Psalms 39:13
1 א
תהלים פרק לט
יג) שִׁמְעָה תְפִלָּתִי יְקֹוָק וְשַׁוְעָתִי הַאֲזִינָה אֶל דִּמְעָתִי אַל תֶּחֱרַשׁ כִּי גֵר אָנֹכִי עִמָּךְ תּוֹשָׁב כְּכָל אֲבוֹתָי
Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my cry; do not disregard my tears; for like all my forebears I am an alien, resident with You. [JPS translation]
3 ג

Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. Why should God listen to David’s cries?

2. What does this text imply about the experience of being in a foreign environment?

3. How should we treat people who feel like strangers?

4 ד
Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)