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Lesson 20

Psalm 19

19:1 The word "heaven" in verse 1 is parallel to what other word in the same verse?
19:2 "Day unto day uttereth speech" concerning what? "Night unto night showeth knowledge" concerning what? (compare verse 1)
19:3 The ASV has, "There is no speech nor language; Their voice is not heard, "i.e., the speech is uttered and knowledge is shown without any actual words being spoken.
  The KJV has, "There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard", i.e., the speech that is uttered and the knowledge that is shown is heard and understood by people of every language.
  The KJV footnote has, "There is no speech nor language, without their voice heard", i.e., anything spoken is audible and therefore, the discourse of the heavens audible to all men.
19:4 "Their (i.e.,the heavens') line is gone out..." "...their (i.e., the heaven's) words....", "In them (i.e., the heavens') hath he set...."
  Note Paul's use of the words of Psalm 19:4 in Romans 10:18. Does he use them according to their original contextual meaning? Compare his use of Deuteronomy 30:12-14 in Romans 10:6-8.
19:5 What is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber?
19:1-6 Verses 1 through 6 of this psalm have to do with God's revelation of himself though what medium?
  What verse in Romans 1 sums up the thought of Psalm 19:1-6?
  Can man know that there is a God apart from the written word?
  How is God referred to in the first 6 verses of this psalm?
19:7 What is perfect and restores the soul?
19:7-9 List the synonyms for law found in verses 7-9. (They do not have to be synonyms in the strictest sense, as long as they are used as parallels in this context)
  Can a knowledge of God gained from nature "make wise the simple"?
19:11 The "great reward" spoken on in 19:11 can only be gained through God's revelation in what form?
19:12-13 Contrast the two kinds of sin mentioned respectively in verses 12 and 13.
19:7-14 The second half of this psalm has to do with God's revelation through what medium?
  How is God referred to in verses 7-14 of this psalm?
  What do you think is the reason for referring to God in two different ways in this psalm? Is there a connection with the subject matter of the two halves of this psalm? Remember that Elohim (translated "God" in the ASV, KJV, and NASB) simply implies deity, whereas Jehovah (translated LORD in the KJV and NASB) is the personal name for God used by one who has come to know him.