Tehillim / Psalms 17, Part 1, For those who take Refuge at Your Right Hand


This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 17:1-15,  The Psalm begins saying תְּפִלָּה לְדָוִד “A prayer of David and he prays asking the Lord to hear his cry, to give ear to his prayer, and that his prayer is not done so with deceitful lips (שִׁמְעָה יְהֹוָה | צֶדֶק הַקְשִׁיבָה רִנָּתִי הַאֲזִינָה תְפִלָּתִי בְּלֹא שִֹפְתֵי מִרְמָה).  David calls for the judgment of God to come forth from his presence and to examine him (17:2).  He says that the Lord has tested his heart, come to him by night, and found nothing, and that he has purposed his mouth to not transgress (ג   בָּחַנְתָּ לִבִּי | פָּקַדְתָּ לַּיְלָה צְרַפְתַּנִי בַל-תִּמְצָא זַמֹּתִי בַּל-יַעֲבָר-פִּי:).  He says that based on the deeds of men, by the word of Your lips, I have kept from the paths of the violent (17:4) suggests that he believes the Torah is the word of God and that keeping God’s word has kept him from evil.  ה   תָּמֹךְ אֲשֻׁרַי בְּמַעְגְּלוֹתֶיךָ בַּל-נָמוֹטּוּ פְעָמָי: 17:5 My steps have held fast to Your paths. My feet have not slipped. (NASB)  The Lord will answer those who seek Him (17:7) and show His favor in His Salvation ז   הַפְלֵה חֲסָדֶיךָ מוֹשִׁיעַ חוֹסִים מִמִּתְקוֹמְמִים בִּימִינֶךָ: 17:7 Wondrously show Your lovingkindness, O Savior of those who take refuge at Your right hand From those who rise up against them. (NASB)  Read More here: Tehillim 17-Part1