Ps. 1:1 Blessed is the man
who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked
or stand in the way of sinners
or sit in the seat of mockers.
Ps. 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
Ps. 1:3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prospers.
Ps. 1:4 Not so with the wicked!
Instead they are like which the wind blows away.
Ps. 1:5 Therefore the wicked will not stand at the judgment,
Nor can sinners in the assembly of the righteous
Ps. 1:6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked will perish.
2:1 Why do the nations rage
And the peoples devise empty schemes?
2:2 The kings of the earth take their stand
And the rulers (peoples) take counsel together
Against the LORD (YHWH) and against his Anointed One.
2:3 They say, “Let us break their shackles
and cast from us their ropes!”
2:4 He who sits (enthroned) in the heavens laughs,
The Lord scoffs at them.
2:5 Then he will speak to them in his anger
and in his fury he will terrify them.
2:6 He says, “I myself have consecrated my king
upon Zion, my holy mountain.
2:7 The King of Israel says,
“I will surely tell the decree of the LORD (YHWH).
He said to me: You are My Son! I myself, today, have fathered you.”
2:8 Ask from me and I will give you the nations as your inheritance and the ends of the earth your possession.
2:9 You shall break them with a rod of iron
You shall shatter them as a clay vessel of a potter
2:10 So now you kings, understand
Be warned, you rulers of the earth.
2:11 Serve the LORD in fear!
Cry out (repent) in terror!
2:12 Show respect, lest he (LORD) gets angry and you perish in your way (behavior)
Because his anger may quickly ignite.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
A Psalm of David when he fled from Absalom, his son.
3:1 How many are my enemies!
Many rise up against me.
3:2 Many say about me,
There is no deliverance for him in God.
3:3 But you O Lord are a shield about me
My glory and the One who lifts my head
3:4 I cried out with my voice unto the LORD
And he answered me from his holy hill
3:5 I lied down and slept:
I awoke, for the LORD sustains me
3:6 I am not afraid of multitudes of people who all around have set themselves against me
3:7 Rise up, LORD!
Deliver me, my God!
Indeed, you will strike all my enemies on the jaw;
you will break the teeth of the wicked.
3:8 Salvation belongs to the LORD, Upon your people, your blessing.
For the director of music; With stringed instruments. A psalm of David.
Ps. 1:1 When I call, answer me, God of my righteousness.
In my distress of a tight situation,
You will open it up for me;
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
Ps. 1:2 Sons of men,
How long will you turn my honor into shame?
How long will you love what is worthless and
and search for what is deceptive? Selah.
Ps. 1:3 And know that the LORD has set apart
the godly to himself;
The LORD hears when I call unto him.
Ps. 1:4 Tremble with fear and do not sin.
Meditate in your hearts upon your bed
and lament. Selah.
Ps. 1:5 Offer the sacrifices of righteous
and trust in the LORD.
Ps. 1:6 Many are saying, “Who will show us any good?”
Lift the light of your face upon us LORD.
Ps. 1:7 You have put gladness in my heart,
More than when grain and new wine abound.
Ps 1:8 In peace I will lie down and sleep,
For you alone, LORD make me dwell safely.
For the director of music. With flutes.
A psalm of David.
5:1 Give ear to my words LORD,
Consider my groaning.
5:2 Pay attention to the sound of my cry,
my King and my God,
For to you I pray.
5:3 LORD, in the morning, you will hear my voice;
In the morning, I will lay out my requests to you
and expectantly watch for an answer.
5:4 For You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil;
No evil (people) dwells with you.
5:5 The arrogant cannot stand before your eyes;
You hate all who do evil.
5:6 You destroy those who speak falsehood
The LORD abhors a man of bloodshed and deceit.
5:7 But as for me by your abundant lovingkindness
I will enter your house;
I will bow down toward your holy temple
in fear of you.
5:8 LORD, lead me in your righteousness because of my watching enemies;
Make straight your way before me.
5:9 For there is nothing reliable in what he says,
Their inward part is destruction
Their throat is an open grave
They flatter with their tongues
5:10 Hold them guilty, O God;
Let them fall by their own devices!
In a multitude of their transgressions,
drive them out,
For they have rebelled against you.
5:11 Let all who take refuge in you be glad,
Let them continually sing for joy;
Spread your protection over them,
And those who love your name will rejoice in you.
5:12 For it is you who bless the righteous,
You surround him with favor as a shield.
For the director of music; with stringed instruments;
according to the sheminith (style); a Psalm of David.
:1 LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger,
Do not discipline in your wrath.
:2 Have mercy on me, LORD
For I am frail;
Heal me LORD,
For my bones are shaking.
:3 My very being is deeply troubled,
But You, Lord—how long?
:4 Turn Lord,
Deliver my entire being
Save me because of your faithfulness
:5 For there is no memory of you in the realm of
In Sheol, who praises you?
:6 I am worn out with groaning:
All the night, I drench my bed with tears
With my tears, I flood my couch.
:7 My eye(s) grow dim from grief,
weak from all my enemies.
:8 Turn away from me all you who do evil,
For the LORD has heard the sound of my weeping.
:9 The LORD has heard my plea for mercy,
The LORD accepts my prayer.
:10 All my enemies will be humiliated and greatly
They shall turn back,
They shall be suddenly humiliated.
Superscription: A shiggaion of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning Cush, a Benjamite.
:1 O LORD my God, in You I have taken refuge;
Save me from all those who pursue me,
and deliver me,
:2 Or they will tear my entire person apart like a lion,
Dragging me away like prey
and there is no one to rescue me.
:3 O LORD my God, if I have done this,
If there is injustice in my hands,
:4 If I have repaid the one at peace with me evil,
and withdrew from my enemies without cause,
:5 Let the enemy pursue my entire being
and overtake me,
And let him trample my life down to the ground,
And let my glory lay in the dust. Selah
:6 Stand up, O LORD, in Your anger;
Rise up with raging fury against my enemies!
Get up for me, execute judgment.
:7 And the assembly of the peoples surrounds you.
And over them return on high.
:8 The LORD judges the peoples;
Vindicate me, O LORD,
according to my righteousness
and my integrity, O Most High.
:9 Let the evil of the wicked come to an end,
But establish the righteous,
Righteous God, examine the hearts and minds of the righteous.
:10 My shield is the Most High God,
Who saves the upright in heart.
:11 God is a righteous judge;
And a God who has indignation all day.
:12 If a man does not repent, He will sharpen His sword;
He will bend and string his bow.
:13 He has also prepared his deadly weapons;
He gets ready his flaming arrows.
:14 See the one who is pregnant with evil,
who conceives trouble
and gives birth to harmful lies.
:15 He has dug a pit and excavated it,
And has fallen into the hole which he made.
:16 His mischief will return upon his own head,
And on top of his head violence comes down.
:17 I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness,
And will sing praise to the name of the
LORD Most High.
For the director of music. According to gittith.
A psalm of David.
8:1 O LORD (YHWH) our Lord (adon)
How majestic is your name in all the earth,
You who reveal your splendor upon the heavens!
8:2 From the mouths of children and nursing babies
you have established a stronghold because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.
8:3 When I consider the heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars which you have
8:4 What is man that you take thought of him
And the son of man that you should pay attention to him?
8:5 and make him a little less than God
and crowned him with glory and majesty!
8:6 You make him to rule over the works of your hands;
you have put everything under his feet:
8:7 All sheep and oxen,
And also the beasts of the field,
8:8 the birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea,
and whatever passes through the paths (currents)
of the seas.
8:9 O LORD (YHWH) our Lord (adon)
How majestic is your name in all the earth
For the director of music. To [the tune of] muth label
A Psalm of David.
9:1 I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart;
I will recount all your wonders.
9:2 I will be glad and rejoice in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
9:3 When my enemies turn back,
They stumble and perish before you.
9:4 For you have defended my just cause,
You have sat on the throne judging righteously.
9:5 You have rebuked the nations (peoples)
You have destroyed the wicked
You have wiped out their name forever and ever.
9:6 The enemy has come to an end to permanent ruins,
And You have uprooted the cities;
The memory of them has perished.
9:7 But the LORD sits (rules) forever;
He has established his throne for justice.
9:8 He judges the inhabited world in righteousness
He governs the peoples with equity (justice).
9:9 The LORD is a stronghold (refuge) for the oppressed
A stronghold in times of need.
9:10 And those who know your name trust in you.
For you, LORD do not forsake those who seek you.
9:11 Sing praises to the LORD who sits enthroned in Zion;
Proclaim among the peoples (nations) his deeds.
9:12 For he who avenges blood(shed) remembers them;
He does not forget the cry of the afflicted.
9:13 Be gracious to me, O LORD;
See my affliction from those who hate me!
You who lift me up from the gates of death,
9:14 that I may declare your praises (mighty acts)
in the gates of the daughter of Zion.
I will rejoice in your deliverance.
9:15 The nations have sunk down in the pit which they have made;
In the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught.
9:16 The LORD has made Himself known;
He has executed judgment.
In the work of his own hands the wicked is snared.
9:17 The wicked will turn to Sheol,
Even all the nations who forget God.
9:18 For the needy are not permanently forgotten,
Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever.
9:19 Arise, O LORD, do not let man prevail;
Let the nations be judged before you (in your presence).
9:20 Terrify them, LORD;
Let the nations know they are but men.
:1 Why LORD, do you stand far off?
Why do you hide in times of trouble?
:2 In pride the wicked hotly pursue the afflicted. They (the afflicted) are caught in the trap which they (the wicked) devise.
:3 For the wicked boasts over the cravings of his deepest self (desires),
And the violent robber curses and spurns the LORD.
:4 The wicked in the arrogance of (shown in) his face does not seek Him.
All his thoughts are, “There is no God.”
:5 His ways prosper at all times.
Your judgments are on high, out from him (his sight).
He puffs (disdains) at all his adversaries.
:6 He says to himself, “I will not be shaken from one
generation to another generation because there is no adversity for me.
:7 His mouth is filled with curses and deceit and oppression;
Under his tongue is mischief and wickedness.
:8 He sits in ambush places of the villages;
In hidden places, he murders the innocent;
His eyes hide for the innocent.
:9 He lies in ambush like a lion in a thicket;
He lies to seize the afflicted
He seizes the afflicted when he draws him into his trap.
:10 He crushes, he beats down
And the helpless fall by his mighty claws.
:11 He says in his heart, “God forgets,
He has hidden his face, He will not see.”
:12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up Your hand.
Do not forget the afflicted.
:13 Why has the wicked spurned God?
He (the wicked) says in his heart, “You will not seek an accounting.”
:14 For You have seen trouble and suffering.
You look to take it in your hand [to take care of it].
The helpless victim commits himself to you;
You are the helper of the fatherless.
:15 Break the arm of the wicked and evil man!
Seek an accounting of his wickedness which he
thought you would not find.
:16 The LORD is king forever and ever;
Nations have perished from His hand.
:17 You have heard the desire of the oppressed, O LORD;
You will strengthen their heart, You will incline Your ear,
:18 To judge [defend] on behalf of the orphan and the oppressed,
So that man who is of the earth [earthlings] will no longer terrify them.
11:0 For the director of music; by David.
11:1 In the LORD, I take refuge.
How can you say to me, “Flee to a mountain like a bird. 11:2 For look, the wicked are bending their bow,
They load their arrow upon the string
to shoot in the darkness the upright of heart.
11:3 If the foundations are destroyed,
what can the righteous do?”
11:4 The LORD is in his holy temple;
the LORD’s throne is in heaven;
his eyes observe, his pupils test
the sons of man.
11:5 The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked,
and he who loves violence, his living being hates.
11:6 Upon the wicked, he will rain snares;
Fire and brimstone and burning wind will be the portion of their cup.
11:7 For the LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness;
The upright will see his face.
12:0 For the director of music: according to the sheminith (style); a psalm of David.
12:1 Help LORD, for the godly have gone;
For the faithful have disappeared from the sons of man.
12:2 People speak lies to one another
they flatter with their lips with double talk.
12:3 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips,
the tongue boasting great things;
12:4 those who have said, “With our tongues, we will prevail; we speak want we want; who is master over us ?”
12:5 “Because of the devastation of [done to] the oppressed, because of the groaning of the needy,
Now I will arise,” says the LORD.
“I will put him in safety, for which he longs.”
12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words;
as silver tried in a furnace on the ground, refined seven times.
12:7 You, LORD will keep them;
you will protect him [each one] from this generation forever,
12:8 for the wicked walk about everywhere
as vileness is exalted among the sons of men.
Ps. 13:0 For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
Ps. 13:1 How long, LORD, will you forget me
How long will You hide Your face from me?
Ps. 13:2 How long shall I take counsel within my self,
with sorrow in my heart daily?
How long will my enemy exalt over me?
Ps. 13:3 Consider and answer me, LORD, my God
Give light to my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,
Ps. 13:4 lest my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
and my adversaries rejoice when I am shaken.
Ps. 13:5 But I have trusted in your lovingkindness,
my heart rejoices in your deliverance.
Ps. 13:6 I will sing to the LORD
because he has been good to me.
14:0 For the choir director, by David.
14:1 The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”
They corrupt things, they commit abominable deeds;
There is not one who does good.
14:2 The LORD from heaven looks down upon the sons of man [human race]
to see if there are any who understand,
any who seek God.
14:3 They have all turned away, together they have become corrupt;
There is no one who does good, not even one.
14:4 Don’t all these evildoers know anything,
those who devour my people like they eat bread,
those who do not call upon the LORD?
14:5 There they are in great fear,
For God is with the righteous generation.
14:6 You would shame the plans of the afflicted,
though the LORD is his refuge.
14:7 Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
when the LORD restores the fortunes of his people
let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!
15:0 A Psalm Of David
15:1 LORD, who may abide in your tent?
Who may dwell on your holy hill?
15:2 The one whose walk is blameless and does what is righteous, and speaks truth in his heart.
15:3 He does not slander with his tongue.
He does not do evil to his neighbor,
nor takes up a reproach against a friend
15:4 In whose eyes a reprobate is despised,
but honors those who fear the LORD;
He swears to his own hurt and does not change;
15:5 He does not put out his money at interest,
nor does he take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things will never be shaken.
16:0 A Miktam of David
16:1 Keep me safe, O God
For I take refuge in you.
16:2 I said to the LORD, “You are my Lord (adon);
I have no good beyond you.”
16:3 As for the holy ones who are in the land
They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.
16:4 Those who run after other gods,
their troubles will multiply.
I shall not pour out their drink offerings of blood,
And I will not take their names upon my lips.
16:5 LORD, you are the portion of my inheritance
and my cup;
You support my lot.
16:6 The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;
Indeed, my inheritance is beautiful to me.
16:7 I will praise the LORD who has counseled me;
Indeed, during the night, my kidneys [innermost parts] instruct me.
16:8 I continually set the LORD before me;
because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
16:9 Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices;
Indeed, my flesh dwells securely.
16:10 For You will not abandon my being [life] to Sheol
Nor will you allow your faithful one to see the pit.
16:11 You make known to me the path of life;
The fullness of joy is in your presence.
Pleasures are in your right hand continually.
17:0 A Prayer of David.
17:1 Hear O LORD what is just [cause],
Listen to my cry;
Give ear [Hear] to my prayer,
which is not from deceitful lips.
17:2 Let my vindication come from your presence;
Let your eyes see what is right [just].
17:3 You have examined my heart;
You have visited [to examine] me at night;
You have scrutinized me and found nothing [of guilt].17:4 17:4 As for the deeds of men, by the word of your lips
I have kept from the paths of the violent.
17:5 My steps have held fast to your paths.
My feet have not slipped [deviated] from them.
17:6 I have called upon you, for you will answer me, O God;
Incline Your ear to me, hear my word.
17:7 Accomplish wonderful deeds of your lovingkindness
One who delivers those who take refuge from adversaries by your right hand [protection]
17:8 Keep me as you would the pupil of your eye;
Hide me in the shadow of your wings!
17:9 From the wicked who would destroy me,
my enemies with my life surround me.
17:10 They have closed up their calloused hearts,
with their mouth they speak arrogantly.
17:11 They have now surrounded us in our steps;
they set their eyes [intend] to cast us down to the ground.
17:12 He is like a lion that is eager to tear its prey to parts,,
like a young lion lurking in hidden places [to ambush].
17:13 Rise up, LORD, confront him, bring him down;
Deliver my life from the wicked with your sword,
17:14 From men with your hand, O LORD,
from men in this world whose portion is in this life,
And whose belly you fill with your treasure;
They are satisfied with sons,
and leave their abundance to their little ones.
17:15 As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness;
I will be satisfied when awake with your likeness.
18:0 For the director of music; by the servant of the LORD David who sang to the LORD, the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul.
18:1 “I love you LORD, my strength.”
18:2 The LORD is my rock [inaccessible high place] and my fortress and my deliverer,
my God, my cliff rock in whom I take refuge;
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
18:3 I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise,
and I was delivered from my enemies.
18:4 The cords of death encompassed me,
and torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
18:5 The ropes of Sheol tightened around me;
the snares of death confronted [come upon] me.
18:6 In my distress, I called unto the LORD
and I cried to my God for help;
He heard from his temple, my voice;
and my cry for help before him, reached his ears.
18:7 The earth trembled and quaked
and the foundations of the mountains trembled
and they shook because he was angry.
18:8 Smoke went up out of his nostrils,
and fire from his mouth devoured;
Coals burned from it.
18:9 He bowed the heavens and came down
and thick darkness was under his feet.
18:10 He mounted the cherubim and flew;
and he glided on the wings of the wind.
18:11 He made darkness his hiding place around him,
darkness of water, thick clouds.
18:12 Out of the brightness before him, his thick clouds
came hail and fiery coals.
18:13 The LORD also thundered in the heavens [sky],
and the Most High uttered His voice,
[Hailstones and coals of fire.]
18:14 He shot out his arrows, and scattered them [enemies],
and with many lightening flashes routed them.
18:15 Then the channels of water appeared
and the foundations of the world were uncovered
at your rebuke [battle cry], LORD,
at the blast of breath from your nostrils.
18:16 He reached down from on high,
he pulled me out of many waters.
18:17 He delivered me from my strong enemy,
and from those who hated me, for they were too strong for me.
18:18 They confronted me in the day of my calamity,
but the LORD was my support.
18:19 He brought me to an open place,
he delivered me because he delighted in me.
18:20 The LORD has dealt with me
according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands [blamelessness] he has rewarded me.
18:21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD,
and I have not acted wicked [departing] from my God.
18:22 For all his [covenantal] laws were before me,
and I did not turn away from his decrees.
18:23 I was also blameless with Him,
and I kept myself from my sin.
18:24 The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness,
according to the cleanness of my hands in His eyes.
18:25 With the faithful you prove yourself faithful,
with a blameless man, you show yourself blameless.
18:26 With the pure you show yourself pure,
and with the crooked you show yourself astute.
18:27 For you deliver those with humility
but those with proud eyes, you bring low.
18:28 For you light my lamp;
the LORD my God illumines my darkness.
18:29 For by you I can run [advance quickly against]
a troop [of soldiers];
and by my God I can jump over a wall.
18:30 As for God, his way is perfect [blameless];
the word of the LORD is tested [as pure/reliable];
he is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
18:31 For who is God besides the LORD?
And who is a cliff rock except our God?
18:32 The God who equips me with strength
and makes my path smooth ?
18:33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
and he enables me to stand on high places.
18:34 He trains my hands for battle,
my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
18:35 And you give me the shield of salvation [deliverance],
and your right hand sustains me;
and your humility [willingness to condescend]
enabled me to be great [prevail].
18:36 You widen my stride beneath me,
and my ankles do not slip.
18:37 I pursued my enemies and overtook them,
and I did not turn back until they were finished.
18:38 I shattered them, so that they were not able to rise;
they fell under my feet.
18:39 You armed me with strength for battle;
you have made those who rise up to bow down beneath me.
18:40 You have put the backs of my enemy to me
and I destroy those who hate me.
18:41 They cry for help but there is no deliverer,
even to the LORD but he does not answer them.
18:42 I beat them as dust upon the face [before] of the wind.
I poured them out like mud on the streets
18:43 You have delivered me from the [military] conflicts of people;
you established me as the leader of nations;
a people whom I do not know serve me.
18:44 At the hearing of the ear [as soon as they hear],
they obey me;
sons of foreigners cringe in obedience before me.
18:45 Sons of foreigners lose heart
and come trembling out of their fortresses.
18:46 The LORD lives [active], blessed be my cliff rock;
exalted be the God of my deliverance.
18:47 The God who executes vengeance for me,
and makes peoples [nations] submit under me.
18:48 who delivers me from my enemies;
Indeed, you exalt me above those who rise against me from violent men, you rescue me.
18:49 Therefore I will praise you, LORD, among the nations,
and to your name, I will sing praises.
18:50 He gives great deliverance to his king
and shows lovingkindness to his anointed,
to David and his descendants forever.
19:0 For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
:1 The heavens are declaring the glory of God;
and the vast expanse proclaim the work of his hands.
:2 Day after day it (vast expanse) pours out speech.
And night after night it (vast expanse) reveals knowledge
:3 There is no actual speech or actual words
Nor is there a voice actually heard.
:4 Their voice has gone out throughout all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world. He has set up a tent for the sun in them (heavens/vast expanse)
:5 Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber;
It rejoices as a strong man to run his course.
:6 Its rising from one end of the heavens [horizon] its circuit to the other end
There is nothing hidden from its heat.
:7 The Law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the life [nephesh].
The testimony of the LORD is reliable,
making wise the simple.
:8 The precepts of the LORD are right,
making happy the heart;
The command of the LORD is pure,
enlightening the eyes.
:9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the LORD are true;
they are altogether righteous.
:10 They are more desirable than gold, than much gold;
than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.
:11 Also, your servant is warned by them;
In keeping them there is great reward.
:12 Who can discern errors?
Do not punish me for hidden things.
:13 Also keep your servant from presumptuous sins;
Let them not control me.
Then I will be complete [blameless]
and not punished from great transgressions.
:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight,
O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.
A Psalm of David
:1 An utterance of the LORD to my Lord:
“Sit on my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool.”
:2 The LORD extends your mighty scepter from Zion.
Rule in the midst of you enemies.
:3 Your people will willingly follow you in the day of your power;
In holy array, from the womb of the dawn,
the dew of your youth belongs to you.
:4 The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind,
You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
:5 The Lord is at your right hand,
He will smite through kings in the day of His wrath.
:6 He will judge against the nations,
He fills them with corpses,
He will smite through the head men over a large land
:7 From the stream by the road, he drinks:
Therefore, he will lift up his head.