Happy is the man who has not walked in the counsel of the wicked, and on the road of sinners has not stood, and in the seat of scoffers has not sat. 1:2But in the Law of Yăhwɛh is his delight and on his Law he meditates daily and nightly. 3Then he will have been as a tree planted over streams of water whose fruit it gives in its season, and its leaf does not wither. And all which he does he makes prosper. 4Not so the wicked, but they are as chaff which the wind drives. 5Therefore the wicked will not rise in the judgment and sinners in the congregation of the righteous, 6because Yăhwɛh knows the way of the righteous. And the way of the wicked will be destroyed.
Why have the nations been rioting? And why do the peoples spew propaganda vainly?Why have been rioting nations? And peoples devise lies vainly? 2:2The kings of the earth position themselves. And the rulers have been laying themselves a foundation together against Yăhwēh and against His Mĕssiah!They make themselves to be standing, kings of earth, and rulers have laid themselves a foundation together against Yăhwɛh and against Anŏinted of Him. 3“Let us tear apart their fetters, and let us cast away from ourselves their cords.”Let us make to be torn apart the fetters of them, and let us make cast away from us cords of them. 4The one sitting in the heavens will laugh. Adŏnaı will mock them.One sitting in the heavens laughs. Adŏnaı mocks at them. 5At that time, he will speak to them in his wrath, and in his hot anger he will dismay them,At that time, he makes to be spoken unto them in anger of him, and in wrath of him he makes to be dismayed them. 6“Now I, I have installed my king upon Z̨ıonTsıyon, the mountain of my holiness.”And I, installed have I king of me upon Z̨ıonTsıyon, mountain of holiness of me.
7“I will recount the decree. Yăhwēh has said to Me, ‘My Sŏn you are. Today I have brought you forth.I wish to recount concerning° decree. Yăhwɛh has said unto me, ‘Sŏn of mine, thou. I today, I have begotten thee.† 8Ask from Me, and let me give the nations for your inheritance, and for your possession, the ends of the earth.Ask from me, and let me give nations inheritance of thee and possession of thee ends° of earth. 9You will break them with a rod of iron, like the vessel of a potter you will make them to be shattered.’”Thou shall break them with rod of iron as vessel of potter thou make to be shattered them.
10“And now kings, act wisely! Correct yourselves judges of the earth!And now kings act wisely! Be corrected judges of earth! 11Serve Yăhwēh in fear and rejoice with trembling.Serve ye Yăhwɛh in fear, and rejoice ye in trembling. 12Give a sincere kiss lest he will be angry, and you will disappear° on the road, because his wrath will burn in a moment. Happy are all taking refuge in him.”Kiss ye purely lest he become angry and ye lose the way, because burns as° little anger of him. Happy all taking refuge in him.
A Psalm of Daυıd when he fled from the face of Ab̨s̨alomAνshalom his son.
3:2“Yăhwɛh why have my adversaries multiplied? Many are rising up against me. Many are saying about my soul, ‘There is no salvation for him in the Almĭghty!’ Selah. 3But you Yăhwɛh are a shield about° me, my honor, and the raiser of my head.”
4“My voice is to Yăhwɛh. I call, then he answers me from the mountain of his holiness.” Selah.
5“I, I have laid down. Then I sleep. I have awakened because Yăhwɛh sustains me.”
6“I do not fear the myriads of people who surround that have been set against me. Arise Yăhwɛh! Save me my Almĭghty. Surely you will have smitten all my enemies on the cheek. The teeth of the wicked you will have shattered.”
7“To Yăhwɛh belongs the Salvation. Upon your people is your blessing.” Selah.
For the choir director. On stringed instruments. A Psalm of Daυıd. Answer me when I call, Almĭghty of my righteousness! You have given relief to me in distress. Show me favor and hear my prayer. 4:2Sons of men, until when is my honor to be regarded as reproach? Yoų love what is vanity. Yoų make a lie to be sought after? Selah.
3And know that Yăhwɛh has set apart the pious man for himself. Yăhwɛh hears when I call to him. 4Tremble, and do not sin. Speak in your heart upon yǫur beds, and be still. Selah.
5Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and trust in Yăhwɛh. 6Many are saying, “Who will show us any good?” Lift up the light of your countenance upon us, Yahweh! 7You have put gladness in my heart, more than when their grain and their new wine have abounded. 8Joined with peace I want to lie down and I want to sleep, because you alone Yăhwɛh make me dwell securely.
For the choir director. For the neɦılotɧ°. A Psalm of Daυıd. Give ear to my utterances, Yăhwɛh. Discern my meditation. 5:2Pay attention to the sound of my cry for help, my King and my Almĭghty, because to you I pray.
3At daybreak, Yăhwɛh, you will hear my voice. At daybreak I will order myself for you. Then, I keep watch. 4For you are not a Gŏd who delights in wickedness. No evil sojourns with you.
5Boasters shall not be able to stand before your eyes. You have always† hated all workers of iniquity.Not make themselves to be standing boasters at front of eyes of thee. Thou hast hated all workers of iniquity. 6You destroy those speaking deception. Men of blood† and deceit Yăhwɛh makes abhorred. Thou destroyest speakers of deception. Man of bloods and deceit makes to be abhorred Yăhwɛh. 7But I, according to your abundant loving-kindness, I do want to enter your house. I want to bow at your holy temple in awe of you.And I in abundance of loving-kindness of thee, I want to enter house of thee. I wish to make myself bow down at temple holy of thee in fear of thee.
8Yăhwɛh, lead me in your righteousness as the answer for those watching me. Make your path straight at my face.Yăhwɛh, lead thou me in righteousness of thee, to answer watchers of me. Make thou straight at faces of me way of thee.
8Yahweh, lead me in your righteousness because of my foes; make your way straight before me. 9There is nothing reliable in what they say; their inward part is destruction itself; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongue. 10Hold them guilty, Almighty; by their own devices let them fall! In the multitude of their transgressions thrust them out, for they are rebellious against you. 11But let all who take refuge in you be glad, let them sing for joy to time immemorial; and may you shelter them, that those who love your name may exult in you. 12For it is you who bless the righteous man, Yahweh, you surround him with favor as with a shield.
For the choir director; with stringed instruments, upon an eight-string lyre. A Psalm of David. Yahweh, do not rebuke me in your anger, nor chasten me in your wrath. 6:2Be gracious to me, Yahweh, for I am pining away; heal me, Yahweh, for my bones are dismayed. 3And my soul is greatly dismayed; but you, Yahweh—how long? 4Return, Yahweh, rescue my soul; save me because of your lovingkindness. 5For there is no mention of you in death; in the grave who will give you thanks? 6I am weary with my sighing; every night I make my bed swim, I dissolve my couch with my tears. 7My eye has wasted away with grief; it has become old because of all my adversaries. 8Depart from me, all you who do iniquity, for Yahweh has heard the voice of my weeping. 9Yahweh has heard my supplication; Yahweh receives my prayer. 10All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly dismayed; they shall turn back, they shall suddenly be ashamed.
A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to Yahweh concerning Cush, a Benjamite. Yahweh my Almighty, in you I have taken refuge; save me from all those who pursue me, and deliver me, 7:2lest he tear my soul like a lion, dragging me away, while there is none to deliver. 3Yahweh my Almighty, if I have done this, if there is injustice in my hands, 4if I have rewarded evil to my friend, or have plundered him who without cause was my adversary, 5let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it; and let him trample my life down to the ground, and lay my glory in the dust. Selah. 6Arise, Yahweh, in your anger; lift up yourself against the rage of my adversaries, and arouse yourself for me; you have appointed judgment. 7And let the assembly of the peoples encompass you; and over them return you on high. 8Yahweh judges the peoples; vindicate me, Yahweh, according to my righteousness and my integrity that is in me. 9Let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous; for the righteous Almighty tries the hearts and minds. 10My shield is with the Almighty, who saves the upright in heart. 11The Almighty is a righteous judge, and an Almighty who has indignation every day. 12If a man does not repent, he will sharpen his sword; he has bent his bow and made it ready. 13He has also prepared for himself deadly weapons; he makes his arrows fiery shafts. 14Observe one destroying with wickedness, and who conceives mischief, and brings forth falsehood. 15He has dug a pit and hollowed it out, and has fallen into the hole which he made. 16His mischief will return upon his own head, and his violence will descend upon his own pate. 17I will give thanks to Yahweh according to his righteousness, and will sing praise to the name of Yahweh Most High.
For the choir director; on the Gittith. A Psalm of David. Yahweh, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth, who have displayed your splendor above the heavens! 8:2From the mouth of infants and nursing babes you have established strength, because of your adversaries, to make the enemy and the revengeful cease. 3When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained, 4what is man, that you take thought of him? And the son of man, that you care for him? 5Yet you have made him a little lower than the Almighty, and crown him with glory and majesty! 6You make him to rule over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, 7all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, 8the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes through the paths of the seas. 9Yahweh, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
For the choir director; on Muth-labben. A Psalm of David. I will give thanks to Yahweh with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders. 9:2I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, Most High. 3When my enemies turn back, they stumble and perish before you. 4For you have maintained my just cause; you sit on the throne judging righteously. 5You have rebuked the nations; you have destroyed the wicked; you have blotted out their name to time immemorial, and and onward. 6The enemy has come to an end in perpetual ruins, and you have uprooted the cities; the very memory of them has perished. 7But Yahweh abides to time immemorial; he has established his throne for judgment, 8and he will judge the world in righteousness; he will execute judgment for the peoples with equity. 9Yahweh also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble, 10and those who know your name will put their trust in you; for you, Yahweh, have not forsaken those who seek you. 11Sing praises to Yahweh, who dwells in Zion; declare among the peoples his deeds. 12For he who requires blood remembers them; he does not forget the cry of the afflicted. 13Be gracious to me, Yahweh; behold my affliction from those who hate me, you who lift me up from the gates of death, 14that I may tell of all your praises, that in the gates of the daughter of Zion I may rejoice in your salvation. 15The nations have sunk down in the pit which they have made; in the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught. 16Yahweh has made himself known; he has executed judgment. In the work of his own hands the wicked one is snared. Higgaion Selah. 17The wicked will return to the grave, even all the nations who forget the Almighty. 18For the needy will not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted perish to perpetuity. 19Arise, Yahweh, do not let man prevail; let the nations be judged before you. 20Put them in fear, Yahweh; let the nations know that they are but men. Selah.
Why do you stand afar off, Yahweh? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? 10:2In pride the wicked hotly pursue the afflicted; let them be caught in the plots which they have devised. 3For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire, and the greedy man curses and spurns Yahweh. 4The wicked sticks his nose up without inquiring. There is no Almighty in any of his plottings. 5His ways prosper at all times; your judgments are on high, out of his sight; as for all his adversaries, he snorts at them. 6He says to himself, “I shall not be moved; throughout all generations I shall not be in adversity.” 7His mouth is full of curses and deceit and oppression; under his tongue is mischief and wickedness. 8He sits in the lurking places of the villages; in the hiding places he kills the innocent; his eyes stealthily watch for the unfortunate. 9He lurks in a hiding place as a lion in his lair; he lurks to catch the afflicted; he catches the afflicted when he draws him into his net. 10He crouches, he bows down, and the unfortunate fall by his mighty ones. 11He says to himself, “The Almighty has forgotten; he has hidden his face; he will never see it.” 12Arise, Yahweh; Almighty, lift up your hand. Do not forget the afflicted. 13Why has the wicked spurned the Almighty? He has said to himself, “You will not require it.” 14You have seen it, for you have beheld mischief and vexation to take it into your hand. The unfortunate commits himself to you; you have been the helper of the orphan. 15Break the arm of the wicked and the evildoer, seek out his wickedness until you find none. 16Yahweh is King enduringly and onward; nations have perished from his earth. 17Yahweh, you have heard the desire of the humble; you will strengthen their heart, you will incline your ear 18to vindicate the orphan and the oppressed, that man, who is of the earth, may cause terror no more.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. In Yahweh I take refuge; how can you say to my soul, “Flee as a bird to your mountain; 11:2for, behold, the wicked bend the bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, to shoot in darkness at the upright in heart. 3If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” 4Yahweh is in his holy temple; Yahweh’s throne is in heaven; his eyes behold, his eyelids test the sons of men. 5Yahweh tests the righteous and the wicked, and the one who loves violence his soul hates. 6Upon the wicked he will rain snares; fire and brimstone and burning wind will be the portion of their cup. 7For Yahweh is righteous; he loves righteousness; the upright will behold his face.
For the choir director; upon an eight-stringed lyre. A Psalm of David. Help, Yahweh, for the godly man ceases to be, for the faithful disappear from among the sons of men. 12:2They speak falsehood to one another; with flattering lips and with a double heart they speak. 3May Yahweh cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that speaks great things; 4who have said, “With our tongue we will prevail; our lips are our own; who is lord over us?” 5“Because of the devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy, now I will arise,” says Yahweh; “I will set him in the safety for which he longs.” 6The words of Yahweh are pure words; as silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times. 7You, Yahweh, will keep them; you will preserve him from this generation to time immemorial. 8The wicked strut about on every side, when vileness is exalted among the sons of men.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. How long, Yahweh? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? 13:2How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart all the day? How long will my enemy be exalted over me? 3Consider and answer me, Yahweh, my Almighty; enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death, 4lest my enemy say, “I have overcome him,” lest my adversaries rejoice when I am shaken. 5But I have trusted in your lovingkindness; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. 6I will sing to Yahweh, because he has dealt bountifully with me.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. The fool has said in his heart, “There is no Adonai.” They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; there is no one who does good. 14:2Yahweh has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after Adonai. 3They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. 4Do all the workers of wickedness not know, who eat up my people as they eat bread, and do not call upon Adonai? 5There they are in great dread, for Adonai is with the righteous generation. 6You would put to shame the counsel of the afflicted, but Yahweh is his refuge. 7Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When Yahweh restores his captive people, Jacob will rejoice, Israel will be glad.
A Psalm of David. Adonai, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy hill? 15:2He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness, and speaks truth in his heart. 3He does not slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend; 4in whose eyes a reprobate is despised, but who honors those who fear Yahweh; he swears to his own hurt, and does not change; 5he does not put out his silver at interest, nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will not be shaken to time immemorial.
A Mikhtam of David. Preserve me, Mighty One; for I take refuge in you. 16:2I said to Yahweh, “You are Adonai; my benefit is not beyond you.” 3As for the saints who are in the earth, they are the majestic ones in whom is all my delight. 4The sorrows of those who have bartered for another god will be multiplied; I shall not pour out their libations of blood, nor shall I take their names upon my lips. 5Yahweh is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; you support my lot. 6The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me. 7I will bless Yahweh who has counseled me; indeed, my mind instructs me in the night. 8I have set Yahweh continually before me; because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. 9Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will dwell securely. 10For you will not abandon my soul to the grave; neither will you allow your Holy One to undergo decay. 11You will make known to me the path of life; in your presence is fulness of joy; in your right hand there are pleasures forever.
A Prayer of David. Hear a just cause, Yahweh, give heed to my cry; give ear to my prayer, which is not from deceitful lips. 17:2Let my judgment come forth from your presence; let your eyes look with equity. 3You have tried my heart; you have visited me by night; you have tested me and find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress. 4As for the deeds of men, by the word of your lips I have kept from the paths of the violent. 5My steps have held fast to your paths. My feet have not slipped. 6I have called upon you, for you will answer me, Almighty; incline your ear to me, hear my speech. 7Wondrously show your lovingkindness, Savior of those who take refuge at your right hand from those who rise up against them. 8Keep me as the apple of the eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings, 9from the wicked who despoil me, my deadly enemies, who surround me. 10They have closed their unfeeling heart; with their mouth they speak proudly. 11They have now surrounded us in our steps; they set their eyes to cast us down to the ground. 12He is like a lion that is eager to tear, and as a young lion lurking in hiding places. 13Arise, Yahweh, confront him, bring him low; deliver my soul from the wicked with your sword, 14from men with your hand, Yahweh, from men of the world, whose portion is in this life; and whose belly you fill with your treasure; they are satisfied with children, and leave their abundance to their babes. 15As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; I will be satisfied with your likeness when I awake.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David the servant of Yahweh , who spoke to Yahweh the words of this song in the day that Yahweh delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. And he said, “I Love you, Yahweh, my strength.” 18:2Yahweh is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my Almighty, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. 3I call upon Yahweh, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. 4The cords of death encompassed me, and the torrents of ungodliness terrified me. 5The cords of the grave surrounded me; the snares of death confronted me. 6In my distress I called upon Yahweh, and cried to my Almighty for help; he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry for help before him came into his ears. 7Then the earth shook and quaked; and the foundations of the mountains were trembling and were shaken, because he was angry. 8Smoke went up out of his nostrils, and fire from his mouth devoured; coals were kindled by it. 9He bowed the heavens also, and came down with thick darkness under his feet. 10And he rode upon a cherub and flew; and he sped upon the wings of the wind. 11He made darkness his hiding place, his canopy around him, darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies. 12From the brightness before him passed his thick clouds, hailstones and coals of fire. 13Yahweh also thundered in the heavens, and the Most High uttered his voice, hailstones and coals of fire. 14And he sent out his arrows, and scattered them, and lightning flashes in abundance, and routed them. 15Then the channels of water appeared, and the foundations of the world were laid bare at your rebuke, Yahweh, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils. 16He sent from on high, he took me; he drew me out of many waters. 17He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me. 18They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but Yahweh was my stay. 19He brought me forth also into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me. 20Yahweh has rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has recompensed me. 21For I have kept the ways of Yahweh, and have not wickedly departed from my Almighty. 22For all his ordinances were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me. 23I was also blameless with him, and I kept myself from my iniquity. 24Therefore Yahweh has recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyes. 25With the kind you show yourself kind; with the blameless you show yourself blameless; 26with the pure you show yourself pure; and with the crooked you show yourself astute. 27For you save an afflicted people; but haughty eyes you abase. 28For you light my lamp; Yahweh my Almighty illumines my darkness. 29For by you I can run upon a troop; and by my Almighty I can leap over a wall. 30As for the Almighty, his way is blameless; the word of Yahweh is tried; he is a shield to all who take refuge in him. 31For who is Almighty, but Yahweh? And who is a rock, except our Almighty, 32the Almighty who girds me with strength, and makes my way blameless? 33He makes my feet like hinds’ feet, and sets me upon my high places. 34He trains my hands for battle, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. 35You have also given me the shield of your salvation, and your right hand upholds me; and your gentleness makes me great. 36You enlarge my steps under me, and my feet have not slipped. 37I pursued my enemies and overtook them, and I did not turn back until they were consumed. 38I shattered them, so that they were not able to rise; they fell under my feet. 39For you have girded me with strength for battle; you have subdued under me those who rose up against me. 40You have also made my enemies turn their backs to me, and I destroyed those who hated me. 41They cried for help, but there was none to save, even to Yahweh, but he did not answer them. 42Then I beat them fine as the dust before the wind; I emptied them out as the mire of the streets. 43You have delivered me from the contentions of the people; you have placed me as head of the nations; a people whom I have not known serve me. 44As soon as they hear, they obey me; foreigners submit to me. 45Foreigners fade away, and come trembling out of their fortresses. 46Yahweh lives, and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the Almighty of my salvation, 47the Almighty who executes vengeance for me, and subdues peoples under me. 48He delivers me from my enemies; surely you lift me above those who rise up against me; you rescue me from the violent man. 49Therefore I will give thanks to you among the nations, Yahweh, and I will sing praises to your name. 50He gives great deliverance to his king, and shows lovingkindness to his anointed, to David and his descendants onward of time immemorial.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. The heavens are telling of the glory of the Almighty; and their expanse is declaring the work of his hands. 19:2Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. 3There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard. 4Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their utterances to the end of the world. In them he has placed a tent for the sun, 5which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber; it rejoices as a strong man to run his course. 6At the extremity of the heavens is its going forth, and its turning point is at their extremities, and nothing is hidden from its heat. 7The Law of Yahweh is perfect, restoring the soul; the testimony of Yahweh is supportive, making wise the simple. 8The precepts of Yahweh are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of Yahweh is pure, enlightening the eyes. 9The fear of Yahweh is clean, enduring in perpetuity; the judgments of Yahweh are true; they are righteous altogether. 10They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb. 11Moreover, by them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward. 12Who can discern his errors? Free me from hidden faults. 13Also keep back your servant from presumptuous sins; let them not rule over me; then I shall be blameless, and I shall be freed of great transgression. 14Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, Yahweh, my rock and my Redeemer.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. May Yahweh answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the Almighty of Jacob set you securely on high! 20:2May he send you help from the sanctuary, and support you from Zion! 3May he remember all your meal offerings, and find your whole-ascending sacrifice acceptable! Selah. 4May he grant you your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your counsel! 5We will sing for joy over your victory, and in the name of our Almighty we will set up our banners. May Yahweh fulfill all your petitions. 6Now I know that Yahweh saves his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven, with the saving strength of his right hand. 7Some boast in chariots, and some in horses; but we will boast in the name of Yahweh, our Almighty. 8They have bowed down and fallen; but we have risen and stood upright. 9Save, Yahweh; may the King answer us in the day we call.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. Yahweh, in your strength the king will be glad, and in your salvation how greatly he will rejoice! 21:2You have given him his heart’s desire, and you have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah. 3For you meet him with the blessings of good things; you set a crown of fine gold on his head. 4He asked life of you, you did give it to him, length of days enduring and onward. 5His glory is great through your salvation, splendor and majesty you place upon him. 6For you make him most blessed forever; you make him joyful with gladness in your presence. 7For the king trusts in Yahweh, and through the lovingkindness of the Most High he will not be shaken. 8Your hand will find out all your enemies; your right hand will find out those who hate you. 9You will make them as a fiery oven in the time of your anger; Yahweh will swallow them up in his wrath, and fire will devour them. 10Their offspring you will destroy from the earth, and their descendants from among the sons of men. 11Though they intended evil against you, and devised a plot, they will not succeed. 12For you will make them turn their back; you will aim with your bowstrings at their faces. 13Be you exalted, Yahweh, in your strength; we will sing and praise your power.
For the conductor; according to “Doe of the Deep Dawn”. A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning. 22:2My Almighty, I cry by day, but you do not answer; and by night, but I have no rest. 3Yet you are holy, you who are enthroned upon the praises of Israel. 4In you our fathers trusted; they trusted, and you did deliver them. 5To you they cried out, and were delivered; in you they trusted, and were not disappointed. 6But I am a worm, and not a man, a reproach of men, and despised by the people. 7All who see me sneer at me; they separate with the lip, they wag the head, saying, 8“Commit yourself to Yahweh; let him deliver him; let him rescue him, because he delights in him.” 9Yet you are he who did bring me forth from the womb; you did make me trust when upon my mother’s breasts. 10Upon you I was cast from birth; you have been my Almighty from my mother’s womb. 11Be not far from me, for trouble is near; for there is none to help. 12Many bulls have surrounded me; strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me. 13They open wide their mouth at me, as a ravening and a roaring lion. 14I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax; it is melted within me. 15My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaves to my jaws; and you lay me in the dust of death. 16For dogs have surrounded me; a band of evildoers has encompassed me; they pierced my hands and my feet.Because dogs have surrounded me, a congregation of evil doers have encircled me. They have bored through†† my hands and my feet. 17I can count all my bones. They look, they stare at me; 18they divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots. 19But you, Yahweh, be not far off; you my help, hasten to my assistance. 20Deliver my soul from the sword, my only life from the power of the dog. 21Save me from the lion’s mouth; and from the horns of the wild oxen you answer me. 22I will tell of your name to my brethren; in the midst of the assembly I will praise you. 23You who fear Yahweh, praise him; all you descendants of Jacob, glorify him, and stand in awe of him, all you descendants of Israel. 24For he has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither has he hidden his face from him; but when he cried to him for help, he heard. 25From you comes my praise in the great assembly; I shall pay my vows before those who fear him. 26The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him will praise Yahweh. Let your heart live forever! 27All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to Yahweh, and all the families of the nations will worship before you. 28For the kingdom is the LORD’s, and he rules over the nations. 29All the prosperous of the earth will eat and worship, all those who go down to the dust will bow before him, even he who cannot keep his soul alive. 30Posterity will serve him; it will be told of Adonai to the coming generation. 31They will come and will declare his righteousness To a people who will be born, that he has performed it.
A Psalm of David. Yahweh is my shepherd, I shall not want. 23:2He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside quiet waters. 3He restores my soul; he guides me in the paths of righteousness For his name’s sake. 4Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you have anointed my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of Yahweh forever.
A Psalm of David. The earth is the LORD’s, and all it contains, the world, and those who dwell in it. 24:2For he has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the rivers. 3Who may ascend into the hill of Yahweh? And who may stand in his holy place? 4He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood, and has not sworn deceitfully. 5He shall receive a blessing from Yahweh righteousness from the Almighty of his salvation. 6This is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face—even Jacob. Selah. 7Lift up your heads, gates, and be lifted up, enduring doors, that the King of glory may come in! 8Who is the King of glory? Yahweh strong and mighty, Yahweh mighty in battle. 9Lift up your heads, gates, and lift them up, enduring doors, that the King of glory may come in! 10Who is this King of glory? Yahweh of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
A Psalm of David. To you, Yahweh, I lift up my soul. 25:2My Almighty, in you I trust, do not let me be ashamed; do not let my enemies exult over me. 3Indeed, none of those who wait for you will be ashamed; those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed. 4Make me know your ways, Yahweh; teach me your paths. 5Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the Almighty of my salvation; for you I wait all the day. 6Remember, Yahweh, your compassion and your lovingkindnesses, for they have been from time immemorial. 7Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your lovingkindness remember me, for your goodness’ sake, Yahweh. 8Good and upright is Yahweh; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. 9He leads the humble in justice, and he teaches the humble his way. 10All the paths of Yahweh are lovingkindness and truth To those who keep his covenant and his testimonies. 11For your name’s sake, Yahweh, pardon my iniquity, for it is great. 12Who is the man who fears Yahweh? He will instruct him in the way he should choose. 13His soul will abide in prosperity, and his descendants will inherit the land. 14The secret of Yahweh is for those who fear him, and he will make them know his covenant. 15My eyes are continually toward Yahweh, for he will pluck my feet out of the net. 16Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. 17The troubles of my heart are enlarged; bring me out of my distresses. 18Look upon my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins. 19Look upon my enemies, for they are many; and they hate me with violent hatred. 20Guard my soul and deliver me; do not let me be ashamed, for I take refuge in you. 21Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for you. 22Redeem Israel, Almighty, out of all his troubles.
A Psalm of David. Vindicate me, Yahweh, for I have walked in my integrity; and I have trusted in Yahweh without wavering. 26:2Examine me, Yahweh, and try me; test my mind and my heart. 3For your lovingkindness is before my eyes, and I have walked in your truth. 4I do not sit with deceitful men, nor will I go with pretenders. 5I hate the assembly of evildoers, and I will not sit with the wicked. 6I shall wash my hands in innocence, and I will go about your altar, Yahweh, 7that I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving, and declare all your wonders. 8Yahweh, I love the habitation of your house, and the place where your glory dwells. 9Do not take my soul away along with sinners, nor my life with men of bloodshed, 10in whose hands is a wicked scheme, and whose right hand is full of bribes. 11But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity; redeem me, and be gracious to me. 12My foot stands on a level place; in the congregations I shall bless Yahweh.
A Psalm of David. Yahweh is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? Yahweh is the defense of my life; whom shall I dread? 27:2When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, my adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell. 3Though a host encamp against me, my heart will not fear; though war arise against me, in spite of this I shall be confident. 4One thing I have asked from Yahweh, that I shall seek: that I may dwell in the house of Yahweh all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of Yahweh, and to meditate in his temple. 5For in the day of trouble he will conceal me in his tabernacle; in the secret place of his tent he will hide me; he will lift me up on a rock. 6And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me; and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to Yahweh. 7Hear, Yahweh, when I cry with my voice, and be gracious to me and answer me. 8When you did say, “Seek my face,” my heart said to you, “Your face, Yahweh, I shall seek.” 9Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my help; do not abandon me nor forsake me, Almighty of my salvation! 10For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but Yahweh will take me up. 11Teach me your way, Yahweh, and lead me in a level path, because of my foes. 12Do not deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries; for false witnesses have risen against me, and such as breathe out violence. 13I would have despaired unless I had found support that I would see the goodness of Yahweh In the land of the living. 14Wait for Yahweh; be strong, and let your heart take courage; yes, wait for Yahweh.
A Psalm of David. To you, Yahweh, I call; my rock, do not be deaf to me, lest, if you be silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit. 28:2Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to you for help, when I lift up my hands toward your holy sanctuary. 3Do not drag me away with the wicked and with those who work iniquity; who speak peace with their neighbors, while evil is in their hearts. 4Requite them according to their work and according to the evil of their practices; requite them according to the deeds of their hands; repay them their recompense. 5Because they do not regard the works of Yahweh Nor the deeds of his hands, he will tear them down and not build them up. 6Blessed be Yahweh, because he has heard the voice of my supplication. 7Yahweh is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped; therefore my heart exults, and with my song I shall thank him. 8Yahweh is their strength, and he is a saving defense to his anointed. 9Save your people, and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd also, and carry them onward of the time immemorial.
A Psalm of David. Ascribe to Yahweh, sons of the mighty, ascribe to Yahweh glory and strength. 29:2Ascribe to Yahweh the glory due to his name; worship Yahweh in holy array. 3The voice of Yahweh is upon the waters; the Almighty of glory thunders, Yahweh is over many waters. 4The voice of Yahweh is powerful, the voice of Yahweh is majestic. 5The voice of Yahweh breaks the cedars; yes, Yahweh breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon. 6And he makes Lebanon skip like a calf, and Sirion like a young wild ox. 7The voice of Yahweh hews out flames of fire. 8The voice of Yahweh shakes the wilderness; Yahweh shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. 9The voice of Yahweh makes the deer to calve, and strips the forests bare, and in his temple everything says, “Glory!” 10Yahweh sat as King at the flood; yes, Yahweh sits as King to time immemorial. 11Yahweh will give strength to his people; Yahweh will bless his people with peace.
A Psalm; a Song at the Dedication of the House. A Psalm of David. I Will extol you, Yahweh, for you have lifted me up, and have not let my enemies rejoice over me. 30:2Yahweh my Almighty, I cried to you for help, and you did heal me. 3Yahweh, you have brought up my soul from the grave; you have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. 4Sing praise to Yahweh, you his godly ones, and give thanks to his holy name. 5For his anger is but for a moment, his favor is for a lifetime; weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning. 6Now as for me, I said in my prosperity, “I will not be moved to time immemorial.” 7Yahweh, by your favor you have made my mountain to stand strong; you did hide your face, I was dismayed. 8To you, Yahweh, I called, and to Adonai I made supplication: 9“What profit is there in my blood, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it declare your faithfulness? 10“Hear, Yahweh, and be gracious to me; Yahweh, be you my helper.” 11You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness; 12that my soul may sing praise to you, and not be silent. Yahweh my Almighty, I will give thanks to you to time immemorial.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. In you, Yahweh, I have taken refuge; let me not be ashamed to time immemorial; in your righteousness deliver me. 31:2Incline your ear to me, rescue me quickly; be you to me a rock of strength, a stronghold to save me. 3For you are my rock and my fortress; for your name’s sake you will lead me and guide me. 4You will pull me out of the net which they have secretly laid for me; for you are my strength. 5Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have ransomed me, Yahweh, Almighty of truth. 6I hate those who regard vain idols; but I trust in Yahweh. 7I will rejoice and be glad in your lovingkindness, because you have seen my affliction; you have known the troubles of my soul, 8and you have not given me over into the hand of the enemy; you have set my feet in a large place. 9Be gracious to me, Yahweh, for I am in distress; my eye is wasted away from grief, my soul and my body also. 10For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing; my strength has failed because of my iniquity, and my body has wasted away. 11Because of all my adversaries, I have become a reproach, especially to my neighbors, and an object of dread to my acquaintances; those who see me in the street flee from me. 12I am forgotten as a dead man, out of mind, I am like a broken vessel. 13For I have heard the slander of many, terror is on every side; while they took counsel together against me, they schemed to take away my life. 14But as for me, I trust in you, Yahweh, I say, “You are my Almighty.” 15My times are in your hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me. 16Make your face to shine upon your servant; save me in your lovingkindness. 17Let me not be put to shame, Yahweh, for I call upon you; let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in the grave. 18Let the lying lips be dumb, which speak arrogantly against the righteous with pride and contempt. 19How great is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you, which you have wrought for those who take refuge in you, before the sons of men! 20You hide them in the secret place of your presence from the conspiracies of man; you keep them secretly in a shelter from the strife of tongues. 21Blessed be Yahweh, for he has made marvelous his lovingkindness to me in a besieged city. 22As for me, I said in my alarm, “I am cut off from before your eyes”; nevertheless you did hear the voice of my supplications when I cried to you. 23Love Yahweh, all you his godly ones! Yahweh preserves the faithful, and fully recompenses the proud doer. 24Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who hope in Yahweh.
A Psalm of David. A Maskil. How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered! 32:2How blessed is the man to whom Yahweh does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit! 3When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away Through my groaning all day long. 4For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. Selah. 5I acknowledged my sin to you, and my iniquity I did not hide; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to Yahweh”; and you did forgive the guilt of my sin. Selah. 6Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to you in a time when you may be found; surely in a flood of great waters they shall not reach him. 7You are my hiding place; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah. 8I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. 9Do not be as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding, whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check, otherwise they will not come near to you. 10Many are the sorrows of the wicked; but he who trusts in Yahweh, lovingkindness shall surround him. 11Be glad in Yahweh and rejoice, you righteous ones, and shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.
Sing for joy in Yahweh, you righteous ones; praise is becoming to the upright. 33:2Give thanks to Yahweh with the lyre; sing praises to him with a harp of ten strings. 3Sing to him a new song; play skillfully with a shout of joy. 4For the word of Yahweh is upright; and all his work is done in faithfulness. 5He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the lovingkindness of Yahweh. 6By the word of Yahweh the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host. 7He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; he lays up the deeps in storehouses. 8Let all the earth fear Yahweh; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. 9For he spoke, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast. 10Yahweh nullifies the counsel of the nations; he frustrates the plans of the peoples. 11The counsel of Yahweh stands to time immemorial, the plans of his heart from generation to generation. 12Blessed is the nation whose Almighty is Yahweh, the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance. 13Yahweh looks from heaven; he sees all the sons of men; 14From his dwelling place he looks out On all the inhabitants of the earth, 15he who fashions the hearts of them all, he who understands all their works. 16The king is not saved by a mighty army; a warrior is not delivered by great strength. 17A horse is a false hope for victory; nor does it deliver anyone by its great strength. 18Behold, the eye of Yahweh is on those who fear him, on those who hope for his lovingkindness, 19to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. 20Our soul waits for Yahweh; he is our help and our shield. 21For our heart rejoices in him, because we trust in his holy name. 22Let your lovingkindness, Yahweh, be upon us, according as we have hoped in you.
A Psalm of David when he feigned madness before Abimelech, who drove him away and he departed. I Will bless Yahweh at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. 34:2My soul shall make its boast in Yahweh; the humble shall hear it and rejoice. 3Magnify Yahweh with me, and let us exalt his name together. 4I sought Yahweh, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. 5They looked to him and were radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. 6This poor man cried and Yahweh heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. 7The angel of Yahweh encamps around those who fear him, and rescues them. 8Taste and see that Yahweh is good; how blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! 9Fear Yahweh, you his saints; for to those who fear him, there is no want. 10The young lions do lack and suffer hunger; but they who seek Yahweh shall not be in want of any good thing. 11Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of Yahweh. 12Who is the man who desires life, and loves length of days that he may see good? 13Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit. 14Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. 15The eyes of Yahweh are toward the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry. 16The face of Yahweh is against evildoers, to cut off the memory of them from the earth. 17The righteous cry and Yahweh hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. 18Yahweh is near to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit. 19Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but Yahweh delivers him out of them all. 20He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken. 21Evil shall slay the wicked; and those who hate the righteous will be condemned. 22Yahweh redeems the soul of his servants; and none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.
A Psalm of David. Contend, Yahweh, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me. 35:2Take hold of buckler and shield, and rise up for my help. 3Draw also the spear and the battle-axe to meet those who pursue me; say to my soul, “I am your salvation.” 4Let those be ashamed and dishonored who seek my life; let those be turned back and humiliated who devise evil against me. 5Let them be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of Yahweh driving them on. 6Let their way be dark and slippery, with the angel of Yahweh pursuing them. 7For without cause they hid their net for me; without cause they dug a pit for my soul. 8Let destruction come upon him unawares; and let the net which he hid catch himself; into that very destruction let him fall. 9And my soul shall rejoice in Yahweh; it shall exult in his salvation. 10All my bones will say, “Yahweh, who is like you, who delivers the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, and the afflicted and the needy from him who robs him?” 11Malicious witnesses rise up; they ask me of things that I do not know. 12They repay me evil for good, to the bereavement of my soul. 13But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer kept returning to my bosom. 14I went about as though it were my friend or brother; I bowed down mourning, as one who sorrows for a mother. 15But at my stumbling they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together; the smiters whom I did not know gathered together against me, they slandered me without ceasing. 16Like godless jesters at a feast, they gnashed at me with their teeth. 17Adonai, how long will you look on? Rescue my soul from their ravages, my only life from the lions. 18I will give you thanks in the great congregation; I will praise you among a mighty throng. 19Do not let those who are wrongfully my enemies rejoice over me; neither let those who hate me without cause wink maliciously. 20For they do not speak peace, but they devise deceitful words against those who are quiet in the land. 21And they opened their mouth wide against me; they said, “Aha, aha, our eyes have seen it!” 22You have seen it, Yahweh, do not keep silent; Adonai, do not be far from me. 23Stir up yourself, and awake to my right, and to my cause, my Almighty and my Lord. 24Judge me, Yahweh my Almighty, according to your righteousness; and do not let them rejoice over me. 25Do not let them say in their heart, “Aha, our desire!” Do not let them say, “We have swallowed him up!” 26Let those be ashamed and humiliated altogether who rejoice at my distress; let those be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves over me. 27Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication; and let them say continually, “Yahweh be magnified, who delights in the prosperity of his servant.” 28And my tongue shall declare your righteousness and your praise all day long.
For the choir director. Concerning the servant of Adonai by David. Transgression speaks to the ungodly within his heart; there is no fear of the Almighty before his eyes. 36:2For it flatters him in his own eyes, concerning the discovery of his iniquity and the hatred of it. 3The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; he has ceased to be wise and to do good. 4He plans wickedness upon his bed; he sets himself on a path that is not good; he does not despise evil. 5Your lovingkindness, Yahweh, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness reaches to the skies. 6Your righteousness is like the mountains of the Almighty; your judgments are like a great deep. Yahweh, you preservest man and beast. 7How precious is your lovingkindness, Almighty! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of your wings. 8They drink their fill of the abundance of your house; and you give them to drink of the river of your delights. 9For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light. 10Continue your lovingkindness to those who know you, and your righteousness to the upright in heart. 11Let not the foot of pride come upon me, and let not the hand of the wicked drive me away. 12There the doers of iniquity have fallen; they have been thrust down and cannot rise.
A Psalm of David. Do not fret because of evildoers, be not envious toward wrongdoers. 37:2For they will wither quickly like the grass, and fade like the green herb. 3Trust in Yahweh, and do good; dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. 4Delight yourself in Yahweh; and he will give you the desires of your heart. 5Commit your way to Yahweh, trust also in him, and he will do it. 6And he will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your judgment as the noonday. 7Rest in Yahweh and wait patiently for him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who carries out wicked schemes. 8Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret, it leads only to evildoing. 9For evildoers will be cut off, but those who wait for Yahweh, they will inherit the land. 10Yet a little while and the wicked man will be no more; and you will look carefully for his place, and he will not be there. 11But the humble will inherit the land, and will delight themselves in abundant prosperity. 12The wicked plots against the righteous, and gnashes at him with his teeth. 13Adonai laughs at him; for he sees his day is coming. 14The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow, to cast down the afflicted and the needy, to slay those who are upright in conduct. 15Their sword will enter their own heart, and their bows will be broken. 16Better is the little of the righteous Than the abundance of many wicked. 17For the arms of the wicked will be broken; but Yahweh sustains the righteous. 18Yahweh knows the days of the blameless; and their inheritance will be to time immemorial. 19They will not be ashamed in the time of evil; and in the days of famine they will have abundance. 20But the wicked will perish; and the enemies of Yahweh will be like the glory of the pastures, they vanish—like smoke they vanish away. 21The wicked borrows and does not pay back, but the righteous is gracious and gives. 22For those blessed by him will inherit the land; but those cursed by him will be cut off. 23The steps of a man are established by Yahweh; and he delights in his way. 24When he falls, he shall not be hurled headlong; because Yahweh is the one who holds his hand. 25I have been young, and now I am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, or his descendants begging bread. 26All day long he is gracious and lends; and his descendants are a blessing. 27Depart from evil, and do good, so you will abide to time immemorial. 28For Yahweh loves justice, and does not forsake his godly ones; they are preserved to time immemorial; but the descendants of the wicked will be cut off. 29The righteous will inherit the land, and dwell in it to time immemorial. 30The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice. 31The Law of his Almighty is in his heart; his steps do not slip. 32The wicked spies upon the righteous, and seeks to kill him. 33Yahweh will not leave him in his hand, or let him be condemned when he is judged. 34Wait for Yahweh, and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are cut off, you will see it. 35I have seen a violent, wicked man Spreading himself like a luxuriant tree in its native soil. 36Then he passed away, and lo, he was no more; I sought for him, but he could not be found. 37Mark the blameless man, and behold the upright; for the man of peace will have a posterity. 38But transgressors will be altogether destroyed; the posterity of the wicked will be cut off. 39But the salvation of the righteous is from Yahweh; he is their strength in time of trouble. 40And Yahweh helps them, and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked, and saves them, because they take refuge in him.
A Psalm of David, for a memorial. Yahweh, rebuke me not in your wrath; and chasten me not in your burning anger. 38:2For your arrows have sunk deep into me, and your hand has pressed down on me. 3There is no soundness in my flesh because of your indignation; there is no health in my bones because of my sin. 4For my iniquities are gone over my head; as a heavy burden they weigh too much for me. 5My wounds grow foul and fester. Because of my folly, 6I am bent over and greatly bowed down; I go mourning all day long. 7For my loins are filled with burning; and there is no soundness in my flesh. 8I am benumbed and badly crushed; I groan because of the agitation of my heart. 9Adonai, all my desire is before you; and my sighing is not hidden from you. 10My heart throbs, my strength fails me; and the light of my eyes, even that has gone from me. 11My loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague; and my kinsmen stand afar off. 12Those who seek my life lay snares for me; and those who seek to injure me have threatened destruction, and they devise treachery all day long. 13But I, like a deaf man, do not hear; and I am like a dumb man who does not open his mouth. 14Yes, I am like a man who does not hear, and in whose mouth are no arguments. 15For I hope in you, Yahweh; you will answer, Adonai my Almighty. 16For I said, “May they not rejoice over me, who, when my foot slips, would magnify themselves against me.” 17For I am ready to fall, and my sorrow is continually before me. 18For I confess my iniquity; I am full of anxiety because of my sin. 19But my enemies are vigorous and strong; and many are those who hate me wrongfully. 20And those who repay evil for good, they oppose me, because I follow what is good. 21Do not forsake me, Yahweh; my Almighty, do not be far from me! 22Make haste to help me, Adonai, my salvation!
For the choir director, for Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. I Said, “I will guard my ways, that I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth as with a muzzle, while the wicked are in my presence.” 39:2I was dumb and silent, I refrained even from good; and my sorrow grew worse. 3My heart was hot within me; while I was musing the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue: 4“Yahweh, make me to know my end, and what is the extent of my days, let me know how transient I am. 5“Behold, you have made my days as handbreadths, and my lifetime as nothing in your sight, surely every man at his best is a mere breath. Selah. 6“Surely every man walks about as a phantom; surely they make an uproar for nothing; he amasses riches, and does not know who will gather them. 7“And now, Adonai, for what do I wait? My hope is in you. 8“Deliver me from all my transgressions; make me not the reproach of the foolish. 9“I have become dumb, I do not open my mouth, because it is you who have done it. 10“Remove your plague from me; because of the opposition of your hand, I am perishing. 11“With reproofs you chasten a man for iniquity; you consume as a moth what is precious to him; surely every man is a mere breath. Selah. 12“Hear my prayer, Yahweh, and give ear to my cry; do not be silent at my tears; for I am a stranger with you, a sojourner like all my fathers. 13“Turn your gaze away from me, that I may smile again, before I depart and am no more.”
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. I Waited patiently for Yahweh; and he inclined to me, and heard my cry. 40:2He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay; and he set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm. 3And he put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our Almighty; many will see and fear, and will trust in Yahweh. 4How blessed is the man who has made Yahweh his trust, and has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood. 5Many, Yahweh my Almighty, are the wonders which you have done, and your thoughts toward us; there is none to compare with you; if I would declare and speak of them, they would be too numerous to count. 6Sacrifice and meal offering you have not desired; my ears you have opened; whole-ascending sacrifice and sin offering you have not asked. 7So, I said, “Behold, I come; in the scroll of the book it is written of me; 8I delight to do your will, my Almighty; your Law is within my heart.” 9I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great congregation; behold, I will not restrain my lips, Yahweh, you knowest. 10I have not hidden your righteousness within my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your lovingkindness and your truth from the great congregation. 11You, Yahweh, will not withhold your compassion from me; your lovingkindness and your truth will continually preserve me. 12For evils beyond number have surrounded me; my iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to see; they are more numerous than the hairs of my head; and my heart has failed me. 13Be pleased, Yahweh, to deliver me; make haste, Yahweh, to help me. 14Let those be ashamed and humiliated together who seek my life to destroy it; let those be turned back and dishonored who delight in my hurt. 15Let those be appalled because of their shame who say to me, “Aha, aha!” 16Let all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; let those who love your salvation say continually, “Yahweh be magnified!” 17Since I am afflicted and needy, let Adonai be mindful of me; you are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, my Almighty.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. How blessed is he who considers the helpless; Yahweh will deliver him in a day of trouble. 41:2Yahweh will protect him, and keep him alive, and he shall be called blessed upon the earth; and do not give him over to the desire of his enemies. 3Yahweh will sustain him upon his sickbed; in his illness, you restore him to health. 4As for me, I said, “Yahweh, be gracious to me; heal my soul, for I have sinned against you.” 5My enemies speak evil against me, “When will he die, and his name perish?” 6And when he comes to see me, he speaks falsehood; his heart gathers wickedness to itself; when he goes outside, he tells it. 7All who hate me whisper together against me; against me they devise my hurt, saying, 8“A wicked thing is poured out upon him, that when he lies down, he will not rise up again.” 9Even my close friend, in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted up his heel against me. 10But you, Yahweh, be gracious to me, and raise me up, that I may repay them. 11By this I know that you are pleased with me, because my enemy does not shout in triumph over me. 12As for me, you uphold me in my integrity, and you set me in your presence to time immemorial. 13Blessed be Yahweh, the Almighty of Israel, from the time immemorial and onward of the time immemorial. Amæn, and Amæn.
For the choir director. A Maskil of the sons of Korah. As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for you, Almighty. 42:2My soul thirsts for the Almighty, for the living Almighty; when shall I come and appear before the Almighty?Has been thirsting my soul for the Almĭghty, for the living Gŏd. When will I come, so that I may see† the face of the Almĭghty. 3My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all day long, “Where is your Almighty?” 4These things I remember, and I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go along with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of the Almighty, with the voice of joy and thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival. 5Why are you in despair, my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in the Almighty, for I shall again praise him For the help of his presence. 6My Almighty, my soul is in despair within me; therefore I remember you from the land of the Jordan, and the peaks of Hermon, from Mount Mizar. 7Deep calls to deep at the sound of your waterfalls; all your breakers and your waves have rolled over me. 8Yahweh will command his lovingkindness in the daytime; and his song will be with me in the night, a prayer to the Almighty of my life. 9I will say to the Almighty my rock, “Why have you forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?” 10As a shattering of my bones, my adversaries revile me, while they say to me all day long, “Where is your Almighty?” 11Why are you in despair, my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in the Almighty, for I shall yet praise him, the help of my countenance, and my Almighty.
Vindicate me, Almighty, and plead my case against an ungodly nation; deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man! 43:2For you are the Almighty of my strength; why have you rejected me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? 3Send out your light and your truth, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill, and to your dwelling places. 4Then I will go to the altar of the Almighty, to the Almighty my exceeding joy; and upon the lyre I shall praise you, Almighty, my Almighty. 5Why are you in despair, my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in the Almighty, for I shall again praise him, the help of my countenance, and my Almighty.
For the choir director. A Maskil of the sons of Korah. Almighty, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us, the work that you did in their days, in the days of old. 44:2You with your own hand did drive out the nations; then you did plant them; you did afflict the peoples, then you did spread them abroad. 3For by their own sword they did not possess the land; and their own arm did not save them; but your right hand, and your arm, and the light of your presence, for you did favor them. 4You are my King, Almighty; command victories for Jacob. 5Through you we will push back our adversaries; through your name we will trample down those who rise up against us. 6For I will not trust in my bow, nor will my sword save me. 7But you have saved us from our adversaries, and you have put to shame those who hate us. 8In the Almighty we have boasted all day long, and we will give thanks to your name to time immemorial. Selah. 9Yet you have rejected us and brought us to dishonor, and do not go out with our armies. 10You cause us to turn back from the adversary; and those who hate us have taken spoil for themselves. 11You give us as sheep to be eaten, and have scattered us among the nations. 12You sell your people cheaply, and have not profited by their sale. 13You make us a reproach to our neighbors, a scoffing and a derision to those around us. 14You make us a byword among the nations, a laughingstock among the peoples. 15All day long my dishonor is before me, and my humiliation has overwhelmed me, 16because of the voice of him who reproaches and reviles, because of the presence of the enemy and the avenger. 17All this has come upon us, but we have not forgotten you, and we have not dealt falsely with your covenant. 18Our heart has not turned back, and our steps have not deviated from your way, 19yet you have crushed us in a place of jackals, and covered us with the shadow of death. 20If we had forgotten the name of our Almighty, or extended our hands to a strange god; 21would not the Almighty find this out? For he knows the secrets of the heart. 22But for your sake we are killed all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered. 23Arouse yourself, why do you sleep, Adonai? Awake, do not reject us forever. 24Why do you hide your face, and forget our affliction and our oppression? 25For our soul has sunk down into the dust; our body cleaves to the earth. 26Rise up, be our help, and redeem us for the sake of your lovingkindness.
For the choir director; according to the Shoshannim. A Maskil of the sons of Korah. A Song of Love. My heart overflows with a good theme; I address my verses to the King; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer. 45:2You are fairer than the sons of men; grace is poured upon your lips; therefore the Almighty has blessed you to time immemorial. 3Gird your sword on your thigh, Mighty One, in your splendor and your majesty! 4And in your majesty ride on victoriously, for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; let your right hand teach you awesome things. 5Your arrows are sharp; the peoples fall under you; your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies. 6Your throne, Almighty, is enduring and onward; a scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom. 7You have loved righteousness, and hated wickedness; therefore the Almighty, your Almighty, has anointed you with the oil of joy above your fellows. 8All your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made you glad. 9Kings’ daughters are among your noble ladies; at your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir. 10Listen, daughter, give attention and incline your ear; forget your people and your father’s house; 11then the King will desire your beauty; because he is your Lord, bow down to him. 12And the daughter of Tyre will come with a gift; the rich among the people will entreat your favor. 13The King’s daughter is all glorious within; her clothing is interwoven with gold. 14She will be led to the King in embroidered work; the virgins, her companions who follow her, will be brought to you. 15They will be led forth with gladness and rejoicing; they will enter into the King’s palace. 16In place of your fathers will be your sons; you shall make them princes in all the earth. 17I will cause your name to be remembered in all generations; therefore the peoples will give you thanks to time immemorial and onward.
For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah, set according to “ young virgins” . A Song. The Almighty is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 46:2Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; 3though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah. 4There is a river whose streams make glad the city of the Almighty, the holy dwelling places of the Most High. 5The Almighty is in the midst of her, she will not be moved; the Almighty will help her when morning dawns. 6The nations made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered; he raised his voice, the earth melted. 7Yahweh of hosts is with us; the Almighty of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah. 8Come, behold the works of Yahweh, who has wrought desolations in the earth. 9He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; he burns the chariots with fire. 10“Cease striving and know that I am Almighty; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” 11Yahweh of hosts is with us; the Almighty of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah.
For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. Clap your hands, all peoples; shout to the Almighty with the voice of joy. 47:2For Yahweh Most High is to be feared, a great King over all the earth. 3He subdues peoples under us, and nations under our feet. 4He chooses our inheritance for us, the glory of Jacob whom he loves. Selah. 5The Almighty has ascended with a shout, Yahweh, with the sound of a trumpet. 6Sing praises to the Almighty, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises. 7For the Almighty is the King of all the earth; sing praises with a skillful psalm. 8The Almighty reigns over the nations, the Almighty sits on his holy throne. 9The princes of the people have assembled themselves as the people of the Almighty of Abraham; for the shields of the earth belong to the Almighty; he is highly exalted.
A Song; a Psalm of the sons of Korah. Great is Yahweh, and greatly to be praised, in the city of our Almighty, his holy mountain. 48:2Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, is Mount Zion in the far north, the city of the great King. 3The Almighty, in her palaces, has made himself known as a stronghold. 4For, lo, the kings assembled themselves, they passed by together. 5They saw it, then they were amazed; they were terrified, they fled in alarm. 6Panic seized them there, anguish, as of a woman in childbirth. 7With the east wind you break the ships of Tarshish. 8As we have heard, so have we seen In the city of Yahweh of hosts, in the city of our Almighty; the Almighty will establish her onward of time immemorial. Selah. 9We have thought on your lovingkindness, Almighty, in the midst of your temple. 10As is your name, Almighty, so is your praise to the ends of the earth; your right hand is full of righteousness. 11Let Mount Zion be glad, let the daughters of Judah rejoice, because of your judgments. 12Walk about Zion, and go around her; count her towers; 13consider her ramparts; go through her palaces; that you may tell it to the next generation. 14For such is Almighty, our Almighty enduring and onward; he will guide us over death.
For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. Hear this, all peoples; give ear, all inhabitants of the world, 49:2both low and high, rich and poor together. 3My mouth will speak wisdom; and the meditation of my heart will be understanding. 4I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will express my riddle on the harp. 5Why should I fear in days of adversity, when the iniquity of my foes surrounds me, 6even those who trust in their wealth, and boast in the abundance of their riches? 7No man can by any means redeem his brother, or give to the Almighty a ransom for him, ( 8For the redemption of their soul is costly, and it ceases to time immemorial) 9so he may still live on enduringly; that he should not undergo decay. 10For he sees that even wise men die; the stupid and the senseless alike perish, and leave their wealth to others. 11Their inner thought is, that their houses are to time immemorial, and their dwelling places to all generations; they have called their lands after their own names. 12But man in his pomp will not endure; he is like the beasts that perish. 13This is the way of those who are foolish, and of those after them who approve their words. Selah. 14As sheep they are appointed for the grave; death shall be their shepherd; and the upright shall rule over them in the morning; and their form shall be for the grave to consume, so that they have no habitation. 15But the Almighty will redeem my soul from the power of the grave; for he will receive me. Selah. 16Do not be afraid when a man becomes rich, when the glory of his house is increased; 17For when he dies he will carry nothing away; his glory will not descend after him. 18Though while he lives he congratulates himself—And though men praise you when you do well for yourself— 19He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see the light. 20Man in his pomp, yet without understanding, is like the beasts that perish.
A Psalm of Asaph. The Mighty One, Almighty, Yahweh, has spoken, and summoned the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. 50:2Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, the Almighty has shone forth. 3May our Almighty come and not keep silence; fire devours before him, and it is very tempestuous around him. 4He summons the heavens above, and the earth, to judge his people: 5“Gather my godly ones to me, those who have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.” 6And the heavens declare his righteousness, for the Almighty himself is judge. Selah. 7“Hear, my people, and I will speak; Israel, I will testify against you; I am the Almighty, your Almighty. 8“I do not reprove you for your sacrifices, and your whole-ascending sacrifices are continually before me. 9“I shall take no young bull out of your house, nor male goats out of your folds. 10“For every beast of the forest is Mine, the cattle on a thousand hills. 11“I know every bird of the mountains, and everything that moves in the field is Mine. 12“If I were hungry, I would not tell you; for the world is Mine, and all it contains. 13“Shall I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of male goats? 14“Offer to the Almighty a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High; 15and call upon me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor me.” 16But to the wicked the Almighty says, “What right have you to tell of my statutes, and to take my covenant in your mouth? 17“For you hate discipline, and you cast my words behind you. 18“When you see a thief, you are pleased with him, and you associate with adulterers. 19“You let your mouth loose in evil, and your tongue frames deceit. 20“You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother’s son. 21“These things you have done, and I kept silence; you thought that I was just like you; I will reprove you, and state the case in order before your eyes. 22“Now consider this, you who forget the Almighty, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver. 23“He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors me; and to him who orders his way aright I shall show the salvation of the Almighty.”
For the choir director. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Be gracious to me, Almighty, according to your lovingkindness; according to the greatness of your compassion blot out my transgressions. 51:2Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. 3For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. 4Against you, you only, I have sinned, and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are justified when you speak, and blameless when you judge. 5Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me. 6Behold, you desire truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part you will make me know wisdom. 7Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8Make me to hear joy and gladness, let the bones which you have broken rejoice. 9Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. 10Create in me a clean heart, Almighty, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your Holy Spirit from me. 12Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain me with a willing spirit. 13Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will be converted to you. 14Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, Almighty, you Almighty of my salvation; then my tongue will joyfully sing of your righteousness. 15Adonai, open my lips, that my mouth may declare your praise. 16For you do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; you are not pleased with whole-ascending sacrifice. 17The sacrifices of the Almighty are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, Almighty, you will not despise. 18By your favor do good to Zion; build the walls of Jerusalem. 19Then you will delight in righteous sacrifices, in whole-ascending sacrifice and whole whole-ascending sacrifice; then young bulls will be offered on your altar.
For the choir director. A Maskil of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said to him, “David has come to the house of Ahimelech. ” Why do you boast in evil, mighty man? The lovingkindness of the Almighty endures all day long. 52:2Your tongue devises destruction, like a sharp razor, worker of deceit. 3You love evil more than good, falsehood more than speaking what is right. Selah. 4You love all words that devour, deceitful tongue. 5But the Almighty will break you down forever; he will snatch you up, and tear you away from your tent, and uproot you from the land of the living. Selah. 6And the righteous will see and fear, and will laugh at him, saying, 7“Behold, the man who would not make the Almighty his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and was strong in his evil desire.” 8But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of the Almighty; I trust in the lovingkindness of the Almighty enduring and onward. 9I will give you thanks to time immemorial, because you have done it, and I will wait on your name, for it is good, in the presence of your godly ones.
For the choir director; according to Mahalath. A Maskil of David. The fool has said in his heart, “There is no Adonai,” They are corrupt, and have committed abominable injustice; there is no one who does good. 53:2Adonai has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men, to see if there is anyone who understands, who seeks after Adonai. 3Every one of them has turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. 4Have the workers of wickedness no knowledge, who eat up my people as though they ate bread, and have not called upon Adonai? 5There they were in great fear where no fear had been; for the Almighty scattered the bones of him who encamped against you; you put them to shame, because the Almighty had rejected them. 6Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When the Almighty restores his captive people, let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.
For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Maskil of David, when the Ziphites came and said to Saul, “Is not David hiding himself among us? ” Save me, Almighty, by your name, and vindicate me by your power. 54:2Hear my prayer, Almighty; give ear to the words of my mouth. 3For strangers have risen against me, and violent men have sought my life; they have not set the Almighty before them. Selah. 4Behold, the Almighty is my helper; Adonai is the sustainer of my soul. 5He will recompense the evil to my foes; destroy them in your faithfulness. 6Willingly I will sacrifice to you; I will give thanks to your name, Yahweh, for it is good. 7For he has delivered me from all trouble; and my eye has looked with satisfaction upon my enemies.
For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Maskil of David. Give ear to my prayer, Almighty; and do not hide yourself from my supplication. 55:2Give heed to me, and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted, 3because of the voice of the enemy, because of the pressure of the wicked; for they bring down trouble upon me, and in anger they bear a grudge against me. 4My heart is in anguish within me, and the terrors of death have fallen upon me. 5Fear and trembling come upon me; and horror has overwhelmed me. 6And I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest. 7“Behold, I would wander far away, I would lodge in the wilderness. Selah. 8“I would hasten to my place of refuge from the stormy wind and tempest.” 9Confuse, Adonai, divide their tongues, for I have seen violence and strife in the city. 10Day and night they go around her upon her walls; and iniquity and mischief are in her midst. 11Destruction is in her midst; oppression and deceit do not depart from her streets. 12For it is not an enemy who reproaches me, then I could bear it; nor is it one who hates me who has exalted himself against me, then I could hide myself from him. 13But it is you, a man my equal, my companion and my familiar friend. 14We who had sweet fellowship together, walked in the house of the Almighty in the throng. 15Let death come deceitfully upon them; let them go down alive to the grave, for evil is in their dwelling, in their midst. 16As for me, I shall call upon the Almighty, and Yahweh will save me. 17Evening and morning and at noon, I will complain and murmur, and he will hear my voice. 18He will redeem my soul in peace from the battle which is against me, for they are many who strive with me. 19The Almighty will hear and answer them—Even the one who sits enthroned from of old—Selah. With whom there is no change, and who do not fear the Almighty. 20He has put forth his hands against those who were at peace with him; he has violated his covenant. 21His speech was smoother than butter, but his heart was war; his words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords. 22Cast your burden upon Yahweh, and he will sustain you; he will not allow the righteous to be shaken to time immemorial. 23But you, Almighty, will bring them down to the pit of destruction; men of bloodshed and deceit will not live out half their days. But I will trust in you.
For the choir director; according to Jonath elem rehokim. A Mikhtam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath. Be gracious to me, Almighty, for man has trampled upon me; fighting all day long he oppresses me. 56:2My foes have trampled upon me all day long, for they are many who fight proudly against me. 3When I am afraid, I will put my trust in you. 4In the Almighty, whose word I praise, in the Almighty I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid. What can mere man do to me? 5All day long they distort my words; all their thoughts are against me for evil. 6They attack, they lurk, they watch my steps, as they have waited to take my life. 7Because of wickedness, cast them forth, in anger put down the peoples, Almighty! 8You have taken account of my wanderings; put my tears in your bottle; are they not in your book? 9Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call; this I know, that the Almighty is for me. 10In the Almighty, whose word I praise, in Yahweh, whose word I praise, 11in the Almighty I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me? 12Your vows are binding upon me, Almighty; I will render thank offerings to you. 13For you have delivered my soul from death, indeed my feet from stumbling, so that I may walk before the Almighty In the light of the living.
For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when he fled from Saul, in the cave. Be gracious to me, Almighty, be gracious to me, for my soul takes refuge in you; and in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, until destruction passes by. 57:2I will cry to the Almighty Most High, to the Almighty who accomplishes all things for me. 3He will send from heaven and save me; he reproaches him who tramples upon me. Selah. The Almighty will send forth his lovingkindness and his truth. 4My soul is among lions; I must lie among those who breathe forth fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. 5Be exalted above the heavens, Almighty; let your glory be above all the earth. 6They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down; they dug a pit before me; they themselves have fallen into the midst of it. Selah. 7My heart is steadfast, Almighty, my heart is steadfast; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises! 8Awake, my glory; awake, harp and lyre, I will awaken the dawn! 9I will give thanks to you, Adonai, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. 10For your lovingkindness is great to the heavens, and your truth to the clouds. 11Be exalted above the heavens, Almighty; let your glory be above all the earth.
For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David. Do you indeed speak righteousness, gods? Do you judge uprightly, sons of men? 58:2No, in heart you work unrighteousness; on earth you weigh out the violence of your hands. 3The wicked are estranged from the womb; these who speak lies go astray from birth. 4They have venom like the venom of a serpent; like a deaf cobra that stops up its ear, 5so that it does not hear the voice of charmers, or a skillful caster of spells. 6Almighty, shatter their teeth in their mouth; break out the fangs of the young lions, Yahweh. 7Let them flow away like water that runs off; when he aims his arrows, let them be as headless shafts. 8Let them be as a snail which melts away as it goes along, like the miscarriages of a woman which never see the sun. 9Before your pots can feel the fire of thorns, he will sweep them away with a whirlwind, the green and the burning alike. 10The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance; he will wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. 11And men will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is an Almighty who judges on earth!”
For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when Saul sent men, and they watched the house in order to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, my Almighty; set me securely on high away from those who rise up against me. 59:2Deliver me from those who do iniquity, and save me from men of bloodshed. 3For behold, they have set an ambush for my life; fierce men launch an attack against me, not for my transgression nor for my sin, Yahweh, 4for no guilt of mine, they run and set themselves against me. Arouse yourself to help me, and see! 5And you, Yahweh Almighty of hosts, the Almighty of Israel, awake to punish all the nations; do not be gracious to any who are treacherous in iniquity. Selah. 6They return at evening, they howl like a dog, and go around the city. 7Behold, they belch forth with their mouth; swords are in their lips, for, they say, “Who hears?” 8But you, Yahweh, laugh at them; you scoff at all the nations. 9Because of his strength I will watch for you, for the Almighty is my stronghold. 10My Almighty in his lovingkindness will meet me; the Almighty will let me look triumphantly upon my foes. 11Do not slay them, lest my people forget; scatter them by your power, and bring them down, Adonai, our shield. 12On account of the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips, let them even be caught in their pride, and on account of curses and lies which they utter. 13Destroy them in wrath, destroy them, that they may be no more; that men may know that the Almighty rules in Jacob, to the ends of the earth. Selah. 14And they return at evening, they howl like a dog, and go around the city. 15They wander about for food, and growl if they are not satisfied. 16But as for me, I shall sing of your strength; yes, I shall joyfully sing of your lovingkindness in the morning, for you have been my stronghold, and a refuge in the day of my distress. 17My strength, I will sing praises to you; for the Almighty is my stronghold, the Almighty who shows me lovingkindness.
For the choir director; according to Shushan Eduth. A Mikhtam of David, to teach; when he struggled with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, and Joab returned, and smote twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt. Almighty, you have rejected us. You have broken us; you have been angry; restore us. 60:2You have made the land quake, you have split it open; heal its breaches, for it totters. 3You have made your people experience hardship; you have given us wine to drink that makes us stagger. 4You have given a banner to those who fear you, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah. 5That your beloved may be delivered, save with your right hand, and answer us! 6The Almighty has spoken in his holiness: “I will exult, I will portion out Shechem and measure out the valley of Succoth. 7“Gilead is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine; Ephraim also is the helmet of my head; Judah is my scepter. 8“Moab is my washbowl; over Edom I shall throw my shoe; shout loud, Philistia, because of me!” 9Who will bring me into the besieged city? Who will lead me to Edom? 10Have not you yourself, Almighty, rejected us? And will you not go forth with our armies, Almighty? 11Give us help against the adversary, for deliverance by man is in vain. 12Through the Almighty we shall do valiantly, and it is he who will tread down our adversaries.
For the choir director; on a stringed instrument. A Psalm of David. Hear my cry, Almighty; give heed to my prayer. 61:2From the end of the earth I call to you, when my heart is faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. 3For you have been a refuge for me, a tower of strength against the enemy. 4Let me dwell in your tent most enduringly; let me take refuge in the shelter of your wings. Selah. 5For you have heard my vows, Almighty; you have given me the inheritance of those who fear your name. 6You will prolong the king’s life; his years will be as many generations. 7He will abide before the Almighty enduringly; appoint lovingkindness and truth, that they may preserve him. 8So I will sing praise to your name onwardly, that I may pay my vows day by day.
For the choir director; according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. My soul waits in silence for the Almighty only; from him is my salvation. 62:2He only is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken. 3How long will you assail a man, that you may murder him, all of you, like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence? 4They have counseled only to thrust him down from his high position; they delight in falsehood; they bless with their mouth, but inwardly they curse. Selah. 5My soul, wait in silence for the Almighty only, for my hope is from him. 6He only is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I shall not be shaken. 7On the Almighty my salvation and my glory rest; the rock of my strength, my refuge is in the Almighty. 8Trust in him at all times, people; pour out your heart before him; the Almighty is a refuge for us. Selah. 9Men of low degree are only vanity, and men of rank are a lie; in the balances they go up; they are together lighter than breath. 10Do not trust in oppression, and do not vainly hope in robbery; if riches increase, do not set your heart upon them. 11Once the Almighty has spoken; twice I have heard this: that power belongs to the Almighty; 12and lovingkindness is yours, Adonai, for you recompense a man according to his work.
A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. Almighty, you are my Almighty; I shall seek you earnestly; my soul thirsts for you, my flesh yearns for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. 63:2Thus I have beheld you in the sanctuary, to see your power and your glory. 3Because your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips will praise you. 4So I will bless you as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in your name. 5My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth offers praises with joyful lips. 6When I remember you on my bed, I meditate on you in the night watches, 7for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I sing for joy. 8My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me. 9But those who seek my life, to destroy it, will go into the depths of the earth. 10They will be delivered over to the power of the sword; they will be a prey for foxes. 11But the king will rejoice in the Almighty; everyone who swears by him will glory, for the mouths of those who speak lies will be stopped.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. Hear my voice, Almighty, in my complaint; preserve my life from dread of the enemy. 64:2Hide me from the secret counsel of evildoers, from the tumult of those who do iniquity, 3who have sharpened their tongue like a sword. They aimed bitter speech as their arrow, 4to shoot from concealment at the blameless; suddenly they shoot at him, and do not fear. 5They hold fast to themselves an evil purpose; they talk of laying snares secretly; they say, “Who can see them?” 6They devise injustices, saying, “We are ready with a well-conceived plot”; for the inward thought and the heart of a man are deep. 7But the Almighty will shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly they will be wounded. 8So they will make him stumble; their own tongue is against them; all who see them will shake the head. 9Then all men will fear, and will declare the work of the Almighty, and will consider what he has done. 10The righteous man will be glad in Yahweh, and will take refuge in him; and all the upright in heart will glory.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. A Song. There will be silence before you, and praise in Zion, Almighty; and to you the vow will be performed. 65:2You who hears prayer, to you all men come. 3Iniquities prevail against me; as for our transgressions, you forgive them. 4How blessed is the one whom you choose, and bring near to you, to dwell in your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of your house, your holy temple. 5By awesome deeds you answer us in righteousness, Almighty of our salvation, you who are the trust of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest sea; 6who establishes the mountains by his strength, being girded with might; 7who stills the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the tumult of the peoples. 8And they who dwell in the ends of the earth stand in awe of your signs; you make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy. 9You visit the earth, and cause it to overflow; you greatly enrich it; the stream of the Almighty is full of water; you prepare their grain, for thus you prepare the earth. 10You water its furrows abundantly; you settle its ridges; you soften it with showers; you bless its growth. 11You have crowned the year with your bounty, and your paths drip with fatness. 12The pastures of the wilderness drip, and the hills gird themselves with rejoicing. 13The meadows are clothed with flocks, and the valleys are covered with grain; they shout for joy, yes, they sing.
For the choir director. A Song. A Psalm. Shout joyfully to the Almighty, all the earth; 66:2sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious. 3Say to the Almighty, “How awesome are your works! Because of the greatness of your power your enemies will give feigned obedience to you. 4“All the earth will worship you, and will sing praises to you; they will sing praises to your name.” Selah. 5Come and see the works of the Almighty, who is awesome in his deeds toward the sons of men. 6He turned the sea into dry land; they passed through the river on foot; there let us rejoice in him! 7He rules by his might enduringly; his eyes keep watch on the nations; let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah. 8Bless our Almighty, peoples, and sound his praise abroad, 9who keeps us in life, and does not allow our feet to slip. 10For you have tried us, Almighty; you have refined us as silver is refined. 11You did bring us into the net; you did lay an oppressive burden upon our loins. 12You did make men ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet you did bring us out into a place of abundance. 13I shall come into your house with whole-ascending sacrifices; I shall pay you my vows, 14which my lips uttered and my mouth spoke when I was in distress. 15I shall offer to you whole-ascending sacrifices of fat beasts, with the smoke of rams; I shall make an offering of bulls with male goats. Selah. 16Come and hear, all who fear the Almighty, and I will tell of what he has done for my soul. 17I cried to him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue. 18If I regard wickedness in my heart, Adonai will not hear; 19but certainly the Almighty has heard; he has given heed to the voice of my prayer. 20Blessed be the Almighty, who has not turned away my prayer, nor his lovingkindness from me.
For the choir director; with stringed instruments. A Psalm. A Song. The Almighty be gracious to us and bless us, and cause his face to shine upon us—Selah. 67:2That your way may be known on the earth, your salvation among all nations. 3Let the peoples praise you, Almighty; let all the peoples praise you. 4Let the nations be glad and sing for joy; for you will judge the peoples with uprightness, and guide the nations on the earth. Selah. 5Let the peoples praise you, Almighty; let all the peoples praise you. 6The earth has yielded its produce; the Almighty, our Almighty, blesses us. 7The Almighty blesses us, that all the ends of the earth may fear him.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. A Song. Let the Almighty arise, let his enemies be scattered; and let those who hate him flee before him. 68:2As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish before the Almighty. 3But let the righteous be glad; let them exult before the Almighty; yes, let them rejoice with gladness. 4Sing to the Almighty, make music of his name; build up the way for the one riding in the deserts, for Yah, and exult before him. 5A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows, is the Almighty in his holy habitation. 6The Almighty makes a home for the lonely; he leads out the prisoners into prosperity, only the rebellious dwell in a parched land. 7Almighty, when you did go forth before your people, when you did march through the wilderness, selah. 8The earth quaked; the heavens also dropped at the presence of the Almighty; Sinai itself quaked at the presence of the Almighty, the Almighty of Israel. 9You did shed abroad a plentiful rain, Almighty; you did confirm your inheritance, when it was parched. 10Your creatures settled in it; you did provide in your goodness for the poor, Almighty. 11Adonai gives the command; the women who proclaim the good tidings are a great host: 12“Kings of armies flee, they flee, and she who remains at home will divide the spoil!” 13When you lie down among the sheepfolds, you are like the wings of a dove covered with silver, and its pinions with glistening gold. 14When the Almighty scattered the kings there, it was snowing in Zalmon. 15A mountain of the Almighty is the mountain of Bashan; a mountain of many peaks is the mountain of Bashan. 16Why do you look with envy, mountains with many peaks, at the mountain which the Almighty has desired for his abode? Surely, Yahweh will dwell there forever. 17The chariots of the Almighty are myriads, thousands upon thousands; Adonai is among them as at Sinai, in holiness. 18You have ascended on high, you have led captive captivity; you have taken gifts among men, even among the rebellious also, that Yah Almighty may dwell there. 19Blessed be Adonai, who daily bears our burden, the Almighty who is our salvation. Selah. 20The Mighty One is to us a Mighty One of deliverances; and to Adonai my Lord belong escapes from death. 21Surely the Almighty will shatter the head of his enemies, the hairy crown of him who goes on in his guilty deeds. 22Adonai said, “I will bring them back from Bashan. I will bring them back from the depths of the sea; 23that your foot may shatter them in blood, the tongue of your dogs may have its portion from your enemies.” 24They have seen your procession, Almighty, the procession of my Almighty, my King, into the sanctuary. 25The singers went on, the musicians after them, in the midst of the young virgins beating tambourines. 26Bless the Almighty in the congregations, even Adonai, you who are of the fountain of Israel. 27There is Benjamin, the youngest, ruling them, the princes of Judah in their throng, the princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali. 28Your Almighty has commanded your strength; show yourself strong, Almighty, who have acted on our behalf. 29Because of your temple at Jerusalem Kings will bring gifts to you. 30Rebuke the beasts in the reeds, the herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples, trampling under foot the pieces of silver; he has scattered the peoples who delight in war. 31Envoys will come out of Egypt; Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to the Almighty. 32Sing to the Almighty, kingdoms of the earth; sing praises to Adonai, selah. 33To him who rides upon the highest heavens, which are from ancient times; behold, he speaks forth with his voice, a mighty voice. 34Ascribe strength to the Almighty; his majesty is over Israel, and his strength is in the skies. 35Almighty, you are awesome from your sanctuary. The Almighty of Israel himself gives strength and power to the people. Blessed be the Almighty!
For the choir director; according to Shoshannim. A Psalm of David. Save me, Almighty, for the waters have threatened my life. 69:2I have sunk in deep mire, and there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and a flood overflows me. 3I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched; my eyes fail while I wait for my Almighty. 4Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; those who would destroy me are powerful, being wrongfully my enemies, what I did not steal, I then have to restore. 5Almighty, it is you who knows my folly, and my wrongs are not hidden from you. 6May those who wait for you not be ashamed through me, my Lord Yahweh of hosts; may those who seek you not be dishonored through me, Almighty of Israel, 7because for your sake I have borne reproach; dishonor has covered my face. 8I have become estranged from my brothers, and an alien to my mother’s sons. 9For zeal for your house has consumed me, and the reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me. 10When I wept in my soul with fasting, it became my reproach. 11When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword to them. 12Those who sit in the gate talk about me, and I am the song of the drunkards. 13But as for me, my prayer is to you, Yahweh, at an acceptable time; Almighty, in the greatness of your lovingkindness, answer me with your saving truth. 14Deliver me from the mire, and do not let me sink; may I be delivered from my foes, and from the deep waters. 15May the flood of water not overflow me, and may the deep not swallow me up, and may the pit not shut its mouth on me. 16Answer me, Yahweh, for your lovingkindness is good; according to the greatness of your compassion, turn to me, 17and do not hide your face from your servant, for I am in distress; answer me quickly. 18Oh draw near to my soul and redeem it; ransom me because of my enemies! 19You know my reproach and my shame and my dishonor; all my adversaries are before you. 20Reproach has broken my heart, and I am so sick. And I looked for sympathy, but there was none, and for comforters, but I found none. 21They also gave me gall for my food, and for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink. 22May their table before them become a snare; and when they are in peace, may it become a trap. 23May their eyes grow dim so that they cannot see, and make their loins shake continually. 24Pour out your indignation on them, and may your burning anger overtake them. 25May their camp be desolate; may none dwell in their tents. 26For they have persecuted him whom you yourself have smitten, and they tell of the pain of those whom you have wounded. 27Do you add iniquity to their iniquity, and may they not come into your righteousness. 28May they be blotted out of the book of life, and may they not be recorded with the righteous. 29But I am afflicted and in pain; may your salvation, Almighty, set me securely on high. 30I will praise the name of the Almighty with song, and shall magnify him with thanksgiving. 31And it will please Yahweh better than an ox or a young bull with horns and hoofs. 32The humble have seen it and are glad; you who seek the Almighty, let your heart revive. 33For Yahweh hears the needy, and does not despise his who are prisoners. 34Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and everything that moves in them. 35For the Almighty will save Zion and build the cities of Judah, that they may dwell there and possess it. 36And the descendants of his servants will inherit it, and those who love his name will dwell in it.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David; for a memorial. Almighty, hasten to deliver me; Yahweh, hasten to my help! 70:2Let those be ashamed and humiliated who seek my life; let those be turned back and dishonored who delight in my hurt. 3Let those be turned back because of their shame who say, “Aha, aha!” 4Let all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; and let those who love your salvation say continually, “Let the Almighty be magnified.” 5But I am afflicted and needy; hasten to me, Almighty! You are my help and my deliverer; Yahweh, do not delay.
IN you, Yahweh, I have taken refuge; let me not be ashamed to time immemorial. 71:2In your righteousness deliver me, and rescue me; incline your ear to me, and save me. 3Be you to me a rock of habitation, to which I may continually come; you have given commandment to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. 4Rescue me, my Almighty, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the grasp of the wrongdoer and ruthless man, 5for you are my hope; my Lord Yahweh, you are my confidence from my youth. 6By you I have been sustained from my birth; you are he who took me from my mother’s womb; my praise is continually of you. 7I have become a marvel to many; for you are my strong refuge. 8My mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all day long. 9Do not cast me off in the time of old age; do not forsake me when my strength fails. 10For my enemies have spoken against me; and those who watch for my life have consulted together, 11saying, “The Almighty has forsaken him; pursue and seize him, for there is no one to deliver.” 12Almighty, do not be far from me; my Almighty, hasten to my help! 13Let those who are adversaries of my soul be ashamed and consumed; let them be covered with reproach and dishonor, who seek to injure me. 14But as for me, I will hope continually, and will praise you yet more and more. 15My mouth shall tell of your righteousness, and of your salvation all day long; for I do not know the sum of them. 16I will come with the mighty deeds of my Lord Yahweh; I will make mention of your righteousness, yours alone. 17Almighty, you have taught me from my youth; and I still declare your wondrous deeds. 18And even when I am old and gray, Almighty, do not forsake me, until I declare your strength to this generation, your power to all who are to come. 19For your righteousness, Almighty, reaches to the heavens, you who have done great things; Almighty, who is like you? 20You, who have shown me many troubles and distresses, wilt revive me again, and will bring me up again from the depths of the earth. 21Mayest you increase my greatness, and turn to comfort me. 22I will also praise you with a harp, even your truth, my Almighty; to you I will sing praises with the lyre, you Holy One of Israel. 23My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to you; and my soul, which you have redeemed. 24My tongue also will utter your righteousness all day long; for they are ashamed, for they are humiliated who seek my hurt.
A Psalm of Solomon. Give the king your judgments, Almighty, and your righteousness to the king’s son. 72:2May he judge your people with righteousness, and your afflicted with justice. 3Let the mountains bring peace to the people, and the hills in righteousness. 4May he vindicate the afflicted of the people, save the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor. 5Let them fear you while the sun endures, and as long as the moon, throughout all generations. 6May he come down like rain upon the mown grass, like showers that water the earth. 7In his days may the righteous flourish, and abundance of peace till the moon is no more. 8May he also rule from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth. 9Let the nomads of the desert bow before him; and his enemies lick the dust. 10Let the kings of Tarshish and of the islands bring presents; the kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts. 11And let all kings bow down before him, all nations serve him. 12For he will deliver the needy when he cries for help, the afflicted also, and him who has no helper. 13He will have compassion on the poor and needy, and the lives of the needy he will save. 14He will rescue their life from oppression and violence; and their blood will be precious in his sight; 15so may he live; and may the gold of Sheba be given to him; and let them pray for him continually; let them bless him all day long. 16May there be abundance of grain in the earth on top of the mountains; its fruit will wave like the cedars of Lebanon; and may those from the city flourish like vegetation of the earth. 17May his name endure to time immemorial; may his name increase as long as the sun shines; and let men bless themselves by him; let all nations call him blessed. 18Blessed be Yahweh Almighty, the Almighty of Israel, who alone works wonders. 19And blessed be his glorious name to time immemorial; and may the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amæn, and Amæn. 20The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.
A Psalm of Asaph. Surely the Almighty is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart! 73:2But as for me, my feet came close to stumbling; my steps had almost slipped. 3For I was envious of the arrogant, as I saw the prosperity of the wicked. 4For there are no pains in their death; and their body is fat. 5They are not in trouble as other men; nor are they plagued like mankind. 6Therefore pride is their necklace; the garment of violence covers them. 7Their eye bulges from fatness; the imaginations of their heart run riot. 8They mock, and wickedly speak of oppression; they speak from on high. 9They have set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue parades through the earth. 10Therefore his people return to this place; and waters of abundance are drunk by them. 11And they say, “How does the Almighty know? And is there knowledge with the Most High?” 12Behold, these are the wicked; and enduringly at ease, they have increased in wealth. 13Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure, and washed my hands in innocence; 14For I have been stricken all day long, and chastened every morning. 15If I had said, “I will speak thus,” Behold, I should have betrayed the generation of your children. 16When I pondered to understand this, it was troublesome in my sight 17Until I came into the sanctuary of the Almighty; then I perceived their end. 18Surely you set them in slippery places; you cast them down to destruction. 19How they are destroyed in a moment! They are utterly swept away by sudden terrors! 20Like a dream when one awakes, Adonai, when aroused, you will despise their form. 21When my heart was embittered, and I was pierced within, 22then I was senseless and ignorant; I was like a beast before you. 23Nevertheless I am continually with you; you have taken hold of my right hand. 24With your counsel you will guide me, and afterward receive me to glory. 25Whom have I in heaven but you? And besides you, I desire nothing on earth. 26My flesh and my heart may fail, but the Almighty is the strength of my heart and my portion enduringly. 27For, behold, those who are far from you will perish; you have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to you. 28But as for me, the nearness of the Almighty is my good; I have made my Lord Yahweh my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.
A Maskil of Asaph. Almighty, why have you rejected us forever? Why does your anger smoke against the sheep of your pasture? 74:2Remember your congregation, which you have purchased of old, which you have redeemed to be the tribe of your inheritance; and this Mount Zion, where you have dwelt. 3Turn your footsteps toward the perpetual ruins; the enemy has damaged everything within the sanctuary. 4Your adversaries have roared in the midst of your meeting place; they have set up their own standards for signs. 5It seems as if one had lifted up his axe in a forest of trees. 6And now all its carved work They smash with hatchet and hammers. 7They have burned your sanctuary to the ground; they have defiled the dwelling place of your name. 8They said in their heart, “Let us completely subdue them.” They have burned all the meeting places of the Almighty in the land. 9We do not see our signs; there is no longer any prophet, nor is there any among us who knows how long. 10How long, Almighty, will the adversary revile, and the enemy spurn your name forever? 11Why do you withdraw your hand, even your right hand? From within your bosom, destroy them! 12Yet the Almighty is my king from of old, who works deeds of deliverance in the midst of the earth. 13You did divide the sea by your strength; you did break the heads of the sea monsters in the waters. 14You did crush the heads of Leviathan; you did give him as food for the creatures of the wilderness. 15You did break open springs and torrents; you did dry up ever-flowing streams. 16Yours is the day, yours also is the night; you have prepared the light and the sun. 17You have established all the boundaries of the earth; you have made summer and winter. 18Remember this, Yahweh, that the enemy has reviled; and a foolish people has spurned your name. 19Do not deliver the soul of your turtledove to the wild beast; do not forget the life of your afflicted forever. 20Consider the covenant; for the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence. 21Let not the oppressed return dishonored; let the afflicted and needy praise your name. 22Do arise, Almighty, and plead your own cause; remember how the foolish man reproaches you all day long. 23Do not forget the voice of your adversaries, the uproar of those who rise against you which ascends continually.
For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song. We give thanks to you, Almighty, we give thanks, for your name is near; men declare your wondrous works. 75:2“When I select an appointed time, it is I who judge with equity. 3“The earth and all who dwell in it melt; it is I who have firmly set its pillars. Selah. 4“I said to the boastful, ‘Do not boast,’ And to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up the horn; 5Do not lift up your horn on high, do not speak with insolent pride.’” 6For not from the east, nor from the west, nor from the desert comes exaltation; 7but the Almighty is the Judge; he puts down one, and exalts another. 8For a cup is in the hand of Yahweh, and the wine foams; it is well mixed, and he pours out of this; surely all the wicked of the earth must drain and drink down its dregs. 9But as for me, I will declare it to time immemorial; I will sing praises to the Almighty of Jacob. 10And all the horns of the wicked he will cut off, but the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.
For the choir director. On stringed instruments. A Psalm of Asaph. A Song. The Almĭghty is known in JudahYehudah. In IsraelYisraɛl his name is great.
76:2Then† his tabernacle will beis in S̨alɛmShalɛm, and his habitation in Z̨ıonTsiyon. 3Thither he will havehad shattered the fire-bolts of the bow, shield, and sword, and battle. Selah.
4You† will beare a bright light, majestic above the mountains of prey. 5They will havehave let themselves be plundered, they who are valiant of heart. They will havehave fallen asleep into their slumber. And the men of might will not havehave not found their hands.They have made themselves to be plundered, valiant of heart. They have slumbered their sleep. And not they have found all men of might their hands. 6Because of your rebuke Almĭghty One of Jacob̨Ya’aqov they will havehave fallen asleep, also rider and horse. 7You, you are feared, and who will standstands at your face because of your anger at that time? 8From the heavens you will havehave made judgment heard. Earth will havehas feared, and will havehas been silenced, 9when the Almĭghty rises for judgment, to save all the afflicted on earth. Selah.
10Yea, the rage of man will praisepraises you! Every last bit of rage you will putput on.
11Make vows and repay to Yăhwɛh your Almĭghty, everyone around him. Let them bring along a gift to the feared One. 12He will cutcuts off the spirit of the leaders, one who is feared by the kings of earth.
For the choir director; according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph. My voice rises to the Almighty, and I will cry aloud; my voice rises to the Almighty, and he will hear me. 77:2In the day of my trouble I sought Adonai; in the night my hand was stretched out without weariness; my soul refused to be comforted. 3When I remember the Almighty, then I am disturbed; when I sigh, then my spirit grows faint. Selah. 4You have held my eyelids open; I am so troubled that I cannot speak. 5I have considered the days of old, the years of obscured times. 6I will remember my song in the night; I will meditate with my heart; and my spirit ponders. 7Will Adonai reject us to times immemorial? And will he never be favorable again? 8Has his lovingkindness ceased forever? Has his promise come to an end forever? 9Has the Almighty forgotten to be gracious? Or has he in anger withdrawn his compassion? Selah. 10Then I said, “It is my grief, that the right hand of the Most High has changed.” 11I shall remember the deeds of Yah; surely I will remember your wonders of old. 12I will meditate on all your work, and muse on your deeds. 13Your way, Almighty, is holy; what god is great like our Almighty? 14You are the Almighty who workest wonders; you have made known your strength among the peoples. 15You have by your power redeemed your people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah. 16The waters saw you, Almighty; the waters saw you, they were in anguish; the deeps also trembled. 17The clouds poured out water; the skies gave forth a sound; your arrows flashed here and there. 18The sound of your thunder was in the whirlwind; the lightnings lit up the world; the earth trembled and shook. 19Your way was in the sea, and your paths in the mighty waters, and your footprints may not be known. 20You did lead your people like a flock, by the hand of Moses and Aaron.
A Maskil of Asaph. Listen, my people, to my instruction; incline your ears to the words of my mouth. 78:2I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old, 3which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. 4We will not conceal them from their children, but tell to the generation to come the praises of Yahweh, and his strength and his wondrous works that he has done. 5For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a Law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should teach them to their children, 6that the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born, that they may arise and tell them to their children, 7that they should put their confidence in the Almighty, and not forget the works of the Almighty, but keep his commandments, 8and not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that did not prepare its heart, and whose spirit was not faithful to the Almighty. 9The sons of Ephraim were archers equipped with bows, yet they turned back in the day of battle. 10They did not keep the covenant of the Almighty, and refused to walk in his Law; 11and they forgot his deeds, and his miracles that he had shown them. 12He wrought wonders before their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan. 13He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through; and he made the waters stand up like a heap. 14Then he led them with the cloud by day, and all the night with a light of fire. 15He split the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them abundant drink like the ocean depths. 16He brought forth streams also from the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers. 17Yet they still continued to sin against him, to rebel against the Most High in the desert. 18And in their heart they put the Almighty to the test By asking food according to their desire. 19Then they spoke against the Almighty; they said, “Can the Almighty prepare a table in the wilderness? 20“Behold, he struck the rock, so that waters gushed out, and streams were overflowing; can he give bread also? Will he provide meat for his people?” 21Therefore Yahweh heard and was full of wrath, and a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also mounted against Israel; 22because they did not put their support in the Almighty, and did not trust in his salvation. 23Yet he commanded the clouds above, and opened the doors of heaven; 24and he rained down manna upon them to eat, and gave them food from heaven. 25Man did eat the bread of angels; he sent them food in abundance. 26He caused the east wind to blow in the heavens; and by his power he directed the south wind. 27When he rained meat upon them like the dust, even winged fowl like the sand of the seas, 28then he let them fall in the midst of their camp, round about their dwellings. 29So they ate and were well filled; and their desire he gave to them. 30Before they had satisfied their desire, while their food was in their mouths, 31the anger of the Almighty rose against them, and killed some of their stoutest ones, and subdued the choice men of Israel. 32In spite of all this they still sinned, and did not give their support to his wonderful works. 33So he brought their days to an end in futility, and their years in sudden terror. 34When he killed them, then they sought him, and returned and searched diligently for the Almighty; 35and they remembered that the Almighty was their rock, and the Most High Almighty their Redeemer. 36But they deceived him with their mouth, and lied to him with their tongue. 37For their heart was not fixed on him, nor were they.html"; >faithful to his covenant. 38But he, being compassionate, forgave their iniquity, and did not destroy them; and often he restrained his anger, and did not arouse all his wrath. 39Thus he remembered that they were but flesh, a wind that passes and does not return. 40How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness, and grieved him in the desert! 41And again and again they tempted the Almighty, and pained the Holy One of Israel. 42They did not remember his power, the day when he redeemed them from the adversary, 43when he performed his signs in Egypt, and his marvels in the field of Zoan, 44and turned their rivers to blood, and their streams, they could not drink. 45He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them, and frogs which destroyed them. 46He gave also their crops to the grasshopper, and the product of their labor to the locust. 47He destroyed their vines with hailstones, and their sycamore trees with frost. 48He gave over their cattle also to the hailstones, and their herds to bolts of lightning. 49He sent upon them his burning anger, fury, and indignation, and trouble, a band of destroying angels. 50He leveled a path for his anger; he did not spare their soul from death, but gave over their life to the plague, 51and smote all the first-born in Egypt, the first issue of their virility in the tents of Ham. 52But he led forth his own people like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock; 53and he led them safely, so that they did not fear; but the sea engulfed their enemies. 54So he brought them to his holy land, to this hill country which his right hand had gained. 55He also drove out the nations before them, and he apportioned them for an inheritance by measurement, and made the tribes of Israel dwell in their tents. 56Yet they tempted and rebelled against the Most High Almighty, and did not keep his testimonies, 57but turned back and acted treacherously like their fathers; they turned aside like a treacherous bow. 58For they provoked him with their high places, and aroused his jealousy with their graven images. 59When the Almighty heard, he was filled with wrath, and greatly abhorred Israel; 60so that he abandoned the dwelling place at Shiloh, the tent which he had pitched among men, 61and gave up his strength to captivity, and his glory into the hand of the adversary. 62He also delivered his people to the sword, and was filled with wrath at his inheritance. 63Fire devoured his young men; and his virgins had no wedding songs. 64His priests fell by the sword; and his widows could not weep. 65Then Adonai awoke as if from sleep, like a warrior overcome by wine. 66And he drove his adversaries backward; he put on them an enduring reproach. 67He also rejected the tent of Joseph, and did not choose the tribe of Ephraim, 68but chose the tribe of Judah, mount Zion which he loved. 69And he built his sanctuary like the heights, like the earth which he has founded to time immemorial. 70He also chose David his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds; 71From the care of the ewes with suckling lambs he brought him, to shepherd Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance. 72So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, and guided them with his skillful hands.
A Psalm of Asaph. Almighty, the nations have invaded your inheritance; they have defiled your holy temple; they have laid Jerusalem in ruins. 79:2They have given the dead bodies of your servants for food to the birds of the heavens, the flesh of your godly ones to the beasts of the earth. 3They have poured out their blood like water round about Jerusalem; and there was no one to bury them. 4We have become a reproach to our neighbors, a scoffing and derision to those around us. 5How long, Yahweh? Wilt you be angry forever? Will your jealousy burn like fire? 6Pour out your wrath upon the nations which do not know you, and upon the kingdoms which do not call upon your name. 7For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his habitation. 8Do not remember the iniquities of our forefathers against us; let your compassion come quickly to meet us; for we are brought very low. 9Help us, Almighty of our salvation, for the glory of your name; and deliver us, and forgive our sins, for your name’s sake. 10Why should the nations say, “Where is their Almighty?” Let there be known among the nations in our sight, vengeance for the blood of your servants, which has been shed. 11Let the groaning of the prisoner come before you; according to the greatness of your power preserve those who are doomed to die. 12And return to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom The reproach with which they have reproached you, Adonai. 13So we your people and the sheep of your pasture will give thanks to you to time immemorial; to all generations we will tell of your praise.
For the choir director; set to El Shoshannim; Eduth. A Psalm of Asaph. Oh, give ear, Shepherd of Israel, you who leads Joseph like a flock; you who are enthroned above the cherubim, shine forth! 80:2Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up your power, and come to save us! 3Almighty, restore us, and cause your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved. 4Yahweh Almighty of hosts, how long will you be angry with the prayer of your people? 5You have fed them with the bread of tears, and you have made them to drink tears in large measure. 6You make us an object of contention to our neighbors; and our enemies laugh among themselves. 7Almighty of hosts, restore us, and cause your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved. 8You did remove a vine from Egypt; you did drive out the nations, and did plant it. 9You did clear the ground before it, and it took deep root and filled the land. 10The mountains were covered with its shadow; and the cedars of the Almighty with its boughs. 11It was sending out its branches to the sea, and its shoots to the River. 12Why have you broken down its hedges, so that all who pass that way pick its fruit? 13A boar from the forest eats it away, and whatever moves in the field feeds on it. 14Almighty of hosts, turn again now, we beseech you; look down from heaven and see, and take care of this vine, 15even the shoot which your right hand has planted, and on the son whom you have strengthened for yourself. 16It is burned with fire, it is cut down; they perish at the rebuke of your countenance. 17Let your hand be upon the man of your right hand, upon the son of man whom you did make strong for yourself. 18Then we shall not turn back from you; revive us, and we will call upon your name. 19Yahweh Almighty of hosts, restore us; cause your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved.
For the choir director; on the Gittith. A Psalm of Asaph.For the choir director. On the Gitti̱t. By Asaph. Sing for joy to the Almighty our strength; shout joyfully to the Almighty of Jacob.Make a shout to the Almĭghty our strength. Shout joyfully to the Almĭghty of Ya‘aqōv̱. 81:2Raise a song, strike the timbrel, the sweet sounding lyre with the harp.Raise a song! Strike the tambourine, the sweet sounding harp, along with the bass harp. 3Blow in the new moon—a Shofar, and in the appointed time, for the day of our feast.†Blow at the new moon, the Shōfar; at the designated time; on the day of our feast, 4For it is a statute for Israel, an ordinance of the Almighty of Jacob.because it is a statute for Yisra’ēl, an ordinance of the Almĭghty of Ya‘aqōv̱. 5He established it for a testimony in Joseph,A testimony in Yōsēph he has established it. when he went throughout the land of Egypt. I heard a language that I did not know:“In his going out over the land of Egypt, where the tongue of one I have not known, I heard, 6“I relieved his shoulder of the burden, his hands were freed from the basket.I relieved his shoulder of the burden. His hands were freed from the basket. 7“You called in trouble, and I rescued you; I answered you in the hiding place of thunder; I proved you at the waters of Meribah. Selah.You called in distress, and I rescued you. I answered you in the hiding place of thunder. I tested you at the waters of Meri̱v̱ah.” Selah. 8“Hear, my people, and I will admonish you; Israel, if you would listen to me!“Hear, my people, and I will admonish you. Yisra’ēl, if you would listen to me! 9“Let there be no strange god among you; nor shall you worship any foreign god.Let there be no strange god among you. Nor shall you worship any foreign god. 10“I, Yahweh, am your Almighty, who brought you up from the land of Egypt; open your mouth wide and I will fill it.“I, Yăhwēh, am your Almĭghty, who brought you up from the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide and I will fill it. 11“But my people did not listen to my voice; and Israel did not obey me.But my people did not listen to my voice. And Yisra’ēl did not obey me. 12“So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, to walk in their own devices.So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, to walk in their own devices. 13“Oh that my people would listen to me, that Israel would walk in my ways!Oh that my people would listen to me, that Yisra’ēl would walk in my ways! 14“I would quickly subdue their enemies, and turn my hand against their adversaries.I would quickly subdue their enemies, and turn my hand against their adversaries.” 15“Those hating Yahweh cower in fear to him; and may their time be to time immemorial.“Those hating Yăhwēh cower in fear to him. And may their time be to time immemorial. 16“But I would feed you with the finest of the wheat; and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”But I would feed you with the finest of the wheat, and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”
A Psalm of Asaph. The Almĭghty stations himself in the congregation of Gŏd, in the midst of the gods he will judge.†
82:2“Until when will you judge unjustly, and lift up the faces of the wicked?” Selah.
3“Render judgment for the poor and orphan. For the afflicted and destitute do justice. 4Make there to be an escape for the poor and needy. From the hand of the wicked deliver them. 5(They do not know, and they do not understand. In darkness they walk about. Are shaken all the foundations of the earth.)”
6“I, I have said, ‘Ye are gods, and sons of the Most High, all of you.‡ 7But as Adam you will surely die, even like one of the princes yoų will fall.’”
8Arise Almĭghty! Judge the earth, because you will inherit among all the nations!
A Song, a Psalm of Asaph. Almighty, do not remain quiet; do not be silent and, Almighty, do not be still. 83:2For, behold, your enemies make an uproar; and those who hate you have exalted themselves. 3They make shrewd plans against your people, and conspire together against your treasured ones. 4They have said, “Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more.” 5For they have conspired together with one mind; against you do they make a covenant: 6the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; Moab, and the Hagrites; 7Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre; 8Assyria also has joined with them; they have become a help to the children of Lot. Selah. 9Deal with them as with Midian, as with Sisera and Jabin, at the torrent of Kishon, 10who were destroyed at En-dor, who became as dung for the ground. 11Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb, and all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna, 12who said, “Let us possess for ourselves The pastures of the Almighty.” 13My Almighty, make them like the whirling dust; like chaff before the wind. 14Like fire that burns the forest, and like a flame that sets the mountains on fire, 15so pursue them with your tempest, and terrify them with your storm. 16Fill their faces with dishonor, that they may seek your name, Yahweh. 17Let them be ashamed and dismayed forever; and let them be humiliated and perish, 18that they may know that you alone, whose name is Yahweh, are the Most High over all the earth.
For the choir director; on the Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. How lovely are your dwelling places, Yahweh of hosts! 84:2My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of Yahweh; my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living Almighty. 3The bird also has found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even your altars, Yahweh of hosts, my King and my Almighty. 4How blessed are those who dwell in your house! They are ever praising you. Selah. 5How blessed is the man whose strength is in you; in whose heart are the highways to Zion! 6Passing through the valley of Baca, they make it a spring, the early rain also covers it with blessings. 7They go from strength to strength, every one of them appears before the Almighty in Zion. 8Yahweh Almighty of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, Almighty of Jacob! Selah. 9Behold our shield, Almighty, and look upon the face of your anointed. 10For a day in your courts is better than a thousand outside. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my Almighty, than dwell in the tents of wickedness. 11For Yahweh Almighty is a sun and shield; Yahweh gives grace and glory; no good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. 12Yahweh of hosts, how blessed is the man who trusts in you!
For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. Yahweh, you did show favor to your land; you did restore the captivity of Jacob. 85:2You did forgive the iniquity of your people; you did cover all their sin. Selah. 3You did withdraw all your fury; you did turn away from your burning anger. 4Restore us, Almighty of our salvation, and cause your indignation toward us to cease. 5Wilt you be angry with us to time immemorial? Wilt you prolong your anger to all generations? 6Wilt you not yourself revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? 7Show us your lovingkindness, Yahweh, and grant us your salvation. 8I will hear what the Mighty Yahweh will say; for he will speak peace to his people, to his godly ones; but let them not turn back to folly. 9Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land. 10Lovingkindness and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. 11Truth springs from the earth; and righteousness looks down from heaven. 12Indeed, Yahweh will give what is good; and our land will yield its produce. 13Righteousness will go before him, and will make his footsteps into a way.
A Prayer of David. Incline your ear, Yahweh, and answer me; for I am afflicted and needy. 86:2Do preserve my soul, for I am a godly man; you my Almighty, save your servant who trusts in you. 3Be gracious to me, Adonai, for to you I cry all day long. 4Make glad the soul of your servant, for to you, Adonai, I lift up my soul. 5For you, Adonai, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon you. 6Give ear, Yahweh, to my prayer; and give heed to the voice of my supplications! 7In the day of my trouble I shall call upon you, for you will answer me. 8There is no one like you among the mighty¨, Adonai; nor are there any works like yours. 9All nations whom you have made shall come and worship before you, Adonai; and they shall glorify your name. 10For you are great and doest wondrous deeds; you alone are Almighty. 11Teach me your way, Yahweh; I will walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name. 12I will give thanks to you, Adonai my Almighty, with all my heart, and will glorify your name to time immemorial. 13For your lovingkindness toward me is great, and you have delivered my soul from the depths of the grave. 14Almighty, arrogant men have risen up against me, and a band of violent men have sought my life, and they have not set you before them. 15But you, Adonai, are an Almighty merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth. 16Turn to me, and be gracious to me; oh grant your strength to your servant, and save the son of your handmaid. 17Show me a sign for good, that those who hate me may see it, and be ashamed, because you, Yahweh, have helped me and comforted me.
A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song. His foundation is in the holy mountains. 87:2Yahweh loves the gates of Zion More than all the other dwelling places of Jacob. 3Glorious things are spoken of you, city of the Almighty. Selah. 4“I shall mention Rahab and Babylon among those who know me; behold, Philistia and Tyre with Ethiopia: ‘This one was born there.’” 5But of Zion it shall be said, “This one and that one were born in her”; and the Most High himself will establish her. 6Yahweh shall count when he registers the peoples, “This one was born there.” Selah. 7Then those who sing as well as those who play the flutes shall say, “All my springs of joy are in you.”
A Song. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. For the choir director; according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite. Yahweh, the Almighty of my salvation, I have cried out by day and in the night before you. 88:2Let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry! 3For my soul has had enough troubles, and my life has drawn near to the grave. 4I am reckoned among those who go down to the pit; I have become like a man without strength, 5forsaken among the dead, like the slain who lie in the grave, whom you remember no more, and they are cut off from your hand. 6You have put me in the lowest pit, in dark places, in the depths. 7Your wrath has rested upon me, and you have afflicted me with all your waves. Selah. 8You have removed my acquaintances far from me; you have made me an object of loathing to them; I am shut up and cannot go out. 9My eye has wasted away because of affliction; I have called upon you every day, Yahweh; I have spread out my hands to you. 10Wilt you perform wonders for the dead? Will the departed spirits rise and praise you? Selah. 11Will your lovingkindness be declared in the grave, your faithfulness in Abaddon? 12Will your wonders be made known in the darkness? And your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness? 13But I, Yahweh, have cried out to you for help, and in the morning my prayer comes before you. 14Yahweh, why do you reject my soul? Why do you hide your face from me? 15I was afflicted and about to die from my youth on; I suffer your terrors; I am overcome. 16Your burning anger has passed over me; your terrors have destroyed me. 17They have surrounded me like water all day long; they have encompassed me altogether. 18You have removed lover and friend far from me; my acquaintances are in darkness.
A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the lovingkindness of Yahweh enduringly; to all generations I will make known your faithfulness with my mouth. 89:2For I have said, “Enduring Lovingkindness will be built up; in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness.” 3“I have made a covenant with my chosen; I have sworn to David my servant, 4I will establish your seed onward of time immemorial, and build up your throne to all generations.” Selah. 5And the heavens will praise your wonders, Yahweh; your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones. 6For who in the skies is comparable to Yahweh? Who among the sons of the mighty is like Yahweh, 7a Mighty One greatly feared in the council of the holy ones, and awesome above all those who are around him? 8Yahweh Almighty of hosts, who is like you, mighty Yah? Your faithfulness also surrounds you. 9You rule the swelling of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them. 10You yourself did crush Rahab like one who is slain; you did scatter your enemies with your mighty arm. 11The heavens are yours, the earth also is yours; the world and all it contains, you have founded them. 12The north and the south, you have created them; tabor and Hermon shout for joy at your name. 13You have a strong arm; your hand is mighty, your right hand is exalted. 14Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; lovingkindness and truth go before you. 15How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! Yahweh, they walk in the light of your countenance. 16In your name they rejoice all the day, and by your righteousness they are exalted. 17For you are the glory of their strength, and by your favor our horn is exalted. 18For our shield belongs to Yahweh, and our king to the Holy One of Israel. 19Once you did speak in vision to your godly ones, and did say, “I have given help to one who is mighty; I have exalted one chosen from the people. 20“I have found David my servant; with my holy oil I have anointed him, 21with whom my hand will be established; my arm also will strengthen him. 22“The enemy will not deceive him, nor the son of wickedness afflict him. 23“But I shall crush his adversaries before him, and strike those who hate him. 24“And my faithfulness and my lovingkindness will be with him, and in my name his horn will be exalted. 25“I shall also set his hand on the sea, and his right hand on the rivers. 26“He will cry to me, ‘You are my Father, my Almighty, and the rock of my salvation.’ 27“I also shall make him my first-born, the highest of the kings of the earth. 28“My lovingkindness I will keep for him to time immemorial, and my covenant shall be faithful to him. 29“So I will establish his descendants onwardly, and his throne as the days of heaven. 30“If his sons forsake my Law, and do not walk in my judgments, 31if they violate my statutes, and do not keep my commandments, 32then I will visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. 33“But I will not break off my lovingkindness from him, nor deal falsely in my faithfulness. 34“My covenant I will not violate, nor will I alter the utterance of my lips. 35“Once I have sworn by my holiness; I will not lie to David. 36“His descendants shall endure to time immemorial, and his throne as the sun before me. 37“As the moon, it shall be fixed enduringly, and as a witness in the sky is faithful.” Selah. 38But you have cast off and rejected, you have been full of wrath against your anointed. 39You have spurned the covenant of your servant; you have profaned his crown in the dust. 40You have broken down all his walls; you have brought his strongholds to ruin. 41All who pass along the way plunder him; he has become a reproach to his neighbors. 42You have exalted the right hand of his adversaries; you have made all his enemies rejoice. 43You also turn back the edge of his sword, and have not made him stand in battle. 44You have made his splendor to cease, and cast his throne to the ground. 45You have shortened the days of his youth; you have covered him with shame. Selah. 46How long, Yahweh? Wilt you hide yourself forever? Will your wrath burn like fire? 47Remember what my span of life is; for what vanity you have created all the sons of men! 48What man can live and not see death? Can he deliver his soul from the power of the grave? Selah. 49Where are your former lovingkindnesses, Adonai, which you did swear to David in your faithfulness? 50Remember, Adonai, the reproach of your servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples, 51with which your enemies have reproached, Yahweh, with which they have reproached the footsteps of your anointed. 52Blessed be Yahweh to time immemorial! Amæn and Amæn.
A Prayer of Moses the man of the Almighty. Adonai, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. 90:2Before the mountains were born, or you did give birth to the earth and the world, even from time immemorial onward to time immemorial, you are Almighty. 3You turn man back into dust, and say, “Return, children of men.” 4For a thousand years in your sight Are like yesterday when it passes by, or as a watch in the night. 5You have swept them away like a flood, they fall asleep; in the morning they are like grass which sprouts anew. 6In the morning it flourishes, and sprouts anew; toward evening it fades, and withers away. 7For we have been consumed by your anger, and by your wrath we have been dismayed. 8You have placed our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence. 9For all our days have declined in your fury; we have finished our years like a sigh. 10As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, or if due to strength, eighty years, yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; for soon it is gone and we fly away. 11Who understands the power of your anger, and your fury, according to the fear that is due you? 12So teach us to number our days, that we may present to you a heart of wisdom. 13Do return, Yahweh; how long will it be? And be sorry for your servants. 14Satisfy us in the morning with your lovingkindness, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. 15Make us glad according to the days you have afflicted us, and the years we have seen evil. 16Let your work appear to your servants, and your majesty to their children. 17And let the favor of Adonai our Almighty be upon us; and do confirm for us the work of our hands; yes, confirm the work of our hands.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. 91:2I will say to Yahweh, “My refuge and my fortress, my Almighty, in whom I trust!” 3For it is he who delivers you from the snare of the trapper, and from the deadly pestilence. 4He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you may seek refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. 5You will not be afraid of the terror by night, or of the arrow that flies by day; 6of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or of the destruction that lays waste at noon. 7A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not approach you. 8You will only look on with your eyes, and see the recompense of the wicked. 9For you have made Yahweh, my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place. 10No evil will befall you, nor will any plague come near your tent. 11For he will give his angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways. 12They will bear you up in their hands, lest you strike your foot against a stone. 13You will tread upon the lion and cobra, the young lion and the serpent you will trample down. 14“Because he has loved me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known my name. 15“He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him, and honor him. 16“With a long life I will satisfy him, and let him behold my salvation.”
A Psalm, a Song for the Sabbath day. It is good to give thanks to Yahweh, and to sing praises to your name, Most High; 92:2to declare your lovingkindness in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, 3with the ten-stringed lute, and with the harp; with resounding music upon the lyre. 4For you, Yahweh, have made me glad by what you have done, I will sing for joy at the works of your hands. 5How great are your works, Yahweh! Your thoughts are very deep. 6A senseless man has no knowledge; nor does a stupid man understand this: 7that when the wicked sprouted up like grass, and all who did iniquity flourished, it was only that they might be destroyed forevermore. 8But you, Yahweh, are on high to time immemorial. 9For, behold, your enemies, Yahweh, for, behold, your enemies will perish; all who do iniquity will be scattered. 10But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil. 11And my eye has looked exultantly upon my foes, my ears hear of the evildoers who rise up against me. 12The righteous man will flourish like the palm tree, he will grow like a cedar in Lebanon. 13Planted in the house of Yahweh, they will flourish in the courts of our Almighty. 14They will still yield fruit in old age; they shall be full of sap and very green, 15to declare that Yahweh is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
Yahweh reigns, he is clothed with majesty; Yahweh has clothed and girded himself with strength; indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved.Yăhwēh reigns majestically clothed†. Yăhwēh has put on strength. He makes himself to be girded. Yea, you establish the world. You will not be shaken.† 93:2Your throne is established since then—since time immemorial you reign.Your throne is established from the past. From time immemorial you are. 3The floods have lifted up, Yahweh, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their pounding waves.The ocean tides have risen Yăhwēh. The ocean tides have lifted their sound. The ocean tides have lifted up their crashing. 4More than the sounds of many waters, than the mighty breakers of the sea, Yahweh on high is mighty.Above the sound of many majestic waters, above the breakers of the majestic sea, in the height is Yăhwēh. 5Your testimonies are faithful; holiness befits your house, Yahweh, for the length of days!Your witnesses are very faithful. At your house it is beautifully holy, Yăhwēh, for the length of all times.
Mighty One of vengeance; Yahweh, Mighty of vengeance, shine forth! 94:2Rise up, Judge of the earth; render recompense to the proud. 3How long shall the wicked, Yahweh, how long shall the wicked exult? 4They pour forth words, they speak arrogantly; all who do wickedness vaunt themselves. 5They crush your people, Yahweh, and afflict your heritage. 6They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the orphans. 7And they have said, “Yah does not see, nor does the Almighty of Jacob pay heed.” 8Pay heed, you senseless among the people; and when will you understand, stupid ones? 9He who planted the ear, does he not hear? He who formed the eye, does he not see? 10He who chastens the nations, will he not rebuke, even he who teaches man knowledge? 11Yahweh knows the thoughts of man, that they are a mere breath. 12Blessed is the man whom you chasten, Yah, and teach out of your Law; 13that you may grant him relief from the days of adversity, until a pit is dug for the wicked. 14For Yahweh will not abandon his people, nor will he forsake his inheritance. 15For judgment will again be righteous; and all the upright in heart will follow it. 16Who will stand up for me against evildoers? Who will take his stand for me against those who do wickedness? 17If Yahweh had not been my help, my soul would soon have dwelt in the abode of silence. 18If I should say, “My foot has slipped,” your lovingkindness, Yahweh, will hold me up. 19When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, your consolations delight my soul. 20Can a throne of destruction be allied with you, one which devises mischief by decree? 21They band themselves together against the life of the righteous, and condemn the innocent to death. 22But Yahweh has been my stronghold, and my Almighty the rock of my refuge. 23And he has brought back their wickedness upon them, and will destroy them in their evil; Yahweh our Almighty will destroy them.
Come, let us sing for joy to Yahweh; let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. 95:2Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving; let us shout joyfully to him with psalms. 3For Yahweh is a great Mighty One, and a great King above all gods, 4in whose hand are the depths of the earth; the peaks of the mountains are his also. 5The sea is his, for it was he who made it; and his hands formed the dry land. 6Come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before Yahweh our Maker. 7For he is our Almighty, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today, if you would hear his voice, 8Do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, as in the day of Massah in the wilderness; 9“When your fathers tested me, they tried me, though they had seen my work. 10“For forty years I loathed that generation, and said they are a people who err in their heart, and they do not know my ways. 11“Therefore I swore in my anger, truly they shall not enter into my rest.”
Sing to Yahweh a new song; sing to Yahweh, all the earth. 96:2Sing to Yahweh, bless his name; proclaim good tidings of his salvation from day to day. 3Tell of his glory among the nations, his wonderful deeds among all the peoples. 4For great is Yahweh, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods. 5For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but Yahweh made the heavens. 6Splendor and majesty are before him, strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. 7Ascribe to Yahweh, families of the peoples, ascribe to Yahweh glory and strength. 8Ascribe to Yahweh the glory of his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts. 9Worship Yahweh in holy attire; tremble before him, all the earth. 10Say among the nations, “Yahweh reigns; indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity.” 11Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all it contains; 12Let the field exult, and all that is in it. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy 13Before Yahweh, for he is coming; for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness, and the peoples in his faithfulness.
Yahweh reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the many islands be glad. 97:2Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. 3Fire goes before him, and burns up his adversaries round about. 4His lightnings lit up the world; the earth saw and trembled. 5The mountains melted like wax at the presence of Yahweh, at the presence of Adonai of the whole earth. 6The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the peoples have seen his glory. 7Let all those be ashamed who serve graven images, who boast themselves of idols; worship him, all you mighty ones. 8Zion heard this and was glad, and the daughters of Judah have rejoiced Because of your judgments, Yahweh. 9For you are Yahweh Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods. 10Hate evil, you who love Yahweh, who preserves the souls of his godly ones; he delivers them from the hand of the wicked. 11Light is sown like seed for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart. 12Be glad in Yahweh, you righteous ones; and give thanks to his holy name.
A Psalm. Sing to Yahweh a new song, for he has done wonderful things, his right hand and his holy arm have gained the victory for him. 98:2Yahweh has made known his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations. 3He has remembered his lovingkindness and his faithfulness to the house of Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our Almighty. 4Shout joyfully to Yahweh, all the earth; break forth and sing for joy and sing praises. 5Sing praises to Yahweh with the lyre; with the lyre and the sound of melody. 6With trumpets and the sound of the horn Shout joyfully before the King, Yahweh. 7Let the sea roar and all it contains, the world and those who dwell in it. 8Let the rivers clap their hands; let the mountains sing together for joy 9Before Yahweh; for he is coming to judge the earth; he will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.
Yahweh reigns, let the peoples tremble; he is enthroned above the cherubim, let the earth shake! 99:2Yahweh is great in Zion, and he is exalted above all the peoples. 3Let them praise your great and awesome name; holy is he. 4And the strength of the King loves justice; you have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob. 5Exalt Yahweh our Almighty, and worship at his footstool; holy is he. 6Moses and Aaron were among his priests, and Samuel was among those who called on his name; they called upon Yahweh, and he answered them. 7He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud; they kept his testimonies, and the statute that he gave them. 8Yahweh our Almighty, you did answer them; you were a forgiving Mighty One to them, and yet an avenger of their evil deeds. 9Exalt Yahweh our Almighty, and worship at his holy hill; for holy is Yahweh our Almighty.
A Psalm for Thanksgiving. Shout joyfully to Yahweh, all the earth. 100:2Serve Yahweh with gladness; come before him with joyful singing. 3Know that Yahweh himself is Almighty; it is he who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. 4Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him; bless his name. 5For Yahweh is good; his lovingkindness is to time immemorial, and his faithfulness to all generations.
A Psalm of David. I Will sing of lovingkindness and justice, to you, Yahweh, I will sing praises. 101:2I will give heed to the blameless way. When will you come to me? I will walk within my house in the integrity of my heart. 3I will set no worthless thing before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not fasten its grip on me. 4A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will know no evil. 5Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy; no one who has a haughty look and an arrogant heart will I endure. 6My eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me; he who walks in a blameless way is the one who will minister to me. 7He who practices deceit shall not dwell within my house; he who speaks falsehood shall not maintain his position before me. 8Every morning I will destroy all the wicked of the land, so as to cut off from the city of Yahweh all those who do iniquity.
A Prayer of the Afflicted, when he is faint, and pours out his complaint before Adonai. Hear my prayer, Yahweh! And let my cry for help come to you. 102:2Do not hide your face from me in the day of my distress; incline your ear to me; in the day when I call answer me quickly. 3For my days have been consumed in smoke, and my bones have been scorched like a hearth. 4My heart has been smitten like grass and has withered away, indeed, I forget to eat my bread. 5Because of the loudness of my groaning my bones cling to my flesh. 6I resemble a pelican of the wilderness; I have become like an owl of the waste places. 7I lie awake, I have become like a lonely bird on a housetop. 8My enemies have reproached me all day long; those who deride me have used my name as a curse. 9For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping, 10because of your indignation and your wrath; for you have lifted me up and cast me away. 11My days are like a lengthened shadow; and I wither away like grass. 12But you, Yahweh, abide to time immemorial; and your name to all generations. 13You will arise and have compassion on Zion; for it is time to be gracious to her, for the appointed time has come. 14Surely your servants find pleasure in her stones, and feel pity for her dust. 15So the nations will fear the name of Yahweh, and all the kings of the earth your glory. 16For Yahweh has built up Zion; he has appeared in his glory. 17He has regarded the prayer of the destitute, and has not despised their prayer. 18This will be written for the generation to come; that a people yet to be created may praise Yah. 19For he looked down from his holy height; from heaven Yahweh gazed upon the earth, 20to hear the groaning of the prisoner; to set free those who were doomed to death; 21that men may tell of the name of Yahweh in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem; 22when the peoples are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve Yahweh. 23He has weakened my strength in the way; he has shortened my days. 24I say, “My Almighty, do not take me away in the midst of my days, your years are throughout all generations. 25“Of old you did found the earth; and the heavens are the work of your hands. 26“Even they will perish, but you endure; and all of them will wear out like a garment; like clothing you will change them, and they will be changed. 27“But you are the same, and your years will not come to an end. 28“The children of your servants will continue, and their descendants will be established before you.”
A Psalm of David. Bless Yahweh, my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 103:2Bless Yahweh, my soul, and forget none of his benefits; 3who pardons all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases; 4who redeems your life from the pit; who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; 5who satisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle. 6Yahweh performs righteous deeds, and judgments for all who are oppressed. 7He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the sons of Israel. 8Yahweh is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness. 9He will not always strive with us; nor will he keep his anger to time immemorial. 10He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. 11For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his lovingkindness toward those who fear him. 12As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. 13Just as a father has compassion on his children, so Yahweh has compassion on those who fear him. 14For he himself knows our frame; he is mindful that we are but dust. 15As for man, his days are like grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes. 16When the wind has passed over it, it is no more; and its place acknowledges it no longer. 17But the lovingkindness of Yahweh is from time immemorial and onward to time immemorial on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, 18to those who keep his covenant, and who remember his precepts to do them. 19Yahweh has established his throne in the heavens; and his sovereignty rules over all. 20Bless Yahweh, you his angels, mighty in strength, who perform his word, obeying the voice of his word! 21Bless Yahweh, all you his hosts, you who serve him, doing his will. 22Bless Yahweh, all you works of his, in all places of his dominion; bless Yahweh, my soul!
Bless Yahweh, my soul! Yahweh my Almighty, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty, 104:2covering yourself with light as with a cloak, stretching out heaven like a tent curtain. 3He lays the beams of his upper chambers in the waters; he makes the clouds his chariot; he walks upon the wings of the wind; 4he makes the winds his messengers, flaming fire his ministers. 5He established the earth upon its foundations, so that it will not totter enduringly and and onward. 6You did cover it with the deep as with a garment; the waters were standing above the mountains. 7At your rebuke they fled; at the sound of your thunder they hurried away. 8The mountains rose; the valleys sank down To the place which you did establish for them. 9You did set a boundary that they may not pass over; that they may not return to cover the earth. 10He sends forth springs in the valleys; they flow between the mountains; 11they give drink to every beast of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. 12Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they lift up their voices among the branches. 13He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of his works. 14He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, and vegetation for the labor of man, so that he may bring forth food from the earth, 15and wine which makes man’s heart glad, so that he may make his face glisten with oil, and food which sustains man’s heart. 16The trees of Yahweh drink their fill, the cedars of Lebanon which he planted, 17where the birds build their nests, and the stork, whose home is the fir trees. 18The high mountains are for the wild goats; the cliffs are a refuge for the rock badgers. 19He made the moon for the seasons; the sun knows the place of its setting. 20You appoint darkness and it becomes night, in which all the beasts of the forest prowl about. 21The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their food from the Almighty. 22When the sun rises they withdraw, and lie down in their dens. 23Man goes forth to his work and to his labor until evening. 24Yahweh, how many are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your possessions. 25There is the sea, great and broad, in which are swarms without number, animals both small and great. 26There the ships move along, and Leviathan, which you have formed to sport in it. 27They all wait for you, to give them their food in due season. 28You give to them, they gather it up; you open your hand, they are satisfied with good. 29You hide your face, they are dismayed; you take away their spirit, they expire, and return to their dust. 30You send forth your Spirit, they are created; and you renew the face of the ground. 31Let the glory of Yahweh endure to time immemorial; let Yahweh be glad in his works; 32he looks at the earth, and it trembles; he touches the mountains, and they smoke. 33I will sing to Yahweh as long as I live; I will sing praise to my Almighty while I have my being. 34Let my meditation be pleasing to him; as for me, I shall be glad in Yahweh. 35Let sinners be consumed from the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless Yahweh, my soul. Hallelu Yah!
OH give thanks to Yahweh, call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples. 105:2Sing to him, sing praises to him; speak of all his wonders. 3Glory in his holy name; let the heart of those who seek Yahweh be glad. 4Seek Yahweh and his strength; seek his face continually. 5Remember his wonders which he has done, his marvels, and the judgments uttered by his mouth, 6seed of Abraham, his servant, sons of Jacob, his chosen ones! 7He is Yahweh our Almighty; his judgments are in all the earth. 8He has remembered his covenant to time immemorial, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations, 9the covenant which he made with Abraham, and his oath to Isaac. 10Then he confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, to Israel as an enduring covenant, 11saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan As the portion of your inheritance,” 12When they were only a few men in number, very few, and strangers in it. 13And they wandered about from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another people. 14He permitted no man to oppress them, and he reproved kings for their sakes: 15“Do not touch my anointed ones, and do my prophets no harm.” 16And he called for a famine upon the land; he broke the whole staff of bread. 17He sent a man before them, Joseph, who was sold as a slave. 18They afflicted his feet with fetters, he himself was laid in irons; 19until the time that his word came to pass, the word of Yahweh tested him. 20The king sent and released him, the ruler of peoples, and set him free. 21He made him lord of his house, and ruler over all his possessions, 22to imprison his princes at will, that he might teach his elders wisdom. 23Israel also came into Egypt; thus Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham. 24And he caused his people to be very fruitful, and made them stronger than their adversaries. 25He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal craftily with his servants. 26He sent Moses his servant, and Aaron whom he had chosen. 27They performed his wondrous acts among them, and miracles in the land of Ham. 28He sent darkness and made it dark; and they did not rebel against his words. 29He turned their waters into blood, and caused their fish to die. 30Their land swarmed with frogs Even in the chambers of their kings. 31He spoke, and there came a swarm of flies and gnats in all their territory. 32He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land. 33He struck down their vines also and their fig trees, and shattered the trees of their territory. 34He spoke, and locusts came, and young locusts, even without number, 35and ate up all vegetation in their land, and ate up the fruit of their ground. 36He also struck down all the first-born in their land, the first fruits of all their vigor. 37Then he brought them out with silver and gold; and among his tribes there was not one who stumbled. 38Egypt was glad when they departed; for the dread of them had fallen upon them. 39He spread a cloud for a covering, and fire to illumine by night. 40They asked, and he brought quail, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven. 41He opened the rock, and water flowed out; it ran in the dry places like a river. 42For he remembered his holy word with Abraham his servant; 43and he brought forth his people with joy, his chosen ones with a joyful shout. 44He gave them also the lands of the nations, that they might take possession of the fruit of the peoples’ labor, 45so that they might keep his statutes, and observe his laws, hallelu Yah!
Praise Yahweh! Oh give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good; for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial. 106:2Who can speak of the mighty deeds of Yahweh, or can show forth all his praise? 3How blessed are those who keep justice, who practice righteousness at all times! 4Remember me, Yahweh, in your favor toward your people; visit me with your salvation, 5that I may see the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation, that I may glory with your inheritance. 6We have sinned like our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have behaved wickedly. 7Our fathers in Egypt did not understand your wonders; they did not remember your abundant kindnesses, but rebelled by the sea, at the Red Sea. 8Nevertheless he saved them for the sake of his name, that he might make his power known. 9Thus he rebuked the Red Sea and it dried up; and he led them through the deeps, as through the wilderness. 10So he saved them from the hand of the one who hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy. 11And the waters covered their adversaries; not one of them was left. 12Then they supported his words; they sang his praise. 13But they quickly forgot his works; they did not wait for his counsel, 14but craved intensely in the wilderness, and tempted the Mighty One in the desert. 15So he gave them their request, but sent a wasting disease among them. 16When they became envious of Moses in the camp, and of Aaron, the holy one of Yahweh, 17the earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and engulfed the company of Abiram. 18And a fire blazed up in their company; the flame consumed the wicked. 19They made a calf in Horeb, and worshiped a molten image. 20Thus they exchanged My glory For the image of an ox that eats grass. 21They forgot the Mighty One their Savior, who had done great things in Egypt, 22wonders in the land of Ham, and awesome things by the Red Sea. 23Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen one stood in the breach before him, to turn away his wrath from destroying them. 24Then they despised the pleasant land; they did not give support to his word, 25but grumbled in their tents; they did not listen to the voice of Yahweh. 26Therefore he swore to them, that he would cast them down in the wilderness, 27and that he would cast their seed among the nations, and scatter them in the lands. 28They joined themselves also to Baal-peor, and ate sacrifices offered to the dead. 29Thus they provoked him to anger with their deeds; and the plague broke out among them. 30Then Phinehas stood up and interposed; and so the plague was stayed. 31And it was reckoned to him for righteousness, to all generations onward of time immemorial. 32They also provoked him to wrath at the waters of Meribah, so that it went hard with Moses on their account; 33because they were rebellious against his Spirit, he spoke rashly with his lips. 34They did not destroy the peoples, as Yahweh commanded them, 35but they mingled with the nations, and learned their practices, 36and served their idols, which became a snare to them. 37They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons, 38and shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and their daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with the blood. 39Thus they became unclean in their practices, and played the harlot in their deeds. 40Therefore the anger of Yahweh was kindled against his people, and he abhorred his inheritance. 41Then he gave them into the hand of the nations; and those who hated them ruled over them. 42Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were subdued under their power. 43Many times he would deliver them; they, however, were rebellious in their counsel, and so sank down in their iniquity. 44Nevertheless he looked upon their distress, when he heard their cry; 45and he remembered his covenant for their sake, and relented according to the greatness of his lovingkindness. 46He also made them objects of compassion In the presence of all their captors. 47Save us, Yahweh our Almighty, and gather us from among the nations, to give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise. 48Blessed be Yahweh, the Almighty of Israel, from the time immemorial and onward to the time immemorial. And let all the people say, “Amæn.” Hallelu Yah!
OH give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good; for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial. 107:2Let the redeemed of Yahweh say so, whom he has redeemed from the hand of the adversary, 3and gathered from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. 4They wandered in the wilderness in a desert region; they did not find a way to an inhabited city. 5They were hungry and thirsty; their soul fainted within them. 6Then they cried out to Yahweh in their trouble; he delivered them out of their distresses. 7He led them also by a straight way, to go to an inhabited city. 8Let them give thanks to Yahweh for his lovingkindness, and for his wonders to the sons of men! 9For he has satisfied the thirsty soul, and the hungry soul he has filled with what is good. 10There were those who dwelt in darkness and in the shadow of death, prisoners in misery and chains, 11because they had rebelled against the words of the Almighty, and spurned the counsel of the Most High. 12Therefore he humbled their heart with labor; they stumbled and there was none to help. 13Then they cried out to Yahweh in their trouble; he saved them out of their distresses. 14He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their bands apart. 15Let them give thanks to Yahweh for his lovingkindness, and for his wonders to the sons of men! 16For he has shattered gates of bronze, and cut bars of iron asunder. 17Fools, because of their rebellious way, and because of their iniquities, were afflicted. 18Their soul abhorred all kinds of food; and they drew near to the gates of death. 19Then they cried out to Yahweh in their trouble; he saved them out of their distresses. 20He sent his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. 21Let them give thanks to Yahweh for his lovingkindness, and for his wonders to the sons of men! 22Let them also offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, and tell of his works with joyful singing. 23Those who go down to the sea in ships, who do business on great waters; 24they have seen the works of Yahweh, and his wonders in the deep. 25For he spoke and raised up a stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea. 26They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths; their soul melted away in their misery. 27They reeled and staggered like a drunken man, and were at their wits’ end. 28Then they cried to Yahweh in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distresses. 29He caused the storm to be still, so that the waves of the sea were hushed. 30Then they were glad because they were quiet; so he guided them to their desired haven. 31Let them give thanks to Yahweh for his lovingkindness, and for his wonders to the sons of men! 32Let them extol him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him at the seat of the elders. 33He changes rivers into a wilderness, and springs of water into a thirsty ground; 34a fruitful land into a salt waste, because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it. 35He changes a wilderness into a pool of water, and a dry land into springs of water; 36and there he makes the hungry to dwell, so that they may establish an inhabited city, 37and sow fields, and plant vineyards, and gather a fruitful harvest. 38Also he blesses them and they multiply greatly; and he does not let their cattle decrease. 39When they are diminished and bowed down through oppression, misery, and sorrow, 40he pours contempt upon princes, and makes them wander in a pathless waste. 41But he sets the needy securely on high away from affliction, and makes his families like a flock. 42The upright see it, and are glad; but all unrighteousness shuts its mouth. 43Who is wise? Let him give heed to these things; and consider the lovingkindnesses of Yahweh.
A Song, a Psalm of David. My heart is steadfast, Almighty; I will sing, I will sing praises, even with my soul. 108:2Awake, harp and lyre; I will awaken the dawn! 3I will give thanks to you, Yahweh, among the peoples; and I will sing praises to you among the nations. 4For your lovingkindness is great above the heavens; and your truth reaches to the skies. 5Be exalted, Almighty, above the heavens, and your glory above all the earth. 6That your beloved may be delivered, save with your right hand, and answer me! 7The Almighty has spoken in his holiness: “I will exult, I will portion out Shechem, and measure out the valley of Succoth. 8“Gilead is Mine, Manasseh is Mine; Ephraim also is the helmet of my head; Judah is my scepter. 9“Moab is my washbowl; over Edom I shall throw my shoe; over Philistia I will shout aloud.” 10Who will bring me into the besieged city? Who will lead me to Edom? 11Have not you yourself, Almighty, rejected us? And will you not go forth with our armies, Almighty? 12Oh give us help against the adversary, for deliverance by man is in vain. 13Through the Almighty we shall do valiantly; and it is he who will tread down our adversaries.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. Almighty of my praise, do not be silent! 109:2For they have opened the wicked and deceitful mouth against me; they have spoken against me with a lying tongue. 3They have also surrounded me with words of hatred, and fought against me without cause. 4In return for my love they act as my accusers; but I am in prayer. 5Thus they have repaid me evil for good, and hatred for my love. 6Appoint a wicked man over him; and let an accuser stand at his right hand. 7When he is judged, let him come forth guilty; and let his prayer become sin. 8Let his days be few; let another take his office. 9Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow. 10Let his children wander about and beg; and let them seek sustenance far from their ruined homes. 11Let the creditor seize all that he has; and let strangers plunder the product of his labor. 12Let there be none to extend lovingkindness to him, nor any to be gracious to his fatherless children. 13Let his posterity be cut off; in a following generation let their name be blotted out. 14Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before Yahweh, and do not let the sin of his mother be blotted out. 15Let them be before Yahweh continually, that he may cut off their memory from the earth; 16because he did not remember to show lovingkindness, but persecuted the afflicted and needy man, and the despondent in heart, to put them to death. 17He also loved cursing, so it came to him; and he did not delight in blessing, so it was far from him. 18But he clothed himself with cursing as with his garment, and it entered into his body like water, and like oil into his bones. 19Let it be to him as a garment with which he covers himself, and for a belt with which he constantly girds himself. 20Let this be the reward of my accusers from Yahweh, and of those who speak evil against my soul. 21But you, Adonai, my Lord, deal kindly with me for your name’s sake; because your lovingkindness is good, deliver me; 22For I am afflicted and needy, and my heart is wounded within me. 23I am passing like a shadow when it lengthens; I am shaken off like the locust. 24My knees are weak from fasting; and my flesh has grown lean, without fatness. 25I also have become a reproach to them; when they see me, they wag their head. 26Help me, Yahweh my Almighty; save me according to your lovingkindness. 27And let them know that this is your hand; you, Yahweh, have done it. 28Let them curse, but do you bless; when they arise, they shall be ashamed, but your servant shall be glad. 29Let my accusers be clothed with dishonor, and let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe. 30With my mouth I will give thanks abundantly to Yahweh; and in the midst of many I will praise him. 31For he stands at the right hand of the needy, to save him from those who judge his soul.
A Psalm of David.A Psalm of Daυi̱d. Yahweh says to my Adonai†: “Stay† on as my right hand, onward† of when† I make your enemies a footstool for your feet†.”An utterance† of Yăhwēh to my A̕dōnai̱, “Remain at my right hand onward I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”†‡ 110:2Yahweh will stretch forth your strong scepter from Zion, saying, “Rule in the midst of your enemies.”Yăhwēh will send the rod of your might from Tsi̱yōn. “Rule in the midst of your enemies!” 3Your people will volunteer freely in the day of your power; in holy array, from the womb of the dawn, your youth are to you as the dew.Your people are volunteers in the day of your power, with the splendor of holiness, from the womb of the early dawn, to you as the dew of your youth. 4Yahweh has sworn and will not change his mind, “You are a minister††, to time immemorial, concerning my cause†, O my King of Justice†.”Yăhwēh has sworn himself, and he will not be sorry, “You are a minister of time immemorial concerning my cause, my King of Justice.‡ 5Yahweh upon your right hand shattereth kings in the day of his wrath.A̕dōnai̱ upon your right hand will have shattered, in the day of his wrath, kings. 6He will judge among the nations, he will fill them with corpses, he will shatter the chief men over a broad country.He will judge among the nations. He will have filled them with corpses. He will have shattered the chief head upon the earth. 7He will drink from the brook by the wayside; therefore he will lift up his head.From the wadi-torrent in the way he will drink. Therefore, he will make high the head.
Hallelu Yah! I will give thanks to Yahweh with all my heart, in the company of the upright and in the assembly. 111:2Great are the works of Yahweh; they are studied by all who delight in them. 3Splendid and majestic is his work; and his righteousness endures forever. 4He has made his wonders to be remembered; Yahweh is gracious and compassionate. 5He has given food to those who fear him; he will remember his covenant to time immemorial. 6He has made known to his people the power of his works, in giving them the heritage of the nations. 7The works of his hands are truth and justice; all his precepts are faithful. 8They are upheld onwardly to time immemorial; they are performed in truth and uprightness. 9He has sent redemption to his people; he has ordained his covenant to time immemorial; holy and awesome is his name. 10The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do his commandments; his praise endures forever.
Hallelu Yah! How blessed is the man who fears Yahweh, who greatly delights in his commandments. 112:2His descendants will be mighty on earth; the generation of the upright will be blessed. 3Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever. 4Light arises in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious and compassionate and righteous. 5It is well with the man who is gracious and lends; he will maintain his cause in judgment. 6For he will not be shaken to time immemorial; the righteous will be remembered enduringly. 7He will not fear evil tidings; his heart is steadfast, trusting in Yahweh. 8His heart is upheld, he will not fear, until he looks with satisfaction on his adversaries. 9He has given freely to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his horn will be exalted in honor. 10The wicked will see it and be vexed; he will gnash his teeth and melt away; the desire of the wicked will perish.
Hallelu Yah! Praise, servants of Yahweh. Praise the name of Yahweh. 113:2Blessed be the name of Yahweh from now and onward of time immemorial. 3From the rising of the sun to its setting The name of Yahweh is to be praised. 4Yahweh is high above all nations; his glory is above the heavens. 5Who is like Yahweh our Almighty, who is enthroned on high, 6who humbles himself to behold The things that are in heaven and in the earth? 7He raises the poor from the dust, and lifts the needy from the ash heap, 8to make them sit with princes, with the princes of his people. 9He makes the barren woman abide in the house As a joyful mother of children. Hallelu Yah!
When Israel went forth from Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language, 114:2Judah became his sanctuary, Israel, his dominion. 3The sea looked and fled; the Jordan turned back. 4The mountains skipped like rams, the hills, like lambs. 5What ails you, sea, that you flee? Jordan, that you turn back? 6Mountains, that you skip like rams? Hills, like lambs? 7Tremble, earth, before the Lord, before the Mighty One of Jacob, 8who turned the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a fountain of water.
Not to us, Yahweh, not to us, but to your name give glory Because of your lovingkindness, because of your truth. 115:2Why should the nations say, “Where, now, is their Almighty?” 3But our Almighty is in the heavens; he does whatever he pleases. 4Their idols are silver and gold, the work of man’s hands. 5They have mouths, but they cannot speak; they have eyes, but they cannot see; 6they have ears, but they cannot hear; they have noses, but they cannot smell; 7they have hands, but they cannot feel; they have feet, but they cannot walk; they cannot make a sound with their throat. 8Those who make them will become like them, everyone who trusts in them. 9Israel, trust in Yahweh; he is their help and their shield. 10House of Aaron, trust in Yahweh; he is their help and their shield. 11You who fear Yahweh, trust in Yahweh; he is their help and their shield. 12Yahweh has been mindful of us; he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron. 13He will bless those who fear Yahweh, the small together with the great. 14May Yahweh give you increase, you and your children. 15May you be blessed of Yahweh, maker of heaven and earth. 16The heavens are the heavens of Yahweh; but the earth he has given to the sons of men. 17The dead do not praise Yah, nor do any who go down into silence; 18but as for us, we will bless Yah from now and onward of time immemorial. Hallelu Yah!
I Love Yahweh, because he hears my voice and my supplications. 116:2Because he has inclined his ear to me, therefore I shall call upon him as long as I live. 3The cords of death encompassed me, and the terrors of the grave came upon me; I found distress and sorrow. 4Then I called upon the name of Yahweh: “Yahweh, I beseech you, save my life!” 5Gracious is Yahweh, and righteous; yes, our Almighty is compassionate. 6Yahweh preserves the simple; I was brought low, and he saved me. 7Return to your rest, my soul, for Yahweh has dealt bountifully with you. 8For you have rescued my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. 9I shall walk before Yahweh in the land of the living. 10I gave my support to Yahweh when I confessed, “I am greatly humbled.” 11I said in my trepidation, “All men are liars.” 12What shall I render to Yahweh for all his benefits toward me? 13I shall lift up the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of Yahweh. 14I shall pay my vows to Yahweh, oh may it be in the presence of all his people. 15Precious in the sight of Yahweh is the death of his godly ones. 16Yahweh, surely I am your servant, I am your servant, the son of your handmaid, you have loosed my bonds. 17To you I shall offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and call upon the name of Yahweh. 18I shall pay my vows to Yahweh, oh may it be in the presence of all his people, 19in the courts of Yahweh’s house, in the midst of you, Jerusalem. Hallelu Yah!
Praise Yahweh, all nations; laud him, all peoples! 117:2For his lovingkindness is great toward us, and the truth of Yahweh is to time immemorial. Hallelu Yah!
Give thanks to Yahweh, in that he is good—in that to time immemorial is his lovingkindness. 118:2Come let Israel say that “His lovingkindness is to time immemorial.” 3Come let the house of Aaron say, “His lovingkindness is to time immemorial.” 4Come let those who fear Yahweh say, “His lovingkindness is to time immemorial.” 5From distress I called Yah; he answered me in the spacious place of Yah. 6Yahweh is for me; I will not fear; what can man do to me? 7Yahweh is for me among those who help me; and I shall look on those who hate me. 8Better to seek refuge in Yahweh than to trust in man. 9Better to seek refuge in Yahweh than to trust in nobles. 10All nations surround me—in the name of Yahweh—in that I make them circumcised. 11They surround me, yea, they surround me—in the name of Yahweh—in that I make them circumcised. 12They surround me like bees; they are put out like a brush fire—in the name of Yahweh—in that I make them circumcised. 13Pushing, you nations pushed me to fall, then Yahweh helped me. 14Yah is my strength and song, and he is for me as Yeshuah. 15The voice of joyful shouting and Yeshuah in the tents of the righteous ones—the right hand of Yahweh does valiantly. 16The Right hand of Yahweh is raised up; the Right hand of Yahweh does valiantly. 17I shall not die, but I will live, and tell of the works of Yah. 18Disciplining Yah disciplines me, but he does not give me to death. 19Open to me the gates of righteousness; I shall enter into them, I shall give thanks to Yah. 20This is the gate of Yahweh; the righteous ones will enter into it. 21I shall give thanks to you, because you answer me; and you are to me as Yeshuah†. 22The Stone the builders rejected becometh the master keystone†. 23This becometh of Yahweh; it is wonderful in our eyes. 24This is the day† which Yahweh has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. 25We plea Yahweh, bring Hoshiah† we plea; We plea Yahweh, bring prosperity we plea! 26Blessed is the one who comes in the name of Yahweh; we make you blessed from the House of Yahweh. 27He is El—Yahweh, and he gives light to us; bind the festival sacrifice with cords unto the horns of the altar. 28My El you are, and I give thanks to you, my Almighty, I raise you up. 29Give thanks to Yahweh, in that he is good; in that to time immemorial is his lovingkindness.
How blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the Law of Yahweh. 119:2How blessed are those who observe his testimonies, who seek him with all their heart. 3They also do no unrighteousness; they walk in his ways. 4You have ordained your precepts, that we should keep them diligently. 5Oh that my ways may be established To keep your statutes! 6Then I shall not be ashamed when I look upon all your commandments. 7I shall give thanks to you with uprightness of heart, when I learn your righteous judgments. 8I shall keep your statutes; do not forsake me utterly! 9How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to your word. 10With all my heart I have sought you; do not let me wander from your commandments. 11Your word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against you. 12Blessed are you, Yahweh; teach me your statutes. 13With my lips I have told of All the ordinances of your mouth. 14I have rejoiced in the way of your testimonies, as much as in all riches. 15I will meditate on your precepts, and regard your ways. 16I shall delight in your statutes; I shall not forget your word. 17Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live and keep your word. 18Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things from your Law. 19I am a stranger in the earth; do not hide your commandments from me. 20My soul is crushed with longing After your ordinances at all times. 21You rebuke the arrogant, the cursed, who wander from your commandments. 22Take away reproach and contempt from me, for I observe your testimonies. 23Even though princes sit and talk against me, your servant meditates on your statutes. 24Your testimonies also are my delight; they are my counselors. 25My soul cleaves to the dust; revive me according to your word. 26I have told of my ways, and you have answered me; teach me your statutes. 27Make me understand the way of your precepts, so I will meditate on your wonders. 28My soul weeps because of grief; strengthen me according to your word. 29Remove the false way from me, and graciously grant me your Law. 30I have chosen the faithful way; I have placed your ordinances before me. 31I cleave to your testimonies; Yahweh, do not put me to shame! 32I shall run the way of your commandments, for you will enlarge my heart. 33Teach me, Yahweh, the way of your statutes, and I shall observe it to the end. 34Give me understanding, that I may observe your Law, and keep it with all my heart. 35Make me walk in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it. 36Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to dishonest gain. 37Turn away my eyes from looking at vanity, and revive me in your ways. 38Establish your word to your servant, as that which produces reverence for you. 39Turn away my reproach which I dread, for your ordinances are good. 40Behold, I long for your precepts; revive me through your righteousness. 41May your lovingkindnesses also come to me, Yahweh, your salvation according to your word; 42so I shall have an answer for him who reproaches me, for I trust in your word. 43And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for I wait for your ordinances. 44So I will keep your Law continually, to time immemorial and onward. 45And I will walk at liberty, for I seek your precepts. 46I will also speak of your testimonies before kings, and shall not be ashamed. 47And I shall delight in your commandments, which I love. 48And I shall lift up my hands to your commandments, which I love; and I will meditate on your statutes. 49Remember the word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. 50This is my comfort in my affliction, that your word has revived me. 51The arrogant utterly deride me, yet I do not turn aside from your Law. 52I have remembered your ordinances from time immemorial, Yahweh, and comfort myself. 53Burning indignation has seized me because of the wicked, who forsake your Law. 54Your statutes are my songs In the house of my pilgrimage. 55Yahweh, I remember your name in the night, and keep your Law. 56This has become mine, that I observe your precepts. 57Yahweh is my portion; I have promised to keep your words. 58I entreated your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your word. 59I considered my ways, and turned my feet to your testimonies. 60I hastened and did not delay To keep your commandments. 61The cords of the wicked have encircled me, but I have not forgotten your Law. 62At midnight I shall rise to give thanks to you Because of your righteous ordinances. 63I am a companion of all those who fear you, and of those who keep your precepts. 64The earth is full of your lovingkindness, Yahweh; teach me your statutes. 65You have dealt well with your servant, Yahweh, according to your word. 66Teach me good discernment and knowledge, for I put my support in your commandments. 67Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word. 68You are good and doest good; teach me your statutes. 69The arrogant have forged a lie against me; with all my heart I will observe your precepts. 70Their heart is covered with fat, but I delight in your Law. 71It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I may learn your statutes. 72The Law of your mouth is better to me Than thousands of gold and silver pieces. 73Your hands made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments. 74May those who fear you see me and be glad, because I wait for your word. 75I know, Yahweh, that your judgments are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me. 76May your lovingkindness comfort me, according to your word to your servant. 77May your compassion come to me that I may live, for your Law is my delight. 78May the arrogant be ashamed, for they subvert me with a lie; but I shall meditate on your precepts. 79May those who fear you turn to me, even those who know your testimonies. 80May my heart be blameless in your statutes, that I may not be ashamed. 81My soul languishes for your salvation; I wait for your word. 82My eyes fail with longing for your word, while I say, “When will you comfort me?” 83Though I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget your statutes. 84How many are the days of your servant? When will you execute judgment on those who persecute me? 85The arrogant have dug pits for me, men who are not in accord with your Law. 86All your commandments are faithful; they have persecuted me with a lie; help me! 87They almost destroyed me on earth, but as for me, I did not forsake your precepts. 88Revive me according to your lovingkindness, so that I may keep the testimony of your mouth. 89To time immemorial, Yahweh, your word is settled in heaven. 90Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations; you did establish the earth, and it stands. 91They stand this day according to your ordinances, for all things are your servants. 92If your Law had not been my delight, then I would have perished in my affliction. 93To time immemorial I will not forget your precepts, for by them you have revived me. 94I am yours, save me; for I have sought your precepts. 95The wicked wait for me to destroy me; I shall diligently consider your testimonies. 96I have seen a limit to all perfection; your commandment is exceedingly broad. 97How I love your Law! It is my meditation all the day. 98Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, for to time immemorial they are mine. 99I have more insight than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation. 100I understand more than the aged, because I have observed your precepts. 101I have restrained my feet from every evil way, that I may keep your word. 102I have not turned aside from your ordinances, for you yourself have taught me. 103How sweet are your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth! 104From your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way. 105Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path. 106I have sworn, and I will confirm it, that I will keep your righteous ordinances. 107I am exceedingly afflicted; revive me, Yahweh, according to your word. 108Accept the freewill offerings of my mouth, Yahweh, and teach me your ordinances. 109My life is continually in my hand, yet I do not forget your Law. 110The wicked have laid a snare for me, yet I have not gone astray from your precepts. 111I have inherited your testimonies to time immemorial, for they are the joy of my heart. 112I have inclined my heart to perform your statutes to time immemorial to the end. 113I hate those who are double-minded, but I love your Law. 114You are my hiding place and my shield; I wait for your word. 115Depart from me, evildoers, that I may observe the commandments of my Almighty. 116Sustain me according to your word, that I may live; and do not let me be ashamed of my hope. 117Uphold me that I may be safe, that I may have regard for your statutes continually. 118You have rejected all those who wander from your statutes, for their deceitfulness is useless. 119You have removed all the wicked of the earth like dross; therefore I love your testimonies. 120My flesh trembles for fear of you, and I am afraid of your judgments. 121I have done justice and righteousness; do not leave me to my oppressors. 122Be surety for your servant for good; do not let the arrogant oppress me. 123My eyes fail with longing for your salvation, and for your righteous word. 124Deal with your servant according to your lovingkindness, and teach me your statutes. 125I am your servant; give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies. 126It is time for Yahweh to act, for they have broken your Law. 127Therefore I love your commandments Above gold, yes, above fine gold. 128Therefore I esteem right all your precepts concerning everything, I hate every false way. 129Your testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul observes them. 130The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. 131I opened my mouth wide and panted, for I longed for your commandments. 132Turn to me and be gracious to me, after your manner with those who love your name. 133Establish my footsteps in your word, and do not let any iniquity have dominion over me. 134Redeem me from the oppression of man, that I may keep your precepts. 135Make your face shine upon your servant, and teach me your statutes. 136My eyes shed streams of water, because they do not keep your Law. 137Righteous are you, Yahweh, and upright are your judgments. 138You have commanded your testimonies in righteousness and exceeding faithfulness. 139My zeal has consumed me, because my adversaries have forgotten your words. 140Your word is very pure, therefore your servant loves it. 141I am small and despised, yet I do not forget your precepts. 142Your justice is just to time immemorial, and your Law is truth. 143Trouble and anguish have come upon me; yet your commandments are my delight. 144Your testimonies are righteous to time immemorial; give me understanding that I may live. 145I cried with all my heart; answer me, Yahweh! I will observe your statutes. 146I cried to you; save me, and I shall keep your testimonies. 147I rise before dawn and cry for help; I wait for your words. 148My eyes anticipate the night watches, that I may meditate on your word. 149Hear my voice according to your lovingkindness; revive me, Yahweh, according to your ordinances. 150Those who follow after wickedness draw near; they are far from your Law. 151You are near, Yahweh, and all your commandments are truth. 152Of old I have known from your testimonies, that you have founded them to time immemorial. 153Look upon my affliction and rescue me, for I do not forget your Law. 154Plead my cause and redeem me; revive me according to your word. 155Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek your statutes. 156Great are your mercies, Yahweh; revive me according to your ordinances. 157Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, yet I do not turn aside from your testimonies. 158I behold the treacherous and loathe them, because they do not keep your word. 159Consider how I love your precepts; revive me, Yahweh, according to your lovingkindness. 160The sum of your word is truth, and to time immemorial is every judgment of your justice. 161Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words. 162I rejoice at your word, as one who finds great spoil. 163I hate and despise falsehood, but I love your Law. 164Seven times a day I praise you, because of your righteous ordinances. 165Those who love your Law have great peace, and nothing causes them to stumble. 166I hope for your salvation, Yahweh, and do your commandments. 167My soul keeps your testimonies, and I love them exceedingly. 168I keep your precepts and your testimonies, for all my ways are before you. 169Let my cry come before you, Yahweh; give me understanding according to your word. 170Let my supplication come before you; deliver me according to your word. 171Let my lips utter praise, for you teach me your statutes. 172Let my tongue sing of your word, for all your commandments are righteousness. 173Let your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts. 174I long for your salvation, Yahweh, and your Law is my delight. 175Let my soul live that it may praise you, and let your ordinances help me. 176I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments.
A Song of Ascents. In my trouble I cried to Yahweh, and he answered me. 120:2Deliver my soul, Yahweh, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue. 3What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, you deceitful tongue? 4Sharp arrows of the warrior, with the burning coals of the broom tree. 5Woe is me, for I sojourn in Meshech, for I dwell among the tents of Kedar! 6Too long has my soul had its dwelling with those who hate peace. 7I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war.
A Song of Ascents. I Will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from whence shall my help come? 121:2My help comes from Yahweh, who made heaven and earth. 3He will not allow your foot to slip; he who keeps you will not slumber. 4Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5Yahweh is your keeper; Yahweh is your shade on your right hand. 6The sun will not smite you by day, nor the moon by night. 7Yahweh will protect you from all evil; he will keep your soul. 8Yahweh will guard your going out and your coming in from now and onward of time immemorial.
A Song of Ascents, of David. I Was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of Yahweh.” 122:2Our feet are standing within your gates, Jerusalem, 3Jerusalem, that is built As a city that is compact together; 4to which the tribes go up, even the tribes of Yah—An ordinance for Israel—To give thanks to the name of Yahweh. 5For there thrones were set for judgment, the thrones of the house of David. 6Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. 7“May peace be within your walls, and prosperity within your palaces.” 8For the sake of my brothers and my friends, I will now say, “May peace be within you.” 9For the sake of the house of Yahweh our Almighty I will seek your good.
A Song of Ascents. To you I lift up my eyes, you who are enthroned in the heavens! 123:2Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress; so our eyes look to Yahweh our Almighty, until he shall be gracious to us. 3Be gracious to us, Yahweh, be gracious to us; for we are greatly filled with contempt. 4Our soul is greatly filled with the scoffing of those who are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.
A Song of Ascents, of David. “Had it not been Yahweh who was on our side,” Let Israel now say, 124:2“Had it not been Yahweh who was on our side, when men rose up against us; 3then they would have swallowed us alive, when their anger was kindled against us; 4then the waters would have engulfed us, the stream would have swept over our soul; 5then the raging waters would have swept over our soul.” 6Blessed be Yahweh, who has not given us to be torn by their teeth. 7Our soul has escaped as a bird out of the snare of the trapper; the snare is broken and we have escaped. 8Our help is in the name of Yahweh, who made heaven and earth.
A Song of Ascents. Those who trust in Yahweh Are as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides to time immemorial. 125:2As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so Yahweh surrounds his people from this time forth and onward of time immemorial. 3For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the righteous; that the righteous may not put forth their hands to do wrong. 4Do good, Yahweh, to those who are good, and to those who are upright in their hearts. 5But as for those who turn aside to their crooked ways, Yahweh will lead them away with the doers of iniquity. Peace be upon Israel.
A Song of Ascents. When Yahweh brought back the captive ones of Zion, we were like those who dream. 126:2Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with joyful shouting; then they said among the nations, “Yahweh has done great things for them.” 3Yahweh has done great things for us; we are glad. 4Restore our captivity, Yahweh, as the streams in the South. 5Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting. 6He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed, shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.
A Song of Ascents, of Solomon. Unless Yahweh builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless Yahweh guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain. 127:2It is vain for you to rise up early, to retire late, to eat the bread of painful labors; for he gives to his beloved even in his sleep. 3Behold, children are a gift of Yahweh; the fruit of the womb is a reward. 4Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. 5How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; they shall not be ashamed, when they speak with their enemies in the gate.
A Song of Ascents. How blessed is everyone who fears Yahweh, who walks in his ways. 128:2When you shall eat of the fruit of your hands, you will be happy and it will be well with you. 3Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine, within your house, your children like olive plants Around your table. 4Behold, for thus shall the man be blessed who fears Yahweh. 5Yahweh bless you from Zion, and may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life. 6Indeed, may you see your children’s children. Peace be upon Israel!
A Song of Ascents. “Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up,” Let Israel now say, 129:2“Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up; yet they have not prevailed against me. 3“The plowers plowed upon my back; they lengthened their furrows.” 4Yahweh is righteous; he has cut in two the cords of the wicked. 5May all who hate Zion, be put to shame and turned backward, 6let them be like grass upon the housetops, which withers before it grows up; 7with which the reaper does not fill his hand, or the binder of sheaves his bosom; 8nor do those who pass by say, “The blessing of Yahweh be upon you; we bless you in the name of Yahweh.”
A Song of Ascents. Out of the depths I have cried to you, Yahweh. 130:2Adonai, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive To the voice of my supplications. 3If you shouldst mark iniquities Yah, Adonai who could stand? 4But there is forgiveness with you, that you may be feared. 5I wait for Yahweh, my soul does wait, and in his word do I hope. 6My soul waits for Adonai More than the watchmen for the morning; in deed, more than the watchmen for the morning. 7Israel, hope in Yahweh; for with Yahweh there is lovingkindness, and with him is abundant redemption. 8And he will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
A Song of Ascents, of David. Yahweh, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty; nor do I involve myself in great matters, or in things too difficult for me. 131:2Surely I have composed and quieted my soul; like a weaned child rests against his mother, my soul is like a weaned child within me. 3Israel, hope in Yahweh from now and onward of time immemorial.
A Song of Ascents. Remember, Yahweh, on David’s behalf, all his affliction; 132:2how he swore to Yahweh, and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob, 3“Surely I will not enter my house, nor lie on my bed; 4I will not give sleep to my eyes, or slumber to my eyelids; 5Until I find a place for Yahweh, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.” 6Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah; we found it in the field of Jaar. 7Let us go into his dwelling place; let us worship at his footstool. 8Arise, Yahweh, to your resting place; you and the ark of your strength. 9Let your priests be clothed with righteousness; and let your godly ones sing for joy. 10For the sake of David your servant, do not turn away the face of your anointed. 11Yahweh has sworn to David, a truth from which he will not turn back; “Of the fruit of your body I will set upon your throne. 12“If your sons will keep my covenant, and my testimony which I will teach them, their sons also shall sit upon your throne forever.” 13For Yahweh has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his habitation. 14“This is my resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it. 15“I will abundantly bless her provision; I will satisfy her needy with bread. 16“Her priests also I will clothe with salvation; and her godly ones will sing aloud for joy. 17“There I will cause the horn of David to spring forth; I have prepared a lamp for Mine anointed. 18“His enemies I will clothe with shame; but upon himself his crown shall shine.”
A Song of Ascents, of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell together in unity! 133:2It is like the precious oil upon the head, coming down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard, coming down upon the edge of his robes. 3It is like the dew of Hermon, coming down upon the mountains of Zion; for there Yahweh commanded the blessing—life onward of the time immemorial.
A Song of Ascents. Behold, bless Yahweh, all servants of Yahweh, who serve by night in the house of Yahweh! 134:2Lift up your hands to the sanctuary, and bless Yahweh. 3May Yahweh bless you from Zion, he who made heaven and earth.
Hallelu Yah! Praise the name of Yahweh; praise him, servants of Yahweh, 135:2You who stand in the house of Yahweh, in the courts of the house of our Almighty! 3Hallelu Yah, for Yahweh is good; sing praises to his name, for it is lovely. 4For Yah has chosen Jacob for himself, Israel for his own possession. 5For I know that Yahweh is great, and that our Lord is above all gods. 6Whatever Yahweh pleases, he does, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps. 7He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; who makes lightnings for the rain; who brings forth the wind from his treasuries. 8He smote the first-born of Egypt, both of man and beast. 9He sent signs and wonders into your midst, Egypt, upon Pharaoh and all his servants. 10He smote many nations, and slew mighty kings, 11Sihon, king of the Amorites, and Og, king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan; 12and he gave their land as a heritage, a heritage to Israel his people. 13Your name, Yahweh, is to time immemorial, your remembrance, Yahweh, throughout all generations. 14For Yahweh will judge his people, and will have compassion on his servants. 15The idols of the nations are but silver and gold, the work of man’s hands. 16They have mouths, but they do not speak; they have eyes, but they do not see; 17they have ears, but they do not hear; nor is there any breath at all in their mouths. 18Those who make them will be like them, yes, everyone who trusts in them. 19House of Israel, bless Yahweh; house of Aaron, bless Yahweh; 20house of Levi, bless Yahweh; you who revere Yahweh, bless Yahweh. 21Blessed be Yahweh from Zion, who dwells in Jerusalem. Hallelu Yah!
Give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good; for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial. 136:2Give thanks to the Almighty of gods, for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial. 3Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial. 4To him who alone does great wonders, for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial; 5to him who made the heavens with skill, for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial; 6to him who spread out the earth above the waters, for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial; 7to him who made the great lights, for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial: 8the sun to rule by day, for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial, 9the moon and stars to rule by night, for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial. 10To him who smote the Egyptians in their first-born, for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial, 11and brought Israel out from their midst, for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial, 12with a strong hand and an outstretched arm, for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial; 13to him who divided the Red Sea asunder, for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial, 14and made Israel pass through the midst of it, for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial; 15but he overthrew Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea, for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial. 16To him who led his people through the wilderness, for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial; 17to him who smote great kings, for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial, 18and slew mighty kings, for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial: 19Sihon, king of the Amorites, for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial, 20and Og, king of Bashan, for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial, 21and gave their land as a heritage, for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial, 22even a heritage to Israel his servant, for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial. 23Who remembered us in our low estate, for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial, 24and has rescued us from our adversaries, for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial; 25who gives food to all flesh, for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial. 26Give thanks to the Almighty of heaven, for his lovingkindness is to time immemorial.
BY the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion. 137:2Upon the willows in the midst of it we hung our harps. 3For there our captors demanded of us songs, and our tormentors mirth, saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion.” 4How can we sing the LORD’s song In a foreign land? 5If I forget you, Jerusalem, may my right hand forget her skill. 6May my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, if I do not exalt Jerusalem Above my chief joy. 7Remember, Yahweh, against the sons of Edom The day of Jerusalem, who said, “Raze it, raze it, to its very foundation.” 8Daughter of Babylon, you devastated one, how blessed will be the one who repays you with the recompense with which you have repaid us. 9How blessed will be the one who seizes and dashes your little ones Against the rock.
A Psalm of David. I will give you thanks with all my heart; I will sing praises to you before the gods. 138:2I will bow down toward your holy temple, and give thanks to your name for your lovingkindness and your truth; for you have magnified your word according to all your name. 3On the day I called you did answer me; you did make me bold with strength in my soul. 4All the kings of the earth will give thanks to you, Yahweh, when they have heard the words of your mouth. 5And they will sing of the ways of Yahweh. For great is the glory of Yahweh. 6For though Yahweh is exalted, yet he regards the lowly; but the haughty he knows from afar. 7Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you will revive me; you will stretch forth your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand will save me. 8Yahweh will accomplish what concerns me; your lovingkindness, Yahweh, is to time immemorial; do not forsake the works of your hands.
For the choir director. A Psalm of DavidDaυıd.
Yăhwɛh, you havethou has searched me, then you havethou has known. 139:2YouThou havehas known my sitting down and my rising up. You haveThou has discerned my intent° from afar. 3My wandering and my lying down you havethou has made to be sifted out°. And all my ways you havethou has become familiarmade familiarity with.
4For not aa word is notis on my tongue, andand beholdlo Yăhwɛh you havethou has known all of it. 5Behind and in front you havethou has confined me. Then youthou put upon me yourthy handpalm upon me.
6Amazing knowledge! From me Itit has been high above me. Not I am not equalable to it. 7Where cando I go from yourthy SpĭritRŭaɦ? And where from yourthy facefaces cando I flee? 8If I should ascend toto thethe heavens, there youthou areare. And should I make a bedspread inin Sheol, looklo youthou are thereare there! 9Should I lift up thethe wings of thethe dawn, should I dwell in thethe uttermost parts of thethe sea, 10even there yourthy hand guides memakes me guided, and thy right hand holds me.
11Then should I say, “Surely darkness covers me, and night is butis but a light behind me, 12even darkness is not darkened beyond you, and night like the day shines. Darkness is like the light, 13because, you have accessed my inward parts. You wove me in my mother’s womb. 14I praise you because fearfully and wonderfully I have been made. Wonderful are your works, and my soul knows it well. 15My bone structure had not been hidden from you, when I had been made in secret. I have been made to be woven, as if in the depths of the earth. 16†My embryonic structures your eyes had seen thine eyes, and upon yourthy scroll° all of them wereare written—and theand the times°days they† wereare being made to be formed, and not one in them was yetwas yet.‡
17And to me how precious have been yourthy thoughts to me OO GŏdĘl. How they have been numerous thethe—sumheads of them. 18Should I count them, beyondout of sand grainsgrains they increase. I willwill have awakened and still I amme with youthee.
19O that youthou would slay O Elŏah thethe wicked O Gŏd, (Now men of bloodbloods, youye must turn aside from me!) 20who speak about youthee for a nefarious purposedevice. Your foes haveHave exalted themselves† for nothing thy foes.
21Do not I hate thoseones hatingmaking to be hated youthee Yăhwɛh I hate? And thoseones making themselves to be rebelling°† I loathemake myself to be loathing?
22WithWith thethe perfection of hatred I have hated them. As enemies they have become to me. 23Search me OO GŏdĘ̆l and know my heart. Examine me and know my disturbing° thoughts, 24and see if a way of grief isis in me. And lead me in thethe everlasting° way of time immemorial.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. Rescue me, Yahweh, from evil men; preserve me from violent men, 140:2who devise evil things in their hearts; they continually stir up wars. 3They sharpen their tongues as a serpent; poison of a viper is under their lips. Selah. 4Keep me, Yahweh, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from violent men, who have purposed to trip up my feet. 5The proud have hidden a trap for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set snares for me. Selah. 6I said to Yahweh, “You are my Almighty; give ear, Yahweh, to the voice of my supplications. 7“Adonai my Lord, the strength of my salvation, you have covered my head in the day of battle. 8“Do not grant, Yahweh, the desires of the wicked; do not promote his evil device, lest they be exalted. Selah. 9“As for the head of those who surround me, may the mischief of their lips cover them. 10“May burning coals fall upon them; may they be cast into the fire, into deep pits from which they cannot rise. 11“May a slanderer not be established in the earth; may evil hunt the violent man speedily.” 12I know that Yahweh will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and justice for the poor. 13Surely the righteous will give thanks to your name; the upright will dwell in your presence.
A Psalm of David. Yahweh, I call upon you; hasten to me! Give ear to my voice when I call to you! 141:2May my prayer be counted as incense before you; the lifting up of my hands as the evening offering. 3Set a guard, Yahweh, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips. 4Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, to practice deeds of wickedness with men who do iniquity; and do not let me eat of their delicacies. 5Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; it is oil upon the head; do not let my head refuse it, for still my prayer is against their wicked deeds. 6Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock, and they hear my words, for they are pleasant. 7As when one plows and breaks open the earth, our bones have been scattered at the mouth of the grave. 8For my eyes are toward you, Adonai, my Lord; in you I take refuge; do not leave me defenseless. 9Keep me from the jaws of the trap which they have set for me, and from the snares of those who do iniquity. 10Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by safely.
Maskil of David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer. I Cry aloud with my voice to Yahweh; I make supplication with my voice to Yahweh. 142:2I pour out my complaint before him; I declare my trouble before him. 3When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, you did know my path. In the way where I walk They have hidden a trap for me. 4Look to the right and see; for there is no one who regards me; there is no escape for me; no one cares for my soul. 5I cried out to you, Yahweh; I said, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living. 6“Give heed to my cry, for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me. 7“Bring my soul out of prison, so that I may give thanks to your name; the righteous will surround me, for you will deal bountifully with me.”
A Psalm of David. Hear my prayer, Yahweh, give ear to my supplications! Answer me in your faithfulness, in your righteousness! 143:2And do not enter into judgment with your servant, for before you no one living is acquitted. 3For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has crushed my life to the ground; he has made me dwell in dark places, like those enduringly dead. 4Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me; my heart is appalled within me. 5I remember the days of old; I meditate on all your doings; I muse on the work of your hands. 6I stretch out my hands to you; my soul longs for you, as a parched land. Selah. 7Answer me quickly, Yahweh, my spirit fails; do not hide your face from me, lest I become like those who go down to the pit. 8Let me hear your lovingkindness in the morning; for I trust in you; teach me the way in which I should walk; for to you I lift up my soul. 9Deliver me, Yahweh, from my enemies; I take refuge in you. 10Teach me to do your will, for you are my Almighty; let your good Spirit lead me on level ground. 11For the sake of your name, Yahweh, revive me. In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble. 12And in your lovingkindness cut off my enemies, and destroy all those who afflict my soul; for I am your servant.
A Psalm of David. Blessed be Yahweh, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle; 144:2my lovingkindness and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer; my shield and he in whom I take refuge; who subdues my people under me. 3Yahweh, what is man, that you take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that you think of him? 4Man is like a mere breath; his days are like a passing shadow. 5Bow your heavens, Yahweh, and come down; touch the mountains, that they may smoke. 6Flash forth lightning and scatter them; send out your arrows and confuse them. 7Stretch forth your hand from on high; rescue me and deliver me out of great waters, out of the hand of aliens 8Whose mouths speak deceit, and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood. 9I will sing a new song to you, Almighty; upon a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to you, 10who gives salvation to kings; who rescues David his servant from the evil sword. 11Rescue me, and deliver me out of the hand of aliens, whose mouth speaks deceit, and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood. 12Let our sons in their youth be as grown-up plants, and our daughters as corner pillars fashioned as for a palace; 13Let our garners be full, furnishing every kind of produce, and our flocks bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our fields; 14Let our cattle bear, without mishap and without loss, let there be no outcry in our streets! 15How blessed are the people who are so situated; how blessed are the people whose the Almighty is Yahweh!
A Psalm of Praise, of David. I will extol you, my Almighty, King; and I will bless your name to time immemorial and onward. 145:2Every day I will bless you, and I will praise your name to time immemorial and onward. 3Great is Yahweh, and highly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. 4One generation shall praise your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. 5On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wonderful works, I will meditate. 6And men shall speak of the power of your awesome acts; and I will tell of your greatness. 7They shall eagerly utter the memory of your abundant goodness, and shall shout joyfully of your righteousness. 8Yahweh is gracious and merciful; slow to anger and great in lovingkindness. 9Yahweh is good to all, and his mercies are over all his works. 10All your works shall give thanks to you, Yahweh, and your godly ones shall bless you. 11They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom, and talk of your power; 12to make known to the sons of men your mighty acts, and the glory of the majesty of your kingdom. 13Your kingdom is a kingdom of all times immemorial, and your dominion endures throughout all generations. 14Yahweh sustains all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down. 15The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due time. 16You open your hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing. 17Yahweh is righteous in all his ways, and kind in all his deeds. 18Yahweh is near to all who call upon him, to all who call upon him in truth. 19He will fulfill the desire of those who fear him; he will also hear their cry and will save them. 20Yahweh keeps all who love him; but all the wicked, he will destroy. 21My mouth will speak the praise of Yahweh; and all flesh will bless his holy name to time immemorial and onward.
Hallelu Yah! Praise Yahweh, my soul! 146:2I will praise Yahweh while I live; I will sing praises to my Almighty while I have my being. 3Do not trust in princes, in mortal man, in whom there is no salvation. 4His spirit departs, he returns to the earth; in that very day his thoughts perish. 5How blessed is he whose help is the Almighty of Jacob, whose hope is in Yahweh his Almighty; 6who made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them; who keeps truth to time immemorial; 7who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry. Yahweh sets the prisoners free. 8Yahweh opens the eyes of the blind; Yahweh raises up those who are bowed down; Yahweh loves the righteous; 9Yahweh protects the strangers; he supports the fatherless and the widow; but he thwarts the way of the wicked. 10Yahweh will reign to time immemorial, your Almighty, Zion, even generation by generation. Hallelu Yah!
Hallelu Yah! For it is good to sing praises to our Almighty; for it is pleasant and praise is becoming. 147:2Yahweh builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel. 3He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds. 4He counts the number of the stars; he gives names to all of them. 5Great is our Lord, and abundant in strength; his understanding is infinite. 6Yahweh supports the afflicted; he brings down the wicked to the ground. 7Sing to Yahweh with thanksgiving; sing praises to our Almighty on the lyre, 8who covers the heavens with clouds, who provides rain for the earth, who makes grass to grow on the mountains. 9He gives to the beast its food, and to the young ravens which cry. 10He does not delight in the strength of the horse; he does not take pleasure in the legs of a man. 11Yahweh favors those who fear him, those who wait for his lovingkindness. 12Praise Yahweh, Jerusalem! Praise your Almighty, Zion! 13For he has strengthened the bars of your gates; he has blessed your sons within you. 14He makes peace in your borders; he satisfies you with the finest of the wheat. 15He sends forth his command to the earth; his word runs very swiftly. 16He gives snow like wool; he scatters the frost like ashes. 17He casts forth his ice as fragments; who can stand before his cold? 18He sends forth his word and melts them; he causes his wind to blow and the waters to flow. 19He declares his words to Jacob, his statutes and his ordinances to Israel. 20He has not dealt thus with any nation; and as for his ordinances, they have not known them. Hallelu Yah!
Hallelu Yah! Praise Yahweh from the heavens; praise him in the heights! 148:2Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts! 3Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all stars of light! 4Praise him, highest heavens, and the waters that are above the heavens! 5Let them praise the name of Yahweh, for he commanded and they were created. 6He has also established them onwardly to time immemorial; he has made a decree which will not pass away. 7Praise Yahweh from the earth, sea monsters and all deeps; 8fire and hail, snow and clouds; stormy wind, fulfilling his word; 9mountains and all hills; fruit trees and all cedars; 10beasts and all cattle; creeping things and winged fowl; 11Kings of the earth and all peoples; princes and all judges of the earth; 12both young men and virgins; old men and children. 13Let them praise the name of Yahweh, for his name alone is exalted; his glory is above earth and heaven. 14And he has lifted up a horn for his people, praise for all his godly ones; even for the sons of Israel, a people near to him. Hallelu Yah!
Hallelu Yah! Sing to Yahweh a new song, and his praise in the congregation of the godly ones. 149:2Let Israel be glad in his Maker; let the sons of Zion rejoice in their King. 3Let them praise his name with dancing; let them sing praises to him with timbrel and lyre. 4For Yahweh takes pleasure in his people; he will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation. 5Let the godly ones exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their beds. 6Let the high praises of the Almighty be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand, 7to execute vengeance on the nations, and punishment on the peoples; 8to bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; 9to execute on them the judgment written; this is an honor for all his godly ones. Hallelu Yah!
Hallelu Yah! Praise the Mighty One in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty expanse. 150:2Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness. 3Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with harp and lyre. 4Praise him with timbrel and dancing; praise him with stringed instruments and pipe. 5Praise him with loud cymbals; praise him with resounding cymbals. 6Let everything that has breath praise Yah. Hallelu Yah!