Psalms 10:8
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8  He lurks in outlying places; from a covert he slays the innocent; his eyes spy out the hapless.

yay-SHAYV b’-ma-RAV kha-tzay-REEM ba-mis-ta-REEM ya-ha-ROG na-KEE ay-NAV l’-khay-l’-KHA yitz-PO-nu

ח  יֵשֵׁב בְּמַאְרַב חֲצֵרִים בַּמִּסְתָּרִים יַהֲרֹג נָקִי עֵינָיו לְחֵלְכָה יִצְפֹּנוּ׃

 10:8   He lurks in outlying places

This psalm depicts the enemies of Israel who use the land’s hidden spaces , marav chatzayrim (מארב חצרים), to attack Hashem’s people. In 1946, before the establishment of the State of Israel, Jews courageously went out on the night after Yom Kippur, the ‘Day of Atonement,’ and created new settlements that became known as the “eleven points in the Negev,” in order to establish a presence on the ground to prevent attacks by Arabs, and hegemony of Arabs over the Jews, in southern Israel. One of the places chosen for Jewish settlement was Hatzerim (חצרים), founded with just fifty inhabitants who struggled agriculturally due to the land’s brackish soil. Ultimately, however, they changed their focus from agriculture to industrial development and quickly established one of the leading agricultural companies in Israel. Today, the Netafim corporation, which developed drip-irrigation technology and is based in Hatzerim, provides solutions for many water-scarce countries around the world.

Winter in the Negev desert.

Drip irrigation in Hatzerim, Israel

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  • It is hard for David to understand why he feels that the wicked get away with so much. he see's that they can hide them self's away from God and get a way with even murder. He wonders to himself, why? They would go after the weaker of the people. lay in wait to strike the straggler. The helpless. Yet the Jews learned to be one step wiser and stronger by going out at night, into the darkness and hide in places even more hidden than the enemy and surprise and kill there enemies. God had given David the insight in his time to be over his enemies and in Israels time of resettlement gave the Jews insight to reestablish the nation of Israel in modern times. Carl


Psalms 10:8

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