, the seat of the kingdom, and the only place of my presence and worship in the world; will I make the horn of David to bud — His power and glory to flourish and increase, and to descend to his posterity.