Psalms 146
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1  Hallelujah. Praise Hashem, O my soul!

ha-l’-lu-YAH ha-l’-LEE naf-SHEE et a-do-NAI

א  הַלְלוּ־יָהּ הַלְלִי נַפְשִׁי אֶת־יְהוָה׃

146:1   Praise Hashem, O my soul

Man lives on earth in two different spheres: As an individual with his own personal struggles, and as part of something bigger; a family, community and a nation, each with its own dynamic. Psalms 146 and 147 present the individual and the communal praise of Hashem. In this psalm, the individual is confronted by the prince who has more power and influence than he does. He must decide to either follow these hollow leaders, or to stand apart and put his faith in God alone. The psalm praises the individual who chooses to follow Hashem and recognizes that He will merit God’s reward.Comment

2  I will praise Hashem all my life, sing hymns to my God while I exist.

ב  אֲהַלְלָה יְהוָה בְּחַיָּי אֲזַמְּרָה לֵאלֹהַי בְּעוֹדִי׃

3  Put not your trust in the great, in mortal man who cannot save.

ג  אַל־תִּבְטְחוּ בִנְדִיבִים בְּבֶן־אָדָם שֶׁאֵין לוֹ תְשׁוּעָה׃

4  His breath departs; he returns to the dust; on that day his plans come to nothing.

ד  תֵּצֵא רוּחוֹ יָשֻׁב לְאַדְמָתוֹ בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא אָבְדוּ עֶשְׁתֹּנֹתָיו׃

5  Happy is he who has the God of Yaakov for his help, whose hope is in Hashem his God,

ה  אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁאֵל יַעֲקֹב בְּעֶזְרוֹ שִׂבְרוֹ עַל־יְהוָה אֱלֹהָיו׃

6  maker of heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them; who keeps faith forever;

ו  עֹשֶׂה שָׁמַיִם וָאָרֶץ אֶת־הַיָּם וְאֶת־כָּל־אֲשֶׁר־בָּם הַשֹּׁמֵר אֱמֶת לְעוֹלָם׃

7  who secures justice for those who are wronged, gives food to the hungry. Hashem sets prisoners free;

ז  עֹשֶׂה מִשְׁפָּט לָעֲשׁוּקִים נֹתֵן לֶחֶם לָרְעֵבִים יְהוָה מַתִּיר אֲסוּרִים׃

8  Hashem restores sight to the blind; Hashem makes those who are bent stand straight; Hashem loves the righteous;

ח  יְהוָה פֹּקֵחַ עִוְרִים יְהוָה זֹקֵף כְּפוּפִים יְהוָה אֹהֵב צַדִּיקִים׃

9  Hashem watches over the stranger; He gives courage to the orphan and widow, but makes the path of the wicked tortuous.

ט  יְהוָה שֹׁמֵר אֶת־גֵּרִים יָתוֹם וְאַלְמָנָה יְעוֹדֵד וְדֶרֶךְ רְשָׁעִים יְעַוֵּת׃

10  Hashem shall reign forever, your God, O Tzion, for all generations. Hallelujah.

 

י  יִמְלֹךְ יְהוָה לְעוֹלָם אֱלֹהַיִךְ צִיּוֹן לְדֹר וָדֹר הַלְלוּ־יָהּ׃

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  • 146:1 Praise the LORD, O my soul

    There comes a time when you must decide to either follow the world or a leader, or follow what the Lord thy God teaches and tells you in your heart and soul through the Torah . Mans way is not perm-mint and when you die so does mans rule over you and your soul. This being said if God rules over your life when you die after leading a good and God filled life you then go on upon the Judgement day . Therefor your hope will always be in the resurrection being there with God. You had stored your treasures in Heaven there with Him. This Earth is but temporary. Heaven is Forever. A man must stand alone or with his family at as it were with his people or The Jewish nation as in Israel Choose God over all. God will know His Children by there voices.Amen. Carl

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