Commentary for Psalms 5

God will certainly hear prayer: David gives to God the glory, and takes to himself the comfort. (1-6) He prayed for himself, that God would guide him, and for all the Lord's people, that God would give them joy, and keep them safe. (7-12)

1-6 God is a prayer-hearing God. Such he has always been, and he is still as ready to hear prayer as ever. The most encouraging principle of prayer, and the most powerful plea in prayer, is, to look upon him as our King and our God. David also prays to a sin-hating God. sin is folly, and sinners are the greatest of all fools; fools of their own making. Wicked people hate God; justly are they hated of him, and this will be their endless misery and ruin. Let us learn the importance of truth and sincerity, in all the affairs of life. Liars and murderers resemble the devil, and are his children, therefore it may well be expected that God should abhor them. These were the characters of David's enemies; and such as these are still the enemies of Christ and his people.

7-12 David prayed often alone, yet was very constant in attendance on public worship. The mercy of God should ever be the foundation both of our hope and of our joy, in every thing wherein we have to do with him. Let us learn to pray, not for ourselves only, but for others; grace be with all that love Christ in sincerity. The Divine blessing comes down upon us through Jesus Christ, the righteous or just One, as of old it did upon Israel through David, whom God protected, and placed upon the throne. Thou, O Christ, art the righteous Saviour, thou art the King of Israel, thou art the Fountain of blessing to all believers; thy favour is the defence and protection of thy church.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 5

  • Mild Bill on Psalms 5
    What we don't see enough of is "Thy Kingdom Come". The most sure future expectation(hope),is the rule

    of God on Earth,for one thousand years.It is written and will be done,as it is God's will.The great lie of

    Satan is based on this truth,that is,namely,utopia,or,the human desire to again enter Eden.Admission to

    the Kingdom is by the grace of God only.The eternal realm begins after final human failure in the Kingdom,

    as was human failure in the garden.The Savior,the Lord Jesus, is all the glory permitted,demonstrated and

    worthy of our love.A sinful self will no longer be a part of us,hard for us to imagine as we are in this world,

    yet,the fullness of forgiveness will be our experience,as it is written.
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 5
    Amen and Amen. Though, I understand that in the Millenium period, Jesus Christ will rule, but in the New Jerusalem, prepared and coming down from Heaven, God will reign with His people: "Behold, the Tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God". (Rev 21:3).
  • Angel on Psalms 5
    I love this Bible because it is coming from the real thing, and it is inspirational
  • Angel on Psalms 5
    I love this Bible because it is coming from the real thing.
  • Robert on Psalms 5
    A cry out to the Lord for help to lead us in the right path and save us from the wicked and ungodly people who come against us every day every hour of the day. Ephesians 6:11 says We need to put on the whole armour of God that we may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil...Give praise to the Lord for deliverance from the wicked! Psalms 1:6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous
  • Brianna vs. 3 on Psalms 5
    The morning is an excellent time to begin your spiritual routine. We are more refreshed in the mornings, and distractions are generally few. Regularly praying and reading the Bible in the morning, can help us through the day. Everyone's schedule is different Personally, the morning is the best time for me . Find a good time for you where you can draw close to God. You will see benefits.
  • Bruce on Psalms 5
    That's what Satan Done in The Garden, Twisted The Words of The Lord Saying: Yea, Hath God Said---(Genesis 3:1) Before is Not to be Taken Lightly. For if You are Not Covered by The Blood of The Lamb Before There is After, The Answer Only Can Be (Revelation 20:15)
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale on Psalms 5
    Now, if it yet be Christ that is coming again or Christ that will return, then you are saying you are before the coming again or before the return of Christ. Thus, you condemn yourself as being a thief and robber. As it is written, All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. (The wicked fall by their own counsels and do show themselves as antichrists.)
  • Bruce on Psalms 5
    Christ Leaves this World and Goes to The Father(John16:28)Jesus Will Come Back in like Manner as You Seen Him Go(Acts1:11) Behold I See Heaven Open and The Son of Man Standing on The Right Hand of God(Acts7:56)For The Lord Himself Shall Descend From Heaven with a Shout(1 Thessalonians4:16) YES He is Coming Again. He Will Return. Thiefs,Robbers and Antichrist Say "He's Not Coming Back"
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale on Psalms 5
    The living Word of God now says; All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers. Yet ye that screen and post here say, When the Lord comes! and When the Lord returns! The living Word of God now says; Every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God. Yet ye that screen and post here confess not. Verily, you are naked as thieves, robbers and antichrists.


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According to Psalm 5, God takes no pleasure in what?
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