Who satisfies your mouth with good things… Psalm 103:5a Psalm 37: 3 declares: “Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.” There, the
In the first half of Psalm 103:4, God redeems us. Then, with only the separation of the pause of a comma, in the second half of the same verse, He crowns us. In other words,
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. (1 Corinthians 13:11) What
(not mentioned in Scripture) was the most famous of the monarchs “of the first Assyrian empire (about B.C. 1110). After his death,” for two hundred years the empire fell into decay. The history of David and Solomon falls within this period. He was succeeded by “his son, Shalmaneser II.”
“Or Tilgath-Pil-neser, the Assyrian throne-name of Pul (q.v.). He” “appears in the Assyrian records as gaining, in the fifth year of” “his reign (about B.C. 741), a victory over Azariah (= Uzziah in” “2 Chr. 26:1), king of Judah, whose achievements are described in” “2 Chr. 26:6-15. He is first mentioned in Scripture, however, as” “gaining a victory over Pekah, king of Israel, and Rezin of” “Damascus, who were confederates. He put Rezin to death, and” “punished Pekah by taking a considerable portion of his kingdom,” and carrying off (B.C. 734) a vast number of its inhabitants “into captivity (2 Kings 15:29; 16:5-9; 1 Chr. 5:6, 26), the” “Reubenites, the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh whom he” settled in Gozan. In the Assyrian annals it is further related “that, before he returned from Syria, he held a court at” “Damascus, and received submission and tribute from the” “neighbouring kings, among whom were Pekah of Samaria and” “Yahu-khazi [i.e., Ahaz], king of Judah (comp. 2 Kings” 16:10-16). “He was the founder of what is called “the second Assyrian “empire,” an empire meant to embrace the whole world, the centre” “of which should be Nineveh. He died B.C. 728, and was succeeded” “by a general of his army, Ulula, who assumed the name” Shalmaneser IV.
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