This blog continues my translation of Psalms 42-72, with brief commentary. PSALM 60 The text of this psalm is so corrupt that any translation is guesswork. No major version of the bible admits this. For the choir leader. To “The lily of the covenant”. A miktam for David, for instruction; when he struggled with Aramnaharaim […]

This blog continues my translation of Psalms 42-72 with commentary. PSALM 59 To the choir leader. To “Do not destroy” A miktam for David, when Saul sent men to watch his house, to kill him. Snatch me away from my enemies, O God, From my attackers, hide me on high! Snatch me away from evildoers, […]

This blog continues my tranlsation of Psalms 42-72, with brief commentary PSALM 58 To the Choir leader. To “Do not destroy” A Miktam for David. Do you truly command justice, you Rulers Do you give fair verdicts on Adam’s children? No, in your hearts you prepare injustice; your hands weigh out violence on earth. Evildoers, […]

This blog continues my translation of Psalms 42-72, with comment. PSALM 57 For the choir leader. To “ Do not destroy” For David, a miktam, when he fled from Saul, in the cave. Be good to me, God, be good to me, for my soul seeks safety in you; in the shade of your wings […]

This blog continues my translations of Psalms 42-72, along with brief commentaries. PSALM 56 For the choir leader. To “A Dove on distant oak trees.” A Miktam for David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath. Turn to me, God, for a man is hunting me all day long trying to devour me, he presses […]

This blog continues the present series of translations with comment of Psalms 42-72. PSALM 55 For the choir leader. On stringed instruments. A maskil for David Hear my prayer, O God and do not turn away from my entreaty. Pay attention to me and answer me for I am restless in my complaint; I am […]

Here I continue my translation with brief commentary of Pslams 42-72, the second book of Psalms according to the traditional division. I am omitting Psalm 53  as it is simply an edited version of Psalm 14, upon which I have already worked in emmock.com bible blog 15 Oct 2015.  PSALM 54 To the Choir Leader. […]

Here I continue my translation of Psalms 42-72, with a brief commentary PSALM 52 For the choir leader. A psalm for David, when Doeg the Edomite came to Saul saying that David had gone to Abimelech’s house. Why are you boasting, big man, Of wrong done against decent people? Your tongue is ready to cut […]

This blog continues my translation of Psalms 42 with a short commentary.   PSALM 51 For the choir leader. A psalm for David, when Nathan the prophet came to him after he had sex with Bathsheba. God be merciful to me in your faithful love; out of your motherly tenderness wipe away my offence; Tread […]

This blog continues my translation of Psalms 42-72, with a short commentary. PSALM 50 A Psalm for Asaph The divine one, Yahweh God, speaks and calls the earth from sunrise to sunset. From the complete splendour of Zion, God shines. Our God’s arrival is not quiet: Fire eats its way before him; around him is […]