1 To the
chief Musician [natsach], A Psalm of David [David]
the servant [`ebed] of the LORD [Y@hovah].
transgression [pesha`] of the wicked [rasha`]
saith [n@'um] within [qereb] my heart [leb], that there
is no fear [pachad] of God ['elohiym] before his eyes [`ayin]. KJV-Interlinear
1 To the
choirmaster. Of david, the servant of the lord.
speaks to the wicked deep in his heart; there is no fear of God before his
The chief musician is the leader of the music. Music is often used to describe the grace of God, which continues on and on, regardless of what else is going on in history or in life. Grace is always there, unhindered, uninterrupted.
David is of course the person who is writing this psalm. David is the King, the symbol of a dynasty that will never end, and thus his words will never end.
A servant of the Lord. Servant describes one who belongs to another, and in some cases it indicates total commitment and ownership, but it also carries the connotation of a close friend.
The wicked is one who has disregard for God, for Christ, for doctrine.
The wicked sees no value in God.
The wicked sees himself as equal to, or better than God.
And therefore the wicked holds contempt against God, which is a contradiction of attitude, because if one has no regard for something then you simply ignore it. But as to God, the disregard is accompanied with an attitude of hate, whether passive or active, as one goes out of their way to prove their superiority, and prove Gods worthlessness.
The wicked cannot find peace within himself, therefore the phrase, deep within his heart, because there is an underlying uncertainty.
Therefore in order for the wicked to justify himself, he has to destroy the other. And as far as God goes, that is not possible. The wicked is in effect, helpless and powerless when it comes to maintaining or proving his own beliefs.