Psalm 19

A. Heavens speak of God’s  glory

1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
2 Day unto day uttereth speech (omer), and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
3 There is no speech (omer) nor language, where their voice is not heard.
4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.

B.Penetrating rays of the sun

In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it:
and there is nothing hid (satar) from the heat thereof.

C. The nature and power of God’s Word

a. 7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul:
the testimony of the LORD is sure,  making wise the simple.

b. 8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart:
the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

c. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever:
the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.

b’. 10 More to be  desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

a’. 11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned:
and in keeping of them there is great reward.

B’. Penetrating power of God’s Word

12 Who can understand his errors?
cleanse thou me from secret (satar) faults.
13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins;
let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright,
and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

A’. Psalmist speaks of God’s glory

14 Let the words (emer) of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

2 thoughts on “Psalm 19”

  1. v 8 and 10 …honeycomb and enlightening of the eyes come together in the following verse:-

    1Sa 14:27 But Jonathan heard not when his father charged the people with the oath: wherefore he put forth the end of the rod that was in his hand, and dipped it in an honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth; and his eyes were enlightened.

    1. Verified independently as shown above. There is actually a bit more organization to David’s applications in the second half of the structure – all of it systematic allusions to the general and special revelation introduced in the first half/center.

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