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A more positive reading, in which the sufferings are understood as something that the nation has endured (and has, perhaps, willingly chosen to expose itself to) “for your sake,” as an outcome of its covenantal loyalty to YHWH, is certainly a grammatical possibility. Just as it is written, “FOR YOUR SAKE WE ARE BEING PUT TO DEATH ALL DAY LONG; WE WERE COUNTED AS SHEEP FOR the SLAUGHTER. I think that ‘all day long’ means 24 hours or from morning to night, it implies only the length of time.

Crisler, Reading Romans as Lament: Paul’s Use of Old Testament Lament in His Most Famous Letter (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2016), 143–44. the depiction of the “invincible” ( ἀνίκητος) philosopher “whom none of the things disturb which are independent of the will,” in Epictetus, Discourses, 1. With the inevitable biscuits, chocolate, fried bread, tea and tinned pineapple to add to the feast). Near fine cloth copy in a very good if slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust-wrapper, now mylar-sleeved.Note, too, the way in which the catalogue of curses in Deut 28:15–68 includes language about the defeat of the nation’s armies at the hand of their enemies, such that “you will come at them from one direction but flee from them in seven, and you will become a thing of horror to all the kingdoms on earth” (v. In 1991 Alan was a passenger in a terrible car crash which claimed his life only after a courageous struggle lasting several weeks. Watch to discover the key benefits of each product and their powerhouse ingredients that tackle all skin concerns for radiant results. But there are obvious objections to be raised against this interpretation of the psalm citation’s function within its context in Romans 8:31–39. M. Houston, and Erika Moore, The Psalms as Christian Lament: A Historical Commentary (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014), 208.

But thou, O LORD, knowest me: thou hast seen me, and tried mine heart toward thee: pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter. I spread out my hands all day long to my rebellious people, who lived in a way that is morally unacceptable, and who did what they desired. One old man, the local sexton and gravedigger, is described as a 'complete human being', and that I had never forgotten. By quoting this from the Psalms, Paul is showing that God's people have faced persecution and hardship for generations. We may also be prepared to grant the possibility, as Stewart goes on to claim, that on this reading of the psalm citation’s intended force within Paul’s rhetoric it is capable of functioning “simultaneously” as “an appropriate lamentation of affliction” and as “a declaration of the gospel of the crucified Lord.Modified or adapted versions of prayers and original prayers on this site are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.

But it is difficult to see how, on this reading, the psalm citation can continue to carry any of its original force as a protesting lament.

This is an unconvincing reading of the psalm, however, since the lamenting “we” whose innocence the psalm insists on is also a “we” that is presented as possessing armies and fighting battles (vv. Calvin, for example, acknowledges the possible objection that the oppression under Antiochus (which he sees as the likely occasion for the psalm’s original composition) was an unusual calamity, but insists that, nonetheless, “since they have first affirmed their innocence, and show that they are burdened by so many evils, we can fittingly argue from this that there is nothing new in the Lord permitting his saints to be exposed to the cruelty of the ungodly. It is not faith’s last word on suffering, but it is still a valid word to be spoken by God’s people in response to sufferings that are unexplained and (at least from a human standpoint) inexplicable. Although the standard of any duration being longer or shorter can vary from person to person and from event to event but generally for everyday routine tasks a complete day can be a fairly long extent and hence the usage of this phrase. descriptions that point unambiguously toward the nation as a whole, not a righteous remnant within the nation.

Gospel Differences, Harmonisations, and Historical Truth: Origen and Francis Watson’s Paradigm Shift?But ‘all the day long’ refers to a certain day or ‘the day’, so it could mean 24 hours of that day or from morning till night on that day. Redeem us for the sake of your steadfast love”), and that they would have understood the summons of the psalm, in light of the gospel, as having been “answered by the God who raises the dead in the Christ-age. There is the further reason for the application in the text that the Psalm does not lay stress upon the guilt of the people, but regards their sufferings as undergone in the cause of the theocracy.

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