Psalms 23:6
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6  Only goodness and steadfast love shall pursue me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of Hashem for many long years.

AKH TOV va-KHE-sed yir-d’-FU-nee kol y’-MAY kha-YAI v’-shav-TEE b’-vayt a-do-NAI l-O-rekh ya-MEEM

ו  אַךְ טוֹב וָחֶסֶד יִרְדְּפוּנִי כָּל־יְמֵי חַיָּי וְשַׁבְתִּי בְּבֵית־יְהֹוָה לְאֹרֶךְ יָמִים׃

 23:6   And I shall dwell in the house of Hashem for many long years

Psalm 23 has stood by the Jewish people as their support through the darkest days of persecution and exile. Over the centuries, no evil murderer or terrible tragedy has been able to crush the resilient spirit of the Jews, when they remember that “You are with me” (verse 4). King David certainly has a difficult life. While he never gives up hope, as he knows that Hashem is with him, he longs for times when he can live comfortably in the Holy Land while “goodness and steadfast love shall pursue me all the days of my life.” The concluding phrase “I shall dwell in the house of Hashem for many long years” uses the Hebrew word v’shavtee (ושבתי), ‘to dwell.’ However, the word also means ‘I will return.’ Here, King David prays not only to dwell in God’s palace, but that he will be found worthy of returning there frequently.

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  • 23:6 And I shall dwell in the house of the LORD for ever
    When I think about this Psalm , it has always been a comfort to me. it has always warmed my soul and heart of hearts. I find I get lost in the words so very deeply and rightfully Soul. I can see why David and the Jewish peoples take it so to heart. It does and would get them through the most darkest of days and a most traumatic history. Under no circumstance, under no such great evil, and there was great and the blackest of evil that would be fall them yet to come. The Jewish people would have to have the faith in there God to per-server in the believe that they would not let there spirit and faith in what was to come ever be crushed. There faith in God would never waver. They knew under any circumstance God would and was always with them.

    Mercy shall follow me, I will live in the House of The Lord Forever. These words of promise were the words of Truth and hope.They were the words that sustained all generations of the Chosen Peoples.& Children of Israel.

    I shall dwell in The Hose of The Lord Forever. Can you even imagine. I can and often do. To Love God so much. To Miss God so much , to have your soul so alone without God already and to know he is so close. That is the Love of God worth waiting for. Worth Praying for and studying for. Carl

    • Beautifully put. I shall dwell in The House of the Lord Forever. Not just visit when I need Him.

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