Saturday, 30 April 2011

Psalms Challenge, Psalm 17

 
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In the Shadow of Your Wings
A Prayer of David.

17:
1 Hear a just cause, O Lord; attend to my cry!
Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit!
2 From your presence let my vindication come!
Let your eyes behold the right!

3 You have tried my heart, you have visited me by night,
you have tested me, and you will find nothing;
I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.
4 With regard to the works of man, by the word of your lips
I have avoided the ways of the violent.


5 My steps have held fast to your paths;
my feet have not slipped.


 
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6 I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God;
incline your ear to me; hear my words.
7 Wondrously show your steadfast love,
O Savior of those who seek refuge
from their adversaries at your right hand.

8 Keep me as the apple of your eye;
hide me in the shadow of your wings,
9 from the wicked who do me violence,
my deadly enemies who surround me.

10 They close their hearts to pity;
with their mouths they speak arrogantly.
11 They have now surrounded our steps;
they set their eyes to cast us to the ground.
12 He is like a lion eager to tear,
as a young lion lurking in ambush.

13 Arise, O Lord! Confront him, subdue him!
Deliver my soul from the wicked by your sword,
14 from men by your hand, O Lord,
from men of the world whose portion is in this life.
You fill their womb with treasure;
they are satisfied with children,
and they leave their abundance to their infants.

15 As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness;
when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.


The verses from Psalm 17 are contributed to Robert's Psalms Challenge meme at Daily Athens. To read more psalms click on Robert

6 comments:

Dina said...

So the blades of the windmill are called wings?! I didn't know.
Great that you connected them to this Psalm, Wil.

Kay said...

I'm not sure what it is about the windmills that just captures the imagination. I just love them.

ρομπερτ said...

This is one of the greatest impressions of a cross, of wings, of these lines that I've seen so far.

Thanking you honestly very much for this participation of yours ! Please have a good new week and please join again soon.

daily athens

Suzanne said...

I love the image of the windmill 'arms' being wings. Thank you.

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful picture to this psalm! I like windmills very much and wish we could have some here up in north:-)
Wish you a happy evening:-)

Ann said...

We have a Dutch school in my church. The school finish their normal church, and then head to my church where a Dutch teacher teaches them Dutch. Isn't it fantastic?