Sunday, April 3, 2011

Bitterness and a wish

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Psalm 14, here illustrated for Robert's weekly PsalmChallenge.
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1. For the leader. Of David.
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The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
They act corruptly and perform loathsome deeds. No one does good.
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2 The LORD looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to find a wise man, a man who seeks God.
3 Each and every one has turned astray, altogether foul; no one does good, not even one.
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4 Do they not understand, all those evildoers, who devour my people [as] they devour bread, and do not invoke the LORD?
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5 There they were terribly terrified, for God is present in the assembly of the righteous.
6 You would confound the plans of the lowly, but the LORD is his refuge.

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7 O that the deliverance of Israel might come from Zion!
When the LORD restores the fortunes of His people, Jacob will exult, Israel will rejoice.

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The Hebrew-English text is here.
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Photos:
1. Tel Aviv
2. A bread-devourer
3. "Kavod avud," Lost Honor, by Prof. Abraham Diskin, Mamilla Mall 2009 exhibit
4. "Zion"
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16 comments:

Spiderdama said...

Your pictures fits wonderful to this psalm. I think you have been high up in nr 1.
Wish you a happy sunday Dina:-)

Dina said...

Spiderdama, yes, my plane was just arriving over Israel after a long flight from Australia.
It is always an exciting moment and I always have tears of joy when Israel first comes into view, no matter how long I have been away.

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Tears of joy when you know you are about to be home after an extended absence. A universal.

I am re-reading psalms with this meme! Great photos to accompany the psalms.

Dina said...

GDP Jan, "home" is from the minute the plane crosses the Mediterranean shoreline, the border, and we are home again in our own land, the only place in the world that can feel like home.

Patsy said...

I have so enjoyed reading the Psalms each week.

richies said...

During our Sabbath School study yesterday we used the second and third verses of Psalms 14. Our discussion centered around the fact that in ourselves without God we are not capable of doing good.

An Arkies Musings

Reader Wil said...

What a beautifully illustrated( with photos) psalm! Thank you!
Thanks for your visit. Oh could we all meet in Gouda...Then you could all have dinner at my place.

Pietro said...

Interesting pictures and psalm, Dina.
I think it would be nice the possibility in Blogger to change the background or the color of the blog author's comment!

Kay said...

Wow! That's Tel-Aviv? For a moment, I thought it was Chicago.

Well done, Dina.

Sara said...

The door photo, that broken star with "Zion" written on it, is wonderful....what history, what stories, could that door tell? No doubt one or two things about the establishment of your beloved home country, which I also love.

Theanne and Baron said...

Well done...the photos fit the Psalm so perfectly!

foto-sh said...

tks for sharing...deep sigh

ρομπερτ said...

Thank you for your life giving photography for this challenge. Of great joy to see your work. The door is indeed incredible a find !

The sculpture a work of high art !

Thank you very much for your participation ! Please have a good start into the week and please join again soon.

daily athens

(I placed the quotation marks in order to make "the Volk" as neutral as possible. Hope it was okay.)

Cloudia said...

Amen





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Pietro said...

Yesterday, after my comment, I've looked for that Blogger option in Google. The option doesn't exist, but I've found this page which explains how to program it with the code, this is the link:

http://trick-blog.blogspot.com/2008/11/highlight-author-comment-in-blogspot.html

That code works not in the kind of comment page you have now, but only in the comment page included in the post (single post with the comments).

VP said...

I really like that statue...