Today’s Old Testament chronological reading is in Genesis 35 and 36.
The Psalms/ Proverbs reading is in Psalm 39.
The New Testament reading is in Matthew 27.
The chiastic structure for Psa 39 (below) is new for today.
Hebrew root word parables.
Surely every man at his best estate is altogether vanity. Psa 39:5
TO STAND. Strong’s H5324 נצב natsab; translated, “at his best estate,” meaning, showing his best standing.
ALTOGETHER. Strong’s H3605 כל kol;
hey ה = man w/ raised arms, so look, reveal, wonder, worship, breath
bet ב = house, thus house, household, family, in, within
lamed ל = shepherd’s staff, thus teach, yoke, to, bind
The story: Breath (hey) within (bet) sent forth (lamed, in the sense of toward); that is, to exhale. Anything which flows away as breath flows away from the body when exhaled, is considered lost, empty, or vain.
Links to previous studies.
Gen 35:1-8, Purified from defilement
Gen 35:9-16a, The blessing on Israel
Gen 35:9-22a, Chiastic structure
Gen 35:1-29, Strong theme
Gen 36:1-43, Strong theme
Gen 35:9-36:43, Chiastic structure
Gen 32:3-36:43, Chiastic structure
Psalm 39, Meditation
Matthew 27:1-66, Chiastic structure
Matthew 27, And the testimony of two or three witnesses