Posts Tagged Psalm 3

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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Guest Response to Psalm 3

For my response to Psalm 3, as well as the links to all the studies on Psalm 3, click here. Today’s guest response comes from a familiar face here at Ophelimos – Ryan Egan.  Ryan blogs at I am an offering, where he focuses on worship as a lifestyle.  For more about Ryan, see the […]

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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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