Portrait of Hacham Shimon Agassi

Portrait of Hacham Shimon Agassi
Portrait of Hacham Agassi painted by Mrs Ruth Gila, Beit Meir , Israel

Friday, December 12, 2014

Psalm 12-תהילים

To the Conductor/Victorious One \
To the Conductor of The Eighth (Sphira)

לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל הַשְּׁמִינִית


9 Verses + 79 Words = 88

(Translation and Commentary -Rabbi Avraham Sutton)

(1) LaMenatzeyach – Dedicated to the Master of Creation who grants eternal victory—on the sheminit [the eight-stringed harp]Mizmor LeDavid – A cutting-psalm by David:

לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל הַשְּׁמִינִית מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד:
1470+5 words=17=8   
(2) Save us, Hashem, for the kind man is no more; for men of trustworthiness have disappeared from among the children of Adam.
(ב) הוֹשִׁיעָה יְהֹוָה כִּי גָמַר חָסִיד כִּי פַסּוּ אֱמוּנִים מִבְּנֵי אָדָם:
1247=14=8 or 2367=18 (Mems 600)

(3) Those who remain speak falsehood, each man with his neighbor; they speak with smooth lips and double hearts.
(ג) שָׁוְא יְדַבְּרוּ אִישׁ אֶת רֵעֵהוּ שְׂפַת חֲלָקוֹת בְּלֵב וָלֵב יְדַבֵּרוּ:

(4) The day will come when Hashem will cut off all smooth talking lips and tongues which speak haughty words.
(ד) יַכְרֵת יְהֹוָה כָּל שִׂפְתֵי חֲלָקוֹת לָשׁוֹן מְדַבֶּרֶת גְּדֹלוֹת:
(5) He will cut down those who have boasted: “With our tongues we shall prevail, our lips;
With us who is Lord over us!”
(ה) אֲשֶׁר אָמְרוּ לִלְשֹׁנֵנוּ נַגְבִּיר שְׂפָתֵינוּ-2325+5 words=2330=8
      אִתָּנוּ מִי אָדוֹן לָנוּ:

(6) But Hashem will say: “For the oppression of the poor, for the cry of the defenseless, I will now arise.”Even now He whispers to Himself: “I will establish salvation!”
(ו) מִשֹּׁד עֲנִיִּים מֵאֶנְקַת אֶבְיוֹנִים עַתָּה אָקוּם יֹאמַר יְהֹוָה אָשִׁית בְּיֵשַׁע יָפִיחַ לוֹ:
5050=10=1 (Mems 600)

(7) Hashem’s utterances and His promises to redeem His peopleare pure utterances;
 As silver distilled in a crucible set upon the ground,

 Refined seven times over.
(ז) אִמְרוֹת יְהֹוָה אֲמָרוֹת טְהֹרוֹת
1940+4 words=18

 כֶּסֶף צָרוּף בַּעֲלִיל לָאָרֶץ-
3249=18 (final letters)

 מְזֻקָּק שִׁבְעָתָיִם

(8) Hashem, You will preserve them;

You will keep them secure from being sullied by such a generation,
(ח) אַתָּה יְהֹוָה תִּשְׁמְרֵם

 תִּצְּרֶנּוּ מִן הַדּוֹר זוּ-
1714+4 words=17=8


(9) You will keep Your promise even if the wicked shall walk about on every side and baseness be exalted among the sons of man!
(ט) סָבִיב רְשָׁעִים יִתְהַלָּכוּן כְּרֻם זֻלּוּת לִבְנֵי אָדָם:
              4395+7 words=4402=10=1 
              (Nun and Mem 700 and 500)

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