Psalm 34 – an Acrostic

An acrostic is a poem where each verse starts with a subsequent letter of the alphabet.  It is frequently used in the bible, often in Wisdom Literature.  The book of Lamentations is made up of acrostic poems.

Psalm 34 is an Acrostic, and the second half bears a number of the marks of wisdom literature:  instruction to the young, call to fear god, two paths, among others.  However it also bears the marks of personal testimony, it is one of the psalms identified with an incident in David’s life, where he had to escape with his life from Saul.

Attached is a worksheet for the Sunday Evening Study group where we will turn Psalm 34 into an acrostic in the English Language.  Verse 1, A; Verse 2, B; etc.



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