Musings on…. Muse

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Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;
keep watch over the door of my lips!
Do not let my heart incline to any evil,
to busy myself with wicked deeds
in company with men who work iniquity,
and let me not eat of their delicacies!

Psalm 141:3-4

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Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you preserve my life;
you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
and your right hand delivers me.
The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me;
your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.
Do not forsake the work of your hands.

Psalm 138:7-8

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Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my salvation and my God.

Psalm 43:5

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I remember the days of old;
I meditate on all that you have done;
I ponder [muse] the work of your hands.
Psalm 143:5

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I was curious to know what muse meant:

Muse, prim root. Strongs 7878

  1. to put forth, mediate, muse, commune, speak, complain, ponder, sing
    1. (Qal)
      1. to complain
      2. to muse, meditate upon, study, ponder
      3. to talk, sing, speak
    2. (Polel) to meditate, consider, put forth thoughts 

 

 Translated Words
  KJV (20) – commune, 1; complain, 2; declare, 1; meditate, 5; muse, 1; pray, 1; speak, 4; talk, 5;NAS (20) – complain, 2; considered, 1; meditate, 7; meditates, 1; muse, 2; sigh, 1; sing, 1; speak, 3; talk, 2;      

 

–verb (used without object)
 

    1.   to think or meditate in silence, as on some subject.

 

    2.   Archaic. to gaze meditatively or wonderingly.

–verb (used with object)
 

    3.   to meditate on.

 

    4.   to comment thoughtfully or ruminate upon.

Origin:
1300–50; ME musen to mutter, gaze meditatively on, be astonished < MF muser, perh. ult. deriv. of ML mūsum muzzle

Related forms:

muser, noun
Synonyms:
1. cogitate, ruminate, think; dream. 1, 3. ponder, contemplate, deliberate.
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Is this the right word for my blog?
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