Tehillim / Psalms 104, ספר תהילים קד, Man, a Combination of Neshamah (נשמה) and Nefesh (נפש)

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 104:1-35, the Psalm opens saying, א   בָּרֲכִי נַפְשִׁי אֶת-יְהוָה יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהַי גָּדַלְתָּ מְּאֹד הוֹד וְהָדָר לָבָשְׁתָּ: ב   עֹטֶה אוֹר כַּשַּׂלְמָה נוֹטֶה שָׁמַיִם כַּיְרִיעָה: A Psalm of David 104:1 Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty, 104:2 Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak, Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain. (NASB)  The Lord is described here as powerful and as the creator.  His ways are above our ways as the Psalmist continues saying, 104:3 He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters; He makes the clouds His chariot; He walks upon the wings of the wind; ד   עֹשֶֹה מַלְאָכָיו רוּחוֹת מְשָׁרְתָיו אֵשׁ לֹהֵט: 104:4 He makes the winds His messengers, Flaming fire His ministers. 104:5 He established the earth upon its foundations, So that it will not totter forever and ever. (NASB)  David states in the best way that he can and in the way that he understands, the Lord is the creator. Read more here: Tehillim-104-part1

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