Tehillim / Psalms 12, Part 1, Plea for the Lord, for His Kingdom and His Righteousness

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 12:1-8,  The Psalm is introduced as א   לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל-הַשְּׁמִינִית מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: “For the choir director; upon an eight-stringed lyre. A Psalm of David.”  David pleas for the Lord’s help saying ב   הוֹשִׁיעָה יְהֹוָה כִּי-גָמַר חָסִיד כִּי-פַסּוּ אֱמוּנִים מִבְּנֵי אָדָם: 12:1 Help, Lord, for the godly man ceases to be, For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men. (NASB)  This verse indicates that when godly men and the faithful disappear from out of the land we are to seek the help of the Lord.  The ungodly speak lies and falsehoods ג   שָׁוְא | יְדַבְּרוּ אִישׁ אֶת-רֵעֵהוּ שְֹפַת חֲלָקוֹת בְּלֵב וָלֵב יְדַבֵּרוּ: 12:2 They speak falsehood to one another; With flattering lips and with a double heart they speak. (NASB)  It isn’t simply that the ungodly speak falsehoods to the righteous, they speak falsehoods to each other too.  They speak boastful words of their evil deeds.  The Lord will cut off those who live in the pride of life ד   יַכְרֵת יְהֹוָה כָּל-שִֹפְתֵי חֲלָקוֹת לָשׁוֹן מְדַבֶּרֶת גְּדֹלוֹת: 12:3 May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, The tongue that speaks great things;  (NASB)  The wicked say ה   אֲשֶׁר אָמְרוּ | לִלְשֹׁנֵנוּ נַגְבִּיר שְֹפָתֵינוּ אִתָּנוּ מִי אָדוֹן לָנוּ: 12:4 Who have said, ‘With our tongue we will prevail; Our lips are our own; who is lord over us?’ (NASB)  As a result of the wicked who destroy the innocent, the Lord will raise up and keep him who asks in safety (ו   מִשֹּׁד עֲנִיִּים מֵאַנְקַת אֶבְיוֹנִים עַתָּה אָקוּם יֹאמַר יְהֹוָה אָשִׁית בְּיֵשַׁע יָפִיחַ לוֹ:)  Read More Here:  Tehillim 12-Part1

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