Tehillim / Psalms 143, ספר תהילים קמג, Part 2, The Lord’s Righteousness brings Our Soul out of Trouble

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwAWQmHF-MQ&feature=youtu.be In 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...

Tehillim / Psalms 123, ספר תהילים קכג, Part 2, Lifting our Eyes to the Lord God in Heaven

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT47HFGdnJc&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 123:1-4, the psalm opens saying, א שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת אֵלֶיךָ נָשָֹאתִי אֶת-עֵינַי הַיּשְׁבִי בַּשָּׁמָיִם: A Song of Ascents. 123:1 To You I lift up my eyes, O You who are enthroned in the heavens! (NASB) This psalm is introduced speaking of “a song of ascending unto you.” Based upon this text,...

Tehillim / Psalms 122, ספר תהילים קכב, Part 1 Humbling Our Lives to seek first His Kingdom

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PImozs2m_NI&feature=youtu.beIn 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 of...

Tehillim / Psalms 134, ספר תהילים קלד, Part 1, Serving the Lord at Night, Prayer, and Replacement Theology

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https://youtu.be/q0LMSux1vY0In 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 of...

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 89, ספר תהילים פט, Part 2, 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 opens saying, A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. Who is Ethan the Ezahite? The Psalm continues saying, 89:1 I will sing of the lovingkindness of the Lord forever; To all generations I will make known Your faithfulness with my mouth. 89:2 For I have said, ‘Lovingkindness will be...

Tehillim / Psalms 92, ספר תהילים צב, Part 2, There remains a Sabbath Rest

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 92:1-15, the Psalm opens saying, א מִזְמוֹר שִׁיר לְיוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת: ב טוֹב לְהֹדוֹת לַיהֹוָה וּלְזַמֵּר לְשִׁמְךָ עֶלְיוֹן: A psalm. A song. For the Sabbath day. 92:1 It is good to give thanks to the Lord And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; (NASB) The psalmist continues saying,...

Tehillim / Psalms 109, ספר תהילים קט, Part 2, The Principle on which the Lord God Rules over this World

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 109:1-31, the Psalm opens saying, א לַמְנַצֵּחַ לְדָוִד מִזְמוֹר אֱלֹהֵי תְהִלָּתִי אַל-תֶּחֱרַשׁ: ב כִּי פִי רָשָׁע וּפִי-מִרְמָה עָלַי פָּתָחוּ דִּבְּרוּ אִתִּי לְשׁוֹן שָׁקֶר: 109:1 O God of my praise, Do not be silent! 109:2 For they have opened the wicked and deceitful mouth against me; They have spoken against me...

Tehillim / Psalms 105, ספר תהילים קה, Part 2, 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...

Tehillim / Psalms 107, ספר תהילים קז, Part 2, Praise the Lord for His Mighty Works

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 107:1-43, the Psalm opens saying, 107:1 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. 107:2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary 107:3 And gathered from the lands, From the east and...

Tehillim / Psalms 84 | ספר תהילים פד, Part 2, 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:...

Tehillim / Psalms 136, ספר תהילים קל, Part 1, Suffering for the Sake of the Lord

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 136:1-26, the psalm opens saying א הוֹדוּ לַיהֹוָה כִּי-טוֹב כִּי לְעוֹלָם חַסְדּוֹ: ב הוֹדוּ לֵאלֹהֵי הָאֱלֹהִים כִּי לְעוֹלָם חַסְדּוֹ: ג הוֹדוּ לַאֲדֹנֵי הָאֲדֹנִים כִּי לְעוֹלָם חַסְדּוֹ: 136:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. 136:2 Give thanks to the God of gods, For His...

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 112, ספר תהילים קיב, Part 2, Tzedakah, Morality, Ethics, and Justice according to the Psalms

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 112:1-10, the Psalm opens saying, א הַלְלוּיָהּ | אַשְׁרֵי-אִישׁ יָרֵא אֶת- יְהוָֹה בְּמִצְוֹתָיו חָפֵץ מְאדֹ: 112:1 Praise the Lord! How blessed is the man who fears the Lord, Who greatly delights in His commandments. (NASB) The Psalmist speaks of the one who delights in the commandments of God. Modern theologies...

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 – Psalm Study – Introduction

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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 ...

Tehillim / Psalms 131, ספר תהילים קלא, Part 1, A discussion on Haughtiness

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzlYMgVXrEE&feature=youtu.beIn this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 131:1-3, the psalm opens saying, א שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת לְדָוִד יְהֹוָה | לֹא-גָבַהּ לִבִּי וְלֹא-רָמוּ עֵינַי וְלֹא-הִלַּכְתִּי | בִּגְדֹלוֹת וּבְנִפְלָאוֹת מִמֶּנִּי: 131:1 O Lord, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty; Nor do I involve myself in great matters, Or in things too difficult for me. (NASB) The psalmist opens...

Tehillim / Psalms 127, ספר תהילים קכז, Part 2, A Deep Commitment to the Lord in Faith and Faithfulness

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KD8NSBcJ_Y&feature=youtu.be In 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 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 129, ספר תהילים קכט, Part 2, Oppression as a form of Rebuke and Lovingkindness

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzfPY6A5RpU&feature=youtu.beIn this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 129:1-8, the psalm opens saying, א שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת רַבַּת צְרָרוּנִי מִנְּעוּרָי יֹאמַר-נָא יִשְֹרָאֵל: ב רַבַּת צְרָרוּנִי מִנְּעוּרָי גַּם לֹא יָכְלוּ-לִי: 129:1 ‘Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up,’ Let Israel now say, 129:2 ‘Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up; Yet they have...

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 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 120, ספר תהילים קכ, Part 2, There is always the opportunity for Repentance

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds951szW2-w&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 120:1-7, the psalm opens א שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת אֶל-יְהֹוָה בַּצָּרָתָה לִּי קָרָאתִי וַיַּעֲנֵנִי: 120:1 In my trouble I cried to the Lord, And He answered me. (NASB) How often have you prayed and you know without a doubt that the Lord had answered your prayer? The prayer David ask of the...

Tehillim / Psalms 87 | ספר תהילים פז, Part 2, 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 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 119, ספר תהילים קיט, Part 1, Do You Believe in Something that is Contrary to Scripture?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1-ceDnsTis&feature=youtu.beIn this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 119:1-176. Tehillim / Psalm 119 shows us that the Word of God should take top priority in our lives and the importance of praise.  Looking at the Masoretic Text, Tehillim / Psalm 119 is divided in the sections based upon the 22 letters in the Hebrew alef-bet.  The first eight verses...

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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