Trusting in the Good Lord
Psalm 34 Book 34 (Nahum)
O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man
that trusteth in him.
Psalm 34:8 (Inner Cycle: Spoke 12, Cycle 2)
The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he
knoweth them that trust in him.
Nahum 1.7 (Bible Wheel: Spoke 12, Cycle 2)
The essence of Lamed is revealed in its grammatical function.
It expresses the idea of "to" or "for" when prefixed to a word. Thus we find this KeyLink based on the goodness of the Lord
"to" those who trust in Him. The great miracle of God is that these highly significant phrases form perfect links between
the order of the Canon and the order of the Psalms. The highlighted words form a magnificent
KJV KeyLink between Psalm 34 and Book 34 (Nahum) based on the set
("The Lord is good", trust*) [Verify] :
|KeyLink: The Lord is Good to them that trust Him!|
|Psalm 34Book 34 (Nahum)|
Oh! These words are so very true. Indeed the Lord is good to those who trust in Him! I pray you will trust in Him more and
more each day! He is the only Hope!
Expanding the search to include either trust* or refuge (the latter being used in the other versions) and reveals the
set ("the Lord is good", trust*/refuge) to be a KeyLink in six of the seven versions used
for comparison in this study. The seventh (the 1901 ASV) is included when we use Jehovah in place of Lord.
This link is therefore a fundamental property of Scripture - independent of translation.
This KeyLink has some interesting properties. The phrase "The Lord is good" appears seven times in the Bible.
It first appears in Psalm 34 and last last appears in Book 34 (Nahum)! First and Last -
the sign and seal of Almighty God. The second appearance is
in Psalm 100 which is also
on Spoke 12 of the Inner Cycle of the Psalms (Spoke 12, Cycle 5), and which contains a great insight into
the meaning of Lamed, as discussed in that article. There is also another KJV link based on the
exact phrase "them that trust in him." This phrase appears in the last verse of Psalm 34 and the first
Chapter of Nahum (quoted at the head of this page):
Psalm 34.22 The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him
shall be desolate.
Nahum 1.7: The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them
that trust in him.
Now the interesting thing is that this exact phrase appears in four verses of the KJV:
2 Samuel 22.31, Psalm 34.22, Jeremiah 46.25, and Nahum 1.7. Likewise, the
phrase "the Lord is good" appears in seven verses:
Psalm 34.8, Psalm 100.5, Psalm 135.3, Psalm 145.9, Jeremiah 33.11, Lalmentations 3.25 and Nahum 1.7.
The intersection of these two sets contains Psalm 34 and Nahum (Book 34).
Using Venn Diagrams ,
we can see that these two sets form another KeyLink - that is, the red text only appears in the
intersection of these two sets:
Therefore, we have another (different!) KeyLink between Psalm 34 and Nahum:
|KeyLink: The Lord is Good to them that trust Him! (2)|
|Psalm 34Book 34 (Nahum)|
This is a double duplication - two KeyLinks between a pair of geometrically
correlated passages of Scripture.