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


In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 135:1-21, the psalmist states יד כִּי-יָדִין יְהֹוָה עַמּוֹ וְעַל-עֲבָדָיו יִתְנֶחָם: טו עֲצַבֵּי הַגּוֹיִם כֶּסֶף וְזָהָב מַעֲשֵֹה יְדֵי אָדָם: טז פֶּה-לָהֶם וְלֹא יְדַבֵּרוּ עֵינַיִם לָהֶם וְלֹא יִרְאוּ: 135:14 For the Lord will judge His people And will have compassion on His servants. 135:15 The idols of the nations are but silver and gold, The work of man’s hands. 135:16 They have mouths, but they do not speak; They have eyes, but they do not see; 135:17 They have ears, but they do not hear, Nor is there any breath at all in their mouths. 135:18 Those who make them will be like them, Yes, everyone who trusts in them. (NASB) Sin has the tendency to make us after its image because of the intimate nature of sin being found in the deeper recesses of the heart. The Psalm concludes saying, יז אָזְנַיִם לָהֶם וְלֹא יַאֲזִינוּ אַף אֵין-יֶשׁ-רוּחַ בְּפִיהֶם: יח כְּמוֹהֶם יִהְיוּ עֹשֵֹיהֶם כֹּל אֲשֶׁר-בֹּטֵחַ בָּהֶם: יט בֵּית יִשְֹרָאֵל בָּרֲכוּ אֶת-יְהֹוָה בֵּית אַהֲרֹן בָּרֲכוּ אֶת-יְהֹוָה: כ בֵּית הַלֵּוִי בָּרֲכוּ אֶת-יְהֹוָה יִרְאֵי יְהֹוָה בָּרֲכוּ אֶת-יְהֹוָה: כא בָּרוּךְ יְהֹוָה | מִצִּיּוֹן שֹׁכֵן יְרוּשָׁלָם הַלְלוּיָהּ: 135:19 O house of Israel, bless the Lord; O house of Aaron, bless the Lord; 135:20 O house of Levi, bless the Lord; You who revere the Lord, bless the Lord. 135:21 Blessed be the Lord from Zion, Who dwells in Jerusalem. Praise the Lord! (NASB)  Read more here: Tehillim 135-Part1-and-2