Tehillim / Psalms 14, Part 2, There is no God says the Fool

This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 14:1-6, The Psalm is introduced as א לַמְנַצֵּחַ לְדָוִד “For the choir director. A Psalm of David.” David begins saying אָמַר נָבָל בְּלִבּוֹ אֵין אֱלֹהִים הִשְׁחִיתוּ הִתְעִיבוּ עֲלִילָה אֵין עֹשֵֹה-טוֹב: 14:1 The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There...

Tehillim / Psalms 14, Part 1, There is no God says the fool

This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 14:1-6,  The Psalm is introduced as א  לַמְנַצֵּחַ לְדָוִד "For the choir director. A Psalm of David."  David begins saying אָמַר נָבָל בְּלִבּוֹ אֵין אֱלֹהִים הִשְׁחִיתוּ הִתְעִיבוּ עֲלִילָה אֵין עֹשֵֹה-טוֹב: 14:1 The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There...

Tehillim / Psalms 13, Part 2, “My Heart will Rejoice in Your Salvation”

This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 13:1-6, The Psalm is introduced as א לַמְנַצֵּחַ מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: “For the choir director. A Psalm of David.” David begins questioning the Lord asking ב עַד-אָנָה יְהֹוָה תִּשְׁכָּחֵנִי נֶצַח עַד-אָנָה | תַּסְתִּיר אֶת-פָּנֶיךָ מִמֶּנִּי: 13:1 How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your...

Tehillim / Psalms 13, Part 1, My Heart will Rejoice in Your Salvation

This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 13:1-6,  The Psalm is introduced as א   לַמְנַצֵּחַ מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: “For the choir director. A Psalm of David.”  David begins questioning the Lord asking ב   עַד-אָנָה יְהֹוָה תִּשְׁכָּחֵנִי נֶצַח עַד-אָנָה | תַּסְתִּיר אֶת-פָּנֶיךָ מִמֶּנִּי: 13:1 How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face...

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

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

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 11, Part 2, Does God Hate the Wicked?

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 11, Part 1, Does God Hate the Wicked?

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 was...

Tehillim / Psalms 10, Part 1 and 2, Why do the wicked prosper?

This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 10:1-18. David begins His Psalm stating א לָמָה יְהֹוָה תַּעֲמֹד בְּרָחוֹק תַּעְלִים לְעִתּוֹת בַּצָּרָה: “10:1 Why do You stand afar off, O Lord? Why do You hide Yourself in times of trouble?” (NASB) Pride is not the way of the righteous, pride and arrogance set themselves up against the Lord and...

Tehillim / Psalms 10, Part 1, Why do the wicked prosper?

This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 10:1-18.  David begins His Psalm stating א   לָמָה יְהֹוָה תַּעֲמֹד בְּרָחוֹק תַּעְלִים לְעִתּוֹת בַּצָּרָה: “10:1 Why do You stand afar off, O Lord? Why do You hide Yourself in times of trouble?” (NASB)  Pride is not the way of the righteous, pride and arrogance set themselves up against the Lord and...

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

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 9, Part 1, May the Lord be exalted in all His Work

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 8, Part 1 & 2, David declaring the Power of God

This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 8:1-10. The Psalm begins by stating א לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל-הַגִּתִּית מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: “For the choir director; on the Gittith. A Psalm of David.” David declares the glory of God saying ב יְהֹוָה אֲדֹנֵינוּ מָה-אַדִּיר שִׁמְךָ בְּכָל-הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר-תְּנָה הוֹדְךָ עַל-הַשָּׁמָיִם: 8:1 O Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the...

Tehillim / Psalms 8, Part 1, David declaring the Power of God

This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 8:1-10.  The Psalm begins by stating א   לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל-הַגִּתִּית מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: “For the choir director; on the Gittith. A Psalm of David.”  David declares the glory of God saying ב   יְהֹוָה אֲדֹנֵינוּ מָה-אַדִּיר שִׁמְךָ בְּכָל-הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר-תְּנָה הוֹדְךָ עַל-הַשָּׁמָיִם: 8:1 O Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the...

Tehillim / Psalms 7, Part 1 and 2, A Shiggayon of David

This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 7:1-18. The Psalm begins by stating א שִׁגָּיוֹן לְדָוִד אֲשֶׁר-שָׁר לַיהֹוָה עַל-דִּבְרֵי-כוּשׁ בֶּן-יְמִינִי: the “Shiggayon of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning Cush, a Benjamite.” David states ב יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהַי בְּךָ חָסִיתִי הוֹשִׁיעֵנִי מִכָּל-רֹדְפַי וְהַצִּילֵנִי: 7:1 O Lord my God, in You I have taken refuge; Save me from...

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

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...

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

This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 6: 1-10.  The Psalm begins by stating this is “for the choir 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...

Tehillim / Psalms 5, Part 2, What does Nehiloth (Inheritance) mean according to the Rabbinic Commentary?

This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 5: 1-13. The Psalm begins by stating this is “To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.” In the opening verses David is calling out to the Lord saying ב אֲמָרַי הַאֲזִינָה | יְהֹוָה בִּינָה הֲגִיגִי: ג הַקְשִׁיבָה לְקוֹל שַׁוְעִי מַלְכִּי וֵאלֹהָי כִּי-אֵלֶיךָ אֶתְפַּלָּל: 5:2 Heed the...

Tehillim / Psalms 5, Part 1, Nehiloth (Inheritance) is based upon the Grace of God!

The teaching on Psalms 5 begins Thursday afternoon in the “Messianic Believers” section of inSpeak (www.inspeak.com) at 6:30 PM EST time (7:30 Atlantic; 5:30 central; 4:30 mountain; 3:30 pacific). This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 5: 1-13.  The Psalm begins by stating this is “To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.”  In the opening verses...

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

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 3, David and Absalom, Part 2, Rabbinic Commentary

This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 3: 1-9. The Psalm begins by stating this is “A Psalm of David, when he fled from the presence of his son Absalom.” Historical events are often used as the motivation for the writing of a particular Psalm. David is crying out to the Lord saying ב יְהֹוָה מָה-רַבּוּ צָרָי...

Tehillim / Psalms 3 Study, David and Absalom, Part 1

This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 3: 1-9.  The Psalm begins by stating this is “A Psalm of David, when he fled from the presence of his son Absalom.”  Historical events are often used as the motivation for the writing of a particular Psalm.  David is crying out to the Lord saying ב   יְהֹוָה מָה-רַבּוּ צָרָי רַבִּים...

Trying to Understand Isaiah 9:5-6 within its Messianic Context.

Let's begin by looking at a couple English translations and compare to the Hebrew text. The following is the translation from the JPS bible. Isaiah 9:5-69:5 For a child is born unto us, a son is given unto us; and the government is upon his shoulder; and his name is called Pele-joez-el-gibbor-Abi-ad-sar-shalom; 9:6 That the government may be increased, and...

Tehillim / Psalms 2, The Messiah the Son of God, Part 1 and 2

This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 2: 1-12. The Psalm begins by asking the question לָמָּה רָגְשׁוּ גוֹיִם וּלְאֻמִּים יֶהְגוּ-רִיק: 2:1 Why are the nations in an uproar And the peoples devising a vain thing? (NASB) The author goes on to say that the kings and rulers of the earth take counsel and stand against the...

Tehillim – Psalm 2, the Messianic Psalm – Part 1

This week's study is from Tehillim / Psalms 2: 1-12. The Psalm begins by asking the question לָמָּה רָגְשׁוּ גוֹיִם וּלְאֻמִּים יֶהְגוּ-רִיק: 2:1 Why are the nations in an uproar And the peoples devi...

Psalms 1 – Walking in the counsel of God

This week's study is from Tehillim / Psalms chapter 1. The first chapter of the book of Psalms serves as a preface to the entire collection of the five books of the Psalms. The author of this Psalm is speaking of the true blessedness of the r...

Tehillim – Psalm Study – Introduction

In this study we will be concerned with understanding the psalmists’ words, ideas, and motivation for writing the song/poem.  How did the Torah affect the psalmists’ understanding of God, of his relationship with God, and ...

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