'Think' in the Bible
Only think of me when it goes well with you, and please show me kindness by mentioning me to Pharaoh and get me out of this house.
This is what the Lord commands regarding the daughters of Zelophehad: ‘Let them marry whom they wish; only they must marry within the family of the tribe of their father.’
And his armor bearer said to him, “Do everything that is in your heart (mind); here I am with you in whatever you think [best].”
But the princes of the Ammonites [were suspicious and] said to Hanun their lord, “Do you think that David is honoring your father because he has sent comforters to you? Has David not sent his servants to you in order to search the city, to spy it out and overthrow it?”
So now, do not let my lord the king take the report to heart that all the king’s sons are dead; for Amnon alone is dead.”
The lookout said, “I think the man in front runs like Ahimaaz the son of Zadok.” The king said, “He is a good man and is coming with good news.”
if they take it to heart in the land where they have been taken captive, and they repent and pray to You in the land of their captors, saying, ‘We have sinned and done wrong and we have acted wickedly;’
But the leaders of the Ammonites said to Hanun, “Do you think that David has sent people to console and comfort you because he honors your father? Have his servants not come to you to search and to overthrow and to spy out the land?”
“And now you intend to assert yourselves against the kingdom of the Lord which is in the hands of the sons of David, since you are a great multitude and have with you the golden calves (idols) which Jeroboam made for you as gods.
Remember, O My God, Tobiah and Sanballat in regard to these actions of theirs, and also [remember] the prophetess Noadiah and the rest of the prophets who were trying to frighten me.
“Remember now, who, being innocent, ever perished?Or where [and in what circumstances] were those upright and in right standing with God destroyed?
“What is man that You [should] magnify him [and think him important]?And that You are concerned about him?
“Do you think this is according to [your] justice?Do you say, ‘My righteousness is more than God’s’?
“Behind him he makes a shining wake;One would think the deep to be gray-haired [with foam].
Many are saying of me,“There is no help [no salvation] for him in God.” Selah.
With my voice I was crying to the Lord,And He answered me from His holy mountain. Selah.
Salvation belongs to the Lord;May Your blessing be upon Your people. Selah.
O sons of men, how long will my honor and glory be [turned into] shame?How long will you [my enemies] love worthless (vain, futile) things and seek deception and lies? Selah.
Tremble [with anger or fear], and do not sin;Meditate in your heart upon your bed and be still [reflect on your sin and repent of your rebellion]. Selah.
Let the enemy pursue me and overtake me;And let him trample my life to the groundAnd lay my honor in the dust. Selah.
The Lord has made Himself known;He executes judgment;The wicked are trapped by the work of their own hands. Higgaion (meditation) Selah.
Put them in [reverent] fear of You, O Lord,So that the nations may know they are but [frail and mortal] men. Selah.
May He remember all your meal offeringsAnd accept your burnt offering. Selah.
You have given him his heart’s desire,And You have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.
This is the generation (description) of those who diligently seek Him and require Him as their greatest need,Who seek Your face, even [as did] Jacob. Selah.
Who is [He then] this King of glory?The Lord of hosts,He is the King of glory [who rules over all creation with His heavenly armies]. Selah.
For day and night Your hand [of displeasure] was heavy upon me;My energy (vitality, strength) was drained away as with the burning heat of summer. Selah.
I acknowledged my sin to You,And I did not hide my wickedness;I said, “I will confess [all] my transgressions to the Lord”;And You forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah.
You are my hiding place; You, Lord, protect me from trouble;You surround me with songs and shouts of deliverance. Selah.
“Behold, You have made my days as [short as] hand widths,And my lifetime is as nothing in Your sight.Surely every man at his best is a mere breath [a wisp of smoke, a vapor that vanishes]! Selah.
“With rebukes You discipline man for sin;You consume like a moth what is precious to him;Surely every man is a mere breath [a wisp of smoke, a vapor that vanishes]. Selah.
In God we have boasted all the day long,And we will praise and give thanks to Your name forever. Selah.
Though its waters roar and foam,Though the mountains tremble at its roaring. Selah.
The Lord of hosts is with us;The God of Jacob is our stronghold [our refuge, our high tower]. Selah.
The Lord of hosts is with us;The God of Jacob is our stronghold [our refuge, our high tower]. Selah.
He chooses our inheritance for us,The glory and excellence of Jacob whom He loves. Selah.
As we have heard, so have we seenIn the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God:God will establish her forever. Selah.
This is the fate of those who are foolishly confident,And of those after them who approve [and are influenced by] their words. Selah.
But God will redeem my life from the power of Sheol,For He will receive me. Selah.
And the heavens declare His righteousness,For God Himself is judge. Selah.
You love evil more than good,And falsehood more than speaking what is right. Selah.
But God will break you down forever;He will take you away and tear you away from your tent,And uproot you from the land of the living. Selah.
For strangers have risen against meAnd violent men have sought my life;They have not set God before them. Selah.
“I would wander far away,I would lodge in the [peace of the] wilderness. Selah.
God will hear and humble them,Even He who sits enthroned from old— Selah.Because in them there has been no change [of heart],And they do not fear God [at all].
Cast them out because of their wickedness.In anger bring down the peoples, O God!
He will send from heaven and save me;He calls to account him who tramples me down. Selah.God will send out His lovingkindness and His truth.
They set a net for my steps;My very life was bowed down.They dug a pit before me;Into the midst of it they themselves have fallen. Selah.
You, O Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel,Arise to punish all the nations;Spare no one and do not be merciful to any who treacherously plot evil. Selah.
Look how they belch out [insults] with their mouths;Swords [of sarcasm, ridicule, slander, and lies] are in their lips,For they say, “Who hears us?”
Destroy them in wrath, destroy them so that they may be no more;Let them know that God rules over Jacob (Israel)To the ends of the earth. Selah.
You have set up a banner for those who fear You [with awe-inspired reverence and submissive wonder—a banner to shield them from attack],A banner that may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
Let me dwell in Your tent forever;Let me take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. Selah.
They consult only to throw him down from his high position [to dishonor him];They delight in lies.They bless with [the words of] their mouths,But inwardly they curse. Selah.
Trust [confidently] in Him at all times, O people;Pour out your heart before Him.God is a refuge for us. Selah.
They devise acts of injustice, saying,“We are ready with a well-conceived plan.”For the inward thought and the heart of a man are deep (mysterious, unsearchable).
“All the earth will [bow down to] worship You [in submissive wonder],And will sing praises to You;They will praise Your name in song.” Selah.
Who rules by His might forever,His eyes keep watch on the nations;Do not let the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.
I shall offer to You burnt offerings of fat lambs,With the [sweet] smoke of rams;I will offer bulls with male goats. Selah.
God be gracious and kind-hearted to us and bless us,And make His face shine [with favor] on us— Selah.
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,For You will judge the people fairlyAnd guide the nations on earth. Selah.
O God, when You went out before Your people,When You marched through the wilderness, Selah.
Blessed be the Lord, who bears our burden day by day,The God who is our salvation! Selah.
Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth,Sing praises to the Lord! Selah.
“The earth and all the inhabitants of it melt [in tumultuous times].It is I who will steady its pillars. Selah.
There He broke the flaming arrows,The shield, the sword, and the weapons of war. Selah.
When God arose to [establish] judgment,To save all the humble of the earth. Selah.
I remember God; then I am disquieted and I groan;I sigh [in prayer], and my spirit grows faint. Selah.
Has God forgotten to be gracious?Or has He in anger withdrawn His compassion? Selah.
You have with Your [great] arm redeemed Your people,The sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.
“You called in [the time of] trouble and I rescued you;I answered you in the secret place of thunder;I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah.
How long will you judge unjustlyAnd show partiality to the wicked? Selah.
Assyria also has joined with them;They have helped the children of Lot [the Ammonites and the Moabites] and have been an arm [of strength] to them. Selah.
Blessed and greatly favored are those who dwell in Your house and Your presence;They will be singing Your praises all the day long. Selah.
O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;Listen, O God of Jacob! Selah.
The Lord will count, when He registers the peoples,“This one was born there.” Selah.
Your wrath has rested heavily upon me,And You have afflicted me with all Your waves. Selah.
Will You perform wonders for the dead?Shall the departed spirits arise and praise You? Selah.
I will establish your seed foreverAnd I will build up your throne for all generations.” Selah.
“It shall be established forever like the moon,And the witness in the heavens is ever faithful.” Selah.
You have shortened the days of his youth;You have covered him with shame. Selah.
They sharpen their tongues like a serpent’s;Poison of a viper is under their lips. Selah.
The proud have hidden a trap for me, and cords;They have spread a net by the wayside;They have set traps for me. Selah.
“Do not grant, O Lord, the desires of the wicked;Do not further their evil device, that they not be exalted. Selah.
I reach out my hands to You;My throat thirsts for You, as a parched land [thirsts for water]. Selah.
“Tell me, O you whom my soul loves,Where do you pasture your flock,Where do you make it lie down at noon?For why should I be like one who is veiledBeside the flocks of your companions?”
(The Bridegroom)“How fair and beautiful you are, my darling,How very beautiful!Your eyes behind your veil are like those of a dove;Your hair is like [the shimmering black fleece of] a flock of [Arabian] goatsThat have descended from Mount Gilead [beyond the Jordan].
Yet it is not Assyria’s intention [to do My will],Nor does it plan so in its heart,But instead it is its purpose to destroyAnd to cut off many nations.
Who among all the gods of these lands have rescued their land from my hand, that [you should think that] the Lord would rescue Jerusalem from my hand?’”
“Woe (judgment is coming) to him who quarrels with his Maker—A [worthless] piece of broken pottery among other broken pieces [equally worthless]!Shall the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you doing?’Or does the thing say, ‘He has no hands’?
That is to say, “If a man divorces his wifeAnd she goes [away] from himAnd becomes another man’s [wife],Will he return to her again? [Of course not!]Will not that land [where such a thing happened] be completely desecrated?But you [rebelled against Me and you] are a prostitute with many lovers;Yet you turn to Me.” says the Lord.
“Do you think that you become a king because you have much more cedar [in your palace than Solomon]?Did not your father [Josiah], as he ate and drank,Do just and righteous acts [being upright and in right standing with God]?Then all was well with him.
who think that they can make My people forget My Name by their [contrived] dreams which each one tells another, just as their fathers forgot My Name because of Baal?
What comes into your mind will never happen, when you say, ‘We will be like the [pagan] nations, like the tribes of the [Gentile] countries, serving [idols made of] wood and stone.’
Behold, you are [imagining yourself] wiser than Daniel;There is no secret [you think] that is hidden from you;
He will speak words against the Most High [God] and wear down the saints of the Most High, and he will intend to change the times and the law; and they will be given into his hand for a time, [two] times, and half a time [three and one-half years].
Although I trained and strengthened their arms [for victory over their enemies],Yet they devise evil against Me.
God [approaching from Sinai] comes from Teman (Edom),And the Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah (pause, and calmly think of that).His splendor and majesty covers the heavensAnd the earth is full of His praise.
Your bow was made bare;The rods of chastisement were sworn. Selah (pause, calmly think of that).You split the earth with rivers [bringing waters to dry places].
You went forth for the salvation of Your people,For the salvation and rescue of Your anointed [people Israel].You struck the head from the house of the wickedTo lay him open from the thigh to the neck. Selah (pause, and calmly think of that).
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