Psalms

Psalms

Psalms

Psalm 143:3-4

March 04, 2020 – Wednesday  Psalm 143:3-4   NKJV 3 For the enemy has persecuted my soul; He has crushed my life to the ground; He has made me dwell in dark places, Like those who have long been dead. 4 Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me; My heart within me is distressed. Comments The NKJV gives this Psalm a title David did not give it, An Earnest Appeal for Guidance and Deliverance. Read through the Psalm’s twelve verses and see if…
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Psalm 142:6

March 03, 2020 – Tuesday Psalm 142:6   NKJV 6 Attend to my cry, For I am brought very low; Deliver me from my persecutors, For they are stronger than I. Comments The title for this Psalm in the NKJV is A Contemplation of David. A Prayer when he was in the cave. However, J.M. Boice suggests the word translated as Contemplation would be better translated as Instruction. That would then give us A Psalm of Instruction because of the good lessons he had himself learned in the…
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Psalm 119:161-162

March 02, 2020 – Monday Psalm 119:161-162   NIV 161 Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles at Your word. 162 I rejoice in Your promise like one who finds great spoil. Comments The verses above begin the next to last stanza of eight verses in Psalm 119 and speak of persecution, God’s word, and His promise. What a way to begin. David’s love of God’s word permeates this stanza with every verse speaking of his love for God’s word. Even…
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Psalm 119:157

February 28, 2020 – Friday Psalm 119:157 NKJV 157 Many are my persecutors and my enemies, Yet I do not turn from Your testimonies. Comments Today we return to Psalm 119 and an amazing verse where in spite of persecutors and enemies, the Psalmist’s focus is on God’s testimonies. Benson’s Commentary shows there is a temptation to turn from God and His testimonies, but David was not going to do so: Though they tempt me so to do, and persecute me because I will not…
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Psalm 119:84-86

February 26, 2020 – Wednesday Psalm 119:84-86 NKJV 84 How many are the days of Your servant? When will You execute judgment on those who persecute me? 85 The proud have dug pits for me, which is not according to Your law. 86 All Your commandments are faithful; they persecute me wrongfully; help me! Comments First a quick reminder, the 119th Psalm has eight verses for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet making it the longest Psalm with 176 verses. The verses above are from the eleventh letter kaph. Each…
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Psalm 109:14-20

February 25, 2020 – Tuesday Psalm 109:14-20 NKJV 14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the Lord,  And let not the sin of his mother be blotted out. 15 Let them be continually before the Lord, That He may cut off the memory of them from the earth; 16 Because he did not remember to show mercy, But persecuted the poor and needy man, That he might even slay the broken in heart. 17 As he loved cursing, so let it…
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Psalm 69:22-28

February 24, 2020 – Monday Psalm 69:22-28  NIV 22 May the table set before them become a snare; may it become retribution and a trap. 23 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever. 24 Pour out your wrath on them; let your fierce anger overtake them. 25 May their place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in their tents. 26 For they persecute those you wound and talk about the pain of those you hurt. 27 Charge them with…
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Psalm 7:1-2

February 21, 2020 – Friday Psalm 7:1-2  NKJV 1 O Lord my God, in You I put my trust;  Save me from all those who persecute me;  And deliver me, 2 Lest they tear me like a lion, Rending me in pieces, while there is none to deliver. Comments The introduction of this Psalm tells us it is A Mediation of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjamite. Why Cush, a Benjamite, was attacking David we do not know, but it…
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Psalm 74:22-23

February 10, 2020 – Monday Psalm 74:22-23  NKJV 22 Arise, O God, plead Your own cause; Remember how the foolish man reproaches You daily. 23 Do not forget the voice of Your enemies; The tumult of those who rise up against You increases continually. Psalm 74:22-23  NIV 22 Rise up, O God, and defend Your cause; remember how fools mock You all day long. 23 Do not ignore the clamor of Your adversaries, the uproar of Your enemies, which rises continually. Comments Had another verse of…
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Psalm 50:1

February 06, 2020 – Thursday Psalm 50:1  NKJV 1 The Mighty One, God the Lord, Has spoken and called the earth From the rising of the sun to its going down. Psalm 50:1  ESV 1 The Mighty One, God the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. Psalm 50:1  NRSV 1 The mighty one, God the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. Comments On Monday, January…
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Psalm 73:16-17

February 04, 2020 – Tuesday Psalm 73:16-17  NKJV 16 When I thought how to understand this, It was too painful for me— 17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; Then I understood their end. Comments During Monday Night Bible Study at Calvary Chapel of Dayton we looked at Psalm 73 and it was amazing how we were all drawn to verse 17, some earlier than others, but all of us eventually. The problem the psalmist was referring to was about those who sinned and seemed to have to…
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Psalm 37:1-4

February 05, 2020 – Wednesday Psalm 37:1-4  NKJV 1 Do not fret because of evildoers, Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. 2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb. 3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. 4 Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Comments The subject matter in Psalm 37 closely matches that in Psalm 73 covered already,…