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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Psalm Challenge 100

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Psalm 100

Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)
100 A psalm for David himself. Mercy and judgment I will sing to thee, O Lord: I will sing,
2 and I will understand in the unspotted way, when thou shalt come to me. I walked in the innocence of my heart, in the midst of my house.
3 I did not set before my eyes any unjust thing: I hated the workers of iniquities.
4 The perverse heart did not cleave to me: and the malignant, that turned aside from me, I would not know.
5 The man that in private detracted his neighbour, him did I persecute. With him that had a proud eye, and an unsatiable heart, I would not eat.
6 My eyes were upon the faithful of the earth, to sit with me: the man that walked in the perfect way, he served me.
7 He that worketh pride shall not dwell in the midst of my house: he that speaketh unjust things did not prosper before my eyes.
8 In the morning I put to death all the wicked of the land: that I might cut off all the workers of iniquity from the city of the Lord.
Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA) by Public Domain

mary: so many ways psalms are written. this version with the judgement and putting to death the wicked. seemed like an ethical dilemma. bad people are not always judged and sometimes never caught. this week at least, perhaps, the killing of one and the catching of one of the wicked will lead to others and their heinous actions will lead all of us to be more vigilant. it really is strange to forget how close we are to Boston. The connections to people we know are numerous. our hearts are with the people of Boston this week as we struggle with the vivid memories sometimes too graphic of victim images blurted out on the news.

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