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The central idea in the Psalm is 3a -- God sets apart the godly for Himself.
Psalms 4:1-8
Seems to me the central idea of this Psalm is David calls on God to bless him, cover him, and guide ...
Psalms 5:1-12
Fighting to hope in God - fighting against enemies Three grounds for deliverance -- three bases upon...
Psalms 6:1-10
My life is secure with God as my refuge.
Psalms 11:1-7
Having God as my refuge requires knowledge of God and it leads to a thankful heart.
Psalms 7:1-17
Note two repeating themes: 1) the heavens (vs.
Psalms 8:1-9
  Is 4c-6c an example of 1-4b? Is the sun one of the declarations of God? If so, is 7a ff an in...
Psalms 19:1-14
Note that there is no answer to the significant question.
Psalms 10:1-11
I see 4 statements in this Psalm 1) A plea, a request (to God): God, save! -- God, Help! 2) A promis...
Psalms 12:1-8
David preaches to his soul.
Psalms 13:1-6
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Psalms 14:1-7
the basic thought of the Psalm:  I was needy, God didn't forget me; I am now needy, God won't forget me.
Psalms 9:1-20
There is an unmentioned leap in this Psalm.
Psalms 15:1-5
Preserve me, is David's initial cry.
Psalms 16:1-11
David argues himself into confidence.
Psalms 17:1-15
David's joy in God is well founded.
Psalms 21:1-13
One unique aspect of this Psalm is there is no description of God -- only of David.
Psalms 26:1-12
David's declarations:  what he holds to:   H e has not despised or abhorred the affliction...
Psalms 22:1-31
A
Psalms 20:1-9
David does what he calls others to do - he ascribes glory to God.
Psalms 29:1-11
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Psalms 23:1-6
Death must have really been close to David -- much more than I realize.
Psalms 30:1-12
The setting of this Psalm is unknown/uncertain, but it could be inferred that David is preaching to ...
Psalms 24:1-10
Fleeing David fights to hold onto God as his refuge.
Psalms 31:1-24
In affliction, David does two things well, he cries, and he calls out to God.
Psalms 25:1-22
Four divisions readily stand out in this Psalm.
Psalms 27:1-14
David's cry is that God would not be deaf -- that he would be able to hear David's call.
Psalms 28:1-9
David's story of rescue becomes the basis for his exhortation for all to know the Lord as their God.
Psalms 34:1-22
Loading his argument with proof, David makes a case that it is best to trust God.
Psalms 32:1-11
Like 29, this is another Psalm that is practically all about God.
Psalms 33:1-22
David preaches to those who feel life is not fair because the ungodly flourish while the godly suffer.
Psalms 37:1-40
Another Psalm about David's sin.
Psalms 39:1-13
  Called to obey The "so then" in vs.
Philippians 2:12-18
By contrasting the ungodly with God, David makes the obvious point that the place to live is within the shelter of the hesed of God.
Psalms 36:1-12
The Big idea: If Christ is exalted, my situation is cause for joy.
Philippians 1:12-18
Like Psalm 51, 38 "memorializes" the impact of sin on David's life and how he responds.
Psalms 38:1-22
Walking forward looking backward, David draws on his experience of deliverance to gain hopeful confidence for future deliverance.
Psalms 40:1-17
What's the relationship between vs.
Psalms 41:1-13
Pretty clearly, the passage is about prayer, and the heart of Paul that drives the prayer.
Philippians 1:1-11
Cast away from Jerusalem, David remains faithful to seek God.
Psalms 42:1-11
    Paul processes his sense of God's will for his life.
Philippians 1:18-26
The witness of glorious suffering 28b really stood out as I did this arc.
Philippians 1:27-30
  Paul continues his exhortation regarding the importance of a church family system characteriz...
Philippians 2:1-11
Following the example of those who stand firm.
Philippians 3:17-4:1
The closing thoughts and exhortations I was moved by the warmth in Paul's heart as he shared his aff...
Philippians 4:10-23
If I cannot come to you soon     Seeing my arc of what I mark off as one large section (1:...
Philippians 2:19-30
Seeing the whole I mark off 1:25-2:30 as one large section.
Philippians 1:25-2:30
Stay focused on Christ 3:2-16 is part of a larger section in which Paul gives his concluding exhortation.
Philippians 3:1-16
I don't think my arc is necessarily warranted, but I like it.
Philippians 4:2-9
Trying to get the bigger picture in this passage.
Philippians 3:1-4:15
I
Psalms 43:1-5
The Psalmist argues his case with God that something is really wrong and God should act.
Psalms 44:1-26
God reigns over the nations What a beautiful picture of God as King of the Earth.
Psalms 47:1-9
God's protected people: The truth of God's sovereignty over the nations makes God's people secure.
Psalms 48:1-14
The Courtroom and the Judgment   Vs.
Psalms 50:1-23
A song for 2 kings I'm going to interpret this Psalm as speaking to an earthly king, I'm assuming it speaks to David.
Psalms 45:1-17
Forgiven for His name's sake It seems David's appeal for forgiveness is grounded in what God would do for the glory of His name (13-15).
Psalms 51:1-19
More than a limited, personal promise, Psalm 46 exalts the world-wide reign of God.
Psalms 46:1-11
David's strategy in trouble is to watch for God (vs.
Psalms 59:1-17
Why should I want to be like them? I think vs.
Psalms 49:1-20
What do I do when there are real enemies, and I am afraid? One thing I notice in David that is quite...
Psalms 56:1-13
What a Picture for David's life.
Psalms 52:1-9
  My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! So Jotham became mighty because he ordered his ways before the LORD his God.
Psalms 57:1-11
Surely there is a God who judges the earth David's hope is that the unrighteous judges will be judged.
Psalms 58:1-11
The Fool who refuses to acknowledge God I see four descriptions of the foolish: 1) Their corrupt dee...
Psalms 53:1-6
Situation/Response:  though David's enemies are against him and he is calling out to God, still God is His hope and helper.
Psalms 54:1-7
The Devastation of an Unexpected Enemy I get the impression from this Psalm that there are enemies t...
Psalms 55:1-23
  What to cry for in the wilderness 5 petitions Hear me (vs.
Psalms 61:1-8
In a time of victory, David doesn't take God's help for granted.
Psalms 60:1-12
A study in contrasting trust It seems this is surely a "teaching" Psalm.
Psalms 62:1-12
David gives reasons that support his declaration that God is worthy of praise, and that all mankind would perform their vows to God.
Psalms 65:1-13
Beautiful truth fills this Psalm, truth that was foundational for David as he was being tracked thro...
Psalms 63:1-11
Getting outside of ourself David gets God's global purpose.
Psalms 67:1-7
What stands out to me in this Psalm is David's expectation to rejoice while under attack.
Psalms 64:1-10
5 calls to glorify God 1-4 general call to "all the earth" 5-7 for what he has done in Israel's hist...
Psalms 66:1-20
I see 13 requests that Solomon makes for himself.
Psalms 72:1-20
The extension of God's reign As I've studied this Psalm, I increasingly get a sense of the majesty o...
Psalms 68:1-35
I see a pattern: ABAB BA B A -  vs.
Psalms 71:1-24
A theme I am seeing in the surrounding Psalms is how the psalmist bases his hope for rescue on God alone.
Psalms 80:1-19
Though strange, I love this Psalm.
Psalms 69:1-36
What is the link between the title, "for a memorial", and the Psalm? The Psalm seems like a spontane...
Psalms 70:1-5
What motivates God to act -- at least in the mind of this Psalmist -- what does he believe will move...
Psalms 74:1-23
Looking up seems to be the central focus of the Psalm.
Psalms 73:1-28
God exalts, and God debases.
Psalms 75:1-10
Matthew Henry on vs.
Psalms 76:1-12
The situation:  I'm .
Psalms 77:1-20
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Psalms 78:40-72
Recounting God's works strengthens hope (vs.
Psalms 78:1-39
This Psalm seems to fit into a situation/response relationship.
Psalms 79:1-13
A judgment scene - God judging the nations.
Psalms 82:1-8
So how does this Psalm match with Jesus' command in Mat.
Psalms 83:1-18
"I hear a language I had not known" (vs.
Psalms 81:1-16
Three sections make up this Psalm - remembering, requesting, declaring.
Psalms 85:1-13
One person I read on this Psalm comes up with 6 blessings of worship in the Psalm.
Psalms 84:1-12
Like many Davidic Psalms, 86 follows the patterns of: reliance on the name and character of God, arg...
Psalms 86:1-17
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Psalms 89:46-52
1-2 set the theme of the Psalm: God's faithfulness to his covenant of love.
Psalms 89:1-45
6 straightforward affirmations of God's city, Zion.
Psalms 87:1-7
"Before you" see Ps.
Psalms 88:1-18
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Psalms 35:1-28
The Arc looks confusing, but for me it simplifies what is happening in the Psalm.
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The Arc looks confusing, but for me it simplifies what is happening in the Psalm. David calls on God to save Him (vs. 1-3), the way he wants to be saved (vs. 4-10), and the reason why (vs. 11-16), I've been using if/then freely. There is no clear "if" side to the relationship, but the "then" side is pretty clear (vs. 9, 18, 28), at least in the ESV. I don't know if that is a good description of the logical relationship, but it's the best I can come up with given the options. The second part of the Psalm (vs. 17-28) is broken in two sections. In the first (vs. 17-22) David states three perspectives that stand in contrast to what He longs for God to do. 1. That God sees but does nothing (vs. 17-18), 2. That his enemies look at him and rejoice at his downfall (vs. 19-21), 3. That God sees, but stands afar off (vs. 22). Then, in contrast, David calls out for what He desires God to do, (vs. 23-24), the purpose or end of that vindication (vs. 25-27) and then what David's response will be (vs. 28) Probably my biggest question is if I have over arced this Psalm. It seems very complex and it makes me wonder if I have read too much into it to make it flow.
10000000010448 10448 Notes 2009-07-21 08:38:40 2009-07-21 09:46:13 The Arc looks confusing, but for me it simplifies what is happening in the Psalm. David calls on God to save Him (vs. 1-3), the way he wants to be saved (vs. 4-10), and the reason why (vs. 11-16), I've been using if/then freely. There is no clear "if" side to the relationship, but the "then" side is pretty clear (vs. 9, 18, 28), at least in the ESV. I don't know if that is a good description of the logical relationship, but it's the best I can come up with given the options. The second part of the Psalm (vs. 17-28) is broken in two sections. In the first (vs. 17-22) David states three perspectives that stand in contrast to what He longs for God to do. 1. That God sees but does nothing (vs. 17-18), 2. That his enemies look at him and rejoice at his downfall (vs. 19-21), 3. That God sees, but stands afar off (vs. 22). Then, in contrast, David calls out for what He desires God to do, (vs. 23-24), the purpose or end of that vindication (vs. 25-27) and then what David's response will be (vs. 28) Probably my biggest question is if I have over arced this Psalm. It seems very complex and it makes me wonder if I have read too much into it to make it flow. notes
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Psalms
Psalms 35:1-28
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A Psalm of David. Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me;
Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me;
Fight against those who fight against me.
fight against those who fight against me!
Take hold of buckler and shield
Take hold of shield and buckler
And rise up for my help.
and rise for my help!
actionpurpose
Draw also the spear and the battle-axe to meet those who pursue me;
Draw the spear and javelin against my pursuers!
Say to my soul, "I am your salvation."
Say to my soul, "I am your salvation!"
Let those be ashamed and dishonored who seek my life;
Let them be put to shame and dishonor who seek after my life!
Let those be turned back and humiliated who devise evil against me.
Let them be turned back and disappointed who devise evil against me!
Let them be like chaff before the wind, With the angel of the LORD driving them on.
Let them be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the LORD driving them away!
Let their way be dark and slippery, With the angel of the LORD pursuing them.
Let their way be dark and slippery, with the angel of the LORD pursuing them!
progression
For without cause they hid their net for me;
For without cause they hid their net for me;
Without cause they dug a pit for my soul.
without cause they dug a pit for my life.
series
Let destruction come upon him unawares,
Let destruction come upon him when he does not know it!
And let the net which he hid catch himself;
And let the net that he hid ensnare him;
Into that very destruction let him fall.
let him fall into it-- to his destruction!
bilateral
And my soul shall rejoice in the LORD;
Then my soul will rejoice in the LORD,
It shall exult in His salvation.
exulting in his salvation.
actionmanner
All my bones will say, "LORD, who is like You, Who delivers the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, And the afflicted and the needy from him who robs him?"
All my bones shall say, "O LORD, who is like you, delivering the poor from him who is too strong for him, the poor and needy from him who robs him?"
ideaexplanation
conditional
Malicious witnesses rise up;
(Because) Malicious witnesses rise up;
They ask me of things that I do not know.
they ask me of things that I do not know.
They repay me evil for good,
They repay me evil for good;
To the bereavement of my soul.
my soul is bereft (deprived or lacking something needed or expected.)
inference
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth;
But I, when they were sick-- I wore sackcloth;
I humbled my soul with fasting,
I afflicted myself with fasting;
And my prayer kept returning to my bosom.
I prayed with head bowed on my chest.
I went about as though it were my friend or brother;
I went about as though I grieved for my friend or my brother;
I bowed down mourning, as one who sorrows for a mother.
as one who laments his mother, I bowed down in mourning.
But at my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered themselves together;
But at my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered;
The smiters whom I did not know gathered together against me,
they gathered together against me;
They slandered me without ceasing.
wretches whom I did not know tore at me without ceasing;
Like godless jesters at a feast, They gnashed at me with their teeth.
like profane mockers at a feast, they gnash at me with their teeth.
negativepositive
ground
Lord, how long will You look on?
How long, O Lord, will you look on?
Rescue my soul from their ravages, My only life from the lions.
Rescue me from their destruction, my precious life from the lions!
I will give You thanks in the great congregation;
I will thank you in the great congregation;
I will praise You among a mighty throng.
in the mighty throng I will praise you.
Do not let those who are wrongfully my enemies rejoice over me;
Let not those rejoice over me who are wrongfully my foes,
Nor let those who hate me without cause wink maliciously.
and let not those wink the eye who hate me without cause.
For they do not speak peace,
For they do not speak peace,
But they devise deceitful words against those who are quiet in the land.
but against those who are quiet in the land they devise words of deceit.
concessive
They opened their mouth wide against me;
They open wide their mouths against me;
They said, "Aha, aha, our eyes have seen it!"
they say, "Aha, Aha! Our eyes have seen it!"
You have seen it, O LORD,
You have seen, O LORD;
do not keep silent;
(therefore) be not silent! O Lord,
O Lord, do not be far from me.
be not far from me!
Stir up Yourself,
Awake
and awake to my right And to my cause, my God and my Lord.
and rouse yourself for my vindication, for my cause, my God and my Lord!
Judge me, O LORD my God, according to Your righteousness,
Vindicate me, O LORD, my God, according to your righteousness,
And do not let them rejoice over me.
(so that they will not rejoice over me) and let them not rejoice over me!
Do not let them say in their heart, "Aha, our desire!"
(etc.) Let them not say in their hearts, "Aha, our heart's desire!"
Do not let them say, "We have swallowed him up!"
Let them not say, "We have swallowed him up."
Let those be ashamed and humiliated altogether who rejoice at my distress;
Let them be put to shame and disappointed altogether who rejoice at my calamity!
Let those be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves over me.
Let them be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves against me!
Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication; And let them say continually, "The LORD be magnified, Who delights in the prosperity of His servant."
Let those who delight in my righteousness shout for joy and be glad and say evermore, "Great is the LORD, who delights in the welfare of his servant!"
And my tongue shall declare Your righteousness And Your praise all day long.
Then my tongue shall tell of your righteousness and of your praise all the day long.
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10000000010448 10448 Arc 2009-07-21 08:38:40 2009-07-21 09:46:13 editing Psalms 35 1 35 28 Psalms 35:1-28 19 OT nasb esv i238931 i238932 i238933 i238934 i238877 A Psalm of David. Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me; Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me; i238878 Fight against those who fight against me. fight against those who fight against me! i238935 i238879 Take hold of buckler and shield Take hold of shield and buckler i238880 And rise up for my help. and rise for my help! actionpurpose 2 i238881 Draw also the spear and the battle-axe to meet those who pursue me; Draw the spear and javelin against my pursuers! i238882 Say to my soul, "I am your salvation." Say to my soul, "I am your salvation!" i238936 i238937 i238938 i238883 Let those be ashamed and dishonored who seek my life; Let them be put to shame and dishonor who seek after my life! i238884 Let those be turned back and humiliated who devise evil against me. Let them be turned back and disappointed who devise evil against me! i238885 Let them be like chaff before the wind, With the angel of the LORD driving them on. Let them be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the LORD driving them away! i238886 Let their way be dark and slippery, With the angel of the LORD pursuing them. Let their way be dark and slippery, with the angel of the LORD pursuing them! progression i238939 i238887 For without cause they hid their net for me; For without cause they hid their net for me; i238888 Without cause they dug a pit for my soul. without cause they dug a pit for my life. series i238940 i238889 Let destruction come upon him unawares, Let destruction come upon him when he does not know it! i238890 And let the net which he hid catch himself; And let the net that he hid ensnare him; i238891 Into that very destruction let him fall. let him fall into it-- to his destruction! bilateral 1 i238941 i238942 i238892 And my soul shall rejoice in the LORD; Then my soul will rejoice in the LORD, i238893 It shall exult in His salvation. exulting in his salvation. actionmanner 1 i238894 All my bones will say, "LORD, who is like You, Who delivers the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, And the afflicted and the needy from him who robs him?" All my bones shall say, "O LORD, who is like you, delivering the poor from him who is too strong for him, the poor and needy from him who robs him?" ideaexplanation 1 conditional 2 actionpurpose 2 i238943 i238944 i238945 i238895 Malicious witnesses rise up; (Because) Malicious witnesses rise up; i238896 They ask me of things that I do not know. they ask me of things that I do not know. i238897 They repay me evil for good, They repay me evil for good; i238898 To the bereavement of my soul. my soul is bereft (deprived or lacking something needed or expected.) inference 2 i238946 i238947 i238899 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; But I, when they were sick-- I wore sackcloth; i238900 I humbled my soul with fasting, I afflicted myself with fasting; i238901 And my prayer kept returning to my bosom. I prayed with head bowed on my chest. i238902 I went about as though it were my friend or brother; I went about as though I grieved for my friend or my brother; i238903 I bowed down mourning, as one who sorrows for a mother. as one who laments his mother, I bowed down in mourning. i238948 i238904 But at my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered themselves together; But at my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered; i238905 The smiters whom I did not know gathered together against me, they gathered together against me; i238906 They slandered me without ceasing. wretches whom I did not know tore at me without ceasing; i238907 Like godless jesters at a feast, They gnashed at me with their teeth. like profane mockers at a feast, they gnash at me with their teeth. negativepositive 2 1 ideaexplanation 1 ground 1 i238949 i238950 i238951 i238952 i238908 Lord, how long will You look on? How long, O Lord, will you look on? i238909 Rescue my soul from their ravages, My only life from the lions. Rescue me from their destruction, my precious life from the lions! i238953 i238910 I will give You thanks in the great congregation; I will thank you in the great congregation; i238911 I will praise You among a mighty throng. in the mighty throng I will praise you. conditional 2 i238954 i238955 i238912 Do not let those who are wrongfully my enemies rejoice over me; Let not those rejoice over me who are wrongfully my foes, i238913 Nor let those who hate me without cause wink maliciously. and let not those wink the eye who hate me without cause. series i238956 i238957 i238914 For they do not speak peace, For they do not speak peace, i238915 But they devise deceitful words against those who are quiet in the land. but against those who are quiet in the land they devise words of deceit. concessive 2 1 i238958 i238916 They opened their mouth wide against me; They open wide their mouths against me; i238917 They said, "Aha, aha, our eyes have seen it!" they say, "Aha, Aha! Our eyes have seen it!" series ground 1 i238959 i238918 You have seen it, O LORD, You have seen, O LORD; i238960 i238919 do not keep silent; (therefore) be not silent! O Lord, i238920 O Lord, do not be far from me. be not far from me! series inference 2 i238961 i238962 i238963 i238921 Stir up Yourself, Awake i238964 i238922 and awake to my right And to my cause, my God and my Lord. and rouse yourself for my vindication, for my cause, my God and my Lord! i238923 Judge me, O LORD my God, according to Your righteousness, Vindicate me, O LORD, my God, according to your righteousness, series actionpurpose 2 i238965 i238924 And do not let them rejoice over me. (so that they will not rejoice over me) and let them not rejoice over me! i238925 Do not let them say in their heart, "Aha, our desire!" (etc.) Let them not say in their hearts, "Aha, our heart's desire!" i238926 Do not let them say, "We have swallowed him up!" Let them not say, "We have swallowed him up." i238927 Let those be ashamed and humiliated altogether who rejoice at my distress; Let them be put to shame and disappointed altogether who rejoice at my calamity! i238928 Let those be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves over me. Let them be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves against me! i238929 Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication; And let them say continually, "The LORD be magnified, Who delights in the prosperity of His servant." Let those who delight in my righteousness shout for joy and be glad and say evermore, "Great is the LORD, who delights in the welfare of his servant!" actionpurpose 2 i238930 And my tongue shall declare Your righteousness And Your praise all day long. Then my tongue shall tell of your righteousness and of your praise all the day long. conditional 2 concessive 2 1 1 1 1 nasb 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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