Tehillim / Psalms 29, Part 2, Breaking the Cedars of Lebanon

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 29:1-11, David opens saying א מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד הָבוּ לַיהֹוָה בְּנֵי אֵלִים הָבוּ לַיהֹוָה כָּבוֹד וָעֹז: A Psalm of David. 29:1 Ascribe to the Lord, O sons of the mighty, Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. (NASB) What does it mean to “ascribe” to the Lord glory and strength? David answers...

Tehillim / Psalms 84 | ספר תהילים פד, Part 1, Choose Today to Make Prayer and Torah Study the Way of Life!

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 84:1-12, the Psalm opens saying, א לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל-הַגִּתִּית לִבְנֵי-קֹרַח מִזְמוֹר: For the director of music. According to gittith. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. The Sons of Korah narrate this psalm, what is the purpose of the words lemnatzakh hagitit? The psalm continues saying, ב מַה-יְּדִידוֹת מִשְׁכְּנוֹתֶיךָ יְהֹוָה צְבָאוֹת: ג...

Tehillim / Psalms 34, Part 2, Seeking Forgiveness from Moral Impurity

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 34:1-22, the opening verses states א לְדָוִד בְּשַׁנּוֹתוֹ אֶת-טַעְמוֹ לִפְנֵי אֲבִימֶלֶךְ וַיְגָרְשֵׁהוּ וַיֵּלַךְ: Of David. When he pretended to be insane before Abimelek, who drove him away, and he left. (NASB) providing the context for Tehillim / Psalms 34. David praises the Lord saying ב אֲבָרֲכָה אֶת-יְהֹוָה בְּכָל-עֵת תָּמִיד תְּהִלָּתוֹ...

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 26, Part 2, Walking in Integrity

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 26:1-12, David opens saying א לְדָוִד | שָׁפְטֵנִי יְהֹוָה כִּי-אֲנִי בְּתֻמִּי הָלַכְתִּי וּבַיהֹוָה בָּטַחְתִּי לֹא אֶמְעָד: Of David 26:1 Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity, And I have trusted in the Lord without wavering. (NASB) What is interesting is that the Hebrew Word שפט has...

Tehillim / Psalms 108, ספר תהילים קח, Part 2, Awake Oh Slumberer

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 108:1-13, the Psalm opens saying, א שִׁיר מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: ב נָכוֹן לִבִּי אֱלֹהִים אָשִׁירָה וַאֲזַמְּרָה אַף-כְּבוֹדִי: A song. A psalm of David. 108:1 My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing, I will sing praises, even with my soul. (NASB) What does David mean that he will sing...

Tehillim / Psalms 73, Part 1, Suffering for the Sake of God

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 73:1-28, the psalm opens saying, א   מִזְמוֹר לְאָסָף אַךְ טוֹב לְיִשְֹרָאֵל אֱלֹהִים לְבָרֵי לֵבָב: A psalm of Asaph. 73:1 Surely God is good to Israel, To those who are pure in heart! (NASB)  Who is Asaph?  He continues saying, ב   וַאֲנִי כִּמְעַט נָטָוֻי רַגְלָי כְּאַיִן שֻׁפְּכֻה אֲשֻׁרָי: ג   כִּי-קִנֵּאתִי...

Tehillim / Psalms 39, Part 2, Does the Lord Inflict Punishment for the Purpose of Drawing us to Repentance?

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 39:1-13, David opens the Psalm saying א לַמְנַצֵּחַ לִידיּתוּן מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: ב אָמַרְתִּי אֶשְׁמְרָה דְרָכַי מֵחֲטוֹא בִלְשׁוֹנִי אֶשְׁמְרָה לְפִי מַחְסוֹם בְּעֹד רָשָׁע לְנֶגְדִּי: For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David. 39:1 I said, ‘I will guard my ways That I may not sin with my tongue;...

Tehillim / Psalms 60, Part 2, The Unworthy Man

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 60:1-12, the psalm is described in the following way, א לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל-שׁוּשַׁן עֵדוּת מִכְתָּם לְדָוִד לְלַמֵּד: ב בְּהַצּוֹתוֹ | אֶת אֲרַם נַהֲרַיִם וְאֶת-אֲרַם צוֹבָה וַיָּשָׁב יוֹאָב וַיַּךְ אֶת-אֱדוֹם בְּגֵיא-מֶלַח שְׁנֵים עָשָֹר אָלֶף: For the choir director; according to Shushan Eduth. A Mikhtam of David, to teach; when he struggled...

Tehillim / Psalms 53, Part 2, The Beginning of Wisdom

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 53:1-6, the psalm opens saying, א לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל-מָחֲלַת מַשְֹכִּיל לְדָוִד: For the choir director; according to Mahalath. A Maskil of David. (NASB) David opens making the statement, ב אָמַר נָבָל בְּלִבּוֹ אֵין אֱלֹהִים הִשְׁחִיתוּ וְהִתְעִיבוּ עָוֶל אֵין עֹשֵֹה-טוֹב: 53:1 The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no...

Tehillim / Psalms 100, ספר תהילים ק, Part 2, The Calling to Praise!

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 100:1-5, the Psalm opens saying, א מִזְמוֹר לְתוֹדָה הָרִיעוּ לַיהֹוָה כָּל-הָאָרֶץ: A Psalm for Thanksgiving. 100:1 Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth. (NASB) The psalmist calls for every tongue to give praise, to applaud with which joy of heart, calling us to action, to raise our voices...

Tehillim / Psalms 137, ספר תהילים קלז, Part 1, The Reminder to Not Forget

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxtMfE6Lofw 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 of...

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 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 90, ספר תהילים צ, Part 2, The Work of God’s Hands in Our Lives

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 90:1-17, the Psalm opens saying, א תְּפִלָּה לְמֹשֶׁה אִישׁ-הָאֱלֹהִים אֲדֹנָי מָעוֹן אַתָּה הָיִיתָ לָּנוּ בְּדֹר וָדֹר: A prayer of Moses the man of God. 90:1 Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. (NASB) Moshe says the Lord Himself has been a dwelling place. Moshe continues saying, ב...

Tehillim / Psalms 147, ספר תהילים קמז, Part 1, The Word draws near so We can do Likewise

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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 99, ספר תהילים צט, Part 2, Crediting Righteousness to Yourself?

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 99:1-9, the Psalm opens saying, א יְהֹוָה מָלָךְ יִרְגְּזוּ עַמִּים ישֵׁב כְּרוּבִים תָּנוּט הָאָרֶץ: 99:1 The Lord reigns, let the peoples tremble; He is enthroned above the cherubim, let the earth shake! (NASB) In this psalm, David speaks of the authority and power of God, the people trembling, and...

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.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...

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 80, Part 2, The concept of the Lord’s face shining upon us

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 80:1-19, the psalm opens saying, א לַמְנַצֵּחַ אֶל-שׁשַׁנִּים עֵדוּת לְאָסָף מִזְמוֹר: ב רֹעֵה יִשְֹרָאֵל | הַאֲזִינָה נֹהֵג כַּצֹּאן יוֹסֵף ישֵׁב הַכְּרוּבִים הוֹפִיעָה: For the choir director; set to El Shoshannim; Eduth. A Psalm of Asaph. 80:1 Oh, give ear, Shepherd of Israel, You who lead Joseph like a flock;...

Tehillim / Psalms 71, Part 2, We have a lot to give praise to the Lord by what He has done!

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 71:1-24, the psalm opens saying, א בְּךָ-יְהֹוָה חָסִיתִי אַל-אֵבוֹשָׁה לְעוֹלָם: ב בְּצִדְקָתְךָ תַּצִּילֵנִי וּתְפַלְּטֵנִי הַטֵּה-אֵלַי אָזְנְךָ וְהוֹשִׁיעֵנִי: ג הֱיֵה לִי | לְצוּר מָעוֹן לָבוֹא תָמִיד צִוִּיתָ לְהוֹשִׁיעֵנִי כִּי-סַלְעִי וּמְצוּדָתִי אָתָּה: ד אֱלֹהַי פַּלְּטֵנִי מִיַּד רָשָׁע מִכַּף מְעַוֵּל וְחוֹמֵץ: 71:1 In You, O Lord, I have taken refuge; Let me never be...

Tehillim / Psalms 31, Part 1, You have known the troubles of my soul

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 31:1-25, the opening verses state א  לַמְנַצֵּחַ מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: ב  בְּךָ יְהֹוָה חָסִיתִי אַל-אֵבוֹשָׁה לְעוֹלָם בְּצִדְקָתְךָ פַלְּטֵנִי:  For the choir director. A Psalm of David. 31:1 In You, O Lord, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed; In Your righteousness deliver me. (NASB)  David seeks refuge in the Lord...

Tehillim / Psalms 6, Part 1 and Part 2, A Psalm of Repentence

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 6: 1-10. The Psalm begins by stating this is “for the choior director with stringed instruments upon an eight-string lyre. A Psalm of David.” David asks יְהוָה אַל-בְּאַפְּךָ תוֹכִיחֵנִי וְאַל-בַּחֲמָתְךָ תְיַסְּרֵנִי 6:1 O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger, Nor chasten me in Your wrath. (NASB) In his desire...

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

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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 77, Part 2, 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...

Tehillim / Psalms 26, Part 1, Walking in Integrity

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 26:1-12, David opens saying א  לְדָוִד | שָׁפְטֵנִי יְהֹוָה כִּי-אֲנִי בְּתֻמִּי הָלַכְתִּי וּבַיהֹוָה בָּטַחְתִּי לֹא אֶמְעָד: Of David 26:1 Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity, And I have trusted in the Lord without wavering. (NASB)  What is interesting is that the Hebrew Word שפט has the...

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