Psalms 56-69 Questions and Answers

Psalms 56-69 Questions and AnswersQuestions and Answers on Psalms 56-69

Psalms 56-69 continue with questions and answers on the book of psalms – prayers and praises to God.

What do they mean “they go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies” in Psalm 58:3? People are wicked from their birth.

What did does it mean “they make a noise like a dog” in Psalm 59:6? This is a derogatory statement as the psalmist is comparing the wicked men to dogs.

What does it mean in Psalm 59:7 “swords are on their lips”? Their words are very cutting, like swords.

Who is Shechem? In this context, Shechem was the first capital of the Kingdom of Israel It was located in Samaria. I think that David is saying that Shechem was occupied by Saul’s people but David would take it.

Where is the valley of Succoth? This was a valley probably east of the Jordan river.

What is a washpot? It is the old fashioned basin. A pot used for washing before there was running water.

Is Edom a city? No Edom was a country.

When they talk about salvation is this about the New Testament salvation? Usually in the OT the salvation is more of a physical deliverance.

What does he mean, “I shall not be greatly moved”? David knows that he may be shaken, but he will not be cast down since he depends on God.

In Psalm 63:9 is he referring to hell? Yes, he is.

Is Psalm 65 about salvation? I don’t understand about salvation. Excellent question! This salvation: Psalm 65:5 By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:” is a physical saving, a deliverance from death and destruction.

What does it mean is “silver in tried” in Psalm 65? He is referring to the melting of silver to separate the metal from all of the impurities.

In Psalm 66:12 is this referring to when God parted the water for them to pass over? No, David and his men were in danger and God delivered them from all harm.

What is meant in Psalm 67:6? Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us? I think that this is a prophetic reference to the 1000 year reign of Christ on earth but it also means that God blesses with food via crops.

What is JAH mean? This is a shortened from of the name Jehovah, God’s personal Name. This is the only place it is used in the Bible.

What is Sinai? This was the mountain where God gave the law to Moses.

What do they mean in Psalm 68:12? This is a reference to one of the many wars that David fought. Thanks to God he won.

What was the hill of God? “The hill of God” is a reference to Mount Zion.

How many angels were there? I don’t know. The Bible says “even thousands of angels”, Psalm 68:17

In Psalm 69 was David praying for forgiveness? No, I think that is part of it, but also he was discouraged because he feels that God is not listening and David is perhaps again surrounded by his enemies.

Finished with Psalms 56-69? Continue with Psalms 70-95.

Mary Jane

I'm Mary Jane, child of God, wife of Joe, mom to furry little ones, writer and author of The Faith Series devotionals. Trying every day to be better this day than I was yesterday in every part of my life. Thank you for visiting.

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