I’m going to post a scripture and I want you to think of where in the Bible you have seen this. Without internet help, utilizing a computer program, or assistance from a concordance, use your Bible to try to locate this passage. Here it is in the ESV:
There is none like you, O Lord;
you are great, and your name is great in might.
Who would not fear you, O King of the nations?
For this is your due;
for among all the wise ones of the nations
and in all their kingdoms
there is none like you.
The Lord is the true God;
he is the living God and the everlasting King.
At his wrath the earth quakes,
and the nations cannot endure his indignation.
Now turn to where you think it is and read. Is it the right passage? Or perhaps you were thinking it was this passage here:
Great and amazing are your deeds,
O Lord God the Almighty!
Just and true are your ways,
O King of the nations!
Who will not fear, O Lord,
and glorify your name?
For you alone are holy.
All nations will come
and worship you,
for your righteous acts have been revealed.
They are quite similar, are they not? One passage must be a parallel with the other. Why are these passages worded so similarly? If you don’t know where either of them are at in the scriptures, I will post a comment on this post tomorrow so you can look them up.
Some of the phrases which are common to both are “King of the nations”, “Who would not fear you?”, and the LORD’s uniqueness in relation to all nations of the earth. Both have phrases that are indigenous to each passage. However, it probably would help our study if you knew the surrounding of each of these passages. You will. Tomorrow. Remember, no help from anything but your own Bible knowledge.
Have fun and stay busy – Luke 19:13
-The Orange Mailman