July 11

Psalms 117:1 — 119:72

117 Praise Jehovah, all YOU nations;

Commend him, all YOU clans.

 2 For toward us his loving-kindness has proved mighty;

      And the trueness of Jehovah is to time indefinite.

      Praise Jah, YOU people!

118 Give thanks to Jehovah, YOU people, for he is good;

For his loving-kindness is to time indefinite.

 2 Let Israel now say:

       “For his loving-kindness is to time indefinite.”

 3 Let those of the house of Aaron now say:

       “For his loving-kindness is to time indefinite.”

 4 Let those fearing Jehovah now say:

       “For his loving-kindness is to time indefinite.”

 5 Out of the distressing circumstances I called upon Jah;

      Jah answered [and put] me into a roomy place.

 6 Jehovah is on my side; I shall not fear.

      What can earthling man do to me?

 7 Jehovah is on my side among those helping me,

      So that I myself shall look upon those hating me.

 8 It is better to take refuge in Jehovah

      Than to trust in earthling man.

 9 It is better to take refuge in Jehovah

      Than to trust in nobles.

10 All the nations themselves surrounded me.

      It was in the name of Jehovah that I kept holding them off.

11 They surrounded me, yes, they had me surrounded.

      It was in the name of Jehovah that I kept holding them off.

12 They surrounded me like bees;

      They were extinguished like a fire of thornbushes.

      It was in the name of Jehovah that I kept holding them off.

13 You pushed me hard that I should fall,

      But Jehovah himself helped me.

14 Jah is my shelter and [my] might,

      And to me he becomes salvation.

15 The voice of a joyful cry and salvation

      Is in the tents of the righteous ones.

      The right hand of Jehovah is demonstrating vital energy.

16 The right hand of Jehovah is exalting [itself];

      The right hand of Jehovah is demonstrating vital energy.

17 I shall not die, but I shall keep living,

      That I may declare the works of Jah.

18 Jah corrected me severely,

      But he did not give me over to death itself.

19 Open to me the gates of righteousness, YOU people.

      I shall go into them; I shall laud Jah.

20 This is the gate of Jehovah.

      The righteous themselves will go into it.

21 I shall laud you, for you answered me

      And you came to be my salvation.

22 The stone that the builders rejected

      Has become the head of the corner.

23 This has come to be from Jehovah himself;

      It is wonderful in our eyes.

24 This is the day that Jehovah has made;

      We will be joyful and rejoice in it.

25 Ah, now, Jehovah, do save, please!

      Ah, now, Jehovah, do grant success, please!

26 Blessed be the One coming in the name of Jehovah;

      We have blessed YOU people out of the house of Jehovah.

27 Jehovah is the Divine One,

      And he gives us light.

      Bind the festival procession with boughs, O YOU people,

      As far as the horns of the altar.

28 You are my Divine One, and I shall laud you;

      My God—I shall exalt you.

29 Give thanks to Jehovah, YOU people, for he is good;

      For his loving-kindness is to time indefinite.

א [ʼAleph]

119 Happy are the ones faultless in [their] way,

   The ones walking in the law of Jehovah.

 2 Happy are those observing his reminders;

      With all the heart they keep searching for him.

 3 Really they have practiced no unrighteousness.

      In his ways they have walked.

 4 You yourself have commandingly given your orders

      To be carefully kept.

 5 O that my ways were firmly established

      To keep your regulations!

 6 In that case I should not be ashamed,

      When I look to all your commandments.

 7 I shall laud you in uprightness of heart,

      When I learn your righteous judicial decisions.

 8 Your regulations I continue to keep.

      O do not leave me entirely.

ב [Behth]

 9 How will a young man cleanse his path?

      By keeping on guard according to your word.

 10 With my whole heart I have searched for you.

      Do not cause me to go astray from your commandments.

 11 In my heart I have treasured up your saying,

      In order that I may not sin against you.

 12 Blessed you are, O Jehovah.

      Teach me your regulations.

 13 With my lips I have declared

      All the judicial decisions of your mouth.

 14 In the way of your reminders I have exulted,

      Just as over all other valuable things.

 15 With your orders I will concern myself,

      And I will look to your paths.

 16 For your statutes I shall show a fondness.

      I shall not forget your word.

ג [Gimel]

 17 Act appropriately toward your servant, that I may live

      And that I may keep your word.

 18 Uncover my eyes, that I may look

      At the wonderful things out of your law.

 19 I am but an alien resident in the land.

      Do not conceal from me your commandments.

 20 My soul is crushed with longing

      For your judicial decisions all the time.

 21 You have rebuked the cursed presumptuous ones,

      Who are straying from your commandments.

 22 Roll off me reproach and contempt,

      For I have observed your own reminders.

 23 Even princes have sat; against me they have spoken with one another.

      As for your servant, he concerns himself with your regulations.

 24 Also, your reminders are what I am fond of,

      As men of my counsel.

ד [Daleth]

 25 My soul has been cleaving to the very dust.

      Preserve me alive according to your word.

 26 I have declared my own ways, that you may answer me.

      Teach me your regulations.

 27 Make me understand the way of your own orders,

      That I may concern myself with your wonderful works.

 28 My soul has been sleepless from grief.

      Raise me up according to your word.

 29 Remove from me even the false way,

      And favor me with your own law.

 30 The way of faithfulness I have chosen.

      Your judicial decisions I have considered appropriate.

 31 I have cleaved to your reminders.

      O Jehovah, do not put me to shame.

 32 I shall run the very way of your commandments,

      Because you make my heart have the room.

ה [Heʼ]

 33 Instruct me, O Jehovah, in the way of your regulations,

      That I may observe it down to the last.

 34 Make me understand, that I may observe your law

      And that I may keep it with the whole heart.

 35 Cause me to tread in the pathway of your commandments,

      For in it I have taken delight.

 36 Incline my heart to your reminders,

      And not to profits.

 37 Make my eyes pass on from seeing what is worthless;

      Preserve me alive in your own way.

 38 Carry out to your servant your saying

      That [tends] to the fear of you.

 39 Make my reproach pass away, of which I have been scared,

      For your judicial decisions are good.

 40 Look! I have longed for your orders.

      In your righteousness preserve me alive.

ו [Waw]

 41 And may your loving-kindnesses come to me, O Jehovah,

      Your salvation according to your saying,

 42 That I may answer the one reproaching me with a word,

      For I have trusted in your word.

 43 And do not take away from my mouth the word of truth entirely,

      For I have waited for your own judicial decision.

 44 And I will keep your law constantly,

      To time indefinite, even forever.

 45 And I will walk about in a roomy place,

      For I have searched even for your orders.

 46 I will also speak about your reminders in front of kings,

      And I shall not be ashamed.

 47 And I shall show a fondness for your commandments

      That I have loved.

 48 And I shall raise my palms to your commandments that I have loved,

      And I will concern myself with your regulations.

ז [Zayin]

 49 Remember the word to your servant,

      For which you have made me wait.

 50 This is my comfort in my affliction,

      For your own saying has preserved me alive.

 51 The presumptuous ones themselves have derided me to the extreme.

      From your law I have not deviated.

 52 I have remembered your judicial decisions from time indefinite, O Jehovah,

      And I find comfort for myself.

 53 A raging heat itself has taken hold of me because of the wicked,

      Who are leaving your law.

 54 Melodies your regulations have become to me

      In the house of my alien residences.

 55 In the night I have remembered your name, O Jehovah,

      That I may keep your law.

 56 Even this has become mine,

      Because your orders I have observed.

ח [Chehth]

 57 Jehovah is my share;

      I have promised to keep your words.

 58 I have softened your face with all [my] heart.

      Show me favor according to your saying.

 59 I have considered my ways,

      That I may turn back my feet to your reminders.

 60 I hurried up, and I did not delay

      To keep your commandments.

 61 The very ropes of the wicked ones surrounded me.

      Your law I did not forget.

 62 At midnight I get up to give thanks to you

      For your righteous judicial decisions.

 63 A partner I am of all those who do fear you,

      And of those keeping your orders.

 64 Your loving-kindness, O Jehovah, has filled the earth.

      Teach me your own regulations.

ט [Tehth]

 65 You have dealt well indeed with your servant,

      O Jehovah, according to your word.

 66 Teach me goodness, sensibleness and knowledge themselves,

      For in your commandments I have exercised faith.

 67 Before I was under affliction I was sinning by mistake,

      But now I have kept your very saying.

 68 You are good and are doing good.

      Teach me your regulations.

 69 The presumptuous have smeared me with falsehood.

      As for me, with all [my] heart I shall observe your orders.

 70 Their heart has become unfeeling just like fat.

      I, for my part, have been fond of your own law.

 71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted,

      In order that I may learn your regulations.

 72 The law of your mouth is good for me,

      More so than thousands of pieces of gold and silver.