Epistles of Thomas

January 22, 2010

Psalms 7-9

Filed under: Old Testament — Thomas @ 17:34

Psalm 7 was written because of a Benjaminite named Cush of whom we know nothing else. David confesses hi reliance on God to vindicate him and ends by giving thanks to God for his righteousness. Psalm 8 contains the popular “How Majestic Is Your Name” theme that has been sung by such artists as Sandi Patti, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Lincoln Brewster, and Yours Truly. Most of these differ enough from the original psalm that they can claim copyright or pay the copyright holder. Of course, almost all Bible translations are copyrighted as well so you couldn’t sing the actual Psalm except perhaps in Hebrew. Disgusting. Psalm 9 is a call for God’s justice to be plain to all throughout the earth. It concludes with the statement: “Strike them with terror, LORD; let the nations know they are only mortals” (9:20).

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