Psalm 21-25 Young’s Literal Translation

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Praise for Deliverance from the Enemy

21 1  Jehovah, in Thy strength is the king joyful, In Thy salvation how greatly he rejoiceth. 2  The desire of his heart Thou gavest to him, And the request of his lips Thou hast not withheld. Selah. 3  For Thou puttest before him blessings of goodness, Thou settest on his head a crown of fine gold. 4  Life he hath asked from Thee, Thou hast given to him—length of days, Age-during—and for ever. 5  Great 'is' his honour in Thy salvation, Honour and majesty Thou placest on him. 6  For Thou makest him blessings for ever, Thou dost cause him to rejoice with joy, By Thy countenance.

7  For the king is trusting in Jehovah, And in the kindness of the Most High He is not moved. 8  Thy hand cometh to all Thine enemies, Thy right hand doth find Thy haters. 9  Thou makest them as a furnace of fire, At the time of Thy presence. Jehovah in His anger doth swallow them, And fire doth devour them. 10  Their fruit from earth Thou destroyest, And their seed from the sons of men. 11  For they stretched out against Thee evil, They devised a wicked device, they prevail not, 12  For Thou makest them a butt, When Thy strings Thou preparest against their faces. 13  Be Thou exalted, O Jehovah in, Thy strength, We sing and we praise Thy might!

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

24 1  To Jehovah 'is' the earth and its fulness, The world and the inhabitants in it. 2  For He on the seas hath founded it, And on the floods He doth establish it.

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.

A Prayer for Guidance, Pardon and Protection

25 1  By David. Unto Thee, O Jehovah, my soul I lift up. 2  My God, in Thee I have trusted, Let me not be ashamed, Let not mine enemies exult over me. 3  Also let none waiting on Thee be ashamed, Let the treacherous dealers without cause be ashamed. 4  Thy ways, O Jehovah, cause me to know, Thy paths teach Thou me. 5  Cause me to tread in Thy truth, and teach me, For Thou 'art' the God of my salvation, Near Thee I have waited all the day. 6  Remember Thy mercies, O Jehovah, And Thy kindnesses, for from the age 'are' they. 7  Sins of my youth, and my transgressions, Do not Thou remember. According to Thy kindness be mindful of me, For Thy goodness' sake, O Jehovah.

8  Good and upright 'is' Jehovah, Therefore He directeth sinners in the way. 9  He causeth the humble to tread in judgment, And teacheth the humble His way. 10  All the paths of Jehovah 'are' kindness and truth, To those keeping His covenant, And His testimonies. 11  For Thy name's sake, O Jehovah, Thou hast pardoned mine iniquity, for it 'is' great. 12  Who 'is' this—the man fearing Jehovah? He directeth him in the way He doth choose. 13  His soul in good doth remain, And his seed doth possess the land. 14  The secret of Jehovah 'is' for those fearing Him, And His covenant—to cause them to know.

15  Mine eyes 'are' continually unto Jehovah, For He bringeth out from a net my feet. 16  Turn Thou unto me, and favour me, For lonely and afflicted 'am' I. 17  The distresses of my heart have enlarged themselves, From my distresses bring me out. 18  See mine affliction and my misery, And bear with all my sins. 19  See my enemies, for they have been many, And with violent hatred they have hated me. 20  Keep my soul, and deliver me, Let me not be ashamed, for I trusted in Thee. 21  Integrity and uprightness do keep me, For I have waited 'on' Thee. 22  Redeem Israel, O God, from all his distresses!

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