Bible (Jewish Publication Society 1917)/Psalms

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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;
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.

א Unto Thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
ב 2O my God, in Thee have I trusted, let me not be ashamed;
Let not mine enemies triumph over me.
ג 3Yea, none that wait for Thee shall be ashamed;
They shall be ashamed that deal treacherously without cause.
ד 4Show me Thy ways, O Lord;
Teach me Thy paths.
הו 5Guide me in Thy truth, and teach me;
For Thou art the God of my salvation;
For Thee do I wait all the day.
ז 6Remember, O Lord, Thy compassions and Thy mercies;
For they have been from of old.
ח 7Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions;
According to Thy mercy remember Thou me,
For thy goodness' sake, O Lord.
ט 8Good and upright is the Lord;
Therefore doth He instruct sinners in the way.
י 9He guideth the humble in justice;
And He teacheth the humble His way.
כ 10All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth
Unto such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.
ל 11For Thy name's sake, O Lord,
Pardon mine iniquity, for it is great,
מ 12What man is he that feareth the Lord?
Him will He instruct in the way that he should choose.
נ 13His soul shall abide in prosperity,
And his seed shall inherit the land.
ס 14The counsel of the Lord is with them that fear Him;
And His covenant, to make them know it.
ע 15Mine eyes are ever toward the Lord;
For He will bring forth my feet out of the net.
פ 16Turn Thee unto me, and be gracious unto me;
For I am solitary and afflicted.
צ 17The troubles of my heart are enlarged;
O bring Thou me out of my distresses.
ר 18See mine affliction and my travail;
And forgive all my sins.
19Consider how many are mine enemies,
And the cruel hatred wherewith they hate me.
ש 20O keep my soul, and deliver me;
Let me not be ashamed, for I have taken refuge in Thee.
ת 21Let 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.

Chapter 33[edit]

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

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.