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2018 May 17

Portrait of a Young Man (Tymotheos) - (1432)
Jan van Eyck (c. 1390 - 1441)
Northern Renaissance Style; Early Netherlandish Painting
National Gallery, London, England, United Kingdom
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: The painting above is symbolic of this blessing, first in the name of the one depicted -- Timothy -- whose name means "honored by God," and second, in the title of the engraving, "LEAL SOUVENIR (Loyal Remembrance)." A souvenir is something which (or in the case of the righteous man, someone who) is preserved and remembered. ]


[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]

     Explanation: Psalm 12 refers to a time of persecution and danger for David such as those under Saul or Absalom. In this Psalm David pleads with the LORD for help against the godless, flattering, plunderers which surround him. And David was assured that God would set the oppressed, like David, in a place of safety where they would be preserved.
     David begins this Psalm by addressing the LORD. He changes the addressee several times in the verses that follow. To the LORD he pleads for help because the godly man (i.e., the merciful man) and the faithful man (i.e., the supportive man) cease and disappear (1).
     The oppressors speak vanity (or declare desolation) upon their neighbors with smooth lips and a double heart (literally "in heart and heart") -- or with one heart then another (2).
     The LORD will cut off such lips and tongues which speak these proud or great things, saying that they will prevail with their tongue and lips, and no one is their master (3-4).
     But the LORD hears the oppressed, the poor, and the needy; and he said that he will set them in safety from those who puff at them -- referring, perhaps, to the contemptuous snort or puff that is often heard from the nostrils or on the lips of those who despise others (5).
     David acknowledges these assurances from the LORD and says that they are as pure as silver which has been purified seven times in a furnace (6).
     Then, speaking to the LORD, David acknowledges that the LORD will preserve the oppressed from this generation and forever (7).
     And, to again show the danger that he and his companions were in, David says that the wicked walk on every side (or circle around) when vile (or tempestuous) men are exalted. In other words, they are like a destructive whirlwind (8).

     [ Sermons: William Still. Joe Morecraft III. Richard Caldwell. Various. ]

Bile Chronologies -- Genesis to Revelation

[Traditional Patriarchal Chronology. Judges Period Chronology 1. Judges Period Chronology 2. Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].

[Post Exile Chronology 1. Post Exile Chronology 2. Post Exile Chronology 3.]

[Prophets Chronology 1. Prophets Chronology 2. Prophets Chronology 3. Prophets Chronology 4.]

[Intertestamental Period Chronology 1. Intertestamental Period Chronology 2. Intertestamental Period Chronology 3.
Intertestamental Period Chronology 4. Intertestamental Period Chronology 5.]

[New Testament Chronology 1. New Testament Chronology 2. New Testament Chronology 3. New Testament Chronology 4. New Testament Chronology 5.]


PLEASE NOTE: Use the resources on this and other sites thoughtfully, particularly the commentaries and encyclopedias. I have attempted to list conservative, scholarly resources. However, some providers use liberal or liberal-influenced commentaries such as the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges (in Bible Hub). Such commentaries are undoubtedly included by the provider for the wealth of useful information and comments which they provide. By consulting several commentaries, it should be fairly easy to sort out the wheat from the chaff. If, however, you would like personal assistance, write to me at AD LIB ARTS EMAIL.

          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Psalm 12: 1 Samuel 19-31. 2 Samuel 15-18. ]
[1] Micah 7:2; Isaiah 57:1; Jeremiah 5:1; Psalm 7:9; Psalm 31:23; 2 Samuel 20:19.
[2] Psalm 41:6; Job 35:13; Ephesians 4:25.
[4] 2 Kings 9:32.
[5] Habakkuk 2:3.
[6] Psalm 68:30.
[8] Psalm 39:6; Psalm 58:7.
     -- From Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Psalm 12 - #1; Psalm 12 - #2. Psalm 12 - #3. Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


John Calvin - CCEL | Analytical Chart - BLB


Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)


Hebrew and Greek Interlinear Download - Scripture 4 All

Bible Hub Interlinear Hebrew and Greek Bible

Bible Hub Hebrew Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Hebrew Interlinear

Mounce Interlinear | Bible Hub Greek Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible

Psalm Detailed Outline


Deliverance from Sinners and from Sin

Nearly all the Psalms (except Psalm 90) were written during the 612 year period
from the time of David around 1016 B. C. to the close of the Canon in about 404 B. C.
Psalm 90, according to its superscription, was written by Moses; this may have been around 1406 B. C.

PSALMS 1-41.
1016 - 539 B.C. Israel
God is Against the Wicked

Psalm 12
The LORD will protect us from the mouths of wicked men.

Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Post Exile Chronology.

1 To the chief Musician upon Sheminith [Transposed To Psalm 11 *

A Psalm of David.

Help, LORD;
for the godly man ceaseth;
for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour:
with flattering lips
and with a double heart [in heart and heart]
do they speak.

3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips,
and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail;
our lips are our own:
who is lord over us?

5 For the oppression of the poor,
for the sighing of the needy,
now will I arise,
saith the LORD;
I will set him in safety
from him that puffeth at him.

6 The words of the LORD are pure words:
as silver tried in a furnace of earth,
purified seven times.

1 To the chief Musician, [Transposed From Psalm 13:1

* NOTE: On Opening and Closing Comments in the Psalms.
[Some commentators take the Psalm in Habakkuk 3 to be a standard model for the Psalms.
Habakkuk's Psalm begins with the name of the composer (Habakkuk) and a musical notation ("upon Shigionoth").
It closes with a dedication or a "send to" notice ("To the chief singer on my stringed instruments").
I have arranged similar material, where it is found in the Psalter, in accord with the model in Habakkuk.]

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