Sunday, April 11, 2010


I'm into the book of Psalms now.  For those of you paying attention, I'm not going in order.  My commentaries come in separate books so I get them as I can.  The commentary noted the Psalms have over 20 instances of "Happy is the man" or "Blessed be the man" or some other form of identifying what causes happiness.  I like numbers, so I looked them up!!!

Psa 1:1-2  Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.

Psa 2:11-12  Serve the LORD with fear, with trembling kiss his feet, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way; for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

Psa 32:2  Blessed is the man to whom the LORD imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. 

Psa 33:12  Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage! 

Psa 34:8  O taste and see that the LORD is good! Happy is the man who takes refuge in him! 

Psa 40:4  Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after false gods! 

Psa 41:1-2  To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Blessed is he who considers the poor! The LORD delivers him in the day of trouble; the LORD protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; thou dost not give him up to the will of his enemies. 

Psa 84:4  Blessed are those who dwell in thy house, ever singing thy praise! 

Psa 84:12  O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in thee! 

Psa 89:15-16  Blessed are the people who know the festal shout, who walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance, who exult in thy name all the day, and extol thy righteousness.

Psa 94:12-13  Blessed is the man whom thou dost chasten, O LORD, and whom thou dost teach out of thy law  to give him respite from days of trouble, until a pit is dug for the wicked.

Psa 106:3  Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times!

Psa 119:1-3  Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD!  Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways!

Psa 128:1-2  A Song of Ascents. Blessed is every one who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways! You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be happy, and it shall be well with you.

Psa 127:3-5  Lo, sons are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.  Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the sons of one's youth.  Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. 

Psa 144:15  Happy the people to whom such blessings fall! Happy the people whose God is the LORD!  

Psa 146:5-8  Happy is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps faith for ever; who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free; the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous.

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