1He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High, Who abides under the shadow of the Almighty,
2He is saying of יהוה, “My refuge and my stronghold, My Elohim, in whom I trust!”
3For He delivers you from the snare of a trapper, From the destructive pestilence.
4He covers you with His feathers, And under His wings you take refuge; His truth is a shield and armour.
5You are not afraid of the dread by night, Of the arrow that flies by day,
6Of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Of destruction that ravages at midday.
7A thousand fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it does not come near you.
8Only with your eyes you look on, And see the reward of the wrong ones.
9Because you have made יהוה – My refuge, the Most High – your dwelling place,
10No evil befalls you, And a plague does not come near your tent;
11For He commands His messengers concerning you, To guard you in all your ways.
12They bear you up in their hands, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13You tread upon lion and cobra, Young lion and serpent you trample under foot.
14“Because he cleaves to Me in love, Therefore I deliver him; I set him on high, Because he has known My Name.
15“When he calls on Me, I answer him; I am with him in distress; I deliver him and esteem him.
16“With long life I satisfy him, And show him My deliverance.”
1It is good to give thanks to יהוה, And to sing praises to Your Name, O Most High;
2To declare Your kindness in the morning, And Your trustworthiness each night,
3On ten strings, and on the harp, To the sounding chords of the lyre.
4For You have made me rejoice with Your work, O יהוה, I shout for joy at the works of Your hands.
5O יהוה, how great are Your works! Your thoughts are very deep!
6A senseless man does not know, And a fool does not understand this.
7When the wrong spring up like grass, And all the workers of wickedness blossom, It is for them to be destroyed forever.
8But You, יהוה, are on high forever.
9For look, Your enemies, O יהוה, For look, Your enemies do perish; All the workers of wickedness are scattered.
10But You lift up my horn like a wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil.
11And my eye looks upon my enemies; My ears hear the evil-doers Who rise up against me.
12The righteous one flourishes like a palm tree, He grows like a cedar in Leḇanon.
13Those who are planted in the House of יהוה Flourish in the courts of our Elohim.
14They still bear fruit in old age; They are fresh and green,
15To declare that יהוה is straight, My rock, and in Him is no unrighteousness.
1יהוה shall reign, He shall put on excellency; יהוה shall put on strength; He shall gird Himself. Indeed, the world is established, immovable.
2Your throne is established from of old; You are from everlasting.
3Rivers shall lift up, O יהוה, Rivers shall lift up their voice; Rivers lift up their breakers.
4יהוה on high is mightier Than the noise of many waters, The mighty breakers of the sea.
5Your witnesses have been very trustworthy. Set-apartness befits Your house, O יהוה, forever.
1O יהוה, Ěl of vengeance; O Ěl of vengeance, shine forth!
2Raise Yourself up, O Judge of the earth; Render punishment to the proud.
3יהוה, how long are the wrong, How long are the wrong going to exult?
4They pour forth words, They speak arrogantly; All the workers of wickedness boast in themselves.
5They crush Your people, O יהוה, And they afflict Your inheritance.
6They slay the widow and the stranger, And murder the fatherless.
7Yet they say, “Yah does not see, And the Elohim of Ya‛aqoḇ pays no heed.”
8Take heed, you senseless among the people; And you fools, when would you become wise?
9He who planted the ear, does He not hear? He who formed the eye, does He not see?
10He who disciplines the nations, Does He not reprove – The One teaching man knowledge?
11יהוה knows the thoughts of man, That they are but a breath.
12Blessed is the man You discipline, O Yah, And instruct out of Your Torah,
13To give him rest from the days of evil, Until the pit is dug for the wrong.
14For יהוה does not leave His people, Nor does He forsake His inheritance.
15For right-ruling returns man to righteousness, And all the upright in heart follow it.
16Who would rise up for me against evil-doers? Who would stand up for me against workers of wickedness?
17If יהוה had not been my help, My being would soon have settled in silence.
18When I said, “My foot has slipped,” Your kindness, O יהוה, supported me.
19When anxiety was great within me, Your comforts delighted my being.
20Would a throne of destruction, Which devises trouble by decree, Be joined with You?
21They band together against the life of the righteous, And declare innocent blood wrong.
22But יהוה is my defence, And my Elohim the rock of my refuge,
23And brings back on them their own wickedness, And cuts them off in their own wrongdoing; יהוה our Elohim does cut them off.
1Come, let us sing to יהוה! Let us raise a shout to the Rock of our deliverance.
2Let us come before His face with thanksgiving; Let us raise a shout to Him in song.
3For יהוה is a great Ěl, And a great Sovereign above all mighty ones.
4In whose hand are the depths of the earth; The mountain peaks are His also.
5His is the sea, for He made it; And His hands formed the dry land.
6Come, let us bow down and bend low, Let us kneel before יהוה our Maker.
7For He is our Elohim, And we are the people of His pasture, And the sheep of His hand. Today, if you would hear His voice:
8“Do not harden your hearts as in Meriḇah, And as in the day of Massah in the wilderness,
9“When your fathers tried Me, Have proved Me, though they saw My work.
10“For forty years I was grieved with that generation, And said, ‘They are a people who go astray in their hearts, And they do not know My ways.’
11“As I swore in My wrath, ‘If they enter into My rest…’ ”
1Better is the poor walking in his integrity Than one of perverse lips, who is a fool.
2Also, desire without knowledge is not good; And he who hurries with his feet sins.
3The foolishness of a man perverts his way, And his heart is wroth against יהוה.
4Wealth adds many friends, But the poor is separated from his friend.
5A false witness does not go unpunished, And he who breaths out lies does not escape.
6Many entreat the favour of the noble. And all are friends to him who gives gifts.
7All the brothers of the poor shall hate him; How much more shall his friends go far from him! He pursues promises – they are gone!.
8He who gets heart loves his own life; He who guards understanding finds good.
9A false witness does not go unpunished, And he who breathes out lies perishes.
10Luxury is not fitting for a fool, Much less for a servant to rule over princes.
11A man’s discretion makes him patient, And his adorning is to pass over a transgression.
12The sovereign’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion, But his delight is like dew on the grass.
13A foolish son is a calamity to his father, And the contentions of a wife are a continual dripping.
14Houses and riches are the inheritance from fathers, But an understanding wife is from יהוה.
15Laziness makes one fall into a deep sleep, And an idle being suffers hunger.
16He who guards the command guards his life, He who despises His ways diesa.
17He who shows favour to the poor lends to יהוה, And He repays his deed.
18Discipline your son because there is expectation, And do not set your being on his destruction.
19One of great wrath bears punishment; For if you rescue him, You only have to do it again.
20Listen to counsel and accept discipline, So that you are wise in your latter end.
21Many are the plans in a man’s heart, But it is the counsel of יהוה that stands.
22What is desirable in a man is his kindness, And a poor man is better than a liar.
23The fear of יהוה leads to life, And he remains satisfied, He is not visited by evil.
24A lazy one buries his hand in a dish, And does not bring it back to his mouth.
25Beat a scoffer, and the simple is made wise; And reprove one who has understanding, And he discerns knowledge.
26He who plunders a father, Chases away his mother, Is a son causing shame and bringing reproach.
27Cease, my son, to hear discipline, And you shall stray from the words of knowledge.
28A witness of Beliya‛al scorns right-ruling, And the mouth of the wrong ones Devours wickedness.
29Judgments are in store for scoffers, And beatings for the backs of fools.