Tehillim / Psalms 116, ספר תהילים קטז, Part 1, The Voice of Prayer and the Presence of God


In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 116:1-19, the psalm opens saying, א   אָהַבְתִּי כִּי-יִשְׁמַע | יְהֹוָה אֶת-קוֹלִי תַּחֲנוּנָי: ב   כִּי-הִטָּה אָזְנוֹ לִי וּבְיָמַי אֶקְרָא:  116:1 I love the Lord, because He hears My voice and my supplications. 116:2 Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live. (NASB)  The Lord is merciful when He hears our prayers.  The Psalmist continues saying, ג   אֲפָפוּנִי | חֶבְלֵי-מָוֶת וּמְצָרֵי שְׁאוֹל מְצָאוּנִי צָרָה וְיָגוֹן אֶמְצָא: ד   וּבְשֵׁם-יְהֹוָה אֶקְרָא אָנָּה יְהֹוָה מַלְּטָה נַפְשִׁי:  ה   חַנּוּן יְהוָֹה וְצַדִּיק וֵאלֹהֵינוּ מְרַחֵם:  116:3 The cords of death encompassed me And the terrors of Sheol came upon me; I found distress and sorrow. 116:4 Then I called upon the name of the Lord: ‘O Lord, I beseech You, save my life!’ 116:5 Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; Yes, our God is compassionate. (NASB)  The Lord preserves the simple (116:6), when we seek the Lord we return to His rest (116:7), and the Lord rescues us from death (116:8).

Read more here: Tehillim 115-Part1

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