Psalm 119:89-93 – Syntactical Analysis

Another paper from my Hebrew Exegesis class last semester on Psalm 119:89-93.


This paper will analyze the syntactical elements of Psalm 119:89-93 so as to properly identify each element and explain the exegetical importance of each element in preparation for preaching the text. The focus will not be on exposition but will rather focus on a phrase by phrase discussion about the elements which are exegetically significant.

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Psalm 119:89-92 – Literary Analysis

Another paper for Hebrew Exegesis from last semester – speaks to the literary elements of Psalm 119:89-92


This paper will analyze the literary elements of Psalm 119:89-92 such as genre, device, argument, and theme in order to provide vital information to the process of exegesis in preparation for preaching this text. The focus will not be on exposition, but rather on observing literary facets and a discussion of their exegetical significance. Continue reading →

“I would have perished”

This is my final paper for Hebrew Exegisis. Basically, it is a sermon (exposition) on the passage I have been studying all semester long – Psalm 119:89-92. It is a bit long, but I thought I would post it. The psalm has a lot of personal significance for me – if you want to know why, you can read the end of the sermon. Continue reading →

Psalm 119:89-92 Contextual Analysis

Psalm 119:89-92

[89] From eternity O LORD, your word has been firmly fixed in the heavens.

[90] Your faithfulness has stood firm through all generations.

You established the earth therefore it endures.

[91] By your decision all things endure today,

Surely all things are your servants.

[92] If your law had not been my delight,

Then I would have perished in my affliction.

(NOTE: this is a paper I did for my Hebrew Exegesis class – the fourth in a series of five)


The goal of this paper is to explore the various contexts of Psalm 119:89-92 in order to better understand the passage and to give insight into its meaning, as well as to protect against error in exposition. Continue reading →

Random Thoughts from Reading (Psalm 119:176)

“I have gone astray like a lost sheep;
Seek Your servant,
For I do not forget Your commandments.”
(Psalm 119:176)

Over the past few weeks I have been focusing on assurance of salvation because of some conversations I have had with people both on this blog and elsewhere that showed I do not really have a good grasp on what I should base my assurance of salvation on. Continue reading →