Book of Psalms

part 1



1; Blessed is the man who has not walked in the counsel of the wicked, and has not stood in the way of sinners, and has not sat in the seat of scorners.

2; But his delight is only in the Torah of YAHWEH, and he meditates in His Torah day and night.

3; And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivulets of waters, which will give its fruit in its seasons, and its leaf will not wither, and all which he does will prosper.

4; Not so are the wicked, but they are only as chaff which the wind drives about.

5; On account of this the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

6; For YAHWEH is knowing the way of the righteous, and the way of the wicked shall perish.



1; Why have the nations raged and the peoples are meditating on emptiness?

2; The kings of the earth have placed themselves; yea, the rulers have plotted together against YAHWEH and His Messiah, saying,

3; We will break their bands in two, and throw off their cords from us.

4; He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; YAHWEH shall mock at them.

5; Then He will speak to them in His anger, and in His wrath He will terrify them;

6; Yea, I have set My king on My set-a-part mount on Zion.

7; I will declare concerning the statute of YAHWEH: He said to Me, You are My Son. Today I have begotten You.

8; Ask of Me, and I will give the nations as Your inheritance; and as Your possession the ends of the earth.

9; You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

10; Now, then, be wise, O kings; be taught, O judges of the earth:

11; Serve YAHWEH with reverence; and rejoice with trembling.

12; Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Oh the blessings of all those who flee to Him for refuge!



1; A Psalm of David, when he fled from his son Absalom. YAHWEH, how my adversaries have multiplied! Many are the ones who rise against me.

2; Many are saying of my soul, There is no YAHSHUA for him in Elohim. Selah.

3; But You, O YAHWEH, are a shield around me; my glory, and He who lifts up my head.

4; I cried to YAHWEH with my voice, and He heard me out of His set-a-part mountain. Selah.

5; I laid down, and slept. I awoke, for YAHWEH kept me.

6; I am not afraid of myriads of people who have been set against me all around.

7; Arise, O YAHWEH! Save me, O my Elohim. For You have struck all my enemies on the cheekbone. You have broken the teeth of the wicked.

8; Salvation is to YAHWEH. Your blessing is on Your people. Selah.



1; To the chief musician, for stringed instruments, A Psalm of David. Psalms Answer me when I call, Elohim of my righteousness. You gave room to me in distress. Have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

2; O sons of men, until when shall My glory be for a reproach? Will you love vanity? Will you run after a lie? Selah.

3; But know that YAHWEH has set apart the righteous for Himself. YAHWEH hears when I call to Him.

4; Tremble and do not sin. Speak within your own heart on your bed and be still. Selah.

5; Offer the sacrifices of righteous- ness and trust in YAHWEH.

6; Many are saying, Who will make us see any good? O YAHWEH, lift up the light of Your face on us.

7; You have given gladness in my heart, more than in the time their grain and their wine grew.

8; I will both lie down in peace and sleep; for You alone, O YAHWEH, make me dwell in safety.



1; To the chief musician, for flutes. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O YAHWEH; consider my meditation.

2; Attend to the voice of my cry, my King and my Elohim; for I will pray to You.

3; You will hear my voice in the morning, O YAHWEH, I will set myself for You in the morning, and I will look up.

4; For You are not a Elohim enjoying wickedness; nor shall evil live with You.

5; The boasters shall not set themselves before Your eyes. You hate all workers of iniquity.

6; You shall destroy those speaking lies; YAHWEH will despise the man of blood and deceit.

7; But I, in the plenty of Your grace, I will come into Your house. I will worship in Your reverence toward Your set-a-part sanctuary, O YAHWEH.

8; Lead me in Your righteousness, because of my enemies; make straight Your way before me.

9; For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is engulfing ruin; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongue.

10; O Elohim, hold them guilty; let them fall from their own counsels. Drive them away in the multitude of their transgressions, for they have rebelled against You.

11; But let all who put their trust in You rejoice; let them shout for joy forever, because You cover them. And let those who love Your name be joyful in You.

12; For You, O YAHWEH, will bless the righteous; You will surround him with favor, as with a shield.



1; To the chief musician, for eight- stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. O YAHWEH, do not rebuke me in Your anger; nor chasten me in the heat of Your fury;

2; have mercy on me, O YAHWEH, for I am weak; heal me, O YAHWEH, for my bones are troubled.

3; My soul also is greatly troubled and You, O YAHWEH, until when?

4; O YAHWEH, return, deliver my soul; save me for Your mercy's sake.

5; For there is no memory of You in death; who shall give thanks to You in Sheol?

6; I am weary in my groaning; I shall make my bed swim in all the night; I melt my couch with my tears.

7; My eye is dim because of grief; it wastes away because of all those distressing me.

8; Depart from me, all workers of iniquity, for YAHWEH has heard the voice of my weeping.

9; YAHWEH has heard my plea; YAHWEH will receive my prayer.

10; Let all my enemies be ashamed and greatly troubled; they shall turn back, ashamed in a moment.



1; A song of David, which he sang to YAHWEH on the words of Cush the Benjamite. YAHWEH my Elohim, I seek refuge in You; save me from all who pursue me, and deliver me,

2; lest he tear my soul like a lion, ripping, and there be no one to deliver.

3; O YAHWEH, my Elohim, if I have done this, if there is iniquity in my hands,

4; if I have repaid evil to one at peace with me or I have plundered one oppressing me without cause,

5; let the enemy pursue and overtake my soul; yea, trample down my life to earth, and lay my honor in the dust. Selah.

6; Arise, O YAHWEH, in Your anger; be lifted up at the rage of those distressing me; and awake for me! You have commanded judgment.

7; And the assembly of the peoples shall surround You, and over it You will return on high.

8; YAHWEH will judge the people. O YAHWEH, judge me according to my righteousness, and according to my integrity on me.

9; Oh let the evil of the wicked come to an end; and You will establish the just; for the righteous Elohim is a trier of hearts and reins.

10; My defense is on Elohim, who saves the upright of heart.

11; Elohim is a righteous judge; and El is angry with evildoers every day.

12; If he will not turn, He will whet His sword; He has trod His bow, He made it ready;

13; yea, He has fitted for him instruments of death. He will make ready His arrows for pursuers.

14; Behold, he is bound with iniquity and he will conceive mischief; and he has fathered falsehood.

15; He dug a pit and bored it, and has fallen into the ditch he made.

16; His mischief shall return on his own head, and his violence shall descend on his own crown.

17; I will thank YAHWEH according to His righteousness, and will praise the name of YAHWEH Most High.



1; To the chief musician, on the harp. A Psalm of David. O YAHWEH, our Master, how majestic is Your name in all the earth; You have set Your glory above the heavens!

2; Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings, You have ordained strength, because of the ones distressing You, to cause the enemy and the avenger to cease.

3; When I look upon Your heavens, the work of Your fingers: the moon and the stars which You have fixed;

4; what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man, that You visit him?

5; For You have made him lack a little from Elohim; and have crowned him with glory and honor.

6; You made him rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all under his feet:

7; all flocks and oxen, and also the animals of the field,

8; the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, all that pass through the sea.

9; O YAHWEH, our Master, how majestic is Your name in all the earth!



1; To the chief musician, to die for the Son. A Psalm of David.

I will give thanks, O YAHWEH, with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonderful acts;

2; I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will praise Your name, O Most High.

3; When my enemies turn back, they will fall and perish before You.

4; For You have maintained my right and my cause; You sat on the throne judging right.

5; You have rebuked the nations; You have destroyed the wicked; You have put out their name forever and ever.

6; The desolations of the enemy are ended forever; and You have uprooted the cities; their memory has perished with them.

7; But YAHWEH is seated forever; He has established His throne for judgment.

8; And He shall judge the world in righteousness; He shall judge the peoples in uprightness.

9; YAHWEH also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of distress.

10; And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, YAHWEH, have not forsaken those who seek You.

11; Sing praises to YAHWEH who dwells in Zion; declare His deeds among the nations.

12; For He remembers them, the seeker of bloodshed; He does not forget the cry of the afflicted.

13; Be gracious to me, O YAHWEH; see my affliction from the ones hating me, be lifting me up from the gates of death,

14; so that I may declare all Your praises in the gates of the daughter of Zion; I will rejoice in Your salvation (Yâshua).

15; The nations have sunk into the pit they made; their foot is taken in the net they hid.

16; YAHWEH has been known, He has executed judgment; the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. A meditation, Selah.

17; The wicked shall be turned to Sheol, all the nations forgetting Elohim.

18; For the needy shall not forever be forgotten; the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.

19; Arise, O YAHWEH! Do not let man have strength; let the nations be judged before Your face.

20; O YAHWEH, put fear in them; let the nations know they are but men. Selah.



1; Why, O YAHWEH, do You stand far away? Will You hide in times of trouble?

2; The wicked in his pride will pursue the poor; they will be caught in the schemes which they have devised.

3; For the wicked boasts of his soul's desire, and the covetous he has blessed; scorning YAHWEH.

4; Through pride of his face, the wicked will not seek; there is no Elohim in all of his schemes.

5; His ways are perverted at all times. Your judgments are high from his sight; as for all distressing him, he puffs at them.

6; He has said in his heart, I shall not be moved! From generation to generation never will I be in evil.

7; His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud; under his tongue are mischief and vanity.

8; He sits in the hiding places of the villages; in the secret places he murders the innocent; his eyes watch against the poor.

9; He lies in wait secretly like a lion in his den; he lies in ambush to catch the poor; he seizes the poor, drawing him into his net;

10; and the poor being crushed, he bows; yea, the poor have fallen by his strong ones.

11; He has said in his heart, El has forgotten; He hides His face; He will not see forever.

12; Arise, O YAHWEH! O El, lift up your hand; do not forget the lowly ones.

13; Why does the wicked one despise Elohim? He has said in his heart, You will not require it.

14; You have seen, for You take note of mischief and vexation, to pay back with Your hand. The poor leaves himself to You; You are the helper of the orphan.

15; Break the arm of the wicked and evil one; search out his wickedness until You find none.

16; YAHWEH is King forever and ever; the nations have perished out of His land.

17; O YAHWEH, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will fix their heart; Your ear will hear.

18; Judge the orphan and the hurt one. No more shall the man of the earth continue to terrify.



1; To the chief musician. A Psalm of David. I sought refuge in YAHWEH; how can you say to my soul, Flee like a bird to your hill.

2; For behold! The wicked will tread the bow; they fixed their arrow on the string, in order to shoot with it at the upright of heart in the dark.

3; When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?

4; YAHWEH is in His set-a-part temple; YAHWEH, His throne is in the heavens; His eyes see; His eyelids will examine the sons of man.

5; YAHWEH tries the righteous, but His soul hates the wicked and the one loving violence.

6; He shall rain snares on the wicked; fire and brimstone and a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.

7; For YAHWEH is righteous; He loves righteous deeds; the upright look upon His face.



1; To the chief musician, on eight. A Psalm of David. Help, O YAHWEH, for the righteous ceases to be; for the faithful fail from among the sons of men.

2; They speak vanity, each man with his neighbor; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.

3; YAHWEH shall cut off all with flattering lips and the tongue that speaks great things;

4; who say, We shall be strong by our tongue; our lips are our own; who is lord over us?

5; For the pain of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, I will now rise up, says YAHWEH; I will set in safety; he pants for it.

6; The Words of YAHWEH are pure Words, like silver refined in an earthen furnace, purified seven times.

7; You shall keep them, O YAHWEH; You shall preserve them from this generation forever.

8; The wicked walk around on every side, when evil is exalted by the sons of men.



1; To the chief musician. A Psalm of David. Until when will You forget me, O YAHWEH? Forever? Until when will You hide Your face from me?

2; Until when shall I set counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart every day? Until when shall my enemy be lifted up over me?

3; Look! Answer me, O YAHWEH, my Elohim! Make my eyes gleam, lest I sleep the death;

4; lest my enemy say, I have overcome him; and my foes rejoice when I am shaken.

5; But I have trusted in Your mercy. My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation (Yâshua).

6; I will sing to YAHWEH, because He has rewarded me.



1; To the chief musician. A Psalm of David. The fool has said in his heart, There is no Elohim! They acted corruptly; they did hatefully in deeds; there is none doing good.

2; YAHWEH looked down from Heaven on the sons of mankind, to see if there were any discerning and seeking Elohim:

3; they have all turned aside; together they have become filthy; there is none doing good, not even one!

4; Have all doers of iniquity not known, eating My people as they eat bread? They have not called on YAHWEH.

5; There they feared with dread, for Elohim is in the righteous generation.

6; You have shamed the counsel of the afflicted, for YAHWEH is his refuge.

7; Who will give out of Zion the Yâshua of Israel? When YAHWEH brings back the captivity of His people, Jacob shall rejoice; Israel shall be glad.



1; A Psalm of David. O YAHWEH, who shall sojourn in Your tabernacle? Who shall settle on Your set-a-part mountain?

2; He who walks uprightly and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart.

3; He does not backbite with his tongue, nor does evil to his friend, nor lifts up a reproach against his neighbor.

4; In his eyes, the reprobate has been despised, but he honors those who reverence YAHWEH: He has sworn to his hurt, and he will not change it.

5; He has not given his silver at interest; nor has he taken a bribe against the innocent; he who does these things shall not be shaken forever.