Tehillim / Psalms 51, Part 2, The Sacrifice of Righteousness and the Torah

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 51:1-19, David opens the Psalm saying א לַמְנַצֵּחַ מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: A psalm of David. David asks the Lord to forgive his sin saying ב בְּבוֹא-אֵלָיו נָתָן הַנָּבִיא כַּאֲשֶׁר-בָּא אֶל-בַּת-שָׁבַע: ג חָנֵּנִי אֱלֹהִים כְּחַסְדֶּךָ כְּרֹב רַחֲמֶיךָ מְחֵה פְשָׁעָי: 51:1 Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; According to...

Tehillim / Psalms 138, ספר תהילים קלח, Part 1, New Life through the Messiah

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNbGcsvNZCY&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 138:1-8, the psalm opens א לְדָוִד | אוֹדְךָ בְכָל-לִבִּי נֶגֶד אֱלֹהִים אֲזַמְּרֶךָּ: ב אֶשְׁתַּחֲוֶה אֶל-הֵיכַל קָדְשְׁךָ וְאוֹדֶה אֶת-שְׁמֶךָ עַל-חַסְדְּךָ וְעַל-אֲמִתֶּךָ כִּי-הִגְדַּלְתָּ עַל-כָּל-שִׁמְךָ אִמְרָתֶךָ: 138:1 I will give You thanks with all my heart; I will sing praises to You before the gods. 138:2 I will bow down toward Your holy temple...

Tehillim / Psalms 17, Part 1, For those who take Refuge at Your Right Hand

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 17:1-15,  The Psalm begins saying תְּפִלָּה לְדָוִד “A prayer of David and he prays asking the Lord to hear his cry, to give ear to his prayer, and that his prayer is not done so with deceitful lips (שִׁמְעָה יְהֹוָה | צֶדֶק הַקְשִׁיבָה רִנָּתִי הַאֲזִינָה תְפִלָּתִי בְּלֹא שִֹפְתֵי מִרְמָה).  David calls...

Tehillim / Psalms 141, ספר תהילים קמא,Part 2, Calling upon the Name of the Lord according to the Scriptures

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8_cHnLfZRM&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...

Tehillim / Psalms 130, ספר תהילים קל, Part 2, Mercy, Forgiveness, and Restoration are the Ways of God

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI8OnMjtICw&feature=youtu.be 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 48, Part 1, Connecting to the Land and the People

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 48:1-14, David opens the Psalm saying, א   שִׁיר מִזְמוֹר לִבְנֵי-קֹרַח:  A Song; a Psalm of the sons of Korah. (NASB)  David then says ב   גָּדוֹל יְהֹוָה וּמְהֻלָּל מְאֹד בְּעִיר אֱלֹהֵינוּ הַר-קָדְשׁוֹ:  48:1 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, In the city of our God, His holy mountain. (NASB) ...

Tehillim / Psalms 22, Part 2, A Psalm of Messianic Expectations

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 22:1-31, the Psalm is introduced saying א לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל-אַיֶּלֶת הַשַּׁחַר מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: For the choir director; upon Aijeleth Hashshahar. A Psalm of David. The first distinctive verse of the psalm states ב אֵלִי אֵלִי לָמָה עֲזַבְתָּנִי רָחוֹק מִישׁוּעָתִי דִּבְרֵי שַׁאֲגָתִי: 22:1 My God, my God, why have You forsaken...

Tehillim / Psalms 52, Part 2, David’s Psalm, the Eye of the Needle, a Rabbinic Context

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 52:1-9, the psalm opens saying, א לַמְנַצֵּחַ מַשְֹכִּיל לְדָוִד: ב בְּבוֹא | דּוֹאֵג הָאֲדֹמִי וַיַּגֵּד לְשָׁאוּל וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ בָּא דָוִד אֶל-בֵּית אֲחִימֶלֶךְ: For the director of music. A maskil of David. When Doeg the Edomite had gone to Saul and told him: “David has gone to the house of...

Tehillim / Psalms 9, Part 1, 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 59, Part 2, The Household Idol of the Heart

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 59:1-17, the psalm opens saying, א לַמְנַצֵּחַ אַל-תַּשְׁחֵת לְדָוִד מִכְתָּם בִּשְׁלֹחַ שָׁאוּל וַיִּשְׁמְרוּ אֶת-הַבַּיִת לַהֲמִיתוֹ: For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when Saul sent men and they watched the house in order to kill him. (NASB) David seeks the Lord saying, ב הַצִּילֵנִי מֵאֹיְבַי |...

Tehillim / Psalms 32, Part 1, Free us from the Preoccupation of this World

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 32:1-11, the opening verse states א   לְדָוִד מַשְֹכִּיל אַשְׁרֵי נְשֹוּי-פֶּשַׁע כְּסוּי חֲטָאָה: A Psalm of David. A Maskil. 32:1 How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered! (NASB)  David states the blessedness of the one who has had his transgression forgiven and his sin covered.  He continues...

Tehillim / Psalms 20, Part 2, 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...

Tehillim / Psalms 50, Part 2, Why does the Lord keep silent when one sins?

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 50:1-23, David opens the Psalm saying מִזְמוֹר לְאָסָף A Psalm of Asaph. He continues saying אֵל | אֱלֹהִים יְהוָה דִּבֶּר וַיִּקְרָא-אָרֶץ מִמִּזְרַח-שֶׁמֶשׁ עַד-מְבֹאוֹ: ב מִצִּיּוֹן מִכְלַל-יֹפִי אֱלֹהִים הוֹפִיעַ: ג יָבֹא אֱלֹהֵינוּ וְאַל-יֶחֱרַשׁ אֵשׁ-לְפָנָיו תֹּאכֵל וּסְבִיבָיו נִשְֹעֲרָה מְאֹד: ד יִקְרָא אֶל-הַשָּׁמַיִם מֵעָל וְאֶל-הָאָרֶץ לָדִין עַמּוֹ: 50:1 The Mighty One, God, the...

Tehillim / Psalms 76, Part 2, Great is His Name to Keep Us!

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 76:1-12, the psalm opens א לַמְנַצֵּחַ בִּנְגִינֹת מִזְמוֹר לְאָסָף שִׁיר: For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song. (NASB) The introduction sounds very reminiscent of David’s Psalms that have the similar wording. Asaph begins saying, ב נוֹדָע בִּיהוּדָה אֱלֹהִים בְּיִשְֹרָאֵל גָּדוֹל שְׁמוֹ: ג וַיְהִי...

Tehillim / Psalms 78, Part 2, Mashiach and the Torah

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 78:1-72, the psalm opens saying, א מַשְֹכִּיל לְאָסָף הַאֲזִינָה עַמִּי תּוֹרָתִי הַטּוּ אָזְנְכֶם לְאִמְרֵי-פִי: A Maskil of Asaph. 78:1 Listen, O my people, to my instruction; Incline your ears to the words of my mouth. (NASB) Notice how Asaph states “his Torah,” to listen, incline the ears to the words...

Tehillim / Psalms 12, Part 1, Plea for the Lord, for His Kingdom and His Righteousness

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 12:1-8,  The Psalm is introduced as א   לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל-הַשְּׁמִינִית מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: "For the choir director; upon an eight-stringed lyre. A Psalm of David."  David pleas for the Lord’s help saying ב   הוֹשִׁיעָה יְהֹוָה כִּי-גָמַר חָסִיד כִּי-פַסּוּ אֱמוּנִים מִבְּנֵי אָדָם: 12:1 Help, Lord, for the godly man ceases to be, For the...

Tehillim / Psalms 133, ספר תהילים קלג, Part 2, Understanding the Meaning and Nature of Unity!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8ELLDpYEso&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 133:1-3, the psalm opens saying, א שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת לְדָוִד הִנֵּה מַה-טּוֹב וּמַה-נָּעִים שֶׁבֶת אַחִים גַּם-יָחַד: 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell together in unity! (NASB) If we are not living in harmony with our family (brothers and sisters in the Messiah), then we...

Tehillim / Psalms 11, Part 2, Does God Hate the Wicked?

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 11:1-7. The Psalm begins saying “For the choir director a Psalm of David, in the Lord I take refuge; how can you say to my soul flee as a bird to your mountain” (א לַמְנַצֵּחַ לְדָוִד בַּיהֹוָה | חָסִיתִי אֵיךְ תֹּאמְרוּ לְנַפְשִׁי נוּדִו הַרְכֶם צִפּוֹר:). Who was it David...

Tehillim / Psalms 58, Part 1, Remaining Strong in our Faith

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  This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 58:1-11, the psalm opens saying, א   לַמְנַצֵּחַ אַל-תַּשְׁחֵת לְדָוִד מִכְתָּם:  For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David. (NASB)  David asks, ה   חֲמַת-לָמוֹ כִּדְמוּת חֲמַת-נָחָשׁ כְּמוֹ-פֶתֶן חֵרֵשׁ יַאְטֵם אָזְנוֹ:  58:1 Do you indeed speak righteousness, O gods? Do you judge uprightly, O sons of men? (NASB)  The question...

Tehillim / Psalms 106, ספר תהילים קו, Part 1, To Those who would Humble Themselves

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 106:1-48, the Psalm opens saying, 106:1 Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting. 106:2 Who can speak of the mighty deeds of the Lord, Or can show forth all His praise? (NASB)  The psalmist goes on to speak of those...

Tehillim / Psalms 113, ספר תהילים קיג, Part 2, The Lord Raises Us up to be Leaders

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 113:1-9, the Psalm opens saying, א הַלְלוּיָהּ | הַלְלוּ עַבְדֵי יְהֹוָה הַלְלוּ אֶת-שֵׁם יְהֹוָה: 113:1 Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, Praise the name of the Lord. (NASB) How many reasons can you think of to praise the Lord as the Psalm opens calling us to do?...

Tehillim / Psalms 55, Part 1, The Spirit checks what the heart desires

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 55:1-23, the psalm opens saying, א  לַמְנַצֵּחַ בִּנְגִינֹת מַשְֹכִּיל לְדָוִד:  For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Maskil of David. (NASB)  David says, ב  הַאֲזִינָה אֱלֹהִים תְּפִלָּתִי וְאַל-תִּתְעַלַּם מִתְּחִנָּתִי: ג  הַקְשִׁיבָה לִּי וַעֲנֵנִי אָרִיד בְּשִֹיחִי וְאָהִימָה: ד  מִקּוֹל אוֹיֵב מִפְּנֵי עָקַת רָשָׁע כִּי-יָמִיטוּ עָלַי אָוֶן וּבְאַף יִשְֹטְמוּנִי: 55:1 Give ear...

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

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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 88 | ספר תהילים פח, Part 2, The Living God and Obedience Prepares a Place for Him to Dwell

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 88:1-18, the Psalm opens saying, א שִׁיר מִזְמוֹר לִבְנֵי קֹרַח לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל-מַחֲלַת לְעַנּוֹת מַשְֹכִּיל לְהֵימָן הָאֶזְרָחִי: ב יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵי יְשׁוּעָתִי יוֹם צָעַקְתִּי בַלַּיְלָה נֶגְדֶּךָ: A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song. 88:1 O Lord, the God of my salvation, I have cried out by day and in...

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 12, Part 2, Plea for the Lord, for His Kingdom and His Righteousness

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 12:1-8, The Psalm is introduced as א לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל-הַשְּׁמִינִית מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: “For the choir director; upon an eight-stringed lyre. A Psalm of David.” David pleas for the Lord’s help saying ב הוֹשִׁיעָה יְהֹוָה כִּי-גָמַר חָסִיד כִּי-פַסּוּ אֱמוּנִים מִבְּנֵי אָדָם: 12:1 Help, Lord, for the godly man ceases to be, For...

Tehillim / Psalms 105, ספר תהילים קה, Part 1, Let Us Study and Put into Practice the Word of God!

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 105:1-45, the Psalm opens saying, 105:1 Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples. 105:2 Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; Speak of all His wonders. 105:3 Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the Lord...

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