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First Impressions of Psalm 7

Psalm 7 Theme Psalm 7 is bookended by two amazing verses.  “O LORD my God, in you do I take refuge,” is the first half of verse one.  Then, David closes with “I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, […]

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First Impressions of Psalm 6

Psalm 6 Theme The theme of the Psalm is sorrow and suffering – for some reason.  Verse one seems to point that David is confessing it is his own sin that has caused whatever predicament he seems to be in.  This would bring us into a close parallel with Psalm 32:3-4. It seems like the […]

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First Impressions of Psalm 5

Psalm 5 Theme The theme of Psalm 5 is righteousness.  There is a definite interplay between the righteousness of the Lord and His people and the unrighteousness, or wickedness, of the evil, sinful, and unbelievers.  The word righteousness (at least as far as English translations are concerned) appears in verse eight (referring to the Lord) […]

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First Impressions of Psalm 4

Psalm 4 Of all the verses in this psalm, verse 1 probably jumps out at me the most.  I’m always struck by the boldness of prayers in the Bible, and especially in the Psalms.  I’m a polite (most of the time), unassuming (again, most of the time), Norwegian Lutheran.  I don’t like being an inconvenience […]

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First Impressions of Psalm 3

In an effort to shorten the posts here at Ophelimos without sacrificing too much Bible study content, I’m trying a new format for the study on Psalm 3.  Instead of having three sections for every group of verses (First Impressions, Insights from the Septuagint, and Law & Gospel), I’m going to write one post as […]

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