Beyond the psalmist’s own weaknesses, he attributes this turn of events to his Lord whom he loves and is convinced loves him. Maybe they even forgot the context of Psalm 22:8 when they uttered this saying. The Word of God is an instruction manual to teach us His ways, as well as a love-letter to all His children. This is what he’s going to say to them that will constitute his praising the Lord in their midst from Psalm 22:22. My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation. So, the psalmist finishes his prayer asking the Lord to deliver him from the deadly intentions of these enemies whom he once again pictures as dogs and lions. am not silent--literally, "not silence to me," either meaning, I continually cry; or, corresponding with "thou hearest not," or answerest not, it may mean, there is no rest or quiet to me. The Hebrew of Psalm 22:1 reads “eli eli lamah azabthani”. why art thou so far from [helping me/my deliverance], and from the words of my [roaring/groaning][?/.]. And it will happen because of the cry at the beginning of the Psalm. The Lord answers the psalmist and this begins the praise section of this psalm which extends from Psalm 22:21-31. for thou hast [heard/answered] me [|] from the horns of the [unicorns/wild oxen] [remim]. Let me read what Matthew records as happening as Jesus – the sinless Son of God, the most godly man to ever live – hung on the cross as he paid for our sins. Vows. And so, there’s something within the natural man that likes to kick people when they’re down. And in fact, he’s got people who are mocking and taunting him for that apparent fact. But he comes back to the bed-rock truth that God knows him and he knows God, no matter what external circumstances might seem to indicate. William Gouge. Thus, Psalm 22 is appropriate for the hope that accompanies Jesus’ passion as well as the grief. In Preaching the Psalms, Clint McCann and I recommend two approaches to preaching a Psalm.2. I will pay my vows before them that fear him; either those which he made in the council and covenant of grace, when he engaged to become a surety for his people, to assume their nature, to suffer and die for them, to redeem them from sin and misery, and bring them nigh to God, and save them with an everlasting salvation; all which he has openly done; see Psalm 31:19; or those which he made in Psalm 22:21; that he would declare the name of the Lord unto his brethren, and sing praise unto him in the midst of the church; compare with this Psalm 116:12. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. The psalmist’s promise of praise dominates verses 22-26. 10 All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful. “My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.” Lions. As if when you’re reading this psalm these various things are unfolding at this very moment. They will glorify God for this your zeal; they will join their spirits with your spirit in this open performance of duty; they will become followers of you, and learn of you to vow and pay unto the Lord, and that openly, publicly. Follow either of the two large buttons below to see these verses in their broader context of the King James Bible or a Bible concordance. Or the laws of Hebrew poetic literature were temporarily suspended. By its repetition, he teaches us that this is not a temporary burst of gratitude, but an abiding determination, a full and settled resolution. Consider these enriching treasures of truth. And he actually ends his prayer in Psalm 22:19-21. That’s where they let these bulls run through the streets toward the stadium and all these crazy guys run alongside them. That which, in Psalms 116:14 , is implied under this particle of restraint, "his," in "the presence of all his people", is in Psalms 22:25 , more expressly noted by a more apparent description, thus: I will pay my vows before them that fear him. Psalm 22 illustrates the wide range of emotions, yearnings, and destinies in our life with God. The one subject of our Master's song is the Lord alone. To get what Psalm 22:25 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. 25  My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him. But this kind of behavior on the part of the godless of kicking a godly man when he’s down – it shouldn’t surprise us when it happens. You can do like the psalmist did and recall the history of your relationship with the Lord. Following that, the psalmist in Psalm 22:25 comes back to directly addressing the Lord with promised praise. 41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, 42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. How did the psalmist know that God heard and answered him? (second clause). For we have sung the Psalm with God’s people, who have borne every conceivable agony over countless centuries. unto a [people that shall be born/future generation], [that/what] he hath done this. He just wants us to glory in the Lord’s deliverance of him. So, From Abandoned to Answered. (Note: Thrupp in his Emendations on the Psalms (Journal of Classic and Sacred Philology, 1860) suggests עניּתי, my poverty (my poor soul), instead of עניתני.). Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. The Lord and the Lord only is the theme which the believer handleth when he gives himself to imitate Jesus in praise. What is the alternative to “wealth gotten by vanity” in Proverbs 13 11? The first confession of trust is corporate (“In you our ancestors trusted; they trusted, and you delivered them,” verse 4) and second individual and personal (“Yet it was you who took me from the womb; you kept me safe on my mother’s breast,” verse 9). Well, anyway, bulls are strong and fierce. 3. Now that he’s promised to praise the Lord for his deliverance, he’s going to admonish those brothers of his to praise the Lord themselves. Psalms 22:26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever. It is important to recognize, however, that Psalm 22 is not important simply because it appears in the New Testament. 23 Ye [that fear/loyal followers of] the LORD, praise him; all ye [the seed/descendants] of Jacob, [glorify/honor] him; and [fear/stand in awe of] him, all ye [the seed/descendants] of Israel. Undoubtedly the publication of the gospel is the constant fulfilment of covenant engagements made by our Surety in the councils of eternity. The point is that the sinless Son of God experienced this kind of torturous reality. The one subject of our Master's song is the Lord alone. It will reach to the ends of the world according to Psalm 22:27-28. 7 All they that see me [laugh me to scorn/sneer at me/taunt me]: they [shoot out the lip/separate with the lip/mock me], they [shake/wag] the head, saying. 23  Ye that fear the Lord, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel. The post-Easter texts assigned for this year contain several readings from the Book of Acts. John Stevenson. My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation, I will pay my vows before them that fear him, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. 10 I was cast upon thee [from/since] [the womb/birth]: thou [art/have been] my God from my mother’s [belly/womb]. What could be more fitting to close our Lord’s Day worship together than with that kind of consideration? Remember, the psalmist is still praying to the Lord for deliverance from these enemies of his and their murderous intentions for him. And we continued on in that series for about six months ending at Psalm 20 at which point we turned our attention to the book of Ecclesiastes. said therefore among themselves, [“] Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it [That is, instead of “parting” it like they did the “garments”! 1James L. Mays, Psalms (Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching; Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1994), p. 107. My God, my God, why hast thou [forsaken/abandoned] me? Despite what the enemies are implying – that God’s abandoned the psalmist – he knows that he has a real relationship with the Lord: 9 [But/Yet/Yes] thou art he that [took me out of/ brought me forth from/brought me out from] the womb: thou didst make me [hope/trust/feel secure] when I was upon my mother’s breasts.