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Encountering the Book of Psalms
By C. Hassell Bullock
Life Lessons: Book of Psalms
By Max Lucado
 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. /*Selah*/. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.
Send forth — Will discover them, by affording his gracious help in pursuance of his promises.
 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
Lions — Fierce and bloody men.
I lie — I have my abode.
On fire — From hell. Who are mere fire-brands, breathing out wrath and threatenings, and incensing Saul against me.
 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.
Excited — Glorify thy power, and goodness, and justice, and faithfulness, by my deliverance.
Above, … — To the highest degree possible.
 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.
Fixed — In a stedfast belief of thy promises.
 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.
My glory — My tongue, the instrument of singing.
Awake — I will employ all the powers of my soul and body.
 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.
The people — Among the Israelites, and among the Heathens, as I shall have occasion.