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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Psalm Challenge

Psalm Challenge 110

Psalm 110

Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)
 
110 I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; in the council of the just: and in the congregation.
2 Great are the works of the Lord: sought out according to all his wills
3 His work is praise and magnificence: and his justice continueth for ever and ever.
4 He hath made a remembrance of his wonderful works, being a merciful and gracious Lord:
5 he hath given food to them that fear him. He will be mindful for ever of his covenant:
6 he will shew forth to his people the power of his works.
7 That he may give them the inheritance of the Gentiles: the works of his hands are truth and judgment.
8 All his commandments are faithful: confirmed for ever and ever, made in truth and equity.
9 He hath sent redemption to his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever. Holy and terrible is his name:
10 the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. A good understanding to all that do it: his praise continueth for ever and ever.
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meg: My Mom would not like the terrible part, the fear of the Lord part. She would say that is why our ancestors left Sweden or Slovakia. I don't remember which and cannot ask her anymore. I know if I could call her she would say, do not be afraid of the Lord. He is Merciful.
This version has a taste of fear,
and Redemption,
Generosity,
The Covenant, the Promise.
Another thought this week as the space probe tried to leave the solar system but the solar system,
the
Heliosphere,
kept a goin'
Now if that isn't cool!


mary's notes: another week goes by, this exercise began awhile ago following the host who has since been unable to participate. This post is dedicated to Robert and his family wherever they may be.
His exercise introduced me to other perspectives on the Psalm songs, one at a time.
Digestible. My weekly studies. Thanks to other friends who submit or have submitted their view of the psalm songs.
The movie, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean is the best movie Paul Newman ever made in my opinion, He Is Judge Roy Bean in the movie. As I read the psalms I see some of the lines he uses for eulogies after shooting a bad guy. The movie script pokes fun at some of the lines like blunted lion's teeth. The Judge stumbles through the eulogy and finally declares, "Bar's open!" Not to be disrespectful of the bible. But when a book is so difficult to decipher that it fails to teach or hold your attention, what good is it really? In this case he was eulogizing vicious criminals. Like I said, his best acting role ever and I love all his movies.
 

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