0 SAB Psalms 96

The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan and covered the company of Abiram. 106:17

Trivia: According to Psalm 18, what is God's secret place?

Psalms

CHAPTER 96

Fear God (more than the other gods)
96:1-13

1 O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.

2 Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.

3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.

Sing a new song to God.

4 For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

5 For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.

6 Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

7 Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.

8 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts

9 O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.

Fear god more than all the other gods. [1]

10Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.

11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.

12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice.

13 Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.

Tell the heathen that God reigns, [2]

and the earth doesn't move. [3]

VegetableEMPEROR1 year ago

God seems to be preoccupied with making sure he's above all the other gods out there. Which gods? Not sure, but judging by his behavior in Psalms, I wonder if he's got a problem with Poseidon of classic Greek myth.

In Psalms 93:4-5, "The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea." Poseidon is often noted as being a rather angry or perturbed god, which causes the ocean to often be rough and difficult to navigate. Perhaps God is saying, "yeah, Poseidon is tough, but I'M tougher." There are multiple references to the sea, waves, and floods in nearby chapters.

The unicorn is mentioned in Psalms 92:10, particularly in reference to its horn. Poseidon, again in Greek myth, is the creator of horses. It wouldn't be difficult to imagine a jealous God of the Bible looking at the horse and saying, "I created horses, but if Poseidon thinks he did, well, did he create a horse with a HORN ON ITS HEAD?!"

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