Tehillim / Psalms 62, Part 1, Calling out to the Soul to Remain Silent


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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 62:1-12, the psalm opens saying, א  לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל-יְדוּתוּן מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד:  For the choir director; according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. (NASB)  David states, ב  אַךְ אֶל-אֱלֹהִים דּוּמִיָּה נַפְשִׁי מִמֶּנּוּ יְשׁוּעָתִי: ג  אַךְ-הוּא צוּרִי וִישׁוּעָתִי מִשְֹגַּבִּי לֹא-אֶמּוֹט רַבָּה:  62:1 My soul waits in silence for God only; From Him is my salvation. 62:2 He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken. (NASB)  He waits upon the Lord silently meaning he is not complaining.  He believes the Lord is his rock, salvation, and stronghold, and will not be shaken.  He continues with a description of the wicked saying, ד  עַד-אָנָה | תְּהוֹתְתוּ עַל-אִישׁ תְּרָצְּחוּ כֻלְּכֶם כְּקִיר נָטוּי גָּדֵר הַדְּחוּיָה: ה  אַךְ מִשְּׂאֵתוֹ | יָעֲצוּ לְהַדִּיחַ יִרְצוּ כָזָב בְּפִיו יְבָרֵכוּ וּבְקִרְבָּם יְקַלְלוּ-סֶלָה: 62:3 How long will you assail a man, That you may murder him, all of you, Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence? 62:4 They have counseled only to thrust him down from his high position; They delight in falsehood; They bless with their mouth, But inwardly they curse. Selah. (NASB)  David reiterates his previous statements, ו  אַךְ לֵאלֹהִים דּוֹמִּי נַפְשִׁי כִּי-מִמֶּנּוּ תִּקְוָתִי: ז  אַךְ-הוּא צוּרִי וִישׁוּעָתִי מִשְֹגַּבִּי לֹא אֶמּוֹט:  62:5 My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him. 62:6 He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be shaken. (NASB) Read more here: Tehillim 62-Part1

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