1In You, O יהוה, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed; Deliver me in Your righteousness.
2Incline Your ear to me, Deliver me speedily; Be a rock of refuge to me, A house of defence to save me.
3For You are my rock and my stronghold; For Your Name’s sake lead me and guide me.
4Bring me out of the net which they have hidden for me, For You are my stronghold.
5Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have redeemed me, O יהוה Ěl of truth.
6I have hated those who observe lying vanities; But I trust in יהוה.
7I exult and rejoice in Your kindness, For You have seen my affliction; You have known the distresses of my life,
8And You have not shut me up into the hand of the enemy. You have set my feet in a large place.
9Show me favour, O יהוה, for I am in distress; My eye, my being and my body have become old with grief!
10For my life is consumed in sorrow, And my years in sighing; My strength fails because of my crookedness, And my bones have become old.
11I am a reproach among all my adversaries, But most of all among my neighbours, And a dread to my friends; Those who see me outside flee from me.
12I have been forgotten like someone dead from the heart; I have been like a missing vessel.
13For I hear the evil report of many; Fear is from all around; When they take counsel together against me, They plot to take away my life.
14But I, I have put my trust in You, O יהוה; I have said, “You are my Elohim.”
15My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, And from those who pursue me.
16Make Your face shine upon Your servant; Save me in Your kindness.
17Do not let me be ashamed, O יהוה, For I have called upon You; Let the wrong be ashamed; Let them be silenced in the grave.
18Let lips of falsehood be stilled, Which speak recklessly against the righteous, With pride and scorn.
19How great is Your goodness, Which You have laid up for those fearing You, Which You have prepared for those taking refuge in You In the sight of the sons of men!
20In the secrecy of Your presence You shall hide them from the plots of man; You shelter them in a booth from the strife of tongues.
21Blessed be יהוה, For He has made marvellous His kindness to me in a strong city!
22And I, I have said in my haste, “I am cut off from before Your eyes,” Yet You heard the voice of my prayers When I cried out to You.
23Love יהוה, all you His kind ones! For יהוה guards the trustworthy ones, And exceedingly repays the doer of pride.
24Be strong, and let Him strengthen your heart, All you who are waiting for יהוה.
1Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered.
2Blessed is the man to whom יהוה imputes no crookedness, And in whose spirit there is no deceit.
3When I kept silent, my bones became old Through my groaning all the day.
4For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My sap was turned into the droughts of summer. Selah.
5I acknowledged my sin to You, And my crookedness I did not hide. I have said, “I confess my transgressions to יהוה,” And You forgave the crookedness of my sin. Selah.
6Therefore, let every kind one pray to You While You might be found; Even in a flood of great waters They would not reach him.
7You are my hiding place; You preserve me from distress; You surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.
8“Let Me instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; Let Me counsel, My eye be on you.
9Do not be like the horse, like the mule, With no understanding, with bit and bridle, Else they do not come near you.”
10Many are the sorrows of the wrong; But as for the one trusting in יהוה, Kindness surrounds him.
11Be glad in יהוה and exult, you righteous; And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!
1Shout for joy in יהוה, you righteous! Praise is fitting for the straight!
2Praise יהוה with the lyre; Sing to Him with an instrument of ten strings.
3Sing to Him a new song; Play sweetly with a shout of joy.
4For the Word of יהוה is straight, And all His works are in truth,
5Loving righteousness and right-ruling; The earth is filled with the kindness of יהוה.
6By the Word of יהוה the heavens were made, And all their host by the Spiritb of His mouth,
7Gathering the waters of the sea together as a heap; Laying up the deep in storehouses.
8Let all the earth fear יהוה; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
9For He spoke, and it came to be; He commanded, and it stood fast.
10יהוה brings the counsel of the nations to naught; He thwarts the plans of the peoples.
11The counsel of יהוה stands forever, The plans of His heart to all generations.
12Blessed is the nation whose Elohim is יהוה, The people whom He has chosen as His own inheritance.
13יהוה has looked from the heavens; He has seen all the sons of men.
14He looked from His dwelling place On all the inhabitants of the earth –
15He who fashions the hearts of them all, He who understands all their works.
16The sovereign is not saved by the multitude of an army; A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
17A horse is a vain means of safety; Neither does it rescue any by its great power.
18See, the eye of יהוה is on those fearing Him, On those waiting for His kindness,
19To deliver their being from death, And to keep them alive during scarcity of food.
20Our being has longed for יהוה; Our help and our shield is He.
21For our heart does rejoice in Him, For we have put our trust in His set-apart Name.
22Let Your kindness, O יהוה, be upon us, Even as we wait for You.
1I bless יהוה at all times; His praise is continually in my mouth.
2My being makes its boast in יהוה; Let the humble hear and be glad.
3Oh, make יהוה great with me, And let us exalt His Name together.
4I sought יהוה, and He answered me, And delivered me from all my fears.
5They looked to Him and were lightened, And their faces were not ashamed.
6This poor one cried out and יהוה heard him, And saved him out of all his distresses.
7The messenger of יהוה encamps all around those who fear Him, And rescues them.
8Oh, taste and see that יהוה is good; Blessed is the man that takes refuge in Him!
9Fear יהוה, you His set-apart ones, For there is no lack to them who fear Him!
10Young lions have lacked and been hungry; But those who seek יהוה lack not any good matter.
11Come, you children, listen to me; Let me teach you the fear of יהוה.
12Who is the man who desires life, Who loves many days, in order to see good?
13Keep your tongue from evil, And your lips from speaking deceit.
14Turn away from evil and do good; Seek peace, and pursue it.
15The eyes of יהוה are on the righteous, And His ears unto their cry.
16The face of יהוה is against evil-doers, To cut off their remembrance from the earth.
17The righteous cried out, and יהוה heard, And delivered them out of all their distresses.
18יהוה is near to the broken-hearted, And saves those whose spirit is crushed.
19Many are the evils of the righteousa, But יהוה delivers him out of them all.
20He is guarding all his bones; Not one of them is broken.
21Evil does slay the wrong, And those who hate the righteous are guilty.
22יהוה redeems the lives of His servants, And none of those taking refuge in Him are guilty.
1O יהוה, strive with those who strive with me; Fight against those who fight against me.
2Take hold of shield and armour, And rise for my help.
3And draw out spear and lance, To meet those who pursue me. Say to my life, “I am your deliverance.”
4Let those be ashamed and blush Who seek my life; Let those be turned back and abashed Who plot evil to me.
5Let them be as chaff before the wind, With a messenger of יהוה driving on.
6Let their way be dark and slippery, With a messenger of יהוה pursuing them.
7For without cause they hid their net for me; Without cause they dug a pit for my life.
8Let ruin come upon him unawares, And let his net that he hid catch himself; Let him fall in it, into ruin.
9But let my own being exult in יהוה; Let it rejoice in His deliverance.
10Let all my bones say, “יהוה, who is like You, Delivering the poor from one stronger than he, And the poor and the needy from him who robs him?”
11Ruthless witnesses rise up; They ask me that which I knew not.
12They reward me evil for good, bereaving my life.
13But I, when they were sick, I put on sackcloth; I humbled my being with fastings; And my prayer would return to my own bosom.
14I walked about as though he were my friend or brother; I bowed down mourning, as one mourning for a mother.
15But they rejoiced at my stumbling And gathered together; The smiters gathered against me, And I did not know it; They tore in pieces without ceasing,
16With unclean ones, mockers at feasts, Gnashing at me with their teeth.
17יהוה, how long would You look on? Rescue my being from their destructions, My only life from the lions.
18I give You thanks in the great assembly; I praise You among a mighty people.
19Let not my lying enemies rejoice over me; Or those who hate me without cause wink their eyes.
20For they do not speak peace, But they devise words of deceit Against the peaceable ones of the land.
21And they open their mouth wide against me, They said, “Aha, aha! Our eyes have seen it.”
22This You have seen, O יהוה; Do not be silent. O יהוה, do not be far from me.
23Stir up Yourself and awake to my right-ruling – To my cause, my Elohim and my Master.
24Rule me rightly, O יהוה my Elohim, According to Your righteousness; And let them not rejoice over me.
25Let them not say in their hearts, “Aha, our desire!” Let them not say, “We have swallowed him up.”
26Let those who are rejoicing at my evil Be ashamed and abashed altogether; Let those who are exalting themselves over me Be clad in shame and humiliation.
27Let those who delight in my righteous cause Shout for joy and be glad, And let them always say, “Let יהוה be made great, Who is desiring the peace of His servant.”
28And my tongue shall speak of Your righteousness, Your praise, All day long.
1My son, guard my words, And treasure up my commands with you.
2Guard my commands and live, And my Torah as the apple of your eye.
3Bind them on your fingers; Write them on the tablet of your heart.
4Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” And call understanding a close friend,
5To guard you against the strange woman, Against the foreigner who flatters with her words.
6For at the window of my house I looked through my lattice,
7And I saw among the simple, I perceived among the youths, A young man lacking heart,
8Passing through the street near her corner; And he went the way to her house
9In the twilight, in the evening, In the black and dark night.
10And look, a woman met him, Dressed like a whore, With a hidden heart.
11She was boisterous and stubborn, Her feet did not stay at her own house.
12Now in the street, Now in the square, And at every corner she lurks.
13And she took hold of him and kissed him; She hardened her face and said to him:
14“Peace offerings are with me; Today I have paid my vows.
15“Therefore I came out to meet you, To earnestly seek your face, and I found you.
16“I have spread my bed with coverings, Coloured linens of Mitsrayim.
17“I have sprinkled my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
18“Come, let us take our fill of love until morning; Let us delight ourselves with love.
19“For my husband is not at home; He has gone on a long journey;
20“He took a bag of silver with him; He comes home on the day of the new moon.”
21With her many words she leads him astray, With her smooth lips she seduces him.
22He goes after her immediately, Like an ox he goes to the slaughter, And as in chains, a fool to the punishment,
23Till an arrow strikes through his liver; Like a bird rushing into a snare, And did not know it would take his life.
24And now, listen to me, you children; Pay attention to the words of my mouth:
25Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways, Do not go astray in her paths.
26For many are the wounded she has caused to fall, And numerous all her slain ones.
27Her house is the way to the grave, Going down to the rooms of death.