Questions tagged [psalms]

The book of Psalms, also known as "the Psalter", a collection of many poems and hymns from ancient Israel and Judah.

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What does it mean to die like mere men as stated in Psalm 82:7

Please I want clarification on ye shall die like mere men, after God creating as in His own image.
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Is Psalm 51:11 proof that people in O.T. times could have the Holy Spirit indwelling them too, just like in the New Testament?

Psalm 51:11 (ESV): Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Does this mean that people in the Old Testament could have the Holy Spirit indwelling them too? ...
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Psalm 95:7b-8a is cited 3 times in Hebrews. Why?

New International Version Psalm 95: 7b Today, if only you would hear his voice, 8a “Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah Hebrews 3: 7 So, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you hear his ...
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What are “the nations” in Psalm 67:4?

Psalm 67:4 NASB: Let the nations be glad and sing for joy; For You will judge the peoples with uprightness and guide the nations on the earth. Who are the “nations” the Psalmist is referring to, ...
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How to understand the KJV translation of Psalms 68:8?

Psalms 68:8 KJV 8 The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel. Psalms 68:8 NIV the earth shook, the heavens ...
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Why does the Septuagint translated Psalm 99:1 with the optative?

Why did the writers of the Septuagint (LXX) choose the particular word for wrath and use the optative mood for that word (ὀργιζέσθωσαν) normally translated "angry/rage/wrath" in Psalm 99:1 - ...
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Why according to Psalm 8:5 is it man only a little lower than the elohim?

מעט - little Why and according to whom is man only a little lower than his counterpart elohim (heavenly beings) with heavenly bodies? From a human perspective it seems that humans are far more ...
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Does Psalm 51:5 indicate that David was the illegitimate son of Jesse Or his woman?

Psalm 51:5 5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me. ( The following youtube video link will lead to a video of a Charismatic/Pentecostal Pastor named Brian Carn ...
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Psalm 16:10: hell vs Sheol vs realm of the dead

Psalm 16:10 King James Bible For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. New King James Version For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor ...
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Did Jesus misquote Psalm 8:2? [duplicate]

Matthew 21:16 And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise? Psalm 8:2 Out of ...
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Was Psalm 56:8 written on the basis of a custom which prevailed at that time?

In Psalms 56:8, the believer says to God: You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your record? That verse has been the subject of deep meditation, vocal ...
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How does Psalms 89:10 say Rahab was crushed?

It is said that Rahab had been crushed Psalm 89:10 NIV You crushed Rahab like one of the slain; with your strong arm you scattered your enemies. Again Isaiah seems to say the same thing about Rahab ...
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Is it OK to resolve your disagreement tomorrow?

Found this article recently with the title Joy Comes in the Morning: It’s OK to Resolve Your Disagreement Tomorrow which addresses the commonly found advice "Don’t go to bed mad" extracted ...
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What does Psalm 1:1 mean to walk not in the counsel of the wicked?

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers (Psalm 1:1 NIV) What is this "counsel"? Edit: I have now found ...
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In Psalm 126:1 why are the alternative phrasing footnotes there?

The footnotes for Psalm 126:1 NIV provide an alternative for the phrasing, why is it there? Psalm 126:1 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dreamed Psalm 126:1 with ...
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(Psalm 33:6) LXX Duality to Logos?

I've been chasing the concept of Logos around the text and was drawn into Psalm 33:6 where we have: Psalm 33:6 (NRSV), By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and all their host by the breath ...
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In Psalm 113:7 verse, what is suggested by the use of the word “poor”?

Sorry if I am lingering on the use of the word "poor" in the bible too many times. Psalm 113:4-9 New American Standard Bible 1995 4 The Lord is high above all nations; His glory is above ...
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Matthew 27:46 NIV vs YLT

Psalm 22:1 New International Version For the director of music. To the tune of "The Doe of the Morning." A psalm of David. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from ...
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Psalm 9:16 Haggaion & Selah

How shall these two words properly be understod? The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah. (Psalm 9:16 KJV) Are the ...
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Hebrews 1:6 “Proskuneo” & Psalm 2:12 “Kiss the son”

I studied trough The Book of Hebrews chapter 1 and found the word worship προσκυνησ proskyneō literal means ""to kiss and was immediately thinking of Psalm 2:12 "Kiss the Son" (...
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Who was Melchizedek?

In Genesis 14:17-20 we read that Abram met with Melchizedek. Then, we only find Melchizedek mentioned again in Psalms 110:4 The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after ...
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Is God talking with God in Psalm 45:7?

You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed you With the oil of joy above your companions. Ps 45:7 A recent answer suggested God is talking to God here. ...
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Why sometimes Jacob been referred though his name renamed to Israel [duplicate]

In Psalm 135:4, why psalmist referred Jacob and Israel separately though they are same as God renamed Jacob as Israel in Genesis?
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Is Psalm 2 referencing the Tower of Babel?

“Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, “Let us burst ...
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How do we reconcile John 5:18 with Psalm 2:7?

At John 5:18, "Because of this, the Jews tried all the harder to kill Him. Not only was He breaking the Sabbath, but He was even calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God." ...
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Is Psalm 106:14-15 referring to general overall quasi-collective summarization of Israelites numerous quarrels with God Or is it more specific?

I might be just asking the obvious or maybe I'm just being unnecessarily nit-picky but which plague among the Israelites is Psalm 106:14-15 discussing about? The surrounding scripture verses (Psalm ...
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When was Psalm 26 written?

At what point in his life did David write Psalm 26, was it before or after the events of 2 Samuel 11?
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Why did David not just make a sacrifice for his sins ? (Psalm 25:11,18) Why did he seek pardon directly from God?

In Psalm 25 (A Psalm of David) David expresses trust in God (v1), he requests the Lord to shew him, to teach him (v4), to lead him (v5) and to remember him (v6). Then he asks the Lord not to remember ...
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Psalm 20:6 - prophecy who is 'His anointed' that is saved?

This and the below are clearly Prophecies Psalm 20:6 - Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven With the saving strength of His right hand. Also is Psalm 20:...
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Does no one seek God, according to Psalm 14:2-3?

“The LORD has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there are any who understand, Who seek after God. They have all turned aside, together they have become corrupt; There is no one ...
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What does it mean to be (a/the) Son of the Most High (God)?

Jesus is called "the Son of the Most High (God)" (definite article the), as if it were a title that belongs exclusively to him: 30 And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for ...
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In Psalm 119 verse 126, Who are “they” and What specifically is the voided “Law”?

In the King James Version of Tehillim, we read : Psalm 119:126 [KJV] "It is time for thee, Lord, to work: for [they] have made [void - thy law]." Who are "they" and What [specifically] is ...
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David said “the LORD is my shepherd”, yet Jesus said “I am the good shepherd” - was Jesus David's shepherd? [closed]

Psalms 23 (ESV): The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of ...
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Which translation of Psalm 68:17 accurately describes the Chariot(s) of God at Sinai?

When translating Psalm 68 to English, the phrase : " Rekev Elohim Ribotayim Alefei [Shin'an] - Adonai Bam Sinai Ba-Qodesh " ( רֶ֚כֶב אֱלֹהִ֗ים רִבֹּתַ֣יִם אַלְפֵ֣י שִׁנְאָ֑ן אֲדֹנָ֥י בָ֜֗ם ...
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Who was the Rock in the Old Testament? God or Christ?

Psalms 18:2 (ESV): 2 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. 1 Corinthians 10:1-5 (ESV): ...
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One Lord or two Lords? Deuteronomy 6:4-5 vs Psalms 110:1

Deuteronomy 6:4-5 (ESV): 4 “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. Psalms 110:1 (...
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Did David pray to angels in Psalms 103:20-21?

Psalms 103:20-21 (NIV): 20 Praise the Lord, you his angels,       you mighty ones who do his bidding,       who obey his word. 21 Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts,       you his servants ...
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Why is Psalm 22:16 not quoted in the New Testament?

For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. [Psalm 22:16 KJV] One of the biggest objections to this verse not being used to refer to ...
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Psalm 17:2 Why the Hebrew word for eyes is singular?

https://biblehub.com/psalms/17-2.htm Psalm 17:2 Let my vindication come from you; may your eyes see what is right. may Your eyes עֵ֝ינֶ֗יךָ (‘ê·ne·ḵā) Noun - cdc | second person masculine singular ...
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What is the meaning behind Psalm 114:2

Psalm 114 is recited by Jews at Passover, commemorating the departure of God's people from Egypt. This year (2021) it falls on the evening of Sunday 28 March. Verse 1 recalls God's great redemptive ...
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What is the apple of God's eye?

Psalm 17:8 Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings. What is the writer depicting?
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Was the generation that grumbled & rebelled merely refused entry into the Promised Land, or did they also lose their salvation?

Deuteronomy 1:30-46 34 “Then the Lord heard the sound of your words, and He was angry and took an oath, saying, 35 ‘Not one of these men, this evil generation, shall see the good land which I swore to ...
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How to interpret Psalm 76:10? [duplicate]

Psalm 76:10 Even the wrath of man shall praise You; with the survivors of wrath You will clothe Yourself. I can't make head or tail of this.
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How to reconcile John 5:29 with Psalm 145:9?

John 5:29 and come out--those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned. Psalm 145:9 The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on ...
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Psalms 8:5, a little lower than: (angels), (God), (yourself) or (gods)? [duplicate]

Psalms 8:5, HOT; (8:6) ותחסרהו מעט מאלהים וכבוד והדר תעטרהו׃ LXX; (8:6) ἠλάττωσας αὐτὸν βραχύ τι παρ᾿ ἀγγέλους, δόξῃ καὶ τιμῇ ἐστεφάνωσας αὐτόν· The literal translation of מאלהים is (gods), as in ...
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Firstborn killed by a band of destroying angels?

In Exodus 12:23 (NASB) For the Lord will pass through to strike the Egyptians; but when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and will not allow ...
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Did God give an oath to Isaac as alluded in Psalms 105:8-10?

PSALMS 105:8-10 niv 8 He remembers his covenant forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations, 9 the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac. 10 He confirmed it to Jacob ...
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Is Mark 4:36-39 a fulfillment of Psalm 144:7? [closed]

NIV | Psalm 144:7 "Reach down your hand from on high; deliver me and rescue me from the mighty waters, from the hands of foreigners" If hands of foreigners could pull on a boat like mighty ...
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Does (Psalm 112:7) Old Testament Hebrew mean “Bad News” Or “Evil Tidings”? All “Evil Tidings” is “Bad News” but Not all “Bad News is ”Evil Tidings"

All "Evil Tidings" is obviously "Bad News" but Not all "Bad News" is "Evil Tidings" Psalm 112:7 (NASB 1995) He will Not fear evil tidings; His heart is ...
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Why does the ESV translate ‘South’ as ‘Wilderness’ in Psalm 75:6?

While King James and some other versions cited ‘South’ in Psalm 75:6, ESV appears to translate South as ‘Wilderness’. For not from the east or from the west and not from the wilderness comes lifting ...

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