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Lesson 15

Psalms 8 & 9

READ: Psalm 8

8:2 Where is this verse quoted in the New Testament?
8:3 What is it that impresses David in verse 3?
8:4 The awe instilled in David by God's creation causes him to ask what question in verse 4?
  What kind of parallelism is seen in this verse?
  Who is the son of man?
  Where is this verse quoted in the New Testament?
8:5 To what extent has God been mindful of man?
8:6-8 What facts are cited by David to show that God had made man a little lower than deity, and has crowned him with glory and honor?
READ: Psalm 9
9:4 In what manner does God judge?
  Does God's righteous judgment involve punishing evil, rewarding evil, rewarding good, or both?
9:5-6 What has happened to the wicked enemy?
9:7 In contrast, what is true of God?
9:12 What does "maketh inquisition for blood" mean? (Cf Dt. 18:19, Ezek. 33:6, 8, where the same verb is translated "require".)
  Do you see any parallelism in verse 12?
9:13 Using Strong's Concordance or a similar tool, determine the relationship between the words "poor" (KJV - "humble") in verse 12 and "affliction" (KJV - "trouble") in verse 13.
9:14 Is the daughter of Zion in this verse distinct from Zion in verse 11?
9:15-16 What verses in Ps. 7 are very similar to these verses?
  Study the words "Higgaion" and "Selah" and their significance.