1In יהוה I have taken refuge; Why do you say to me, “Flee to your mountain like a bird”?
2For look! The wrong bend a bow, They set their arrow on the string, To shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.
3When the foundations are destroyed, What shall the righteous do?
4יהוה is in His set-apart Hĕḵal, The throne of יהוה is in the heavens. His eyes see, His eyelids examine the sons of men.
5יהוה tries the righteous, But His being shall hate the wrong And the one who loves violence.
6Upon the wrong He rains snares, Fire and sulphur and a scorching wind Are the portion of their cup.
7For יהוה is righteous, He has loved righteousness; The upright shall see His face.
1Save, יהוה, for the kind one is no more! For the trustworthy have ceased from among the sons of men.
2They speak falsehood with each other; They speak with flattering lips, a double heart.
3יהוה does cut off all flattering lips, A tongue that speaks swelling words,
4Who have said, “With our tongue we do mightily; Our lips are our own; Who is master over us?”
5“Because of the oppression of the poor, because of the sighing of the needy, I now arise,” says יהוה, “I set in safety – he pants for it.”
6The Words of יהוה are clean Words, Silver tried in a furnace of earth, Refined seven timesa.
7You guard them, O יהוה, You preserve them from this generation forever.
8The wrong walk around on every side, When worthlessness is exalted among the sons of men.
1How long would You forget me, O יהוה? Forever? How long would You hide Your face from me?
2How long would I take counsel in my being, Grief in my heart day by day? How long would my enemy be exalted over me?
3Look! Answer me, O יהוה my Elohim; Enlighten my eyes, Lest I sleep in death;
4Lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed against him,” Lest my adversaries rejoice when I am moved.
5But I have trusted in Your kindness; My heart rejoices in Your deliverance.
6I sing to יהוה, Because He has been good to me.
1The fool has said in his heart, “There is no יהוה.” They have done corruptly, They have done an abominable deed, There is no one who does good.
2יהוה looked down from the heavens on the sons of mankind, To see if there is a wise one, seeking יהוה.
3They have all turned aside, They have together become filthy; No one is doing good, not even one.
4Have all the workers of wickedness no knowledge, Who eat up my people as they eat bread, And do not call on יהוה?
5There they are in great fear, For יהוה is with the generation of the righteous.
6You would put to shame the counsel of the poor, But יהוה is his refuge.
7O that the deliverance of Yisra’ĕl Would be given out of Tsiyon! When יהוה turns back the captivity of His people, Let Ya‛aqoḇ rejoice, let Yisra’ĕl be glad.
1יהוה, who does sojourn in Your Tent? Who does dwell in Your set-apart mountain?
2He who walks blamelessly, And does righteousness, And speaks the truth in his heart.
3He has not slandered with his tongue, He has not done evil to his neighbour, Nor lifted up a reproach against his friend;
4In whose eyes a reprobate one is despised, But he esteems those who fear יהוה; He who swears to his own hurt and does not change;
5He has not put out his silver at interest, And has not taken a bribe against the innocent. He who does these is never moved.
1My son, do not forget my Torah, And let your heart watch over my commands;
2For length of days and long life And peace they add to you.
3Let not kindness and truth forsake you – Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart,
4Thus finding favour and good insight In the eyes of Elohim and man.
5Trust in יהוה with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;
6Know Him in all your ways, And He makes all your paths straight.
7Do not be wise in your own eyesa; Fear יהוה and turn away from evilb.
8It is healing to your navel, And moistening to your bones.
9Esteem יהוה with your goods, And with the first-fruits of all your increase;
10Then your storehouses shall be filled with plenty, And your vats overflow with new wine.
11My son, do not despise the discipline of יהוה, And do not loathe His reproof;
12For whom יהוה loves He reproves, As a father the son whom he delights ina.
13Blessed is the man who has found wisdom, And the man who gets understanding;
14For the gain from it is better Than gain from silver, And its increase than fine gold.
15She is more precious than rubies, And all your delights are not comparable to her.
16Length of days is in her right hand, Riches and esteem in her left hand.
17Her ways are pleasant ways, And all her paths are peace.
18She is a tree of life to those taking hold of her, And blessed are all who retain her.
19יהוה founded the earth by wisdom; He established the heavens by understanding;
20By His knowledge the depths were broken up, And clouds drop down dew.
21My son, let them not depart from your eyes; Watch over sound wisdom and discretion;
22Then they become life to your being And an adorning to your neck.
23Then you would walk safely in your way, And your foot would not stumble.
24When you lie down, you need not be afraid. And you shall lie down and your sleep shall be sweet.
25Do not be afraid of sudden dread, Nor of the ruin of the wrong when it comes;
26For יהוה is at your side, And He shall guard your foot from being caught.
27Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, When it is in the power of your hand to do so.
28Do not say to your neighbour, “Go, and come back, and tomorrow I give it,” When you have it with you.
29Do not plan evil against your neighbour, Seeing he dwells safely beside you.
30Do not strive with a man without cause, If he has done you no evil.
31Do not envy a cruel man, And choose none of his ways;
32For the perverse one is an abomination to יהוה, And His secret counsel is with the straight.
33The curse of יהוה is on the house of the wrong, But He blesses the home of the righteous.
34He certainly scoffs the scoffers, But gives favour to the humble.
35The wise do inherit esteem, But fools are bearing away shame!