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Lesson 27

Psalms 36 & 37

Psalm 36

  1. Compare at least three different translations of the first two verses and then complete the chart below:

      translation #1 translation #2 translation #3 translation #4
    Name of Bible Version:        
    within whose heart?        
    who flatters someone?        
    who is flattered?        
    who will hate his iniquity?        

  2. Psalm 97:10 teaches the opposite of the attitude described in what verse of the 36th psalm?

  3. Does God have wings?

  4. In what sense does "the foot of pride" (verse 11) come upon the wicked? (cf. verse 2)


Psalm 37

  1. This is an acrostic, or alphabetical psalm. What does that mean?

  2. What might a person find himself doing when thinking of them that work unrighteousness, or iniquity? (37:1)

  3. Why should we not envy the wrongdoers? (37:2)

  4. When will they be cut down like the grass and wither like the green herb? (cf. 37:10)

  5. If we delight in Jehovah, what will he give us?

  6. Verse 7 expresses an idea similar to that of what earlier verse?

  7. What will those who wait for Jehovah inherit? (cf. 37:11, Mt. 5:5; on the significance of the "land," cf. Zechariah 13:1-2)

  8. How long would their inheritance last? (cf. 37:18)

  9. What would happen to the wicked when they drew their sword?

  10. Why is the little that the righteous have, better than the abundant riches of the wicked?

  11. "A man's goings are established of Jehovah" (37:23). On the basis of the following verse, what does this mean?

  12. Why does the psalmist tell us that he has been young and is now old?

  13. A contrast between what two groups is maintained throughout this whole psalm?