The Holy Bible: The Old Hymns (Psalms) Chapter 31-35

The Holy Bible: The Old Hymns (Psalms) Chapter 31-35

     31[1-5] To the first musician, A Hymn of David. In You, oh Yahweh, I place my trust; let me never be ashamed: save me in Your righteousness. Listen to me; save me quickly: be my rock, a safe haven to defend me. For You are my rock and my stronghold; so for Your Name’s sake lead me, and guide me. Pull me out of the trap that’s been secretly set for me: for You are my strength. Into Your hands I place My spirit: You’ve redeemed Me, oh Yahweh, God of truth.

     [6-10] I’ve hated those that honor empty lies, but I trust in Yahweh. I’ll be glad and celebrate in Your mercy: for You’ve considered my trouble; You’ve known my soul in hard times and haven’t let me be caught by the hand of the enemy: You’ve let me go free. Have mercy on me, oh Yahweh, for I’m in trouble: my eyes are consumed with grief, yes, my soul and my body. For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength fails me because of my sin, and my body is consumed.

     [11-14] I was accused by my enemies, but especially by my neighbors, and I was a fear to all my acquaintances: those that saw me outside fled from me. I’m forgotten as a dead person out of mind: I’m like a broken jar. I’ve heard the lies of many, fear being everywhere, while they all made their plans together against me, and planned how to take my life. But I trusted in You, oh Yahweh: I said, You are my God.

     [15-20] My time is in Your hand: save me from the hand of my enemies, and from those that persecute me. Make Your face to shine on me: save me for Your mercies’ sake. Don’t let me be ashamed, oh Yahweh; for I’ve called on You: let the sinful be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave. Let lying words be put to silence; which proudly and critically speak dreadful things against godly people. Oh how great are Your mercies, which You’ve laid up for those who respect You; which You’ve created for those that trust in You from the children of humanity! You’ll hide them in the shade of Your Spirit from the pride of humanity, secretly keeping them in a safe haven from the conflict of evil words.

     [21-24] Blessed be Yahweh: for You’ve shown me Your awesome kindness when I was attacked in my city. For I said in my haste, I’m hidden from Your eyes: nevertheless You heard the voice of my prayer when I cried to You. Oh love Yahweh, all You people of God: for Yahweh saves the faithful, and amply repays the arrogant. Have good courage, and God will strengthen Your heart, all You that hope in Yahweh.

      32[1-5] A Hymn of David, A Poem of Teaching. Blessed are those whose sins are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed are the people to whom Yahweh doesn’t accuse of sin, and in whose spirit there’s no lies. When I kept silent, my body grew old through my loud crying all day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy on me: my sweat turned into the drought of summer. Selah! I acknowledged my sin to You, my sin I haven’t hid. I said, I’ll confess my sins to Yahweh; and You forgave the wrongs of my sin. Selah!

     [6-11] For this, every one that is godly should pray to You while You can still be found: surely when the flood waters of the ocean waves rises; it won’t come near to them. You are my hiding place; You’ll save me from trouble; You’ll surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah! Yahweh says, I’ll train You and teach You in the way which You should go: I’ll guide You with my watchful eye. So don’t be like a horse or mule, having no understanding, whose mouth must be harnessed with the bit and bridle, for anyone to come near you. The sinful will have many sorrows, but those that trust in Yahweh, will have mercy encamp about them. Be glad in Yahweh, and celebrate, you righteous, and shout for joy, all you goodhearted people.

      33[1-5] Rejoice in Yahweh, oh you righteous ones: for praises are pleasant for godly people. Praise Yahweh with the harp: sing to God with the violin and all the stringed instruments. Sing to Yahweh a new song, playing skillfully and loudly. For the words of Yahweh are right; and all the acts of God are done in truth. God loves righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of Yahweh.

     [6-9] By the word of Yahweh the heavens were made, and all the host of them by the breath of God. God set the boundaries of the seas and the oceans in their places. Let all the earth respect Yahweh: let all the people of the world stand in awe of You. For You spoke and it was done; You commanded, and it stood fast.

     [10-15] Yahweh brings the counsel of the ungodly to naught, making their plans come to nothing. The counsel of Yahweh stands forever, the thoughts of God’s heart to all generations. Blessed are the nations whose God is Yahweh, and the people that God has chosen for an inheritance. Yahweh looks from heaven and watches all the children of humanity. From the heavens You look on all the people of the earth. You make their hearts alike and consider all their acts.

     [16] There’s no ruler that is saved by the greatness of an army, neither is a strong person delivered by great strength. It’s an arrogant thing to depend on swift transportation for safety: and none will be saved by their great strength. See, the eyes of Yahweh are on those that respect God, on those that hope in God’s mercy to save their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. Our souls wait for Yahweh: You are our help and our defense. For our hearts will celebrate in You, because we have trusted in Your holy Name. Let Your mercy, oh Yahweh, be on us, according to our hope in You.

     34[1-7] A Hymn of David, when God changed his behavior before Abimelech; who drove him away when he departed. I’ll bless Yahweh at all times: Your praises will continually be in my mouth. My soul will boast in Yahweh: those who have humility will be glad when they hear it. Oh glorify Yahweh with me, and let’s make God’s Name known together. I sought You, oh Yahweh, and You heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. Their hoping faces looked to God, and weren’t ashamed. The poor people cried, and Yahweh heard them, and saved them out of all their troubles. The angel of Yahweh encamps around those that respect God, and delivers them.

     [8-14] Experience God and see that Yahweh is good: blessed are the people that trust in God. Respect Yahweh, people of God: for there’s no lack to those that give their respect to God. Even young lions may lack, and suffer hunger, but those that seek Yahweh won’t lack any good thing. Come, children, listen to me: I’ll teach you the respect of Yahweh. Who are those that desire life, and want many days, so that they can see good times? Keep your mouth from evil, and your words from speaking lies. Depart from evil, do good things, and keep seeking peace.

     [15-22] Yahweh watches over godly people and listens to their cry. The face of Yahweh is against those that do evil, in order to remove any remembrance of them from the earth. Godly people cry, and Yahweh hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. Yahweh comes near to those that have broken hearts; and saves those that have changed spirits. Many are the troubles of godly people, but Yahweh delivers them from every one of them. You keep safe all the bones of My body: none of them are broken. Evil will slay the sinful, and those that hate godly people will be separated from them. Yahweh redeems the souls of the children of God, and none of those that trust in You will be separated.

     35 [1-9] A Hymn of David. Plead my case, oh Yahweh, with those that dispute with me: fight against those that attack me. Take hold of Your weapons, and stand up for my help. Draw them out, and block the way of those that persecute me: say to my soul, I will save you. Let them be confused and put to shame, all those that seek after my soul: make those that try to hurt me retreat and be brought to confusion. Let them be as trash in the wind, and let the avenging angel of Yahweh chase them. Let their way be dark and dangerous, and let the angel of Yahweh persecute them. They’ve hid a trap for me in a grave for no reason, which they’ve dug for my soul without cause. Let destruction come on them unexpectedly; and let the trap that they’ve hid catch them: into that very destruction let them fall. And my soul will be joyful in Yahweh: I’ll celebrate when You save me.

     [10-16] My very soul will say, oh Yahweh, who is like You, who delivers the poor from those who are too strong for them, yes, the poor and the needy from those that would ruin them? False witnesses rose up and accused me of things that I had nothing to do with. They rewarded me evil for good to the ruin of my soul. But as for me, when they were sick, I mourned and humbled my soul with fasting; and when my prayers returned unanswered, I behaved myself as though they had been my best friend or family: I grieved, as those that mourn for their own parents. But in my adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yes, these abusive people gathered themselves together against me, and I didn’t know it; they come at me to no end: Like hypocritical troublemakers at a feast, they grit their teeth at me.

     [17-22] My God, how long will You look on? Rescue my soul from their destructions, my very life from these wild animals. I’ll give You thanks in the great congregations: I’ll praise You among many people. Don’t let those that are my enemies wrongfully celebrate over me; or let them, who hate me with no reason wink their eye. They don’t speak peace, but make lying plans against the peaceful people in this land. Yes, they openly accused me, saying, Aha, aha, we saw it. You’ve seen this, oh Yahweh, so don’t keep silent: oh God, don’t be far from me.

     [23-28] Awake Yourself, awake to judge my case, my God, my Savior. Judge me, oh Yahweh my God, according to Your righteousness; and don’t let them celebrate over me. Don’t let them say in their hearts, Yes, this is exactly what we wanted: Don’t let them say, We’ve put You in Your place. Let those that celebrate my hurt be ashamed and brought together in confusion: let those who make themselves great against me be adorned with shame and dishonor. Let those who favor my righteous cause shout for joy, and be glad: yes, let those who have pleasure in the prosperity of God’s subject, say continually, Let Yahweh be glorified; and my mouth will speak of Your righteousness and of Your praise always.

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