The Language of God
|Psalms 139 (NKJV™)|
|1||For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. O LORD, You have searched me and known me.|
|2||You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off.|
|3||You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways.|
|4||For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.|
|5||You have hedged me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me.|
|6||Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it.|
|7||Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?|
|8||If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.|
|9||If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,|
|10||Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me.|
New King James Version®, Copyright © 1982, Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved.
Language often gets mixed up due to different understandings and interpretations. I'm afraid, many people feel like Amalia Bedelia when they approach the Bible; they confuse or misunderstand the language, words, and grammar found in the Bible; which can lead to misunderstanding of the text or author’s intent. Sadly, many people suffer from the famed disorder, ABS. The Amelia Bedlilla syndrome. We mix our metaphors, smash our similes, and torture our terms. However, understanding the language of the Bible does not have to be this way. My premise is that when you understand some basic literary principles in the Bible, it will not only help clarify aspects of the Bible, but will make the Bible that much more alive!
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