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Psalms
Book III
Chapters 73 thru 89

Asaph was envious of the wicked, till he saw their end   The ungodly prosper in the world   Asaph understands the end for the wicked   Why hast thou cast us off for ever   Asaph reminds God of some things   God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another   End time prophecy, God in Zion, and God arose to judgment   In the day of trouble seek the Lord   Remember the works of God   Keep passing on the story of God that the generations to come may know   Miracle after miracle still they sin more and more   People get amnesia real quick   Asaph, asking God to pour out His wrath upon the heathen   Asaph asking God to forget their former sins   O Shepherd of Israel, come save us   If thou would hearken unto me   Given up to the lust of the mind   Defend the poor and fatherless   Ye are God's   Asaph: "Arise, O God, judge the earth"   A prayer for God to destroy the enemies of Israel   They plot to destroy Israel   Let the enemies of Israel perish   Blessed are they that dwell in the house of God   No good thing will be withheld from the upright   God has forgiven His people   Gods salvation is near them that fear, (or reverence), Him   God is good and ready to forgive   Teach me thy way   The glorious things of Zion, the City of God   A prayer from one that feels he's among the dead, wanting to be delivered   Some things sworn to David, by God   God is to be held in reverence by all that are about Him   I believe verses 27, 29, and 37 make reference to Jesus Christ

Asaph was envious of the wicked, till he saw their end

Psa 73:1 A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.

Psa 73:2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.

Psa 73:3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Psa 73:4 For there are no bands[1] in their death: but their strength is firm[2].

1 "BANDS": 2784. chartsubbah, khar-tsoob-baw'; of uncert. der.; a fetter; fig. a pain:--band.

2 "FIRM": 1277. bariy', baw-ree'; from H1254 (in the sense of H1262); fatted or plump:--fat ([fleshed], -ter), fed, firm, plenteous, rank.

Psa 73:5 They are not in trouble[1] as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.

1 "TROUBLE": 5999. 'amal, aw-mawl'; from H5998; toil, i.e. wearing effort; hence worry, wheth. of body or mind:--grievance (-vousness), iniquity, labour, mischief, miserable (-sery), pain (-ful), perverseness, sorrow, toil, travail, trouble, wearisome, wickedness.

Psa 73:6 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.

Psa 73:7 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.

Psa 73:8 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.

Psa 73:9 They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.

Psa 73:10 Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.

Psa 73:11 And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?

The ungodly prosper in the world

Psa 73:12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.

Mat 19:24 (Jesus talking). And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

Psa 73:13 Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.

Psa 73:14 For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.

Psa 73:15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.

Asaph understands the end for the wicked

Psa 73:16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;

Psa 73:17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.

Psa 73:18 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction.

Psa 73:19 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.

Psa 73:20 As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.

Psa 73:21 Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.

Psa 73:22 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.

Psa 73:23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.

1 Th 5:17 Pray without ceasing.

Psa 73:24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.

Psa 73:25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.

Psa 73:26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

Psa 73:27 For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.

Psa 73:28 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.

Why hast thou cast us off for ever?

Psa 74:1 Maschil of Asaph. O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?

Psa 74:2 Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.

Psa 74:3 Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary.

Psa 74:4 Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs.

Psa 74:5 A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees.

Psa 74:6 But now they break down the carved work thereof at once with axes and hammers.

Psa 74:7 They have cast fire into thy sanctuary, they have defiled by casting down the dwelling place of thy name to the ground.

Psa 74:8 They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them together: they have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land.

Psa 74:9 We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.

Psa 74:10 O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?

Psa 74:11 Why withdrawest thou thy hand, even thy right hand? pluck it out of thy bosom.

Asaph reminds God of some things

Psa 74:12 For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.

Psa 74:13 Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.

Psa 74:14 Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.

Job 41:1 Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?

Isa 27:1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.

Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Psa 74:15 Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up mighty rivers.

Psa 74:16 The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

Psa 74:17 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.

Gen 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Psa 74:18 Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.

Psa 74:19 O deliver not the soul of thy turtledove unto the multitude of the wicked: forget not the congregation of thy poor for ever.

Psa 74:20 Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.

Psa 74:21 O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name.

Psa 74:22 Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily.

Psa 74:23 Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the tumult of those that rise up against thee increaseth continually.

God is the judge: he putteth
down one, and setteth up another

Psa 75:1 To the chief Musician, Altaschith, A Psalm or Song of Asaph. Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.

Psa 75:2 When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.

Psa 75:3 The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.

Psa 75:4 I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:

Psa 75:5 Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.

Psa 75:6 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.

Psa 75:7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

Psa 75:8 For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.

Rev 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

Isa 51:17 Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the LORD the cup of his fury; thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out.

Hab 2:16 Thou art filled with shame for glory: drink thou also, and let thy foreskin be uncovered: the cup of the LORD'S right hand shall be turned unto thee, and shameful spewing shall be on thy glory.

Luke 22:42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

Rev 16:10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial, (a broad shallow cup), upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,

Oba 1:16 For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall all the heathen drink continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been.

Psa 75:9 But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.

Psa 75:10 All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

End time prophecy
God in Zion and God arose to judgment

Psa 76:1 To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song of Asaph. In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel.

Psa 76:2 In Salem[1] also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion[2].

1 "SALEM": 8004. Shalem, shaw-lame'; the same as H8003; peaceful; Shalem, an early name of Jerus.:--Salem.

2 "ZION": 6726. Tsiyown, tsee-yone'; the same (reg.) as H6725; Tsijon (as a permanent capital), a mountain of Jerus.:--Zion.

Psa 76:3 There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.

Psa 76:4 Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.

Psa 76:5 The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands.

Psa 76:6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep.

Psa 76:7 Thou, even thou, art to be feared: and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?

Psa 76:8 Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still,

Psa 76:9 When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.

Judgment of God? To save all the meek? This is definitely end time.

Psa 76:10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.

Psa 76:11 Vow, and pay unto the LORD your God: let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.

Isa 18:7 In that time shall the present be brought unto the LORD of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the mount Zion.

Psa 76:12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth.

In the day of trouble seek the Lord

Psa 77:1 To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of Asaph. I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.

Psa 77:2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.

Psa 77:3 I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.

Psa 77:4 Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

Psa 77:5 I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.

Psa 77:6 I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.

Psa 77:7 Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?

Psa 77:8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore?

Psa 77:9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.

Psa 77:10 And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.

Remember the works of God

Psa 77:11 I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.

Psa 77:12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.

Psa 77:13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?

Psa 77:14 Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people.

Psa 77:15 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

Psa 77:16 The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled.

Psa 77:17 The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine arrows also went abroad.

Psa 77:18 The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.

Psa 77:19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.

Hab 3:15 Thou didst walk through the sea with thine horses, through the heap of great waters.

Psa 77:20 Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

Keep passing on the story of God
that the generations to come may know

Psa 78:1 Maschil of Asaph. Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

Psa 78:2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:

Mat 13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

Psa 78:3 Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.

Psa 78:4 We will not hide them from their children, showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.

Psa 78:5 For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:

Psa 78:6 That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children:

Psa 78:7 That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:

Psa 78:8 And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.

Psa 78:9 The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.

Psa 78:10 They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law;

Psa 78:11 And forgat his works, and his wonders that he had showed them.

Miracle after miracle
still they sin more and more

Psa 78:12 Marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.

Psa 78:13 He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through; and he made the waters to stand as an heap.

Exo 15:8 And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.

Exo 14:21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.

Exo 14:22 And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

Psa 78:14 In the daytime also he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire.

Exo 13:21 And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:

Psa 78:15 He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths.

Num 20:11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

Psa 78:16 He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers.

1 Cor 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed[1] them: and that Rock was Christ.

1 "FOLLOWED": 190. akoloutheo, ak-ol-oo-theh'-o; from G1 (as a particle of union) and keleu-thos (a road); prop. to be in the same way with, i.e. to accompany (spec. as a disciple):--follow, reach.

A rock that accompanied them? The stone of destiny. Jacob's pillar.

Psa 78:17 And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the most High in the wilderness.

Psa 78:18 And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.

Psa 78:19 Yea, they spake against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?

Psa 78:20 Behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed; can he give bread also? can he provide flesh for his people?

Num 20:11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

There were over two million people, not including their animals. That's a lot of water.

Psa 78:21 Therefore the LORD heard this, and was wroth: so a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also came up against Israel;

Psa 78:22 Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salvation:

Psa 78:23 Though he had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven,

Psa 78:24 And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven.

Psa 78:25 Man did eat angels' food: he sent them meat to the full.

Exo 16:35 And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.

Psa 78:26 He caused an east wind to blow in the heaven: and by his power he brought in the south wind.

Psa 78:27 He rained flesh also upon them as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea:

Psa 78:28 And he let it fall in the midst of their camp, round about their habitations.

Psa 78:29 So they did eat, and were well filled: for he gave them their own desire;

Psa 78:30 They were not estranged from their lust. But while their meat was yet in their mouths,

Psa 78:31 The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel.

Psa 78:32 For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his wondrous works.

Psa 78:33 Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in trouble.

Psa 78:34 When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and inquired early after God.

Psa 78:35 And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer.

Psa 78:36 Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues.

Psa 78:37 For their heart was not right with him, neither were they stedfast in his covenant.

Psa 78:38 But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.

Psa 78:39 For he remembered that they were but flesh; a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.

Psa 78:40 How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert!

Psa 78:41 Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.

People get amnesia real quick

Psa 78:42 They remembered not his hand, nor the day when he delivered them from the enemy.

Psa 78:43 How he had wrought his signs in Egypt, and his wonders in the field of Zoan:

Psa 78:44 And had turned their rivers into blood; and their floods, that they could not drink.

Psa 78:45 He sent divers sorts of flies among them, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.

Psa 78:46 He gave also their increase unto the caterpillar, and their labour unto the locust.

Psa 78:47 He destroyed their vines with hail, and their sycamore trees with frost.

Psa 78:48 He gave up their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to hot thunderbolts.

Psa 78:49 He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels among them.

Psa 78:50 He made a way to his anger; he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence;

Psa 78:51 And smote all the firstborn in Egypt; the chief of their strength in the tabernacles of Ham:

Psa 78:52 But made his own people to go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.

Psa 78:53 And he led them on safely, so that they feared not: but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.

Psa 78:54 And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, even to this mountain, which his right hand had purchased.

Psa 78:55 He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.

Psa 78:56 Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God, and kept not his testimonies:

Psa 78:57 But turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitful bow.

Psa 78:58 For they provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images.

Psa 78:59 When God heard this, he was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel:

Psa 78:60 So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which he placed among men;

Psa 78:61 And delivered his strength into captivity, and his glory into the enemy's hand.

Psa 78:62 He gave his people over also unto the sword; and was wroth with his inheritance.

Psa 78:63 The fire consumed their young men; and their maidens were not given to marriage.

Psa 78:64 Their priests fell by the sword; and their widows made no lamentation.

Psa 78:65 Then the Lord awaked as one out of sleep, and like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine.

Psa 78:66 And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts: he put them to a perpetual reproach.

Psa 78:67 Moreover he refused the tabernacle of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim:

Psa 78:68 But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved.

Psa 78:69 And he built his sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth which he hath established for ever.

Psa 78:70 He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds:

1 Sam 16:11 And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.

1 Sam 16:12 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.

Psa 78:71 From following the ewes great with young he brought him to feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.

Psa 78:72 So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.

It seems that Asaph did a good job of passing the story on from generation to generation. You're reading it.

Asaph, asking God to pour out
His wrath upon the heathen

Psa 79:1 A Psalm of Asaph. O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance[1]; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.

1 "INHERITANCE": 5159. nachalah, nakh-al-aw'; from H5157 (in its usual sense); prop. something inherited, i.e. (abstr.) occupancy, or (concr.) an heirloom; gen. an estate, patrimony or portion:--heritage, to inherit, inheritance, possession. Comp. H5158.

Psa 79:2 The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the heaven, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth.

Psa 79:3 Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them.

Rev 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

Rev 11:8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

Rev 11:9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.

Rev 11:10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

Psa 79:4 We are become a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.

Psa 79:5 How long, LORD? wilt thou be angry for ever? shall thy jealousy burn like fire?

Psa 79:6 Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name.

Psa 79:7 For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place.

Asaph asking God to forget their former sins

Psa 79:8 O remember not against us former[1] iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.

1 "FORMER": 7223. ri'shown, ree-shone'; or ri'shon, ree-shone'; from H7221; first, in place, time or rank (as adj. or noun):--ancestor, (that were) before (-time), beginning, eldest, first, fore [-father] (-most), former (thing), of old time, past.

Psa 79:9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake.

Psa 79:10 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their God? let him be known among the heathen in our sight by the revenging of the blood of thy servants which is shed.

Psa 79:11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die;

Psa 79:12 And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.

Psa 79:13 So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will show forth thy praise to all generations.

O Shepherd of Israel, come save us

Psa 80:1 To the chief Musician upon Shoshannimeduth, A Psalm of Asaph. Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.

Psa 80:2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come and save us.

Psa 80:3 Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

Psa 80:4 O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?

Psa 80:5 Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure.

Psa 80:6 Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh among themselves.

Psa 80:7 Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

Psa 80:8 Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.

Is this making reference to Jesus?

Hosea 11:1 When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.

Mat 2:15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.

Psa 80:9 Thou preparedst room before it, and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land.

Psa 80:10 The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars.

Psa 80:11 She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the river.

Psa 80:12 Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her?

Psa 80:13 The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it.

Psa 80:14 Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;

Psa 80:15 And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.

Psa 80:16 It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.

Psa 80:17 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.

Psa 80:18 So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.

Psa 80:19 Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

If thou would hearken unto me

Psa 81:1 To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of Asaph. Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.

Psa 81:2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.

Psa 81:3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.

Psa 81:4 For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.

Psa 81:5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.

Psa 81:6 I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.

Psa 81:7 Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

Psa 81:8 Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me;

Psa 81:9 There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.

Psa 81:10 I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.

Psa 81:11 But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.

Given up to the lust of the mind

Psa 81:12 So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.

Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate[1] mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

1 "REPROBATE": 96. adokimos, ad-ok'-ee-mos; from G1 (as a neg. particle) and G1384; unapproved, i.e. rejected; by impl. worthless (lit. or mor.):--castaway, rejected, reprobate.

Psa 81:13 Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!

Psa 81:14 I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.

Psa 81:15 The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.

Psa 81:16 He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.

Defend the poor and fatherless

Psa 82:1 A Psalm of Asaph. God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.

Psa 82:2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

Psa 82:3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

Psa 82:4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

Ye are God's

Psa 82:5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

Psa 82:6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.

John 10:34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

Here Jesus is stating not that you are a god, but that you belong to God, as in ownership.

Ezek 18:4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

Psa 82:7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.

Asaph: "Arise, O God, judge the earth"

Psa 82:8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.

A prayer for God to destroy the enemies of Israel

Psa 83:1 A Song or Psalm of Asaph. Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.

Psa 83:2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.

They plot to destroy Israel

Psa 83:3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.

Psa 83:4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

This year, (2006), has anything changed? The government of Iran openly promotes the annihilation of the small nation Israel, (I call it Judah), including the United States. That should tell the Christian population something. Most of the citizens of the United States descended from Israel. This can be traced historically.

Eccl 1:9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

Eccl 1:10 Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.

Psa 83:5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:

Psa 83:6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;

Psa 83:7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;

Psa 83:8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.

Psa 83:9 Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:

Psa 83:10 Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.

Psa 83:11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:

Psa 83:12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.

Let the enemies of Israel perish

Psa 83:13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.

Psa 83:14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;

Psa 83:15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.

Psa 83:16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.

Psa 83:17 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:

Psa 83:18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.

Blessed are they that dwell in the house of God

Psa 84:1 To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!

Psa 84:2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.

Psa 84:3 Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.

Psa 84:4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.

Psa 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.

Psa 84:6 Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.

Psa 84:7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.

Psa 84:8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.

Psa 84:9 Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed[1].

1 "ANOINTED": 4899. mashiyach, maw-shee'-akh; from H4886; anointed; usually a consecrated person (as a king, priest, or saint); spec. the Messiah:--anointed, Messiah.

Psa 84:10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.

No good thing will be withheld from the upright

Psa 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Psa 84:12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

God has forgiven His people

Psa 85:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. LORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.

Psa 85:2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.

Psa 85:3 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger.

Psa 85:4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease.

Psa 85:5 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?

Psa 85:6 Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?

Psa 85:7 Show us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation.

God's salvation is near them that fear, (or reverence), Him

Psa 85:8 I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.

Psa 85:9 Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.

Psa 85:10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

Psa 85:11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.

Psa 85:12 Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.

Psa 85:13 Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.

God is good and ready to forgive

Psa 86:1 A Prayer of David. Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.

Psa 86:2 Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.

Psa 86:3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.

Psa 86:4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

Psa 86:5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

Psa 86:6 Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.

Psa 86:7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.

Psa 86:8 Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.

Psa 86:9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.

Isa 45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

Rom 14:11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

Psa 65:2 O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.

Psa 86:10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.

Isa 45:18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.

Teach me thy way

Psa 86:11 Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.

Psa 86:12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.

Psa 86:13 For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

Psa 86:14 O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them.

Psa 86:15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering[1], and plenteous in mercy and truth.

1 "LONGSUFFERING": 750. 'arek, aw-rake'; from H748; long:--long [-suffering, -winged], patient, slow [to anger].

2 Pet 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Psa 86:16 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.

Psa 86:17 Show me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, LORD, hast holpen me, and comforted me.

 The glorious things of Zion, the City of God

Psa 87:1 A Psalm or Song for the sons of Korah. His foundation is in the holy mountains.

Psa 87:2 The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

Psa 87:3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.

Psa 87:4 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there.

Psa 87:5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her.

Psa 87:6 The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.

Psa 87:7 As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee.

A prayer from one that feels as though
he's among the dead, wanting to be delivered

Psa 88:1 A Song or Psalm for the sons of Korah, to the chief Musician upon Mahalath Leannoth, Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite. O LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee:

Psa 88:2 Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry;

Psa 88:3 For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.

Psa 88:4 I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength:

Psa 88:5 Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand.

Psa 88:6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.

Psa 88:7 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.

Psa 88:8 Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

Psa 88:9 Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.

Psa 88:10 Wilt thou show wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.

Psa 88:11 Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?

Psa 88:12 Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

Psa 88:13 But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.

Psa 88:14 LORD, why castest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face from me?

Psa 88:15 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.

Psa 88:16 Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off.

Psa 88:17 They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.

Psa 88:18 Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine acquaintance into darkness.

Some things sworn to David, by God

Psa 89:1 Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.

Psa 89:2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.

Psa 89:3 I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant,

Psa 89:4 Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.

Luke 1:33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

God is to be held in reverence by all that are about Him

Psa 89:5 And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.

Psa 89:6 For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD?

Psa 89:7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.

Psa 89:8 O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?

Psa 89:9 Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.

Job 38:11 And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?

Mark 4:39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

Psa 89:10 Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.

Psa 89:11 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.

Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Psa 89:12 The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.

Psa 89:13 Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.

Psa 89:14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.

Psa 89:15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.

Psa 89:16 In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.

Psa 89:17 For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.

Psa 89:18 For the LORD is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.

Psa 89:19 Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.

Psa 89:20 I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:

Psa 89:21 With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him.

Psa 89:22 The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.

Psa 89:23 And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.

Psa 89:24 But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted.

Psa 89:25 I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.

Psa 89:26 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.

I believe verses 27, 29, and 37 make reference to Jesus Christ

Psa 89:27 Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.

Psa 89:28 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.

Psa 89:29 His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.

Psa 89:30 If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;

Psa 89:31 If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;

Psa 89:32 Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.

Psa 89:33 Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.

Psa 89:34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.

Psa 89:35 Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.

Psa 89:36 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.

Psa 89:37 It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.

Where is this going to be? In heaven.

Psa 89:38 But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.

Psa 89:39 Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.

Psa 89:40 Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin.

Psa 89:41 All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours.

Psa 89:42 Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.

Psa 89:43 Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle.

Psa 89:44 Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.

Psa 89:45 The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.

Psa 89:46 How long, LORD? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?

Psa 89:47 Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?

Psa 89:48 What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.

Psa 89:49 Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses, which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?

Psa 89:50 Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;

Psa 89:51 Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O LORD; wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.

Psa 89:52 Blessed be the LORD for evermore. Amen, and Amen.

Thanks, for allowing me, to share this with you. Remember, to always, study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

In His Word,
Art Porter

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