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61:2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto you. When my heart is
overwhelmed lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
61:3 For you have been a shelter for me and a strong tower from the
Applies both physically
and spiritually. Spiritually in that, we come with two
natures and often go back and forth into which one is in accord
with our thoughts at the time. In
meditation is the shelter and source of strength.
61:4 I will abide in your tabernacle for ever. I will trust in the
covert of your wings. Selah.
61:5 For you, O God, has heard my vows. You have given me the heritage
of those that fear your name.
62:1,2 <To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David.> Truly
my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. He only is my rock
and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.
62:3,4 How long will you imagine mischief against a man? You shall
be slain all of you. As a bowing wall shall you be and as a tottering fence.
They only consult to cast him down from his excellency. They delight in
lies. They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.
62:5-7 My soul, wait you only upon God, for my expectation is from
him. He only is my rock and my salvation. He is my defence. I shall not
be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory. The rock of my strength
and my refuge is in God.
in him at all times
you people. Pour out your heart before him. God is a refuge for us. Selah.
30:5. Nahum 1:7; more.
62:9 Surely men of low degree are vanity and men of high degree are
a lie, both to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than
Closer to the original
'Both the small and great of man are vanity':.Psalms
39:5,11. That is, most of humanity's acts are from low consciousness
and as such are acts of emptiness when it comes to anything spiritually
62:10 Trust not in oppression and become not vain in robbery.(taking
away things by force; you gain something by taking it from others and this
makes you feel great). If riches
increase, set not your heart upon them.
to keep yourself in balance here.
62:11 God has spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power
belongs unto God.
62:12 Also unto you, O Lord,
belongs mercy, for
you render to
every man according
to his work.
63:1-3 A Psalm of David,
when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, you art my God. Early will
I seek you. My soul thirsts for you, my flesh longs for you in a dry and
thirsty land, where no water is; To see your power and your glory, so as
I have seen you in the sanctuary. Because your lovingkindness is better
than life, my lips shall praise you.
63:4 Thus will I bless you while I live. I will lift up my hands in
63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness and my mouth
shall praise you with joyful lips.
63:6 When I remember you upon my bed and meditate on you in the
63:7 Because you have been my help, therefore in the shadow of your
wings will I rejoice.
63:8 My soul follows hard after you. Your right hand upholds me.
63:9 But those that seek my soul to destroy it shall go into the lower
parts of the earth.
Closer to the original
'But those that seek my soul to destroy it
have come from the lowest part of humanity',
that is, they haven't risen above their low
63:10 They shall fall by the sword. They shall be a portion for foxes.
63:11 But the king shall rejoice in God. Every one that swears by him
shall glory; but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.
64:2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked, from the insurrection.(original
'company').of the workers of iniquity.
64:3-6 Who whet
their tongue like a sword and bend their bows.(twist
the truth).to shoot their arrows.(so
as to have something against me), even bitter words.(words
laying the path for others to hate me), that they may shoot in secret.(talking
untruths about me behind my back).at
'the sound, wholesome, morally
innocent, having integrity';
about innocent souls they spout the twisted truth). Suddenly do
they shoot at him and fear not.(at
the drop of a hat they hesitate not to impute evil motives). They
encourage themselves in an evil matter.(against
someone; "hey, this is good, we can get him on that"). They commune
of laying snares privily.(in
private they plot to get others in trouble). They say, Who shall
see them?.(no one will
know what we are doing).They search
search out anything they can use against another; what evils can we impose
to extract more from others); they accomplish a diligent search:
both the inward thought of every one of them and the heart, is deep.(their
foundaional heart is hate shown by taking advantage of others)."
64:7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow.(God's
arrows are already made; the laws of the universe are already set, such
as this one where you reap
what you have sown; the Creator already
what they are made off but they themselves don't:.Psalms
66:10). Suddenly shall they be wounded.
of such a low consciousness as they are of, they just didn't see anything
evil coming back onto them:.Proverbs
64:8 So they shall make their own tongue to fall
upon themselves. All that see them shall flee away.
64:9 And all men shall fear and shall declare the work of God, for
they shall wisely consider of his doing.
65:2 O you that hear
prayer, unto you shall all flesh come.
65:4 Blessed is the man whom you choose.(John
10:28).and cause to approach unto
that he may dwell in your courts. We shall be satisfied with the goodness
of your house, even of your holy temple.
are the holy temple when we are connected to the Infinite One.
66:6 He turned the sea into dry land and they went through the flood.(here
the word 'flood' refers to the river Jordan;
elsewhere it means:.Joshua
24:15).on foot there did we rejoice
66:9 Which holds our soul
in life and suffers not our feet to be moved.
66:10 For you, O God, have proved us. You have tried us, as silver
66:11,12 You brought us into the net. You laid affliction upon our
loins. You have caused men to ride over our heads. We went through fire
and through water, but you brought us out into a wealthy place.
66:16 Come and hear, all you that fear.(what
really does 'fear God' mean?).God
and I will declare what he has done for my
66:18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.(*).
66:19 But verily God has heard me. He has attended to the voice of
66:20 Blessed be God, which has not turned away my prayer, nor his
mercy from me.
68:6 God sets the solitary.(word
'solitary' root meaning is 'unity').in
families. He brings out those which are bound with chains, but the rebellious.(original
is 'stubborn').dwell in a dry land.
68:18 You have ascended on high, you have led captivity captive.(?).
You have received gifts for men.(from
the Father-Creator of all),
yea, for the rebellious also.(*),
that the Lord God might dwell among them.
The verse is a prophecy
of what Emmanuel the Christ would
do and why and is quoted in the New Testament by Paul in Ephesians
4:8. Without God having given us gifts, how,
on our own, would we ever have the pathways allowing God in where we
could express high
conscious things that are good?
be the Lord.(the
psalmist is here saying thank-you to God for
the good we experience:.Psalms
5:3; 30:5; 59:16;
who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.
68:20 He that is our God is the God of salvation and unto GOD the Lord
belong the issues.(original
for 'issues', is 'going out from', 'exiting from').from.(or
68:25 The singers went before, the players on instruments followed
after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels.
68:30 Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with
the calves of the people, till every one submit himself with pieces of
silver. Scatter you the people that delight in war.
69:1,2 To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim.(a
lily like flower), A Psalm of David: Save me, O God, for the waters
are come in unto my soul. I
sink in deep mire, where there is no standing. I am come into deep waters,
where the floods overflow me.
69:3 I am weary of my crying. My throat is dried. Mine eyes fail while
I wait for my God.
69:4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine
head. They that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty.
Then I restored that which I took not away.
He tried to make
as best he could, even though he didn't cause any problem:.Matthew
5:9. He tried to make peace as best he could:.Romans
12:18 "If it be possible, as much as lies in you, live peaceably with
69:5 O God, you know my foolishness and my sins are not hid from you.
Though they may
not be hid from God, God cares not about them (*),
instead caring only for how they may hurt you and this because God knew
that in His plan for Emmanuel to come some one
thousand years later than this Psalm, that all
sin for all time would be looked after.
69:6,7 Let not them that wait on you, O Lord GOD of hosts be ashamed
for my sake. Let not those that seek you be confounded for my sake.(David
didn't want some of the horrible
things he had done to trip up anyone who may be interested in God),
O God of Israel. Because for your sake I have borne reproach. Shame has
covered my face.
69:8 I am become a stranger unto my brethren and an alien unto my mother's
69:9 For the zeal of thine house has eaten me up.(David
was hot for God).and the reproaches
of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
69:19 You have known my reproach and my shame and my dishonour. Mine
adversaries are all before you.
69:20 Reproach has broken my heart and I am full of heaviness. And
I looked for some to take pity, but there was none and for comforters,
but I found none.
69:25 Let their habitation be desolate and let none dwell in their
This is a prophecy
of what was to happen when Emmanuel was on the Earth:.Acts
69:28 Let them be blotted out of the book
of the living and not be written with the righteous.
69:33 For the Lord hears the poor and despises not his.(word
'his' not in the original) prisoners.
are we prisoners to?
70:5 But I am poor and needy. Make haste unto me, O God. You are my
help and my deliverer; O Lord, make no tarrying.
71:1 In you, O Lord, do I put my trust.
Let me never be put to confusion.
Original for word
'confusion' here is 'shame in front of another'.
71:4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the
hand of the unrighteous and cruel man
71:6 By you have I been holden up from the womb. You are he that took
me out of my mother's bowels. My praise is continually of you.
71:19 Your righteousness also, O God, is very high, who has done great
things. O God, who is like unto you!
72:4 He shall judge the poor of the people..He
saves the children of the needy.and shall
break in pieces the oppressor.
More on the poor
72:12-14 For he shall deliver the needy when he cries, the poor also
and him that has no helper. He shall spare the poor and needy and shall
save the souls of the needy. He shall redeem their soul from deceit and
violence and precious shall their blood be in his sight.
72:19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever and let the whole earth
be filled with his glory; Amen
73:1 <A Psalm of Asaph.>
Truly God is good to Israel.(but,
is Israel today?), even to such as are of a clean heart.
73:2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh
73:3 For I was foolishly envious
when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
73:4 For there are no bands in their death, but their strength is firm.
Notes: The word rendered 'bands' here means properly 'cords tightly
drawn', that is then, pains, pangs, torments as if one were twisted or
tortured with pain, as a cord is closely twisted. The word occurs only
in Isaiah 58:6 and in this place.
The fact which is here referred to by the psalmist and which gave him so
much uneasiness, was that which so often occurs, that when the wicked die,
they do not seem to suffer in proportion to their wickedness. There seems
to be no special marks of divine displeasure on his life as they are about
to leave the world. They have lived in prosperity and they die in peace.
There is no uncommon agony in their death. There is no special alarm about
the future world. They have enjoyed this world and a sinful life seems
now to be followed by a peaceful death. They do not even suffer as much
in death as good people often do, so what then is the advantage of piety?
And how can we believe that God is just or that he is the friend of the
righteous or even that there is a God? Of the fact here adverted to by
the psalmist, that the wicked do thus live and die, there can be no doubt
and that fact has given perplexity
to good people in all ages of the world who do not see the
reason they are here in
the first place.
73:5 They are not in trouble as other men, neither are they plagued
like other men.
"But their strength is firm",
as in Hebrew 'fat', that is, they are not emaciated
and weakened by disease, but they go down to death apparently with good
health. Job too was concerned about what he observed regarding this quandary:.Job
21:22-26. So why be good?.Matthew
73:6 Therefore pride compasses them about as a chain; violence covers
them as a garment.
73:7 Their eyes stand out with fatness. They have more than heart could
73:8 They are corrupt and speak wickedly concerning oppression. They
73:9-12 They set their mouth against the heavens and their tongue walks
through the earth.(an
attitude of 'to hell with this life, I'm in it for all I can get').
Therefore his people return hither and waters of a full cup are wrung out
to them. And they say, How does God know? and is there knowledge in the
most High?.(does God
even know what's going on?).Behold,
these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world. They increase in riches.
Notes: 'They are corrupt' is literally 'they mock'. The word rendered
into the phrase 'they are corrupt' never has this signification. It is
the very word from which our word mock
is derived and means the same thing. The idea is that they deride truth
or mock all that pertains to God and speak wickedly concerning oppression,
literally 'they speak in wickedness and oppression they speak dissolutely
from on high', that is, they use arrogant
language and speak in a proud manner as if they were above others and even
God. Using harsh and violent language shows they care not about the feelings
or rights of others. They are morally.bankrupt.
73:13-15 Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain and washed my hands
in innocency. For all the day long have I been plagued and chastened every
morning.(I have done
my best, yet what on Earth good has it been to anyone, including me?).
If I say, I will speak thus.(or,
I will be a certain way with others that I think would be better for them
and me); behold, I should offend against the generation of your
children.(I can't seem
to reach them for good no matter how hard I try).
73:16,17 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me.(when
I think about why this may be, it's just too painful), Until I went
into the sanctuary of God.(how
to go there). Then understood I their end.
3:19-21; 1Peter 4:18.
73:18-21 Surely you did set them in slippery places.(they
have no idea when they'll slip into major problems). You cast them
down into destruction. How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment!
They are utterly consumed with terrors. As a dream when one awakes, so,
O Lord, when you awake, you shalt despise their image.(God's
heart aches toward people who may suffer the consequences of their consciousness).
Thus my heart was grieved and I was pricked in my reins.(the
psalmist too felt like this).
73:22 So foolish was I and ignorant. I was as a beast before thee.
I am continually with you. You have held me by my right hand.
73:24 You shall guide me with your counsel and afterward receive me
73:25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth
that I desire beside thee.
73:26 My flesh and my heart fails. But God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.(my
portion in my life).
73:27 For, lo,
they that are far from you shall perish. You have destroyed all them that
go a whoring from you.
Not that God personally
single a person out to destroy them, but that the invisible automatic laws
set up by God before man was on Earth, are set up so that we reap what
we have sown:.Jeremiah
in original).it is good for me
to draw near to God. I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare
all your works.