Psalm 121 Young’s Literal Translation

The LORD Is Thy Keeper

121 1 A Song of the Ascents. I lift up mine eyes unto the hills, Whence doth my help come? 2 My help 'is' from Jehovah, maker of heaven and earth, 3 He suffereth not thy foot to be moved, Thy preserver slumbereth not. 4 Lo, He slumbereth not, nor sleepeth, He who is preserving Israel. 5 Jehovah 'is' thy preserver, Jehovah 'is' thy shade on thy right hand, 6 By day the sun doth not smite thee, Nor the moon by night. 7 Jehovah preserveth thee from all evil, He doth preserve thy soul. 8 Jehovah preserveth thy going out and thy coming in, From henceforth even unto the age!

Psalm 123-125 Young’s Literal Translation

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A Prayer for Mercy

123 1 A Song of the Ascents. Unto Thee I have lifted up mine eyes, O dweller in the heavens. 2 Lo, as eyes of men-servants 'Are' unto the hand of their masters, As eyes of a maid-servant 'Are' unto the hand of her mistress, So 'are' our eyes unto Jehovah our God, Till that He doth favour us. 3 Favour us, O Jehovah, favour us, For greatly have we been filled with contempt, 4 Greatly hath our soul been filled With the scorning of the easy ones, With the contempt of the arrogant!

Praise for Deliverance from Enemies

124 1 A Song of the Ascents, by David. Save 'for' Jehovah—who hath been for us, (Pray, let Israel say), 2 Save 'for' Jehovah—who hath been for us, In the rising up of man against us, 3 Then alive they had swallowed us up, In the burning of their anger against us, 4 Then the waters had overflowed us, The stream passed over our soul, 5 Then passed over our soul had the proud waters.

6 Blessed 'is' Jehovah who hath not given us, A prey to their teeth. 7 Our soul as a bird hath escaped from a snare of fowlers, The snare was broken, and we have escaped. 8 Our help 'is' in the name of Jehovah, Maker of the heavens and earth!

The LORD Is Round about His People

125 1 A Song of the Ascents. Those trusting in Jehovah 'are' as Mount Zion, It is not moved—to the age it abideth. 2 Jerusalem! mountains 'are' round about her, And Jehovah 'is' round about His people, From henceforth even unto the age. 3 For the rod of wickedness resteth not On the lot of the righteous, That the righteous put not forth on iniquity their hands.

4 Do good, O Jehovah, to the good, And to the upright in their hearts. 5 As to those turning 'to' their crooked ways, Jehovah causeth them to go with workers of iniquity. Peace on Israel!

Psalm 128-130 Young’s Literal Translation

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The Blessedness of Him Who Fears the LORD

128 1 A Song of the Ascents. O the happiness of every one fearing Jehovah, Who is walking in His ways. 2 The labour of thy hands thou surely eatest, Happy 'art' thou, and good 'is' to thee. 3 Thy wife 'is' as a fruitful vine in the sides of thy house, Thy sons as olive plants around thy table. 4 Lo, surely thus is the man blessed who is fearing Jehovah. 5 Jehovah doth bless thee out of Zion, Look, then, on the good of Jerusalem, All the days of thy life, 6 And see the sons of thy sons! Peace on Israel!

A Prayer for the Overthrow of Zion's Enemies

129 1 A Song of the Ascents. Often they distressed me from my youth, Pray, let Israel say: 2 Often they distressed me from my youth, Yet they have not prevailed over me. 3 Over my back have ploughers ploughed, They have made long their furrows. 4 Jehovah 'is' righteous, He hath cut asunder cords of the wicked.

5 Confounded and turn backward do all hating Zion. 6 They are as grass of the roofs, That before it was drawn out withereth, 7 That hath not filled the hand of a reaper, And the bosom of a binder of sheaves. 8 And the passers by have not said, 'The blessing of Jehovah 'is' on you, We blessed you in the Name of Jehovah!'

Hope in the LORD's Redemption

130 1 A Song of the Ascents. From depths I have called Thee, Jehovah. 2 Lord, hearken to my voice, Thine ears are attentive to the voice of my supplications. 3 If iniquities Thou dost observe, O Lord, who doth stand? 4 But with Thee 'is' forgiveness, that Thou mayest be feared.

5 I hoped 'for' Jehovah—hoped hath my soul, And for His word I have waited. 6 My soul 'is' for the Lord, More than those watching for morning, Watching for morning! 7 Israel doth wait on Jehovah, For with Jehovah 'is' kindness, And abundant with Him 'is' redemption. 8 And He doth redeem Israel from all his iniquities!

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