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’m posting the real portion of the Psalm first for comparison purposes. I’ll post as I go along.
SAMECH. I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love. Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word. Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God. Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope. Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually. Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood. Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies. My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.
Psalms 119:113-120 KJV
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Psalm 119 – Samech (O)
Order my thoughts, let them not
Be vain, I pray, my Lord.
Observe my hiding place, my shield:
Thy word is my reward.
Oppressors, go away from me;
I keep commands of God.
Onward, I can safely go.
My hope is not a fraud.
Over all of them that err
From Thy ways, Thou treads down.
Old liars put away like dross.
They will not wear Thy crown.
Once I heard Thy testaments
I love, though my flesh fears.
Omniscient judgments that Thou makes
Ring loudly in my ears.
©2013 Denise McKenney
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