Sunday, 20 March 2011

Psalms Challenge, Psalm 12

To the choirmaster: according to The Sheminith. A Psalm of David.
12:1 Save, O Lord, for the godly one is gone;
for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man.
2 Everyone utters lies to his neighbor;
with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.

3 May the Lord cut off all flattering lips,
the tongue that makes great boasts,
4 those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail,
our lips are with us; who is master over us?”

5 “Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan,
I will now arise,” says the Lord;
“I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”

6 The words of the Lord are pure words,
like silver refined in a furnace on the ground,
purified seven times

7 You, O Lord, will keep them;
you will guard us from this generation forever.
8 On every side the wicked prowl,
as vileness is exalted among the children of man

The verses from Psalm 12 are contributed to Robert's new Psalms Challenge meme at Daily Athens. To read more psalms click on Robert


Dina said...

Oh Wil, your illustration of the analogy is awesome!

DawnTreader said...

Very interesting!

Anonymous said...

Thank YOU very much for your kind participation !

Impressive and with great interest I saw this entry of yours. Something I never would have thought of. Thank you very much.

It would be of great joy to see you for the following weeks as well. Please have a good new week ahead.

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Inger-M said...

Great illustration!

Roger Owen Green said...

seems the poor are STILL plundered.

Spiderdama said...

Very impressive and interesting.
Great post!:-)

Janice Thomson said...

A fascinating video that definitely
backed up your written words Wil. Most enjoyed!

Pat - Arkansas said...

Fascinating video, Wil. The illustration is most fitting.