Psalms 117
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1  Praise Hashem, all you nations; extol Him, all you peoples,

א  הַלְלוּ אֶת־יְהֹוָה כָּל־גּוֹיִם שַׁבְּחוּהוּ כָּל־הָאֻמִּים׃

2  for great is His steadfast love toward us; the faithfulness of Hashem endures forever. Hallelujah.

KEE ga-VAR a-LAY-nu khas-DO ve-e-met a-do-NAI l’-o-LAM ha-l’-lu-YAH

ב  כִּי גָבַר עָלֵינוּ חַסְדּוֹ וֶאֱמֶת־יְהֹוָה לְעוֹלָם הַלְלוּ־יָהּ׃

 117:2   For great is His steadfast love toward us

In this short psalm we learn of the interaction of two seemingly contradictory attributes of Hashem: Chesed (חסד), ‘mercy,’ which is translated here as ‘steadfast love,’ and emet (אמת), ‘truth.’ Each of these seems to annul the other, as it is often the case that in truth, a person does not deserve mercy. Yet the psalmist clearly highlights both at the same time. On the one hand, the quality of mercy is more pronounced in this verse, since it is described as “great”. On the other hand, the concluding words of the verse herald the truth of God, which endures forever. Perhaps the two ideas are not as contradictory as it first appears, as a life dedicated to kindness and mercy ultimately engenders a legacy of eternal truth.2 comments

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  • Niklas Jönsson

    Please translate to Swedish Before you send the email to niklas.hd.jonsson@gmail.com

  • Phil Lambert

    Philippians 2:9-11
    9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
    10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
    11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
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    Psalm 48
    48 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.
    2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
    3 God is known in her palaces for a refuge.
    4 For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.
    5 They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away.
    6 Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

    PRAISE THE NAME OF YESHUA JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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