Do not reject us forever. Their graves are their eternal homes— their dwellings for endless generations— even though their lands were their namesakes. This is true of the alphabetic acrostics, in which the poet devoted to each letter of the Hebrew alphabet one line segment as in , or a single line as in ; ; , or two lines as in , or eight lines as in. You'll be thinking about these passages constantly over these weeks -- long enough for God to work his Word into your life and lifestyle. Your name, O God, like Your praise, reaches to the ends of the earth; Your right hand is full of righteousness. Truly each man at his best exists as but a breath.
He rescued me from my powerful enemy and from foes too mighty for me. I will parcel out Shechem and apportion the Valley of Succoth. The Messiah will be called by God while still in the womb Psalm 22:10; Luke 1:30—33. Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy, for in You my soul takes refuge. They cried out to You and were set free; they trusted in You and were not disappointed.
I'm here to serve you as your guide to the book of Psalms. We are filled with the goodness of Your house, the holiness of Your temple. You have given us up as sheep to be devoured; You have scattered us among the nations. But I, like a deaf man, do not hear, and like a mute man, I do not open my mouth. Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth.
Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! My soul is deeply distressed. Weeping may stay the night, but joy comes in the morning. In addition, some titles contain two of these especially mizmor and shir , indicating that the types are diversely based and overlapping. I will be glad and rejoice in Your loving devotion, for You have seen my affliction; You have known the anguish of my soul. Actually people of that time were able to memorize far more readily than most people today. When we are tested, we come to know and rely on God in ways that we can't experience when all is going well.
Their venom is like the poison of a serpent, like a cobra that shuts its ears, that it need not heed the tune of the charmer who skillfully weaves his spell. May integrity and uprightness preserve me, because I wait for You. It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way blameless. Yes, we'll explore the meanings of words and learn to appreciate the high art of these poetic masterpieces. Selah Like sheep they are destined for Sheol. He shot His arrows and scattered the foes; He hurled lightning and routed them.
We are told what they aim at in this opposition. May those who seek my life be ashamed and confounded; may those who wish me harm be repelled and humiliated. Surely when great waters rise, they will not come near. Many are my enemies without cause, and many hate me without reason. Most poetic lines are composed of two sometimes three balanced segments the balance is often loose, with the second segment commonly somewhat shorter than the first.
Many bulls surround me; strong bulls of Bashan encircle me. He turned the sea into dry land; they passed through the waters on foot; there we rejoiced in Him. Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. For Your arrows have pierced me deeply, and Your hand has pressed down on me. He knows every deed and the secrets of every heart.
If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? My prayer is that you will purpose in this study to grow in your heart even more than you grow in your mind. You have given me Your shield of salvation; Your right hand upholds me, and Your gentleness exalts me. O You who listen to prayer, all men will come to You. But I, by the abundance of Your loving devotion, will enter Your house; in reverence I will bow down toward Your holy temple. Book Three Ps 73—89 is mostly written by the sons of Asaph, a family devoted to leading the people in worship to God in His temple 1 Ch 25:1.