A Book of Psalms Saved a Victim's Life in Jerusalem Terror Attack
A man who was seriously injured in Jerusalem bombing last week was spared from what could have been a fatal fate by none other than his book of Psalms – or Tehillim in Hebrew – which blocked a shard of debris from piercing his body, said Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
The victim, a 62-year-old man, arrived to Shaare Zedek hospital in serious condition and underwent a series of operations to remove shrapnel from his body.
While the man was recovering, visitors were stunned to discover that he had a book of psalms in his possession that was pierced almost entirely through by a shard of debris resulting from the explosion.
The shard hit the back cover of the book and penetrated nearly all the way through – though stopping just short, and potentially saving the man’s life.
The shard penetrated the book up to the 124th chapter of the Psalms before stopping at the line: "Our soul is like a bird that escaped from a box of hardships."
The psalm that the shrapnel stopped is obviously very notable, as the message in the psalm is about being saved from hardship. The bus station bombing in Jerusalem on Tuesday, November 22, killed two, including a 16-year-old boy, and wounded 18 others – including the fortunate man who had this book of psalms with him (JPost / VFI News)
“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.” - Psalm 32:7