Bible (Jewish Publication Society 1917)/Psalms

The Holy Scriptures  (1917) 

Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, pages 777–882



ספר ראשון

1Happy is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stood in the way of sinners,
Nor sat in the seat of the scornful.
2But his delight is in the law of the Lord;
And in His law doth he meditate day and night.
3And he shall be like a tree planted by streams of water,
That bringeth forth its fruit in its season,
And whose leaf doth not wither;
And in whatsoever he doeth he shall prosper.
4Not so the wicked;
But they are like the chaff which the wind driveth away,
5Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6For the LORD regardeth the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked shall perish.

2Why are the nations in an uproar?
And why do the peoples mutter in vain?
2The kings of the earth stand up,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against the Lord, and against His anointed:
3'Let us break their bands asunder,
And cast away their cords from us.'
4He that sitteth in heaven laugheth,
The Lord hath them in derision.
5Then will He speak unto them in His wrath,
And affright them in His sore displeasure:
6'Truly it is I that have established My king
Upon Zion, My holy mountain.'
7I will tell of the decree:
The Lord said unto me: 'Thou art My son,
This day have I begotten thee.
8Ask of Me, and I will give the nations for thine inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for thy possession.
9Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron;
Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.'
10Now therefore, ye kings, be wise;
Be admonished, ye judges of the earth.
11Serve the LORD with fear,
And rejoice with trembling.
12Do homage in purity, lest He be angry, and ye perish in the way,
When suddenly His wrath is kindled.
Happy are all they that take refuge in Him.
3A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.

2Lord, how many are mine adversaries become!
Many are they that rise up against me.
3Many there are that say of my soul:
'There is no salvation for him in God.'Selah
4But thou, O Lord, art a shield about me;
My glory, and the lifter up of my head.
5With my voice I call unto the Lord,
And He answereth me out of His holy mountain.Selah
6I lay me down, and I sleep;
I awake, for the Lord sustaineth me.
7I am not afraid of ten thousands of people,
That have set themselves against me round about.
8Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God;
For Thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek,
Thou hast broken the teeth of the wicked.
9Salvation belongeth unto the Lord;
Thy blessing be upon Thy people.Selah

4For the Leader; with string-music. A Psalm of David.

2Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness,
Thou who didst set me free when I was in distress;
Be gracious unto me, and hear my prayer.
3O ye sons of men, how long shall my glory be put to shame,
In that ye love vanity, and seek after falsehood?Selah
4But know that the Lord hath set apart the godly man as His own;
The Lord will hear when I call unto Him.
5Tremble, and sin not;
Commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.Selah
6Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,
And put your trust in the Lord.
7Many there are that say: 'Oh that we could see some good!'
Lord, lift Thou up the light of Thy countenance upon us.
8Thou hast put gladness in my heart,
More than when their corn and their wine increase.
9In peace will I both lay me down and sleep;
For Thou, Lord, makest me dwell alone in safety.

5For the Leader; upon the Nehiloth. A Psalm of David.

2Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation.
3Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God;
For unto Thee do I pray.
4O Lord, in the morning shalt Thou hear my voice;
In the morning will I order my prayer unto Thee, and will look forward.
5For Thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness;
Evil shall not sojourn with Thee.
6The boasters shall not stand in Thy sight;
Thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
7Thou destroyest them that speak falsehood;
The Lord abhorreth the man of blood and of deceit.
8But as for me, in the abundance of Thy lovingkindness will I come into Thy house;
I will bow down toward Thy holy temple in the fear of Thee.
9O Lord, lead me in Thy righteousness because of them that lie in wait for me;
Make Thy way straight before my face.
10For there is no sincerity in their mouth;
Their inward part is a yawning gulf,
Their throat is an open sepulchre;
They make smooth their tongue.
11Hold them guilty, O God,
Let them fall by their own counsels;
Cast them down in the multitude of their transgressions;
For they have rebelled against Thee.
12So shall all those that take refuge in Thee rejoice,
They shall ever shout for joy,
And Thou shalt shelter them;
Let them also that love Thy name exult in Thee.
13For Thou dost bless the righteous;
O Lord, Thou dost encompass him with favour as with a shield.

6 For the Leader; with string-music; on the Sheminith. A Psalm of David.

2O Lord, rebuke me not in Thine anger,
Neither chasten me in Thy wrath.
3Be gracious unto me, O Lord, for I languish away; 5
Heal me, O Lord, for my bones are affrighted.
4My soul also is sore affrighted;
And Thou, O Lord, how long?
5Return, O Lord, deliver my soul;
Save me for Thy mercy's sake.
6For in death there is no remembrance of Thee;
In the nether-world who will give Thee thanks?
7I am weary with my groaning;
Every night make I my bed to swim;
I melt away my couch with my tears.
8Mine eye is dimmed because of vexation;
It waxeth old because of all mine adversaries.
9Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity;
For the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.
10The Lord hath heard my supplication;
The Lord receiveth my prayer.
11All mine enemies shall be ashamed and sore affrighted;
They shall turn back, they shall be ashamed suddenly.

7 Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the Lord, concerning Cush a Benjamite.

2O Lord my God, in Thee have I taken refuge;
Save me from all them that pursue me, and deliver me;
3Lest he tear my soul like a lion,
Rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
4O Lord my God, if I have done this;
If there be iniquity in my hands;
5If I have requited him that did evil unto me,
Or spoiled mine adversary unto emptiness;
6Let the enemy pursue my soul, and overtake it,
And tread my life down to the earth;
Yea, let him lay my glory in the dust. Selah
7Arise, O Lord, in Thine anger,
Lift up Thyself in indignation against mine adversaries;
Yea, awake for me at the judgment which Thou hast commanded.
8And let the congregation of the peoples compass Thee about,
And over them return Thou on high.
9O Lord, who ministerest judgment to the peoples,
Judge me, O Lord,
According to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.
10Oh that a full measure of evil might come upon the wicked,
And that Thou wouldest establish the righteous;
For the righteous God trieth the heart and reins.
11My shield is with God,
Who saveth the upright in heart.
12God is a righteous judge,
Yea, a God that hath indignation every day:
13If a man turn not, He will whet His sword,
He hath bent His bow, and made it ready;
14He hath also prepared for him the weapons of death,
Yea, His arrows which He made sharp.
15Behold, he travaileth with iniquity;
Yea, he conceiveth mischief, and bringeth forth falsehood.
16He hath digged a pit, and hollowed it,
And is fallen into the ditch which he made.
17His mischief shall return upon his own head,
And his violence shall come down upon his own pate.
18I will give thanks unto the Lord according to His righteousness;
And will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.

8 For the Leader; upon the Gittith. A Psalm of David.

2O Lord, our Lord,
How glorious is Thy name in all the earth!
Whose majesty is rehearsed above the heavens.
3Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast Thou founded strength,
Because of Thine adversaries;
That Thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
4When I behold Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers,
The moon and the stars, which Thou hast established;
5What is man, that Thou art mindful of him?
And the son of man, that Thou thinkest of him?
6Yet Thou hast made him but little lower than the angels,
And hast crowned him with glory and honour.
7Thou hast made him to have dominion over the works of Thy hands;
Thou hast put all things under His feet:
8Sheep and oxen, all of them,
Yea, and the beasts of the field;
9The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea;
Whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
10O Lord, our Lord,
How glorious is Thy name in all the earth!

9 For the Leader; upon Muth-labben. A Psalm of David.

2I will give thanks unto the Lord with my whole heart;
I will tell of all Thy marvellous works.
3I will be glad and exult in Thee;
I will sing praise to Thy name, O Most High:
4When mine enemies are turned back,
They stumble and perish at Thy presence;
5For Thou hast maintained my right and my cause;
Thou sattest upon the throne as the righteous Judge.
6Thou hast rebuked the nations,
Thou hast destroyed the wicked,
Thou hast blotted out their name for ever and ever.
7O thou enemy, the waste places are come to an end for ever;
And the cities which thou didst uproot,
Their very memorial is perished.
8But the Lord is enthroned for ever;
He hath established His throne for judgment.
9And He will judge the world in righteousness,
He will minister judgment to the peoples with equity.
10The Lord also will be a high tower for the oppressed,
A high tower in times of trouble;
11And they that know Thy name will put their trust in Thee;
For thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek Thee.
12Sing praises to the Lord, who dwelleth in Zion;
Declare among the peoples His doings.
13For He that avengeth blood hath remembered them;
He hath not forgotten the cry of the humble.
14Be gracious unto me, O Lord,
Behold mine affliction at the hands of them that hate me;
Thou that liftest me up from the gates of death;
15That I may tell of all Thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion,
That I may rejoice in Thy salvation.
16The nations are sunk down in the pit that they made;
In the net which they hid is their own foot taken.
17The Lord hath made Himself known, He hath executed judgment,
The wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah
18The wicked shall return to the nether-world,
Even all the nations that forget God.
19For the needy shall not alway be forgotten,
Nor the expectation of the poor perish for ever.
20Arise, O Lord, let not man prevail;
Let the nations be judged in Thy sight.
21Set terror over them, O Lord;
Let the nations know they are but men. Selah

10 Why standest Thou afar off, O Lord?
Why hidest Thou Thyself in times of trouble?
2Through the pride of the wicked the poor is hotly pursued,
They are taken in the devices that they have imagined.
3For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire,
And the covetous vaunteth himself, though he contemn the Lord.
4The wicked, in the pride of his countenance [, saith]: 'He will not require';
All his thoughts are: 'There is no God.'
5His ways prosper at all times;
Thy judgments are far above out of his sight;
As for all his adversaries, he puffeth at them.
6He saith in his heart: 'I shall not be moved,
I who to all generations shall not be in adversity.'
7His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression;
Under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.
8He sitteth in the lurking-places of the villages;
In secret places doth he slay the innocent;
His eyes are on the watch for the helpless.
9He lieth in wait in a secret place as a lion in his lair,
He lieth in wait to catch the poor;
He doth catch the poor, when he draweth him up in his net.
10He croucheth, he boweth down,
And the helpless fall into his mighty claws.
11He hath said in his heart: 'God hath forgotten;
He hideth His face; He will never see.'
12Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up Thy hand;
Forget not the humble.
13Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God,
And say in his heart: 'Thou wilt not require'?
14Thou hast seen; for Thou beholdest trouble and vexation, to requite them with Thy hand;
Unto Thee the helpless committeth himself;
Thou hast been the helper of the fatherless.
15Break Thou the arm of the wicked;
And as for the evil man, search out his wickedness, till none be found.
16The Lord is King for ever and ever;
The nations are perished out of His land.
17Lord, Thou hast heard the desire of the humble:
Thou wilt direct their heart, Thou wilt cause Thine ear to attend;
18To right the fatherless and the oppressed,
That man who is of the earth may be terrible no more.

11 For the Leader. [A Psalm] of David.

In the Lord have I taken refuge;
How say ye to my soul:
'Flee thou! to your mountain, ye birds'?
2For, lo, the wicked bend the bow,
They have made ready their arrow upon the string,
That they may shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.
3When the foundations are destroyed,
What hath the righteous wrought?
4The Lord is in His holy temple,
The Lord, His throne is in heaven;
His eyes behold, His eyelids try, the children of men.
5The Lord trieth the righteous;
But the wicked and him that loveth violence His soul hateth.
6Upon the wicked He will cause to rain coals;
Fire and brimstone and burning wind shall be the portion of their cup.
7For the Lord is righteous, He loveth righteousness;
The upright shall behold His face.

12 For the Leader; on the Sheminith. A Psalm of David.

2Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth;
For the faithful fail from among the children of men.
3They speak falsehood every one with his neighbour;
With flattering lip, and with a double heart, do they speak.
4May the Lord cut off all flattering lips,
The tongue that speaketh proud things!
5Who have said: 'Our tongue will we make mighty;
Our lips are with us: who is lord over us?'
6'For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy,
Now will I arise', saith the Lord;
'I will set him in safety at whom they puff.'
7The words of the Lord are pure words,
As silver tried in a crucible on the earth, refined seven times.
8Thou wilt keep them, O Lord;
Thou wilt preserve us from this generation for ever.
9The wicked walk on every side,
When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.

13 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.

2How long, O Lord, wilt Thou forget me for ever?
How long wilt Thou hide Thy face from me?
3How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart by day?
How long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?
4Behold Thou, and answer me, O Lord my God;
Lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
5Lest mine enemy say: 'I have prevailed against him';
Lest mine adversaries rejoice when I am moved.
6But as for me, in Thy mercy do I trust;
My heart shall rejoice in Thy salvation.
I will sing unto the Lord,
Because He hath dealt bountifully with me.

14 For the Leader. [A Psalm] of David.

The fool hath said in his heart: 'There is no God';
They have dealt corruptly, they have done abominably;
There is none that doeth good.
2The Lord looked forth from heaven upon the children of men,
To see if there were any man of understanding, that did seek after God.
3They are all corrupt, they are together become impure;
There is none that doeth good, no, not one.
4'Shall not all the workers of iniquity know it,
Who eat up My people as they eat bread,
And call not upon the Lord?'
5There are they in great fear;
For God is with the righteous generation.
6Ye would put to shame the counsel of the poor,
But the Lord is his refuge.
7Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion!
When the Lord turneth the captivity of His people,
Let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.

15 A Psalm of David.

Lord, who shall sojourn in Thy tabernacle?
Who shall dwell upon Thy holy mountain?
2He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness,
And speaketh truth in his heart;
3That hath no slander upon his tongue,
Nor doeth evil to his fellow,
Nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour;
4In whose eyes a vile person is despised,
But he honoureth them that fear the Lord;
He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not;
5He that putteth not out his money on interest,
Nor taketh a bribe against the innocent.
He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

16 Michtam of David.

Keep me, O God; for I have taken refuge in Thee.
2I have said unto the Lord: 'Thou art my Lord;
I have no good but in Thee';
3As for the holy that are in the earth,
They are the excellent in whom is all my delight.
4Let the idols of them be multiplied that make suit unto another;
Their drink-offerings of blood will I not offer,
Nor take their names upon my lips.
5O Lord, the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup,
Thou maintainest my lot.
6The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places;
Yea, I have a goodly heritage.
7I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel;
Yea, in the night seasons my reins instruct me.
8I have set the Lord always before me;
Surely He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
9Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth;
My flesh also dwelleth in safety;
10For Thou wilt not abandon my soul to the nether-world;
Neither wilt Thou suffer Thy godly one to see the pit.
11Thou makest me to know the path of life;
In Thy presence is fulness of joy,
In Thy right hand bliss for evermore.

17 A Prayer of David.

Hear the right, O Lord, attend unto my cry;
Give ear unto my prayer from lips without deceit.
2Let my judgment come forth from Thy presence;
Let Thine eyes behold equity.
3Thou hast tried my heart, Thou hast visited it in the night;
Thou hast tested me, and Thou findest not
That I had a thought which should not pass my mouth.
4As for the doings of men, by the word of Thy lips
I have kept me from the ways of the violent.
5My steps have held fast to Thy paths,
My feet have not slipped.
6As for me, I call upon Thee, for Thou wilt answer me, O God;
Incline Thine ear unto me, hear my speech.
7Make passing great Thy mercies, O Thou that savest by Thy right hand
From assailants them that take refuge in Thee.
8Keep me as the apple of the eye,
Hide me in the shadow of Thy wings,
9From the wicked that oppress,
My deadly enemies, that compass me about.
10Their gross heart they have shut tight,
With their mouth they speak proudly.
11At our every step they have now encompassed us;
They set their eyes to cast us down to the earth.
12He is like a lion that is eager to tear in pieces,
And like a young lion lurking in secret places.
13Arise, O Lord, confront him, cast him down;
Deliver my soul from the wicked, by Thy sword;
14From men, by Thy hand, O Lord,
From men of the world, whose portion is in this life,
And whose belly Thou fillest with Thy treasure;
Who have children in plenty,
And leave their abundance to their babes.
15As for me, I shall behold Thy face in righteousness;
I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness.

18 For the Leader. [A Psalm] of David the servant of the Lord, who spoke unto the Lord the words of this song in the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul; 2And he said:

I love thee, O Lord, my strength.
3The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
My God, my rock, in Him I take refuge;
My shield, and my horn of salvation, my high tower.
4Praised, I cry, is the Lord,
And I am saved from mine enemies.
5The cords of Death compassed me,
And the floods of [1]Belial assailed me.
6The cords of [1]Sheol surrounded me;
The snares of Death confronted me.
7In my distress I called upon the Lord,
And cried unto my God;
Out of His temple He heard my voice,
And my cry came before Him unto His ears.
8Then the earth did shake and quake,
The foundations also of the mountains did tremble;
They were shaken, because He was wroth.
9Smoke arose up in His nostrils,
And fire out of His mouth did devour;
Coals flamed forth from Him.
10He bowed the heavens also, and came down;
And thick darkness was under His feet.
11And He rode upon a cherub, and did fly;
Yea, He did swoop down upon the wings of the wind.
12He made darkness His hiding-place, His pavilion round about Him;
Darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.
13At the brightness before Him, there passed through His thick clouds
Hailstones and coals of fire.
14The Lord also thundered in the heavens,
And the Most High gave forth His voice;
Hailstones and coals of fire.
15And He sent out His arrows, and scattered them;
And He shot forth lightnings, and discomfited them.
16And the channels of waters appeared,
And the foundations of the world were laid bare,
At Thy rebuke, O Lord,
At the blast of the breath of Thy nostrils.
17He sent from on high, He took me;
He drew me out of many waters.
18He delivered me from mine enemy
most strong,
And from them that hated me, for they were too mighty for me.
19They confronted me in the day of my calamity;
But the Lord was a stay unto me.
20He brought me forth also into a large place;
He delivered me, because He delighted in me.
21The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness;
According to the cleanness of my hands hath He recompensed me.
22For I have kept the ways of the Lord,
And have not wickedly departed from my God.
23For all His ordinances were before me,
And I put not away His statutes from me.
24And I was single-hearted with Him,
And I kept myself from mine iniquity.
25Therefore hath the Lord recompensed me according to my righteousness,
According to the cleanness of my hands in His eyes.
26With the merciful Thou dost show Thyself merciful,
With the upright man Thou dost show Thyself upright;
27With the pure Thou dost show Thyself pure;
And with the crooked Thou dost show Thyself subtle.
28For Thou dost save the afflicted people;
But the haughty eyes Thou dost humble.
29For Thou dost light my lamp;
The Lord my God doth lighten my darkness.
30For by Thee I run upon a troop;
And by my God do I scale a wall.
31As for God, His way is perfect;
The word of the Lord is tried;
He is a shield unto all them that take refuge in Him.
32For who is God, save the Lord?
And who is a Rock, except our God?
33The God that girdeth me with strength,
And maketh my way straight;
34Who maketh my feet like hinds',
And setteth me upon my high places;
35Who traineth my hands for war,
So that mine arms do bend a bow of brass.
36Thou hast also given me Thy shield of salvation,
And Thy right hand hath holden me up;
And Thy condescension hath made me great.
37Thou hast enlarged my steps under me,
And my feet have not slipped.
38I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them;
Neither did I turn back till they were consumed.
39I have smitten them through, so that they are not able to rise;
They are fallen under my feet.
40For Thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle;
Thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.
41Thou hast also made mine enemies turn their backs unto me,
And I did cut off them that hate me.
42They cried, but there was none to save;
Even unto the Lord, but He answered them not.
43Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind;
I did cast them out as the mire of the streets.
44Thou hast delivered me from the contentions of the people;
Thou hast made me the head of the nations;
A people whom I have not known serve me.
45As soon as they hear of me, they obey me;
The sons of the stranger dwindle away before me.
46The sons of the stranger fade away,
And come trembling out of their close places.
47The Lord liveth, and blessed be my Rock;
And exalted be the God of my salvation;
48Even the God that executeth vengeance for me,
And subdueth peoples under me.
49He delivereth me from mine enemies;
Yea, Thou liftest me up above them that rise up against me;
Thou deliverest me from the violent man.
50Therefore I will give thanks unto Thee, O Lord, among the nations,
And will sing praises unto Thy name.
51Great salvation giveth He to His king;
And showeth mercy to His anointed,
To David and to his seed, for evermore.

19 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.

2The heavens declare the glory of God,
And the firmament showeth His handiwork;
3Day unto day uttereth speech,
And night unto night revealeth knowledge;
4There is no speech, there are no words,
Neither is their voice heard.
5Their line is gone out through all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world.
In them hath He set a tent for the sun,
6Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
And rejoiceth as a strong man to run his course.
7His going forth is from the end of the heaven,
And his circuit unto the ends of it;
And there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
8The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
9The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
10The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever;
The ordinances of the Lord are true, they are righteous altogether;
11More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
12Moreover by them is Thy servant warned;
In keeping of them there is great reward.
13Who can discern his errors?
Clear Thou me from hidden faults.
14Keep back Thy servant also from presumptuous sins,
That they may not have dominion over me; then shall I be faultless,
And I shall be clear from great transgression.
15Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable before Thee,
O Lord, my Rock, and my Redeemer.

20 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.

2The Lord answer thee in the day of trouble;
The name of the God of Jacob set thee up on high;
3Send forth thy help from the sanctuary,
And support thee out of Zion;
4Receive the memorial of all thy meal-offerings,
And accept the fat of thy burnt-sacrifice; Selah
5Grant thee according to thine own heart,
And fulfil all thy counsel.
6We will shout for joy in thy victory,
And in the name of our God we will set up our standards;
The Lord fulfil all thy petitions.
7Now know I that the Lord saveth His anointed;
He will answer him from His holy heaven
With the mighty acts of His saving right hand.
8Some trust in chariots, and some in horses;
But we will make mention of the name of the Lord our God.
9They are bowed down and fallen;
But we are risen, and stand upright.
10Save, Lord;
Let the King answer us in the day that we call.

21For the Leader. A Psalm of David.

2O Lord, in Thy strength the king rejoiceth;
And in Thy salvation how greatly doth he exult!
3Thou hast given him his heart's desire,
And the request of his lips Thou hast not withholden.Selah
4For Thou meetest him with choicest blessings;
Thou settest a crown of fine gold on his head.
5He asked life of Thee, Thou gavest it him;
Even length of days for ever and ever.
6His glory is great through Thy salvation;
Honour and majesty dost Thou lay upon him.
7For Thou makest him most blessed for ever;
Thou makest Mm glad with joy in Thy presence.
8For the king trusteth in the Lord,
Yea, in the mercy of the Most High; he shall not be moved.
9Thy hand shall be equal to all thine enemies;
Thy right hand shall overtake those that hate thee.
10Thou shalt make them as a fiery furnace in the time of thine anger;
The Lord shall swallow them up in His wrath,
And the fire shall devour them.
11Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth,
And their seed from among the children of men.
12For they intended evil against thee,
They imagined a device, wherewith they shall not prevail.
13For thou shalt make them turn their back,
Thou shalt make ready with thy bowstrings against the face of them.
14Be Thou exalted, O Lord, in Thy strength;
So will we sing and praise Thy power.

22For the Leader; upon Aijeleth ha-Shahar. A Psalm of David.

2My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me,
And art far from my help at the words of my cry?
3O my God, I call by day, but Thou answerest not;
And at night, and there is no surcease for me.
4Yet Thou art holy,
Thou that art enthroned upon the praises of Israel.
5In Thee did our fathers trust;
They trusted, and Thou didst deliver them.
6Unto Thee they cried, and escaped;
In Thee did they trust, and were not ashamed.
7But I am a worm, and no man,
A reproach of men, and despised of the people.
8All they that see me laugh me to scorn,
They shoot out the lip, they shake the head:
9'Let him commit himself unto the Lord! let Him rescue him;
Let Him deliver him, seeing He delighteth in him.'
10For Thou art He that took me out of the womb,
Thou madest me trust when I was upon my mother's breasts.
11Upon Thee I have been cast from my birth;
Thou art my God from my mother's womb.
12Be not far from me; for trouble is near;
For there is none to help.
13Many bulls have encompassed me;
Strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
14They open wide their mouth against me,
As a ravening and a roaring lion.
15I am poured out like water,
And all my bones are out of joint;
My heart is become like wax;
It is melted in mine inmost parts
16My strength is dried up like a potsherd;
And my tongue cleaveth to my throat;
And Thou layest me in the dust of death.
17For dogs have encompassed me,
A company of evil-doers have inclosed me;
Like a lion, they are at my hands and my feet.
18I may count all my bones;
They look and gloat over me.
19They part my garments among them,
And for my vesture do they cast lots.
20But Thou, Lord, be not far off;
Thou my strength, hasten to help me.
21Deliver my soul from the sword;
Mine only one from the power of the dog.
22Save me from the lion's mouth;
Yea, from the horns of the wild-oxen do Thou answer me.
23I will declare Thy name unto my brethren;
In the midst of the congregation will I praise Thee:
24'Ye that fear the Lord, praise Him;
All ye the seed of Jacob, glorify Him;
And stand in awe of Him, all ye the seed of Israel.
25For He hath not despised nor abhorred the lowliness of the poor;
Neither hath He hid His face from him;
But when he cried unto Him, He heard.'
26From Thee cometh my praise in the great congregation,
I will pay my vows before them that fear Him.
27Let the humble eat and be satisfied;
Let them praise the Lord that seek after Him;
May your heart be quickened for ever!
28All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn unto the Lord;
And all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before Thee.
29For the kingdom is the Lord's;
And He is the ruler over the nations.
30All the fat ones of the earth shall eat and worship;
All they that go down to the dust shall kneel before Him,
Even he that cannot keep his soul alive.
31A seed shall serve him,
It shall be told of the Lord unto the next generation.
32They shall come and shall declare His righteousness
Unto a people that shall be born, that He hath done it.

23A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
3He restoreth my soul;
He guideth me in straight paths for His name's sake.
4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
For Thou art with me;
Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.
5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou hast anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;
And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

24A Psalm of David.

The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof;
The world, and they that dwell therein.
2For He hath founded it upon the seas,
And established it upon the floods.
3Who shall ascend into the mountain of the Lord?
And who shall stand in His holy place?
4He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart;
Who hath not taken My name in vain,
And hath not sworn deceitfully
5He shall receive a blessing from the Lord,
And righteousness from the God of his salvation.
6Such is the generation of them that seek after Him,
That seek Thy face, even Jacob.
7Lift up your heads, O ye gates,
And be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors;
That the King of glory may come in.
8'Who is the King of glory?'
'The Lord strong and mighty,
The Lord mighty in battle.'
9Lift up your heads, O ye gates,
Yea, lift them up, ye everlasting doors;
That the King of glory may come in.
10'Who then is the King of glory?'
'The Lord of hosts;
He is the King of glory.'Selah

25[A Psalm] of David.

אUnto Thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
ב2O my God, in Thee have I trusted, let me not be ashamed;
Let not mine enemies triumph over me.
ג3Yea, none that wait for Thee shall be ashamed;
They shall be ashamed that deal treacherously without cause.
ד4Show me Thy ways, O Lord;
Teach me Thy paths.
הו5Guide me in Thy truth, and teach me;
For Thou art the God of my salvation;
For Thee do I wait all the day.
ז6Remember, O Lord, Thy compassions and Thy mercies;
For they have been from of old.
ח7Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions;
According to Thy mercy remember Thou me,
For thy goodness' sake, O Lord.
ט8Good and upright is the Lord;
Therefore doth He instruct sinners in the way.
י9He guideth the humble in justice;
And He teacheth the humble His way.
כ10All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth
Unto such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.
ל11For Thy name's sake, O Lord,
Pardon mine iniquity, for it is great,
מ12What man is he that feareth the Lord?
Him will He instruct in the way that he should choose.
נ13His soul shall abide in prosperity,
And his seed shall inherit the land.
ס14The counsel of the Lord is with them that fear Him;
And His covenant, to make them know it.
ע15Mine eyes are ever toward the Lord;
For He will bring forth my feet out of the net.
פ16Turn Thee unto me, and be gracious unto me;
For I am solitary and afflicted.
צ17The troubles of my heart are enlarged;
O bring Thou me out of my distresses.
ר18See mine affliction and my travail;
And forgive all my sins.
19Consider how many are mine enemies,
And the cruel hatred wherewith they hate me.
ש20O keep my soul, and deliver me;
Let me not be ashamed, for I have taken refuge in Thee.
ת21Let integrity and uprightness preserve me;
Because I wait for Thee.
22Redeem Israel, O God,
Out of all his troubles.

26[A Psalm] of David.

Judge me, O Lord, for I have walked in mine integrity,
And I have trusted in the Lord without wavering.
2Examine me, O Lord, and try me,
Test my reins and my heart.
3For Thy mercy is before mine eyes;
And I have walked in Thy truth.
4I have not sat with men of falsehood;
Neither will I go in with dissemblers.
5I hate the gathering of evil-doers,
And will not sit with the wicked
6I will wash my hands in innocency;
So will I compass Thine altar, O Lord,
7That I may make the voice of thanksgiving to be heard,
And tell of all Thy wondrous works.
8Lord, I love the habitation of Thy house,
And the place where Thy glory dwelleth.
9Gather not my soul with sinners,
Nor my life with men of blood;
10In whose hands is craftiness,
And their right hand is full of bribes.
11But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity;
Redeem me, and be gracious unto me.
12My foot standeth in an even place;
In the congregations will I bless the Lord.

27 [A Psalm] of David.

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
2When evil-doers came upon me to eat up my flesh,
Even mine adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.
3Though a host should encamp against me,
My heart shall not fear;
Though war should rise up against me,
Even then will I be confident.
4One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
To behold the graciousness of the Lord, and to visit early in His temple.
5For He concealeth me in His pavilion in the day of evil;
He hideth me in the covert of His tent;
He lifteth me up upon a rock.
6And now shall my head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me;
And I will offer in His tabernacle sacrifices with trumpet-sound;
I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.
7Hear, O Lord, when I call with my voice,
And be gracious unto me, and answer me.
8In Thy behalf my heart hath said: 'Seek ye My face';
Thy face, Lord, will I seek.
9Hide not Thy face far from me;
Put not Thy servant away in anger;
Thou hast been my help;
Cast me not off, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
10For though my father and my mother have forsaken me,
The Lord will take me up.
11Teach me Thy way, O Lord;
And lead me in an even path,
Because of them that lie in wait for me.
12Deliver me not over unto the will of mine adversaries;
For false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out violence.
13If I had not believed to look upon the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living!—
14Wait on the Lord;
Be strong, and let thy heart take courage;
Yea, wait thou for the Lord.

28 [A Psalm] of David.

Unto thee, O Lord, do I call;
My Rock, be not Thou deaf unto me;
Lest, if Thou be silent unto me,
I become like them that go down into the pit.
2Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto Thee,
When I lift up my hands toward Thy holy Sanctuary.
3Draw me not away with the wicked,
And with the workers of iniquity;
Who speak peace with their neighbours,
But evil is in their hearts.
4Give them according to their deeds, and according to the evil of their endeavours;
Give them after the work of their hands;
Render to them their desert.
5Because they give no heed to the works of the Lord,
Nor to the operation of His hands;
He will break them down and not build them up.
6Blessed be the Lord,
Because He hath heard the voice of my supplications.
7The Lord is my strength and my shield,
In Him hath my heart trusted, And I am helped;
Therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth,
And with my song will I praise Him.
8The Lord is a strength unto them;
And He is a stronghold of salvation to His anointed.
9Save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance;
And tend them, and carry them for ever.

29 A Psalm of David.

Ascribe unto the Lord, O ye sons of might,
Ascribe unto the Lord glory and strength.
2Ascribe unto the Lord the glory due unto His name;
Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
3The voice of the Lord is upon the waters;
The God of glory thundereth,
Even the Lord upon many waters.
4The voice of the Lord is powerful;
The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
5The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedars;
Yea, the Lord breaketh in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
6He maketh them also to skip like a calf;
Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild-ox.
7The voice of the Lord heweth out flames of fire.
8The voice of the Lord shaketh the wilderness;
The Lord shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.
9The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to calve,
And strippeth the forests bare;
And in His temple all say: 'Glory.'
10The Lord sat enthroned at the flood;
Yea, the Lord sitteth as King for ever.
11The Lord will give strength unto His people;
The Lord will bless his people with peace.

30 A Psalm; a Song at the Dedication of the House; of David.

2I will extol thee, O Lord, for Thou hast raised me up,
And hast not suffered mine enemies to rejoice over me.
3O Lord my God,
I cried unto Thee, and Thou didst heal me;
4O Lord, Thou broughtest up my soul from the nether-world;
Thou didst kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
5Sing praise unto the Lord, O ye His godly ones,
And give thanks to His holy name.
6For His anger is but for a moment, 29
His favour is for a life-time;
Weeping may tarry for the night,
But joy cometh in the morning.
7Now I had said in my security: '
I shall never be moved.'
8Thou hadst established, O Lord, in Thy favour my mountain as a stronghold—
Thou didst hide Thy face; I was affrighted.
9Unto Thee, O Lord, did I call,
And unto the Lord I made supplication:
10'What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit?
Shall the dust praise Thee? shall it declare Thy truth?
11Hear, O Lord, and be gracious unto me;
Lord, be Thou my helper.'
12Thou didst turn for me my mourning into dancing;
Thou didst loose my sackcloth, and gird me with gladness;
13So that my glory may sing praise to Thee, and not be silent;
O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto Thee for ever.

31 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.

2In thee, O Lord, have I taken refuge; let me never be ashamed;
Deliver me in Thy righteousness.
3Incline Thine ear unto me, deliver me speedily;
Be Thou to me a rock of refuge, even a fortress of defence, to save me.
4For Thou art my rock and my fortress;
Therefore for Thy name's sake lead me and guide me.
5Bring me forth out of the net that they have hidden for me;
For Thou art my stronghold.
6Into Thy hand I commit my spirit;
Thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, Thou God of truth.
7I hate them that regard lying vanities;
But I trust in the Lord.
8I will be glad and rejoice in Thy lovingkindness;
For Thou hast seen mine affliction,
Thou hast taken cognizance of the troubles of my soul,
9And Thou hast not given me over into the hand of the enemy;
Thou hast set my feet in a broad place.
10Be gracious unto me, O Lord, for I am in distress;
Mine eye wasteth away with vexation, yea, my soul and my body.
11For my life is spent in sorrow, and my years in sighing;
My strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are wasted away.
12Because of all mine adversaries I am become a reproach,
Yea, unto my neighbours exceedingly, and a dread to mine acquaintance;
They that see me without flee from me.
13I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind;
I am like a useless vessel.
14For I have heard the whispering of many,
Terror on every side;
While they took counsel together against me,
They devised to take away my life.
15But as for me, I have trusted in Thee, O Lord;
I have said: 'Thou art my God.'
16My times are in Thy hand;
Deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.
17Make Thy face to shine upon Thy servant;
Save me in Thy lovingkindness.
18O Lord, let me not be ashamed, for I have called upon Thee;
Let the wicked be ashamed, let them be put to silence in the nether-world.
19Let the lying lips be dumb,
Which speak arrogantly against the righteous,
With pride and contempt.
20Oh how abundant is Thy goodness, which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee;
Which Thou hast wrought for them that take their refuge in Thee, in the sight of the sons of men!
21Thou hidest them in the covert of Thy presence from the plottings of man;
Thou concealest them in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.
22Blessed be the Lord;
For He hath shown me His wondrous lovingkindness in an entrenched city.
23As for me, I said in my haste: 'I am cut off from before Thine eyes';
Nevertheless Thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto Thee.
24O love the Lord, all ye His godly ones;
The Lord preserveth the faithful,
And plentifully repayeth him that acteth haughtily.
25Be strong, and let your heart take courage,
All ye that wait for the Lord.

32 [A Psalm] of David. Maschil.

Happy is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is pardoned.
2Happy is the man unto whom the Lord counteth not iniquity,
And in whose spirit there is no guile.
3When I kept silence, my bones wore away Through my groaning all the day long.
4For day and night Thy hand was heavy upon me;
My sap was turned as in the droughts of summer. Selah
5I acknowledged my sin unto Thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid;
I said: 'I will make confession concerning my transgressions unto the Lord'—
And Thou, Thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah
6For this let every one that is godly pray unto Thee in a time when Thou mayest be found;
Surely, when the great waters overflow, they will not reach unto him.
7Thou art my hiding-place; Thou wilt preserve me from the adversary;
With songs of deliverance Thou wilt compass me about. Selah
8'I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go;
I will give counsel, Mine eye being upon thee.'
9Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding;
Whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle,
That they come not near unto thee.
10Many are the sorrows of the wicked;
But he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy compasseth him about.
11Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous;
And shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

33 Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous,
Praise is comely for the upright.
2Give thanks unto the Lord with harp,
Sing praises unto Him with the psaltery of ten strings.
3Sing unto Him a new song;
Play skilfully amid shouts of joy.
4For the word of the Lord is upright;
And all His work is done in faithfulness.
5He loveth righteousness and justice;
The earth is full of the lovingkindness of the Lord.
6By the word of the Lord were the heavens made;
And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.
7He gathereth the waters of the sea together as a heap;
He layeth up the deeps in store-houses.
8Let all the earth fear the Lord;
Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
9For He spoke, and it was;
He commanded, and it stood.
10The Lord bringeth the counsel of the nations to nought;
He maketh the thoughts of the peoples to be of no effect.
11The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever,
The thoughts of His heart to all generations.
12Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord;
The people whom He hath chosen for His own inheritance.
13The Lord looketh from heaven;
He beholdeth all the sons of men;
14From the place of His habitation He looketh intently
Upon all the inhabitants of the earth;
15He that fashioneth the hearts of them all,
That considereth all their doings.
16A king is not saved by the multitude of a host;
A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
17A horse is a vain thing for safety;
Neither doth it afford escape by its great strength.
18Behold, the eye of the Lord is toward them that fear Him,
Toward them that wait for His mercy;
19To deliver their soul from death,
And to keep them alive in famine.
20Our soul hath waited for the Lord;
He is our help and our shield.
21For in Him doth our heart rejoice,
Because we have trusted in His holy name.
22Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us,
According as we have waited for Thee.

34 [A Psalm] of David; when he changed his demeanour before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed.

א2I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
ב3My soul shall glory in the Lord;
The humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
ג4O magnify the Lord with me,
And let us exalt His name together.
ד5I sought the Lord, and He answered me,
And delivered me from all my fears.
ה6They looked unto Him, and were radiant;
וAnd their faces shall never be abashed.
ז7This poor man cried, and the Lord heard,
And saved him out of all his troubles.
ח8The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him,
And delivereth them.
ט9O consider and see that the Lord is good;
Happy is the man that taketh refuge in Him.
י10O fear the Lord, ye His holy ones;
For there is no want to them that fear Him.
כ11The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger;
But they that seek the Lord want not any good thing.
ל12Come, ye children, hearken unto me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
מ13Who is the man that desireth life,
And loveth days, that he may see good therein?
נ14Keep thy tongue from evil,
And thy lips from speaking guile.
ס15Depart from evil, and do good;
Seek peace, and pursue it.
ע16The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous,
And His ears are open unto their cry.
פ17The face of the Lord is against them that do evil,
To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
צ18 [2]They cried, and the Lord heard,
And delivered them out of all their troubles.
ק19The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart,
And saveth such as are of a contrite spirit.
ר20Many are the ills of the righteous,
But the Lord delivereth him out of them all.
ש21He keepeth all his bones;
Not one of them is broken.
ת22Evil shall kill the wicked;
And they that hate the righteous shall be held guilty.
23The Lord redeemeth the soul of His servants;
And none of them that take refuge in Him shall be desolate.

35 [A Psalm] of David.

Strive, O Lord, with them that strive with me;
Fight against them that fight against me.
2Take hold of shield and buckler,
And rise up to my help.
3Draw out also the spear, and the battle-axe, against them that pursue me;
Say unto my soul: 'I am Thy salvation.'
4Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion that seek after my soul;
Let them be turned back and be abashed that devise my hurt.
5Let them be as chaff before the wind,
The angel of the Lord thrusting them.
6Let their way be dark and slippery,
The angel of the Lord pursuing them.
7For without cause have they hid for me the pit, even their net,
Without cause have they digged for my soul.
8Let destruction come upon him unawares;
And let his net that he hath hid catch himself;
With destruction let him fall therein.
9And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord;
It shall rejoice in His salvation.
10All my bones shall say: 'Lord, who is like unto Thee,
Who deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him,
Yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him?'
11Unrighteous witnesses rise up;
They ask me of things that I know not.
12They repay me evil for good;
Bereavement is come to my soul.
13But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth,
I afflicted my soul with fasting;
And my prayer, may it return into mine own bosom.
14I went about as though it had been my friend or my brother;
I bowed down mournful, as one that mourneth for his mother.
15But when I halt they rejoice, and gather themselves together;
The abjects gather themselves together against me, and those whom I know not;
They tear me, and cease not;
16With the profanest mockeries of backbiting
They gnash at me with their teeth.
17Lord, how long wilt Thou look on?
Rescue my soul from their destructions,
Mine only one from the lions.
18I will give Thee thanks in the great congregation;
I will praise Thee among a numerous people.
19Let not them that are wrongfully mine enemies rejoice over me;
Neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.
20For they speak not peace;
But they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.
21Yea, they open their mouth wide against me;
They say: 'Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it.'
22Thou hast seen, O Lord; keep not silence;
O Lord, be not far from me.
23Rouse Thee, and awake to my judgment,
Even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.
24Judge me, O Lord my God, according to Thy righteousness;
And let them not rejoice over me.
25Let them not say in their heart: 'Aha, we have our desire';
Let them not say: 'We have swallowed him up.'
26Let them be ashamed and abashed together that rejoice at my hurt;
Let them be clothed with shame and confusion that magnify themselves against me.
27Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that delight in my righteousness;
Yea, let them say continually: 'Magnified be the Lord,
Who delighteth in the peace of His servant.'
28And my tongue shall speak of Thy righteousness,
And of Thy praise all the day.

36 For the Leader. [A Psalm] of David the servant of the Lord

2Transgression speaketh to the wicked, methinks—
There is no fear of God before his eyes.
3For it flattereth him in his eyes,
Until his iniquity be found, and he be hated.
4The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit;
He hath left off to be wise, to do good.
5He deviseth iniquity upon his bed;
He setteth himself in a way that is not good;
He abhorreth not evil.
6Thy lovingkindness, O Lord, is in the heavens;
Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the skies.
7Thy righteousness is like the mighty mountains;
Thy judgments are like the great deep;
Man and beast Thou preservest, O Lord.
8How precious is Thy lovingkindness, O God!
And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Thy wings.
9They are abundantly satisfied with the fatness of Thy house;
And Thou makest them drink of the river of Thy pleasures.
10For with Thee is the fountain of life;
In Thy light do we see light.
11O continue Thy lovingkindness unto them that know Thee;
And Thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
12Let not the foot of pride overtake me,
And let not the hand of the wicked drive me away.
13There are the workers of iniquity fallen;
They are thrust down, and are not able to rise.

37 [A Psalm] of David.

אFret not thyself because of evil-doers,
Neither be thou envious against them that work unrighteousness.
2For they shall soon wither like the grass,
And fade as the green herb.
ב3Trust in the Lord, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and cherish faithfulness.
4So shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord;
And He shall give thee the petitions of thy heart.
ג5Commit thy way unto the Lord;
Trust also in Him, and He will bring it to pass.
6And He will make thy righteousness to go forth as the light,
And thy right as the noonday.
ד7Resign thyself unto the Lord, and wait patiently for Him;
Fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way,
Because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
ה8Cease from anger, and forsake wrath;
Fret not thyself, it tendeth only to evil-doing.
9For evil-doers shall be cut off;
But those that wait for the Lord, they shall inherit the land.
ו10And yet a little while, and the wicked is no more;
Yea, thou shalt look well at his place, and he is not.
11But the humble shall inherit the land,
And delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
ז12The wicked plotteth against the righteous,
And gnasheth at him with his teeth.
13The Lord doth laugh at him;
For He seeth that his day is coming.
ח14The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow;
To cast down the poor and needy,
To slay such as are upright in the way;
15Their sword shall enter into their own heart,
And their bows shall be broken.
ט16Better is a little that the righteous hath
Than the abundance of many wicked.
17For the arms of the wicked shall be broken;
But the Lord upholdeth the righteous.
י18The Lord knoweth the days of them that are whole-hearted;
And their inheritance shall be for ever.
19They shall not be ashamed in the time of evil;
And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
כ 20For the wicked shall perish,
And the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs—
They shall pass away in smoke, they shall pass away.
ל 21The wicked borroweth, and payeth not;
But the righteous dealeth graciously, and giveth.
22For such as are blessed of Him shall inherit the land;
And they that are cursed of Him shall be cut off.
מ23It is of the Lord that a man's goings are established;
And He delighted in his way.
24Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;
For the Lord upholdeth his hand.
נ25I have been young, and now am old;
Yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken,
Nor his seed begging bread.
26All the day long he dealeth graciously, and lendeth;
And his seed is blessed.
ס27Depart from evil, and do good;
And dwell for evermore.
28For the Lord loveth justice,
And forsaketh not His saints;
They are preserved for ever;
But the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
29The righteous shall inherit the land,
And dwell therein for ever.
פ30The mouth of the righteous uttereth wisdom,
And his tongue speaketh justice.
31The law of his God is in his heart;
None of his steps slide.
צ32The wicked watcheth the righteous,
And seeketh to slay him.
33The Lord will not leave him in his hand,
Nor suffer him to be condemned when he is judged.
ק34Wait for the Lord, and keep His way,
And He will exalt thee to inherit the land;
When the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
ר35I have seen the wicked in great power,
And spreading himself like a leafy tree in its native soil.
36But one passed by, and, lo, he was not;
Yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.
ש37Mark the man of integrity, and behold the upright;
For there is a future for the man of peace.
38But transgressors shall be destroyed together;
The future of the wicked shall be cut off.
ת39But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord;
He is their stronghold in the time of trouble.
40And the Lord helpeth them, and delivereth them;
He delivereth them from the wicked, and saveth them,
Because they have taken refuge in Him.

38 A Psalm of David, to make memorial.

2O Lord, rebuke me not in Thine anger;
Neither chasten me in Thy wrath.
3For Thine arrows are gone deep into me,
And Thy hand is come down upon me.
4There is no soundness in my flesh because of Thine indignation;
Neither is there any health in my bones because of my sin.
5For mine iniquities are gone over my head;
As a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
6My wounds are noisome, they fester,
Because of my foolishness.
7I am bent and bowed down greatly;
I go mourning all the day.
8For my loins are filled with burning;
And there is no soundness in my flesh.
9I am benumbed and sore crushed;
I groan by reason of the moaning of my heart.
10Lord, all my desire is before Thee;
And my sighing is not hid from Thee.
11My heart fluttereth, my strength faileth me;
As for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.
12My friends and my companions stand aloof from my plague;
And my kinsmen stand afar off.
13They also that seek after my life lay snares for me;
And they that seek my hurt speak crafty devices,
And utter deceits all the day.
14But I am as a deaf man, I hear not;
And I am as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.
15Yea, I am become as a man that heareth not,
And in whose mouth are no arguments.
16For in Thee, O Lord, do I hope;
Thou wilt answer, O Lord my God.
17For I said: 'Lest they rejoice over me;
When my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.'
18For I am ready to halt,
And my pain is continually before me.
19For I do declare mine iniquity;
I am full of care because of my sin.
20But mine enemies are strong in health;
And they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied. 21They also that repay evil for good
Are adversaries unto me, because I follow the thing that is good.
22Forsake me not, O Lord;
O my God, be not far from me.
23Make haste to help me,
O Lord, my salvation.

39 For the Leader, for Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

2I said: 'I will take heed to my ways,
That I sin not with my tongue;
I will keep a curb upon my mouth,
While the wicked is before me.'
3I was dumb with silence; I held my peace, had no comfort;
And my pain was held in check.
4My heart waxed hot within me;
While I was musing, the fire kindled;
Then spoke I with my tongue:
5'Lord, make me to know mine end,
And the measure of my days, what it is;
Let me know how short-lived I am.
6Behold, Thou hast made my days as hand-breadths;
And mine age is as nothing before Thee;
Surely every man at his best estate is altogether vanity. Selah
7Surely man walketh as a mere semblance;
Surely for vanity they are in turmoil;
He heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.
8And now, Lord, what wait I for?
My hope, it is in Thee.
9Deliver me from all my transgressions;
Make me not the reproach of the base.
10I am dumb, I open not my mouth;
Because Thou hast done it.
11Remove Thy stroke from off me;
I am consumed by the blow of Thy hand.
12With rebukes dost Thou chasten man for iniquity,
And like a moth Thou makest his beauty to consume away;
Surely every man is vanity. Selah
13Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto my cry;
Keep not silence at my tears;
For I am a stranger with Thee,
A sojourner, as all my fathers were.
14Look away from me, that I may take comfort,
Before I go hence, and be no more.'

40 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.

2I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
3He brought me up also out of the tumultuous pit, out of the miry clay;
And He set my feet upon a rock, He established my goings.
4And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God; 39
Many shall see, and fear,
And shall trust in the Lord.
5Happy is the man that hath made the Lord his trust,
And hath not turned unto the arrogant, nor unto such as fall away treacherously.
6Many things hast Thou done, O Lord my God,
Even Thy wonderful works, and Thy thoughts toward us;
There is none to be compared unto Thee!
If I would declare and speak of them,
They are more than can be told.
7Sacrifice and meal-offering Thou hast no delight in;
Mine ears hast Thou opened;
Burnt-offering and sin-offering hast Thou not required.
8Then said I: 'Lo, I am come
With the roll of a book which is prescribed for me;
9I delight to do Thy will, O my God;
Yea, Thy law is in my inmost parts.'
10I have preached righteousness in the great congregation,
Lo, I did not refrain my lips;
O Lord, Thou knowest.
11I have not hid Thy righteousness within my heart;
I have declared Thy faithfulness and Thy salvation;
I have not concealed Thy mercy and Thy truth from the great congregation.
12Thou, O Lord, wilt not withhold Thy compassions from me;
Let Thy mercy and Thy truth continually preserve me.
13For innumerable evils have compassed me about,
Mine iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up;
They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart hath failed me.
14Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me;
O Lord, make haste to help me.
15Let them be ashamed and abashed together
That seek after my soul to sweep it away;
Let them be turned backward and brought to confusion
That delight in my hurt.
16Let them be appalled by reason of their shame
That say unto me: 'Aha, aha.'
17Let all those that seek Thee rejoice and be glad in Thee;
Let such as love Thy salvation say continually:
'The Lord be magnified.'
18But, as for me, that am poor and needy,
The Lord will account it unto me;
Thou art my help and my deliverer;
O my God, tarry not.

41 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.

2Happy is he that considereth the poor;
The Lord will deliver him in the day of evil.
3The Lord preserve him, and keep him alive, let him be called happy in the land;
And deliver not Thou him unto the greed of his enemies.
4The Lord support him upon the bed of illness;
Mayest Thou turn all his lying down in his sickness.
5As for me, I said: 'O Lord, be gracious unto me;
Heal my soul; for I have sinned against Thee.'
6Mine enemies speak evil of me:
'When shall he die, and his name perish?'
7And if one come to see me, he speaketh falsehood;
His heart gathereth iniquity to itself;
When he goeth abroad, he speaketh of it.
8All that hate me whisper together against me,
Against me do they devise my hurt:
9'An evil thing cleaveth fast unto him;
And now that he lieth, he shall rise up no more.'
10Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, who did eat of my bread,
Hath lifted up his heel against me.
11But Thou, O Lord, be gracious unto me, and raise me up,
That I may requite them.
12By this I know that Thou delightest in me,
That mine enemy doth not triumph over me.
13And as for me, Thou upholdest me because of mine integrity,
And settest me before Thy face for ever.
14Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
From everlasting and to everlasting.
Amen, and Amen.

ספר שני

42 For the Leader; Maschil of the sons of Korah.

2As the hart panteth after the water brooks,
So panteth my soul after Thee, O God.
3My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God:
'When shall I come and appear before God?'
4My tears have been my food day and night,
While they say unto me all the day: 'Where is Thy God?'
5These things I remember, and pour out my soul within me,
How I passed on with the throng, and led them to the house of God,
With the voice of joy and praise, a multitude keeping holyday.
6Why art thou cast down, O my soul?
And why moanest thou within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise Him
For the salvation of His countenance.
7O my God, my soul is cast down within me;
Therefore do I remember Thee from the land of Jordan,
And the Hermons, from the hill Mizar.
8Deep calleth unto deep at the voice of Thy cataracts;
All Thy waves and Thy billows are gone over me.
9By day the Lord will command His lovingkindness,
And in the night His song shall be with me,
Even a prayer unto the God of my life.
10I will say unto God my Rock: 'Why hast Thou forgotten me?
Why go I mourning under the oppression of the enemy?'
11As with a crushing in my bones, mine adversaries taunt me;
While they say unto me all the day: 'Where is Thy God?'
12Why art thou cast down, O my soul?
And why moanest thou within me?
Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise Him,
The salvation of my countenance, and my God.

43 Be Thou my judge, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation;
O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.
2For Thou art the God of my strength; why hast Thou cast me off?
Why go I mourning under the oppression of the enemy?
3O send out Thy light and Thy truth; let them lead me;
Let them bring me unto Thy holy mountain, and to Thy dwelling-places;
4Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God, my exceeding joy;
And praise Thee upon the harp, O God, my God.
5Why art thou cast down, O my soul?
And why moanest thou within me?
Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise Him,
The salvation of my countenance, and my God.

44 For the Leader; [a Psalm] of the sons of Korah. Maschil.

2O God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us;
A work Thou didst in their days, in the days of old.
3Thou with Thy hand didst drive out the nations, and didst plant them in;
Thou didst break the peoples, and didst spread them abroad.
4For not by their own sword did they get the land in possession,
Neither did their own arm save them;
But Thy right hand, and Thine arm, and the light of Thy countenance,
Because Thou wast favourable unto them.
5Thou art my King, O God;
Command the salvation of Jacob.
6Through Thee do we push down our adversaries;
Through Thy name do we tread them under that rise up against us.
7For I trust not in my bow,
Neither can my sword save me.
8But Thou hast saved us from our adversaries,
And hast put them to shame that hate us.
9In God have we gloried all the day,
And we will give thanks unto Thy name for ever. Selah
10Yet Thou hast cast off, and brought us to confusion;
And goest not forth with our hosts.
11Thou makest us to turn back from the adversary;
And they that hate us spoil at their will.
12Thou hast given us like sheep to be eaten;
And hast scattered us among the nations.
13Thou sellest Thy people for small gain,
And hast not set their prices high.
14Thou makest us a taunt to our neighbours,
A scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.
15Thou makest us a byword among the nations,
A shaking of the head among the peoples.
16All the day is my confusion before me,
And the shame of my face hath covered me,
17For the voice of him that taunteth and blasphemeth;
By reason of the enemy and the revengeful.
18All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten Thee,
Neither have we been false to Thy covenant.
19Our heart is not turned back,
Neither have our steps declined from Thy path;
20Though Thou hast crushed us into a place of jackals,
And covered us with the shadow of death.
21If we had forgotten the name of our God,
Or spread forth our hands to a strange god;
22Would not God search this out?
For He knoweth the secrets of the heart.
23Nay, but for Thy sake are we killed all the day;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
24Awake, why sleepest Thou, O Lord?
Arouse Thyself, cast not off for ever.
25Wherefore hidest Thou Thy face,
And forgettest our affliction and our oppression?
26For our soul is bowed down to the dust;
Our belly cleaveth unto the earth.
27Arise for our help,
And redeem us for Thy mercy's sake.

45 For the Leader; upon Shoshannim; [a Psalm] of the sons of Korah. Maschil. A Song of loves.

2My heart overfloweth with a goodly matter;
I say: 'My work is concerning a king';
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
3Thou art fairer than the children of men;
Grace is poured upon thy lips;
Therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
4Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O mighty one,
Thy glory and thy majesty.
5And in thy majesty prosper, ride on,
In behalf of truth and meekness and righteousness;
And let thy right hand teach thee tremendous things.
6Thine arrows are sharp—
The peoples fall under thee—
[They sink] into the heart of the king's enemies.
7Thy throne given of God is for ever and ever;
A sceptre of equity is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
8Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee
With the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
9Myrrh, and aloes, and cassia are all thy garments;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made thee glad.
10Kings' daughters are among thy favourites;
At thy right hand doth stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
11'Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear;
Forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;
12So shall the king desire thy beauty;
For he is thy lord; and do homage unto him.
13And, O daughter of Tyre, the richest of the people
Shall entreat thy favour with a gift.'
14All glorious is the king's daughter within the palace;
Her raiment is of chequer work inwrought with gold.
15She shall be led unto the king on richly woven stuff;
The virgins her companions in her train being brought unto thee.
16They shall be led with gladness and rejoicing;
They shall enter into the king's palace.
17Instead of thy fathers shall be thy sons,
Whom thou shalt make princes in all the land.
18I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations;
Therefore shall the peoples praise thee for ever and ever.

46 For the Leader; [a Psalm] of the sons of Korah; upon Alamoth. A Song.

2God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
3Therefore will we not fear, though the earth do change,
And though the mountains be moved into the heart of the seas;
4Though the waters thereof roar and foam,
Though the mountains shake at the swelling thereof. Selah
5There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God,
The holiest dwelling-place of the Most High.
6God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;
God shall help her, at the approach of morning.
7Nations were in tumult, kingdoms were moved;
He uttered His voice, the earth melted.
8The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our high tower. Selah
9Come, behold the works of the Lord,
Who hath made desolations in the earth.
10He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth;
He breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder;
He burneth the chariots in the fire.
11'Let be, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.'
12The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our high tower. Selah

47 For the Leader; a Psalm of the sons of Korah.

2O clap your hands, all ye peoples;
Shout unto God with the voice of triumph.
3For the Lord is most high, awful;
A great King over all the earth.
4He subdueth peoples under us,
And nations under our feet.
5He chooseth our inheritance for us,
The pride of Jacob whom He loveth. Selah
6God is gone up amidst shouting,
The Lord amidst the sound of the horn.
7Sing praises to God, sing praises;
Sing praises unto our King, sing praises.
8For God is the King of all the earth;
Sing ye praises in a skilful song.
9God reigneth over the nations;
God sitteth upon His holy throne.
10The princes of the peoples are gathered together,
The people of the God of Abraham;
For unto God belong the shields of the earth;
He is greatly exalted.

48 A Song; a Psalm of the sons of Korah.

2Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised,
In the city of our God, His holy mountain,
3Fair in situation, the joy of the whole earth;
Even mount Zion, the uttermost parts of the north,
The city of the great King.
4God in her palaces
Hath made Himself known for a stronghold.
5For, lo, the kings assembled themselves,
They came onward together.
6They saw, straightway they were amazed;
They were affrighted, they hasted away.
7Trembling took hold of them there,
Pangs, as of a woman in travail.
8With the east wind
Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish.
9As we have heard, so have we seen
In the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God—
God establish it for ever. Selah
10We have thought on Thy lovingkindness, O God,
In the midst of Thy temple.
11As is Thy name, O God,
So is Thy praise unto the ends of the earth;
Thy right hand is full of righteousness.
12Let mount Zion be glad,
Let the daughters of Judah rejoice,
Because of Thy judgments.
13Walk about Zion, and go round about her;
Count the towers thereof.
14Mark ye well her ramparts,
Traverse her palaces;
That ye may tell it to the generation following.
15For such is God, our God, for ever and ever;
He will guide us eternally.

49 For the Leader; a Psalm of the sons of Korah.

2Hear this, all ye peoples;
Give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world,
3Both low and high,
Rich and poor together.
4My mouth shall speak wisdom,
And the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.
5I will incline mine ear to a parable;
I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
6Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil,
When the iniquity of my supplanters compasseth me about,
7Of them that trust in their wealth,
And boast themselves in the multitude of their riches?
8No man can by any means redeem his brother,
Nor give to God a ransom for him—
9For too costly is the redemption of their soul,
And must be let alone for ever—
10That he should still live alway,
That he should not see the pit.
11For he seeth that wise men die,
The fool and the brutish together perish,
And leave their wealth to others.
12Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever,
And their dwelling-places to all generations;
They call their lands after their own names.
13But man abideth not in honour;
He is like the beasts that perish.
14This is the way of them that are foolish,
And of those who after them approve their sayings. Selah
15Like sheep they are appointed for the nether-world;
Death shall be their shepherd;
And the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning;
And their form shall be for the nether-world to wear away,
That there be no habitation for it.
16But God will redeem my soul from the power of the nether-world;
For He shall receive me. Selah
17Be not thou afraid when one waxeth rich,
When the wealth of his house is increased;
18For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away;
His wealth shall not descend after him.
19Though while he lived he blessed his soul:
'Men will praise thee, when thou shalt do well to thyself';
20It shall go to the generation of his fathers;
They shall never see the light.
21Man that is in honour understandeth not;
He is like the beasts that perish.

50 A Psalm of Asaph.

God, God, the Lord, hath spoken, and called the earth
From the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.
2Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty,
God hath shined forth.
3Our God cometh, and doth not keep silence;
A fire devoureth before Him,
And round about Him it stormeth mightily.
4He calleth to the heavens above,
And to the earth, that He may judge His people:
5'Gather My saints together unto Me;
Those that have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice.'
6And the heavens declare His righteousness;
For God, He is judge. Selah
7'Hear, O My people, and I will speak;
O Israel, and I will testify against thee:
God, thy God, am I.
8I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices;
And thy burnt-offerings are continually before Me.
9I will take no bullock out of thy house,
Nor he-goats out of thy folds.
10For every beast of the forest is Mine,
And the cattle upon a thousand hills.
11I know all the fowls of the mountains;
And the wild beasts of the field are Mine.
12If I were hungry, I would not tell thee;
For the world is Mine, and the fulness thereof.
13Do I eat the flesh of bulls,
Or drink the blood of goats?
14Offer unto God the sacrifice of thanksgiving;
And pay thy vows unto the Most High;
15And call upon Me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver thee, and thou shalt honour Me.'
16But unto the wicked God saith:
'What hast thou to do to declare My statutes,
And that thou hast taken My covenant in thy mouth?
17Seeing thou hatest instruction,
And castest My words behind thee.
18When thou sawest a thief, thou hadst company with him,
And with adulterers was thy portion.
19Thou hast let loose thy mouth for evil,
And thy tongue frameth deceit. 20Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother;
Thou slanderest thine own mother's son.
21These things hast thou done, and should I have kept silence?
Thou hadst thought that I was altogether such a one as thyself;
But I will reprove thee, and set the cause before thine eyes.
22Now consider this, ye that forget God,
Lest I tear in pieces, and there be none to deliver.
23Whoso offereth the sacrifice of thanksgiving honoureth Me;
And to him that ordereth his way aright
Will I show the salvation of God.'

51 For the Leader. A Psalm of David; 2when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bath-sheba.

3Be gracious unto me, O God, according to Thy mercy;
According to the multitude of Thy compassions blot out my transgressions.
4Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin.
5For I know my transgressions;
And my sin is ever before me.
6Against Thee, Thee only, have I sinned,
And done that which is evil in Thy sight;
That Thou mayest be justified when Thou speakest,
And be in the right when Thou judgest.
7Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin did my mother conceive me.
8Behold, Thou desirest truth in the inward parts;
Make me, therefore, to know wisdom in mine inmost heart.
9Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
10Make me to hear joy and gladness;
That the bones which Thou hast crushed may rejoice.
11Hide Thy face from my sins,
Aand blot out all mine iniquities.
12Create me a clean heart, O God;
And renew a stedfast spirit within me.
13Cast me not away from Thy presence;
And take not Thy holy spirit from me.
14Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation;
And let a willing spirit uphold me.
15Then will I teach transgressors Thy ways;
And sinners shall return unto Thee.
16Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, Thou God of my salvation;
So shall my tongue sing aloud of Thy righteousness.
17O Lord, open Thou my lips;
And my mouth shall declare Thy praise.
18For Thou delightest not in sacrifice, else would I give it;
Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.
19The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
A broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.
20Do good in Thy favour unto Zion;
Build Thou the walls of Jerusalem.
21Then wilt Thou delight in the sacrifices of righteousness, in burnt-offering and whole offering;
Then will they offer bullocks upon Thine altar.

52 For the Leader. Maschil of David; 2when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him: 'David is come to the house of Ahimelech.'

3Why boastest thou thyself of evil, O mighty man?
The mercy of God endureth continually.
4Thy tongue deviseth destruction;
Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
5Thou lovest evil more than good;
Falsehood rather than speaking righteousness. Selah
6Thou lovest all devouring words,
The deceitful tongue.
7God will likewise break thee for ever,
He will take thee up, and pluck thee out of thy tent,
And root thee out of the land of the living. Selah
8The righteous also shall see, and fear,
And shall laugh at him:
9'Lo, this is the man that made not God his stronghold;
But trusted in the abundance of his riches,
And strengthened himself in his wickedness.'
10But as for me, I am like a leafy olive-tree in the house of God;
I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
11I will give Thee thanks for ever, because Thou hast done it;
And I will wait for Thy name, for it is good, in the presence of Thy saints.

53 For the Leader; upon Mahalath. Maschil of David.

2The fool hath said in his heart: 'There is no God';
They have dealt corruptly, and have done abominable iniquity; :There is none that doeth good.
3God looked forth from heaven upon the children of men,
To see if there were any man of understanding, that did seek after God.
4Every one of them is unclean, they are together become impure;
There is none that doeth good, no, not one.
5'Shall not the workers of iniquity know it,
Who eat up My people as they eat bread,
And call not upon God?'
6There are they in great fear, where no fear was;
For God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee;
Thou hast put them to shame, because God hath rejected them.
7Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion!
When God turneth the captivity of His people,
Let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.

54 For the Leader; with string-music. Maschil of David: 2when the Ziphites came and said to Saul: 'Doth not David hide himself with us?'

3O God, save me by Thy name,
And right me by Thy might.
4O God, hear my prayer; give ear to the words of my mouth.
5For strangers are risen up against me,
And violent men have sought after my soul;
They have not set God before them. Selah
6Behold, God is my helper;
The Lord is for me as the upholder of my soul.
7He will requite the evil unto them that lie in wait for me;
Destroy Thou them in Thy truth.
8With a freewill-offering will I sacrifice unto Thee;
I will give thanks unto Thy name, O Lord, for it is good.
9For He hath delivered me out of all trouble;
And mine eye hath gazed upon mine enemies.

55 For the Leader; with string-music. Maschil of David

2Give ear, O God, to my prayer;
And hide not Thyself from my supplication.
3Attend unto me, and answer me;
I am distraught in my complaint, and will moan;
4Because of the voice of the enemy,
Because of the oppression of the wicked;
For they cast mischief upon me,
And in anger they persecute me.
5My heart doth writhe within me;
And the terrors of death are fallen upon me.
6Fear and trembling come upon me,
And horror hath overwhelmed me.
7And I said: 'Oh that I had wings like a dove!
Then would I fly away, and be at rest.
8Lo, then would I wander far off,
I would lodge in the wilderness. Selah
9I would haste me to a shelter
From the stormy wind and tempest.'
10Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongue;
For I have seen violence and strife in the city.
11Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof;
Iniquity also and mischief are in the midst of it.
12Wickedness is in the midst thereof;
Oppression and guile depart not from her broad place.
13For it was not an enemy that taunted me,
Then I could have borne it;
Neither was it mine adversary that did magnify himself against me,
Then I would have hid myself from him.
14But it was thou, a man mine equal,
My companion, and my familiar friend;
15We took sweet counsel together,
In the house of God we walked with the throng.
16May He incite death against them,
Let them go down alive into the nether-world;
For evil is in their dwelling, and within them.
17As for me, I will call upon God;
And the Lord shall save me.
18Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I complain, and moan;
And He hath heard my voice.
19He hath redeemed my soul in peace so that none came nigh me;
For they were many that strove with me.
20God shall hear, and humble them,
Even He that is enthroned of old, Selah
Such as have no changes,
And fear not God.
21He hath put forth his hands against them that were at peace with him;
He hath profaned his covenant.
22Smoother than cream were the speeches of his mouth,
But his heart was war;
His words were softer than oil,
Yet were they keen-edged swords.
23Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He will sustain thee;
He will never suffer the righteous to be moved.
24But Thou, O God, wilt bring them down into the nethermost pit;
Men of blood and deceit shall not live out half their days;
But as for me, I will trust in Thee.

56 For the Leader; upon Jonathelem-rehokim. [A Psalm] of David; Michtam; when the Philistines took him in Gath.

2Be gracious unto me, O God, for man would swallow me up;
All the day he fighting oppresseth me.
3They that lie in wait for me would swallow me up all the day;
For they are many that fight against me, O Most High,
4In the day that I am afraid,
I will put my trust in Thee.
5In God—I will praise His word—
In God do I trust, I will not be afraid;
What can flesh do unto me?
6All the day they trouble mine affairs;
All their thoughts are against me for evil.
7They gather themselves together, they hide themselves,
They mark my steps;
According as they have waited for my soul.
8Because of iniquity cast them out;
In anger bring down the peoples, O God.
9Thou has counted my wanderings;
Put Thou my tears into Thy bottle;
Are they not in Thy book?
10Then shall mine enemies turn back in the day that I call;
This I know, that God is for me.
11In God—I will praise His word—
In the Lord—I will praise His word—
12In God do I trust, I will not be afraid;
What can man do unto me?
13Thy vows are upon me, O God;
I will render thank-offerings unto Thee.
14For thou hast delivered my soul from death;
Hast Thou not delivered my feet from stumbling?
That I may walk before God in the light of the living?

57 For the Leader; Al-tashheth. [A Psalm] of David; Michtam; when he fled from Saul, in the cave.

2Be gracious unto me, O God, be gracious unto me,
For in Thee hath my soul taken refuge;
Yea, in the shadow of Thy wings will I take refuge,
Until calamities be overpast.
3I will cry unto God Most high;
Unto God that accomplisheth it for me.
4He will send from heaven, and save me,
When he that would swallow me up taunteth, Selah
God shall send forth His mercy and His truth.
5My soul is among lions, I do lie down among them that are aflame;
Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows,
And their tongue a sharp sword.
6Be Thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; Thy glory be above all the earth.
7They have prepared a net for my steps,
My soul is bowed down;
They have digged a pit before me,
They are fallen into the midst thereof themselves. Selah
8My heart is stedfast, O God, my heart is stedfast;
I will sing, yea, I will sing praises.
9Awake, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp;
I will awake the dawn.
10I will give thanks unto Thee, O Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing praises unto Thee among the nations.
11For Thy mercy is great unto the heavens,
And Thy truth unto the skies.
12Be Thou exalted, O God, above the heavens;
Thy glory be above all the earth.

58 For the Leader; Al-tashheth. [A Psalm] of David; Michtam.

2Do ye indeed speak as a righteous company?
Do ye judge with equity the sons of men?
3Yea, in heart ye work wickedness;
Ye weigh out in the earth the violence of your hands.
4The wicked are estranged from the womb;
The speakers of lies go astray as soon as they are born.
5Their venom is like the venom of a serpent;
They are like the deaf asp that stoppeth her ear;
6Which hearkeneth not to the voice of charmers,
Or of the most cunning binder of spells.
7Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth;
Break out the cheek-teeth of the young lions, O Lord.
8Let them melt away as water that runneth apace;
When he aimeth his arrows, let them be as though they were cut off.
9Let them be as a snail which melteth and passeth away;
Like the untimely births of a woman, that have not seen the sun.
10Before your pots can feel the thorns,
He will sweep it away with a whirlwind, the raw and the burning alike.
11The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance;
He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
12And men shall say: 'Verily there is a reward for the righteous;
Verily there is a God that judgeth in the earth.'

59 For the Leader; Al-tashheth. [A Psalm] of David; Michtam; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him.

2Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God;
Set me on high from them that rise up against me.
3Deliver me from the workers of iniquity,
And save me from the men of blood.
4For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul;
The impudent gather themselves together against me;
Not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Lord.
5Without my fault, they run and prepare themselves;
Awake Thou to help me, and behold.
6Thou therefore, O Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel,
Arouse Thyself to punish all the nations;
Show no mercy to any iniquitous traitors. Selah
7They return at evening, they howl like a dog,
And go round about the city.
8Behold, they belch out with their mouth;
Swords are in their lips:
'For who doth hear?'
9But Thou, O Lord, shalt laugh at them;
Thou shalt have all the nations in derision.
10Because of his strength, I will wait for Thee;
For God is my high tower.
11The God of my mercy will come to meet me;
God will let me gaze upon mine adversaries.
12Slay them not, lest my people forget,
Make them wander to and fro by Thy power, and bring them down,
O Lord our shield.
13For the sin of their mouth, and the words of their lips,
Let them even be taken in their pride,
And for cursing and lying which they speak.
14Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they be no more;
And let them know that God ruleth in Jacob,
Unto the ends of the earth. Selah
15And they return at evening, they howl like a dog,
And go round about the city;
16They wander up and down to devour,
And tarry all night if they have not their fill.
17But as for me, I will sing of Thy strength;
Yea, I will sing aloud of Thy mercy in the morning;
For Thou hast been my high tower,
And a refuge in the day of my distress.
18O my strength, unto Thee will I sing praises;
For God is my high tower, the God of my mercy.

60 For the Leader; upon Shushan Eduth; Michtam of David, to teach; 2when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, and Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the Valley of Salt twelve thousand.

3O God, Thou hast cast us off, Thou hast broken us down;
Thou hast been angry; O restore us.
4Thou hast made the land to shake, Thou hast cleft it;
Heal the breaches thereof; for it tottereth.
5Thou hast made Thy people to see hard things;
Thou hast made us to drink the wine of staggering.
6Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee,
That it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah
7That Thy beloved may be delivered,
Save with Thy right hand, and answer me.
8God spoke in His holiness, that I would exult;
That I would divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
9Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine;
Ephraim also is the defence of my head;
Judah is my sceptre.
10Moab is my washpot;
Upon Edom do I cast my shoe;
Philistia, cry aloud because of me!
11Who will bring me into the fortified city?
Who will lead me unto Edom?
12Hast not Thou, O God, cast us off?
And Thou goest not forth, O God, with our hosts.
13Give us help against the adversary;
For vain is the help of man.
14Through God we shall do valiantly;
For He it is that will tread down our adversaries.

61 For the Leader; with string-music. [A Psalm] of David.

2Hear my cry, O God;
Attend unto my prayer.
3From the end of the earth will I call unto Thee, when my heart fainteth;
Lead me to a rock that is too high for me.
4For Thou hast been a refuge for me,
A tower of strength in the face of the enemy.
5I will dwell in Thy Tent for ever;
I will take refuge in the covert of Thy wings. Selah
6For Thou, O God, hast heard my vows;
Thou hast granted the heritage of those that fear Thy name.
7Mayest Thou add days unto the king's days!
May his years be as many generations!
8May he be enthroned before God for ever!
Appoint mercy and truth, that they may preserve him.
9So will I sing praise unto Thy name for ever,
That I may daily perform my vows.

62 For the Leader; for Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

2Only for God doth my soul wait in stillness;
From Him cometh my salvation.
3He only is my rock and my salvation,
My high tower, I shall not be greatly moved.
4How long will ye set upon a man,
That ye may slay him, all of you,
As a leaning wall, a tottering fence?
5They only devise to thrust him down from his height, delighting in lies;
They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah
6Only for God wait thou in stillness, my soul;
For from Him cometh my hope.
7He only is my rock and my salvation,
My high tower, I shall not be moved.
8Upon God resteth my salvation and my glory;
The rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
9Trust in Him at all times, ye people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah
10Men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie;
If they be laid in the balances, they are together lighter than vanity.
11Trust not in oppression,
And put not vain hope in robbery;
If riches increase, set not your heart thereon.
12God hath spoken once,
Twice have I heard this:
That strength belongeth unto God;
13Also unto Thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy;
For Thou renderest to every man according to his work.

63 A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.

2O God, Thou art my God, earnestly will I seek Thee;
My soul thirsteth for Thee, my flesh longeth for Thee,
In a dry and weary land, where no water is.
3So have I looked for Thee in the sanctuary,
To see Thy power and Thy glory.
4For Thy lovingkindness is better than life;
My lips shall praise Thee.
5So will I bless Thee as long as I live;
In Thy name will I lift up my hands.
6My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness;
And my mouth doth praise Thee with joyful lips;
7When I remember Thee upon my couch,
And meditate on Thee in the nightwatches.
8For Thou hast been my help,
And in the shadow of Thy wings do I rejoice.
9My soul cleaveth unto Thee;
Thy right hand holdeth me fast.
10But those that seek my soul, to destroy it,
Shall go into the nethermost parts of the earth.
11They shall be hurled to the power of the sword;
They shall be a portion for foxes.
12But the king shall rejoice in God;
Every one that sweareth by Him shall glory;
For the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

64 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.

2Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint;
Preserve my life from the terror of the enemy.
3Hide me from the council of evil-doers;
From the tumult of the workers of iniquity;
4Who have whet their tongue like a sword,
And have aimed their arrow, a poisoned word;
5That they may shoot in secret places at the blameless;
Suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.
6They encourage one another in an evil matter;
They converse of laying snares secretly;
They ask, who would see them.
7They search out iniquities, they have accomplished a diligent search;
Even in the inward thought of every one, and the deep heart.
8But God doth shoot at them with an arrow suddenly;
Thence are their wounds.
9So they make their own tongue a stumbling unto themselves;
All that see them shake the head.
10And all men fear;
And they declare the work of God,
And understand His doing.
11The righteous shall be glad in the Lord, and shall take refuge in Him;
And all the upright in heart shall glory.

65 For the Leader. A Psalm. A Song of David.

2Praise waiteth for Thee, O God, in Zion;
And unto Thee the vow is performed.
3O Thou that hearest prayer,
Unto Thee doth all flesh come.
4The tale of iniquities is too heavy for me;
As for our transgressions, Thou wilt pardon them.
5Happy is the man whom Thou choosest, and bringest near,
That he may dwell in Thy courts;
May we be satisfied with the goodness of Thy house,
The holy place of Thy temple!
6With wondrous works dost Thou answer us in righteousness,
O God of our salvation;
Thou the confidence of all the ends of the earth,
And of the far distant seas;
7Who by Thy strength settest fast the mountains,
Who art girded about with might;
8Who stillest the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves,
And the tumult of the peoples;
9So that they that dwell in the uttermost parts stand in awe of Thy signs;
Thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.
10Thou hast remembered the earth, and watered her, greatly enriching her,
With the river of God that is full of water;
Thou preparest them corn, for so preparest Thou her.
11Watering her ridges abundantly,
Settling down the furrows thereof,
Thou makest her soft with showers;
Thou blessest the growth thereof.
12Thou crownest the year with Thy goodness;
And Thy paths drop fatness.
13The pastures of the wilderness do drop;
And the hills are girded with joy.
14The meadows are clothed with flocks;
The valleys also are covered over with corn;
They shout for joy, yea, they sing.

66 For the Leader. A Song, a Psalm.

Shout unto God, all the earth;
2Sing praises unto the glory of His name;
Make His praise glorious.
3Say unto God: 'How tremendous is Thy work!
Through the greatness of Thy power shall Thine enemies dwindle away before Thee.
4All the earth shall worship Thee,
And shall sing praises unto Thee;
They shall sing praises to Thy name.' Selah
5Come, and see the works of God;
He is terrible in His doing toward the children of men.
6He turned the sea into dry land;
They went through the river on foot;
There let us rejoice in Him!
7Who ruleth by His might for ever;
His eyes keep watch upon the nations;
Let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah
8Bless our God, ye peoples,
And make the voice of His praise to be heard;
9Who hath set our soul in life,
And suffered not our foot to be moved,
10For Thou, O God, hast tried us;
Thou hast refined us, as silver is refined.
11Thou didst bring us into the hold;
Thou didst lay constraint upon our loins.
12Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads;
We went through fire and through water;
But Thou didst bring us out unto abundance.
13I will come into Thy house with burnt-offerings,
I will perform unto Thee my vows,
14Which my lips have uttered,
And my mouth hath spoken, when I was in distress.
15I will offer unto Thee burnt-offerings of fatlings,
With the sweet smoke of rams;
I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah
16Come, and hearken, all ye that fear God,
And I will declare what He hath done for my soul.
17I cried unto Him with my mouth,
And He was extolled with my tongue.
18If I had regarded iniquity in my heart,
The Lord would not hear;
19But verily God hath heard;
He hath attended to the voice of my prayer.
20Blessed be God,
Who hath not turned away my prayer, nor His mercy from me.

67 For the Leader; with string-music. A Psalm, a Song.

2God be gracious unto us, and bless us;
May He cause His face to shine toward us; Selah
3That Thy way may be known upon earth,
Thy salvation among all nations.
4Let the peoples give thanks unto Thee, O God;
Let the peoples give thanks unto Thee, all of them.
5O let the nations be glad and sing for joy;
For Thou wilt judge the peoples with equity,
And lead the nations upon earth. Selah
6Let the peoples give thanks unto Thee, O God;
Let the peoples give thanks unto Thee, all of them.
7The earth hath yielded her increase;
May God, our own God, bless us.
8May God bless us;
And let all the ends of the earth fear Him.

68 For the Leader. A Psalm of David, a Song.

2Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered;
And let them that hate Him flee before Him.
3As smoke is driven away, so drive them away;
As wax melteth before the fire,
So let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
4But let the righteous be glad, let them exult before God;
Yea, let them rejoice with gladness.
5Sing unto God, sing praises to His name;
Extol Him that rideth upon the skies, whose name is the Lord;
And exult ye before Him.
6A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows,
Is God in His holy habitation.
7God maketh the solitary to dwell in a house;
He bringeth out the prisoners into prosperity;
The rebellious dwell but in a parched land.
8O God, when Thou wentest forth before Thy people,
When Thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah
9The earth trembled, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God;
Even yon Sinai trembled at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
10A bounteous rain didst Thou pour down, O God;
When Thine inheritance was weary, Thou didst confirm it.
11Thy flock settled therein;
Thou didst prepare in Thy goodness for the poor, O God.
12The Lord giveth the word;
The women that proclaim the tidings are a great host.
13Kings of armies flee, they flee;
And she that tarrieth at home divideth the spoil.
14When ye lie among the sheepfolds,
The wings of the dove are covered with silver,
And her pinions with the shimmer of gold. 15When the Almighty scattereth kings therein,
It snoweth in Zalmon.
16A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan;
A mountain of peaks is the mountain of Bashan.
17Why look ye askance, ye mountains of peaks,
At the mountain which God hath desired for His abode?
Yea, the Lord will dwell therein for ever.
18The chariots of God are myriads, even thousands upon thousands;
The Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in holiness.
19Thou hast ascended on high, Thou hast led captivity captive;
Thou hast received gifts among men,
Yea, among the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell there.
20Blessed be the Lord, day by day He beareth our burden,
Even the God who is our salvation. Selah
21God is unto us a God of deliverances;
And unto God the Lord belong the issues of death.
22Surely God will smite through the head of His enemies,
The hairy scalp of him that goeth about in his guiltiness.
23The Lord said: 'I will bring back from Bashan,
I will bring them back from the depths of the sea;
24That thy foot may wade through blood,
That the tongue of thy dogs may have its portion from thine enemies.'
25They see Thy goings, O God,
Even the goings of my God, my King, in holiness.
26The singers go before, the minstrels follow after,
In the midst of damsels playing upon timbrels.
27'Bless ye God in full assemblies,
Even the Lord, ye that are from the fountain of Israel.'
28There is Benjamin, the youngest, ruling them,
The princes of Judah their council,
The princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.
29Thy God hath commanded thy strength;
Be strong, O God, Thou that hast wrought for us
30Out of Thy temple at Jerusalem,
Whither kings shall bring presents unto Thee.
31Rebuke the wild beast of the reeds,
The multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the peoples,
Every one submitting himself with pieces of silver;
He hath scattered the peoples that delight in war!
32Nobles shall come out of Egypt;
Ethiopia shall hasten to stretch out her hands unto God.
33Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth;
O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah
34To Him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which are of old;
Lo, He uttereth His voice, a mighty voice.
35Ascribe ye strength unto God;
His majesty is over Israel,
And His strength is in the skies.
36Awful is God out of thy holy places;
The God of Israel, He giveth strength and power unto the people;
Blessed be God.

69 For the Leader; upon Shoshannim. [A Psalm] of David.

2Save me, O God;
For the waters are come in even unto the soul.
3I am sunk in deep mire, where there is no standing;
I am come into deep waters, and the flood overwhelmeth me.
4I am weary of my crying; my throat is dried;
Mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
5They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head;
They that would cut me off, being mine enemies wrongfully, are many;
Should I restore that which I took not away?
6O God, Thou knowest my folly;
And my trespasses are not hid from Thee.
7Let not them that wait for Thee be ashamed through me, O Lord God of hosts;
Let not those that seek Thee be brought to confusion through me, O God of Israel.
8Because for Thy sake I have borne reproach;
Confusion hath covered my face.
9I am become a stranger unto my brethren,
And an alien unto my mother's children.
10Because zeal for Thy house hath eaten me up,
And the reproaches of them that reproach Thee are fallen upon me.
11And I wept with my soul with fasting,
And that became unto me a reproach.
12I made sackcloth also my garment,
And I became a byword unto them.
13They that sit in the gate talk of me;
And I am the song of the drunkards.
14But as for me, let my prayer be unto Thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time;
O God, in the abundance of Thy mercy,
Answer me with the truth of Thy salvation.
15Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink;
Let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
16Let not the waterflood overwhelm me,
Neither let the deep swallow me up;
And let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
17Answer me, O Lord, for Thy mercy is good;
According to the multitude of Thy compassions turn Thou unto me.
18And hide not Thy face from Thy servant;
For I am in distress; answer me speedily.
19Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it;
Ransom me because of mine enemies.
20Thou knowest my reproach, and my shame, and my confusion;
Mine adversaries are all before Thee.
21Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am sore sick;
And I looked for some to show compassion, but there was none;
And for comforters, but I found none.
22Yea, they put poison into my food;
And in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
23Let their table before them become a snare;
And when they are in peace, let it become a trap.
24Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not;
And make their loins continually to totter.
25Pour out Thine indignation upon them,
And let the fierceness of Thine anger overtake them.
26Let their encampment be desolate;
Let none dwell in their tents.
27For they persecute him whom Thou hast smitten;
And they tell of the pain of those whom Thou hast wounded.
28Add iniquity unto their iniquity;
And let them not come into Thy righteousness.
29Let them be blotted out of the book of the living,
And not be written with the righteous.
30But I am afflicted and in pain;
Let Thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.
31I will praise the name of God with a song,
And will magnify Him with thanksgiving.
32And it shall please the Lord better than a bullock
That hath horns and hoofs.
33The humble shall see it, and be glad;
Ye that seek after God, let your heart revive.
34For the Lord hearkeneth unto the needy,
And despiseth not His prisoners.
35Let heaven and earth praise Him,
The seas, and every thing that moveth therein.
36For God will save Zion, and build the cities of Judah;
And they shall abide there, and have it in possession.
37The seed also of His servants shall inherit it;
And they that love His name shall dwell therein.

70 For the Leader. [A Psalm] of David; to make memorial.

2O God, to deliver me,
O Lord, to help me, make haste.
3Let them be ashamed and abashed
That seek after my soul;
Let them be turned backward and brought to confusion
That delight in my hurt.
4Let them be turned back by reason of their shame
That say: 'Aha, aha.'
5Let all those that seek Thee rejoice and be glad in Thee;
And let such as love Thy salvation say continually:
'Let God be magnified.'
6But I am poor and needy,
O God, make haste unto me;
Thou art my help and my deliverer;
O Lord, tarry not.

71 In Thee, O Lord, have I taken refuge;
Let me never be ashamed.
2Deliver me in Thy righteousness, and rescue me;
Incline Thine ear unto me, and save me.
3Be Thou to me a sheltering rock, whereunto I may continually resort,
Which Thou hast appointed to save me;
For Thou art my rock and my fortress.
4O my God, rescue me out of the hand of the wicked,
Out of the grasp of the unrighteous and ruthless man.
5For Thou art my hope;
O Lord God, my trust from my youth.
6Upon Thee have I stayed myself from birth;
Thou art he that took me out of my mother's womb;
My praise is continually of Thee.
7I am as a wonder unto many;
But Thou art my strong refuge.
8My mouth shall be filled with Thy praise,
And with Thy glory all the day.
9Cast me not off in the time of old age;
When my strength faileth, forsake me not.
10For mine enemies speak concerning me,
And they that watch for my soul take counsel together,
11Saying: 'God hath forsaken him;
Pursue and take him; for there is none to deliver.'
12O God, be not far from me;
O my God, make haste to help me.
13Let them be ashamed and consumed that are adversaries to my soul;
Let them be covered with reproach and confusion that seek my hurt.
14But as for me, I will hope continually,
And will praise Thee yet more and more.
15My mouth shall tell of Thy righteousness,
And of Thy salvation all the day;
For I know not the numbers thereof.
16I will come with Thy mighty acts, O Lord God;
I will make mention of Thy righteousness, even of Thine only.
17O God, Thou hast taught me from my youth;
And until now do I declare Thy wondrous works.
18And even unto old age and hoary hairs, O God, forsake me not;
Until I have declared Thy strength unto the next generation,
Thy might to every one that is to come.
19Thy righteousness also, O God, which reacheth unto high heaven;
Thou who hast done great things,
O God, who is like unto Thee?
20Thou, who hast made me to see many and sore troubles,
Wilt quicken me again, and bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
21Thou wilt increase my greatness,
And turn and comfort me.
22I also will give thanks unto Thee with the psaltery,
Even unto Thy truth, O my God;
I will sing praises unto Thee with the harp,
O Thou Holy One of Israel.
23My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing praises unto Thee;
And my soul, which Thou hast redeemed.
24My tongue also shall tell of Thy righteousness all the day;
For they are ashamed, for they are abashed, that seek my hurt.

72 [A Psalm] of Solomon.

Give the king Thy judgments, O God,
And Thy righteousness unto the king's son;
2That he may judge Thy people with righteousness,
And Thy poor with justice.
3Let the mountains bear peace to the people,
And the hills, through righteousness.
4May he judge the poor of the people,
And save the children of the needy,
And crush the oppressor.
5They shall fear Thee while the sun endureth,
And so long as the moon, throughout all generations.
6May he come down like rain upon the mown grass,
As showers that water the earth.
7In his days let the righteous flourish,
And abundance of peace, till the moon be no more.
8May he have dominion also from sea to sea,
And from the River unto the ends of the earth.
9Let them that dwell in the wilderness bow before him;
And his enemies lick the dust.
10The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall render tribute;
The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
11Yea, all kings shall prostrate themselves before him;
All nations shall serve him.
12For he will deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.
13He will have pity on the poor and needy,
And the souls of the needy he will save.
14He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence,
And precious will their blood be in his sight.
15That they may live, and that he may give them of the gold of Sheba,
That they may pray for him continually,
Yea, bless him all the day.
16May he be as a rich cornfield in the land upon the top of the mountains;
May his fruit rustle like Lebanon;
And may they blossom out of the city like grass of the earth.
17May his name endure for ever;
May his name be continued as long as the sun;
May men also bless themselves by him;
May all nations call him happy.
18Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel,
Who only doeth wondrous things;
19And blessed be His glorious name for ever;
And let the whole earth be filled with His glory.
Amen, and Amen.
20The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

ספר שלישי

73 A Psalm of Asaph.

Surely God is good to Israel,
Even to such as are pure in heart.
2But as for me, my feet were almost gone;
My steps had well nigh slipped.
3For I was envious at the arrogant,
When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
4For there are no pangs at their death,
And their body is sound.
5In the trouble of man they are not;
Neither are they plagued like men.
6Therefore pride is as a chain about their neck;
Violence covereth them as a garment.
7Their eyes stand forth from fatness;
They are gone beyond the imaginations of their heart.
8They scoff, and in wickedness utter oppression;
They speak as if there were none on high.
9They have set their mouth against the heavens,
And their tongue walketh through the earth.
10Therefore His people return hither;
And waters of fullness are drained out by them.
11And they say: 'How doth God know?
And is there knowledge in the Most High?'
12Behold, such are the wicked;
And they that are always at ease increase riches.
13Surely in vain have I cleansed my heart,
And washed my hands in innocency;
14For all the day have I been plagued,
And my chastisement came every morning.
15If I had said: 'I will speak thus',
Behold, I had been faithless to the generation of Thy children.
16And when I pondered how I might know this,
It was wearisome in mine eyes;
17Until I entered into the sanctuary of God,
And considered their end.
18Surely Thou settest them in slippery places;
Thou hurlest them down to utter ruin.
19How are they become a desolation in a moment!
They are wholly consumed by terrors.
20As a dream when one awaketh,
So, O Lord, when Thou arousest Thyself, Thou wilt despise their semblance.
21For my heart was in a ferment,
And I was pricked in my reins.
22But I was brutish, and ignorant;
I was as a beast before Thee.
23Nevertheless I am continually with Thee;
Thou holdest my right hand.
24Thou wilt guide me with Thy counsel,
And afterward receive me with glory.
25Whom have I in heaven but Thee?
And beside Thee I desire none upon earth.
26My flesh and my heart faileth;
But God is the rock of my heart and my portion for ever.
27For, lo, they that go far from Thee shall perish;
Thou dost destroy all them that go astray from Thee.
28But as for me, the nearness of God is my good;
I have made the Lord God my refuge,
That I may tell of all Thy works.

74 Maschil of Asaph.

Why, O God, hast Thou cast us off for ever?
Why doth Thine anger smoke against the flock of Thy pasture?
2Remember Thy congregation, which Thou hast gotten of old,
Which Thou hast redeemed to be the tribe of Thine inheritance;
And mount Zion, wherein Thou hast dwelt.
3Lift up Thy steps because of the perpetual ruins,
Even all the evil that the enemy hath done in the sanctuary.
4Thine adversaries have roared in the midst of Thy meeting-place;
They have set up their own signs for signs.
5It seemed as when men wield upwards
Axes in a thicket of trees.
6And now all the carved work thereof together
They strike down with hatchet and hammers.
7They have set Thy sanctuary on fire;
They have profaned the dwelling-place of Thy name even to the ground.
8They said in their heart: 'Let us make havoc of them altogether';
They have burned up all the meeting-places of God in the land.
9We see not our signs;
There is no more any prophet;
Neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.
10How long, O God, shall the adversary reproach?
Shall the enemy blaspheme Thy name for ever?
11Why withdrawest Thou Thy hand, even Thy right hand?
Draw it out of Thy bosom and consume them.
12Yet God is my King of old, Working salvation in the midst of the earth.
13Thou didst break the sea in pieces by Thy strength;
Thou didst shatter the heads of the sea-monsters in the waters.
14Thou didst crush the heads of leviathan,
Thou gavest him to be food to the folk inhabiting the wilderness.
15Thou didst cleave fountain and brook;
Thou driedst up ever-flowing rivers.
16Thine is the day, Thine also the night;
Thou hast established luminary and sun.
17Thou hast set all the borders of the earth;
Thou hast made summer and winter.
18Remember this, how the enemy hath reproached the Lord,
And how a base people have blasphemed Thy name.
19O deliver not the soul of Thy turtle-dove unto the wild beast;
Forget not the life of Thy poor for ever.
20Look upon the covenant;
For the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.
21O let not the oppressed turn back in confusion;
Let the poor and needy praise Thy name.
22Arise, O God, plead Thine own cause;
Remember Thy reproach all the day at the hand of the base man.
23Forget not the voice of Thine adversaries,
The tumult of those that rise up against Thee which ascendeth continually.

75 For the Leader; Al-tashheth. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song.

2We give thanks unto Thee, O God,
We give thanks, and Thy name is near;
Men tell of Thy wondrous works.
3'When I take the appointed time,
I Myself will judge with equity.
4When the earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved,
I Myself establish the pillars of it.' Selah
5I say unto the arrogant 'Deal not arrogantly';
And to the wicked 'Lift not up the horn.'
6Lift not up your horn on high;
Speak not insolence with a haughty neck.
7For neither from the east, nor from the west,
Nor yet from the wilderness, cometh lifting up.
8For God is judge;
He putteth down one, and lifteth up another.
9For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup, with foaming wine, full of mixture,
And He poureth out of the same;
Surely the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall drain them, and drink them.
10But as for me, I will declare for ever,
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
11All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off;
But the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up.

76 For the Leader; with string-music. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song.

2In Judah is God known;
His name is great in Israel.
3In Salem also is set His tabernacle,
And His dwelling-place in Zion.
4There He broke the fiery shafts of the bow;
The shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah
5Glorious art Thou and excellent, coming down from the mountains of prey.
6The stout-hearted are bereft of sense, they sleep their sleep;
And none of the men of might have found their hands.
7At Thy rebuke, O God of Jacob,
They are cast into a dead sleep, the riders also and the horses.
8Thou, even Thou, art terrible;
And who may stand in Thy sight when once Thou art angry?
9Thou didst cause sentence to be heard from heaven;
The earth feared, and was still,
10When God arose to judgment,
To save all the humble of the earth. Selah
11Surely the wrath of man shall praise Thee;
The residue of wrath shalt Thou gird upon Thee.
12Vow, and pay unto the Lord your God;
Let all that are round about Him bring presents unto Him that is to be feared;
13He minisheth the spirit of princes;
He is terrible to the kings of the earth.

77 For the Leader; for Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph.

2I will lift up my voice unto God, an cry;
I will lift up my voice unto God, that He may give ear unto me.
3In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord;
With my hand uplifted, [mine eye] streameth in the night without ceasing;
My soul refuseth to be comforted.
4When I think thereon, O God, I must moan;
When I muse thereon, my spirit fainteth. Selah
5Thou holdest fast the lids of mine eyes;
I am troubled, and cannot speak.
6I have pondered the days of old, the years of ancient times.
7In the night I will call to remembrance my song;
I will commune with mine own heart;
And my spirit maketh diligent search
8'Will the Lord cast off for ever?
And will He be favourable no more?
9Is His mercy clean gone for ever?
Is His promise come to an end for evermore?
10Hath God forgotten to be gracious?
Hath He in anger shut up his compassions?' Selah
11And I say 'This is my weakness,
That the right hand of the Most High could change.
12I will make mention of the deeds of the Lord;
Yea, I will remember Thy wonders of old.
13I will meditate also upon all Thy work,
And muse on Thy doings.'
14O God, Thy way is in holiness;
Who is a great god like unto God?
15Thou art the God that doest wonders;
Thou hast made known Thy strength among the peoples.
16Thou hast with Thine arm redeemed Thy people,
The sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah
17The waters saw Thee, O God;
The waters saw Thee, they were in pain;
The depths also trembled.
18The clouds flooded forth waters;
The skies sent out a sound;
Thine arrows also went abroad.
19The voice of Thy thunder was in the whirlwind;
The lightnings lighted up the world;
The earth trembled and shook.
20Thy way was in the sea,
And Thy path in the great waters,
And Thy footsteps were not known.
21Thou didst lead Thy people like a flock,
By the hand of Moses and Aaron.

78 Maschil of Asaph.

Give ear, O my people, to my teaching;
Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
2I will open my mouth with a parable;
I will utter dark sayings concerning days of old;
3That which we have heard and known,
And our fathers have told us,
4We will not hide from their children,
Telling to the generation to come the praises of the Lord,
And His strength, and His wondrous works that He hath done.
5For He established a testimony in Jacob,
And appointed a law in Israel,
Which He commanded our fathers,
That they should make them known to their children;
6That the generation to come might know them, even the children that should be born;
Who should arise and tell them to their children,
7That they might put their confidence in God,
And not forget the works of God,
But keep His commandments;
8And might not be as their fathers,
A stubborn and rebellious generation;
A generation that set not their heart aright,
And whose spirit was not stedfast with God.
9The children of Ephraim were as archers handling the bow,
That turned back in the day of battle.
10They kept not the covenant of God,
And refused to walk in His law;
11And they forgot His doings,
And His wondrous works that He had shown them.
12Marvellous things did He in the sight of their fathers,
In the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
13He cleaved the sea, and caused them to pass through;
And He made the waters to stand as a heap.
14By day also He led them with a cloud,
And all the night with a light of fire.
15He cleaved rocks in the wilderness,
And gave them drink abundantly as out of the great deep.
16He brought streams also out of the rock,
And caused waters to run down like rivers.
17Yet went they on still to sin against Him,
To rebel against the Most High in the desert.
18And they tried God in their heart
By asking food for their craving.
19Yea, they spoke against God;
They said 'Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?
20Behold, He smote the rock, that waters gushed out,
And streams overflowed;
Can He give bread also?
Or will He provide flesh for His people?'
21Therefore the Lord heard, and was wroth;
And a fire was kindled against Jacob,
And anger also went up against Israel;
22Because they believed not in God,
And trusted not in His salvation.
23And He commanded the skies above,
And opened the doors of heaven;
24And He caused manna to rain upon them for food,
And gave them of the corn of heaven.
25Man did eat the bread of the mighty;
He sent them provisions to the full.
26He caused the east wind to set forth in heaven;
And by His power He brought on the south wind.
27He caused flesh also to rain upon them as the dust,
And winged fowl as the sand of the seas;
28And He let it fall in the midst of their camp,
Round about their dwellings.
29So they did eat, and were well filled;
And He gave them that which they craved.
30They were not estranged from their craving,
Their food was yet in their mouths,
31When the anger of God went up against them,
And slew of the lustieth among them,
And smote down the young men of Israel.
32For all this they sinned still,
And believed not in His wondrous works.
33Therefore He ended their days as a breath,
And their years in terror.
34When He slew them, then they would inquire after Him,
And turn back and seek God earnestly.
35And they remembered that God was their Rock,
And the Most High God their redeemer.
36But they beguiled Him with their mouth,
And lied unto Him with their tongue.
37For their heart was not stedfast with Him,
Neither were they faithful in His covenant.
38But He, being full of compassion, forgiveth iniquity, and destroyeth not;
Yea, many a time doth He turn His anger away,
And doth not stir up all His wrath.
39So He remembered that they were but flesh,
A wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.
40How oft did they rebel against Him in the wilderness,
And grieve Him in the desert!
41And still again they tried God,
And set bounds to the Holy One of Israel.
42They remembered not His hand,
Nor the day when He redeemed them from the adversary.
43How He set His signs in Egypt,
And His wonders in the field of Zoan;
44And turned their rivers into blood,
So that they could not drink their streams.
45He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them;
And frogs, which destroyed them.
46He gave also their increase unto the caterpillar,
And their labour unto the locust.
47He destroyed their vines with hail,
And their sycamore-trees with frost.
48He gave over their cattle also to the hail,
And their flocks to fiery bolts.
49He sent forth upon them the fierceness of His anger,
Wrath, and indignation, and trouble,
A sending of messengers of evil.
50He levelled a path for His anger;
He spared not their soul from death,
But gave their life over to the pestilence;
51And smote all the first-born in Egypt,
The first-fruits of their strength in the tents of Ham;
52But He made His own people to go forth like sheep,
And guided them in the wilderness like a flock.
53And He led them safely, and they feared not;
But the sea overwhelmed their enemies.
54And He brought them to His holy border,
To the mountain, which His right hand had gotten.
55He drove out the nations also before them,
And allotted them for an inheritance by line,
And made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.
56Yet they tried and provoked God, the Most High,
And kept not His testimonies;
57But turned back, and dealt treacherously like their fathers;
They were turned aside like a deceitful bow.
58For they provoked Him with their high places,
And moved Him to jealousy with their graven images.
59God heard, and was wroth,
And He greatly abhorred Israel;
60And He forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh,
The tent which He had made to dwell among men;
61And delivered His strength into captivity,
And His glory into the adversary's hand.
62He gave His people over also unto the sword;
And was wroth with His inheritance.
63Fire devoured their young men;
And their virgins had no marriage-song.
64Their priests fell by the sword;
And their widows made no lamentation.
65Then the Lord awaked as one asleep,
Like a mighty man recovering from wine.
66And He smote His adversaries backward;
He put upon them a perpetual reproach.
67Moreover He abhorred the tent of Joseph,
And chose not the tribe of Ephraim;
68But chose the tribe of Judah,
The mount Zion which He loved.
69And He built His sanctuary like the heights,
Like the earth which He hath founded for ever.
70He chose David also His servant,
And took him from the sheepfolds;
71From following the ewes that give suck He brought him,
To be shepherd over Jacob His people, and Israel His inheritance.
72So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart;
And lead them by the skilfulness of his hands.

79 A Psalm of Asaph.

O God, the heathen are come into Thine inheritance;
They have defiled Thy holy temple;
They have made Jerusalem into heaps.
2They have given the dead bodies of Thy servants to be food unto the fowls of the heaven,
The flesh of Thy saints unto the beasts of the earth.
3They have shed their blood like water
Round about Jerusalem, with none to bury them.
4We are become a taunt to our neighbours,
A scorn and derision to them that are round about us.
5How long, O Lord, wilt Thou be angry for ever?
How long will Thy jealousy burn like fire?
6Pour out Thy wrath upon the nations that know Thee not,
And upon the kingdoms that call not upon Thy name.
7For they have devoured Jacob,
And laid waste his habitation.
8Remember not against us the iniquities of our forefathers;
Let Thy compassions speedily come to meet us;
For we are brought very low.
9Help us, O God of our salvation, for the sake of the glory of Thy name;
And deliver us, and forgive our sins, for Thy name's sake.
10Wherefore should the nations say: 'Where is their God?'
Let the avenging of Thy servants' blood that is shed
Be made known among the nations in our sight. 11Let the groaning of the prisoner come before Thee;
According to the greatness of Thy power set free those that are appointed to death;
12And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom
Their reproach, wherewith they have reproached Thee, O Lord.
13So we that are Thy people and the flock of Thy pasture
Will give Thee thanks for ever;
We will tell of Thy praise to all generations.

80 For the Leader; upon Shoshannim. A testimony. A Psalm of Asaph.

2Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,
Thou that leadest Joseph like a flock;
Thou that art enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth.
3Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up Thy might,
And come to save us.
4O God, restore us;
And cause Thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.
5O Lord God of hosts,
How long wilt Thou be angry against the prayer of Thy people?
6Thou hast fed them with the bread of tears,
And given them tears to drink in large measure.
7Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours;
And our enemies mock as they please.
8O God of hosts, restore us;
And cause Thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.
9Thou didst pluck up a vine out of Egypt;
Thou didst drive out the nations, and didst plant it.
10Thou didst clear a place before it,
And it took deep root, and filled the land.
11The mountains were covered with the shadow of it,
And the mighty cedars with the boughs thereof.
12She sent out her branches unto the sea,
And her shoots unto the River.
13Why hast Thou broken down her fences,
So that all they that pass by the way do pluck her?
14The boar out of the wood doth ravage it,
That which moveth in the field feedeth on it.
15O God of hosts, return, we beseech Thee;
Look from heaven, and behold, and be mindful of this vine,
16And of the stock which Thy right hand hath planted,
And the branch that Thou madest strong for Thyself.
17It is burned with fire, it is cut down;
They perish at the rebuke of Thy countenance.
18Let Thy hand be upon the man of Thy right hand,
Upon the son of man whom Thou madest strong for Thyself.
19So shall we not turn back from Thee;
Quicken Thou us, and we will call upon Thy name.
20O Lord God of hosts, restore us;
Cause Thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.

81 For the Leader; upon the Gittith. [A Psalm] of Asaph.

2Sing aloud unto God our strength;
Shout unto the God of Jacob.
3Take up the melody, and sound the timbrel,
The sweet harp with the psaltery.
4Blow the horn at the new moon,
At the full moon for our feast-day.
5For it is a statute for Israel,
An ordinance of the God of Jacob.
6He appointed it in Joseph for a testimony,
When He went forth against the land of Egypt.
The speech of one that I knew not did I hear:
7'I removed his shoulder from the burden;
His hands were freed from the basket.
8Thou didst call in trouble, and I rescued thee;
I answered thee in the secret place of thunder;
I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah
9Hear, O My people, and I will admonish thee:
O Israel, if thou wouldest hearken unto Me!
10There shall no strange god be in thee;
Neither shalt thou worship any foreign god.
11I am the Lord thy God,
Who brought thee up out of the land of Egypt;
Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
12But My people hearkened not to My voice;
And Israel would none of Me.
13So I let them go after the stubbornness of their heart,
That they might walk in their own counsels.
14Oh that My people would hearken unto Me,
That Israel would walk in My ways!
15I would soon subdue their enemies,
And turn My hand against their adversaries.
16The haters of the Lord should dwindle away before Him;
And their punishment should endure for ever.
17They should also be fed with the fat of wheat;
And with honey out of the rock would I satisfy thee.'

82 A Psalm of Asaph.

God standeth in the congregation of God;
In the midst of the judges He judgeth:
2'How long will ye judge unjustly,
And respect the persons of the wicked? Selah
3Judge the poor and fatherless;
Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
4Rescue the poor and needy;
Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.
5They know not, neither do they understand;
They go about in darkness;
All the foundations of the earth are moved.
6I said: Ye are godlike beings,
And all of you sons of the Most High.
7Nevertheless ye shall die like men,
And fall like one of the princes.'
8Arise, O God, judge the earth;
For Thou shalt possess all the nations.

83 A Song, a Psalm of Asaph.

2O God, keep not Thou silence;
Hold not Thy peace, and be not still, O God.
3For, lo, Thine enemies are in an uproar;
And they that hate Thee have lifted up the head.
4They hold crafty converse against Thy people,
And take counsel against Thy treasured ones.
5They have said: 'Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation;
That the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.'
6For they have consulted together with one consent;
Against Thee do they make a covenant;
7The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites;
Moab, and the Hagrites;
8Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek;
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
9Assyria also is joined with them;
They have been an arm to the children of Lot. Selah
10Do Thou unto them as unto Midian;
As to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook Kishon;
11Who were destroyed at En-dor;
They became as dung for the earth.
12Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb,
And like Zebah and Zalmunna all their princes;
13Who said: 'Let us take to ourselves in possession
The habitations of God.'
14O my God, make them like the whirling dust;
As stubble before the wind.
15As the fire that burneth the forest,
And as the flame that setteth the mountains ablaze;
16So pursue them with Thy tempest,
And affright them with Thy storm.
17Fill their faces with shame;
That they may seek Thy name, O LORD.
18Let them be ashamed and affrighted for ever;
Yea, let them be abashed and perish;
19That they may know that it is Thou alone whose name is the LORD,
The Most High over all the earth.

84 For the Leader; upon the Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.

2How lovely are Thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!
3My soul yearneth, yea, even pineth for the courts of the LORD;
My heart and my flesh sing for joy unto the living God.
4Yea, the sparrow hath found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself,
Where she may lay her young;
Thine altars, O Lord of hosts,
My King, and my God—
5Happy are they that dwell in Thy house,
They are ever praising Thee. Selah
6Happy is the man whose strength is in Thee;
In whose heart are the highways.
7Passing through the valley of Baca they make it a place of springs;
Yea, the early rain clotheth it with blessings.
8They go from strength to strength,
Every one of them appeareth before God in Zion.
9O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
Give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah
10Behold, O God our shield,
And look upon the face of Thine anointed.
11For a day in Thy courts is better than a thousand;
I had rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God,
Than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
12For the Lord God is a sun and a shield;
The Lord giveth grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.
13O Lord of hosts,
Happy is the man that trusteth in Thee.

85 For the Leader. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.

2Lord, Thou hast been favourable unto Thy land,
Thou hast turned the captivity of Jacob.
3Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of Thy people,
Thou hast pardoned all their sin. Selah
4Thou hast withdrawn all Thy wrath;
Thou hast turned from the fierceness of Thine anger.
5Restore us, O God of our salvation,
And cause Thine indignation toward us to cease.
6Wilt Thou be angry with us for ever?
Wilt Thou draw out Thine anger to all generations?
7Wilt Thou not quicken us again,
That Thy people may rejoice in Thee?
8Show us Thy mercy, O Lord,
And grant us Thy salvation.
9I will hear what God the Lord will speak;
For He will speak peace unto His people, and to His saints;
But let them not turn back to folly.
10Surely His salvation is nigh them that fear Him;
That glory may dwell in our land.
11Mercy and truth are met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
12Truth springeth out of the earth;
And righteousness hath looked down from heaven.
13Yea, the Lord will give that which is good;
And our land shall yield her produce.
14Righteousness shall go before Him,
And shall make His footsteps a way.

86A Prayer of David.

Incline Thine ear, O Lord, and answer me;
For I am poor and needy.
2Keep my soul, for I am godly;
O Thou my God, save Thy servant that trusteth in Thee.
3Be gracious unto me, O Lord;
For unto Thee do I cry all the day.
4Rejoice the soul of Thy servant;
For unto Thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
5For Thou, Lord, art good, and ready to pardon,
And plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon Thee.
6Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer;
And attend unto the voice of my supplications.
7In the day of my trouble I call upon Thee;
For Thou wilt answer me.
8There is none like unto Thee among the gods, O Lord,
And there are no works like Thine.
9All nations whom Thou hast made shall come and prostrate themselves before Thee, O Lord;
And they shall glorify Thy name.
10For Thou art great, and doest wondrous things;
Thou art God alone.
11Teach me, O Lord, Thy way, that I may walk in Thy truth;
Make one my heart to fear Thy name.
12I will thank Thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart;
And I will glorify Thy name for evermore.
13For great is Thy mercy toward me;
And Thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest nether-world.
14O God, the proud are risen up against me,
And the company of violent men have sought after my soul,
And have not set Thee before them.
15But Thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion and gracious,
Slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
16O turn unto me, and be gracious unto me;
Give Thy strength unto Thy servant,
And save the son of Thy handmaid.
17Work in my behalf a sign for good;
That they that hate me may see it, and be put to shame,
Because Thou, Lord, hast helped me, and comforted me.

87 A Psalm of the sons of Korah; a Song.

His foundation is in the holy mountains.
2The Lord loveth the gates of Zion
More than all the dwellings of Jacob.
3Glorious things are spoken of Thee,
O city of God. Selah
4'I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon as among them that know Me;
Behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia;
This one was born there.'
5But of Zion it shall be said: 'This man and that was born in her;
And the Most High Himself doth establish her.'
6The Lord shall count in the register of the peoples:
'This one was born there.' Selah
7And whether they sing or dance,
All my thoughts are in Thee.

88 A Song, a Psalm of the sons of Korah; for the Leader; upon Mahalath Leannoth. Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite.

2O Lord, God of my salvation,
What time I cry in the night before Thee,
3Let my prayer come before Thee,
Incline Thine ear unto my cry.
4For my soul is sated with troubles,
And my life draweth nigh unto the grave.
5I am counted with them that go down into the pit;
I am become as a man that hath no help;
6Set apart among the dead,
Like the slain that lie in the grave,
Whom Thou rememberest no more;
And they are cut off from Thy hand.
7Thou hast laid me in the nethermost pit,
In dark places, in the deeps.
8Thy wrath lieth hard upon me,
And all Thy waves Thou pressest down. Selah
9Thou hast put mine acquaintance far from me;
Thou hast made me an abomination unto them;
I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.
10Mine eye languisheth by reason of affliction;
I have called upon Thee, O Lord, every day,
I have spread forth my hands unto Thee.
11Wilt Thou work wonders for the dead?
Or shall the shades arise and give Thee thanks? Selah
12Shall Thy mercy be declared in the grave?
Or Thy faithfulness in destruction?
13Shall Thy wonders be known in the dark?
And Thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
14But as for me, unto Thee, O Lord, do I cry,
And in the morning doth my prayer come to meet Thee.
15Lord, why castest Thou off my soul?
Why hidest Thou Thy face from me?
16I am afflicted and at the point of death from my youth up;
I have borne Thy terrors, I am distracted.
17Thy fierce wrath is gone over me;
Thy terrors have cut me off.
18They came round about me like water all the day;
They compassed me about together.
19Friend and companion hast Thou put far from me,
And mine acquaintance into darkness.

89 Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite.

2I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever;
To all generations will I make known Thy faithfulness with my mouth.
3For I have said: 'For ever is mercy built;
In the very heavens Thou dost establish Thy faithfulness.
4I have made a covenant with My chosen,
I have sworn unto David My servant:
5For ever will I establish thy seed,
And build up thy throne to all generations.' Selah
6So shall the heavens praise Thy wonders, O Lord,
Thy faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.
7For who in the skies can be compared unto the Lord,
Who among the sons of might can be likened unto the Lord,
8A God dreaded in the great council of the holy ones,
And feared of all them that are about Him?
9O Lord God of hosts,
Who is a mighty one, like unto Thee, O Lord?
And Thy faithfulness is round about Thee.
10Thou rulest the proud swelling of the sea;
When the waves thereof arise, Thou stillest them.
11Thou didst crush Rahab, as one that is slain;
Thou didst scattered Thine enemies with the arm of Thy strength.
12Thine are the heavens, Thine also the earth;
The world and the fulness thereof, Thou hast founded them.
13The north and the south, Thou hast created them;
Tabor and Hermon rejoice in Thy name.
14Thine is an arm with might;
Strong is Thy hand, and exalted is Thy right hand.
15Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Thy throne;
Mercy and truth go before Thee.
16Happy is the people that know the joyful shout;
They walk, O Lord, in the light of Thy countenance.
17In Thy name do they rejoice all the day;
And through Thy righteousness are they exalted.
18For Thou art the glory of their strength;
And in Thy favour our horn is exalted.
19For of the Lord is our shield;
And the Holy One of Israel is our king.
20Then Thou spokest in vision to Thy godly ones,
And saidst: 'I have laid help upon one that is mighty;
I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
21I have found David My servant;
With My holy oil have I anointed him;
22With whom My hand shall be established;
Mine arm also shall strengthen him.
23The enemy shall not exact from him;
Nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
24And I will beat to pieces his adversaries before him,
And smite them that hate him.
25But My faithfulness and My mercy shall be with him;
And through My name shall his horn be exalted.
26I will set his hand also on the sea,
And his right hand on the rivers.
27He shall call unto Me: Thou art my Father,
My God, and the rock of my salvation.
28I also will appoint him first-born,
The highest of the kings of the earth.
29For ever will I keep for him My mercy,
And My covenant shall stand fast with him.
30His seed also will I make to endure for ever,
And his throne as the days of heaven.
31If his children forsake My law,
And walk not in Mine ordinances;
32If they profane My statutes,
And keep not My commandments;
33Then will I visit their transgression with the rod,
And their iniquity with strokes.
34But My mercy will I not break off from him,
Nor will I be false to My faithfulness.
35My covenant will I not profane,
Nor alter that which is gone out of My lips.
36Once have I sworn by My holiness:
Surely I will not be false unto David;
37His seed shall endure for ever,
And his throne as the sun before Me.
38It shall be established for ever as the moon;
And be stedfast as the witness in sky.' Selah
39But Thou hast cast off and rejected,
Thou hast been wroth with Thine anointed.
40Thou hast abhorred the covenant of Thy servant;
Thou hast profaned his crown even to the ground.
41Thou hast broken down all his fences;
Thou hast brought his strongholds to ruin.
42All that pass by the way spoil him;
He is become a taunt to his neighbours.
43Thou hast exalted the right hand of his adversaries;
Thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.
44Yea, Thou turnest back the edge of his sword,
And hast not made him to stand in the battle.
45Thou hast made his brightness to cease,
And cast his throne down to the ground.
46The days of his youth hast Thou shortened;
Thou hast covered him with shame. Selah
47How long, O Lord, wilt Thou hide Thyself for ever?
How long shall Thy wrath burn like fire?
48O remember how short my time is;
For what vanity hast Thou created all the children of men!
49What man is he that liveth and shall not see death,
That shall deliver his soul from the power of the grave? Selah
50Where are Thy former mercies, O Lord,
Which Thou didst swear unto David in Thy faithfulness?
51Remember, Lord, the taunt of Thy servants;
How I do bear in my bosom [the taunt of] so many peoples;
52Wherewith Thine enemies have taunted, O Lord,
Wherewith they have taunted the footsteps of Thine anointed.
53Blessed be the Lord for evermore.
Amen, and Amen.

ספר רביעי

90 A Prayer of Moses the man of God.

Lord, Thou hast been our dwelling-place in all generations.
2Before the mountains were brought forth,
Or ever Thou hadst formed the earth and the world,
Even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God.
3Thou turnest man to contrition;
And sayest: 'Return, ye children of men.'
4For a thousand years in Thy sight
Are but as yesterday when it is past,
And as a watch in the night.
5Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep;
In the morning they are like grass which groweth up.
6In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up;
In the evening it is cut down, and withereth.
7For we are consumed in Thine anger,
And by Thy wrath are we hurried away.
8Thou hast set our iniquities before Thee,
Our secret sins in the light of Thy countenance.
9For all our days are passed away in Thy wrath;
We bring our years to an end as a tale that is told.
10The days of our years are threescore years and ten,
Or even by reason of strength fourscore years;
Yet is their pride but travail and vanity;
For it is speedily gone, and we fly away.
11Who knoweth the power of Thine anger,
And Thy wrath according to the fear that is due unto Thee?
12So teach us to number our days,
That we may get us a heart of wisdom.
13Return, O Lord; how long? And let it repent Thee concerning Thy servants.
14O satisfy us in the morning with Thy mercy;
That we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
15Make us glad according to the days wherein Thou hast afflicted us,
According to the years wherein we have seen evil.
16Let Thy work appear unto Thy servants,
And Thy glory upon their children.
17And let the graciousness of the Lord our God be upon us;
Establish Thou also upon us the work of our hands;
Yea, the work of our hands establish Thou it.

91O thou that dwellest in the covert of the Most High,
And abidest in the shadow of the Almighty;
2I will say of the Lord, who is my refuge and my fortress,
My God, in whom I trust,
3That He will deliver thee from the snare of the fowler,
And from the noisome pestilence.
4He will cover thee with His pinions,
And under His wings shalt thou take refuge;
His truth is a shield and a buckler.
5Thou shalt not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flieth by day;
6Of the pestilence that walketh in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7A thousand may fall at Thy side,
And ten thousand at Thy right hand;
It shall not come nigh thee.
8Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold,
And see the recompense of the wicked.
9For thou hast made the Lord who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, thy habitation.
10There shall no evil befall thee,
Neither shall any plague come nigh thy tent.
11For He will give His angels charge over thee,
To keep thee in all thy ways.
12They shall bear thee upon their hands,
Lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13Thou shalt tread upon the lion and asp;
The young lion and the serpent shalt thou trample under feet.
14'Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he hath known My name.
15He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him, and bring him to honour.
16With long life will I satisfy him,
And make Him to behold My salvation.'

92 A Psalm, a Song. For the sabbath day.

2It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord,
And to sing praises unto Thy name, O Most High;
3To declare Thy lovingkindness in the morning,
And Thy faithfulness in the night seasons,
4With an instrument of ten strings, and with the psaltery;
With a solemn sound upon the harp.
5For Thou, Lord, hast made me glad through Thy work;
I will exult in the works of Thy hands.
6How great are Thy works, O Lord!
Thy thoughts are very deep.
7A brutish man knoweth not,
Neither doth a fool understand this.
8When the wicked spring up as the grass,
And when all the workers of iniquity do flourish;
It is that they may be destroyed for ever.
9But Thou, O Lord, art on high for evermore.
10For, lo, Thine enemies, O Lord,
For, lo, Thine enemies shall perish:
All the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
11But my horn hast Thou exalted like the horn of the wild-ox;
I am anointed with rich oil.
12Mine eye also hath gazed on them that lie in wait for me,
Mine ears have heard my desire of the evil-doers that rise up against me.
13The righteous shall flourish like the palm-tree;
He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
14Planted in the house of the Lord,
They shall flourish in the courts of our God.
15They shall still bring forth fruit in old age;
They shall be full of sap and richness;
16To declare that the Lord is upright,
My Rock, in whom there is no unrighteousness.

93The Lord reigneth; He is clothed in majesty;
The Lord is clothed, He hath girded Himself with strength;
Yea, the world is established, that it cannot be moved.
2Thy throne is established of old;
Thou art from everlasting.
3The floods have lifted up, O Lord,
The floods have lifted up their voice;
The floods lift up their roaring.
4Above the voices of many waters,
The mighty breakers of the sea,
The Lord on high is mighty.
5Thy testimonies are very sure,
Holiness becometh Thy house,
O Lord, for evermore.

94O Lord, Thou God to whom vengeance belongeth,
Thou God to whom vengeance belongeth, shine forth.
2Lift up Thyself, Thou Judge of the earth;
Render to the proud their recompense.
3Lord, how long shall the wicked,
How long shall the wicked exult?
4They gush out, they speak arrogancy;
All the workers of iniquity bear themselves loftily.
5They crush Thy people, O Lord,
And afflict Thy heritage.
6They slay the widow and the stranger,
And murder the fatherless.
7And they say: 'The Lord will not see,
Neither will the God of Jacob give heed.'
8Consider, ye brutish among the people;
And ye fools, when will ye understand?
9He that planted the ear, shall He not hear?
He that formed the eye, shall He not see?
10He that instructeth nations, shall not He correct?
Even He that teacheth man knowledge?
11The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man,
That they are vanity.
12Happy is the man whom Thou instructest, O Lord,
And teachest out of Thy law;
13That Thou mayest give him rest from the days of evil,
Until the pit be digged for the wicked.
14For the Lord will not cast off His people,
Neither will He forsake His inheritance.
15For right shall return unto justice,
And all the upright in heart shall follow it.
16Who will rise up for me against the evil-doers?
Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
17Unless the Lord had been my help,
My soul had soon dwelt in silence.
18If I say: 'My foot slippeth',
Thy mercy, O Lord, holdeth me up.
19When my cares are many within me, Thy comforts delight my soul.
20Shall the seat of wickedness have fellowship with Thee,
Which frameth mischief by statute?
21They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous,
And condemn innocent blood.
22But the Lord hath been my high tower,
And my God the rock of my refuge.
23And He hath brought upon them their own iniquity,
And will cut them off in their own evil;
The Lord our God will cut them off.

95O come, let us sing unto the Lord;
Let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.
2Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving,
Let us shout for joy unto Him with psalms.
3For the Lord is a great God,
And a great King above all gods;
4In whose hand are the depths of the earth;
The heights of the mountains are His also.
5The sea is His, and He made it;
And His hands formed the dry land.
6O come, let us bow down and bend the knee;
Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
7For He is our God,
And we are the people of His pasture, and the flock of His hand.
To-day, if ye would but hearken to His voice!
8'Harden not your heart, as at Meribah,
As in the day of Massah in the wilderness;
9When your fathers tried Me,
Proved Me, even though they saw My work.
10For forty years was I wearied with that generation,
And said: It is a people that do err in their heart,
And they have not known My ways;
11Wherefore I swore in My wrath,
That they should not enter into My [3]rest.'

96O sing unto the Lord a new song;
Sing unto the Lord, all the earth.
2Sing unto the Lord, bless His name;
Proclaim His salvation from day to day.
3Declare His glory among the nations,
His marvellous works among all the peoples.
4For great is the Lord, and highly to be praised;
He is to be feared above all gods.
5For all the gods of the peoples are things of nought;
But the Lord made the heavens.
6Honour and majesty are before Him;
Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.
7Ascribe unto the Lord, ye kindreds of the peoples,
Ascribe unto the Lord glory and strength.
8Ascribe unto the Lord the glory due unto His name;
Bring an offering, and come into His courts.
9O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness;
Tremble before Him, all the earth.
10Say among the nations: 'The Lord reigneth.'
The world also is established that it cannot be moved;
He will judge the peoples with equity.
11Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof;
12Let the field exult; and all that is therein;
Then shall all the trees of the wood sing for joy;
13Before the Lord, for He is come;
For He is come to judge the earth;
He will judge the world with righteousness,
And the peoples in His faithfulness.

97 The Lord reigneth; let the earth rejoice;
Let the multitude of isles be glad.
2Clouds and darkness are round about Him;
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
3A fire goeth before Him,
And burneth up His adversaries round about.
4His lightnings lighted up the world;
The earth saw, and trembled.
5The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the Lord,
At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
6The heavens declared His righteousness,
And all the peoples saw His glory.
7Ashamed be all they that serve graven images,
That boast themselves of things of nought;
Bow down to Him, all ye gods.
8Zion heard and was glad,
And the daughters of Judah rejoiced;
Because of Thy judgments, O Lord.
9For Thou, Lord, art most high above all the earth;
Thou art exalted far above all gods.
10O ye that love the Lord, hate evil;
He preserveth the souls of His saints; He delivered them out of the hand of the wicked.
11Light is sown for the righteous,
And gladness for the upright in heart.
12Be glad in the Lord, ye righteous;
And give thanks to His holy name.

98 A Psalm.

O sing unto the Lord a new song;
For He hath done marvellous things;
His right hand, and His holy arm, hath wrought salvation for Him.
2The Lord hath made known His salvation;
His righteousness hath He revealed in the sight of the nations.
3He hath remembered His mercy and His faithfulness toward the house of Israel;
All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
4Shout unto the Lord, all the earth;
Break forth and sing for joy, yea, sing praises.
5Sing praises unto the Lord with the harp;
With the harp and the voice of melody.
6With trumpets and sound of the horn
Shout ye before the King, the Lord.
7Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof;
The world, and they that dwell therein;
8Let the floods clap their hands;
Let the mountains sing for joy together;
9Before the Lord, for He is come to judge the earth;
He will judge the world with righteousness,
And the peoples with equity.

99The Lord reigneth; let the peoples tremble;
He is enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake.
2The Lord is great in Zion;
And He is high above all the peoples.
3Let them praise Thy name as great and awful;
Holy is He.
4The strength also of the king who loveth justice—
Thou hast established equity,
Thou hast executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.
5Exalt ye the Lord our God,
And prostrate yourselves at His footstool;
Holy is He.
6Moses and Aaron among His priests,
And Samuel among them that call upon His name,
Did call upon the Lord, and He answered them.
7He spoke unto them in the pillar of cloud;
They kept His testimonies, and the statute that He gave them.
8O Lord our God, Thou didst answer them;
A forgiving God wast Thou unto them,
Though Thou tookest vengeance of their misdeeds.
9Exalt ye the Lord our God,
And worship at His holy hill;
For the Lord our God is holy.

100 A Psalm of thanksgiving.

Shout unto the Lord, all the earth.
2Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
3Know ye that the Lord He is God;
It is He that hath made us, and we are His,
His people, and the flock of His pasture.
4Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise;
Give thanks unto Him, and bless His name.
5For the Lord is good; His mercy endureth for ever;
And His faithfulness unto all generations.

101 A Psalm of David.

I will sing of mercy and justice;
Unto Thee, O Lord, will I sing praises.
2I will give heed unto the way of integrity;
Oh when wilt Thou come unto me?
I will walk within my house in the integrity of my heart.
3I will set no base thing before mine eyes;
I hate the doing of things crooked; it shall not cleave unto me.
4A perverse heart shall depart from me;
I will know no evil thing.
5Whoso slandereth his neighbour in secret, him will I destroy;
Whoso is haughty of eye and proud of heart, him will I not suffer.
6Mine eyes are upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me;
He that walketh in a way of integrity, he shall minister unto me.
7He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house;
He that speaketh falsehood shall not be established before mine eyes.
8Morning by morning will I destroy all the wicked of the land;
To cut off all the workers of iniquity from the city of the Lord.

102 A Prayer of the afflicted, when he fainteth, and poureth out his complaint before the Lord.

2O Lord, hear my prayer,
And let my cry come unto Thee.
3Hide not Thy face from me in the day of my distress;
Incline Thine ear unto me;
In the day when I call answer me speedily.
4For my days are consumed like smoke,
And my bones are burned as a hearth.
5My heart is smitten like grass, and withered;
For I forget to eat my bread.
6By reason of the voice of my sighing
My bones cleave to my flesh.
7I am like a pelican of the wilderness;
I am become as an owl of the waste places.
8I watch, and am become
Like a sparrow that is alone upon the housetop.
9Mine enemies taunt me all the day;
They that are mad against me do curse by me.
10For I have eaten ashes like bread,
And mingled my drink with weeping,
11Because of Thine indignation and Thy wrath;
For Thou hast taken me up, and cast me away.
12My days are like a lengthening shadow;
And I am withered like grass.
13But Thou, O Lord, sittest enthroned for ever;
And Thy name is unto all generations.
14Thou wilt arise, and have compassion upon Zion;
For it is time to be gracious unto her, for the appointed time is come.
15For Thy servants take pleasure in her stones,
And love her dust.
16So the nations will fear the name of the Lord,
And all the kings of the earth Thy glory;
17When the Lord hath built up Zion,
When He hath appeared in His glory;
18When He hath regarded the prayer of the destitute,
And hath not despised their prayer.
19This shall be written for the generation to come;
And a people which shall be created shall praise the Lord.
20For He hath looked down from the height of His sanctuary;
From heaven did the Lord behold the earth;
21To hear the groaning of the prisoner;
To loose those that are appointed to death;
22That men may tell of the name of the Lord in Zion,
And His praise in Jerusalem;
23When the peoples are gathered together,
And the kingdoms, to serve the Lord.
24He weakened my strength in the way;
He shortened my days.
25I say: 'O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days,
Thou whose years endure throughout all generations.
26Of old Thou didst lay the foundation of the earth;
And the heavens are the work of Thy hands.
27They shall perish, but Thou shalt endure;
Yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment;
As a vesture shalt Thou change them, and they shall pass away;
28But Thou art the selfsame,
And Thy years shall have no end.
29The children of Thy servants shall dwell securely,
And their seed shall be established before Thee.'

103 [A Psalm] of David.

Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
2Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits;
3Who forgiveth all thine iniquity;
Who healeth all Thy diseases;
4Who redeemeth Thy life from the pit;
Who encompasseth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
5Who satisfieth thine old age with good things;
So that Thy youth is renewed like the eagle.
6The Lord executeth righteousness,
And acts of justice for all that are oppressed.
7He made known His ways unto Moses,
His doings unto the children of Israel.
8The Lord is full of compassion and gracious,
Slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
9He will not always contend;
Neither will He keep His anger for ever.
10He hath not dealt with us after our sins,
Nor requited us according to our iniquities.
11For as the heaven is high above the earth,
So great is His mercy toward them that fear Him.
12As far as the east is from the west,
So far hath He removed our transgressions from us.
13Like as a father hath compassion upon his children,
So hath the Lord compassion upon them that fear Him. 14For He knoweth our frame;
He remembereth that we are dust.
15As for man, his days are as grass;
As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
16For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone;
And the place thereof knoweth it no more.
17But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear Him,
And His righteousness unto children's children;
18To such as keep His covenant,
And to those that remember His precepts to do them.
19The Lord hath established His throne in the heavens;
And His kingdom ruleth over all.
20Bless the Lord, ye angels of His,
Ye mighty in strength, that fulfil His word,
Hearkening unto the voice of His word.
21Bless the Lord, all ye His hosts;
Ye ministers of His, that do His pleasure.
22Bless the Lord, all ye His works,
In all places of His dominion;
Bless the Lord, O my soul.

104Bless the Lord, O my soul.
O Lord my God, Thou art very great;
Thou art clothed with glory and majesty.
2Who coverest Thyself with light as with a garment,
Who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain;
3Who layest the beams of Thine upper chambers in the waters,
Who makest the clouds Thy chariot,
Who walkest upon the wings of the wind;
4Who makest winds Thy messengers,
The flaming fire Thy ministers.
5Who didst establish the earth upon its foundations,
That it should not be moved for ever and ever;
6Thou didst cover it with the deep as with a vesture;
The waters stood above the mountains.
7At Thy rebuke they fled,
At the voice of Thy thunder they hasted away—
8The mountains rose, the valleys sank down—
Unto the place which Thou hadst founded for them;
9Thou didst set a bound which they should not pass over,
That they might not return to cover the earth.
10Who sendest forth springs into the valleys;
They run between the mountains;
11They give drink to every beast of the field,
The wild asses quench their thirst.
12Beside them dwell the fowl of the heaven,
From among the branches they sing.
13Who waterest the mountains from Thine upper chambers;
The earth is full of the fruit of Thy works.
14Who causeth the grass to spring up for the cattle,
And herb for the service of man;
To bring forth bread out of the earth,
15And wine that maketh glad the heart of man,
Making the face brighter than oil,
And bread that stayeth man's heart.
16The trees of the Lord have their fill,
The cedars of Lebanon, which He hath planted;
17Wherein the birds make their nests;
As for the stork, the fir-trees are her house.
18The high mountains are for the wild goats;
The rocks are a refuge for the conies.
19Who appointedst the moon for seasons;
The sun knoweth his going down.
20Thou makest darkness, and it is night,
Wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.
21The young lions roar after their prey,
And seek their food from God.
22The sun ariseth, they slink away,
And couch in their dens.
23Man goeth forth unto his work
And to his labour until the evening.
24How manifold are Thy works, O Lord!
In wisdom hast Thou made them all;
The earth is full of Thy creatures.
25Yonder sea, great and wide,
Therein are creeping things innumerable,
Living creatures, both small and great.
26There go the ships;
There is leviathan, whom Thou hast formed to sport therein.
27All of them wait for Thee,
That Thou mayest give them their food in due season.
28Thou givest it unto them, they gather it;
Thou openest Thy hand, they are satisfied with good.
29Thou hidest Thy face, they vanish;
Thou withdrawest their breath, they perish,
And return to their dust.
30Thou sendest forth Thy spirit, they are created;
And Thou renewest the face of the earth.
31May the glory of the Lord endure for ever;
Let the Lord rejoice in His works!
32Who looketh on the earth, and it trembleth;
He toucheth the mountains, and they smoke.
33I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have any being.
34Let my musing be sweet unto Him;
As for me, I will rejoice in the Lord.
35Let sinners cease out of the earth,
And let the wicked be no more.
Bless the Lord, O my soul.

105O give thanks unto the Lord, call upon His name;
Make known His doings among the peoples.
2Sing unto Him, sing praises unto Him;
Speak ye of all His marvellous works.
3Glory ye in His holy name;
Let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.
4Seek ye the Lord and His strength;
Seek His face continually.
5Remember His marvellous works that He hath done,
His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth;
6O ye seed of Abraham His servant,
Ye children of Jacob, His chosen ones.
7He is the Lord our God;
His judgments are in all the earth.
8He hath remembered His covenant for ever,
The word which He commanded to a thousand generations;
9[The covenant] which He made with Abraham,
And His oath unto Isaac;
10And He established it unto Jacob for a statute,
To Israel for an everlasting covenant;
11Saying: 'Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan,
The lot of your inheritance.'
12When they were but a few men in number.
Yea, very few, and sojourners in it,
13And when they went about from nation to nation,
From one kingdom to another people,
14He suffered no man to do them wrong,
Yea, for their sake He reproved kings:
15'Touch not Mine anointed ones,
And do My prophets no harm.'
16And He called a famine upon the land;
He broke the whole staff of bread.
17He sent a man before them;
Joseph was sold for a servant;
18His feet they hurt with fetters,
His person was laid in iron;
19Until the time that his word came to pass, The word of the Lord tested him.
20The king sent and loosed him;
Even the ruler of the peoples, and set him free.
21He made him lord of his house,
And ruler of all his possessions;
22To bind his princes at his pleasure,
And teach his elders wisdom.
23Israel also came into Egypt;
And Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
24And He increased His people greatly,
And made them too mighty for their adversaries.
25He turned their heart to hate His people,
To deal craftily with His servants.
26He sent Moses His servant,
And Aaron whom He had chosen.
27They wrought among them His manifold signs,
And wonders in the land of Ham.
28He sent darkness, and it was dark;
And they rebelled not against His word.
29He turned their waters into blood,
And slew their fish.
30Their land swarmed with frogs,
In the chambers of their kings.
31He spoke, and there came swarms of flies,
And gnats in all their borders.
32He gave them hail for rain,
And flaming fire in their land.
33He smote their vines also and their fig-trees;
And broke the trees of their borders.
34He spoke, and the locust came,
And the canker-worm without number,
35And did eat up every herb in their land,
And did eat up the fruit of their ground.
36He smote also all the first-born in their land,
The first-fruits of all their strength.
37And He brought them forth with silver and gold;
And there was none that stumbled among His tribes.
38Egypt was glad when they departed;
For the fear of them had fallen upon them.
39He spread a cloud for a screen;
And fire to give light in the night.
40They asked, and He brought quails,
And gave them in plenty the bread of heaven.
41He opened the rock, and waters gushed out;
They ran, a river in the dry places.
42For He remembered His holy word
Unto Abraham His servant;
43And He brought forth His people with joy,
His chosen ones with singing.
44And He gave them the lands of the nations,
And they took the labour of the peoples in possession;
45That they might keep His statutes,
And observe His laws.

106 Hallelujah.
O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good;
For His mercy endureth for ever.
2Who can express the mighty acts of the Lord,
Or make all His praise to be heard?
3Happy are they that keep justice,
That do righteousness at all times.
4Remember me, O Lord, when Thou favourest Thy people;
O think of me at Thy salvation;
5That I may behold the prosperity of Thy chosen,
That I may rejoice in the gladness of Thy nation,
That I may glory with Thine inheritance.
6We have sinned with our fathers,
We have done iniquitously, we have dealt wickedly.
7Our fathers in Egypt gave no heed unto Thy wonders;
They remembered not the multitude of Thy mercies;
But were rebellious at the sea, even at the Red Sea.
8Nevertheless He saved them for His name's sake,
That He might make His mighty power to be known.
9And He rebuked the Red Sea, and it was dried up;
And He led them through the depths, as through a wilderness.
10And He saved them from the hand of him that hated them,
And redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
11And the waters covered their adversaries;
There was not one of them left.
12Then believed they His words;
They sang His praise.
13They soon forgot His works;
They waited not for His counsel;
14But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness,
And tried God in the desert.
15And He gave them their request;
But sent leanness into their soul.
16They were jealous also of Moses in the camp,
And of Aaron the holy one of the Lord.
17The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan,
And covered the company of Abiram.
18And a fire was kindled in their company;
The flame burned up the wicked.
19They made a calf in Horeb,
And worshipped a molten image.
20Thus they exchanged their glory
For the likeness of an ox that eateth grass.
21They forgot God their saviour,
Who had done great things in Egypt;
22Wondrous works in the land of Ham, Terrible things by the Red Sea.
23Therefore He said that He would destroy them,
Had not Moses His chosen stood before Him in the breach,
To turn back His wrath, lest He should destroy them.
24Moreover, they scorned the desirable land,
They believed not His word;
25And they murmured in their tents,
They hearkened not unto the voice of the Lord.
26Therefore He swore concerning them,
That He would overthrow them in the wilderness;
27And that He would cast out their seed among the nations,
And scatter them in the lands.
28They joined themselves also unto Baal of Peor,
And ate the sacrifices of the dead.
29Thus they provoked Him with their doings,
And the plague broke in upon them.
30Then stood up Phinehas, and wrought judgment,
And so the plague was stayed.
31And that was counted unto him for righteousness,
Unto all generations for ever.
32They angered Him also at the waters of Meribah,
And it went ill with Moses because of them;
33For they embittered his spirit,
And he spoke rashly with his lips.
34They did not destroy the peoples,
As the Lord commanded them;
35But mingled themselves with the nations,
And learned their works;
36And they served their idols,
Which became a snare unto them;
37Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto demons,
38And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters,
Whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan;
And the land was polluted with blood.
39Thus were they defiled with their works,
And went astray in their doings.
40Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against His people,
And He abhorred His inheritance.
41And He gave them into the hand of the nations;
And they that hated them ruled over them.
42Their enemies also oppressed them,
And they were subdued under their hand.
43Many times did He deliver them;
But they were rebellious in their counsel,
And sank low through their iniquity.
44Nevertheless He looked upon their distress,
When He heard their cry;
45And He remembered for them His covenant,
And repented according to the multitude of His mercies.
46He made them also to be pitied
Of all those that carried them captive.
47Save us, O Lord our God,
And gather us from among the nations,
That we may give thanks unto Thy holy name,
That we may triumph in Thy praise.
48Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
From everlasting even to everlasting,
And let all the people say: 'Amen.'

ספר חמישי

107 'O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good,
For His mercy endureth for ever.'
2So let the redeemed of the Lord say,
Whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the adversary;
3And gathered them out of the lands,
From the east and from the west,
From the north and from the sea.
4They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way;
They found no city of habitation.
5Hungry and thirsty,
Their soul fainted in them.
6Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble,
And He delivered them out of their distresses.
7And He led them by a straight way,
That they might go to a city of habitation.
8Let them give thanks unto the Lord for His mercy,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
9For He hath satisfied the longing soul,
And the hungry soul He hath filled with good.
10Such as sat in darkness and in the shadow of death,
Being bound in affliction and iron—
11Because they rebelled against the words of God,
And contemned the counsel of the Most High.
12Therefore He humbled their heart with travail,
They stumbled, and there was none to help—
13They cried unto the Lord in their trouble,
And He saved them out of their distresses.
14He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death,
And broke their bands in sunder. 15Let them give thanks unto the Lord for His mercy,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
16For He hath broken the gates of brass,
And cut the bars of iron in sunder.
17Crazed because of the way of their transgression,
And afflicted because of their iniquities—
18Their soul abhorred all manner of food,
And they drew near unto the gates of death—
19They cried unto the Lord in their trouble,
And He saved them out of their distresses;
20He sent His word, and healed them,
And delivered them from their graves.
21Let them give thanks unto the Lord for His mercy,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
22And let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving,
And declare His works with singing.
23They that go down to the sea in ships,
That do business in great waters—
24These saw the works of the Lord,
And His wonders in the deep;
25For He commanded, and raised the stormy wind,
Which lifted up the waves thereof;
26They mounted up to the heaven, they went down to the deeps;
Their soul melted away because of trouble;
27They reeled to and fro, and staggered like a drunken man,
And all their wisdom was swallowed up—
28They cried unto the Lord in their trouble,
And He brought them out of their distresses.
29He made the storm a calm,
So that the waves thereof were still.
30Then were they glad because they were quiet,
And He led them unto their desired haven.
31Let them give thanks unto the Lord for His mercy,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
32Let them exalt Him also in the assembly of the people,
And praise Him in the seat of the elders.
33He turneth rivers into a wilderness,
And watersprings into a thirsty ground;
34A fruitful land into a salt waste,
For the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
35He turneth a wilderness into a pool of water,
And a dry land into watersprings.
36And there He maketh the hungry to dwell,
And they establish a city of habitation;
37And sow fields, and plant vineyards,
Which yield fruits of increase.
38He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly,
And suffereth not their cattle to decrease.
39Again, they are minished and dwindle away
Through oppression of evil and sorrow.
40He poureth contempt upon princes,
And causeth them to wander in the waste, where there is no way.
41Yet setteth He the needy on high from affliction,
And maketh his families like a flock.
42The upright see it, and are glad;
And all iniquity stoppeth her mouth.
43Whoso is wise, let him observe these things,
And let them consider the mercies of the Lord.

108 A Song, a Psalm of David.

2My heart is steadfast, O God;
I will sing, yea, I will sing praises, even with my glory.
3Awake, psaltery and harp;
I will awake the dawn.
4I will give thanks unto Thee, O Lord, among the peoples;
And I will sing praises unto Thee among the nations.
5For Thy mercy is great above the heavens,
And Thy truth reacheth unto the skies.
6Be Thou exalted, O God, above the heavens;
And Thy glory be above all the earth.
7That Thy beloved may be delivered,
Save with Thy right hand, and answer me.
8God spoke in His holiness, that I would exult;
That I would divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
9Gilead is mine, Manasseh is mine;
Ephraim also is the defence of my head;
Judah is my sceptre.
10Moab is my washpot;
Upon Edom do I cast my shoe;
Over Philistia do I cry aloud.
11Who will bring me into the fortified city?
Who will lead me unto Edom?
12Hast not Thou cast us off, O God?
And Thou goest not forth, O God, with our hosts?
13Give us help against the adversary;
For vain is the help of man.
14Through God we shall do valiantly;
For He it is that will tread down our adversaries.

109 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.

O God of my praise, keep not silence;
2For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of deceit have they opened against me;
They have spoken unto me with a lying tongue.
3They compassed me about also with words of hatred,
And fought against me without a cause.
4In return for my love they are my adversaries;
But I am all prayer.
5And they have laid upon me evil for good,
And hatred for my love:
6'Set Thou a wicked man over him;
And let an adversary stand at his right hand.
7When he is judged, let him go forth condemned;
And let his prayer be turned into sin.
8Let his days be few;
Let another take his charge.
9Let his children be fatherless,
And his wife a widow.
10Let his children be vagabonds, and beg;
And let them seek their bread out of their desolate places.
11Let the creditor distrain all that he hath;
And let strangers make spoil of his labour.
12Let there be none to extend kindness unto him;
Neither let there be any to be gracious unto his fatherless children.
13Let his posterity be cut off;
In the generation following let their name be blotted out.
14Let the iniquity of his fathers be brought to remembrance unto the Lord;
And let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
15Let them be before the Lord continually,
That He may cut off the memory of them from the earth.
16Because that he remembered not to do kindness,
But persecuted the poor and needy man,
And the broken in heart he was ready to slay.
17Yea, he loved cursing, and it came unto him;
And he delighted not in blessing, and it is far from him.
18He clothed himself also with cursing as with his raiment,
And it is come into his inward parts like water,
And like oil into his bones.
19Let it be unto him as the garment which he putteth on,
And for the girdle wherewith he is girded continually.'
20This would mine adversaries effect from the Lord,
And they that speak evil against my soul.
21But Thou, O God the Lord, deal with me for Thy name's sake;
Because Thy mercy is good, deliver Thou me.
22For I am poor and needy,
And my heart is wounded within me.
23I am gone like the shadow when it lengtheneth;
I am shaken off as the locust.
24My knees totter through fasting;
And my flesh is lean, and hath no fatness.
25I am become also a taunt unto them;
When they see me, they shake their head.
26Help me, O Lord my God;
O save me according to Thy mercy;
27That they may know that this is Thy hand;
That Thou, Lord, hast done it.
28Let them curse, but bless Thou;
When they arise, they shall be put to shame, but Thy servant shall rejoice.
29Mine adversaries shall be clothed with confusion,
And shall put on their own shame as a robe.
30I will give great thanks unto the Lord with my mouth;
Yea, I will praise Him among the multitude;
31Because He standeth at the right hand of the needy,
To save him from them that judge his soul.

110 A Psalm of David.

The Lord saith unto my lord: 'Sit thou at My right hand,
Until I make thine enemies thy footstool.'
2The rod of Thy strength the Lord will send out of Zion:
'Rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.'
3Thy people offer themselves willingly in the day of thy warfare;
In adornments of holiness, from the womb of the dawn,
Thine is the dew of thy youth.
4The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent:
'Thou art a priest for ever
After the manner of Melchizedek.'
5The Lord at thy right hand
Doth crush kings in the day of His wrath.
6He will judge among the nations;
He filleth it with the dead bodies,
He crusheth the head over a wide land.
7He will drink of the brook in the way;
Therefore will he lift up the head.

111 Hallelujah.

אI will give thanks unto the Lord with my whole heart,
בIn the council of the upright, and in the congregation.
ג2The works of the Lord are great,
דSought out of all them that have delight therein.
ה3His work is glory and majesty;
וAnd His righteousness endureth for ever.
ז4He hath made a memorial for His wonderful works;
חThe Lord is gracious and full of compassion.
ט5He hath given food unto them that fear Him;
יHe will ever be mindful of His covenant.
כ6He hath declared to His people the power of His works,
לIn giving them the heritage of the nations.
מ7The works of His hands are truth and justice;
נAll His precepts are sure.
ס8They are established for ever and ever,
עThey are done in truth and uprightness.
פ9He hath sent redemption unto His people;
צHe hath commanded His covenant for ever;
קHoly and awful is His name.
ר10The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
שA good understanding have all they that do thereafter;
תHis praise endureth for ever.

112 Hallelujah.

אHappy is the man that feareth the Lord,
בThat delighteth greatly in His commandments.
ג2His seed shall be mighty upon earth;
דThe generation of the upright shall be blessed.
ה3Wealth and riches are in his house;
וAnd his merit endureth for ever.
ז4Unto the upright He shineth as a light in the darkness,
חGracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
ט5Well is it with the man that dealeth graciously and lendeth,
יThat ordereth his affairs rightfully.
כ6For he shall never be moved;
לThe righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance.
מ7He shall not be afraid of evil tidings;
נHis heart is stedfast, trusting in the Lord.
ס8His heart is established, he shall not be afraid,
עUntil he gaze upon his adversaries.
פ9He hath scattered abroad, he hath given to the needy;
צHis righteousness endureth for ever;
קHis horn shall be exalted in honour.
ר10The wicked shall see it, and be vexed;
שHe shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away;
תThe desire of the wicked shall perish.

Praise, O ye servants of the Lord,
Praise the name of the Lord.
2Blessed be the name of the Lord
From this time forth and for ever.
3From the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof
The Lord's name is to be praised.
4The Lord is high above all nations,
His glory is above the heavens.
5Who is like unto the Lord our God,
That is enthroned on high,
6That looketh down low
Upon heaven and upon the earth?
7Who raiseth up the poor out of the dust,
And lifteth up the needy out of the dunghill;
8That He may set him with princes,
Even with the princes of His people.
9Who maketh the barren woman to dwell in her house
As a joyful mother of children.

114When Israel came forth out of Egypt,
The house of Jacob from a people of strange language;
2Judah became His sanctuary,
Israel His dominion.
3The sea saw it, and fled;
The Jordan turned backward.
4The mountains skipped like rams,
The hills like young sheep.
5What aileth thee, O thou sea, that thou fleest?
Thou Jordan, that thou turnest backward?
6Ye mountains, that ye skip like rams;
Ye hills, like young sheep?
7Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord,
At the presence of the God of Jacob;
8Who turned the rock into a pool of water,
The flint into a fountain of waters.

115Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us,
But unto Thy name give glory,
For Thy mercy, and for Thy truth's sake.
2Wherefore should the nations say:
'Where is now their God?'
3But our God is in the heavens;
Whatsoever pleased Him He hath done.
4Their idols are silver and gold,
The work of men's hands.
5They have mouths, but they speak not;
Eyes have they, but they see not;
6They have ears, but they hear not;
Noses have they, but they smell not;
7They have hands, but they handle not;
Feet have they, but they walk not;
Neither speak they with their throat.
8They that make them shall be like unto them;
Yea, every one that trusteth in them.
9O Israel, trust thou in the Lord!
He is their help and their shield!
10O house of Aaron, trust ye in the Lord!
He is their help and their shield!
11Ye that fear the Lord, trust in the Lord!
He is their help and their shield.
12The Lord hath been mindful of us, He will bless—
He will bless the house of Israel;
He will bless the house of Aaron.
13He will bless them that fear the Lord,
Both small and great.
14The Lord increase you more and more,
You and your children.
15Blessed be ye of the Lord
Who made heaven and earth.
16The heavens are the heavens of the Lord;
But the earth hath He given to the children of men.
17The dead praise not the Lord,
Neither any that go down into silence;
18But we will bless the Lord
From this time forth and for ever.

116I love that the Lord should hear
My voice and my supplications.
2Because He hath inclined His ear unto me,
Therefore will I call upon Him all my days.
3The cords of death compassed me,
And the straits of the nether-world got hold upon me;
I found trouble and sorrow.
4But I called upon the name of the Lord:
'I beseech thee, O Lord, deliver my soul.'
5Gracious is the Lord, and righteous;
Yea, our God is compassionate.
6The Lord preserveth the simple;
I was brought low, and He saved me.
7Return, O my soul, unto Thy rest;
For the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.
8For thou hast delivered my soul from death,
Mine eyes from tears,
And my feet from stumbling.
9I shall walk before the Lord
In the lands of the living.
10I trusted even when I spoke:
'I am greatly afflicted.'
11I said in my haste:
'All men are liars.'
12How can I repay unto the Lord
All His bountiful dealings toward me?
13I will lift up the cup of salvation,
And call upon the name of the Lord.
14My vows will I pay unto the Lord,
Yea, in the presence of all His people.
15Precious in the sight of the Lord
Is the death of His saints.
16I beseech Thee, O Lord, for I am Thy servant;
I am Thy servant, the son of Thy handmaid;
Thou hast loosed my bands.
17I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving,
And will call upon the name of the Lord.
18I will pay my vows unto the Lord,
Yea, in the presence of all His people;
19In the courts of the Lord's house,
In the midst of thee, O Jerusalem.

117 O praise the Lord, all ye nations;
Laud Him, all ye peoples.
2For His mercy is great toward us;
And the truth of the Lord endureth for ever.

118 'O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good,
For His mercy endureth for ever.
2So let Israel now say,
For His mercy endureth for ever,
3So let the house of Aaron now say,
For His mercy endureth for ever.
4So let them now that fear the Lord say,
For His mercy endureth for ever.
5Out of my straits I called upon the Lord;
He answered me with great enlargement.
6The Lord is for me; I will not fear;
What can man do unto me?
7The Lord is for me as my helper;
And I shall gaze upon them that hate me.
8It is better to take refuge in the Lord
Than to trust in man.
9It is better to take refuge in the Lord
Than to trust in princes.
10All nations compass me about;
Verily, in the name of the Lord I will cut them off.
11They compass me about, yea, they compass me about;
Verily, in the name of the Lord I will cut them off.
12They compass me about like bees;
They are quenched as the fire of thorns;
Verily, in the name of the Lord I will cut them off.
13Thou didst thrust sore at me that I might fall;
But the Lord helped me.
14The Lord is my strength and song;
And He is become my salvation.
15The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents of the righteous;
The right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.
16The right hand of the Lord is exalted;
The right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.
17I shall not die, but live,
And declare the works of the Lord.
18The Lord hath chastened me sore;
But He hath not given me over unto death.
19Open to me the gates of righteousness;
I will enter into them, I will give thanks unto the Lord.
20This is the gate of the Lord;
The righteous shall enter into it.
21I will give thanks unto Thee, for Thou hast answered me,
And art become my salvation.
22The stone which the builders rejected
Is become the chief corner-stone.
23This is the Lord's doing;
It is marvellous in our eyes.
24This is the day which the Lord hath made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
25We beseech Thee, O Lord, save now!
We beseech Thee, O Lord, make us now to prosper!
26Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord;
We bless you out of the house of the Lord.
27The Lord is God, and hath given us light;
Order the festival procession with boughs, even unto the horns of the altar.
28Thou art my God, and I will give thanks unto Thee;
Thou art my God, I will exalt Thee.
29O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good,
For His mercy endureth for ever.



Happy are they that are upright in the way,
Who walk in the law of the Lord.
2Happy are they that keep His testimonies,
That seek Him with the whole heart.
3Yea, they do no unrighteousness;
They walk in His ways.
4Thou hast ordained Thy precepts,
That we should observe them diligently.
5Oh that my ways were directed
To observe Thy statutes!
6Then should I not be ashamed,
When I have regard unto all Thy commandments.
7I will give thanks unto Thee with uprightness of heart,
When I learn Thy righteous ordinances.
8I will observe Thy statutes;
O forsake me not utterly.


9Wherewithal shall a young man keep his way pure?
By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.
10With my whole heart have I sought Thee;
O let me not err from Thy commandments.
11Thy word have I laid up in my heart,
That I might not sin against Thee.
12Blessed art Thou, O Lord;
Teach me Thy statutes.
13With my lips have I told
All the ordinances of Thy mouth.
14I have rejoiced in the way of Thy testimonies,
As much as in all riches.
15I will meditate in Thy precepts,
And have respect unto Thy ways.
16I will delight myself in Thy statutes;
I will not forget Thy word.


17Deal bountifully with Thy servant that I may live,
And I will observe Thy word.
18Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold
Wondrous things out of Thy law.
19I am a sojourner in the earth;
Hide not Thy commandments from me.
20My soul breaketh for the longing
That it hath unto Thine ordinances at all times.
21Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed,
That do err from Thy commandments.
22Take away from me reproach and contempt;
For I have kept Thy testimonies.
23Even though princes sit and talk against me,
Thy servant doth meditate in Thy statutes.
24Yea, Thy testimonies are my delight,
They are my counsellors.


25My soul cleaveth unto the dust;
Quicken Thou me according to Thy word.
26I told of my ways, and Thou didst answer me;
Teach me Thy statutes.
27Make me to understand the way of Thy precepts,
That I may talk of Thy wondrous works.
28My soul melteth away for heaviness;
Sustain me according unto Thy word.
29Remove from me the way of falsehood;
And grant me Thy law graciously.
30I have chosen the way of faithfulness;
Thine ordinances have I set [before me].
31I cleave unto Thy testimonies;
O Lord, put me not to shame.
32I will run the way of Thy commandments,
For Thou dost enlarge my heart.

ה HE.

33Teach me, O Lord, the way of Thy statutes;
And I will keep it at every step.
34Give me understanding, that I keep Thy law
And observe it with my whole heart.
35Make me to tread in the path of Thy commandments;
For therein do I delight.
36Incline my heart unto Thy testimonies,
And not to covetousness.
37Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity,
And quicken me in Thy ways.
38Confirm Thy word unto Thy servant,
Which pertaineth unto the fear of Thee.
39Turn away my reproach which I dread;
For Thine ordinances are good.
40Behold, I have longed after Thy precepts;
Quicken me in Thy righteousness.

ו VAU.

41Let Thy mercies also come unto me, O Lord,
Even Thy salvation, according to Thy word;
42That I may have an answer for him that taunteth me;
For I trust in Thy word.
43And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth;
For I hope in Thine ordinances;
44So shall I observe Thy law continually
For ever and ever;
45And I will walk at ease,
For I have sought Thy precepts;
46I will also speak of Thy testimonies before kings,
And will not be ashamed.
47And I will delight myself in Thy commandments,
Which I have loved.
48I will lift up my hands also unto Thy commandments, which I have loved;
And I will meditate in Thy statutes.


49Remember the word unto Thy servant,
Because Thou hast made me to hope.
50This is my comfort in my affliction,
That Thy word hath quickened me.
51The proud have had me greatly in derision;
Yet have I not turned aside from Thy law.
52I have remembered Thine ordinances which are of old, O Lord,
And have comforted myself.
53Burning indignation hath taken hold upon me, because of the wicked
That forsake Thy law.
54Thy statutes have been my songs
In the house of my pilgrimage.
55I have remembered Thy name, O Lord, in the night,
And have observed Thy law.
56This I have had,
That I have kept Thy precepts.


57My portion is the Lord,
I have said that I would observe Thy words.
58I have entreated Thy favour with my whole heart;
Be gracious unto me according to Thy word.
59I considered my ways,
And turned my feet unto Thy testimonies.
60I made haste, and delayed not,
To observe Thy commandments.
61The bands of the wicked have enclosed me;
But I have not forgotten Thy law.
62At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto Thee
Because of Thy righteous ordinances.
63I am a companion of all them that fear Thee,
And of them that observe Thy precepts.
64The earth, O Lord, is full of Thy mercy;
Teach me Thy statutes.


65Thou hast dealt well with Thy servant,
O Lord, according unto Thy word.
66Teach me good discernment and knowledge;
For I have believed in Thy commandments.
67Before I was afflicted, I did err;
But now I observe Thy word.
68Thou art good, and doest good;
Teach me Thy statutes.
69The proud have forged a lie against me;
But I with my whole heart will keep Thy precepts.
70Their heart is gross like fat;
But I delight in Thy law.
71It is good for me that I have been afflicted,
In order that I might learn Thy statutes.
72The law of Thy mouth is better unto me
Than thousands of gold and silver.

י IOD.

73Thy hands have made me and fashioned me;
Give me understanding, that I may learn Thy commandments.
74They that fear Thee shall see me and be glad,
Because I have hope in Thy word.
75I know, O Lord, that Thy judgments are righteous,
And that in faithfulness Thou hast afflicted me.
76Let, I pray Thee, Thy lovingkindness be ready to comfort me,
According to Thy promise unto Thy servant.
77Let Thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live;
For Thy law is my delight.
78Let the proud be put to shame, for they have distorted my cause with falsehood;
But I will meditate in Thy precepts.
79Let those that fear Thee return unto me,
And they that know Thy testimonies.
80Let my heart be undivided in Thy statutes,
In order that I may not be put to shame.


81My soul pineth for Thy salvation;
In Thy word do I hope.
82Mine eyes fail for Thy word,
Saying: 'When wilt Thou comfort me?'
83For I am become like a wine-skin in the smoke;
Yet do I not forget Thy statutes.
84How many are the days of Thy servant?
When wilt Thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?
85The proud have digged pits for me,
Which is not according to Thy law.
86All Thy commandments are faithful;
They persecute me for nought; help Thou me.
87They had almost consumed me upon earth;
But as for me, I forsook not Thy precepts.
88Quicken me after Thy lovingkindness,
And I will observe the testimony of Thy mouth.


89For ever, O Lord,
Thy word standeth fast in heaven.
90Thy faithfulness is unto all generations;
Thou hast established the earth, and it standeth.
91They stand this day according to Thine ordinances;
For all things are Thy servants.
92Unless Thy law had been my delight,
I should then have perished in mine affliction.
93I will never forget Thy precepts;
For with them Thou hast quickened me.
94I am Thine, save me;
For I have sought Thy precepts.
95The wicked have waited for me to destroy me;
But I will consider Thy testimonies.
96I have seen an end to every purpose;
But Thy commandment is exceeding broad.

מ MEM.

97O how love I Thy law!
It is my meditation all the day.
98Thy commandments make me wiser than mine enemies:
For they are ever with me.
99I have more understanding than all my teachers;
For Thy testimonies are my meditation.
100I understand more than mine elders,
Because I have keep Thy precepts.
101I have refrained my feet from every evil way,
In order that I might observe Thy word.
102I have not turned aside from Thine ordinances;
For Thou hast instructed me.
103How sweet are Thy words unto my palate!
Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104From Thy precepts I get understanding;
Therefore I hate every false way.

נ NUN.

105Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
And a light unto my path.
106I have sworn, and have confirmed it,
To observe Thy righteous ordinances.
107I am afflicted very much;
Quicken me, O Lord, according unto Thy word.
108Accept, I beseech Thee, the freewill-offerings of my mouth, O Lord,
And teach me Thine ordinances.
109My soul is continually in my hand;
Yet have I not forgotten Thy law.
110The wicked have laid a snare for me;
Yet went I not astray from Thy precepts.
111Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage for ever;
For they are the rejoicing of my heart.
112I have inclined my heart to perform Thy statutes,
For ever, at every step.


113I hate them that are of a double mind;
But Thy law do I love.
114Thou art my covert and my shield;
In Thy word do I hope.
115Depart from me, ye evil-doers;
That I may keep the commandments of my God.
116Uphold me according unto Thy word, that I may live;
And put me not to shame in my hope.
117Support Thou me, and I shall be saved;
And I will occupy myself with Thy statutes continually.
118Thou hast made light of all them that err from Thy statutes;
For their deceit is vain.
119Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross;
Therefore I love Thy testimonies.
120My flesh shuddereth for fear of Thee;
And I am afraid of Thy judgments.

ע AIN.

121I have done justice and righteousness;
Leave me not to mine oppressors.
122Be surety for Thy servant for good;
Let not the proud oppress me.
123Mine eyes fail for Thy salvation,
And for Thy righteous word.
124Deal with Thy servant according unto Thy mercy,
And teach me Thy statutes.
125I am Thy servant, give me understanding,
That I may know Thy testimonies.
126It is time for the Lord to work;
They have made void Thy law.
127Therefore I love Thy commandments
Above gold, yea, above fine gold.
128Therefore I esteem all [Thy] precepts concerning all things to be right;
Every false way I hate.

פ PE.

129Thy testimonies are wonderful;
Therefore doth my soul keep them.
130The opening of Thy words giveth light;
It giveth understanding unto the simple.
131I opened wide my mouth, and panted;
For I longed for Thy commandments.
132Turn Thee towards me, and be gracious unto me,
As is Thy wont to do unto those that love Thy name.
133Order my footsteps by Thy word;
And let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
134Redeem me from the oppression of man,
And I will observe Thy precepts.
135Make Thy face to shine upon Thy servant;
And teach me Thy statutes.
136Mine eyes run down with rivers of water,
Because they observe not Thy law.


137Righteous art Thou, O Lord,
And upright are Thy judgments.
138Thou hast commanded Thy testimonies in righteousness
And exceeding faithfulness.
139My zeal hath undone me,
Because mine adversaries have forgotten Thy words.
140Thy word is tried to the uttermost,
And Thy servant loveth it.
141I am small and despised;
Yet have I not forgotten Thy precepts.
142Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,
And Thy law is truth.
143Trouble and anguish have overtaken me;
Yet Thy commandments are my delight.
144Thy testimonies are righteous for ever;
Give me understanding, and I shall live.


145I have called with my whole heart; answer me, O Lord;
I will keep Thy statutes.
146I have called Thee, save me,
And I will observe Thy testimonies.
147I rose early at dawn, and cried;
I hoped in Thy word.
148Mine eyes forestalled the nightwatches,
That I might meditate in Thy word.
149Hear my voice according unto Thy lovingkindness;
Quicken me, O Lord, as Thou art wont.
150They draw nigh that follow after wickedness;
They are far from Thy law.
151Thou art nigh, O Lord;
And all Thy commandments are truth.
152Of old have I known from Thy testimonies
That Thou hast founded them for ever.


153O see mine affliction, and rescue me;
For I do not forget Thy law.
154Plead Thou my cause, and redeem me;
Quicken me according to Thy word.
155Salvation is far from the wicked;
For they seek not Thy statutes.
156Great are Thy compassions, O Lord;
Quicken me as Thou art wont.
157Many are my persecutors and mine adversaries;
Yet have I not turned aside from Thy testimonies.
158I beheld them that were faithless, and strove with them;
Because they observed not Thy word.
159O see how I love Thy precepts;
Quicken me, O Lord, according to Thy lovingkindness.
160The beginning of Thy word is truth;
And all Thy righteous ordinance endureth for ever.


161Princes have persecuted me without a cause;
But my heart standeth in awe of Thy words.
162I rejoice at Thy word,
As one that findeth great spoil.
163I hate and abhor falsehood;
Thy law do I love.
164Seven times a day do I praise Thee,
Because of Thy righteous ordinances.
165Great peace have they that love Thy law;
And there is no stumbling for them.
166I have hoped for Thy salvation, O Lord,
And have done Thy commandments.
167My soul hath observed Thy testimonies;
And I love them exceedingly.
168I have observed Thy precepts and Thy testimonies;
For all my ways are before Thee.

ת TAU.

169Let my cry come near before Thee, O Lord;
Give me understanding according to Thy word.
170Let my supplication come before Thee;
Deliver me according to Thy word.
171Let my lips utter praise:
Because Thou teachest me Thy statutes.
172Let my tongue sing of Thy word;
For all Thy commandments are righteousness.
173Let Thy hand be ready to help me;
For I have chosen Thy precepts.
174I have longed for Thy salvation, O Lord;
And Thy law is my delight.
175Let my soul live, and it shall praise Thee;
And let Thine ordinances help me.
176I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Thy servant;
For I have not forgotten Thy commandments.

120 A Song of Ascents.

In my distress I called unto the Lord,
And He answered me.
2O Lord, deliver my soul from lying lips,
From a deceitful tongue.
3What shall be given unto thee, and what shall be done more unto thee,
Thou deceitful tongue?
4Sharp arrows of the mighty,
With coals of broom.
5Woe is me, that I sojourn with Meshech,
That I dwell beside the tents of Kedar!
6My soul hath full long had her dwelling
With him that hateth peace.
7I am all peace;
But when I speak, they are for war.

121 A Song of Ascents.

I will lift up mine eyes unto the mountains:
From whence shall my help come?
2My help cometh from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
3He will not suffer thy foot to be moved;
He that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4Behold, He that keepeth Israel
Doth neither slumber nor sleep.
5The Lord is thy keeper;
The Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6The sun shall not smite thee by day,
Nor the moon by night.
7The Lord shall keep thee from all evil;
He shall keep thy soul.
8The Lord shall guard thy going out and thy coming in,
From this time forth and for ever.

122 A Song of Ascents; of David.

I rejoiced when they said unto me:
'Let us go unto the house of the Lord.'
2Our feet are standing
Within thy gates, O Jerusalem;
3Jerusalem, that art builded
As a city that is compact together;
4Whither the tribes went up, even the tribes of the Lord,
As a testimony unto Israel,
To give thanks unto the name of the Lord.
5For there were set thrones for judgment,
The thrones of the house of David.
6Pray for the peace of Jerusalem;
May they prosper that love thee.
7Peace be within thy walls,
And prosperity within thy palaces.
8For my brethren and companions' sakes,
I will now say: 'Peace be within thee.'
9For the sake of the house of the Lord our God
I will seek thy good.

123 A Song of Ascents.

Unto Thee I lift up mine eyes,
O Thou that art enthroned in the heavens.
2Behold, as the eyes of servants unto the hand of their master,
As the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress;
So our eyes look unto the Lord our God,
Until He be gracious unto us.
3Be gracious unto us, O Lord, be gracious unto us;
For we are full sated with contempt.
4Our soul is full sated
With the scorning of those that are at ease,
And with the contempt of the proud oppressors.

124 A Song of Ascents; of David.

'If it had not been the Lord who was for us',
Let Israel now say;
2'If it had not been the Lord who was for us,
When men rose up against us,
3Then they had swallowed us up alive,
When their wrath was kindled against us;
4Then the waters had overwhelmed us,
The stream had gone over our soul;
5Then the proud waters
Had gone over our soul.'
6Blessed be the Lord,
Wo hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.
7Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers;
The snare is broken, and we are escaped.
8Our help is in the name of the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.

125 A Song of Ascents.

They that trust in the Lord
Are as mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abideth for ever.
2As the mountains are round about Jerusalem,
So the Lord is round about His people,
From this time forth and for ever.
3For the rod of wickedness shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous;
That the righteous put not forth their hands unto iniquity.
4Do good, O Lord, unto the good,
And to them that are upright in their hearts.
5But as for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways,
The Lord will lead them away with the workers of iniquity.
Peace be upon Israel.

126 A Song of Ascents.

When the Lord brought back those that returned to Zion,
We were like unto them that dream.
2Then was our mouth filled with laughter,
And our tongue with singing;
Then said they among the nations:
'The Lord hath done great things with these.'
3The Lord hath done great things with us;
We are rejoiced.
4Turn our captivity, O Lord,
As the streams in the dry land.
5They that sow in tears
Shall reap in joy.
6Though he goeth on his way weeping that beareth the measure of seed,
He shall come home with joy, bearing his sheaves.

127 A Song of Ascents; of Solomon.

Except the Lord build the house,
They labour in vain that build it;
Except the Lord keep the city,
The watchman waketh but in vain.
2It is vain for you that ye rise early, and sit up late,
Ye that eat the bread of toil;
So He giveth unto His beloved in sleep.
3Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord;
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
4As arrows in the hand of a mighty man,
So are the children of one's youth.
5Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them;
They shall not be put to shame,
When they speak with their enemies in the gate.

128 A Song of Ascents.

Happy is every one that feareth the Lord,
That walketh in His ways.
2When thou eatest the labour of thy hands,
Happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.
3Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine, in the innermost parts of thy house;
Thy children like olive plants, round about thy table.
4Behold, surely thus shall the man be blessed
That feareth the Lord.
5The Lord bless thee out of Zion;
And see thou the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life;
6And see thy children's children.
Peace be upon Israel!

129 A Song of Ascents.

'Much have they afflicted me from my youth up',
Let Israel now say;
2'Much have they afflicted me from my youth up;
But they have not prevailed against me.
3The plowers plowed upon my back;
They made long their furrows.
4The Lord is righteous;
He hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.'
5Let them be ashamed and turned backward,
All they that hate Zion.
6Let them be as the grass upon the housetops,
Which withereth afore it springeth up;
7Wherewith the reaper filleth not his hand,
Nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.
8Neither do they that go by say:
'The blessing of the Lord be upon you;
We bless you in the name of the Lord.'

130 A Song of Ascents.

Out of the depths have I called Thee, O Lord.
2Lord, hearken unto my voice;
Let Thine ears be attentive
To the voice of my supplications.
3If Thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
4For with Thee there is forgiveness,
That Thou mayest be feared.
5I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait,
And in His word do I hope.
6My soul waiteth for the Lord,
More than watchmen for the morning;
Yea, more than watchmen for the morning.
7O Israel, hope in the Lord;
For with the Lord there is mercy,
And with Him is plenteous redemption.
8And He will redeem Israel
From all his iniquities.

131 A Song of Ascents; of David.

Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty;
Neither do I exercise myself in things too great, or in things too wonderful for me.
2Surely I have stilled and quieted my soul;
Like a weaned child with his mother;
My soul is with me like a weaned child.
3O Israel, hope in the Lord
From this time forth and for ever.

132 A Song of Ascents.

Lord, remember unto David
All his affliction;
2How he swore unto the Lord,
And vowed unto the Mighty One of Jacob:
3'Surely I will not come into the tent of my house,
Nor go up into the bed that is spread for me;
4I will not give sleep to mine eyes,
Nor slumber to mine eyelids;
5Until I find out a place for the Lord,
A dwelling-place for the Mighty One of Jacob.'
6Lo, we heard of it as being in Ephrath;
We found it in the field of [5]the wood.
7Let us go into His dwelling-place;
Let us worship at His footstool.
8Arise, O Lord, unto Thy resting-place;
Thou, and the ark of Thy strength.
9Let Thy priests be clothed with righteousness;
And let Thy saints shout for joy.
10For Thy servant David's sake
Turn not away the face of Thine anointed.
11The Lord swore unto David in truth;
He will not turn back from it:
'Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
12If thy children keep My covenant
And My testimony that I shall teach them,
Their children also for ever shall sit upon thy throne.'
13For the Lord hath chosen Zion;
He hath desired it for His habitation:
14'This is My resting-place for ever;
Here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
15I will abundantly bless her provision;
I will give her needy bread in plenty.
16Her priests also will I clothe with salvation;
And her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
17There will I make a horn to shoot up unto David,
There have I ordered a lamp for Mine anointed.
18His enemies will I clothe with shame;
But upon himself shall his crown shine.'

133 A Song of Ascents; of David.

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
For brethren to dwell together in unity!
2It is like the precious oil upon the head,
Coming down upon the beard;
Even Aaron's beard,
That cometh down upon the collar of his garments;
3Like the dew of Hermon,
That cometh down upon the mountains of Zion;
For there the Lord commanded the blessing,
Even life for ever.

134 A Song of Ascents.

Behold, bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord,
That stand in the house of the Lord in the night seasons.
2Lift up your hands to the sanctuary,
And bless ye the Lord.
3The Lord bless thee out of Zion;
Even He that made heaven and earth.

135 Hallelujah.
Praise ye the name of the Lord;
Give praise, O ye servants of the Lord,
2Ye that stand in the house of the Lord,
In the courts of the house of our God.
3Praise ye the Lord, for the Lord is good;
Sing praises unto His name, for it is pleasant.
4For the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto Himself,
And Israel for His own treasure.
5For I know that the Lord is great,
And that our Lord is above all gods.
6Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that hath He done,
In heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps;
7Who causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth;
He maketh lightnings for the rain;
He bringeth forth the wind out of His treasuries.
8Who smote the first-born of Egypt,
Both of man and beast.
9He sent signs and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt,
Upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants.
10Who smote many nations,
And slew mighty kings:
11Sihon king of the Amorites,
And Og king of Bashan,
And all the kingdoms of Canaan;
12And gave their land for a heritage,
A heritage unto Israel His people.
13O Lord, Thy name endureth for ever;
Thy memorial, O Lord, throughout all generations.
14For the Lord will judge His people,
And repent Himself for His servants.
15The idols of the nations are silver and gold,
The work of men's hands.
16They have mouths, but they speak not;
Eyes have they, but they see not;
17They have ears, but they hear not;
Neither is there any breath in their mouths.
18They that make them shall be like unto them;
Yea, every one that trusteth in them.
19O house of Israel, bless ye the Lord;
O house of Aaron, bless ye the Lord;
20O house of Levi, bless ye the Lord;
Ye that fear the Lord, bless ye the Lord.
21Blessed be the Lord out of Zion,
Who dwelleth at Jerusalem.

136 O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good,
For His mercy endureth for ever.
2O give thanks unto the God of gods,
For His mercy endureth for ever.
3O give thanks unto the Lord of lords,
For His mercy endureth for ever.
4To Him who alone doeth great wonders,
For His mercy endureth for ever.
5To Him that by understanding made the heavens,
For His mercy endureth for ever.
6To Him that spread forth the earth above the waters,
For His mercy endureth for ever.
7To Him that made great lights,
For His mercy endureth for ever;
8The sun to rule by day,
For His mercy endureth for ever;
9The moon and stars to rule by night,
For His mercy endureth for ever.
10To Him that smote Egypt in their first-born,
For His mercy endureth for ever;
11And brought out Israel from among them,
For His mercy endureth for ever;
12With a strong hand, and with an outstretched arm,
For His mercy endureth for ever.
13To Him who divided the Red Sea in sunder,
For His mercy endureth for ever;
14And made Israel to pass through the midst of it,
For His mercy endureth for ever;
15But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea,
For His mercy endureth for ever.
16To Him that led His people through the wilderness,
For His mercy endureth for ever.
17To Him that smote great kings;
For His mercy endureth for ever;
18And slew mighty kings,
For His mercy endureth for ever.
19Sihon king of the Amorites,
For His mercy endureth for ever;
20And Og king of Bashan,
For His mercy endureth for ever;
21And gave their land for a heritage,
For His mercy endureth for ever;
22Even a heritage unto Israel His servant,
For His mercy endureth for ever.
23Who remembered us in our low estate,
For His mercy endureth for ever;
24And hath delivered us from our adversaries,
For His mercy endureth for ever.
25Who giveth food to all flesh,
For His mercy endureth for ever.
26O give thanks unto the God of heaven,
For His mercy endureth for ever.

137 By the rivers of Babylon,
There we sat down, yea, we wept,
When we remembered Zion.
2Upon the willows in the midst thereof
We hanged up our harps.
3For there they that led us captive asked of us words of song,
And our tormentors asked of us mirth:
'Sing us one of the songs of Zion.'
4How shall we sing the Lord's song
In a foreign land?
5If I forget thee, O Jerusalem,
Let my right hand forget her cunning.
6Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth,
If I remember thee not;
If I set not Jerusalem
Above my chiefest joy.
7Remember, O Lord, against the children of Edom
The day of Jerusalem;
Who said: 'Rase it, rase it,
Even to the foundation thereof.'
8O daughter of Babylon, that art to be destroyed;
Happy shall he be, that repayeth thee
As thou hast served us.
9Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones
Against the rock.

138 [A Psalm] of David.

I will give Thee thanks with my whole heart,
In the presence of the mighty will I sing praises unto Thee.
2I will bow down toward Thy holy temple,
And give thanks unto Thy name for Thy mercy and for Thy truth;
For Thou hast magnified Thy word above all Thy name.
3In the day that I called, Thou didst answer me;
Thou didst encourage me in my soul with strength.
4All the kings of the earth shall give Thee thanks, O Lord,
For they have heard the words of Thy mouth.
5Yea, they shall sing of the ways of the Lord;
For great is the glory of the Lord.
6For though the Lord be high, yet regardeth He the lowly,
And the haughty He knoweth from afar.
7Though I walk in the midst of trouble, Thou quickenest me;
Thou stretchest forth Thy hand against the wrath of mine enemies,
And Thy right hand doth save me.
8The Lord will accomplish that which concerneth me;
Thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever;
Forsake not the work of Thine own hands.

139 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.

O Lord, Thou hast searched me, and known me.
2Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising,
Thou understandest my thought afar off.
3Thou measurest my going about and my lying down,
And art acquainted with all my ways.
4For there is not a word in my tongue,
But, lo, O Lord, Thou knowest it altogether.
5Thou hast hemmed me in behind and before,
And laid Thy hand upon me.
6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
Too high, I cannot attain unto it.
7Whither shall I go from Thy spirit?
Or whither shall I flee from Thy presence?
8If I ascend up into heaven, Thou art there;
If I make my bed in the nether-world, behold, Thou art there.
9If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
10Even there would Thy hand lead me,
And Thy right hand would hold me.
11And if I say: 'Surely the darkness shall envelop me,
And the light about me shall be night';
12Even the darkness is not too dark for Thee,
But the night shineth as the day;
The darkness is even as the light.
13For Thou hast made my reins;
Thou hast knit me together in my mother's womb.
14I will give thanks unto Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
15My frame was not hidden from Thee,
When I was made in secret,
And curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance,
And in Thy book they were all written—
Even the days that were fashioned,
When as yet there was none of them.
17How weighty also are Thy thoughts unto me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
18If I would count them, they are more in number than the sand;
Were I to come to the end of them, I would still be with Thee.
19If Thou but wouldest slay the wicked, O God—
Depart from me therefore, ye men of blood;
20Who utter Thy name with wicked thought,
They take it for falsehood, even Thine enemies—
21Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate Thee?
And do not I strive with those that rise up against Thee?
22I hate them with utmost hatred;
I count them mine enemies.
23Search me, O God, and know my heart,
Try me, and know my thoughts;
24And see if there be any way in me that is grievous,
And lead me in the way everlasting.

140 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.

2Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man;
Preserve me from the violent man;
3Who devise evil things in their heart;
Every day do they stir up wars.
4They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent;
Vipers' venom is under their lips. Selah
5Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked;
Preserve me from the violent man;
Who have purposed to make my steps slip.
6The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords;
They have spread a net by the wayside;
They have set gins for me. Selah
7I have said unto the Lord: 'Thou art my God';
Give ear, O Lord, unto the voice of my supplications.
8O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation,
Who hast screened my head in the day of battle,
9Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked;
Further not his evil device, so that they exalt themselves. Selah
10As for the head of those that compass me about,
Let the mischief of their own lips cover them.
11Let burning coals fall upon them;
Let them be cast into the fire,
Into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
12A slanderer shall not be established in the earth;
The violent and evil man shall be hunted with thrust upon thrust.
13I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the poor,
And the right of the needy.
14Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto Thy name;
The upright shall dwell in Thy presence.

141 A Psalm of David.

Lord, I have called Thee; make haste unto me;
Give ear unto my voice, when I call unto Thee.
2Let my prayer be set forth as incense before Thee,
The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
3Set a guard, O Lord, to my mouth;
Keep watch at the door of my lips.
4Incline not my heart to any evil thing,
To be occupied in deeds of wickedness
With men that work iniquity;
And let me not eat of their dainties.
5Let the righteous smite me in kindness, and correct me;
Oil so choice let not my head refuse;
For still is my prayer because of their wickedness.
6Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock;
And they shall hear my words, that they are sweet.
7As when one cleaveth and breaketh up the earth,
Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth.
8For mine eyes are unto Thee, O God the Lord;
In Thee have I taken refuge, O pour not out my soul.
9Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me,
And from the gins of the workers of iniquity.
10Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
Whilst I withal escape.

142 Maschil of David, when he was in the cave; a Prayer.

2With my voice I cry unto the Lord;
With my voice I make supplication unto the Lord.
3I pour out my complaint before Him,
I declare before Him my trouble;
4When my spirit fainteth within me—
Thou knowest my path—
In the way wherein I walk
Have they hidden a snare for me.
5Look on my right hand, and see,
For there is no man that knoweth me;
I have no way to flee;
No man careth for my soul.
6I have cried unto Thee, O Lord;
I have said: 'Thou art my refuge,
My portion in the land of the living.'
7Attend unto my cry;
For I am brought very low;
Deliver me from my persecutors;
For they are too strong for me.
8Bring my soul out of prison,
That I may give thanks unto Thy name;
The righteous shall crown themselves because of me;
For Thou wilt deal bountifully with me.

143 A Psalm of David.

O Lord, hear my prayer, give ear to my supplications;
In Thy faithfulness answer me, and in Thy righteousness.
2And enter not into judgment with Thy servant;
For in Thy sight shall no man living be justified.
3For the enemy hath persecuted my soul;
He hath crushed my life down to the ground;
He hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.
4And my spirit fainteth within me;
My heart within me is appalled.
5I remember the days of old;
I meditate on all Thy doing;
I muse on the work of Thy hands.
6I spread forth my hands unto Thee;
My soul [thirsteth] after Thee, as a weary land. Selah
7Answer me speedily, O Lord,
My spirit faileth;
Hide not Thy face from me;
Lest I become like them that go down into the pit.
8Cause me to hear Thy lovingkindness in the morning,
For in Thee do I trust;
Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk,
For unto Thee have I lifted up my soul.
9Deliver me from mine enemies, O Lord;
With Thee have I hidden myself.
10Teach me to do Thy will,
For Thou art my God;
Let Thy good spirit
Lead me in an even land.
11For Thy name's sake, O Lord, quicken me;
In Thy righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
12And in Thy mercy cut off mine enemies,
And destroy all them that harass my soul;
For I am Thy servant.

144 [A Psalm] of David.

Blessed be the Lord my Rock,
Who traineth my hands for war,
And my fingers for battle;
2My lovingkindness, and my fortress,
My high tower, and my deliverer;
My shield, and He in whom I take refuge;
Who subdueth my people under me.
3Lord, what is man, that Thou takest knowledge of him?
Or the son of man, that Thou makest account of him?
4Man is like unto a breath;
His days are as a shadow that passeth away.
5O Lord, bow Thy heavens, and come down;
Touch the mountains, that they may smoke.
6Cast forth lightning, and scatter them;
Send out Thine arrows, and discomfit them.
7Stretch forth Thy hands from on high;
Rescue me, and deliver me out of many waters,
Out of the hand of strangers;
8Whose mouth speaketh falsehood,
And their right hand is a right hand of lying.
9O God, I will sing a new song unto Thee,
Upon a psaltery of ten strings will I sing praises unto Thee;
10Who givest salvation unto kings,
Who rescuest David Thy servant from the hurtful sword.
11Rescue me, and deliver me out of the hand of strangers,
Whose mouth speaketh falsehood,
And their right hand is a right hand of lying.
12We whose sons are as plants grown up in their youth;
Whose daughters are as corner-pillars carved after the fashion of a palace;
13Whose garners are full, affording all manner of store;
Whose sheep increase by thousands and ten thousands in our fields;
14Whose oxen are well laden;
With no breach, and no going forth,
And no outcry in our broad places;
15Happy is the people that is in such a case.
Yea, happy is the people whose God is the Lord.

145 [A Psalm of] praise; of David.

א I will extol Thee, my God, O King;
And I will bless Thy for name ever and ever.
ב 2Every day will I bless Thee;
And I will praise Thy name for ever and ever.
ג 3Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised;
And His greatness is unsearchable.
ד 4One generation shall laud Thy works to another,
And shall declare Thy mighty acts.
ה 5The glorious splendour of Thy majesty,
And Thy wondrous works, will I rehearse.
ו 6And men shall speak of the might of Thy tremendous acts;
And I will tell of Thy greatness.
ז 7They shall utter the fame of Thy great goodness,
And shall sing of Thy righteousness.
ח 8The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion;
Slow to anger, and of great mercy.
ט 9The Lord is good to all;
And His tender mercies are over all His works.
י 10All Thy works shall praise Thee, O Lord;
And Thy saints shall bless Thee.
כ 11They shall speak of the glory of Thy kingdom,
And talk of Thy might;
ל12To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts,
And the glory of the majesty of His kingdom.
מ13Thy kingdom is a kingdom for all ages,
And Thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.
ס14The Lord upholdeth all that fall,
And raiseth up all those that are bowed down.
ע15The eyes of all wait for Thee,
And Thou givest them their food in due season.
פ16Thou openest Thy hand,
And satisfiest every living thing with favour.
צ17The Lord is righteous in all His ways,
And gracious in all His works.
ק18The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon Him,
To all that call upon Him in truth.
ר19He will fulfil the desire of them that fear Him;
He also will hear their cry, and will save them.
ש20The Lord preserveth all them that love Him;
But all the wicked will He destroy.
ת21My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord;
And let all flesh bless His holy name for ever and ever.

146 Hallelujah.
Praise the Lord, O my soul.
2I will praise the Lord while I live;
I will sing praises unto my God while I have my being.
3Put not your trust in princes,
Nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.
4His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his dust;
In that very day his thoughts perish.
5Happy is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
Whose hope is in the Lord his God,
6Who made heaven and earth,
The sea, and all that in them is;
Who keepeth truth for ever;
7Who executeth justice for the oppressed;
Who giveth bread to the hungry.
The Lord looseth the prisoners;
8The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind;
The Lord raiseth up them that are bowed down;
The Lord loveth the righteous;
9The Lord preserveth the strangers;
He upholdeth the fatherless and the widow;
But the way of the wicked He maketh crooked.
10The Lord will reign for ever,
Thy God, O Zion, unto all generations.

147 Hallelujah;
For it is good to sing praises unto our God;
For it is pleasant, and praise is comely.
2The Lord doth build up Jerusalem,
He gathereth together the dispersed of Israel;
3Who healeth the broken in heart,
And bindeth up their wounds.
4He counteth the number of the stars;
He giveth them all their names.
5Great is our Lord, and mighty in power;
His understanding is infinite.
6The Lord upholdeth the humble;
He bringeth the wicked down to the ground.
7Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving,
Sing praises upon the harp unto our God;
8Who covereth the heaven with clouds,
Who prepareth rain for the earth,
Who maketh the mountains to spring with grass.
9He giveth to the beast his food,
And to the young ravens which cry.
10He delighteth not in the strength of the horse;
He taketh no pleasure in the legs of a man.
11The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear Him,
In those that wait for His mercy.
12Glorify the Lord, O Jerusalem;
Praise thy God, O Zion.
13For He hath made strong the bars of thy gates;
He hath blessed thy children within thee.
14He maketh thy borders peace;
He giveth thee in plenty the fat of wheat.
15He sendeth out His commandment upon earth;
His word runneth very swiftly.
16He giveth snow like wool;
He scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes.
17He casteth forth His ice like crumbs;
Who can stand before His cold?
18He sendeth forth His word, and melteth them;
He causeth His wind to blow, and the waters flow.
19He declareth His word unto Jacob,
His statutes and His ordinances unto Israel.
20He hath not dealt so with any nation;
And as for His ordinances, they have not known them.

148 Hallelujah.
Praise ye the Lord from the heavens;
Praise Him in the heights.
2Praise ye Him, all His angels;
Praise ye Him, all His hosts.
3Praise ye Him, sun and moon;
Praise Him, all ye stars of light.
4Praise Him, ye heavens of heavens,
And ye waters that are above the heavens.
5Let them praise the name of the Lord;
For He commanded, and they were created.
6He hath also established them for ever and ever;
He hath made a decree which shall not be transgressed.
7Praise the Lord from the earth,
Ye sea-monsters, and all deeps;
8Fire and hail, snow and vapour,
Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;
9Mountains and all hills,
Fruitful trees and all cedars;
10Beasts and all cattle,
Creeping things and winged fowl;
11Kings of the earth and all peoples,
Princes and all judges of the earth;
12Both young men and maidens,
Old men and children;
13Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For His name alone is exalted;
His glory is above the earth and heaven.
14And He hath lifted up a horn for His people,
A praise for all His saints,
Even for the children of Israel, a people near unto Him.

149 Hallelujah.
Sing unto the Lord a new song,
And His praise in the assembly of the saints.
2Let Israel rejoice in his Maker;
Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
3Let them praise His name in the dance;
Let them sing praises unto Him with the timbrel and harp.
4For the Lord taketh pleasure in His people;
He adorneth the humble with salvation.
5Let the saints exult in glory;
Let them sing for joy upon their beds.
6Let the high praises of God be in their mouth,
And a two-edged sword in their hand;
7To execute vengeance upon the nations,
And chastisements upon the peoples;
8To bind their kings with chains,
And their nobles with fetters of iron;
9To execute upon them the judgment written;
He is the glory of all His saints.

150 Hallelujah.
Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in the firmament of His power.
2Praise Him for His mighty acts;
Praise Him according to His abundant greatness.
3Praise Him with the blast of the horn;
Praise Him with the psaltery and harp.
4Praise Him with the timbrel and dance;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and the pipe.
5Praise Him with the loud-sounding cymbals;
Praise Him with the clanging cymbals.
6Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord.

  1. 1.0 1.1 That is, the nether-world.
  2. That is, the righteous.
  3. See Deut. xii. 9.
  4. That is, Praise ye the Lord.
  5. Heb. Jaar. See 1 Chr. xiii. 5.