Working in King James

Part of my LifeWay writing assignment is to adapt the lessons for use with the King James translation of the Bible. I don’t really open up the KJV much anymore, but today a passage from it sort of jumped out at me. I don’t know why, but for these verses I love the formality of the "thy’s" and I absolutely love the phrase "unite my heart". This comes from a prayer of David, and I think it will become a regular prayer of my life.

Psalm 86 10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone. 11 Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name. 12I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore. 13 For great is thy mercy toward me: … 15 thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth. 16 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant,

(I added the bold for emphasis)


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