4 Denn siehe, es ist kein Wort auf meiner Zunge, das du, HERR, nicht alles wüsstest. 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-139.html. Thank You that every day of my life was recorded in Your book and every moment of my life is laid out before You– praise the Lord O my soul and all that is within me praise His holy name. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-139.html. Psalm 139:5 in all English translations Bible Gateway Recommends NIV, Chronological Study Bible, Leathersoft, Brown/Navy: Holy Bible, New International Version Our Price: $79.98 Buy Now The Hebrew reads “too high to understand.” BibliographyWesley, John. "Behold thou, O Jehovah, knowest the whole, the hereafter and the past. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/psalms-139.html. Psalm 139:5-6 Oh, what a happy day when a man or woman of God realizes that God sees, God knows, and God cares…To remind His people of His discernment and comprehension of their circumstances, and His immense care and comfort on their behalf, He revealed one of … 1765. "Commentary on Psalms 139:5". Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Species), App-6, put for every direction. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. The term "Thou hast beset" speaks of being enclosed on every side. 1870. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". "Commentary on Psalms 139:5". Psalm 139:5 (KJV): Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Beset me â With thy all-seeing providence. He was like a garrison besieged in a city so that there was no means of escape. "Commentary on Psalms 139:5". PSALM 139 * The All-knowing and Ever-present God. 5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-139.html. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. Thou hast laid thine hand upon me] As by an arrest; so that I am thy prisoner, and cannot stir a foot from thee. Used by Permission. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". BibliographyBeza, Theodore. Thou hast beset me behind and before - The word rendered “beset” - צור tsûr - means properly to press; to press upon; to compress. 1 O Lord, thou hast a searched me, and b known me. You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. Preparation: As your children arrive, have a helper help them answer some questions about themselves and write them down on a piece of paper. You have searched me and known me: David prayed to Yahweh, understandin… “Beset me behind and before”: God used circumstances to limit David’s actions. Of David. Psalm 139:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 139:5, NIV: "You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me." Psalm 139:5, NASB: "You have enclosed me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon … 139:5 I am shut in by you on every side, and you have put your hand on me. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/psalms-139.html. BibliographyGill, John. You have beset me behind and before, and laid your hand on me. Ps 139:1-24. The other clause of the verse has the same meaning; for those put a very forced interpretation upon it who think that it refers to God’s fashioning us, and applying his hand in the sense of an artizan to his work; nor does this suit with the context. 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. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. but rather his hand of power and providence, to preserve, protect, and defend him. Ps 139:1-24. He is saying that He is going before him and clearing the way and He is guarding the back side as well. Psalm 139:23 The Beauty Lord Is You (devotional)02:01 (yellow) Psalm139:23 Contrasting Kings (devotional)11-19 (beige) Psalm 139:16 You Saw Me Before I Was Born (yellow)
Psalm 139 is a psalm … I think Bishop Horsley's emendation here is just, uniting the two verses together. Psalm 139:5 "Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me." Some of the Jewish doctors are of opinion that this is the most excellent of all the psalms of David; and a very pious devout meditation it is upon the doctrine of God's omniscience, which we should therefore have our hearts fixed upon and filled with in singing this psalm.