Continuing my translation with comment of Psalm 119 PSALM 119 (This psalm in 26 sections of 8 verses, each beginning with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet.) All happiness for those whose ways are wholesome Who walk in the teaching of Yahweh! All happiness for those who value his advice Who approach him with […]

Continuing my translation of Psalms 97-150 PSALM 118 Give thanks to Yahweh for she is good Her lovingkindness lasts forever! Let Israel say, her lovingkindness lasts forever. Let Aaron’s household say, Her lovingkindness lasts forever. Let the God-fearers say, Her lovingkindness lasts forever. Pressed hard, I yelled to Yah; She replied, giving me room. Yahweh […]

Continuing my translation of Psalms 97- 150 PSALM 117 Praise Yahweh all you nations, Applaud him all you peoples! For his lovingkindness is lavished upon us Ands his faithfulness endures forever. Praise Yah! Doubtless the foreign nations are being told to praise Israel’s God, because he has favoured his chosen people over them! Yahweh will […]

Continuing my translation of Psalms 97- 150 PSALM 116 I love him because he has heard my voice, Because Yahweh has listened to my longings. Because he has bent his ear towards me, As long as I live I will cry out to him. The cords of death had caught me The grip of the […]

Continuing my translation of Psalms 97- 150 with comment PSALM 115 No, Yahweh, do not give glory to us But to your renown and reputation For lovingkindness and for loyalty! Why let the Gentiles say, “Where is their God now?” Our God is in the heavens; All that he desires, he does. Their gods are […]

When Israel exited Egypt, Jacob’s family from a people of foreign words, Judah became God’s holy house Israel his jurisdiction. The Red Sea looked and ran away; Jordan’s flow was reversed; The mountains bounded like rams The small hills like sheep of the flock. What spooked you, Sea, that you ran away Or you Jordan, […]

Continuing a translation with comment of Psalms 107-150 PSALM 113 Hallelujah! Sing in praise, you slaves of Yahweh! Sing in praise of Yahweh’s name! May Yahweh’s name be blessed From this time to eternity! From the rising of the sun to its setting Yahweh’s name is to be praised. Yahweh is placed high above all […]

Continuing a translation with comment on Psalms 107-150 PSALM 112 An alphabetical acrostic Alleluia! How fortunate are those who fear Yahweh! Biddings of Yahweh they obey with delight. Children of their children will be champions in the land; Descendants of the decent people will be blessed. Evermore their honesty endures, Finery and riches are in […]

Continuing translation with comment of Psalms 107-150 PSALM 111 An Alphabetical Psalm Alleluia! With my whole heart I will praise Yahweh Before the assembled congregation of honest people. Consider the greatness of Yahweh’s actions Desired by those who delight in them; Everything is done in majesty and splendour; Firm forever his justice stands. Good reminders […]

Continuing translation with comment on Psalms 107-150 PSALM 110 The Hebrew text of this psalm is very problematic, but I will first of all translate it as it is. A PSALM FOR DAVID A Word of Yahweh to my master: “Sit at my right side Until I set your enemies As a stool for your […]