1Or, Happy1:2 But his delight is in the law of Jehovah; And on his law doth he meditate day and night.
1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the streams of water, That bringeth forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also doth not wither; And 2whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
2Or, in whatsoever he doeth he shall prosper.1:4 The wicked are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
1:5 Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
1:6 For Jehovah knoweth the way of the righteous; But the way of the wicked shall perish.
2:1 The Reign of Jehovah’s Anointed. Why do the nations 3rage, And the peoples meditate a vain thing?
3Or, tumultuously assemble,2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against Jehovah, and against his anointed, saying,
2:3 Let us break their bonds asunder, And cast away their cords from us.
2:4 He that sitteth in the heavens will laugh: 4Jehovah will have them in derision.
4Sopherim changed to the Lord2:5 Then will he speak unto them in his wrath, And 5vex them in his sore displeasure:
5Or, trouble2:6 Yet I have set my king Upon my holy hill of Zion.
2:7 I will tell of the decree: Jehovah said unto me, Thou art my son; This day have I begotten thee.
2:8 Ask of me, and I will give thee the nations for thine inheritance, And the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
2:9 Thou shalt 6break them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
6So Massoretic. But Sept., Aram. read shepherd them Vg. reads rule them2:10 Now therefore be wise, O ye kings: Be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
2:11 Serve Jehovah with awe, And rejoice with trembling.
2:12 Kiss the son, lest he be angry, and ye perish in the way, For his wrath 7will soon be kindled. 8Blessed are all they that take refuge in him.
7Or, may soon be kindled.[Psa 3]
3:1 Morning Prayer of Trust in God. A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son. Jehovah, how are mine adversaries increased! Many are they that rise up against me.
3:2 Many there are that say 9of my soul, There is 10no help for him in God. [11 Selah
9Or, to my soul, or, of my life,3:3 But thou, O Jehovah, art a shield about me; My glory, and the lifter up of my head.
10Or, no salvation for him in God.
11Meaning uncertain. Sept. reads musical interlude (διάψαλμα, dia-psalma). A few others think Forte!
3:4 I cry unto Jehovah with my voice, And he answereth me out of his holy hill. [Selah
3:5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for Jehovah sustaineth me.
3:6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of the people That have set themselves against me round about.
3:7 Arise, O Jehovah; save me, O my God: For thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; Thou hast broken the teeth of the wicked.
3:8 12Salvation belongeth unto Jehovah: Thy blessing be upon thy people. [Selah
12Or, The victory[Psa 4]
4:1 Evening Prayer of Trust in God. For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments A Psalm of David. Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness; Thou hast set me at large when I was in distress: 13Have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.
13Or, Be gracious unto me,4:2 O ye sons of men, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor? How long will ye love vanity, and seek after falsehood? [Selah
4:3 But know that Jehovah hath set apart for himself 14him that is godly: Jehovah will hear when I call unto him.
14Or, one that he favoreth: Hb. ha siyd the saint:4:4 15Stand in awe, and sin not: Commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. [Selah
15Or, Be ye angry, and sin not: Lit. Be ye moved, …4:5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And put your trust in Jehovah.
4:6 Many there are that say, Who will show us any good? Jehovah, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
4:7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, More than they have when their grain and their new wine are increased.
4:8 In peace will I both lay me down and sleep; For thou, Jehovah, 16alone makest me dwell in safety.
16Or, in solitude makest me dwell in safety.[Psa 5]
5:1 Prayer for Protection from the Wicked. For the Chief Musician; with the 17 Nehiloth. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O Jehovah, Consider my meditation.
17Or, wind instruments.5:2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God; For unto thee do I pray.
5:3 O Jehovah, in the morning shalt thou hear my voice; In the morning will I order my prayer unto thee, and will keep watch.
5:4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: 18Evil shall not sojourn with thee.
18Or, The evil man shall not sojourn with thee.5:5 19The arrogant shall not stand in thy sight: Thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
19Or, Fools shall not stand in thy sight:5:6 Thou wilt destroy them that speak lies: Jehovah abhorreth the blood-thirsty and deceitful man.
5:7 But as for me, in the abundance of thy lovingkindness will I come into thy house: In thine awe will I worship toward thy holy temple.
5:8 Lead me, O Jehovah, in thy righteousness because of 20mine enemies; Make thy way 21straight before my face.
20Or, them that lie in wait for me;5:9 For there is no 22faithfulness in their mouth; Their inward part is 23very wickedness; Their throat is an open sepulchre; They 24flatter with their tongue.
22Or, stedfastness5:10 Hold them guilty, O God; Let them fall 25by their own counsels; Thrust them out in the multitude of their transgressions; For they have rebelled against thee.
23Or, a yawning gulf;
24Hb. make smooth their tongue.
25Or, from their counsels;5:11 26But let all those that take refuge in thee rejoice, Let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: Let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
26Or, So shall all those that take refuge in thee rejoice, They shall ever shout for joy, and thou shalt defend them: They also that love thy name shall be joyful in thee.5:12 For thou wilt bless the righteous; O Jehovah, thou wilt compass him with favor as with the shield.
6:1 Prayer for Mercy in Time of Trouble. For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments, set to 27 the Sheminith. A Psalm of David. O Jehovah, rebuke me not in thine anger, Neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
27Or, the eighth.6:2 Have mercy upon me, O Jehovah; for I am withered away: O Jehovah, heal me; for my bones are troubled.
6:3 My soul also is sore troubled: And thou, O Jehovah, how long?
6:4 Return, O Jehovah, deliver my soul: Save me for thy lovingkindness’ sake.
6:5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: In Sheol who shall give thee thanks?
6:6 I am weary with my groaning; Every night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.
6:7 Mine eye wasteth away because of grief; It waxeth old because of all mine adversaries.
6:8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; For Jehovah hath heard the voice of my weeping.
6:9 Jehovah hath heard my supplication; Jehovah will receive my prayer.
6:10 All mine enemies shall be put to shame and sore troubled: They shall turn back, they shall be put to shame suddenly.
7:1 Jehovah implored to defend the Psalmist against the Wicked. Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto Jehovah, concerning the words of Cush a Benjamite. O Jehovah my God, in thee do I take refuge: Save me from all them that pursue me, and deliver me,
7:2 Lest they tear my soul like a lion, Rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
7:3 O Jehovah my God, if I have done this; If there be iniquity in my hands;
7:4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (Yes, I have delivered him that without cause was mine adversary;)
7:5 Let the enemy pursue my soul, and overtake it; Yes, let him tread my life down to the earth, And lay my glory in the dust. [Selah
7:6 Arise, O Jehovah, in thine anger; Lift up thyself against the rage of mine adversaries, And awake for me; thou hast commanded judgment.
7:7 28And let the congregation of the peoples compass thee about; And over them return thou on high.
28Or, So shall the congregation7:8 Jehovah ministereth judgment to the peoples: Judge me, O Jehovah, according to my righteousness, and to mine integrity 29that is in me.
29Or, be it unto me.7:9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish thou the righteous: For the righteous God trieth the minds and 30hearts.
30Hb. kidneys. (reins.)7:10 My shield is with God, Who saveth the upright in heart.
7:11 God is a righteous judge, Yes, a God that hath indignation every day.
7:12 31If a man turn not, he will whet his sword; He hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
31Or, Surely he will again whet his sword;7:13 He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; He maketh his arrows fiery shafts.
7:14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity; Yes, he hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
7:15 He hath made a pit, and digged it, And is fallen into the ditch which he made.
7:16 His mischief shall return upon his own head, And his violence shall come down upon his own pate.
7:17 I will give thanks unto Jehovah according to his righteousness, And will sing praise to the name of Jehovah Most High.
8:1 Jehovah’s Glory and Man’s Dignity. For the Chief Musician; set to the Gittith. A Psalm of David. O Jehovah, our Lord, How excellent is thy name in all the earth, Who hast set thy glory 32upon the heavens!
32Or, above the heavens!8:2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou established strength, Because of thine adversaries, That thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
8:3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, The moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
8:4 What is 33man, that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visitest him?
33Lit. a man (Hb. enosh), ...And the son of Adam,8:5 For thou hast made him but little lower than 34God, And crownest him with glory and honor.
34Or, the angels. Hb. Elohim.8:6 Thou makest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet:
8:7 All sheep and oxen, Yes, and the beasts of the field,
8:8 The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea, Whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
8:9 O Jehovah, our Lord, How excellent is thy name in all the earth!
9:1 A Psalm of Thanksgiving for God’s Justice. For the Chief Musician; set to 35 Muthlabben. A Psalm of David. I will give thanks unto Jehovah with my whole heart; I will show forth all thy marvellous works.
35That is, death of the son.9:2 I will be glad and exult in thee; I will sing praise to thy name, O thou 36Most High.
36Or, Most High; because mine enemies turn back,9:3 When mine enemies turn back, They stumble and perish at thy presence.
9:4 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; Thou sittest in the throne judging righteously.
9:5 Thou hast rebuked the nations, thou hast destroyed the wicked; Thou hast blotted out their name for ever and ever.
9:6 37The enemy are come to an end, they are desolate for ever; 38And the cities which thou hast 39overthrown, The very remembrance of them is perished.
37Or, O thou enemy, desolations are come to a perpetual end;9:7 But Jehovah sitteth as king for ever: He hath prepared his throne for judgment;
38Or, And their cities thou hast overthrown,
39Hb. plucked up,
9:8 And he will judge the world in righteousness, He will minister judgment to the 40peoples in uprightness.
40Or, people9:9 Jehovah also will be a high tower for the oppressed, A high tower in times of trouble;
9:10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee; For thou, Jehovah, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
9:11 Sing praises to Jehovah, who dwelleth in Zion: Declare among the 41people his doings.
41Or, peoples9:12 42For he that maketh inquisition for blood remembereth them; He forgetteth not the cry of the 43poor.
42Or, For when he maketh inquisition for blood he remembereth them;9:13 Have mercy upon me, O Jehovah; Behold my affliction which I suffer of them that hate me, Thou that liftest me up from the gates of death;
9:14 That I may show forth all thy praise. In the gates of the daughter of Zion I will rejoice in thy 44salvation.
44Or, saving help.9:15 The nations are sunk down in the pit that they made: In the net which they hid is their own foot taken.
9:16 Jehovah hath made himself known, he hath executed judgment: 45The wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. [Higgaion. Selah
45Or, He snareth the wicked in the work etc.9:17 The wicked shall be turned back unto Sheol, Even all the nations that forget God.
9:18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten, Nor the expectation of the 46poor perish for ever.
46Or, meek9:19 Arise, O Jehovah; let not man prevail: Let the nations be judged in thy sight.
9:20 Put them in fear, O Jehovah: Let the nations know themselves to be but men.
10:1 A Prayer for the Overthrow of the Wicked. Why standest thou afar off, O Jehovah? Why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?
10:2 In the pride of the wicked 47the poor 48is hotly pursued; 49Let them be taken in the devices that they have conceived.
47Or, he doth hotly pursue the poor;10:3 For the wicked boasteth of his soul’s desire, 50And the robber blasphemeth, yes, revileth Jehovah.
48Hb. is set on fire;
49Or, They are taken in the devices etc.
50Sopherim changed to, And the covetous renounceth, yes, abhoreth Jehovah. or, And blesseth the covetous, but hath contempt for Jehovah.10:4 The wicked, in the pride of his countenance, saith, He will not require it. All his thoughts are, There is no God.
10:5 His ways are 51firm at all times; Thy judgments are far above – out of his sight: As for all his adversaries, he puffeth at them.
51Or, grievous10:6 He saith in his heart, I shall not be moved; To all generations I shall not be in adversity.
10:7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and 52oppression: Under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.
52Or, fraud:10:8 He sitteth in the lurking-places of the villages; In the secret places doth he murder the innocent; His eyes are privily set against the 53helpless.
53Or, hapless. Also in vs. 10.10:9 He lurketh in secret as a lion in his covert; He lieth in wait to catch the poor: He doth catch the poor, when he draweth him in his net.
10:10 54He croucheth, he boweth down, And the helpless fall by his strong ones.
54Hbmg reads And being crushed,10:11 He saith in his heart, God hath forgotten; He hideth his face; he will never see it.
10:12 Arise, O Jehovah; O God, lift up thy hand: Forget not the 55poor.
55Or, meek.10:13 Wherefore doth the wicked revile God, And say in his heart, Thou wilt not require it?
10:14 Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest 56mischief and spite, 57to requite it with thy hand: The helpless committeth himself unto thee; Thou hast been the helper of the fatherless.
56Or, travail and grief,10:15 Break thou the arm of the wicked; And as for the evil man, seek out his wickedness till thou find none.
57Or, to take it into thy hand:
10:16 Jehovah is King for ever and ever: The 58nations are perished out of his land.
58Or, heathen10:17 Jehovah, thou hast heard the desire of the meek: Thou wilt 59prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear;
59Or, establish10:18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, That man who is of the earth may be terrible no more.
11:1 Jehovah a Refuge and Defence. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. In Jehovah do I take refuge: How say ye to my soul, Flee 60as a bird to your mountain;
60Or, ye birds to your mountain;11:2 For, lo, the wicked bend the bow, They make ready their arrow upon the string, That they may shoot in darkness at the upright in heart;
11:3 61If the foundations be destroyed, What can the righteous do?
61Or, For the foundations are destroyed; What hath the righteous wrought?11:4 Jehovah is in his holy temple; Jehovah, his throne is in the heavens; His eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
11:5 Jehovah trieth the righteous; But the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
11:6 Upon the wicked he will rain snares; Fire and brimstone and burning wind shall be the portion of their cup.
11:7 For Jehovah is righteous; he loveth 62righteousness: 63The upright shall behold his face.
62Or, righteous deeds:[Psa 12]
63Or, His countenance doth behold the upright.
12:1 God a Helper against the Treacherous. For the Chief Musician; set to 64 the Sheminith. A Psalm of David. Help, Jehovah; for the godly man ceaseth; For 65the faithful fail from among the children of men.
64Or, the eighth.12:2 They speak falsehood every one with his neighbor: With flattering lip, and with a double heart, do they speak.
65Or, faithfulness faileth from among
12:3 Jehovah will cut off all flattering lips, The tongue that speaketh great things;
12:4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; Our lips are 66our own: who is lord over us?
66Hb. with us:12:5 Because of the oppression of the poor, because of the sighing of the needy, Now will I arise, saith Jehovah; I will set him in the safety he panteth for.
12:6 The words of Jehovah are pure words; As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, Purified seven times.
12:7 Thou wilt keep them, O Jehovah, Thou wilt preserve them from this generation for ever.
12:8 The wicked walk on every side, When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.
13:1 Prayer for Help in Affliction. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. How long, O Jehovah? wilt thou forget me forever? How long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
13:2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, Having sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?
13:3 Consider and answer me, O Jehovah my God: Lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
13:4 Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; Lest mine adversaries rejoice when I am moved.
13:5 But I have trusted in thy lovingkindness; My heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
13:6 I will sing unto Jehovah, Because he hath dealt bountifully with me.
14:1 Folly and Wickedness of Men. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no 67Jehovah. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works; There is none that doeth good.
67Sopherim changed to God.14:2 Jehovah looked down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there were any that did 68understand, That did seek after 69Jehovah.
68Or, deal wisely,14:3 They are all gone aside; they are together become filthy; There is none that doeth good, no, not one.
69Sopherim changed to God. Also in vs. 5
14:4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, Who eat up my people as they eat bread, And call not upon Jehovah?
14:5 There were they in great fear; For Jehovah is in the generation of the righteous.
14:6 Ye put to shame the counsel of the poor, 70Because Jehovah is his refuge.
70Or, But14:7 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When Jehovah 71bringeth back the captivity of his people, Then shall Jacob rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.
71Or, returneth to the captivity of his people,[Psa 15]
15:1 Description of a Citizen of Zion. A Psalm of David. Jehovah, who shall sojourn in thy 72tent? Who shall dwell in thy holy hill?
72Hb. להא ohel. Or loosely, tabernacle15:2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, And speaketh truth in his heart;
15:3 73He that slandereth not with his tongue, Nor doeth evil to his friend, Nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbor;
73Or, He slandereth not with his tongue,15:4 In 74whose eyes a reprobate is despised, But who honoreth them that fear Jehovah; 75He sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not;
74Or, his eyes15:5 76He that putteth not out his money to interest, Nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.
75Or, He that sweareth to his own hurt,
76Or, He putteth not out his money to interest,[Psa 16]
16:1 Jehovah the Psalmist’s Portion in Life and Deliverer in Death. Michtam of David. Preserve me, O God; for in thee do I take refuge.
16:2 O my soul, thou hast said unto Jehovah, Thou art 77my Jehovah: I have no good beyond thee.
77Sopherim changed to the Lord. or, my Lord.16:3 78As for the saints that are in the earth, 79They are the excellent in whom is all my delight.
78Or, Unto the saints that are in the earth,16:4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that 80give dowry gifts for another god: Their drink-offerings of blood will I not offer, Nor take their names upon my lips.
79Or, And the excellent in whom is all my delight:
80Or, hasten after another god.16:5 Jehovah is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: Thou maintainest my lot.
16:6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a goodly heritage.
16:7 I will bless Jehovah, who hath given me counsel; Yes, my 81heart instructeth me in the night seasons.
81Hb. kidneys (or, reins) instruct me16:8 I have set Jehovah always before me: Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
16:9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: My flesh also shall dwell 82in safety.
82Or, confidently.16:10 For thou wilt not leave my soul to Sheol; Neither wilt thou suffer thy 83holy one to see 84corruption.
83Or, godly one Hbmg reads holy ones16:11 Thou wilt show me the path of life: In thy presence is fulness of joy; In thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
84Or, the pit.
17:1 Prayer for Protection against Oppressors. A Prayer of David. Hear the right, O Jehovah, attend unto my cry; Give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
17:2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; 85Let thine eyes look upon equity.
85Or, Thine eyes behold with equity.17:3 Thou provest my heart; thou visitest me in the night; Thou triest me, 86and findest nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
86Or, and findest no evil purpose in me; My mouth shall not transgress.17:4 As for the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the ways of the violent.
17:5 My steps have held fast to thy paths, My feet have not slipped.
17:6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt answer me, O God: Incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.
17:7 Show thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest 87by thy right hand them that take refuge in thee From those that rise up against them.
87Or, them that take refuge in thee From those that rise up against thy right hand.17:8 Keep me as the 88apple of the eye; Hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
88Lit. pupil17:9 From the wicked that oppress me, 89Mine enemies against my soul, that compass me about.
89Or, my deadly enemies,17:10 90They are inclosed in their own fat: With their mouth they speak proudly.
90Or, They have shut up their heart:17:11 91They have now compassed us in our steps; They set their eyes to cast us down to the earth.
91So Massoretic. 11QPsc Sept. read They have expelled me, now they have compassed me;17:12 He is like a lion that is greedy of his prey, And as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
17:13 Arise, O Jehovah, 92Confront him, cast him down: Deliver my soul from 93the wicked by thy sword;
92Or, Forestall him,17:14 From 94men by thy hand, O Jehovah, From men 95of the world, whose portion is in this life, And whose belly thou fillest with thy treasure: They are satisfied with children, And leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
93Or, the wicked, who is thy sword;
94Or, men who are thy hand, So Massoretic. Sept., Vg. read enemies... 11QPsc reads plagues from...17:15 As for me, I shall behold thy face in righteousness; 96I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with beholding thy 97form.
95Or, whose portion in life is of the world,
96Or, let me be satisfied,[Psa 18]
97Lit. representation (whether material or spiritual) Hb. הנומת t’monah. Elsewhere only in Ex 20:4; Nu 12:8; Dt 4:12, 15, 16, 23, 25, 5:8; Job 4:16.
18:1 Jehovah praised for giving Victory and Dominion. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David the servant of Jehovah, 98 who spake unto Jehovah the words of this song in the day that Jehovah delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: and he said, I love thee, O Jehovah, my strength.
98See 2Sa 22:1-51.18:2 Jehovah is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; My God, my rock, in whom I will take refuge; My shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower.
18:3 I will call upon Jehovah, who is worthy to be praised: So shall I be saved from mine enemies.
18:4 The cords of death compassed me, And the floods of 99ungodliness made me afraid.
99Hb. Belial That is, worthlessness18:5 The cords of Sheol were round about me; The snares of death came upon me.
18:6 In my distress I called upon Jehovah, And cried unto my God: He heard my voice out of his temple, And my cry before him came into his ears.
18:7 Then the earth shook and trembled; The foundations also of the mountains quaked And were shaken, because he was wroth.
18:8 There went up a smoke 100out of his nostrils, And fire out of his mouth devoured: Coals were kindled by it.
100Or, in his wrath,18:9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down; And thick darkness was under his feet.
18:10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly; Yes, he soared upon the wings of the wind.
18:11 He made darkness his hiding-place, his booth round about him, Darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.
18:12 At the brightness before him his thick clouds passed, Hailstones and coals of fire.
18:13 Jehovah also thundered in the heavens, And the Most High uttered his voice, Hailstones and coals of fire.
18:14 And he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; 101Yes, lightnings manifold, and discomfited them.
101Or, And he shot out lightnings,18:15 Then the channels of waters appeared, And the foundations of the world were laid bare, At thy rebuke, O Jehovah, At the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.
18:16 He sent from on high, he took me; He drew me out of 102many waters.
102Or, great waters.18:17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, And from them that hated me; for they were too mighty for me.
18:18 They came upon me in the day of my calamity; But Jehovah was my stay.
18:19 He brought me forth also into a large place; He delivered me, because he delighted in me.
18:20 Jehovah hath rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.
18:21 For I have kept the ways of Jehovah, And have not wickedly departed from my God.
18:22 For all his ordinances were before me, And I put not away his statutes from me.
18:23 I was also perfect with him, And I kept myself from mine iniquity.
18:24 Therefore hath Jehovah recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.
18:25 With the merciful thou wilt show thyself merciful; With the perfect man thou wilt show thyself perfect;
18:26 With the pure thou wilt show thyself pure; And with the perverse thou wilt show thyself froward.
18:27 For thou wilt save the afflicted people; But the haughty eyes thou wilt bring down.
18:28 For thou wilt light my lamp: Jehovah my God will lighten my darkness.
18:29 For by thee I run 103upon a troop; And by my God do I leap over a wall.
103Or, through18:30 As for God, his way is perfect: The word of Jehovah is tried; He is a shield unto all them that take refuge in him.
18:31 For who is God, save Jehovah? And who is a rock, besides our God,
18:32 The God that girdeth me with strength, And maketh my way perfect?
18:33 He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet: And setteth me upon my high places.
18:34 He teacheth my hands to war; So that mine arms do bend a bow of copper.
18:35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation; And thy right hand hath holden me up, And thy 104gentleness hath made me great.
104Or, condescension18:36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, And my 105feet have not slipped.
105Hb. ankles wavered not.18:37 I will pursue mine enemies, and overtake them; Neither will I turn again till they are consumed.
18:38 I will smite them through, so that they shall not be able to rise: They shall fall under my feet.
18:39 For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: Thou hast 106subdued under me those that rose up against me.
106Hb. caused to bow under me18:40 Thou hast also made mine enemies turn their backs unto me, That I might cut off them that hate me.
18:41 They cried, but there was none to save; Even unto Jehovah, but he answered them not.
18:42 Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind; I did 107cast them out as the mire of the streets.
107Hb. empty18:43 Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; 108Thou hast made me the head of the nations: A people whom I have not known shall serve me.
108Or, Thou wilt make me head of the nations:18:44 As soon as they hear of me they shall obey me; 109The foreigners shall 110submit themselves unto me.
109Lit. Sons of a foreigner shall And in vs. 45.18:45 The foreigners shall fade away, And shall come trembling out of their close places.
110Or, feign loyalty unto me. Hb. lie unto me.
18:46 Jehovah liveth; and blessed be my rock; And exalted be the God of my salvation,
18:47 Even the God that executeth vengeance for me, And subdueth peoples under me.
18:48 He rescueth me from mine enemies; Yes, thou liftest me up above them that rise up against me; Thou deliverest me from the violent man.
18:49 Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O Jehovah, among the nations, And will sing praises unto thy name.
18:50 Great 111deliverance giveth he to his king, And showeth lovingkindness to his anointed, To David and to his seed, for evermore.
111Hb. salvations[Psa 19]
19:1 The Works and the Word of God. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; And the open sky showeth his handiwork.
19:2 Day unto day uttereth speech, And night unto night showeth knowledge.
19:3 There is no speech nor language; Their voice is not heard.
19:4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tent for the sun,
19:5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, And rejoiceth as a strong man to run his course.
19:6 His going forth is from the end of the heavens, And his circuit unto the ends of it; And there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
19:7 The law of Jehovah is perfect, restoring the soul: The testimony of Jehovah is sure, making wise the simple.
19:8 The precepts of Jehovah are right, rejoicing the heart: The commandment of Jehovah is pure, enlightening the eyes.
19:9 The awe of Jehovah is clean, enduring for ever: The ordinances of Jehovah are true, and righteous altogether.
19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the droppings of the honeycomb.
19:11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: In keeping them there is great reward.
19:12 Who can discern his errors? Clear thou me from hidden faults.
19:13 Keep back thy servant also 112from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me: Then shall I be upright, And I shall be clear from great transgression.
112Or, from the proud;19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in thy sight, O Jehovah, my rock, and my ransomer.
20:1 Prayer for Victory over Enemies. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Jehovah answer thee in the day of trouble; The name of the God of Jacob set thee up on high;
20:2 Send thee help from the Holy, And 113strengthen thee out of Zion;
113Or, support20:3 Remember all thy 114offerings, And 115accept thy burnt-offering; [Selah
114Or, meal-offerings,20:4 Grant thee thy heart’s desire, And fulfil all thy counsel.
115Hb. accept as fat thy burnt-sacrifice;
20:5 We will triumph in thy 116salvation, And in the name of our God we will set up our banners: Jehovah fulfil all thy petitions.
116Or, victory,20:6 Now know I that Jehovah saveth his anointed; He will answer him from his holy heaven With the saving strength of his right hand.
20:7 Some trust in the chariot, and some in horses; But we will make mention of the name of Jehovah our God.
20:8 They are bowed down and fallen; But we are risen, and stand upright.
20:9 Save, Jehovah: Let the King answer us when we call.
21:1 Praise for Deliverance. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. The king shall joy in thy strength, O Jehovah; And in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
21:2 Thou hast given him his heart’s desire, And hast not withholden the request of his lips. [Selah
21:3 For thou meetest him with the blessings of 117goodness: Thou settest a crown of fine gold on his head.
117Or, good things:21:4 He asked life of thee, thou gavest it him, Even length of days for ever and ever.
21:5 His glory is great in thy salvation: Honor and splendor dost thou lay upon him.
21:6 For thou 118makest him most blessed for ever: Thou makest him glad with joy in thy presence.
118Hb. settest him to be blessings forever See Ge 12:2.21:7 For the king trusteth in Jehovah; And through the lovingkindness of the Most High he shall not be moved.
21:8 Thy hand will find out all thine enemies; Thy right hand will find out those that hate thee.
21:9 Thou wilt make them as a fiery furnace in the time of 119thine anger: Jehovah will swallow them up in his wrath, And the fire shall devour them.
119Or, thy presence: Hb. thy countenance:21:10 Their fruit wilt thou destroy from the earth, And their seed from among the children of men.
21:11 For they intended evil against thee; They conceived a device which they are not able to perform.
21:12 For thou wilt make them turn their back; Thou wilt make ready with thy bowstrings against their face.
21:13 Be thou exalted, O Jehovah, in thy strength: So will we sing and praise thy power.
22:1 A Cry of Anguish and a Song of Praise. For the Chief Musician; set to 120 Aijeleth hash-Shahar. A Psalm of David My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? 121Why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning?
120That is, The hind of the morning.22:2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou answerest not; And in the night season, 122and am not silent.
121Or, Far from my help are the words of my groaning. Hb. ...roaring.
122Or, but find no rest.22:3 But thou art holy, O thou that 123inhabitest the praises of Israel.
123Or, art enthroned upon the praises of Israel.22:4 Our fathers trusted in thee: They trusted, and thou didst deliver them.
22:5 They cried unto thee, and were delivered: They trusted in thee, and were not put to shame.
22:6 But I am a scarlet worm, and no man; A reproach of men, and despised of the people.
22:7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
22:8 124Commit thyself unto Jehovah; let him deliver him: Let him rescue him, seeing he delighteth in him.
124Or, He trusted on Jehovah, that he would deliver him:22:9 But thou art he that took me out of the womb; Thou didst make me trust when I was upon my mother’s breasts.
22:10 I was cast upon thee from the womb; Thou art my God since my mother bare me.
22:11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; For there is none to help.
22:12 Many bulls have compassed me; Strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
22:13 They gape upon me with their mouth, As a ravening and a roaring lion.
22:14 I am poured out like water, And all my bones are out of joint: My heart is like wax; It is melted within me.
22:15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; And my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; And thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
22:16 For dogs have compassed me: A company of evil-doers have inclosed me; 125They pierced my hands and my feet.
125So 5/6HevPs Sept., Aram., Vg. Most Massoretic mss., as pointed, read Like a lion are my hands22:17 I may count all my bones; They look and stare upon me.
22:18 They part my garments among them, And upon my vesture do they cast lots.
22:19 But be not thou far off, O Jehovah; O thou my succor, haste thee to help me.
22:20 Deliver my soul from the sword, My 126darling from the power of the dog.
126Hb. only one from Or, dear soul from22:21 Save me from the lion’s mouth; Yes, from the horns of the wild-oxen thou hast answered me.
22:22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: In the midst of the assembly will I praise thee.
22:23 Ye that fear Jehovah, praise him; All ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; And stand in awe of him, all ye the seed of Israel.
22:24 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; Neither hath he hid his face from him; But when he cried unto him, he heard.
22:25 Of thee cometh my praise in the great assembly: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
22:26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied; They shall praise Jehovah that seek after him: Let your heart live for ever.
22:27 All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn unto Jehovah; And all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
22:28 For the kingdom is Jehovah’s; And he is the ruler over the nations.
22:29 All the fat ones of the earth shall eat and worship: All they that go down to the dust shall bow before him, Even he that cannot keep his soul alive.
22:30 A seed shall serve him; It shall be 127counted unto 128Jehovah for his generation.
127Or, told of Jehovah unto the next generation.22:31 They shall come and shall declare his righteousness Unto a people that shall be born, that 129it is finished.
128Sopherim changed to the Lord
129Or, he hath done it. But compare Jo 19:30.[Psa 23]
23:1 Jehovah the Psalmist’s Shepherd. A Psalm of David. Jehovah is my shepherd; I shall not be in want.
23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside 130still waters.
130Hb. waters of rest.23:3 He restoreth my soul: He guideth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
23:4 Yes, though I walk through the valley of 131the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
131Or, deep darkness, And so elsewhere.23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: 132Thou hast anointed my head with oil; My cup runneth over.
132That is (according to Abegg), Thou welcomest me as an honored guest;23:6 133Surely goodness and lovingkindness shall follow me all the days of my life; And I shall dwell in the house of Jehovah 134forever.
133Or, only[Psa 24]
134Hb. for length of days.
24:1 The King of Glory entering Zion. A Psalm of David. The earth is Jehovah’s, and the fulness thereof; The world, and they that dwell therein.
24:2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, And established it upon the floods.
24:3 Who shall ascend into the hill of Jehovah? And who shall stand in his holy place?
24:4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; Who hath not lifted up his soul unto falsehood, And hath not sworn deceitfully.
24:5 He shall receive a blessing from Jehovah, And righteousness from God of his salvation;
24:6 This is the generation of them that seek after him, That seek thy face, even Jacob. [Selah
24:7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; And be ye lifted up, ye 135everlasting doors: And the King of glory will come in.
135Or, ancient doors: And in vs. 9.24:8 Who is this King of glory? Jehovah strong and mighty, Jehovah mighty in battle.
24:9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; Yes, lift them up, ye everlasting doors: And the King of glory will come in.
24:10 Who is he, this King of glory? Jehovah of hosts, He is the King of glory. [Selah
25:1 Prayer for Protection, Guidance, and Pardon. A Psalm of David. Unto thee, O Jehovah, do I lift up my soul.
25:2 O my God, in thee have I trusted, Let me not be put to shame; Let not mine enemies triumph over me.
25:3 Yes, none that wait for thee shall be put to shame: They shall be put to shame that deal treacherously without cause.
25:4 Show me thy ways, O Jehovah; Teach me thy paths.
25:5 Guide me in thy truth, and teach me; For thou art the God of my salvation; For thee do I wait all the day.
25:6 Remember, O Jehovah, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; For they have been ever of old.
25:7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: According to thy lovingkindness remember thou me, For thy goodness’ sake, O Jehovah.
25:8 Good and upright is Jehovah: Therefore will he instruct sinners in the way.
25:9 The meek will he guide in justice; And the meek will he teach his way.
25:10 All the paths of Jehovah are lovingkindness and truth Unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
25:11 For thy name’s sake, O Jehovah, Pardon mine iniquity, for it is great.
25:12 What man is he that feareth Jehovah? Him shall he instruct in the way that he shall choose.
25:13 His soul shall dwell at ease; And his seed shall inherit the land.
25:14 The 136friendship of Jehovah is with them that fear him; 137And he will show them his covenant.
136Or, counsel or, secret25:15 Mine eyes are ever toward Jehovah; For he will pluck my feet out of the net.
137Or, And his covenant, to make them know it.
25:16 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; For I am desolate and afflicted.
25:17 The troubles of my heart 138are enlarged: Oh bring thou me out of my distresses.
138Hbmg reads relieve thou, And bring me out of25:18 Consider mine affliction and my travail; And forgive all my sins.
25:19 Consider mine enemies, for they are many; And they hate me with cruel hatred.
25:20 Oh keep my soul, and deliver me: Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in thee.
25:21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, For I wait for thee.
25:22 Redeem Israel, O God, Out of all his troubles.
26:1 Protestation of Integrity, and Prayer for Protection. A Psalm of David. Judge me, O Jehovah, for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also 139in Jehovah without wavering.
139Or, in Jehovah; I shall not slide.26:2 Examine me, O Jehovah, and prove me; Try my 140heart and my mind.
140Hb. kidneys (or, reins) and my heart.26:3 For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes; And I have walked in thy truth.
26:4 I have not sat with men of falsehood; Neither will I go in with dissemblers.
26:5 I hate the assembly of evil-doers, And will not sit with the wicked.
26:6 I will wash my hands in innocency: So will I compass thine altar, O Jehovah;
26:7 That I may 141make the voice of thanksgiving to be heard, And tell of all thy wondrous works.
141Or, publish with the voice of thanksgiving,26:8 Jehovah, I love the habitation of thy house, And the place 142where thy glory dwelleth.
142Hb. of the tabernacle of thy glory.26:9 143Gather not my soul with sinners, Nor my life with men of blood;
143Or, Take not away my soul with sinners,26:10 In whose hands is wickedness, And their right hand is full of bribes.
26:11 But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: Redeem me, and be merciful unto me.
26:12 My foot standeth in an even place: In the congregations will I bless Jehovah.
27:1 A Psalm of Fearless Trust in God. A Psalm of David. Jehovah is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? Jehovah is the 144strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?
144Or, stronghold of my life;27:2 When evil-doers came upon me to eat up my flesh, Even mine adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.
27:3 Though a host should encamp against me, My heart shall not fear: Though war should rise against me, 145Even then will I be confident.
145Or, In this will I be confident.27:4 One thing have I asked of Jehovah, that will I seek after; That I may dwell in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life, To behold 146the beauty of Jehovah, And to 147inquire in his temple.
146Or, the pleasantness of Jehovah,27:5 For in the day of trouble he will keep me secretly in his pavilion: In the covert of his tent will he hide me; He will lift me up upon a rock.
147Or, consider his temple.
27:6 And now shall my head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me; And I will offer in his tent sacrifices of 148joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises unto Jehovah.
148Or, shouting; or, trumpet-sound;27:7 Hear, O Jehovah, when I cry with my voice: Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
27:8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Jehovah, will I seek.
27:9 Hide not thy face from me; Put not thy servant away in anger: Thou hast been my help; Cast me not off, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
27:10 149When my father and my mother forsake me, Then Jehovah will take me up.
149Or, For my father and my mother have forsaken me, But Jehovah will take me up.27:11 Teach me thy way, O Jehovah; And lead me in a plain path, Because of 150mine enemies.
150Or, them that lie in wait for me.27:12 Deliver me not over unto the soul of mine adversaries: For false witnesses are risen up against me, And such as breathe out cruelty.
27:13 151I have believed that I shall see the goodness of Jehovah In the land of the living.
151So some Massoretic mss., Sept., Aram., Vg. Sopherim add extraordinary points (implying doubtful) on a word to read, I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of Jehovah27:14 Wait for Jehovah: Be strong, and let thy heart take courage; Yes, wait thou for Jehovah.
28:1 A Prayer for Help, and Praise for its Answer. A Psalm of David. Unto thee, O Jehovah, will I call: My rock be not thou deaf unto me; Lest, if thou be silent unto me, I become like them that go down into the pit.
28:2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, When I lift up my hands 152toward thy holy Word.
152Or, toward the innermost place of thy sanctuary. That is, toward the Holy of Holies. See 1Ki 6:16.28:3 Draw me not away with the wicked, And with the workers of iniquity; That speak peace with their neighbors, But mischief is in their hearts.
28:4 Give them according to their work, and according to the wickedness of their doings: Give them after the operation of their hands; Render to them their desert.
28:5 Because they regard not the works of Jehovah, Nor the operation of his hands, He will break them down and not build them up.
28:6 Blessed be Jehovah, Because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.
28:7 Jehovah is my strength and my shield; My heart hath trusted in him, and I am helped: Therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; And with my song will I praise him.
28:8 Jehovah is their strength, And he is a stronghold of salvation to his anointed.
28:9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: Be their shepherd also, and bear them up for ever.
29:1 The Voice of Jehovah in the Storm. A Psalm of David. Ascribe unto Jehovah, O ye 153sons of the 154mighty, Ascribe unto Jehovah glory and strength.
153Or, sons of God,29:2 Ascribe unto Jehovah the glory due unto his name; Worship Jehovah 155in holy apparel.
154Or, gods, See Ex 15:11.
155Or, in the splendor of holiness.29:3 The voice of Jehovah is upon the waters: The God of glory thundereth, Even Jehovah upon 156many waters.
156Or, great waters.29:4 The voice of Jehovah is powerful; The voice of Jehovah is full of majesty.
29:5 The voice of Jehovah breaketh the cedars; Yes, Jehovah breaketh in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
29:6 He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild-ox.
29:7 The voice of Jehovah 157cleaveth the flames of fire.
157Or, heweth out flames of fire.29:8 The voice of Jehovah shaketh the wilderness; Jehovah shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.
29:9 The voice of Jehovah maketh the hinds to calve, And strippeth the forests bare: And in his temple every thing saith, Glory.
29:10 Jehovah sat as King at the Flood; Yes, Jehovah sitteth as King for ever.
29:11 Jehovah will give strength unto his people; Jehovah will bless his people with peace.
30:1 Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Death. A Psalm; a Song at the Dedication of the House. A Psalm of David. I will extol thee, O Jehovah; for thou hast 158raised me up, And hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.
158Or, drawn me up,30:2 O Jehovah my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
30:3 O Jehovah, thou hast brought up my soul from Sheol; Thou hast kept me alive, 159that I should not go down to the pit.
159Hbmg reads from among them that go down to a pit.30:4 Sing praise unto Jehovah, O ye 160saints of his, And give thanks to his holy memorial name.
160Lit. merciful ones And so many places in Psalms.30:5 For his anger is but for a moment; 161His favor is for a lifetime: Weeping 162may tarry for the night, But joy cometh in the morning.
161Or, In his favor is life:30:6 As for me, I said in my prosperity, I shall never be moved.
162Hb. may come in to lodge at even,
30:7 Thou, Jehovah, of thy favor hadst made my mountain to stand strong: Thou didst hide thy face; I was troubled.
30:8 I cried to thee, O Jehovah; And unto 163Jehovah I made supplication:
163So 4QPsr some Massoretic mss., Aram. Sopherim changed to the Lord30:9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?
30:10 164Hear, O Jehovah, and have mercy upon me: Jehovah, be thou my helper.
164So Massoretic, Aram. But 4QPsr Sept., Vg. read Jehovah heard and was merciful to me:30:11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing; Thou hast loosed my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;
30:12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Jehovah my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.
31:1 A Psalm of Complaint and of Praise. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. In thee, O Jehovah, do I take refuge; Let me never be put to shame: Deliver me in thy righteousness.
31:2 Bow down thine ear unto me; deliver me speedily: Be thou to me a strong rock, A house of 165defence to save me.
165Hb. fortresses31:3 For thou art my rock and my fortress; Therefore for thy name’s sake lead me and guide me.
31:4 Pluck me out of the net that they have laid privily for me; For thou art my stronghold.
31:5 Into thy hand I commend my spirit: Thou hast redeemed me, O Jehovah, thou God of truth.
31:6 I hate them that regard lying vanities; But I trust in Jehovah.
31:7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy lovingkindness; For thou hast seen my affliction: Thou hast known 166my soul in adversities;
166Or, the adversities of my soul;31:8 And thou hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; Thou hast set my feet in a large place.
31:9 Have mercy upon me, O Jehovah, for I am in distress: Mine eye wasteth away with grief, yes, my soul and my body.
31:10 For my life is spent with sorrow, And my years with sighing: My strength faileth because of mine iniquity, And my bones are wasted away.
31:11 Because of all mine adversaries I am become a reproach, Yes, unto my neighbors exceedingly, And a fear to mine acquaintance: They that did see me without fled from me.
31:12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.
31:13 For I have heard the defaming of many, Terror on every side: While they took counsel together against me, They devised to take away my soul.
31:14 But I trusted in thee, O Jehovah: I said, Thou art my God.
31:15 My times are in thy hand: Deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.
31:16 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: Save me in thy lovingkindness.
31:17 Let me not be put to shame, O Jehovah; for I have called upon thee: Let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in Sheol.
31:18 Let the lying lips be dumb, Which speak against the righteous insolently, With pride and contempt.
31:19 Oh how great is thy goodness, Which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee, Which thou hast wrought for them that take refuge in thee, Before the sons of men!
31:20 In the covert of thy presence wilt thou hide them from the plottings of man: Thou wilt keep them secretly in a 167booth from the strife of tongues.
167Or, pavillion Hb. succah31:21 Blessed be Jehovah; For he hath showed me his marvellous lovingkindness in a strong city.
31:22 As for me, I said in my 168haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: Nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications When I cried unto thee.
168Or, alarm,31:23 Oh love Jehovah, all ye his saints: Jehovah preserveth 169the faithful, And plentifully rewardeth him that dealeth proudly.
169Or, faithfulness,31:24 Be strong, and let your heart take courage, All ye that 170hope in Jehovah.
170Or, wait for Jehovah.[Psa 32]
32:1 Blessedness of Forgiveness and of Trust in God. A Psalm of David. 171 Maskil. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered.
171Or, Contemplative poem. And so everywhere.32:2 Blessed is the man unto whom Jehovah imputeth not iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no guile.
32:3 When I kept silence, my bones wasted away Through my 172groaning all the day long.
172Hb. roaring32:4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: My moisture was changed 173into the drought of summer. [Selah
173Or, as with the droughts of summer.32:5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee, And mine iniquity did I not hide: I said, I will confess my transgressions unto Jehovah; And thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. [Selah
32:6 For this let every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: Surely when the great waters overflow they shall not reach unto him.
32:7 Thou art my hiding-place; thou wilt preserve me from trouble; Thou wilt compass me about with songs of deliverance. [Selah
32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will counsel thee with mine eye upon thee.
32:9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding; Whose trappings must be bit and bridle to hold them in, 174Else they will not come near unto thee.
174Or, That they come not near unto thee.32:10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; But he that trusteth in Jehovah, lovingkindness shall compass him about.
32:11 Be glad in Jehovah, and rejoice, ye righteous; And shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart. 175 Of David, a Song, a Psalm.
175So 4QPsq. Sept. reads For David. Vg. reads A Psalm for David. Massoretic omits.[Psa 33]
33:1 Praise to the Creator and Preserver. Rejoice in Jehovah, O ye righteous: Praise is comely for the upright.
33:2 Give thanks unto Jehovah with the harp: Sing praises unto him with the psaltery of ten strings.
33:3 Sing unto him a new song; Play skilfully with a loud noise.
33:4 For the word of Jehovah is right; And all his work is done in faithfulness.
33:5 He loveth righteousness and justice: The earth is full of the lovingkindness of Jehovah.
33:6 By the word of Jehovah were the heavens made, And all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
33:7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as a heap: He layeth up the deeps in store-houses.
33:8 Let all the earth fear Jehovah: Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
33:9 For he spake, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.
33:10 Jehovah bringeth the counsel of the nations to nought; He maketh the thoughts of the peoples to be of no effect.
33:11 The counsel of Jehovah standeth fast for ever, The thoughts of his heart to all generations.
33:12 Blessed is the nation whose God is Jehovah, The people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
33:13 Jehovah looketh from heaven; He beholdeth all the sons of men;
33:14 From the place of his habitation he looketh forth Upon all the inhabitants of the 176earth,
176So Massoretic, Aram., Vg. 4QPsq Sept. read world,33:15 He that fashioneth the hearts of them all, That considereth all their works.
33:16 There is no king saved by 177the multitude of a host: A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
177Or, a great power:33:17 A horse is a vain thing for safety; Neither doth he deliver any by his great power.
33:18 Behold, the eye of Jehovah is upon them that fear him, Upon them that 178hope in his lovingkindness;
178Or, wait for his lovingkindness;33:19 To deliver their soul from death, And to keep them alive in famine.
33:20 Our soul hath waited for Jehovah: He is our help and our shield.
33:21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, Because we have trusted in his holy name.
33:22 Let thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah, be upon us, According as we have hoped in thee.
34:1 Jehovah a Provider and Deliverer. A Psalm of David; 179 when he 180 changed his behavior before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed. I will bless Jehovah at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
179See 1Sa 21:10-15.34:2 My soul shall make her boast in Jehovah: The meek shall hear thereof, and be glad.
180Or, feigned madness before Abimelech,
34:3 Oh magnify Jehovah with me, And let us exalt his name together.
34:4 I sought Jehovah, and he answered me, And delivered me from all my fears.
34:5 They looked unto him, and were radiant; And their faces shall never be confounded.
34:6 This poor man cried, and Jehovah heard him, And saved him out of all his troubles.
34:7 The angel of Jehovah encampeth round about them that fear him, And delivereth them.
34:8 Oh taste and see that Jehovah is good: Blessed is the man that taketh refuge in him.
34:9 Oh fear Jehovah, ye his saints; For there is no want to them that fear him.
34:10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger; But they that seek Jehovah shall not be in want of any good thing.
34:11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the awe of Jehovah.
34:12 What man is he that desireth life, And loveth many days, that he may see good?
34:13 Keep thy tongue from evil, And thy lips from speaking guile.
34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; Seek peace, and pursue it.
34:15 The eyes of Jehovah are toward the righteous, And his ears are open unto their cry.
34:16 The face of Jehovah is against them that do evil, To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
34:17 The righteous cried, and Jehovah heard, And delivered them out of all their troubles.
34:18 Jehovah is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart, And saveth such as are of a contrite spirit.
34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous; But Jehovah delivereth him out of them all.
34:20 He keepeth all his bones: Not one of them is broken.
34:21 Evil shall slay the wicked; And they that hate the righteous shall be 181condemned.
181Or, held guilty. Also in vs. 22.34:22 Jehovah redeemeth the souls of his servants; And none of them that take refuge in him shall be condemned.
35:1 Prayer for Rescue from Enemies. A Psalm of David. Strive thou, O Jehovah, with them that strive with me: Fight thou against them that fight against me.
35:2 Take hold of shield and buckler, And stand up for my help.
35:3 Draw out also the spear, 182and stop the way against them that pursue me: Say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.
182Or, and the battle axe against them that pursue me:35:4 Let them be put to shame and brought to dishonor that seek after my soul: Let them be turned back and confounded that devise my hurt.
35:5 Let them be as chaff before the wind, And the angel of Jehovah driving them on.
35:6 Let their way be 183dark and slippery, And the angel of Jehovah pursuing them.
183Hb. darkness and slippery places,35:7 For without cause have they hid for me 184their net in a pit; Without cause have they digged a pit for my soul.
184Or, the pit of their net;35:8 Let destruction come upon him unawares; And let his net that he hath hid catch himself: 185With destruction let him fall therein.
185Or, Into that very destruction let him fall.35:9 And my soul shall be joyful in Jehovah: It shall rejoice in his salvation.
35:10 All my bones shall say, Jehovah, who is like unto thee, Who deliverest the poor man from him that is too strong for him, Yes, the poor man and the needy man from him that robbeth him?
35:11 186Unrighteous witnesses rise up; They ask me of things that I know not.
186Or, Malicious See Ex 23:1.35:12 They reward me evil for good, To the bereaving of my soul.
35:13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I afflicted my soul with fasting; And my prayer 187returneth into mine own bosom.
187Or, shall return into mine own bosom.35:14 I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother: I bowed down mourning, as one that bewaileth his mother.
35:15 But 188in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: The 189abjects gathered themselves together against me, and 190I knew it not; They did tear me, and ceased not:
188Hb. in my limping35:16 191Like the profane mockers in feasts, They gnashed upon me with their teeth.
189Or, smiters or, smitten ones
190Or, those whom I knew not;
191Or, Among35:17 192Jehovah, how long wilt thou look on? Rescue my soul from their destructions, My 193darling from the lions.
192Sopherim changed to Lord,35:18 I will give thee thanks in the great assembly: I will praise thee among 194much people.
193Hb. only one or, dear soul
194Or, a mighty people. Or, a great multitude.35:19 Let not them that are mine enemies 195wrongfully rejoice over me; Neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without cause.
195Hb. falsely35:20 For they speak not peace; But they devise deceitful words against them that are quiet in the land.
35:21 Yes, they opened their mouth wide against me; They said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it.
35:22 Thou hast seen it, O Jehovah; keep not silence: 196Jehovah, be not far from me.
196Sopherim changed to Lord, and in verse 23.35:23 Stir up thyself, and awake to the justice due unto me, Even unto my cause, my God and my Jehovah.
35:24 Judge me, O Jehovah my God, according to thy righteousness; And let them not rejoice over me.
35:25 Let them not say in their heart, 197Aha, so would we have it: Let them not say, We have swallowed him up.
197Hb. Aha, our soul: or, Aha, our desire:35:26 Let them be put to shame and confounded together that rejoice at my hurt: Let them be clothed with shame and dishonor that magnify themselves against me.
35:27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that 198favor my righteous cause: Yes, let them say continually, Jehovah be magnified, 199Who hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
198Hb. have pleasure in my righteousness:35:28 And my tongue shall talk of thy righteousness And of thy praise all the day long.
199So Massoretic, Aram., Vg. 4QPsa Sept. read Ye who have pleasure etc.
36:1 Wickedness of Men and Lovingkindness of God. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David the servant of Jehovah. 200The transgression of the wicked 201saith within my heart, There is no fear of God before his eyes.
200Or, Transgression saith to the wicked one within36:2 For 202he flattereth himself in his own eyes, 203That his iniquity will not be found out and be hated.
201Or, uttereth its oracle,
202Or, it (or, he) flattereth him in his eyes,36:3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: He hath ceased to be wise and to do good.
203Or, Until his iniquity be found and be hated. Hb. Toward the finding out of his iniquity and hating it.
36:4 He deviseth iniquity upon his bed; 204He setteth himself in a way that is not good; He abhorreth not evil.
204So Massoretic. Sept. Vg. read They set themselves in every way that is not good; 4QPsa reads He conspireth in every way that is not good;36:5 Thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah, is in the heavens; Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the skies.
36:6 Thy righteousness is like the mountains of God; Thy judgments are a great deep: O Jehovah, thou preservest man and beast.
36:7 How precious is thy lovingkindness, O God! And the children of man take refuge under the shadow of thy wings.
36:8 They shall be 205abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; And thou wilt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
205Hb. watered with36:9 For with thee is the fountain of life: In thy light shall we see light.
36:10 Oh continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee, And thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
36:11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, And let not the hand of the wicked drive me away.
36:12 There are the workers of iniquity fallen: They are thrust down, and shall not be able to rise.
37:1 Security of those who trust in Jehovah, and Insecurity of the Wicked. A Psalm of David. Fret not thyself because of the evil-doers, Neither be thou envious against them that work unrighteousness.
37:2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb.
37:3 Trust in Jehovah, and do good; 206Dwell in the land, and 207feed on his faithfulness.
206Or, So shalt thou dwell in the land and feed securely.37:4 208Delight thyself also in Jehovah; And he will give thee the 209desires of thy heart.
207Or, truly thou shalt be fed.
208Or, So shalt thou have thy delight in Jehovah;37:5 210Commit thy way unto Jehovah; Trust also in him, and he will bring it to pass.
210Hb. Roll thy way upon Jehovah;37:6 And he will make thy righteousness to go forth as the light, And thy justice as the noonday.
37:7 211Rest in Jehovah, and wait patiently for him: Fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, Because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
211Or, Be still before Jehovah, Hb. Be silent to...37:8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: Fret not thyself, it tendeth only to evil-doing.
37:9 For evil-doers shall be cut off; But those that wait for Jehovah, they shall inherit 212the earth.
212Or, the land. And so in vss. 11, 22, 29, 34.37:10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: Yes, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and 213it shall not be.
213Or, he37:11 But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
37:12 The wicked plotteth against the just, And gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
37:13 214Jehovah will laugh at him; For he seeth that his day is coming.
214Sopherim changed to The Lord37:14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, To cast down the poor and needy, To slay such as are upright in the way.
37:15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, And their bows shall be broken.
37:16 Better is a little that the righteous hath Than the abundance of many wicked.
37:17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken; But Jehovah upholdeth the righteous.
37:18 Jehovah knoweth the days of the perfect; And their inheritance shall be for ever.
37:19 They shall not be put to shame in the time of evil; And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
37:20 But the wicked shall perish, And the enemies of Jehovah shall be as 215the fat of lambs: They shall consume; 216in smoke shall they consume away.
215Or, the excellency of the pastures:37:21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again; But the righteous dealeth graciously, and giveth.
216Or, like the smoke
37:22 For such as are blessed of him shall inherit the earth; And they that are cursed of him shall be cut off.
37:23 A man’s goings are established of Jehovah; And he delighteth in his way.
37:24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For Jehovah 217upholdeth him with his hand.
217Or, upholdeth his hand.37:25 I have been young, and now am old; Yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his seed begging bread.
37:26 All the day long he dealeth graciously, and lendeth; And his seed is blessed.
37:27 Depart from evil, and do good; And dwell for evermore.
37:28 For Jehovah loveth justice, And forsaketh not his saints; They are preserved for ever: But the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
37:29 The righteous shall inherit the earth, And dwell therein for ever.
37:30 The mouth of the righteous talketh of wisdom, And his tongue speaketh justice.
37:31 The law of his God is in his heart; None of his steps shall slide.
37:32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, And seeketh to slay him.
37:33 Jehovah will not leave him in his hand, Nor condemn him when he is judged.
37:34 Wait for Jehovah, and keep his way, And he will exalt thee to inherit the earth: When the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
37:35 I have seen the wicked in great power, And spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil.
37:36 218But one passed by, and, lo, he was not: Yes, I sought him, but he could not be found.
218Or, Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not:37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright man; 219For there are latter times for the man of peace.
219Or, For there is a happy end to the man of peace.37:38 As for transgressors, they shall be destroyed together: The end of the wicked shall be cut off.
37:39 But the salvation of the righteous is of Jehovah: He is their stronghold in the time of trouble.
37:40 And Jehovah helpeth them, and rescueth them: He rescueth them from the wicked, and saveth them, Because they have taken refuge in him.
38:1 Prayer of a Suffering Penitent. A Psalm of David, 220 to bring to remembrance. O Jehovah, rebuke me not in thy wrath; Neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
220Or, to make memorial.38:2 For thine arrows 221stick fast in me, And thy hand 222sticketh on me sore.
221Hb. lighted into me, or, came down into me,38:3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine indignation; Neither is there any 223health in my bones because of my sin.
222Hb. lighted on me. or, came down on me.
223Or, rest38:4 For mine iniquities are gone over my head: As a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
38:5 My wounds are loathsome and corrupt, Because of my foolishness.
38:6 I am 224pained and bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.
224Hb. bent38:7 For my loins are filled with burning; And there is no soundness in my flesh.
38:8 I am faint and sore bruised: I have 225groaned by reason of the disquietness of my heart.
225Hb. roared38:9 226Jehovah, all my desire is before thee; And my groaning is not hid from thee.
226Sopherim changed to Lord Also in vss. 15, 2238:10 My heart throbbeth, my strength faileth me: As for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.
38:11 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my plague; And my kinsmen stand afar off.
38:12 They also that seek after my soul lay snares for me; And they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, And meditate deceits all the day long.
38:13 But I, as a deaf man, hear not; And I am as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.
38:14 Yes, I am as a man that heareth not, And in whose mouth are no 227reproofs.
227Or, arguments.38:15 For in thee, O Jehovah, do I hope: Thou wilt answer, Jehovah my God.
38:16 For I said, Lest they rejoice over me: When my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.
38:17 For I am ready to fall, And my sorrow is continually before me.
38:18 For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.
38:19 But mine enemies are lively, and are strong; And they that hate me 228wrongfully are multiplied.
228Hb. falsely38:20 They also that render evil for good Are adversaries unto me, because I follow the thing that is good.
38:21 Forsake me not, O Jehovah: O my God, be not far from me.
38:22 Make haste to help me, O Jehovah, my salvation.
39:1 The Vanity of Life. For the Chief Musician, for 229 Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. I said, I will take heed to my ways, That I sin not with my tongue: I will keep 230my mouth with a bridle, While the wicked is before me.
229Ps 62 title; 77 title; 1Chr 16:41; 25:1.39:2 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, 231even from good; And my sorrow was stirred.
230Hb. a bridle (or, a muzzle) for my mouth,
231Or, and had no comfort; Hb. away from good;39:3 My heart was hot within me; While I was musing the fire burned Then spake I with my tongue:
39:4 Jehovah, make me to know mine end, And the measure of my days, what it is; Let me know how frail I am.
39:5 Behold, thou hast made my days as handbreadths; And my lifetime is as nothing before thee: Surely every man 232at his best estate is altogether vanity. [Selah
232Hb. standing firm is altogether a breath.39:6 Surely every man walketh 233in a vain show; Surely they are disquieted 234in vain: He heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.
233Or, as a shadow;39:7 And now, 235Jehovah, what wait I for? My hope is in thee.
234Or, for vanity:
235Sopherim changed to Lord,39:8 Deliver me from all my transgressions: Make me not the reproach of the foolish.
39:9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; Because thou didst it.
39:10 Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the 236blow of thy hand.
236Hb. conflict39:11 When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, Thou 237makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: Surely every man is vanity. [Selah
237Or, consumest like the moth his delights:39:12 Hear my prayer, O Jehovah, and give ear unto my cry; Hold not thy peace at my tears: For I am a stranger with thee, A sojourner, as all my fathers were.
39:13 Oh 238spare me, that I may 239recover strength, Before I go hence, and be no more.
238Or, look away from me,[Psa 40]
239Hb. brighten up,
40:1 A Sacrifice of Praise, and Prayer for Help. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for Jehovah; And he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
40:2 He brought me up also out of 240a horrible pit, out of the miry clay; And he set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
240Hb. a pit of tumult (or, of destruction)40:3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: Many shall see it, and fear, And shall trust in Jehovah.
40:4 Blessed is the man that maketh Jehovah his trust, And respecteth not the proud, nor such as 241turn aside to lies.
241Or, fall away treacherously.40:5 Many, O Jehovah my God, are the wonderful works which thou hast done, And thy thoughts which are toward us: 242They cannot be set in order unto thee; If I would declare and speak of them, They are more than can be numbered.
242Or, There is none to be compared unto thee;40:6 Sacrifice and 243offering thou hast no delight in; 244Mine ears hast thou opened: Burnt-offering and sin-offering hast thou not required.
243Or, meal-offering40:7 Then said I, Lo, I am come; In the roll of the book it is 245written of me:
244Hb. Ears hast thou digged (or, pierced) for me:
245Or, prescribed to me:40:8 I delight to do thy will, O my God; Yes, thy law is within my heart.
40:9 I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great assembly; Lo, I will not refrain my lips, O Jehovah, thou knowest.
40:10 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation; I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great assembly.
40:11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Jehovah; Let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
40:12 For innumerable evils have compassed me about; Mine iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up; They are more than the hairs of my head; And my heart hath 246failed me.
246Hb. forsaken40:13 Be pleased, O Jehovah, to deliver me: Make haste to help me, O Jehovah.
40:14 Let them be put to shame and confounded together That seek after my soul to destroy it: Let them be turned backward and brought to dishonor That delight in my hurt.
40:15 Let them be 247desolate by reason of their shame That say unto me, Aha, aha.
247Or, astonished40:16 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: Let such as love thy salvation say continually, Jehovah be magnified.
40:17 But I am poor and needy; Yet 248Jehovah thinketh upon me: Thou art my help and my deliverer; Make no tarrying, O my God.
248Sopherim changed to the Lord[Psa 41]
41:1 The Psalmist in Sickness complains of Enemies and False Friends. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Blessed is he that considereth 249the poor: Jehovah will deliver him in the day of evil.
249Or, the weak:41:2 Jehovah will preserve him, and keep him alive, And he shall be blessed 250upon the earth; And deliver not thou him unto the soul of his enemies.
250Or, in the land;41:3 Jehovah will support him upon the couch of languishing: Thou 251makest all his bed in his sickness.
251Hb. turnest or, changest41:4 I said, O Jehovah, have mercy upon me: Heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.
41:5 Mine enemies speak evil against me, saying, When will he die, and his name perish?
41:6 And if he come to see me, he speaketh falsehood; His heart gathereth iniquity to itself: When he goeth abroad, he telleth it.
41:7 All that hate me whisper together against me; Against me do they devise my hurt.
41:8 252An evil disease, say they, 253cleaveth fast unto him; And now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.
252Or, Some wicked thing,41:9 Yes, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, Who did eat of my bread, Hath lifted up his heel against me.
253Or, is poured out upon him;
41:10 But thou, O Jehovah, have mercy upon me, and raise me up, That I may requite them.
41:11 By this I know that thou delightest in me, Because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.
41:12 And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, And settest me before thy face for ever.
41:13 Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel, From everlasting and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.
42:1 Book II Thirsting for God in Trouble and Exile. For the Chief Musician. Maskil of the sons of Korah. As the hart panteth after the water brooks, So panteth my soul after thee, O God.
42:2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: When shall I come and appear before God?
42:3 My tears have been my food day and night. While they 254continually say unto me, Where is thy God?
254Hb. all the day say unto me, Similarly in vs. 10.42:4 These things I remember, and pour out my soul 255within me, How I went with the throng, and 256led them to the house of God, With the voice of joy and praise, a multitude keeping holyday.
255Hb. upon42:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him For the help of his countenance.
256Or, went in procession with them to the house
42:6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: Therefore do I remember thee from the land of the Jordan, And the Hermons, from 257the hill Mizar.
257Or, the little mountain.42:7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterfalls: All thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.
42:8 Yet Jehovah will command his lovingkindness in the daytime; And in the night his song shall be with me, Even a prayer unto the God of my life.
42:9 I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? Why go I mourning 258because of the oppression of the enemy?
258Or, while the enemy oppreseth42:10 As with a sword in my bones, mine adversaries reproach me, While they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?
42:11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him, Who is the help of my countenance, and my God.
43:1 Prayer for Deliverance. Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: Oh deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.
43:2 For thou art the God of my strength; why hast thou cast me off? Why go I mourning 259because of the oppression of the enemy?
259Or, while the enemy oppreseth43:3 Oh send out thy light and thy truth; let them lead me: Let them bring me unto thy holy hill, And to thy tabernacles.
43:4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, Unto God 260my exceeding joy; And upon the harp will I praise thee, O God, my God.
260Hb. the gladness of my joy.43:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him, Who is the help of my countenance, and my God.
44:1 Former Deliverances and Present Troubles. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. Maskil. We have heard with our ears, O God, Our fathers have told us, What work thou didst in their days, In the days of old.
44:2 Thou didst drive out the nations with thy hand; But them thou didst plant: Thou didst afflict the peoples; But them thou didst spread abroad.
44:3 For they gat not the land in possession by their own sword, Neither did their own arm save them; But thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, Because thou wast favorable unto them.
44:4 Thou art my King, O God: Command 261deliverance for Jacob.
261Or, victories or, salvations44:5 Through thee will we push down our adversaries: Through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.
44:6 For I will not trust in my bow, Neither shall my sword save me.
44:7 But thou hast saved us from our adversaries, And hast put them to shame that hate us.
44:8 In God have we made our boast all the day long, And we will give thanks unto thy name for ever.
44:9 [Selah But now thou hast cast us off, and brought us to dishonor, And goest not forth with our hosts.
44:10 Thou makest us to turn back from the adversary; And they that hate us take spoil for themselves.
44:11 Thou hast made us like sheep appointed for food, And hast scattered us among the nations.
44:12 Thou sellest thy people for nought, And hast not increased thy wealth by their price.
44:13 Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbors, A scoffing and a derision to them that are round about us.
44:14 Thou makest us a byword among the nations, A shaking of the head among the peoples.
44:15 All the day long is my dishonor before me, And the shame of my face hath covered me,
44:16 For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth, By reason of the enemy and the avenger.
44:17 All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee, Neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant.
44:18 Our heart is not turned back, Neither have our steps declined from thy way,
44:19 That thou hast sore broken us in the place of jackals, And covered us with the shadow of death.
44:20 If we have forgotten the name of our God, Or spread forth our hands to a strange god;
44:21 Will not God search this out? For he knoweth the secrets of the heart.
44:22 Yes, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; We are accounted as sheep for slaughter.
44:23 Awake, why sleepest thou, 262O Jehovah? Arise, cast us not off for ever.
262Sopherim changed to O Lord44:24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, And forgettest our affliction and our oppression?
44:25 For our soul is bowed down to the dust: Our body cleaveth unto the earth.
44:26 Rise up for our help, And redeem us for thy lovingkindness’ sake.
45:1 A Song celebrating the King’s Marriage. For the Chief Musician; set to 263 Shoshannim. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. Maskil. A Song of loves. My heart overfloweth with a goodly matter; 264I speak the things which I have made touching the king: My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
263That is, Lilies.45:2 Thou art fairer than the children of men; Grace is poured 265in thy lips: Therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
264Or, I speak: my work is for a king:
265Or, upon45:3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O mighty one, Thy glory and thy majesty.
45:4 And in thy majesty ride on prosperously, 266Because of truth and meekness in righteousness: And 267thy right hand shall teach thee fearful things.
266Or, In behalf of truth45:5 Thine arrows are sharp; The peoples fall under thee; They are in the heart of the king’s enemies.
267Or, let thy right hand teach thee
45:6 268Thy throne is the throne of God forever and ever: A sceptre of equity is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
268Or, Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever:45:7 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness: Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee With the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
45:8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia; Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made thee glad.
45:9 Kings’ daughters are among thy honorable women: At thy right hand doth stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
45:10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; Forget also thine own people, and thy father’s house:
45:11 So will the king desire thy beauty; For he is thy lord; and reverence thou him.
45:12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; The rich among the people shall entreat thy favor.
45:13 The king’s daughter 269within the palace is all glorious: Her clothing is inwrought with gold.
269Or, within is or, in the inner part of the palace is45:14 She shall be led unto the king 270in broidered work: The virgins her companions that follow her Shall be brought unto thee.
270Or, upon Lit. for45:15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be led: They shall enter into the king’s palace.
45:16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, Whom thou shalt make princes in all the earth.
45:17 I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: Therefore shall the peoples give thee thanks for ever and ever.
46:1 God the Refuge of his People. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah; set to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
46:2 Therefore will we not fear, though the earth do change, And though the mountains be shaken into the heart of the seas;
46:3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, Though the mountains tremble with the 271swelling thereof. [Selah
271Or, pride thereof.46:4 There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.
46:5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God will help her, at the dawn of morning.
46:6 The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved: He uttered his voice, the earth melted,
46:7 Jehovah of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our 272refuge. [Selah
272Or, high tower. And in vs. 11.46:8 Come, behold the works of Jehovah, 273What desolations he hath made in the earth.
273Or, Who hath made desolations in the earth.46:9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; He breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; He burneth the chariots in the fire.
46:10 274Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.
274Or, Let be still,46:11 Jehovah of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. [Selah
47:1 God the King of the Earth. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. Oh clap your hands, all ye peoples; Shout unto God with the voice of triumph.
47:2 For 275Jehovah Most High is awesome; He is a great King over all the earth.
275Or, Jehovah is most high and awesome;47:3 He subdueth peoples under us, And nations under our feet.
47:4 He chooseth our inheritance for us, The glory of Jacob whom he 276loved. [Selah
276Or, loveth.47:5 God is gone up with a shout, Jehovah with the sound of a trumpet.
47:6 Sing praises to God, sing praises: Sing praises unto our King, sing praises.
47:7 For God is the King of all the earth: Sing ye praises 277with understanding.
277Or, in a skilful psalm Hb. Maskil.47:8 God reigneth over the nations: God sitteth upon his holy throne.
47:9 The princes of the peoples are gathered together 278To be the people of the God of Abraham: For the shields of the earth belong unto God; He is greatly exalted.
278Or, Unto the people[Psa 48]
48:1 The Beauty and Glory of Zion. A Song; a Psalm of the sons of Korah. Great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised, In the city of our God, in his holy mountain.
48:2 Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, Is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, The city of the great King.
48:3 God hath made himself known in her palaces for a 279refuge.
279Or, high tower.48:4 For, lo, the kings assembled themselves, They 280passed by together.
280Or, passed away together.48:5 They saw it, then were they amazed; They were dismayed, they 281hasted away.
281Or, were stricken with terror.48:6 Trembling took hold of them there, Pain, as of a woman in travail.
48:7 282With the east wind Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish.
282Or, As with the east wind that breaketh the ships48:8 As we have heard, so have we seen In the city of Jehovah of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. [Selah
48:9 We have thought on thy lovingkindness, O God, In the midst of thy temple.
48:10 As is thy name, O God, So is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: Thy right hand is full of righteousness.
48:11 Let mount Zion be glad, Let the daughters of Judah rejoice, Because of thy judgments.
48:12 Walk about Zion, and go round about her; Number the towers thereof;
48:13 Mark ye well her bulwarks; 283Consider her palaces: That ye may tell it to the generation following.
283Or, Traverse48:14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: He will be our guide even unto death.
49:1 The Folly of trusting in Riches. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. Hear this, all ye peoples; Give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world,
49:2 Both 284low and high, Rich and poor together.
284Lit. sons of Adam and sons of man,49:3 My mouth shall speak wisdom; And the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
49:4 I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
49:5 Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, When 285iniquity at my heels compasseth me about?
285Or, the iniquity of them that would supplant me compasseth me about, 6 Even of them that trust in their wealth,49:6 They that trust in their wealth, And boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;
49:7 None of them can by any means redeem his brother, Nor give to God an atoning payment for him;
49:8 (For the redemption of their soul is costly, And it faileth for ever;)
49:9 That he should still live alway, That he should not see 286corruption.
286Or, the pit.49:10 For 287he shall see it. Wise men die; The fool and the brutish alike perish, And leave their wealth to others.
287Or, he seeth that wise men die;49:11 Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, And their dwelling-places to all generations; They call their lands after their own names.
49:12 But man being in honor abideth not: He is like the beasts that perish.
49:13 This 288their way is 289their folly: Yet after them men approve their sayings. [Selah
288Or, is the way of them that are foolish:49:14 They are appointed as a flock for Sheol; Death shall be their shepherd: And the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; And their 290form shall be for Sheol to consume, That there be no habitation for it.
289Or, their confidence: And after them etc.
290Or, beauty49:15 But God will redeem my soul from the 291power of Sheol; For he will receive me. [Selah
291Hb. hand of Sheol;49:16 Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, When the 292glory of his house is increased:
292Or, wealth49:17 For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away; His glory shall not descend after him.
49:18 Though while he lived he blessed his soul, (And men praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself,)
49:19 293He shall go to the generation of his fathers; 294They shall never see the light.
293Hb. Thou shalt go or, It shall go49:20 Man that is in honor, and understandeth not, Is like the beasts that perish.
294Or, Who never more see the light.
50:1 God the Judge of the Righteous and the Wicked. A Psalm of Asaph. The Mighty One, God, Jehovah, hath spoken, And called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.
50:2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined forth.
50:3 Our God cometh, and doth not keep silence; A fire devoureth before him, And it is very tempestuous round about him.
50:4 He calleth to the heavens above, And to the earth, that he may judge his people:
50:5 Gather my saints together unto me, Those that 295have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.
295Lit. have cut my covenant by sacrifice.50:6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness; For God is judge himself. [Selah
50:7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify 296unto thee: I am God, even thy God.
296Or, against thee:50:8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices; 297And thy burnt-offerings are continually before me.
297Or, Nor for thy burnt-offerings, which are etc.50:9 I will take no bullock out of thy house, Nor he-goats out of thy folds.
50:10 For every beast of the forest is mine, And the cattle 298upon a thousand hills.
298Or, upon the mountains where thousands are.50:11 I know all the birds of the mountains; And the wild beasts of the field are 299mine.
299Or, in my mind. Hb. with me.50:12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee; For the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
50:13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, Or drink the blood of goats?
50:14 Offer unto God the sacrifice of thanksgiving; And pay thy vows unto the Most High:
50:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
50:16 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, And that thou hast taken my covenant in thy mouth?
50:17 Seeing thou hatest 300instruction, And castest my words behind thee.
300Or, correction,50:18 When thou sawest a thief, thou consentedst with him, And 301hast been partaker with adulterers.
301Hb. thy portion was with adulterers.50:19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, And thy tongue frameth deceit.
50:20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; Thou 302slanderest thine own mother’s son.
302Or, givest a thrust against thine own mother’s son.50:21 These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; Thou thoughtest that I was altogether such a one as thyself: But I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.
50:22 Now consider this, ye that forget God, Lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver:
50:23 Whoso offereth the sacrifice of thanksgiving glorifieth me; And 303to him that ordereth his way aright Will I show the salvation of God.
303Or, prepareth a way That I may show him the etc.[Psa 51]
51:1 A Contrite Sinner’s Prayer for Pardon. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David; when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bath-sheba. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: According to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
51:2 Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.
51:3 For I know my transgressions; And my sin is ever before me.
51:4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, And done that which is evil in thy sight; That thou mayest be justified when thou speakest, And be clear when thou judgest.
51:5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity; And in sin did my mother conceive me.
51:6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts; And in the hidden part thou wilt make me to know wisdom.
51:7 Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
51:8 Make me to hear joy and gladness, That the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
51:9 Hide thy face from my sins, And blot out all mine iniquities.
51:10 Create 304for me a clean heart, O God; And renew a 305right spirit within me.
304Or, in me51:11 Cast me not away from thy presence; And take not thy holy spirit from me.
305Or, stedfast spirit
51:12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; And uphold me with a willing spirit.
51:13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; And sinners shall 306be converted unto thee.
306Or, return converted unto thee.51:14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation; And my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
51:15 307O Jehovah, open thou my lips; And my mouth shall show forth thy praise.
307Sopherim changed to O Lord,51:16 For thou delightest not in sacrifice; 308else would I give it: Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.
308Or, that I should give it:51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: A broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
51:18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: Build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
51:19 Then wilt thou delight in the sacrifices of righteousness, In burnt-offering and whole burnt-offering: Then will they offer bullocks upon thine altar.
52:1 Futility of Boastful Wickedness. For the Chief Musician. Maskil of David; when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech. Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? The lovingkindness of God endureth continually.
52:2 Thy tongue deviseth very wickedness, Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
52:3 Thou lovest evil more than good, And lying rather than to speak righteousness. [Selah
52:4 Thou lovest all devouring words, 309O thou deceitful tongue.
309Or, And the deceitful tongue.52:5 God will likewise 310destroy thee for ever; He will take thee up, and pluck thee out of thy tent, And root thee out of the land of the living. [Selah
310Or, break thee down for ever;52:6 The righteous also shall see it, and fear, And shall laugh at him, saying,
52:7 Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength, But trusted in the abundance of his riches, And strengthened himself in his wickedness.
52:8 But as for me, I am like a green olive-tree in the house of God: I trust in the lovingkindness of God for ever and ever.
52:9 I will give thee thanks for ever, because thou hast done it; And I will hope in thy name, for it is good, in the presence of thy saints.
53:1 Folly and Wickedness of Men. For the Chief Musician; set to Mahalath. Maskil of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity; There is none that doeth good.
53:2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there were any that did understand, That did seek after God.
53:3 Every one of them is gone back; they are together become filthy; There is none that doeth good, no, not one.
53:4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge, Who eat up my people as they eat bread, And call not upon God?
53:5 There were they in great fear, where no fear was; For God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: Thou hast put them to shame, because God hath rejected them.
53:6 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God 311bringeth back them of the captivity of his people, Then shall Jacob rejoice; Israel shall be glad.
311Or, returneth to the captivity[Psa 54]
54:1 Prayer for Defence against Enemies. For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. Maskil of David; when the Ziphites came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us? Save me, O God, by thy name, And judge me in thy might.
54:2 Hear my prayer, O God; Give ear to the words of my mouth.
54:3 For strangers are risen up against me, And violent men have sought after my soul: They have not set God before them. [Selah
54:4 Behold, God is my helper: 312Jehovah is 313of them that uphold my soul.
312Sopherim changed to The Lord54:5 314He will requite the evil unto 315mine enemies: Destroy thou them in thy truth.
313Or, with them
314Hbmg reads The evil shall return unto54:6 With a freewill-offering will I sacrifice unto thee: I will give thanks unto thy name, O Jehovah, for it is good.
315Or, them that lie in wait for me:
54:7 For he hath delivered me out of all trouble; And mine eye hath seen my desire upon mine enemies.
55:1 Prayer for the Destruction of the Treacherous. For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. Maskil of David. Give ear to my prayer, O God; And hide not thyself from my supplication.
55:2 Attend unto me, and answer me: I am restless in my complaint, and moan,
55:3 Because of the voice of the enemy, Because of the oppression of the wicked; For they cast iniquity upon me, And in anger they persecute me.
55:4 My heart is sore pained within me: And the terrors of death are fallen upon me.
55:5 Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, And horror hath overwhelmed me.
55:6 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! Then would I fly away, and be at rest.
55:7 Lo, then would I wander far off, I would lodge in the wilderness. [Selah
55:8 I would 316haste me to a shelter From the stormy wind and tempest.
316Or, hasten my escape From the stormy wind etc.55:9 317Destroy, 318O Jehovah, and divide their tongue; For I have seen violence and strife in the city.
317Hb. Swallow up, O Jehovah,55:10 Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: Iniquity also and mischief are in the midst of it.
318Sopherim changed to O Lord,
55:11 Wickedness is in the midst thereof: 319Oppression and guile depart not from its streets.
319Or, Fraud55:12 For it was not an enemy that reproached me; Then I could have borne it: Neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; Then I would have hid myself from him:
55:13 But it was thou, a man mine equal, My companion, and my familiar friend.
55:14 We took sweet counsel together; We walked in the house of God with the throng.
55:15 320Let death come suddenly upon them, Let them go down alive into Sheol; For wickedness is in their dwelling, in 321the midst of them.
320Hbmg reads Desolations be upon them!55:16 As for me, I will call upon God; And Jehovah will save me.
321Or, their inward part.
55:17 Evening, and morning, and at noonday, will I complain, and moan; And he will hear my voice.
55:18 He hath redeemed my soul in peace 322from the battle that was against me; For they were many that strove with me.
322Or, so that none came nigh me;55:19 God will hear, and 323answer them, Even he that abideth of old, [Selah The men who have no changes, And who fear not God.
323Or, afflict them,55:20 He hath put forth his hands against such as were at peace with him: He hath profaned his covenant.
55:21 His mouth was smooth as butter, But his heart was war: His words were softer than oil, Yet were they drawn swords.
55:22 Cast 324thy burden upon Jehovah, and he will sustain thee: He will never suffer the righteous to be moved.
324Or, what he hath given thee upon Jehovah,55:23 But thou, O God, wilt bring them down into the pit of destruction: Bloodthirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; But I will trust in thee.
56:1 Supplication for Deliverance, and Grateful Trust in God. For the Chief Musician; set to 325 Jonath elem rehokim. A Psalm of David. Michtam; when the Philistines took him in Gath. Be merciful unto me, O God; for man would swallow me up: All the day long he fighting oppresseth me.
325That is, The silent dove of them that are afar off. or, Hbmg reads The dove of the distant terebinths.56:2 326Mine enemies would swallow me up all the day long; For they are many that fight proudly against me.
326Or, They that lie in wait for me would etc.56:3 What time I am afraid, I will put my trust in thee.
56:4 In God (I will praise his word), In God have I put my trust, I will not be afraid; What can flesh do unto me?
56:5 All the day long they wrest my words: All their thoughts are against me for evil.
56:6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, They mark my steps, 327Even as they have waited for my soul.
327Or, Inasmuch as they have waited for my soul.56:7 328Shall they escape by iniquity? In anger cast down the peoples, O God.
328They think to escape by iniquity.56:8 Thou numberest my wanderings: Put thou my tears into thy bottle; Are they not in thy 329book?
329Or, record56:9 Then shall mine enemies turn back in the day that I call: This I know, 330that God is for me.
330Or, for God is for me.56:10 In God (I will praise his word), In Jehovah (I will praise his word),
56:11 In God have I put my trust, I will not be afraid; What can man do unto me?
56:12 Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render thank-offerings unto thee.
56:13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death: Hast thou not delivered my feet from falling, That I may walk before God In the light of 331the living?
331Or, life Lit. the lives[Psa 57]
57:1 Prayer for Rescue from Persecutors. For the Chief Musician; set to Al-tashheth. A Psalm of David. Michtam; when he fled from Saul, in the cave. Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me; For my soul taketh refuge in thee: Yes, in the shadow of thy wings will I take refuge, Until these 332calamities be overpast.
332Or, wickednesses57:2 I will cry unto God Most High, Unto God that performeth all things for me.
57:3 He will send from heaven, and save me, When he that would swallow me up reproacheth; God will send forth his lovingkindness and his truth.
57:4 [Selah My soul is among lions; I 333lie among them that are set on fire, Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, And their tongue a sharp sword.
333Or, must lie among them57:5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; Let thy glory be above all the earth.
57:6 They have prepared a net for my steps; My soul is bowed down: They have digged a pit before me; They are fallen into the midst thereof themselves.
57:7 [Selah My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing, yes, I will sing praises.
57:8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake at the dawn.
57:9 I will give thanks unto thee, 334O Jehovah, among the peoples: I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.
334Sopherim changed to O Lord57:10 For thy lovingkindness is great unto the heavens And thy truth unto the skies.
57:11 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; Let thy glory be above all the earth.
58:1 Prayer for the Punishment of the Wicked. For the Chief Musician; set to Al-tashheth. A Psalm of David. Michtam. 335Do ye indeed 336in silence speak righteousness? Do ye 337judge uprightly, O ye sons of Adam?
335Or, Is the righteousness ye should speak dumb58:2 No, in heart ye work wickedness; Ye weigh out the violence of your hands in the earth.
336Hbmg reads O ye gods or, O ye mighty ones
337Or, judge uprightly the sons of men
58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb: They go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.
58:4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: They are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear,
58:5 Which hearkeneth not to the voice of 338charmers, Charming never so wisely.
338Or, enchanters,58:6 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: Break out the great teeth of the young lions, O Jehovah.
58:7 Let them melt away as water that runneth apace: When he aimeth his arrows, let them be as though they were cut off.
58:8 Let them be as a snail which melteth and passeth away, Like the untimely birth of a woman, 339that hath not seen the sun.
339Or, like them that have not seen the sun.58:9 Before your pots can feel a thorn, 340He will take them away with a whirlwind, the green and the burning alike.
340Or, Wrath shall take them away while living as with a whirlwind, the green and the burning alike.58:10 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked;
58:11 So that men shall say, Truly there is 341a reward for the righteous: Truly there is a God that judgeth in the earth.
341Hb. fruit[Psa 59]
59:1 Prayer for Deliverance from Enemies. For the Chief Musician; set to Al-tashheth. A Psalm of David. Michtam; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him. Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: Set me on high from them that rise up against me.
59:2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, And save me from the bloodthirsty men.
59:3 For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul; The mighty gather themselves together against me: Not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Jehovah.
59:4 They run and prepare themselves without my fault: Awake thou to 342help me, and behold.
342Hb. meet me,59:5 Even thou, O Jehovah God of hosts, the God of Israel, Arise to visit all the nations: Be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. [Selah
59:6 They return towards evening, they howl like a dog, And go round about the city.
59:7 Behold, they belch out with their mouth; Swords are in their lips: For who, say they, doth hear?
59:8 But thou, O Jehovah, wilt laugh at them; Thou wilt have all the nations in derision.
59:9 343Because of his strength I will give heed unto thee; For God is my high tower.
343Sept., Vg. read My strength will etc.59:10 My God with his lovingkindness will meet me: God will let me see my desire upon 344mine enemies.
344Or, them that lie in wait for me.59:11 Slay them not, lest my people forget: 345Scatter them by thy power, and bring them down, 346O Jehovah our shield.
345Or, Make them wander to and fro by thy power,59:12 For the sin of their mouth, and the words of their lips, Let them even be taken in their pride, And for cursing and lying which they speak.
346Sopherim changed to O Lord
59:13 Consume them in wrath, consume them, so that they shall be no more: And let them know that God ruleth in Jacob, Unto the ends of the earth. [Selah
59:14 And towards evening let them return, let them howl like a dog, And go round about the city.
59:15 They shall wander up and down for food, And tarry all night if they be not satisfied.
59:16 But I will sing of thy strength; Yes, I will sing aloud of thy lovingkindness in the morning: For thou hast been my high tower, And a refuge in the day of my distress.
59:17 Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing praises: For God is my high tower, the God of my mercy.
60:1 Lament over Defeat in Battle, and Prayer for Help. For the Chief Musician; set to 347 Shushan Eduth. Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, and Joab returned, and smote 12,000 of Edom in the Valley of Salt. O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast broken us down; Thou hast been angry; oh restore us again.
347That is, The lily of testimony.60:2 Thou hast made the land to tremble; thou hast rent it: Heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.
60:3 Thou hast showed thy people hard things: Thou hast made us to drink the wine of staggering.
60:4 Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, That it may be displayed because of the truth. [Selah
60:5 That thy beloved may be delivered, Save with thy right hand, and answer 348us.
348Hbmg reads me.60:6 God hath spoken in his holiness: I will exult; I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Sukkoth.
60:7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the defence of my head; Judah is my 349sceptre.
349Or, lawgiver.60:8 Moab is my washpot; 350Upon Edom will I cast my shoe: Philistia, shout thou because of me.
350Or, Unto Edom60:9 Who will bring me into the beseiged city? 351Who hath led me unto Edom?
351Or, Who will lead me unto Edom60:10 352Hast not thou, O God, cast us off? And thou goest not forth, O God, with our hosts.
352Or, Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off, And goest not forth, O God, with our hosts?60:11 Give us help against the adversary; For vain is the 353help of man.
353Hb. salvation of man.60:12 Through God we shall do valiantly; For he it is that will tread down our adversaries.
61:1 Confidence in God’s Protection. For the Chief Musician; on a stringed instrument. A Psalm of David. Hear my cry, O God; Attend unto my prayer.
61:2 From the end of the earth will I call unto thee, when my heart 354is overwhelmed: Lead me to 355the rock that is higher than I.
354Or, fainteth:61:3 For thou hast been a refuge for me, A strong tower from the enemy.
355Or, a rock that shall be too high for me.
61:4 I will dwell in thy 356tent for ever: I will take refuge in the covert of thy wings. [Selah
356Or, tabernacle61:5 For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: Thou hast 357given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.
357Or, given a heritage unto those that fear thy name.61:6 Thou wilt prolong the king’s life; His years shall be as many generations.
61:7 He shall abide before God for ever: Oh prepare lovingkindness and truth, that they may preserve him.
61:8 So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, That I may daily perform my vows.
62:1 God alone a Refuge from Treachery and Oppression. For the Chief Musician; after the manner of Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. My soul 358waiteth in silence for God only: From him cometh my salvation.
358Hb. Only unto God is my soul silent:62:2 He only is my rock and my salvation: He is my high tower; I shall not be greatly moved.
62:3 How long will ye set upon a man, 359That ye may slay him, all of you, Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence?
359Hbmg reads Ye shall be slain, all of you,62:4 They only consult to thrust him down from his dignity; They delight in lies; They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. [Selah
62:5 360My soul, wait thou in silence for God only; For my expectation is from him.
360Hb. Only unto God be thou silent, O my soul;62:6 He only is my rock and my salvation: He is my high tower; I shall not be moved.
62:7 With God is my salvation and my glory: The rock of my strength, even my refuge, is in God.
62:8 Trust in him at all times, ye people; Pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. [Selah
62:9 Surely 361men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: In the balances they will go up; They are together lighter than vanity.
361Hb. sons of Adam are a breath, and sons of a man are a lie:62:10 Trust not in oppression, And become not vain in robbery: If riches increase, set not your heart thereon.
62:11 God hath spoken once, Twice have I heard this; That power belongeth unto God:
62:12 Also unto thee, 362O Jehovah, belongeth lovingkindness; For thou renderest to every man according to his work.
362Sopherim changed to O Lord,[Psa 63]
63:1 The Thirsting Soul satisfied in God. A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, thou art my God; earnestly will I seek thee: My soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee, In a dry and weary land, where no water is.
63:2 So have I looked upon thee in the Holy, To see thy power and thy glory.
63:3 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise thee.
63:4 So will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.
63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as with 363marrow and fatness; And my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips;
363Hb. fat63:6 When I remember thee upon my bed, 364And meditate on thee in the night-watches.
364Or, I will meditate on thee in the watches.63:7 For thou hast been my help, And in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
63:8 My soul followeth hard after thee: Thy right hand upholdeth me.
63:9 But those that seek my soul, 365to destroy it, Shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
365Or, shall be destroyed; They shall go into etc.63:10 They shall be 366given over to the power of the sword: They shall be a portion for 367foxes.
366Or, poured out by the power of the sword:63:11 But the king shall rejoice in God: Every one that sweareth by him shall glory; For the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.
64:1 Prayer for Deliverance from Secret Enemies. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint: Preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
64:2 Hide me from the secret counsel of evil-doers, From the 368tumult of the workers of iniquity;
368Or, throng64:3 Who have whet their tongue like a sword, And have aimed their arrows, even bitter words,
64:4 That they may shoot in secret places at the perfect: Suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.
64:5 They encourage themselves in an evil purpose; They commune of laying snares privily; They say, Who will see them?
64:6 They search out iniquities; 369We have accomplished, say they, a diligent search: And the inward thought and the heart of every one is deep.
369Hbmg reads They have accomplished, (or, hidden,)64:7 But God will shoot at them; With an arrow suddenly shall they be wounded.
64:8 370So they shall be made to stumble, their own tongue being against them: All that see them shall 371wag the head.
370Or, So shall they, against whom their tongue was, make them to stumble:64:9 And all men shall fear; And they shall declare the work of God, And shall wisely consider of his doing.
371Or, flee away.
64:10 The righteous shall be glad in Jehovah, and shall take refuge in him; And all the upright in heart shall glory.
65:1 God’s Abundant Favor to Earth and Man. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm. A Song of David. 372Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Zion; And unto thee shall the vow be performed.
372Or, There shall be silence before thee, and praise,65:2 O thou that hearest prayer, Unto thee shall all flesh come.
65:3 373Iniquities prevail against me: As for our transgressions, thou wilt 374atone for them.
373Hb. Words (or, Matters) of iniquities prevail65:4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, That he may dwell in thy courts: We shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, The Holy of thy temple.
374Or, expiate them. or, forgive them.
65:5 By awesome things thou wilt answer us in righteousness, O God of our salvation, Thou that art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, And 375of them that are afar off upon the sea:
375Or, of the sea, afar off:65:6 Who by his strength setteth fast the mountains, Being girded about with might;
65:7 Who stilleth the roaring of the seas, The roaring of their waves, And the tumult of the peoples.
65:8 They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy 376tokens: Thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.
376Lit. signs. from תוא (“aleph and tav”)65:9 Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it, Thou greatly enrichest it; The river of God is full of water: Thou providest them grain, 377when thou hast so prepared 378the earth.
377Or, for so preparest thou the earth.65:10 Thou waterest its furrows abundantly; Thou 379settlest the ridges thereof: Thou makest it soft with showers; Thou blessest the springing thereof.
379Hb. lowerest65:11 Thou crownest 380the year with thy goodness; And thy paths drop fatness.
380Hb. the year of thy goodness;65:12 381They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness; And the hills are girded with joy.
381Or, The pastures of the wilderness do drop;65:13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; The valleys also are covered over with grain; They shout for joy, they also sing.
66:1 Praise for God’s Mighty Deeds and for his Answer to Prayer. For the Chief Musician. A Song, a Psalm. Make a joyful noise unto God, all the earth:
66:2 Sing forth the glory of his name: Make his praise glorious.
66:3 Say unto God, How awesome are thy works! Through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies 382submit themselves unto thee.
382Or, yield feigned obedience Hb. lie (deceitfully)66:4 All the earth shall worship thee, And shall sing unto thee; They shall sing to thy name. [Selah
66:5 Come, and see the works of God; He is awesome in his doing toward the children of men.
66:6 He turned the sea into dry land; They went through the river on foot: There 383did we rejoice in him.
383Or, let us rejoice in him.66:7 He ruleth by his might for ever; His eyes observe the nations: Let not the rebellious exalt themselves. [Selah
66:8 Oh bless our God, ye peoples, And make the voice of his praise to be heard;
66:9 Who 384holdeth our soul in life, And suffereth not our feet to be moved.
384Hb. putteth66:10 For thou, O God, hast proved us: Thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.
66:11 Thou broughtest us into the net; Thou layedst a sore burden upon our loins.
66:12 Thou didst cause men to ride over our heads; We went through fire and through water; But thou broughtest us out into 385a wealthy place.
385Hb. abundance.66:13 I will come into thy house with burnt-offerings; I will pay thee my vows,
66:14 Which my lips uttered, And my mouth spake, when I was in distress.
66:15 I will offer unto thee burnt-offerings of fatlings, With the incense of rams; I will offer a bullock with goats. [Selah
66:16 Come, and hear, all ye that fear God, And I will declare what he hath done for my soul.
66:17 I cried unto him with my mouth, And 386he was extolled with my tongue.
386Hbmg reads high praise was under my tongue.66:18 If I 387regard iniquity in my heart, 388Jehovah 389will not hear:
387Or, had regarded66:19 But truly God hath heard; He hath attended to the voice of my prayer.
388Sopherim changed to The Lord
66:20 Blessed be God, Who hath not turned away my prayer, Nor his lovingkindness from me.
67:1 The Nations exhorted to praise God. For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm, a Song. God be merciful unto us, and bless us, And cause his face to shine 390upon us; [Selah
390Hb. with us;67:2 That thy way may be known upon earth, Thy salvation among all nations.
67:3 Let the peoples 391give thanks unto thee, O God; Let all the peoples give thanks unto thee.
391Or, praise thee (both times, and so in vs. 5)67:4 Oh let the nations be glad and sing for joy; For thou wilt judge the peoples with equity, And govern the nations upon earth. [Selah
67:5 Let the peoples give thanks unto thee, O God; Let all the peoples give thanks unto thee.
67:6 The earth yieldeth its increase: God, even our own God, will bless us.
67:7 God will bless us; And all the ends of the earth shall fear him.
68:1 Jehovah the God of Sinai and of the Holy. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David, a Song. 392Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered; Let them also that hate him flee before him.
392Or, God ariseth Similarly throughout vss. 1, 2, 3.68:2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: As wax melteth before the fire, So let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
68:3 But let the righteous be glad; let them exult before God: Yes, let them rejoice with gladness.
68:4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: Cast up a highway for him that rideth through the deserts; His name is 393Jehovah; and exult ye before him.
393Hb. Jah; (perhaps meaning, He is the Future)68:5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, Is God in his holy habitation.
68:6 God 394setteth the solitary in families: He bringeth out the prisoners into prosperity; But the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
394Hb. maketh the solitary to dwell in a house:68:7 O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, When thou didst march through the wilderness; [Selah
68:8 The earth trembled, The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God: Yon Sinai trembled at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
68:9 Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, Thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.
68:10 Thy 395congregation dwelt therein: Thou, O God, didst prepare of thy goodness for the poor.
395Or, troop68:11 396Jehovah giveth the word: The women that publish the tidings are a great host.
396Sopherim changed to The Lord And in vss. 17, 22.68:12 Kings of armies shall flee, they shall flee; And she that tarrieth at home divideth the spoil.
68:13 397When ye lie among the sheepfolds, It is as the wings of a dove covered with silver, And her pinions with yellow gold.
397Or, Will ye lie among the sheepfolds, As the wings of a dove covered with silver, And her pinions with yellow gold?68:14 When the Almighty scattered kings therein, 398It is as when it snoweth in Zalmon.
398Or, It snowed in Zalmon.68:15 A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; A 399high mountain is the mountain of Bashan.
399Hb. mountain of summits is the mountain of Bashan.68:16 Why look ye askance, ye high mountains, At the mountain which God hath desired for his abode? Yes, Jehovah will dwell in it for ever.
68:17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands upon thousands: Jehovah is among them, 400as in Sinai, in the Holy.
400Or, Sinai is in the sanctuary.68:18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led away captives; Thou hast received gifts among men, Yes, among the rebellious also, that 401Jehovah God might 402dwell with them.
401Hb. Jah See vs. 4.68:19 Blessed be 403Jehovah, who daily beareth our burden, Even the God who is our salvation. [Selah
402Or, dwell there.
403Sopherim changed to the Lord, Or, Jehovah day by day: If one oppresseth us, God is our salvation.68:20 God is unto us a God of salvations; And unto Jehovah the Lord belongeth escape from death.
68:21 But God will smite through the head of his enemies, The hairy scalp of such a one as goeth on still in his guiltiness.
68:22 Jehovah said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring them again from the depths of the sea;
68:23 That thou mayest crush them, dipping thy foot in blood, That the tongue of thy dogs may have its portion from thine enemies.
68:24 They have seen thy goings, O God, Even the goings of my God, my King, 404in the Holy.
404Or, in the sanctuary. or, in holiness.68:25 The singers went before, the minstrels followed after, In the midst of the damsels playing with timbrels.
68:26 Bless ye God in the congregations, Even 405Jehovah, ye that are of the fountain of Israel.
405Sopherim changed to the Lord, And in vs. 32.68:27 There is little Benjamin their ruler, The princes of Judah and their 406council, The princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.
406Or, company,68:28 Thy God hath commanded thy strength: 407Strengthen, O God, that which thou 408hast wrought for us.
407Or, Be strong, O God, thou that hast wrought for us.68:29 Because of thy temple at Jerusalem Kings shall bring presents unto thee.
408Or, hast wrought for us out of thy temple. 29 Unto Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee.
68:30 Rebuke the wild beast of the reeds, The multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the peoples, 409Trampling under foot the pieces of silver: 410He hath scattered the peoples that delight in war.
409Or, Every one submitting himself with pieces of silver:68:31 Princes shall come out of Egypt; 411Ethiopia shall haste to stretch out her hands unto God.
410Hbmg reads Scatter thou the peoples that etc.
411Hb. Cush or, Black Africa68:32 Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; Oh sing praises unto Jehovah; [Selah
68:33 To him that rideth upon the heaven of heavens, which are of old; Lo, he uttereth his voice, a mighty voice.
68:34 Ascribe ye strength unto God: His excellency is over Israel, And his strength is in the skies.
68:35 412O God, thou art awesome out of thy sanctuaries: The God of Israel, he giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.
412Or, Awesome is God out of thy holy places:[Psa 69]
69:1 A Cry of Distress, and Imprecation on Adversaries. For the Chief Musician; set to 413 Shoshannim. A Psalm of David. Save me, O God; For the waters are come in unto my soul.
413That is, Lilies.69:2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters where the floods overflow me.
69:3 I am weary with my crying; my throat is dried: Mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
69:4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head: They that would cut me off, being mine enemies 414wrongfully, are mighty: That which I took not away I have to restore.
414Hb. falsely, or, with falsehood,69:5 O God, thou knowest my foolishness; And my 415sins are not hid from thee.
415Hb. guiltinesses69:6 Let not them that wait for thee be put to shame through me, O Lord Jehovah of hosts: Let not those that seek thee be brought to dishonor through me, O God of Israel:
69:7 Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; Shame hath covered my face.
69:8 I am become a stranger unto my brethren, And an alien unto my mother’s children.
69:9 For the zeal of thy house hath eaten me up; And the reproaches of them that reproach thee are fallen upon me.
69:10 When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, That was to my reproach.
69:11 When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword unto them.
69:12 They that sit in the gate talk of me; And I am the songs of the drunkards.
69:13 But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Jehovah, in an acceptable time: O God, in the abundance of thy lovingkindness, Answer me in the truth of thy salvation.
69:14 Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: Let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
69:15 Let not the waterflood overwhelm me, Neither let the deep swallow me up; And let not the pit shut its mouth upon me.
69:16 Answer me, O Jehovah; for thy lovingkindness is good: According to the multitude of thy tender mercies turn thou unto me.
69:17 And hide not thy face from thy servant; For I am in distress; answer me speedily.
69:18 Draw nigh unto my soul, and ransom it: Redeem me because of mine enemies.
69:19 Thou knowest my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonor: Mine adversaries are all before thee.
69:20 Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am 416full of heaviness: And I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; And for comforters, but I found none.
416Or, sore sick:69:21 They gave me also gall for my food; And in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
69:22 Let their table before them become a snare; And when they are in peace, let it become a trap.
69:23 Let their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see; And make their loins continually to shake.
69:24 Pour out thine indignation upon them, And let the fierceness of thine anger overtake them.
69:25 Let their 417habitation be desolate; Let none dwell in their tents.
417Or, encampment be desolate;69:26 For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; And they tell of the 418sorrow of those whom thou hast wounded.
418Or, pain69:27 Add iniquity unto their iniquity; And let them not come into thy righteousness.
69:28 Let them be blotted out of 419the book of life, And not be written with the righteous.
419Or, the book of the living,69:29 But I am poor and 420sorrowful: Let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.
420Or, in pain:69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, And will magnify him with thanksgiving.
69:31 And it will please Jehovah better than an ox, Or a bullock that hath horns and hoofs.
69:32 The meek have seen it, and shall be glad: Ye that seek after God, let your heart live.
69:33 For Jehovah heareth the needy, And despiseth not his prisoners.
69:34 Let heaven and earth praise him, The seas, and every thing that moveth therein.
69:35 For God will save Zion, and build the cities of Judah; And they shall abide there, and have it in possession.
69:36 The seed also of his servants shall inherit it; And they that love his name shall dwell therein.
70:1 Prayer for Help against Persecutors. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David; 421 to bring to remembrance. Make haste, O God, to deliver me; Make haste to help me, O Jehovah.
421Or, to make memorial.70:2 Let them be put to shame and confounded That seek after my soul: Let them be turned backward and brought to dishonor That delight in my hurt.
70:3 Let them be turned back 422by reason of their shame That say, Aha, aha.
422Or, for a reward of shame70:4 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee; And let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.
70:5 But I am poor and needy; Make haste unto me, O God: Thou art my help and my deliverer; O Jehovah, make no tarrying.
71:1 Prayer of an old Man for Deliverance. In thee, O Jehovah, do I take refuge: Let me never be put to shame.
71:2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and rescue me: Bow down thine ear unto me, and save me.
71:3 Be thou to me a rock of habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: Thou hast given commandment to save me; For thou art my rock and my fortress.
71:4 Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
71:5 For thou art my hope, O Lord Jehovah: Thou art my trust from my youth.
71:6 By thee have I been holden up from the womb; Thou 423art he that took me out of my mother’s bowels: My praise shall be continually of thee.
423Or, hast been my benefactor from etc.71:7 I am as a wonder unto many; But thou art my strong refuge.
71:8 My mouth shall be filled with thy praise, And with thy honor all the day.
71:9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; Forsake me not when my strength faileth.
71:10 For mine enemies speak concerning me; And they that watch for my soul take counsel together,
71:11 Saying, God hath forsaken him: Pursue and take him; for there is none to deliver.
71:12 O God, be not far from me; O my God, make haste to help me.
71:13 Let them be put to shame and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor that seek my hurt.
71:14 But I will hope continually, And will praise thee yet more and more.
71:15 My mouth shall tell of thy righteousness, And of thy salvation all the day; For I know not the numbers thereof.
71:16 I will come 424with the mighty acts of the Lord Jehovah: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
424Or, in the strength of the Lord Jehovah:71:17 O God, thou hast taught me from my youth; And hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.
71:18 Yes, even 425when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not, Until I have declared 426thy strength unto the next generation, Thy might to every one that is to come.
425Hb. unto old age and gray hairs,71:19 Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high; Thou who hast done great things, O God, who is like unto thee?
426Hb. thine arm unto
71:20 Thou, who hast showed 427us many and sore troubles, Wilt quicken us again, And wilt bring us up again from the depths of the earth.
427Hbmg reads me (three times)71:21 Increase thou my greatness, And turn again and comfort me.
71:22 I will also praise thee with the psaltery, Even thy truth, O my God: Unto thee will I sing praises with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.
71:23 My lips shall shout for joy when I sing praises unto thee; And my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
71:24 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long; For they are put to shame, for they are confounded, that seek my hurt.
72:1 The Reign of the Righteous King. A Psalm of Solomon. Give the king thy judgments, O God, And thy righteousness unto the king’s son.
72:2 428He will judge thy people with righteousness, And thy poor with justice.
428Or, Let him (and so throughout the Psalm.)72:3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, And the hills in righteousness.
72:4 He will judge the poor of the people, He will save the children of the needy, And will break in pieces the oppressor.
72:5 They shall fear thee while the sun endureth, And so 429long as the moon, throughout all generations.
429Hb. before the moon,72:6 He will come down like rain upon the mown grass, As showers that water the earth.
72:7 In his days shall the righteous flourish, And abundance of peace, till the moon be no more.
72:8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, And from the River unto the ends of the earth.
72:9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; And his enemies shall lick the dust.
72:10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall render tribute: The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
72:11 Yes, all kings shall fall down before him; All nations shall serve him.
72:12 For he will deliver the needy when he crieth, And the poor, 430that hath no helper.
430Or, and him that hath no helper.72:13 He will have pity on the 431poor and needy, And the souls of the needy he will save.
431Or, weak72:14 He will ransom their soul from 432oppression and violence; And precious will their blood be in his sight:
432Or, fraud72:15 And 433they shall live; and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: And men shall pray for him continually; 434They shall bless him all the day long.
433Or, he72:16 There shall be 435abundance of grain in the 436earth upon the top of the mountains; The fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: And they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.
434Lit., He or, One
435Or, a handful of grain72:17 His name shall endure for ever; His name shall 437be continued 438as long as the sun: And men shall 439bless themselves in him; All nations shall call him happy.
437Or, have issue72:18 Blessed be Jehovah God, the God of Israel, Who only doeth wondrous things:
438Hb. before the sun:
439Reflexive tense, as in Ge 22:18, 26:4; Jr 4:2.
72:19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever; And let the whole earth be filled with his glory Amen and Amen
72:20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended. class="western" align="center" style="margin-left: 2.54mm"> Book IIIA Psalm of Asaph.
73:1 440Surely God is good to Israel, Even to such as are pure in heart.
440Or, Only good is God to Israel,73:2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; My steps had well nigh slipped.
73:3 For I was envious at the 441arrogant, When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
441Or, fools73:4 For there are no pangs in their death; But their strength is firm.
73:5 They are not in trouble as other men; Neither are they plagued like other men.
73:6 Therefore pride is as a chain about their neck; Violence covereth them as a garment.
73:7 Their eyes stand out with fatness: 442They have more than heart could wish.
442Or, The imaginations of their heart overflow.73:8 They scoff, and in wickedness utter oppression: They speak 443loftily.
443Or, from on high.73:9 They have set their mouth 444in the heavens, And their tongue walketh through the earth.
444Or, against the heavens,73:10 Therefore 445his people return hither: And waters of a full cup are drained by them.
445Hbmg reads he will bring back his people:73:11 And they say, How doth God know? And is there knowledge in the Most High?
73:12 Behold, these are the wicked; And, being always at ease, they increase in riches.
73:13 Surly in vain have I cleansed my heart, And washed my hands in innocency;
73:14 For all the day long have I been plagued, And 446chastened every morning.
446Hb. my chastisement was every morning.73:15 If I had said, I will speak thus; Behold, I had dealt treacherously with the generation of thy children.
73:16 When I thought how I might know this, It seemed 447too painful for me;
447Hb. labor in mine eyes.73:17 Until I went into the 448sanctuaries of God, And considered their latter end.
448Or perhaps, Holies73:18 Surely thou settest them in slippery places: Thou castest them down to 449destruction.
449Hb. ruins.73:19 How are they become a desolation in a moment! They are utterly consumed with terrors.
73:20 As a dream when one awaketh, So, 450O Jehovah, 451when thou awakest, thou wilt despise their image.
450Sopherim changed to O Lord,73:21 For my soul 452was grieved, And I was pricked in my kidneys:
451Or, in the city,
452Hb. was in a ferment,73:22 So brutish 453was I, and ignorant; I was as a beast 454before thee.
453Or, am I,73:23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: Thou hast holden my right hand.
454Hb. with thee.
73:24 Thou wilt guide me with thy counsel, And afterward receive me 455to glory.
455Or, with glory.73:25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? And there is none upon earth that I desire 456besides thee.
456Or, with thee.73:26 My flesh and my heart faileth; But God is the 457strength of my heart and my portion for ever.
457Hb. rock73:27 For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: Thou hast destroyed all them that play the harlot, departing from thee.
73:28 But it is good for me to draw near unto God: I have made the Lord Jehovah my refuge, That I may tell of all thy works.
74:1 A Complaint over the Devastation of the Land by the Enemy. Maskil of Asaph. O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? Why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?
74:2 Remember thy congregation, which thou hast gotten of old, Which thou hast ransomed to be the tribe of thine inheritance; And mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.
74:3 Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual ruins, 458All the evil that the enemy hath done in the Holy.
458Or, The enemy hath wrought all evil in the Holy.74:4 Thine adversaries have roared in the midst of thine assembly; They have set up their ensigns for signs.
74:5 They 459seem as men that lifted up Axes upon a thicket of trees.
459Or, make themselves known as74:6 And now all the carved work thereof They break down with hatchet and hammers.
74:7 They have set thy sanctuary on fire; They have profaned the dwelling-place of thy name by casting it to the ground.
74:8 They said in their heart, Let us make havoc of them altogether: They have burned up all the 460synagogues of God in the earth.
460Or, places of assembly of God in the land.74:9 We see not our signs: There is no more any prophet; Neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.
74:10 How long, O God, shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?
74:11 Why drawest thou back thy hand, even thy right hand? Pluck it out of thy bosom and consume them.
74:12 Yet God is my King of old, Working salvation in the midst of the earth.
74:13 Thou didst 461divide the sea by thy strength: Thou brakest the heads of the sea-monsters in the waters.
461Hb. break up the sea by thy strength:74:14 Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces; Thou gavest him to be food to the people inhabiting the wilderness.
74:15 Thou didst cleave fountain and flood: Thou driedst up 462mighty rivers.
462Or, ever-flowing rivers.74:16 The day is thine, the night also is thine: Thou hast prepared the 463light and the sun.
463Hb. luminary74:17 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: Thou hast made summer and winter.
74:18 Remember this, that the enemy 464hath reproached, O Jehovah, And that a foolish people hath blasphemed thy name.
464Or, hath reproached Jehovah,74:19 Oh deliver not 465the soul of thy turtle-dove unto the wild beast: Forget not the 466life of thy poor for ever.
465Or, thy turtle-dove unto the greedy multitude:74:20 Have respect unto the covenant; For the dark places of the 467earth are full of the habitations of violence.
467Or, land74:21 Oh let not the oppressed return ashamed: Let the poor and needy praise thy name.
74:22 Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: Remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee all the day.
74:23 Forget not the voice of thine adversaries: The tumult of those that rise up against thee 468ascendeth continually.
468Or, which ascendeth continually.[Psa 75]
75:1 God abases the Proud, but exalts the Righteous. For the Chief Musician; set to Al-tashheth. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song. We give thanks unto thee, O God; We give thanks, 469for thy name is near: Men tell of thy wondrous works.
469Or, for that thy name is near Thy wondrous works have declared it.75:2 When I shall 470find the set time, I will judge uprightly.
470Hb. take75:3 471The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I have 472set up the pillars of it. [Selah
471Or, When the earth and... are dissolved: I set up etc.75:4 I said unto the 473arrogant, Deal not arrogantly; And to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:
472Hb. proportioned the pillars of it.
473Or, fools,75:5 Lift not up your horn on high; Nor speak 474with a stiff neck.
474Or, insolently with a haughty neck.75:6 For neither from the east, nor from the west, Nor yet 475from the 476south, cometh lifting up.
475Or, from the wilderness of mountains cometh judgment.75:7 But God is the judge: He putteth down one, and lifteth up another.
75:8 For in the hand of Jehovah there is a cup, and the wine 477foameth; It is full of mixture, and he poureth out of the same: Surely the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall drain them, and drink them.
477Or, is red;75:9 But I will declare for ever, I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
75:10 All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; But the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up.
76:1 The Victorious Power of the God of Jacob. For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song In Judah is God known: His name is great in Israel.
76:2 In Salem also is his 478tabernacle, And his 479dwelling-place in Zion,
478Or, covert, Hb. sok (cf. sukkoth, booths)76:3 There he brake the 480arrows of the bow; The shield, and the sword, and the battle. [Selah
480Or, lightnings or, fiery shafts76:4 Glorious art thou and excellent, 481From the mountains of prey.
481Or, More than the mountains of prey.76:5 The stout-hearted are made a spoil, They have slept their sleep; And none of the men of might have found their hands.
76:6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, Both chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep.
76:7 Thou, even thou, art to be feared; And who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?
76:8 Thou didst cause sentence to be heard from heaven; The earth awed, and was still,
76:9 When God arose to judgment, To save all the meek of the earth. [Selah
76:10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: The residue of wrath shalt thou 482gird upon thee.
482Or, restrain.76:11 Vow, and pay unto Jehovah your God: Let all that are round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be awed.
76:12 He will cut off the spirit of princes: He is awesome to the kings of the earth.
77:1 Comfort in Trouble from recalling God’s Mighty Deeds. For the Chief Musician; after the manner of Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph. I will cry unto God with my voice, Even unto God with my voice; and he will give ear unto me.
77:2 In the day of my trouble I sought 483Jehovah: My hand was stretched out in the night, and slacked not; My soul refused to be comforted.
483Sopherim changed to the Lord And in vs. 7.77:3 I remember God, and am disquieted: I complain, and my spirit 484is overwhelmed. [Selah
484Or, fainteth.77:4 Thou holdest mine eyes watching: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
77:5 I have considered the days of old, The years of ancient times.
77:6 I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart; And my spirit maketh diligent search.
77:7 Will Jehovah cast off for ever? And will he be favorable no more?
77:8 Is his lovingkindness clean gone for ever? Doth his promise fail for evermore?
77:9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious? Hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? [Selah
77:10 And I said, 485This is my infirmity; But I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High.
485Or, This is my grief, That the right hand of the Most High doth change.77:11 I will make mention of the deeds of 486Jehovah; For I will remember thy wonders of old.
486Hb. Jah;77:12 I will meditate also upon all thy work, And muse on thy doings.
77:13 Thy way, O God, is in the Holy: Who is a great god like unto God?
77:14 Thou art the God that doest wonders: Thou hast made known thy strength among the peoples.
77:15 Thou hast with thine arm ransomed thy people, The sons of Jacob and Joseph. [Selah
77:16 The waters saw thee, O God; The waters saw thee, they 487were afraid: The depths also trembled.
487Or, were in pain:77:17 The clouds poured out water; The skies sent out a sound: Thine arrows also went abroad.
77:18 The voice of thy thunder was in the whirlwind; The lightnings lightened the world: The earth trembled and shook.
77:19 Thy way was in the sea, And thy paths in the great waters, And thy footsteps were not known.
77:20 Thou leddest thy people like a flock, By the hand of Moses and Aaron.
78:1 God’s Guidance of his People in spite of their Unfaithfulness. Maskil of Asaph. Give ear, O my people, to my 488law: Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
488Or, teaching:78:2 I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old,
78:3 Which we have heard and known, And our fathers have told us.
78:4 We will not hide them from their children, Telling to the generation to come the praises of Jehovah, And his strength, and his wondrous works that he hath done.
78:5 For he established a testimony in Jacob, And appointed a law in Israel, Which he commanded our fathers, That they should make them known to their children;
78:6 That the generation to come might know them, even the children that should be born: Who should arise and tell them to their children,
78:7 That they might set their hope in God, And not forget the works of God, But keep his commandments,
78:8 And might not be as their fathers, A stubborn and rebellious generation, A generation 489that set not their heart aright, And whose spirit was not stedfast with God.
489Or, that prepared not their heart,78:9 The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows, Turned back in the day of battle.
78:10 They kept not the covenant of God, And refused to walk in his law;
78:11 And they forgat his doings, And his wondrous works that he had showed them.
78:12 Marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers, In the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
78:13 He clave the sea, and caused them to pass through; And he made the waters to stand as a heap.
78:14 In the day-time also he led them with the cloud, And all the night with a light of fire.
78:15 He clave rocks in the wilderness, And gave them drink abundantly as out of the depths.
78:16 He brought streams also out of the rock, And caused waters to run down like rivers.
78:17 Yet went they on still to sin against him, To rebel against the Most High in 490the desert.
490Or, a dry land.78:18 And they tempted God in their heart By asking food 491according to their desire.
491Hb. for their soul.78:19 Yes, they spake against God; They said, Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?
78:20 Behold, he smote the rock, so that waters gushed out, And streams overflowed; Can he give bread also? Will he provide flesh for his people?
78:21 Therefore Jehovah heard, and was wroth; And a fire was kindled against Jacob, And anger also went up against Israel;
78:22 Because they believed not in God, And trusted not in his salvation.
78:23 Yet he commanded the skies above, And opened the doors of heaven;
78:24 And he rained down manna upon them to eat, And gave them 492food from heaven.
492Hb. grain78:25 493Man did eat the bread of the mighty: He sent them food to the full
493Or possibly, Every one did eat78:26 He 494caused the east wind to blow in the heavens; And by his power he guided the south wind.
494Hb. led forth the east wind to blow in the heavens;78:27 He rained flesh also upon them as the dust, And winged birds as the sand of the seas;
78:28 And he let it fall in the midst of their camp, Round about their habitations.
78:29 So they did eat, and were well filled; And he gave them their own desire.
78:30 They were not estranged from that which they desired, Their food was yet in their mouths,
78:31 When the anger of God went up against them, And slew of the fattest of them, And smote down the young men of Israel.
78:32 For all this they sinned still, And believed not in his wondrous works.
78:33 Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, And their years in terror.
78:34 When he slew them, then they inquired after him; And they returned and sought God earnestly.
78:35 And they remembered that God was their rock, And the Most High God their ransomer.
78:36 But they flattered him with their mouth, And lied unto him with their tongue.
78:37 For their heart was not 495right with him, Neither were they faithful in his covenant.
495Or, stedfast78:38 But he, being merciful, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: Yes, many a time turned he his anger away, And did not stir up all his wrath.
78:39 And he remembered that they were but flesh, A wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.
78:40 How oft did they rebel against him in the wilderness, And grieve him in the desert!
78:41 And they turned again and tempted God, And 496provoked the Holy One of Israel.
496Or, limited78:42 They remembered not his hand, Nor the day when he redeemed them from the adversary;
78:43 How he set his signs in Egypt, And his wonders in the field of Zoan,
78:44 And turned their rivers into blood, And their streams, so that they could not drink.
78:45 He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them; And frogs, which destroyed them.
78:46 He gave also their increase unto the caterpillar, And their labor unto the locust.
78:47 He 497destroyed their vines with hail, And their sycomore-trees with 498frost.
497Hb. killed78:48 He gave over their cattle also to the hail, And their flocks to hot thunderbolts.
498Or, the great hailstones.
78:49 He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, Wrath, and indignation, and trouble, 499A band of angels of evil.
499Hb. A sending of angels of evils.78:50 He 500made a path for his anger; He spared not their soul from death, But gave 501their life over to the pestilence,
500Hb. levelled a path78:51 And smote all the firstborn in Egypt, The 502chief of their strength in the tents of Ham.
501Or, their beasts to the murrain,
502Hb. beginning See Dt 21:17.78:52 But he led forth his own people like sheep, And guided them in the wilderness like a flock.
78:53 And he led them safely, so that they feared not; But the sea overwhelmed their enemies.
78:54 And he brought them to 503the border of his Holy, To this 504mountain, which his right hand had gotten.
503Or, his holy border, or, ...border of his Holy place,78:55 He drove out the nations also before them, And allotted them for an inheritance by line, And made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.
504Or, mountain land,
78:56 Yet they tempted and rebelled against the Most High God, And kept not his testimonies;
78:57 But turned back, and dealt treacherously like their fathers: They were turned aside like a deceitful bow.
78:58 For they provoked him to anger with their high places, And moved him to jealousy with their graven images.
78:59 When God heard this, he was wroth, And greatly abhorred Israel;
78:60 So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, The tent which he placed among men;
78:61 And delivered his strength into captivity, And his glory into the adversary’s hand.
78:62 He gave his people over also unto the sword, And was wroth with his inheritance.
78:63 Fire devoured their young men; And their virgins had no marriage-song.
78:64 Their priests fell by the sword; And their widows made no lamentation.
78:65 Then 505Jehovah awaked as one out of sleep, Like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine.
505Sopherim changed to the Lord78:66 And he smote his adversaries backward: He put them to a perpetual reproach.
78:67 Moreover he refused the tent of Joseph, And chose not the tribe of Ephraim,
78:68 But chose the tribe of Judah, The mount Zion which he loved.
78:69 And he built his 506sanctuary like the heights, Like the earth which he hath established for ever.
506Or, Holy Hb. miqdash78:70 He chose David also his servant, And took him from the sheepfolds:
78:71 From following the ewes that have their young he brought him, To be the shepherd of Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.
78:72 So he was their shepherd according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.
79:1 A Lament over the Destruction of Jerusalem, and Prayer for Help. A Psalm of Asaph. O God, the nations are come into thine inheritance; Thy holy temple have they defiled; They have laid Jerusalem in heaps.
79:2 The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be food unto the birds of the heavens, The flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth.
79:3 Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; And there was none to bury them.
79:4 We are become a reproach to our neighbors, A scoffing and derision to them that are round about us.
79:5 How long, O Jehovah? wilt thou be angry for ever? Shall thy jealousy burn like fire?
79:6 Pour out thy wrath upon the nations that know thee not, And upon the kingdoms that call not upon thy name.
79:7 For they have devoured Jacob, And laid waste his 507habitation.
507Or, pasture.79:8 Remember not against us the iniquities of our forefathers: Let thy tender mercies speedily meet us; For we are brought very low.
79:9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name; And deliver us, and 508atone for our sins, for thy name’s sake.
508Or, expiate or possibly, forgive79:10 Wherefore should the nations say, Where is their God? Let the avenging of the blood of thy servants which is shed Be known among the nations in our sight.
79:11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee: According to the greatness of 509thy power preserve thou 510those that are appointed to death;
509Hb. thine arm79:12 And render unto our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom Their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, 511O Jehovah.
510Hb. the sons of death;
511Sopherim changed to O Lord.79:13 So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture Will give thee thanks for ever: We will show forth thy praise to all generations.
80:1 God implored to rescue his People from their Calamities. For the Chief Musician; set to 512 Shoshannim Eduth. A Psalm of Asaph. Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, Thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; Thou that 513sittest above the cherubim, shine forth.
512That is, Lilies, a testimony.80:2 Before the face of Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up thy might, And come to save us.
513Or, art enthroned between
80:3 514Turn us again, O God; And cause thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.
514Or, Restore us, O God;80:4 O Jehovah God of hosts, How long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?
80:5 Thou hast fed them with the bread of tears, And given them tears to drink in large measure.
80:6 Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbors; And our enemies laugh among themselves.
80:7 515Turn us again, O God of hosts; And cause thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.
515Or, Restore us, O God of hosts;80:8 Thou broughtest a vine out of Egypt: Thou didst drive out the nations, and plantedst it.
80:9 Thou preparedst room before it, And it took deep root, and filled the land.
80:10 The mountains were covered with the shadow of it, And 516the boughs thereof were like 517cedars of God.
516Or, the cedars of God with the boughs thereof.80:11 It sent out its branches unto the sea, And its shoots unto the River.
517Or, goodly cedars.
80:12 Why hast thou broken down its walls, So that all they that pass by the way do pluck it?
80:13 The boar out of the wood doth ravage it. And the wild beasts of the field feed on it.
80:14 Turn again, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: Look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine,
80:15 And 518the stock which thy right hand planted, And the 519branch that thou madest strong for thyself.
518Or, protect (or, maintain) that which etc.80:16 It is burned with fire, it is cut down: They perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.
80:17 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, Upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.
80:18 So shall we not go back from thee: Quicken thou us, and we will call upon thy name.
80:19 520Turn us again, O Jehovah God of hosts; Cause thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.
520Or, Restore us, O Jehovah God of hosts;[Psa 81]
81:1 God’s Goodness and Israel’s Waywardness. For the Chief Musician; set to the Gittith. A Psalm of Asaph. Sing aloud unto God our strength: Make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
81:2 Raise a song, and 521bring hither the timbrel, The pleasant harp with the psaltery.
521Or, strike the timbrel,81:3 Blow the trumpet at the new moon, At the full moon, on our feast-day.
81:4 For it is a statute for Israel, An ordinance of the God of Jacob.
81:5 He appointed it in Joseph for a testimony, When he went out 522over the land of Egypt, Where I heard 523a language that I knew not.
522Or, against81:6 I removed his shoulder from the burden: His hands were freed from the basket.
523Or, the speech of one that I knew not.
81:7 Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder; I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. [Selah
81:8 Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wouldest hearken unto me!
81:9 There shall no strange god be in thee; Neither shalt thou worship any foreign god.
81:10 I am Jehovah thy God, Who brought thee up out of the land of Egypt: Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
81:11 But my people hearkened not to my voice; And Israel would have none of me.
81:12 So I let them go after the stubbornness of their heart, That they might walk in their own counsels.
81:13 Oh that my people would hearken unto me, That Israel would walk in my ways!
81:14 I would soon subdue their enemies, And turn my hand against their adversaries.
81:15 The haters of Jehovah should 524submit themselves unto him: But their time should endure for ever.
524Or, yield feigned obedience Hb. lie (deceitfully)81:16 He would feed them also with the 525finest of the wheat; And with honey out of the rock would I satisfy thee.
525Hb. fat of wheat;[Psa 82]
82:1 Unjust Judgments rebuked. A Psalm of Asaph. God standeth in the congregation of God; He judgeth 526among the gods.
526Or, in the midst of the gods.82:2 How long will ye judge unjustly, And respect the persons of the wicked? [Selah
82:3 Judge the 527poor and fatherless: Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
527Or, weak Also in vs. 4.82:4 Rescue the poor and needy: Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.
82:5 They know not, neither do they understand; They walk to and fro in darkness: All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
82:6 I said, Ye are gods, And all of you sons of the Most High.
82:7 Nevertheless ye shall die like 528men, And fall like one of the princes.
528Or, Adam,82:8 Arise, O God, judge the earth; For thou shalt inherit all the nations.
83:1 God implored to confound his Enemies. A Song, a Psalm of Asaph. O God, keep not thou silence: Hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
83:2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult; And they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
83:3 They take crafty counsel against thy people, And consult together against thy hidden ones.
83:4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; That the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
83:5 For they have consulted together with one consent; Against thee do they make a covenant:
83:6 The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; Moab, and the 529Hagarenes;
529Or, Hagrites; See 1Chr 5:10. Lamsa says Gadarenes;83:7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre:
83:8 Assyria also is joined with them; They have 530helped the children of Lot. [Selah
530Hb. been an arm to the children of Lot.83:9 Do thou unto them as unto Midian, As to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the river Kishon;
83:10 Who perished at En-dor, Who became as dung for the earth.
83:11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb; Yes, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna;
83:12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves in possession The 531habitations of God.
531Or, pastures of God.83:13 O my God, make them like the whirling dust; As stubble before the wind.
83:14 As the fire that burneth the forest, And as the flame that setteth the mountains on fire,
83:15 So pursue them with thy tempest, And terrify them with thy storm.
83:16 Fill their faces with confusion, That they may seek thy name, O Jehovah.
83:17 Let them be put to shame and dismayed for ever; Yes, let them be confounded and perish;
83:18 That they may know that 532thou alone, whose name is Jehovah, Art the Most High over all the earth.
532Or, thou, whose name alone is Jehovah, art etc.[Psa 84]
84:1 Longing for the Temple Worship. For the Chief Musician; set to the Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. How 533amiable are thy tabernacles, O Jehovah of hosts!
533Or, lovely84:2 My soul longeth, yes, even fainteth for the courts of Jehovah; My heart and my flesh 534cry out unto the living God.
534Or, sing for joy unto the living God.84:3 Yes, the sparrow hath found her a house, And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, Even thine altars, O Jehovah of hosts, My King, and my God.
84:4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: They will be still praising thee. [Selah
84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; In whose heart are the highways to Zion.
84:6 Passing through the valley of 535Weeping they make it a place of springs; Yes, the early rain covereth it with blessings.
535Or, balsam trees Hb. Baca See 2Sa 5:23.84:7 They go from strength to strength; Every one of them appeareth before God in Zion.
84:8 O Jehovah God of hosts, hear my prayer; Give ear, O God of Jacob. [Selah
84:9 536Behold, O God our shield, And look upon the face of thine anointed.
536Or, Behold our shield, O God,84:10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather 537be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, Than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
537Or, stand at the threshold of the house of my God,84:11 For Jehovah God is a sun and a shield: Jehovah will give grace and glory; No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
84:12 O Jehovah of hosts, Blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.
85:1 Prayer for God’s Mercy upon the Nation. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. Jehovah, thou hast been favorable unto thy land; Thou hast 538brought back the captivity of Jacob.
538Or, returned to the captivity of Jacob.85:2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people; Thou hast covered all their sin. [Selah
85:3 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath; Thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger.
85:4 539Turn us, O God of our salvation, And cause thine indignation toward us to cease.
539Or, Turn to us,85:5 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? Wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?
85:6 Wilt thou not quicken us again, That thy people may rejoice in thee?
85:7 Show us thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah, And grant us thy salvation.
85:8 I will hear what God Jehovah will speak; For he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: But let them not turn again to folly.
85:9 Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him, That glory may dwell in our land.
85:10 Mercy and truth are met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
85:11 Truth springeth out of the earth; And righteousness hath looked down from heaven.
85:12 Yes, Jehovah will give that which is good; And our land shall yield its increase.
85:13 Righteousness shall go before him, And shall 540make his footsteps a way to walk in.
540Or, set us in the way of his steps.[Psa 86]
86:1 A Psalm of Supplication and Trust. A Prayer of David. Bow down thine ear, O Jehovah, and answer me; For I am poor and needy.
86:2 Preserve my soul; for I am godly: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.
86:3 Be merciful unto me, O 541Jehovah; For unto thee do I cry all the day long.
541Sopherim changed to Lord Also in vss. 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15.86:4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant; For unto thee, O Jehovah, do I lift up my soul.
86:5 For thou, Jehovah, art good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness unto all them that call upon thee.
86:6 Give ear, O Jehovah, unto my prayer; And hearken unto the voice of my supplications.
86:7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee; For thou wilt answer me.
86:8 There is none like unto thee among the gods, O Jehovah; Neither are there any works like unto thy works.
86:9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Jehovah; And they shall glorify thy name.
86:10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: Thou art God alone.
86:11 Teach me thy way, O Jehovah; I will walk in thy truth: Unite my heart to fear thy name.
86:12 I will praise thee, O Jehovah my God, with my whole heart; And I will glorify thy name for evermore.
86:13 For great is thy lovingkindness toward me; And thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest Sheol.
86:14 O God, the proud are risen up against me, And a company of violent men have sought after my soul, And have not set thee before them.
86:15 But thou, O Jehovah, art a God merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.
86:16 Oh turn unto me, and 542have mercy upon me; Give thy strength unto thy servant, And save the son of thy handmaid.
542Or, be gracious unto me;86:17 Show me a sign for good, That they who hate me may see it, and be put to shame, Because thou, Jehovah, hast helped me, and comforted me.
87:1 The Privileges of Citizenship in Zion. A Psalm of the sons of Korah; a Song. 543His foundation is in the holy mountains.
543Or, His foundation in the holy mountains Jehovah loveth, Even the gates of Zion more than etc.87:2 Jehovah loveth the gates of Zion More than all the dwellings of Jacob.
87:3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. [Selah
87:4 I will make mention of 544Rahab and Babylon as among them that know me: Behold, Philistia, and Tyre, with 545Ethiopia: This one was born there.
544Or, Egypt87:5 Yes, of Zion it shall be said, This one and that one was born in her; And the Most High himself will establish her.
545Hb. Cush: or, Black Africa:
87:6 Jehovah will count, when he writeth up the peoples, This one was born there. [Selah
87:7 They that sing as well as 546they that dance shall say, All my fountains are in thee.
546Or, the players on instruments shall be there,[Psa 88]
88:1 A Petition to be saved from Death. A Song, a Psalm of the sons of Korah; for the Chief Musician; set to Mahalath 547 Leannoth. Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite. O Jehovah, the God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee.
547Or, for singing.88:2 Let my prayer enter into thy presence; Incline thine ear unto my cry.
88:3 For my soul is full of troubles, And my life draweth nigh unto Sheol.
88:4 I am reckoned with them that go down into the pit; I am as a man that hath no help,
88:5 Cast 548off among the dead, Like the slain that lie in the grave, Whom thou rememberest no more, And they are cut off from thy hand.
548Or, away88:6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, In dark places, in the deeps.
88:7 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, And thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. [Selah
88:8 Thou hast put mine acquaintance far from me; Thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.
88:9 Mine eye wasteth away by reason of affliction: I have called daily upon thee, O Jehovah; I have spread forth my hands unto thee.
88:10 Wilt thou show wonders to the dead? Shall 549they that are deceased arise and praise thee? [Selah
549Or, the shades arise Hb. Rephaim arise88:11 Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? Or thy faithfulness in 550Destruction?
550Hb. Abaddon See Job 26:6; Rv 9:11. Compare the third of Hindu gods: Creator, Preserver, Destroyer.88:12 Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? And thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
88:13 But unto thee, O Jehovah, have I cried; And in the morning shall my prayer come before thee.
88:14 Jehovah, why castest thou off my soul? Why hidest thou thy face from me?
88:15 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: While I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.
88:16 Thy fierce wrath is gone over me; Thy terrors have cut me off.
88:17 They came round about me like water all the day long; They compassed me about together.
88:18 Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, And 551mine acquaintance into darkness.
551Or, mine acquaintances are darkness.[Psa 89]
89:1 Jehovah’s Covenant with David, and Israel’s Afflictions. Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the lovingkindness of Jehovah for ever: With my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
89:2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever; Thy faithfulness wilt thou establish in the very heavens.
89:3 I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant:
89:4 Thy seed will I establish for ever, And build up thy throne to all generations [Selah
89:5 And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Jehovah; Thy faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.
89:6 For who in the skies can be compared unto Jehovah? Who among the 552sons of the 553mighty is like unto Jehovah.
552Or, sons of God is like unto Jehovah.89:7 A God greatly feared in the council of the holy ones, And awesome above all them that are round about him?
553Or, gods See Ps 29:1.
89:8 O Jehovah God of hosts, Who is a mighty one, like unto thee, O 554Jehovah? And thy faithfulness is round about thee.
554Hb. Jah89:9 Thou rulest the pride of the sea: When the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.
89:10 Thou hast broken 555Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; Thou hast scattered thine enemies with the arm of thy strength.
555Or, Egypt89:11 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: The world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.
89:12 The north and the south, thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon rejoice in thy name.
89:13 Thou hast 556a mighty arm; Strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
556Hb. an arm with might;89:14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of thy throne: Lovingkindness and truth go before thy face.
89:15 Blessed is the people that know the 557joyful sound: They walk, O Jehovah, in the light of thy countenance.
557Or, trumpet sound:89:16 In thy name do they rejoice all the day; And in thy righteousness are they exalted.
89:17 For thou art the glory of their strength; And in thy favor 558our horn shall be exalted.
558Hbmg reads thou shalt exalt our horn.89:18 For our shield belongeth unto Jehovah; 559And our king to the Holy One of Israel.
559Or, Even to the Holy One of Israel our King.89:19 Then thou spakest in vision to thy 560saints, And saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
560Hbmg reads saint,89:20 I have found David my servant; With my holy oil have I anointed him:
89:21 With whom my hand shall be established; Mine arm also shall strengthen him.
89:22 The enemy shall not 561exact from him, Nor 562the son of wickedness afflict him.
561Or, do him violence,89:23 And I will beat down his adversaries before him, And smite them that hate him.
562That is, one schooled in wickedness
89:24 But my faithfulness and my lovingkindness shall be with him; And in my name shall his horn be exalted.
89:25 I will set his hand also on the sea, And his right hand on the rivers.
89:26 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.
89:27 I also will make him my firstborn, The highest of the kings of the earth.
89:28 My lovingkindness will I keep for him for evermore; And my covenant shall 563stand fast with him.
563Or, be faithful to him.89:29 His seed also will I make to endure for ever, And his throne as the days of heaven.
89:30 If his children forsake my law, And walk not in mine ordinances;
89:31 If they 564break my statutes, And keep not my commandments;
564Hb. profane my statutes,89:32 Then will I visit their transgression with a rod, And their iniquity with stripes.
89:33 But my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, Nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
89:34 My covenant will I not 565break, Nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
565Hb. profane,89:35 566Once have I sworn by my holiness: I will not lie unto David:
566Or, One thing have I sworn by my holiness:89:36 His seed shall endure for ever, And his throne as the sun before me.
89:37 567It shall be established for ever as the moon, 568And as the faithful witness in the sky. [Selah
567Or, As the moon which is established for ever,89:38 But thou hast cast off and rejected, Thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.
568Or, And the witness in the sky is faithful.
89:39 Thou hast abhorred the covenant of thy servant: Thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.
89:40 Thou hast broken down all his hedges; Thou hast brought his strongholds to ruin.
89:41 All that pass by the way rob him: He is become a reproach to his neighbors.
89:42 Thou hast exalted the right hand of his adversaries; Thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.
89:43 Yes, thou turnest back the edge of his sword, And hast not made him to stand in the battle.
89:44 Thou hast made his brightness to cease, And cast his throne down to the ground.
89:45 The days of his youth hast thou shortened: Thou hast covered him with shame. [Selah
89:46 How long, O Jehovah? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? How long shall thy wrath burn like fire?
89:47 Oh remember how short my time is: For what vanity hast thou created all the children of men!
89:48 What man is he that shall live and not see death, That shall deliver his soul from the 569power of Sheol? [Selah
569Hb. hand89:49 570Jehovah, where are thy former lovingkindnesses, Which thou swarest unto David in thy faithfulness?
570Sopherim changed to Lord, Also in vs. 50.89:50 Remember, Jehovah, the reproach of thy servants; How I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty peoples,
89:51 Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O Jehovah, Wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.
89:52 Blessed be Jehovah for evermore. Amen, and Amen. class="western" align="center" style="margin-left: 2.54mm"> Book IV
90:1 God’s Eternity and Man’s Transitoriness. A Prayer of Moses the man of God. 571Jehovah, thou hast been our dwelling-place In all generations.
571Sopherim changed to Lord,90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever thou 572hadst formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
572Hb. didst beget the earth and the world,90:3 Thou turnest man to 573destruction, And hast said, Return, ye children of men.
573Or, dust, Hb. crushing,90:4 For a thousand years in thy sight Shall be but as yesterday 574when it shall pass, And as a watch in the night.
574Or, when it passeth,90:5 Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: In the morning they are like grass which groweth up.
90:6 In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; In the evening it is cut down and withereth.
90:7 For we are consumed in thine anger, And in thy wrath are we troubled.
90:8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, Our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
90:9 For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: We bring our years to an end as 575a sigh.
575Or, a sound. or, a murmur.90:10 The days of our years are seventy, Or even by reason of strength eighty years; Yet is their pride but labor and sorrow; For it is soon gone, and we have flown away.
90:11 Who knoweth the power of thine anger, And thy wrath according to the awe that is due unto thee?
90:12 So teach us to number our days, That we may get us a heart of wisdom.
90:13 Return, O Jehovah; how long? And let it repent thee concerning thy servants.
90:14 Oh satisfy us in the morning with thy lovingkindness, That we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
90:15 Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, And the years wherein we have seen evil.
90:16 Let thy work appear unto thy servants, And thy splendor upon their children.
90:17 And let the 576favor of 577Jehovah our God be upon us; And establish thou the work of our hands upon us; Yes, the work of our hands establish thou it.
576Or, beauty[Psa 91]
577Sopherim changed to the Lord
91:1 Security of him who trusts in Jehovah. He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High 578Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
578Or, That abideth under... the Almighty; Even I etc.91:2 I will say of Jehovah, He is my refuge and my fortress; My God in whom I trust.
91:3 For he will deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, And from the deadly pestilence.
91:4 He will cover thee with his pinions, And under his wings shalt thou take refuge: His truth is a shield and a buckler.
91:5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night, Nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
91:6 For the pestilence that walketh in darkness, Nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
91:7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, And ten thousand at thy right hand; But it shall not come nigh thee.
91:8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold, And see the reward of the wicked.
91:9 579For thou, O Jehovah, art my refuge! Thou hast made the Most High thy habitation;
579Or, Because thou hast said, Jehovah is my refuge!91:10 There shall no evil befall thee, Neither shall any plague come nigh thy tent.
91:11 For he will give his angels charge over thee, To keep thee in all thy ways.
91:12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, Lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
91:13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: The young lion and the serpent shalt thou trample under foot.
91:14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
91:15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble: I will deliver him, and honor him.
91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, And show him my salvation.
92:1 Praise for Jehovah’s Goodness. A Psalm, a Song for the sabbath day. It is a good thing to give thanks unto Jehovah, And to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High;
92:2 To show forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, And thy faithfulness every night,
92:3 With an instrument of ten strings, and with the psaltery; With a solemn sound upon the harp.
92:4 For thou, Jehovah, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.
92:5 How great are thy works, O Jehovah! Thy thoughts are very deep.
92:6 A brutish man knoweth not; Neither doth a fool understand this:
92:7 When the wicked spring as the grass, And when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; It is that they shall be destroyed for ever.
92:8 But thou, O Jehovah, art on high for evermore.
92:9 For, lo, thine enemies, O Jehovah, For, lo, thine enemies shall perish; All the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
92:10 But my horn hast thou exalted like the horn of the wild-oxen: I am anointed with fresh oil.
92:11 Mine eye also hath seen my desire on 580mine enemies, Mine ears have heard my desire of the evil-doers that rise up against me.
580Or, them that lie in wait for me,92:12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm-tree: He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
92:13 They are planted in the house of Jehovah; They shall flourish in the courts of our God.
92:14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; They shall be full of sap and green:
92:15 To show that Jehovah is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
93:1 Majesty of Jehovah. Jehovah reigneth; he is clothed with majesty; Jehovah is clothed with strength; he hath girded himself therewith: The world also is established, that it cannot be moved.
93:2 Thy throne is established of old: Thou art from everlasting.
93:3 The floods have lifted up, O Jehovah, The floods have lifted up their voice; The floods lift up their 581waves.
581Or, roaring.93:4 Above the voices of many waters, The mighty breakers of the sea, Jehovah on high is mighty.
93:5 Thy testimonies are very sure: Holiness becometh thy house, O Jehovah, for evermore.
94:1 Jehovah implored to avenge his People. O Jehovah, thou God to whom vengeance belongeth, Thou God to whom vengeance belongeth, shine forth.
94:2 Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: Render to the proud their desert.
94:3 Jehovah, how long shall the wicked, How long shall the wicked triumph?
94:4 They prate, they speak arrogantly: All the workers of iniquity boast themselves.
94:5 They break in pieces thy people, O Jehovah, And afflict thy heritage.
94:6 They slay the widow and the sojourner, And murder the fatherless.
94:7 And they say, 582Jehovah will not see, Neither will the God of Jacob consider.
582Hb. Jah94:8 Consider, ye brutish among the people; And ye fools, when will ye be wise?
94:9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? He that formed the eye, shall he not see?
94:10 He that 583chastiseth the nations, shall not he correct, Even he that teacheth man knowledge?
583Or, instructeth94:11 Jehovah knoweth the thoughts of man, 584That they are 585vanity.
584Or, For94:12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, 586O Jehovah, And teachest out of thy law;
585Hb. a breath.
586Hb. O Jah,94:13 That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, Until a pit be digged for the wicked.
94:14 For Jehovah will not cast off his people, Neither will he forsake his inheritance.
94:15 For judgment shall return unto righteousness; And all the upright in heart shall follow it.
94:16 Who will rise up for me against the evil-doers? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
94:17 Unless Jehovah had been my help, My soul had soon dwelt in silence.
94:18 When I said, My foot slippeth; Thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah, held me up.
94:19 In the multitude of my 587thoughts within me Thy comforts delight my soul.
587Or, doubts94:20 Shall the 588throne of wickedness have fellowship with thee, Which frameth mischief by statute?
588Or, seat94:21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, And condemn innocent blood.
94:22 But Jehovah hath been my high tower, And my God the rock of my refuge.
94:23 And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, And will cut them off in their own wickedness; Jehovah our God will cut them off.
95:1 Praise to Jehovah, and Warning against Unbelief. Oh come, let us sing unto Jehovah; Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
95:2 Let us come before his face with thanksgiving; Let us make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
95:3 For Jehovah is a great God, And a great King above all gods.
95:4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth; The 589heights of the mountains are his also.
589Or, strength95:5 The sea is his, and he made it; And his hands formed dry land.
95:6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before Jehovah our Maker:
95:7 For he is our God, And we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today, 590oh that ye would hear his voice!
590Or, if ye will hear his voice, Harden not etc.95:8 Harden not your heart, as at 591Meribah, As in the day of 592Massah in the wilderness;
591That is, Strife, See Ex 17:1-7.95:9 When your fathers tempted me, Proved me, and saw my work.
592That is, Temptation See Ex 17:1-7.
95:10 Forty years long was I grieved with that generation, And said, It is a people that do err in their heart, And they have not known my ways:
95:11 Wherefore I sware in my wrath, That they should not enter into my rest.
96:1 A Call to Worship Jehovah the Righteous Judge. Oh sing unto Jehovah a new song: Sing unto Jehovah, all the earth.
96:2 Sing unto Jehovah, bless his name; Show forth his salvation from day to day.
96:3 Declare his glory among the nations, His marvellous works among all the peoples.
96:4 For great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised: He is to be feared above all gods.
96:5 For all the gods of the peoples are 593idols; But Jehovah made the heavens.
593Or, things of nought;96:6 Honor and majesty are before him: Strength and beauty are in his 594sanctuary.
594Or, Holy. or, holiness.96:7 Ascribe unto Jehovah, ye kindreds of the peoples, Ascribe unto Jehovah glory and strength.
96:8 Ascribe unto Jehovah the glory due unto his name: Bring an offering, and come into his courts.
96:9 Oh worship Jehovah 595in the splendor of holiness: Tremble before him, all the earth.
595Or, in holy apparel:96:10 Say among the nations, Jehovah reigneth: The world also is established that it cannot be moved: He will judge the peoples with equity.
96:11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof;
96:12 Let the field exult, and all that is therein; Then shall all the trees of the wood sing for joy
96:13 Before Jehovah; for he cometh, For he cometh to judge the earth: He will judge the world with righteousness, And the peoples 596with his truth.
596Or, in his faithfulness.[Psa 97]
97:1 Jehovah’s Power and Dominion. Jehovah reigneth; let the earth rejoice; Let the multitude of isles be glad.
97:2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
97:3 A fire goeth before him, And burneth up his adversaries round about.
97:4 His lightnings lightened the world: The earth saw, and trembled.
97:5 The mountains melted like wax at the presence of Jehovah, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
97:6 The heavens declare his righteousness, And all the peoples have seen his glory.
97:7 Let all them be put to shame that serve graven images, That boast themselves of idols: Worship him, all ye gods.
97:8 Zion heard and was glad, And the daughters of Judah rejoiced, Because of thy judgments, O Jehovah.
97:9 For thou, Jehovah, art most high above all the earth: Thou art exalted far above all gods.
97:10 O ye that love Jehovah, hate evil: He preserveth the souls of his saints; He delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.
97:11 Light is sown for the righteous, And gladness for the upright in heart.
97:12 Be glad in Jehovah, ye righteous; And give thanks to his holy memorial name.
98:1 A Call to Praise Jehovah for his Righteousness. A Psalm Oh sing unto Jehovah a new song; For he hath done marvellous things: His right hand, and his holy arm, hath wrought salvation for him.
98:2 Jehovah hath made known his salvation: His righteousness hath he openly showed in the sight of the nations.
98:3 He hath remembered his lovingkindness and his faithfulness toward the house of Israel: All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
98:4 Make a joyful noise unto Jehovah, all the earth: Break forth and sing for joy, yes, sing praises.
98:5 Sing praises unto Jehovah with the harp; With the harp and the voice of melody.
98:6 With straight trumpets and sound of rams horn trumpet Make a joyful noise before the King, Jehovah.
98:7 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; The world, and they that dwell therein;
98:8 Let the floods clap their hands; Let the hills sing for joy together
98:9 Before Jehovah; for he cometh to judge the earth: He will judge the world with righteousness, And the peoples with equity.
99:1 Praise to Jehovah for his Fidelity to Israel. Of David. A Psalm . Jehovah reigneth; let the peoples tremble: He sitteth above the cherubim; let the earth be moved.
99:2 Jehovah is great in Zion; And he is high above all the peoples.
99:3 Let them praise thy great and awesome name: Holy is he.
99:4 The king’s strength also loveth justice; Thou dost establish equity; Thou executest justice and righteousness in Jacob.
99:5 Exalt ye Jehovah our God, And worship at his footstool: Holy is he.
99:6 Moses and Aaron among his priests, And Samuel among them that call upon his name; They called upon Jehovah, and he answered them.
99:7 He spake unto them in the pillar of cloud: They kept his testimonies, And the statute that he gave them.
99:8 Thou answeredst them, O Jehovah our God: Thou wast a God that forgavest them, Though thou tookest vengeance of their doings.
99:9 Exalt ye Jehovah our God, And worship at his holy hill; For Jehovah our God is holy.
100:1 All Men exhorted to praise God. A Psalm 597 of thanksgiving. Make a joyful noise unto Jehovah, 598all ye lands.
597Or, for the thank-offering.100:2 Serve Jehovah with gladness: Come before his presence with singing.
598Hb. all the earth.
100:3 Know ye that Jehovah, he is God: It is he that hath made us, 599and we are his; We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
599Hbmg reads and not we ourselves;100:4 Enter into his gates with 600thanksgiving, And into his courts with praise: Give thanks unto him, and bless his name.
600Or, a thank-offering,100:5 For Jehovah is good; his lovingkindness endureth for ever. And his faithfulness unto all generations.
101:1 The Psalmist’s Profession of Uprightness. A Psalm of David. I will sing of lovingkindness and justice: Unto thee, O Jehovah, will I sing praises.
101:2 I will 601behave myself wisely in a perfect way: Oh when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house 602with a perfect heart.
601Or, give heed unto the perfect way:101:3 I will set no base thing before mine eyes: I hate 603the work of them that turn aside; It shall not cleave unto me.
602Or, in the integrity of my heart.
603Or, the doing of unfaithfulness;101:4 A perverse heart shall depart from me: I will know no 604evil thing.
604Or, evil person.101:5 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbor, him will I destroy: Him that hath a high look and a proud heart will I not suffer.
101:6 Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: He that walketh in a perfect way, he shall minister unto me.
101:7 He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: He that speaketh falsehood shall not be established before mine eyes.
101:8 Morning by morning will I destroy all the wicked of the land; To cut off all the workers of iniquity from the city of Jehovah.
102:1 Prayer of an Afflicted One for Mercy on himself and on Zion. A Prayer of the afflicted, when he 605 is overwhelmed, and poureth out his complaint before Jehovah. Hear my prayer, O Jehovah, And let my cry come unto thee.
605Or, fainteth,102:2 Hide not thy face from me in the day of my distress: Incline thine ear unto me; In the day when I call answer me speedily.
102:3 For my days consume away 606in smoke, And my bones are burned 607as a firebrand.
606Or, like smoke,102:4 My heart is smitten like grass, and withered; For I forget to eat my bread.
607Or, as a hearth.
102:5 By reason of the voice of my groaning My bones cleave to my flesh.
102:6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness; I am become as an owl of the waste places.
102:7 I watch, and am become like a sparrow That is alone upon the housetop.
102:8 Mine enemies reproach me all the day; They that are mad against me do curse by me.
102:9 For I have eaten ashes like bread, And mingled my drink with weeping,
102:10 Because of thine indignation and thy wrath: For thou hast taken me up, and cast me away.
102:11 My days are like a shadow that 608declineth; And I am withered like grass.
608Or, is stretched out;102:12 But thou, O Jehovah, 609wilt abide for ever; And thy memorial name unto all generations.
609Or, sittest as King for ever;102:13 Thou wilt arise, and have mercy upon Zion; For it is time to have pity upon her, Yes, the set time is come.
102:14 For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, And have pity upon her dust.
102:15 So the nations shall fear the name of Jehovah, And all the kings of the earth thy glory:
102:16 For Jehovah hath built up Zion; He hath appeared in his glory;
102:17 He hath regarded the prayer of the destitute, And hath not despised their prayer.
102:18 This shall be written for the generation to come; And a people which shall be created shall praise 610Jehovah.
610Hb. Jah.102:19 For he hath looked down from the height of his Holy; From heaven did Jehovah behold the earth;
102:20 To hear the sighing of the prisoner; To loose 611those that are appointed to death;
611Hb. the sons of death;102:21 That men may declare the name of Jehovah in Zion, And his praise in Jerusalem;
102:22 When the peoples are gathered together, And the kingdoms, to serve Jehovah.
102:23 He 612afflicted my strength in the way; He shortened my days.
612So 4QPsb Hbmg Aram. Most Massoretic mss., Vg. read weakened me with his strength102:24 613I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: Thy years are throughout all generations.
6134QPsb Sept. begin vs. 24 after I said,102:25 Of old didst thou lay the foundation of the earth; And the heavens are the 614works of thy hands.
614So 11QPsa 4QPsb Sept. Vg. Most Massoretic mss., Aram. read work (singular)102:26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure; Yes, all of them shall wax old like a garment; As a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
102:27 But thou art the same, And thy years shall have no end.
102:28 The children of thy servants shall continue, And their seed shall be established before thee.
103:1 Praise for Jehovah’s Mercies. A Psalm of David. Bless Jehovah, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless his holy name.
103:2 Bless Jehovah, O my soul, And forget not all his benefits:
103:3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; Who healeth all thy diseases;
103:4 Who ransometh thy life from 615destruction; Who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
615Or, the pit;103:5 Who satisfieth 616thy desire with good things, So that thy youth is renewed like the eagle.
616Or, thy years or, thy prime Hb. thine ornament103:6 Jehovah executeth rightous acts, And judgments for all that are oppressed.
103:7 He made known his ways unto Moses, His doings unto the children of Israel.
103:8 Jehovah is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness.
103:9 He will not always chide; Neither will he 617keep his anger for ever.
617That is, remain angry Supplied words are implied by the parallel to vs. 8.103:10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins, Nor rewarded us after our iniquities.
103:11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is his lovingkindness toward them that fear him.
103:12 As far as the east is from the west, So far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
103:13 Like as a father pitieth his children, So Jehovah pitieth them that fear him.
103:14 For he knoweth our frame; He remembereth that we are dust.
103:15 As for man, his days are as grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
103:16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; And the place thereof shall know it no more.
103:17 But the lovingkindness of Jehovah is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, And his righteousness unto children’s children;
103:18 To such as keep his covenant, And to those that remember his precepts to do them.
103:19 Jehovah hath established his throne in the heavens; And his kingdom ruleth over all.
103:20 Bless Jehovah, ye his angels, That are mighty in strength, that fulfil his word, Hearkening unto the voice of his word.
103:21 Bless Jehovah, all ye his hosts, Ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
103:22 Bless Jehovah, all ye his works, In all places of his dominion: Bless Jehovah, O my soul.
104:1 Jehovah’s Care over all his Works. Of David . Bless Jehovah, O my soul. O Jehovah my God, thou art very great; Thou art clothed with honor and splendor:
104:2 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment; Who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain;
104:3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters; Who maketh the clouds his chariot; Who walketh upon the wings of the wind;
104:4 Who maketh 618winds his messengers; Flames of fire his minister;
618Or, his angels winds;104:5 619Who laid the foundations of the earth, That it should not be moved for ever.
619Hb. He founded the earth upon her bases,104:6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a vesture; The waters stood above the mountains.
104:7 At thy rebuke they fled; At the voice of thy thunder they hasted away
104:8 620(The mountains rose, the valleys sank down) Unto the place which thou hadst founded for them.
620Or, They went up by the mountains, they went down by the valleys104:9 Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; That they turn not again to cover the earth.
104:10 He sendeth forth springs into the valleys: They run among the mountains;
104:11 They give drink to every beast of the field; The wild asses quench their thirst.
104:12 By them the birds of the heavens have their habitation; They 621sing among the branches.
621Hb. utter their voice among the branches.104:13 He watereth the mountains from his chambers: The earth is filled with the fruit of thy works.
104:14 He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, And herb for the 622service of man; That he may bring forth 623food out of the earth,
622Or, labor104:15 And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, 624And oil to make his face to shine, And bread that strengtheneth man’s heart.
624Hb. To make his face to shine with oil,104:16 The trees of Jehovah are filled with moisture; The cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;
104:17 Where the birds make their nests: As for the stork, the fir-trees are her house.
104:18 The high mountains are for the wild goats; The rocks are a refuge for the conies.
104:19 He appointed the moon for seasons: The sun knoweth his going down.
104:20 Thou makest darkness, and it is night, Wherein all the beasts of the forest creep forth.
104:21 The young lions roar after their prey, And seek their food from God.
104:22 The sun ariseth, then they get them away, And lay them down in their dens.
104:23 Man goeth forth unto his work And to his labor until the evening.
104:24 O Jehovah, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all: The earth is full of thy 625riches.
625Or, creatures.104:25 Yonder is the sea, great and wide, Wherein are things creeping innumerable, Both small and great beasts.
104:26 There go the ships; There is leviathan, whom thou hast formed to play 626therein.
626Or, with him. See Job 41:5.104:27 These wait all for thee, That thou mayest give them their food in due season.
104:28 Thou givest unto them, they gather; Thou openest thy hand, they are satisfied with good.
104:29 627Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled; Thou 628takest away their breath, they die, And return to their dust.
62711QPsa 4QPsd omit this line: Thou ...are troubled;104:30 Thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they are created; And thou renewest the face of the ground.
628Or, gatherest in their breath,
104:31 Let the glory of Jehovah endure for ever; Let Jehovah rejoice in his works:
104:32 Who looketh on the earth, and it trembleth; He toucheth the mountains, and they smoke.
104:33 I will sing unto Jehovah as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have any being.
104:34 Let my meditation be sweet unto him: I will rejoice in Jehovah.
104:35 Let sinners be consumed out of the earth, And let the wicked be no more. Bless Jehovah, O my soul. 629Praise ye Jehovah.
629Hb. Hallelujah.[Psa 105]
105:1 Jehovah’s wonderful Works in behalf of Israel. Oh give thanks unto Jehovah, call upon his name; Make known among the peoples his doings.
105:2 Sing unto him, sing praises unto him; 630Talk ye of all his marvellous works.
630Or, Meditate in all his marvellous works.105:3 Glory ye in his holy name: Let the heart of them rejoice that seek Jehovah.
105:4 Seek ye Jehovah and his strength; Seek his face evermore.
105:5 Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth.
105:6 O ye seed of Abraham his servant, Ye children of Jacob, his chosen 631ones.
631So most Massoretic mss., Sept. 11QPsa reads one.105:7 He is Jehovah our God: His judgments are in all the earth.
105:8 He hath remembered his covenant for ever, The word which he commanded to a thousand generations,
105:9 The covenant which he made with Abraham, And his oath unto Isaac,
105:10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a statute, To Israel for an everlasting covenant,
105:11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, The 632lot of your inheritance,
632Hb. cord, or, line105:12 When they were but a few men in number, Yes, very few, and sojourners in it.
105:13 And they went about from nation to nation, From one kingdom to another people.
105:14 He suffered no man to do them wrong; Yes, he reproved kings for their sakes,
105:15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed ones, And do my prophets no harm.
105:16 And he called for a famine upon the land; He brake the whole staff of bread.
105:17 He sent a man before them; Joseph was sold for a servant:
105:18 His feet they hurt with fetters; 633He was laid in chains of iron,
633Hb. His soul entered into the iron,105:19 Until the time that his word came to pass, The word of Jehovah tried him.
105:20 The king sent and loosed him; Even the ruler of peoples, and let him go free.
105:21 He made him lord of his house, And ruler of all his substance;
105:22 To bind his princes according to his soul, And teach his elders wisdom.
105:23 Israel also came into Egypt; And Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
105:24 And he increased his people greatly, And made them stronger than their adversaries.
105:25 He turned their heart to hate his people, To deal subtly with his servants.
105:26 He sent Moses his servant, And Aaron whom he had chosen.
105:27 They set among them 634his signs, And wonders in the land of Ham.
634Hb. the words of his signs,105:28 He sent darkness, and made it dark; And they rebelled not against his words.
105:29 He turned their waters into blood, And slew their fish.
105:30 Their land swarmed with frogs In the chambers of their kings.
105:31 He spake, and there came swarms of flies, And lice in all their borders.
105:32 He gave them hail for rain, And flaming fire in their land.
105:33 He smote their vines also and their fig-trees, And brake the trees of their borders.
105:34 He spake, and the locust came, And the grasshopper, and that without number,
105:35 And did eat up every herb in their land, And did eat up the fruit of their ground.
105:36 He smote also all the firstborn in their land, The 635chief of all their strength.
635Hb. beginning See Dt 21:17.105:37 And he brought them forth with silver and gold; And there was 636not one feeble person among his tribes.
636Or, none that stumbled among his tribes.105:38 Egypt was glad when they departed; For the fear of them had fallen upon them.
105:39 He spread a cloud for a covering, And fire to give light in the night.
105:40 They asked, and he brought quails, And satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
105:41 He opened the rock, and waters gushed out; They ran in the dry places like a river.
105:42 For he remembered his holy word, And Abraham his servant.
105:43 And he brought forth his people with joy, And his chosen with singing.
105:44 And he gave them the lands of the nations; And they took the labor of the peoples in possession:
105:45 That they might keep his statutes, And observe his laws. 637Praise ye Jehovah.
637Hb. Hallelujah.[Psa 106]
106:1 Israel’s Rebelliousness and Jehovah’s Deliverances. 638Praise ye Jehovah. Oh give thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.
638Hb. Hallelujah.106:2 Who can utter the mighty acts of Jehovah, Or show forth all his praise?
106:3 Blessed are they that keep justice, And he that doeth righteousness at all times.
106:4 Remember me, O Jehovah, with the favor that thou bearest unto thy people; Oh visit me with thy salvation,
106:5 That I may see the prosperity of thy chosen, That I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, That I may glory with thine inheritance.
106:6 We have sinned with our fathers, We have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.
106:7 Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; They remembered not the multitude of thy lovingkindnesses, But were rebellious at the sea, even at the Red Sea.
106:8 Nevertheless he saved them for his name’s sake, That he might make his mighty power to be known.
106:9 He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it was dried up: So he led them through the depths, as through a 639wilderness.
639Or, pasture land.106:10 And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, And ransomed them from the hand of the enemy.
106:11 And the waters covered their adversaries; There was not one of them left.
106:12 Then believed they his words; They sang his praise.
106:13 They soon forgat his works; They waited not for his counsel,
106:14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, And tempted God in the desert.
106:15 And he gave them their request, But sent leanness into their soul.
106:16 They envied Moses also in the camp, And Aaron the 640holy one of Jehovah.
640Or, saint of Jehovah.106:17 The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, And covered the company of Abiram.
106:18 And a fire was kindled in their company; The flame burned up the wicked.
106:19 They made a calf in Horeb, And worshipped a molten image.
106:20 Thus they changed 641my glory For the likeness of an ox that eateth grass.
641Sopherim changed to their glory106:21 They forgat God their Saviour, Who had done great things in Egypt,
106:22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham, And awesome things by the Red Sea.
106:23 Therefore he said that he would destroy them, Had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, To turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.
106:24 Yes, they despised the pleasant land, They believed not his word,
106:25 But murmured in their tents, And hearkened not unto the voice of Jehovah.
106:26 Therefore he 642sware unto them, That he would 643overthrow them in the wilderness,
642Hb. lifted up his hand unto them,106:27 And that he would overthrow their seed among the nations, And scatter them in the lands.
643Hb. make them fall in Similarly in vs. 27.
106:28 They joined themselves also unto Baal-peor, And ate the sacrifices of the dead.
106:29 Thus they provoked him to anger with their doings; And the plague brake in upon them.
106:30 Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment; And so the plague was stayed.
106:31 And that was reckoned unto him for righteousness, Unto all generations for evermore.
106:32 They angered him also at the waters of 644Meribah, So that it went ill with Moses for their sakes;
644Or, Strife,106:33 Because they were rebellious against his spirit, And he spake unadvisedly with his lips.
106:34 They did not destroy the peoples, As Jehovah commanded them,
106:35 But mingled themselves with the nations, And learned their works,
106:36 And served their idols, Which became a snare unto them.
106:37 Yes, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto demons,
106:38 And shed innocent blood, Even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, Whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan; And the land was polluted with blood.
106:39 Thus were they defiled with their works, And played the harlot in their doings.
106:40 Therefore was the wrath of Jehovah kindled against his people, And he abhorred his inheritance.
106:41 And he gave them into the hand of the nations; And they that hated them ruled over them.
106:42 Their enemies also oppressed them, And they were brought into subjection under their hand.
106:43 Many times did he deliver them; But they were rebellious in their counsel, And were brought low in their iniquity.
106:44 Nevertheless he regarded their distress, When he heard their cry:
106:45 And he remembered for them his covenant, And repented according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.
106:46 He made them also to be pitied Of all those that carried them captive.
106:47 Save us, O Jehovah our God, And gather us from among the nations, To give thanks unto thy holy name, And to triumph in thy praise.
106:48 Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting. And let all the people say, Amen. 645Praise ye Jehovah. class="western" align="center" style="margin-left: 2.54mm"> Book V
645Hb. Hallelujah.[Psa 107]
107:1 Jehovah delivers Men from manifold Troubles. O give thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.
107:2 Let the ransomed of Jehovah say so, Whom he hath ransomed from the hand of the adversary,
107:3 And gathered out of the lands, From the east and from the west, From the north and 646from the Red Sea.
646Or, from the south. But compare ch. 106:7, 9, 22.107:4 They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way; They found no city of habitation.
107:5 Hungry and thirsty, Their soul fainted in them.
107:6 Then they cried unto Jehovah in their trouble, And he delivered them out of their distresses.
107:7 He led them also by a straight way, That they might go to a city of habitation.
107:8 Oh that men would praise Jehovah for his lovingkindness, And for his wonderful works to the children of men!
107:9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, And the hungry soul he filleth with good.
107:10 Such as sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, Being bound in affliction and iron,
107:11 Because they rebelled against the words of God, And had contempt for the counsel of the Most High:
107:12 Therefore he brought down their heart with labor; They fell down, and there was none to help.
107:13 Then they cried unto Jehovah in their trouble, And he saved them out of their distresses.
107:14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, And brake their bonds in sunder.
107:15 Oh that men would praise Jehovah for his lovingkindness, And for his wonderful works to the children of men!
107:16 For he hath broken the gates of copper, And cut the bars of iron in sunder.
107:17 Fools because of 647their transgression, And because of their iniquities, are afflicted.
647Hb. the way of their transgression,107:18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of food; And they draw near unto the gates of death.
107:19 Then they cry unto Jehovah in their trouble, And he saveth them out of their destresses.
107:20 He sendeth his word, and healeth them, And delivereth them from their 648destructions.
648Hb. pits.107:21 Oh that men would praise Jehovah for his lovingkindness, And for his wonderful works to the children of men!
107:22 And let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving, And declare his works with singing.
107:23 They that go down to the sea in ships, That do business in great waters;
107:24 These see the works of Jehovah, And his wonders in the deep.
107:25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, Which lifteth up the waves thereof.
107:26 They mount up to the heavens, they go down again to the depths: Their soul melteth away because of trouble.
107:27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, And 649are at their wits’ end.
649Hb. all their wisdom is swallowed up.107:28 Then they cry unto Jehovah in their trouble, And he bringeth them out of their distresses.
107:29 He maketh the storm a calm, So that the waves thereof are still.
107:30 Then are they glad because they are quiet; So he bringeth them unto their desired haven.
107:31 Oh that men would praise Jehovah for his lovingkindness, And for his wonderful works to the children of men!
107:32 Let them exalt him also in the assembly of the people, And praise him in the seat of the elders.
107:33 He turneth rivers into a wilderness, And watersprings into a thirsty ground;
107:34 A fruitful land into a salt desert, For the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
107:35 He turneth a wilderness into a pool of water, And a dry land into watersprings.
107:36 And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, That they may prepare a city of habitation,
107:37 And sow fields, and plant vineyards, And get them fruits of increase.
107:38 He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; And he suffereth not their cattle to decrease.
107:39 Again, they are diminished and bowed down Through oppression, trouble, and sorrow.
107:40 He poureth contempt upon princes, And causeth them to wander in the waste, where there is no way.
107:41 Yet setteth he the needy on high from affliction, And maketh him families like a flock.
107:42 The upright shall see it, and be glad; And all iniquity shall stop her mouth.
107:43 Whoso is wise will give heed to these things; And they will consider the lovingkindnesses of Jehovah.
108:1 God praised, and supplicated to give Victory. A Song, a Psalm of David. My heart is fixed, O God; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises, even with my glory.
108:2 Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself 650will awake right early.
650Or, will awake the dawn.108:3 I will give thanks unto thee, O Jehovah, among the peoples; And I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.
108:4 For thy lovingkindness is great above the heavens; And thy truth reacheth unto the skies.
108:5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens, And thy glory above all the earth.
108:6 That thy beloved may be delivered, Save with thy right hand, and answer 651me.
651So Hbmg Sept. Aram., Vg. Hbtxt reads us.108:7 God hath spoken 652in his holiness: I will exult; I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Sukkoth
652Or, in his Holy:108:8 Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the defence of my head; Judah is my 653sceptre.
653Or, lawgiver.108:9 Moab is my washpot; 654Upon Edom will I cast my shoe; Over Philistia will I shout.
654Or, Unto108:10 Who will bring me into the fortified city? Who 655hath led me unto Edom?
655Or, will lead me unto Edom?108:11 656Hast not thou cast us off, O God? And thou goest not forth, O God, with our hosts.
656Or, Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off, And goest not forth, O God, with our hosts?108:12 Give us help against the adversary; For vain is the 657help of man.
657Hb. salvation of man.108:13 Through God we shall do valiantly: For he it is that will tread down our adversaries.
109:1 Vengeance invoked upon Adversaries. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;
109:2 For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of deceit have they opened against me: They have spoken 658unto me with a lying tongue.
658Or, against me109:3 They have compassed me about also with words of hatred, And fought against me without a cause.
109:4 For my love they are my adversaries: But I give myself unto prayer.
109:5 And they have 659rewarded me evil for good, And hatred for my love.
659Hb. laid upon me109:6 Set thou a wicked man over him; And let 660an adversary stand at his right hand.
660Or, Satan or, an accuser109:7 When he is judged, let him come forth guilty; And let his prayer 661be turned into sin.
661Or, become109:8 Let his days be few; And let another take his office.
109:9 Let his children be fatherless, And his wife a widow.
109:10 Let his children be vagabonds, and beg, And let them seek their bread 662out of their desolate places.
662Or, far from their desolate places.109:11 Let the extortioner 663catch all that he hath; And let strangers make spoil of his labor.
663Hb. snare109:12 Let there be none to 664extend kindness unto him; Neither let there be any to have pity on his fatherless children.
664Or, continue109:13 Let his posterity be cut off; In the generation following let their name be blotted out.
109:14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with Jehovah; And let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
109:15 Let them be before Jehovah continually, That he may cut off the memory of them from the earth;
109:16 Because he remembered not to show kindness, But persecuted the poor and needy man, And the broken in heart, to slay them.
109:17 Yes, he loved cursing, and it came unto him; And he delighted not in blessing, and it was far from him.
109:18 He clothed himself also with cursing as with his garment, And it came into his inward parts like water, And like oil into his bones.
109:19 Let it be unto him as the raiment wherewith he covereth himself, And for the girdle wherewith he is girded continually.
109:20 This is the reward of mine adversaries from Jehovah, And of them that speak evil against my soul.
109:21 But deal thou with me, O Jehovah the Lord, for thy name’s sake: Because thy lovingkindness is good, deliver thou me;
109:22 For I am poor and needy, And my heart is wounded within me.
109:23 I am gone like the shadow when it 665declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust.
665Or, is stretched out109:24 My knees 666are weak through fasting; And my flesh faileth of fatness.
666Or, totter through fasting;109:25 I am become also a reproach unto them: When they see me, they shake their head.
109:26 Help me, O Jehovah my God; Oh save me according to thy lovingkindness:
109:27 That they may know that this is thy hand; That thou, Jehovah, hast done it.
109:28 Let them curse, but bless thou: When they arise, they shall be put to shame, But thy servant shall rejoice.
109:29 667Let mine adversaries be clothed with dishonor, And let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe.
667Or, Mine adversaries shall be clothed with dishonor, And they shall cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe.109:30 I will give great thanks unto Jehovah with my mouth; Yes, I will praise him among the multitude.
109:31 For 668he hath stood at the right hand of the needy, To save him from them that judge his soul.
668So 11QPsa Sept., Aram., Vg. ( predetermined action). Massoretic reads he will stand at the right hand[Psa 110]
110:1 Jehovah gives Dominion to the King. A Psalm of David. Jehovah saith unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, Until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
110:2 Jehovah will 669send forth the 670rod of thy strength out of Zion: Rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.
669Or, stretch110:3 Thy people 671offer themselves willingly In the day of thy 672power, 673in the splendors of holiness: Out of the womb of the morning 674Thou hast the dew of thy youth.
671Hb. are freewill-offerings110:4 Jehovah hath sworn, and will not repent: Thou art a priest for ever After 675the order of Melchizedek.
673Or, in the beauties of holiness:
674Or, Thy youth are to thee as the dew.
675Or, the manner of Melchizedek.110:5 676Jehovah at thy right hand 677Striketh through kings in the day of his wrath.
676Sopherim changed to The Lord110:6 He will judge among the nations, 678He 679filleth the places with dead bodies; He 680striketh through the head 681in many countries.
677Or, Hath stricken through kings
678Or, The places are full of dead bodies;110:7 He will drink of the brook in the way: Therefore will he lift up the head.
679Or, hath filled
680Or, hath stricken through the head
681Or, over a wide land.
111:1 Jehovah praised for his Goodness. 682Praise ye Jehovah. I will give thanks unto Jehovah with my whole heart, In the council of the upright, and in the congregation.
682Hb. Hallelujah.111:2 The works of Jehovah are great, Sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
111:3 His work is honor and majesty; And his righteousness endureth for ever.
111:4 He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: Jehovah is gracious and merciful.
111:5 He hath given 683food unto them that fear him: He will ever be mindful of his covenant.
683Hb. prey111:6 He hath showed his people the power of his works, In giving them the heritage of the nations.
111:7 The works of his hands are truth and justice; All his precepts are sure.
111:8 They are established for ever and ever; They are 684done in truth and uprightness.
684Or, made111:9 He hath sent redemption unto his people; He hath commanded his covenant for ever: Holy and reverend is his name.
111:10 The awe of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; 685A good understanding have all they that do 686his commandments: His praise endureth for ever.
685Or, Good repute have all they[Psa 112]
112:1 Prosperity of him that fears Jehovah. 687Praise ye Jehovah. Blessed is the man that feareth Jehovah, That delighteth greatly in his commandments.
687Hb. Hallelujah.112:2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: The generation of the upright shall be blessed.
112:3 Wealth and riches are in his house; And his righteousness endureth for ever.
112:4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: He is gracious and merciful, and righteous.
112:5 Well is it with the man that dealeth graciously and lendeth; He shall maintain his cause in judgment.
112:6 For he shall never be moved; The righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance.
112:7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: His heart is fixed, trusting in Jehovah.
112:8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, Until he see his desire upon his adversaries.
112:9 He hath dispersed, he hath given to the needy; His righteousness endureth for ever: His horn shall be exalted with honor.
112:10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; He shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: The desire of the wicked shall perish.
113:1 Jehovah exalts the Humble. 688Praise ye Jehovah. Praise, O ye servants of Jehovah, Praise the name of Jehovah.
688Hb. Hallelujah. Also in vs. 9.113:2 Blessed be the name of Jehovah From this time forth and for evermore.
113:3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same Jehovah’s name is to be praised.
113:4 Jehovah is high above all nations, And his glory above the heavens.
113:5 Who is like unto Jehovah our God, That hath his seat on high,
113:6 That humbleth himself 689to behold The things that are in the heavens and in the earth?
689Or, to regard the heavens and the earth113:7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, And lifteth up the needy from the dunghill;
113:8 That he may set him with princes, Even with the princes of his people.
113:9 He maketh the barren woman to keep house, And to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye Jehovah.
114:1 God’s Deliverance of Israel from Egypt. When Israel went forth out of Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language;
114:2 Judah came to be for his 690Holy, Israel his dominion.
690Or, sanctuary,114:3 The sea saw it, and fled; The Jordan was driven back.
114:4 The mountains skipped like rams, The little hills like lambs.
114:5 What aileth thee, O thou sea, that thou fleest? Thou Jordan, that thou turnest back?
114:6 Ye mountains, that ye skip like rams; Ye little hills, like lambs?
114:7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, At the presence of the God of Jacob,
114:8 Who turned the rock into a pool of water, The flint into a fountain of waters.
115:1 Heathen Idols contrasted with Jehovah. Not unto us, O Jehovah, not unto us, But unto thy name give glory, For thy lovingkindness, and for thy truth’s sake.
115:2 Wherefore should the nations say, Where is now their God?
115:3 But our God is in the heavens: He hath done whatsoever he pleased.
115:4 Their idols are silver and gold, The work of men’s hands.
115:5 They have mouths, but they speak not; Eyes have they, but they see not;
115:6 They have ears, but they hear not; Noses have they, but they smell not;
115:7 They have hands, but they handle not; Feet have they, but they walk not; Neither speak they through their throat.
115:8 They that make them shall be like unto them; Yes, every one that trusteth in them.
115:9 O Israel, trust thou in Jehovah: He is their help and their shield.
115:10 O house of Aaron, trust ye in Jehovah; He is their help and their shield.
115:11 Ye that fear Jehovah, trust in Jehovah: He is their help and their shield.
115:12 Jehovah hath been mindful of us; he will bless us: He will bless the house of Israel; He will bless the house of Aaron.
115:13 He will bless them that fear Jehovah, Both the small and the great.
115:14 Jehovah increase you more and more, You and your children.
115:15 Blessed are ye of Jehovah, Who made the heavens and earth.
115:16 The heavens are the heavens of Jehovah; But the earth hath he given to the children of men.
115:17 The dead praise not 691Jehovah, Neither any that go down into silence;
691Hb. Jah,115:18 But we will bless 692Jehovah From this time forth and for evermore. 693Praise ye Jehovah.
692Hb. Jah[Psa 116]
116:1 Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Death. I love Jehovah, because he heareth My voice and my supplications.
116:2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, Therefore will I call upon him 694as long as I live.
694Lit. in my days.116:3 The cords of death compassed me, And the pains of Sheol 695gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.
695Or, found me:116:4 Then called I upon the name of Jehovah: O Jehovah, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.
116:5 Gracious is Jehovah, and righteous; Yes, our God is merciful.
116:6 Jehovah preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he saved me.
116:7 Return unto thy rest, O my soul; For Jehovah hath dealt bountifully with thee.
116:8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, Mine eyes from tears, And my feet from falling.
116:9 I will walk before Jehovah In the 696land of the living.
696Hb. lands116:10 697I believe, therefore I will speak: I was greatly afflicted:
697Or possibly, I believed, when I spake thus:116:11 I said in my 698haste, All men are liars.
698Or, alarm,116:12 What shall I render unto Jehovah For all his benefits toward me?
116:13 I will take the cup of salvation, And call upon the name of Jehovah.
116:14 I will pay my vows unto Jehovah, Yes, in the presence of all his people.
116:15 Precious in the sight of Jehovah Is the death of his saints.
116:16 O Jehovah, truly I am thy servant: I am thy servant, the son of thy handmaid; Thou hast loosed my bonds.
116:17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, And will call upon the name of Jehovah.
116:18 I will pay my vows unto Jehovah, Yes, in the presence of all his people,
116:19 In the courts of Jehovah’s house, In the midst of thee, O Jerusalem 699Praise ye Jehovah.
699Hb. Hallelujah. Also in ch. 117:2.[Psa 117]
117:1 A Psalm of Praise. O praise Jehovah, all ye nations; Laud him, all ye peoples.
117:2 For his lovingkindness is great toward us; And the truth of Jehovah endureth for ever. Praise ye Jehovah.
118:1 Thanksgiving for Jehovah’s Saving Goodness. Oh give thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.
118:2 Let Israel now say, That his lovingkindness endureth for ever.
118:3 Let the house of Aaron now say, That his lovingkindness endureth for ever.
118:4 Let them now that fear Jehovah say, That his lovingkindness endureth for ever.
118:5 Out of my distress I called upon 700Jehovah: Jehovah answered me and set me in a large place.
700Hb. Jah (both times)118:6 Jehovah is on my side; I will not fear: What can man do unto me?
118:7 Jehovah is on my side among them that help me: Therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.
118:8 It is better to 701trust in Jehovah Than to put confidence in man.
701Massoretic alone reads take refuge in Jehovah.118:9 It is better to take refuge in Jehovah Than to put confidence in princes.
118:10 All nations compassed me about: In the name of Jehovah I will cut them off.
118:11 They compassed me about; yes, they compassed me about: In the name of Jehovah I will cut them off.
118:12 They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: In the name of Jehovah I will cut them off.
118:13 Thou didst thrust sore at me that I might fall; But Jehovah helped me.
118:14 702Jehovah is my strength and song; And he is become my salvation.
702Hb. Jah And in vss. 17-19.118:15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents of the righteous: The right hand of Jehovah doeth valiantly.
118:16 The right hand of Jehovah is exalted: The right hand of Jehovah doeth valiantly.
118:17 I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of Jehovah.
118:18 Jehovah hath chastened me sore; But he hath not given me over unto death.
118:19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will enter into them, I will give thanks unto Jehovah.
118:20 This is the gate of Jehovah; The righteous shall enter into it.
118:21 I will give thanks unto thee; for thou hast answered me, And art become my salvation.
118:22 The stone which the builders rejected Is become the head of the corner.
118:23 This is 703Jehovah’s doing; It is marvellous in our eyes.
703Hb. from Jehovah;118:24 This is the day which Jehovah hath made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.
118:25 Save now, we beseech thee, O Jehovah: O Jehovah, we beseech thee, send now prosperity.
118:26 Blessed be he that 704cometh in the name of Jehovah: We have blessed you out of the house of Jehovah.
704Or, entereth118:27 Jehovah is God, and he hath given us light: Bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.
118:28 Thou art my God, and I will give thanks unto thee: Thou art my God, I will exalt thee.
118:29 Oh give thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever. [ Each octet of verses in Psalm 119 begins with the same Hebrew letter.705] א ALEPH
705Other alphabetic psalms are 25 (except qoph), 34, and 145 (except nun?).[Psa 119]
119:1 Meditations and Prayers relating to the Law of God. Blessed are they that are 706perfect in the way, Who walk in the law of Jehovah.
706Or, upright in way,119:2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, That seek him with the whole heart.
119:3 Yes, they do no unrighteousness; They walk in his ways.
119:4 Thou hast commanded us thy precepts, That we should observe them diligently.
119:5 Oh that my ways were established To observe thy statutes!
119:6 Then shall I not be put to shame, When I have respect unto all thy commandments.
119:7 I will give thanks unto thee with uprightness of heart, When I learn thy righteous judgments.
119:8 I will observe thy statutes: Oh forsake me not utterly. ב BETH
119:9 Wherewith shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word.
119:10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: Oh let me not wander from thy commandments.
119:11 Thy word have I laid up in my heart, That I might not sin against thee.
119:12 Blessed art thou, O Jehovah: Teach me thy statutes.
119:13 With my lips have I declared All the ordinances of thy mouth.
119:14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, As much as in all riches.
119:15 I will meditate on thy precepts, And have respect unto thy ways.
119:16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy words. ג GIMEL
119:17 707Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live; So will I observe thy words.
707So Massoretic, Sept., (Aram., Vg.). 4QPsh 11QPsa, some Massoretic mss. read Fulfil thy purpose for thy servant and I will live;119:18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold Wondrous things out of thy law.
119:19 I am a sojourner in the earth: Hide not thy commandments from me.
119:20 My soul breaketh for the longing That it hath unto thine ordinances at all times.
119:21 Thou hast rebuked the proud 708that are cursed! That do wander from thy commandments.
708Or, Cursed are they that do wander etc.119:22 Take away from me reproach and contempt; For I have kept thy testimonies.
119:23 Princes also sat and talked against me; But thy servant did meditate on thy statutes.
119:24 Thy testimonies also are my delight And 709my counsellors. ד DALETH
709Hb. the men of my counsel.119:25 My soul cleaveth unto the dust: Quicken thou me according to thy word.
119:26 I declared my ways, and thou answeredst me: Teach me thy statutes.
119:27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: So shall I meditate on thy wondrous works.
119:28 My soul 710melteth for heaviness: Strengthen thou me according unto thy word.
710Hb. droppeth119:29 Remove from me the way of falsehood; And grant me thy law graciously.
119:30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness: Thine ordinances have I set before me.
119:31 I cleave unto thy testimonies: O Jehovah, put me not to shame.
119:32 I will run the way of thy commandments, When thou shalt enlarge my heart. ה HE
119:33 Teach me, O Jehovah, the way of thy statutes; And I shall keep it unto the end.
119:34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; Yes, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
119:35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; For therein do I delight.
119:36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, And not to covetousness.
119:37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity, And quicken me in thy ways.
119:38 Confirm unto thy servant thy word, 711Which is in order unto the awe of thee.
711Or, Who is devoted to the fear of thee.119:39 Turn away my reproach whereof I am afraid; For thine ordinances are good.
119:40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: Quicken me in thy righteousness. ו VAV
119:41 Let thy lovingkindnesses also come unto me, O Jehovah, Even thy salvation, according to thy word.
119:42 So shall I have an answer for him that reproacheth me; For I trust in thy word.
119:43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; For I have hoped in thine ordinances.
119:44 So shall I observe thy law continually For ever and ever.
119:45 And I shall walk at liberty; For I have sought thy precepts.
119:46 I will also speak of thy testimonies before kings, And shall not be put to shame.
119:47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, Which I have loved.
119:48 I will lift up my hands also unto thy commandments, which I have loved; And I will meditate on thy statutes. ז ZAYIN
119:49 Remember the word unto thy servant, 712Because thou hast made me to hope.
712Or, Wherein119:50 This is my comfort in my affliction; 713For thy word hath quickened me.
713Or, That119:51 The proud have had me greatly in derision: Yet have I not swerved from thy law.
119:52 I have remembered thine ordinances of old, O Jehovah, And have comforted myself.
119:53 714Hot indignation hath taken hold upon me, Because of the wicked that forsake thy law.
714Or, Horror119:54 Thy statutes have been my songs In the house of my pilgrimage.
119:55 I have remembered thy name, O Jehovah, in the night, And have observed thy law.
119:56 This I have had, 715Because I have kept thy precepts. ח CHETH
715Or, That119:57 716Jehovah is my portion: I have said that I would observe thy words.
716Or, Jehovah is my portion, have I said: That I may observe thy words.119:58 I entreated thy favor with my whole heart: Be merciful unto me according to thy word.
119:59 I thought on my ways, And turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
119:60 I made haste, and delayed not, To observe thy commandments.
119:61 The cords of the wicked have wrapped me round; But I have not forgotten thy law.
119:62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee Because of thy righteous ordinances.
119:63 I am a companion of all them that fear thee, And of them that observe thy precepts.
119:64 The earth, O Jehovah, is full of thy lovingkindness: Teach my thy statutes. ט TETH
119:65 Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O Jehovah, according unto thy word.
119:66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge; For I have believed in thy commandments.
119:67 Before I was afflicted I went astray; But now I observe thy word.
119:68 Thou art good, and doest good; Teach me thy statutes.
119:69 The proud have forged a lie against me: With my whole heart will I keep thy precepts.
119:70 Their heart is as fat as grease; But I delight in thy law.
119:71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; That I may learn thy statutes.
119:72 The law of thy mouth is better unto me Than thousands of gold and silver. י YOD
119:73 Thy hands have made me and 717fashioned me: Give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
717Or, established me:119:74 They that are in awe of thee shall see me and be glad, Because I have hoped in thy word.
119:75 I know, O Jehovah, that thy judgments are righteous, And that in faithfulness thou hast afflicted me.
119:76 Let, I pray thee, thy lovingkindness be for my comfort, According to thy word unto thy servant.
119:77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live; For thy law is my delight.
119:78 Let the proud be put to shame; for they have overthrown me 718wrongfully: But I will meditate on thy precepts.
718Or, with falsehood Also in vs. 86.119:79 Let those in awe of thee turn unto me; 719And they shall know thy testimonies.
719Hbmg reads Even they that know thy testimonies.119:80 Let my heart be perfect in thy statutes, That I be not put to shame. כ KAPH
119:81 My soul fainteth for thy salvation; But I hope in thy word.
119:82 Mine eyes fail for thy word, While I say, When wilt thou comfort me?
119:83 For I am become like a wine-skin in the smoke; Yet do I not forget thy statutes.
119:84 How many are the days of thy servant? When wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?
119:85 The proud have digged pits for me, Who are not according to thy law.
119:86 All thy commandments are faithful: They persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.
119:87 They had almost consumed me upon earth; But I forsook not thy precepts.
119:88 Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; So shall I observe the testimony of thy mouth. ל LAMED
119:89 For ever, O Jehovah, Thy word is settled in heaven.
119:90 Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: Thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.
119:91 720They abide this day according to thine ordinances; For all things are thy servants.
720Or, As for thine ordinances, they abide this day;119:92 Unless thy law had been my delight, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
119:93 I will never forget thy precepts; For with them thou hast quickened me.
119:94 I am thine, save me; For I have sought thy precepts.
119:95 The wicked have waited for me, to destroy me; But I will consider thy testimonies.
119:96 I have seen an end of all perfection; But thy commandment is exceeding broad. מ MEM
119:97 Oh how love I thy law! It is my meditation all the day.
119:98 721Thy commandments make me wiser than mine enemies; For they are ever with me.
721Or, Thou through thy commandments makest me119:99 I have more understanding than all my teachers; For thy testimonies are my meditation.
119:100 I understand more than the aged, Because I have kept thy precepts.
119:101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, That I might observe thy word.
119:102 I have not turned aside from thine ordinances; For thou hast taught me.
119:103 How sweet are thy words unto my 722taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
722Hb. palate119:104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: Therefore I hate every false way. נ NUN
119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, And light unto my path.
119:106 I have sworn, and have confirmed it, That I will observe thy righteous ordinances.
119:107 I am afflicted very much: Quicken me, O Jehovah, according unto thy word.
119:108 Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill-offerings of my mouth, O Jehovah, And teach me thine ordinances.
119:109 My soul is continually in my hand; Yet do I not forget thy law.
119:110 The wicked have laid a snare for me; Yet have I not gone astray from thy precepts.
119:111 Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage for ever; For they are the rejoicing of my heart.
119:112 I have inclined my heart to perform thy statutes For ever, even unto the end. ס SAMECH
119:113 I hate them that are of a 723divided mind; But thy law do I love.
723Or, double Cf. similar Hb. word sides in 1Ki 18:21.119:114 Thou art my hiding-place and my shield: I hope in thy word.
119:115 Depart from me, ye evil-doers, That I may keep the commandments of my God.
119:116 Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live; And let me not be ashamed of my hope.
119:117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe, And shall have respect unto thy statutes continually.
119:118 Thou hast set at nought all them that err from thy statutes; For their deceit is 724falsehood.
724Or, vain.119:119 Thou 725puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: Therefore I love thy testimonies.
725Hb. causest to cease all the wicked119:120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; And I am afraid of thy judgments. ע AYIN
119:121 I have done justice and righteousness: Leave me not to mine oppressors.
119:122 Be surety for thy servant for good: Let not the proud oppress me.
119:123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, And for thy righteous word.
119:124 Deal with thy servant according unto thy lovingkindness, And teach me thy statutes.
119:125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, That I may know thy testimonies.
119:126 It is time for Jehovah to work; For they have made void thy law.
119:127 Therefore I love thy commandments Above gold, yes, above fine gold.
119:128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right And I hate every false way. פ PE
119:129 Thy testimonies are wonderful; Therefore doth my soul keep them.
119:130 The opening of thy words giveth light; It giveth understanding unto the simple.
119:131 I opened wide my mouth, and panted; For I longed for thy commandments.
119:132 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me, As thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.
119:133 Establish my footsteps in thy word; And let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
119:134 Redeem me from the oppression of man: So will I observe thy precepts.
119:135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; And teach me thy statutes.
119:136 Streams of water run down mine eyes, Because they observe not thy law. צ TZADDI
119:137 Righteous art thou, O Jehovah, And upright 726are thy judgments.
726Or, in thy judgments.119:138 Thou hast commanded thy testimonies in righteousness And very faithfulness.
119:139 My zeal hath 727consumed me, Because mine adversaries have forgotten thy words.
727Hb. cut me off,119:140 Thy word is very 728pure; Therefore thy servant loveth it.
728Hb. tried; or, refined;119:141 I am small and despised; Yet do I not forget thy precepts.
119:142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And thy law is truth.
119:143 Trouble and anguish have 729taken hold on me; Yet thy commandments are my delight.
729Or, found me;119:144 Thy testimonies are righteous for ever: Give me understanding, and I shall live. ק QOPH
119:145 I have called with my whole heart; answer me, O Jehovah: I will keep thy statutes.
119:146 I have called unto thee; save me, And I shall observe thy testimonies.
119:147 I anticipated the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy words.
119:148 Mine eyes anticipated the night-watches, That I might meditate on thy word.
119:149 Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: Quicken me, O Jehovah, 730according to thine ordinances.
730Or, as thou art wont.119:150 They draw nigh 731that follow after wickedness; They are far from thy law.
731Or, that persecute me with wickedness;119:151 Thou art nigh, O Jehovah; And all thy commandments are truth.
119:152 Of old have I known from thy testimonies, That thou hast founded them for ever. ר RESH
119:153 Consider mine affliction, and deliver me; For I do not forget thy law.
119:154 Plead thou my cause, and ransom me: Quicken me according to thy word.
119:155 Salvation is far from the wicked; For they seek not thy statutes.
119:156 Great are thy tender mercies, O Jehovah: Quicken me according to thine ordinances.
119:157 Many are my persecutors and mine adversaries; Yet have I not swerved from thy testimonies.
119:158 I beheld the treacherous, and 732was grieved, Because they observe not thy word.
732Or, loathed them,119:159 Consider how I love thy precepts: Quicken me, O Jehovah, according to thy lovingkindness.
119:160 The sum of thy word is truth; And every one of thy righteous ordinances endureth for ever. ש SHIN
119:161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause; But my heart standeth in awe of thy words.
119:162 I rejoice at thy word, As one that findeth great spoil.
119:163 I hate and abhor falsehood; But thy law do I love.
119:164 Seven times a day do I praise thee, Because of thy righteous ordinances.
119:165 Great peace have they that love thy law; And they have no occasion of stumbling.
119:166 I have hoped for thy salvation, O Jehovah, And have done thy commandments.
119:167 My soul hath observed thy testimonies; And I love them exceedingly.
119:168 I have observed thy precepts and thy testimonies; For all my ways are before thee. ת TAV
119:169 Let my cry come near before thee, O Jehovah: Give me understanding according to thy word.
119:170 Let my supplication come before thee: Deliver me according to thy word.
119:171 Let my lips utter praise; For thou teachest me thy statutes.
119:172 Let my tongue sing of thy word; For all thy commandments are righteousness.
119:173 Let thy hand be ready to help me; For I have chosen thy precepts.
119:174 I have longed for thy salvation, O Jehovah; And thy law is my delight.
119:175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; And let thine ordinances help me.
119:176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; For I do not forget thy commandments.
120:1 Prayer for Deliverance from the Treacherous. A Song of Ascents. In my distress I cried unto Jehovah, And he answered me.
120:2 Deliver my soul, O Jehovah, from lying lips, And from a deceitful tongue.
120:3 What shall be given unto thee, and what shall be done more unto thee, Thou deceitful tongue?
120:4 733Sharp arrows of the mighty, With coals of 734juniper.
733Or, It is as the sharp arrows of the mighty man,120:5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Meshech, That I dwell among the tents of Kedar!
120:6 My soul hath long had her dwelling With him that hateth peace.
120:7 I am for peace: But when I speak, they are for war.
121:1 Jehovah the Keeper of Israel. A Song of Ascents. 735I will lift up mine eyes unto the mountains: From whence shall my help come?
735Or, Shall I lift up mine eyes unto the mountains?121:2 My help cometh from Jehovah, Who made heaven and earth.
121:3 736He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: He that keepeth thee will not slumber.
736Or, Let him not suffer thy foot to be moved: Let him not slumber that keepeth thee.121:4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep.
121:5 Jehovah is thy keeper: Jehovah is thy shade upon thy right hand.
121:6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, Nor the moon by night.
121:7 Jehovah will keep thee from all evil; He will keep thy soul.
121:8 Jehovah will keep thy going out and thy coming in From this time forth and for evermore.
122:1 Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem. A Song of Ascents; of David. I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go unto the house of Jehovah.
122:2 737Our feet 738are standing Within thy gates, O Jerusalem,
737So Massoretic, Sept., Vg. 11QPsa Aram. read My122:3 Jerusalem, that art builded As a city that is compact together;
738Or, have stood
122:4 Whither the tribes go up, even the tribes of 739Jehovah, For 740an ordinance for Israel, To give thanks unto the name of Jehovah.
739Hb. Jah,122:5 For there 741are set thrones for judgment, The thrones of the house of David.
740Hb. a testimony for Israel,
741Or, were122:6 742Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: 743They shall prosper that love thee.
742Or, Salute ye Jerusalem:122:7 Peace be within thy walls, And prosperity within thy palaces.
743Or, May they prosper that love thee.
122:8 For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now 744say, Peace be within thee.
744Or, speak peace concerning thee.122:9 For the sake of the house of Jehovah our God I will seek thy good.
123:1 An Expectant Prayer for Jehovah’s Help. A Song of Ascents. Unto thee do I lift up mine eyes, O thou that sittest in the heavens.
123:2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their master, As the eyes of a maid unto the hand of her mistress; So our eyes look unto Jehovah our God, Until he have mercy upon us.
123:3 Have mercy upon us, O Jehovah, have mercy upon us; For we are exceedingly filled with contempt.
123:4 Our soul is exceedingly filled With the scoffing of those that are at ease, And with the contempt of the proud.
124:1 Praise for Rescue from Enemies. A Song of Ascents; of David. If it had not been Jehovah who was on our side, Let Israel now say,
124:2 If it had not been Jehovah who was on our side, When men rose up against us;
124:3 Then they had swallowed us up alive, When their wrath was kindled against us:
124:4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, The stream had gone over our soul;
124:5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.
124:6 Blessed be Jehovah, Who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.
124:7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: The snare is broken, and we are escaped.
124:8 Our help is in the name of Jehovah, Who made heaven and earth.
125:1 Jehovah round about his People. A Song of Ascents. They that trust in Jehovah Are as mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abideth for ever.
125:2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, So Jehovah is round about his people From this time forth and for evermore.
125:3 For the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; That the righteous put not forth their hands unto iniquity.
125:4 Do good, O Jehovah, unto those that are good, And to them that are upright in their hearts.
125:5 But as for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, Jehovah will lead them forth with the workers of iniquity. Peace be upon Israel.
126:1 Thanksgiving for Return from Captivity A song of Ascents. When Jehovah brought back 745those that returned to Zion, We were like unto them that dream.
745So Massoretic. 4QPsa many Massoretic mss., Sept. read the captives to Zion,126:2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing: Then said they among the nations, Jehovah hath done great things for them.
126:3 Jehovah hath done great things for us, Whereof we are glad.
126:4 Turn again our captivity, O Jehovah, As the streams in the South.
126:5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
126:6 746He that goeth forth and weepeth, 747bearing the seed for sowing, Shall doubtless come again with joy, bringing his sheaves with him.
74611QPsa* Sept., Vg. read Those that go forth and weep,[Psa 127]
747Or, bearing a measure of the seed,
127:1 Prosperity comes from Jehovah. A Song of Ascents; of Solomon. Except Jehovah build the house, They labor in vain that build it: Except Jehovah keep the city, The watchman waketh but in vain.
127:2 It is vain for you to rise up early, To take rest late, To eat the bread of toil; For so he giveth unto his beloved 748sleep.
748Or, in sleep.127:3 Lo, children are a heritage of Jehovah; And the fruit of the womb is his reward.
127:4 As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, So are the children of youth.
127:5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: They shall not be put to shame, When they speak with their enemies in the gate.
128:1 Blessedness of the Fear of Jehovah. A Song of Ascents. Blessed is every one that feareth Jehovah, That walketh in his ways.
128:2 For thou shalt eat the labor of thy hands: Happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.
128:3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine, In the innermost parts of thy house; Thy children like olive plants, Round about thy table.
128:4 Behold, thus shall the man be blessed That feareth Jehovah.
128:5 Jehovah bless thee out of Zion: And see thou the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.
128:6 Yes, see thou thy children’s children. 749Peace be upon Israel.
749Or, And peace upon Israel.[Psa 129]
129:1 Prayer for the Overthrow of Zion’s Enemies. A Song of Ascents. 750Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth up, Let Israel now say,
750Or, Much have they afflicted me And in vs. 2.129:2 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth up: Yet they have not prevailed against me.
129:3 The plowers plowed upon my back; They made long their furrows.
129:4 Jehovah is righteous: He hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
129:5 Let them be put to shame and turned backward, All they that hate Zion.
129:6 Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, Which withereth before it 751groweth up;
751Or, is plucked up;129:7 Wherewith the reaper filleth not his hand, Nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom:
129:8 Neither do they that go by say, The blessing of Jehovah be upon you; We bless you in the name of Jehovah.
130:1 Hope in the Lord’s Forgiving Love. A Song of Ascents. Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Jehovah.
130:2 752Jehovah, hear my voice: Let thine ears be attentive To the voice of my supplications.
752Sopherim changed to Lord,130:3 If thou, 753Jehovah, shouldest mark iniquities, 754O Jehovah, who could stand?
753Hb. Jah,130:4 But there is forgiveness with thee, That thou mayest be feared.
754Sopherim changed to O Lord,
130:5 I wait for Jehovah, my soul doth wait, And in his word do I hope.
130:6 My soul waiteth for 755Jehovah More than watchmen wait for the morning; Yes, more than watchmen for the morning.
755Sopherim changed to the Lord130:7 O Israel, hope in Jehovah; For with Jehovah there is lovingkindness, And with him is plenteous redemption.
130:8 And he will redeem Israel From all his iniquities.
131:1 Childlike Trust in Jehovah. A Song of Ascents; of David. Jehovah, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty; Neither do I 756exercise myself in great matters, Or in things too wonderful for me.
756Hb. walk in great matters,131:2 Surely I have stilled and quieted my soul; Like a weaned child with his mother, Like a weaned child is my soul within me.
131:3 O Israel, hope in Jehovah From this time forth and for evermore.
132:1 Prayer for Jehovah’s Blessing upon the Sanctuary. A Song of Ascents. Jehovah, remember for David All his affliction;
132:2 How he sware unto Jehovah, And vowed unto the Mighty One of Jacob:
132:3 Surely I will not come into the tent of my house, Nor go up into 757my bed;
757Hb. the couch of my beds;132:4 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, Or slumber to mine eyelids;
132:5 Until I find out a place for Jehovah, 758A tabernacle for the Mighty One of Jacob.
758Hb. Tabernacles132:6 Lo, we heard of it in 759Ephrathah: We found it in the field of 760the wood.
759Or, Ephraim:132:7 We will go into his tabernacles; We will worship at his footstool.
760Or, Jaar. See 1Chr 13:5.
132:8 Arise, O Jehovah, into thy resting-place; Thou, and the ark of thy strength.
132:9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; And let thy saints shout for joy.
132:10 For thy servant David’s sake Turn not away the face of thine anointed.
132:11 Jehovah hath sworn unto David in truth; He will not turn from it: Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
132:12 If thy children will keep my covenant And my testimony that I shall teach them, Their children also shall sit upon thy throne for evermore.
132:13 For Jehovah hath chosen Zion; He hath desired it for his habitation.
132:14 This is my resting-place for ever: Here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
132:15 I will 761abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.
761Or, surely132:16 Her priests also will I clothe with salvation; And her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
132:17 There will I make 762the horn of David to bud: I have 763ordained a lamp for mine anointed.
762Or, a horn to spring forth unto David:132:18 His enemies will I clothe with shame; But upon himself shall his crown flourish.
133:1 The Excellency of Brotherly Unity. A Song of Ascents; of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity!
133:2 It is like the precious oil upon the head, That ran down upon the beard, Even Aaron’s beard; That came down upon the 764collar of his garments;
764Or, skirt of his garments;133:3 Like the dew of Hermon, That cometh down upon the mountains of Zion: For there Jehovah commanded the blessing, Even life for evermore.
134:1 Greetings of Night-watchers. A Song of Ascents. Behold, bless ye Jehovah, all ye servants of Jehovah, That by night stand in the house of Jehovah.
134:2 Lift up your hands 765to the Holy, And bless ye Jehovah.
765Or, to the sanctuary, or, in holiness,134:3 Jehovah bless thee out of Zion; Even he that made heaven and earth.
135:1 Praise for Jehovah’s wonderful Works. Vanity of Idols. 766Praise ye Jehovah. Praise ye the name of Jehovah; Praise him, O ye servants of Jehovah,
766Hb. Hallelujah. And in vs. 21.135:2 Ye that stand in the house of Jehovah, In the courts of the house of our God.
135:3 Praise ye 767Jehovah; for Jehovah is good: Sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.
767Hb. Jah; And in vs. 4.135:4 For Jehovah hath chosen Jacob unto himself, And Israel for his own possession.
135:5 For I know that Jehovah is great, And that our Lord is above all gods.
135:6 Whatsoever Jehovah pleased, that hath he done, In heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps;
135:7 Who causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; Who maketh lightnings for the rain; Who bringeth forth the wind out of his treasuries;
135:8 Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, Both of man and beast;
135:9 Who sent signs and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, Upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants;
135:10 Who smote 768many nations, And slew mighty kings,
768Or, great nations,135:11 Sihon king of the Amorites, And Og king of Bashan, And all the kingdoms of Canaan,
135:12 And gave their land for a heritage, A heritage unto Israel his people.
135:13 Thy name, O Jehovah, endureth for ever; Thy memorial name, O Jehovah, throughout all generations.
135:14 For Jehovah will judge his people, And repent himself concerning his servants.
135:15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, The work of men’s hands.
135:16 They have mouths, but they speak not; Eyes have they, but they see not;
135:17 They have ears, but they hear not; Neither is there any breath in their mouths.
135:18 They that make them shall be like unto them; Yes, every one that trusteth in them.
135:19 O house of Israel, bless ye Jehovah: O house of Aaron, bless ye Jehovah:
135:20 O house of Levi, bless ye Jehovah: Ye that fear Jehovah, bless ye Jehovah.
135:21 Blessed be Jehovah out of Zion, Who dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye Jehovah.
136:1 Thanks for Jehovah’s Goodness to Israel. Oh give thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good; For his lovingkindness endureth forever.
136:2 Oh give thanks unto the God of gods; For his lovingkindness endureth forever.
136:3 Oh give thanks unto the Lord of lords; For his lovingkindness endureth forever.
136:4 To him who alone doeth great wonders; For his lovingkindness endureth forever.
136:5 To him that by understanding made the heavens; For his lovingkindness endureth forever.
136:6 To him that spread forth the earth above the waters; For his lovingkindness endureth forever.
136:7 To him that made great lights; For his lovingkindness endureth forever.
136:8 The sun to rule by day; For his lovingkindness endureth forever.
136:9 The moon and stars to rule by night; For his lovingkindness endureth forever.
136:10 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn; For his lovingkindness endureth forever.
136:11 And brought out Israel from among them; For his lovingkindness endureth forever.
136:12 With a strong hand, and with an outstretched arm; For his lovingkindness endureth forever.
136:13 To him that divided the Red Sea in sunder; For his lovingkindness endureth forever.
136:14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it; For his lovingkindness endureth forever.
136:15 But 769overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea; For his lovingkindness endureth forever.
769Hb. shook off Pharaoh and his host etc.136:16 To him that led his people through the wilderness; For his lovingkindness endureth forever.
136:17 To him that smote great kings; For his lovingkindness endureth forever.
136:18 And slew famous kings; For his lovingkindness endureth forever.
136:19 Sihon king of the Amorites; For his lovingkindness endureth forever.
136:20 And Og king of Bashan; For his lovingkindness endureth forever.
136:21 And gave their land for a heritage; For his lovingkindness endureth forever.
136:22 Even a heritage unto Israel his servant; For his lovingkindness endureth forever.
136:23 Who remembered us in our low estate; For his lovingkindness endureth forever.
136:24 And hath delivered us from our adversaries; For his lovingkindness endureth forever.
136:25 Who giveth food to all flesh; For his lovingkindness endureth forever.
136:26 Oh give thanks unto the God of heaven; For his lovingkindness endureth forever.
137:1 An Experience of the Captivity. By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down, yes, we wept, When we remembered Zion.
137:2 Upon the willows in the midst thereof We hanged up our harps.
137:3 For there they that led us captive required of us 770songs, And 771they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
770Hb. words of song,137:4 How shall we sing Jehovah’s song In a foreign land?
771Or, our tormentors required
137:5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, Let my right hand forget her skill.
137:6 Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, If I remember thee not; If I prefer not Jerusalem Above my chief joy.
137:7 Remember, O Jehovah, against the children of Edom The day of Jerusalem; Who said, Rase it, rase it, Even to the foundation thereof.
137:8 O daughter of Babylon, 772that art to be destroyed, Happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee As thou hast served us.
772Or, that art laid waste,137:9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones Against the rock.
138:1 Thanksgiving for Jehovah’s Favor. A Psalm of David. I will give thee thanks, 773O Jehovah, with my whole heart: Before the gods will I sing praises unto thee.
773So 11QPsa Sept., Vg. Most Massoretic mss., Aram. omit O Jehovah,138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, And give thanks unto thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: For thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
138:3 In the day that I called thou answeredst me, Thou didst encourage me with strength in my soul.
138:4 All the kings of the earth shall give thee thanks, O Jehovah, For they have heard the words of thy mouth.
138:5 Yes, they shall sing of the ways of Jehovah; For great is the glory of Jehovah.
138:6 For though Jehovah is high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly; But the haughty he knoweth from afar.
138:7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me; Thou wilt stretch forth thy hand against the wrath of mine enemies, And thy right hand will save me.
138:8 Jehovah will perfect that which concerneth me: Thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah, endureth for ever; Forsake not the works of thine own hands.
139:1 God’s Omnipresence and Omniscience. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. O Jehovah, thou hast searched me, and known me.
139:2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising; Thou understandest my thought afar off.
139:3 Thou 774searchest out my path and my lying down, And art acquainted with all my ways.
774Or, winnowest my path139:4 For there is not a word in my tongue, But, lo, O Jehovah, thou knowest it altogether.
139:5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, And laid thy hand upon me.
139:6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain unto it.
139:7 Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
139:8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, thou art there.
139:9 If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
139:10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, And thy right hand shall hold me.
139:11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall 775break me, 776And the light about me shall be night;
775Or, overwhelm Cf. Ge 3:15 and footnote.139:12 Even the darkness hideth not from thee, But the night shineth as the day: The darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
776Or, Then the night shall be light about me;
139:13 For thou didst 777form my 778inward parts: Thou didst 779cover me in my mother’s womb.
777Lit. acquire139:14 I will give thanks unto thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: Wonderful are thy works; And my soul knoweth that right well.
778Hb. kidneys: or, reins:
779Or, knit me together in my mother’s womb.
139:15 My frame was not hidden from thee, When I was made in secret, And curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
139:16 Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance; And in thy book they were all written, Even the days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was none of them.
139:17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them!
139:18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: When I awake, I am still with thee.
139:19 780Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: Depart from me therefore, ye bloodthirsty men.
780Or, Oh that thou wouldest slay the wicked, O God!139:20 For they 781speak against thee wickedly, And thine enemies 782take thy name in vain.
781Or, utter thy name (Hb. thee) wickedly, Hbmg reads rebel against thee wickedly,139:21 Do not I hate them, O Jehovah, that hate thee? And 783am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?
782Or, lift themselves up against thee for vanity.
783Or, do not I loathe those that rise up139:22 I hate them with perfect hatred: They are become mine enemies.
139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: Try me, and know my thoughts;
139:24 And see if there be any 784wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.
784Or, way of pain in me,[Psa 140]
140:1 Prayer for Protection against the Wicked. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O Jehovah, from the evil man; Preserve me from the violent man:
140:2 Who devise mischiefs in their heart; Continually do they 785gather themselves together for war.
785Or, stir up wars.140:3 They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent; Adders’ poison is under their lips. [Selah
140:4 Keep me, O Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked; Preserve me from the violent man: Who have purposed to thrust aside my steps.
140:5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; They have spread a net by the wayside; They have set gins for me. [Selah
140:6 I said unto Jehovah, Thou art my God: Give ear unto the voice of my supplications, O Jehovah.
140:7 O Jehovah the Lord, the strength of my salvation, Thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.
140:8 Grant not, O Jehovah, the desires of the wicked; Further not his evil device, lest they exalt themselves. [Selah
140:9 As for the head of those that compass me about, Let the mischief of their own lips cover them.
140:10 Let burning coals fall upon them: Let them be cast into the fire, Into 786deep pits, whence they shall not rise.
786Or, floods140:11 787An evil speaker shall not be established in the earth: Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
787Hb. A man of tongue shall not be established140:12 I know that Jehovah will maintain the cause of the afflicted, And justice for the needy.
140:13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: The upright shall dwell in thy presence.
141:1 An Evening Prayer for Sanctification and Protection. A Psalm of David. Jehovah, I have called upon thee; make haste unto me: Give ear unto my voice, when I call unto thee.
141:2 Let my prayer be set forth as incense before thee; The lifting up of my hands as the evening 788sacrifice.
788Or, oblation.141:3 Set a watch, O Jehovah, before my mouth; Keep the door of my lips.
141:4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, To practise deeds of wickedness With men that work iniquity: And let me not eat of their dainties.
141:5 Let the righteous smite me, it shall be a kindness; And let him reprove me, it shall be as oil upon the head; Let not my head refuse it: For 789even in their 790wickedness shall my prayer continue.
789Or, still is my prayer against their wickedness.141:6 Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock; And they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.
141:7 As when one ploweth and cleaveth the earth, Our bones are scattered at the mouth of Sheol.
141:8 For mine eyes are unto thee, O Jehovah the Lord: In thee do I take refuge; 791leave not my soul destitute.
791Or, pour thou not out my life.141:9 Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me, And from the gins of the workers of iniquity.
141:10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, Whilst that I withal 792escape.
792Hb. pass over.[Psa 142]
142:1 Prayer for Help in Trouble. Maskil of David, when he was in the cave; a Prayer. I cry with my voice unto Jehovah; With my voice unto Jehovah do I make supplication.
142:2 I pour out my complaint before him; I show before him my trouble.
142:3 When my spirit 793was overwhelmed within me, Thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walk Have they hidden a snare for me.
793Or, fainted142:4 794Look on my right hand, and see; For there is no man that knoweth me: Refuge hath failed me; No man careth for my soul.
794So Massoretic. 11QPsa Sept., Vg. (Aram.) read I look on my right hand and I see;142:5 I cried unto thee, O Jehovah; I said, Thou art my refuge, My portion in the land of the living.
142:6 Attend unto my cry; For I am brought very low: Deliver me from my persecutors; For they are stronger than I.
142:7 Bring my soul out of prison, That I may give thanks unto thy name: The righteous shall 795compass me about; For thou wilt deal bountifully with me.
795Or, crown themselves because of me;[Psa 143]
143:1 Prayer for Deliverance and Guidance. A Psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O Jehovah; give ear to my supplications: In thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.
143:2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant; For in thy sight no man living is righteous.
143:3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; He hath smitten my life down to the ground: He hath made me to dwell in dark places, as those that have been long dead.
143:4 Therefore 796is my spirit overwhelmed within me; My heart within me is desolate.
796Or, my spirit fainteth within me;143:5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy doings; I muse on the work of thy hands.
143:6 I spread forth my hands unto thee: My soul thirsteth after thee, as a weary land. [Selah
143:7 Make haste to answer me, O Jehovah; my spirit faileth: Hide not thy face from me, Lest I become like them that go down into the pit.
143:8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; For in thee do I trust: Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; For I lift up my soul unto thee.
143:9 Deliver me, O Jehovah, from mine enemies: 797I flee unto thee to hide me.
797Hb. Unto thee have I hidden.143:10 Teach me to do thy will; For thou art my God: 798Thy Spirit is good; Lead me in 799the land of uprightness.
798Or, Let thy good Spirit lead me in the land etc.143:11 Quicken me, O Jehovah, for thy name’s sake: In thy righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
799Or, a plain country.
143:12 And in thy lovingkindness cut off mine enemies, And destroy all them that afflict my soul; For I am thy servant.
144:1 Prayer for Rescue and Prosperity. A Psalm of David. Blessed be Jehovah my rock, Who teacheth my hands to war, And my fingers to fight:
144:2 My lovingkindness, and my fortress, My high tower, and my deliverer; My shield, and he in whom I take refuge; Who subdueth 800my people under me.
80011QPsa, some mss., Aram read peoples under me.144:3 Jehovah, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that thou makest account of him?
144:4 Man is like to 801vanity: His days are as a shadow that passeth away.
801Hb. a breath:144:5 Bow thy heavens, O Jehovah, and come down: Touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.
144:6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them; Send out thine arrows, and discomfit them.
144:7 Stretch forth thy hand from above; Rescue me, and deliver me out of great waters, Out of the hand of aliens;
144:8 Whose mouth speaketh deceit, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
144:9 I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: Upon a psaltery of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.
144:10 Thou art he that giveth salvation unto kings; Who rescueth David his servant from the hurtful sword.
144:11 Rescue me, and deliver me out of the hand of aliens, Whose mouth speaketh deceit, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
144:12 When our sons shall be as plants grown up in their youth, And our daughters as cornerstones hewn after the fashion of a palace;
144:13 When our garners are full, affording all manner of store, And our sheep bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our fields;
144:14 When our oxen are well laden; When there is no breaking in, and no 802going forth, And no outcry in our streets:
802Or, sallying,144:15 Happy is the people that is in such a case; Yes, happy is the people whose God is Jehovah.
145:1 Jehovah extolled for his Goodness. A Psalm of praise; of David. I will extol thee, my God, O King; And I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
145:2 Every day will I bless thee, And I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
145:3 Great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised; And his greatness is unsearchable.
145:4 One generation shall laud thy works to another, And shall declare thy mighty acts.
145:5 Of the glorious majesty of thine honor, And of thy wondrous works, will I meditate.
145:6 And men shall speak of the might of thy awesome acts; And I will declare thy greatness.
145:7 They shall utter the memory of thy great goodness, And shall sing of thy righteousness.
145:8 Jehovah is gracious, and merciful; Slow to anger, and of great lovingkindness.
145:9 Jehovah is good to all; And his tender mercies are over all his works.
145:10 All thy works shall give thanks unto thee, O Jehovah; And thy saints shall bless thee.
145:11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, And talk of thy power;
145:12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, And the glory of the majesty of his kingdom.
145:13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And thy dominion endureth throughout all generations. b 803God is faithful in his words, And gracious in all his works.
803So 11QPsa Sept., Aram., Vg. Most Massoretic mss. omit this sentence. In the Hebrew, this is an alphabetic psalm, which seems to require such a verse beginning with the Hb. letter נ, nun (“n”). [There are 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet.] 11QPsa alone reads God (Hb. elohim) for Jehovah145:14 Jehovah upholdeth all that fall, And raiseth up all those that are bowed down.
145:15 The eyes of all wait for thee; And thou givest them their food in due season.
145:16 Thou openest thy hand, And 804satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
804Or, satisfiest every living thing with favor.145:17 Jehovah is righteous in all his ways, And gracious in all his works.
145:18 Jehovah is nigh unto all them that call upon him, To all that call upon him in truth.
145:19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him; He also will hear their cry, and will save them.
145:20 Jehovah preserveth all them that love him; But all the wicked will he destroy.
145:21 My mouth shall speak the praise of Jehovah; And let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.
146:1 Jehovah an abundant Helper. 805Praise ye Jehovah. Praise Jehovah, O my soul.
805Hb. Hallelujah.146:2 While I live will I praise Jehovah: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.
146:3 Put not your trust in princes, Nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help.
146:4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; In that very day his 806thoughts perish.
806Or, purposes146:5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in Jehovah his God:
146:6 Who made heaven and earth, The sea, and all that in them is; Who keepeth truth for ever;
146:7 Who executeth justice for the oppressed; Who giveth food to the hungry. Jehovah looseth the prisoners;
146:8 Jehovah openeth the eyes of the blind; Jehovah raiseth up them that are bowed down; Jehovah loveth the righteous;
146:9 Jehovah preserveth the sojourners; He upholdeth the fatherless and widow; But the way of the wicked he 807turneth upside down.
807Or, maketh crooked. or, twisteth.146:10 Jehovah will reign for ever, Thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. 808Praise ye Jehovah.
808Hb. Hallelujah.[Psa 147]
147:1 Praise for Jerusalem’s Restoration and Prosperity. 809Praise ye Jehovah; 810For it is good to sing praises unto our God;811 For it is pleasant, and praise is comely.
809Hb. Hallelujah; Similarly in vs. 20.147:2 Jehovah doth build up Jerusalem; He gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
810Or, For he is good: sing praises unto our God; For he is gracious, and praise is comely.
8114QPsd (Vg.) add Praise to our God is comely;
147:3 He healeth the broken in heart, And bindeth up their 812wounds.
812Hb. sorrows.147:4 He counteth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names.
147:5 Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.
147:6 Jehovah upholdeth the meek: He bringeth the wicked down to the ground.
147:7 Sing unto Jehovah with thanksgiving; Sing praises upon the harp unto our God,
147:8 Who covereth the heavens with clouds, Who prepareth rain for the earth, Who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
147:9 He giveth to the beast his food, And to the young ravens which cry.
147:10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: He taketh no pleasure in the legs of a man.
147:11 Jehovah taketh pleasure in them that fear him, In those that hope in his lovingkindness.
147:12 Praise Jehovah, O Jerusalem; Praise thy God, O Zion.
147:13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; He hath blessed thy children within thee.
147:14 He maketh 813peace in thy borders; And he filleth thee with the 814finest of the wheat.
813Hb. thy border peace;147:15 He sendeth out his commandment upon earth; His word runneth very swiftly.
814Hb. fat of wheat.
147:16 He giveth snow like wool; He scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.
147:17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: Who can stand before his cold?
147:18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: He causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.
147:19 He showeth his word unto Jacob, His statutes and his ordinances unto Israel.
147:20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: 815He hath not revealed any ordinances to them. Praise ye Jehovah.
815So 11QPsa Sept. Aram., Vg. Massoretic reads And as for his ordinances, they have not known them.[Psa 148]
148:1 The whole Creation invoked to praise Jehovah. 816Praise ye Jehovah. Praise ye Jehovah from the heavens: Praise him in the heights.
816Hb. Hallelujah. And similarly everywhere below.148:2 Praise ye him, all his angels: Praise ye him, all his host.
148:3 Praise ye him, sun and moon: Praise him, all ye stars of light.
148:4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, And ye waters that are above the heavens.
148:5 Let them praise the name of Jehovah; For he commanded, and they were created.
148:6 He hath also established them for ever and ever: He hath made a decree 817which shall not pass away.
817Or, which none shall transgress.148:7 Praise Jehovah from the earth, Ye sea-monsters, and all deeps;
148:8 Fire and hail, snow and vapor; Stormy wind, fulfilling his word;
148:9 Mountains and all hills; Fruitful trees and all cedars;
148:10 Beasts and all cattle; Creeping things and flying birds;
148:11 Kings of the earth and all peoples; Princes and all judges of the earth;
148:12 Both young men and virgins; Old men and children:
148:13 Let them praise the name of Jehovah; For his name alone is exalted: His glory is above the earth and the heavens.
148:14 And he hath lifted up 818the horn of his people, The praise of all his saints; Even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye Jehovah.
818Or, a horn for his people, A praise for all his saints; Even for the children of Israel, etc.[Psa 149]
149:1 Israel invoked to praise Jehovah. 819Praise ye Jehovah. Sing unto Jehovah a new song, And his praise in the assembly of the saints.
819Hb. Hallelujah. And similarly everywhere below.149:2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
149:3 Let them praise his name in the dance: Let them sing praises unto him with timbrel and harp.
149:4 For Jehovah taketh pleasure in his people: He will beautify the meek with 820salvation.
820Or, victory.149:5 Let the saints exult in glory: Let them sing for joy upon their beds.
149:6 Let the high praises of God be in their 821mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand;
821Hb. throat,149:7 To execute vengeance upon the nations, And punishments upon the peoples;
149:8 To bind their kings with chains, And their nobles with fetters of iron;
149:9 To execute upon them the judgment written: 822This honor have all his saints. Praise ye Jehovah.
822Or, He is the honor of all his saints.[Psa 150]
150:1 A Psalm of Praise 823Praise ye Jehovah. Praise God in his 824Holy: Praise him in the 825sky of his power.
823Hb. Hallelujah. And so at the end of vs. 6.150:2 Praise him for his mighty acts: Praise him according to his excellent greatness.
824Or, sanctuary: or, holiness: Hb. qodesh
825Lit. expanse of his power.
150:3 Praise him with trumpet sound: Praise him with psaltery and harp.
150:4 Praise him with timbrel and dance: Praise him with stringed instruments and pipe.
150:5 Praise him with loud cymbals: Praise him with high sounding cymbals.
150:6 Let every thing that hath breath praise 826Jehovah. Praise ye Jehovah.
826Hb. Jah. (both times).