What is the Bible saying in Psalm 53?
The last verse of Psalm 53 tells us that it was written during the Babylonian Exile, first because it mentions Jerusalem (Zion) and then because it talks of the captivity as not yet ended:"Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad."
The psalmist is depressed at the situation and the apparently total lack of faith in the Jewish God:
53:1: "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good."
53:3: "Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one."
Only in the final verse, does the psalmist show evidence of optimism:
53:6: "Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad."
This short chapter expresses God's sorrow at how Man has turned away to his own understanding and forsaken Him. Man has turned to evil and is wasting away. There is hope that salvation will come out of Israel and bring peace and joy to His children.
2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.
3 Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that does good, no, not one.
4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God.
5 There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God has scattered the bones of him that encamp against thee: thou has put them to shame, because God has despised them.
6 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God brings back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.
What are the longest and the shortest CHAPTERS of the Bible AND what is the central chapter of the Bible?
Did you know: Psalm 118 is the middle chapter of the entire Bible? Psalm 117, before Psalm 118 is the shortest chapter in the Bible? Psalm 119, after Psalm 118 is the longest chapter in the Bible? The Bible has 594 chapters before Psalm 118 and 594 chapters after Psalm 118? If you add up all the chapters except Psalm 118, you get a total of 1188 chapters? 1188 or Psalm 118 verse 8 is…
# Genesis 24:63 # Joshua 1:8 # Psalm 1:2 # Psalm 39:3 # Psalm 48:9 # Psalm 77:12 # Psalm 119:15 # Psalm 119:23 # Psalm 119:27 # Psalm 119:48 # Psalm 119:78 # Psalm 119:97 # Psalm 119:99 # Psalm 119:148 # Psalm 143:5 # Psalm 145:5 ///////// The above stats - I don't know what Bible is used? King James Statistics are at the link (not case sensitive) Meditate (14) Meditation (6)
That's relatively easy.... look, Psalm is the largest book in the bible... and if the translation has a proportional size... you find Psalm quite in the middle of the whole bible text (just open it). If you don't get it a the first try you are certainly quite close to the book of Psalm (and to find the 91 should be easy). This is my trick - if you haven't any legend inside (where you…
Psalm is an English word that means hymn. These verses in the Bible are hymns that were sung. If you look at several of them, the notations are made on how to sing them, or who is to sing them. There are also notations about who wrote the particular psalm. Just like learning a song in choir, these are songs to be sung in public in praise of God.