Archive for December, 2007

Ben David (Son of David)

December 19, 2007

Mattityahu/Matthew 22:41 Then, turning to the assembled P’rushim, Yeshua put a sh’eilah to them: 42 “Tell me your view concerning the Messiah: whose son is he?” They said to him, “David’s.” 43 “Then how is it,” he asked them, “that David, inspired by the Spirit, calls him `Lord,’ when he says,

44 `ADONAI said to my Lord, “Sit here at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet”‘?

45 If David thus calls him `Lord,’ how is he his son?” 46 No one could think of anything to say in reply; and from that day on, no one dared put to him another sh’eilah.

Tehillim/Psalm 110:1 A psalm of David:

ADONAI says to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.”

Tehillim/Psalm 119:113-120 (Samekh)

December 15, 2007

113  I hate doubleminded people, but I love your Torah.

114 You are my hiding-place and shield; I put my hope in your word.

115 Leave me alone, you evildoers, so that I can keep my God’s mitzvot.

116 Uphold me, as you promised; and I will live; don’t disappoint me in my hope.

117 Support me; and I will be saved, always putting my attention on your laws.

118 You reject all who stray from your laws, for what they deceive themselves with is false.

119 You discard the wicked of the earth like slag; this is why I love your instruction.

120 My body trembles for fear of you; your rulings make me afraid.