Sunday, May 27, 2012

"Aiming words like arrows"

Happy Shavuot and happy Pentecost!
The holiday posts will be coming, but first here is our weekly contribution to Robert's Psalm Challenge.

Psalm 64
For the leader. A psalm. Of David.

1 Hear my voice, O God, as I plead; from terror of the enemy, guard my life.

2 Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked,
from the scheming of evildoers,
3 who whet their tongues like swords,
who aim bitter words like arrows,
4 shooting from ambush at the blameless;
they shoot suddenly and without fear.

5 They hold fast to their evil purpose;
they talk of laying snares secretly,
thinking, ‘Who can see us?
6 Who can search out our crimes?
We have thought out a cunningly conceived plot.’
For the human heart and mind are deep.

7 But God will shoot his arrow at them;
they will be wounded suddenly.
8 Because of their tongue he will bring them to ruin;
all who see them will shake with horror.
9 Then everyone will fear;
they will tell what God has brought about,
and ponder what he has done.

10 Let the righteous rejoice in the Lord
and take refuge in him.
Let all the upright in heart glory.


1. There are official plaques all over Jerusalem, at the sites of terrorist attacks, naming the victims.
This one is an unofficial plaque, in the German Colony.
2. Ancient arrow heads and a sword. Israel Museum.


cieldequimper said...

Happy happy to you too! :-)

Robert Geiss said...

Thoughtful to see the rather recent plaque, and the ancient weapons. Life seems to move in circles, making one hope to reach a good one next.

Thank you for your kind participation very much !

Joan Elizabeth said...

I always enjoy looking up your contribution to the challenge.

Spiderdama said...

Happy holiday to you Dina!
You find some great pictures to this psalm. I think this was very difficult.