Chris Juby

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I summarised the Bible on Twitter between Aug 2010 and Nov 2013 - one tweet per chapter, one chapter per day.

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Top 10 Psalms

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..

  1. Psalm 23
    The LORD is my shepherd. He leads me in paths of righteousness. I will fear no evil. I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
  2. Psalm 121
    I lift up my eyes to the hills; my help comes from the LORD. He who keeps you will not slumber. The LORD will keep you from all evil.
  3. Psalm 138
    I give you thanks, O LORD! All the kings of the earth will praise you. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life.
  4. Psalm 62
    My soul waits for God alone. He alone is my rock and my salvation. Trust in him at all times, O people. Power and love belong to God.
  5. Psalm 46
    God is our refuge. We will not fear, though the earth give way. The nations rage, kingdoms fall. "Be still and know that I am God."
  6. Psalm 117
    Praise the LORD! For great is his love towards us.
  7. Psalm 37
    Do not be envious of evildoers, for they will fade like the grass. The righteous will inherit the earth. The LORD is their stronghold.
  8. Psalm 1
    Blessed is the man who does not walk with the wicked, whose delight is in the law of the LORD. He is like a tree planted by the water.
  9. Psalm 40
    I waited patiently for the LORD. He drew me up from the pit. I delight to do your will, O God. My heart fails me, but you are my help.
  10. Psalm 84
    How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD! A day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. For the LORD is a sun and shield.

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...

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Comments

christine

those verses are so powerful, it gives me strength

Benedikt Johannes

Some pretty hardcore stuff right there.

Aaron

What about Psalm 137:9 "Blessed is the one who takes your little children, and smashes them against the rocks"

Braedon

I didn't think you were serious @Aaron, but I looked in the Bible and that was actually a real verse.

chrisjuby

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.

betty

definately psalms 137:9 is heavy

armando

amazing!




CHRIS E.

More precious day to enjoy, this special gift, my LIFE :)

Amego

137:9 is pretty brutal!

Flora

psalms 137;9 is a single verse in a chapter. read the entire chapter and the context will fall into place!

David kwame nkrumah

Read psalm 119 for protection

Alicia Thomas

I love reading Psalms.

Sandy dempaire

I love these psalms I love GOD

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