Sunday, May 13, 2012

How some see God

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You are welcome to join our small group of bloggers who answer the PsalmChallenge and read and illustrate one Psalm every week, led by Robert Geiss at Daily Athens Photo.

PSALM 62
1. For the leader. On Jeduthun. A psalm of David.

2. Truly for God my soul waits quietly; from Him is my salvation.
3. Truly He is my rock and my salvation; my fortress—I shall never stumble.

4. How long will you attack a man—all of you to slay him—like a leaning wall, a tottering fence?
5. Truly, they lay plans to topple him from his eminence; they delight in falsehood; with their mouths they bless, but inwardly they curse. Selah.

6. Truly, wait quietly for God, O my soul, for from Him is my hope.
7. Truly He is my rock and my salvation, my fortress—I shall not stumble.
8. Upon God: my salvation and my glory; my rock of power, in God is my refuge.
9. Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.

10. Truly, poor men are but a breath; rich men, false. Placed on a scale, they are together less than a breath.
11. Put no confidence in extortion, and have no illusions about plunder; riches accumulated—let your heart pay no attention.
12. (Not only) one thing God has spoken (but) twice have I heard: power belongs to God,
13. and faithfulness is Yours, my Lord. Thus You requite a man according to what he has done.
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Photo:
Church dome in St. Gerasimus Monastery near Jericho.
To see the Creator God, just click on the photo and then once on the photo that opens.
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Today I used Rabbi Benjamin J. Segal's translation. See also his notes on Psalm 62 and the Hebrew original at his "A New Psalm, A New Look at Age-Old Wisdom."
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6 comments:

Birdman said...

That's a pretty interesting angle to shoot the church.

VP said...

I liked the dome... and the instructions to see God!

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful art, and he looks so very kind..
This psalm is really great!!

Hope you have a blessed week ahead.
Tania:-)

Robert Geiss said...

What an amazing and interesting sight. Thank you for this exercise for thought, and your kind participation very much.

Louis la Vache said...

A fine rendering of the Psalm, Dina!

Gunn said...

Soooooooooo pretty!