Posts Tagged persecution

Safety First – Psalm 4:8

Apologies to those who read Ophelimos regularly.  I had a busy (and fun) weekend and took Saturday and Monday off from blogging.  We now return to our regularly scheduled programming.   Psalm 4:8 (For the previous four installments in this study, click here, here, here, and here) Septuagint Translation 8In peace will I lie down and sleep;             […]

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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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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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The Problem of Persecution – Psalm 2:1-3

Psalm 2:1-3  First Impressions The psalm starts out with a rhetorical question.  The translation note in the NET (New English Translation) Bible reads, “The question is rhetorical. Rather than seeking information, the psalmist expresses his outrage that the nations would have the audacity to rebel against God and his chosen king.”[1]  The psalmist (King David, […]

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