Tehillim / Psalms 144, ספר תהילים קמד, Part 2, Being Passionate for those around us and for the Lord God Almighty


In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 144:1-15, David asks the Lord saying, ז שְׁלַח יָדֶיךָ מִמָּרוֹם פְּצֵנִי וְהַצִּילֵנִי מִמַּיִם רַבִּים מִיַּד בְּנֵי נֵכָר: ח אֲשֶׁר פִּיהֶם דִּבֶּר-שָׁוְא וִימִינָם יְמִין שָׁקֶר: 144:7 Stretch forth Your hand from on high; Rescue me and deliver me out of great waters, Out of the hand of aliens 144:8 Whose mouths speak deceit, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood. (NASB) Those who are in the nations do not know the Lord God or His righteous ways. They deal falsely and harshly with God’s People. The Psalmist repeats what he says saying, יא פְּצֵנִי וְהַצִּילֵנִי מִיַּד בְּנֵי-נֵכָר אֲשֶׁר-פִּיהֶם דִּבֶּר-שָׁוְא וִימִינָם יְמִין שָׁקֶר: 144:11 Rescue me and deliver me out of the hand of aliens, Whose mouth speaks deceit And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood. (NASB) The Psalm concludes saying, יב אֲשֶׁר בָּנֵינוּ | כִּנְטִעִים מְגֻדָּלִים בִּנְעוּרֵיהֶם בְּנוֹתֵינוּ כְזָוִיֹּת מְחֻטָּבוֹת תַּבְנִית הֵיכָל: יג מְזָוֵינוּ מְלֵאִים מְפִיקִים מִזַּן אֶל-זַן צֹאונֵנוּ מַאֲלִיפוֹת מְרֻבָּבוֹת בְּחוּצוֹתֵינוּ: יד אַלּוּפֵינוּ מְסֻבָּלִים אֵין פֶּרֶץ וְאֵין יוֹצֵאת וְאֵין צְוָחָה בִּרְחֹבֹתֵינוּ: טו אַשְׁרֵי הָעָם שֶׁכָּכָה לּוֹ אַשְׁרֵי הָעָם שֶׁיֲהוָה אֱלֹהָיו:144:12 Let our sons in their youth be as grown-up plants, And our daughters as corner pillars fashioned as for a palace; 144:13 Let our garners be full, furnishing every kind of produce, And our flocks bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our fields; 144:14 Let our cattle bear Without mishap and without loss, Let there be no outcry in our streets! 144:15 How blessed are the people who are so situated; How blessed are the people whose God is the Lord! (NASB)  Read more here: Tehillim 144-Part1-and-2