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Earlier these imprecatory verses were composed in Sanskrit that could be traced to the ancient religious texts and often ascribed to sage Vyasa.
Yet, particular psalms like the imprecatory psalms require further discussion because of the theological quagmire they create and the confusion they potentially bring to the counseling process in dealing with negative emotions.
a number of bishops had called for the elimination of some psalms, especially the imprecatory ones, because they represent a stage in revelation insufficient to employ in Christian prayer.
We believe the judge made a mistake in not understanding that imprecatory prayers are code words for trolling for assassins for the Weinstein family," Weinstein told RNS.
Imprecatory psalms such as the 35th and 109th Psalms pronounce a curse over enemies of the Lord or the Lord's people, as in the following selection from verses 12 to 15 of the latter psalm:
Among other texts, he includes the stories of Jehpthah, Gomer, and Hagar, as well as the imprecatory psalms and the NT's teachings on women and on divorce.
It was a spiritual tour de force that revealed the author's close familiarity with the type of imprecatory sermon that Edwards made famous at Enfield.
Rastas found the Psalter appealing also because its imprecatory literary genre is specially suited to their lamentation against colonialism in their fight for national identity and social change in Africa and the Caribbean.
Drake had issued a statement claiming that his imprecatory prayers for the death of slain Kansas abortion provider George Tiller had been answered, and Colmes invited him on to discuss the matter.
He posted an audio and written prayer on his Web site that said, "Almighty God, today we pray imprecatory prayers from Psalm 109 against the enemies of religious liberty, including Barry Lynn and Mikey Weinstein, who recently issued a press release attacking me personally.