Tehillim (Psalms)
Category: Judaism
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The Jewish Publication Society of America Version (JPS) of the Tanakh (the Hebrew Bible) was the first Bible translation published by the Jewish Publication Society of America and the first translation of the Tanakh into English by a committee of Jews. The full publication title is The Holy Scriptures According to the Masoretic Text: A New Translation with the Aid of Previous Versions and with Constant Consultation of Jewish Authorities.



Ketuvim - כְּתוּבִים

Hallel - Chapter 1

Happy is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the wicked, {N} nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seat of the scornful.

But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in His law doth he meditate day and night.

And he shall be like a tree planted by streams of water, {N} that bringeth forth its fruit in its season, and whose leaf doth not wither; and in whatsoever he doeth he shall prosper.

Not so the wicked; but they are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

For the LORD regardeth the way of the righteous; but the way of the wicked shall perish. {P}

Hallel - Chapter 2

Why are the nations in an uproar? And why do the peoples mutter in vain?

The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together, {N} against the LORD, and against His anointed: ‘Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.’

He that sitteth in heaven laugheth, the Lord hath them in derision.

Then will He speak unto them in His wrath, and affright them in His sore displeasure: ‘Truly it is I that have established My king upon Zion, My holy mountain.’

I will tell of the decree: the LORD said unto me: ‘Thou art My son, this day have I begotten thee.

Ask of Me, and I will give the nations for thine inheritance, and the ends of the earth for thy possession.

Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.’

Now therefore, O ye kings, be wise; be admonished, ye judges of the earth.

Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Do homage in purity, lest He be angry, and ye perish in the way, when suddenly His wrath is kindled. {N} Happy are all they that take refuge in Him. {P}

Hallel - Chapter 3

A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.

LORD, how many are mine adversaries become! Many are they that rise up against me.

Many there are that say of my soul: ‘There is no salvation for him in God.’ Selah

But thou, O LORD, art a shield about me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head.

With my voice I call unto the LORD, and He answereth me out of His holy mountain. Selah

I lay me down, and I sleep; I awake, for the LORD sustaineth me.

I am not afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.

Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God; for Thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek, {N} Thou hast broken the teeth of the wicked.

Salvation belongeth unto the LORD; Thy blessing be upon Thy people. Selah {P}

Hallel - Chapter 4

For the Leader; with string-music. A Psalm of David.

Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness, Thou who didst set me free when I was in distress; be gracious unto me, and hear my prayer.

O ye sons of men, how long shall my glory be put to shame, in that ye love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Selah

But know that the LORD hath set apart the godly man as His own; the LORD will hear when I call unto Him.

Tremble, and sin not; commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah

Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.

Many there are that say: ‘Oh that we could see some good!’ LORD, lift Thou up the light of Thy countenance upon us.

Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than when their corn and their wine increase.

In peace will I both lay me down and sleep; for Thou, LORD, makest me dwell alone in safety. {P}

Hallel - Chapter 5

For the Leader; upon the Nehiloth. A Psalm of David.

Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.

Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God; for unto Thee do I pray.

O LORD, in the morning shalt Thou hear my voice; in the morning will I order my prayer unto Thee, and will look forward.

For Thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness; evil shall not sojourn with Thee.

The boasters shall not stand in Thy sight; Thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

Thou destroyest them that speak falsehood; the LORD abhorreth the man of blood and of deceit.

But as for me, in the abundance of Thy lovingkindness will I come into Thy house; I will bow down toward Thy holy temple in the fear of Thee.

O LORD, lead me in Thy righteousness because of them that lie in wait for me; make Thy way straight before my face.

For there is no sincerity in their mouth; their inward part is a yawning gulf, their throat is an open sepulchre; they make smooth their tongue.

Hold them guilty, O God, let them fall by their own counsels; {N} cast them down in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against Thee.

So shall all those that take refuge in Thee rejoice, they shall ever shout for joy, and Thou shalt shelter them; {N} let them also that love Thy name exult in Thee.

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