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Psalm 19 & Philippians 4

July 31, 2008
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I wonder if when St. Paul says to the Philippians, “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things” (Philippians 4:8) he is thinking of the Torah as described in Psalm 19:7-11.

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul;
The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;
The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;
The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold,
Yea, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
Moreover by them Your servant is warned,
And in keeping them there is great reward.

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  1. Rich Walker permalink
    September 27, 2009 10:09 pm

    Some translations “restoring the soul” some say “converting the soul” which is the best ?
    And what are presumptuous sins, or wilful sins that make them so diffferent?

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