Book of Psalms

part 4



1; To the Chief Musician, Concerning the Lilies. For the sons of Korah. A Poem; a Song of the Beloved.

My heart is overflowing with a good matter. I am speaking of my works to the King; my tongue is the pen of a rapid writer.

2; You are the fairest of the sons of man; grace has poured into Your lips; on this account Elohim has blessed You forever.

3; Gird Your sword on Your thigh, Mighty One; with Your glory and Your majesty.

4; And ride prosperously in Your majesty, on the matter of truth and meekness and right, and Your right hand shall teach You fearful things.

5; Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the King's enemies; peoples fall under You.

6; Your throne, O Elohim, is forever and ever; the scepter of Your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness.

7; You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore, Elohim, Your Elohim, has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your fellows.

8; All Your garments smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia out of ivory palaces; by strings of a harp they make You glad.

9; King's daughters are among Your precious ones; the queen stands at Your right hand in gold of Ophir.

10; Listen, O daughter, and look, and incline your ear, and forget your people and your father's house.

11; And the King will desire your beauty, for He is your master, and you shall worship Him.

12; And the daughter of Tyre will stroke Your face with a gift, the rich among the peoples.

13; The king's daughter is all glorious within, her clothing braided gold.

14; She shall be led to the King in embroidered work; her companions,

the virgins, shall be brought to You after her.

15; They shall be led with gladness and rejoicing; they shall go in to the King's palace.

16; Your sons shall be in the place of your fathers; You will make them for rulers in all the earth.

17; I will make remembered Your name in every generation and generation; on this account people shall thank You forever and ever.



1; To the chief musician. For the sons of Korah; A song. For the Virgins. Elohim is our refuge and strength, very much found to be a help in distresses.

2; On account of this we will not fear when the earth changes and when mountains are slipping into the heart of the seas.

3; Let its waters rage and foam; let the mountains shake in its swelling. Selah.

4; There is a river, its channels gladden the city of Elohim, the set-a-part tabernacles of the Most High.

5; Elohim is in the midst of her; she shall not be shaken; Elohim will help her at the turning of the morning.

6; The nations roared; kingdoms were shaken; He gave forth His voice and the earth melted.

7; YAHWEH of Hosts is with us; the Elohim of Jacob is a refuge for us. Selah.

8; Come, behold the works of YAHWEH, who sets ruins on the earth,

9; causing wars to cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts apart spears; He burns the chariots in the fire.

10; Be still and know that I am Elohim! I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth.

11; YAHWEH of Hosts is with us; the Elohim of Jacob is a refuge for us. Selah.



1; To the chief musician. A Psalm for the Sons of Korah. All the peoples clap the hand; shout aloud with a ringing cry of shouting.

2; For YAHWEH Most High is awesome, a great King over all the earth.

3; He shall speak peoples under us, even nations under our feet.

4; He chooses our inheritance for us, the majesty of Jacob whom He loved. Selah.

5; Elohim has gone up with a shout, YAHWEH with the sound of a ram's horn.

6; Sing praise; sing praise; sing praise to our King, sing praise!

7; For Elohim is the King of all the earth; sing a psalm for understanding.

8; Elohim reigns over the nations; Elohim sits on the throne of His holiness.

9; The nobles of peoples gather together, the people of the Elohim of Abraham. For the shields of the earth are Elohim's; He is greatly lifted up.



1; A Song, A Psalm for the Sons of Korah. Great is YAHWEH, and exceedingly to be praised in the city of our Elohim, His set-a-part mountain.

2; Beautiful on high, the joy of all the earth, is Mount Zion, in the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

3; Elohim is known in her strongholds for a refuge.

4; For, lo, the kings met together; they passed by together;

5; they saw, so they marveled; they were troubled and fled away.

6; Trembling and pain seized them there, like a woman in labor.

7; You break the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.

8; As we have heard, so we have seen in the city of YAHWEH of Hosts, in the city of our Elohim. Elohim establishes it forever. Selah.

9; We have thought on Your loving- kindness, O Elohim, in the midst of Your sanctuary.

10; According to Your name, O Elohim, so is Your praise to the ends of the earth; Your right hand is full of righteousness.

11; Mount Zion shall be glad; the daughters of Judah shall shout for joy because of Your judgments.

12; Walk around Zion; yea, go all around it; count its towers;

13; set your heart on its ramparts; pass between its strongholds; in order that you may report to the coming generation.

14; For this Elohim is our Elohim forever and ever; He will be our guide even unto death.



1; To the chief musician, A Psalm for the Sons of Korah. Hear this, all peoples, give ear, all those living in the world,

2; both sons of mankind and sons of man together, rich and poor:

3; My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the thoughts of my heart shall be of understanding.

4; I will bow down my ear to a parable; I will open my dark saying on the harp.

5; Why should I fear in the days of evil, when the perversity of my ambushers will surround me?

6; Those who trust in their wealth and in their many riches boast themselves.

7; A man cannot at all redeem a brother, nor give to Elohim a ransom for him,

8; for the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceases forever,

9; for he shall yet live forever; he shall never see corruption.

10; For he sees wise men die; together the fool and the animal-like ones perish and leave their riches to others.

11; Their inward thought is that their houses shall last forever, their dwelling-places to all generations; they call lands after their own names.

12; But man shall not remain high in honor; he is like the animals; they shall be cut off.

13; This way of theirs is folly to them, yet their followers shall be pleased by their mouth. Selah.

14; Like sheep, they are appointed to Sheol. Death shall reign for them. And upright ones shall rule over them in the morning; and their strength is for rotting; Sheol is home for him.

15; But Elohim will redeem my soul from the hand of Sheol, for He will take me. Selah.

16; Do not be afraid when one becomes rich, when the glory of his house increases;

17; for when he dies he shall take nothing; his glory shall not go down after him.

18; For in his life he blessed his soul; yea, men praise you when you do well for yourself.

19; He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall not see light forever.

20; Man, though high in honor, but not understanding, is like the animals; they shall be cut off.



1; A Psalm of Asaph. El, YAHWEH Elohim, has spoken, and calls to the earth from the rising of the sun to its going in.

2; Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, Elohim has shone.

3; Our Elohim comes, and He is not silent; a fire shall devour before Him; and it shall be very stormy around Him.

4; He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, to judge His people.

5; Gather My saints together to Me, those who cut My covenant by sacrifice.

6; And the heavens shall declare His righteousness, for Elohim Himself is judge. Selah.

7; Hear, My people, and I will speak, O Israel, and I will testify against you; I am Elohim, your Elohim.

8; Not for your sacrifices do I reprove you; yea, your burnt offerings are continually before Me;

9; I will take no bull out of your house, nor he-goats out of your folds,

10; for every beast of the forest is Mine; the cattle on a thousand hills;

11; I know all the birds of the mountains; and all moving in My fields are Mine;

12; if I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world is Mine, and the fullness of it.

13; Will I eat the flesh of bulls, and will I drink the blood of he-goats?

14; Sacrifice thanksgiving to Elohim, and repay your vows to the Most High.

15; And call on Me in the day of distress, and I will save you; and you shall glorify Me.

16; But to the wicked, Elohim says, What is it to you to proclaim My statutes, and to take up My covenant on your mouth?

17; And you hate discipline and toss My Words behind you.

18; When you saw a thief, you were pleased with him; and with adulterers is your part.

19; You give your mouth to evil, and your tongue frames deceit.

20; You sit; you speak against your brother; you give fault to the son of your mother.

21; You have done these things, and I have kept silence; you thought that surely I would be like you; but I will rebuke you and set in order before your eyes.

22; Now think of this, you who forget Eloah, lest I tear, and there not be any to deliver:

23; Whoever sacrifices thanks glorifies Me; and he who determines his course of life, I will show him YAHSHUA  Elohim.



1; To the chief musician, A Psalm of David when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Let your grace be to me, O Elohim, according to Your loving-kindness, according to the multitude of Your tender mercies; blot out my transgressions.

2; Wash me completely from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

3; For I know my transgressions; and my sin is ever before me.

4; Against You, You only, I have sinned, and done evil in Your eyes; that You might be justified in Your speaking and be clear when You judge.

5; Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me.

6; Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts; and in the hidden parts You teach me wisdom.

7; Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

8; Cause me to hear joy and gladness; the bones You have crushed will rejoice.

9; Hide Your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.

10; Create in me a clean heart, O Elohim; and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

11; Do not cast me out from Your presence, and do not take Your set-a-part Spirit from me.

12; Restore to me the joy of Your YAHSHUA, and uphold me with a willing spirit.

13; Then I will teach transgressors Your ways; and sinners will turn back to You.

14; Deliver me from the guilt of shedding blood, O Elohim, O Elohim of my YAHSHUA; my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.

15; O YAHWEH, open my lips and my mouth shall declare Your praise.

16; For you do not desire sacrifice, or I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering.

17; The sacrifices of Elohim are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O Elohim, You will not despise.

18; Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion; build the walls of Jerusalem.

19; Then You shall be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole offering; then they shall offer bulls on Your altar.



1; To the chief musician. A Contemplation. A Psalm of David when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said to him, David has come to the house of Ahimelech. Why do you boast yourself in evil, O hero? The mercy of El is all the day.

2; Like a sharp razor your tongue devises destruction, working deceit.

3; You love evil more than good, lying more than to speak righteousness. Selah.

4; You love all devouring words, O deceitful tongue!

5; El will likewise break you forever; He shall take you away, even pluck you from your tent and uproot you out of the land of the living. Selah.

6; And the righteous shall see and fear; yea, they will laugh over him, saying,

7; Behold, the man who did not set Elohim as his strength; but he trusted in his many riches; he was strong in his destruction.

8; But I am like an olive, greening in the house of Elohim; I trust in the mercy of Elohim forever and ever.

9; I will thank You forever, because You have done it; and I will wait in Your name, for it is good before Your saints.



1; To the Chief musician on Mahalath. A Contemplation; A Psalm of David. The fool has said in his heart, There is no Elohim! They have done corruptly; they have committed abominable wickedness; there is none doing good!

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

3; Every one has turned aside, together they are corrupted, not one is doing good, not even one!

4; Have the workers of evil not known, eating up My people as they eat bread? They have not called on Elohim.

5; There they dreaded with dread, where no dread was; for Elohim has scattered the bones of the one who besieges you; you have put them to shame because Elohim rejects them.

6; Who gives from Zion the YAHSHUA of Israel? When Elohim brings back the captivity of His people, Jacob shall rejoice; Israel shall be glad.



1; To the Chief Musician on Neginoth. A Contemplation; A Psalm of David, when the Ziphites came and said to Saul, Does not David hide himself among us? Save me, O Elohim, by Your name; and judge me by Your strength.

2; Hear my prayer, O Elohim; listen to the words of my mouth.

3; For strangers have risen up against me; and terrifying men seek after my soul; they have not set Elohim before them. Selah.

4; Behold, Elohim is my helper. YAHWEH is with those who uphold my soul.

5; He shall reward evil to my enemies; cut them off in Your truth.

6; I will freely sacrifice to You; I will praise Your name, O YAHWEH, for it is good.

7; For He has delivered me out of all distress; and my eye has seen its desire on my enemies.



1; To the Chief Musician on Neginoth. A Contemplation. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my prayer, O Elohim; and do not hide Yourself from my plea.

2; Pay attention to me, and answer me; I wander and I moan in my complaint,

3; from the voice of the enemy, from the oppression of the wicked; for they shake trouble over me, and in anger they hate me.

4; My heart is pained within me, and the terrors of death have fallen on me.

5; Fear and trembling come on me; and horror has covered me.

6; And I said, Who will give to me wings like a dove? I would fly away and be at rest.

7; I would rove far away, fleeing; I would lodge in the wilderness. Selah.

8; I would hasten to my escape from the rushing wind, from the tempest.

9; Swallow up, O YAHWEH; divide their tongue; for I see violence and strife in the city.

10; They go around her on her walls by day and night; and trouble and mischief are in her midst.

11; Covetings are in her midst; oppression and guile will not depart from her streets.

12; For it is not an enemy reproaching me, or I could bear it; it is not one who hates me who is magnifying himself against me; or I would hide myself from him.

13; But it is you, a man of my rank, my friend and my acquaintance.

14; We sweetened counsel together; we marched into the house of Elohim with the throng.

15; Desolation be upon them! They go down into Sheol alive, for evils are among them in their dwelling.

16; I, even I, will call to Elohim, and YAHWEH will save me.

17; Evening and morning and at noon I will complain and cry aloud; and He will hear my voice.

18; He redeems my soul in peace from the war being waged against me; for they were many with me.

19; Elohim shall hear and answer them, even He who is enthroned of old. Selah. There are no changes to them; yea, they do not reverence Elohim.

20; He put out his hand against peaceful ones; he broke his covenant.

21; The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, and war was in his heart; his words were softer than oil, but they were as drawn swords.

22; Cast on YAHWEH what He has given, and He will keep you; He will not give the righteous to waver, forever.

23; But You, O Elohim, will bring them down to the pit of destruction; men of blood and deceit will not live out half their days; but I will trust in You.



1; To the chief musician. Concerning the silent dove, those far off. Of David, a secret treasure.

Give me your grace, O Elohim, for man snuffs me up; all the day fighting oppresses me.

2; My watchers panted for me all the day; for many are proudly fighting against me.

3; The day I am afraid I will trust in You.

4; In Elohim I will praise His Word; in Elohim I have trusted; I will not fear; what will flesh do to me?

5; All the day they pervert my words; all their thoughts are against me for evil.

6; They stir up strife; they hide; they observe my footprints as they wait for my soul.

7; Is escape for them by iniquity? In anger cast down the peoples, O Elohim.

8; You have counted my wandering; O put my tear in Your bottle; are they not in Your Book?

9; Then my enemies will turn back in the day I call; this I know, for Elohim is for me.

10; In Elohim I will praise the Word; in YAHWEH I will praise the Word.

11; In Elohim I have trusted; I will not fear; what will man do to me?

12; On me, O Elohim, are Your vows; I will render to You thank offerings.

13; For You have delivered my soul from death. Do You not keep my feet from falling, so that I may walk before Elohim in the light of the living?