John explained that the Roman soldiers who supervised the crucifixion of Jesus came to His body on the cross, expecting to hasten and guarantee His death in the traditional way – breaking the legs of the crucified victim. Praise for Deliverance from Troubles. If we may trust the superscription of this psalm, it was written by David at one of the very darkest days of his wanderings, probably in the Cave of Adullam, where he had gathered around him a band of outlaws, and was living, to all appearance, a life uncommonly like that of a brigand chief, in the hills. Proud member I will bless the LORD at all times;His praise shall continually be in my mouth.My soul shall make its boast in the LORD;The humble shall hear of it and be glad.a. 4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. And those who hate the righteous shall be condemned. Study the bible online using commentary on Psalms 34 and more! The evil of sin. And His ears are open to their cry. Psalm 34 is one of several acrostic psalms. “Those whose spirits are oppressed, and even broken, with the greatness of their calamities…. Indeed, he is with them, and in them, but they know it not.” (Spurgeon), iv. i. “A bird with a broken wing, an animal with a broken leg, a woman with a broken heart, a man with a broken purpose in life – these seem to drop out of the main current of life into shadow. When the afflictions of good men shall have a happy issue, [the affliction of the wicked] shall end in their total and final destruction.” (Poole). We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. 2 My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the humble hear and be glad. Salem Media Group. i. Evil shall slay the wicked: “Either, 1. Or, 2. To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. When they looked carefully, they learned that Jesus was already dead and they pierced His side to confirm it. John wrote, for these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, “Not one of His bones shall be broken” (John 19:36). This was another aspect of the reward for those who lived the obedience described in Psalm 34:13-14. b. “He may have acted like a fool, but he was not so foolish as to neglect praise of him who was his only true wisdom. They – being in debt, distressed, and discontent – were likely those with a broken heart and a contrite spirit. The busy rush of life goes on without them. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. ii. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. According to the Gospel of John, David spoke not only of his own experience. If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. While we teach piety to God we should also dwell much upon morality towards man.” (Spurgeon). A contrite spirit: “‘The beaten-out spirit’…the hammer is necessarily implied; in breaking to pieces the ore first, and then plating out the metal when it has been separated from the ore.” (Clarke). I. i. “‘Many are the afflictions,’ but more are the deliverances.” (Maclaren). Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. Psalms STRUGGLING AND SEEKING Psalm 34:10. Not one of them is broken. We may request cookies to be set on your device.