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2018 June 2

Ruined House (before 1859)
Domenico Bresolin (1813-1899)
Veduta Style
Ca' Pesaro, Museo d'Arte Moderna, Venice, Italy
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: I've chosen the painting above to represent the fate of the wicked (v. 5), which is to be destroyed and not built up. ]


[ 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: In Psalm 28, David, being in distress, prays for help from the LORD and finds assurance of favor from God. The occasion for the Psalm is unknown; but the two most troublesome times in David's life came at the hands of Saul and of Absalom.
     David says that he will cry to the LORD his rock and asks him not to be silent to him lest he becomes like those who go down to the pit. He asks the LORD to hear his supplication (his plea for favor) in his most holy dwelling place. He asks the LORD not to draw him away (or drag him off) with the workers of iniquity -- i.e., not to carry him away into the same fate -- as wicked people who speak peace to their neighbors while mischief is in their hearts. He asks, rather, that they may have what their wickedness deserves. And he states his assurance that the LORD will destroy them and not build them up because they regard not the works of the LORD (1-5).
     And, having received this assurance that the LORD will hear him, David then passes from supplication to praise. He blesses the LORD for hearing his supplications. He says that the LORD is his strength and his shield, and his heart trusts in him, and he is helped. Therefore he greatly rejoices and praises God with his song. He confesses that the LORD is the strength -- the saving strength -- of his anointed, i.e., of David whom the LORD anointed to be king. And he closes with a prayer that the LORD will save his people who are his inheritance, and feed them, and lift them up forever (6-9).

     [ Sermons: Stuart Olyott. Joe Morecraft III. Various. ]

Bible 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 28: Psalm 26. 1 Samuel 19-31. 2 Samuel 15-18. ]
[1] Deuteronomy 14:25; Deuteronomy 32:30-31; 1 Samuel 2:2; Psalm 60:9; Psalm 71:3; Psalm 30:3; Psalm 88:4; Isaiah 14:19
[2] Exodus 9:29; 1 Kings 8:22; 1 Kings 6:19-22.
[3] Ezekiel 32:18; Proverbs 10:18.
[4] Isaiah 3:8-11; Judges 1:5; Judges 1:7.
[5] Isaiah 5:19; Jeremiah 42:10; Jeremiah 1:10; Jeremiah 18:9.
[6] Psalm 28:6.
[8] Psalm 29:11.
[9] Isaiah 40:11; Isaiah 63:9.
     -- 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 28. 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 28
Save me, O LORD, and judge the wicked.

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

1 A Psalm of David. *

Unto thee will I cry,
O LORD my rock;
be not silent to me:
lest, if thou be silent to me,
I become like them that go down into the pit.
2 Hear the voice of my supplications,
when I cry unto thee,
when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.
3 Draw me not away with the wicked,
and with the workers of iniquity,
which speak peace to their neighbours,
but mischief is in their hearts.
4 Give them according to their deeds,
and according to the wickedness of their endeavours:
give them after the work of their hands;
render to them their desert.
5 Because they regard not the works of the LORD,
nor the operation of his hands,
he shall destroy them,
and not build them up.

6 Blessed be the LORD,
because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.
7 The LORD is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusted in him,
and I am helped:
therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth;
and with my song will I praise him.
8 The LORD is their strength,
and he is the saving strength of his anointed.
9 Save thy people,
and bless thine inheritance:
feed them also,
and lift them up for ever [unto perpetuity].

* 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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