24 Four things on earth are small,
but they are exceedingly wise:
25 the ants are a people not strong,
yet they provide their food in the summer;
26 the rock badgers are a people not mighty,
yet they make their homes in the cliffs;
27 the locusts have no king,
yet all of them march in rank;
28 the lizard you can take in your hands,
yet it is in kings’ palaces.
4 things are small but wise:
1. ants, providing for their food
2. rock badgers, making their homes in cliffs
3. the locust march in ranks
4. the lizard is simple yet kingly[?]
29 Three things are stately in their tread;
four are stately in their stride:
30 the lion, which is mightiest among beasts
and does not turn back before any;
31 the strutting rooster, the he-goat,
and a king whose army is with him.
3 things that are stately in their tread, 4 things in their stride:
1. the mighty lion
2.the strutting rooster
3. the he-goat [ram]
4. king with an army
I guess all those things do walk with a sense of pride and mighty dignity, don’t they? I wouldn’t want to mess with any of them. 🙂
32 If you have been foolish, exalting yourself,
or if you have been devising evil,
put your hand on your mouth.
33 For pressing milk produces curds,
pressing the nose produces blood,
and pressing anger produces strife.
I love this, just put your hand over your foolish, prideful evil mouth.
curds are a good thing, but blood and strife are not. If you are pressing your hand over your mouth to NOT produce something, what is that?
Ok, I’m done with Psalm 30. I enjoyed reading it and would have loved to do a more thorough study on it, but it’s all I had time for.
Hope this encourages you to read the psalms. I was told from someone, when reading the psalms, to underline the “i will” statements.
I’ve begun to do that, but need to list them out to see the pattern.
Blessings, The Home Engineer