The seventy some books of the Bible got into the canon, sacred collection of books to make the Bible, not by divine revelation, but by human vote and the Bibles of different denominations have some what different books. The book with the title of ‘Revelation,’ was not universally accepted in all canons until the 16th century. No lesser authority than Martin Luther himself, wanted the book of James, taken out of the canon. So, it is not out of the realm of possibilities for me to raise the question of getting Psalms out of the Old Testaments of our Christian brothers and sisters, coming from Trinitarian tradition.
As the Prophet or King David glorifies God and sings His hymns in Psalm after Psalm, according to the Trinitarian Christian understanding, mounts to not much, as he does not know the Triune God of Trinitarian Christianity!
King David was 700 years before Jesus so naturally he did not know anything about Jesus, may peace be on him. If God is Triune then David’s scholarship, worship and glorification of God is seriously deficient and the Psalms have no place in the Bible and should be taken out.
This was certainly the view of an earlier Christian Marcion, as he did not include Old Testament in his canon of sacred books. If we examine these issues logically, Marcion’s opinion makes far more sense than the contradictory Trinitarian Christian theology and their collection of the Old Testament and the letters of Paul in the same volume.
I will now quote some of David’s beautiful Psalms in this post.
Here is Pslam 34 from New International Version (NIV):
I will extol the LORD at all times;
his praise will always be on my lips.
I will glory in the LORD;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
Glorify the LORD with me;
let us exalt his name together.
I sought the LORD, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant;
their faces are never covered with shame.
This poor man called, and the LORD heard him;
he saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him,
and he delivers them.
Taste and see that the LORD is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
Fear the LORD, you his holy people,
for those who fear him lack nothing.
The lions may grow weak and hungry,
but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.
Come, my children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
Whoever of you loves life
and desires to see many good days,
keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from telling lies.
Turn from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.
The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous,
and his ears are attentive to their cry;
but the face of the LORD is against those who do evil,
to blot out their name from the earth.
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them;
he delivers them from all their troubles.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
The righteous person may have many troubles,
but the LORD delivers him from them all;
he protects all his bones,
not one of them will be broken.
Evil will slay the wicked;
the foes of the righteous will be condemned.
The LORD will rescue his servants;
no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.
I find these Psalms very sublime, pure and true and one reason being that it rhymes with many a verses of the Holy Quran.
I personally believe that Psalms are wonderful and direct our attention to the True, Unitarian God, who is God the Father in the Trinitarian tradition.
I ask this question of taking the Psalms out, not literally, but, only rhetorically or metaphorically!