Psalms 145:14
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14  Hashem supports all who stumble, and makes all who are bent stand straight.

so-MAYKH a-do-NAI l’-khol ha-no-f’-LEEM v’-zo-KAYF l’-khol ha-k’-fu-FEEM

יד  סוֹמֵךְ יְהֹוָה לְכָל־הַנֹּפְלִים וְזוֹקֵף לְכָל־הַכְּפוּפִים׃

 145:14   Hashem supports all who stumble

According to the Talmud (Berachot 4b), this psalm, which is arranged in alphabetical order, is the choicest of all psalms, because it includes a sweeping praise of Hashem, from the first letter aleph to the final letter tav, It also serves as a reminder of the universal message that God is the sustainer of all. Indeed, the word ‘all,’ referring to all peoples, appears sixteen times in the psalm. Though it follows the Hebrew alphabet, the letter nun (נ) is missing from the psalm. The Sages explain that since the nun connotes nefila (נפילה), ‘falling,’ it was omitted. They quote Sefer Amos 5:2: “Fallen, not to rise again, is Maiden Yisrael.” Because this nefila has a negative connotation, the letter nun was omitted from this psalm. However, the Talmud quotes a second, more positive interpretation of this verse: “She has fallen and will no longer [fall]. Rise, O Maiden Israel!”

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  • 145:14 The LORD upholdeth all that fall

    God is the Sustain-er of all that there is, and all that there will ever be. There are so many times that we call upon the name of God and ask in prayer for help with family and friends or whatever our needs maybe. However we just do not take out the time to reach out and just praise God for all the wonderful things that He has done for us. Thank Him for all of His daily Blessings. We often seem to be way to busy , never having the time just to thank Him for. We also forget that our very first breath that we breathed was given to us from him. How much love that God fashioned us to look like Him. Then to share with us his very own Breath. Yes, we should always give our Lord thy God every bit of praise from our heart and soul. From love, respect, fear. in awe. Amen. Carl

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