The Poetry of the Bible

The Bible is the revelatory truth from God.

It is also a book of poetry.

Since childhood, I have been enthralled by the poetry of a phrase in Genesis 3:8:

And they heard the voice of the Lord God
walking in the garden in the cool of the day:
and Adam and his wife hid themselves
from the presence of the Lord God
amongst the trees of the garden.

“walking in the garden in the cool of the day….”

That is inspired poetry.

Here’s another piece of poetry I stumbled upon the other day. Read and savor, in the stillness of your mind.

Wisdom 18:14-16; 19:6-9

When peaceful stillness compassed everything
and the night in its swift course was half spent,
Your all-powerful word, from heaven’s royal throne
bounded, a fierce warrior, into the doomed land,
bearing the sharp sword of your inexorable decree.
And as he alighted, he filled every place with death;
he still reached to heaven, while he stood upon the earth.

For all creation, in its several kinds, was being made over anew,
serving its natural laws,
that your children might be preserved unharmed.
The cloud overshadowed their camp;
and out of what had before been water, dry land was seen emerging:
Out of the Red Sea an unimpeded road,
and a grassy plain out of the mighty flood.
Over this crossed the whole nation sheltered by your hand,
after they beheld stupendous wonders.
For they ranged about like horses,
and bounded about like lambs,
praising you, O Lord! their deliverer.

May the peace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you,


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10 months ago

Could you get a better poem that doesn’t rhyme?

10 months ago


10 months ago

I am fond of poetry but none that has ever been composed can compare with the beauty and power of scripture. Abraham Lincoln was an exquisite practitioner of English and his most inspired speeches and writings drew liberally from scripture. His second inaugural address, the famous “with malice toward none, with charity for all” speech that most of us are familiar with, was written and delivered with a biblical cadence. An excerpt, if you will permit me: “The Almighty has His own purposes. “Woe unto the world because of offenses! for it must needs be that offenses come; but woe… Read more »

10 months ago

That’s beautiful,and it presents as clear an image as seeing it in person.
Thanks for this.

9 months ago

I have a question, how to convince someone that the Bible is the Word of God and not just man made?