Psalms 62:1
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1  For the leader; on Yedutun. A psalm of David.

lam-na-TZAY-akh al y’-du-TUN miz-MOR l’-da-VID

א  לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל־יְדוּתוּן מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד׃

62:1   Yedutun

Who sang these Tehillim, and where? The name Yedutun, mentioned in the title of this psalm, might provide some insight. In Sefer Divrei Hayamim I 25, we find a listing of positions that David gives to the Leviim as part of their service in the house of the Lord. The three main Levite families mentioned are the house of Asaf, the house of Hayman and the house of Yedutun, “who prophesied to the accompaniment of lyres, harps, and cymbals…who, accompanied on the harp, prophesied, praising and extolling Hashem” (25:1,3). The house of God in Jerusalem, will become a permanent structure when his son, Shlomo, builds the Beit Hamikdash on Mount Moriah. There, the Leviim will fill the steps of the Beit Hamikdash with songs of praise, musical accompaniment and rejoicing.

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  • The Priestly Families and there particular Jobs.

    Who sang these songs, and were were they sung? Sung upon the steps of the Temple. To welcome those to Worship our Lord and Creator God. To fill the air with great music in honor of the presence of God in the Temple and to welcome the people there to worship God and to fill there hearts and souls with gladness and the spirit of hope and joy for the presence of God.

    In I Chronicles 25, we find a listing of jobs David gives to the Levites as part of their service in the house of the Lord. The three main Levite families mentioned are the house of Asaph, the house of Heyman and the house of Yedutun “who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals…who prophesied in giving thanks and praising the LORD”

    Now at this time it was mention this house of God was the temporary tent House of God. Nevertheless still the House of God in every respect. God was to be praised, given thanks to, sung about, glorified in song and deed. The Jewish people loved there Living God. God made his presence known physically to them by the cloud during the day and by a pillar of fire during the night. No other god upon this Earth had or could do this. For all other gods of the earth were only clay or stone. Not real, not alive.

    Solomon, David's son would eventually build the Temple on Mount Moriah. There, the Levites will fill the steps of the Temple with songs of praise, musical accompaniment and rejoicing. I wish I could have been there to have seen the Temple from afar. and have seen the pillar of smoke by day and the pillar of fire by night. Not being Jewish I would not be allowed to go into the Temple. However in my heart I hope that God would see into my heart and know that I was there in the distance with my face bowed down in reverence and praise and my heart in song and praise and thanksgiving for all He has done for me in my life. Carl

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Psalms 62:1

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