Psalm 34

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Psalm 34

Postby bn2bnude » Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:07 am

Today, in my reading I was given Psalm 34...

Psalm 34:1-5 (The Message) wrote:I bless God every chance I get; my lungs expand with his praise.

I live and breathe God;
if things aren't going well, hear this and be happy:

Join me in spreading the news;
together let's get the word out.

God met me more than halfway,
he freed me from my anxious fears.

Look at him; give him your warmest smile.
Never hide your feelings from him.


I know people have their own preferences for versions but I love the way this was written.
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Postby jochanaan » Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:29 pm

Well, The Message may be a paraphrase, but it often brings out something new and good and true about the Scriptures it renders. :)
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Postby LivingFree » Sat Nov 04, 2006 3:22 am

Amen!

There is always something to praise God about. Nature is always full of praise to God, the wonderful way our bodies are made, and function, the delicacy and beauty of human relationships, the fullness of salvation, and much more.

"God met me more than halfway,"

is "I sought the Lord and he answered me" in NIV. I like it better that way.

It reminds me of Footprints in the sand.
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Re: Psalm 34

Postby Johannes_1965 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:46 pm

I praise the Lord that CNV is back after two blank days
and I'd like to add some other favorite verses of psalm 34:

The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, and rescues them.
O taste and see that the LORD is good;
How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! (Psa 34, 7-8)

Who is the man who desires life and loves length of days that he may see good?
Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.
Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it. (Psa 34,12-14)

Seek peace and pursue it!

The LORD redeems the soul of His servants,
And none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned. (Psa 34,22)
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Re: Psalm 34

Postby trumpetbuff » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:19 am

I have been reading the Bible through this year using the Message version. I realize that it's not a literal translation needed for indepth Bible study, but I agree that it has opened up new insights into the Scriptures that I did not see with other translations. God's Word is beautiful!
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Re: Psalm 34

Postby bn2bnude » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:46 pm

trumpetbuff wrote:I have been reading the Bible through this year using the Message version. I realize that it's not a literal translation needed for indepth Bible study, but I agree that it has opened up new insights into the Scriptures that I did not see with other translations. God's Word is beautiful!



Let me suggest an alternative to "The Message". The issue with "The Message" is that it is not a translation but a paraphrase (there has been no claim otherwise).

The alternative is The Voice. You can download the New Testament at the site. This is a translation but after the translation was done, it was handed over to musicians, writers and poets who took the translated text and made it flow in the genre it was intended. Dialog is done like a script where the person talking is identified prior to the dialog.
So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. (Rom 8:1 NLT)



If I speak with the tongues of men and angels but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. (1 Cor 13:1)
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Re: Psalm 34

Postby trumpetbuff » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:59 pm

Thanks...I'll try the Voice for my next year's reading...I'm almost done reading through this version (ends October 31).
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