Tehillim / Psalms 67, Part 1, The Ger Toshav and the Gentile Believer



In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 67:1-7, the psalm opens saying, א   לַמְנַצֵּח בִּנְגִינֹת מִזְמוֹר שִׁיר:  For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm. A song. (NASB)  David continues saying, ב   אֱלֹהִים יְחָנֵּנוּ וִיבָרְכֵנוּ יָאֵר פָּנָיו אִתָּנוּ סֶלָה:  67:1 God be gracious to us and bless us, And cause His face to shine upon us Selah. (NASB)  He appears to be quoting from the Aaronic blessing (Bamidbar / Numbers 6:22-27).  David desires for the glory of the Lord to be known throughout the earth, ג   לָדַעַת בָּאָרֶץ דַּרְכֶּךָ בְּכָל-גּוֹיִם יְשׁוּעָתֶךָ: ד   יוֹדוּךָ עַמִּים | אֱלֹהִים יוֹדוּךָ עַמִּים כֻּלָּם: 67:2 That Your way may be known on the earth, Your salvation among all nations. 67:3 Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. (NASB)  The Aramaic Targum states, 67:3 To make known your way in the land, your redemption among all the Gentiles. 67:4 The Gentiles will give thanks in your presence, O God, all the Gentiles will give thanks. (EMC)  What is the significance of the Gentiles giving praise and thanks in the presence of God?  Generally, the nations posed a threat to David and to the nation of Israel.  David says “that Your way may be made known,” and the rabbis translate “to make known Your way in the land.”  The blessing of His deliverance, will be proclaimed among the nations because of God’s mighty hand to deliver Israel. Read More here: Tehillim 67-Part1

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