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The Message: Psalms
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0891097880, Paperback)READ THE PSALMS AGAIN FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME.
In most English translations, the Psalms sound smooth and polished. Elizabethan rhythms and style dominate. As literature, they are beyond compare. But as prayer-God-directed expressions of anger, praise, and lament-most English translations miss something vital.
"Prayer is elemental, not advanced, language," writes biblical languages scholar Eugene H. Peterson. "It is the means by which our language becomes honest, true, and personal. In the original Hebrew, the Psalms are not genteel-they're earthy and rough. They are not the prayers of nice people, couched in cultured language. But they have an immense range of gut-level honesty and passion that provides them with terrific energy."
In Psalms, Peterson brings these ancient prayers to life for modern readers by translating the rhythm and idiom of the original Hebrew into contemporary English-all the while maintaining the song-like meter and lyrical quality of your favorite translations.
If this is your introduction to the Psalms, you will understand them instantly. And if you are a long-time student of the Word of God, we invite you to read the Psalms again-for the very first time.
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"The 150 psalms contain some of the most inspiring lines in the Old Testament: Psalm 23 'The lord is my shepherd' and Psalm 121 ' I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills'. Yet fe know them as set, and this recording, in Alex Jennings' clear performance , allows us to consider them as a whole....They are presented with English choral music from the 16th and 17th centuries."--Container.
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