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2018 June 13

Nemesis (1560-1561)
Paolo Veronese (1528-1588)
Italian Renaissance Style
Villa Barbaro, Maser, Italy
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: At the beginning of today's Psalm, David expressed a desire for a bridled mouth, sign of general control (compare James 3:2). This concept is reflected, though in a more sinister way, in the bridled woman in the painting above. ]


[ 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 39, David asks the LORD to help him avoid bitterness in his affliction and to grant him compassion and forgiveness.
     David determined in his heart that he would not say sinful things when he was in the presence of the wicked (1).
     But his silence increased his anguish. His heart grew hot and began to burn (2-3).
     Finally, he spoke to the LORD, asking him to show him how fleeting his life was. He realized that his life was like a handbreadth and like a mere breath, even though it seems secure (4-5).
     Everyone walks about like a phantom, rushing vainly as they heap up wealth, not knowing who will finally own it (6).
     He therefore says that his hope is in the LORD. He asks him to save him from all of his transgressions and not to make him the scorn of fools (7-8).
     He was silent because God had afflicted him. He asked God to remove his overpowering scourge from him. When God rebukes and disciplines someone they consume away like a moth or like a breath (9-11).
     He asks God to hear his prayer and his weeping. He dwells with God as a foreigner or a stranger, as did all of his ancestors. He asks God to look away from him that he may enjoy life again before he departs and is no more (12-13).

     [ Sermons: Robert Leighton. 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.]


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          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Psalm 39: 1 Chronicles 16:41. Psalm 4. Psalm 38. Psalm 62. ]
[1] 1 Chronicles 15:17-19; Psalm 38:8; Psalm 1:2; Psalm 38:13-14; Deuteronomy 25:4; James 1:26.
[2] 1 Kings 22:3.
[4] Isaiah 53:3; Ezekiel 3:27.
[5] Psalm 17:14.
[6] James 4:13-14;Luke 12:16-21.
[8] Psalm 22:6.
[10] Psalm 38:11.
[11] Psalm 38:14; Job 13:28; Matthew 6:19; James 5:2.
[12] Genesis 23:4; 1 Peter 2:11; Hebrews 11:13; 1 Chronicles 29:15; Job 10:20-21: Psalm 6:5
[13] Job 7:8; Job 7:19; Job 7:21; Job 14:6; Job 10:20-21.
     -- 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 39 - #1. Psalm 39 - #2. Psalm 39 - #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 39
Save me, O LORD, from my transgressions.

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, even to Jeduthun [Transposed To Psalm 38 ] *

A Psalm of David. *

I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.
2 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.
3 My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,
4 LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.
5 Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity.

6 Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.
7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.
8 Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.

9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.
10 Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand.
11 When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity.

12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace [e silent not] at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
13 O spare me [Gaze from me], that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more [and nothing].

1 To the chief Musician, [Transposed From Psalm 40:1] *

* 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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