Israel

Psalm 99

Published: July 12, 2022 (Originally published: January 17, 2012)

The LORD reigns, let the nations tremble; he sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth shake. Great is the LORD in Zion; he is exalted over all the nations. Let them praise your great and awesome name— he is holy. The King is mighty, he loves justice— you have established equity;


Psalm 98

Published: July 11, 2022 (Originally published: January 10, 2012)

Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. The LORD has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations. He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to the house of Israel;


A Cup of Trembling

Published: December 11, 2011 (Originally published: December 10, 2011)
"I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling."

Psalm 89

Published: June 27, 2022 (Originally published: November 8, 2011)

I will sing of the LORD’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you established your faithfulness in heaven itself. You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one,


Psalm 88

Published: June 24, 2022 (Originally published: November 1, 2011)

O LORD, the God who saves me, day and night I cry out before you. May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry. For my soul is full of trouble and my life draws near the grave. I am counted among those who go down to the pit;


Psalm 84

Published: June 20, 2022 (Originally published: October 4, 2011)

How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young— a place near your altar,


Psalm 83

Published: June 17, 2022 (Originally published: September 27, 2011)

O God, do not keep silent; be not quiet, O God, be not still. See how your enemies are astir, how your foes rear their heads. With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish.

“Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation,


Psalm 81

Published: June 15, 2022 (Originally published: September 13, 2011)

Sing for joy to God our strength; shout aloud to the God of Jacob! Begin the music, strike the tambourine, play the melodious harp and lyre. Sound the ram’s horn at the New Moon, and when the moon is full, on the day of our Feast; this is a decree for Israel,


Psalm 80

Published: June 15, 2022 (Originally published: September 6, 2011)

Hear us, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock; you who sit enthroned between the cherubim, shine forth before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh. Awaken your might; come and save us. Restore us, O God; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.


Psalm 78

Published: June 14, 2022 (Originally published: August 23, 2011)

O my people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter hidden things, things from of old- what we have heard and known, what our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children;