Tehillim / Psalms 121, ספר תהילים קכא, Part 1, Love and the Emotionally Unavailable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_CvoD_TqHw&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 121:1-8, the psalm opens saying, א שִׁיר לַמַּעֲלוֹת אֶשָּׂא עֵינַי אֶל-הֶהָרִים מֵאַיִן יָבֹא עֶזְרִי: 121:1 I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From whence shall my help come? (NASB) Is the Psalmist asking a rhetorical question? Why does he look to the mountains? Is it because of the high...

Tehillim / Psalms 141, ספר תהילים קמא, Part 1, Calling upon the Name of the Lord according to the Scriptures

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrldSoAc6-g&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 141:1-10, the psalm opens saying, 141:1 O Lord, I call upon You; hasten to me! Give ear to my voice when I call to You! 141:2 May my prayer be counted as incense before You; The lifting up of my hands as the evening offering. 141:3 Set a guard, O Lord,...

Tehillim / Psalms 149, ספר תהילים קמט, Part 2, Godliness and living for the Lord

In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 149:1-9, the psalm opens saying, א הַלְלוּיָהּ | שִׁירוּ לַיהֹוָה שִׁיר חָדָשׁ תְּהִלָּתוֹ בִּקְהַל חֲסִידִים: 149:1 Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, And His praise in the congregation of the godly ones. (NASB) When the Psalmist speaks of the “godly ones” who is he referring to?...

Tehillim / Psalms 148, ספר תהילים קמח, Part 2, Raising the Horn of Messiah

In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 148:1-14, the psalm opens saying, א הַלְלוּיָהּ | הַלְלוּ אֶת-יְהֹוָה מִן-הַשָּׁמַיִם הַלְלוּהוּ בַּמְּרוֹמִים: 148:1 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; Praise Him in the heights! ב הַלְלוּהוּ כָּל-מַלְאָכָיו הַלְלוּהוּ כָּל-צְבָאָו : 148:2 Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts! ג הַלְלוּהוּ שֶׁמֶשׁ וְיָרֵחַ...

Tehillim / Psalms 130, ספר תהילים קל, Part 1, Mercy, Forgiveness, and Restoration are the Ways of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzlYMgVXrEE In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 130:1-8, the psalm opens saying, א שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת מִמַּעֲמַקִּים קְרָאתִיךָ יְהֹוָה: ב אֲדֹנָי שִׁמְעָה בְקוֹלִי תִּהְיֶינָה אָזְנֶיךָ קַשֻּׁבוֹת לְקוֹל תַּחֲנוּנָי: 130:1 Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord. 130:2 Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive To the voice of my supplications. (NASB) The psalmist...

Tehillim / Psalms 148, ספר תהילים קמח, Part 1, Praise, the Horn of Salvation, and these being applied to the Messiah of God

In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 148:1-14, the psalm opens saying, א הַלְלוּיָהּ | הַלְלוּ אֶת-יְהֹוָה מִן-הַשָּׁמַיִם הַלְלוּהוּ בַּמְּרוֹמִים: 148:1 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; Praise Him in the heights! ב הַלְלוּהוּ כָּל-מַלְאָכָיו הַלְלוּהוּ כָּל-צְבָאָו : 148:2 Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts! ג הַלְלוּהוּ שֶׁמֶשׁ וְיָרֵחַ הַלְלוּהוּ כָּל-כּוֹכְבֵי...

Tehillim / Psalms 149, ספר תהילים קמט, Part 1, Godliness, Making War and Peace

In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 149:1-9, the psalm opens saying, א הַלְלוּיָהּ | שִׁירוּ לַיהֹוָה שִׁיר חָדָשׁ תְּהִלָּתוֹ בִּקְהַל חֲסִידִים: 149:1 Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, And His praise in the congregation of the godly ones. (NASB) When the Psalmist speaks of the “godly ones” who is he referring to? What...

Tehillim / Psalms 145, ספר תהילים קמה, Part 1, The Lord Calling the Nations to Draw Near

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79d-0kPf-to&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 145:1-21, the psalm opens saying, א תְּהִלָּה לְדָוִד אֲרוֹמִמְךָ אֱלוֹהַי הַמֶּלֶךְ וַאֲבָרֲכָה שִׁמְךָ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד: ב בְּכָל-יוֹם אֲבָרֲכֶךָּ וַאֲהַלְלָה שִׁמְךָ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד: ג גָּדוֹל יְהֹוָה וּמְהֻלָּל מְאֹד וְלִגְדֻלָּתוֹ אֵין חֵקֶר: 145:1 I will extol You, my God, O King, And I will bless Your name forever and ever. 145:2 Every day...

Tehillim / Psalms 134, ספר תהילים קלד, Part 1, Serving the Lord at Night, Prayer, and Replacement Theology

https://youtu.be/q0LMSux1vY0 In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 134:1-3, the psalm opens saying, א שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת הִנֵּה | בָּרֲכוּ אֶת-יְהֹוָה כָּל-עַבְדֵי יְהֹוָה הָעֹמְדִים בְּבֵית-יְהֹוָה בַּלֵּילוֹת: 134:1 Behold, bless the Lord, all servants of the Lord, Who serve by night in the house of the Lord! (NASB) This is an interesting opening verse to the psalm. The psalmist speaks of...

Tehillim / Psalms 147, ספר תהילים קמז, Part 2, The Word draws near so We can do Likewise

In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 147:1-20, the psalm opens saying, א הַלְלוּיָהּ | כִּי-טוֹב זַמְּרָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ כִּי-נָעִים נָאוָה תְהִלָּה: ב בּוֹנֵה יְרוּשָׁלַם יְהֹוָה נִדְחֵי יִשְֹרָאֵל יְכַנֵּס: ג הָרוּפֵא לִשְׁבוּרֵי לֵב וּמְחַבֵּשׁ לְעַצְּבוֹתָם: ד מוֹנֶה מִסְפָּר לַכּוֹכָבִים לְכֻלָּם שֵׁמוֹת יִקְרָא: ה גָּדוֹל אֲדוֹנֵינוּ וְרַב-כֹּחַ לִתְבוּנָתוֹ אֵין מִסְפָּר: 147:1 Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing...

Tehillim / Psalms 123, ספר תהילים קכג, Part 1, Lifting our Eyes to the Lord God in Heaven

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAMzSgyPYvs&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 123:1-4, the psalm opens saying, א שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת אֵלֶיךָ נָשָֹאתִי אֶת-עֵינַי הַיּשְׁבִי בַּשָּׁמָיִם: A Song of Ascents. 123:1 To You I lift up my eyes, O You who are enthroned in the heavens! (NASB) This psalm is introduced speaking of “a song of ascending unto you.” Based upon this text, this...

Tehillim / Psalms 103, ספר תהילים קג, Part 1, Yeshua and Torah

In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 103:1-22, the Psalm opens saying, א   לְדָוִד | בָּרֲכִי נַפְשִׁי אֶת-יְהֹוָה וְכָל-קְרָבַי אֶת-שֵׁם קָדְשׁוֹ: ב   בָּרֲכִי נַפְשִׁי אֶת-יְהֹוָה וְאַל-תִּשְׁכְּחִי כָּל-גְּמוּלָיו:  Of David 103:1 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. 103:2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget none of His...

Tehillim / Psalms 118, ספר תהילים קיח, Part 2, Walking in the Mercy of God

https://youtu.be/VdIqQNZXdFU In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 118:1-29, the psalm opens saying, א הוֹדוּ לַיהֹוָה כִּי-טוֹב כִּי לְעוֹלָם חַסְדּוֹ: ב יֹאמַר-נָא יִשְֹרָאֵל כִּי לְעוֹלָם חַסְדּוֹ: 118:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting. 118:2 Oh let Israel say, ‘His lovingkindness is everlasting.’ (NASB) The psalmist calls out to the people...

Tehillim / Psalms 150, ספר תהילים קנ, Part 2, The Power of God and His Praises

In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 150:1-6, the psalm opens saying א הַלְלוּיָהּ | הַלְלוּ-אֵל בְּקָדְשׁוֹ הַלְלוּהוּ בִּרְקִיעַ עֻזּוֹ: 150:1 Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty expanse. (NASB) When the psalmists speaks of praising God in His sanctuary, is he referring to the earthly sanctuary or the heavenly sanctuary?...

Tehillim / Psalms 144, ספר תהילים קמד, Part 2, Being Passionate for those around us and for the Lord God Almighty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odW374sXlIk&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 144:1-15, the psalm opens saying, א לְדָוִד | בָּרוּךְ יְהֹוָה | צוּרִי הַמְלַמֵּד יָדַי לַקְרָב אֶצְבְּעוֹתַי לַמִּלְחָמָה: ב חַסְדִּי וּמְצוּדָתִי מִשְֹגַּבִּי וּמְפַלְטִי לִי מָגִנִּי וּבוֹ חָסִיתִי הָרוֹדֵד עַמִּי תַחְתָּי: 144:1 Blessed be the Lord, my rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle; 144:2 My lovingkindness...

Tehillim / Psalms 142, ספר תהילים קמב, Part 1, Prayer without Complaint or Wantonness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnmnQXmiYdc&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 142:1-7, the psalm opens saying, א מַשְֹכִּיל לְדָוִד בִּהְיוֹתוֹ בַמְּעָרָה תְפִלָּה: A Psalm of instruction for David, when he was in the cave, a Prayer (NASB) David speaks of his crying aloud to the Lord מְעָרָה “in the cave” meaning that he was hiding from Saul at this time. He continues...

Tehillim / Psalms 146, ספר תהילים קמו, Part 2, Reasons all the Nations give Him Praise

In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 146:1-10, the psalm opens saying, א הַלְלוּיָהּ הַלְלִי נַפְשִׁי אֶת-יְהֹוָה: ב אֲהַלְלָה יְהֹוָה בְּחַיָּי אֲזַמְּרָה לֵאלֹהַי בְּעוֹדִי: 146:1 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! 146:2 I will praise the Lord while I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. (NASB)...

Tehillim / Psalms 150, ספר תהילים קנ, Part 1, God’s Excellence and His Praises

In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 150:1-6, the psalm opens saying א הַלְלוּיָהּ | הַלְלוּ-אֵל בְּקָדְשׁוֹ הַלְלוּהוּ בִּרְקִיעַ עֻזּוֹ: 150:1 Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty expanse. (NASB) When the psalmists speaks of praising God in His sanctuary, is he referring to the earthly sanctuary or the heavenly sanctuary? The...

Tehillim / Psalms 134, ספר תהילים קלד, Part 2, Serving the Lord at Night, Prayer, and Replacement Theology

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uJhWMb4oDU&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 134:1-3, the psalm opens saying, א שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת הִנֵּה | בָּרֲכוּ אֶת-יְהֹוָה כָּל-עַבְדֵי יְהֹוָה הָעֹמְדִים בְּבֵית-יְהֹוָה בַּלֵּילוֹת: 134:1 Behold, bless the Lord, all servants of the Lord, Who serve by night in the house of the Lord! (NASB) This is an interesting opening verse to the psalm. The psalmist speaks...

Tehillim / Psalms 125, ספר תהילים קכה, Part 1, Do You have a Deep Desire to Pursue God?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG0U_sPUJu8&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 125:1-5, the psalm opens saying, א שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת הַבֹּטְחִים בַּיהֹוָה כְּהַר-צִיּוֹן לֹא-יִמּוֹט לְעוֹלָם יֵשֵׁב: A Song of Ascents. 125:1 Those who trust in the Lord Are as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever. (NASB) It is very interesting how the psalmist declares, those who trust in the Lord...

Tehillim / Psalms 139, ספר תהילים קלט, Part 2, Coming to know Ourselves is the End Result of the Mitzvot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YRYK4magto&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 139:1-24, the psalm opens saying, א לַמְנַצֵּחַ לְדָוִד מִזְמוֹר יְהֹוָה חֲקַרְתַּנִי וַתֵּדָע: ב אַתָּה יָדַעְתָּ שִׁבְתִּי וְקוּמִי בַּנְתָּה לְרֵעִי מֵרָחוֹק: ג אָרְחִי וְרִבְעִי זֵרִיתָ וְכָל-דְּרָכַי הִסְכַּנְתָּה: ד כִּי אֵין מִלָּה בִּלְשׁוֹנִי הֵן יְהֹוָה יָדַעְתָּ כֻלָּהּ: 139:1 O Lord, You have searched me and known me. 139:2 You know when I...

Tehillim / Psalms 136, ספר תהילים קל, Part 1, Suffering for the Sake of the Lord

In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 136:1-26, the psalm opens saying א הוֹדוּ לַיהֹוָה כִּי-טוֹב כִּי לְעוֹלָם חַסְדּוֹ: ב הוֹדוּ לֵאלֹהֵי הָאֱלֹהִים כִּי לְעוֹלָם חַסְדּוֹ: ג הוֹדוּ לַאֲדֹנֵי הָאֲדֹנִים כִּי לְעוֹלָם חַסְדּוֹ: 136:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. 136:2 Give thanks to the God of gods, For His...

Tehillim / Psalms 117, ספר תהילים קיז, Part 1 and 2, Praise the Lord all You Nations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo7D6hQ4gvY&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 117:1-2, the psalm opens saying, א הַלְלוּ אֶת-יְהֹוָה כָּל-גּוֹיִם שַׁבְּחוּהוּ כָּל-הָאֻמִּים: 117:1 Praise the Lord, all nations; Laud Him, all peoples! (NASB) David writes in his psalm for the nations to praise the Lord God of Israel. Sforno on Bereshit / Genesis 14:20 Part 1 wrote saying, וברוך אל עליון, this...

Tehillim / Psalms 132, ספר תהילים קלב, Part 1, The Lord allows a certain amount of Ignorance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrUYTm8wi0I&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 132:1-18, the psalm opens saying,א שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת זְכוֹר-יְהֹוָה לְדָוִד אֵת כָּל-עֻנּוֹתוֹ: ב אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע לַיהֹוָה נָדַר לַאֲבִיר יַעֲקֹב: ג אִם-אָבֹא בְּאֹהֶל בֵּיתִי אִם-אֶעֱלֶה עַל-עֶרֶשֹ יְצוּעָי: ד אִם-אֶתֵּן שְׁנָת לְעֵינָי לְעַפְעַפַּי תְּנוּמָה: ה עַד-אֶמְצָא מָקוֹם לַיהֹוָה מִשְׁכָּנוֹת לַאֲבִיר יַעֲקֹב: 132:1 Remember, O Lord, on David’s behalf, All his affliction; 132:2 How he...

Tehillim / Psalms 15, Part 1, The Righteousness of God is Unmovable

This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 15:1-5,  The Psalm is introduced as א  לַמְנַצֵּחַ לְדָוִד “For the choir director. A Psalm of David.”  David begins asking יְהֹוָה מִי-יָגוּר בְּאָהֳלֶךָ מִי-יִשְׁכֹּן בְּהַר קָדְשֶׁךָ 15:1 O Lord, who may abide in Your tent? Who may dwell on Your holy hill? (NASB)  Who is able to dwell in the tent...

Tehillim / Psalms 137, ספר תהילים קלז, Part 2, The Reminder to Not Forget

In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 137:1-9, the psalm opens saying א עַל-נַהֲרוֹת | בָּבֶל שָׁם יָשַׁבְנוּ גַּם-בָּכִינוּ בְּזָכְרֵנוּ אֶת-צִיּוֹן: 137:1 By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down and wept, When we remembered Zion. (NASB) Sin always comes back to bite us in the back even after having repented, we must bear the consequences...

Tehillim / Psalms 144, ספר תהילים קמד, Part 1, Being Passionate for those around us and for the Lord God Almighty

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYTTmkAFUlI&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 143:1-12, the psalm opens saying, א לְדָוִד | בָּרוּךְ יְהֹוָה | צוּרִי הַמְלַמֵּד יָדַי לַקְרָב אֶצְבְּעוֹתַי לַמִּלְחָמָה: ב חַסְדִּי וּמְצוּדָתִי מִשְֹגַּבִּי וּמְפַלְטִי לִי מָגִנִּי וּבוֹ חָסִיתִי הָרוֹדֵד עַמִּי תַחְתָּי: 144:1 Blessed be the Lord, my rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle; 144:2 My lovingkindness and...

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