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Psalm 5

Posted by Remy on March 27, 2010

This is my own translation. I’m not a Hebrew scholar, so I rely on other translations and various online tools. My goal is a poetic translation. Comments appreciated.

Psalm 5

Hear my words, Yahweh, consider my groaning,
listen to the voice of my cry, my King, my God, I pray to you.

Yahweh, this morning you hear my voice,
this morning I lay it before you and watch,
for you are not a Mighty One who delights in wickedness,
neither will the wicked one dwell with you,
the boastful will not stand before your eyes;
you hate those who devise lawlessness,
you will destroy the one speaking lies,
the bloody, deceitful man you abhor, Yahweh.

But I in your abundant mercy enter your house,
I bow toward your temple of holiness in fear.

Yahweh, guide me in your righteousness because of my enemies,
straighten your way before my face,
or there is nothing in his mouth,
deep inside there is destruction,
their throat is an open tomb,
their tongue is smooth.
Condemn them, God, and they will fall by their own plot,
for their abundant transgressions cast them out that rebel from you,
and they will all rejoice, those who trust in you, forever they will sing.

Cover them and they that love your name will rejoice
for you bless the righteous one, Yahweh,
with favor, as with a shield, you encircle him.

Click here for my Psalm 1

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