Bible (Jewish Publication Society 1917)/Psalms

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The Holy Scriptures  (1917) 
Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America page 777



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.

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;

Chapter 60[edit]

1 For the Leader; upon Shushan Eduth; Michtam of David, to teach; 2 When 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.