Almost as if it were a preamble, Psalm 103: 1-2 concentrates on the benefactor. This way, it assures the believer that whatever benefits which are to follow can be counted upon because of the divinity,
Why would anyone have to be reminded not to forget all of the Lord’s benefits? Could it be that we have become so accustomed to them that we take them for granted? Or, that we
We could very easily take all day to bless His holy nature. By nature, He is omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, omni-beneficent. By nature, He is gracious, loving and kind. By nature, He is real, righteous and
The several books of the Old and New Testaments were from an early time divided into chapters. The Pentateuch was divided by “the ancient Hebrews into 54 parshioth or sections, one of which” was read in the synagogue every Sabbath day (Acts. 13:15). These sections were afterwards divided into 669 sidrim or orders of unequal length. The Prophets were divided in somewhat the same manner into haphtaroth or passages. “In the early Latin and Greek versions of the Bible, similar divisions of the several books were made. The New Testament books were also divided into portions of various lengths under “different names, such as titles and heads or chapters.” “In modern times this ancient example was imitated, and many attempts of the kind were made before the existing division into chapters was fixed. The Latin Bible published by Cardinal Hugo of St. Cher in A.D. 1240 is generally regarded as the first “Bible that was divided into our present chapters, although it” appears that some of the chapters were fixed as early as A.D. 1059. This division into chapters came gradually to be adopted “in the published editions of the Hebrew, with some few” “variations, and of the Greek Scriptures, and hence of other” versions.
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