1 May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high! 2 May He send you help from the sanctuary And support you from Zion! 3 May He remember all your meal offerings And find your burnt offering [a]acceptable! [b]Selah.
4 May He grant you your heart’s desire And fulfill all your [c]counsel! 5 [d]We will sing for joy over your [e]victory, And in the name of our God we will set up our banners. May the Lord fulfill all your petitions.
6 Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven With the [f]saving strength of His right hand.
1 Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers. 2 For they will wither quickly like the grass And fade like the green herb. 3 Trust in the Lord and do good; Dwell in the land and [a]cultivate faithfulness.
4 Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He will do it. 6 He will bring forth your righteousness as the light And your judgment as the noonday.
The phrases in Psalm 37:4 and Psalm 20:4 that state:
"...grant you your heart’s desire..." and "...give you the desires of your heart..."
can be viewed in 2 ways(dual-natured layers of meaning):
A) the more obvious view of God actually granting us what we personally desire in our hearts
B) , and the more subtle/nuanced view of God creating/inventing desires in our hearts(i.e., He as The Divine God Himself placing desires that God Himself created/invented in our hearts).
- Is there some kind of
a) Theological terminology/term for the dual-natured layers of meaning that can be associated with said verses?
b) English literary device for the dual-natured layers of meaning that can be associated with said verses?
- Could someone also please post back other scripture verses or passages in the Bible that have this similar dual-natured layers of meaning?