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READ: 1 Samuel 16-19, Psalm 59
1. In which book of the five books of Psalms is this psalm found?
2. What kind of parallelism (synonymous as in 49:1 and 24:1, antithetical as in 1:6, or synthetic as in 119:11) is found in 59:11?
3. What kind of parallelism is found in 59:2?
4. What kind of parallelism is found in 59:17?
5. List the events of David's life up to the writing of this Psalm.
|Ps. 59:TITLE||What chapter of 1 Samuel describes the event referred to in the title of Psalm 59? The wording of this title is particularly similar to what verse in 1 Samuel?|
|59:1||Why does David say "enemies" plural? (Cf. 1 Sam. 19:11.)|
|59:3||To what event does the phrase "They lie in wait" refer?|
|Why does David describe his enemies as "mighty" (KJV, ASV) or "fierce" (NAS)?|
|Did David feel that they had just cause to seek his life?|
|Did Jonathan believe that David's enemies had just cause to seek his life? (Cf. 1 Sam. 19:5.)|
|59:6||In what city did David and Michal live at the time of these events? (See 1 Sam. 15:34, 18:1-2.)|
|In what city did Saul's messengers "return at evening" and "go round about"? (1 Sam. 19:11, but see also 19:20-21.)|
|59:7||What did David's enemies think the answer to their question was?|
|What was the true answer? (59:8)|
|59:10||The phrase translated "mine enemies" in the ASV and KJV, or "my foes" in the NAS, could literally be translated to say what? (Check your footnote.)|
|59:11||Why "slay them not"?|
|59:12||What might have been the lies which they spoke? (cf. 1 Sam. 24:9)|
|59:13||Does this verse contradict the plea to "slay them not" of verse eleven?|
|What is meant by "Jacob"? (Cf. Gen. 32:38, Num. 23:7)|
|Did David think that God was only the God of Israel?|
|59:14-15||Who is represented by the "meat" of "food" in verse 15?|
|What kind of noises do unsatisfied dogs make?|
|What kind of noises did these unsatisfied enemies make? (Cf. 59:7)|
|59:16-17||To whom did David attribute his deliverance?|