Posts Tagged Gospel

Walk This Way – Psalm 4:4-5

Psalm 4:4-5 (For the first two installments of the study on Psalm 4, click here and here.) Septuagint Translation 4Be angry, and do not sin;             ponder in your hearts and on your beds be greatly troubled. 5Offer sacrifices of righteousness,             and hope in the Lord. The first phrase of verse four is cited […]

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Evangelizing the Opposition – Psalm 4:2-3

Psalm 4:2-3 (For the first study on Psalm 4, click here) Septuagint Translation 2Sons of man, how long until your hearts are hardened?             Why do you love emptiness and seek after lies? 3But know that the Lord magnifies his holy ones;             the Lord will hear me when I cry to him. These two verses […]

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God of My Righteousness – Psalm 4:1

Psalm 4:1 Septuagint Translation COMPLETELY, WITH STRINGED INSTRUMENTS, A SONG OF DAVID 1Listen to me when I call, God of my righteousness;             show affection to me in my affliction;             have compassion on me and give ear to my prayer. We are tempted to ask ourselves, “How could David approach God with such audacity?”  It […]

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Responding to Psalm 3

For the entire study on Psalm 3, here are verses 1-2, verses 3-4, verses 5-6, and verses 7-8. I was a little bit surprised at the directions the study of this psalm took.  On the “First Impressions” post, I wrote, “I struggle with the practical application of psalms that talk about being attacked by enemies.  […]

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Signed, Sealed, and Delivered I’m Yours – Psalm 3:7-8

Psalm 3:7-8 (For the first three installments of this study, click here, here, and here) Septuagint Translation 7Arise, Lord!             Save me, my God!      Because you struck everyone who hates me without reason;             you break the teeth of the sinful. 8Salvation is from the Lord;             your blessing be on your people. So far in […]

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Nothing Beats a Good Night’s Sleep – Psalm 3:5-6

Psalm 3:5-6 (For the first two parts of this study, click here and here) Septuagint Translation 5I was laid down and I slept,             I was awakened because the Lord will be my help. 6I will not be afraid of the myriads of people             surrounding me to attack me. First of all, this is probably […]

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Shielded, Lifted up, and Heard – Psalm 3:3-4

Psalm 3:3-4 (For part one of the study, click here) Septuagint Translation 3But you, Lord, are my protector,          my glory, and the lifter of my head.   4I cried out with my voice to the Lord,          and he heard me from his holy mountain. In his repentance, David recognizes […]

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Self-Inflicted Opposition – Psalm 3:1-2

Psalm 3:1-2             English Translation (ESV)                                 Septuagint Translation[1] A Psalm of David, A Psalm of David, When he fled from Absalom his son. When he was fleeing from the presence of Absalom his son.[2] 1O LORD, how many are my foes! 1Lord, why have those who oppress me increased? Many are rising against me; […]

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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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Guest Response to Psalm 2

I am celebrating my 9th anniversary with my lovely wife Esther today (we were married July 27, 2002).  My sister Katelyn has been gracious enough to write a guest response to the study on Psalm 2.  Katelyn will be a senior this year at the Association Free Lutheran Bible School.  She is the Sunday writer […]

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