Thursday, August 31, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1424 Psalm 74 Maschil of Asaph God’s People Cry for Help. Part I O God, why hast thou cast me off forever? Why dost thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture? Remember thy congregation which thou hast purchased of old, the rod of thine inheritance which thou hast redeemed, this mount Zion wherein thou hast dwelt. Lift up thy feet upon the perpetual desolations, even all that the enemy has done wicmkedly in the sanctuary. Thy enemies roar in the midst of thy congregation, they set up their ensigns for signs. A man was famous according as he lifted up axes upon the thick trees; but now they break down the curved work thereof at once with axes and hammers. They have cast fire into thy sanctuary, they have defiled by casting down thy dwelling place of thy name to the ground. They said in their hearts, “Let us destroy them together.” They have burnt up all the synogogues of God in the land. We see not our signs; there is no more any prophet, neither is there any among us that knoweth how long. O God how long shall the adversary reproach, shall the enemy blaspheme thy name forever? [ To be continued ]
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1423 Psalm 73 A Psalm of Asaph Part II If I say I will speak thus, behold I will offend against the generation of thy children. When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me. Until I went into the sanctuary of God, then understood I their end. Surely thou didst set them in slippery places, thou castedest them down into destruction. How are they brought into desolation as in a moment! They are utterly consumed with terrors. As a dream when one awaketh, so O Lord when thou awakes thou shall despise their image. Thus my heart was grieved and I was pricked in my reins. So foolish was I and ignorant I was as a beast before thee. Nevertheless I am continually with thee; thou hast holden me with thy right hand. Thou shall guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me in glory. Whom have I in heaven but thee? And there is none on earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever. For Lo, they that are far from thee shall perish; thou hast destroyed all them that go awhoring from thee. But it is good for me to draw near to God. I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all thy works.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1422 Psalm 73 A Psalm of Asaph Truly God is good to Israel even to such as are of a clean heart. But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped; for I was envious of the foolish when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. For there are no bands in their death, but their strength is firm. They are not in trouble as with other men, neither are they plagued as other men. Therefore, pride compasseth about as a chain, violent covereth them as a garment. Their eyes stand out with fatness; they have more than heart could wish. They are corrupt and speak wickedly concerning oppression; they speak loftily. They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth. Therteore his people return hither and water of a full cup are wrung out to them. And they say how doth God know? And is there knowledge in the most high? Behold these are the ungodly who prosper in the world; they increase in riches. Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain and washed my hand in innoncency. For all the day long have been plagued and chastened every morning.
Monday, August 28, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1421 Psalm 72 A Psalm for Soloman Messiah’s glorious kingdom: Paret II Yea all kings shall fall down before Him, all nations shall serve Him. For He shall deliver the needy, when he crieth, the poor also and he that has no helper. He shall spare the poor and needey and shall save the souls of the needy. He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence and precious shall their blood be in His sight. And he shall live and to him shall He give the gold of Sheba. Prayer also shall be made for him continually and daily shall He be praised. There shall be a handful of corn in the earth on top of the mountain; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanaon, and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth. His name shall endure for ever, His name shall continue as long as the sun, and men shall be blessed in him and all nations shall call Him blessed. Blessed be the Lord God the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. And blessed be his glorious name for ever; and let the whole earth be filled with His glory, amen and amen. The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.
Sunday, August 27, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1420 Psalm 72 A Psalm for Solomon Messiah’s Glorious Kingdom Part I Give the king, my judgments O God and thy righteousness unto the the king’s son. He shall judge thy people with righteousness and thy poor with judgment. The mountains shall bring peace to the people; and the little hills thy righteousness. He shall judge the the poor of the people he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor. They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations. He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass; as showers that water the earth. In his days shall the righteous perish and abundance of peace, as long as the moon endureth. He shall have dominion also from sea to sea and from the river unto the end of the earth. They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him, and his enemies shall lick the dust. The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents, the kings of Sheba, Sheba shall offer gifts.
Saturday, August 26, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1419 Psalm 71 A Prayer for Old Age Part I My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all thje day; for I know not the numbers thereof I will go in the strength of the Lord God. I will make mention of thy righteousness even of thine only. O God thou hast taught me from my youth; and thitherto have I declared thy wondrous works. Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God forsake me not; until I have shewed thy styrength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come. Thy righteousness also O God is very high who hast done great things O God who is like unto thee? Thou which hast shewed me great and sore troubles shalt quicken me again and shalt bring me up again from the depth of the earth. Thou shalt increase my greatness and comfort me on every side. I will also praise thee with the psaltery even thy truth. O my God; unto thee will I sing unto thee with the harp. O thou Holy One of Israel. My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee, my soul which thou hast redeemed, my tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long; for they are confounded; for they are brought unto shame that seek my hurt.
Friday, August 25, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1418 Psalm 71 A Prayer for Old Age Part I In Thee O Lord, do I put my trust, let me never be put to confusion. Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape; incline thine ear unto me and save me. Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort. Thou hast given commandment to save me, for thou art my rock and my fortress. Deliver me O God out of the hand of the wicked. Out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteousness and cruel man. For thou art my hope, O Lord God, thou art my trust from my youth. By thee have I been holden up from the womb, thou art he that took me out of my mother’s bowels, my praise shall be continually of thee. I am a wanderer unto many; but thou art my strong refuge. Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thine honour all the day. Cast me not off in the time of old age, forsake me not when my strength faileth. For mine enemies speak against me, and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together; Saying, God has forsaken him, persecute and take him for there is none to deliver him. O God be not far from me, O my God make haste for my help. Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries of my soul, let them be covered with reproach and dishonor that seek my hurt. But I will hope continually and yet praise thee more and more.
BRAGADAYJAH 1418 Psalm 71 A Prayer for Old Age Part I In Thee O Lord, do I put my trust, let me never be put to confusion. Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape; incline thine ear unto me and save me. Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort. Thou hast given commandment to save me, for thou art my rock and my fortress. Deliver me O God out of the hand of the wicked. Out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteousness and cruel man. For thou art my hope, O Lord God, thou art my trust from my youth. By thee have I been holden up from the womb, thou art he that took me out of my mother’s bowels, my praise shall be continually of thee. I am a wanderer unto many; but thou art my strong refuge. Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thine honour all the day. Cast me not off in the time of old age, forsake me not when my strength faileth. For mine enemies speak against me, and they that lay wait for my soul take cousel together; Saying, God has forsaken him, persecute and take him for there is none to deliver him. O God be not far from me, O my God make haste for my help. Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries of my soul, let them be covered with reproach and dishonor that seek my hurt. But I will hope continually and yet praise thee more and more.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1417 Psalm 70: A Psalm of David For the Poor and Needy. Make haste O Lord to deliver me, make haste to help me O Lord. Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek my soul. Let them be turned backwards and put to confusion that desire my hurt. Let them be hurried back for a reward or their shame that say, aha, aha, Let all who seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee, and let those that love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified. But I am poor and needy. Make haste unto me O God; thou art my help and my deliverance, O Lord, make no tarry.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1416 Psalm 69: A Psalm of David A Lament of the Reproached. Part III Let their table become a snare before them; and that which should have been for their werlfare let it become a trap. Let their eyes be darkened that they see not, and let their loins continually to shake. Pour out thine indignation upon them and let their wrathful anger take hold on them. Let their habitation be desolate and none dwell in their tents. For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded. Add iniquity unto their iniquity and let them not come into thy righteousness. Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous. But I am poor and sorrowful, let thy salvation, O God, be set me up on high. I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. This also shall please the Lord, better than ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs. The humble shall see this and be glad, and your heart shall live that seek God. For the Lord heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners. Let heaven and earth praise Him; the seas and everything that moveth therein . For God will save Zion and will build thje cities of Judah that they may dwell there and have it in possession.The seed also of his servants shall inherit it, and they that love His name shall dwell therein.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1415 Psalm: 69 A Psalm of David. A Lament of the Reproach Part III Deliver me out of mire, and let me not sink; let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters. Let not the waterflood, overflow me, let the deep swallow me up and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me. Hear me O Lord, for thy lovingkindness is good; turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies; and hide not thy face from thy servant, for I am in trouble. Hear me speedily. Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it; deliver me because of mine enemies. Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonor. My adversaries are all before thee. Reproach has broken my heart, and I am full of heaviness; and I look for some to take pity; but there was none, and for couselors but there was none. They gave me also gall for my meat, and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink. [ To ne continued.]
Monday, August 21, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1412 Psalm 69: A Psalm of David A Lament of the Reproached. Part I Save me O God, for the waters are come in unto my soul. I sink in deep mire where there is no standing; I am come into deep waters where the floods overflow me. I am weary of my crying. My throat is dried, my eyes fail while I wait upon my God. They that hate me without a cause are more than the haris of my head. They that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty; then I restored that which I took not away. O God thou knowest my foolishness, and my sins are not hid from thee. Let not them that wait on thee O Lord, God of host be ashamed. For my sake, let not them that seek thee be confounded. For my sake O God of Israel, because for thy sake I have borne reproach, shame has covered my face; I am become a stranger unto my brothren, and an alien unto my mother’s children. For the zeal of thine house, eaten me up, and the reproaches of them that reproached them are fallen upon me. When I wept and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach, I made sachcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them. They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards. But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O God in an acceptable time, in the multitude of thy mercy, hear me in the truth of thy salvation. [ To be continued
Sunday, August 20, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1411 Psalm 68: A Psalm of David A Song of Triumph and Glory Part III The Singers went before the players on instruments following after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels. Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel. There is little Benjamin with their ruler, the Prince of Judah and their council, the princes of Zebulun and the princes of Naphtali. Thy God has commanded thy strength, strengthen O God that which thou hast wrought for us. Because of thy temple at Jerusalem, shall kings bring presents unto thee. Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the people, till everyone submit himself with pieces of silver, Scatter thou the people that delight in war. Princes shall come out of Egypt, Ehtiopia shall soon stretch out his hands unto God. Sing unto God ye Kingdoms of the earth. O sing praises unto the Lord. To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens which were of old, lo, He doth send out his voice, and that a might voice. Ascribe ye strength unto God: His excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds. O God thou art terrible out of thy holy places; the God of Israel is He that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1410 Psalm 68: A Psalm of David A Song of triumph and Glory Past II When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was white as snow in Salmon. The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan. Why leap ye, ye hill? This is the hill which God desireth to dwell in, yea the Lord will dwell in it for ever. The chariots of God are twenty thousand even thousands of angels; the Lord is among them as in Sinai in the holy place. Thou hast ascended on high; thou has lead captivity captive; thou hast received gifts of men, yea for the rebellious also that the Lord God might dwell among them. Blessed is the Lord God who daily leadeth us with benefits. Even the God of our salvation. He that is our God, the God of salvation and unto God belongs the issues from death; but God shall wound the head of the enemies; and the hairy scalp of such a one as goeth on still in his trespasses. The Lord said I will bring again from Bashan. I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea; that thy foot may be pipped in the blood of thy enemies; and the tongues of thy dogs in the same. They have seen thy goings, O God even the goings O God my king in the sanctuary.
Friday, August 18, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1409 Psalm 68: A Psalm of David A Song of Triumph and Glory, Part I Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered; let them also that hate Him flee before Him. As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melteth before the flame, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God. But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God; yea let them exceedingly rejoice. Sing unto God; sing praises to His name. Extol him that rideth upon the heavens by His name JAH, and rejoice before Him. A Father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows is God in His holy habitation. God setteth the solitary in families; He bringeth out those who are bound with chains; but the rebellious dwell in a dry land. O God when thou wentest before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness, the earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God, the God of Israel. Thou, O God did send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thy inheritance. when it was weary. Thy congregation has dwelt therein. Thou O God hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor. The Lord gave the word, great was the company of those that publish it. Kings of armies did flee apace, and she that tarried at home divided the spoil Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove, covered with silver and her feathers with yellow gold. [to be continued]
Thursday, August 17, 2017
BRAGADAYMAH 1408 Psalm 67: A Song- God and the Nations. God be merciful unto us, and bless us and cause his face to shine upon us. That thy way may be known upon earth thy saving health among all nations. Let the people praise thee O God, let all the people praise thee. O let the nations be glad and sing for joy; for thou shall judge the people righteously and govern the nations upon earth. Let the people praise thee O God let all the people praise thee. Then shall the earth yield her increase and God our own God shall shall bless us. God shall bless us and all the ends of the earth shall fear thee
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1407 Psalm, 66 Part II Praise for God’s many Blessings. O bless our God ye people, and make the voice of His praise to be heard. Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved. For thou O God has proved us, thou hast tried us as silver is tried. Thou broughtest us into the net, thou laidst affliction upon our loins, Thou has caused men to ride over our heads. We went through fire and through water; but thou brought us out into a wealthy place. I will go into thy house with burnt-offerings, I will pay thee my vows, which my lips have uttered, and my mouth has spoken when I was in trouble. I will offer unto thee burnt sacrifice of fatlings, with the incence of rams. I will offer bullocks with goats. Come and hear all ye that fear God; and I will declare all that he has done for my soul. I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue. If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me. But verily God hath heard me; He has attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God which has not turned away my prayer nor his mercy from me.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1406 Psalm 66: Part I Praise for God’s manifold Blessings Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Sing forth the honour of his name; make his praise glorious; say unto God how terrible art thou in thy works? Through the greatness of thy power shall thy enemies submit themselves unto thee. All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee, they shall sing in thine name. Come and see the works of God; He is terrible in his doings towards the children of men. He turned the sea into dry land, they went through the flood on foot; there did we rejoice in thee. He ruleth by His power, forever, His eyes behold the nations. Let not the rebellious exalt themselves. [To be continued].
Monday, August 14, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1405 Psalm 65: A Psalm of David God’s abundant Provision Praise waiteth for thee, O God in Sion and unto thee shall the vow be perp\formed. O thou that heareth my prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come, Iniquities prevail Against me as for out transgression thou shall purge them away. Blessed is the man whom thou chooserh and cause to approach unto thee, that he mmay dwel in thy courts we shall satisfied with the goodness of thy house even of thy holy temple bt terrible things in rogteousness will thou nswer us O God, of our salvation who is the confidence of all the ends of the earth. And to them who are afar off upon the sea. Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains being girded with power. Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the nolise of their waves and the tumult of thy peoplthey also that swell in the innermost parts are afraid are afraid of thy tokens, thou maketh the outgoings f thw morning and evening to rejoice. Thou visiteth the earth and watereth it, thou greatly enriches it with the river of God which is full of water thou preapreth their corn when thou hast so provideth for it, Thou watereth the ridges thereof abundxantly. Thou settleth the furrows thereof, thou maketh it soft with shoers thpu blesseth the sprigeth thereof. Thou crowneth the the year with thy goodness and thy path drop fatness. They drop upon the pasutures of the wilderness and the little hills rejoice on every side. The pastures are clothed with flocks the valleys also are covered over with corn, they shout for joy they also sing.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1404 Psalm 64: A Psalm of David A Cry for God’s Protection. Hear my voice O God in my prayer, preserve my life from fear of the nemey. Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity,who whet their tongues iike a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words, that they may shoot in secret at the perfect, Suddenly do thjey shoot at him and fear not. They encourage themselves in an evil matter, they commune of laying snares privily, they say who ahall see them? They search out iniquiry; they accomplish a diligent ssearch, both the inward thoughts of every one of them,;l and the heart is deep. But God shall shoot at them with an arrow. Suddenly shall they be wounded. So shall they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves; all that see them shall flee away; and all men shall fear and declare the work of God. For they shail wisely consider of his doing. The righteous shall be glad in the Lord, and shall trust in Him and ali the upright in heart shall glory.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1403 Psalm 63. A Psalm of David Thirsting for God O God, thou art my God, early will I seek thee, my flesh longeth for thee, in a dry and tbirsty land where no water is. To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. Thus will I bless thee while I live, I wil lift up my hands in thy name. My soul shall be satisfied as with morrow, and fatness, and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips. When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate oupon thee in the night watches, because thou has been my health, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. My soul followeth hard after thee, thy right hand upholdeth me. But those that seek my soul, to destroy it shall go into the lower parts of the earth. They shall fall by the sword, they shall be a portion for foxes; but the king shall rejoice in God, Everyone that sweareth by him shall glory; but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.
Friday, August 11, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1402 Psalm 62: A Psalm of David Waiting upon God Truly my soul waiteth upon God; from Him cometh my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; for He is my defence. I shall not be greatly moved. How long will ye imagine mischief against the Man? You shall be slain all of you. As a bowing wall shall you be, and as a tottering fence. They only consult to cast him down from his excellency. They delight in lies. They bless with their mouth; but they curse inwardly. My soul wait thou upon God; for my excpetation is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation, and my glory. The rock of my strength and my refuge is in God. Trust in Him at all times ye people; pour out your heart before Him. God is a refuge for us. Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie; to be laid in the balance they are altogether lighter than vanity Trust not in oppression and become not vain in robbery. If riches increase set not your heart upon them. God has spoken once, twice, have I heard this, that power belongeth unto God. Also unto thee O Lord, belongeth mercy, for thou rendereth to every man according to his work.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1401 Psalm 61: A Psalm of David God is the Shelter Hear my cry O God, attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee. When my heart is overwhelmed lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou has been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever. I will trust in the covert of thy wings. For thou O God has heard my vows; thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name. Thou wilt prolong the king’s life, and his years as many generations, He shall abide before God for ever. O prepare mercy and truth which may preserve him, So will I sing praises unto thy name for ever that I may daily perform my vows.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1400 Psalm 60 A Cry for Help O God thou hast cast off; thou hast scattered us; thou hast been displeased at us. O turn thyself to us again. Thou hast made the earth to tremble, thou hast broken it. O heal the breaches thereof for it is shaken. Thou hast shown thy people hard things, thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment. Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee; that it may be displayed because of thy truth; that thy beloved may be delivered; save with thy right hand and hear me. God has spoken in His holiness. I will rejoice, I will divide Sheschem and mete out the value of Succoth. Gilead is mine and Manasseh is mine Ephraim also is the strength of mine hand. Judah is my lawgiver. Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe. Philistia triumph thou because of me. Who will bring me into the strong city? Who will lead me into Edom? Wilt not thou O God who has cast me off? And thou O God who didst not go out with our armies? Give us help from our troubles; for vain is the help of man. Through God we shall do valiantly; for it is He that shall tread down our enemies.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1399 Psalm 59 A Psalm for Help for the Helpless Part II The God of my mercy shall prevent, [meet] me. God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies. Slay them not lest my people forget; scatter them by thy power, and bring them down O Lord our shield. For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them be taken even in their pride, and for cursing and lying which they speak. Consume them in wrath, consume them that they may not be, and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob, unto the ends of the earth. And at evening let them return and let them make a noise like a dog, and go around about the city. Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied. But I will sing of thy power, yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning; for thou hast been my defense and my refuge in the day of my trouble. Unto thee O my strength will I sing; for God is my defence and the God of my mercy.
Monday, August 7, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1398 Psalm 59. Help for the Helpless. Deliver me from mine enemies O my God. Defend me from them that rise up against me. Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men. For lo, they lie in wait for my soul. The mighty are gathered against me, not for my transgression or my sin or Lord. They run and prepare themselves without my fault. Awake to help me and behold, Thou, therefore O Lord God of host, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen, Be not merciful to any wicked transgressor. They return at evening, they make a noise like a dog, and go around about the city. Behold they belch out with their mouth, words are in their lips; for when say they doth hear? But thou O Lord shall laugh at them, thou shall have all the heathen in derision. Because of his strength will I wait on thee. For God is my defence.
Sunday, August 6, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1397 Psalm 58: Psalm of David| A Cry for God’s Vengeance Do ye indeed speak righteousness O congregation? Do you judge uprightly O ye sons of men? Yea in heart ye work, wickedness, ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth. The wicked are estranged from the womb, they go astray as soon as they are born speaking lies. Their poison is like the poison of a serpent, they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth the ear, which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming ever so wisely. Break their teeth O God, in their mouth, break out the great teeth of the young lion O Lord. Let them melt away as waters which run continuously when he bindeth the bow to shoot his arrows; let them be as cut in pieces. As a snail which melteth, let everyone of them pass away. Like the untimely birth of a woman that they may not see the sun. Before your pots can feel the thorn, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living and in his wrath. The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth his vengeance, he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. So that a man shall say, verily there is a reward for the righteous, verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.
Saturday, August 5, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1396 Psalm 57: Trust in God Amid Trouble. Be merciful unto me O God, be merciful unto me; for my soul trusteth in thee, yea in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be past. I will cry unto God Most High, unto God that performeth all things for me. He shall send from heaven and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. God shall send forth His mercy and His truth. My soul is among lions, and I lie even among them that are set on fire. Even the sons of men whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. Be thou exalted O God above the heavens, let thy glory be above all the earth. They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down; they have digged a pit for me, in the midst whereof they have fallen themselves. My heart is fixed O God, my heart is fixed. I will sing and give praise. Awake up my glory, awake, psaltery and harp, I myself will awake early. I will praise thee O Lord among the people, I will sing unto thee among the nations. For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds. Be thou exalted O God above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.
Friday, August 4, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1395 Psalm 56: A Psalm of David Reliance upon God. Be merciful unto me O God, for man would swallow me up. He fighting daily oppresseth me. My enemies would daily swallow me up, for they be many that fight against me. O thou most high. What time I am afraid I will trust in thee. In God I will praise his name, in God I have put my trust. I will not fear what man can do unto me. Every day they wrest my words, all their thoughts are against me for evil. They gather themselves together, they hide themselves; they make my steps. When they wait for my soul, shall they escape by iniquity? In thine anger cast down the people, O God. Thou telleth my wanderings put thou my tears into thy bottle. Are they not in thy book? When I cry unto thee, then shall my enemies turn back. This I know for God is for me. In God will I praise his word; in the Lord will I praise his word. In God have I put my trust, I will not be afraid, what man can do unto me. Thy vows are upon me O God, I will render praise unto thee. For thou hast delivered my soul from death. Wilt thou not deliver my feet from falling that I may walk before God in the light of the living?
Thursday, August 3, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1394 Psalm 55 A Psalm of David A Complaint against a false Friend. Part II We took sweet counsel together and waked unto the house of God in company. Let death seize upon them and let them go down quick into hell; for wickedness is in their dwellings and among them. As for me I call upon God and the Lord shall save me. Evening, morning and at noon, will I pray and cry aloud; and he shall hear my voice. He has delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me for many were with me. God shall hear and afflict them even he that abideth of old because they have no changes; therefore, they fear not God. He has put forth his hand against such as be at peace with him, he has broken his covenant. The words of his mouth was smoother than butter; but war was in his heart; his words were softer than oil; yet they were drawn swords. Cast thy burdens upon the Lord and he shall sustain thee, He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. But thou O God shall bring them down into the pit of destruction. Bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I shall trust in thee.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
BRAGADAYJAH 1393 Psalm 55: A Psalm of David A complaint concerning false friends. Part I. Give ear unto my prayer O God, and hide not thyself from my supplication. Attend unto me and hear me. I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise. because of the voice of the enemy, because of the opposition of the wicked; for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me. My heart is sore pained within me, and the terrors of death are fallen upon me. Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me; and I said, O that I had wings like a dove, for then would I fly away and be at rest. Lo then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. I would hasten my escape from the windy storm, and tempest. Destroy O Lord and divide their tongues; for I have seen violence and strife in the city. Day and night they go about it on the walls thereof; mischief and sorrow also are in the midst of it. Wickedness is in the midst thereof; deceit and guile depart not from her streets, for it was not an enemy that reproached me, then I would have borne it, neither was it he that hated me, that did magnify magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him. But it was thou; a man mine equal, my guide and my acquaintance.