Continuing translation with comment of Psalms 90-106 PSALM 95 Come let us sing for joy to Yahweh; A victory shout to our rock of rescue. Let us greet his face with the gift of gratitude Let us shout to him in a procession of praise. For Yahweh is a high God, A high King over […]

Continuing translation with comment of Psalms 90-106 Number 5 PSALM 94 Yahweh, avenger God! Avenger God, appear in light! Judge of the earth, arise, Pay back the proud! How long will the criminals, Yahweh, How long will the criminals crow? They spew out words, they speak proudly All these wrongdoers. They break your people in […]

Continuing a project on Psalms 90- 119 Translation and comment 4 PSALM 93 Yahweh reigns, he is robed as king; Yahweh is robed, he is clothed with power; Yes, He has fixed the earth firmly; It shall not be shaken. Your throne was fixed in former times: From all ages you are God. ……….. The […]

3rd blog in a new series on Psalms PSALM 92 A Psalm. A song for the Sabbath Day It is good to give thanks to Yahweh To make music to your name, Most High One; To declare your lovingkindness in the morning Your faithfulness at nightfall, With the harmony of the ten-stringed harp With the […]

PSALM 91 Translation and comment Number 2 in new series Resident of the hidden place of the Most High Overnight guest in the shadow of Power I will say to Yahweh, “My Refuge and my Hill Fort My God in whom I have faith.” For He frees you from the fowler’s snare And from deadly […]

Today I am returning to the Psalms, of which I have translated 89 so far on this site. I begin now with Psalm 90. PSALM 90 A prayer of Moses, the man of God You have been our refuge, Lord, in all generations: Before you were mother to the mountains Or gave birth to the […]

PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY CHAPTER 31 Comments are interleaved with text 31  The words of King L’mu’el, the prophecy with which his mother disciplined him: 2  No, my son! No, son of my womb!     No, son of my vows! 3  Don’t give your strength to women     or your ways to that which destroys kings. […]

PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY CHAPTER 30 Comments are interleaved with the text 30  The words of Agur the son of Yakeh, the prophecy. The man says to Iti’el, to Iti’el and Ukhal: THE TRANSLATION IS DISPUTED. AS IT STANDS IT EMPHASISES THE PROPHETIC NATURE OF THIS MAN AND HIS WISDOM 2  I am more […]

PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY CHAPTER 29 The comments are interleaved with the text 29 He who remains stiffnecked after much rebuke will be suddenly and incurably broken. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GLASGOW HARD-MAN JIMMY BOYLE TELL S HOW AFTER MANY BEATINGS IN PRISON HE WAS OVERCOME BY KINDNESS 2 When the righteous flourish, the people […]

1 Wicked people run away     when no one chases them,     but those who live right     are as brave as lions. THE COURAGE OF DECENT PEOPLE IS NOT WELL RECOGNISED 2  In time of civil war     there are many leaders,     but a sensible leader     establishes order. CHAOS IS BAD FOR EVERYONE 3  When someone poor    mistreats […]