Tehillim / Psalms 38, Part 1, Our Aim in Prayer and the Lord Remembering Us

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 38:1-22, David opens the Psalm saying א  מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד לְהַזְכִּיר: ב  יְהוָה אַל-בְּקֶצְפְּךָ תוֹכִיחֵנִי וּבַחֲמָתְךָ תְיַסְּרֵנִי: ג  כִּי-חִצֶּיךָ נִחֲתוּ-בִי וַתִּנְחַת עָלַי יָדֶךָ: ד  אֵין-מְתֹם בִּבְשָֹרִי מִפְּנֵי זַעְמֶךָ אֵין-שָׁלוֹם בַּעֲצָמַי מִפְּנֵי חַטָּאתִי: A Psalm of David, for a memorial. 38:1 O Lord, rebuke me not in Your wrath, And chasten me not...

Tehillim / Psalms 50, Part 1, 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 Lord,...

Tehillim / Psalms 28, Part 2, Prayer and being Son’s of Righteousness

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 28:1-9, David opens saying א לְדָוִד אֵלֶיךָ יְהֹוָה | אֶקְרָא צוּרִי אַל-תֶּחֱרַשׁ מִמֶּנִּי פֶּן-תֶּחֱשֶׁה מִמֶּנִּי וְנִמְשַׁלְתִּי עִם-יוֹרְדֵי בוֹר: A Psalm of David. 28:1 To You, O Lord, I call; My rock, do not be deaf to me, For if You are silent to me, I will become like those...

Tehillim / Psalms 89, ספר תהילים פט, Part 1B, You are my Father, My God, and the Rock of my Salvation.

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 89:1-52, the psalm continues saying, 89:17 For You are the glory of their strength, And by Your favor our horn is exalted. 89:18 For our shield belongs to the Lord, And our king to the Holy One of Israel. 89:19 Once You spoke in vision to Your godly ones, And said,...

Tehillim / Psalms 61, Part 1, Prayer, Truth, and the King Messiah

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 61:1-8, the psalm opens saying, א   לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל-נְגִינַת לְדָוִד:  For the director of music. With stringed instruments. Of David. (NASB)  David asks the Lord to hear his prayer saying, ב   שִׁמְעָה אֱלֹהִים רִנָּתִי הַקְשִׁיבָה תְּפִלָּתִי:  61:1 Hear my cry, O God; Give heed to my prayer (NASB).  What is it about...

Tehillim / Psalms 70, Part 1, Those who seek instruction from the Lord will be glad and exult in His word

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 70:1-6, the psalm opens saying, א לַמְנַצֵּחַ לְדָוִד לְהַזְכִּיר: For the choir director. A Psalm of David; for a memorial. (NASB) a psalm, a song for remembrance. In Parashat Yitro, Shemot / Exodus 20:24, the Lord said “... in every place where I cause My name to be remembered, I will...

Tehillim / Psalms 71, Part 1, 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 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 87 | ספר תהילים פז, Part 1, Being Born New, a Rabbinic Concept in John chapter 3

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 86:1-17, the Psalm opens saying, א   לִבְנֵי-קֹרַח מִזְמוֹר שִׁיר יְסוּדָתוֹ בְּהַרְרֵי-קֹדֶשׁ: Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. A song. 87:1 His foundation is in the holy mountains.  (NASB)  What does it mean that His foundation is in the holy mountains?  The sons of Korach say, ב   אֹהֵב יְהֹוָה שַׁעֲרֵי צִיּוֹן...

Tehillim / Psalms 24, Part 1, The Gate of our Hearts and the King of Glory

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 24:1-10, David opens saying א  לְדָוִד מִזְמוֹר לַיהֹוָה הָאָרֶץ וּמְלוֹאָהּ תֵּבֵל וְישְׁבֵי בָהּ: A Psalm of David. 24:1 The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains, The world, and those who dwell in it. (NASB)  Who is in control of this world? Is it God or is it the evil...

Tehillim / Psalms 34, Part 1, 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 בְּפִי:...

Tehillim / Psalms 74, Part 1, Regarding Time as moving in circles

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 74:1-23, the psalm opens saying, א  מַשְֹכִּיל לְאָסָף לָמָה אֱלֹהִים זָנַחְתָּ לָנֶצַח יֶעְשַׁן אַפְּךָ בְּצֹאן מַרְעִיתֶךָ:  A Maskil of Asaph. 74:1 O God, why have You rejected us forever? Why does Your anger smoke against the sheep of Your pasture? (NASB)  Why does Asaph think the Lord is angry?  He continues...

Tehillim / Psalms 78, Part 1A, Mashiach and the Torah

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 77:1-72, 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 of...

The Commentary on the Book of Psalms 41-60 with Midrash Tehillim, Volume 3

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Hardcover, 575 PagesPrice: $34.90The Commentary on the Book of Psalms 41-60 with Midrash Tehillim, Volume 3. The hermeneutic approach for interpreting the Psalms is from a Torah perspective examining the theological, historical, moral, and spiritual perspectives. This unique commentary is a chapter by chapter exposition and study of the Psalms and the rabbinic commentary. Every chapter of...

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 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 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 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 67, Part 1, The Ger Toshav and the Gentile Believer

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 In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 67:1-7, the psalm opens saying, א   לַמְנַצֵּח בִּנְגִינֹת מִזְמוֹר שִׁיר:  For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm. A song. (NASB)  David continues saying, ב   אֱלֹהִים יְחָנֵּנוּ וִיבָרְכֵנוּ יָאֵר פָּנָיו אִתָּנוּ סֶלָה:  67:1 God be gracious to us and bless us, And cause His face to shine upon us...

Tehillim / Psalms 39, Part 1, 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...

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 86 ספר תהילים פו, Part 1, Affliction, Need, Justice, Righteousness, Wrath, an Mercy

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 86:1-17, the Psalm opens saying, א תְּפִלָּה לְדָוִד הַטֵּה יְהֹוָה אָזְנְךָ עֲנֵנִי כִּי-עָנִי וְאֶבְיוֹן אָנִי: A prayer of David. 86:1 Incline Your ear, O Lord, and answer me; For I am afflicted and needy. (NASB) The Psalmist calls upon the Lord based upon his affliction and need. Does this work in...

Tehillim / Psalms 36, Part 1, Seeking God with Faith and Confidence

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 36:1-12, can be divided into two major sections, part one describes the wicked and part 2 describes the character of God and the righteous who seek the Lord.  The opening verses state:א  לַמְנַצֵּחַ לְעֶבֶד-יְהֹוָה לְדָוִד: ב  נְאֻם-פֶּשַׁע לָרָשָׁע בְּקֶרֶב לִבִּי אֵין-פַּחַד אֱלֹהִים לְנֶגֶד עֵינָיו  For the choir director. A Psalm of...

Tehillim / Psalms 18, Part 1b, Living in His Ways by Obeying the Gospel of Christ!

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David describes the way in which he felt when his enemies surrounded him on all sides saying ה   אֲפָפוּנִי חֶבְלֵי-מָוֶת וְנַחֲלֵי בְלִיַּעַל יְבַעֲתוּנִי: ו   חֶבְלֵי שְׁאוֹל סְבָבוּנִי קִדְּמוּנִי מוֹקְשֵׁי מָוֶת:   18:4 The cords of death encompassed me, And the torrents of ungodliness terrified me.  18:5 The cords of Sheol surrounded me; The snares of death confronted me. (NASB)  Because...

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 23, Part 1, Thy Rod and Thy Staff, a Sign of Your Great Covenant!

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 23:1-6, and is one of the most well known Psalms that David composed with regard to his relationship with the Lord God Almighty.  The Psalm is introduced saying א  מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד יְהֹוָה רֹעִי לֹא אֶחְסָר: 23:1 A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. (NASB)  How...

Tehillim / Psalms 28, Part 1, Prayer and being Son’s of Righteousness

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 28:1-9, David opens saying א   לְדָוִד אֵלֶיךָ יְהֹוָה | אֶקְרָא צוּרִי אַל-תֶּחֱרַשׁ מִמֶּנִּי פֶּן-תֶּחֱשֶׁה מִמֶּנִּי וְנִמְשַׁלְתִּי עִם-יוֹרְדֵי בוֹר:  A Psalm of David. 28:1 To You, O Lord, I call; My rock, do not be deaf to me, For if You are silent to me, I will become like those who go...

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