Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Messing about

I should be playing golf - but its raining and cold, so we didn't. So I am prepping a presentation for my book - and I noted in the text how Psalm 86 is built around six words in verse 15 all from Exodus 34:6 but I didn't spell it out - I sort of left it as an exercise.

Those 6 words account for 24 words of the 147  in the psalm in 15 of the 17 verses.

Selected recurring words from Psalm 86

Word and gloss * first usage123456VsRoot
אתה you
2אתה
חנני be gracious to me
3חנן
אדני my Lord
3אדון
אדני my Lord
4אדון
אתה you
5אתה
אדני my Lord
5אדון
ורב and abundant in
5רב
חסד loving-kindness
5חסד
תחנונותי my supplication
6חנן
אדני my Lord
8אדון
אדני my Lord
9אדון
אתה you are
10אתה
אתה you
10אתה
באמתך in your truth
11אמת
אדני O Lord
12אדון
חסדך your loving-kindness
13חסד
ואתה but you
15אתה
אדני O Lord
15אדון
וחנון and gracious
15חנן
ורב and abundant in
15רב
חסד loving-kindness
15חסד
ואמת and truth
15אמת
וחנני and be gracious to me
16חנן
אתה you
17אתה