Black Spirituality Religion : A passage from the Bible, made for Blacks

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  1. Writeous1

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    Read and compare to life, past and present.


    PSALM 73
    A Psalm of Asaph.
    TRULY God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a
    clean heart.
    2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had
    well nigh slipped.
    3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the
    prosperity of the wicked.
    4 For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is
    firm.
    5 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they
    plagued like other men.
    6 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain;
    violence covereth them as a garment.
    7 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than
    heart could wish.
    8 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning
    oppression: they speak loftily.
    9 They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue
    walketh through the earth.
    10 Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full
    cup are wrung out to them.
    11 And they say, How doth God know? and is there
    knowledge in the most High?
    12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the
    world; they increase in riches.
    13 Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my
    hands in innocency.
    14 For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened
    every morning.
    15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend
    against the generation of thy children.
    16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;
    17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I
    their end.
    18 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou
    castedst them down into destruction.
    19 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment!
    they are utterly consumed with terrors.
    20 As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou
    awakest, thou shalt despise their image.
    21 Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my
    reins.
    22 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before
    thee.
     
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    This definitely has a correlation to past and present.
     
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    DEUTERONOMY
    CHAPTER 8

    5 Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man
    chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.
    6 Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the
    LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.
    7 For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a
    land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring
    out of valleys and hills;
    8 A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and
    pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;
    9 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness,
    thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are
    iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.
    10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless
    the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given
    thee.
    11 Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not
    keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his
    statutes, which I command thee this day:
    12 Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built
    goodly houses, and dwelt therein;
    13 And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy
    silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is
    multiplied;
    14 Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD
    thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt,
    from the house of bondage;
    15 Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness,
    wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought,
    where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out
    of the rock of flint;
    16 Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy
    fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he
    might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;
    17 And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of
    mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.
    18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he
    that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish
    his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this
    day.
    19 And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy
    God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and
    worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall
    surely perish.
    20 As the nations which the LORD destroyeth before your
    face, so shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient
    unto the voice of the LORD your God.
     
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    The entire Bible has an overwhelming black presence and was written largely, by African people... Nothing new here.

    http://destee.com/index.php?threads/blacks-in-the-bible.57870/


     
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    That is a nice thread though ... wish I'd found out about in a different way/tone, but hey ....

    I wasn't trying to start a thread like that one, if that's what you think.
     
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    No, not thinking that at all Writeous1, I'm just stating a fact and supporting it with information; glad you like the link... Again, you've stated nothing new in this thread (A passage from the Bible, made for Blacks).
     
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    No, the way it was said ....


    Who knows what else might have been added.

    That one verse may have also served other purposes.
     
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    AMOS

    CHAPTER 9
    7 Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me, O
    children of Israel? saith the LORD. Have not I brought up
    Israel out of the land of Egypt? and the Philistines from
    Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir?
    8 Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are upon the sinful
    kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth;
    saving that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob,
    saith the LORD.
    9 For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel
    among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall
    not the least grain fall upon the earth.
    10 All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword,
    which say, The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us.
     
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