Category Archives: dependence upon God

smooth swords

Psalm 55:20-21 (JDV) Psalm 55:20 My friend acts violently against those at peace with him; he violates his covenant. Psalm 55:21 His buttery words are smooth, but war is in his heart. His words are softer than oil, but they … Continue reading

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the complaint department

the complaint department Psalm 55:15-19 (JDV) Psalm 55:15 Let death take them by surprise; let them go down to Sheol alive, because evil is in their homes and inside them. Psalm 55:16 But I am calling to God, and Yahveh … Continue reading

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hurt by a friend

hurt by a friend Psalm 55:12-14 (JDV) Psalm 55:12 Now it is not an enemy who is insulting me – otherwise I could bear it; it is not an adversary who rises up against me – otherwise I could hide … Continue reading

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a prayer of disruption

a prayer of disruption Psalm 55:9-11 (JDV) Psalm 55:9 Lord, confuse and confound their speech, because I see violence and strife in the city; Psalm 55:10 day and night they make the rounds on its walls. Crime and trouble are … Continue reading

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survival technique

survival technique Psalm 55:4-8 (JDV) Psalm 55:4 My heart writhes within me; terrors of death sweep over me. Psalm 55:5 Fear and trembling grip me; horror has overwhelmed me. Psalm 55:6 I said, “If only I had wings like a … Continue reading

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when the pressure mounts

when the pressure mounts Psalm 55:1-3 (JDV) Psalm 55:1 God, listen to my prayer and do not hide from my request for help. Psalm 55:2 Pay attention to me and answer me. I am restless and in turmoil with my … Continue reading

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he will because he has

he will because he has Psalm 54:4-7 (JDV) Psalm 54:4 God is my helper; the Lord is the supporter of my throat. Psalm 54:5 He will repay my adversaries for their evil. Because of your faithfulness, annihilate them. Psalm 54:6 … Continue reading

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knee warfare

knee warfare Psalm 52:6-7 (JDV) Psalm 52:6 The righteous will see and fear, and they will derisively say about that “hero,” Psalm 52:7 “Here is the man who would not make God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of … Continue reading

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Doeg’s demise

Doeg’s demise Psalm 52:5 (JDV) Psalm 52:5 This is why God will bring you down uninterrupted. He will take you, ripping you out of your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah Doeg’s demise David … Continue reading

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death will shepherd them

death will shepherd them Psalm 49:13-15 (JDV) Psalm 49:13 This is the way of those who are arrogant, and of their followers, who approve of their words. Selah Psalm 49:14 Like sheep they are headed for Sheol; Death will shepherd … Continue reading

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