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11:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. In the LORD put I my
trust. How say you to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?
is saying he trusts in God and is not interested in others telling him
to escape from what any particular trial may be. Why? Romans 8:28.
11:2 For, lo,
wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string,
that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.
11:4 The LORD is in his holy temple. The LORD'S throne is in heaven.
His eyes behold and try the children of men.
examines us, tries us, adjusting
life for us accordingly.
11:5 The LORD tries the righteous, but the wicked and him that loves
violence his soul hates..(?)
11:6 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire
and brimstone and an horrible tempest.
This shall be the portion of their cup.
11:7 For the righteous LORD loves righteousness.
does behold the upright.
is showing what God's standard
12:2 They speak vanity
every one with his neighbour. With flattering
lips and with a double heart.(*).do
12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words as silver tried in a furnace
of earth, purified seven times.
is, they work; one can rely
12:7 You shall keep them, O LORD, you shall preserve them from this
generation for ever.
12:8 The wicked walk
on every side, when the vilest
men are exalted.
to know how good your leaders are? Take a look at the rank
and file people of the nation. Are they happy, thriving and prosperous?
13:2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my
heart daily? How long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?
13:3 Consider and hear me, O LORD my God. Lighten mine eyes, lest I
sleep the sleep of death.
13:4 Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him and those that
trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
14:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The fool has said in
his heart, There is no God.(*).
They are corrupt, they have done abominable
works, there is none.(2Kings
5:15).that does good.
14:2 The LORD
looked down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there were any
that did understand and seek God.
14:3 They are all gone aside and they are all together become filthy.
There is none that does good, no not one.(Psalms
14:4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge who eat up my people
as they eat bread and call not upon the LORD?
they just had no concern at all for anything other than selfish physical
things; spirituality was at that time the furthest thing from their mind
(Psalms 10:11), yet they were religious,
appearing as good, as they
14:5 There were they in great fear for God is in
the generation of the righteous.
15:1 A Psalm of David. LORD
who shall abide in your tabernacle? Who shall dwell in your holy hill?
other words, who will be a spiritual person aligned with the higher consciousness
15:2 He that walks uprightly and works righteousness and speaks the
truth in his heart.
15:3 He that backbites not with his tongue nor does evil to his neighbour
nor takes up a reproach against his neighbour,
15:4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned,
but he honours them that fear
is it on the pathway of God but he or she who has higher standards than,
for example, the Pharisees
et al and wants no part of their way:.Mattthew
5:20). He that swears to his own hurt and changes not.(will
stick to the principles of honesty that one has determined to, verse 1
15:5 He that puts not out his money to usury
nor takes reward against the innocent.(takes
brides for selfish gains by tricking innocent people, while expecting trust
from them and perpetrating
He that does these things shall never be moved.
16:3 But to the saints
that are in the earth and to the excellent.(original
for word 'excellent' is 'noble',
whom is all my delight.
it:."As for the
that are in the earth they are the excellent in whom is all my delight."
16:7 I will bless the LORD, who has given me counsel.(how?.1)
instruct me in the night seasons.
has no word 'seasons', verse ends with word 'night'. Perhaps the translators
wanted to make the meaning clearer by using the word sessions
and for some reason it got screwed up and came out 'seasons'. What
would be the sessions of the night in one's life?
16:8 I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right
hand, I shall not be moved.
to the original.Being
equal with the LORD (how
equal?), He is continually at my right hand
close is that?) and thus I won't fall.
16:10 For you will not leave my soul in hell neither will you suffer.(allow).your
Holy One to see corruption.
to the original.My
soul won't be left for the grave, nor will you allow godly men to
see corruption, that is, to rot in a grave.
16:11 You have shown me the
path of life, wherein is your presence, fulness
of joy and pleasures for evermore.
closer to the original: Know this, the
way to attain full abundant living and pleasures forever, is in front
of your face.(that
is, in God's presence; where's that?).and
close as your right hand.
17:1 A Prayer of David.
Hear the right, O LORD; attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that
goes not out of feigned
lips. Let my sentence come forth from your presence.(in
other words, 'I only want you to judge me'; and, where
is God's presence?). Let your eyes
behold the things that are equal.(take
note of any imbalances in my life).
You have proved my heart.(*).
You have visited me in the night. You have tried me and found nothing.
I am purposed that my mouth will not transgress.
Concerning the works of men, by the word of your lips.(what
'words' did David learn from God? How
would he have learnt
them to apply to his life?).I
have been kept from the paths of destroyers.(so,
what he learned and applied in his life was what protected
him from wicked men who would have taken great advantage of him to his
hurt). Hold up my goings in your paths,
that my footsteps slip not. I have called upon you because you hear me,
O God. Incline your ear unto me and hear my speech.(listen
to me and hear what I have to say).
So, learn about
these tools so you can use them:.1Timothy
17:7 Show your marvellous lovingkindness, O you
that saves by your right hand them which put their trust in you from those
that rise up against them.
17:8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me
under the shadow of your wings,
17:9 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass
17:10 They are inclosed in their own fat. With their mouth they
17:15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness. I shall be
satisfied, when I awake with
we are here).
to the original:.'See
righteousness. Righteousness satisfies.
Awake, God's righteousness.'.As
though David is beckoning
to the righteousness in him.
18:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm.(a
Psalm is a sacred.song,
that is, one dedicated to the Creator).of
the servant of the LORD, who spake unto the LORD the words of this song
in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies
and from the hand of Saul.
And he said, I will.(original
for word 'will' is 'surely').love
thee, O LORD, my strength..(appreciation
to God from David)
whole Psalm is virtually
word for word the same as 2Samuel
18:2-6 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God,
my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler
and the horn of my salvation and my high tower. I will call upon the LORD,
who is worthy to be praised, so shall I be saved from mine enemies. The
sorrows of death compassed me and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.
The sorrows of hell compassed me about. The snares of death prevented.(went
before; all I seemed to do lead me in a pathway I didn't want).me.
In my distress I called upon the LORD and cried unto my God. He heard my
voice out of his temple and my cry came before him, even into his ears.
18:7-9 Then the earth shook and trembled. The foundations also of the
hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.
There went up a smoke out of his nostrils and fire out of his mouth was
devouring. Coals were kindled by it. He bowed the heavens also and came
down and darkness was under his feet.
18:10 And he rode upon a cherub
and did fly; yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.
18:11,12 He made darkness his secret place. His pavilion
round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies. At the
brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and
coals of fire.
18:13 The LORD also thundered in the heavens and the Highest gave his
voice; hail stones and coals of fire.
18:14,15 Yea, he sent out his arrows and scattered them and he shot
out lightnings and discomfited them. Then the channels of waters were seen
and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD,
at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.
18:16-19 He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.
He delivered me from my strong enemy and from them which hated me, for
they were too strong for me. They prevented.(even
in his difficult times they were out to grind him down; no mercy).me
in the day of my calamity,
but the LORD was my stay. He brought me forth also into a large place.
He delivered me because he delighted
18:20 The LORD rewarded me according
to my righteousness, according
to the cleanness of my hands has he recompensed me.
reap what we may have sown.(*),
sometime, somewhere, someway, unless we alter the frequencies that would
have eventually worked against us, how?
Build good things into
14:12. Avoid being duplicitous.
18:21-23 For I have
kept the ways of the LORD and have not wickedly departed from my God.(although
who wrote this Psalm,
many bad things, in his deepest feelings he had such an incredible
love for the heart of God, as so many of the Psalms he wrote show).
For all his judgments were before me and I did not put away his statutes
from me. I was also upright before him and I kept myself from mine iniquity.
translation has it 'I was single-hearted (Matthew
7:13,14) with Him and I kept myself from my iniquity'. How does one
keep himself from his iniquity?.Romans
13:14. Whether David did good or bad.(*),
he lived a life of sincerity.
18:24-27 Therefore has the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness,
according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight. With the merciful
you show yourself merciful.(God
is to us what we are to ourselves); with an upright man you
show yourself upright. With the pure you shew yourself pure, and with the
froward you show yourself froward. For you save the afflicted people, but
bring down high looks.
18:28 For you light my candle. The LORD my God enlightens
18:29 For by thee I have run through a troop and by my God have I leaped
over a wall.
18:30,31 As for God, his way is perfect. The word of the LORD is tried.
He is a buckler to all those that
trust in him. For who is God
save the LORD? or who is a
rock save our God?
18:32 It is God that girds
me with strength and makes my way perfect.
18:33-35 He makes my feet like hinds' feet and sets me upon my high
places. He teachs my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by
mine arms. You have also given me the shield of thy salvation and thy right
hand has held me up and your gentleness has made me great.
18:36 You have enlarged my steps under me that my feet did not slip.
18:37-44 I have pursued mine enemies and overtaken them; neither did
I turn again till they were consumed.(keep
at it in overcoming the things that tend to drag you down).
I have wounded them that they were not able to rise. They are fallen under
my feet. For you have girded me with strength unto the battle. You have
subdued under me those that rose up against me. You have also given me
the necks of mine enemies, that I might destroy them that hate me. They
cried, but there was none to save them: even the LORD, but he answered
wants us to handle all we can by ourselves as this builds character:.1Corinthians
10:13; Philippians 4:13).
Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind.(David
was against anyone who was against God). I did cast them
out as the dirt in the streets. You have delivered me from the strivings
of the people and you have made me the head of the heathen; a people whom
I have not known shall serve me. As soon as they hear of me, they shall
obey me. The strangers shall submit themselves unto me.
18:45 The strangers shall fade away and be afraid out of their close
in God, concerns which we seem to feel require an increasing involvement
are looked after by God and we can relax in His ability to take
care of anything.
18:46,47 The LORD lives and blessed be
my rock and let the God of my salvation be exalted. It is God that avenged
me and subdued the people under me.
18:48 He delivers me from mine enemies. Yea, you lift me up above those
that rise up against me. You have delivered me from the violent man.
18:49,50 Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among
the heathen and sing praises unto your name. Great deliverance gives he
to his king and shows mercy to his anointed, to David and to his seed for