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2018 July 4
Gloomy Day (detail) - (1565)
Pieter Bruegel the Elder ( c. 1525 - 1569)
Dutch and Flemish Renaissance Style
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art
[ Illustration: Today's painting matches the gloomy emotional mood and tone of David's cry of desolation in the opening verses of the Psalm. ]
[ 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 60, David cries out in distress about the foreign forces which came against him and his nation. But he receives assurance of deliverance from God and praises him accordingly.
David begins his Psalm with words of distress, asking why he has cast off his people, scattered them, and been displeased with them. He asks him to turn to them again. He says that God has made the earth to tremble, broken it, and shaken it. He has shown his people hard things and made them to drink the wine of astonishment. And he says that God has given a banner to them that fear him that it may be displayed because of the truth. The apparent implication of this statement is that they have not been able to lift this banner in victory, thus declaring the truth of who God is (1-4).
David then says, "That your beloved may be delivered; save with your right hand, and hear me." The immediate reference seems to be to David, as a man after God's own heart; but there seems also be a reference to Israel as God's beloved (5).
God then replies to this prayer, assuring David that he has not cast off his people, as David supposed. He makes this clear by stating that he has chosen certain important regions in Israel (Shechem, the Valley of Succoth, and Gilead), certain key tribes of Israel (Manasseh, Ephraim, and Judah), and, surprisingly, even the territory (and, in some eschatological sense, the people) of certain prominent pagan nations (Moab, Edom, and Philistia). The impression given by these choices is that God's grace and acceptance is broader and more comprehensive than David had ever imagined (6-8).
David responds to these reassurances by expressing his confidence that he will conquer his enemies, even though God had cast Israel off and did not go forth with their armies. He concludes by asking God to give them help from trouble; for the help of man is vain. And he express his confidence that through God they will do valiantly, because God himself will tread down their enemies (9-12).
[ Sermons: Richard Phillips. Joe Morecraft III. Various. ]
Bible 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.]
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[ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Psalm 60: 2 Samuel 8:1-14. 2 Samuel 10. 1 Kings 11:15-16. 1 Chronicles 18. ]
 2 Samuel 1:18; 2 Samuel 8:13; Psalm 80:12; 2 Samuel 5:20; Judges 21:15.
 Isaiah 30:13.
 Psalm 75:8-9; Isaiah 51:17; Isaiah 51:22; Jeremiah 25:15.
 Isaiah 13:2.
 Psalm 108:6-13; Isaiah 63:1-6.
 Genesis 33:17; Judges 8:5; Joshua 13:17.
 Deuteronomy 33:17; Deuteronomy 33:21; Genesis 49:10; Numbers 21:18.
 Matthew 3:11; Ruth 4:7; Exodus 3:3; Isaiah 15:4.
 Obadiah 1:3.
-- 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 60 - #1. Psalm 60 - #2. 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 TWO OF FIVE:
1016 - 586 B.C. Israel
God is Merciful to the Righteous
God gives military victories.
Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Post Exile Chronology.
Michtam of David,
when he strove with Aramnaharaim and with Aramzobah,
when Joab returned,
and smote of Edom in the valley of salt twelve thousand.
thou hast cast us off,
thou hast scattered us,
thou hast been displeased;
O turn thyself to us again.
2 Thou hast made the earth to tremble;
thou hast broken it:
heal the breaches thereof;
for it shaketh.
3 Thou hast shewed thy people hard things:
thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.
4 Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee,
that it may be displayed because of [at the face of] the truth.
6 God hath spoken in his holiness;
I will rejoice,
I will divide Shechem,
and mete out the valley of Succoth.
7 Gilead is mine,
and Manasseh is mine;
Ephraim also is the strength of mine head;
Judah is my lawgiver;
8 Moab is my washpot [pot of my bath];
over Edom will I cast out my shoe:
Philistia, triumph thou because of me.
9 Who will bring me into the strong city?
who will lead me into Edom?
10 Wilt not thou, O God,
which hadst cast us off?
and thou, O God,
which didst not go out with our armies?
11 Give us help from trouble:
for vain is the help of man.
12 Through God we shall do valiantly:
for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.
* 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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