PSALMS TO INDEX
psalms of David.
was the smallest among my brothers, and the youngest among the sons of my
father, yet He made me a shepherd of His flocks, a ruler over His kids.
2. My hands
made a flute, my fingers a lyre, and I shall render glory to the Lord.
3. I thought
within myself, the mountains cannot witness Him nor the hills proclaim Him, nor
the trees His words, nor the flocks His deeds.
4. For who
can proclaim or announce or recount the deeds of the Lord?
God has seen everything; He has heard and has listened.
5. He sent
His prophet Samuel to anoint me, to make me great, my brothers went out to meet
him, handsome of figure in beauty of appearance.
stature was tall; their hair handsome, yet the Lord God did not chose them.
sent and took me from behind the flocks, and anointed me with holy oil, He made
me a leader for his people, a ruler over the sons of his covenant.
Lord, O God, come to my help, assist me and save me, deliver me from the
2. Shall I
descend to Sheol by the mouth of the lion, or shall the lion main me?
3. Is it not
sufficient for them to ambush my father's flocks, and to tear a sheep from his
sheepfold? They are even wishing to
Lord Thy elect one, deliver Thy holy one from destruction so that he may
continually praise Thee at all times.
5. To praise
Thy magnificent name, when Thou has saved him from the hands of the destroying
death, when Thou has rescued me from my captivity, from the mouth of the beast.
6. Quickly O
Adonai, sent from Thy presence a Redeemer, and lift me up from the gaping abyss
seeking to enclose me in its depth.
the Lord all you nations, glorify Him and bless his name, for He delivered the
life of his elect one from the hands of death.
redeemed his Holy One from destruction; He saved me from the snares of Sheol,
and brought me forth from the abyss.
3. From the
abyss that is inscrutable, for before my salvation could proceed from before
Him, I almost became two parts by two beasts.
however sent his angel closing the gaping mouths before me, redeeming my life
shall praise Him and exalt Him for all his grace, which He provided, and is
providing for me.
God with a great voice; proclaim his glory in the congregation of the many ones.
his excellence among the multitude of the upright, and narrate his glory with
yourselves with the good ones, and with the pure ones glorify the Most High.
4. Join the
innocent ones to announce his salvation, be not lax to announce his power and
glory to all simple ones.
wisdom was given to announce the glory of the Lord, she was made known to
humanity that his deeds may be recounted.
announce his power to the simple, to explain his greatness to those lacking
understanding, to such as are far from her openings, to those banished from her
the Most High is the Lord of Jacob, and His magnificence is seen in all his
8. The Most
High accepts them that glorify Him, as one who brings a meal offering, and as
one who offers he-goats and baby bulls, as one who anoints the altar with many
burnt offerings, as sweet smelling fragrance from the hand of the righteous
9. His voice
is heard from the speeches of the righteous ones, and through the songs of the
pious ones in the congregation.
receives thankfulness when they eat to fill themselves, and when they drink in
mediation is on the law of the Most High; their words announce his power.
is far from the voice of the wicked ones, and from all haughtiness to come to
the eyes of the Lord will have compassion upon the good ones, He will increase
his mercy upon those who glorify Him, in times of evil He will deliver them.
Lord who redeems the poor one from the hand of strangers, who redeems the
innocent ones from the hand of the evil ones.
15. The Lord
raises the horn of Jacob and the Judge of the people of Israel so that He may
prolong his dwelling in Zion and cause adornment in Jerusalem forever.
Lord I called unto Thee, be attentive to me, I spread forth my psalms towards
Thy holy dwelling.
Thy ear, and grant me my request, at my petition do not hold back from me.
3. Build me
up, and do not cast me down, do not abandon me before the wicked ones, but may
the Judge of truth remove from me the rewards of evil.
condemn me according to my sins O Lord, for no one living is righteous before
me in Thy law O Lord, and teach me Thy statutes that many may hear of Thy deeds,
and nations may honor Thy magnificence.
me, do not forget me, nor let me enter into that which is too great for me.
7. Cast the
sins of my youth far from me; do not remember my transgression against me.
8. O Lord
purify me from the evil plague, and let it not again turn back to me, dry up its
roots from me, let it not bloom in me.
9. Thou art
magnificent O Lord, fulfill my request that is before Thee, for to whom may I
cry that he would give unto me?
10. What can
the power of humans add? From Thee
O Lord is my trust, I called O Lord, and He answered me, and healed my broken
slumbered and slept, but He aroused me, the Lord supported me, and I shall
render thanks, for He delivered me.
12. I shall
behold their shame, because I trusted in Thee O Lord, and not be ashamed in
myself. Give honor to the Lord
forever and ever.
of David when Samuel anointed him.
the ends of the earth I will begin my song of glory, from days long ago I will
take up a hymn.
2. When Abel
first herded flocks, his sacrifice was more acceptable than that of his brother,
and his brother being jealous, killed him.
me it is not so, because God protected me, He delivered me to his angels, to his
guardians that they should guard me.
brothers were jealous of me, and my father and my mother neglected me.
5. They did
not call me when the prophet came, when the anointed of the Lord was to be
designated, they forgot me.
6. But the
Lord with his right hand and his mercy drew near to me; therefore will I not
cease singing praises all the days of my life.
Daughter of Jephthah, (Pseudo
you mountains my lamentation, and pay attention you hills to the tears of my
eyes, and be a witness you rocks to the weeping of my soul.
how I am put to the test, but not in vain will my life be taken away.
3. May my
words go forth into the heavens, and my tears be written in the firmament, that
a father did not refuse the daughter whom he had sworn to sacrifice, that a
ruler granted his only daughter promised for sacrifice.
4. I have
not used my marriage chamber, I have not retrieved my wedding garlands, I have
not been clothed in splendor sitting in my woman's chamber.
5. Nor have
I used the sweet smelling ointment, my soul has not rejoiced in the oil of
anointing that was prepared for me.
6. O mother
in vain have you borne your only daughter, for Sheol has become my bridal
chamber, on earth there is only a woman's chamber.
7. May all
the blends of oil that you have prepared for me be poured out, and the white
robe that my mother wove let the moth eat it.
8. May the
crown of flowers, that my nurse plaited for me for the festival, wither, and let
the worm devour the cover that she wove of Hyacinth, and the purple in my
9. May my
virgin companions tell of me in sorrow, and weep for me through the days.
your branches O you trees and weep over my youth, and you beast of the forest,
come and bewail my virginity.
years have been cut off, and the time of my life has grown old in darkness.
cried unto the Lord when I was in distress, to God when sinners assailed me.
the alarm of war was heard before me, I said; He will listen to me, for I am
full of righteousness.
3. I thought
in my heart that I was full of righteousness, since I had prospered and had
become rich in children.
wealth went over the whole world, their glory to the ends of the earth, they
were exalted to the stars, and said that they would never fail.
5. They had
become proud in their prosperity, they were without understanding, their sins
were in secret as if I had no knowledge of them.
transgressions surpassed those of the nations before them; they utterly profaned
the holy things of the Lord.
the sinners became proud, they cast down the walls with battering rams, and Thou
did not restrain them.
nations ascended Thy altar, proudly trampling upon it with their sandals,
because the sons of Jerusalem had defiled the holy things of the Lord, with
their iniquities they had profaned the offerings of God.
He said; "Remove them far from Me, for they are not sweet smelling."
The beauty of his glory was despised before Him, it was completely
4. The sons
and daughters were in hard captivity, their necks in a yoke, branded among the
5. He had
done to them according to their sins, leaving them into the hands of those that
6. He turned
his face from having pity on them, both young and old together with their
and all had done evil - in not listening, and the heavens were angry and the
earth abhorred them, for no man had done upon it what they did.
8. The earth
recognized the righteous judgments of God, and set the sons of Jerusalem to be
mocked in return for the whores within her.
passerby entered into them in full daylight, and they sported with their lawless
acts just as they mocked with their own.
10. In full
light of day they revealed their iniquities, the daughters of Jerusalem were
defiled and were judged accordingly, for they had defiled themselves with
11. I am
pained in my bowels, in my inward parts for these things, still I will justify
Thee O Lord in uprightness of heart, for in Thy judgments Thy righteousness is
displayed O God.
12. For Thou
has rewarded the sinners according to their deeds, according to their sins that
were very wicked.
uncovered their sins that Thy judgment may be manifested, Thou wiped out their
memorial from the earth. God is a
righteous judge, and not a respecter of persons.
nations reproached Jerusalem trampling upon her, her beauty was brought down
from the throne of glory.
girded sackcloth instead of goodly raiment, upon her head was a rope instead of
16. She put
off the glorious diadem, which God had set upon her, in dishonor her beauty was
cast upon the ground.
and entreated the Lord, saying; long enough O Lord has Thy hand been heavy on
Israel in bringing the nations upon her.
they sported with her in wrath and in fierce anger, and they will utterly make
an end unless Thou O Lord rebuke them in Thy wrath.
19. For they
did it not in zeal, but in the lust of their soul, pouring their wrath upon us
with a view to plunder.
20. Delay not
O God to reward it upon their heads, to turn the pride of the dragon into
And I did
not have to wait long before God showed me the insolent one slain on the
mountains of Egypt, esteemed of less account than the least on land or sea.
was carried about on the waves with much shame with none to bury him, for God
had rejected him with contempt.
23. He did
not consider that he was a man, nor did he reflect on the latter end, he said; I
will be lord of land and sea, and did not recognize that it is God who is great.
his great strength, King over the heavens, who judges kings and kingdoms.
25. It is He
who raised me up in glory, and He brings down the proud to eternal destruction
in dishonor, for they knew Him not.
26. And now
behold you princes of the earth, the judgment of the Lord, for He is a great
king, and righteous is He, judging all that is under heaven.
27. Bless God
you that fear God with wisdom, for the mercy of the Lord will be upon them that
fear Him in his judgments.
28. He will
distinguish between the righteous and the sinner, and reward the sinners
according to their deeds forever.
29. He will
have mercy on the righteous delivering him from the afflictions of the sinner,
and rewarding the sinner for what he has done to the righteous.
Lord is good to them that call upon Him in patience to do according to his
mercy, to his pious ones, establishing them at all times before Him in strength.
be the Lord forever before his servants.
O my soul do you sleep and bless not the Lord?
Sing a new song unto Him who is worthy to be praised.
2. Sing, and
be awake knowing He is awake, for a psalm sung unto God is good from a glad
righteous remembers the Lord at all times with Thanksgiving, and with
declarations of the righteousness of the Lord's judgments.
righteous despise not the chastening of the Lord, his desire is always on the
righteous stumbles and holds the Lord righteous, he falls, and looks to see what
God will do to him, he looks to see from where his deliverance will come.
steadfastness of the righteous is from the Lord their Deliverer, in the house of
the righteous lodges not sin upon sin.
righteous continually searches his house to utterly remove all iniquity done by
him in error.
8. He atones
for his sins of ignorance by fasting and humbling his soul, and the Lord
considers him guiltless, every just man, and his house.
sinner stumbles and curses his life, the day that he was born, and his mothers
travail; he adds sin to sin while he lives.
10. He falls,
and his fall is grievous, nor shall he rise again, for the destruction of the
sinner is forever, and shall not be remembered when the righteous are visited,
this is the portion of sinners forever.
11. But they
that fear the Lord shall rise to life eternal, their life shall be in the light
of the Lord, and no more come to an end.
do you sit in the counsel of the just O you profane person, seeing your heart is
far from the Lord, proving the God of Israel with transgressions?
in speech and in outward appearance beyond all men is he, and severe in words to
condemn sinners in judgment.
3. His hand
is first, as if he were acting in zeal, while all the while he is himself guilty
of manifold sins and wantonness.
4. His eyes
are upon every woman without distinction, his tongue lies when he makes a
contract under oath.
5. By night,
and in secret, he sins as if unseen, and with his eyes he talks to every woman
of illicit affairs, he is swift to enter every house with cheerfulness as though
he were without guilt.
6. Let God
remove those that live in hypocrisy from the company of the just, may his flesh
decay and his life be impoverished.
7. Let God
reveal the deeds of men-pleasers, to expose their deeds with ridicule and
contempt, that the just may count the judgments of God righteous, and rejoice
when sinners are removed from before them, those that please men, who quote the
eyes are upon every man's house that is still secure, so that like the serpent,
they may destroy their wisdom with words of transgression.
9. His words
are deceitful all in order to accomplish his wicked desire, he never stops from
scattering families as though they were orphans, he wastes houses on account of
his lawless desire.
deceives with words saying; there is none who sees or judges, he fills one house
with lawlessness, then his eyes are upon the next to destroy it with words
giving wings to his desire. And yet
with this his soul, like hell, is not satisfied.
11. Let O
Lord his portion be in disgrace before Thee, let him go forth and come home
accursed, let his life be spend in anguish and in poverty and want O Lord.
12. Let his
sleep be beset with pains, and his awakening with perplexities, let sleep
withdraw from his eyelids at night.
fall disgracefully in every work of his hands, and let him come home
empty-handed, that his house be void of everything where-with to satisfy his
appetite, and let his old age be spend in childless loneliness until his removal
14. Let the
flesh of men-pleasers be rent by wild beasts, and the bones of the lawless lie
without honor in the sight of the sun.
15. Let the
ravens pick out the eyes of the hypocrites in shame, for they have wasted many
houses of men, scattering them in their lust.
16. They did
not remember God, nor feared Him in all these things, but they provoked God's
anger and vexed Him.
17. May He
remove them from the earth, for with deceit they beguiled the souls of the
however are they that fear the Lord in innocence, the Lord shall deliver them
from deceitful men and sinners, and from every stumbling-block of the lawless.
19. Let God
destroy them that insolently work all unrighteousness, for a great and mighty
Judge is the Lord our God in righteousness, let Thy mercy O Lord be upon all
them that love Thee.
will praise Thee O Lord in the midst of them that know Thy righteous judgments,
for Thou art good and merciful, the help of the poor.
2. When I
cry to Thee - do not silently disregard me, for since no man can take anything
from a mighty man, who shall be able to take anything of all that Thou has
except Thou give the same.
can balance before Thee on the scales, nor anything of what he is, he cannot
enlarge that which is prescribed for him by Thee.
4. Unto Thee
O Lord we call when we are in distress, for Thy help we call to Thee, and Thou
does not turn back our petition, for Thou art our God.
5. Cause not
Thy hand to be heavy on us - lest through necessity we sin, and Thou does not
restore us - we will not depart - but come to Thee.
6. For if I
hunger, it is to Thee that I will come O Lord, and Thou wilt give to me.
7. Thou does
nourish all flesh, giving rain to the fields that the green grass may spring
forth food for all that lives, it is unto Thee that they lift their face when
8. Thou does
nourish kings and peoples, and who is the help of the poor and needy if not Thou
9. And Thou
wilt listen, for who is good and gentle other than Thou who makes the souls of
the humble glad by opening Thy hand in mercy?
goodness is bestowed grudgingly, and if he repeats it without murmuring - it is
marvelous, but Thy gift is great in goodness and wealth.
11. He whose
hope is set on Thee - shall not lack gifts, Thy mercy O Lord goes over the whole
12. Happy is
the man whom Thou remembers in granting him due sufficiency, for when a man
abounds over much - he sins.
is moderate means with righteousness, for with it comes the blessing of the Lord
in abundance of righteousness.
14. They that
fear the Lord - rejoice in good gifts, and Thy goodness Lord is upon Israel Thy
kingdom, blessed is the glory of the Lord, for He is our king.
is the man whose heart is fixed to call upon the name of the Lord, when he calls
he will be saved.
2. His ways
are made straight by the Lord, and the works of his hands are preserved by the
Lord his God.
3. His soul
will not be troubled by what he sees in bad dreams, nor will he be dismayed when
he passes through rivers and the tossing of the sea.
4. He arises
from his sleep and blesses the name of the Lord, when his heart is at peace - he
sings to the name of the Lord, he entreats the Lord for all his house.
5. And the
Lord hears the prayer of everyone that fears Him, and fulfills the request of
the soul that hopes on Him.
is the Lord who shows mercy to those who love Him in sincerity.
not Thy dwelling far from us O God, lest they assail us that hate us without
cause, For Thou has rejected them O God.
2. Let not
their foot trample upon Thy holy inheritance, but chasten us Thyself in Thy good
pleasure, and give us not up to the nations.
Thou send pestilence Thou Thyself charges it concerning us, for Thou art
merciful, and will not be angry to the point of consuming us.
as Thy name dwells in our midst - we shall find mercy, and the nations shall not
prevail against us, for Thou art our shield.
5. When we
call on Thee, Thou listens to us, for Thou wilt pity the seed of Israel forever
and not reject them, we shall be under Thy yoke forever, and under the rod of
6. Thou wilt
establish us in such time as Thou wilt help us, showing mercy to the house of
Jacob, on the day wherein Thou did promise to help them.
ear has heard the sound of war and of distress, the sound of a trumpet
announcing slaughter and destruction, the sound of many people as of a strong
storm of fire sweeping through the Negeb, I said in my heart surely the Lord
the sound moving towards Jerusalem, towards the holy city, and my loins were
broken at what I heard, my knees weak, my heart afraid, and my bones shook like
reeds. I said; Thou Lord establish
my way in righteousness.
upon the judgments of God from since the creation of heaven and earth, I held
God righteous in His judgments, which have been from of old.
5. God laid
bare their sins in the full light of day; all the earth came to know the
righteous judgments of God that were in secret places.
underground, their iniquities were committed to provoke Him to anger; they
wrought confusion, son with mother and father with daughter.
committed adultery every man with his neighbors wife, and made covenants with an
oath with one another concerning these things.
plundered the sanctuary of God as though there were no avenger; they trod upon
the altar of the Lord coming straight from all sorts of uncleanliness.
menstrual blood they defiled the sacrifices as though they were mere common
flesh, they left no sin undone wherein they did not surpass the heathen.
did God mingle for them a spirit of wandering, and gave them to drink a cup of
undiluted wine, so they might become drunk.
brought one from the ends of the earth that smites strongly; He decreed war
against Jerusalem and her land.
princes of the land went to meet him with joy, they said to him; may you be
blessed, come enter in peace.
13. They made
the rough roads smooth for his entrance, and opened the gates of Jerusalem, as a
father entering the house of his son, so he entered Jerusalem in peace.
established his feet securely, capturing her fortresses, and the wall of
Jerusalem, for God himself led him in safely, while they wandered, God destroyed
their princes, and everyone wise in counsel.
15. He poured
out the blood of the inhabitants of Jerusalem like unclean water, and led away
their sons and daughters which they had begotten in defilement.
16. They did
according to their profanity, just as their fathers had done; they defiled
Jerusalem and the things that were hallowed to the name of God.
17. God has
showed himself righteous in His judgments upon the nations of the earth, with
the just servants of the Lord as innocent lambs among them.
be praised is the Lord, He that judges the whole earth in His righteousness.
Thou has shown us Thy judgments in righteousness O God, our eyes have seen Thy
20. We have
justified Thy name, which is honored forever, for Thou art the God of
righteousness judging Israel with discipline.
21. Turn Thy
mercy to us O Lord, have pity on us, gather the dispersed of Israel together
with mercy and goodness,
22. For Thy
faithfulness is with us, though we have stiffened our necks, Thou art our
23. Do not
over-look us O Lord, lest the nations swallow us as if there were no Redeemer.
24. For Thou
art our God from the beginning, and our hope is set on Thee O Lord, nor will we
depart from Thee, for Thy judgments are good to us.
25. We and
our children are by Thy pleasure forever, and never more shall we be moved O
Lord our Savior.
is worthy to be praised for the judgments in the mouth of His just ones, and
blessed be Israel of the Lord forever.
Israel was led captive into a strange land, when they fell away from the Lord
who redeemed them, they were cast from their inheritance, which the Lord had
dispersed were among all nations according to the word of God, that Thou O Lord
might be justified in Thy righteousness, because of our transgressions.
art a just Judge over all the peoples of the earth, for none is hidden which do
righteous deeds of Thy just ones are before Thee O Lord where then could a man
hide himself from Thy knowledge O God?
5. Our works
are subject to our choice and power, it is in our hands to do right or wrong,
and in Thy righteousness Thou does visit the sons of men.
6. He that
does righteousness lays up life for himself with the Lord, and he that does
wrong - forfeits his life to destruction.
7. For the
judgments of the Lord are given in righteousness to every man and his house.
8. Unto whom
wilt Thou be good O Lord if not to them that call upon Thee?
He cleanses a soul from sin when it makes confession, when it
9. For ours
is the shame on account of these things, and the sins, which He forgives, are it
not of those that have sinned?
10. Thou does
bless the righteous, and reproves them for the sins, which they have committed,
Thy goodness is upon them that sin - when they repent.
Thou art our God, and we the people Thou has loved, show then pity O God of
Israel, for we are Thine.
not Thy mercy from us lest they assail us, for Thou choose the seed of Abraham
above all nations, and set Thy name upon us O Lord.
not reject us forever, making a covenant with our fathers concerning us, and
when our souls turn to Thee our hope is on Thee.
14. The mercy
of the Lord be upon the house of Israel forever and ever.
is the man that the Lord remembers with reprove, whom He restrains from the way
of evil with strokes, that he may be cleansed from sin, and they not multiply.
2. He who
readies his back for strokes - shall be cleansed, for the Lord is good to them
that endure chastening.
the ways of the righteous straight by chastening, and does not pervert them.
4. The mercy
of the Lord is upon them that love Him in truth, and the Lord remembers his
servants in mercy.
5. For the
testimony is in the law of the eternal covenant, His covenant is on the ways of
men in the day of their visitation.
6. Just and
kind is our Lord in His judgments forever, and Israel shall praise the name of
the Lord in gladness.
7. The just
ones shall give thanks in the assembly of the people; the Lord will have mercy
on the poor in the gladness of Israel.
8. For good
and merciful is God forever, and the assemblies of Israel shall glorify the name
of the Lord.
salvation of the Lord be upon the house of Israel to everlasting gladness.
the trumpets in Zion to summon the saints, cause the voice of him to be heard in
Jerusalem, of him who brings good tidings.
2. For God
will have pity on Israel in visiting them, stand therefore on the height O
Jerusalem, and behold your children.
3. From the
east and west gathered by the Lord, from the north they come in joy of their
God, from the islands afar off God has gathered them.
4. He shall
abase high mountains into a plain for them, and the hills flee at their coming.
The woods gave them shelter as they passed by, and the Lord caused every
sweet smelling tree to spring up for them that Israel might pass by in the
visitation of the glory of their God.
5. Put on
your glorious garments O Jerusalem; ready your holy robe, for God has spoken
good concerning Israel forever and ever.
6. Let the
Lord perform what He has spoken concerning Israel and Jerusalem, let the Lord
raise-up Israel by His glorious name.
7. The mercy
of the Lord be upon Israel forever and ever.
my soul O Lord from the lawless and wicked man, from the tongue that is lawless
and slanderous - speaking lies and deceit.
twisted are the words of the tongue of the wicked man, like as a fire burns away
the beauty from the people, so he delights to fill houses with a false tongue.
3. He cuts
down the trees of gladness - inflaming transgressors; he involves households in
warfare by means of a slanderous tongue.
4. May God
remove the lips of transgressors far from the innocent - by bringing want to
5. May the
bones of the slanderers be scattered far from them that fear the Lord, and
perish in flaming fire far from the just.
6. May the
Lord preserve the quiet soul that hates the unrighteous, and may He establish
the man that follows peace at home.
salvation of the Lord be upon Israel His servant forever, and let sinners perish
together at the presence of the Lord, and let the just ones inherit the promise
right hand of the Lord has covered me, the right hand of the Lord has spared us,
the arm of the Lord has saved us from the sword that passed through, from
famine, and from the death of sinners.
beasts ran upon them, with their teeth they tore their flesh, with their molars
they crushed their bones, but from all these the Lord delivered
righteous was troubled on account of his errors - lest he be taken with the
sinners, for terrible is the overthrow of the sinners, but not one of these
things touches the righteous.
4. For the
chastening of the righteous for sins done in ignorance is not the same as the
overthrow of the sinners.
righteous is chastened secretly, lest the sinners should rejoice over the
righteous, for He corrects the righteous as a beloved son, and His discipline is
as that to a first-born.
6. For the
Lord spares His just ones, He blots out their errors by His chastening, for the
life of the righteous shall be forever, but sinners shall be taken away into
memorial shall be found no more, but upon the just is the mercy of the Lord, and
His compassion upon them that fear Him.
is the Lord to them that love Him in truth, to them that endure His chastening,
to them that walk in the righteousness of His commandments.
2. In the
law, which He commanded us, that we might live, the just ones shall live by it
of life in the Lord's Paradise are His devout ones, their planting is rooted
forever, they shall not be plucked up all the days of heaven, for portion and
the inheritance of God is Israel.
4. But not
so for the sinners and transgressors who love the brief day spend in
companionship with their sins, their delight is in fleeting corruption, they
remember not God.
5. The ways
of men are at all times known before God, He knows the secrets of the heart
before they come to pass.
is their inheritance hell and darkness, and destruction, and they shall not be
found in the day when the righteous obtain mercy.
devout ones of the Lord shall inherit life in gladness.
I was in distress I called upon the name of the Lord, I hoped for the help of
the God of Jacob - and was saved, for Thou O God art the hope and refuge of the
strength is there in man but to in truth give thanks to Thee O Lord, and wherein
shall man's power be - but to give glory to Thy name.
3. I will
sing a new psalm, a song in the gladness of my heart; I will bring the fruit of
the lips with a well-tuned instrument - the tongue, the first fruits of the lips
from a devout and righteous heart.
4. He that
offers these shall never be disturbed by evil, nor shall the flame of the fire
of the wrath against the unrighteous touch him when it shall go forth against
the sinners to destroy all their substance.
mark of God is upon the righteous that they may be saved, famine, sword, and
pestilence shall be far from the righteous.
shall flee from the just as men pursued in war, but they shall pursue sinners
and overtake them, for they that act lawlessly shall not escape the judgment of
shall be overtaken as by enemies experienced in war, for the mark of destruction
is upon their forehead.
inheritance of sinners is destruction and darkness; their iniquities shall
pursue them unto hell below.
inheritance shall not be found for their children, for sin's devastates the
dwellings of sinners.
10. In the
day of the Lord's judgment - sinners shall perish forever, when God visits the
earth with judgment.
11. But they
that fear the Lord shall find mercy therein, and live by the compassion of their
my soul slumbered from the Lord I had all but slipped down to the pit, when I
was far from God my soul had nearly been poured out unto death.
2. I was
near to the gates of hell with sinners when my soul departed from the Lord God
of Israel; I would have perished, had not the Lord helped me with His
pricked me as a horse is pricked that I might serve Him, my Savior, and my
Helper at all times saved me.
4. I will
give thanks to Thee O God, for Thou helped me to Thy salvation, not counting me
with sinners to destruction.
not Thy mercy from me O God, nor Thy memorial from my heart all my days.
Rule me O
God; keep me back from wicked sin, and from wicked women that cause the simple
7. Let not
the beauty of a lawless woman beguile me, nor anyone that is subject to
the works of Thy hands before Thee; preserve my steps in the remembrance of
my tongue and my lips with words of truth, put anger and wrath far from me, and
murmuring and impatience during afflictions.
10. When I
sin, chasten me so I may return to Thee, support my soul with goodness and
11. When Thou
strengthen my soul, then Thy gift is sufficient for me, for if Thou do not give
us strength - who can endure chastening with poverty?
man is rebuked by means of his corruption, Thy testing of him is in the flesh,
in the affliction of poverty.
13. If the
righteous endure in all these trials, he shall receive mercy from the Lord.
O Lord art our King forever, for in Thee O Lord does our soul glory.
2. How long
are the days of a man's life upon the earth? As are his days so is his hope set upon him, but we hope in
God our deliverer.
3. For the
might of our God is forever with mercy, and the kingdom of our God is forever
over the nations in judgment.
4. Thou O
Lord chose David to be king over Israel, and swore to him concerning his seed
that his kingdom should never fail before Thee.
our sins - sinners rose up against us, they assailed us and cast us out, and
they took from us with violence even that which was not promised them.
6. In no way
did they glorify Thy honorable name, they set a worldly monarchy in place of
that which was Thy excellence, they laid the throne of David waste in tumultuous
O Lord cast them down, and removed their seed from the earth, because they
raised up a man that was alien to our race.
rewarded them according to their sins O Lord, so that it came to them according
to their deeds.
showed them no pity, He sought out their seed allowing not one of them to go
free, and faithful is the Lord in all His judgments, which He performs upon the
lawless one wasted our land so that it was without inhabitants; they destroyed
young and old together with their children.
heat of His anger He sent them away - even to the west, unsparingly He exposed
the rulers of the land to derision.
alien the enemy acted proudly, thus he did in Jerusalem as well as in all the
cities such things as Gentiles do to their gods.
13. And the
children of the covenant, in the midst of these mingled people, surpassed them
in evil, there was not one among them that wrought mercy and truth in Jerusalem.
14. They that
loved the assemblies of the just, fled from them like sparrows that fly from
wandered in deserts to save their lives from harm, each one was precious in the
eyes of the Lord, they were scattered over the whole earth by lawless men.
heavens withheld the rain from falling on the earth; the lasting springs were
stopped from out of the deep that ran down lofty mountains.
was none among them that wrought righteousness and justice, from the chief of
them to the least - all were sinful.
18. The king
was a transgressor, the judge disobedient, and the people sinful.
19. Behold O
Lord and raise their King up to them, the Son of David in Thy time that He may
reign over Thy servant Israel.
20. Gird Him
with strength that He may scatter unrighteous rulers, that He may purge
Jerusalem from nations that trample her to destruction.
and righteously He shall cast out sinners from the inheritance, He shall destroy
the prince of the sinners as a potter a jar.
22. With a
rod of iron shall He break to pieces all their substance and destroy the godless
nations with the word of His mouth.
shall flee at His rebuke; He shall reprove sinners for the thought of their
gather a holy people, whom He shall lead in righteousness; He shall judge the
tribes of the people that have been sanctified by the word of His God.
25. He shall
not tolerate unrighteousness to lodge in their midst anymore, nor any man to
dwell with them that knows wickedness.
26. For He
shall know them all as sons of God, and divide them upon their land according to
sojourner nor alien shall live with them anymore; He shall judge people and
nations in the wisdom of His righteousness.
28. He shall
have the heathen nations serve under His yoke, and glorify the Lord in a place
most prominent in all the earth.
29. He shall
purge Jerusalem making it holy as of old, and nations shall come from the ends
of the earth bringing as gifts her sons who had fainted, and to see the glory of
the Lord wherewith God has glorified her.
30. He shall
be a righteous King over them, taught of God, and there shall not be any
unrighteousness in their midst in His days.
shall be holy, they and their King, the anointed of the Lord, He shall not put
His trust in horse nor rider, nor in the bow, nor multiply for Himself gold or
silver for war.
32. Nor shall
He gather confidence from a multitude for a day of battle, for the Lord Himself
is His King, the hope of Him that is mighty in His hope of God.
nations shall be in fear before Him, for He will smite the earth with the sword
of His mouth forever.
34. He will
bless the people of the Lord with wisdom and gladness, and Himself will be pure
of sin so that He may rule a great people.
35. He will
rebuke rulers, and remove sinners by the might of His word, and in His reliance
upon His God He will not stumble.
36. For God
will make Him mighty by means of His Holy Spirit, and wise by means of the
Spirit of understanding, with strength and righteousness.
blessings of the Lord will be with Him, He will be strong and not stumble, His
hope will be in the Lord, who then can prevail against Him?
38. He will
be mighty in His works, and strong in the fear of God, He will be herding the
flock of the Lord faithfully and righteously.
suffer none among them to stumble in their pasture, for He will lead all of them
will be no pride among them - that anyone should be oppressed, this will be the
majesty of the King of Israel who knows God.
raise Him over the house of Israel to correct him, His words shall be more
refined than costly gold, He will judge the people in the assemblies of the
shall be like the words of the Holy One's in the midst of sanctified peoples.
be they that shall be in those days, in that they shall see the good fortune of
Israel, which God shall bring to pass in the gathering together of the tribes.
44. May the
Lord hasten His mercy on Israel, may He deliver us from the uncleanliness of
unholy enemies, the Lord Himself is our King forever and ever.
mercy Lord is over the works of Thy hands forever, Thy goodness over Israel a
2. Thy eyes
look upon them that none should suffer want; Thy ear listens to the hopeful
prayer of the poor.
judgments are executed upon the whole earth in mercy, and Thy love is towards
the seed of Abraham, the children of Israel.
discipline is upon us as upon a first-born, an only begotten one, to turn back
the obedient soul from folly done in ignorance.
5. May God
cleanse Israel against the day of mercy and blessings, against the appointed day
when they that are within these days shall be blessed.
6. He brings
His Anointed, and they shall see the goodness of the Lord, which He shall
perform for the generations to come.
shall see it under the rod of His discipline, in the fear of God, and in the
Spirit of wisdom and of understanding and strength.
8. That He may direct every man in the deeds of righteousness, and establish all of them before the Lord, a good generation living in the fear of God in the days of mercy.
9. Great is
our God, and glorious living in the highest, it is He who established the lights
of heaven in their courses to determine seasons from year to year.
10. And they
have not turned aside from the way He appointed them, in the fear of the Lord
they pursue their path every day from the day that God created them and forever
11. They have
nor erred, not since their creation, since the generations of old they have not
withdrawn from their path except where God commanded them by the commands of His