Psalm 69: UN Resolution on Honduras

The UN passed a resolution in favor of ousted president Zelaya of Honduras.

Psalm 69

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  • 13000-06-10 DH 14:1:26 AA
  • 2009-06-30 07:07:08 TMMT
  • 2009-06-30 04:46:14 GMT
  • 2009-06-30 00:46:14 EDT

26 Psalms 69
1Save me god for the waters are come near to engulf me.
2I sink in deep mire where there is no footing; I am come into deep waters where the floods overflow me.
3I am weary of my crying; my throat is dry; my eyes fail while I wait for god.

4Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; those who would destroy me being my enemies wrongfully are mighty; then I restored what I took lawfully.
5God you know my foolishness, and my sins are not hidden from you.

6Do not let those who trust in you be ashamed through me master god of hosts; do not let those who seek you be dishonored through me god of Israel.
7Because for your sake I have borne disgrace; shame has covered my face.
8I have become a stranger to my brothers, and an alien to my mother's sons.

9For the zeal of your house has made me courageous, and the disgraces of those who disgraced you are fallen on me.
10When I humbled and chastened my soul with fasting that was to my disgrace.
11I also made sackcloth my garment, and I became a proverb to them.
12Those who sit in the gate speak against me, and I was the song of the drunkards.

13But as for me my prayer is to you Yahvah in an acceptable time; god in the multitude of your mercy answer me in the abundance of your salvation.
14Deliver me out of the mire, and do not let me sink; let me be delivered from those who hate me, and out of the deep waters.
15Do not let the flood overflow me, nor let the deep swallow me up, and do not let the well shut its mouth on me.
16Answer me Yahvah, for your lovingkindness is good; turn to me according to the multitude of your tender mercies.
17Do not hide your face from your servant, for I am in trouble; answer me speedily.
18Draw near to my soul and redeem it; deliver me because of my enemies.

19You know my disgrace and my shame, and my dishonor is spread before all my adversaries.
20Heal my broken heart and bind it; I looked for someone to take pity but there was no one, and for comforters but I found not 1.
21They gave me bitter herbs for my food, and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

22Let their table become a snare before them, and what should have been for their reward let it become a trap.
23Let their eyes be darkened that they do not see, and make their backs continually bend.
24Pour out your indignation on them, and let your wrathful anger take hold of them.
25Let their habitation be desolate, and let no one live in their tents.
26The one which you have struck they have persecuted; they have added to the grief of him who is wounded.
27Add punishment of iniquity to their iniquity that they may not enter into your righteousness.
28Let them be blotted out of your book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.

29But I am poor and sorrowful; let your salvation help me god.

30I will praise the name of god with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.
31This will please Yahvah better than an ox or bull that has horns and hoofs.
32The humble will see this and be glad, and your heart will live that seek god.
33For Yahvah hears the poor, and does not despise his prisoners.

34Let the skies and land praise him, the seas and everything in them that moves.
35For god will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah.
36The seed of his servants will live in it, and will inherit it; those who love his name will live there.

UN Resolution

The United Nations (the nations, figuratively in scripture the "seas") passed a resolution condemning what it called a coup in Honduras. It called for the restoration of Zelaya the elected president who had been attempting to conduct an un-constitutional referendum on his ability to remain in office past January of 2010.

Zelaya's support is mostly from Marxist leaders and Obama, of course.

The Psalm suggests the one whom God favors has been engulfed in the nations. (verse 1) This suggests the UN resolution is wrong. (How many times has this happened against Israel?)

The voice of this Psalm appears written from the perspective of the average Honduran citizen. It is one of the poorest nations in Latin America. (See verses 29 and 33.)

It calls out to be released from the deep waters (verse 14) which is the grip of the nations.

This contrasts with the previous Psalm 68 which suggests Zelaya is the one who hates God.

Bloomberg carried more details.