Monthly Archives: April 2022

Psalm 147 Translation and comment

Bright praise to Yah! It is good to sing to our God For it is pleasant to adorn him with praise. Yahweh is restoring Jerusalem: He gathers the scattered people of Israel; heals the broken -hearted And bandages their wounds. He counts the number of the stars Calling each one by name. Our Lord is […]

Psalm 146 Translation and comment

Bright praise for Yah! Bright praise for Yahweh, my soul! While I have being I will boast of Yahweh; While I live I will make music to my Lord. Put no trust in princes, Nor in Adam’s sons who can provide no safety: When their spirit leaves, they return to the soil; On that day […]

Psalm 145 Translation and comment

A Song of Praise. For David. An alphabetical psalm A high place I will give you, my God and king And bless your name forever and ever. Blessing you every day And praising your name forever and ever. Call Yahweh great and praise him greatly; No one can comprehend his greatness. . Down generations your […]

Psalm 144 Translation and comment

For David Blessings on Yahweh my rock Who hones my hands for battle And my fingers for the fray- My lover and my fastness My fort and my liberator My shield in whom I shelter, Who leaves peoples prostrate before me. . What is a man that he should matter to you, Yahweh Or a […]

Psalm 143 Translation and comment

A psalm for David Yahweh, please hear my prayer; Pay attention to my entreaty. Just and faithful as you are, answer me. Do not sit in judgement on your slave For no flesh is blameless before you. My adversary has harassed my soul, Smashed my life into the soil Made me dwell in dark places […]

Psalm 142 A maskil of David when he was in the cave (of Adullam 1 Samuel 22:1) A Prayer.

I yell with my voice to Yahweh, With my voice I crave Yahweh’s favour. I pour out my protest to his face; To his face I tell my trouble. When my spirit is feeble You watch over my footsteps. In the pathway where I walk They have concealed a snare for me. I look to […]

Psalm 141 Translation and comment

A Psalm for David Yahweh I am shouting to you. Hurry to my side. Hear my voice when I howl to you Accept my prayer as incense before you, My upraised hands as an evening gift. Command a guard on my mouth Yahweh A watcher at the opening of my lips. Do not turn my […]

Psalm 140 Translation and comment

To the chief musician. A psalm for David Rescue me Yahweh from evil people; Protect me from men of violence Who plan harm in their hearts And stir up strife all the time. They tease with their tongues like snakes; A viper’s venom lurks under their lips. Exit me from evil hands, Yahweh; Protect me […]