BIBLE: Psalm Chapter 41 – Headline “Majestic Prophetic”

Words in italic type have been added for clarity. They are not found in the original Hebrew or Aramaic.

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Psalm 41

What should I learn from this chapter?

  1. It is useless to resist the will of God
  2. The prophecies of the coming Messiah
  3. The metaphorical account as David … so Jesus.
  4. Who raised Jesus from the dead?

The Blessing and Suffering of the Godly

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

Psalm 41:1 Blessed is he who considers the poor (helpless or powerless);
The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.
  • There is none more powerless than a man posted on a cross. The only thing that works is the mouth.
    • With the mouth, Jesus said:
Psalm 41:The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive,
And he will be blessed on the earth;
You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies.
  • Psalm 72:18 Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, Who only does wondrous things!
Psalm 41:The Lord will strengthen him on his bed of illness;
You will sustain (restore) him on his sickbed.
Psalm 41:I said, “Lord, be merciful to me;
Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.”
Psalm 41:My enemies speak evil of me:
“When will he die, and his name perish?”
  • John 11:50 nor do you consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should perish.”
Psalm 41:And if he comes to see me, he speaks lies (empty words);
His heart gathers iniquity to itself;
When he goes out, he tells it.
  • Luke 22:48 But Jesus said to him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”
Psalm 41:All who hate me whisper together against me;
Against me they devise (plot) my hurt.
  • Mark 14:1 [The Plot to Kill Jesus] After two days it was the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take Him by trickery and put Him to death.
  • John 7:19 Did not Moses give you the law, yet none of you keeps the law? Why do you seek to kill Me?”
  • John 8:37 [Abraham’s Seed and Satan’s] “I know that you are Abraham’s descendants, but you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you.
  • John 8:40 But now you seek to kill Me, a Man who has told you the truth which I heard from God. Abraham did not do this.
Psalm 41:“An evil disease (Lit. A thing of Belial),” they say, “clings to him. And now that he lies down, he will rise up no more.
  • @Prophecy Alert: The Jewish leaders believed Jesus was nothing more than a mere man and not the Son of God. If they killed Him, then their problems with Him would be over and things would return to normal. It was a vain and useless thing to believe they could keep Him in the grave.
    • Psalm 2 echos these wicked thoughts:
      • Psalm 2:1 Why do the (gentile) nations rage (throng tumultuously),
        And the people plot a vain (useless) thing?
        2 The (gentile) kings of the earth set themselves,
        And the (Jewish) rulers take counsel together,
        Against the Lord and against His Anointed (Christ, Commissioned One, Heb. Messiah, saying,
        3 “Let us (Jewish leaders and Romans) break Their (the Godhead’s) bonds in pieces
        And cast away Their cords (of authority) from us.” 4 He (the Father) who sits in the heavens shall laugh (at their utterly hopeless and useless schemes);
        The Lord shall hold them in derision (as an object of ridicule).
  • Belial”
    • Mark 3:22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebub,” and, “By the ruler of the demons He casts out demons.”
    • The word belial is found twenty-six times in the Old Testament. In the New Testament, “Belial” is once used as a proper name for Satan (2 Corinthians 6:15).
    • 2 Corinthians 6:15 And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?
    • Belial (בְלִיַּעַל bĕli-yaal) is a Hebrew word “used to characterize the wicked or worthless.” The etymology of the word is often understood as “lacking worth”, from two common words: beli- (בְּלִי “without-“) and ya’al ( יָעַל “to be of value”).
    • Worthlessness , and hence reckless, lawlessness.
    • Belial is a term occurring in the Hebrew Bible which later became personified as the devil in Jewish and Christian texts. Alternate spellings include Baalial, Balial, Belhor, Beliall, Beliar, Berial, Beliel, and Beliya’al. Wikipedia
    • Belial: witchcraft, demonism, mysticism.
    • Biblically belial is used to personify evil, as a descriptor for the Antichrist, and as a name for Satan.
Psalm 41:Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted,
Who ate my bread, has lifted up his heel against me. (Acted as a traitor)
  • This familiar friend alludes to Judas who betrayed Jesus, as one of the 12 disciples.
  • John 13:26 Jesus answered, “It is he to whom I shall give a piece of bread when I have dipped it.” And having dipped the bread, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.
  • Note: The heel is a reference to the prophecy in Genesis in which God pronounced that the Serpent (Satan) would bruise the heel of the Redeemer (Jesus). Satan indwelt Judas to betray Jesus, consequently Jesus heal was bruised with the crucifixion.
    • Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity (war) between you (Satan) and the woman, And between your (Satan’s) seed and her Seed (Jesus); He (Jesus) shall bruise your head (a terminal wound), And you shall bruise His heel (Symbolic of Betrayer).”
    • Judas, the Scribes and the Pharisees were all the “seed of Satan, the serpent”.
    • John 8:44 You are of your father the devil (the seed of the serpent), and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
    • Acts 1:16 “Men and brethren, this Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus;
    • Matthew 26:14 [Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus] Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests
    • Luke 22:48 But Jesus said to him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”
    • John 18:5 They answered Him, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus said to them, “I am He.” And Judas, who betrayed Him, also stood with them.
Psalm 41:10 But You, O Lord, be merciful to me, and raise me up,
That I may repay them.

►”Raise Me Up” Who raised Jesus from the dead? Click here to see Topic: Shroud of Turin. When pop up appears click on link at the top.

John 10:18 No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”

►”Repay Them”

  1. Romans 12:19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.
  2. Hebrews 10:30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge His people.”
Psalm 41:11 By this I know that You are well pleased with me,
Because my enemy does not triumph over me.
Psalm 41:12 As for me, You uphold me in my integrity,
And set me before Your face forever.
Psalm 41:13 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel
From everlasting to everlasting!
Amen and Amen.
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