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That wraps up the Psalms!
These have been popular summaries, so I thought I would compile the Top 10 according to number of retweets. Without further ado..
Psalm 23 at number 1 is no surprise, but Psalm 121 was actually only one retweet behind.
Most of the Top 10 contain famous and quotable verses. The main surprise is Psalm 138 at Number 3.
On to Proverbs tomorrow...
those verses are so powerful, it gives me strength
Some pretty hardcore stuff right there.
What about Psalm 137:9 "Blessed is the one who takes your little children, and smashes them against the rocks"
I didn't think you were serious @Aaron, but I looked in the Bible and that was actually a real verse.
Yes, Psalm 137:9 is definitely a troubling verse.
The context is that the Israelites have been taken captive by the Babylonians and many awful things like that have been done to them. (See the verse before - "Blessed are those who repay you".) The psalmist is asking for 'an eye for an eye' (Exodus 21:24).
Jesus sets out a different way for Christians, though. He said:
"You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also." (Matthew 5:38-39)
...which is hard teaching in a completely different way!
But no doubt Psalm 137:9 is a hard verse to read.
definately psalms 137:9 is heavy
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137:9 is pretty brutal!
psalms 137;9 is a single verse in a chapter. read the entire chapter and the context will fall into place!
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Read psalm 119 for protection
I love reading Psalms.
I love these psalms I love GOD
Oh bless the lord worship him
God is good all the time, all the time God is good
Psalm 37 is so magnificently powerful
Let me give my personal selection: 22,25,32,44,51,103,116,121,130,131,148
Let me add: Starting the day with the following ones will fetch very good results - 116,121,32,51,16,19,22,25,44,130,148. Never forget the Commandments and the Sabbath.
As brother Amego pointed out some of the lines have negative reverberations. They are to be viewed historically than spiritually.Better skip such lines.Thanks.
Thanks Raj, those are great suggestions! It's definitely helpful to think about the historical context when you're wrestling with difficult verses.
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I LOVE READING PSALM ITS MY DAILY CHAPTER, THANKS.
103 is beauty and compassionate.
Yes, Brian- It has the most healing touch. I recommend this especially for the sick. Praise the Lord.
I can see the verses are great because they are full of God's blessings.
For those who say Psalms 137 is a hard verse to read because it sounds "brutal" ... REPENT! For we do not reason like mortal men but as children of GOD. Yes, Jesus says "love your enemies" but He ALSO says, those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them--bring them here and KILL them in front of Me. (Luke 19:27). This, apparently, WILL be fulfilled in The Last Days, in Our Times---to the Final Battle of Armageddon, where The Rider of The White Horse will from Heaven SLAY ALL HIS enemies and those who DARE oppose HIS Righteous Government. (Revelations 19:21) Is that brutal to you? NO! That displays GOD's Justice! As we FORGIVE our enemies, may GOD to whom Vengeance belongs, SLAY them ALL!
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Psalm 91 is my go to psalm for strengh
Pslam 91 really makes me feel fearless
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Im not religious, but I like reading psalms, they're beautiful
I feel Psalms 91 should've been in the list and can even top the list.
137:9 I believe is not referring to God vs. the Israelites, but rather is expressing the 'happiness' of the Israelite exiles when the Babylonians are 'repaid' for the suffering they caused. It is a common theme where the Psalmist wants his tormentors to suffer.
The word of God is fantastic and we need to give it more attention
Praising the Lord.........
His Steadfast Love Endures Forever.
What about psalm 139?
I come from war torn lebanon and to see all the heartache ,pain and fear that war causes.I find great comfort in psalm 91
Psalm 91 27 29
I love the LORD, because He hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because He hath inclined His ear unto me, therefore will I call upon Him as long as I live!!
I have always found the book of psalms the best. I just had a nightmare and decided to Google a verse and actually came across this blog.
I'm grateful to have found such inspiration. May you stay blessed
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
amen. cameron my favorite verse is I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
ALL GLORY TO GOD ALMIGHTY.
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And THE psalm 91????
@Aaron. That verse was referring to Edomites smashing heads with delight.
I am surprised, they penetrate the soul and heart.
Bring back peace and consolation.
Makes you happy, and content with what you have.
@Aaron - study the verse properly. It is quoting a prophecy from Isaiah in which Babylon falls. The author is basically wishing for the fall of Babylon, which will precede the return of the Jews to their land. Psalm 137 is an invective psalm, a curse-lament, birthed from extreme anger and sorrow at being exiled and enslaved. It is not establishing a law or precedent for killing infants, rather it is simply a poet venting their fury from their chains.