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Psalm 9 Commentary

Psalm 9 Commentary: Structure Psalm 9 is a classic example of a lament psalm. As you recall, a lament psalm has five ingredients to its structure, the most prominent of which is the lament itself. The lament is where the psalmist exposes the enemies of God – who are also usually his enemies as well. […]

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Psalm 8 Commentary

Psalm 8 Commentary: Psalm 8 is a reflective or meditative psalm. That just means, the author wrote it to reflect and meditate on something. In this case, the author is David, and he’s reflecting on nature. And in particular he’s meditating on man’s place in relation to nature. Psalm 8 Commentary: Structure Body of Psalm […]

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Psalm 2 Commentary

Psalm 2 Commentary
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Psalm 2 Commentary: As we study Psalm 2 we’ll be seeing the psalmist’s wonder and amazement at the fact that this world is constantly and actively rebelling against God’s plan and at the same time they show heated antagonism to God’s national representative – the nation of Israel and – in particular in Psalm 2 – to […]

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A Poem on Psalm 2

Amazing thing! The Gentiles gather, The nations meditate. Their kings and rulers Resist and scheme ‘Gainst God’s choice potentate. (Psalm 2:1-3) The Lord in heav’n Will laugh and mock And fill them all with dread. He will remind them To their shock His king shall be their head. (Psalm 2:4-6) Then to this king The […]

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Psalm 1 6 Commentary

Psalm 1 6 Commentary: But what happens to the righteous? What happens to the blessed man? What’s his end? Psalm 1:6. Psalm 1 6 Commentary: The Road We’re back to talking about a road or path or way again – a lifestyle, as I said in the first verse of this psalm. And God knows […]

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Psalm 1 5 Commentary

Psalm 1 5 Commentary: And it’s because of the fact that “the wicked are like chaff which the winds drives away” that the end of the ungodly is the way that we have it portrayed in Psalm 1:5. Psalm 1 5 Commentary: The Ungodly The word translated “ungodly” in Psalm 1:4-5 is the same one in […]

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Psalm 1 3 Meaning

Psalm 1 3 Meaning: Well, we’ve seen the activities engaged in by the blessed man and the one who is opposed to God. We’re now going to get a look at the life of these two representative individuals. And we’re given imagery from the domain of agriculture. Psalm 1:3. What’s the life of a blessed […]

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Psalm 1 2 Commentary

Psalm 1 2 Commentary: So, what we saw in our Psalm 1 1 Meaning article was all very negative. We only so far know what the blessed man DOESN’T do. But positively, what is true of him? Psalm 1 2 Commentary: Delight Notice that Psalm 1:2 doesn’t say that the blessed man simply reads the Law […]

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Psalm 1 1 Meaning

Psalm 1 1 Meaning: Let’s consider the meaning of Psalm 1:1. Psalm 1 1 Meaning: “The ungodly” Let’s start with that first line. Look at that word “ungodly” in the King James Version. The word basically means “guilty”. They’re guilty of sin. They’ve done wrong and they haven’t sought the mercy of God. No, indeed, […]