June 23

Psalms 32:1 — 35:28

Of David. Maskil.

32 Happy is the one whose revolt is pardoned, whose sin is covered.

 2 Happy is the man to whose account Jehovah does not put error,

      And in whose spirit there is no deceit.

 3 When I kept silent my bones wore out through my groaning all day long.

 4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me.

      My life’s moisture has been changed as in the dry heat of summer. Selah.

 5 My sin I finally confessed to you, and my error I did not cover.

      I said: “I shall make confession over my transgressions to Jehovah.”

      And you yourself pardoned the error of my sins. Selah.

 6 On this account every loyal one will pray to you

      At such a time only as you may be found.

      As for the flood of many waters, they will not touch him himself.

 7 You are a place of concealment for me; you will safeguard me from distress itself.

      With joyful cries at providing escape you will surround me. Selah.

 8 “I shall make you have insight and instruct you in the way you should go.

      I will give advice with my eye upon you.

 9 Do not make yourselves like a horse or mule without understanding,

      Whose spiritedness is to be curbed even by bridle or halter

      Before [they] will come near to you.”

10 Many are the pains that the wicked one has;

       But as for the one trusting in Jehovah, loving-kindness itself surrounds him.

11 Rejoice in Jehovah and be joyful, YOU righteous ones;

       And cry out joyfully, all YOU who are upright in heart.

33 Cry out joyfully, O YOU righteous ones, because of Jehovah.

    On the part of the upright ones praise is fitting.

 2 Give thanks to Jehovah on the harp;

      On an instrument of ten strings make melody to him.

 3 Sing to him a new song;

      Do YOUR best at playing on the strings along with joyful shouting.

 4 For the word of Jehovah is upright,

      And all his work is in faithfulness.

 5 He is a lover of righteousness and justice.

      With the loving-kindness of Jehovah the earth is filled.

 6 By the word of Jehovah the heavens themselves were made,

      And by the spirit of his mouth all their army.

 7 He is gathering as by a dam the waters of the sea,

      Putting in storehouses the surging waters.

 8 Let all [those of] the earth be in fear of Jehovah.

      At him let all the inhabitants of the productive land be frightened.

 9 For he himself said, and it came to be;

      He himself commanded, and it proceeded to stand so.

10 Jehovah himself has broken up the counsel of the nations;

       He has thwarted the thoughts of the peoples.

11 To time indefinite the very counsel of Jehovah will stand;

       The thoughts of his heart are to one generation after another generation.

12 Happy is the nation whose God is Jehovah,

       The people whom he has chosen as his inheritance.

13 From the heavens Jehovah has looked,

       He has seen all the sons of men.

14 From the established place where he dwells

       He has gazed at all those dwelling on the earth.

15 He is forming their hearts all together;

       He is considering all their works.

16 There is no king saved by the abundance of military forces;

       A mighty man himself is not delivered by the abundance of power.

17 The horse is a deception for salvation,

       And by the abundance of its vital energy it does not afford escape.

18 Look! The eye of Jehovah is toward those fearing him,

       To those waiting for his loving-kindness,

19 To deliver their soul from death itself,

       And to preserve them alive in famine.

20 Our very soul has been in expectation of Jehovah.

       Our helper and our shield he is.

21 For in him our heart rejoices;

       For in his holy name we have put our trust.

22 Let your loving-kindness, O Jehovah, prove to be upon us,

       Even as we have kept waiting for you.


Of David, at the time of his disguising his sanity before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away.

א [ʼAleph]

34 I will bless Jehovah at all times;

           Constantly his praise will be in my mouth.

ב [Behth]

 2 In Jehovah my soul will make its boast;

      The meek ones will hear and will rejoice.

ג [Gimel]

 3 O magnify Jehovah with me, YOU people,

      And let us exalt his name together.

ד [Daleth]

 4 I inquired of Jehovah, and he answered me,

      And out of all my frights he delivered me.

ה [Heʼ]

 5 They looked to him and became radiant,

      And their very faces could not possibly be ashamed.

ז [Zayin]

 6 This afflicted one called, and Jehovah himself heard.

      And out of all his distresses He saved him.

ח [Chehth]

 7 The angel of Jehovah is camping all around those fearing him,

      And he rescues them.

ט [Tehth]

 8 Taste and see that Jehovah is good, O YOU people;

      Happy is the able-bodied man that takes refuge in him.

י [Yohdh]

 9 Fear Jehovah, YOU holy ones of his,

      For there is no lack to those fearing him.

כ [Kaph]

10 The maned young lions themselves have had little on hand and gone hungry;

       But as for those seeking Jehovah, they will not lack anything good.

ל [Lamedh]

11 Come, YOU sons, listen to me;

       The fear of Jehovah is what I shall teach YOU.

מ [Mem]

12 Who is the man that is delighting in life,

       That is loving enough days to see what is good?

נ [Nun]

13 Safeguard your tongue against what is bad,

       And your lips against speaking deception.

ס [Samekh]

14 Turn away from what is bad, and do what is good;

       Seek to find peace, and pursue it.

ע [ʽAyin]

15 The eyes of Jehovah are toward the righteous ones,

       And his ears are toward their cry for help.

פ [Peʼ]

16 The face of Jehovah is against those doing what is bad,

       To cut off the mention of them from the very earth.

צ [Tsadheh]

17 They cried out, and Jehovah himself heard,

       And out of all their distresses he delivered them.

ק [Qohph]

18 Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart;

       And those who are crushed in spirit he saves.

ר [Rehsh]

19 Many are the calamities of the righteous one,

       But out of them all Jehovah delivers him.

ש [Shin]

20 He is guarding all the bones of that one;

       Not one of them has been broken.

ת [Taw]

21 Calamity will put the wicked one himself to death;

       And the very ones hating the righteous one will be held guilty.

22 Jehovah is redeeming the soul of his servants;

       And none of those taking refuge in him will be held guilty.

Of David.

35 Do conduct my case, O Jehovah, against my opponents;

   War against those warring against me.

 2 Take hold of buckler and large shield,

      And do rise up in assistance of me,

 3 And draw spear and double ax to meet those pursuing me.

      Say to my soul: “I am your salvation.”

 4 May those be shamed and humiliated who are hunting for my soul.

      May those be turned back and be abashed who are scheming calamity for me.

 5 May they become like chaff before the wind,

      And let Jehovah’s angel be pushing [them] along.

 6 Let their way become darkness and slippery places,

      And let Jehovah’s angel be pursuing them.

 7 For without cause they have hid for me their netted pit;

      Without cause they have dug it for my soul.

 8 Let ruin come upon him without his knowing,

      And let his own net that he hid catch him;

      With ruin let him fall into it.

 9 But let my own soul be joyful in Jehovah;

      Let it exult in his salvation.

10 Let all my bones themselves say:

       “O Jehovah, who is there like you,

       Delivering the afflicted one from one stronger than he is,

       And the afflicted and poor one from the one robbing him?”

11 Violent witnesses rise up;

       What I have not known they ask me.

12 They reward me with bad for good,

       Bereavement to my soul.

13 As for me, when they became ill, my clothing was sackcloth,

       With fasting I afflicted my soul,

       And upon my bosom my own prayer would return.

14 As for a companion, as for a brother of mine,

       I walked about like one mourning for a mother.

       Saddened, I bowed down.

15 But at my limping they rejoiced and gathered together;

       They gathered together against me,

       Striking [me] down when I did not know it;

       They ripped [me] to pieces and did not keep silent.

16 Among the apostate mockers for a cake

       There was a grinding of their teeth even against me.

17 O Jehovah, how long will you keep seeing [it]?

       Do bring back my soul from their ravages,

       Even my only one from the maned young lions.

18 I will laud you in the big congregation;

       Among a numerous people I shall praise you.

19 O may those who for no reason are my enemies not rejoice over me;

       As for those hating me without cause, let them not wink the eye.

20 For it is not peace that they speak;

       But against the quiet ones of the earth

       Things of deception they keep scheming.

21 And they open wide their mouth even against me.

       They have said: “Aha! Aha! our eye has seen [it].”

22 You have seen, O Jehovah. Do not keep silent.

       O Jehovah, do not keep yourself far from me.

23 Do arouse yourself and awake to my judgment,

       O my God, even Jehovah, to my case at law.

24 Judge me according to your righteousness, O Jehovah my God,

       And may they not rejoice over me.

25 O may they not say in their heart: “Aha, our soul!”

       May they not say: “We have swallowed him up.”

26 Let those be ashamed and abashed all together

       Who are joyful at my calamity.

       Let those be clothed with shame and humiliation who are assuming great airs against me.

27 Let those cry out joyfully and rejoice who are delighting in my righteousness,

       And let them say constantly:

       “Let Jehovah be magnified, who takes delight in the peace of his servant.”

28 And let my own tongue utter in an undertone your righteousness,

       All day long your praise.