Words in italic type have been added for clarity. They are not found in the original Hebrew or Aramaic.
What should I learn from this chapter?
- The meaning of Biblical “Noises”
Praise to God for His Salvation and Providence
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. A Song.
Psalm 65:1 Praise is awaiting You, O God (‘ĕlōhîm), in Zion;
And to You the vow (A promised deed, a covenant) shall be performed.
Psalm 65:2 O You who hear prayer,
To You all flesh will come.
Psalm 65:3 Iniquities prevail against me;
As for our transgressions,
You will provide atonement for them.
- The atonement provided is Jesus Yeshua, the Passover Lamb. His resurrection is the down payment of things to come.
Psalm 65:4 Blessed is the man You choose,
And cause to approach You,
That he may dwell in Your courts.
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house,
Of Your holy temple.
Psalm 65:5 By awesome deeds in righteousness You will answer us,
O God of our salvation (‘ĕlōhîm yēšaʿ),
You who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth,
And of the far-off seas;
Psalm 65:6 Who established the mountains by His strength,
Being clothed with power;
Psalm 65:7 You who still the noise of the seas (sea of people),
The noise of their waves, And the tumult (storm) of the peoples.
- The sea serpent, Satan, swims in the sea of people stirring up the storm.
- “Noises” are the sounds of multitudes.
- Revelation 19:6 And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!
- Jesus calms the storm and stills the waves:
- Matthew 8:26 But He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.
- Jesus’ voice is also like the sound of many waters,
- Revelation 1:15 His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters;
- Ezekiel 43:2 And behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east. His voice was like the sound of many waters; and the earth shone with His glory.
- In Revelation, each time noises and thunderings are mentioned, it signals the presence of Jesus.
- Revelation 8:5 Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it to the earth. And there were noises, thunderings, lightnings, and an earthquake.
- Revelation 11:19 Then the temple of God was opened in heaven, and the ark of His covenant was seen in His temple. And there were lightnings, noises, thunderings, an earthquake, and great hail.
- Revelation 14:2 And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps.
- Revelation 16:18 And there were noises and thunderings and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth.
Each and Every Time there are noises and thunderings in Revelation it signifies the end of one of the vantage points, either the Seals, the Trumpets, or the Bowls.
With the end of each and every vantage point the story of the tribulation begins again with another vantage point, always ending at the end of the tribulation at Jesus’ return to earth to set up His kingdom.