Saturday, November 12, 2011

"Taste and see . . ."

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Psalm 34 for PsalmChallenge at Daily Athens.
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1. A Psalm of David, when he feigned madness before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away.
I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

2 My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and be glad. 3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together! 4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. 5 Look to him, and be radiant; so your faces shall never be ashamed. 6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.


7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.

8 O taste and see that the LORD is good! Happy is the man who takes refuge in him!
9 O fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no want! 10 The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing. 11 Come, O sons, listen to me, I will teach you the fear of the LORD. 12 What man is there who desires life, and covets many days, that he may enjoy good? 13 Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit. 14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. 15 The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous, and his ears toward their cry. 16 The face of the LORD is against evildoers, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. 17 When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.
18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit. 19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the LORD delivers him out of them all. 20 He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken. 21 Evil shall slay the wicked; and those who hate the righteous will be condemned. 22 The LORD redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned. .

Photos:
Garden of the Scots Hotel, Tiberias.
"Jacob's Ladder (Genesis 12)" by J. Davani, Mamilla
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Psalm 34 in Hebrew and English at Mechon Mamre.
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8 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

Just thought, that it would be wonderful, if humankind could find a Psalm, which would be sang by it, at the same time, across the whole wide world.

Thank you very much for your kind participation ! Please have a good Sunday and please join again.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» likes the illustrations you chose for this Psalm, Dina, particularly the second one.

Psalm 34

Theanne and Baron said...

a powerful Psalm...I like your photos to go with it...the Jacob's ladder is quite beautiful

crystal said...

I've always liked that - "taste and see". It seems to say that you don't have to beloeve based on the words of others but instead based on your own experience of God.

Spiderdama said...

It is a great psalm and I think I now that "The LORD is near to the brokenhearted".
Hope you have a blessed Sunday:-)

Reader Wil said...

I also wish that we could sing a psalm of peace all over the world, like Robert writes.
I think that "Jacob's Ladder"is very beautiful.

VP said...

I like the Jacob's Ladder...

mirae said...

this is a beautiful mix, of the psalm and the angels sculpture-it is almost magical.
shalom