Psalms 73-150, Derek Kidner


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“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want” . . . “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet” . . . “Search me, O God, and know my heart” . . . Such phrases leap to mind each time a Christian lifts his or her heart to God. For many, in fact, the book of Psalms is the richest part of the Old Testament. Renowned scholar Derek Kidner provides a fresh and penetrating guide to Psalms 73-150. As in the companion volume (Psalms 1-72), he analyzes each psalm in depth, comments on interpretive questions and lays bare the universal relevance of the texts. This helpful companion to the book of Psalms, while not specifically devotional, will inspire and deepen personal worship. The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series. These commentaries are designed to help the reader of the Bible understand what the text says and what it means. The Introduction to each book gives a concise but thorough treatment of its authorship, date, original setting and purpose. Following a structural Analysis, the Commentary takes the book section by section, drawing out its main themes, and also comments on individual verses and problems of interpretation. Additional Notes provide fuller discussion of particular difficulties. The goal throughout is to explain the true meaning of the Bible and make its message plain.” -Amazon.com

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Psalms 1-72, Derek Kidner


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“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” “Thy word is a lamp to my feet.” “Search me, O God, and know my heart!” Such phrases leap to mind each time a Christian lifts his heart to God. For many, in fact, Psalms is the richest part of the Old Testament. Derek Kidner provides a fresh and penetrating guide to Psalms 1-72. He analyzes each psalm in depth, comments on interpretive questions and lays bare the universal relevance of the texts. In addition he gives special help on the psalmists’ cries for vengeance. Together with its companion volume (Psalms 73-150) this introduction and commentary will inspire and deepen personal worship. The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series. These commentaries are designed to help the reader of the Bible understand what the text says and what it means. The Introduction to each book gives a concise but thorough treatment of its authorship, date, original setting and purpose. Following a structural Analysis, the Commentary takes the book section by section, drawing out its main themes, and also comments on individual verses and problems of interpretation. Additional Notes provide fuller discussion of particular difficulties. The goal throughout is to explain the true meaning of the Bible and make its message plain. – Amazon.com

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Psalms: Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms, John Goldingay


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“John Goldingay’s three-volume commentary on the book of Psalms combines literary, historical, grammatical, and theological insights in a widely accessible manner. One of today’s foremost experts on biblical theology, Goldingay covers the Psalms with his own translation of each passage, followed by interpretive comments and discussion of the theological implications.
The book of Psalms is the literary sanctuary; a holy place where humans share their joys and struggles with brutal honesty in God’s presence,” writes Tremper Longman III, editor of the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series. Pastors, seminary students, scholars, and Bible study leaders will enjoy this enriching three-volume commentary set.”-Amazon.com

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Uplifting Psalms for Heavy Hearts


A common denominator among most counselees is the presence of trouble in their lives for which they have no answers. The counselee feels helpless and hopeless in the midst of such trouble, even though God has already provided many resources for solutions. This “helpless” condition requires the counselor to offer genuine hope to the counselee – hope of solutions and hope of change. The Psalms, in particular, are filled with such hope and help.

Psalm 32 not only offers deep insights into the nature of forgiveness and resulting wisdom but also provides a broad-stroke picture of God’s deliverance. As with many psalms, the exegete may have some difficulty identifying a unifying theme in Psalm 32. At first glance, forgiveness captures our attention because of the relational ramifications. If we were to focus on this aspect alone, however, we would overlook important features in the rest of the psalm and would miss important teaching that is equally useful in counseling. This psalm requires the use of a common technique Read more…