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Chapter 67

Translation and Transliteration of 

1For the leader; with instrumental music. A psalm. A song.

la-menat-TSE-akh bin-gi-NOT miz-MOR shir

אלַמְנַצֵּ֥חַ בִּנְגִינֹ֗ת מִזְמ֥וֹר שִֽׁיר׃

2May Hashem be gracious to us and bless us; may He show us favor, selah

E-lo-HIM ye-cha-NE-nu vi-va-re-che-nu ya-EIR pa-NAV i-ta-NU se-LAH

באֱֽלֹהִ֗ים יְחׇנֵּ֥נוּ וִיבָרְכֵ֑נוּ יָ֤אֵֽר פָּנָ֖יו אִתָּ֣נוּ סֶֽלָה׃

3that Your way be known on earth, Your deliverance among all nations.

la-DA-at ba-A-retz dar-KE-kha b'-kol go-YIM ye-shu-A-te-kha

גלָדַ֣עַת בָּאָ֣רֶץ דַּרְכֶּ֑ךָ בְּכׇל־גּ֝וֹיִ֗ם יְשׁוּעָתֶֽךָ׃

4Peoples will praise You, O Hashem; all peoples will praise You.

yo-DU-kha a-MEEM e-lo-HEEM, yo-DU-kha a-MEEM ku-LAM

דיוֹד֖וּךָ עַמִּ֥ים ׀ אֱלֹהִ֑ים י֝וֹד֗וּךָ עַמִּ֥ים כֻּלָּֽם׃

5Nations will exult and shout for joy, for You rule the peoples with equity, You guide the nations of the earth. Selah.

YIS-m'-KHU vi-ra-NE-nu l'-u-MEEM kee-tish-POT a-MEEM mi-SHOR u-l'-u-MEEM ba-A-retz tan-KHEM se-LAH

היִ֥שְׂמְח֥וּ וִירַנְּנ֗וּ לְאֻ֫מִּ֥ים כִּֽי־תִשְׁפֹּ֣ט עַמִּ֣ים מִישֹׁ֑ר וּלְאֻמִּ֓ים ׀ בָּאָ֖רֶץ תַּנְחֵ֣ם סֶֽלָה׃

6The peoples will praise You, O Hashem; all peoples will praise You.

yo-DU-kha a-MEEM e-lo-HEEM, yo-DU-kha a-MEEM ku-LAM

ויוֹד֖וּךָ עַמִּ֥ים ׀ אֱלֹהִ֑ים י֝וֹד֗וּךָ עַמִּ֥ים כֻּלָּֽם׃

7May the earth yield its produce; may Hashem, our God, bless us.

E-retz na-t'-NAH y'-vu-LAH y'-va-r'-KHAY-nu e-lo-HEEM e-lo-HAY-nu

זאֶ֭רֶץ נָתְנָ֣ה יְבוּלָ֑הּ יְ֝בָרְכֵ֗נוּ אֱלֹהִ֥ים אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ׃

67:7   May the earth yield its produce

The amount of produce that the land of Israel gives is a direct response to the behavior of its inhabitants. Hashem makes this point very clear throughout the Bible, specifically in Sefer Devarim (11:13-15), in which He links the concept of reward and punishment with the successful produce of the land. If the children of God veer from His path and reject Him for idolatry, Divine anger will arise and the land will not give its produce. This reaction is actually a blessing, since the inhabitants of Eretz Yisrael are thereby granted a barometer for their spiritual behavior. If there is famine and drought, they know that Hashem is angry, and they must inspect their actions. If there is plenty, God is happy with His nation and it is appropriate to sing praises to the Lord for His wonderful bounty.

8May Hashem bless us, and be revered to the ends of the earth.

y'-va-RE-khe-NU e-lo-HEEM v'-yi-RE-u o-TO kol af-sei a-RETZ.

חיְבָרְכֵ֥נוּ אֱלֹהִ֑ים וְיִֽירְא֥וּ א֝וֹת֗וֹ כׇּל־אַפְסֵי־אָֽרֶץ׃