1Transgression speaks to the wrong within his heart; Fear of Elohim is not before his eyes.
2For he flatters himself in his own eyes, To find his crookedness to be hated.
3The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; He has ceased to be wise, to do good.
4He plots wickedness on his bed; He sets himself in a way that is not good; He does not despise evil.
5O יהוה, Your kindness is in the heavens, And Your trustworthiness reaches to the clouds.
6Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains; Your right-rulings are a great deep; O יהוה, You save man and beast.
7How precious is Your kindness, O Elohim! And the sons of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
8They are filled from the fatness of Your house, And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures.
9For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light.
10Draw out Your kindness to those who know You, And Your righteousness to the upright in heart.
11Let not the foot of pride come against me, And the hand of the wrong drive me away.
12There the workers of wickedness have fallen; They have been overthrown And have been unable to rise.
1Do not fret because of evil-doers, Do not be envious of the workers of unrighteousness.
2For they soon wither like grass, And fade like green plants.
3Trust in יהוה, and do good; Dwell in the earth, and feed on steadfastness.
4And delight yourself in יהוה, And let Him give you the desires of your heart.
5Commit your way to יהוה, And trust in Him, and He does it.
6And He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your right-ruling as midday.
7Rest in יהוה, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man doing wicked devices.
8Abstain from displeasure, and forsake wrath; Do not fret, also to do evil.
9For evil-doers are cut off; But those who wait on יהוה, They shall inherit the eartha.
10Yet a little while and the wrong is no more; And you shall look on his place, But it is not.
11But the meek ones shall inherit the earth, And delight themselves in plenty of peace.
12The wrong plots against the righteous, And gnashes his teeth at him.
13יהוה laughs at him, For He sees that his day is coming.
14The wrong have drawn the sword And have bent their bow, To cause the poor and needy to fall, To slay those who walk straightly.
15Their sword does enter into their own heart, And their bows are broken.
16Better is the little of the righteous one, Than the riches of many wrongdoers.
17For the arms of the wrongdoers are broken, But יהוה sustains the righteous.
18יהוה knows the days of the perfect, And their inheritance is forever.
19They are not ashamed in a time of evil, And in the days of scarcity of food they are satisfied.
20But the wrongdoers shall perish; And the enemies of יהוה, Like the splendour of the meadows they vanish, Like smoke they vanish away.
21The wrongdoer is borrowing and does not repay, But the righteous one shows favour and gives.
22For His blessed ones inherit the earth, But those cursed by Him are cut off.
23The steps of a man are ordered by יהוה, And He delights in his way.
24Though he falls, he is not cast down, For יהוה is supporting his hand.
25I have been young, and now I am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Or his seed begging bread.
26All day long he is showing favour and lending; And his seed is for a blessing.
27Turn away from evil, and do good; And dwell forever.
28For יהוה loves right-ruling, And does not forsake His kind ones; They shall be guarded forever, But the seed of the wrongdoers is cut off.
29The righteous shall inherit the earth, And dwell in it forever.
30The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, And his tongue talks of right-ruling.
31The Torah of his Elohim is in his hearta; His steps do not slide.
32The wrong one is watching for the righteous, And is seeking to slay him.
33יהוה does not leave him in his hand, Or let him be declared wrong when he is judged.
34Wait on יהוה and guard His way, And He shall exalt you to inherit the earth – When the wrongdoers are cut off, you shall see it.
35I have seen the wrongdoer in great power, And spreading himself like a native green tree.
36Yet he passed away, and see, he was not; And I sought him, but he was not found.
37Watch the perfect, and observe the straight; For the latter end of each is peace.
38But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; The latter end of the wrong shall be cut off.
39But the deliverance of the righteous is from יהוה, Their strength in time of distress.
40And יהוה does help them and deliver them; He delivers them from the wrongdoers and saves them, Because they took refuge in Him.
1O יהוה, do not rebuke me in Your wrath, Nor chastise me in Your hot displeasure!
2For Your arrows have pierced me, And Your hand comes down on me.
3There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your rage, Nor peace in my bones because of my sin.
4For my crookednesses have passed over my head; Like a heavy burden, too heavy for me.
5My wounds have become stinky, festering Because of my folly.
6I have been bent down; I have been bowed down very much; All day long I have gone mourning.
7For my loins have become filled with burning, And there is no soundness in my flesh.
8I have become weak and greatly crushed; I howled from the groaning of my heart.
9יהוה, all my desire is before You; And my sighing has not been hid from You.
10My heart is throbbing, my strength has forsaken me; And the light of my eyes also is not with me.
11My loved ones and my friends stand back from my plague, And my neighbours stand far away.
12And those seeking my life lay a snare; And those seeking my evil have spoken of destruction, And utter deceit all day long.
13But I, as one deaf, do not hear; And as a dumb one who does not open his mouth.
14I am like a man who does not hear, And who has no rebukes in his mouth.
15For on You, O יהוה, I have waited; You do answer, O יהוה my Elohim.
16For I said, “Otherwise they would rejoice over me, When my foot slips they would exalt themselves over me.”
17For I am ready to fall, And my pain is always with me.
18For I confess my crookedness; I am sorry over my sin.
19But my enemies are alive; They have become strong; And those hating me falsely are many.
20And those who repay evil for good, They oppose me, because I follow what is good.
21Do not forsake me, O יהוה; O my Elohim, be not far from me!
22Hasten to help me, O יהוה, my deliverance!
1I have said,“Let me guard my ways Against sinning with my tongue; Let me guard my mouth with a muzzle, While the wrongdoer is before me.”
2I became dumb, keeping still; I was silent, from good; And my pain was stirred.
3My heart was hot within me; While I was meditating, the fire burned. Then I spoke with my tongue:
4“יהוה, let me know my end, And the measure of my days, what it is, Let me know how short-lived I am.
5“See, You have made my days as handbreadths, And my lifetime is as non-existence before You; Only, all men standing, are all breath. Selah.
6“As but a shadow each one walks; They busy themselves, only in vain; He heaps up wealth, But knows not who gathers them.
7“And now, יהוה, what do I wait for? My expectancy is in You.
8“Deliver me from all my transgressions; Do not make me the reproach of the foolish.
9“I was dumb, I did not open my mouth, Because it was You who did it.
10“Turn aside Your stroke from me; I am overcome by the blow of Your hand.
11“When You chastise man for crookedness with reproofs, You consume what he loves, like a moth; All men are but a breath. Selah.
12“Hear my prayer, O יהוה, And give ear to my cry; Do not be silent at my tears; For I am a stranger with You, A sojourner, as all my fathers were.
13“Look away from me, That I might brighten up, Before I go away and am no more.”
1I waited, waited for יהוה; And He inclined to me, and heard my cry.
2And He drew me Out of the pit of destruction, Out of the muddy clay, And He set my feet upon a rock, He is establishing my steps.
3Then He put a new song in my mouth; Praise to our Elohim; Many do see it and fear, And trust in יהוה.
4Blessed is that man who has made יהוה his trust, And has not turned to the proud, And those turning aside to falsehood.
5O יהוה my Elohim, many are the wonders Which You have done, and Your purposes toward us; There is no one to compare with You; I declare and speak: They are too many to be numbered.
6Slaughteringa and meal offering You did not desire; You have opened my ears; Burnt offering and sin offering You did not ask for.
7Then I said, “See, I have come; In the scroll of the Book it is prescribed for me.
8I have delighted to do Your pleasure, O my Elohim, And Your Torah is within my hearta.”
9I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness, In the great assembly; See, I do not restrain my lips, O יהוה, You know.
10I did not conceal Your righteousness within my heart; I have declared Your trustworthiness and Your deliverance; I did not hide Your kindness and Your truth From the great assembly.
11Do not withhold Your compassion from me, O יהוה; Let Your kindness and Your truth always watch over me.
12For evils without number have surrounded me; My crookednesses have overtaken me, And I have been unable to see; They became more than the hairs of my head; And my heart has failed me.
13Be pleased, O יהוה, to deliver me; O יהוה, hasten to help me!
14Let those who seek to destroy my life Be ashamed and abashed altogether; Let those who are desiring my evil Be driven back and put to shame.
15Let those who say to me, “Aha, aha!” Be appalled at their own shame.
16Let all those who seek You Rejoice and be glad in You; Let those who love Your deliverance always say, “יהוה be exalted!”
17But I am poor and needy; Let יהוה think upon me. You are my help and my deliverer; O my Elohim, do not delay!
1Does not wisdom call, And understanding lift up her voice?
2On the top of the heights along the way, Between the paths she has taken her stand.
3Beside the gates, leading to the city, At the entrances, she shouts:
4“O men, I call, to you, And my voice is to the sons of men.
5“You simple ones, understand insight, And you fools, be of an understanding heart.
6“Listen, for I speak noble words, And the opening of my lips is about straightness;
7“For my mouth speaks truth; And wrongness is an abomination to my lips.
8“All the words of my mouth are in righteousness, None of them twisted or crooked,
9“All of them plain to him who understands, And straight to those who find knowledge.
10“Accept my discipline, and not silver, And knowledge rather than choice gold;
11“For wisdom is better than rubies, And all delights are not comparable to her.
12“I, wisdom, have dwelt with insight, And I find knowledge, foresight.
13“The fear of יהוה is to hate evil. I have hated pride and arrogance, And the evil way, And the perverse mouth.
14“Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom; I am understanding, mightiness is mine.
15“By me sovereigns reign, And rulers make righteous decrees.
16“By me princes rule, and nobles, All the judges of the earth.
17“I love those who love me, And those who earnestly seek me do find me.
18“Riches and esteem are with me, Enduring wealth and righteousness.
19“My fruit is better than gold and fine gold, And my increase than choice silver.
20“I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of right- ruling,
21“To bestow substance on those who love me, And to fill their treasuries.
22“יהוה possessed me, The beginning of His way, As the first of His works of old.
23“I was set up ages ago, at the first, Before the earth ever was.
24“When there were no depths I was brought forth, When there were no springs heavy with water.
25“Before mountains were sunk, Before the hills, I was brought forth,
26“Before He had made the earth and the fields, Or the first dust of the world.
27“When He prepared the heavens, I was there, When He decreed a vault on the face of the deep,
28“When He set the clouds above, When He made the fountains of the deep strong,
29“When He gave to the sea its limit, So that the waters would not transgress His command, When He decreed the foundations of the earth,
30“Then I was beside Him, a master workman, And I was His delight, day by day Rejoicing before Him all the time,
31“Rejoicing in the world, His earth; And my delights were with the sons of men.
32“And now, listen to me, you children, For blessed are they who guard my ways.
33“Listen to discipline and become wise, And do not refuse it.
34“Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at the posts of my doors.
35“For whoever finds me shall find life, And obtain favour from יהוה,
36“But he who sins against me injures himself; All who hate me love death!”