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Lesson 23

Psalms 23 & 24


Psalm 23:1 How might the figure of a shepherd be especially appropriate in one of David's psalms, and what did the work of a shepherd include? (1 Samuel 16:11, 17:32-37)
23:2 What are the figures in verse 2 that carry out the metaphor of the Lord as a shepherd? (cf Ezra 34:11:15)


How does God guide one in paths of righteousness? (Psalm 119:105)
  Why does God guide one in paths of righteousness?
  What does this (answer to pervious question) mean? See the following passages: 1 Kings 8:41-42, 1 Samuel 12:22, Exodus 32:12, Numbers 14:13-16, Psalm 106:7-8, Jeremiah 14:7
23:4 What two items used by shepherds are mentioned in Psalm 23:4?
23:5 The metaphor changes from picturing the Lord as David's shepherd in verses 1-4 to describing the Lord as David's what?
  On verse 5, cf. 2 Samuel 17:27-29


24:2 This verse refers to what event? (cf. Psalm 136:5-9, especially verse 6; Gen. 1:9-10)
24:3 Who shall ascend into the hill of Jehovah?
24:7-10 What comparison can be made between verses 7-8 and 9-10? The obvious answer is the correct answer!) Does this suggest anything about the use of the psalm?
  Does the content of verses 7-9 suggest a particular occasion on which this psalm might have been used? (see 2 Samuel 6:12-15, 1 Chronicles 15:1, 16, 25-28; 16:1)