David, Psalms and the Wicked
What was he so troubled by?
A composite sketch of the wicked.
Listen to Part 1 of this series
There are numerous mentions of the wicked in the Psalms by David. Together they make an interesting composite. Listen through this list and see what impression you are left with. Who are the wicked? I have also provided some links to system reference information to help us dig in deeper.
PsalmsWicked - What they are saying
kjv@Psalms:5:9 Faithless mouth, throat open sepulchre, flattering tongue
kjv@Psalms:10:3 boasts hearts desire
kjv@Psalms:10:4-12 puffeth at enemies, said shall no tbe removed/see adversity, mouth causing deceit/fraud, God has forgotten/hidden/will never see, tongue vanity/mischief
kjv@Psalms:17:9-12 speak proudly
kjv@Psalms:36:1-4 flatter himself, words of iniquity/deciet
kjv@Psalms:58:3-5 estranged in womb.. soon as born speaking lies, poison like serpent, deaf like ader
kjv@Psalms:64:2-6 whet tongue like sword, arrows equal bitter words, encourage themselves in evil matters
kjv@Psalms:73:3-9 corrupt speak wickedly concerning opression
kjv@Psalms:109:25 mouth of.. and decietful opened against me, lying tongue, compassed me with words of hate
PsalmsWicked - What they are doing
kjv@Psalms:10:2 in pride persecuting poor
kjv@Psalms:10:3 bless covetous
kjv@Psalms:10:4-12 grievous ways, lurking/murdering innocent, eyes privily set against poor, laying in wait to catch poor, crouching/humbling self that poor may fall
kjv@Psalms:11:2 bend bow, privily shoot at upright
kjv@Psalms:11:6 wicked and him that loves violence (Alliance?)
kjv@Psalms:17:9-12 oppress me, compass me about, greedy of prey, lurking
kjv@Psalms:22:16 assembly of
kjv@Psalms:27:2 came upon me to eat my flesh
kjv@Psalms:37:12 plots against just, gnashes teeth
kjv@Psalms:37:14 drawn sword, bent bow to cast out poor and needy, slay upright of conversation
kjv@Psalms:37:32 watcheth righteous seeking to slay him
kjv@Psalms:55:3-6 oppression of.., cast iniquity at me, in wrath hated me
kjv@Psalms:64:2-6 secret counsel of.., insurrection of workers of iniquity, shoot in secret at perfect, lay snares privily
kjv@Psalms:71:4 unrighteous and cruel man (requiring hand of God to deliver from)
kjv@Psalms:109:2-5 fought against me without cause, rewarded evil for good and hatred for love
kjv@Psalms:119:53 forsake law
kjv@Psalms:119:61 bands of.. have robbed me
kjv@Psalms:119:110 laid snares for me
kjv@Psalms:129:4 cords of.. (requiring cutting assunder)
PsalmsWicked - Why they are doing it
kjv@Psalms:5:9-10 rebelled against Lord
kjv@Psalms:10:4-12 will not seek after God, not in thoughts, said God forgotten/hidden will never see
kjv@Psalms:10:13 contemns God, says God will not require it
kjv@Psalms:28:3-5 regard not the works of Lord not operation of hand
kjv@Psalms:34:21 they that hate righteous
kjv@Psalms:36:1-4 no fear of God before eyes, left off to be wise/good
kjv@Psalms:52:7 strengthened self in his wickedness, made not God his strength, trusted own abundance
kjv@Psalms:109:2-5 for my love they are my enemy
kjv@Psalms:119:155 salvation far from, they seek not thy statutes
kjv@Psalms:139:20 take thy name in vain
kjv@Psalms:140:8 exalt themselves
PsalmsWicked - The effectiveness of
kjv@Psalms:12:8 walk on every side when vilest men exalted
kjv@Psalms:17:9-12 inclosed in own fat
kjv@Psalms:37:7 prospers in his way having brought evil to pass
kjv@Psalms:37:21 borrows and payeth not again
kjv@Psalms:37:35-38 seen in great power like green bay tree
kjv@Psalms:55:3-6 my heart sore pained, terrors of death, fearfulness, trembling overwhelmed me
kjv@Psalms:73:3-9 no bands in their death, not in trouble as others nor plagued, pride compasseth, violence covers as garment, eyes stand out with fattness
kjv@Psalms:92:7 spring up as grass/florishes
kjv@Psalms:107:34 fruitful land becomes bareness
kjv@Psalms:141:4 eating dainties (men that work iniquity)
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Effectiveness in general
- on David - desperation/isolation/lack of strength against
- on Upright - chewed up/trapped/overwhelmed
- on poor/needy - cast out
- on land - made barren
Flourishing as whole even if individuals picked off
- like grass/bay tree/turbulent sea
- not effected bands of death/affliction
What became of the wicked David faced?
- kings to follow ineffectiveness?
- blind/compassionate populus manipulated?
Why poor/needy targeted?
- God's promise?
- Upright's responsibility?
- Easy riches?
- play upon compassions?