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2018 September 5
Lady with Her Maidservant Holding a Letter (c. 1667)
Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675)
Dutch Golden Age Baroque Style
Frick Collection, New York, New York, USA Image Source: Web Gallery of Art
[ Illustration: Today's painting shows a humble attentiveness of a maidservant to her (seated) mistress (as in verse 2) -- an attitude similar to the humility which is evident in today's Psalm. ]
[ 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 123, the Psalmist prays earnestly and expectantly for deliverance from the contempt of the arrogant. His prayer was humble and deferential, not demanding.
The Psalmist lifts up his eyes to Him who dwells in heaven. His eyes and the eyes of his companions look to the LORD for mercy as a servant looks to the hand of his master or a maiden looks to her mistress (1-2).
He asks God to have mercy on them because their souls are exceedingly filled with the contempt and the scorning of the proud (3-4).
[ Sermons: J Ligon Duncan 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].
[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 123: Hallel Psalms: The Egyptian Hallel -- Psalms 113-118: Psalm 113. Psalm 114. Psalm 115. Psalm 116. Psalm 117. Psalm 118. The Great Hallel [Group of Psalms] -- Psalms 118-136: Psalm 118. Psalm 119. Psalm 120. [Subset: Psalms of Ascents: Psalms 120-134.] Psalm 121. Psalm 122. Psalm 123. Psalm 124. Psalm 125. Psalm 126. Psalm 127. Psalm 128. Psalm 129. Psalm 130. Psalm 131. Psalm 132. Psalm 133. Psalm 134. Psalm 135. Psalm 136. The Great Hallel [Single Psalm] -- Psalm 136. An Individual Hallel -- Psalm 145. The Concluding Hallel -- Psalms 146-150: Psalm 146. Psalm 147. Psalm 148. Psalm 149. Psalm 150. ]
 Psalm 120:1; Psalm 121:1; Psalm 122:1; Psalm 124:1; Psalm 125:1; Psalm 126:1; Psalm 127:1; Psalm 128:1; Psalm 129:1; Psalm 130:1; Psalm 131:1; Psalm 132:1; Psalm 133:1; Psalm 134:1; Psalm 11:4; Psalm 113:5-6; Psalm 115:3; Isaiah 57:15; Isaiah 66:1; Matthew 6:9.
 Psalm 40:1-3; Psalm 119:82; Psalm 119:123-125; Psalm 130:5-6; Genesis 32:26; Genesis 49:18; Lamentations 3:25-26; Luke 18:1.
 Psalm 56:1-2; Psalm 57:1; Psalm 69:13-16; Psalm 89:50-51; Isaiah 53:3.
 Psalm 73:5-9; Psalm 119:51; 1 Corinthians 4:13.
-- 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 123 - #1. Psalm 123 - #2. Psalm 123 - #3. Psalm 123 - #4. Psalm 123 - #5. Psalm 123 - #6. Psalm 123 - #7. Psalm 123 - #8. 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. ]
HARMONY OF THE LAW
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 BIBLES
Psalm Detailed Outline
(SONGS FOR COVENANT WORSHIP)
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.
BOOK FIVE OF FIVE:
1016 - 404 B.C. Israel
God Praised & Thanked for His Goodness
We plead to the LORD for mercy and deliverance from the proud.
Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Post Exile Chronology.
1 A Song of degrees. *
Unto thee lift I up mine eyes,
O thou that dwellest in the heavens.
as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters,
and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress;
so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God,
until that he have mercy upon us [until whensoever he shall condescend to us].
3 Have mercy upon us, O LORD,
have mercy upon us:
for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.
4 Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease,
and with the contempt of the proud.
* 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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