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2018 July 14

The Triumph of Camillus (1470-1475)
Biagio d'Antonio Tucci (1446-1516)
Italian Renaissance Style
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C., USA
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: Camillus and his troops, in the painting above, saved the Roman government from destruction by its enemies. Likewise, God used military means as part of his means of delivering David from his enemies. ]


[ 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 70, is David's prayer for deliverance for himself and for all who seek God, and for judgment upon those who seek to hurt him. It is almost identical to the latter part of Psalm 40 (see the link in the next section). 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's reign as king was threatened twice -- by Saul before David could take office, and by Absalom after David had been on the throne for many years. In both cases, God used military means as part of the rescue which he sent to David.
     The Psalm is Chiastic (elements in the first part repeat in reverse order in the second part) and Imprecatory ("cursing"). See the links in the section titled "Thematically and Chronologically Related Scriptures" for additional information.
     PLEA FOR GOD'S HELP. David pleads with the LORD to send help quickly (1).
          CURSES FOR GOD'S ENEMIES. He asks that those who seek to destroy his soul will be ashamed, confounded, confused, and turned back. But he asks that those who seek God and who rejoice in his salvation will be glad so that they might magnify (or increase the reputation of) God (2-3).
          BLESSINGS FOR GOD'S SERVANTS. But he asks that those who seek God and who rejoice in his salvation will be glad so that they might magnify (or increase the reputation of) God (4).
     PLEA FOR GOD'S HELP. David closes, as he began, with a plea for God to deliver him quickly because he is poor and needy (5).
                    NOTE. The structure presented above is based on The Literary Structure of the Old Testament, David A. Dorsey, 1999, p. 177.

     [ Sermons: Richard Phillips. 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 70: 1 Samuel 19-31. 2 Samuel 15-18. Psalm 40:13-17. CHIASTIC PSALMS. Psalm 1. Psalm 2. Psalm 3. Psalm 6. Psalm 7. Psalm 8. Psalm 11. Psalm 15. Psalm 18. Psalm 22. Psalm 25. Psalm 26. Psalm 27. Psalm 30. Psalm 44. Psalm 51. Psalm 54. Psalm 56. Psalm 57. Psalm 58. Psalm 67. Psalm 70. Psalm 71. Psalm 72. Psalm 79. Psalm 86. Psalm 100. Psalm 106. Psalm 115. Psalm 126. Psalm 130. Psalm 135. Psalm 137. Psalm 139. Psalm 148. Psalm 150. 2 Samuel 12. 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. ]
[1] Psalm 38:1; Psalm 40:13; Psalm 69:18; Psalm 71:12; Psalm 143:7.
[2] Psalm 6:10; Psalm 35:4, 26; Psalm 71:13; Psalm 102:19; Isaiah 41:11; Isaiah 28:13; John 18:6.
[3] Psalm 40:15;Acts 1:18; Psalm 35:21, 25; Proverbs 24:17-18; Ezekiel 25:3; Ezekiel 26:2; Ezekiel 36:2.
[4] Psalm 5:11; Psalm 35:27; Psalm 40:16; Psalm 97:12; Isaiah 61:10; Isaiah 65:13; Lamentations 3:25; John 16:20.
[5] Psalm 40:17; Psalm 69:29; Psalm 109:22; Psalm 141:1; Psalm 13:1-2; Hebrews 10:37; Revelation 22:20.
     -- From Treasury of Scripture Knowledge ]

          [ 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 70 - #1. Psalm 70 - #2. Psalm 70 - #3. Psalm 70 - #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 70
I pray to God the LORD for deliverance from my enemies.

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, [Transposed To Psalm 69 ] *

4 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee:
and let such as love thy salvation say continually,
Let God be magnified.

5 But I am poor and needy:
make haste unto me, O God:
thou art my help and my deliverer;
O LORD, make no tarring.

* 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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