there shall be nothing safe for the servants of God against their oppressors; no refuge to which they may fly; no help to be expected from man. For the rendering of his mercies more influential on our minds—, [When God’s mercies have been heaped upon us in an unusual degree, then we feel disposed to ask, “What shall I render to the Lord for all the benefits that he hath done unto me?” Behold David after some great deliverance, whereby “his soul was brought out of a horrible pit, and set, as it were, upon a rock;” “what songs were put into his mouth;” and with what ardour does he exclaim, “Blessed is the man that maketh the Lord his trust [Note: Psalms 40:1-4. https: Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Deuteronomy 32:36: The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. Used by Permission. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". In confirmation of this truth I propose to shew, I. The seasonable interpositions which they may hope for—. And thus will it be with all, in proportion as they are sensible of the mercies conferred upon them: they will present their whole selves a living sacrifice unto their God, as a reasonable and delightful service [Note: Romans 12:1.]. This calamity hasteneth on (Deuteronomy 32:35). No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for Deuteronomy 32:36. And this is again repeated respecting the posterity of Ahab. 2 Kings 14:26. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of Deuteronomy 1:6-8 Shake It Up! They are said, in my text, to be seen by their own God as having lost all their power, and “none shut up or left”--a most affecting description of God’s chosen people under the ruined condition into which sin has brought them; and also of the extremity to which they are reduced in personal experience, before God’s deliverance appears on their behalf. (287) (Psalms 89:30; 2 Samuel 7:14, 15. And repent himself for his servants.] The song of Moses is sung by us again: “Who is like unto thee, O Lord, amongst the gods? For — Or, nevertheless, having spoken of the dreadful calamity which would come upon his people, he now turns his discourse into a more comfortable strain, and begins to shew that after God had sorely chastised his people, he would have mercy upon them and turn their captivity. He permits his people to be severely tried, [To these is the primary reference in the text [Note: Compare Judges 2:14-15; Judges 2:18 with 2 Kings 14:26.] But there is no reason why the Apostle should not have accommodated to a different purpose what was set forth by Moses for the consolation of the godly, in order that believers might be the more heedful, the nearer they saw God to show Himself as the Judge of His Church; unless it be perhaps preferred to construe the words of Moses thus: Although God should judge His people, yet at length He will be propitiated, or touched with repentance, so as to temper the vehemence of His anger. 1859. judge = vindicate. See what over 150,000 subscribers are already receiving each day. Psalms 49:10. "E.W. So this phrase is used 1 Kings 14:10 21:21 2 Kings 9:8 14:26. To narrow your results select one or more categories in the below list. Under such circumstances we admire his goodness, and adore his love; and confess him to be a faithful God, who has never failed in the execution of any promise to his believing people. Hence, here, Deuteronomy 32:36 = defended und protected. When the tide has ebbed out to the very uttermost, it turns. In short, to the end that God should repent of His severity, repentance is required on the part of sinners; as he teaches elsewhere: “Turn ye unto me,... and I will turn unto you.” Deuteronomy 32:30 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?. For, or, nevertheless, or, but yet, as the particle chi is sometimes used, as Job 5:7 Isaiah 9:1 49:25. For the magnifying the more his own glorious perfections—, [We scarcely notice God at all in his common mercies: it is only when we are delivered by some signal interposition of his providence or grace, that we become sensible of our obligations to him. His power may be gone. let them rise up and help you.—He did say so in Judges 10:14. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". "Commentary on Deuteronomy 32:36". It is only in straits and difficulties that we think of looking unto God. Jeremiah 51:6. power. We know for sure Caleb was there, right along with Joshua. ], 2. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". People who have been guilty, that he may spare them, when they repent. 36. (2 Kings 14:26.). 3. In the execution of either there may be long delays: but neither the one nor the other shall fail. 1832. https: https: Mai. John Trapp Complete Commentary. From this we derive the spiritual truth, that however the Lord chastises His people, and however long the chastisement may continue, there will come a moment when the Lord will “repent Himself,” or change His course, and say, “Their affliction is at an end, and I will not afflict or grieve My people any more.” Then shall the froward Ephraim be spoken to as by the prophet,” I have seen his ways, and I will heal him. They shall be fulfilled to us under temporal distresses [Note: Psalms 33:18-19.] — — — Greater distress than this cannot be imagined; yet was it the lot of him who was “the man after God’s own heart.”], II. They mount higher and higher upon the ladder of riches; but at last they can climb no higher, their feet slide, and all is over. 3., and 3 Kings xxi. III. Some connect this sentence with what precedes it, and thus take the word judge for to punish, and the Apostle in the Epistle to the Hebrews, seems to support their opinion, inasmuch as he proves by this testimony how fearful a thing it is “to fall into the hands of the living God.” (Hebrews10:30, 31.) "Commentary on Deuteronomy 32:36". "Commentary on Deuteronomy 32:36". To those who are under any temporal affliction—, [Say not, that “the Lord has forsaken and forgotten you [Note: Isaiah 49:14. 5. If you take the word judge for to govern, or to undertake their cause, the particle for must be rendered adversatively, as though it were said nevertheless or but; if we prefer the other sense, it will be equivalent to although, or even though. See the notes on these passages. Words in boxes are from the Bible. https: repent of the evils he hath brought upon them, will change his course and carriage towards them. (J. 3. ]?” Conviction flashes on our minds with tenfold energy; and we exclaim with the convinced worshippers of Baal, “The Lord, he is the God! 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. BibliographyClarke, Adam. 1. IT is a certain truth that God is immutable in his purposes, whether of judgment or of mercy. 32:26-38 The idolatry and rebellions of Israel deserved, and the justice of God seemed to demand, that they should be rooted out. (Habakkuk 3:2.) "Commentary on Deuteronomy 32:36". The exigencies to which they were reduced. Copyright StatementThese files are considered public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available in the Online Bible Software Library. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Deuteronomy 32:36". The frequency of such interpositions leads me to point out, III. If you ask me what pertains to a Christian in himself, I should, for one, confess, after all the years I have known of the Lord, that one word, “faithlessness,” would mark all. 1905-1909. https: Young's Psalms 7:8; Psalms 135:14. For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left. III. Deuteronomy 32:36 ... Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary. Time flies. The other phrase, “repent Himself for His servants,” means an alteration, of course, in the events of Providence, and in His manner of dealing with His people; that He changes the order of things. 1. This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, … ALBERT MOHLER - Mp3's but well done. (Menochius) --- But, at the same time, he will have them to be convinced that their salvation came not from themselves. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. https: I will visit their transgressions with the rod of man,... nevertheless my loving-kindness will I not take away from them,” etc. https: Hold down Ctrl (Windows) / Command (Mac) for multiple selections (scroll list to see all options) Illustration. https: https: ].” “In the evening time it shall be light [Note: Zechariah 14:7.