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1 Blessed is the man who walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly; And in the way of sinners doth not stand; And in the seat of scoffers doth not sit:

2 But in the law of the Lord is his delight; And in his law doth he meditate day and night.

3 He shall be like a tree planted near rivers of waters, Which shall yield its fruit in its season, And whose leaf shall not fade; And all that he doeth shall prosper.

4 Not so the ungodly: But they are like the chaff, which scatter doth the wind.

5 Therefore shall not stand the ungodly in the judgment, Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

6 For know doth Jehovah the way of the righteous; But the way of the ungodly shall perish.


1 Why tumultuously rise do the Gentiles, And the peoples murmur in vain?

2 Confederated have the kings of the earth, And the princes have assembled together, Against Jehovah and against his Christ.

3 “Let us break asunder their bonds, “And cast away from us their yoke.”

4 He who dwelleth in heaven shall laugh; The Lord shall deride them.

5 Then shall he speak to them in his wrath, And in his hot displeasure he shall vex them.

6 “I have anointed my king, “Upon Zion, the mountain of my holiness.”

7 I will declare the decree: Jehovah hath said to me, “My Son art thou; I, this day, have begotten thee.

8 “Ask of me, and I will give thee the Gentiles for thy inheritance, “And for thy possession the uttermost parts of the earth.

9 “Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron;” As the vessel of a potter thou shalt dash them in pieces.”

10 And now, O ye kings! understand; Be instructed, O ye judges of the earth!

11 Serve Jehovah with fear, Rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, And ye perish from the way, When shall be kindled in a short time his wrath. Blessed are all who trust in him.


A Psalm of David, when he fled from the face of Absalom his son

1 O Lord! how are my oppressors multiplied! Many rise up against me,

2 Many say to my soul, “There is no help for him in God.” Selah.

3 And thou, O Jehovah! art a shield for me; My glory, and he that exalteth my head.

4 With my voice to the Lord have I cried, And he heard me from the mountain of his holiness. Selah.

5 I lay down and slept; I awaked, because the Lord sustains me.

6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, Who on all sides have set their camps against me.

7 Arise, O Lord l Save me, O my God! For thou hast smitten all my enemies upon the cheekbone; The teeth of the ungodly thou hast broken.

8 To the Lord belongeth salvation; Upon thy people is thy blessing. Selah.


To the Chief Musician on Neginoth. A Psalm of David

1 When I cry, answer me, O God of my righteousness! In distress thou hast enlarged me; Have pity upon me, and hear my prayer.

2 O ye sons of men! how long my glory will ye try to put to shame? Will ye love vanity, will ye seek after lying? Selah.

3 But know that chosen hath Jehovah the merciful man for himself: Jehovah will hear when I cry unto him.

4 Tremble and ye shall not sin; Discourse in your heart upon your bed, and be silent. Selah.

5 Sacrifice the sacrifices of righteousness, And trust in the Lord.

6 Many say, “Who will show us good?” Lift thou up on us the light of thy countenance, O Jehovah!

7 Thou hast given joy to my heart More than theirs in the time that their corn and their wine are increased.

8 In peace [as if] with a multitude I will sleep and take rest,  313 For thou, O Jehovah! in safety hast placed me, [though] alone.


To the Chief. Musician upon Nehiloth. A Psalm of David

1 My words do thou give ear to, O Jehovah! Attend to my speech.

2 Hearken to the voice of my cry, my King and my God! For to thee will I pray.

3 O Jehovah! in the morning do thou hear my voice; In the morning will I direct to thee and will watch.

4 For not a God taking pleasure in wickedness art thou; There shall not dwell with thee evil.

5 There shall not stand the foolish before thine eyes; Thou hatest all that commit iniquity.

6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak falsehood: The man of bloods and the deceitful man abominate shall Jehovah.

7 And I, in the multitude of thy mercy, will enter into thy house; I will worship in thy holy temple in thy fear.

8 O Jehovah! lead me in thy righteousness, because of my adversaries; Make straight before my face thy way.

9 For there is not in their mouth uprightness; Their inward part is deep depravity; A sepulcher that is open is their throat; With their tongues they deal deceitfully.

10 Cause them to err, O God! Let them fall from their counsels; In the multitude of their transgressions destroy them; For they have rebelled against thee.

11 And rejoice let all those who trust in thee, For ever let them exult; and cover thou them, And let those delight in thee that love thy name.

12 For thou shalt bless the righteous, O Jehovah! With thy good will as with a shield thou shalt encompass them.


To the Chief Musician on Neginoth, upon the Eighth. A Psalm of David

1 O Jehovah! do not in thy anger rebuke me, And do not in thy wrath chastise me.

2 Have mercy upon me, O Jehovah! for I am weak; Heal me, O Jehovah! for affrighted are my bones.

3 And my soul is exceedingly afraid: And thou, O Jehovah! — how long? —

4 Return, O Lord! deliver my soul; Save me for the sake of thy mercy.

5 For there is not in death any remembrance of thee; In the grave who shall acknowledge thee?

6 I have become wearied with my groaning; I make to swim every night my bed; With my tears my couch I water.

7 Waxed dim for vexation hath mine eye; It hath become old among all my persecutors.

8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; For heard hath the Lord the voice of my weeping.

9 Heard hath the Lord my supplication; The Lord my prayer will receive.

10 Put to shame and confounded greatly be all my enemies; Let them turn back, and be ashamed suddenly.


Shiggaion of David, which he sung to Jehovah, upon the words
of Cush the Benjamite

1 O Jehovah, my God! in thee do I trust: Save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:

2 Lest He seize, as a lion, upon my soul, And tear it in pieces while there is none to deliver it.

3 O Jehovah, my God! if I have done this, If there be iniquity in my hands,

4 If I have rewarded to him that was at peace with me evil, And have not delivered him that afflicted me without cause;

5 Pursue let the enemy my soul and take it, And let him cast down to the earth my life, And my glory in the dust let him hold down. Selah

6 Arise, O Jehovah! in thy anger; Lift up thyself against the fury of my enemies; And awake thou for me to the judgment which thou hast ordained.

7 And the congregation of peoples shall be round about thee: And on account of this, do thou on high return.

8 Jehovah shall judge the peoples: Judge me, O Jehovah! according to my righteousness, And according to the integrity which is in me.

9 Let come to an end, I pray, the malice of the wicked; And direct thou the righteous man: For he proves the hearts and the reins, the righteous God.

10 My shield is in God, Who saves the upright in heart.

11 God judgeth the righteous man, And him who despiseth God, daily.

12 If he turn not, his sword he will whet; His bow he hath bent, he hath made it ready.

13 And for it he hath prepared the instruments of death; He shall make fit his arrows for the persecutors.

14 Behold! he shall travail to bring forth iniquity, And he hath conceived wickedness, And he shall bring forth falsehood.

15 A pit he hath digged, and hollowed it out; And he hath fallen into the ditch which he hath made.

16 Return shall his wickedness upon his own head, And upon his own crown his violence shall descend.

17 I will praise Jehovah, according to his righteousness; And I will sing to the name of Jehovah, Most High.


To the chief Musician upon Hagittith. A Psalm of David

1 O Jehovah, our Lord! How wonderful is thy name in all the earth, To set thy glory above the heavens!

2 Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings Thou hast founded thy strength, because of thy adversaries, To put to flight the enemy and the avenger.

3 When! see thy heavens, the works of thy fingers; The moon and the stars which thou hast arranged:

4 What is man that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visitest him?

5 For thou hast made him lower a little than God, And with glory and honor thou hast crowned him.

6 Thou hast set him over the works of thy hands: All things thou hast put under his feet.

7 Sheep and oxen, all of them, And also the beasts of the fields;

8 The fowl of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, And whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

9 O Jehovah, our Lord! How wonderful is thy name in all the earth!


To the chief Musician upon Hagittith. Almuth Laben. A Psalm of David

1 I will praise Jehovah with my whole heart; will recount all thy marvelous works.

2 I will rejoice and exult in thee; I will celebrate in Psalms thy name, O thou Most high!

3 When turned are my enemies backward, They fall and are put to flight at thy presence.

4 For thou hast maintained my judgment and my cause; Thou hast sat upon the throne a righteous judge.

5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen; Thou hast destroyed the ungodly; Their name thou hast blotted out for ever and ever.

6 O thou enemy! come to an end are desolations for ever; And cities thou hast destroyed; Perished has their memory with them.

7 And Jehovah for ever sitteth: His throne for judgment lie hath prepared.

8 And he shall judge the world in righteousness; He shall judge the peoples in rectitude.

9 And Jehovah will be a place of defense to the poor, And a protection in seasonable times in trouble.

10 And trust in thee shall those who know thy name: For thou forsakest not those who seek thee, O Jehovah!

11 Sing psalms to Jehovah, who dwelleth in Zion, Proclaim among the peoples his doings;

12 For in requiring blood, it lie hath remembered: He hath not forgotten the cry of the poor.

13 Have mercy upon me, O Jehovah! See my affliction from those who persecute me, O thou that liftest me up from the gates of death;

14 That I may recount all thy praises in the gates of the daughter of Zion; That I may exult in thy salvation.

15 Sunk are the heathen into the pit which they have made; In the net which they have hid taken are their own feet.

16 Known is Jehovah by executing judgment: In the work of his own hands the wicked is snared. Higgaion Selah.

17 Turned shall be the wicked into hell: All the nations that forget God.

18 For not for ever shall be forgotten the poor; The hope of the humble shall not perish for ever.

19 Arise, O Jehovah! let not man prevail: Let the heathen be judged in thy sight.

20 Put, O Jehovah! fear in them, That the heathen may know that mortal men they are. Selah.


1 Why, O Jehovah! standest thou afar off? And winkest at seasonable times in trouble?

2 In his pride the ungodly doth persecute the poor; Let them be caught in the devices which they imagine.

3 For praise himself doth the ungodly on account of the desire of his own soul; And the violent man blesseth himself: He despiseth Jehovah.

4 The ungodly, in the pride of his countenance doth not inquire; All his devices say, “There is not a God.”

5 Prosperous are his ways at all times; High are thy judgments before him; At all his enemies he puffeth.

6 He saith in his heart, “I shall not be moved from generation to generation,” Because he is not in adversity,

7 Of cursing his mouth is full, and of deceit, and of malice: Under his tongue are mischief and iniquity.

8 He will sit in the ensnaring places of the villages; In his lurking places will he murder the innocent: His eyes against the poor will take their aim.

9 He will lie in wait in secret, as a lion in his den; He will lie in wait to catch the poor; He will catch the poor by drawing him into his net.

10 He will crouch low, he will cast himself down; Then shall fall by his strengths an army of the afflicted.

11 He hath said in his heart, “Forgotten it hath God; “He hideth his face, that he may not see it for ever.”

12 Arise, O Jehovah, God! lift up thy hand: Do not forget the poor.

13 Why do the wicked despise God? He saith in his heart, “Thou wilt not require it.”

14 Thou hast seen it; For mischief and oppression thou considerest, That thou mayest take them into thy own hand: Upon thee shall the poor leave; To the orphan thou wilt be an helper.

15 Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man; Thou shalt seek his wickedness, and shalt not find it.

16 Jehovah is King for ever and ever; Perished are the heathen out of his land.

17 The desire of the needy thou hast heard, O Jehovah! Thou wilt direct their heart; Hear shall thine car:

18 That thou mayest judge the fatherless and the poor, That the man who is of earth may terrify no more.


To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David

1 In Jehovah do I put my trust: How then say ye to my soul, “Flee ye into your mountain as a bird?”

2 Surely behold! the ungodly shall bend the bow, They have made ready their arrows upon the string, shoot in secret at the upright in heart.

3 Truly, the foundations are destroyed: The righteous, what hath he done?

4 Jehovah is in the palace of his holiness; Jehovah in heaven hath his throne; His eyes behold, his eyelids consider the children of men.

5 Jehovah will approve the righteous man; But the ungodly and him who loveth iniquity, hate doth his soul.

6 He will rain upon the ungodly snares, Fire and brimstone, and a storm of whirlwinds: This is the portion of their cup.

7 For the righteous Jehovah loveth righteousness; His countenance approveth the upright.


To the Chief Musician upon the Eighth. A Psalm of David

1 Save me, O Jehovah! for failed hath the merciful man, For wasted away are the faithful from among the children of men.

2 Deceit doth every one speak with his neighbor; With lips of flatteries, with a double heart do they speak.

3 Let Jehovah cut off all lips of flatteries, The tongue that great things doth speak:

4 Those who have said, “By our tongues we will be strengthened; “Our lips are our own; who is lord over us?”

5 “Because of the spoiling of the needy, “Because of the groaning of the poor, “Now will I arise,” say will Jehovah, “I will set in safety him for whom the wicked man layeth snares.”

6 The words of Jehovah are pure words; Silver melted in an excellent crucible of earth, purified seven times.

7 Thou, O Jehovah! wilt keep them; Thou wilt preserve him from this generation for ever.

8 On every side the ungodly walk; When they are exalted, reproach is to the children of men.


To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David

1 How long, O Jehovah! wilt thou forget me for ever? How long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul? And have sorrow in my heart daily? How long exalted shall be my enemy over me?

3 Look upon me, answer me, O Jehovah, my God! Enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep in death;

4 Lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed against him;” And those who afflict me rejoice if I should fall.

5 But as for me, in thy goodness I trust; Exult shall my heart in thy salvation. I will sing to the Lord because he hath dealt bountifully with me.


To the Chief Musician. A Psalm Of David

1 The fool hath said in his heart, “There is no God;” They have corrupted [all good order,] they have done abominable work. There is none that doeth good.

2 Jehovah from heaven looked down Upon the children of men, To see whether there were any that did understand, And seek after God.

3 Every one of them hath gone aside, Together putrid have they become: There is none that doeth good, not even one.

4 Have they no knowledge all these workers of iniquity? Who eat up my people as they eat bread. Upon the Lord they do not call.

5 There did they tremble with fear, For God is in the generation of the righteous.

6 The counsel of the poor ye deride, Because Jehovah is his hope.

7 Who shall give from Zion salvation to Israel? When turn back shall Jehovah the captivity of his people, Rejoice shall Jacob, and exult shall Israel.


A Psalm of David

1 O Jehovah! who shall dwell in thy tabernacle? Who shall rest in the mountain of thy holiness?

2 He who walketh in integrity and doeth righteousness, And who speaketh truth in his heart,

3 He who detracteth not with his tongue, Who doeth not to his companion evil, And a calumnious report doth not raise up against his neighbor.

4 Despised in his eyes is the off cast; But those who fear the Lord he honoreth; When he hath sworn to his own hurt he doth not change.

5 His money he doth not put out to usury; And a present upon the innocent he doth not accept: He who doeth these things shall not be moved for ever.


Michtam. A Psalm Of David

1 Keep me, O God! For in thee do I trust.

2 Thou shalt say to Jehovah, “My Lord thou art; “My well doing extendeth not to thee.”

3 To the saints who are on the earth, And to the excellent; all my delight is in them.

4 Multiplied shall be their sorrows who offer to a stranger; I will not taste their libations of blood, Nor will I take their names in my lips.

5 Jehovah is the portion of my inheritance, and of my cup; Thou maintainest my lot.

6 The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yea, an inheritance that is goodly hath fallen to me.

7 I will magnify Jehovah, who giveth me counsel; Even in the nights instruct me do my reins.

8 I have set Jehovah before me continually; Since he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

9 Therefore glad is my heart, rejoice doth my tongue; Also my flesh dwelleth in confidence.

10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in the grave; Nor wilt thou make thy Holy One to see the pit.

11 Thou wilt make known to me the way of life; Fullness of joy is in thy countenance; Pleasures are at thy right hand for evermore.


A Prayer of David

1 Hear, O Jehovah! my righteousness; Attend to my cry; Hearken to my prayer, which is not in lips of deceit.

2 From the presence of thy countenance let my judgment go forth Let thine eyes behold uprightness.

3 Thou hast proved my heart; Thou hast visited it by night; Thou hast examined it, thou shalt not find any thing in it; My thought shall not pass beyond my mouth.

4 As for the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have taken heed of the ways of the destroyer.

5 Uphold my steps in thy paths, That my footsteps may not slide.

6 I have called upon thee, surely thou wilt hear me, O God! Incline thy ear to me, and hear my speech.

7 Make marvelous thy mercies, O thou Preserver of those who trust [in thee,] From those that exalt themselves against thy right hand.

8 Keep me as the apple, the daughter of the eye; In the shadow of thy wings hide me,

9 From the face of the ungodly who endeavor to destroy me — Of my enemies who in my soul besiege me.

10 In their own fat they have enclosed themselves; With their mouth they have spoken haughtily.

11 In our steps they have now encompassed me; eyes they have set to east down to the ground.

12 He is like a lion, he desireth to seize his prey, And like a lion’s whelp which lurketh in secret places.

13 Arise, O Jehovah! confront him, lay him prostrate; Deliver my soul from the ungodly man by thy sword

14 From men by thy hand, O Jehovah! — From men who are of long duration, Whose portion is in life, Whose belly thou fillets with thy secret, goods: Filled to the full are their children with them, And their residue they leave to their babes.

15 As for me in righteousness I shall behold thy face; I shall be satisfied when I shall awake with thy likeness.


To the Chief Musician. Of the servant of Jehovah, David, who spake to 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,

1 I will love thee, O Jehovah! my strength;

2 Jehovah my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; My God, my rock, I will hope in him: My shield and the horn of my salvation, my refuge.

3 Upon the praised Jehovah will I call; And from my enemies I shall be saved.

4 Encompassed me had the cords of death. The torrents of ungodliness had affrighted me.

5 The cords of the grave had encompassed me; Prevented me had the snares of death.

6 In my distress I called upon Jehovah, And to my God I cried: And he heard from his temple my voice, And my cry before him came, [even] into his ears.

7 Then shake and tremble did the earth; And the foundations of the mountains were troubled and shaken, Because he was wroth.

8 There ascended smoke out of his nostrils, And fire proceeding from his mouth consumed; Coals were kindled by it.

9 And he bowed the heavens and descended; And thick darkness was under his feet.

10 And he rode upon a cherub and flew; And was carried upon the wings of the wind.

11 He made darkness his hiding place; Round about him his pavilion was dark waters, And the clouds of the skies.

12 At the brightness which was before him his clouds passed away, [There were] hail-storm, and coals of fire.

13 And thunder in the heavens did Jehovah, And the Most High sent forth his voice; [There were] hailstorm and coals of fire.

14 And he sent out his army and scattered them; And lightnings he multiplied, and put them into confusion.

15 And seen were the abysses of the waters, And disclosed were the foundations of the world, At thy rebuke, O Jehovah! At the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

16 He sent from on high, he took me; He drew me from waters great.

17 He delivered me from my enemy [that was] strong, And from my adversary; Because they were stronger than I.

18 They had prevented me in the day of my calamity; And Jehovah was a support for me.

19 And he brought me forth into a wide place; He rescued me because he wished well to me.

20 Rewarded me hath Jehovah according to my righteousness; According to the purity of my hands he hath repaid me;

21 Because I have kept the ways of Jehovah, And have not impiously departed from my God;

22 Because all his judgments I have had before me, And his statutes I have not removed from me.

23 And I have been upright with him, And have kept me from my iniquity.

24 And repaid me hath Jehovah according to my righteousness According to the purity of my hands before his eyes.

25 With the merciful thou wilt deal mercifully, With a man of uprightness thou wilt show thyself upright.

26 With the pure thou wilt be pure, And with the perverse thou wilt deal perversely.

27 For thou the afflicted people wilt save, And the haughty eyes thou wilt east down.

28 For thou shalt light my lamp, O Jehovah! My God shall enlighten my darkness.

29 For by thee I shall break through the wedge of a troop, And by my God I shall leap over a wall.

30 As for God perfect is his way; The word of Jehovah [is] refined; A shield is He to all who confide in him.

31 For who is God besides Jehovah? And who is strong except our God?

32 It is God who hath girded me with strength, And hath made perfect my way.

33 He maketh my feet like those of hinds, And upon my high places he hath set me.

34 He traineth my hands to the battle, And broken will be a bow of steel by my arms.

35 And thou hast given me the shield of thy salvation, And thy right hand hath sustained me, And thy clemency hath increased me.

36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, And my ankles shall not totter.

37 I will pursue my enemies and will seize them; Nor will I return until I have consumed them.

38 I have afflicted them, and they were not able to rise; They have fallen under my feet.

39 Thou hast girded me with might for the battle; Thou hast bowed down my enemies under me.

40 And of my enemies thou hast given me the neck, And [as for] my haters I will destroy them.

41 They shall cry aloud, and there shall be no Savior for them; To Jehovah, but he shall not answer them.

42 And I will bruise them to powder as dust before the wind; As the mire of the streets I will tread upon them.

43 Thou shalt deliver me from the contentions of the people; Thou shalt make me head of the nations; A people whom I have not known shall serve me.

44 At the hearing of the ear they shall obey me; The children of strangers shall lie to me;

45 The children of strangers shall lose courage, And tremble from within their places of concealment.

46 Let Jehovah live and blessed be my strength, And let the God of my salvation be exalted:

47 The God who giveth vengeance for me, And subdueth peoples under me.

48 My deliverer from my enemies: Yea, from those who had risen up against me thou hast lifted me up: From the man of violence thou hast rescued me.

49 Therefore will I praise thee, O Jehovah! among the Gentiles, And to thy name will I sing.

50 Who worketh great deliverances for his king, And showeth mercy to his anointed, [even to] David, And to his seed for ever.


To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David

1 The heavens recount the glory of God; And the works of his hands proclaim doth the expanse.

2 Day unto day poureth forth speech; And night unto night publisheth knowledge.

3 There is no speech and no language, Where is not heard their voice.

4 Through all the earth hath gone forth their writing, And to the extremity of the world their words: For the sun he hath set a tabernacle in them,

5 And he as a bridegroom goeth forth from his chamber; He exulteth as a strong man to run his course.

6 From one extremity of the heavens is his going forth, And his circuit to the utmost limits thereof, And no person is hidden from his heat.

7 The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of Jehovah is faithful, instructing in wisdom the babes;

8 The statutes of Jehovah are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;

9 The fear of Jehovah is clean, enduring for ever; The judgments of Jehovah are truth, they are justified together.

10 More desirable [are they] than gold, and much fine gold; And sweeter than honey, and the dropping of honeycombs.

11 Moreover, thy servant is made circumspect by them; And in their observance the reward is great.

12 His errors who can understand? From my hidden sins cleanse thou me.

13 Likewise from presumptuous sins restrain thou thy servant, That they may not have dominion over me; Then upright shall I be and clean from much wickedness.

14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart be acceptable Before thee, O Jehovah! my strength and my Redeemer.


To the Chief Musician. A Psalm Of David

1 May Jehovah hear thee in the day of trouble!

2 May he send help to thee from the sanctuary! And out of Zion sustain thee!

3 May he be mindful of all thy offerings! And thy holocaust may he make flit! Selah.

4 May he give to thee according to thy heart! And all thy counsel may he fulfill!

5 That we may exult in thy salvation, And in the name of our God erect a banner, When Jehovah shall fulfill all thy petitions.

6 Now I have known that Jehovah hath saved his anointed; He will hear him from the heavens of his sanctuary, In the mightiness of the salvation of his right hand.

7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But the name of Jehovah our God we will remember.

8 They are bowed down and fallen; But we are risen up and stand erect.

9 O Jehovah! do thou save; Let the King hear us in the day that we call upon him.


To the Chief Musician. A Psalm Of David

1 O Jehovah! in thy strength rejoice shall the king, And in thy salvation how greatly shall he exult!

2 The desire of his heart thou hast given him, And what he uttered with his lips, thou hast not denied him. Selah.

3 For thou shalt prevent him with blessings of good; Thou shalt place upon his head a crown of gold.

4 Life he asked from thee; Thou hast given him length of days for ever and ever.

5 Great is his glory in thy salvation: Splendor and beauty thou hast put upon him.

6 For thou hast set him [to be] blessings for ever: Thou hast gladdened him with joy before thy countenance.

7 For the king trusteth in Jehovah; And through the goodness of the Most High, he shall not be moved

8 Find out shall thy hand all thy enemies; Thy right hand shall find out thy haters.

9 Thou shalt put them as in a furnace of fire in the time of thy wrath, O Jehova! In his wrath he shall overwhelm them, And consume them shall the fire.

10 Their fruit from the earth thou wilt destroy, And their seed from among the sons of men.

11 For they have spread out against thee evil; They have devised against thee a stratagem which they could not accomplish.

12 For thou wilt set them as a butt; On thy strings thou shalt make ready thy arrows against their faces.

13 Be thou exalted, O Jehovah! in thy strength, Then we will sing and celebrate in psalms thy power.


To the Chief Musician. Upon the hind of the morning. A Psalm Of David

1 My God! my God! why hast thou forsaken me? [Why art thou] far from my help, from the words of my roaring?

2 O my God! I cry by day, and thou dost not hear: And in the night, and am not silent.

3 Yet thou art holy, Inhabiting the praises of Israel.

4 In thee trust did our fathers: They trusted, and thou didst deliver them.

5 To thee they cried, and were saved: In thee they trusted, and were not put to shame.

6 But I am a worm, and not a man; The reproach of men, and despised of the people.

7 All who see me scoff at me: They thrust out the lip, they shake the head.

8 “He hath devolved,” say they, “upon Jehovah, his cause, let him rescue him, “Let him deliver him, since he hath a favor for him.”

9 Surely it is thou who didst take me out of the womb, Causing me to confide upon the breasts of my mother.

10 Upon thee I was cast from the womb: From the belly of my mother my God art thou.

11 Depart not far from me, for trouble is near, For there is no helper.

12 Encompassed me have bulls [that are] strong, The bulls of Bashan have beset me.

13 They have opened upon me their mouth, As a lion ravening and roaring.

14 Like water I have flowed,  314 And disjointed have been  315 all my bones: My heart hath been  316 like wax, It hath been  317 melted in the midst of my bowels.

15 Dried up as a potsherd hath been  318 my strength, And my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; And to the dust of death thou hast brought me.

16 For encompassed me have dogs; The assembly of the wicked have surrounded me: They have pierced my hands and my feet.

17 I will count all my bones; As for them they look and gaze upon me.

18 They divide my garments among them; Upon my vesture they cast the lot.

19 And thou, O Jehovah! be not far from me; Thou who art my strength, to my aid hasten.

20 Rescue from the sword my soul; From the hand of the dog my only one.

21 Save me from the mouth of the lion, And from the horns of unicorns do thou hear me.

22 I will declare thy name to my brethren; In the midst of the assembly will I praise thee.

23 Saying, “Ye who fear Jehovah praise him: “All ye the seed of Jacob glorify him: “And stand in awe of him, all ye the seed of Israel.

24 “For he hath not despised nor disdained the poor; “Nor hath he hidden his face from him; “And when he cried to him, he heard him.”

25 From thee shall proceed my praise in the congregation great; My vows will I pay before them that fear him.

26 Eat shall the poor, and be satisfied; They shall praise Jehovah who seek him; Your heart shall live for ever.

27 Remember and turn to Jehovah shall all the ends of the earth; And prostrate themselves before his face shall all the tribes of the Gentiles.

28 For Jehovah’s is the kingdom, That he may have dominion among the Gentiles.

29 Eat and worship shall all the fat ones of the earth: Before his face shall bow all who are going down to the dust; And he who his own soul doth not quicken.

30 Their seed shall serve him, It shall be registered to the Lord for a generation.

31 They shall come and shall declare his righteousness, To a people that shall be born, because he hath done [this.],


A Psalm of David

1 Jehovah is my shepherd, therefore I shall not want any thing.

2 In pastures of grass he maketh me to lie down; To waters gently flowing he leadeth me.

3 My soul he restoreth: He leadeth me by the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

4 Though I should walk in the valley of the shadow of death, I will not fear evil, because thou art with me; Thy staff and thy crook they comfort me.

5 Thou wilt prepare before me a table in the presence of my persecutors; Thou wilt anoint with oil my head; My cup overfloweth.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, And I shall dwell in the house of Jehovah for a length of days.


A Psalm of David

1 Jehovah’s is the earth, and the fullness thereof; The world, and those who dwell therein.

2 For he upon the seas hath founded it, And upon the floods he hath arranged it.

3 Who shall ascend into the mountain of Jehovah? Who shall stand in the place of his holiness?

4 He who is clean in hands and pure in heart, Who hath not lifted up to vanity his soul, And hath not sworn deceitfully.

5 He shall receive blessing from Jehovah, And righteousness from the God of his salvation.

6 This is the generation of those who seek him, Of those who seek thy face, O Jacob! Selah.

7 Lift up, O ye gates! your heads, And be ye lifted up, ye doors everlasting! And enter shall the King of Glory.

8 Who is this King of Glory? Jehovah strong and mighty, Jehovah mighty in power.  319

9 Lift up, O ye gates! your heads, Lift up, I say, ye doors everlasting! And enter shall the King of Glory.

10 Who is this King of Glory? Jehovah of armies — He is the King of Glory. Selah.


Of David

1 To thee, O Jehovah! my soul have I lifted up.

2 O my God! in thee have I hoped: Let me not be put to shame, Let not my enemies rejoice over me.

3 Yea none who wait on thee shall be put to shame: They shall be ashamed who deal perfidiously without cause.

4 Thy ways, O Jehovah! make me to know, Thy paths teach thou me.

5 Direct me in thy truth, and teach me; For thou art the God of my salvation; For thee I have waited all the day.

6 Remember thy compassions, O Jehovah! And thy loving-kindnesses; for they have been from everlasting.

7 The transgressions of my youth, and my iniquities do not thou remember According to thy clemency remember thou me, For the sake of thy goodness, O Jehovah!

8 Good and upright is Jehovah, Therefore he will teach sinners in the way.

9 He will guide the poor in judgment, And will teach the poor his way.

10 All the ways of Jehovah are mercy and truth, To those who keep his covenant and his testimony.

11 For the sake of thy name, O Jehovah! Be merciful to my iniquity, for great is it.

12 Who is the man that feareth Jehovah? He will teach him in the way which he should choose.

13 His soul in good shall dwell, And his seed shall inherit the land.

14 The counsel of Jehovah is to those who fear him, That he may make known to them his covenant.

15 My eyes are continually towards Jehovah, For he will bring out of the net my feet.

16 Have respect to me, take pity upon me, For solitary and poor am I.

17 The afflictions of my heart are enlarged; Out of my distresses do thou bring me.

18 Behold my affliction and my travail, And take away all my sins.

19 Behold my enemies, for they are multiplied; And with a violent hatred they hate me.

20 Guard my soul, and rescue me, That I may not be ashamed; For I have trusted in thee.

21 Let integrity and rectitude preserve me; Because I have waited for thee.

22 Redeem O God! Israel from all his troubles.


Of David

1 Judge me, O Jehovah: Because in my integrity I have walked, And in Jehovah have trusted, I shall not stumble.

2 Prove me, O Jehovah! and try me, Examine my reins and my heart.

3 For thy goodness is before my eyes; Therefore I have walked in thy truth.

4 I have not sat with men of vanity, And with crafty men I will not go in.

5 I hate the assembly of transgressors, And with the wicked I will not sit.

6 I will wash in purity my hands, And will encompass thy altar, O Jehovah!

7 To cause to be heard the voice of praise, And to tell of all thy marvelous deeds.

8 O Jehovah! I have loved the habitation of thy house, And the place of the dwelling of thy glory.

9 Gather not with ungodly men, my soul, Nor with men of bloods my life.

10 For in their hands is maliciousness, And their right hand is full of bribes.

11 But as for me in my integrity I will walk: Redeem me, and have mercy upon me.

12 My foot hath stood in uprightness: In the congregations will I bless thee, O Jehovah!


Of David

1 Jehovah is my light and my salvation, Whom shall I fear? Jehovah is the strength of my life, Of whom shall I be afraid?

2 When approach against me did the wicked, To devour my flesh — My oppressors and my enemies against me — They stumbled and fell.

3 If there should encamp against me a camp, My heart shall not fear: If there should rise against me war, In this shall I have confidence.

4 One thing have I requested from Jehovah — This will I follow after — That I may dwell in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of Jehovah, To survey his temple.

5 For he shall hide me in his pavilion in the day of evil; He shall conceal me in the secret [recess] of his tent, Upon a rock he will set me.

6 And now he shall exalt my head Above my enemies who surround me: And I will sacrifice in his tabernacle sacrifices of triumph; I will sing and will celebrate in psalms Jehovah.

7 Hear, O Jehovah! my voice with which I cry; Have mercy upon me and answer me.

8 To thee my heart hath said, “Seek ye my face;” Therefore thy face, O Jehovah! will I seek.

9 Hide not thy face from me; Cast not away in wrath thy servant: My strength thou hast been, do not desert me, And do not forsake me, O God of my salvation!

10 When my father and my mother shall forsake me, Jehovah shall receive me.

11 Teach me, O Jehovah! thy way, And lead me in the path of rectitude because of my enemies.

12 Do not deliver me to the desire of my oppressors, For risen up against me have false witnesses, And he who uttereth violence.

13 Unless I had believed to see the goodness of Jehovah, in the land of the living —.

14 Wait thou on Jehovah; Be strong, and he will comfort thy heart, And wait thou on Jehovah.


Of David

1 Unto thee, O Jehovah! will I cry; O my strength! hold not thy peace from me Lest if thou shouldst be silent to me, I then become like those who descend into the grave.

2 Hear the voice of my prayers when I cry to thee, When I lift up my hands to the sanctuary of thy holiness.

3 Draw me not away with ungodly men, And with the workers of iniquity, Who speak peace  320 with their neighbors, When in their hearts is malice.

4 Give them according to their works, And according to the wickedness of their doings: According to the work of their hands give them, Render their reward to them.

5 Because they do not consider the doing of Jehovah, Nor the work of his hands, Let him destroy them and not build them up.

6 Blessed be Jehovah! For he hath heard the voice of my supplications.

7 Jehovah is my strength and my shield; In him trusted hath my heart, and I have been helped: Therefore exult shall my heart, And with my song will I celebrate him.

8 Jehovah is strength to them, And the strength of the salvations of his Anointed is He.

9 Save thy people, and bless thy inheritance; Feed them and exalt them for ever.


A Psalm of David

1 Ascribe to Jehovah: ye sons of the mighty — Ascribe to Jehovah glory and strength.

2 Ascribe to Jehovah the glory of his name; Worship before Jehovah in the brightness of his sanctuary.

3 The voice of Jehovah is upon the waters; The God of glory thundereth; Jehovah is upon the waters great.

4 The voice of Jehovah is in strength, The voice of Jehovah is in majesty.

5 The voice of Jehovah breaketh the cedars; Break, I say, doth Jehovah the cedars of Lebanon.

6 And he maketh Lebanon to leap like a calf, And Sirion like the son of the unicorns.

7 The voice of Jehovah striketh out flames of fire.

8 The voice of Jehovah maketh the desert to tremble. Jehovah maketh to tremble the desert of Kadesh.

9 The voice of Jehovah maketh the hinds to bring forth, And discovereth the forests, And all meanwhile in his temple speak his praise.

10 Jehovah over the flood presideth, Preside, I say, doth Jehovah [as] King for ever.

11 Jehovah strength to his people will give; Jehovah will bless his people with peace.


A Psalm of a Song at the dedication of the house of David

1 I will exalt thee, O Jehovah! for thou hast raised me up, And hast not made glad my enemies over me.

2 O Jehovah, my God! I have cried to thee, And thou hast healed me.

3 O Jehovah! thou hast brought up from the grove my soul; Thou hast quickened me from among those who descend into the pit.

4 Sing to Jehovah, O ye his meek ones! And acknowledge the memorial of his holiness.

5 For there is only a moment in his anger, But life in his favor: In the evening will lodge weeping, And in the morning shall come exultation.

6 But as for me I had said in my tranquillity, “I shall not be moved for ever.”

7 O Jehovah! in thy good pleasure Thou hast established strength to my mountain; Thou didst hide thy face, I was confounded.

8 O Jehovah! to thee I cried, And to my Lord I made supplication.

9 What profit shall there be in my blood, When I descend into the pit? Celebrate thee shall the dust? Shall it proclaim thy truth?

10 Hear, O Jehovah! and have mercy upon me; O Jehovah! be thou a helper to me.

11 Thou hast turned my mourning into dancing for me; Thou hast loosed my sackcloth, And girded me with gladness.

12 That celebrate thee in psalms may my glory, and not be silent: O Jehovah, my God! for ever will I celebrate thee.


To the Chief Musician,. A Psalm of David

1 In thee, O Jehovah! have I trusted, Let me not be put to shame for ever: In thy righteousness deliver me.

2 Incline to me thy ear, Speedily do thou rescue me; Be to me for a rock of strength, For a house of defense to save me.

3 For my rock, and my fortress art thou: And for the sake of thy name thou wilt direct and guide me.

4 Extricate me from the net, which they have hidden for me, For thou art my strength.

5 Into thy hand I will commend my spirit; For thou hast redeemed me, O Jehovah! God of truth.

6 I hate all those who regard lying vanities; But as for me in Jehovah I have trusted.

7 I will exult and rejoice in thy goodness; Because thou hast looked upon my affliction: Thou hast known in distresses my soul:

8 And thou hast not shut me up in the hand of the enemy: But thou hast set at large my feet.

9 Have pity upon me, O Jehovah! for trouble is to me: My eye hath consumed away for vexation; my soul and my belly.

10 My life hath riffled through grid; And my years with groaning: My strength hath sunk through my sorrow, And my bones have moldered away.

11 On account of all my enemies I was a reproach, Yea to my neighbors exceedingly, And a terror to my acquaintances; And those who saw me abroad fled from me.

12 I was forgotten as a dead man from the heart; I became like a vessel [that is] broken.

13 For I have heard the slander of many: Fear hath seized me on every side, While they consult together against me, And to take away my life do devise.

14 But as for me, in thee have I trusted, O Jehovah! I have said, “My God art thou.”

15 In thy hand are my times; Rescue me from the hand of my enemies, And from those who persecute me.

16 Cause to shine upon thy servant thy face, Save me in thy goodness.

17 O Jehovah! let me not be put to shame, For I have called upon thee: Let the wicked be put to shame, Let Gem be silent in the grave.

18 Let the lips of lying be put to shame, Which speak against the righteous a hard thing in pride and scorn.

19 How great is thy goodness, Which thou hast hidden for those who fear thee! Which thou hast performed for those who confide in thee, Before the sons of men!

20 Thou shalt hide them in the hidden place of thy presence, From the prides of man; Thou shalt conceal them as in a tent, From the strife of tongues.

21 Blessed be Jehovah! For he hath made wonderful his goodness towards me, As in a city fortified.

22 But as for me, I had said in my fear, “I am cast away from before thy eyes:” Yet truly thou hast heard the voice of my supplications, When I cried unto thee.

23 Love Jehovah, all ye meek ones of his! The faithful preserve doth Jehovah, And he repayeth plentifully him who behaveth proudly.

24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, All ye who hope in Jehovah.


Of David. Giving instruction

1 Blessed are those to whom is remitted iniquity, And whose transgression is covered.

2 Blessed is the man to whom Jehovah doth not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is not guile.

3 When I kept silence, waste away did my bones, And when I wailed all the day.

4 For by day and night heavy upon me was thy hand; Turned into the drought of summer was my greenness. Selah.

5 My sin I have acknowledged to thee, And my iniquity I have not hid. I said, “I will confess against myself my wickedness to Jehovah;” And thou didst remit the guilt of my sin. Selah.

6 On this account, pray to thee shall every man, that is meek, In the time of finding thee: So that in a flood of many waters, To him they shall not come near.

7 Thou art a hiding-place to me; From trouble thou shalt preserve me; With songs of deliverance thou shalt encompass me. Selah.

8 I will instruct thee, And teach thee the way wherein thou shouldest walk: I will counsel thee with mine eye.

9 Be ye not like a horse, or like a mule, Which have not understanding: With bit and bridle his jaws thou shalt bind, Lest they kick against thee.

10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: But the man who hopeth in Jehovah goodness shall encompass.

11 Rejoice in Jehovah, and exult, ye righteous! Sing all ye who are upright in heart.


1 Exult, ye righteous! in Jehovah: For to the upright comely is praise.

2 Celebrate Jehovah upon the harp; Upon the nablure,  321 and instrument of ten strings, sing psalms to him

3 Sing to him a song that is new; Ardently sing with shouting.

4 For right is the word of Jehovah, And all his works are in faithfulness.

5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: Of the goodness of Jehovah fill is the earth.

6 By the word of Jehovah the heavens were established, And by the breath of his mouth all their host.

7 He gathered together as an heap the waters of the sea; He laid up as in treasure houses the deeps.

8 Let all the earth fear Jehovah; Of him let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe.

9 For he spake, and it was; He commanded, and it stood.

10 Jehovah scattereth the counsel of the Gentiles, He rendereth fruitless the imaginations of the peoples.

11 The counsel of Jehovah for ever shall stand, The thoughts of his heart from age to age.

12 Blessed is the people to whom Jehovah is their God, The people whom he hath chosen for: in inheritance to himself.

13 From heavens looked down hath Jehovah, He hath beheld all the sons of Adam.

14 From the dwelling place of His throne, He hath looked on all the inhabitants of the earth.

15 He who hath fashioned together their hearts, Who understandeth all their works.

16 There is not a king saved by the multitude of an host, Nor a giant rescued by greatness of strength.

17 Fallacious is a horse for safety, And by the greatness of his strength he will not deliver.

18 Behold! the eye of Jehovah is upon those who fear him, [Upon those] who hope in his mercy;

19 To rescue from death their souls, To keep them alive in famine.

20 Our soul waiteth for Jehovah: Our help and our shield is he.

21 Surely in him rejoice shall our heart, Because in his holy name we will trust.

22 Let thy mercy be upon us, O Jehovah! According as we have trusted in thee.


Of David when he changed his countenance before Abimelech, who expelled him, and he departed

1 I will bless Jehovah at all times: Continually his praise shall be in my mouth.

2 In Jehovah make her boast shall my soul: Hear shall the humble and be glad.

3 Magnify? Jehovah with me, And let us exalt his name together.

4 I sought. Jehovah, and he answered me, And from all my fears he delivered me.

5 They shall look to him, and shall flow to him, And their faces shall not he ashamed.

6 This poor man cried,: and Jehovah heard him, And from all his distresses saved him.

7 Encamp doth the angel of Jehovah about those who fear him, And will deliver them.

8 Taste ye and see that good is Jehovah: Blessed is the man who trusteth in him.

9 Fear Jehovah, ye saints of his; For nothing is lacking to those who fear him.

10 The young lions suffer want and are famished: But those who fear Jehovah shall not want any good thing.

11 Come ye children, hearken to me, The fear of Jehovah I will teach you.

12 Who is the man that desireth life, Loving days in which he may see good?

13 Keep thy tongue from evil, And thy lips from speaking deceit.

14 Depart from evil, and do good; Seek peace, and pursue it.

15 The eyes of Jehovah are upon the righteous, And his ears [are open] to their cry.

16 The face of Jehovah is upon those who do evil, To blot out from the earth their remembrance.

17 They cried, and Jehovah heard them, And from all their distresses he delivered them.

18 Near is Jehovah to the broken in heart; The contrite in spirit he will save.

19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous; But from them all deliver him will Jehovah.

20 He keepeth all his bones: One of them is not broken.

21 That malice shall slay the wicked, And those who hate the righteous shall be destroyed.

22 Redeem doth, Jehovah the soul of his servants, And they shall not perish who confide in him.


Of David

1 Plead, O Jehovah! with those who plead with me, Fight against those who fight against me.

2 Lay hold on shield and buckler, And rise up to my aid.

3 Draw out the spear, and stop my ears against my persecutors: Say to my soul, “Thy salvation am I.”

4 Let those be confounded and put to shame Who seek my soul, Let those be turned back and be abashed Who devise my hurt.

5 Let them be as chaff before the wind? And let the angel of Jehovah drive them.

6 Let their way be darkness and slipperiness; And let the angel of Jehovah pursue them:

7 For without a cause they have hid for me the pitfall of their net,  322 Without a cause they have digged a pit for my soul.

8 Let there come upon him confusion of which he is not aware; And let the net which he hath hidden catch him; With confusion let him fall into it.

9 And my soul hath exulted in Jehovah, It shall rejoice in his salvation.

10 All my bones shall say, “O Jehovah! who is like to thee, “Rescuing the poor from him who is too strong for him, “The poor and wretched from his spoiler?”

11 Rise up do witnesses [that are] violent; Things which I have not known they ask me.

12 They repay me evil for good, To the bereaving of my soul.

13 But as for me, in their sickness my clothing was sackcloth: I afflicted by fasting my soul; And my prayer upon my own bosom was turned.

14 As if he had been a friend, as if a brother to me, I behaved myself towards him: As he who mourneth heavily for his mother I humbled myself.

15 But they at my halting rejoiced, they were assembled together: Assembled together, I say, against me, were the abjects whom I had not known: They have torn with their lips and have not been silent.

16 Among perfidious jesters at feasts, They gnash upon me with their teeth.

17 O Lord! how long wilt thou behold it? Rescue my soul from their violence, From the lions my only one.

18 I will celebrate thee in the congregation great: Among people many I will praise thee.

19 Let not those rejoice over me, who unjustly are my enemies; Nor let those who hate me without a cause wink with the eye.

20 For peace they speak not;

21 They have opened against me their mouth; They have said, “Aha! aha! seen it hath our eye.”

22 Thou hast seen it also, O Jehovah: Be not silent, O Lord! be not far from me.

23 Arouse thyself, and awake for my judgment, My God! and my Lord! to my cause.

24 Judge me according to thy righteousness, O Jehovah, my God! And let them not rejoice over me.

25 Let them not say in their heart, “Aha! our soul!” Let them not say “We have destroyed him.”

26 Let those be ashamed and confounded together, Who rejoice at my calamity; Let those be clothed with shame and ignominy, Who magnify themselves against me.

27 But let those shout and rejoice, who favor my righteousness: And let them say continually, “Magnified be Jehovah! “Who loveth the peace of his servant.”

28 And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness; All the day of thy praise.

PSALMS 36—66


To the Chief Musician. Of the servant of Jehovah, [even] of David

1 Ungodliness saith to the wicked man in the midst of my heart, There is no fear of God before his eyes.

2 For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, Until his iniquity be found to be hateful.

3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit, He teaseth to understand that he may do good.

4 Iniquity he meditates upon his bed; He setteth himself in a way not good; Evil he doth not abhor.

5 O Jehovah! unto the heavens is thy mercy, Thy truth even unto the clouds.

6 Thy justice is like the great mountains, Thy judgments are a great deep. Man and beast, thou preservest, O Jehovah!

7 How precious is thy loving-kindness, O God! Therefore the sons of men in the shadow of thy wings shall trust.

8 They shall be fully satisfied with the fatness of thy house; And of the river of thy pleasures thou shalt cause them to drink.

9 For with thee is the fountain of life, And in thy light shall we see light.

10 Extend thy mercy to those who know thee, And thy righteousness to the upright in heart.

11 Let not the foot of pride come upon me; And the hand of the ungodly let it not remove me.

12 There fallen are the workers of iniquity; They are thrust down and shall not be able to stand.  323


Of David

1 Vex not thyself because of the wicked, Nor be envious on account of the workers of iniquity.

2 For like the grass quickly shall they be cut down; And as the green herb they shall wither.

3 Trust thou in Jehovah, and do good; Dwell in the land, and be fed in truth.

4 And delight in Jehovah, And he will grant thee the request of thy heart.

5 Devolve upon Jehovah thy ways, And trust in him, and he will bring it to pass.

6 And he will bring forth as the light thy righteousness, And thy judgments as the noonday.

7 Be silent to Jehovah, and wait for him; Vex not thyself at him who prospereth in his way, At the man who committeth wickedness.

8 Cease from anger, forsake wrath, Vex not thyself so as to commit sin.

9 For the wicked shall be cut off; But those who wait for Jehovah shall inherit the earth.

10 Yet a little while, and the ungodly shall not be; And thou shalt give attention to his place, and shalt not find him

11 But the meek ones shall inherit the earth, And shall be delighted in the abundance of peace.

12 Plot doth the ungodly against the righteous, And gnasheth against him with his teeth.

13 The Lord shall laugh at him, For he seeth that coming is his day.

14 Their sword draw do the ungodly, And their bow they bend, To lay prostrate the poor and needy, To slay those who are upright in the way.

15 But their sword shall enter into their own heart, And their bow shall be broken.

16 Better is a little to the righteous man, Than the wealth of the ungodly who are great.

17 For the arms of the ungodly shall be broken; But Jehovah sustaineth the righteous.

18 Know doth Jehovah the days of the upright, And their inheritance for ever shall be.

19 They shall not be put to shame in the time of adversity; And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

20 For the ungodly shall perish, And the enemies of Jehovah like the fattest of lambs shall be consumed; Into smoke they shall be consumed.;

21 Borrow doth the ungodly man, and doth not repay; But the righteous man is compassionate and giveth.

22 For those who are blessed of him shall inherit the earth, And those who are cursed of him shall be cut off.

23 By Jehovah the steps of a man are directed, And his way he will love.

24 When he shall fall he shall not be bruised, For Jehovah putteth under [him] his hand.

25 Young I have been, I have also grown old; And yet I have not seen the righteous man forsaken, Nor his seed begging for bread.

26 Daily he is compassionate and lendeth, And his seed is for blessing.

27 Depart from evil and do good, And dwell for ever.

28 For Jehovah loveth judgment, And doth not forsake his meek ones; For ever shall they be preserved: And the seed of the ungodly shall be cut off.

29 The righteous shall inherit the earth, And shall dwell for ever upon it.

30 The mouth of the righteous shall speak wisdom;

31 The law of his God is in his heart; Slide not shall his steps.

32 Watch doth the ungodly the righteous man, And seeketh to put him to death.

33 Jehovah will not leave him in his hand, Nor condemn him when he is judged.

34 Wait for Jehovah, and keep his way, And he shall exalt thee to inherit the earth: When the ungodly shall be cut off thou shalt see it.

35 I have seen the ungodly man robust,  324 And spreading himself like a green bay tree;

36 And he passed away, and to I he was not; And I sought for his place, and he was not found.

37 Mark the perfect man, and consider the upright; For the end of such a man is peace.

38 But transgressors shall be destroyed together: The end of the ungodly shall be cut off.

39 But the salvation of the righteous is from Jehovah: He will be their strength in the time of trouble.

40 And help them shall Jehovah, and deliver them: He shall deliver them from the wicked: He shall save them, because they trust in him.


A Psalm of David: to bring to remembrance

1 O Jehovah! do not in thy fury rebuke me, And in thy wrath do not chasten me.

2 For thy arrows go down in me, And descend upon me doth thy hand.

3 There is no soundness in my flesh, because of thy wrath, Nor peace in my bones because of my sin.

4 For my iniquities have passed over my head, Like a burden that is weighty, they are too heavy for me.

5 Putrid [and] corrupt have my wounds become, Because of my foolishness.

6 I am bowed down, I am brought low exceedingly; Day by day a mourner I do walk:

7 For my reins are filled with a burning heat; Nor is there soundness in my flesh.

8 I am enfeebled and broken exceedingly: I have roared through the disquietude of my heart.

9 O Lord! before thee is all my desire, And my groaning from thee is not hidden,

10 My heart hath throbbed, forsaken me hath my strength; And the light of my eyes, it also is gone from me.

11 My friends and my companions aloof from my stroke have stood, And my kinsmen afar off have stood.

12 And they have laid snares who sought for my soul; Arid those who sought my hurt have threatened mischiefs; And deceits daily do they meditate.

13 But as for me, like a deaf man I hear not; And I am like a dumb man who openeth not his mouth.

14 And I was as a man who doth not hear, And in whose mouth there are no reproofs.

15 For on thee, O Jehovah! do I wait: Thou wilt answer me, O Lord, my God!

16 For I said, “Lest they should rejoice over me:” At the slipping of my foot against me they magnified themselves,

17 Surely as for me I am ready to halt; And my sorrow is before me continually.

18 Surely my iniquity I declare; I am in consternation because of my sin.

19 But my enemies are living;  325 they are strong; And those are become mighty who hate me wrongfully.

20 And they who requite me evil for good are against me, Because I follow [what is] good.

21 Forsake me not, O Jehovah, my God! Be not far from me.

22 Hasten to my help, O Lord, my salvation!


To the Chief Musician, Jeduthun. A Psalm of David

1 I said “I will take heed to my ways, “That I sin not with my tongue: “I will keep my mouth with a muzzle, “While the ungodly man standeth before me.”

2 I was dumb not uttering a word; I held my peace [even] from good; And my sorrow was stirred.

3 My heart became hot within me; In my musing a fire did burn; I spake with my tongue.

4 Cause me to know, O Jehovah! my end, And the number of my days, That I may know of what duration I am.

5 Behold! as an handbreadth thou hast made my days, And my duration is as nothing before thee: Surely altogether vanity is every mart while he standeth.

6 Surely in a shadow man walketh; [Selah. Surely in vain is he disquieted: They heap together, and know not who shall gather.

7 And now what do I wait for, O Lord? My hope is towards thee.

8 From all my sins deliver thou me: The reproach of the foolish make me not.

9 I was dumb; I will not open my mouth, Because thou hast done it.

10 Remove from me thy stroke: By the blow of thy hand I have failed.

11 With rebukes for iniquity thou chastisest man; And causest to waste away as a moth his beauty: Surely vanity is every man. Selah.

12 Hear my prayer, O Jehovah! And to my cry give ear; At my tears be not silent; For a stranger am I before thee, A sojourner like all my fathers.

13 Let me alone, that I may recover strength, Before I depart and be no more.


To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David

1 I have patiently waited for Jehovah, And he inclined to me, and heard my cry.

2 And he drew me out of the roaring pit, Out of the mire of clay, And set upon a rock my feet; He hath established my steps.

3 And he hath put in my mouth a song [that is] new, Even praise to our God: See shall many and shall fear, And shall trust in Jehovah.

4 Blessed is the man who maketh Jehovah his confidence, And hath not respected the proud, Nor those who turn aside to lying.

5 Many, O Jehovah, my God! are thy wonderful works which thou hast done; And thy thoughts towards us it is impossible to reckon up in order to thee: I will declare and speak [of them;] [But] they are more than can be told.

6 Sacrifice and oblation thou hast not taken pleasure in: But my ears hast thou made fit:  326 Burnt-offering and sin-offering thou hast not required.

7 Then I said, “Behold! I come; “In the volume of the book it is written of me,

8 “That I may do thy pleasure, O my God! “I have desired to do it, “And thy law is in the midst of my bowels.”

9 I have proclaimed thy righteousness in the assembly great: Behold my lips I will not restrain; O Jehovah! thou knowest it.

10 Thy righteousness I have not hidden within my heart; Thy truth and thy salvation I have declared: I have not concealed thy goodness and thy truth in the assembly great.

11 O thou, Jehovah! withhold not thy compassions from me; Let thy goodness and thy truth continually preserve me.

12 For encompassed me have evils innumerable; Laid hold upon me have my iniquities, yea in so great number that I cannot see them: They are more in number than the hairs of my head; And my heart hath failed me.

13 Let it please thee, O Jehovah! to deliver me; O Jehovah! to my aid make haste.

14 Let them be put to shame and confounded together Who seek after my soul to destroy it; Let them be turned backward and put to shame Who seek after my hurt.

15 Let them be destroyed for a reward of their shame, Who have said to me, “Aha! aha!”

16 Let all those exult and rejoice in thee who seek thee; And let those say continually, “May Jehovah be magnified” — “Those who love thy salvation.

17 But as for me I am poor and needy. Jehovah hath regarded me; My help and my deliverer art thou: O thou, my God! delay not.


To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David

1 Blessed is he who judgeth wisely of the poor: In the day of evil Jehovah will deliver him.

2 Jehovah will keep him, and preserve him alive: He shall be blessed upon the earth: And thou will not give him up to the desire of his enemies.

3 Jehovah will support him upon the bed of sorrow: All his bed thou hast turned in his sickness.

4 I have said, “O Jehovah! have mercy upon me; ” “Heal my soul, for I have sinned against thee.”

5 My enemies have spoken evil of me, “When will he die, and perish shall his name?“

6 And if he come to see me falsely doth he speak; His heart gathereth iniquity to itself’: When he goeth abroad he speaketh [it.]

7 Together against me do all my haters whisper; Against me do they devise evil for me, [saying,]

8 “An evil deed of Belial cleaveth fast to him; “And he who lieth shall not rise again.”

9 Even the man of my peace in whom I trusted, Who eateth of my bread, hath lifted up against me the heel.

10 Do thou then, O Jehovah! have mercy upon me; Raise me up, and I will recompense them.

11 By this I have known that I have been acceptable to thee, Because my enemy shall not triumph over me.

12 And as for me, in my integrity thou wilt uphold me, And wilt establish me before thy face for ever.

13 Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel, For ever and ever. Amen and Amen.



To the Chief Musician. A lesson of instruction to the Sons of Korah

1 As the hart crieth for the fountains of waters, So my soul crieth for thee, O God!

2 Thirsted hath my soul for God, for the living God: When shall I come to appear before the face of God?

3 To me have my tears been for bread, by day and night, While it is said to me daily, “Where is thy God?“

4 When these things I remember, I pour out within me my soul, Because I had gone with the procession, Leading them even to the house of God, With the voice of exultation and praise, — The multitude dancing for joy.

5 ‘Why art thou cast down, O my soul! And why art thou disquieted within me? Wait thou for God; for I shall yet give him thanks, [For] the salvations of his countenance.

6 O my God! my soul within me is cast down, When I remember thee from the land of Jordan and of Hermonim, From the mountain Mizar.

7 Deep unto deep calleth at the noise of thy waterspouts: All thy waves and all thy billows over me have gone.

8 By day command will Jehovah his loving-kindness, And by night his song shall be with me, And prayer to the God of my life.

9 I will say to God, my Rock, “Why hast thou forgotten me? “Why mourning do I go because of the oppression of my enemy?”

10 [It is as] a wound in my bones when my enemies reproach me, Saying to me daily, “Where is thy God?“

11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall yet give thanks to him, The salvations of my countenance, and my God.


1 Judge me, O God! and plead my cause: From a people without mercy, from a man deceitful and wicked deliver me.

2 For thou art the God of my strength; Why art thou estranged from me? Why mourning do I go because of the oppression of the enemy?

3 Send forth thy light and thy truth; Let them direct me, let them conduct me, To the mountain of thy holiness, and to thy tabernacles.

4 And I will go to the altar of God, To the God of the joy of my rejoicing; And I will celebrate thee upon the harp, O God, my God!

5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul! And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet celebrate him, Who is the salvation of my countenance and my God.


To the Chief Musician. Of the sons of Korah. Giving instruction

1 O God! with our ears we have heard, Our fathers have told us, The work which thou hast done in their days, In the days of old.

2 Thou with thy hand hast expelled the heathen, and planted them: Thou hast wasted the peoples and multiplied them:

3 For not by their own sword acquired they the land, And their own arm did not save them; But thy right hand and thy arm, and the light of thy countenance, Because thou wast favorable to them.

4 Thou, even thou, art my King; O God! command salvations for Jacob.

5 Through thee our adversaries with the horn we have pushed; In thy name we have trampled under foot those who rise up against us.

6 For not in my bow will I trust, And my sword will not save me.

7 Surely thou hast saved us from our enemies, And our haters thou hast put to shame.

8 In God we will boast all the day, And thy name for ever shall we praise. Selah.

9 Nevertheless thou hast abhorred us and put us to shame, And thou goest not forth any more with our armies.

10 Thou hast made us to turn back from him that afflicteth us, And our haters have spoiled us for themselves.

11 Thou hast given us as sheep for food; And among the heathen thou hast scattered us.

12 Thou hast sold thy people, and not become rich, And thou hast not increased the price of them.

13 Thou hast made us a reproach to our neighbors, A scorn and derision to those who are round about us.

14 Thou hast made us a byword among the heathen, A shaking of the head among the peoples.

15 Daily is my reproach before me, And the shame of my face hath quite covered me,

16 Because of the voice of him who reproacheth and revileth, Because of the face of the adversary and avenger.

17 All this is come upon us, and we have not forgotten thee, Nor dealt perfidiously in thy covenant;

18 Not turned back hath our heart, Nor declined have our steps from thy path.

19 Although thou hast crushed us in the place of dragons, And covered us with the shadow of death.

20 If we have forgotten the name of our God, And have spread forth our hands to a God that is strange;

21 Shall not God search out this? For he knoweth the secrets of the heart.

22 Surely for thy sake we are killed daily; We are accounted as sheep [appointed] for slaughter.

23 Arise, why sleepest thou, O Lord? Awake, do not forget us for ever.

24 Wherefore thy face dost thou hide? Wilt thou forget our misery and our affliction?

25 For humbled to the dust is our soul; Cleave to the earth doth our belly.

26 Arise for our help, And redeem us for the sake of thy loving-kindness.


To the Chief Musician. Upon the lilies. Of the sons of Korah. Giving instruction. A Song of loves

1 Boiling over is my heart to speak a goodly theme, Speak shall I myself of my works concerning the King: My tongue is as the pen of a swift writer.

2 Thou art fair above the sons of men; Diffused is grace on thy lips; Because God hath blessed thee for ever.

3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O mighty one! With majesty and glory.

4 And in thy majesty prosper thou; Ride forth upon the word of truth, and meekness and righteousness; And thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things:

5 Thy arrows are sharp (so that the people fall under thee) In the hearts of the enemies of the king.

6 Thy throne, O God! is for ever and ever; The scepter of rectitude is the scepter of thy kingdom.

7 Thou lovest righteousness and hatest impiety; Because anointed thee hath God, thy God, With the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

8 Myrrh, and aloes and cassia [are] in all thy garments, Out of the ivory palaces, whence they have made thee glad.

9 The daughters of kings [were] among thy maids of honor; Stand did thy consort at thy right hand in gold of Ophir.

10 Hearken, O daughter! and consider and incline thy ear; And forget thy people, and the house of thy father.

11 And enamored shall be the King with thy beauty; For he is thy Lord, and thou shalt worship him.

12 And the daughter of Tyre [shall come] with a present; Thy favor entreat shall the rich among the people.

13 All glorious is the daughter of the King within; Of garments embroidered with gold is her clothing.

14 In raiment of needle-work she shall be brought to the King; Her virgins that follow her, her companions shall be brought to thee.

15 They shall be brought with joy and exultation; They shall enter into the palace of the King.

16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children; Thou shalt make them princes in all the earth.

17 I will make thy name to be remembered throughout all generation; Therefore celebrate thee shall the peoples for ever and ever.


To the Chief Musician. Of the sons of Korah. Upon Alamoth. A Song

1 God is to us a protection and strength; A help in troubles he is found exceedingly.

2 Therefore we will not fear when moved shall be the earth, And fall shall the mountains into the heart of the sea.

3 [When] roar and rage tempestuously shall the waters thereof; [When] shake shall the mountains with the swelling thereof. Selah.

4 The streams of her river shall make glad the city of God, The Sanctuary of the tabernacles of the Most High.

5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: Help her will God at the dawn of the morning.

6 Rage did the peoples, moved were the kingdoms: He uttered his voice, melt did the earth.

7 Jehovah of armies is with us; A fortress for us is the God of Jacob. Selah.

8 Come ye, consider the works of Jehovah, What desolations he hath wrought in the earth.

9 He maketh to cease battles, even to the ends of the earth; He breaketh the bow, he shattereth in pieces the arms; The chariot he burneth with fire.

10 Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen; I will be exalted in the earth.

11 Jehovah of armies is with us; A fortress for us is the God of Jacob. Selah.


To the Chief Musician. Of the sons of Korah. Upon Alamoth. A Song

1 O all ye peoples! clap the hand; Shout unto God with the voice of exultation;

2 For Jehovah is high, terrible, A great king over all the earth.

3 He hath put in order the people under us, And the nations under our feet.

4 He hath chosen for us our inheritance, The glory of Jacob, whom he hath loved. Selah.

5 Gone up is God with a shout, Jehovah with the sound of a trumpet.

6 Sing psalms to God, sing psalms; Sing psalms to our King, sing psalms;

7 For king of all the earth is God; Sing praises, all ye who understand!

8 The kingdom he hath obtained over the heathen; God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.

9 The princes of the peoples are assembled together To the people of the God of Abraham: For to God belong the shields of the earth: He is greatly exalted.


A Song of a Psalm. Of the sons of Korah

1 Great is Jehovah and to be praised greatly In the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.

2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, The mountain of Zion, on the sides of the north, The city of the great King.

3 God in her palaces is known for a defense.

4 For behold! the kings assembled, They passed away together.

5 They themselves saw, so they marveled; They were frightened, they fled precipitately,

6 Fear seized upon them there, Pain as of one in travail.

7 By the east wind thou breakest in pieces the ships of Tarshish.

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

9 We have waited, O God! for thy mercy In the midst of thy temple,

10 As is thy name, O God! So is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: Of righteousness full is thy right hand.

11 Rejoice shall Mount Zion, Exult shall the daughters of Judah, Because of thy judgments.

12 Encompass Zion, and walk round about her. Number the towers thereof,

13 Set your heart to her walls, Exalt her towers, That ye may make report to the generations to come.

14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: He will be our guide even unto death.


To the Chief Musician. Of the sons of Korah. A Psalm

1 Hear this all ye peoples; Give ear all ye inhabitants of the world:

2 Both ye sons of Adam, and ye sons of men, Rich and poor together.

3 My mouth shall speak of wisdoms, And the meditation of my heart is of understanding.

4 I will incline to a parable my ear: I will open upon the harp my enigma.

5 Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil? The iniquity of my heel shall compass me about.

6 They trust in their wealth, And in the multitude of their riches do glory.

7 The brother shall not be able to redeem; None shall give to God the price of his redemption.

8 And precious shall be the redemption of their soul, And their continuance for ever:

9 That he should still live for ever, And not see the grave.

10 For he shall see that wise men die, Together the fool and the brutish person shall perish, And leave to strangers their wealth.

11 Their inward thought is [how to make] their houses [to continue] for ever, Their dwelling-places from generation to generation: They have called out their names upon the earth.

12 And man in honor shall not abide; He hath become like the beasts: they perish.

13 This their way is foolishness in them, And their posterity in their saying will acquiesce. Selah.

14 Like sleep in the grave they are laid; Death shall feed them; And have dominion over them shall the upright in the morning, And their strength shall wax old; The grave shall receive them from their dwelling.

15 But God shall redeem my soul from the hand of the grave; For he hath taken me up. Selah.

16 Be not thou afraid when a man shall become rich, When increased shall be the glory of his house;

17 For he shall not at his death carry all away: Descend not after him shall his glory:

18 For his soul in his lifetime he will bless, And they shall praise thee when thou doest well to thyself.

19 He shall come to the age of his fathers, Even for ever he shall not see the light.

20 Man is in honor, and will not understand: He hath become like the beasts: they shall perish.


A Song, of Asaph

1 The God of gods, Jehovah hath spoken, And called the earth From the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.

2 Out of Zion, the Perfection of beauty, God hath shined.

3 Come shall our God, and shall not keep silence; A fire before him shall devour, And round about him a tempest shall rage exceedingly.

4 He shall call to the heavens from above, And to the earth, to judge his people.

5 “Gather together to me my meek ones, (will he say), “Those who strike a covenant with me over sacrifices.”

6 And declare shall the heavens his righteousness: For God is judge himself. Selah.

7 “Hear, O my people! and I will speak; “O Israel! and I will announce to thee: “God, [even] thy God am I.

8 “Not for thy sacrifices will I reprove thee; “And thy burnt-offerings are before me continually.

9 “I will not take out of thy house a calf, “Nor out of thy folds he-goats:

10 “For mine are all the beasts of the forest, “The cattle upon a thousand hills.

11 “I know all the birds of the mountains; “And the wild beasts of the field are at my command.

12 “If I am hungry, I will not tell thee: “For mine is the world and the fullness thereof.

13 “Will I eat the flesh of bulls, “And the blood of goats will I drink?

14 “Sacrifice unto God praise, “And pay unto the Most High thy vows.

15 “Call upon me in the day of trouble; “I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

16 “But unto the wicked said hath God, “What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, “[Or] that thou shouldest take my covenant into thy lips?

17 “Also thou hatest correction, “And castest my words behind thee.

18 “If thou seest a thief, thou wilt run with him, “And with adulterers is thy portion.

19 “Thy mouth thou puttest forth to evil, “And thy tongue frameth deceit,

20 “Thou wilt sit against thy brother; “Thou wilt speak against the sons of thy mother; “Thou wilt set forth slander.

21 “These things thou hast done, and I kept silence; “Thou thoughtest that I would be like thyself’: “I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

22 “Now consider this, ye who forget God, “Lest I seize upon you and there be none to deliver.

23 “He who sacrificeth praise will glorify me: “And he who ordereth his way to him will I show the salvation of God.”


To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba

1 Have pity upon me, O God! according to thy mercy; According to the multitude of thy compassions blot out my iniquities.

2 Multiply to wash me from my sin, And from my wickedness do thou cleanse me.

3 For my sins I know, And my wickedness is before me continually.

4 Against thee, against thee only, have I sinned, And that which was displeasing in thy sight have I done; That thou mayest be justified when thou speakest, And be pure in giving judgment.

5 Behold in iniquity I was born, And in sin conceive me did my mother.

6 Behold, truth thou hast loved in the inmost parts, And in secret, wisdom thou hast made me know.

7 Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; And exult shall the bones which thou hast broken.

9 Hide thy face from my sins, And all my iniquities blot out.

10 A heart [that is] clean create in me, O God! And a spirit [that is] right renew in my inward parts.

11 Cast me not away from thy face, And the Spirit of thy holiness take not from me.

12 Restore to me the joy of thy salvation, And with a free spirit uphold me.

13 I will teach transgressors thy ways, the ungodly to time shall be converted.

14 Deliver me from bloods, O God! O God of my salvation! And sing aloud shall my tongue of thy righteousness.

15 O Lord! my lips do thou open, And my mouth shall show forth thy praise.

16 For thou wilt not accept a sacrifice; Though I should give a burnt-offering, it would not please thee.

17 The sacrifices of God are an afflicted spirit: A heart afflicted and contrite, O God! thou wilt not despise.

18 Do good in thy good pleasure to Zion; Build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

19 Then shalt thou accept the sacrifices of righteousness, The burnt-offering and oblation;  328 Then shall come upon thy altar calves.


To the Chief Musician. A lesson of instruction of David: when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said to him, that David had come into the house of Abimelech

1 Why dost thou glory in thy wickedness, O mighty man? The goodness of God continueth daily.

2 Thy tongue reckoneth up mischiefs, Like a razor [that is] sharp working deceitfully.

3 Thou lovest wickedness more than goodness; Falsehood more than to speak righteousness. Selah.

4 Thou lovest all words of deceit, O thou tongue of guilefulness!

5 Likewise God shall destroy thee for ever: He shall lay hold on thee and pluck thee out of thy tabernacle, And root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.

6 See it also shall the righteous ones, and shall fear, And at him they shall laugh.

7 Behold! the man who made not God his strength; And trusted in the abundance of his riches, And was strong in his wickedness.

8 But as for me I shall be like an olive-tree [that is] green in the house of God: I have trusted in the goodness of God for ever and ever.

9 I will celebrate thee for ever, because thou hast done [it:]  329 I will wait on thy name, For it is good in the presence of thy meek ones.


To the Chief Musician, upon Mahalath. A lesson of instruction ofDavid

1 The fool hath said in his heart, “There is not a God:” They have corrupted [all good order,] they have done abominable work: There is none who doeth good.

2 God from heaven looked down upon the sons of men, To see if there was any who did understand, Who did seek after God.

3 Every one of them hath gone back; They have all together become corrupt: There is none that doeth good, not even one.

4 Have they no knowledge, all these workers of iniquity? Eating my people [as] they eat bread: Upon Jehovah they have not called.

5 There were they afraid with fear, where there was not fear; For scattered hath Jehovah the bones of him that encampeth against thee: Thou hast put them to shame because God hath despised them.

6 Who shall give out of Zion deliverance to Israel? When bring back shall God the captivity of his people, Rejoice shall Jacob, exult shall Israel.


To the Chief Musician, on Neginoth. A lesson of instruction of David. When the Ziphims came and said to Saul, “Doth not David hide himself with us?”

1 O God! by thy name save me, And by thy strength judge me.

2 O God! hear my prayer, Give ear to the words of my mouth.

3 For strangers have risen up against me, And terrible ones have sought after my soul: They have not set God before them. Selah.

4 Behold! God is a helper to me; The Lord is with those who uphold my soul.

5 He shall repay evil to my adversaries: In thy truth cut them off.

6 Willingly will I sacrifice to thee; I will celebrate thy name, O Jehovah! for it is good.

7 For out of all trouble he hath delivered me; And [punishment] upon my adversaries mine eye hath seen.


To the Chief Musician on Neginoth. A lesson of instruction of David

1 Give ear, O God! to my prayer, And hide not thyself from my supplication.

2 Attend to me, and answer me: I will wail in my address, and will become tumultuous.

3 By reason of the voice of the enemy — Under the oppression of the ungodly; For they cast upon me iniquity, In wrath they set themselves against me.

4 My heart trembleth within me, And the terrors of death have fallen upon me.

5 Fear and trembling are come upon me, And horror hath overwhelmed me.

6 And I said, “Who will give me wings like a dove? “I will fly away and be at rest.

7 “Lo! I will flee far away, “I will repose in the desert. Selah.

8 “I will hasten my escape from the tempestuous whirlwind.”

9 Destroy, O Lord! divide their tongue: For I have seen oppression and strife in the city.

10 By day and night they go round it upon the walls thereof: And labor and sorrow are in the midst of it.

11 Wickedness  330 is in the midst of it; And fraud and deceit depart not from the streets thereof.

12 Truly it was not an enemy who reproached me, For [then] I could have borne [it:] It was not an adversary who magnified himself against me, For [then] I would have hid himself from him.

13 But thou, a man according to my own rank, My guide, and my familiar friend.

14 We sweetly exchanged our secret thoughts; Into the house of God we walked in company.

15 Let death seize upon them, Let them descend into the grave alive; For wickedness  331 is I, their dwelling, in the midst of them.

16 As for me, to God; will I cry, And Jehovah shall save me.

17 In the evening, and the morning, and at noonday Will I pray, and cry aloud; And he shall hear my voice.

18 He hath redeemed into peace my soul From the battle which was against me: For many were with me.

19 Hear shall God, and shall afflict them, Even he who sitteth from ancient time. Selah. Because they have no changes, And fear not God.

20 He hath set his hands against those who were at peace with him: He hath broken his covenant.

21 Smoother than butter are the words of his mouth, And in his heart is war; Softer are his words than oil, And [yet] they are darts.

22 Cast upon Jehovah whatever blessings thou askest from him,  332 And he shall feed thee; He shall not suffer for ever the righteous man to stagger.

23 Thou, O God! shalt cast them into the pit of corruption: The men of blood and deceit shall not live out half their days: But as for me, I will hope in thee.


To the Chief Musician upon, the silent dove in distant places. Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath

1 Have mercy upon me, O God, For swallow me up doth man; He daily assaulting doth oppress me.

2 Swallow me up do my enemies daily: Truly many strive to oppress me, O Jehovah, Most High!

3 In the day when I was afraid, I in thee did trust.

4 In God I will praise his word; In God have I trusted; I will not fear what flesh can do to me.

5 Every day my words disquiet me; Against me are all their thoughts for evil.

6 They assemble together, they hide themselves, My heels they watch, Because they desire my soul.

7 In their iniquity they think there is escape for them: In thy wrath the peoples thou wilt cast down, O God!

8 My wanderings thou numbereth, even thou: Put my tears into thy bottle; Are they not in thy register?

9 Then my enemies shall be turned back in the day when I cry: This I know, because God is with me.

10 In God will I praise [his] word; In Jehovah will I praise [his] word.

11 In God have I trusted; I will not fear what man can do to me.

12 Upon me, O God! are thy vows, I will render praises to thee.

13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death: Hast thou not also delivered my feet from falling? That I may walk before God in the light of the living.


To the Chief Musician. Destroy not. Michtam of David. When he fled from the face of Saul in the cave

1 Have mercy upon me, O God! have mercy upon me; For in thee my soul doth trust; And in the shadow of thy wings will I hope, Until iniquity pass away.

2 I will cry to God Most High, Who perfecteth [his work] towards me.

3 He shall send from Heaven, And shall save me from the reproach of him who swalloweth me up: Send forth shall God his mercy and his truth.

4 My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie among those who are set on fire, — Among the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, And their tongue a sword [that is] sharp.

5 Be thou exalted above the heavens, O God! Above all the earth thy glory.

6 A net they have prepared for my steps: Bowed down is my soul: They have digged before me a pit, But they have fallen into it. Selah

7 Prepared is my heart, O God! prepared is my heart: I will sing, and chant psalms.

8 Awake my tongue, awake nablum  333 and harp: I will awake at dawn of day.

9 I will celebrate thee, among the peoples, O Lord! I will sing psalms to thee among the nation:

10 For great unto the heavens is thy goodness, And unto the clouds thy truth.

11 Be thou exalted, above the heavens, O God! Above all the earth thy glory.


To the Chief Musician. Destroy not. Michtam of David

1 Do ye indeed, O ye congregation! speak righteousness? Uprightly do ye judge? O ye sons of men!

2 Yea rather in your heart wickedness ye plot, On the earth violence your hands weigh out.

3 Estranged are the ungodly from the womb, They have gone astray from their birth speaking falsehood.

4 They have poison like the poison of a serpent, [They are] like the deaf adder which stoppeth her ear;

5 Which listeneth not to the voice of the enchanter, — Of him who exerciseth enchantment skillfully.

6 O God! break their teeth in their mouth: The jawbones of the lions break, O Jehovah!

7 Let them melt away like water, let them be gone: Let them bend their bow, and let their arrows be as if broken.

8 Like a snail which melteth away let them vanish; Like the untimely birth of a woman which doth not see the sun.

9 Before your pots can feel the fire of the bramble, Like flesh yet raw as a whirlwind he shall carry him away.

10 Rejoice shall the righteous when he seeth the vengeance; His hands he shall wash in the blood of the ungodly.

11 And men  334 shall say, “Truly there is fruit for the righteous, “Truly there is a God who judgeth in the earth.”


To the Chief Musician. Destroy not. Michtam of David. When Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him

1 Deliver me from my enemies, O my God! from those who rise up against me set me on high.

2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, And from men of bloods save me:

3 For lo! they have laid snares for my soul; Gathered together against me have the strong men; Not [for] my sin, nor [for] my wickedness, O Jehovah!

4 Without any iniquity of mine they have run and prepared themselves. Awake and come to meet me, and behold.

5 And thou, O Jehovah, God of armies! the God of Israel! Awake to visit all the nations; Do not have compassion upon any who transgress wickedly. Selah.

6 They will return at evening; They will make a noise like a dog, And go round about the city.

7 Behold they will prate with their mouth; Swords are in their lips; “For who,” say they, “will hear?”

8 But thou, O Jehovah! shalt laugh at them; Thou shalt hold in derision all the nations.

9 His strength with thee I will put in trust; For God is my fortress.

10 The God of my mercy shall prevent me; God will make me see my desire upon my enemies.

11 Slay them not, lest my people should forget; Make them to wander by thy power; And bring them down, O Lord, our shield!

12 The sin of their mouth, the words of their lips: Let them be taken in their pride: of cursing and lying let them speak.

13 Consume, in thy fury consume them, that they may be no more; And let men know that God ruleth in Jacob, Even to the ends of the earth. Selah.  335

14 And they will return at evening; They will bark like a dog, And go round about the city.

15 They will wander up and down for food; If they be not satisfied they will even stay all night.

16 But as for me, I will sing of thy strength, I will praise in the morning thy mercy; For thou hast been a fortress to me, And a refuge in the day of my trouble.

17 My strength is with thee, I will sing psalms; For God is my fortress, the God of my mercy.


To the Chief Musician upon Shushan Eduth. Michtam of David to teach. When he fought against the Syrians of Mesopotamia and against the Syrians of Zobah; and when Joab, having returned, smote of the Edomites in the Valley of Salt twelve thousand

1 O God! thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us; Thou hast been angry, O return to us!

2 To tremble thou hast made the earth; Thou hast caused it to open wide; Heal the breaches thereof for it shaketh.

3 Thou hast showed to thy people a hard thing, Thou hast made us drunk with the wine of stupefaction.

4 Thou hast given to those who fear thee a banner, That it may be displayed before thy truth. Selah.

5 That thy beloved ones may be delivered, Save with thy right hand and hear me.

6 God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice: I will divide Shechem, And the valley of Succoth I will measure.

7 Mine shall be Gilead, and mine shall be Manasseh; And Ephraim shall be the strength of my head; Judah, my lawgiver.

8 Moab shall be the pot for my washing; Over Edom will I cast my shoe; O Palestina! triumph thou over me.

9 Who will bring me into the city fortified? Who will lead me into Edom?

10 Wilt not thou, O God! who hadst cast us off? [thou] O God! [who] didst not go forth with our armies?

11 Grant us relief from trouble, For vain is the help of man.

12 Through God we shall do valiantly: And he it is who shall tread down our adversaries.


To the Chief Musician upon Neginoth. A Psalm of David

1 Hear, O God! my cry, Attend to my prayer.

2 From the end of the earth to thee will I cry, when vexed is my heart: To the rock which is higher than I thou shalt lead me.

3 For thou hast been a hope to me, A tower of strength from the face of the enemy.

4 I will dwell in thy tabernacle for ever; I will be safe under the covert of thy wings. Selah.

5 For thou, O God! hast heard my vows: Thou hast given an inheritance to those who fear thy name.

6 Days upon days to the king thou shalt add, His years shall be as many generations.

7 He shall dwell for ever in the presence of God: Mercy and truth do thou prepare: thou shalt preserve him.

8 So will I sing unto thy name for ever, That I may perform my vows every day.


To the Chief Musician upon Jeduthun. A Psalm of David

1 Nevertheless towards God silent is my soul: From him is my salvation.

2 Nevertheless he is my reek and my salvation, My fortress: therefore I shall not be moved greatly.

3 How long will ye continue to lay snares against a man? Ye shall be slain all of you: As an inclining wall shall ye be, and a fence that is shaken.

4 Yet from his elevation they consult to east him down: They delight in falsehood: With their mouth they bless, And in their hearts they curse. Selah.

5 Nevertheless towards God be thou silent O my soul: For from him is my expectation.

6 Nevertheless he only is my rock, and my salvation: My fortress; I shall not fall.

7 In God is my salvation and my glory; The rock of my strength; my hope is in God.

8 Hope in him at all times, O ye people! Pour out before his face your hearts: God is our hope. Selah.

9 Nevertheless vanity are the sons of Adam; A lie the sons of men: When put all together in a balance they are found lighter than vanity itself.  336

10 Trust not in oppression and robbery; be not vain: [Upon] riches if they abound set not your heart.

11 Once God hath spoken; Twice this I have heard, “That power belongeth to God;” And to thee, O Lord! belongeth mercy; Truly thou wilt render to every man according to his work.


A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judea

1 O God! my God art thou; Early will I seek thee: Thirsted for thee hath my soul, Longed for thee hath my flesh, In this land [that is] inhospitable and dry, without water.

2 Thus in the sanctuary have I beheld thee, To see thy power and thy glory.

3 Because better is thy mercy than life, My lips shall praise thee.

4 Thus will I bless thee in my life; In thy name I will lift up my hands.

5 As with marrow and farness satisfied shall be my soul, And with lips of rejoicing shall my mouth praise thee

6 Surely I will remember thee upon my bed; In the watches of the night I will meditate upon thee;

7 Because thou hast been a help to me: And in the shadow of thy wings I will shout for joy.

8 Cleaved hath my soul to [literally after] thee; Sustain me shall thy right hand.

9 And they whilst they seek to destroy my soul, Shall go into the lowest parts of the earth.

10 They shall east him down to the edge of the sword: The portion of foxes they shall be.

11 But the king shall rejoice in God, And glory shall every one who sweareth by him: For stopped shall be the mouth of those who speak falsehood.


To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David

1 Hear, O God! my voice in my prayer: From fear of the enemy preserve my life.

2 Hide me from the counsel of malignant men — From the assembly of tire workers of iniquity.

3 For they have sharpened as a sword their tongue; They have directed for their arrow a bitter word.

4 To shoot in secret at the innocent man: Suddenly they will shoot and not fear.

5 They encourage themselves in an impious action; They talk together of secretly laying snares; They say, “Who shall see them?”

6 They have searched out iniquities, They have accomplished a searching search: And the inward part of each of them and the heart [is] deep.

7 But God shall shoot at them an arrow; Suddenly shall they be wounded.

8 And they shall make their own tongue fall upon themselves, And flee away shall all who see them.

9 And see shall all men, and shall declare the work of God, And his doing they shall understand.

10 Rejoice shall the righteous in Jehovah, and they shall hope in him; And glory shall all the upright in heart.


To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. A Song

1 For thee waiteth praise, O God! in Zion; And to thee performed shall be the vow.

2 O thou who hearest prayer! To thee shall all flesh come.

3 Words of iniquity  337 have prevailed against me: Our crimes thou shalt expiate.

4 Blessed is he whom thou wilt choose, and cause to approach to thee; He shall dwell in thy courts: We shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house — Of the sanctuary of thy palace.

5 Terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation! The hope of all the ends of the earth, And of the far off places of the sea.

6 Establishing the mountains by his power,  338 Being girded with might.

7 Stilling the noise of the seas, And the noise of their waves, the tumults of the nations.

8 And afraid shall be the dwellers in the ends of the earth at thy signs; The outgoings of the morning and evening thou shalt make to shout for joy.

9 Thou hast visited the earth, and watered her; Thou hast abundantly enriched her: The river of God is full of waters: Thou wilt prepare their corn, For so thou hast prepared her.

10 Her furrows thou dost saturate, Thou makest the rain to fall into her ridges, With showers thou dost moisten her, Her buddings thou dost bless.

11 Thou crownest the year with thy beneficence, And thy paths will drop fatness.

12 They drop upon the dwellings of the wilderness; And with gladness the hills shall be girded.

13 Clothed are the pastures with flocks; And the valleys are covered with corn; They shout for joy, they also sing.


To the Chief Justice,. A Song of a Psalm

1 Shout joyfully to God all the earth,

2 Sing the glory of his name, Make glorious his praise.

3 Say unto God: “How terrible art thou in thy works! “Through the greatness of thy power shall thy enemies feign submission unto thee.

4 “All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing to thee, “They shall hymn thy name.” Selah.

5 Come ye, and see the works of God: He is terrible in his doing towards the sons of men.

6 He turned the sea into dry land; Through the river  339 they passed on foot; There we were glad in him.

7 He ruleth by his might over the world;  340 His eyes upon the nations are fixed: The rebels shall not exalt themselves. Selah.

8 Bless, O ye people! our God, And resound the voice of his praise.

9 Who hath brought our souls into life, And hath not suffered our feet to fall.

10 For thou hast proved us, O God! Thou hast tried us as silver is tried:

11 Thou hast brought us into the net Thou hast laid restraint upon our loins;

12 Thou hast made man to ride over our heads; We have come into fire and water; And thou hast brought us into a place of abundance.

13 I will come into thy house with burnt-offerings; I will pay thee my vows,

14 Which my lips have uttered, And my mouth hath spoken in my affliction.

15 Burnt-offerings of fat lambs I will offer to thee with incense of rams; I will bring bullocks with goats. Selah.

16 Come, hear, and I will tell all you who fear God, What he hath done for my soul.

17 To him with my mouth I cried, And I have exalted him with my tongue.

18 If I have regarded iniquity in my heart, The Lord will not hear me.

19 But truly heard me hath God; He hath attended to the voice of my prayer.

20 Blessed be God who hath not turned away my prayer, Nor his mercy from me.

PSALMS 67—92


To the Chief Musician on Neginoth. A Psalm [or] Song

1 May God have compassion upon us, and bless us; May he cause his countenance to shine upon us. Selah.

2 That thy way may be known upon the earth, Among all nations thy salvation.

3 Let the peoples praise thee, O God! Let all the peoples celebrate thee.

4 Let the peoples rejoice and exult, For he shall judge the peoples with rectitude, And the nations upon earth thou shalt guide. Selah.

5 Let the peoples celebrate thee, O God! Let all the peoples celebrate thee:

6 The earth hath given her increase; God [even] our own God will bless us.

7 God will bless us; And fear him shall all the ends of the earth.


To the Chief Musician. A Psalm [or] Song of David

1 Arise shall God: scattered shall be his enemies; And flee from before his face shall those who hate him.

2 As smoke is driven away thou shalt drive them away; As wax melteth before the fire, perish shall the ungodly from before the face of God.

3 But the righteous shall rejoice, They shell exult before God, And leap for joy.

4 Sing ye unto God, sing psalms to his name; Exalt him who rideth upon the clouds whose name is Jah, And exult before him.

5 The father of the orphans, and the judge of the widows, Is God in the habitation of his holiness.

6 God who causeth the solitary to dwell in a family, Who bringeth forth those who are bound with chains: But rebels shall dwell in a dry land.

7 O God! when thou well test forth before thy people, When thou marchedst through the wilderness; Selah:

8 The earth was moved, Also the heavens dropped at the presence of this God: Sinai at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

9 A liberal rain thou shalt make to fall, O God! upon thy inheritance, And when it is weary thou refreshest it.

10 Thy congregation shall dwell therein: Thou wilt provide in thy goodness for the poor, O God!

11 The Lord shall give the word To the women who announce the great army.

12 Kings of armies shall flee — shall flee; And she who dwelleth within the house shall divide the spoils.

13 Though ye should lie among the pots, in the ashes, Yet shall ye be as the wings of the dove covered with silver, And which behind is as fine yellow gold.

14 When the Almighty scattered kings in it, It was white in Salmon.

15 The mountain of God, the mountain of Bashan, The mountain of heights, the mountain of Bashan.

16 Why leap ye, ye mountains of heights? The mountain in which it hath pleased God to dwell: Yea dwell in it will Jehovah for ever.

17 The chariots of God [are] twenty thousand thousands of angels: The Lord is among them, In the sanctuary as in Sinai.

18 Thou hast ascended on high; Thou hast led captive captivity; Thou hast received gifts among men; Yea even [among] rebels, That Jehovah God might dwell in the midst of his people

19 Blessed be God day by day: This God will load us with deliverances. Selah.

20 Our God is the God of salvations; And to Jehovah Lord belong the issues of death.

21 Surely God shall wound the head of his enemies, The crown of the hair of him who walketh in his wickedness.

22 The Lord hath said: “From Bashan I will bring back; “I will bring back from the depths of the sea:

23 “That thy foot may be stained with blood, “The tongue of thy dogs even in that of thy enemies.”

24 They have seen thy goings, O God!— The goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary.

25 Before went the singers; [Then] followed the players on instruments; In the midst [were] the damsels striking the timbrels.

26 In the congregations bless ye God, [Even] the Lord, ye who are of the fountain of Israel!

27 There was little Benjamin their ruler, The princes of Judah in their assembly, The princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphthali.

28 Commanded hath thy God thy strength; Strengthen, O God! what thou hast wrought in us.

29 From thy temple upon Jerusalem To thee shall kings bring presents.

30 Destroy the company of spearmen, The assembly of bulls, with the calves of the peoples, Treading with their feet upon pieces of silver: Scatter thou the peoples that in wars delight.

31 Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall speedily stretch forth her hands to God.

32 O ye kingdoms of the earth! sing unto God: Sing psalms to the Lord. Selah.

33 To him who rideth upon the heavens of heavens which are of old: Lo! he shall send forth in his voice a voice of strength,

34 Ascribe ye strength to God over Israel; His majesty and his strength [are] in the clouds.

35 Terrible art thou, O God! out of thy holy places: The God of Israel himself shall give strength and might to his people. Blessed be God!


To the Chief Musician upon Shoshannim. Of David

1 Save me, O God! For entered have the waters even to my soul.

2 I am sunk into deep mire where there is no standing place; I am come into the depths of waters, And the floods of water have overflowed me.

3 I am weary with crying, Hoarse is my throat become therewith; Failed have my eyes with waiting for my God.

4 More in number than the hairs of my head are those who hate me without cause: Increased are those who desire to destroy me, [even] my lying adversaries: That which I took not by violence, then I restored it.

5 O God! thou knowest my foolishness, And my faults from thee are not hidden.

6 Let not those be ashamed in me that wait for thee, O Lord, Jehovah of armies! Let not those be put to shame in me who seek thee, O God of Israel!

7 For on thy account I have suffered reproach; Shame hath covered my face.

8 A stranger I have been to my brethren, And an alien I am become to the children of my mother.

9 For the zeal of thy house hath eaten me up; And the reproaches of those who reproached thee have fallen upon me.

10 And I wept, my soul fasted; And that was for a reproach to me.

11 And I made my garment sackcloth; And I was to them for a jest.

12 Defame me do those who sit in the gate; And I am the songs of those who drink intoxicating liquor.

13 But as for me my prayer [is] to thee, O Jehovah! In the time of thy favor, O God! In the multitude of thy mercy answer me, In the truth of thy salvation.

14 Rescue me from the mire that I may not sink; That I may be delivered from my adversaries, And from the depths of waters.

15 Let not the flood of waters overflow me; And let not the deep swallow me up; And let not the pit dose its mouth upon me.

16 Answer me, O Jehovah! for good is thy mercy: In the multitude of thy compassions look upon me.

17 And hide not thy face from thy servant, for I am afflicted: Hasten! answer me!

18 Draw near to my soul, redeem it: On account of my adversaries deliver me.

19 Thou knowest my reproach, and my confusion, and my ignominy: Before thee are all my adversaries.

20 Reproach hath broken my heart, and I am afflicted; And I looked for some one to show compassion, but there was none; For comforters, but I found them not.

21 And they put into my meat gall, And in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

22 Let their table be before them for a snare; And their prosperity for a net;

23 Darkened let be their eyes, that they may not see; And cause their loins continually to tremble.

24 Pour out upon them thy wrath; And let the fury of thy indignation take hold of them.

25 Let their palace be desolate; In their tents let there not be a dweller.

26 For him whom thou hast smitten they have persecuted; And to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded they have added.

27 Add iniquity to their iniquity; And let them not enter into thy righteousness.

28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living; And with the righteous let them not be written.

29 But as for me I am poor and sorrowful: Thy salvation shall exalt me.

30 I will praise the name of God in a song, And I will magnify him with thanksgiving.

31 And this will please Jehovah More than a young bullock that hath horns and hoofs.

32 Seen it have the afflicted, And they shall rejoice at it who seek God; And live shall your heart.

33 For hearkened hath Jehovah to the afflicted; And his prisoners he hath not despised.

34 Praise him let heaven and earth; The seas and whatever creepeth in them.

35 For God will save Zion, And will build the cities of Judah; And they shall dwell there, And possess it by inheritance.

36 And the seed of his servants shall inherit it; And they who love his name shall dwell in it.


To the Chief Musician. Of David. To call to remembrance

1 O God! to deliver me, O Jehovah! to my aid, hasten.

2 Let those be ashamed and confounded who seek after my soul; Let those be turned backward and put to confusion who desire my hurt.

3 Let those be destroyed for a reward of their shame, Who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”

4 Exult and rejoice in thee let all who seek thee; And let those say, “For ever may God be magnified” — Those who love thy salvation.

5 But as for me I am poor and needy: O God! hasten to me: My help and my deliverer art thou: O Jehovah! delay not.


1 In thee, O Jehovah! do I put my trust, Let me not be put to shame for ever.

2 In thy righteousness deliver me, and rescue me; Incline to me thy ear, and save me.

3 Be thou to me for a rock of strength, Into which I may enter at all times: Thou hast given commandment to save me; For my tower and my fortress art thou.

4 O my God! deliver me from the hand of the ungodly man, — From the hand of the wicked and violent men.

5 For thou art my expectation, O Lord Jehovah! My trust from my youth.

6 Upon thee have I been sustained from the womb; Out of my mother’s bowels thou art he who took me: Of thee is my praise continually.

7 As a prodigy I have been to the great ones, And yet thou art my strong confidence.

8 Filled shall be my mouth with thy praise, Daily with thy glory.

9 Cast me not off in the time of my old age: In the declining of my strength forsake me not.

10 For my enemies have spoken concerning me, And those who watch for my soul have consulted together,

11 Saying, “God hath forsaken him; “Follow after him, and ye shall take him; “For there is none to deliver him.”

12 O God! be not far from me: O my God! to my aid hasten.

13 Let those be put to shame, let those fail who are the adversaries of my soul: Let those be covered with reproach mid shame who seek my hurt.

14 But as for me continually will I hope, And will add to all thy praise.

15 My mouth shall tell of thy righteousness, Daily of thy salvation; For I know not the number thereof

16 I will go in the strength of the Lord Jehovah! I will remember thy righteousness alone.

17 O God! thou hast taught me from my youth; And unto this time will I announce thy wonders.

18 And therefore  341 in old age and gray hairs, O God! forsake me not, Until I have declared thy strength to the generation, To all who are to come thy might.

19 And thy righteousness, O God! is very high: For thou hast done great things: O God! who is like to thee?

20 Thou hast made me to see troubles many and grievous, But being turned thou wilt quicken me, And from the depths of the earth, being turned thou wilt raise me up.

21 Thou wilt multiply my greatness; And being turned thou wilt comfort me.

22 Moreover, I, even I, will sing to thee on instruments of music;  342 For thy truth, O my God! I will sing psalms to thee upon the harp, O Holy One of Israel!

23 Exult shall my lips, when I sing psalms to thee; And my soul which thou hast redeemed.

24 Also my tongue daily shall declare thy righteousness; For they are put to shame, for they are disgraced, who seek my hurt.


Of Solomon

1 O God! thy judgments give to the King, And thy righteousness to the son of the King

2 He shall judge thy people in righteousness, And thy poor ones in judgment.

3 Bring forth shall the mountains peace to the people, And the hills in righteousness.

4 He shall judge the poor ones of the people; He shall save the children of the afflicted; And shall break in pieces the calumniator.

5 They shall fear thee with the sun; And before the moon the generation of generations shall fear thee.

6 He shall descend as rain upon the mown grass; As the showers which water the earth.

7 Flourish in his days shall the righteous; And abundance of peace until there be no more moon.

8 And he shall have dominion from sea to sea, And from the river even to the ends of the earth.

9 Before him shall bow the inhabitants of the desert, And his enemies shall lick the dust.

10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles a present shall bring: The kings of Sheba and Seba a gift shall offer to him

11 And all kings shall prostrate themselves before him; All nations shall serve him.

12 For he shall deliver the poor who crieth to him, And the needy who hath no helper.

13 He will have compassion upon the indigent and the poor one, And the souls of the poor ones he will save.

14 From fraud and violence he will redeem their souls, And precious shall be their blood in his eyes.

15 And he shall live, and there shall be given to him of the gold of Sheba, And prayer shall be made for him continually; Daily shall he be blessed.

16 There shall be sown an handful of corn in the earth on the top of the mountains; The fruit thereof shall be shaken like [that] of Lebanon. And they shall go forth from the city as a plant of the earth.

17 His name shall be for ever; In presence of the sun propagated shall be his name: And bless themselves in him shall all nations, And blessed they shall call him.

18 Blessed be Jehovah God! the God of Israel!  343 Who doeth wonderful things alone.

19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever; And let all the earth be filled with his glory. Amen and Amen.

20 Finished are the prayers of David, the son of Jesse.



A Psalm of Asaph

1 Yet God is good to Israel, To those who are right in heart.

2 As for me, wellnigh slipped had my feet, My steps were almost gone:

3 For I was envious at the foolish, On seeing the prosperity of the ungodly.

4 For there are no bands to their death, And vigorous is their strength.

5 In the [common] trouble of man they are not; And with other men they are not scourged.

6 Therefore encompass them as a chain doth pride; Covered them hath the raiment of violence.

7 Their eye projecteth through fatness; They have passed beyond the thoughts of their heart.

8 They break forth, and talk wickedly of extortion: From on high do they speak.

9 They have set against the heaven their mouth, And their tongue walketh through the earth.

10 On this account his people will return hither, And waters of a full cup will be wrung out to them.

11 And they say, “How doth God know? “ “And is there knowledge in the Most High?“

12 Behold these are the ungodly, and [yet]. they are in quiet for ever: They heap up riches.

13 Surely in vain I have purified my heart, And washed every day my hands:

14 And I have been scourged every day, And my chastisement [has been] every morning.

15 If I have said, “I will speak thus,” Behold! the generation of thy children: I have transgressed.

16 And although I applied my mind to know this, A pain fill thing it was in mine eyes,

17 Until I entered into the sanctuaries of God, And understood their end.

18 Surely in slippery places thou hast set them; Thou shalt east them down into destructions.

19 How have they been destroyed as in a moment! They have perished, they have been consumed with terrors.

20 As it were a dream after a man is awakened; O Lord! in awaking, their image thou wilt render contemptible.

21 For in a ferment was my heart, And in my reins I was pierced.

22 And I myself [was] foolish and knew not any thing; As the beasts have I been before thee.

23 Nevertheless I have been continually with thee; Thou hast held my right hand.

24 With thy counsel thou shalt guide me; And at length to glory thou shalt take me.

25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? And another with time I have not desired on the earth.

26 Failed have my flesh and my heart; But the strength of my heart and my portion is God for ever.

27 For lo! those who depart from thee shall perish: Thou hast destroyed every one who goeth a whoring from thee.

28 As for me, to draw near to God is good for me: I have put in the Lord Jehovah my trust, That I may tell of all thy works.


An Instruction of Asaph

1 Wherefore, O God! hast thou cast us off for ever? [Why] smoketh thy wrath against the flock of thy pastures?

2 Remember thy congregation which thou hast possessed of old;  345 Which thou hast redeemed, the rod of thy inheritance, This Mount Zion in which thou hast dwelt.

3 Lift up thy strokes to desolations perpetual, Against every enemy who doeth mischief to the sanctuary.

4 Roared like lions have thy adversaries in the midst of thy sanctuaries; They have set up their signs for signs.

5 He was renowned as doing an excellent work Who lifted up the axes upon the thick trees.  346

6 And now the carved works thereof together, With the hatchet and with hammers they break in pieces.

7 They have set on fire thy sanctuaries; Leveling it with the ground, they have polluted the dwelling-place of thy name.

8 They have said in their heart, “Let us destroy them altogether.” They have burned all the tabernacles of God in the land.

9 Our signs we see not; There is no longer a prophet, Nor is there with us one who knoweth how long! —

10 How long, O God! shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?

11 How long wilt thou withdraw thy hand, and thy right hand? In the midst, of thy bosom consume them.

12 But God is my king from the beginning, Working salvations in the midst of the earth.

13 Thou didst divide  347 by thy power the sea; Thou didst break the heads of dragons in the waters.

14 Thou didst break the head of the leviathan; Thou gavest him for food to thy people in the wilderness.

15 Thou didst cleave the fountain and the torrent: Thou didst dry up mighty rivers.

16 Thine is the day; thine also is the night: Thou hast ordained the light and the sun.

17 Thou hast fixed all the boundaries of the earth: The summer and the winter thou hast made.

18 Remember this: the enemy hath reproached Jehovah; And a worthless people hath done despite to thy name.

19 Give not to the beast the soul of thy turtle dove: The congregation of thy poor ones forget not for ever.

20 Have regard to thy covenant; For filled are the dark places of the earth with the abodes of violence.

21 Let not the afflicted one return ashamed; Let the poor and needy one praise thy name.

22 Arise, O God! plead thy own cause: Remember thy reproach, which is done thee by the foolish man daily.

23 Forget not the voice of thy adversaries: The tumult of those who rise up against thee ascendeth continually.


To the Chief Musician. Destroy not. A Psalm of Asaph. A song

1 We will celebrate thee, O God! we will celebrate thee; And near is thy name: they will declare thy wonders.

2 When I shall have taken the congregation, I in uprightness will judge.

3 Dissolved is the earth, and all the inhabitants thereof: will establish the pillars of it. Selah.

4 I said to the fools, “Act not foolishly;” And to the ungodly, “Raise not up the horn.”

5 Raise not up on high your horn; And speak not with a stiff neck.

6 For neither from the east, nor from the west, Nor from the wilderness are exaltations.

7 For God is judge: tie bringeth low, and he setteth up.

8 For a cup is in the hand of Jehovah, and the wine is turbid; It is full of mixture, and he shall pour forth of it. Surely the dregs thereof they shall wring out;. And drink of it shall all the wicked of the earth.

9 But as for me I will publish for ever, I will sing psalms to the God of Jacob.

10 And all the horns of the ungodly I will break; But exalted shall be the horns of the righteous.


To the Chief Musician on Neginoth. A Psalm of Asaph. A Song

1 Known in Judah is God; In Israel great is his name.

2 And in Salem was his tabernacle, And his dwelling-place in Zion.

3 There he broke the arrows of the bow, The shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.

4 More glorious, more terrible art thou Than the mountains of prey.

5 Spoiled were the stout in heart, They slept their sleep: And none of the men of might have found their hands.

6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob! Cast into a deep sleep were the chariot and the horse.

7 Thou art terrible [even] thou; And who shall stand before thy face when thou art angry?

8 From the heavens thou hast made judgment to be heard: The earth was afraid and was still,

9 When God arose to judgment, To save all the meek of the earth. Selah.

10 Surely the wrath of men shall praise thee, The remainder of wrath thou wilt restrain.

11 Vow and pay to Jehovah your God: Let all who are round about him bring a present to the terrible one.

12 He will cut off the spirit of princes: He is terrible to the kings of the earth.


To the Chief Musician upon Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph

1 My voice [I lifted up] to God, and I cried; My voice [I lifted up] to God, and he heard me.

2 In the day of my affliction the Lord I sought: My hand in the night was stretched out and relaxed not; Refuse consolation did my soul.

3 I will remember God, and will be disquieted; I will meditate, and oppressed with sorrow shall be my spirit. Selah.

4 Thou hast held the watches of my eyes: I am troubled, and will not speak.

5 I have recounted the days of old, The years of ages past.

6 I will call to remembrance my song in the night: With my heart I will meditate, And search diligently shall my spirit.

7 For ever will the Lord east off? And will he be favorable no more?

8 Gone for ever is his mercy? Fail doth his oracle from generation to generation?

9 Forgotten to be merciful hath God? Hath he shut up in anger his compassions? Selah.

10 And I said my disease [is only for a season;] The years of the right hand of the Most High [I will wait for.]

11 I will remember the works of God; Surely I will remember thy wonders from the beginning.

12 And I will meditate on all thy works, And on thy doings I will muse.

13 O God! in the sanctuary are thy ways: What god is so great as God?

14 Thou art the God who doest wonders; Thou hast made known among the peoples thy strength.

15 Thou hast redeemed by [thy] arm thy people, The sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

16 See thee did the waters, O God! see thee did the waters; They were afraid; also tremble did the deeps.

17 The clouds poured out waters; The heavens gave forth a voice: Also thine arrows went abroad.

18 The voice of thy thunder was in the circuit, The lightnings illumined the world; The earth trembled and was shaken.

19 In the sea are thy ways, And thy paths in the great waters; And thy footsteps are not known.

20 Thou leadest like sheep thy people By the hand of Moses and Aaron.


A lesson of Instruction [of] Asaph

1 Give ear, O my people! to my law: Incline your ears to the words of my month.

2 I will open in a parable my mouth; I will utter enigmas from ancient Sae.

3 What we have heard and known, And our’ fathers have related to us,

4 We will not conceal from their children to the generation to come, Recounting the praises of Jehovah and his might, And the wonders which he hath done.

5 And he established a testimony in, Jacob, And a law he appointed in Israel; For lie commanded our fathers To make them known to their children;

6 That the generations to come might know them, That the children to be born might arise, And declare them to their children.

7 That they might set in God their hope, And not forget the works of God; But that his commandments they might observe,

8 And not be as their fathers, A generation rebellious and provoking; A generation which set not their heart might, And whose spirit was not faithful towards God.

9 The children of Ephraim, armed [and] shooting with the bow, Were turned back in the day of battle.

10 They kept not the covenant of God, And in his law they refused to walk.

11 And they forget his works, And the wonders which he had shown them.

12 In the sight of their fathers he wrought marvelously; In the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.

13 He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through, And made the waters to stand as an heap.

14 And he led them by a cloud in the day; And all the night by the light of fire.

15 He clave the rocks in the wilderness, And made them to drink in great deeps.

16 And he brought forth streams from the rock, And made the waters to descend like rivers.

17 Yet they continued still to sin against him, To provoke the Most High in the wilderness.

18 And they tempted God in their heart, By asking food for their soul.

19 And they spake against God: They said, “Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?”

20 Behold! he smote the reek, and gush out did the waters; And rivers overflowed. “Can he give bread also? “Will he prepare flesh for his people?”

21 Therefore Jehovah heard and was wroth: And a fire was kindled in Jacob: And wrath also ascended against Israel;

22 Because they believed not in God, And trusted not in his salvation.

23 But he had commanded the clouds from above, And the doors of heaven he had opened,

24 And had rained down upon them manna for food, And the corn of heaven he had given them:

25 The bread of the mighty ones man had eaten: Meat he had sent them to the full.

26 He caused to blow an east wind in the heavens; And he raised up by his power the south wind.

27 And he rained upon them flesh as dust, And as the sand of the sea leathered fowl;

28 And he caused it to fall in the midst of his camp, Round about his tabernacles.

29 And they did eat and were filled exceedingly, And their desire he brought to them.

30 They were not estranged from their desire: The meat was still in their mouth,

31 When the wrath of God ascended against them, And slew their fat ones, And brought low the chosen of Israel.

32 In all these things they sinned still, And believed not his wonders.

33 And he consumed in vanity their days, And their years in haste.

34 When he slew them, they sought him; They returned, and hastened early to God.

35 And they remembered that God was their Rock, And that the Most High God was their Redeemer.

36 And they flattered [him] with their mouth, And with their tongue they lied to him:

37 But their heart was not right before him, And they were not faithful in his covenant.

38 Yet he who is compassionate expiated their iniquity, And did not destroy them: And he multiplied to turn away his anger, And did not stir up all his indignation.

39 And he remembered that they were flesh; A breath that passeth, and returneth not.

40 How often did they provoke him in the desert, [And] grieve him in the wilderness!

41 And they returned and tempted God, And the Holy One of Israel they limited.

42 They remembered not his hand In the day that he redeemed them from the oppressor,

43 When he set in Egypt his signs, And his miracles in the field of Zoan.

44 When he turned into blood their rivers; And their streams, that they might not drink of them.

45 He sent among them a mixture which devoured them; And the frog which destroyed them.

46 And he gave to the caterpillar their fruit; And their labors to the locusts.  348

47 And he destroyed with hail their vine, And their wild fig-trees with hailstones.

48 And he gave lip to the hail their cattle, And their flocks to thunderbolts.

49 He sent upon them the fierceness of his wrath, Fury, anger, and affliction, A mission of evil angels.

50 He made a path for his anger: He kept not from death their soul, And their cattle to the pestilence he shut up.

51 And he smote all the firstborn in Egypt: The beginning of [their] strength in the tents of Ham.

52 And he made to go forth like sheep his people, And led them like a flock in the wilderness.

53 And he conducted them in safety, and they were not afraid: And their enemies cover did the sea.

54 And he brought them to the border of his holiness, This mountain, which his right hand acquired.

55 And he expelled from before their face the heathen; And made them to fall into the lot of all inheritance; And caused to dwell in their tents the children of Israel.

56 But they tempted and provoked God Most High, And his testimonies they kept not.

57 And they turned back and dealt perfidiously like their fathers: They started aside like a bow that is deceitful.

58 And they provoked him to anger with their high places; And with their graven images they moved him to anger.

59 Hear it did God, and was wroth, And he abhorred exceedingly Israel.

60 And he forsook the habitation of Shiloh, The tabernacle where he dwelt among men.

61 And he gave into captivity his strength, And his beauty into the hand of the enemy.

62 And he shut up to the sword his people, And with his own inheritance was wroth.

63 Their chosen devour did the fire, And their virgins were not applauded.

64 Their priests by the sword did fall; And their widows made no lamentation.

65 But the Lord awoke as one asleep, As a mighty man who crieth out by reason of wine.

66 And he smote his enemies behind; Everlasting disgrace he put upon them.

67 And he rejected the tabernacle of Joseph, And the tribe of Ephraim he chose not:

68 But he chose the tribe of Judah, The mountain of Zion, which lie loved:

69 And built like high places his sanctuary, Like the earth which he hath founded for ever.

70 And he chose David his servant, And took him from the folds of sheep:

71 From following the suckling ewes he took him, To feed Jacob his people, And Israel his inheritance:

72 And he fed them in the integrity of his heart, And by the prudence of his hands he guided there.


A Psalm of Asaph

1 O God! come have the heathen into thy inheritance; They have polluted the temple of thy holiness; They have laid Jerusalem in heaps. [fowls of the heavens;

2 They have given the dead bodies of thy servants for food to the fowls of the heavens; The flesh of thy meek ones to the beasts of the earth.

3 They have shed their blood like water around Jerusalem: And there was not one to bury them

4 We have been a reproach to our neighbors; A scorn and a derision to those who are around us.

5 How long, O Jehovah! wilt thou be wroth for ever? Burn like fire shall thy jealousy?

6 Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen who have not known thee, And upon the kingdoms which upon thy name do not call:

7 For they have devoured Jacob, And his dwelling they have laid waste.

8 Remember not against us former iniquities: Make haste, let thy compassions prevent us; For we are afflicted exceedingly.

9 Help us, O God of our salvation! for the glory of thy name; And deliver us, and be merciful to our sins, for the sake of thy name.

10 Wherefore should the heathen say, “Where is their God?” Let be made known among the heathen in our sight The vengeance of the blood of thy servants which is shed.

11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thy face: According to the greatness of thy arm, Reserve the children of death:  349

12 And recompense our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom, Their reproach with which they have reproached thee, O Jehovah!

13 And we thy people, and the sheep of thy pastures, Will confess to thee for ever; From generation to generation declaring thy praise.


To the Chief Musician upon Shoshannim Eduth. A Psalm of Asaph

1 O Shepherd of Israel, give ear! Who leadest Joseph like a flock; Thou who sittest between the cherubim, shine forth.

2 Before Ephraim, and Benjamin, and Manasseh, Stir up thy strength, and come for our salvation.

3 Turn us again, O God! and cause to shine thy face, And we shall be safe.

4 O Jehovah God of armies! How long wilt thou be incensed against the prayer of thy people?

5 Thou hast fed us with bread of tears; And hast given us tears to drink in great measure.

6 Thou hast made us a strife to our neighbors: And our enemies laugh at us among themselves.

7 O God of armies! turn us again, And cause to shine thy face upon us, And we shall be safe.

8 A vine out of Egypt thou hast brought: Thou hast expelled the heathen, and planted it,.

9 Thou hast cleansed the ground before it: Thou hast rooted its roots, And it hath filled the land.

10 Covered were the mountains with its shadow, And its branches were like the cedars of God.

11 It sent forth its branches to the sea, And to the river its shoots.

12 Why then hast thou broken down its hedges, So that tear it in pieces do all who pass by the way?

13 Wasted it hath the boar out of the forest; And the wild beast of the field hath eaten it up.

14 O God of armies! return, I beseech thee, Look down from heaven, and behold, And visit this vine,

15 And the vineyard which planted hath thy right hand, And [look] upon the shoot  350 which thou hast strengthened for thyself.

16 It is burnt with fire; it is cut down; At the rebuke of thy countenance they perish.

17 Let thy hand be upon the Man of thy right hand, Upon the son of man whom thou hast strengthened for thyself,

18 And we will not go back from thee: Thou shalt quicken us, and upon thy name we will call.

19 O Jehovah, God of armies! turn us again; Cause to shine thy face, And we shall be safe.


To the Chief Musician upon Gittith. Of Asaph

1 Exult to God our strength: Shout for joy to the God of Jacob.

2 Take a song, and bring forth the timbrel, The harp of pleasantness with the nablum.  351

3 Sound the trumpet  352 at the new moon; At the time appointed on the day of our sacrifice.

4 For a statute to Israel is this, A judgment to the God of Jacob.

5 For a testimony in Joseph he set it, When he went forth over the land of Egypt! A language which I understood not I heard.

6 “I removed from the burden his shoulder: “His hands from the pots were removed.

7 “In trouble thou didst cry, and I rescued thee: “I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: “I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

8 “Hear, O my people! and I will protest to thee: “O Israel! if thou wilt hearken to me.

9 “Let there not be in thee a strange god: “Neither worship thou a foreign god.

10 “I am Jehovah thy God, “Who brought thee out of the land of Egypt: “Open wide thy mouth, and I will fill it.

11 “But my people hearkened not to my voice, “And Israel would have none of me.

12 “And I gave them up to the hardness of their heart: “They shall walk in their own counsels.

13 “O if my people had hearkened to me! “If Israel in my ways had walked!

14 “Soon their enemies I would have brought low, “And against their adversaries I would have turned my hand:

15 “The haters of Jehovah would have lied to him, “And their time should have been for ever:

16 “And I would have fed them with the fat of corn: “And from the rock with honey I would have satisfied thee.”


A Psalm of Asaph

1 God sitteth in the assembly of God: In the midst of the gods he will judge.

2 How long will ye judge unjustly? And the faces of the ungodly will ye lift up? Selah.

3 Judge the poor and the orphan; The helpless and the destitute justify ye.

4 Rescue the poor one and the afflicted one: From the hand of the ungodly ones deliver them

5 But they know not, neither do they understand any thing: In darkness they walk, Although moved are all the foundations of the earth.

6 As for me, I have said, “Ye are gods, “And children of the Most High all of you:

7 “Surely as a man ye shall die; “And as one [of the people,] O princes! ye shall fall.”

8 Arise, O God! judge the earth: For thou shalt inherit all nations.


A Song [or] Psalm, of Asaph

1 O God! keep not silence with thyself; Hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God!

2 For behold! thy enemies make a tumult: And those who hate thee have lifted up the head.

3 Against thy people they have craftily formed a design, And have consulted against thy hidden ones.

4 They have said, “Come and let us cut them off from being a nation; “And let there be no remembrance of the name of Israel any more.”

5 For they have consulted with the heart together; Against thee a covenant they have made.

6 The tents of Edom, and of the Ishmaelites; Of Moab and of the Hagarenes.

7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; The Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre.

8 Also Assur is associated with them: They have been an arm to the sons of Lot. Selah.

9 Do to them as to the Midianites, As to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook Kishon.

10 They perished at Endor; They became manure for the earth.

11 Make them, [even] their princes, like Oreb, and like Zeeb; And like Zebah, and like Zalmunna, all their princes.

12 Who have said, “Let us take in possession for ourselves “The habitations of God.”

13 O my God! make them like a whirling ball; Like stubble before the wind.

14 As fire burneth a forest, And as the flame kindleth the mountains,

15 So pursue them with thy tempest, And with thy whirlwind terrify them.

16 Fill their faces with shame; That they may seek thy name, O Jehovah!

17 Let them be ashamed, and terrified for ever;  353 And let them be confounded, and perish.

18 And let them know that thou, even thou, art, thy name Jehovah, Thou alone the Most High over all the earth.


To The Chief Musician Upon Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah

1 How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Jehovah of armies!

2 Long, yea, even faint doth my soul after the courts of Jehovah: My heart and my flesh leap for joy towards the living God.

3 Also the sparrow hath found a house for herself, And the swallow a nest for herself, Where she may place her young ones: O thine altars! thou Jehovah of armies! my King and my God!

4 Blessed are those who dwell in thy house: Continually they will be praising thee. Selah.

5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; The ways [are] in their heart.

6 They passing through the valley of weeping, will together make it a fountain; Also the cisterns the rain will cover.

7 They will journey from strength to strength; Seen will be the God of gods in Zion.

8 O Jehovah, God of armies! hear my prayer: Hearken, O God of Jacob! Selah.

9 Our shield do thou behold, O God! And look upon the face of thy Christ.

10 For better is one day in thy courts than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, Than dwell in the tents of ungodliness.

11 For a sun and shield is Jehovah God to us; Grace and glory give will Jehovah; He will not withhold any good from those who walk uprightly.

12 O Jehovah of armies! Blessed is the man who confideth in thee.


To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah

1 Thou hast been favorable, O Jehovah! to thy land: Thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.

2 Thou hast taken away the iniquity of thy people: Thou hast covered all their sins. Selah

3 Thou hast turned away all thy anger: Thou hast drawn back the fury of thy indignation.

4 Turn us, O God of our salvation! And relax thy anger against us.

5 Wilt thou for ever be angry with us? Wilt thou prolong thy wrath from age to age?

6 Wilt not thou being turned to us quicken us? And thy people will rejoice in thee.

7 Show us, O Jehovah! thy mercy; and thy salvation grant unto us.

8 I will hear what God Jehovah will speak: Surely he will speak peace to his people and to his meek ones, And they will not return to folly.

9 Surely near to those who fear him is his salvation, That dwell may glory in our land.

10 Mercy and truth shall meet together; Righteousness and peace shall kiss [each other.]

11 Truth out of the earth shall spring up; And righteousness from heaven shall look down.

12 Likewise Jehovah will give that which is good: And our land shall yield her increase.

13 Righteousness before him shall go; And shall set in the way her steps.


A Prayer of David

1 Incline, O Jehovah, thy ear, answer me; For poor and needy am I.

2 Keep my soul, for I am meek: O thou, my God! save thy servant who trusteth in thee.

3 Have compassion upon me, O Jehovah! For to thee do I cry daily.

4 Gladden the soul of thy servant; For to thee, O Lord! my soul I lift up.

5 For thou, O Lord! art good, and gracious, Plenteous in mercy to all who call upon thee.

6 Listen, O Jehovah! to my prayer, Attend to the voice of my supplications.

7 In the day of my trouble I will cry to thee: For thou wilt answer me.

8 There is none like unto thee, O Lord! among the gods; And there is none [who can work] according to thy works.

9 All the nations which thou hast made shall come, And shall worship before thy face, O Lord! And glory they shall give to thy name:

10 For great art thou, And doing wonders, thou God alone.

11 Show me, O Jehovah! thy ways; I will walk in thy truth: Unite my heart to fear thy name.

12 I will celebrate thee, O Lord my God! with my whole heart; And I will glorify thy name for ever;

13 For thy mercy hath been great towards me; And thou hast delivered my soul from the lower grave.

14 O God! the proud have risen up against me, And a company of mighty men have sought after my soul; And they have not set thee before them.

15 And thou, O Lord! [art] a God compassionate and gracious; Slow to anger; and plenteous in mercy and truth.

16 Look to me, and have pity upon me: Give thy strength to thy servant, And save the son of thy handmaid.

17 Make with me a sign for good: And see shall my adversaries and be ashamed; For thou, O Jehovah! hast secured me and comforted me.


A Psalm [or] Song of the sons of Korah

1 His foundations [are] in the holy mountains.

2 Love doth Jehovah the gates of Zion More than all the tabernacles of Jacob.

3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God! Selah.

4 I will make mention of Rahab, and Babel among those who know me: Behold the Philistines, and Tyre, with Ethiopia, He is born there! Selah.

5 And of Zion it shall be said, “Man and man is born in her; “And the Most High himself will establish her.”

6 The Lord will recount when he writeth the peoples, “He is born there.” Selah.

7 And the singers as the players upon instruments: All my springs are in thee.


A Song of a Psalm of the sons of Korah. To the Chief Musician, upon Machalath, to make humble. An instruction of Heman the Ezrahite

1 O Jehovah! God of my salvation! By day I cry, by night before thee.

2 Come into thy presence let my prayer; Incline thy ear to my cry;

3 For filled with troubles is my soul; And my life to hell  354 hath drawn near.

4 I am counted with those who go down to the sepulcher,  355 I have been as a man who hath no strength:

5 Free among the dead, As the slain lying in the grave, Whom thou rememberest no more, And who from thy hand are cut off.

6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, In thick darkness, in the deeps.

7 Upon me lieth heavy thy indignation; And with all thy waves thou hast afflicted me. Selah.

8 Thou hast removed my acquaintances from me: Thou hast made me abominations to them: I am shut up that I cannot go forth.

9 My eye mourneth because of my affliction; I invoke thee, O Jehovah! daily: I stretch out to thee my hands.

10 Wilt thou for the dead do a miracle? Shall the dead rising up praise thee? Selah.

11 Shall thy loving-kindness be declared in the grave? Thy truth in destruction?

12 Shall thy wonders be known in darkness? And thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

13 But as for me to thee, O Jehovah! have I cried, And in the morning my prayer shall prevent thee.

14 Wherefore, O Jehovah! wilt thou reject my soul? [Wherefore] wilt thou hide thy face from me?

15 Afflicted am I, and ready to die from my youth; I have suffered thy terrors by doubting.

16 Passed over me hath thy fierce wrath: Thy terrors have cut me off.

17 They have encompassed me as waters daily; They have surrounded me together.

18 Thou hast removed from me lover and companion; And my acquaintances are darkness.


An Instruction of Ethan, the Ezrahite

1 The mercies of Jehovah for ever will I sing: From generation to generation will I celebrate thy truth with my mouth.

2 For I have said, For ever Mercy shall be built up: The heavens thou shalt establish; thy truth [is] in them.

3 “I have made a covenant with my chosen: “I have sworn to David my servant:

4 “For ever will I establish thy seed, “And I will build up from age to age thy throne.” Selah.

5 And celebrate shall the heavens thy wondrous work, O Jehovah! Also thy truth in the congregation of the saints.

6 For who in the clouds can be compared to Jehovah? Who is like unto Jehovah among the sons of the gods?

7 God is terrible exceedingly in the assembly of the saints, And to be feared above all who are around him.

8 O Jehovah, God of armies! who is a strong God like thee? And thy truth is round about thee.

9 Thou governest the pride of the sea: When rise up do the waves thereof, thou restrainest them.

10 Thou hast overthrown Egypt as a wounded mail; With the arm of thy strength thou hast scattered thy enemies.

11 Thine are the heavens, thine also is the earth: The world, and the fullness thereof thou hast formed.  356

12 The north and the south thou hast created: Tabor and Hermon in thy name shall exult.

13 Thou hast an arm of might: Thou wilt strengthen thy hand, Thou wilt exalt thy right hand.

14 Righteousness and judgment are the seat of thy throne: Mercy and truth shall go before thy face.

15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound! O Jehovah! in the brightness of thy countenance they shall walk.

16 In thy name shall they exult daily; And in thy righteousness shall they glory:

17 For the glory of their strength art thou; And in thy favor exalted shall be our horn.

18 For to Jehovah is our buckler; And to. the Holy One of Israel is our King.

19 Then thou spakest in vision to thy meek ones, And saidst, “I have laid help upon a Mighty One; “I have exalted one chosen from among the people.

20 “I have found David my servant; “With the oil of my holiness have I anointed him.

21 “Therefore, my hand shall be established with him: “Yea, my arm shall strengthen him.

22 “The enemy shall not exact upon him, “Nor shall the son of iniquity afflict him.

23 “And I will break in pieces before his face his oppressors; “And those who hate him I will smite.

24 “And my truth and my mercy shall be with him: “And in my name exalted shall be his horn.

25 “And I will set in the sea his hand, “And in the rivers his right hand.

26 “He shall cry to me, ‘My Father art thou, “‘My God, the Rock of my salvation.’

27 “Also I myself my firstborn will make him, “Higher than the kings of the earth.

28 “And for ever will I keep for him my mercy, “And my covenant shall stand firm with him.

29 “And I will establish for ever his seed, “And his throne as the days of heaven.

30 “If forsake shall his children my law, “And in my judgments shall not walk;

31 “If my ordinances they shall profane, “And my statutes they shall not keep;

32 “Then will I visit with my rod their transgressions, “And with stripes their iniquity.

33 “But my mercy will I not withdraw from him; “Nor will I be false in my truth.

34 “I will not profane my covenant, “And that which is gone forth from my lips I will not alter.

35 “Once have I sworn by my holiness, “If to David I lie —

36 “His seed for ever shall endure; “And his throne as the sun before me.

37 “As the moon it shall be established for ever, “And [as] a faithful witness in the heaven.” Selah.

38 But thou, even thou, hast abhorred and rejected him; Thou hast been wroth with thy anointed.

39 Thou hast made to cease the covenant of thy servant; Thou hast profaned to the earth his crown.

40 Thou hast broken down all his walls; Thou hast made his fortresses a ruin.

41 Plundered him have all who pass by the way: He hath been a reproach to his neighbors.

42 Thou hast exalted the right hand of his oppressors; Thou hast made glad all his adversaries.

43 Also thou hast blunted the edge of his sword, And hast not made him to stand in battle.

44 Thou hast effaced his splendor, And his throne to the ground thou hast east down.

45 Thou hast shortened the days of his youth; Thou hast covered him with disgrace. Selah.

46 How long, O Jehovah! wilt thou hide thyself for ever? Burn like fire shall thy indignation?

47 Remember how short-lived I am!  357 Wherefore in vain shouldst thou have created all the sons of men?

48 What man shall live, and shall not see death? And shall deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.

49 Where are thy former compassions, O Lord? Thou hast sworn to David in thy truth.

50 Remember, O Lord! the reproach of thy servants: I have sustained in my bosom all those [reproaches] of the mighty peoples,

51 With which thy enemies have reproached thee, O Jehovah! With which they have reproached the footsteps of thy Messiah.

52 Blessed be Jehovah for evermore. Amen and Amen!



A Psalm of Moses, the man of God

1 O Lord! a dwelling-place thou hast been to us from generation to generation.

2 Before the mountains were brought forth, And [before] thou hadst formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

3 Thou shalt turn man to destruction, And shalt say, “Return ye sons of Adam.”

4 For a thousand years in thy sight are as yesterday when it is past, And as a watch in the night.

5 Thou overflowest them;  359 they will be a sleep: In the morning as grass he shall grow.

6 In the morning he (or it) shall flourish and grow: At the evening he (or it) shall be cut down, and shall wither.

7 For we fail by thy anger, And by thy indignation are we affrighted.

8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, Our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

9 For all our days are passed away in thy indignation: We have spent our years as if a thought.

10 In the days of our years there are seventy years; And if through strength, eighty years, Yet is their pride [but] grief and labor; For it passeth by quickly, and we fly away.

11 Who knoweth the power of thy anger? And according to thy fear is thy wrath.

12 Teach us so to number our days, And we shall apply our heart to wisdom.

13 Return, O Jehovah! how long? Be pacified towards thy servants.

14 Satiate us early with thy goodness, And we will exult and rejoice all our days.

15 Make us joyful according to the days of our affliction; According to the years in which we have seen evil.

16 Let thy work appear towards thy servants, And thy glory upon their children.

17 And let there be the beauty of the Lord our God upon us; And the work of our hands direct thou upon us; Yea, the work of our hands direct thou.


1 He who dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High, Under the shadow of the Almighty shall abide.

2 I will say to Jehovah, “Thou art my hope and my fortress:” He is my God; I will hope in him.

3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, From the noxious pestilence:

4 With his wings he shall protect thee; And under his feathers thou shalt be safe; Thy shield and thy buckler shall be his truth.

5 Thou shalt not be afraid at the terror of the night; At the arrow which flieth by day;

6 At the destruction which in darkness walketh: At the pestilence which wasteth at noon-day.

7 There shall fall at thy side a thousand, And ten thousand at thy right hand: To thee it shall not come nigh.

8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold, And the reward of the ungodly thou shalt see.

9 Because thou, O Jehovah! art my protection; The Most High thou hast made thy refuge.

10 There shall not befall thee [any] evil, And the plague shall not come nigh thy tabernacle:

11 For to his angels he hath given charge concerning thee, To keep thee in all thy ways.

12 Upon their hands they shall bear thee, Lest thou dash against a stone thy foot.

13 Over the lion and asp thou shalt walk; Thou shalt tread upon the young lion and dragon.

14 Because on me he hath reposed, I will deliver him; I will exalt him because he hath known my name.

15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him: With him will I be in trouble; I will deliver him, and will glorify him.

16 With length of days will I satisfy him, And will show him my salvation.


1 It is good to give thanks to Jehovah, To sing psalms to thy name, O Most High!

2 To proclaim in the morning thy goodness, And thy truth in the night.

3 Upon the psaltery, and upon the nablum,  360 Upon higgaion with the harp.  361

4 For thou hast made me glad, O Jehovah! in thy works; In the works of thy hands I will exult.

5 How magnificent are thy works, O Jehovah! Exceeding deep are thy thoughts.

6 The man that is foolish shall not know them, Neither shall he who is void of wisdom understand them.

7 When the wicked flourish as the grass, And all the workers of iniquity spring up, [It is] that they may perish for ever.

8 But thou art exalted for evermore, O Jehovah!

9 For lo! thine enemies, O Jehovah! For lo! thine enemies shall perish; Scattered shall be all the workers of iniquity:

10 But thou shalt exalt my horn like that of the unicorn. I am anointed with fresh oil.

11 And mine eye shall see [ruin] on my oppressors: [Of destruction,] on those who rise up against me — On those who trouble me hear shall my ears.

12 The righteous as the palm tree shall flourish, As the cedar in Lebanon he shall be multiplied.

13 Planted in the house of Jehovah, In the courts of our God, they shall flourish.

14 Still shall they bud forth in old age; Fat and green shall they be;

15 That they may proclaim that upright is Jehovah, my Rock, And that there is no iniquity in him.

PSALMS 93—118


1 Jehovah hath reigned, He hath put on glory, Put on hath Jehovah strength; He hath girded himself: Also he hath established the world, It shall not be moved.

2 Fixed is thy throne; [Even as] from that time  362 thou art, and from eternity.  363

3 Raised have the floods, O Jehovah! Raised have the floods their voice; Raise shall the floods their waves.

4 By reason of the voices  364 of the great waters Terrible are the waves of the sea: Terrible on high is Jehovah.

5 Thy testimonies are verified exceedingly; To thy house is glory; The holiness of Jehovah is for length of days.


1 O Jehovah! God of vengeances! O God of vengeances! shine forth.

2 Lift up thyself; O judge of the earth! Render a reward to the proud.

3 How long shall the ungodly, O Jehovah! How long shall the ungodly triumph?

4 They pour forth, they speak hard things, Extol themselves do all the workers of iniquity.

5 Thy people, O Jehovah! they break in pieces; And thy inheritance they afflict:

6 The widow, and the stranger they slay, And the orphans they put to death.

7 And they have said, “God shall not see, “The God of Jacob shall not know..”

8 Understand, ye stupid among the people! And ye fools! when will ye be wise?

9 He who planted the ear shall not He hear? He who formed the eye, shall not He see?

10 He who chastiseth the nations, shall not He correct? He who teacheth man knowledge?

11 Jehovah knoweth the thoughts of men that they are vain.

12 Blessed is the man whom thou hast instructed, O God! And out of thy law hast taught;

13 To give him rest from days of evil, Whilst there is digged for the ungodly [man] a pit.

14 Surely Jehovah will not cast off his people, And his inheritance he will not forsake.

15 For return shall judgment unto righteousness, And [follow] after him shall all the upright in heart.

16 Who will rise up for me against my adversaries? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?

17 Unless Jehovah had been a help to me, My soul had well-nigh dwelt in silence.

18 If I said, “Slidden hath my foot,” Thy goodness, O Jehovah! hath sustained me.

19 In the multitude of my thoughts, Within me thy comforts cheer my soul.

20 Shall the throne of iniquities have fellowship with thee, Framing molestation for law?

21 They will gather together against the soul of the righteous, And the blood of the innocent they will condemn.

22 But Jehovah hath been to me for a fortress; And my God for the rock of my confidence:

23 And he shall retribute upon them their own iniquity, And in their wickedness he shall destroy them; Destroy them shall Jehovah our God.


1 Come let us exult to Jehovah; Let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.

2 Let us come before his face with praise, In psalms let us shout for joy unto him.

3 For a great God is Jehovah, And a great King, above all gods.

4 For in his hand are the deep places of the earth; And the heights of the mountains are his.

5 For his is the sea, and he made it; And the dry land his hands formed.

6 Come ye, let us worship, and fall down; Let us kneel before the face of Jehovah, our Maker.

7 For he is our God, And we [are] the people of his pastures, And the flock of his hand; To-day, if his voice ye will hear,

8 Harden not your heart, as in Meribah; As in the day of Massah in the desert,

9 When tempt me did your fathers; They proved me, though they had seen my work.

10 Forty years I strove with this generation, And said, “They are a people erring in heart, “And they have not known my ways.”

11 Wherefore I swear in my wrath, “If they shall enter into my rest —”


1 Sing ye to Jehovah a song that is new, Sing to Jehovah all the earth.

2 Sing to Jehovah, bless his name; Publish from day to day his salvation.

3 Tell among the heathen his glory; Among all the peoples his wonders.

4 For great is Jehovah, and to be praised highly; Terrible [is] he above all gods.

5 For all the gods of the nations are vanities; But Jehovah made the heavens.

6 Strength and majesty go before him; Power and glory are in his sanctuary.

7 Ascribe to Jehovah, O ye congregations of peoples! Ascribe to Jehovah glory and strength.

8 Ascribe to Jehovah the glory of his name; Bring an offering, and enter into his courts.

9 Worship before Jehovah in the beauty of the sanctuary; Tremble before his face let the whole earth.

10 Say ye among the heathen, “Jehovah reigneth; “Truly established shall be the world, it shall not be moved: “He shall judge the peoples in righteousness.”

11 Rejoice let the heavens, and exult let the earth; Thunder let the sea, and the fullness thereof.

12 Exult let the field, and all that is in it; Shout for joy together let all the trees of the wood

13 Before Jehovah; for he cometh, For he cometh to judge the earth: He shall judge the world in righteousness, And the peoples in his truth.


1 Jehovah reigneth: Exult let the earth, Rejoice let the great islands.

2 Clouds and darkness are round about him; Righteousness and judgment are the seat of his throne.

3 A fire before his face shall go, And shall burn up round about his enemies.

4 Enlighten did his lightnings the world; See and tremble shall the earth.

5 The mountains like wax melted at the presence of Jehovah, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

6 Declared have the heavens his righteousness, And seen have all the peoples his glory.

7 Confounded be all those who serve graven images, Who glory in their inventions: Worship before him let all the gods.

8 Heard and rejoiced hath Zion; Exulted have the daughters of Judah, Because of thy judgments, O Jehovah!

9 For thou, O Jehovah! art high above all the earth: Exceedingly exalted art thou above all gods.

10 Ye who love Jehovah, hate evil: He preserveth the souls of his meek ones; From the hand of the ungodly he will deliver them.

11 Light is sown for the righteous, And for the upright in heart joy.

12 Rejoice, O ye righteous! in Jehovah, And celebrate the memory of his holiness.


A Psalm

1 Sing ye to Jehovah a song that is new, For marvels he hath done: Salvation wrought for him hath his own right hand, And the arm of his holiness.

2 Made known hath Jehovah his salvation: In the sight of the heathen he hath revealed his righteousness.

3 He hath remembered his goodness and his truth towards the house of Israel: Seen have all the ends of the earth the salvation of our God.

4 Exult to Jehovah all the earth; Make a loud noise, and exult, and sing psalms.

5 Sing psalms to Jehovah upon the harp, Upon the harp, and with the voice of song:

6 With trumpets, and the voice of the cornet, Sing psalms before the King, Jehovah.

7 Roar let the sea, and the fullness thereof; The world, and those who dwell therein.

8 Let the floods clap the hand: Together let the mountains exult

9 Before Jehovah: for he cometh to judge the earth; He shall judge the world in righteousness, And the peoples with rectitude.


1 Jehovah reigneth; tremble let the people: He dwelleth between the cherubim; moved let be the earth.

2 Jehovah in Zion is great; And exalted is he above all nations.

3 They shall acknowledge thy great and terrible name: It is holy.

4 And the strength of the king loveth judgment; Thou hast established rectitude; Judgement and righteousness in Jacob thou hast done.

5 Exalt ye Jehovah our God, And worship at his footstool: He is holy.

6 Moses and Aaron among his priests, And Samuel among those who call upon his name; They cried to Jehovah and he answered them.

7 In the pillar of the cloud he spake to them: They kept his testimonies And his statutes which he gave them.

8 O Jehovah, our God! thou didst answer them: A God propitious thou wast to them, And [yet] taking vengeance upon their works.

9 Exalt ye Jehovah our God, And worship at the mountain of his holiness; For holy is Jehovah our God.


A Psalm for praising

1 Sing aloud to Jehovah,  365 all ye inhabitants of the earth.

2 Serve Jehovah with gladness; Come into his presence with exultation.

3 Know that Jehovah He is God; He made us, and not we ourselves: We are his people, and the flock of his pasture.

4 Enter his gates with praise, his courts with exultation; Celebrate him,  366 bless his name:

5 For good is Jehovah, For ever endureth his mercy, And from generation to generation his truth.


A Psalm of David

1 Of mercy and judgment I will sing; To thee, O Jehovah, will I sing psalms.

2 I will act wisely in a perfect way, Until thou comest to me; I will walk in the integrity of my heart in the midst of my house.

3 I will not set before my eyes a wicked thing; The work of those who turn aside I hate; It shall not adhere to me.

4 A heart perverse shall depart from me; Evil I will not know.

5 He who slandereth in secret his neighbor, him will I destroy: The lofty in look and the wide in heart him I will not suffer.

6 My eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, That they may dwell with me: He who walketh in an upright way, [Even] he shall minister to me.

7 He shall not dwell in the midst of my house, he who worketh deceit; He who speaketh lies shall not be established before my eyes.

8 Early will I destroy all the ungodly of the land; That I may cut off from the city of Jehovah all the workers of iniquity.


A Prayer for the afflicted when he shall be shut up, and shall pour out his meditation before Jehovah

1 O Jehovah! hear my prayer, And let my cry to thee come.

2 Hide not thy face from me in the day of my afflictions; Incline to me thy ear; In the day when I cry, make haste, answer me.

3 For consumed like smoke are  367 my days, And my bones as a hearth are burnt up.

4 Smitten like grass, and withered is my heart, Because I have forgotten to eat my bread.

5 By reason of the voice of my groaning, Cleave do my bones to my flesh.

6 I am become like a pelican of the desert, I am become as an owl of the solitudes;

7 I have watched and am as the sparrow Which is solitary upon the roof of the house.

8 Daily reproach me do my enemies; And those who are mad against me, by me have sworn.

9 For ashes as bread I have eaten, And my drink with weeping  368 I have mingled.

10 Because of thy indignation and thy wrath; For thou hast lifted me up and cast me down.

11 My days are as a shadow which declineth; And as grass I am dried up.

12 And thou, O Jehovah! for ever shalt dwell, And thy memorial from generation to generation.

13 Thou thyself shalt arise, thou shalt have mercy upon Zion; For it is time to compassionate her, For come is the appointed time.

14 For take pleasure do thy servants in her stones, And upon her dust they will have compassion.

15 And fear shall the Gentiles the name of Jehovah, And all the kings of the earth thy glory.

16 For Jehovah hath builded Zion, He hath appeared in his glory.

17 He hath regarded the prayer of the solitary, And hath not despised their prayer.

18 This shall be written for the generation to come, And the people [to be] created shall praise him.

19 For he hath looked from the high place of his holiness, Jehovah from the heavens upon the earth hath looked,

20 To hear the groaning of the prisoners To release the sons of death;

21 That declared in Zion may be the name of Jehovah, And his praise in Jerusalem;

22 When gathered shall be the peoples together, And the kingdoms to serve Jehovah.

23 He hath afflicted in the way my strength, He hath shortened my days.

24 I said, O my God! take me not away in the midst of my days; For throughout generations of generations are thy years.

25 Aforetime the earth thou hast founded; And the work of thy hands serve the heavens.

26 They shall perish but thou shalt endure; And they all as a garment shall grow old; As a vesture thou shalt change them, and they shall be changed.

27 But thou art always the same, And thy years shall not fail.

28 The children of thy servants shall dwell, And their seed before thee shall be established.


Of David

1 Bless, O my soul! Jehovah, And all my inward parts bless his holy name.

2 Bless, O my soul! Jehovah, And forget not all his bounties.

3 Who forgiveth all thy iniquities; Who healeth all thy infirmities;

4 Who redeemeth from the grave thy life; Who crowneth thee with mercy and compassions;

5 Who satisfieth with good thy mouth: Renewed as that of the eagle shall be thy youth.

6 Execute doth Jehovah righteousness And judgments for all who are oppressed.

7 He made known his ways to Moses, To the children of Israel his doings.

8 Compassionate and merciful is Jehovah, Slow to anger and abundant in goodness.

9 He will not always chide; Neither for ever will he keep [his anger.]

10 Not according to our sins hath he dealt with us, Nor according to our iniquities hath he recompensed us.

11 For in proportion to the height of the heavens above the earth, Hath been the greatness of his goodness upon those who fear him.

12 As far distant as is the east from the west, So far hath he removed from us our sills.

13 As a father is compassionate towards his children, So is Jehovah compassionate towards those who fear him.

14 For he knoweth of what we are made; He hath remembered that dust are we.

15 Man... as grass are his days: As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

16 As soon as the wind passeth over it, it is not; And know it no more shall the place thereof.

17 But the goodness of Jehovah is from everlasting to everlasting upon those who fear him, And his righteousness upon the children’s children;

18 To those who keep his covenant, And are mindful of his statutes to do them.

19 Jehovah in the heavens hath established his throne; And his kingdom over all hath dominion.

20 Bless Jehovah, ye his angels mighty in strength! Who do his commandment, in hearing the voice of his word.

21 Bless Jehovah, all ye his armies! Ye ministers of his, who do his pleasure.

22 Bless Jehovah, all ye his works! In all places of his dominion: Bless, O my soul! Jehovah.


1 Bless, O my soul! Jehovah: O Jehovah, my God! thou art great exceedingly; With praise and honor thou hast clothed thyself.

2 Being arrayed with light as with a garment; Spreading out the heavens as a curtain;

3 Flooring in the waters his upper rooms; Making the clouds his chariot; Walking upon the wings of the wind:

4 Making the winds his messengers; His ministers a fire that flameth.

5 He hath founded the earth upon its foundations, So that it shall not be moved for ever.

6 With the deep as with a garment he hath covered it: Above the mountains stand shall the waters.

7 At thy rebuke they shall flee; At the voice of thy thunder they shall suddenly pass away.

8 Ascend shall the mountains and descend shall the valleys To the place which thou hast founded for them.

9 A boundary thou hast set, they shall not pass over it: They shall not return to cover the earth.

10 Sending out springs by the valleys, Which between the hills shall run.

11 Drink thereof shall all the beasts of the field: Quench shall the wild asses their thirst.

12 Nigh time the fowl of the heaven shall dwell, From the midst of the branches they shall send out their voice.

13 Watering the mountains from his chambers: From the fruit of thy works satisfied shall be the earth.

14 Making grass to grow for cattle, And herb for the service of mm: That he may bring forth bread out of the earth.

15 And wine cheereth the heart of man, To make his face to shine with oil, And bread sustaineth the heart of man.

16 Satiated shall be the trees of Jehovah; The cedars of Lebanon which he hath planted:

17 For there the birds build their nests: [As for] the stork, the fir trees are her dwelling.

18 The high mountains are for the deer; The rocks a place of shelter for the hedgehogs.

19 He hath made the moon for set times: The sun knoweth his going down.

20 Thou makest darkness, and it is night; Wherein do creep forth all the beasts of the forest.

21 The lions roar after their prey, And in seeking from God their food.

22 Rise shall the sun, and they shall gather themselves together, And in their dens shall lie down.

23 Go forth shall man to his work, And to his labor, until the evening.

24 How magnificent are thy works! O Jehovah! All things in wisdom thou hast made: Filled is the earth with thy riches.

25 This sea great, and wide in extent; Therein are creeping things inntanerable, Beasts both small and great.

26 There the ships go, And the leviathan, which thou hast formed to sport in it.

27 All things on thee do wait, That thou mayest give them their food in its season.

28 Thou shalt give it them, they shall gather [it:] Thou shalt open thy hand, they shall be satisfied with good.

29 Thou shalt hide thy face, they shall be afraid: Thou shalt take away their spirit, they shall die, and to their dust shall return.

30 Thou shalt send forth thy Spirit, they shall be created: And thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

31 Glory be to Jehovah for ever: Rejoice let Jehovah in his works.

32 He looketh upon the earth, and it trembleth: If he touch the mountains, they shall smoke.

33 I will sing to Jehovah whilst I live: I will sing psalms to my God as long as I have my being.

34 Let my speech be acceptable to him: I will rejoice in Jehovah.

35 Perish let sinners from the earth, And the ungodly till they cease to be any more. Bless, O my soul! Jehovah. Hallelujah.


1 Celebrate ye Jehovah; invoke his name: Announce among the peoples his works.

2 Sing ye to him: sing psalms to him: Speak of all his wonders.

3 Rejoice ye in his holy name: Rejoice let the heart of those who seek Jehovah.

4 Seek ye Jehovah, and his strength; Seek his face continually.

5 Remember the marvelous works which he hath done; His wonders, and the judgments of his mouth.

6 Ye seed of Abraham, his servant, The sons of Jacob his chosen one:

7 He is Jehovah our God; Through all the earth are his judgments.

8 He hath remembered for ever his covenant, The word which he commanded to a thousand generations:

9 Which he made with Abraham, And his oath which he swore to Isaac;

10 And established it to Jacob for a law, To Israel for an everlasting covenant:

11 Saying, “To thee will I give the land of Canaan, “The cord of your inheritance.”

12 When they were very few in number; And strangers in it;

13 And walked about from nation to nation, From one kingdom to another people,

14 He did not suffer men to hurt them; And rebuked for their sake kings;

15 Saying, “Touch not my anointed ones, “And to my prophets do no harm.”

16 And he called a famine upon the land; All the stall of bread he broke.

17 He sent before them a man, For a slave sold was Joseph.

18 They afflicted in the fetters his feet: The iron entered into his soul:

19 Until the time that his word came: The word of Jehovah tried him.

20 Send did the king and loosed him; Even the ruler of the peoples, and freed him.

21 He made him lord over his house; And ruler over all his substance:

22 To bind his princes at his pleasure; And to teach his elders wisdom.

23 And come did Israel into Egypt; And Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.

24 And he increased his people exceedingly, He multiplied them above their oppressors.

25 He turned their heart so that they hated his people, And dealt craftily with his servants.

26 He sent Moses, his servant; Aaron, whom he chose.

27 They set among them the words of his signs, And his miracles in the land of Ham.

28 He sent darkness, and made it dark; And they were not rebellious against his words.

29 He turned their waters into blood, And killed their fish.

30 Their land brought forth frogs, Yea even within the chambers of their kings.

31 He spake and there came a swarm of flies, Lice in all their borders.

32 He gave them for rain, hail, Flaming fire upon their land.

33 And he smote their vines and their fig-trees; And destroyed every tree of their border.

34 He spake, and there came the locust, And the caterpillar without number;

35 And they devoured all the herbage in their land, And consumed the fruit of their ground.

36 And he smote all the firstborn in their land, The beginning of all their strength.

37 And he brought them forth with silver and gold: And not one among their tribes was a feeble person.

38 Glad was Egypt at their departure; For fallen upon them had their terror.

39 He spread out a cloud for a covering; And fire to give light by the night.

40 He  369 asked, and brought quails, And with the bread of heaven he filled them.

41 He opened the rock, and there gushed out waters; They ran in the dry places like a river.

42 For he remembered the word of his holiness, Which he had spoken to Abraham his servant.

43 And he brought forth his people with joy, With exultation his chosen ones.

44 And he gave them the lands of the nations: And the labor of the peoples they inherited.

45 That they might keep his ordinances, And that his law they might observe. Hallelujah.



1 Celebrate Jehovah, for he is good; For to everlasting is his mercy.

2 Who shall express the mighty acts of Jehovah? Who shall declare all his praise?

3 Blessed are they who keep judgment, Blessed is he who doeth righteousness at all times.

4 Remember me, O Jehovah! with the good will [which thou bearest towards] thy people. Visit me with thy salvation;

5 That I may see the good of thy chosen ones, That I may rejoice in the joy of thy nation, That I may glory with thy heritage.

6 We have sinned with our fathers, We have acted iniquitously, we have done wickedly.

7 Our fathers in Egypt understood not thy wonders; They remembered not the multitude of thy kindnesses; And they rebelled at the sea, at the Red Sea.

8 Yet he saved them for the sake of his own name, That. he might cause to be known his power.

9 And he rebuked the Red Sea, and it was dried up; And he made them walk in the deeps as in a desert.

10 And he saved them from the hand of the enemy, And redeemed them from the hand of the adversary.

11 And cover did the waters their oppressors: One of them was not left.

12 Then they believed his words; They sang his praise.

13 They made haste, they forgat his works; They did not wait for his counsel;

14 And they lusted greatly in the desert, And tempted God in the wilderness.

15 And he gave them their request; But sent leanness into their souls.

16 And they envied Moses in the camp, And Aaron, the saint of Jehovah.

17 Open did the earth and swallowed up Dathan, And covered over the tent of Abiram.

18 And kindled was a fire in their company, The flame burned up the ungodly.

19 They made a calf in Horeb, And worshipped before the molten image.

20 And they changed their glory Into the likeness of an ox that eateth hay.

21 They forgat God their Savior, Who had done great things in Egypt;

22 Miracles in the land of Ham, Terrible things at the Red Sea.

23 And he said that he would destroy them, Unless Moses his chosen had stood in the breach before his face, To turn away his wrath, that he might not destroy them

24 And they despised the land of pleasantness; They believed not his word;

25 And they mutinied in their tents, They hearkened not to the voice of Jehovah.

26 And he lifted tip his hand against them, To destroy them in the desert:

27 And to scatter their seed among the heathen, And to disperse them throughout the lands.

28 And they joined themselves to Baal-peor, And ate the sacrifices of things dead.

29 And they provoked God to anger by their works: And break in upon them did the plague.

30 Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: And stayed was the plague.

31 And that was imputed to him for righteousness From generation to generation, even for ever.

32 And they provoked him to anger at the waters of strife, And it turned out in to Moses on their account:

33 For they embittered his spirit, And he spake [rashly] with his lips.

34 They did not destroy the nations, As Jehovah had commanded them:

35 And they were mingled with the heathen, And learned their works:

36 And they served their idols; Which were to them for ruin.

37 And they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons;

38 And they shed innocent blood, The blood of their sons and of their daughters, Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; And polluted was the land with bloods.

39 And they were defiled in their own works, And were adulterous in their own inventions.

40 Then  370 burn did the wrath of Jehovah against his people, And he abhorred his inheritance;

41 And he delivered them into the hands of the heathen; And those had dominion over them who hated them:

42 And subdue them did their enemies, And they were afflicted under their hand.

43 Many times did he deliver them; But they provoked him with their counsels, And were oppressed in their iniquity.

44 Yet he saw when they were in distress, And heard their cry:

45 And he remembered towards them his covenant; And it repented him according to the greatness of his mercies.

46 And he made them to find pity Before all who had led them captive.

47 Save us, O Jehovah, our God! And gather us from among the heathen, That we may celebrate thy holy name, That we may glory in thy praise.

48 Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel, From everlasting to everlasting; And say let all the people, Amen. Praise ye Jehovah.



1 “Celebrate Jehovah, for he is good, “For to everlasting is his mercy.”

2 Say this let the redeemed of Jehovah, Whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the afflicter.

3 Whom he hath gathered from the lands, From the east, and from the west, From the north, and from the south.

4 They wandered from the way in the solitary desert; A city of habitation they found not:

5 Hungry, also thirsty, So that their soul within them fainted.

6 Then they cried to Jehovah in their distress, And from their troubles he delivered them.

7 And he directed them by a right way, That they might come to a city of habitation.

8 Let them celebrate before Jehovah his mercy, His marvelous works before the sons of men.

9 For he hath satisfied the soul that longeth, And the soul that is famished he hath filled with good.

10 Those who dwell in darkness, and in the shadow of death, Bound in affliction and iron;

11 Because they rebelled against the words of God, And the counsel of the Most High they despised:

12 And he humbled with trouble their heart; They were afflicted and there was none to help them

13 They cried to Jehovah in their distress: From their troubles he delivered them.

14 He rescued them from darkness and the shadow of death, And their chains he broke asunder.

15 Let them celebrate before Jehovah his mercy, And his marvelous works before the sons of men.

16 For he hath broken the gates of brass, And the bars of iron he hath shivered.

17 Fools on account of the way of their transgression; And on account of their iniquities are afflicted.

18 All food loathe doth their soul; And they approach the gates of death.

19 Then they cry to Jehovah in their trouble: From their straits he sayeth them.

20 He sendeth his word, and healeth them, And rescueth them from all their corruptions.

21 Let them celebrate before Jehovah his mercy, And his marvelous works before the sons of men.

22 And let them sacrifice sacrifices of praise, And announce his works with exultation.

23 Those who go down to the sea in ships, Trading in the great waters,

24 These men see the works of Jehovah, His wonders in the deep.

25 He speaketh and raiseth the wind of storm, And lifteth high the waves thereof.

26 They mount up to the heavens, They descend into the deeps; Their soul in  372 their distress is melted away.

27 They are tossed and stagger as a drunken man, And all their skill is swallowed up.

28 And they cry to Jehovah in their distress, And from their troubles he bringeth them out.

29 He maketh the storm a calm, So that quiet are the waves thereof.

30 And they rejoice because they are stilled; And he leadeth them unto the haven of their desire.

31 Let them celebrate before Jehovah his mercy, And his wonders before the sons of men;

32 And let them exalt him in the congregation of the people, And in the assembly of the elders let them praise him.

33 He turneth rivers into a desert, And springs of water into dryness;

34 A land that is fruitful into saltness, For the wickedness of those who dwell therein.

35 He turneth the desert into a pool of water, And the land of barrenness into springs of water.

36 And there he causeth to dwell the famished, That they may prepare a city of habitation;

37 And sow fields, and plant vineyards, And eat the fruit of increase.

38 And he blesseth them, and they multiply exceedingly; And their cattle he doth not diminish,.

39 Afterwards they are diminished and brought low, By reason of anguish, affliction, and sorrow.

40 He poureth contempt upon princes, And maketh them to wander in the waste where there is no path.

41 And he raiseth the afflicted from his misery, And maketh like a flock [his] families.

42 See shall the upright ones and shall rejoice: And all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

43 Who is wise, and he will observe these things, And they shall understand the loving-kindness of Jehovah?


A Song of a Psalm of David

1 Prepared is my heart, O God! prepared is my heart, I will chant and will sing psalms, even with my glory.

2 Awake, psaltery and harp: I will arise at the dawn of day.

3 I will celebrate thee, among the peoples, O Jehovah! And will sing psalms to thee among the nations:

4 For great above the heavens, is thy goodness; And unto the clouds is thy truth.

5 Be thou exalted above the heavens, O God! And above all the earth thy glory:

6 That thy beloved ones may be delivered: Save by thy right hand, and hear me.

7 God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice: I will divide Shechem, And the valley of Succoth I will measure.

8 Mine is Gilead, mine is Manasseh; And Ephraim is the strength of my head; Judah my lawgiver.

9 Moab the pot for my washing; Over Edom will I cast my shoe; Over Palestina will I triumph.

10 Who will lead me into the city fortified? Who will lead me even into Edom?

11 Wilt not thou, O God! who hadst cast us off? And [thou] O God! [who] didst not go forth with our armies?

12 Grant us relief from  373 trouble; For vain is the help of man.

13 Through God we shall do valiantly, And he shall tread down our adversaries.


To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David

1 O God of my praise! be not silent;

2 For the mouth of the ungodly man, and the mouth of deceit upon me are opened; They have talked with me with a tongue of guile:

3 And with words of hatred they have encompassed me, And have fought against me without a cause.

4 [In return] for my love they have been my adversaries; But I set myself to prayer.

5 And they have requited me evil for good, And hatred for my love.

6 Set thou over him an ungodly man; And let the adversary stand at his right hand.

7 When he is judged let him go forth condemned,  374 And let his prayer be turned into sin.

8 Let his days be few; His office let another receive.

9 Let his children be fatherless, And his wife a widow.

10 And in wandering let his children wander and beg,  375 And seek [for bread] out of their waste places.  376

11 Catch let the extortioner all which he hath, And let strangers plunder his labor.

12 Let there be none prolonging mercy to him; And let there be none to have compassion upon his orphans.

13 Let his posterity be destroyed;  377 In the generation following let their name be blotted out.

14 Remembered let be the iniquity of his fathers before Jehovah; And the wickedness  378 of his mother let it not be blotted out.

15 Let them be before Jehovah continually, And let him blot out from the earth their memorial;

16 Because he remembered not to do mercy, And persecuted the man [that was] wretched and poor, And afflicted in heart, to put him to death.

17 He loved cursing, and let it come upon him: He delighted not in blessing, and let it be far from him.

18 And let him be clothed with cursing as with a garment; And let it come as water into his entrails, And as oil into his bones.

19 Let it be to him as a mantle to cover him, And as a girdle with which continually he may gird himself

20 Let this be the recompense  379 of my adversaries from Jehovah, And of those who speak evil against my soul.

21 But thou, O Jehovah, my Lord! deal thou with me for the sake of thy name: Because good is thy mercy, deliver me;

22 For poor and needy I am, And my heart is wounded within me.

23 As a shadow when it declineth, I walk about; I am shaken off as the locust.

24 My knees are become feeble through fasting; And my flesh hath fallen away from its fatness.

25 But I am become a reproach to them; When they see me they shake their head.

26 Help me, O Jehovah, my God! Save me according to thy mercy.

27 And they shall know that this is thy hand, That thou, O Jehovah! hast done it.

28 They shall curse, but thou shalt bless; When they rise up they shall be put to shame; But thy servant shall rejoice.

29 Clothed shall be my adversaries with disgrace, And they shall be covered as with a garment with their own shame.

30 I will praise Jehovah greatly with my mouth; And in the midst of the great I will celebrate him:

31 Because he standeth at the right hand of the poor one, To save from condemnations his soul.


A Psalm of David

1 Jehovah said to my Lord, “Sit thou at my right hand, “Until I make thy enemies thy footstool.”

2 The scepter of thy power send shall Jehovah out of Zion: Rule thou in the midst of thy enemies.

3 Thy people shall come with voluntary offerings, On the day of the assembling of thy army, In beauty of holiness: From the womb as from the morning dawn To thee has been the dew of thy youth.

4 Sworn hath Jehovah, and he will not repent: “Thou art a priest for ever “According to the manner of Melchisedek.”

5 The Lord at thy right hand Hath crushed in the day of his wrath kings.

6 He shall judge among the heathen, He shall fill all with ruins; He shall crush the head over a great country.

7 Of the torrent in the way he shall drink, Therefore shall he lift up the head.



1 א I will celebrate Jehovah with my whole heart, ב In the congregation of the just, and in the assembly.

2 ג Great are the works of Jehovah, ד Sought out of all who have pleasure in them.

3 ה Beautiful and honorable  380 is his work; ו And his righteousness endureth for ever.

4 ז He hath made a memorial by his wonderful works: ח Merciful and compassionate is Jehovah.

5 ט A portion he hath given to those who fear him: י He will remember for ever his covenant.

6 כ The might of his works he hath proclaimed to his people, ל To give them the heritage of the heathen.

7 מ The works of his hands are truth and judgment: נ True are all his statutes,

8 ס And established for ever — ע Made in truth and rectitude.

9 פ Redemption he hath sent to his people; ץ He hath commanded for ever his covenant: ק Holy and terrible is his name.

10 ר The beginning of wisdom is the fear of Jehovah; ש A good understanding have all those who do them: ת His praise endureth for ever.



1 א Blessed is the man who feareth Jehovah; ב In his commandments he will delight greatly.

2 ג Mighty on the earth shall be his seed: ד The generation of the upright ones shall be blessed.

3 ה Wealth and riches shall be in his house; ו And his righteousness endureth for ever.

4 ז There ariseth in darkness light to the upright ones: ח He is merciful and compassionate and righteous.

5 ט A good man showeth pity and lendeth; י He manageth his affairs  381 in uprightness.

6 כ Truly he shall not for ever be moved; ל In everlasting remembrance shall be the righteous one.

7 מ Of evil tidings he shall not be afraid; נ Established is his heart, because he trusteth in Jehovah.

8 ס Sustained is his heart, he shall not be afraid, ע Until he see his desire upon his adversaries.

9 פ He hath dispersed; he hath given to the poor ones; ץ His righteousness continueth for ever; ק His horn shall be exalted with glory.

10 ר The ungodly one shall see it, and be incensed; ש With his teeth he shall gnash and waste away: ת The desire of the ungodly ones shall perish.



1 Praise ye, O ye servants of Jehovah! Praise ye the name of Jehovah.

2 Let the name of Jehovah be blessed, From henceforth and for ever.

3 From the rising of the sun even to his going down, Worthy to be praised is the name of Jehovah.

4 High above all nations is Jehovah, Above the heavens is his glory.

5 Who is like Jehovah our God,

6 Who hath his dwelling on high,  382 Who humbleth himself to behold that which is done in heaven and on earth?

7 Who raiseth from the dust the needy one; From the dunghill he lifteth up the wretched one;

8 To make him sit with princes, With the princes of his people.

9 Who causeth the barren woman to dwell with a family, Rejoicing that she is a mother of children. Hallelujah.


1 When Israel went forth from Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people barbarous;

2 [Then] was Judah for his holiness, Israel, his dominions.

3 The sea saw, and fled, Jordan was turned backward.

4 The mountains leaped as rams, The hills as the lambs of the flock.

5 What ailed thee, O sea! that thou fleddest? And thou, O Jordan! that thou wast turned back?

6 Ye mountains, that ye leaped like rams; Ye hills, as the lambs of the flock?

7 At the presence of the Lord, tremble, O earth! At the presence of the God of Jacob;

8 Who turned the rock into pools of water, The flinty rock into a fountain of waters.


1 Not to us, O Jehovah! not to us, But to thy name give glory, On account of thy mercy, on account of thy truth.

2 Why should the heathen say, “Where is now their God?”

3 But our God is in the heaven: Whatever pleased him he hath done.

4 Their idols are silver and gold, The work of the hands of men.

5 A mouth have they,  383 and they do not speak: Eyes have they, and they do not see:

6 Ears have they, and they do not hear: Noses have they, and they do not smell:

7 Hands have they, and they do not feel: Feet have they, and they do not walk: They do not speak through their throat.

8 Like to them shall be those who make them, And every one who trusteth in them.

9 O Israel! trust thou in Jehovah: Their help and their shield is He:

10 O house of Aaron! trust in Jehovah: Their help and their shield is he:

11 Ye who fear Jehovah! trust in Jehovah: Their help and their shield is He.

12 Jehovah hath remembered us; he will bless us; He will bless the house of Israel; He will bless the house of Aaron.

13 He will bless those who fear Jehovah, The small together with the great.

14 Jehovah will add to you, To you and to your children.

15 Blessed are ye of Jehovah, Who made heaven and earth.

16 The heavens, the heavens are Jehovah’s: But the earth he hath given to the sons of men.

17 The dead shall not praise thee, O God! Nor any who go down into silence.

18 But as for us we will bless God, From this time, and even for evermore. Hallelujah.


1 I have loved, because heard hath Jehovah the voice of my prayer;

2 Because he hath inclined his ear to me, When in my straits I called upon him.  384

3 They encompassed me, the snares of death, And the sorrows of the grave found me: Trouble and grief I found.

4 And on the name of Jehovah I will call: “I beseech thee, O Jehovah! deliver my soul.”

5 Merciful is Jehovah and righteous; And our God is compassionate.

6 Guard doth Jehovah the simple: I was brought low and he saved me.

7 Return, O my soul! to thy rest; For Jehovah hath dealt kindly with thee.  385

8 Because thou hast rescued my soul from death My eye from tears, My foot from falling.

9 I will walk before Jehovah in the land of the living.

10 I have believed, for I will speak: “I am afflicted greatly.”

11 I said in my fear, “Every man is a liar.”

12 What shall I render to Jehovah? All his benefits are upon me.

13 The cup of salvation I will take, And upon the name of Jehovah I will call.

14 My vows to, Jehovah I will perform Now in the presence of all his people.

15 Precious in the eyes of Jehovah is the death of his meek ones.

16 Come! O Jehovah! for I, am thy servant; I am thy servant, the son of thy handmaid; Thou hast broken my fetters.

17 To thee will I sacrifice the sacrifice of praise, And upon the name of Jehovah will I call.

18 My vows to Jehovah will I perform Now in the presence of all his people,

19 In the courts of the house of Jehovah In the midst of thee, O Jerusalem! Hallelujah.


1 Praise ye Jehovah, all ye nations! Celebrate him all ye peoples!

2 For great towards us is his mercy, And the truth of Jehovah continueth for ever. Hallelujah.


1 Celebrate ye Jehovah! for he is good: For to everlasting endureth his mercy.

2 Let now Israel say: “For  386 to everlasting endureth his mercy.”

3 Let now the house of Aaron say: “For to everlasting endureth his mercy.”

4 Let now those who fear Jehovah say: “For to everlasting endureth his mercy.”

5 In my distress I called upon God; God answered me by setting me at large.

6 Jehovah is with me: I will not fear what man can do to me.

7 Jehovah is with me among those who help me, And I shall see my desire upon my adversaries.

8 It is better to hope in Jehovah Than to place confidence in man:

9 It is better to hope in Jehovah Than to place confidence in princes.

10 All the nations encompassed me: But in the name of Jehovah I will surely cut them off.

11 They encompassed me, yea they encompassed me, But in the name of Jehovah I will surely cut them off’.

12 They encompassed me as bees: They were extinguished as a fire of thorns: In the name of Jehovah I will surely cut them off.

13 Thou hast thrust and  387 thrust at me, that I might fall: But Jehovah helped me.

14 My strength and my song is God, And he hath become to me salvation.

15 The voice of exultation and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: The right hand of Jehovah hath done valiantly.

16 The right hand of Jehovah is exalted, The right hand of Jehovah hath done valiantly.

17 I shall not die, yea, I shall live, And recount the works of God.

18 Chastised me sorely hath  388 God; But he hath not delivered me up unto death.

19 Open to me the gates of righteousness; And having entered into them, I will celebrate God.

20 This is the gate of Jehovah, The just ones shall enter into it.

21 I will celebrate thee because thou hast heard me, And hast been my salvation.

22 The stone which the builders rejected Is become the head [stone] of the corner.

23 By Jehovah hath this been done: It is marvelous in our eyes.

24 This is the day which Jehovah hath made; Let us exult and rejoice in it.

25 I beseech thee, O Jehovah! save me; I beseech thee, I beseech thee, O Jehovah! give prosperity I beseech thee.

26 Blessed is he who cometh in the name of Jehovah: We bless you from the house of Jehovah.

27 God is Jehovah, and he hath given light to us: Bind ye the lamb with cords, even to the horns of the altar.

28 My God art thou, and I will celebrate thee: My God, I will exalt thee.

29 Celebrate ye Jehovah; for he is good: For to everlasting is his mercy.

PSALMS 119—150


א [Aleph.]

1 א Blessed are those who are upright in their way, Walking in the law of Jehovah.

2 א Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, Who with their whole heart seek him.

3 א, Surely they do not work iniquity, Who in his ways do walk.

4 א Thou hast commanded That thy statutes be kept carefully.

5 א O that my ways may be directed To the keeping of thy statutes!

6 א Then shall I not be ashamed, When I shall have been attentive to all thy commandments.

7 א I will celebrate thee with uprightness of heart, When I shall have learned the judgments of thy righteousness.

8 א, Thy statutes I will keep: Do not thou forsake me very far.

ב [Beth.]

9 ב By what [means] shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to thy word.

10 ב With my whole heart have I sought thee; Let me not go astray from thy commandments.

11 ב In my heart I have hidden thy word, That I might not sin against thee.

12 ב Blessed art thou, O Jehovah! Teach me thy statutes.

13 ב With my lips have I declared All the judgments of thy mouth.

14 ב In the way of thy testimonies I have taken delight, As much as in all riches.

15 ב Upon thy statutes will I meditate, And I will consider thy paths.

16 ב In thy commandments will I delight myself; I will not forget thy words.

ג [Gimel.]

17 ג Do good to thy servant, And I shall live and keep thy word.

18 ג Open mine eyes, And I shall behold the wonders of thy law.

19 ג I am a stranger on the earth: Hide not from me thy commandments.

20 ג Broken is my soul with the desire it hath To thy judgments at all times.

21 ג Thou hast destroyed the proud ones; Cursed are those who decline from thy commandments.

22 ג Remove from me reproach and contempt; For thy testimonies I have kept.

23 ג Princes also have sat, against me they have spoken: Thy servant meditated upon thy statutes.

24 ג Also thy testimonies are my delights, The men of my counsel.

ד [Daleth.]

25 ד Cleave to the dust doth my soul: Quicken me according to thy word.

26 ד I have declared my ways, and thou hast answered me: Teach me thy statutes.

27 ד The way of thy commandments make me to understand, And I will meditate upon thy wonders.

28 ד Drop away doth my soul for grief: Raise me up according to thy word.

29 ד The way of falsehood remove from me, And thy law grant me graciously.

30 ד The way of truth I have chosen; Thy judgments I have set before me.

31 ד I have cleaved to thy testimonies, O Jehovah Let me not be put to shame.

32 ד The way of thy statutes I will run, When thou shalt have enlarged my heart.

ה [He.]

33 ה Teach me, O Jehovah! the way of thy statutes, And I will keep it unto the end.

34 ה Make me to understand, and I will observe thy law, And keep it with my whole heart.

35 ה Direct me in the way of thy statutes; For in it is my delight.

36 ה Incline my heart to thy testimonies, And not to covetousness.

37 ה Turn away my eyes from seeing vanity; In thy way quicken me.

38 ה Confirm to thy servant thy word, Who to thy fear is devoted

39 ה Remove my reproach which I have dreaded, For thy judgments are good.

40 ה Behold! I have longed after thy commandments: In thy righteousness quicken me.

ו [Vau.]

41 ו And let come to me thy mercies, O Jehovah! Thy salvation according to thy word.

42 ו And I will answer a word to him who reproacheth me; For I have trusted in thy word.

43 ו And take not from my mouth the word of truth utterly: Because for thy judgments I wait.

44 ו And I will keep thy law continually, For ever and ever.

45 ו And I will walk at large; For thy statutes I have sought.

46 ו And I will speak of thy testimonies before kings, And will not be ashamed.

47 ו And I will delight myself in thy commandments Which I have loved.

48 ו And I will lift up my hands to thy commandments Which I have loved; And I will meditate upon thy statutes.

ז [Zain.]

49 ז Remember thy word to thy servant, Upon which thou hast caused me to hope.

50 ז This is my consolation in my affliction; For thy word revives me.

51 ז The proud ones have derided me exceedingly: From thy law I have not declined.

52 ז I remembered thy judgments of old, O Jehovah! And comforted myself.

53 ז Terror hath seized upon me, Because of the ungodly who forsake thy law.

54 ז Thy statutes have been songs to me In the house of my pilgrimage.

55 ז I remembered in the night thy name, O Jehovah! And I will keep thy law.

56 ז This is done to me, Because thy statutes I have observed.

ח [Cheth.]

57 ח Thou art my portion, O Jehovah! I have said that I will keep thy words.  389

58 ח I have sought thy face with my whole heart; Have mercy upon me according to thy word.

59 ח I thought upon my ways, And turned my feet to thy testimonies.

60 ח I made haste and delayed not To keep thy commandments.

61 ח The cords of the ungodly have caught hold of me; Thy law I have not forgotten.

62 ח At midnight I will rise to praise thee, Because of the judgments of thy righteousness.

63 ח A companion am I to all who fear thee, And who keep thy statutes.

64 ח Of thy mercy, O Jehovah! the earth is full: Thy statutes teach thou me.

ת [Teth.]

65 ת Kindly hast thou dealt with thy servant, O Jehovah! According to thy word.

66 ת Goodness of taste and knowledge teach me; For thy commandments I have believed.

67 ת Before I was brought low I went astray; But now thy word I keep.

68 ת Good art thou, and beneficent: Teach me thy statutes.

69 ת Weaved a lie  390 against me have the proud ones; But as for me I with my whole heart will keep statutes.

70 ת Fat as grease is their heart; But as for me I in thy law do delight.

71 ת It hath been good for me that I have been afflicted, That I might learn thy statutes.

72 ת Better to me is the law of thy mouth Than thousands of gold and silver.

י [Yod.]

73 י Thy hands have made and formed me; Make me to understand, and I shall learn thy commandments.

74 י Those who fear thee shall see me and rejoice; Because for thy word I have waited.

75 י I have known, O Jehovah! that righteousness are thy judgments; And in truth thou hast humbled me.

76 י To thy word to thy servant.

77 י Let come to me thy compassions, and I shall live; For thy law is my delight.

78 י Ashamed let be the proud, for they have falsely wronged me: As for me I will meditate upon thy precepts.

79 י Let those turn unto me who fear thee, And have known thy testimonies.

80 י Let my heart be sound in thy statutes, That I may not be put to shame.

כ [Caph.]

81 כ Fainted for thy salvation hath my soul: For thy word I wait.

82 כ Failed have my eyes [in looking] for thy word, While I say, “When wilt thou comfort me?”

83 כ For I have been as a bottle in the smoke; And yet thy statutes I have not forgotten.

84 כ How many are the days of thy servant? When wilt thou execute judgment on my persecutors?

85 כ The proud have digged pits for me, Which is not according to thy law.

86 כ All thy commandments are truth: Deceitfully do they persecute me; therefore help thou me.

87 כ Almost have they consumed me upon the earth; Yet I have not forsaken thy statutes.

88 כ According to thy goodness quicken me; And I will keep the testimony of thy mouth.

ל [Lamed.]

89 ל For ever, O Jehovah! Thy word endureth in the heavens.

90 ל From generation to generation is thy truth: Thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.

91 ל By thy judgments they continue to this day; For all are thy servants.

92 ל Unless thy law had been my delight, Then should I have perished in my affliction.

93 ל Never will I forget thy statutes, For in them thou hast quickened me.

94 ל Thine I am; O save me! For thy statutes I have sought.

95 ל For me wait do the ungodly to destroy me: But I consider thy testimonies.

96 ל In all perfection I have seen an end: Broad is thy commandment exceedingly.

מ [Mem.]

97 מ O how have I loved thy law! All the day it is my meditation.

98 מ Than my adversaries thou hast made me wiser by thy commandments; Because for ever they are with me.

99 מ Than all my teachers thou hast made me wiser; Because thy testimonies are my meditation.

100 מ Than the aged I have more understanding; Because thy statutes I have observed.

101 מ From every evil path I have restrained my feet, That I may keep thy word.

102 מ From thy judgments I have not declined; For thou thyself hast taught me.

103 מ How sweet to my palate have been thy words! More [sweet] than honey to my mouth!

104 מ By thy statutes I have gotten understanding; Therefore I have hated every path of falsehood.

נ [Nun.]

105 נ A lamp to my feet is thy word, And a light to my path.

106 נ I have sworn and will make sure, To observe the judgments of thy righteousness.

107 נ I am afflicted exceedingly, O Jehovah! Quicken me according to thy word.

108 נ I Let the freewill offerings of my mouth, I pray thee, be pleasing to thee, O Jehovah! And thy judgments teach me.

109 נ My soul is in my hand continually; And thy law I have not forgotten.

110 נ Laid have the ungodly a snare for me: Yet from thy statutes I have not erred.

111 נ I have as [my] inheritance thy testimonies for ever; For the joy of my heart are they.

112 נ I have inclined my heart to perform thy statutes For ever, and even to the end.

ס [Samech.]

113 ס Crooked thoughts I have hated; But thy law I have loved.

114 ס My hiding-place and my shield art thou: In thy word I have trusted.

115 ס Depart from me, ye wicked men! And I will keep the commandments of my God.

116 ס Sustain me by thy word, and I shall live: And make me not ashamed of my expectation.

117 ס Establish me, and I shall be safe, And I will consider thy statutes continually.

118 ס Thou hast trodden down all who go astray from thy statutes; For falsehood is their deceit.

119 ס As dross thou hast made to cease all the ungodly of the earth; Therefore I have loved thy testimonies.

120 ס Tremble  391 for fear of thee did my flesh, And of thy judgments I was afraid.

ע [Ain.]

121 ע I have done judgment and righteousness: Give me not up to my oppressors.

122 ע Become surety for thy servant for good, That the proud may not oppress me.

123 ע My eyes have failed for thy salvation, And for the word of thy righteousness.

124 ע Deal with thy servant according to thy goodness, And thy statutes teach thou me.

125 ע Thy servant am I, give me understanding, That I may learn thy testimonies.

126 ע It is time [for thee] to work, O Jehovah! For they have destroyed thy law.

127 ע Therefore I have loved thy statutes Mere than gold and fine gold.

128 ע Therefore all thy commandments I have esteemed to be altogether right: Every way of falsehood I have hated:

פ [Phe.]

129 פ Marvelous things are thy testimonies; Therefore observed them hath my soul.

130 פ The entrance of thy words is light, Giving understanding to the little ones.

131 פ My mouth I opened and panted, Because thy commandments I loved.

132 פ Look upon me and have pity upon me, According to thy judgment towards those who love thy name.

133 פ My steps direct thou according to thy word, And let not any iniquity have dominion in me.

134 פ Redeem me from the oppression of men, And I will keep thy precepts.

135 פ Thy face cause thou to shine upon thy servant, And teach me thy statutes.

136 פ Rivers of waters run from my eyes, Because they have not kept thy law.

ץ [Tsadde.]

137 ץ Righteous art thou, O Jehovah! And right are thy judgments.

138 ץ Thou hast commanded righteousness in thy testimonies, And truth exceedingly.

139 ץ Consumed me hath my zeal, Because forgotten thy words have my adversaries.

140 ץ Refined is thy word exceedingly: And thy servant hath loved it.

141 ץ Small am I, and despised; [Yet] thy precepts I have not forgotten.

142 ץ Thy righteousness is righteousness for ever, And thy law is truth.

143 ץ Trouble and anguish have come upon me; But thy commandments have been my delights.

144 ץ The righteousness of thy testimonies endureth for ever; Make me to understand, and I shall live.

ק [Koph.]

145 ק I have cried with my whole heart; Answer me, O Jehovah! And thy statutes I will keep.

146 ק I have called upon thee, save me, And I will keep thy testimonies.

147 ק I have prevented the dawn of the morning,  392 and have cried: To thy word I have looked up.

148 ק Prevented have my eyes the watches of the night, To meditate upon thy word.

149 ק My voice hear thou, according to thy mercy, O Jehovah According to thy judgment quicken me.

150 ק Drawn near have the pursuers of malice; From thy law they have departed.

151 ק Near art thou, O Jehovah! And all thy commandments are truth.

152 ק From the beginning I have known from thy testimonies, That for ever thou hast founded them.

ר [Resh.]

153 ר Behold my affliction, and rescue me; For thy law I have not forgotten.

154 ר Debate my cause, and redeem me; According to thy word quicken me.

155 ר Far from the ungodly is safety; Because thy statutes they have not sought.

156 ר Thy compassions are great, O Jehovah! According to thy judgments quicken me.

157 ר Many are my persecutors and my oppressors: From thy testimonies I have not declined.

158 ר I saw the perfidious, and chid them; Because thy word they have not kept.

159 ר Behold how thy commandments I have loved: According to thy clemency quicken me.

160 ר The beginning of thy word is truth; And to everlasting is all the judgment of thy righteousness.

ש [Shin.]

161 ש Princes have persecuted me without a cause Yet at thy word afraid hath been my heart.

162 ש Joyful am I over thy word, As he who hath found much spoil.

163 ש Deceit I have hated and abhorred; Thy law I have loved.

164 ש Seven times a day have I praised thee, Because of the judgments of thy righteousness.

165 ש Much peace have those who love thy law, And they have no stumbling-block.

166 ש I have waited for thy salvation, O Jehovah! And thy commandments I have done.

167 ש Kept hath my soul thy testimonies, And I have loved them exceedingly.

168 ש I have kept thy commandments and thy testimonies; For all my ways are before thee.

ת [Thau.]

169 ת Come let my cry into thy presence, O Jehovah! According to thy word give me understanding.

170 ת Come let my prayer into thy presence: According to thy word deliver me.

171 ת Speak shall my lips praise, When thou shalt have taught me thy statutes.

172 ת Speak shall my tongue of thy word; For all thy precepts are righteousness.

173 ת Let thy hand be to succor me; For thy commandments I have chosen.

174 ת I have longed for thy salvation, O Jehovah! And thy law hath been my delights.

175 ת Live let my soul, and let it praise thee; And let thy judgments succor me.

176 ת I have wandered like a lost sheep; Seek thy servant, for thy statutes I have not forgotten.


A Song of Degrees

1 To Jehovah in my distress I cried, And he answered me.

2 O Jehovah! deliver my soul from the lip of falsehood, From the tongue of deceit.

3 What give thee, and what avail thee Shall the tongue of deceit?

4 The arrows of a strong man sharpened, With coals of junipers.

5 Alas for me! that I have been a sojourner in Meseeh, And have dwelt among the tents of Kedar.

6 Long dwelt hath my soul with him who hateth peace.

7 I [am for] peace; But when I speak, they [are] for war.


A Song of Degrees

1 I will lift up my eyes to the mountains, Whence come shall my help.

2 My help cometh from Jehovah, Who made heaven and earth.

3 He will not suffer thy foot to stumble; Slumber not shall thy guardian.

4 Behold! slumber not nor sleep Shall the guardian of Israel.

5 Jehovah is thy guardian; Jehovah is thy defense on thy right hand.

6 By day the sun shall not smite thee, Nor the moon by night.

7 Jehovah shall keep thee from all evil; He shall keep thy soul.

8 Jehovah shall keep thy going out and thy coming in, From this time, and for ever.


A Song of Degrees Of David

1 I was glad when they said to me, “Into the house of Jehovah we will go.

2 “Our feet shall be standing in thy gates, O Jerusalem!”

3 Jerusalem built as a city, compact in itself together.

4 Thither ascended the tribes, the tribes of God, For a testimony to Israel, To celebrate the name of Jehovah.

5 For there have sat  393 thrones for judgment, The thrones of the house of David.

6 Pray ye for the peace of Jerusalem: Prosper may those who love thee!

7 Peace be within thy bulwark! Prosperity within thy towers!

8 For the sake of my brethren and my neighbors, I will say now, “Peace [be] within thee!“

9 For the sake of the house of Jehovah our God, I will seek good for thee.


A Song of Degrees

1 To thee will I lift up mine eyes, [O thou] who dwellest in the heavens!

2 Behold! as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters; As the eyes of a handmaid look to the hand of her mistress, So our eyes [look] to Jehovah our God, Until he have mercy upon us.

3 Have mercy upon us, O Jehovah! have mercy upon us; For we are exceedingly filled with reproach.

4 Exceedingly filled in itself is our soul With the mockery of the rich, With the contempt of the proud.


A Song of Degrees. Of David

1 “But for Jehovah who was on our side” — Say now may Israel:

2 “But for Jehovah who was on our side, “When men rose up against us;

3 “Then alive had they swallowed us up, “When kindled was their wrath against us;

4 “Then the waters had overwhelmed us, “The torrent had gone over our soul:

5 “Then had gone over our soul the proud waters.”

6 Blessed be Jehovah, Who gave us not for a prey to their teeth.

7 Our soul as a bird, hath been rescued  394 from the snare of the fowlers; The snare hath been broken, and we have been delivered.

8 Our help is in the name of Jehovah, Who made heaven and earth.


A Song of Degrees

1 They who confide in Jehovah are as mount Zion, Which shall not be removed, but shall abide for ever.

2 As the mountains are about Jerusalem, So Jehovah is round about his people, From henceforth, and for ever.

3 For rest not shall the scepter of the ungodly ones upon the lot of the just, Lest the just ones should put forth to iniquity their hands.

4 Do good, O Jehovah! to the good, And to those who are upright in their hearts.

5 But those who turn aside into their crooked paths, Jehovah shall make them walk with the workers of iniquity: But there shall be peace upon Israel.


A Song of Degrees

1 When bring back did Jehovah the captivity of Zion, We were like those that dream.

2 Now filled with laughter shall be our mouth, And our tongue with exultation: Now shall they say among the heathen, “Great things Jehovah hath done for them.”

3 Great things Jehovah hath done for us, Whereof we have been made glad.

4 Bring back, O Jehovah! our captivity, As rivers in the South.

5 They who sow in tears In exultation shall reap.

6 Going forth, he shall go and weep, Carrying the price of the seed: Returning he shall return with exultation, Bearing his sheaves.


A Song of Degrees. Of Solomon

1 Except Jehovah build the house, In vain they labor that build it; Except Jehovah keep the city, In vain watcheth the watchman.

2 Vain is it for you early to hasten to rise, To go late to rest, To eat the bread of sorrows: For thus will he give to his beloved one sleep.

3 Lo! the heritage of Jehovah are children: The reward which he bestows is the fruit of the womb.

4 As arrows in the hand of a strong man, So are the sons of youth.

5 Blessed is the man who shall have filled his quiver with them; For they shall not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.


A Song of Degrees

1 Blessed is the man who feareth Jehovah, Who walketh in his ways.

2 The labor of thy hands when thou shalt eat thou shalt be blessed, And it shall be well with thee.

3 Thy wife shall be as a vine fruitful on the sides of thy house: Thy children as plants of olives around thy table.

4 Lo! surely, thus blessed shall be the man who feareth Jehovah.

5 Bless thee shall Jehovah from Zion; And thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.

6 And thou shalt see thy children’s children, And peace upon Israel.


A Song of Degrees

1 “Often have they afflicted me from my youths” Say now let Israel:

2 “Often have they afflicted me from my youth; “Yet they have not prevailed against me.

3 “Upon my back ploughed have the ploughers; “They have made long their furrows.

4 “Jehovah, who is righteous, hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.”

5 Confounded and turned backward shall be all who hate Zion.

6 They shall be as the grass of the housetops, Which before it cometh forth is withered:

7 With which the mower hath not filled his hand, Nor his bosom he who gathereth handfuls.

8 Nor have they said who pass by, “The blessing of Jehovah be upon you, “We bless you in the name of Jehovah.”


A Song of Degrees

1 Out of the depths have I cried to thee, O Jehovah!

2 O Lord! hear my voice; Let thy ears be attentive to the voice of my prayers.

3 If iniquities thou shouldest mark, O God! O Lord! who shall stand?

4 For with thee is forgiveness that thou mayest be feared.

5 I have waited for Jehovah, waited hath my soul; And in his word have I hoped.

6 My soul [hath waited] for the Lord Before the watchers of the morning, the watchers of the morning.

7 But  395 hope let Israel in Jehovah; For with Jehovah there is mercy, And with him there is plenteous redemption.

8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.


A Song of Degrees. Of David

1 O Jehovah! my heart hath not been elated, Nor lifted up have been my eyes, Nor have I exercised myself in great matters, Or in things hidden from me.

2 If I have not framed [or set] and quieted my soul, Like one that is weaned from his mother, —  396 Like a child that is weaned is my soul upon me.

3 Hope shall Israel in Jehovah From henceforth, and for ever.


A Song of Degrees

1 Remember, O Jehovah! David With all his affliction:

2 Who sware to Jehovah, [Who] vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob:

3 “If I shall enter into the tabernacle of my house, “If I shall go up upon the covering of my bed,

4 “If I give sleep to my eyes, “To my eyelids slumber,

5 “Until I find a place for Jehovah, “Habitations for the mighty God of Jacob,” —  397

6 Lo! we heard of it at Ephratha; We found it in the fields of the wood.

7 We will enter into his habitations, We will worship at his footstool.

8 Arise, O Jehovah! into thy rest, Thou and the ark of thy strength.

9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness, And let thy meek ones exult.

10 For the sake of David thy servant Turn not away the face of thy Christ.

11 Sworn hath Jehovah to David in truth, Nor will he turn from it: “Of the fruit of thy belly will I set upon thy throne.

12 “If thy children shall keep my covenant, “And my testimonies, which I will teach them; “Also their children for ever shall sit upon thy throne.”

13 For chosen hath Jehovah Zion; He hath desired her for a habitation to himself.

14 “This is my rest for ever; “Here will I dwell, because I have loved her.

15 “Her provision blessing I will bless;” Her poor I will satisfy with bread.

16 “And her priests I will clothe with salvation; “And her merciful ones with exultation shall exult.

17 “There will I make to bud the horn of David: “I have prepared a lamp for my Christ.

18 “His enemies will I clothe with shame, “And upon him flourish shall his crown.”


A Song of Degrees. Of David

1 Behold! how good, and how becoming, That brethren should even dwell together!

2 Like the precious oil upon the head, Which descendeth  398 upon the beard, the beard of Aaron, Which descendeth upon the skirt of his garments.

3 Like the dew of Hermon, Which descendeth upon the mountains of Zion: For there commanded hath Jehovah the blessing, Life for evermore.


A Song of Degrees

1 Behold! bless ye Jehovah, All ye servants of Jehovah! Who stand in the house of Jehovah nightly.

2 Lift up your hands to the sanctuary, And bless ye Jehovah.

3 May Jehovah bless thee out of Zion, [Even he] who hath made heaven and earth.



1 Praise ye the name of Jehovah; Praise [it] O ye servants of Jehovah!

2 Who stand in the house of Jehovah, [And ye who stand] in the courts of the house of our God.

3 Praise God; for good is Jehovah: Sing to his name; for it is pleasant:

4 For God hath chosen Jacob to himself, Israel for his own possession.

5 For I know that great is Jehovah, And that our God is above all gods.

6 All things which Jehovah pleaseth, lie doeth in the heavens and on the earth, In the sea and in all the deeps.

7 Causing the clouds to ascend from the end of the earth: The lightnings for the rain he maketh, Bringing forth the wind out of his secret places.

8 He smote the first born of Egypt, From man even unto beast.

9 He sent signs and wonders in the midst of thee, O Egypt! On Pharaoh and on all his servants.

10 He smote great nations, And slew mighty kings.

11 Sihon, king of the Amorites, And Og the king of Basham, And all the kingdoms of Canaan.

12 And gave their land for an heritage, An heritage to Israel, his people.

13 O Jehovah! thy name is for ever; O Jehovah! thy memorial is from generation to generation.

14 For judge will Jehovah his people, And concerning his servants he will repent himself.

15 The images of the nations are silver and gold, The work of the hands of man.

16 A mouth have they, and they will not speak;  399 Eyes have they, and they will not see.

17 Ears have they, and they will not hear: Also, there is no breath in their mouth.

18 Like unto them are those who make them, And every one who trusteth in them.

19 O house of Israel! bless ye Jehovah; O house of Aaron! bless ye Jehovah;

20 O house of Levi! bless ye Jehovah; O ye who fear Jehovah! bless ye Jehovah.

21 Blessed be Jehovah out of Zion, Who dwelleth at Jerusalem. Hallelujah.


1 Praise Jehovah, for he is good, For to everlasting endureth his mercy.

2 Praise the God of gods, For to everlasting endureth his mercy.

3 Praise the Lord of lords, For to everlasting endureth his mercy.

4 Who hath done wonders great alone, For to everlasting endureth his mercy.

5 Who hath made the heavens in wisdom, For to everlasting endureth his mercy.

6 Who hath stretched out the earth above the waters, For to everlasting endureth his mercy.

7 Who hath made the great lights, For to everlasting endureth his mercy.

8 The sun for rule by day, For to everlasting endureth his mercy.

9 The moon and stars for rule by night, For to everlasting endureth his mercy.

10 Who smote the Egyptians in their first born, For to everlasting endureth his mercy.

11 And brought out Israel from the midst of them, For to everlasting endureth his mercy.

12 With a hand of strength and an arm stretched out, For to everlasting endureth his mercy.

13 Who divided the Red Sea into divisions, For to everlasting endureth his mercy.

14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it, For to everlasting endureth his mercy.

15 And cast Pharaoh and his host headlong into the Red Sea, For to everlasting endureth his mercy.

16 And led his people through the wilderness, For to everlasting endureth his mercy.

17 Who smote great kings, For to everlasting endureth his mercy.

18 And slew renowned kings, For to everlasting endureth his mercy.

19 Sihon, king of the Arnorites, For to everlasting endureth his mercy.

20 And Og, the king of Bashan, For to everlasting endureth his mercy.

21 And gave their land for an heritage, For to everlasting endureth his mercy.

22 An heritage to Israel his servant, For to everlasting endureth his mercy.

23 Who in our humiliation remembered us, For to everlasting endureth his mercy.

24 And rescued us from our oppressors, For to everlasting endureth his mercy.

25 Who giveth food to all flesh, For to everlasting endureth his mercy.

26 Make acknowledgments to the God of heavens, For to everlasting endureth his mercy.


1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, Yea we wept when we remembered thee, O Zion!

2 Upon the willows, in the midst thereof, We hanged our harps.

3 Then they required of us, they who carried us away captive, the words of a song, And, when we were in suspense, mirth, [Saying] Sing us one of the songs of Zion.”

4 How shall we sing the song of Jehovah, In a strange land?

5 If I shall forget thee, O Jerusalem! Forget let my right hand [its cunning.]

6 Cleave let my tongue to my palate, If I do not remember thee, If I do not raise Jerusalem above my highest joy.  400

7 Remember, O Jehovah! the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem: ‘Who said, “Lay it bare — “Lay it bare, even to the foundations thereof.”

8 O daughter of Babylon laid waste! Happy he who shall repay thee The retribution with which thou hast retributed us!

9 Happy he who shall take And dash thy little ones against the stones.


Of David

1 I will celebrate thee with my whole heart; Before the gods! will sing psalms to thee.

2 I will worship thee towards the temple of thy holiness, And sing to thy name for thy mercy and for thy truth; For thou hast magnified above all things thy name by thy word.

3 In the day when, I cried to thee, then thou heardest me, Thou didst abundantly minister to me strength in my soul.

4 Celebrate thee, O Jehovah! let all the kings of the earth; For they have heard the words of thy mouth.

5 And let them sing in the ways of Jehovah, For great is the glory of Jehovah.

6 For high is Jehovah; yet the lowly he will regard; And being high will know afar off:

7 If I shall walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me; Against the wrath of my enemies thou wilt put forth thy hand, And save me shall thy right hand.

8 Jehovah will perform in me his work, O Jehovah! thy mercy is from everlasting; The works of thy hands thou wilt not forsake.


To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David

1 O Jehovah! thou hast searched me and known me

2 Thou hast known my down sitting and my uprising, Thou understandest my thought afar off.

3 My path and my lying down thou besiegest, And with all my ways thou art acquainted.

4 For there is not a word in my tongue [But] lo! O God! thou knowest it altogether.

5 Behind and before thou hast shut me up, And hast laid upon me thy hand.

6 Wonderful is thy knowledge above me; It is high, I cannot attain to it.

7 Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? And whither from thy time shall I flee?

8 If I ascend up into the heavens, there thou art; If I lie down  401 in the sepulcher, behold! thou [art there.]

9 Should I take the wings of the morning, That I may dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,

10 Even there thy hand shall lead me, And hold me shall thy right hand.

11 If I should say: “At least the darkness shall cover me; ” “And the night shall be light for me;“

12 Even the darkness shall not hide from the And the night as the day shall shine, And the darkness as the light.

13 For thou hast possessed my reins; Thou hast covered me in the womb of my mother.

14 I will celebrate thee; for I have been fearfully and wonderfully made:  402 Marvelous are thy works, And my soul shall know them full well.

15 Not hidden is my strength from thee, Which thou hast made in secret: I was woven together in the lowest parts of the earth.

16 My shapelessness see did thine eyes;  403 In thy book all shall be written; They were formed in many days, And there was not one of them.

17 And towards me how precious are thy thoughts, O God! How great are the sums of them!

18 If I should count them; above the sand they shall be multiplied: I am awakened, and still I am with thee.

19 If thou shalt slay, O God! the wicked, Then ye men of bloods depart from me.

20 Who have spoken of thee wickedly: Taken thy name falsely have thy adversaries.

21 Thy haters, O Jehovah! shall not I hate? And with those that rise up against thee shall I not strive?

22 With perfect hatred I have hated them, As my enemies I have held them.

23 Search me, O God! and know my heart: Examine me and know my thoughts.

24 And know whether the way of wickedness be in me, And lead me in the way of this life.


To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David

1 Deliver me, O Jehovah! from the evil man: From the man of injuries do thou preserve me.

2 Who devise mischiefs in their heart; Daily do they congregate for wars.

3 Sharpened have they their tongue like a serpent: The poison of an asp is under their lips. Selah.

4 Keep me, O Jehovah! from the hands of the ungodly: From the man of injuries preserve me; Who plot to overthrow my goings.

5 Laid have the proud a snare for me: And with cords they have spread a net: By the wayside traps have they set for me. Selah.

6 I said, O Jehovah! my God are thou: Listen, O Jehovah! to the voice of my supplication.

7 O Jehovah, my Lord! the strength of my salvation, Thou hast put a covering on my head in the day of arms.

8 Grant not, O Jehovah! the desires of the ungodly man: They have devised, consummate thou not, they shall be exalted. Selah.

9 [As for] the head of those who encompass me, Let the mischief of his lips cover him.

10 Fall upon them let coals with fire: He shall cast them into deep pits, They shall not rise again.

11 The man of tongue shall not be established in the earth: The man of violence, evil shall hunt him to banishments.

12 I have known that accomplish will Jehovah the judgment of the poor one, The judgment of the afflicted one.

13 Surely the righteous ones will celebrate thy name, Dwell shall the upright ones before thy face.


A Psalm of David

1 O Jehovah! I have cried to thee: Haste thou to me: Listen to my voice when I cry to thee.

2 Directed let my prayer be as incense before thy face: [Let] the lifting up of my hands [be] as the sacrifice of the evening.

3 Set, O Jehovah! a watch to my mouth; Keep a guard upon the door of my lips.

4 Incline not my heart to an evil thing, To commit works of ungodliness with the men who work iniquity; And let me not eat of their dainties.

5 Smite me let the righteous man, [it shall be] a kindness; And let him chastise me, [it shall be] an oil that is precious, It shall not break my head: For yet also my prayer shall be in their calamities.

6 Cast down on stony places have been their judges: And they shall hear my words, for they are sweet.

7 As he who breaketh and cutteth on the earth, Scattered have been our bones at the mouth of the grave.

8 Because to thee, O Jehovah! my Lord! are my eyes, In thee I have hoped: do not leave destitute my soul.

9 Keep me from the hands of the snare which they have spread for me. From the nets of those who work iniquity.

10 Fall into his nets let the ungodly ones together, Until I escape.


Maschil of David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer

1 With my voice to, Jehovah I cried; With my voice to. Jehovah I made supplication.

2 I poured out before his face my meditation; My affliction before his face I declare.

3 When perplexed within me was my spirit, And thou knewest my path: In the way wherein I walked, they laid a snare for me.

4 On looking to the right hand, and beholding, None there was who would know me, Perish did refuge from me, [There was] no man seeking after my soul.

5 I cried to thee, O Jehovah! I said, Thou art my hope, My portion in the land of the living.

6 Attend to my cry, For under affliction I labor exceedingly: Deliver me from my persecutors, For they are too strong for me.

7 Rescue from prison my soul, That I may celebrate thy name: Crown me shall the righteous ones, For thou shalt recompense me.


A Psalm of David

1 O Jehovah! hear my prayer; Give ear to my supplication; In thy truth answer me, in thy righteousness.

2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant, For there shall not be justified in thy sight any living man.

3 For persecuted hath the enemy my soul; He hath prostrated on the earth my life; He hath set me in dark places, as the dead of an age.

4 And perplexed within me is my spirit Within me astonished is my heart.

5 I remembered the days of old, I meditated on all thy doings; Upon the work of thy hands I meditated.

6 I spread out my hearts to thee; My soul, as the earth without water, is to thee. Selah.

7 Hasten, answer me, O Jehovah! Fail doth my spirit: Hide not thy face from me, Because I shall be like to those who descend into the pit.

8 Cause me to hear in the morning thy mercy, For in thee have I hoped: Show me the way in which I may walk, For to thee have I lifted up my soul.

9 Deliver me from my enemies, O Jehovah! With thee have I hidden [myself.]

10 Teach me to do thy will, For thou art my God: Let thy good Spirit lead me into the right land.

11 Because of thy name, O Jehovah I thou wilt quicken me: In thy righteousness bring out of trouble my soul.

12 And in thy mercy thou wilt scatter my enemies, And wilt destroy all those who afflict my soul; Because I am thy servant.


Of David

1 Blessed be Jehovah, my strength, Who teacheth my hands for the fight, My fingers for the battle.

2 My goodness, and my fortress, My citadel, my deliverer for me, My shield, and in him I have hoped, Who subdueth my people under me.

3 O Jehovah! what is man that thou acknowledgest him? The son of man that thou thinkest of him?

4 Man to vanity is like, His days [are] as a shadow that is passing.

5 O Jehovah! bow thy heavens and descend: Touch the mountains and they shall smoke.

6 Thunder forth thunderings and scatter them; Shoot out thy arrows, and destroy them.

7 Send thy hand from on high; Rescue me and deliver me from waters great, From the hand of the sons of the alien.

8 For their mouth hath spoken falsehood, And their right hand is a right hand of deceit.

9 O God! a song that is new I will sing to thee: Upon the nablum, upon the psaltery I will sing psalms to thee

10 Who givest salvation to kings, Who redeemest David his servant from the hurtful sword.

11 Redeem me, and rescue me, From the hand of the sons of the alien, Whose mouth hath spoken falsehood, And their right hand is a right hand of deceit.

12 Because our sons are as plants Which have grown up in their youth; Our daughters as corners polished After the similitude of a palace.

13 Our recesses full, Supplying all kinds of good things. Our sheep bringing forth thousands, [Yea] ten thousands in our streets.

14 Our oxen to the burden accustomed; No breach, nor going out, Nor cry in our streets.

15 Happy the people to whom it is so, To whom Jehovah is their God.


Praise of David

1 I will exalt thee, my God, my King! And will bless thy name for ever and ever.

2 Every day will I bless thee, And praise thy name for ever and ever.

3 Great is Jehovah, and to be praised greatly, And his greatness is incomprehensible.

4 Generation to generation shall praise thy works, And thy power they shall declare.

5 Upon the majesty of the glory of thy excellence, And upon the words of thy wonders, I will meditate.

6 And the might of thy terrible works shall they recount; And thy greatness I will declare.

7 The memory of the greatness of thy goodness they shall speak forth; And of thy righteousness they shall sing.

8 Gracious and compassionate is Jehovah, Slow to anger and great in clemency.

9 Good is Jehovah to all, And his compassions are over all his works.

10 Celebrate thee, O Jehovah! shall all thy works, And thy meek ones shall bless thee.

11 Of the glory of thy kingdom they shall tell, And of thy power they shall speak:

12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, And the glory of the beauty of his kingdom.

13 Thy kingdom is a kingdom of all ages, And thy dominion is throughout generations of generations.

14 Uphold doth Jehovah all the falling, He raiseth up all who are bowed down.

15 The eyes of all in thee do hope, And thou givest them their food in its season.

16 Thou openest thy hand And satisfiest every living creature by thy good pleasure.

17 Righteous is Jehovah in all his ways, And merciful in all his works.

18 Near is Jehovah to all who call upon him, To all who call upon him in truth.

19 The desire of those who fear him he will perform, And their cry he will hear, told he will save then,.

20 Keep doth Jehovah all who love him, And all the wicked he will destroy.

21 The praise of Jehovah speak shall my mouth: And bless shall all flesh his holy name for ever and ever.



1 Praise, O my soul! Jehovah.

2 I will praise Jehovah in my life; I will sing psalms to my God, while I have being.

3 Confide not in princes, Nor in the son of man, in whom there is not help.

4 Go forth shall his breath, He shall return to his earth, In that day perish shall his thoughts.

5 Blessed is he who hath for his help the God of Jacob; Whose hope is in Jehovah, his God:

6 Who made heaven and earth, The sea, and all that is in them: Who keepeth truth for ever:

7 Who doeth judgment for those who are unrighteously oppressed: Who giveth bread to the hungry: Jehovah looseth the prisoners;

8 Jehovah enlighteneth the blind; Jehovah raiseth up those who are bowed down; Jehovah loveth the righteous;

9 Jehovah keepeth the strangers; The orphan and the widow he succoureth; And the way of the ungodly he will destroy.

10 Reign shall Jehovah for ever: Thy God, O Zion, is from generation to generation. Hallelujah.


1 Praise ye God; For it is a good thing to sing psalms to our God, For it is pleasant, comely is praise.

2 Build up Jerusalem doth Jehovah, The dispersed of Israel he will gather.

3 He healeth the contrite in heart; He bindeth their sorrows.  404

4 He counteth the multitude of the stars: To each of them names doth he give.

5 Great is our Lord, and abundant in power, His understanding is infinite.

6 Raise up the afflicted ones doth Jehovah, He casteth down the ungodly ones to the ground.

7 Sing to Jehovah in praise, Sing psalms to our God upon the harp.

8 Who covereth the heavens with clouds, Who prepareth for the earth rain, Who maketh to spring up grass upon the mountains,

9 Who giveth to the cattle their food, To the young ones  405 of the ravens which cry to him.

10 Nor in the strength of the horse will he take pleasure, Nor in the legs of man will he delight.

11 Delight doth Jehovah in those who fear him, [In those] who hope in his mercy.

12 Celebrate, O Jerusalem! Jehovah; Praise thy God, O Zion!

13 For he strengtheneth the bars of thy gates; He blesseth thy children in the midst of thee.

14 Who maketh in thy borders peace; With the fatness of wheat he satisfieth thee.

15 When he sendeth forth his word upon the earth, Very swiftly run doth his word.

16 Who giveth snow white as wool; The hoarfrost as ashes he scattereth.

17 He casteth forth his ice as morsels: Before his cold who shall stand?

18 He shall send his word: red shall melt them: Blow shall his breath, and flow shall the waters.

19 He announceth his words to Jacob, his statutes and his judgments to Israel.

20 He hath not done so to every nation, And his judgments he hath not made known to them. Hallelujah.



1 Praise ye Jehovah from the heavens; Praise him in the heights.

2 Praise him, all ye his angels! Praise him, all ye his armies!

3 Praise him, ye Sun and Moon! Praise him, all ye shining stars!

4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens! And ye waters above the heavens!

5 Let them praise the name of Jehovah; For he commanded and they were created:

6 And he established them for ever: For ever he hath set for them a decree, and it shall not pass beyond.

7 Praise Jehovah, ye creatures from the earth! Dragons, and all deeps!

8 Fire and hail, snow and ice! Wind of storm, executing his word!

9 Mountains, and all hills! The tree bearing fruit, and all cedars!

10 Wild beasts, and all cattle! Reptile, and winged birds!

11 Kings of the earth, and all peoples! Princes, and all judges of the earth!

12 Young men, and also maidens! Old men with children!

13 Let them praise the name of Jehovah; For high is his name alone; His praise is above the earth and heavens.

14 And he hath exalted the horn of his people: Praise is to all his merciful ones, To the children of Israel, A people which is near to him. Hallelujah.



1 Sing ye to Jehovah a song that is new: His praise is in the assembly of the merciful ones.

2 Rejoice let Israel in his Maker; Let the children of Zion exult in their king:

3 Let them praise his name on the pipe: On the timbrel and the harp let them sing psalms to him.

4 For taken pleasure hath Jehovah in his people: He will glorify the poor ones unto salvation.

5 Exult let the merciful ones in glory; Let them shout with joy on their couches.

6 The exaltations of God are in their mouth, And a sword of two edges in their hand;

7 To execute vengeance on the heathen, Chastisements on the nations:

8 To bind their kings with chains, And their nobles with fetters of iron:

9 To execute upon them the judgment written. This honor is to all his merciful ones. Hallelujah.



1 Praise God in his sanctuary; Praise him in the firmament of his power.

2 Praise him in his might; Praise him for the multitude of his greatness:

3 Praise him with sound of trumpet; Praise him with nablum and harp.

4 Praise him with timbrel and pipe; Praise him with strings and organ.

5 Praise him with cymbals of sound; Praise him with cymbals of shouting.

6 Let every thing that breatheth praise God. Hallelujah.



According to the Hebrew division, Part 1 extends from Psalm 1 to Psalm 41 inclusive.


This line is freely rendered. For the literal translation, see the text as given in the commentary.


“I am poured out.” — Fr.


“Are.” — Fr.


“Is.” — Fr.


“Is.” — Fr.


“Is.” — Fr.


In the French version it is “mighty in battle.”


i.e. Courteously, peaceably.


La viole.” — Fr.


That is the pitfall in which the net was placed to catch the victim.


In the French version it is “rise.”


In French version the word is “terrible,” which is the idea of the original Hebrew term.


Calvin has inadvertently omitted in his Latin version to translate the word חיים “living.” But he translates it in his French version.


In the Latin version it is “aptasti;” and in the French, “tu as perce.”


According to the Hebrew division, Part 2 extends from Psalm 42 to Psalm 72 inclusive.


In the French Version it is “the whole oblation.”


In the French Version it is “because thou shalt have executed this vengeance.


Literally, “wickedness.”




A free translation is here given. See the Commentary for the literal rendering.


“Psaltery” in the French version.


Literally “man.”


In the French version the reading is —

“And let men know even unto the ends of the earth,
That God ruleth in Jacob. Selah.”


The free translation of the French version is here adopted. The literal rendering of the Hebrew text is, “In the scales in going up they [are lighter] than vanity together.” To this Calvin strictly adheres in his Latin version.


Literally, “iniquities.”


In the French version it is “by the power.”


That is, the Jordan. See Jos 4:23


Dominatur seculo.” — Lat.Il domine sur le monde.” — Fr.


Literally, “moreover.” But see the Commentary.


In organo musico.” — Lat. Avec irgyes de musique.” — Fr. The Hebrew is בכלי-נבל bichli-nebel, “which is the instrument of the nebel, or psaltery.”


In the French versions this line reads — “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, the God of gods.”


According to the Hebrew division, Part 3 extends from Psalm 73 to Psalm 89 inclusive


In French version it is, “which thou hast acquired of old.”


From the obscurity of the literal translation of the Latin version, the free reading of the French version is adopted in these two lines.


Literally “break.”


In the French version it is “to the grasshopper.”


“That is,” says Jebb, “let there be some spared out of those who are marked out for death by their enemies.”


“Shoot” is the rendering in the French version, the word being “provin.” In the Latin version it is “filium,” “son,” the literal translation of the Hebrew text.


Psaltery. — Fr.


We follow here the French version. In the Latin version, instead of “trumpet” it is “harp,” which is evidently incorrect.


In the French version it is “greatly.”


“To the grave.” — Fr.


“To the pit.” — Fr.


In the French version it is “thou hast founded.”


Literally, “of what age I am.”


According to the Hebrew division, Part 4 extends from Psalm 90 to Psalm 106 inclusive.


In the French version it is, “Thou carriest them away as do floods of water.”


In the French version it is “le manichordion,” which Randle Cotgrave translates “an (old fashioned) Clavicord.”


In the French version this line reads, — “With the song upon the harp.”


“From that time,” that is, from the creation of the world mentioned in the previous verse.


In explaining this verse, Calvin expresses his approbation of a translation somewhat different: —

“As from eternity thou art,
Even so thy throne hath been erected (or prepared) from that time.”


A vocibus.” — Lat.A cause du bruit.” — Fr.


Exsultate Jehovae.” — Lat.Chanter a haute voix au Seigneur.” — Fr.


In the French it is “give glory to him.”


From verse 3d to verse 11th inclusive, the verbs we have rendered in the present tense are in the preterite in the Latin version, but in this instance we follow the French version in which they are in the present.


“Tears” — Fr.


In the Commentary, (vol 4, p. 202) we have translated “they asked,” by mistake. Calvin seems to understand this as spoken of God.


Literally, “And.”


According to the Hebrew Division, Part 5 extends from Psalm 107 to Psalm 150 inclusive.


“With” or “from.” — Fr.


In the French version it is “in.”


Literally, “wicked” or “ungodly.”


In the French version it is — “And let his children be vagabonds and beg.”


In the French version it is — “And seek [for bread] going out of their waste or ruined dwellings.”


Literally, “be to destruction.”


In the French version it is “sin.”


Literally, “work.”


Literally, “beauty and honour.”


In the Latin version it is “verba,” “words,” but Calvin rejects this translation in the commentary. In the French version it is “affairs.”


Literally, “who exalteth himself to dwell.”


In the French version it is “they have mouths.”


The translation of these two verses is free, being modified by Calvin’s Commentary. For the literal translation, see Vol. 4.


Literally, it is “hath recompensed upon thee.”


In the French version, in this and the two following verses, it is “that.”


Literally, “thrusting thou has thrust.”


Literally, “chastising hath chastised me.”


Here the reading in the Latin text is ambiguous. The above is the reading in the French version; and as determined by Calvin in the Commentary.


In the French version it is, “have forged lies.”


Horruit.” — Lat.


Literally, “I have prevented the twilight.” — But see the Commentary.


In the French version it is, “for there are set.”


“Is escaped.” — Fr.


This supplement is in the Latin version but not in the French.


These two lines which are David’s oath are in the abrupt form in which the Jews were accustomed to swear.


These two verses have also the abrupt termination characteristic of the Jewish form of swearing.


Descendit.” — Lat.Descend.” — Fr.


In the French version the verb for “speak” in this line; and the verbs for “see” and “hear” in the two next lines, are in the present tense.


Literally, “above the head of my joy.”


“If I make my bed” — Fr.


Literally, “for terribly I have been made wonderful.”


“Thine eyes did see me when I was yet without form.” — Fr.


“Their wounds.” — Fr.


Literally, “to the sons.”


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