Psalms Chapters 18 - 21: Bible Study for Atheists
Sacrilegious DiscourseMay 30, 202300:29:35

Psalms Chapters 18 - 21: Bible Study for Atheists

Husband and Wife cover Psalms 18 - 21

Psalm 18: Thanksgiving for Deliverance, starts out, "I love you, O LORD, my strength." This is the longest psalm in Book 1 of the Book of Psalms. Clocking in at 50 verses, it FELT long.

Psalm 19: The Works and Word of God, starts out, "The heavens declare the glory of God." This one makes a connection between the sun and the Torah, and is often contrasted with Psalm 8, in which the psalmist contemplates the starry sky in the evening. Don't hate Wife for liking it a bit.

Psalm 20: A Prayer for Victory, starts out, "The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble." This one is an intercession and is closely related to the following one as, in both, the king is the prominent figure. The 70 words in this psalm may reference the 70 cries of pain associated with child birth, and indeed, people are encouraged to recite this psalm while delivering. ABSOLUTELY NOT.

Psalm 21: Praise for Deliverance from the Enemy, starts out, "The king shall joy in thy strength." This one relates to the belief that God appointed a succession of rulers on Earth and that the king represents the moral state of his people. Which is fine when the king is a relatively good guy, but horse shit when he's a rotten sumbitch, as was the case more often than not.

Links to the songs Wife referenced:

Join us on DISCORD:

Skip the ads by joining Acast+

Thank you for stopping by Sacrilegious Discourse - Bible Study for Atheists!

Check out these links for more information about our podcast and merchandise:

Our Homepage:

Help support us by subscribing on Patreon: