Tehillim / Psalms 141, ספר תהילים קמא,Part 2, Calling upon the Name of the Lord according to the Scriptures


In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 141:1-10, the psalmist says, ה יֶהֶלְמֵנִי-צַדִּיק | חֶסֶד וְיוֹכִיחֵנִי שֶׁמֶן רֹאשׁ אַל-יָנִי רֹאשִׁי כִּי עוֹד וּתְפִלָּתִי בְּרָעוֹתֵיהֶם: ו נִשְׁמְטוּ בִידֵי-סֶלַע שֹׁפְטֵיהֶם וְשָׁמְעוּ אֲמָרַי כִּי נָעֵמוּ: ז כְּמוֹ פֹלֵחַ וּבֹקֵעַ בָּאָרֶץ נִפְזְרוּ עֲצָמֵינוּ לְפִי שְׁאוֹל: 141:5 Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; It is oil upon the head; Do not let my head refuse it, For still my prayer is against their wicked deeds. 141:6 Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock, And they hear my words, for they are pleasant. 141:7 As when one plows and breaks open the earth, Our bones have been scattered at the mouth of Sheol. (NASB) The psalmist concludes saying, ח כִּי אֵלֶיךָ | יְהוִֹה אֲדֹנָי עֵינָי בְּכָה חָסִיתִי אַל-תְּעַר נַפְשִׁי: ט שָׁמְרֵנִי מִידֵי-פַח יָקְשׁוּ לִי וּמֹקְשׁוֹת פֹּעֲלֵי אָוֶן: י יִפְּלוּ בְמַכְמֹרָיו רְשָׁעִים יַחַד אָנֹכִי עַד-אֶעֱבוֹר: 141:8 For my eyes are toward You, O God, the Lord; In You I take refuge; do not leave me defenseless. 141:9 Keep me from the jaws of the trap which they have set for me, And from the snares of those who do iniquity. 141:10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, While I pass by safely. (NASB) David asks the Lord to give to the wicked their just rewards. Read more here: Tehillim 141-Part1-and-2