5 that I may enjoy the prosperity of Your chosen ones, share the joy of Your nation, glory in Your very own people.
lir-OT b’-to-VAT b’-khee-RE-kha lis-MO-akh b’-sim-KHAT go-YE-kha l’-hit-ha-LAYL im na-kha-la-TE-kha
ה לִרְאוֹת בְּטוֹבַת בְּחִירֶיךָ לִשְׂמֹחַ בְּשִׂמְחַת גּוֹיֶךָ לְהִתְהַלֵּל עִם־נַחֲלָתֶךָ׃
106:5 Glory in Your very own people
This chapter is an inverse of the previous one, continuing the history lesson with all the shame that the Children of Israel endured over time, due to their sins. The psalm begins with the desire to behold God’s goodness and to enjoy the great inheritance promised to the children of Avraham, the Land of Israel. However, the people sin, indulge and become corrupt, causing great discredit to their heritage. Instead of Hashem rejoicing in the inheritance He bestowed on His people, this psalm records His wrath and disgust with the land whose inhabitants shirk His ways. Ultimately, though, God remembers His covenant and has compassion for all who return to Him. The psalm ends with a plea for salvation and praise of Hashem who continuously shows mercy to His people.