In Proverbs 31:10-31 the initial letters of each verse go through the Hebrew alphabet in order. That I may observe the commandments of my God. I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutesForever, even to the end. And He will give you the desires of your heart. with a cup of coffee and enjoy study God’s Word with excitement! Establish Your word to Your servant,As that which produces reverence for You. You have rejected all those who wander from Your statutes,For their deceitfulness is useless. The Lord knows the days of the blameless,And their inheritance will be forever. The steps of a man are established by the Lord,And He delights in his way. For those blessed by Him will inherit the land,But those cursed by Him will be cut off. She is not afraid of the snow for her household,For all her household are clothed with scarlet. - can be utilized with silently reviewing these acrostics in your mind. He.Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes,And I shall observe it to the end. O magnify the Lord with me,And let us exalt His name together.read more.I sought the Lord, and He answered me,And delivered me from all my fears. Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed;Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed.read more.Make me know Your ways, O Lord;Teach me Your paths. Acrostics also make great posters for a room. The meaning of Acrostic in the Bible (From International Standard Bible Encyclopedia) a-kros'-tik: The acrostic, understood as a short poem in which the first letters of the lines form a word, or name, or sentence, has not yet been proved to occur in ancient Hebrew literature. Depart from evil and do good;Seek peace and pursue it. J.A. PART 3. And He will exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you will see it. So, how do I use these you may ask? According to the Oxford Companion to the Bible, ‘an acrostic poem is a poem in which the initial letters of each successive line form a word, phrase or pat- tern’ (Oxford Companion to the Bible 1999:6). THE SCROLL VERSION contains all the Acrostics in Part 1.!Each Acrostic Scroll may be downloaded for printing on card (post card size) and could be used for evangelistic outreach. Acrostic Form. But as for me, I did not forsake Your precepts. The Bible contains a number of alphabetic acrostics. Then you personalize that scripture and put yourself in the setting. YHWH) or backwards (i.e. A Psalm of David when he feigned madness before Abimelech, who drove him away and he departed. Acrostics for Bible Study MVP (Memorize, Verbalize, Personalize): You memorize a scripture, then you verbalize it by saying the scriptures out loud or muttering it to your self. Watson (Classical Hebrew Poetry, 198-99) observes that the poets used acrostics to display their skills. The troubles of my heart are enlarged;Bring me out of my distresses. Redeem me from the oppression of man,That I may keep Your precepts. Cease from anger and forsake wrath;Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing. (For correct display of the Hebrew text on this page you may need to download and install the SBL Hebrew font). They stand this day according to Your ordinances. Mark the blameless man, and behold the upright; For the man of peace will have a posterity. I have seen a wicked, violent manSpreading himself like a luxuriant tree in its native soil. This definition of an acrostic poem seems to be broader than what is normally considered to be acrostic psalms or poems in Biblical Hebrew. Many are my persecutors and my adversaries. Acrostics are usually held to be of late date, but if Bickell and Gunkel have rightly detected traces of an alphabetical arrangement in Nahum, i. ii. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,And Your dominion endures throughout all generations. The law of his God is in his heart;His steps do not slip. Most translations tend to neglect their existence, probably considering this poetic characteristic of no importance or taking for granted that it cannot be preserved in translation, implying that such a rigorous separation between means and meaning is possible. Finally, occurrences of the divine name or titles in acrostics through- out the Hebrew Bible provide no support for the notions that the direction of reading (right to left or vice versa), or position of characters (initial or final), have significance. ACROSTIC. I sought Your favor with all my heart;Be gracious to me according to Your word. A literary style in which successive or alternating verses, or clusters of verses, begin with the letters of the alphabet in sequence. Aleph (Psalm 119:1-8) 2. D with it! See more ideas about acrostic, acrostic poem, bible. For to those who fear Him there is no want. I have restrained my feet from every evil way. The Titles of the Acrostics are all Bible words or subjects coming from both the Old and New Testaments. Behold, I long for Your precepts;Revive me through Your righteousness. Let my soul live that it may praise You,And let Your ordinances help me. If in a forward sequence the 5th word starts with a "Y" (i.e. I understand more than the aged,Because I have observed Your precepts. She rises also while it is still nightAnd gives food to her householdAnd portions to her maidens. Men shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts,And I will tell of Your greatness. May those who fear You turn to me,Even those who know Your testimonies. They will not be ashamed in the time of evil,And in the days of famine they will have abundance. 31:10-31) was much spoken of. She is not afraid of the snow for her household. But not only does this acrostic remind us of the elements of prayer, it shows us the priority we ought to give to each. I am small and despised,Yet I do not forget Your precepts. May Your compassion come to me that I may live,For Your law is my delight. Acrostic definition, a series of lines or verses in which the first, last, or other particular letters when taken in order spell out a word, phrase, etc. I considered my waysAnd turned my feet to Your testimonies. How blessed are those whose way is blameless, Who walk in the law of the Lord. This is the more remarkable, since, in this short book of only 167 verses, the Median King is mentioned 192 times, his kingdom is referred to 26 times, and his name (*1) "Ahasuerus" is given 29 times.. Jehovah had declared (Deut. And You give them their food in due time. Deal with Your servant according to Your lovingkindnessAnd teach me Your statutes. Acrostics in the Bible are not at all limited to the name "YHWH". But the salvation of the righteous is from the. All Your works shall give thanks to You, O Lord,And Your godly ones shall bless You. The secret of the Lord is for those who fear Him,And He will make them know His covenant. The Lord is near to all who call upon Him,To all who call upon Him in truth. The young lions do lack and suffer hunger;But they who seek the Lord shall not be in want of any good thing. One Bible verse is given after each Acrostic. Acrostics as Mnemonic Devices "Acrostic mnemonics are sentences in which the first letter of each word is the first letter of one of the things you need to remember...Acrostics are especially useful for long lists of things whose names don't begin with vowels.A famous acrostic for the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto is 'My … See more. Those who love Your law have great peace,And nothing causes them to stumble. Make me walk in the path of Your commandments. As I searched out more, as well as the reasons that it all existed in the first place, I started finding mystery on top of mystery! On the glorious splendor of Your majestyAnd on Your wonderful works, I will meditate. When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong,Because the Lord is the One who holds his hand. THE SCROLL VERSION contains all the Acrostics in Part 1.!Each Acrostic Scroll may be downloaded for printing on card (post card size) and could be used for evangelistic outreach. Who is the man who desires lifeAnd loves length of days that he may see good? Jun 22, 2015 - Explore Jane Lewy's board "Bible Acrostic Poem" on Pinterest. And do not let any iniquity have dominion over me. Turn to me and be gracious to me,For I am lonely and afflicted. If in a forward sequence the 5th word starts with a "Y" (i.e. Depart from evil and do good,So you will abide forever. Qoph.I cried with all my heart; answer me, O Lord!I will observe Your statutes. Or let him be condemned when he is judged. ACROSTICS (and Alphabetizing Compositions). I find this an excellent mental exercise tool and at the same time I'm learning the major themes of every book of the Bible, and even the themes of chapters as I am daily reading through the Bible. The Lord helps them and delivers them;He delivers them from the wicked and saves them,Because they take refuge in Him. Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness. She extends her hand to the poor,And she stretches out her hands to the needy. אֵשֶׁת־חַיִל מִי יִמְצָא וְרָחֹק מִפְּנִינִים מִכְרָהּ׃, בָּטַח בָּהּ לֵב בַּעְלָהּ וְשָׁלָל לֹא יֶחְסָר׃, גְּמָלַתְהוּ טֹוב וְלֹא־רָע כֹּל יְמֵי חַיֶּיה׃, דָּרְשָׁה צֶמֶר וּפִשְׁתִּים וַתַּעַשׂ בְּחֵפֶץ כַּפֶּיהָ׃, הָיְתָה כָּאֳנִיֹּות סֹוחֵר מִמֶּרְחָק תָּבִיא לַחְמָהּ׃, וַתָּקָם בְּעֹוד לַיְלָה וַתִּתֵּן טֶרֶף לְבֵיתָהּ וְחֹק לְנַעֲרֹתֶיהָ׃, זָמְמָה שָׂדֶה וַתִּקָּחֵהוּ מִפְּרִי כַפֶּיהָ נָטְעָ כָּרֶם׃, חָגְרָה בְעֹוז מָתְנֶיהָ וַתְּאַמֵּץ זְרֹעֹותֶיהָ׃, טָעֲמָה כִּי־טֹוב סַחְרָהּ לֹא־יִכְבֶּה בַלַּיְלָ נֵרָהּ׃, יָדֶיהָ שִׁלְּחָה בַכִּישֹׁור וְכַפֶּיהָ תָּמְכוּ פָלֶךְ׃, כַּפָּהּ פָּרְשָׂה לֶעָנִי וְיָדֶיהָ שִׁלְּחָה לָאֶבְיֹון׃, לֹא־תִירָא לְבֵיתָהּ מִשָּׁלֶג כִּי כָל־בֵּיתָהּ לָבֻשׁ שָׁנִים׃, מַרְבַדִּים עָשְׂתָה־לָּהּ שֵׁשׁ וְאַרְגָּמָן לְבוּשָׁהּ׃, נֹודָע בַּשְּׁעָרִים בַּעְלָהּ בְּשִׁבְתֹּו עִם־זִקְנֵי־אָרֶץ׃, סָדִין עָשְׂתָה וַתִּמְכֹּר וַחֲגֹור נָתְנָה לַכְּנַעֲנִי׃, עֹז־וְהָדָר לְבוּשָׁהּ וַתִּשְׂחַק לְיֹום אַחֲרֹון׃, פִּיהָ פָּתְחָה בְחָכְמָה וְתֹורַת־חֶסֶד עַל־לְשֹׁונָהּ׃, צֹופִיָּה הֲלִיכֹות בֵּיתָהּ וְלֶחֶם עַצְלוּת לֹא תֹאכֵל׃, קָמוּ בָנֶיהָ וַיְאַשְּׁרוּהָ בַּעְלָהּ וַיְהַלְלָהּ׃, רַבֹּות בָּנֹות עָשׂוּ חָיִל וְאַתְּ עָלִית עַל־כֻּלָּנָה׃, שֶׁקֶר הַחֵן וְהֶבֶל הַיֹּפִי אִשָּׁה יִרְאַת־יְהוָה הִיא תִתְהַלָּל׃, תְּנוּ־לָהּ מִפְּרִי יָדֶיהָ וִיהַלְלוּהָ בַשְּׁעָרִים מַעֲשֶׂיהָ׃. And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, I will also speak of Your testimonies before kings. Many persons familiar with the Bible are unfamiliar with the existence of biblical acrostics. Trouble and anguish have come upon me,Yet Your commandments are my delight. Keep your tongue from evilAnd your lips from speaking deceit. May Your lovingkindnesses also come to me, O. J.F. Hidden Acrostics. Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments. She opens her mouth in wisdom,And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. I rise before dawn and cry for help;I wait for Your words. Her husband also, and he praises her, saying: And let her works praise her in the gates. His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My flesh trembles for fear of You,And I am afraid of Your judgments. Psalm 119 is a classic example of an acrostic in the bible. I long for Your salvation, O Lord,And Your law is my delight. Ministry-To-Children.com helps you tell kids about Jesus by providing age-appropriate Bible study material and Sunday School curriculum – all 100% free online.. We believe that God is the loving Father of all kids. Remember, O Lord, Your compassion and Your lovingkindnesses,For they have been from of old. He will bring forth your righteousness as the lightAnd your judgment as the noonday. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard himAnd saved him out of all his troubles. Their sword will enter their own heart,And their bows will be broken. Give me understanding, that I may observe Your lawAnd keep it with all my heart. May the arrogant be ashamed, for they subvert me with a lie;But I shall meditate on Your precepts. For evildoers will be cut off,But those who wait for the Lord, they will inherit the land. See more ideas about acrostic, acrostic poem, bible. RT @mollibenge: Our worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God's grace.And your best days are never so good that you… 8 hours ago; RT @johnmacarthur: It’s official, one nation in rebellion to God with liberty and social justice for some.Praise our great king who deli… 15 hours ago; RT @RobertAJGagnon1: A bulla (clay seal … Your testimonies also are my delight;They are my counselors. Each of these sections has eight verses: 1. I have more insight than all my teachers,For Your testimonies are my meditation. Consider how I love Your precepts;Revive me, O Lord, according to Your lovingkindness. The Lord laughs at him,For He sees his day is coming. One of the many interesting rhetorical features of the Hebrew Bible is its use of alphabetical acrostics. The general idea is a simple one: they comprise a sequence of uses of the Hebrew alphabet in alphabetical order. May Your compassion come to me that I may live. Nahum is closely-linked with Jonah, both of whom bring messages of destruction to Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrian empire. The wicked wait for me to destroy me;I shall diligently consider Your testimonies. Take away reproach and contempt from me,For I observe Your testimonies. Psalm 119 is the most elaborate demonstration of the acrostic method where, in each section of eight verses, the same opening letter is used, and the twenty-two sections of the psalm move through the Hebrew alphabet, letter after letter. They stand this day according to Your ordinances,For all things are Your servants. For they will wither quickly like the grass. Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed; Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed. I have seen a limit to all perfection;Your commandment is exceedingly broad. Most appear in the Psalms (Ps 9, Ps 10, Ps 25, Ps 34, Ps 37, Ps 111, Ps 112, Ps 119, Ps 145), but prophetic literature and Wisdom literature (Sir 51, Lam 1-4) also use acrostics. In the English translation, we put in red the English word that represents the initial Hebrew word in each verse. Strength and dignity are her clothing,And she smiles at the future. Nun.Your word is a lamp to my feetAnd a light to my path. And all flesh will bless His holy name forever and ever. (Martin Luther favored eliminating it from the Bible on this basis. For more information about using Bible Acrostics, read the following article: H ow to Use Amazing Bible Acrostics Article by Kathy Vincent, The Scripture Lady For Your name’s sake, O Lord,Pardon my iniquity, for it is great. I opened my mouth wide and panted,For I longed for Your commandments. I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Your servant,For I do not forget Your commandments. Even though princes sit and talk against me. The righteous cry, and the Lord hearsAnd delivers them out of all their troubles. It is HIS divine will that young people come to faith in Jesus Christ and find salvation through the Gospel and the work of the Holy Spirit to bring them to faith. I shall keep Your statutes;Do not forsake me utterly! The Bible also contains several acrostics, some of which can be found in Psalms 9, 10, 25, 34, 37, 111, 112, and 145. Then you personalize that scripture and put yourself in the setting. I shall give thanks to You with uprightness of heart,When I learn Your righteous judgments. Remove the false way from me,And graciously grant me Your law. When he sits among the elders of the land. I have been young and now I am old,Yet I have not seen the righteous forsakenOr his descendants begging bread. All Your works shall give thanks to You, O, They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom, To make known to the sons of men Your mighty acts. Tsadhe.Righteous are You, O Lord,And upright are Your judgments. --J.A. I am a stranger in the earth;Do not hide Your commandments from me. Those who love Your law have great peace. But transgressors will be altogether destroyed;The posterity of the wicked will be cut off. Mark the blameless man, and behold the upright;For the man of peace will have a posterity. Some time ago one of the beautiful acrostics of the Bible (Prov. Bible scholars disagree on their purpose. It differs from the other prophetic books in that it doesn't contain detailed prophecies, nor does it "upbraid the people for their failings, which are … Then I shall not be ashamedWhen I look upon all Your commandments. Lamedh.Forever, O Lord,Your word is settled in heaven. You open Your handAnd satisfy the desire of every living thing. The wicked borrows and does not pay back,But the righteous is gracious and gives. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light. Turn away my eyes from looking at vanity. He delivers them from the wicked and saves them. My soul weeps because of grief;Strengthen me according to Your word. For those who already buy one and own it cheers! I have inherited Your testimonies forever, I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes. For the arms of the wicked will be broken. You are good and do good;Teach me Your statutes. Therefore I esteem right all Your precepts concerning everything. Prefatory Note. How blessed are those whose way is blameless. I am Your servant; give me understanding,That I may know Your testimonies. But the descendants of the wicked will be cut off. Your statutes are my songsIn the house of my pilgrimage. Yodh.Your hands made me and fashioned me;Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments. Acrostics in the Bible are not at all limited to the name "YHWH". I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Your servant. Picture Bible Codeis found contains a complex circular acrostic that summarizes the Balance Bible Code embedded there and also addresses the surface text in which it is found. Acrostics only occur in the Hebrew sections of the Bible, not in Greek or Aramaic, since almost all biblical poetry is in Hebrew. These acrostics occur in all the five chapters that make up the Book of Lamentations, in the praise of the good wife in Proverbs 31, 10-31, and in Psalms 25, 34, 37, 111, 112, 119 and 145 of the Hebrew Bible. Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations;You established the earth, and it stands. Brug, “Biblical Acrostics and Their Relationship to Other Ancient Near Eastern Acrostics,” W.W. Hallo et al. I shall delight in Your statutes;I shall not forget Your word. Let Your hand be ready to help me,For I have chosen Your precepts. All the paths of the Lord are lovingkindness and truthTo those who keep His covenant and His testimonies. Turn away my reproach which I dread,For Your ordinances are good. Jehovah had declared (Deuteronomy 31:16-18), 2 that if His People forsook Him, He would … They will not be ashamed in the time of evil. I behold the treacherous and loathe them,Because they do not keep Your word. I am a companion of all those who fear You,And of those who keep Your precepts. May those who fear You see me and be glad. Well, acrostics are great tools for explaining concepts like above or … Incline my heart to Your testimoniesAnd not to dishonest gain. The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom. To cast down the afflicted and the needy. For He will pluck my feet out of the net. Acrostics occur in Psalms 111 and 112, where each letter begins a line; in Psalms 25, 34, and 145, where each letter begins a half-verse; in Psalm 37, Proverbs 31:10-31, and Lamentations 1, 2, and 4, where each letter begins a whole verse; and in Lamentations 3, where each letter begins three verses. I am a companion of all those who fear You, The earth is full of Your lovingkindness, O. The cords of the wicked have encircled me,But I have not forgotten Your law. Yet I do not turn aside from Your testimonies. Then I would have perished in my affliction. Make me understand the way of Your precepts,So I will meditate on Your wonders. The Lord keeps all who love Him,But all the wicked He will destroy. Beth.How can a young man keep his way pure?By keeping it according to Your word. He leads the humble in justice,And He teaches the humble His way. I have sworn and I will confirm it,That I will keep Your righteous ordinances. And I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments, I have remembered Your ordinances from of old, O. We give below one example. Wasted minutes - sitting at stop lights, waiting for appointments, Etc. PART2. 8) However, the name of God does appear in a number of places if one knows how and where to look! The righteous will inherit the landAnd dwell in it forever. Therefore I love Your commandmentsAbove gold, yes, above fine gold. Do not let me wander from Your commandments. She does him good and not evilAll the days of her life.read more.She looks for wool and flaxAnd works with her hands in delight. Consequently, translations differ. His soul will abide in prosperity,And his descendants will inherit the land. Yet a little while and the wicked man will be no more; And you will look carefully for his place and he will not be there. A literary style in which successive or alternating verses, or clusters of verses, begin with the letters of the alphabet in sequence. The heart of her husband trusts in her,And he will have no lack of gain. Turn to me and be gracious to me,After Your manner with those who love Your name. Stephen, Son Worshipper Read more. An acrostic can be a mechanism for including a hidden message. Relatively simple acrostics may merely spell out the letters of the alphabet in order; such an acrostic may be called an 'alphabetical acrostic' or abecedarius.These acrostics occur in the first four of the five chapters that make up the Book of Lamentations, in the praise of the good wife in Proverbs 31:10-31, and in Psalms 25, 34, 37, 111, 112, 119 and 145 of the Hebrew Bible. The earliest examples of acrostics can be found in the Hebrew Bible. With my lips I have told ofAll the ordinances of Your mouth. They have persecuted me with a lie; help me! Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes. It is the longest chapter of the Bible. O taste and see that the Lord is good;How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! Your testimonies are righteous forever;Give me understanding that I may live. He keeps all his bones,Not one of them is broken. The letters of the alphabet, generally in their ordinary sequence, stand at the beginning of smaller or larger sections of Psalms 9-10 (probably), 25, 34, 37, 111, 112, 119, 145; Proverbs 31:10-31; Lamentations 1-4; and also of Sirach 51:13-29, as the newly discovered Hebrew text of this … The supposed examples found by some scholars in Ps 2:1-4 … That I will keep Your righteous ordinances. Wait for the Lord and keep His way,And He will exalt you to inherit the land;When the wicked are cut off, you will see it. And I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments,Which I love;And I will meditate on Your statutes. Your word I have treasured in my heart,That I may not sin against You. I know, O Lord, that Your judgments are righteous,And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me. This is my comfort in my affliction,That Your word has revived me. Christians often use a simple acrostic as a guide to prayer: A.C.T.S. Also see related Baal-ape Atbash This acrostic-riddle is explained by the Balance Picture Bible Code. The second example is an outline which often just lists areas of a topic – in this case, growth. 60. Great are Your mercies, O Lord;Revive me according to Your ordinances. Acrostic Poem LoveThis acrostic poem for Love makes a great inspirational giftto bless and encourage the people God has placed in yourlife. The Lord will not leave him in his handOr let him be condemned when he is judged. The first example is a classic acrostic using the word BIBLE. But my heart stands in awe of Your words. Burning indignation has seized me because of the wicked. Burning indignation has seized me because of the wicked,Who forsake Your law. Plead my cause and redeem me;Revive me according to Your word. These acrostics occur in the first four of the five chapters that make up the Book of Lamentations, in the praise of the good wife in Proverbs 31:10-31, and in Psalms 25, 34, 37, 111, 112, 119 and 145 of the Hebrew Bible. It has been observed by many that no Divine Name or Title is found in the book of Esther. The arrogant utterly deride me,Yet I do not turn aside from Your law. And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth,For I wait for Your ordinances. O accept the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Lord,And teach me Your ordinances. Vav.May Your lovingkindnesses also come to me, O Lord,Your salvation according to Your word; So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me,For I trust in Your word. I find this an excellent mental exercise tool and at the same time I'm learning the major themes of every book of the Bible, and even the themes of chapters as I am daily reading through the Bible. She stretches out her hands to the distaff,And her hands grasp the spindle. Relatively simple acrostics may merely spell out the letters of the alphabet in order; such an acrostic may be called an 'alphabetical acrostic' or abecedarius. Be gracious to me according to Your word. Acrostics Alphabetical acrostics are used as an external embellishment of a few poems. Than thousands of gold and silver pieces. Guard my soul and deliver me;Do not let me be ashamed, for I take refuge in You. I hastened and did not delayTo keep Your commandments. Put your creative thinking caps on and come up with some other fun ways to use Bible acrostics and Bible outlines. One Bible verse is given after each Acrostic. The cords of the wicked have encircled me, At midnight I shall rise to give thanks to You. The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow. Many are my persecutors and my adversaries,Yet I do not turn aside from Your testimonies. Motyer describes this feature as "a poetic way of saying that a total coverage of the subject was being offered.". I shall diligently consider Your testimonies. Your goal is to reveal a hidden quote in the grid at the top by correctly answering the crossword-style clues near the bottom of the puzzle. http://acrostic.me I keep Your precepts and Your testimonies,For all my ways are before You. 5 – Parallel Erasmus Greek New Testament Hardcover – September 5, 2016 by DANIEL G. McCRILLIS Th. Hope you like this board. This has become mine,That I observe Your precepts. She makes coverings for herself;Her clothing is fine linen and purple. 3) This name of God may in an acrostic be spelled forwards (i.e. The face of the Lord is against evildoers,To cut off the memory of them from the earth. I rejoice at Your word,As one who finds great spoil. One of the many interesting rhetorical features of the Hebrew Bible is its use of alphabetical acrostics. Heth.The Lord is my portion;I have promised to keep Your words. With all my heart I have sought You;Do not let me wander from Your commandments. She considers a field and buys it;From her earnings she plants a vineyard. Ministry-To-Children.com helps you tell kids about Jesus by providing age-appropriate Bible study material and Sunday School curriculum – all 100% free online.. We believe that God is the loving Father of all kids. They shall eagerly utter the memory of Your abundant goodnessAnd will shout joyfully of Your righteousness. Notable among the acrostic Psalms is the long Psalm 119, which typically is printed in subsections nam… I have chosen the faithful way;I have placed Your ordinances before me. Please come back, as I will be adding more acrostics to this section later. • The Massorah contains a note calling attention to the acrostics of the names of God in Esther, which are found four times in the book. Amram Melitz (“Acrostics in the Bible” [in Hebrew], Beit-Miqra 36 [1991] 250-62) proposes that the intention of the acrostic form is to give uniqueness to the composition. 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