1Blessed is he who considers the poor; יהוה does deliver him in a day of evil.
2יהוה does guard him and keep him alive; He is blessed on the earth, And You do not hand him over To the desire of his enemies.
3יהוה sustains him on his sickbed; In his weakness on his bed You bring a change.
4As for me, I said, “O יהוה, show me favour; Heal me, for I have sinned against You.”
5My enemies speak evil of me, “When he dies his name shall perish.”
6And when one comes to visit, he speaks falsely; His heart gathers wickedness to itself; He goes out, he speaks of it.
7All who hate me whisper together against me; They plot evil to me, saying,
8“A matter of Beliya‛al is poured out on him, That when he lies down, he would not rise again.”
9Even my own friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.
10But You, יהוה, show me favour and raise me up, And let me repay them.
11By this I know that You did delight in me, Because my enemy does not shout for joy over me.
12And I, You uphold me in my integrity, And set me before Your face forever.
13Blessed be יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl From everlasting to everlasting! Amĕn and Amĕn.
1As a deer longs for the water streams, So my being longs for You, O Elohim.
2My being thirsts for Elohim, for the living Ěl. When shall I enter in to appear before Elohim?
3My tears have been my food day and night, While they say to me all day, “Where is your Elohim?”
4These I remember, and pour out my being within me. For I used to pass along with the throng; I went with them to the House of Elohim, With the voice of joy and praise, A multitude keeping a festival!
5Why are you depressed, O my being? And why are you restless within me? Wait for Elohim: for I shall yet thank Him, For the deliverance of His face!
6O my Elohim, my being is depressed within me; Therefore I remember You from the land of the Yardĕn, And from the heights of Ḥermon, From Mount Mits‛ar.
7Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your waves and breakers passed over me.
8By day יהוה commands His kindness, And by night His song is with me; A prayer to the Ěl of my life.
9I say to Ěl my Rock, “Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”
10My enemies have reproached me, Like a crushing of my bones, While they say to me all day long, “Where is your Elohim?”
11Why are you depressed, O my being? And why are you restless within me? Wait for Elohim: for I shall yet thank Him, the deliverance of my face, And my Elohim.
1Rule me rightly, O Elohim, And plead my cause against a nation without kindness. Oh, deliver me from a man of deceit and unrighteousness!
2For You are the Elohim of my strength. Why have You rejected me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
3Send forth Your light and Your truth! Let them lead me, Let them bring me to Your set-apart mountain And to Your dwelling places.
4That I might come to the altar of Elohim, To Ěl, the joy of my delight, And praise You with the lyre, O Elohim, my Elohim.
5Why are you depressed, O my being? And why are you restless within me? Wait for Elohim: for I shall yet thank Him, the deliverance of my face, And my Elohim.
1O Elohim, we have heard with our ears, Our fathers have related to us, The work You did in their days, In the days of old.
2You drove out the nations with Your hand, But them You planted. You afflicted peoples, and sent them out.
3For not by their own sword did they possess the land, Neither did their own arm save them; But it was Your right hand and Your arm, And the light of Your face, Because You delighted in them.
4You Yourself are my Sovereign, O Elohim; Command deliverances for Ya‛aqoḇ.
5Through You we push our enemies; Through Your Name we tread down those who rise up against us.
6For I do not trust in my bow, And my sword does not save me.
7For You have saved us from our enemies, And have put to shame those who hated us.
8In Elohim we shall boast all day long, And praise Your Name forever. Selah.
9Yet You have rejected us and put us to shame, And You do not go with our armies.
10You make us turn back from the adversary, And those who hate us have plundered us.
11You do give us as sheep to be eaten, And You have scattered us among the gentiles.
12You sell Your people for no value, And have set no high price on them.
13You make us a reproach to our neighbours, A scorn and a mockery to those round about us.
14You make us a proverb among the nations, A shaking of the head among the peoples.
15My reproach is always before me, And the shame of my face has covered me,
16Because of the voice of the slanderer and blasphemer, Because of the enemy and avenger.
17All this has come upon us; But we have not forgotten You, Neither have we been false to Your covenant.
18Our heart has not turned back, Neither has our step swerved from Your way,
19Yet You have crushed us in the place of jackals, And covered us with the shadow of death.
20If we have forgotten the Name of our Elohim, Or stretched out our hands to a foreign mighty one,
21Would Elohim not search this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart.
22But for Your sake we are killed all day long; Reckoned as sheep for the slaughter.
23Awake! Why do You sleep, O יהוה? Arise! Do not reject us forever.
24Why do You hide Your face, Ignoring our affliction and our oppression?
25For our being is bowed down to the dust; Our body cleaves to the earth.
26Arise, be our help, And redeem us for Your kindness’ sake.
1My heart is overflowing with a goodly word; I address my works to the Sovereign; My tongue is the pen of a speedy writer.
2You are more handsome than the sons of men; Favour has been poured upon Your lips; Therefore Elohim has blessed You forever.
3Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O Mighty One, Your excellency and Your splendour.
4And ride prosperously in Your splendour, On the matter of truth and humility, righteousness; And let Your right hand lead You to awesome matters.
5Your arrows are sharp In the heart of the Sovereign’s enemies – Peoples fall under You.
6Your throne, O Elohim, is forever and ever; The sceptre of Your reign Is a sceptre of straightness.
7You have loved righteousness and hated wrongnessa; Therefore Elohim, Your Elohim, has anointed You With the oil of gladness more than Your companions.
8All Your garments are myrrh and aloes, cassia; Out of the palaces of ivory, Stringed instruments have made You glad.
9Daughters of sovereigns are among Your precious ones; At Your right hand stands the sovereigness in gold from Ophir.
10Listen, O daughter, and see, And incline your ear, And forget your own people and your father’s house;
11And let the Sovereign delight in your loveliness; Because He is your Master – bow yourself to Him.
12And the daughter of Tsor with a gift, The rich among the people seek your favour.
13The daughter of the Sovereign Is all esteemed within the palace; Her dress is embroidered with gold.
14She is brought to the Sovereign in embroidered work; Maidens, her companions following her, Are brought to You.
15They are brought with gladness and rejoicing; They enter the Sovereign’s palace.
16Instead of Your fathers are Your sons, Whom You appoint princes in all the earth.
17I cause Your Name to be remembered in all generations; Therefore the people praise You forever and ever.
1Wisdom has built her house, She has hewn out its seven columns,
2She has slaughtered her meat, She has mixed her wine, She has also prepared her table.
3She has sent out her young women, She cries out from the highest places of the city:
4“Who is simple? Let him turn in here!” As for him who lacks heart, she says to him,
5“Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed.”
6Leave the simple ones and live, And walk in the way of understanding.
7He who reproves a scoffer gets shame for himself, And he who rebukes a wrong one gets himself a blemish.
8Do not reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you; Reprove a wise one, and he loves you.
9Give instruction to a wise one, and he is wiser still; Teach a righteous one, and he increases in learning.
10The fear of יהוה is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Set-apart One is understandinga.
11For by me your days become many, And years of life are added to you.
12If you have become wise, You have become wise for yourself, And if you have scoffed, You alone bear it.
13A foolish woman is loud, Simple, and without knowledge.
14For she has seated herself At the door of her house, On a seat by the highest places of the city,
15To call to those who pass by, Who go straight on their way:
16“Who is simple? Let him turn in here.” And as for him who lacks heart, she says to him,
17“Stolen waters are sweet, And bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”
18But he does not know that the dead are there, Her guests are in the depths of the grave.