Psalm 119, The Word


Can you tell me what the Hebrew alphabet has to do at the beginning of every 8th verse of Psalm 119? Surely there is a reason for this and I never noticed it till just the other day. How can we miss so many things in the Word? I am 77 years old and know so little. Thank God for Bible teachers like you. I will look for your answer. Thank you and God richly bless you.


If each Psalm in the Book of Psalms is a chapter, then Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible, and each of its 176 verses speaks of God’s word. In the Hebrew each verse in each of its 22 stanzas begins with the same Hebrew letter, one letter per eight verse stanza, using the entire 22 letter Hebrew alphabet. (22 X 8 = 176) You might say that the psalmist covered the subject from A to Z, except in Hebrew you would say Aleph to Taw.