Tehillim / Psalms 43, Part 1, The One who pleads on our behalf

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 43:1-5, the Psalm opens with David asking the Lord to vindicate him saying א   שָׁפְטֵנִי אֱלֹהִים | וְרִיבָה רִיבִי מִגּוֹי לֹא-חָסִיד מֵאִישׁ-מִרְמָה וְעַוְלָה תְפַלְּטֵנִי:  43:1 Vindicate me, O God, and plead my case against an ungodly nation; O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man! (NASB)  When David asks...

Tehillim / Psalms 37, Part 1, The way of the Righteous in the time of evil

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 37:1-40, David opens the Psalm speaking of the unrighteous saying A Psalm of David 37:1 Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers. 37:2 For they will wither quickly like the grass And fade like the green herb. (NASB)  David continues regarding the wicked saying:37:9 For evildoers will...

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

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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 9, Part 2, May the Lord be exalted in all His Work

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 9:1-21. The Psalm begins by stating א לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל-ְמוּת לַבֵּן מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: “For the choir director; on Muth-labben. A Psalm of David.” David declares the glory of God saying ב אוֹדֶה יְהֹוָה בְּכָל-לִבִּי אֲסַפְּרָה כָּל-נִפְלְאוֹתֶיךָ: ג אֶשְֹמְחָה וְאֶעֶלְצָה בָךְ אֲזַמְּרָה שִׁמְךָ עֶלְיוֹן: 9:1 I will give thanks to the Lord with...

Tehillim / Psalms 30, Part 1, I Dedicate my Life to You Lord

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 30:1-12, the opening verse says א  מִזְמוֹר שִׁיר חֲנֻכַּת הַבַּיִת לְדָוִד: A Psalm; a Song at the Dedication of the House. A Psalm of David.  Did David write songs to be sung at the dedication of the Temple that Solomon would build for the Lord?  In David’s song he says ב ...

Tehillim / Psalms 65, Part 2, The Covenant and its importance

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 65:1-13, the psalm opens saying, א לַמְנַצֵּחַ מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד שִׁיר: For the choir director. A Psalm of David. A Song. He writes a song saying, ב לְךָ דֻמִיָּה תְהִלָּה אֱלֹהִים בְּצִיּוֹן וּלְךָ יְשֻׁלַּם-נֶדֶר: ג שֹׁמֵעַ תְּפִלָּה עָדֶיךָ כָּל-בָּשָֹר יָבֹאוּ: 65:1 There will be silence before You, and praise...

Tehillim / Psalms 4, An Evening Prayer, Part 1 and 2

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 4: 1-9. The Psalm begins by stating this is “For the choir director, on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.” The opening verse appears to indicate David’s distress saying ב בְּקָרְאִי עֲנֵנִי | אֱלֹהֵי צִדְקִי בַּצָּר הִרְחַבְתָּ לִּי חָנֵּנִי וּשְׁמַע תְּפִלָּתִי: 4:1 Answer me when I call, O God of my...

Tehillim / Psalms 101, ספר תהילים קא, Part 2, The Torah Begins and Ends with Grace

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 101:1-8, the Psalm opens saying, א לְדָוִד מִזְמוֹר חֶסֶד-וּמִשְׁפָּט אָשִׁירָה לְךָ יְהֹוָה אֲזַמֵּרָה: A Psalm of David 101:1 I will sing of lovingkindness and justice, To You, O Lord, I will sing praises. (NASB) David speaks of singing of the grace (חֶסֶד) of God. He continues saying, ב אַשְֹכִּילָה...

Tehillim / Psalms 69, Part 1, The Prophetic Word

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 69:1-36, the psalm opens א  לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל-שׁוֹשַׁנִּים לְדָוִד:  For the choir director; according to shoshannim. A Psalm of David.  David continues saying, ב  הוֹשִׁיעֵנִי אֱלֹהִים כִּי בָאוּ מַיִם עַד-נָפֶשׁ: ג  טָבַעְתִּי בִּיוֵן מְצוּלָה וְאֵין מָעֳמָד בָּאתִי בְמַעֲמַקֵּי-מַיִם וְשִׁבֹּלֶת שְׁטָפָתְנִי: ד  יָגַעְתִּי בְקָרְאִי נִחַר גְּרוֹנִי כָּלוּ עֵינַי מְיַחֵל לֵאלֹהָי:  69:1 Save me,...

Tehillim / Psalms 129, ספר תהילים קכט, Part 2, Oppression as a form of Rebuke and Lovingkindness

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzfPY6A5RpU&feature=youtu.beIn this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 129:1-8, the psalm opens saying, א שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת רַבַּת צְרָרוּנִי מִנְּעוּרָי יֹאמַר-נָא יִשְֹרָאֵל: ב רַבַּת צְרָרוּנִי מִנְּעוּרָי גַּם לֹא יָכְלוּ-לִי: 129:1 ‘Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up,’ Let Israel now say, 129:2 ‘Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up; Yet they have...

Tehillim / Psalms 20, Part 1, We are able to call out to Him!

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 20:1-10, the Psalm begins saying לַמְנַצֵּחַ מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד “For the director of music, A psalm of David.”  David says ב   יַעַנְךָ יְהֹוָה בְּיוֹם צָרָה יְשַֹגֶּבְךָ שֵׁם | אֱלֹהֵי יַעֲקֹב: 20:1 May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely...

Tehillim / Psalms 83 | ספר תהילים פג, Part 2, Comments on the Necessity of the Silence of God

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 83:1-18, the Psalm opens saying, א שִׁיר מִזְמוֹר לְאָסָף: ב אֱלֹהִים אַל-דֳּמִי-לָךְ אַל-תֶּחֱרַשׁ וְאַל-תִּשְׁקֹט אֵל: A song. A psalm of Asaph. 83:1 O God, do not remain quiet; Do not be silent and, O God, do not be still. (NASB) Asaph asks three things, to not remain quiet, silent, or...

Tehillim / Psalms 42, Part 2, Sorrow, Deliverance, and the Lord

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 42:1-11, the Psalm opens saying א לַמְנַצֵּחַ מַשְֹכִּיל לִבְנֵי-קֹרַח: For the choir director. A Maskil of the sons of Korah. (NASB) It appears that the sons of Korah are the authors of this Psalm. The Psalmist continues saying ב כְּאַיָּל תַּעֲרֹג עַל-אֲפִיקֵי-מָיִם כֵּן נַפְשִׁי תַעֲרֹג אֵלֶיךָ אֱלֹהִים: ג צָמְאָה נַפְשִׁי...

Tehillim / Psalms 95 | ספר תהילים צה, Part 2, Having the Strength of Faith and Devotion to God’s Word

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 95:1-11, the Psalm opens saying, א לְכוּ נְרַנְּנָה לַיהֹוָה נָרִיעָה לְצוּר יִשְׁעֵנוּ: 95:1 O come, let us sing for joy to the Lord, Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. (NASB) The Lord is described as the rock of our salvation. What is it about the...

Tehillim / Psalms 77, Part 1, Remembering and the Future Expectation of the Power of God in our lives

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 77:1-21, the psalm opens saying, א לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל-יְדיּתוּן לְאָסָף מִזְמוֹר: ב קוֹלִי אֶל-אֱלֹהִים וְאֶצְעָקָה קוֹלִי אֶל-אֱלֹהִים וְהַאֲזִין אֵלָי: For the choir director; according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph. 77:1 My voice rises to God, and I will cry aloud; My voice rises to God, and He will hear me....

Tehillim / Psalms 125, ספר תהילים קכה, Part 2, Do You have a Deep Desire to Pursue God?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVv0tQS3B7k&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...

Tehillim / Psalms 142, ספר תהילים קמב, Part 2, Prayer without Complaint or Wantonness

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL9BdPcUzg8&feature=youtu.beIn 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....

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

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYTTmkAFUlI&feature=youtu.beIn 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...

Tehillim / Psalms 114, ספר תהילים קיד, Do not be a People of Strange Language

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 114:1-8, the psalm opens saying, א   בְּצֵאת יִשְֹרָאֵל מִמִּצְרָיִם בֵּית יַעֲקֹב מֵעַם לֹעֵז:  114:1 When Israel went forth from Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language (NASB)  Israel being taken out of Egypt is described as being taken from a people of strange language.  What does it...

Tehillim / Psalms 110, ספר תהילים קי, Part 1, The Lord said to My Lord, Sit at My Right Hand

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 110:1-7, the Psalm opens saying, א   לְדָוִד מִזְמוֹר נְאֻם יְהֹוָה | לַאדֹנִי שֵׁב לִימִינִי עַד-אָשִׁית אֹיְבֶיךָ הֲדֹם לְרַגְלֶיךָ:  110:1 The Lord says to my Lord: ‘Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.’ (NASB)  The phrase “The Lord said to my Lord” (נְאֻם יְהֹוָה...

Tehillim / Psalms 27, Part 2, The Lord Who is the Light of Life

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 27:1-14, David opens saying א לְדָוִד | יְהֹוָה | אוֹרִי וְיִשְׁעִי מִמִּי אִירָא יְהֹוָה מָעוֹז חַיַּי מִמִּי אֶפְחָד: 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread? (NASB) What does David mean by “the...

Tehillim / Psalms 122, ספר תהילים קכב, Part 1 Humbling Our Lives to seek first His Kingdom

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PImozs2m_NI&feature=youtu.beIn this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 122:1-9, the psalm opens saying, א שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת לְדָוִד שָֹמַחְתִּי בְּאֹמְרִים לִי בֵּית יְהֹוָה נֵלֵךְ: A song of ascents. Of David. 122:1 I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.’ (NASB) David speaks of the joy of going to the house of...

Tehillim / Psalms 102, ספר תהילים קב, Part 2, The poor and living stones

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 102:1-28, the Psalm opens saying, 102:1 Hear my prayer, O Lord! And let my cry for help come to You. 102:2 Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my distress; Incline Your ear to me; In the day when I call answer me quickly. (NASB) The...

Tehillim / Psalms 35, Part 1, Trusting in the Righteousness of God

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 This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 35:1-28, the opening verses state: א   לְדָוִד | רִיבָה יְהֹוָה אֶת-יְרִיבַי לְחַם אֶת-לֹחֲמָי: ב   הַחֲזֵק מָגֵן וְצִנָּה וְקוּמָה בְּעֶזְרָתִי: ג   וְהָרֵק חֲנִית וּסְגֹר לִקְרַאת רֹדְפָי אֱמֹר לְנַפְשִׁי יְשֻׁעָתֵךְ אָנִי A Psalm of David. 35:1 Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me; Fight against those who fight against me.  35:2 Take...

Tehillim / Psalms 107, ספר תהילים קז, Part 1, Praise the Lord for His Mighty Works

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 107:1-43, the Psalm opens saying, 107:1 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. 107:2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary 107:3 And gathered from the lands, From the east and from...

Tehillim / Psalms 122, ספר תהילים קכב, Part 2 Humbling Our Lives to seek first His Kingdom

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU3zzDPiYAk&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 122:1-9, the psalm opens saying, א שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת לְדָוִד שָֹמַחְתִּי בְּאֹמְרִים לִי בֵּית יְהֹוָה נֵלֵךְ: A song of ascents. Of David. 122:1 I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.’ (NASB) David speaks of the joy of going to the house...

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

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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...

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