Tehillim / Psalms 91, ספר תהילים צא, Part 1, The Lord Leading us to a New Place

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 91:1-16, the Psalm opens א   ישֵׁב בְּסֵתֶר עֶלְיוֹן בְּצֵל שַׁדַּי יִתְלוֹנָן:  91:1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. (NASB)  What does it mean to dwell in the shelter and abiding in the shadow?  The psalmist continues saying, ב   אֹמַר...

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 46, Part 2, Under what Condition is God our Refuge and Strength?

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 46:1-11, David opens the Psalm saying, א לַמְנַצֵּחַ לִבְנֵי-קֹרַח עַל-עֲלָמוֹת שִׁיר: For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to alamoth. A song. (NASB) The Psalm continues saying ב אֱלֹהִים לָנוּ מַחֲסֶה וָעֹז עֶזְרָה בְצָרוֹת נִמְצָא מְאֹד: ג עַל-כֵּן לֹא-נִירָא בְּהָמִיר אָרֶץ וּבְמוֹט הָרִים בְּלֵב יַמִּים: 46:1 God...

Tehillim / Psalms 146, ספר תהילים קמו, Part 2, Reasons all the Nations give Him Praise

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 146:1-10, the psalm opens saying, א הַלְלוּיָהּ הַלְלִי נַפְשִׁי אֶת-יְהֹוָה: ב אֲהַלְלָה יְהֹוָה בְּחַיָּי אֲזַמְּרָה לֵאלֹהַי בְּעוֹדִי: 146:1 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! 146:2 I will praise the Lord while I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. (NASB)...

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.beIn 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 118, ספר תהילים קיח, Part 1, Walking in the Mercy of God

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpGas21NeKU&feature=youtu.beIn this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 118:1-29, the psalm opens saying, א   הוֹדוּ לַיהֹוָה כִּי-טוֹב כִּי לְעוֹלָם חַסְדּוֹ: ב   יֹאמַר-נָא יִשְֹרָאֵל כִּי לְעוֹלָם חַסְדּוֹ:  118:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting. 118:2 Oh let Israel say, ‘His lovingkindness is everlasting.’ (NASB)  The psalmist calls out to the people to...

Tehillim / Psalms 149, ספר תהילים קמט, Part 1, Godliness, Making War and Peace

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 149:1-9, the psalm opens saying, א הַלְלוּיָהּ | שִׁירוּ לַיהֹוָה שִׁיר חָדָשׁ תְּהִלָּתוֹ בִּקְהַל חֲסִידִים: 149:1 Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, And His praise in the congregation of the godly ones. (NASB) When the Psalmist speaks of the “godly ones” who is he referring to? What...

Tehillim / Psalms 143, ספר תהילים קמג, Part 1, The Lord’s Righteousness brings Our Soul out of Trouble

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48TAbrtoBfo&feature=youtu.beIn this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 143:1-12, the psalm opens saying, א מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד יְהֹוָה | שְׁמַע תְּפִלָּתִי הַאֲזִינָה אֶל-תַּחֲנוּנַי בֶּאֱמֻנָתְךָ עֲנֵנִי בְּצִדְקָתֶךָ: ב וְאַל-תָּבוֹא בְמִשְׁפָּט אֶת-עַבְדֶּךָ כִּי לֹא-יִצְדַּק לְפָנֶיךָ כָל-חָי: 143:1 Hear my prayer, O Lord, Give ear to my supplications! Answer me in Your faithfulness, in Your righteousness! 143:2 And do not enter into judgment...

Tehillim / Psalms 135, ספר תהילים קלה, Part 2, Blessing the Lord and What that Means

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https://youtu.be/MeoH_TME1yU In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 135:1-21, the psalm opens saying, א הַלְלוּיָהּ | הַלְלוּ אֶת-שֵׁם יְהֹוָה הַלְלוּ עַבְדֵי יְהֹוָה: ב שֶׁעֹמְדִים בְּבֵית יְהֹוָה בְּחַצְרוֹת בֵּית אֱלֹהֵינוּ: ג הַלְלוּיָהּ כִּי-טוֹב יְהֹוָה זַמְּרוּ לִשְׁמוֹ כִּי נָעִים: 135:1 Praise the Lord! Praise the name of the Lord; Praise Him, O servants of the Lord, 135:2 You who stand...

Tehillim / Psalms 125, ספר תהילים קכה, Part 1, Do You have a Deep Desire to Pursue God?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG0U_sPUJu8&feature=youtu.beIn 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 Lord...

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...

Tehillim / Psalms 140, ספר תהילים קמ, Part 1, The Power of Immortality

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNwioVvznDI&feature=youtu.beIn this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 140:1-13, the psalm opens saying, א לַמְנַצֵּחַ מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: ב חַלְּצֵנִי יְהֹוָה מֵאָדָם רָע מֵאִישׁ חֲמָסִים תִּנְצְרֵנִי: ג אֲשֶׁר חָשְׁבוּ רָעוֹת בְּלֵב כָּל-יוֹם יָגוּרוּ מִלְחָמוֹת: 140:1 Rescue me, O Lord, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men 140:2 Who devise evil things in their hearts; They continually stir up wars....

Tehillim / Psalms 94 | ספר תהילים צד, Part 2, Vengeance belongs to the Lord

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 94:1-23, the Psalm opens saying, א אֵל-נְקָמוֹת יְהֹוָה אֵל נְקָמוֹת הוֹפִיַע: ב הִנָּשֵֹא שֹׁפֵט הָאָרֶץ הָשֵׁב גְּמוּל עַל-גֵּאִים: 94:1 O Lord, God of vengeance, God of vengeance, shine forth! 94:2 Rise up, O Judge of the earth, Render recompense to the proud. (NASB) The Lord a God of vengeance,...

Tehillim / Psalms 134, ספר תהילים קלד, Part 2, Serving the Lord at Night, Prayer, and Replacement Theology

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uJhWMb4oDU&feature=youtu.beIn this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 134:1-3, the psalm opens saying, א שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת הִנֵּה | בָּרֲכוּ אֶת-יְהֹוָה כָּל-עַבְדֵי יְהֹוָה הָעֹמְדִים בְּבֵית-יְהֹוָה בַּלֵּילוֹת: 134:1 Behold, bless the Lord, all servants of the Lord, Who serve by night in the house of the Lord! (NASB) This is an interesting opening verse to the psalm. The psalmist speaks...

Tehillim / Psalms 148, ספר תהילים קמח, Part 1, Praise, the Horn of Salvation, and these being applied to the Messiah of God

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 148:1-14, the psalm opens saying, א הַלְלוּיָהּ | הַלְלוּ אֶת-יְהֹוָה מִן-הַשָּׁמַיִם הַלְלוּהוּ בַּמְּרוֹמִים: 148:1 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; Praise Him in the heights! ב הַלְלוּהוּ כָּל-מַלְאָכָיו הַלְלוּהוּ כָּל-צְבָאָו : 148:2 Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts! ג הַלְלוּהוּ שֶׁמֶשׁ וְיָרֵחַ הַלְלוּהוּ כָּל-כּוֹכְבֵי...

Tehillim / Psalms 147, ספר תהילים קמז, Part 2, 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 137, ספר תהילים קלז, Part 2, The Reminder to Not Forget

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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...

Tehillim / Psalms 145, ספר תהילים קמה, Part 2, The Lord Calling the Nations to Draw Near

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg-6ndYtGks&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 145:1-21, the psalm opens saying, א תְּהִלָּה לְדָוִד אֲרוֹמִמְךָ אֱלוֹהַי הַמֶּלֶךְ וַאֲבָרֲכָה שִׁמְךָ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד: ב בְּכָל-יוֹם אֲבָרֲכֶךָּ וַאֲהַלְלָה שִׁמְךָ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד: ג גָּדוֹל יְהֹוָה וּמְהֻלָּל מְאֹד וְלִגְדֻלָּתוֹ אֵין חֵקֶר: 145:1 I will extol You, my God, O King, And I will bless Your name forever and ever. 145:2 Every...

Tehillim / Psalms 103, ספר תהילים קג, Part 2, 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...

Tehillim / Psalms 124, ספר תהילים קכד, Part 1, The God of Life, not the God of Death

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzDwZmbETks&feature=youtu.beIn this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 124:1-8, the psalm opens saying א שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת לְדָוִד לוּלֵי יְהֹוָה שֶׁהָיָה לָנוּ יֹאמַר-נָא יִשְֹרָאֵל: A song of ascents. Of David 124:1 ‘Had it not been the Lord who was on our side,’ Let Israel now say, (NASB) The psalmist asks the question, had the Lord not been on our side,...

Tehillim / Psalms 124, ספר תהילים קכד, Part 2, The God of Life, not the God of Death

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlirTIhYIIQ&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 124:1-8, the psalm opens saying א שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת לְדָוִד לוּלֵי יְהֹוָה שֶׁהָיָה לָנוּ יֹאמַר-נָא יִשְֹרָאֵל: A song of ascents. Of David 124:1 ‘Had it not been the Lord who was on our side,’ Let Israel now say, (NASB) The psalmist asks the question, had the Lord not been on our...

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

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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 / Psalms 57, Part 2, In the Shadow of His Wings

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 57:1-11, the psalm opens saying, א לַמְנַצֵּחַ אַל-תַּשְׁחֵת לְדָוִד מִכְתָּם בְּבָרְחוֹ מִפְּנֵי-שָׁאוּל בַּמְּעָרָה: For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. (NASB) David seeks the Lord when destruction is near, ב חָנֵּנִי אֱלֹהִים | חָנֵּנִי כִּי בְךָ חָסָיָה...

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 127, ספר תהילים קכז, Part 1, A Deep Commitment to the Lord in Faith and Faithfulness

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https://youtu.be/UZJZRZxGN-4In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 127:1-5, the psalm opens saying, א   שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת לִשְׁלֹמֹה אִם-יְהֹוָה | לֹא-יִבְנֶה בַיִת שָׁוְא | עָמְלוּ בוֹנָיו בּוֹ אִם-יְהֹוָה לֹא-יִשְׁמָר-עִיר שָׁוְא | שָׁקַד שׁוֹמֵר: A song of ascents. By Shlomo  127:1 Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, The...

Tehillim / Psalms 128, ספר תהילים קכח, Part 2, Faith, Fasting, and Fear

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 128:1-6, the psalm opens, א שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת אַשְׁרֵי כָּל-יְרֵא יְהֹוָה הַהֹלֵךְ בִּדְרָכָיו: 128:1 How blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, Who walks in His ways. (NASB) The fear of the Lord is coupled to walking in His ways. We respect the Lord for His power and His watchful...

Tehillim / Psalms 140, ספר תהילים קמ, Part 2, The Power of Immortality

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJH3lrD9caY&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 140:1-13, the psalm opens saying, א לַמְנַצֵּחַ מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: ב חַלְּצֵנִי יְהֹוָה מֵאָדָם רָע מֵאִישׁ חֲמָסִים תִּנְצְרֵנִי: ג אֲשֶׁר חָשְׁבוּ רָעוֹת בְּלֵב כָּל-יוֹם יָגוּרוּ מִלְחָמוֹת: 140:1 Rescue me, O Lord, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men 140:2 Who devise evil things in their hearts; They continually stir up...

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