Continuing my translation with comment of the third book of Psalms (73-89) PSALM 88 A song. A psalm of the Korahites. To the choirmaster. Set to “Mahalath Leannoth”. A maskil. For Heman the Ezrahite. . Yahweh, my rescuing God, I cry out by day And at night I cry out before you. May my prayer […]

Continuing my translation with comment of the third book of Psalms (73-89) PSALM 87 For the Korahites. A psalm. A song . Founded by him on the holy hills Yahweh prefers the gates of Zion To all the dwelling-places of Jacob. Glorious things are spoken of you, City of God! . “I note Egypt and […]

Continuing my translation with comment of the third book of psalms (73-89) PSALM 86 A Prayer. For David. . Listen to me Yahweh and answer me, For I am afflicted and in need. Guard my soul for I am honest; Save your servant who trusts in you. . You are my God. Be gracious to […]

Continuing after an interruption my translation of the third book of Psalms, that is, Psalms 73-89 PSALM 85 To the choir leader. A psalm of the Korahites You showed your delight, Yahweh, in your land: You restored the prosperity of Jacob’s people; You forgave the sins of your folk; You covered all their crimes; You […]

Continuing my translation of book 3 of the psalms, with comment PSALM 84 To the choirmaster, on the Gittith. A Psalm of the Korahites. How desirable are your dwellings, Yahweh of armies! My soul hungers, yes, it pines, for Yahweh’s courts. My heart and my flesh cry out to the living God. The sparrow finds […]

Continuing my translation of book 3 of the Psalms, with comment. PSALM 83 A song. An Asaph Psalm Don’t keep silence, God, or hold your peace, Don’t stay quiet, God! Listen, Your enemies are roaring; Those who hate you have raised their heads; They make crafty plans against your people; They plot against the one […]

Continuing my translation of the Psalms, with comment PSALM 82 An Asaph Psalm God takes his stand in the divine assembly In the midst of the gods he gives judgement: “How long will you judge corruptly And show favour to criminals? Pass judgement for the poor and the orphan; Do justice for the powerless and […]

Continuing my translation of the Psalms, with comment PSALM 81 To the choir leader. On the Gittith. For Asaph. Sing for joy to God our strength; Shout for joy to the God of Jacob! Strike up a tune, tap the tambourine Pluck the pleasant lyre and the harp Blow the trumpet for the new month […]

Continuing my translation with comment of Psalms 73-89, the third book of psalms Psalm80: To the choir leader, tune: Lilies. A testimony of Asaph. A Psalm Listen, Shepherd of Israel, who leads Joseph like a flock! From your chair amongst the Cherubim, shine out on the tribes of Ephraim , Benjamin amd Manasseh! rouse up […]

continuing my tranlsation of Psalms 73 -89, the third book of Psalms PSALM 79 An Asaph Psalm The pagans, O God – They have  invaded your territory; They have polluted your holy palace; They have razed Jerusalem into ruinous heaps. They have handed the bodies of your servants as food to the birds of the […]