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

8 comments:

Dina said...

Oh Wil, your illustration of the analogy is awesome!

DawnTreader said...

Very interesting!

ρομπερτ 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.

daily athens

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.