This blog continues my translation of Psalms 42-72, with brief commentary PSALM 66 To the choir leader. A song. A psalm Shout praise to God, all the earth; make melody to his glorious name; set before him glorious praise! Say to God, How terrifying are your works! Because of your mighty power, your enemies will […]

This blog continues my translation with brief commentary on Psalms 42-72 PSALM 65 To the choir leader. A psalm for David, a song. Praise is your due in Zion, God; Vows made to you shall be fulfilled. Because you listen to prayer all flesh shall come to you. Our actions are wrong, Our sins mount […]

This blog continues my translation with brief commentary of Psalms 42-72 PSALM 64 To the choir leader. A psalm for David. Hear my voice, God, heed my complaint; defend my life from the enemy’s terror. Conceal me from the scheming of criminals from the crowding of evildoers who sharpen their tongues like swords, aim bitter […]

This blog continues my translation of Psalms 42-72, with a brief commentary. PSALM 63 A psalm for David, when he was in the Judaean desert. O God, you are my God alone; At dawn I long for you; my throat thirsts for you, my body trembles for you, as in a dry and thirsty land  […]

This blog continues my translation of Psalms 42-72, with brief commentary. PSALM 62 To the choir leader. According to Jeduthun. A psalm for David. Only in God is my soul at rest From him comes my safety. God only is my saving rock, my fortress; I shall not be moved.   How long will you […]

This blog continues my translation of Psalms 42-72 with brief commentary. PSALM 61 To the choir leader, with stringed instruments. For David. Listen to my outcry, God, Pay attention to my prayer! From the world’s end I cry to you when my heart is low. Lead me back to the Rock that is beyond me; […]

This blog continues my translation of Psalms 42-72, with brief commentary. PSALM 60 The text of this psalm is so corrupt that any translation is guesswork. No major version of the bible admits this. For the choir leader. To “The lily of the covenant”. A miktam for David, for instruction; when he struggled with Aramnaharaim […]

This blog continues my translation of Psalms 42-72 with commentary. PSALM 59 To the choir leader. To “Do not destroy” A miktam for David, when Saul sent men to watch his house, to kill him. Snatch me away from my enemies, O God, From my attackers, hide me on high! Snatch me away from evildoers, […]

This blog continues my tranlsation of Psalms 42-72, with brief commentary PSALM 58 To the Choir leader. To “Do not destroy” A Miktam for David. Do you truly command justice, you Rulers Do you give fair verdicts on Adam’s children? No, in your hearts you prepare injustice; your hands weigh out violence on earth. Evildoers, […]

This blog continues my translation of Psalms 42-72, with comment. PSALM 57 For the choir leader. To “ Do not destroy” For David, a miktam, when he fled from Saul, in the cave. Be good to me, God, be good to me, for my soul seeks safety in you; in the shade of your wings […]