VOTD Psalms 139:23

Psa 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

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  1. If I have somehow become your enemy, give me a correction. He is approaching God not as a penitent sinner but as an innocent man who has been falsely accused.

    This statement may also suggest a motivation for this psalm – that the psalmist is about to go to the priest to defend himself against an unprovable accusation by submitting to a priestly ordeal.

    on the priestly ordeal, see
    Numbers 5:11-31 trial by ordeal of the suspected adulterous wife.
    1 Kings 8:31-32 in Solomon’s temple dedication prayer.

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