Psalms 36:7
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7  Your beneficence is like the high mountains; Your justice like the great deep; man and beast You deliver, Hashem.

tzid-ka-t’-KHA k’-ha-r’-ray AYL mish-pa-TE-kha t’-HOM ra-BAH a-DAM uv-hay-MAH to-SHEE-a a-do-NAI

ז  צִדְקָתְךָ כְּהַרְרֵי־אֵל מִשְׁפָּטֶךָ תְּהוֹם רַבָּה אָדָם־וּבְהֵמָה תוֹשִׁיעַ יְהֹוָה׃

 36:7   Man and beast You deliver, Hashem

Rabbi Samson R. Hirsch (1808-1888)

Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch writes that God created a world in which man and animal alike can live and prosper. Had Hashem desired that only the animals would roam the world, there would have been no notion of mishpatecha (משפטיך), ‘your justice,’ nor tzidkatcha (צדקתך) ‘your beneficence.’ However, as the verse says, “Man and beast You deliver, Hashem.” Man, with the capacity to veer from evil and to become educated, was set on the land to fulfill God’s will. With man as part of the balance, it is necessary for Hashem to judge the world based on man’s actions. Similarly, since since man has the ability to choose good, God’s world can also be encompassed by tzedaka, ‘beneficence’ and ‘righteousness.’

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  • God would have to judge the world based on mans actions. This was the start of a battle against good and bad that has been fought for well over 5,700 years or so. Animals on the other had were not born with the ability to tell right from wrong, free will. they are at the mercy of mans judgement. they fall to the good and evil judgement of mans will.. Man being able to chose to become educated could change his world for the better and gain better knowledge of God and do His will with more understanding and righteousness. Man could grow and develop civilization. Taking care of his animals along the way and learning the act of mercy. Man needs God to grow and develop. Man will grow and grow closer to God through prayer and through better understanding through education and understanding of the Word of God. The world as in thee State and country of Israel is so advanced in Medicine & Cropes it is truly blessed among nations upon the Earth. Self defense, And most importance a Greater Love and respect of God than any other nation and peoples of this Earth. Carl


Psalms 36:7

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