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Psalm 76:10 Truly, wrathful Edom will give you thanks, and the remnant of Hamath will keep your feasts.
Psalm 76 creates a similar impression. The New International Version translates the verse this way: “Surely your wrath against mankind brings you praise, and the survivors of your wrath are restrained.” Other translations differ wildly; the writer’s language is so ancient and his way of thinking so foreign to us that nobody seems certain about his meaning here.
And yet the psalmist and I share important common ground. We tell many of the same stories, ask many of the same questions, worship the same God. This long-dead person is my fellow traveler, walking the same road, wandering in the same direction.