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Psalms 57:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing, yea, I will sing praises.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises!
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing, yea, I will sing psalms.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Fixed is my heart, O God, Fixed is my heart, I will sing, and touch the strings.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Prepared is my heart, O God, Prepared is my heart, I sing and praise.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready: I will sing, and rehearse a psalm.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing, and giue praise.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— My heart, O God, [is] ready, my heart [is] ready: I will sing, yea will sing psalms.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— My heart is fixed, O Elohim, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
My heart 3820
{3820} Prime
לֵב
leb
{labe}
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
is fixed, 3559
{3559} Prime
כּוּן
kuwn
{koon}
A primitive root; properly to be erect (that is, stand perpendicular);. hence (causatively) to set up, in a great variety of applications, whether literal (establish, fix, prepare, apply), or figurative (appoint, render sure, proper or prosperous).
z8737
<8737> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 793
O lhm אֱלֹהִים, 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
my heart 3820
{3820} Prime
לֵב
leb
{labe}
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
is fixed: 3559
{3559} Prime
כּוּן
kuwn
{koon}
A primitive root; properly to be erect (that is, stand perpendicular);. hence (causatively) to set up, in a great variety of applications, whether literal (establish, fix, prepare, apply), or figurative (appoint, render sure, proper or prosperous).
z8737
<8737> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 793
I will sing 7891
{7891} Prime
שִׁיר
shiyr
{sheer}
The second form being the original form, used in (1 Samuel 18:6); a primitive root (rather identical with H7788 through the idea of strolling minstrelsy); to sing.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and give praise. 2167
{2167} Prime
זָמַר
zamar
{zaw-mar'}
A primitive root (perhaps identical with H2168 through the idea of striking with the fingers); properly to touch the strings or parts of a musical instrument, that is, play upon it; to make music, accompanied by the voice; hence to celebrate in song and music.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 57:7

_ _ I will ... praise — both with voice and instrument.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Psalms 57:7-11

_ _ How strangely is the tune altered here! David's prayers and complaints, by the lively actings of faith, are here, all of a sudden, turned into praises and thanksgivings; his sackcloth is loosed, he is girded with gladness, and his hallelujahs are as fervent as his hosannas. This should make us in love with prayer, that, sooner or later, it will be swallowed up in praise. Observe,

_ _ I. How he prepares himself for the duty of praise (Psalms 57:7): My heart is fixed, O God! my heart is fixed. My heart is erect, or lifted up (so some), which was bowed down, Psalms 57:6. My heart is fixed, 1. With reference to God's providences; it is prepared for every event, being stayed upon God, Psalms 112:7; Isaiah 26:3. My heart is fixed, and then none of these things move me, Acts 20:24. If by the grace of God we be brought into this even composed frame of spirit, we have great reason to be thankful. 2. With reference to the worship of God: My heart is fixed to sing and give praise. It is implied that the heart is the main thing required in all acts of devotion; nothing is done to purpose, in religion, further than it is done with the heart. The heart must be fixed, fixed for the duty, fitted and put in frame for it, fixed in the duty by a close application, attending on the Lord without distraction.

_ _ II. How he excites himself to the duty of praise (Psalms 57:8): Awake up my glory, that is, my tongue (our tongue is our glory, and never more so than when it is employed in praising God), or my soul, that must be first awakened; dull and sleepy devotions will never be acceptable to God. We must stir up ourselves, and all that is within us, to praise God; with a holy fire must that sacrifice be kindled, and ascend in a holy flame. David's tongue will lead, and his psaltery and harp will follow, in these hymns of praise. I myself will awake, not only, “I will not be dead, and drowsy, and careless, in this work,” but, “I will be in the most lively frame, as one newly awakened out of a refreshing sleep.” He will awake early to this work, early in the morning, to begin the day with God, early in the beginnings of a mercy. When God is coming towards us with his favours we must go forth to meet him with our praises.

_ _ III. How he pleases himself, and (as I may say) even prides himself, in the work of praise; so far is he from being ashamed to own his obligations to God, and dependence upon him, that he resolves to praise him among the people and to sing unto him among the nations, Psalms 57:9. This intimates, 1. That his own heart was much affected and enlarged in praising God; he would even make the earth ring with his sacred songs, that all might take notice how much he thought himself indebted to the goodness of God. 2. That he desired to bring others in to join with him in praising God. He will publish God's praises among the people, that the knowledge, and fear, and love of God might be propagated, and the ends of the earth might see his salvation. When David was driven out into heathen lands he would not only not worship their gods, but he would openly avow his veneration for the God of Israel, would take his religion along with him wherever he went, would endeavour to bring others in love with it, and leave the sweet savour of it behind him. David, in his psalms, which fill the universal church, and will to the end of time, may be said to be still praising God among the people and singing to him among the nations; for all good people make use of his words in praising God. Thus St. John, in his writings, is said to prophesy again before many peoples and nations, Revelation 10:11.

_ _ IV. How he furnishes himself with matter for praise, Psalms 57:10. That which was the matter of his hope and comfort (God shall send forth his mercy and his truth, Psalms 57:3) is here the matter of his thanksgiving: Thy mercy is great unto the heavens, great beyond conception and expression; and thy truth unto the clouds, great beyond discovery, for what eye can reach that which is wrapped up in the clouds? God's mercy and truth reach to the heavens, for they will bring all such to heaven as lay up their treasure in them and build their hopes upon them. God's mercy and truth are praised even to the heavens, that is, by all the bright and blessed inhabitants of the upper world, who are continually exalting God's praises to the highest, while David, on earth, is endeavouring to spread his praises to the furthest, Psalms 57:9.

_ _ V. How he leaves it at last to God to glorify his own name (Psalms 57:11): Be thou exalted, O God! The same words which he had used (Psalms 57:5) to sum up his prayers in he here uses again (and no vain repetition) to sum up his praises in: “Lord, I desire to exalt thy name, and that all the creatures may exalt it; but what can the best of us do towards it? Lord, take the work into thy own hands; do it thyself: Be thou exalted, O God! In the praises of the church triumphant thou art exalted to the heavens, and in the praises of the church militant thy glory is throughout all the earth; but thou art above all the blessing and praise of both (Nehemiah 9:5), and therefore, Lord, exalt thyself above the heavens and above all the earth. Father, glorify thy own name. Thou hast glorified it, glorify it yet again.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 57:7

Fixed — In a stedfast belief of thy promises.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 57:7

My heart is (h) fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: (i) I will sing and give praise.

(h) That is, wholly bent to give you praise for my deliverance.

(i) He shows that both his heart will praise God, and his tongue will confess him, and also he will use other means to provoke himself forward to the same.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
my:

Psalms 108:1-2 [[A Song [or] Psalm of David.]] O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. ... Awake, psaltery and harp: I [myself] will awake early.
Psalms 112:7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

fixed:
or, prepared

I will:

Psalms 34:4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Isaiah 24:15 Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires, [even] the name of the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea.
Romans 5:3 And not only [so], but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
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