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Psalm 15

A Psalm of David. O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart; who does not slander with his … Continue reading

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Psalm 119 (21) ‘Sin’ and ‘Shin’ (verse 161-168)

 ‘Sin’ and ‘Shin’    Rulers persecute me without cause,     but my heart trembles at your word.    I rejoice in your promise     like one who finds great spoil.    I hate and abhor falsehood     but I love … Continue reading

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Psalm 119 (19) ‘Qoph’ (verse 145-152)

Qoph    I call with all my heart; answer me, O LORD,     and I will obey your decrees.    I call out to you; save me     and I will keep your statutes.    I rise before dawn and … Continue reading

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Psalm 119 (18) ‘Tsadhe’ (verse 137-144)

Tsadhe    Righteous are you, O LORD,     and your laws are right.    The statutes you have laid down are righteous;     they are fully trustworthy.    My zeal wears me out,     for my enemies ignore your words.  … Continue reading

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Psalm 119 (17) ‘Pe’ (verse 129-136)

 Pe    Your statutes are wonderful;     therefore I obey them.    The unfolding of your words gives light;     it gives understanding to the simple.    I open my mouth and pant,     longing for your commands.    Turn … Continue reading

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Psalm 119 (15) ‘Samekh’ (verse 113-120)

 Samekh    I hate double-minded men,     but I love your law.    You are my refuge and my shield;     I have put my hope in your word.    Away from me, you evildoers,     that I may keep … Continue reading

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‘Oh, how I love your law!’ (6)

I will always obey your law,     forever and ever. I will walk about in freedom,     for I have sought out your precepts. Psalm 119:44, 45   Chaim Potok (1929-2002) was an American Jewish author and rabbi. His first … Continue reading

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