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2018 May 10
Morning in the Mountains (1822-1823)
Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840)
German Romanticism Style
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art
[ Illustration: In today's Psalm, David mentions his morning prayer which will arise in the midst of his distress, perhaps ascending from the sanctuary of some distant mountain top, as in the painting above. ]
[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]
Explanation: In Psalm 5, David asks the LORD to help him to be obedient and to judge David's disobedient enemies.
David opens the Psalm with a plea that God will hear him. The occasion for the Psalm is unclear. Like the previous two, it is a plea for deliverance in a time of distress. But any one of several distressing incidents may be the one to which he referred (1-2).
David tells the LORD that he will pray to the Lord in the morning (3).
David then sets up a contrast between the wicked and himself. He acknowledges that the LORD does not have pleasure in wickedness, evil, folly, iniquity, falsehood, blood, or deceit. So David says that he will come to the Temple seeking the LORD's mercy, with reverent fear, in an attitude of worship (4-7).
Therefore he asks the LORD to lead him in the midst of his enemies because they are unfaithful and wicked, having deadly words of flattery. He asks the LORD to destroy them and let them fall by their own counsels. He asks God to cast them out for their rebellion. In contrast, he asks God to give joy to those who trust in God by defending them; and he asks that those who love his name may always shout for joy (8-11).
David closes with an acknowledgement that the LORD will bless the righteous one and will cover him as with a shield (12).
[ Sermons: Alistair Begg. William Still. Mark Vander Pol. Various. ]
Bile Chronologies -- Genesis to Revelation
[Traditional Patriarchal Chronology. Judges Period Chronology 1. Judges Period Chronology 2. Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].
[Intertestamental Period Chronology 1. Intertestamental Period Chronology 2. Intertestamental Period Chronology 3.
Intertestamental Period Chronology 4. Intertestamental Period Chronology 5.]
[New Testament Chronology 1. New Testament Chronology 2. New Testament Chronology 3. New Testament Chronology 4. New Testament Chronology 5.]
PLEASE NOTE: Use the resources on this and other sites thoughtfully, particularly the commentaries and encyclopedias. I have attempted to list conservative, scholarly resources. However, some providers use liberal or liberal-influenced commentaries such as the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges (in Bible Hub). Such commentaries are undoubtedly included by the provider for the wealth of useful information and comments which they provide. By consulting several commentaries, it should be fairly easy to sort out the wheat from the chaff. If, however, you would like personal assistance, write to me at AD LIB ARTS EMAIL.
[ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Psalm 5: Psalm 3. Psalm 4. ]
 Psalm 4:1; 1 Samuel 10:5; 1 Kings 1:40; Isaiah 30:29; Psalm 1:2.
 Leviticus 1:8; Leviticus 1:12; Leviticus 6:12; Habakkuk 2:1; Exodus 9:33; Psalm 28:2; Psalm 134:2; Psalm 141:2.
 Isaiah 57:15; Psalm 15.
 Proverbs 22:29; Job 1:6.
 Psalm 4:2.
 1 Kings 8:29; Psalm 28:2.
 Psalm 12:2.
 Proverbs 13:9; 1 Samuel 17:7; 1 Samuel 17:41.
-- From Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers ]
[ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]
[ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]
[ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
[ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Psalm 5. Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]
HARMONY OF THE LAW
Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible
Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)
HEBREW AND GREEK INTERLINEAR BIBLES
Psalm Detailed Outline
(SONGS FOR COVENANT WORSHIP)
Deliverance from Sinners and from Sin
Nearly all the Psalms (except Psalm 90) were written during the 612 year period
from the time of David around 1016 B. C. to the close of the Canon in about 404 B. C.
Psalm 90, according to its superscription, was written by Moses; this may have been around 1406 B. C.
BOOK ONE OF FIVE:
1016 - 539 B.C. Israel
God is Against the Wicked
The LORD destroys liars.
Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Post Exile Chronology.
Give ear to my words, O LORD,
consider my meditation.
2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry,
my King, and my God:
for unto thee will I pray.
3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD;
in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee,
and will look up.
4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness:
neither shall evil dwell with thee.
5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight:
thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing:
the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
7 But as for me,
I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy:
and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
8 Lead me, O LORD,
in thy righteousness because of mine enemies;
make thy way straight before my face.
9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth;
their inward part is very wickedness;
their throat is an open sepulchre;
they flatter with their tongue.
10 Destroy thou them, O God;
let them fall by their own counsels;
cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions;
for they have rebelled against thee.
11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice:
let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them:
let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
* NOTE: On Opening and Closing Comments in the Psalms.
[Some commentators take the Psalm in Habakkuk 3 to be a standard model for the Psalms.
Habakkuk's Psalm begins with the name of the composer (Habakkuk) and a musical notation ("upon Shigionoth").
It closes with a dedication or a "send to" notice ("To the chief singer on my stringed instruments").
I have arranged similar material, where it is found in the Psalter, in accord with the model in Habakkuk.]
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