Psalms Chapter 119 Discussion

  • John Poyfair on Psalms 119
    There are exactly 8 verses between each stanza. 2 x 8 = 176
  • BSP on Psalms 119
    Verse 32-We must keep obeying God's commandments and we can do so because God gives us the confidence or courage if we rely on him.
  • BSP on Psalms 119
    Verse 176-the psalmist strayed like a lost sheep. This may have been written by young prince Hezekiah. He poured out his heart and Jehovah God responded.
  • Carl Daubenspeck on Psalms 119
    There are 176 verses in Psalm 119 and you could only ask one question and about what separates the sections of Psalm 119??

    Come on! it is the longest chapter in the Bible!!
  • Mishael - in Reply on Psalms 119
    I'm sure Chris will respond to your question; so hang in there.
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 119
    Thanks Mishael for the invite! Dianne has got this one & shared exactly what I understand as well. It's interesting that this wisdom Psalm concerning the Law of the Lord is an alphabetic acrostic with each stanza containing eight verses only - and of course, devoted to the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet, as Dianne has pointed out.

    I don't see any other criteria that divides this Psalm into its stanzas, as their content is varied, but all focussing back on God's Word (in its different forms & applications), and of course, using that Word to live wisely before God & man.
  • Dianne - in Reply on Psalms 119
    Carl Just two points of interest but there are many every section of psalm 119 starts with a letter of the hebrew alphabet also every verse has a word about Gods word. Examples Law of the lord, commandment, precepts, statutes, judgements, testimonies and so on. Both of these would be remarkable studies in themselves, I have yet to go there. Always something to learn in Gods Word. God Bless
  • Promise on Psalms 119:105
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  • Mary Chenault on Psalms 119
    Question: In Psalms 119 there are several verses that have one word (all caps) at the beginning of certain sentences What is the meaning and the purpose
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on Psalms 119
    I looked into this for you Mary,

    Psalms 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible being 176 verses. It is divided into sections using the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. In which the first letter being Aleph then ending with the last letter Tau.

    Hope that answers the question about those words you see in that chapter.

    God Bless.
  • David Osuji on Psalms 119:6
    This is a powerful line of prayer!
  • Donald L Collins on Psalms 119
    Should I eat pork?
  • Mild Bill - in Reply on Psalms 119

    Read 1 Corinthians 8:8. Righteous before God is not by what you do, but by what you believe. Did Jesus pay for YOUR sins? The law was a schoolmaster to show us we are sinners that need Christ for salvation, not to make us good enough for God to save.Galatians 3:24. People who see a relationship with God through merit, are not only wrong, but also misrepresent what the real relationship looks like.
  • Dwight on Psalms 119
    What does ALEPH and GIMEL in Psalm 119 mean? Thank you
  • Andrew Kingsly Raj - in Reply on Psalms 119
    These are all Hebrew alphabet. Alaph, Beth, Gimal etc.,. Each and every line of a set of verses under an Alphabet starts from the corresponding alphabet. It clearly shows that David is well known to write songs (handling his language as a professional)
  • Philip - in Reply on Psalms 119
    I believe that Psalm 119 is so long (176 verses) that it is divided by the Jewish alphabet A = Aleph, B = Beth etc... to divide it into smaller more readable portions. I have only read this today as part of my morning prayers, I hope this helps.
  • Abe rench on Psalms 119
    the lord is good,and his mercies are everlasting.
  • Hazel Carty on Psalms 119
    I sometimes feels like the lost sheep and ask for the Lord to hole my hand and guide me o LORD
  • Philip - in Reply on Psalms 119
    The Lord is our Shepard and he leads us to green pastures Hazel, he will leave the 99 to bring you home. His sheep seek his face and righteous and know his voice as he know us, call out to him. God bless you!
  • Vernard marshall on Psalms 119:11
    THY word have I hid in mine heart that I may not sin against Thee / when we hide something and we have need of it we return to that place where it were hidden.

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  • i attend assembly of God but not baptized by the holy spirit, im scared to get baptized but excited to as well to get baptized...
  • Hugo Zyl - in Reply on Psalms 119:18
    God bless you JR

    To get baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ is a wonderful thing. Afterward you have to consecrate you life, praying every day to receive the Holy Ghost.

    But remember that before you get baptized you must have repented of your sin. That includes going to the people you know and asking them to forgive you if you have done anything wrong to them. It does not matter whether you know of something wrong you did to them or not. Go to everyone you know and tell them that you have given your life to Jesus Christ and now you are asking them to forgive you if you did something wrong to them.

    Peace and Love in Christ
  • Why does God choose to open the eyes of some to saving truth yet not to others
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 119:18
    Ian, that's a question many have contemplated long & hard over the generations. You could receive different views, but I can only share how I consider such an intriguing matter.

    Whatever things are hidden from us & are in the domain of Almighty God need to remain with Him, without our compulsions to believe a certain way. One of the best verses that gives us a glimpse of this is in Ephesians 1:3-5 where Paul tells us of God's Plan for those He chooses. However, the verses only tell us that God has chosen us IN HIM (in Christ) even before the foundation of the world to be holy beings. And that God has predestined (planned our destiny) to be called His children through Jesus Christ & according to His good pleasure.

    But, as you ask, why some & not others? Are we so privileged to belong to Him because our names were 'drawn out of a hat'? Or, did God, in His Omniscience, already know those whom He wanted or would respond to His Call & therefore appointed us to receive salvation? Is it at all possible that there could be some earnest soul wanting to be saved through Jesus, but is refused because of not being predestined? I have never seen such a pitiful situation as this.

    Then why is the Gospel preached by the Apostles & the Church, if God's predestining overrides any effort or desire on our part? The only way I can understand this aspect of God's Character is by harmonizing the Scriptures. If His Love for the sinner was so great & persistent that He would send His Son for our sake & that Jesus Himself enjoined his apostles to take this Gospel message to the far reaches of the globe, then surely God's predestining & choosing is dependent on His prompting of a heart to hunger for Truth, to hear & receive the Gospel & be sealed with His Spirit. And those who will reject the Truth because of the hardness of their hearts, to them God has not shed Light nor predestined to salvation. Yet we still preach the Gospel so all may hear & know - that's our responsibility.
  • Ian Maclean - in Reply on Psalms 119:18
    Thanks for your reply.....i agree.....with the sacred songster all i can say is....'what is man....."
  • Phyllis L Bennett on Psalms 119:28
    I am thankful how God strength me on a daily basis without him in my life. I would not have made the journey as long as I have. Amen
  • Sj - in Reply on Psalms 119
    Amen. We go the Way of God.John 14:6

    "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
  • Tom Gambill on Psalms 119
    Daniel's entire prophecy of the seventy sevens (Daniel 9:20-27) is speaking of the nation of Israel. It is a time period in which God focuses His attention especially on Israel. The seventieth seven, the tribulation, must also be a time when God deals specifically with Israel. While this does not necessarily indicate that the church could not also be present, it does bring into question why the church would need to be on the earth during that time.

    The primary Scripture passage on the rapture is 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. It states that all living believers, along with all believers who have died, will meet the Lord Jesus in the air and will be with Him forever. The rapture is God's removing of His people from the earth. A few verses later, in 1 Thessalonians 5:9, Paul says, "For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ." The book of Revelation, which deals primarily with the time period of the tribulation, is a prophetic message of how God will pour out His wrath upon the earth during the tribulation. It seems inconsistent for God to promise believers that they will not suffer wrath and then leave them on the earth to suffer through the wrath of the tribulation. The fact that God promises to deliver Christians from wrath shortly after promising to remove His people from the earth seems to link those two events together.

    What settled the rapture question for me was Luke's recount of the same conversation about the end as Matthew 24. In Luke's account we get a few gems of wisdom added to the story, particularly this one:

    Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

    Luke 21:36 (KJV)

    What many Christians don't understand is that many, many of those who identify as Christians will NOT be found worthy to escape! We all have to have oil in our lamps (The Holy Spirit) so that we do not miss the Bridegroom, a
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Psalms 119
    Tom, Why does everyone insist that those over in the middle east are Israel? Just because someone claims to be a jew does not make it so.

    Jesus in bible book Revelation 2:9 - I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

    1 John 2:22 - Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son

    (ALL Jews deny Jesus and that makes them antichrist, if they believed in Jesus then they would be CHRISTIANS. IF you do not believe me call any Synagogue and ask them if Jesus is the Messiah.)

    1 John 2:23 - Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

    If Jews do not accept Jesus as messiah, then who is their messiah?

    1 Corinthians 16:22 - If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema (CURSED) Maranatha.


    King James Bible book of John 5:16 - And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.

    John 5:18 - Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

    John 7:1 - After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.

    Paul in 1 Thessalonians 2:14, 16 - For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, EVEN AS THEY HAVE OF THE JEWS: WHO BOTH KILLED THE LORD JESUS, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and THEY PLEASE NOT GOD, and are contrary to all men: Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: FOR THE WRATH IS COME UPON THEM TO THE UTTERMOST.

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