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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
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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
The Arc looks confusing, but for me it simplifies what is happening in the Psalm.
Psalms 35:1-28
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
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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Sin-shamed: in need of rescue
Psalms 79:1-13
This Psalm seems to fit into a situation/response relationship.
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This Psalm seems to fit into a situation/response relationship. vs. 1-5 develop the situation vs. 6-13 describe the response - the Psalmist's prayer The series of grounds for God's actions are of note: For your people are devoured and their habitation is laid waste For your people are brought very low For the glory of His name For the sake of His name. Also of note is the request: atone for our sins. It is obvious to the writer that there is a problem with sin. But there is no promise that sin can be atoned for in any way other than God dealing with it.
10000000015623 15623 Notes 2009-11-20 08:22:05 2009-11-22 06:03:41 This Psalm seems to fit into a situation/response relationship. vs. 1-5 develop the situation vs. 6-13 describe the response - the Psalmist's prayer The series of grounds for God's actions are of note: For your people are devoured and their habitation is laid waste For your people are brought very low For the glory of His name For the sake of His name. Also of note is the request: atone for our sins. It is obvious to the writer that there is a problem with sin. But there is no promise that sin can be atoned for in any way other than God dealing with it. notes
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Psalms 79:1-13
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A Psalm of Asaph. O God, the nations have invaded Your inheritance;
O God, the nations have come into your inheritance;
They have defiled Your holy temple;
they have defiled your holy temple;
They have laid Jerusalem in ruins.
they have laid Jerusalem in ruins.
They have given the dead bodies of Your servants for food to the birds of the heavens,
They have given the bodies of your servants to the birds of the heavens for food,
The flesh of Your godly ones to the beasts of the earth.
the flesh of your faithful to the beasts of the earth.
They have poured out their blood like water round about Jerusalem;
They have poured out their blood like water all around Jerusalem,
And there was no one to bury them.
and there was no one to bury them.
actionresult
We have become a reproach to our neighbors,
We have become a taunt to our neighbors,
A scoffing and derision to those around us.
mocked and derided by those around us.
How long, O LORD?
How long, O LORD?
Will You be angry forever?
Will you be angry forever?
Will Your jealousy burn like fire?
Will your jealousy burn like fire?
inference
Pour out Your wrath upon the nations which do not know You,
Pour out your anger on the nations that do not know you,
And upon the kingdoms which do not call upon Your name.
and on the kingdoms that do not call upon your name!
series
For they have devoured Jacob
For they have devoured Jacob
And laid waste his habitation.
and laid waste his habitation.
ground
Do not remember the iniquities of our forefathers against us;
Do not remember against us our former iniquities;
Let Your compassion come quickly to meet us,
let your compassion come speedily to meet us,
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For we are brought very low.
for we are brought very low.
Help us, O God of our salvation,
Help us, O God of our salvation,
for the glory of Your name;
for the glory of your name;
And deliver us
deliver us,
and forgive our sins
and atone for our sins,
for Your name's sake.
for your name's sake!
Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?"
Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?"
Let there be known among the nations in our sight, Vengeance for the blood of Your servants
Let the avenging of the outpoured blood of your servants be known among the nations
which has been shed.
before our eyes!
actionmanner
Let the groaning of the prisoner come before You;
Let the groans of the prisoners come before you;
According to the greatness of Your power
according to your great power,
preserve those who are doomed to die.
preserve those doomed to die!
And return to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom The reproach with which they have reproached You, O Lord.
Return sevenfold into the lap of our neighbors the taunts with which they have taunted you, O Lord!
So we Your people and the sheep of Your pasture Will give thanks to You forever;
But we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will give thanks to you forever;
To all generations we will tell of Your praise.
from generation to generation we will recount your praise.
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10000000015623 15623 Arc 2009-11-20 08:22:05 2009-11-22 06:03:41 editing Psalms 79 1 79 13 Psalms 79:1-13 19 OT nasb esv i243250 i243251 i243252 i243217 A Psalm of Asaph. O God, the nations have invaded Your inheritance; O God, the nations have come into your inheritance; i243218 They have defiled Your holy temple; they have defiled your holy temple; i243219 They have laid Jerusalem in ruins. they have laid Jerusalem in ruins. i243220 They have given the dead bodies of Your servants for food to the birds of the heavens, They have given the bodies of your servants to the birds of the heavens for food, i243221 The flesh of Your godly ones to the beasts of the earth. the flesh of your faithful to the beasts of the earth. i243253 i243222 They have poured out their blood like water round about Jerusalem; They have poured out their blood like water all around Jerusalem, i243223 And there was no one to bury them. and there was no one to bury them. actionresult 2 i243224 We have become a reproach to our neighbors, We have become a taunt to our neighbors, i243225 A scoffing and derision to those around us. mocked and derided by those around us. i243254 i243226 How long, O LORD? How long, O LORD? i243227 Will You be angry forever? Will you be angry forever? i243228 Will Your jealousy burn like fire? Will your jealousy burn like fire? inference 2 i243255 i243256 i243257 i243258 i243259 i243229 Pour out Your wrath upon the nations which do not know You, Pour out your anger on the nations that do not know you, i243230 And upon the kingdoms which do not call upon Your name. and on the kingdoms that do not call upon your name! series i243260 i243231 For they have devoured Jacob For they have devoured Jacob i243232 And laid waste his habitation. and laid waste his habitation. series ground 1 i243261 i243262 i243233 Do not remember the iniquities of our forefathers against us; Do not remember against us our former iniquities; i243234 Let Your compassion come quickly to meet us, let your compassion come speedily to meet us, negativepositive 2 i243235 For we are brought very low. for we are brought very low. ground 1 i243263 i243236 Help us, O God of our salvation, Help us, O God of our salvation, i243237 for the glory of Your name; for the glory of your name; ground 1 i243264 i243265 i243238 And deliver us deliver us, i243239 and forgive our sins and atone for our sins, series i243240 for Your name's sake. for your name's sake! ground 1 i243241 Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" ground 1 i243266 i243242 Let there be known among the nations in our sight, Vengeance for the blood of Your servants Let the avenging of the outpoured blood of your servants be known among the nations i243243 which has been shed. before our eyes! actionmanner 1 i243244 Let the groaning of the prisoner come before You; Let the groans of the prisoners come before you; i243267 i243245 According to the greatness of Your power according to your great power, i243246 preserve those who are doomed to die. preserve those doomed to die! actionmanner 1 1 i243268 i243247 And return to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom The reproach with which they have reproached You, O Lord. Return sevenfold into the lap of our neighbors the taunts with which they have taunted you, O Lord! i243269 i243248 So we Your people and the sheep of Your pasture Will give thanks to You forever; But we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will give thanks to you forever; i243249 To all generations we will tell of Your praise. from generation to generation we will recount your praise. negativepositive 2 series 1 1 1 nasb 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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