R.Edward Harlow

Read A Psalm Every Day

Christian Publications Registered 230 Lupien Street Cap de la Madeleine, Quebec, Canada In a meeting of the Church all Christians can sing God’s praise, 1 Corinthians 14:26. The songs in the book of Psalms will help you every day. This book is written in simplified English. It uses a list of 1000 words prepared by Mr. H. Dennett of England. The only other words used are common in the Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Copyright © 1966 by R. E. Harlow Read a Psalm Eve...

Book 1

Psalm 1 The first verse or the first two of many psalms give in short form the message of the psalm as a whole. In the same way the first psalm is a taste of much that is found in the entire book of Psalms. Still more completely we may think of the first eight psalms as giving an example of the book as a whole. Psalms 1 and 2 teach doctrine. Psalms 3-7 are prayers and Psalm 8 is a song of praise, prayer and teaching. The first psalm describes the righteous man and Psalm 2 the struggle ...

Book 2

Psalm 42 Psalms 42-49 were written for or by the sons of Koran. Psalm 43 has no heading but really goes with Psalm 42. In the third book also there are four psalms for the sons of Korah, 84, 85, 87, and 88. Who were the sons of Korah? Korah belonged to the tribe of Levi and was a relation of Aaron and Moses. God had made Moses and Aaron leaders of the people, but Korah did not want to obey them. He gathered a number of unhappy Israelites and they rebelled against Moses and Aaron. God p...

Book 3

Psalm 73 There are seventeen psalms in the third book. Eleven of these are by Asaph, one each by Heman, Ethan, and David. Four are for the sons of Korah including one (88) written by Heman. Who was Asaph? He was the son of Berachiah, a Levite, one of those set over the service of song by David, 1 Chronicles 6:31, 39. With Heman and Ethan, Asaph was appointed by the Levites to play the musical instruments, 1 Chronicles 15:16, 17. Of these Asaph became the chief, 16:4-7. His sons also share...

Book 4

Psalm 90 Moses lived long before David and as far as we know, this psalm is the oldest in the book of Psalms. In Deuteronomy 32 we have a song of Moses and in Deuteronomy 33 we have his blessing which is also in the form of a psalm. Psalm 90:1 makes us think of Deuteronomy 33:27. In the first part of the psalm, vs. 1-4, he speaks about God’s greatness. His people have always dwelt with Him, but Jehovah was God before anything was created, v. 2. Eternity is like the years of time, but...

Book 5

Psalm 90 Moses lived long before David and as far as we know, this psalm is the oldest in the book of Psalms. In Deuteronomy 32 we have a song of Moses and in Deuteronomy 33 we have his blessing which is also in the form of a psalm. Psalm 90:1 makes us think of Deuteronomy 33:27. In the first part of the psalm, vs. 1-4, he speaks about God’s greatness. His people have always dwelt with Him, but Jehovah was God before anything was created, v. 2. Eternity is like the years of time, but...

Everyday Publications

After years of service in the Congo, we were convinced that the usual books about the Bible were too hard for most Africans to understand. Gertrud was instrumental in translating about 75% of the Old Testament into Swahili; also a dozen Emmaus correspondence courses. I agreed to write a simple commentary in English, which she would translate. That was in 1964. My idea of 'simple English' was of course purely subjective. Dr. Wm. Wonderly, a Bible Society linguist, gathered the scientif...
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