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2018 July 13

Ophelia (1852)
John Everett Millais (1829-1896)
Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Style
Tate Britain, London, England, United Kingdom
Image Source: Wikimedia

     [ Illustration: Today's painting focuses on a tragic drowning, a fate from which, by God's grace, David was symbolically rescued. ]


[ 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 69, David pleads with God for deliverance from his enemies; and he describes his sufferings in terms, some of which, the New Testament applies to Christ.
     The Psalm is Messianic and Imprecatory (cursing the wicked). See the links below for further information.
     David asks God to save him because the waters have come into his soul. He sinks deep in mire where he cannot stand; and the floods overflow him. He is weary with crying; his throat is parched; his eyes fail while he waits for God (1-3).
     Those who hate him without cause are more than the hairs of his head. They wish to destroy him. They are mighty. He was forced to restore that which he did not steal (4).
     God knows his folly and his sin; but he asks that those who wait on God (including himself) will not be ashamed or confounded, because he bore reproach, shame, and alienation for God. But the zeal of God's house ate him up; and those who reproached God also reproached him. He wept, fasted, and went about in sackcloth, while his enemies turned him into a proverb; and he became the song of drunkards (5-12).
     But David's prayer was that God would hear him in an acceptable time, in the multitude of his mercy, and deliver him (13).
     He was in the mire (as he mentioned in verse 2); and he asked that he would not sink, but be delivered from those who hate him, from the deep waters of their hatred (14).
     He asked to be delivered from the flood and the pit (15).
     He asked that the LORD would hear him in his lovingkindness and tender mercy (16).
     He asked that the LORD would not hide his face form him, but would speedily deliver him from his trouble (17).
     He asked God to draw near to his soul and deliver it (18).
     He said that God knew his reproach, his shame, and his dishonor at the hands of his adversaries. Reproach had broken his heart. He was filled with heaviness. He looked for pity but found none. He looked for comforters but found none. Figuratively, they gave him gall and vinegar to drink; and for Christ they literally gave him these things to drink (19-21).
     So David prays that his enemies will be taken in their own devices, that they will come into darkness and trembling, that God will pour out his indignation and wrath upon them, and that he would make their habitation desolate permanently, because they persecute and grieve him in his affliction (22-26).
     He asks that God will take full account of their sins, missing nothing, and that he would not account them to be righteous. He asks that they would blotted out of God's book of life (27-28).
     But David asks that he, in his poorness and sorrow, would be delivered (29).
     When the LORD does this, David will praise his name with a song and with thanksgiving, which will please God more than sacrifices (30-31).
     The humble will see it and be glad and enlivened (32).
     For the LORD hears the poor, and does not despise his prisoners (33).
     So David calls upon heaven and earth and all that lives within them to praise God because God will build the cities of Judah and will save Zion; and the offspring of his servants will inherit it; and those who love his name will dwell within it (34-36).

     [ Sermons: Richard Phillips 1. Richard Phillips 2. 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 69: Matthew 26:48-49. Matthew 27: 48. Romans 11:9-10. IMPRECATORY PSALMS: Psalm 5. Psalm 10. Psalm 17. Psalm 35. Psalm 58. Psalm 59. Psalm 69. Psalm 70. Psalm 79. Psalm 83. Psalm 109. Psalm 129. Psalm 137. Psalm 140. MESSIANIC PSALMS: Psalm 2. Psalm 8. Psalm 16. Psalm 22. Psalm 31. Psalm 34. Psalm 35. Psalm 40. Psalm 41. Psalm 45. Psalm 68. Psalm 69. Psalm 89. Psalm 102. Psalm 109. Psalm 110. Psalm 118. ]
[1] Psalm 18:4; Psalm 18:16; Psalm 32:6; Psalm 42:7.
[3] Psalm 22:15.
[4] Psalm 40:12; Psalm 35:19; Psalm 35:11; Jeremiah 15:10.
[6] Psalm 44:17-22.
[7] Jeremiah 15:15.
[8] Song of Solomon 1:6.
[9] Hosea 8:1; John 2:17; Romans 15:3.
[10] Psalm 35:13.
[12] Psalm 9:14.
[13] Isaiah 49:8.
[15] Genesis 29:10.
[20] Jeremiah 8:14; Jeremiah 9:15; Jeremiah 23:15.
[21] Deuteronomy 32:32; Hosea 10:4; Ruth 2:14; Numbers 6:3.
[22] 1 Thessalonians 5:3; Romans 11:9.
[23] Nahum 2:10; Daniel 5:6.
[25] Job 18:15; Psalm 109:8; Acts 1:20.
[26] Psalm 2:7; Isaiah 53:4.
[28] Revelation 3:5; Revelation 13:8; Revelation 21:27; Philippians 4:3; Luke 10:20; Exodus 32:32; Jeremiah 22:30; Ezekiel 13:9; Psalm 6:5; Daniel 12:1.
[31] Psalm 50:14.
[32] Psalm 22:5.
[33] Isaiah 65:17.
     -- 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 69 - #1. Psalm 69 - #2. Psalm 69 - #3. Psalm 69 - #4. 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 42-72.
1016 - 586 B.C. Israel
God is Merciful to the Righteous

Psalm 69
I pray to the LORD God for deliverance from sin and deep distress.

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 Shoshannim, [Transposed To Psalm 68 ] *

Save me, O God;
for the waters are come in unto my soul.
2 I sink in deep mire,
where there is no standing:
I am come into deep waters,
where the floods overflow me.
3 I am weary of my crying:
my throat is dried:
mine eyes fail
while I wait for my God.
4 They that hate me without a cause
are more than the hairs of mine head:
they that would destroy me,
being mine enemies wrongfully,
are mighty:
then I restored that which I took not away.

5 O God,
thou knowest my foolishness;
and my sins are not hid from thee.
6 Let not them that wait on thee,
O Lord GOD of hosts,
be ashamed for my sake:
let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake,
O God of Israel.
7 Because for thy sake I have borne reproach;
shame hath covered my face.
8 I am become a stranger unto my brethren,
and an alien unto my mother's children.
9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up;
and the reproaches of them that reproached thee
are fallen upon me.
10 When I wept,
and chastened my soul with fasting,
that was to my reproach.
11 I made sackcloth also my garment;
and I became a proverb to them.
12 They that sit in the gate
speak against me;
and I
the song of the drunkards [drinkers of liquor].

13 But as for me,
my prayer is unto thee,
in an acceptable time:
O God,
in the multitude of thy mercy
hear me,
in the truth of thy salvation.
14 Deliver me out of the mire,
and let me not sink:
let me be delivered from them that hate me,
and out of the deep waters.
15 Let not the waterflood [stream of waters] overflow me,
neither let the deep swallow me up,
and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
16 Hear me, O LORD;
for thy lovingkindness is good:
turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.
17 And hide not thy face from thy servant;
for I am in trouble:
hear me speedily.
18 Draw nigh unto my soul,
and redeem it:
deliver me because of mine enemies.
19 Thou hast known my reproach,
and my shame,
and my dishonour:
mine adversaries are all before thee.
20 Reproach hath broken my heart;
and I am full of heaviness:
and I looked for some to take pity,
but there was none;
and for comforters,
but I found none.
21 They gave me also gall for my meat;
and in my thirst
they gave me vinegar to drink.

22 Let their table become a snare before them:
and that which should have been for their welfare,
let it become a trap.
23 Let their eyes be darkened,
that they see not;
and make their loins continually to shake.
24 Pour out thine indignation upon them,
and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.
25 Let their habitation be desolate;
and let none dwell in their tents.
26 For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten;
and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.
27 Add iniquity unto their iniquity:
and let them not come into thy righteousness.
28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living,
and not be written with the righteous.

29 But I am poor and sorrowful:
let thy salvation, O God,
set me up on high.
30 I will praise the name of God
with a song, and will magnify him
with thanksgiving.
31 This also shall please the LORD
better than an ox or bullock
that hath horns and hoofs.

32 The humble shall see this,
and be glad:
and your heart shall live
that seek God.
33 For the LORD heareth [listens unto] the poor,
and despiseth not his prisoners.
34 Let the heaven and earth praise him,
the seas,
and every thing that moveth therein.
35 For God will save Zion,
and will build the cities of Judah:
that they may dwell there,
and have it in possession.
36 The seed also of his servants
shall inherit it:
and they that love his name
shall dwell therein

1 To the chief Musician, [Transposed From Psalm 70:1 ] *

* 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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