Originally published on 8/14/2009
There are some passages that are best still in the “original” KJV. Here is one of them (can you read this without singing)
King James Version (KJV)
1Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.
2O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.
3Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.
However, sometimes you can’t top the Message for getting the “message” across:
The Message (MSG)
A David Psalm
1-2 My head is high, God, held high; I’m looking to you, God;
No hangdog skulking for me.
3 I’ve thrown in my lot with you;
You won’t embarrass me, will you?
Or let my enemies get the best of me?
Don’t embarrass any of us
Who went out on a limb for you.
It’s the traitors who should be humiliated.
So, today, no hangdog skulking. Lift your eyes up to God and be lifted up yourself. He is where your strength comes from.
Be Strong today, because God is Strong!