#TruthSeekers Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Buddha The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. Hubert H. Humphrey
Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life. Yoko Ono There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. George Sand
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' Martin Luther King, Jr.
#TruthSeekers I am so happy that this number is so full of collaborations! It's really amazing to share your work together and have a way to stay in contact with other people, dear ones, and amazed and exciĂŹted to be part of it! From all the world I am so thankful! It is really true that sometimes the truth speaks, like she needs to be manifested and shows herself real, just only with facts. So, receiveing new articles to insert, that I searched for in my project, just with the intent to work together for many reason, was so beautiful! :) really a gift. Especially cuz for now I am unable to pay and also having problem from years for myself without a job. But despite all this, all the cuircumstances and difficulties really there is always a way out and God helps you and gives you new possibilities, opening doors, and amazing you with... there is always the way out. Still hoping this work can help someone or be simply interesting but especially that can impact the culture for the many years coming too.
Jesus is my life
Terri Close Well I'll Lord put us here so we can be pleased with everything that he put on the land especially our children Shirley Quinones Um that's a tricky one! Life is living and loving your family, praising GOD and eating lots and lots of delicious food! Minahil Ch Life is something hard to find. Cuz life is not only to breath and be materially and biologically alive.
Life is life. Life is our existence here on this earth. And you can be here but like dead inside. So life is something inner and tied to your spiritual life. As Jesus says "It's the spirit that gives the life". He also said that the flesh is good for nothing and this can make us reflect a lot. (Just saying, right now thinking about my cousin on his wheelchair). Life for me here, where many prefer death, love death, is terribly hard to follow, to live. I try to stay active in a passive place. I try to have, not relationships, but good relationships. And yes, I try to eat also, obviously, lol. But life, we all know, is more. And me, in my life, godr word of God...is life. Many have ignorance of that and stay closed forever, stagnating in their dead habits, sins, that have as consequence a really dead life. As slaves. And heavy. So I just want to share this in the hope that can be helpful, His word is life and is like a manual for our life. In every area of our life. Angelo Sorte
Is a sin there, in the place where you are? There is a sin in the town. There is a sin, or better someone had called this thing "sin structures" and I think I will read a little more about that, maybe it will help my mind, to elaborate things faster. Here there is a sin in the town. And someone knows that. The rest, just don't believe or are fools or anyway enjoy it or are slaves of it. You should recognize an evil, using a word, like "sin", anyway giving a name to an evil. It can be "mafia", or any other name. New or old. Even "adultery" is an evil. Those can become even, not only systems (and it's a so deep argument), but just structures, that are the "places" (even if the real place is in the heart of men) where they are practised. Or even how they are practised. A hospital can become that way, practising abortion. A sin practised regularly, as routine, system, in certain places, even born for that. It can be injustice, like here, taking excessive coffees and drinking, or anyway in general,.... "there are more bars than people here", as people say here. Anyway places where practising a certain sin, that for example here is injustice. Called injustice. I thought even it seems the cause, maybe, why I am trapped here. But it's a long story. Family and all society are guilt too, practise it too, in an isolated place. And it's terrible to fight it. But even it's a system, that is or seems impossible to win. Especially alone and in little time. [...]In the meantime your life is ruined, or anyway you never obtain the deep and good desires of your life, never! And you neither notice all that or better you don't know the causes why all that happens. This is due also to ignorance. And/or in being deceived, by people, by history/bad traditions, by circumstances. The Word of God can reveal that. But it's all by Faith. You cannot achieve that alone if nobody attire you to that. Then, if it works in your life, that Word, in years and years it is true for you, you can finally recognize it by yourself, cuz Love never impose or force nobody. When through the Word you are se t free from sin, cuz shows you what is good right and what is wrong, you can live in freedom, from that bondage and from the inner death, consequence of sin. [to be continued...]
Even if a person or a nation is weaker...
...it doesn't mean you have to abandon them. You instead should stay nearer them and help them. Obviously, do not let be deceived cuz they cannot help you in your missions, or in righteousness, if they have such kind of problems. I mean, it's not that weak person cannot help. But I refer, sadly, to the fact that they seems, or better, are, foolish. It's hard cuz it seems offensive, but it's not. It's like to say that you have an handicap, but it's not to offend you. It's the reality, and sad. So they cannot help. What to do? Help them. And then? go for your way, stay with people near God or anyway surround yourself by warriors in the same your battle and go there. The others will follow you, or at least they have been helped. In all this I always remind Jesus been followed by the crowds and people He helped. He is always an example for me and I keep reminding Him and His Truth as a scope of this magazine and Truth Seekers. He is the Truth, and the Truth is God, and He must be found, He is our Creator. His Words are like eternal pilasters, columns, that He left on earth. Simply I thank Him also cuz He helped the weakest ones too and I trust Him. This world became in the past, is becoming and can become again so much inhuman, and this made me appreciate more the inheritance that, even as italian, I have in humanity. Even if some wars seems, I repeat, SEEMS to be not so evil, but necessary, like when the Americans came to stop Hitler's massacre with no reason. But this is another discourse and I should write another article.
Deceived people. What is deception? Why do they manipulate words like this, such us "deception" too? Who are this people? Me too? Who is right? Is the Word of God true or false? You see if it's true or false if it works in your life. Right? But it is so big. And He consacrated His own people in it. Entirely in it and so big, and it seems there is always a new church... I mean we all can change in time.... about His Word too. Who listens obeys even at the cost of suffering, and it is inscribed in him. He's open to everybody. Who doesn't listen is not from the truth... he is from the devil, he does, practises the opposite without neither he notices that. If you know the truth you will be always more convicted in the truth itself also with time.... but you can get confused. Cuz evil can attack you so strongly and this is true too. But the Word of God exhibits evil. Talks about it. This is truth too. The fact that evil exists.
Nazi Germany, Hitler, Second World War I wanted to write something about it, seeing just today that some people (young, 22 years old) didn't know, absolutely nothing about a so........ it's simply more than absurd all this. A so... not only important thing, but we can say that here we are born with it, almost like the air that we breath. Noticing that maybe hystory is not taught in some nations. So here it is something that, in urgency, I took from wikipedia, after having googled it, and spreading a little bit of knowledge.
Nazi Germany is the common
English name for the period in German history from 1 933 to 1 945, when Germany was under the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler through the Nazi Party (NSDAP). Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a totalitarian state in which the Nazi Party controlled nearly all aspects of life. The official name of the state was Deutsches Reich ("German Reich") from 1 933 to 1 943 and GroĂ&#x;deutsches Reich ("Greater German Reich") from 1 943 to 1 945. The period is also known
under the names the Third Reich (Drittes Reich, meaning "Third Realm" or "Third Empire", with the Holy Roman Empire and the German Empire being the first two) and the National Socialist Period (Zeit des Nationalsozialismus, abbreviated as NS-Zeit, literally "Time of National Socialism"). The Nazi regime ended after the Allied Powers defeated Germany in May 1 945, ending World War II in Europe. Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany by the President of the Weimar Republic Paul von Hindenburg on 30 January 1 933. The Nazi Party then began to eliminate all political opposition and consolidate its
power. Hindenburg died on 2 August 1 934 and Hitler became dictator of Germany by merging the offices and powers of the Chancellery and Presidency. A national referendum held 1 9 August 1 934 confirmed Hitler as sole FĂźhrer (leader) of Germany. All power was centralised in Hitler's person and his word became above all laws. The government was not a coordinated, co-operating body, but a collection of factions struggling for power and Hitler's favour. In the midst of the Great Depression, the Nazis restored economic stability and ended mass unemployment using heavy military spending and a mixed economy. Extensive public works were undertaken, including the construction of Autobahnen (motorways). The return to economic stability boosted the regime's popularity. Racism, especially antisemitism, was a central feature of the regime. The Germanic peoples (the Nordic race) were considered by the Nazis to be the purest branch of the Aryan race and were therefore viewed as the master race. Millions of Jews and other peoples deemed undesirable by the state were murdered in the Holocaust. Opposition to Hitler's rule was ruthlessly suppressed. Members of the liberal, socialist, and communist opposition were killed, imprisoned, or exiled. Christian churches were oppressed, with many leaders imprisoned. Education focused on racial biology, population policy, and fitness for military service. Career and educational opportunities for women were curtailed. Recreation and tourism were organised via the Strength Through Joy program, and the 1 936 Summer Olympics showcased the Third Reich on the international stage. Propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels made effective use of film, mass rallies, and Hitler's hypnotic oratory to influence public opinion. The government controlled artistic expression, promoting specific art forms and banning or discouraging others. Beginning in the late 1 930s, Nazi Germany made increasingly aggressive territorial demands, threatening war if they were not met. It seized Austria and Czechoslovakia in 1 938 and 1 939. Hitler made a non-aggression pact with Joseph Stalin and invaded Poland in September 1 939, launching World War II in Europe. In alliance with Italy and smaller Axis powers, Germany conquered most of Europe by 1 940 and threatened the UK. Reichskommissariats took control of conquered areas and a German administration was established in what was left of Poland. Jews and others deemed undesirable were imprisoned, murdered in Nazi concentration camps and extermination camps, or shot. Following the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1 941 , the tide gradually turned against the Nazis, who suffered major military defeats in 1 943. Large-scale aerial bombing of
Germany escalated in 1 944 and the Axis powers were pushed back in Eastern and Southern Europe. Following the Allied invasion of France, Germany was conquered by the Soviet Union from the east and the other Allied powers from the west and capitulated within a year. Hitler's refusal to admit defeat led to massive destruction of German infrastructure and additional war-related deaths in the closing months of the war. The victorious Allies initiated a policy of denazification and put many of the surviving Nazi leadership on trial for war crimes at the Nuremberg trials.
Adolf Hitler (German: [ˈ adɔlf ˈ hɪtlɐ] (About this sound listen); 20 April 1 889 – 30 April 1 945) was a
German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany from 1 933 to 1 945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1 934 to 1 945.[a] As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1 939, and was central to the Holocaust. Hitler was born in Austria—then part of Austria-Hungary—and was raised near Linz. He moved to Germany in 1 91 3 and was decorated during his service in the German Army in World War I. In 1 91 9, he joined the German Workers' Party (DAP), the precursor of the NSDAP, and was appointed leader of the NSDAP in 1 921 . In 1 923, he attempted to seize power in a failed coup in Munich and was imprisoned. While in jail he dictated the first volume of his autobiography and political manifesto Mein Kampf ("My Struggle"). Released in 1 924, Hitler gained popular support by attacking the Treaty of Versailles and promoting Pan-Germanism, anti-semitism and anti-communism with charismatic oratory and Nazi propaganda. He frequently denounced international capitalism and communism as being part of a Jewish conspiracy. By 1 933, the Nazi Party was the largest elected party in the German Reichstag, but did not have a majority, and no party was able to form a majority parliamentary coalition in support of a candidate for chancellor. This led to former chancellor Franz von Papen and other conservative leaders persuading President Paul von Hindenburg to appoint Hitler as Chancellor on 30 January 1 933. Shortly after, the Reichstag passed the Enabling Act of 1 933, which began the process of transforming the Weimar Republic into Nazi Germany, a one-party dictatorship based on the totalitarian and autocratic ideology of National Socialism. Hitler aimed to eliminate Jews from Germany and establish a New Order to counter what he saw as the injustice of the post-World War I international order dominated by Britain and France. His first six years in power resulted in rapid economic recovery from the Great Depression, the abrogation of restrictions imposed on Germany after World War I and the annexation of territories that were home to millions of ethnic Germans which gave him significant popular support.
Hitler sought Lebensraum ("living space") for the German people in Eastern Europe and his aggressive foreign policy is considered to be the primary cause of the outbreak of World War II in Europe. He directed large-scale rearmament and on 1 September 1 939 invaded Poland, resulting in Britain and France declaring war on Germany. In June 1 941 , Hitler ordered an invasion of the Soviet Union. By the end of 1 941 , German forces and the European Axis powers occupied most of Europe and North Africa. In December 1 941 , he formally declared war on the United States, bringing them directly into the conflict. Failure to defeat the Soviets and the entry of the United States into the war forced Germany onto the defensive and it suffered a series of escalating defeats. In the final days of the war during the Battle of Berlin in 1 945, he married his long-time lover Eva Braun. Less than two days later on 30 April 1 945, the two killed themselves to avoid capture by the Soviet Red Army and their corpses were burned. Under Hitler's leadership and racially motivated ideology, the Nazi regime was responsible for the genocide of at least 5.5 million Jews and millions of other victims whom he and his followers deemed Untermenschen (sub-humans) or socially undesirable. Hitler and the Nazi regime were also responsible for the killing of an estimated 1 9.3 million civilians and prisoners of war. In addition, 29 million soldiers and civilians died as a result of military action in the European theatre. The number of civilians killed during the Second World War was unprecedented in warfare and the casualties constituted the deadliest conflict in human history.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global
war that lasted from 1 939 to 1 945, although related conflicts began earlier. It involved the vast majority of the world's countriesâ€”including all of the great powersâ€”eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more than 1 00 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 million to 85 million fatalities, most of which were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the deliberate genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, starvation, disease and the first use of nuclear weapons in history.[1 ]
The Empire of Japan aimed to dominate Asia and the Pacific and was already at war with the Republic of China in 1 937, but the world war is generally said to have begun on 1 September 1 939 with the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and subsequent declarations of war on Germany by France and the United Kingdom. From late 1 939 to early 1 941 , in a series of campaigns and treaties, Germany conquered or controlled much of continental Europe, and formed the Axis alliance with Italy and Japan. Under the Molotovâ€“Ribbentrop Pact of August 1 939, Germany and the Soviet Union partitioned and annexed territories of their European neighbours, Poland, Finland, Romania and the Baltic states. The war continued primarily between the European Axis powers and the coalition of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth, with campaigns including the North Africa and East Africa campaigns, the aerial Battle of Britain, the Blitz bombing campaign, and the Balkan Campaign, as well as the long-running Battle of the Atlantic. On 22 June 1 941 , the European Axis powers launched an invasion of the Soviet Union, opening the largest land theatre of war in history, which trapped the major part of the Axis military forces into a war of attrition. In December 1 941 , Japan attacked the United States and European colonies in the Pacific Ocean, and quickly conquered much of the Western Pacific. The Axis advance halted in 1 942 when Japan lost the critical Battle of Midway, and Germany and Italy were defeated in North Africa and then, decisively, at Stalingrad in the Soviet Union. In 1 943, with a series of German defeats on the Eastern Front, the Allied invasion of Sicily and the Allied invasion of Italy which brought about Italian surrender, and Allied victories in the Pacific, the Axis lost the initiative and undertook strategic retreat on all fronts. In 1 944, the Western Allies invaded German-occupied France,
July 1 945 and the refusal of Japan to surrender under its terms, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August respectively. With an invasion of the Japanese archipelago imminent, the possibility of additional atomic bombings and the Soviet invasion of Manchuria, Japan formally surrendered on 2 September 1 945. Thus ended the war in Asia, cementing the total victory of the Allies. World War II changed the political alignment and social structure of the world. The United Nations (UN) was established to foster international co-operation and prevent future conflicts. The victorious great powersâ€”China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United Statesâ€”became the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. The Soviet Union and the United States emerged as rival superpowers, setting the stage for the Cold War, which lasted for the next 46 years. Meanwhile, the influence of European great powers waned, while the decolonisation of Africa and Asia began. Most countries whose industries had been damaged moved towards economic recovery. Political integration, especially in Europe, emerged as an effort to end pre-war enmities and to create a common identity. Fritz Klein, the camp doctor, standing
in a mass grave at Bergen-Belsen after the camp's liberation by the British 11 th Armoured Division, April 1 945
The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah,[b] was a genocide during World War II in which Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe.[c] From 1 941 to 1 945, Germany targeted European Jewry for extermination as part of a larger event that included the persecution and murder of other groups. A broader definition of the Holocaust includes the murder of the Roma and the "incurably sick". A broader definition still includes ethnic Poles, other Slavic groups, Soviet citizens and prisoners of war, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, black people, and political opponents. From the Auschwitz Album: Hungarian Jews arriving at Auschwitz-II (Birkenau) in Germanoccupied Poland, May 1 944. Most were "selected" to go straight to the gas chambers.[1 ] May her soul rest in Peace :(
Evanescence /ˌ ɛv.ɪn.ˈ ɛs.ɛns/ is an American rock band founded in Little Rock,
Arkansas, in 1 995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.[1 ] After recording independent albums, the band released their first full-length album, Fallen, on Wind-up Records in 2003. Fallen sold more than 1 7 million copies worldwide and helped the band win two Grammy Awards out of seven nominations, as well as scoring number six in CBS's "Top Bestselling Albums of the Last 1 0 Years" (2008). A year later, Evanescence released their first live album, Anywhere but Home, which sold more than one million copies worldwide. In 2006, the band released their second studio album, The Open Door, which sold more than five million copies. The line-up of the group has changed several times: David Hodges left in 2002, co-founder Moody left in 2003 (mid-tour), bassist Will Boyd in 2006, followed by guitarist John LeCompt and drummer Rocky Gray in 2007, and Terry Balsamo in 201 5. As a result, none of the band's three studio albums feature the same lineup. The latter two changes led to a hiatus, with temporary band members contributing to tour performances. Billboard ranked Evanescence number 71 on the Best Artists of the Decade chart. Announced in June 2009, the newest line-up of the band eventually returned with Evanescence, their self-titled third studio album, released on October 11 , 2011 . It debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart with 1 27,000 copies in sales. The album also debuted at number one on four other different Billboard charts; the Rock Albums, Digital Albums, Alternative Albums, and the Hard Rock Albums charts. The band spent 201 2 on tour in promotion of their latest album with other bands including The Pretty Reckless and Fair to Midland. Troy McLawhorn also became a full-time band member during this time. Following the end of the album's tour cycle in 201 2, the band entered another hiatus.[continue]
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"Overture" "Never Go Back" "Hi-Lo" "My Heart Is Broken" "Lacrymosa" "The End of the Dream" "Bring Me to Life" "Unraveling" "Imaginary" "Secret Door" "Lithium" "Lost in Paradise"
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"Going Under" "Bring Me to Life" "Everybody's Fool" "My Immortal" "Haunted" "Tourniquet" "Imaginary" "Taking Over Me" "Hello" "My Last Breath" "Whisper" "My Immortal" (band version)
David From wikipedia:
The first book of Samuel portrays David as the youngest of the eight sons of Jesse of Bethlehem. His mother is not named in any book of the Bible, but the Talmudidentifies her as Nitzevetdaughter of Adael. When the story was retold in 1 Chronicles (4th century BCE) he was made the youngest of seven sons and given two sisters, Zeruiahand Abigail. The Book of Ruth (possibly also 4th century BCE) traces his ancestry back to Ruth the Moabite. David is described as cementing his relations with various political and national groups through marriage. He is described as having eight wives: Michal, the second daughter of King Saul; Ahinoamthe Jezreelite; Abigail the Carmelite, previously wife of Nabal; Maachah, daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur; Haggith; Abital; Eglah; and Bathsheba. The Book of Chronicles lists his sons with his various wives and concubines. In Hebron, David had six sons: Amnon, by Ahinoam; Daniel, by Abigail; Absalom, by Maachah; Adonijah, by Haggith; Shephatiah, by Abital; and Ithream, by Eglah. By Bathsheba, his sons were Shammua, Shobab, Nathan and Solomon. David's sons born in Jerusalem of his other wives included Ibhar, Elishua, Eliphelet, Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia, Elishama and Eliada. Jerimoth, who is not mentioned in any of the genealogies, is mentioned as another of his sons in 2 Chronicles 11 :1 8. His daughter Tamar, by Maachah, is a key character in the incident of her rape by one of her half-brothers. This is from the Bible:
"After this David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and David took Meth′eg-am′mah out of the hand of the Philistines. And he defeated Moab, and measured them with a line, making them lie down on the ground; two lines he measured to be put to death, and one full line to be spared. And the Moabites became servants to David and brought tribute. David also defeated Hadade′zer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to restore his power at the river Euphra′tes. And David took from him a thousand and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand foot soldiers; and David hamstrung all the chariot horses, but left enough for a hundred chariots. And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadade′zer king of Zobah, David slew twenty-two thousand men of the Syrians. Then David put garrisons in Aram of Damascus; and the Syrians became servants to David and brought tribute. And the Lord gave victory to David
wherever he went. And David took the shields of gold which were carried by the servants of Hadade′zer, and brought them to Jerusalem. And from Betah and from Bero′thai, cities of Hadade′zer, King David took very much bronze. When To′i king of Hamath heard that David had defeated the whole army of Hadade′zer, To′i sent his son Joram to King David, to greet him, and to congratulate him because he had fought against Hadade′zer and defeated him; for Hadade′zer had often been at war with To′i. And Joram brought with him articles of silver, of gold, and of bronze; these also King
David dedicated to the Lord, together with the silver and gold which he dedicated from all the nations he subdued, from Edom, Moab, the Ammonites, the Philistines, Am′alek, and from the spoil of Hadade′zer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah. And David won a name for himself. When he returned, he slew eighteen thousand E′domites in the Valley of Salt. And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom he put garrisons, and all the E′domites became David’s servants. And the Lord gave victory to David wherever he went. So David reigned over all Israel; and David administered justice and equity to all his people. And here there is a Psalm, one of the famous prayers of the Bible, for the most attributed to David. So I thought it would be nice to put one here, to let them be known. This is, in particular, a prayer against his enemies.
Psalm 69 Prayer for Deliverance from Persecution To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Psalm of David. 1 Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck. 2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and the flood sweeps over me. 3 I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched. My eyes grow dim with waiting for my God. 4 More in number than the hairs of my head are those who hate me without cause; mighty are those who would destroy me, those who attack me with lies. What I did not steal must I now restore? 5 O God, thou knowest my folly; the wrongs I have done are not hidden from thee. 6 Let not those who hope in thee be put to shame through me, O Lord God of hosts; let not those who seek thee be brought to dishonor through me, O God of Israel. 7 For it is for thy sake that I have borne reproach, that shame has covered my face. 8 I have become a stranger to my brethren, an alien to my mother’s sons.
9 For zeal for thy house has consumed me, and the insults of those who insult thee have fallen on me. 1 0 When I humbled[a] my soul with fasting, it became my reproach. 11 When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword to them. 1 2 I am the talk of those who sit in the gate, and the drunkards make songs about me. 1 3 But as for me, my prayer is to thee, O Lord. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of thy steadfast love answer me. With thy faithful help 1 4 rescue me from sinking in the mire; let me be delivered from my enemies and from the deep waters. 1 5 Let not the flood sweep over me, or the deep swallow me up, or the pit close its mouth over me. 1 6 Answer me, O Lord, for thy steadfast love is good; according to thy abundant mercy, turn to me. 1 7 Hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in distress, make haste to answer me. 1 8 Draw near to me, redeem me, set me free because of my enemies! 1 9 Thou knowest my reproach, and my shame and my dishonor; my foes are all known to thee. 20 Insults have broken my heart, so that I am in despair. I looked for pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none. 21 They gave me poison for food, and for my thirst they gave me
vinegar to drink. 22 Let their own table before them become a snare; let their sacrificial feasts be a trap. 23 Let their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see; and make their loins tremble continually. 24 Pour out thy indignation upon them, and let thy burning anger overtake them. 25 May their camp be a desolation, let no one dwell in their tents. 26 For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten, and him[c] whom thou hast wounded, they afflict still more.[d] 27 Add to them punishment upon punishment; may they have no acquittal from thee. 28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living; let them not be enrolled among the righteous. 29 But I am afflicted and in pain; let thy salvation, O God, set me on high! 30 I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving. 31 This will please the Lord more than an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs. 32 Let the oppressed see it and be glad; you who seek God, let your hearts revive. 33 For the Lord hears the needy, and does not despise his own that are in bonds. 34 Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and everything that moves therein. 35 For God will save Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah;
Statue of King David by Nicolas Cordier in the Borghese Chapel of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.
It reminds me David as great musician, to the court of King Saul, chosen and composing even the Psalms and I remember he also made new instruments for the court later. A great musician too, as example, for me! [Cathedral of HajdĂşdorog]
David with the Head of Goliath, Caravaggio.
Ph: Angelo Sorte, from Italy @angelosorte
"A book that I wrote in 201 4, and also it coincided with 1 0 years exactly from when I was saved from suicide. Telling there my story, and about my conversion from atheism to christianity, I wanted to write a book to express that there, to find a way to do it, and as I wrote in the cover, if it would be useful to save even just one person, it was worth to write it, to write about such personal things and experiences." - K4L