A Profile of Repentance
Psalms 51:1-19
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Special Relationships As the psalms rely heavily on paralellism, I'm creating additional relationships to designate what type of parallelism is being used. Sp - Synonomous Cp - Compensative Outline I. Background (1) A. Reason for Confession: 2 Samuel 11 II. Elements of Confession (1-6) A. Plea for mercy and cleansing based upon God's nature (see Ex. 33:19; 34:6-7) B. Recognition of the true depth of sin C. Recognition of inherent sinfulness and God's concern with the heart III. A Plea With A Purpose (7-15) A. The Requests (7-12) 1. Cleanse me (7) 2. Restore joy to me (8) 3. Blot out my sins (9) 4. Create newness, renew me (10) 5. Keep me (11) 6. Restore joy and uphold me with a willing spirit (12) B. The Purpose (13-15) 1. I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will return to You (13) 2. I will sing aloud of Your righteousness 3. My mouth will declare Your praise IV. Reflections On Acceptable Repentance (16-19) A. The Sacrifices God Will Accept (16-17) B. ? (18-19) Word Studies (TWOT) ' Transgressions ' - "The fundamental idea of the root is a breach of relataionships, civil or religious, between two parties. ... Predominantly pesha' is rebellion against God's law and covenant and thus the term is a collective which denotes the sum of misdeeds and a fractured relationship." ' Iniquity ' - "When the distortion pertains to law it means 'to sin, to infract, to commit a perviersion/iniquity.' ... The derivative noun 'awon occurs with only the derived, abstract theological notion of the root: "infraction, crooked behavior, perversion, iniquity." ' Sin' - "The basic meaning of the root is to miss a mark or a way. ... The verb has the connotation of breach of civil law, i.e. failure to live up to its expectations... Thus like other words related to the notion of 'sin' it assumes an absolute standard or law. But, whereas pesha' signifies a 'revolt against the standard,' and 'awa means either 'to deviate from the standard' or 'to twist the standard,' hata means 'to miss, to fall short of the standard.'" ' Mercy/Compassion ' - "It incorporates two concepts: first, the strong tie God has with those whom He has called as His children (Ps. 103:13). God looks upon His own as a father looks upon his children; he has pity on them (cf. Mic. 7:17). The second concept is that of God's unconditioned choice. God tells Moses that He is gracious and merciful to whomever He chooses (Ex. 33:19). Notes 1-3 - Verse 1 roots the grounds for this plea for blotting out of transgressions, washing, and cleansing in God's nature ('according to Your steadfast love; according to Your abundant mercy'). Are these these the same descriptors of God found in Ex. 34? The three words for sin (transgression, iniquity, and sin) are found there. Perhaps David is recalling this passage. 4 - "Against you, you only have I sinned..." Carson makes the point that God is always the most offended party. As he puts it, "it's hard to imagine who David didn't sin against," but concludes that no matter what, God is always the most offended. David realizes this. 11 - Perhaps David is thinking about the departure of the Spirit from Saul in 1 Sam. 16:14. Saul had rejected obedience and had placed his own priorities at top. Is David realizing the gravity of his sin and pleading for God's Spirit to remain, and for a soft heart before God (unlike Saul)?
10000000007835 7835 Notes 2009-05-15 11:09:00 2009-05-28 11:19:40 Special Relationships As the psalms rely heavily on paralellism, I'm creating additional relationships to designate what type of parallelism is being used. Sp - Synonomous Cp - Compensative Outline I. Background (1) A. Reason for Confession: 2 Samuel 11 II. Elements of Confession (1-6) A. Plea for mercy and cleansing based upon God's nature (see Ex. 33:19; 34:6-7) B. Recognition of the true depth of sin C. Recognition of inherent sinfulness and God's concern with the heart III. A Plea With A Purpose (7-15) A. The Requests (7-12) 1. Cleanse me (7) 2. Restore joy to me (8) 3. Blot out my sins (9) 4. Create newness, renew me (10) 5. Keep me (11) 6. Restore joy and uphold me with a willing spirit (12) B. The Purpose (13-15) 1. I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will return to You (13) 2. I will sing aloud of Your righteousness 3. My mouth will declare Your praise IV. Reflections On Acceptable Repentance (16-19) A. The Sacrifices God Will Accept (16-17) B. ? (18-19) Word Studies (TWOT) ' Transgressions ' - "The fundamental idea of the root is a breach of relataionships, civil or religious, between two parties. ... Predominantly pesha' is rebellion against God's law and covenant and thus the term is a collective which denotes the sum of misdeeds and a fractured relationship." ' Iniquity ' - "When the distortion pertains to law it means 'to sin, to infract, to commit a perviersion/iniquity.' ... The derivative noun 'awon occurs with only the derived, abstract theological notion of the root: "infraction, crooked behavior, perversion, iniquity." ' Sin' - "The basic meaning of the root is to miss a mark or a way. ... The verb has the connotation of breach of civil law, i.e. failure to live up to its expectations... Thus like other words related to the notion of 'sin' it assumes an absolute standard or law. But, whereas pesha' signifies a 'revolt against the standard,' and 'awa means either 'to deviate from the standard' or 'to twist the standard,' hata means 'to miss, to fall short of the standard.'" ' Mercy/Compassion ' - "It incorporates two concepts: first, the strong tie God has with those whom He has called as His children (Ps. 103:13). God looks upon His own as a father looks upon his children; he has pity on them (cf. Mic. 7:17). The second concept is that of God's unconditioned choice. God tells Moses that He is gracious and merciful to whomever He chooses (Ex. 33:19). Notes 1-3 - Verse 1 roots the grounds for this plea for blotting out of transgressions, washing, and cleansing in God's nature ('according to Your steadfast love; according to Your abundant mercy'). Are these these the same descriptors of God found in Ex. 34? The three words for sin (transgression, iniquity, and sin) are found there. Perhaps David is recalling this passage. 4 - "Against you, you only have I sinned..." Carson makes the point that God is always the most offended party. As he puts it, "it's hard to imagine who David didn't sin against," but concludes that no matter what, God is always the most offended. David realizes this. 11 - Perhaps David is thinking about the departure of the Spirit from Saul in 1 Sam. 16:14. Saul had rejected obedience and had placed his own priorities at top. Is David realizing the gravity of his sin and pleading for God's Spirit to remain, and for a soft heart before God (unlike Saul)? notes
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Psalms
Psalms 51:1-19
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To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your steadfast love;
ground
according to your abundant mercy
blot out my transgressions .
progression
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity ,
and cleanse me from my sin !
series
For I know my transgressions ,
and my sin is ever before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you may be justified in your words
and blameless in your judgment .
actionpurpose
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity ,
and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being,
and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.
concessive
Purge me with hyssop,
and I shall be clean ;
actionresult
wash me,
and I shall be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones that you have broken rejoice .
Hide your face from my sins ,
and blot out all my iniquities .
Create in me a clean heart,
O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from your presence,
and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and uphold me with a willing spirit.
Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
and sinners will return to you.
Deliver me from bloodguiltiness , O God, O God of my salvation,
and my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness .
O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth will declare your praise.
For you will not delight in sacrifice,
or I would give it;
conditional
you will not be pleased with a burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
negativepositive
Do good to Zion in your good pleasure;
build up the walls of Jerusalem;
then will you delight in right sacrifices,
in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings;
ideaexplanation
then bulls will be offered on your altar.
discourse
10000000007835 7835 Arc 2009-05-15 11:09:00 2009-05-28 11:19:40 editing Psalms 51 1 51 19 Psalms 51:1-19 19 OT esv i131804 i131757 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. i131805 i131806 i131807 i131808 i131809 i131758 Have mercy on me, O God, i131759 according to your steadfast love; ground 1 i131810 i131760 according to your abundant mercy i131761 blot out my transgressions . progression ground 1 i131811 i131762 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity , i131763 and cleanse me from my sin ! series i131812 i131813 i131764 For I know my transgressions , i131765 and my sin is ever before me. series i131814 i131815 i131766 Against you, you only, have I sinned i131767 and done what is evil in your sight, i131816 i131768 so that you may be justified in your words i131769 and blameless in your judgment . series actionpurpose 2 progression i131817 i131818 i131770 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity , i131771 and in sin did my mother conceive me. i131819 i131772 Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, i131773 and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart. concessive 2 1 i131820 i131821 i131822 i131823 i131774 Purge me with hyssop, i131775 and I shall be clean ; actionresult 2 i131824 i131776 wash me, i131777 and I shall be whiter than snow. actionresult 2 progression i131825 i131778 Let me hear joy and gladness; i131779 let the bones that you have broken rejoice . i131826 i131780 Hide your face from my sins , i131781 and blot out all my iniquities . i131827 i131782 Create in me a clean heart, i131783 O God, and renew a right spirit within me. i131828 i131784 Cast me not away from your presence, i131785 and take not your Holy Spirit from me. i131829 i131786 Restore to me the joy of your salvation, i131787 and uphold me with a willing spirit. i131830 i131831 i131788 Then I will teach transgressors your ways, i131789 and sinners will return to you. progression i131832 i131790 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness , O God, O God of my salvation, i131791 and my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness . actionresult 2 i131833 i131792 O Lord, open my lips, i131793 and my mouth will declare your praise. actionresult 2 actionresult 2 i131834 i131835 i131836 i131837 i131794 For you will not delight in sacrifice, i131795 or I would give it; conditional 2 i131796 you will not be pleased with a burnt offering. i131838 i131797 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; i131798 a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. negativepositive 2 i131839 i131840 i131799 Do good to Zion in your good pleasure; i131800 build up the walls of Jerusalem; series i131841 i131842 i131801 then will you delight in right sacrifices, i131802 in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings; ideaexplanation 1 i131803 then bulls will be offered on your altar. actionresult 2 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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Adnan
Hello.  I found your arc and comments on Psalm 51 very helpful.  I wish I could see your arc with the special relationships Sp and Cp.  It seems that they got lost during the conversion process to the new release of Publish Pages.
Bob Stevenson
Thanks Adnan.  Honestly, I did this a long time ago -- and I have no recollection of my special relationships!  I'm sorry I can't be of more help.  If you're interested in parallelism, I've found Alter on the Psalms and Berlin's The Dynamics of Biblical Parallelism to be very helpful.
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