The Righteous and the Ungodly
1 1 O the happiness of that one, who Hath not walked in the counsel of the wicked. And in the way of sinners hath not stood, And in the seat of scorners hath not sat; 2 But—in the law of Jehovah 'is' his delight, And in His law he doth meditate by day and by night: 3 And he hath been as a tree, Planted by rivulets of water, That giveth its fruit in its season, And its leaf doth not wither, And all that he doth he causeth to prosper.
4 Not so the wicked: But—as chaff that wind driveth away! 5 Therefore the wicked rise not in judgment, Nor sinners in the company of the righteous, 6 For Jehovah is knowing the way of the righteous, And the way of the wicked is lost!
The Reign of the LORD's Anointed
2 1 Why have nations tumultuously assembled? And do peoples meditate vanity? 2 Station themselves do kings of the earth, And princes have been united together, Against Jehovah, and against His Messiah: 3 'Let us draw off Their cords, And cast from us Their thick bands.' 4 He who is sitting in the heavens doth laugh, The Lord doth mock at them. 5 Then doth He speak unto them in His anger, And in His wrath He doth trouble them: 6 'And I—I have anointed My King, Upon Zion—My holy hill.'
7 I declare concerning a statute: Jehovah said unto me, 'My Son Thou 'art', I to-day have brought thee forth. 8 Ask of Me and I give nations—thy inheritance, And thy possession—the ends of earth. 9 Thou dost rule them with a sceptre of iron, As a vessel of a potter Thou dost crush them.'
10 And now, O kings, act wisely, Be instructed, O judges of earth, 11 Serve ye Jehovah with fear, And rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the Chosen One, lest He be angry, And ye lose the way, When His anger burneth but a little, O the happiness of all trusting in Him!
The Inhabitants of God's Holy Hill
15 1 Jehovah, who doth sojourn in Thy tent? Who doth dwell in Thy holy hill? 2 He who is walking uprightly, And working righteousness, And speaking truth in his heart. 3 He hath not slandered by his tongue, He hath not done to his friend evil; And reproach he hath not lifted up Against his neighbour. 4 Despised in his eyes 'is' a rejected one, And those fearing Jehovah he doth honour. He hath sworn to suffer evil, and changeth not; 5 His silver he hath not given in usury, And a bribe against the innocent Hath not taken; Whoso is doing these is not moved to the age!
A Cry of Anguish and Song of Praise
22 1 My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me? Far from my salvation, The words of my roaring? 2 My God, I call by day, and Thou answerest not, And by night, and there is no silence to me. 3 And Thou 'art' holy, Sitting—the Praise of Israel. 4 In Thee did our fathers trust—they trusted, And Thou dost deliver them. 5 Unto Thee they cried, and were delivered, In Thee they trusted, and were not ashamed. 6 And I 'am' a worm, and no man, A reproach of man, and despised of the people. 7 All beholding me do mock at me, They make free with the lip—shake the head, 8 'Roll unto Jehovah, He doth deliver him, He doth deliver him, for he delighted in him.' 9 For thou 'art' He bringing me forth from the womb, Causing me to trust, On the breasts of my mother. 10 On Thee I have been cast from the womb, From the belly of my mother Thou 'art' my God.
11 Be not far from me, For adversity is near, for there is no helper. 12 Many bulls have surrounded me, Mighty ones of Bashan have compassed me, 13 They have opened against me their mouth, A lion tearing and roaring. 14 As waters I have been poured out, And separated themselves have all my bones, My heart hath been like wax, It is melted in the midst of my bowels. 15 Dried up as an earthen vessel is my power, And my tongue is cleaving to my jaws. 16 And to the dust of death thou appointest me, For surrounded me have dogs, A company of evil doers have compassed me, Piercing my hands and my feet. 17 I count all my bones—they look expectingly, They look upon me, 18 They apportion my garments to themselves, And for my clothing they cause a lot to fall. 19 And Thou, O Jehovah, be not far off, O my strength, to help me haste. 20 Deliver from the sword my soul, From the paw of a dog mine only one. 21 Save me from the mouth of a lion:—And—from the horns of the high places Thou hast answered me!
22 I declare Thy name to my brethren, In the midst of the assembly I praise Thee. 23 Ye who fear Jehovah, praise ye Him, All the seed of Jacob, honour ye Him, And be afraid of Him, all ye seed of Israel. 24 For He hath not despised, nor abominated, The affliction of the afflicted, Nor hath He hidden His face from him, And in his crying unto Him He heareth. 25 Of Thee my praise 'is' in the great assembly. My vows I complete before His fearers. 26 The humble do eat and are satisfied, Praise Jehovah do those seeking Him, Your heart doth live for ever. 27 Remember and return unto Jehovah, Do all ends of the earth, And before Thee bow themselves, Do all families of the nations, 28 For to Jehovah 'is' the kingdom, And He is ruling among nations. 29 And the fat ones of earth have eaten, And they bow themselves, Before Him bow do all going down to dust, And he 'who' hath not revived his soul. 30 A seed doth serve Him, It is declared of the Lord to the generation. 31 They come and declare His righteousness, To a people that is borne, that He hath made!
The LORD Is My Shepherd
23 1 Jehovah 'is' my shepherd, I do not lack, 2 In pastures of tender grass He causeth me to lie down, By quiet waters He doth lead me. 3 My soul He refresheth, He leadeth me in paths of righteousness, For His name's sake, 4 Also—when I walk in a valley of death-shade, I fear no evil, for Thou 'art' with me, Thy rod and Thy staff—they comfort me. 5 Thou arrangest before me a table, Over-against my adversaries, Thou hast anointed with oil my head, My cup is full! 6 Only—goodness and kindness pursue me, All the days of my life, And my dwelling 'is' in the house of Jehovah, For a length of days!
The King of Glory
3 Who goeth up into the hill of Jehovah? And who riseth up in His holy place? 4 The clean of hands, and pure of heart, Who hath not lifted up to vanity his soul, Nor hath sworn to deceit. 5 He beareth away a blessing from Jehovah, Righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6 This 'is' a generation of those seeking Him. Seeking Thy face, O Jacob! Selah.
7 Lift up, O gates, your heads, And be lifted up, O doors age-during, And come in doth the king of glory! 8 Who 'is' this—'the king of glory?' Jehovah—strong and mighty, Jehovah, the mighty in battle. 9 Lift up, O gates, your heads, And be lifted up, O doors age-during, And come in doth the king of glory! 10 Who 'is' He—this 'king of glory?' Jehovah of hosts—He 'is' the king of glory! Selah.
God Is the King of All the Earth
47 1 All ye peoples, clap the hand, Shout to God with a voice of singing, 2 For Jehovah Most High 'is' fearful, A great king over all the earth. 3 He leadeth peoples under us, and nations under our feet. 4 He doth choose for us our inheritance, The excellency of Jacob that He loves. Selah.
5 God hath gone up with a shout, Jehovah with the sound of a trumpet. 6 Praise God—praise—give praise to our king, praise. 7 For king of all the earth 'is' God, Give praise, O understanding one. 8 God hath reigned over nations, God hath sat on His holy throne, 9 Nobles of peoples have been gathered, 'With' the people of the God of Abraham, For to God 'are' the shields of earth, Greatly hath He been exalted!
The God of Sinai and of the Sanctuary
68 1 Rise doth God—scattered are His enemies! And those hating Him flee from His face. 2 As the driving away of smoke Thou drivest away, As the melting of wax before fire, The wicked perish at the presence of God. 3 And the righteous rejoice, they exult before God, And they joy with gladness. 4 Sing ye to God—praise His name, Raise up a highway for Him who is riding in deserts, In Jah 'is' His name, and exult before Him. 5 Father of the fatherless, and judge of the widows, 'Is' God in His holy habitation. 6 God—causing the lonely to dwell at home, Bringing out bound ones into prosperity, Only—the refractory have inhabited a dry place.
7 O God, in Thy going forth before Thy people, In Thy stepping through the wilderness, Selah. 8 The earth hath shaken, Yea, the heavens have dropped before God, This Sinai—before God, the God of Israel. 9 A shower of free-will gifts thou shakest out, O God. Thine inheritance, when it hath been weary, Thou hast established it. 10 Thy company have dwelt in it, Thou preparest in Thy goodness for the poor, O God. 11 The Lord doth give the saying, The female proclaimers 'are' a numerous host. 12 Kings of hosts flee utterly away, And a female inhabitant of the house apportioneth spoil. 13 Though ye do lie between two boundaries, Wings of a dove covered with silver, And her pinions with yellow gold. 14 When the Mighty spreadeth kings in it, It doth snow in Salmon.
15 A hill of God 'is' the hill of Bashan, A hill of heights 'is' the hill of Bashan. 16 Why do ye envy, O high hills, The hill God hath desired for His seat? Jehovah also doth tabernacle for ever. 17 The chariots of God 'are' myriads, thousands of changes, The Lord 'is' among them, in Sinai, in the sanctuary. 18 Thou hast ascended on high, Thou hast taken captive captivity, Thou hast taken gifts for men, That even the refractory may rest, O Jah God. 19 Blessed 'is' the Lord, day by day He layeth on us. God Himself 'is' our salvation. Selah. 20 God Himself 'is' to us a God for deliverances, And Jehovah Lord hath the outgoings of death. 21 Only—God doth smite The head of His enemies, The hairy crown of a habitual walker in his guilt.
22 The Lord said: 'From Bashan I bring back, I bring back from the depths of the sea. 23 So that thou dashest thy foot in blood, 'In the blood of' enemies—the tongue of Thy dogs.' 24 They have seen Thy goings, O God, Goings of my God, my king, in the sanctuary. 25 Singers have been before, Behind 'are' players on instruments, In the midst virgins playing with timbrels. 26 In assemblies bless ye God, The Lord—from the fountain of Israel. 27 There 'is' little Benjamin their ruler, Heads of Judah their defence, Heads of Zebulun—heads of Naphtali. 28 Thy God hath commanded thy strength, Be strong, O God, this Thou hast wrought for us. 29 Because of Thy temple at Jerusalem, To Thee do kings bring a present. 30 Rebuke a beast of the reeds, a company of bulls, With calves of the peoples, Each humbling himself with pieces of silver, Scatter Thou peoples delighting in conflicts. 31 Come do fat ones out of Egypt, Cush causeth her hands to run to God.
32 Kingdoms of the earth, sing ye to God, Praise ye the Lord. Selah. 33 To him who is riding on the heavens of the heavens of old, Lo, He giveth with His voice a strong voice. 34 Ascribe ye strength to God, Over Israel 'is' His excellency, and His strength in the clouds. 35 Fearful, O God, out of Thy sanctuaries, The God of Israel Himself, Giving strength and might to the people. Blessed 'is' God!