06 March 2015

EJ&T - Psalms 1-30: Kiss the Son and break the heathen

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are 613. See here for a list of those that I've found so far.

I can't find any commandments in Esther or Job, although this one from Esther, comes close:

All the wives shall give to their husbands honour, both to great and small. And ... every man should bear rule in his own house. Esther 1:20-22
But this was a commandment of the king, not God -- even though the author of Esher (and so presumably God) seemed to approve of it. Indeed the main point of Esther seems to be this: women should obey their husbands (by dancing naked in front of their husbands' drunken guests or whatnot) and genocide is a good thing when it is rumored that someone in a nation plans to kill Jews.

So on to the Psalms. Here are the commandments that I have found so far.

  1. Ask God (and he'll give you heathens for slaves and the whole earth for your possession).
  2. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Pslam 2:4

    Ask, and it shall be given you. Matthew 7:7

  3. Break the heathen with a rod of iron and smash them into little pieces.
  4. Thou shalt break them [the heathen] with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. Pslams 2:9

  5. Be wise.
  6. Be wise. Psalm 2:10

    Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee. Psalm 32:9

    Keep sound wisdom and discretion. Proverbs 3:21

    Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way. Proverbs 23:19

    Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding. Proverbs 23:23

    My son, be wise, and make my heart glad. Proverbs 27:11

  7. Be instructed.
  8. Be instructed. Psalm 2:10

    Hear counsel, and receive instruction. Psalm 19:20

    Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge. Psalm 19:27

    Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge. Proverbs 23:12

  9. Kiss the Son.
  10. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Psalm 2:12

  11. Know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself.
  12. Know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself. Psalm 4:3

  13. Stand in awe.
  14. Stand in awe. Psalm 4:4

    Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. Psalm 33:8

  15. Don't sin.
  16. Sin not. Psalm 4:4, 1 Corinthians 15:34, Ephesians 4:26

  17. Commune with your own heart upon your bed.
  18. Commune with your own heart upon your bed. Psalm 4:4

  19. Be still.
  20. Be still. Psalm 4:4

  21. Offer the sacrifices of righteousness.
  22. Offer the sacrifices of righteousness. Psalm 4:5

  23. Trust the Lord.
  24. Put your trust in the LORD. Psalm 4:5

    Trust in the LORD. Psalm 37:3, Psalm 115:11

    Trust also in him. Psalm 37:5

    Trust in him at all times. Psalm 62:8

    Trust thou in the LORD. Psalm 115:9

    Trust in the LORD with all thine heart. Proverbs 3:5

  25. Declare God's doings among the people.
  26. Declare among the people his doings. Psalm 9:11


Anonymous said...

You should post all the slave laws of the United States Corporation that are based on a dead language called latin, also post all the UCC, USC, Regulations, Statutes, ordinances, policies, rules, etc. I'll bet there are over a couple million and they are all set up to steal from you, torture you, enslave you, control you, kill you, etc.

Autumn said...

I look forward to when you publish this, in book form.