Most Powerful Prayers … #45

We all sing that tune, it was better back then.  Well in Psalm 12:v, 1-3 they felt that things reached a high with Adam and have been fallen ever since.  Good pun there, dontcha think?

1[For the choir director; on the [sheminith]; a psalm by David.]

Help, O LORD. No godly person is left. Faithful people have vanished from among Adam’s descendants!  2All people speak foolishly. They speak with flattering lips. They say one thing but mean another.

Sheminith: a musical term found in the title of (Psalms 6:1) A similar direction is found in the title of (Psalms 12:1, see above)

Compare this to 1 Chr 15:21

And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the Sheminith to excel.

It seems most probable that Sheminith denotes a certain air known as the eighth, or a certain key in which the psalm was to be sung…from Smith’s bible Dictionary.

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