Psalms 23
The 23rd Psalm copied an Egyptian text appealing to Osiris the Good Shepherd to lead the deceased to the "green pastures" and "still waters" of the nefer-nefer land, to restore the soul to the body, and to give protection in the valley of the shadow of death (the Tuat).[3]

"Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me."
Rod & Staff Rod & Staff Rod & Staff

Psalms 27
A plea to God for help when we are beset by enemies around us. It can also be understood as a plea for help in dealing with the enemies within us - enemies of our own true selves who seek to frighten or seduce us away from our own true paths.[2]

Psalms 90
“But the ninetieth Psalm, selected to be read as a part of our Burial Service, is entirely Pythagorean, and delivers the doctrine of the Metempsychosis too particularly to be mistaken, or to admit of any other possible understanding.”
—Rev. Robert Taylor, Diegesis, pg. 221.

Psalms 137:1-4
The Psalm is about the Jew's exile in Babylon. The Jews had been conquered by the Babylonoans and taken them as prisoners out of Jeruselem to Babylon. The Babylonian soldiers taunted the defeated Jews-- "Sing us one of the songs of Zion," they urged. But the Jews could not sing. They could weep and they could remember, but they could not sing. The God to whom their songs were directed was in Jerusalem. "How shall we sing the Lord's song in a foreign land?" was their response.[1]

Psalms 137:8-9
Do the children really deserve this?

1. John Shelby Spong Why Christianity Must Change or Die : A Bishop Speaks to Believers in Exile
2. Arthur Waskow Seasons Of Our Joy
3. Walker, Barbara Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, 748-754 (1983)

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