Psalm 32: Blessed Are the Forgiven

This is not “psalm” of David but a “maskil”. This Wikipedia page about the psalms has the word defined as one that denotes a psalm that imparts wisdom and identifies the popular ones under the “themes” tab, it also includes that it is derived from a word that translates into “enlightened” which is support by this other Wikipedia page on the Honorifics in Judaism. BibleHub … Continue reading Psalm 32: Blessed Are the Forgiven

Psalm 31: Into Your Hand I Commit My Spirit

This is another Psalm of David. This is another one where the note says that it’s to the choirmaster, which I feel sure is the reason why it is commonly believed that attribution of a psalm to David is simply that it uses a tune or something musical that he had created. It’s not obvious when I read it that it’s even talking about David, … Continue reading Psalm 31: Into Your Hand I Commit My Spirit

Psalm 29: Ascribe to the LORD Glory

Another Psalm of David. Psalm 29 1Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings,a ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. 2Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.b 3The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD, over many waters. 4The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice … Continue reading Psalm 29: Ascribe to the LORD Glory

Psalm 27: The LORD Is My Light and My Salvation

This is another psalm with a simple not “of David”. It’s interesting that this is three in a row that don’t even have “Psalm” at the start of it. Not that it’s a big deal, but the inconsistency with which these notes were added trouble me in a literary way.  It’s not a big deal or anything, it just hits me in that same grammar … Continue reading Psalm 27: The LORD Is My Light and My Salvation

Psalm 24: The King of Glory

Another “Psalm of David”, written by or about him or using his music. There’s no other note or accompaniment with this one. Psalm 24 1The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof,a the world and those who dwell therein, 2for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers. 3Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall … Continue reading Psalm 24: The King of Glory