Sunday, February 6, 2011

Psalm 6 -- bones, bed

1. To the chief Musician for stringed instruments, according to the Sheminith, a psalm of David.

2. O Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger, nor chasten me in your hot displeasure.

3. Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak;  O Lord, heal me, for my bones shudder. 

4. My soul is also much troubled. And you, O Lord, how long?

5. Return, O Lord, deliver my soul. Oh save me for the sake of your loving kindness!
6. For in death there is no remembrance of you. In Sheol who shall give you thanks?

7. I am weary with my moaning; all night I make my bed swim; I drench my couch with my tears.

8. My eye wastes away because of grief; it grows weak because of all my enemies.

9. Depart from me, all you evil doers; for the Lord has heard the voice of my weeping.
10. The Lord has heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer.
11. Let all my enemies be ashamed and much troubled; let them return and be ashamed in a moment.

Photos:  1. The Australian Museum skeleton room.
2. Dean and I slept one night in an ancient hermitage.(He was not really sad.)
This post joins those of other Psalm illustrators at Robert's weekly Psalm Challenge at Daily Athens.


Donnie said...

I came over from Patsy and Bennie and your post is so good. I love that Psalm. Your visual images were perfect for the verse.

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

What a great way to interpret psalms-- 21st century visuals.

Spiderdama said...

Great pictures to the verses! And a very cute boy:-)
Wish you a happy and blessed week!

richies said...

Awesome post! The photos make you think even more about David's words.

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Kay said...

I Must say that the photo of Dean is perfect for this post.

Rob and Mandy said...

Photo 1: see what happens if you watch to much TV!

Dick said...

Great post, I would give a penny for Dean's thoughts.

Reader Wil said...

The psalm as a whole sounds like a lamentation, doesn't it? David also prays for the downfall of his enemies. I have the feeling that I must pray for wisdom of my, fortunately few, enemies. I don't want them to be hurt but may God stop them hurting other people.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Top photo is....well....odd. Lamentable even.

VP said...

I take your word that he is not sad, at his age I would have been thrilled of the experience...
The first picture is so strange!

Sara said...

Interesting photos, Dina. The Australian museum skeleton room intrigues me...and I'm happy that Dean is not really as sad as he looks!

Leif Hagen said...

By the thumbnail, I thought Halloween had arrived early in Jerusalem! Robert's psalm challenge is very special!
It's cold to the bone here in Minnesota!

Inger-M said...

Interesting first picture, and a bit spooky, but it illustrates that part of the psalm very well. The boy is so cute, and I'm glad to hear he wasn't really sad :-)
Blessings :-)

Anonymous said...

An impressive mean to measure time and life.

May he find it both filled with light.

Many thanks upon your participation ! Please have you all a wonderful new week.

daily athens

spacedlaw said...

What an amusing skeleton display!