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


In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 140:1-13, thePsalm concludes saying, ט אַל-תִּתֵּן יְהֹוָה מַאֲוַיֵּי רָשָׁע זְמָמוֹ אַל-תָּפֵק יָרוּמוּ סֶלָה: י רֹאשׁ מְסִבָּי עֲמַל שְֹפָתֵימוֹ יְכַסֵּומוֹ [יְכַסֵּמוֹ]: יא יִמֹּיטוּ [יִמּוֹטוּ] עֲלֵיהֶם גֶּחָלִים בָּאֵשׁ יַפִּלֵם בְּמַהֲמֹרוֹת בַּל-יָקוּמוּ: יב אִישׁ לָשׁוֹן בַּל-יִכּוֹן בָּאָרֶץ אִישׁ-חָמָס רָע יְצוּדֶנּוּ לְמַדְחֵפֹת: יג יָדַעְתִּ [יָדַעְתִּי] כִּי-יַעֲשֶֹה יְהֹוָה דִּין עָנִי מִשְׁפַּט אֶבְיֹנִים: יד אַךְ צַדִּיקִים יוֹדוּ לִשְׁמֶךָ יֵשְׁבוּ יְשָׁרִים אֶת-פָּנֶיךָ: 140:9 ‘As for the head of those who surround me, May the mischief of their lips cover them. 140:10 ‘May burning coals fall upon them; May they be cast into the fire, Into deep pits from which they cannot rise. 140:11 ‘May a slanderer not be established in the earth; May evil hunt the violent man speedily.’ 140:12 I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted And justice for the poor. 140:13 Surely the righteous will give thanks to Your name; The upright will dwell in Your presence. (NASB) The psalmist believes the Lord will vindicate the righteous. The righteous are those who repent of their sins and seek the Lord all the days of their lives even in the midst of their calamity.

Tehillim 140-Part1-and-2