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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
More precious day to enjoy, this special gift, my LIFE :)
137:9 is pretty brutal!