NOTE: This is wrong and has been corrected on a later entry.
Time for the next installment on my Psalm 119 project. To recap for any new readers, Psalm 119 was originally written as an acrostic poem with each part starting with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. I wanted to try to see how I could do writing each part starting with the english equivalents. I started with Aleph – A, then Bet/Beth – B and managed to start every line with the appropriate letter (see my previous posts for those parts). I’m posting the real portion of the Psalm first for comparison purposes. Not sure how far I’ll get, but I’ll post as I go along.
TETH. Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word. Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments. Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes. The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart. Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law. It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.
Psalms 119:65-72 KJV
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Psalm 119 – Teth (9th letter – T)
Thou has dealt with Thy servant well;
Thy word has told it true.
Teach me good judgment for I know
Thy good commands, I’ll do.
There was a time I went astray
Though I did know Thy word.
Thou did afflict me for my good
Thy statutes, I have heard.
The proud have forged a lie of me
Though they won’t make me stray.
Thy precepts I will keep and, Lord,
Thy law shows me the way.
Their heart is fat, but mine is not.
Thy law is what I hold.
This is to me more precious than
Ten thousand pounds of gold.
© 2013 Denise McKenney
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