The Book of Psalms

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Psalm 1

1:1 Blessed* is the man who has not walked in the direction* of the wicked*, and has not stood in the way of sinners, and has not sat in the seat of the contemptible (ones)*.

1:2 But his joy is only in the Torah* of Mar-Yah, and he contemplates in his Torah day and night.

1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the streams of waters, which will give its fruit in its seasons, and its leaf will not dry up, and all that he does will flourish.

1:4 Not so are the wicked, but they are only as chaff which the wind drives about.

1:5 For this reason the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly* of the righteous*.

1:6 For Mar-Yah knows the way of the righteous, and the way of the wicked shall perish.

Psalm 2

2:1 Why do the nations rage and the peoples think on the things that which are empty?

2:2 The kings of the earth and the rulers have met together against Mar-Yah and his Messiah, saying,

2:3 Let us tear apart their bands in two, and throw off their cords from us.

2:4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord* shall mock at them.

2:5 Then he will speak to them in his anger, and in his wrath he will terrify them;

2:6 But I have set my king on Zion my holy mountain.

2:7 I will declare of the statute of Mar-Yah I will proclaim: he said to me, you are my Son. Today I have begotten you.

2:8 Ask of me, and I will give (to you) the nations for your inheritance; and the utmost ends of the earth as your possession.

2:9 You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall break them into pieces like a potter's vessel.

2:10 Now, then, O kings, act wisely; be taught, O judges of the earth:

2:11 Serve Mar-Yah with reverence* and rejoice with trembling.

2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when his anger is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those seeking refuge in him!

Psalm 3

3:1 A Psalm of David, when he fled from before his son Absalom.

3:2 O Mar-Yah, how my enemies have multiplied! Many are rising up against me.

3:3 Many are saying to my soul, There is no salvation for him in God. Selah.

3:4 But You, O Mar-Yah, are a shield around me; my glory, and He who lifts up my head.

3:5 With my voice I cried to Mar-Yah, and He answered me from his holy mountain. Selah.

3:6 I laid down, and slept. I awoke, for Mar-Yah kept me.

3:7 I do not fear myriads of people who have been set all around against me.

3:8 Arise, O Mar-Yah! Save me, O my God. For you have struck all my enemies on the jaw. You have broken the teeth of the wicked.

3:9 Salvation is of Mar-Yah. Your blessing is on your people. Selah.

Psalm 4

4:1 To the chief musician on Neginoth. A Psalm of David.

4:2 When I call, answer me, God of my righteousness. In [my] distress you gave room to me. Have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

4:3 O sons of men, until when is my glory for a reproach? Will you love pride? Will you seek after a lie? Selah.

4:4 But know that Mar-Yah has set apart the righteous one* for himself. Mar-Yah hears when I call to him.

4:5 Tremble and do not sin. Speak within your own heart on your bed and be still. Selah.

4:6 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness and trust in Mar-Yah.

4:7 Many are saying, Who will show us good?* Lift up on us the light of your face, O Mar-Yah.

4:8 You have given happiness in my heart, more than the time when their grain and their wine grew.

4:9 In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you, Mar-Yah, alone make me dwell in safety.



1:1 "Blessed", or "Happy" (Heb. esher)

1:1 "direction", or "counsel"

1:1 "wicked", or "ungodly"

1:1 "contemptible (ones)", or "those who scorn"

1:5 "assembly", or "congregation"

1:5 "righteous", or "just"; meaning "those keeping the law"

1:8 "Torah", or "the Law"

2:4 "the Lord", from Aramaic "Mar", Heb. "Adonai"

2:11 "reverence", or "fear"

4:4 "righteous one", from Hebrew "chasid" (godly)

4:7 "good", or "who will show us anything that is good"