Psalm 4

Forever. Among Psalms. An Ode concerning Dauid. When I would call, the God of my righteousness heard me. In affliction you enlarged me. Have compassion on me and hear my prayer. You sons of humanity, how long will you be heavy-hearted? Why do you agape-love futility and seek falsehood? Musical Interlude  And know that the…

“You Will Be As Gods, Knowing Good and Evil”

For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.— Gen. 3:15, KJV Once there was a farmer who worked his poor farm together with his son and their horse. When the horse ran off one day, neighbors…

Psalm 3

A Psalm. To Dauid, when he was running away before the face of Abessalom his son. O Lord, why did those afflicting me multiply? Many arise against me. Many say to my soul, There is no deliverance for him in his God. Musical Interlude But you, O Lord, are my protector, my glory, and the…

Psalm 2

Why did the nations rage, and the peoples contemplate empty things? The kings of the earth stood together and the rulers gathered together Against the Lord and against his anointed-one. Musical Interlude Let us burst their bonds And cast their yoke from us. The one dwelling in the heavens will laugh at them, The Lord…

‘Selah’

There’s a curious word that occurs 74 times in the Psalms and three times in Habbakuk. It’s so problematic that many translations, starting with the King James, don’t even try to translate it, they just transliterate it — phonetically spell it into English: ‘selah’. The meaning of the word is not known, though various interpretations…

Psalm 1

Blessed is the man who did not walk in the council of the impious, nor stand in the road of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the pestilent. Rather, his will is in the law of the Lord and on his law he will contemplate day and night. And he will be like a…