This continues my translation with commentary of Psalms 42-72. As Psalm 70 is a doublet of Psalm 40, which I have already translated, I will omit it here. PSALM 71 In you, Yahweh, I am putting my trust; may I never be put to shame! In your justice deliver me and help me escape; Listen […]

This blog continues my translation with commentary of Psalms 42-72 PSALM 69 To the Choir Leader. To the tune “Lilies” For David. Rescue me, God because the water is up to my neck. I’m sinking in deep mud without foothold; I’m in deep water and the current takes me. Exhausted with crying out, my throat is […]

This blog continues my series of translations with brief commentary of Psalms 42-72 PSALM 68 To the choir leader. A Psalm for David. A song. Let God rise up; Let his enemies be scattered; Let God- haters run away from his face. Let them be dispersed like smoke! Like wax melting before a fire, let […]

After a holiday in the Lake District I am continuing my translation of Psalms 42-72 with a brief commentary PSALM 67 To the choir leader.  On stringed instruments. A Psalm. A Song. God, show favour to us and bless us; Make your face shine upon us; that your way may be known on the earth, […]

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; […]