Psalms 33
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1  Sing forth, O you righteous, to Hashem; it is fit that the upright acclaim Him.

א  רַנְּנוּ צַדִּיקִים בַּיהוָה לַיְשָׁרִים נָאוָה תְהִלָּה׃

2  Praise Hashem with the lyre; with the ten-stringed harp sing to Him;

ב  הוֹדוּ לַיהוָה בְּכִנּוֹר בְּנֵבֶל עָשׂוֹר זַמְּרוּ־לוֹ׃

3  sing Him a new song; play sweetly with shouts of joy.

SHEE-ru LO SHEER kha-DASH hay-TEE-vu na-GAYN bit-ru-AH

ג  שִׁירוּ־לוֹ שִׁיר חָדָשׁ הֵיטִיבוּ נַגֵּן בִּתְרוּעָה׃

33:3   A new song

Music has always played a significant role in the Bible. The earliest instruments are mentioned in Sefer Bereishit (4:21). Moshe and the Jewish people sing a great song of gratitude after the splitting of the sea, and Israel sings a similar song after being saved from peril in the desert (Numbers 21:17). Priests and Levites use instruments on holidays to signal important meetings for the camp. Elisha asks for a harpist in order to receive the divine word (II Kings 3:15). But above all, King David is the musician par excellence, who would play his instrument to soothe the soul of Shaul (I Samuel 16:23). Later, he composes music, writes psalms and even invents new instruments to be used in the Beit Hamikdash (I Chronicles 23:5).Comment

4  For the word of Hashem is right; His every deed is faithful.

ד  כִּי־יָשָׁר דְּבַר־יְהוָה וְכָל־מַעֲשֵׂהוּ בֶּאֱמוּנָה׃

5  He loves what is right and just; the earth is full of Hashem’s faithful care.

ה  אֹהֵב צְדָקָה וּמִשְׁפָּט חֶסֶד יְהוָה מָלְאָה הָאָרֶץ׃

6  By the word of Hashem the heavens were made, by the breath of His mouth, all their host.

ו  בִּדְבַר יְהוָה שָׁמַיִם נַעֲשׂוּ וּבְרוּחַ פִּיו כָּל־צְבָאָם׃

7  He heaps up the ocean waters like a mound, stores the deep in vaults.

ז  כֹּנֵס כַּנֵּד מֵי הַיָּם נֹתֵן בְּאֹצָרוֹת תְּהוֹמוֹת׃

8  Let all the earth fear Hashem; let all the inhabitants of the world dread Him.

ח  יִירְאוּ מֵיְהוָה כָּל־הָאָרֶץ מִמֶּנּוּ יָגוּרוּ כָּל־יֹשְׁבֵי תֵבֵל׃

9  For He spoke, and it was; He commanded, and it endured.

ט  כִּי הוּא אָמַר וַיֶּהִי הוּא־צִוָּה וַיַּעֲמֹד׃

10  Hashem frustrates the plans of nations, brings to naught the designs of peoples.

י  יְהוָה הֵפִיר עֲצַת־גּוֹיִם הֵנִיא מַחְשְׁבוֹת עַמִּים׃

11  What Hashem plans endures forever, what He designs, for ages on end.

יא  עֲצַת יְהוָה לְעוֹלָם תַּעֲמֹד מַחְשְׁבוֹת לִבּוֹ לְדֹר וָדֹר׃

12  Happy the nation whose Hashem is Hashem, the people He has chosen to be His own.

יב  אַשְׁרֵי הַגּוֹי אֲשֶׁר־יְהוָה אֱלֹהָיו הָעָם בָּחַר לְנַחֲלָה לוֹ׃

13  Hashem looks down from heaven; He sees all mankind.

יג  מִשָּׁמַיִם הִבִּיט יְהוָה רָאָה אֶת־כָּל־בְּנֵי הָאָדָם׃

14  From His dwelling-place He gazes on all the inhabitants of the earth—

יד  מִמְּכוֹן־שִׁבְתּוֹ הִשְׁגִּיחַ אֶל כָּל־יֹשְׁבֵי הָאָרֶץ׃

15  He who fashions the hearts of them all, who discerns all their doings.

טו  הַיֹּצֵר יַחַד לִבָּם הַמֵּבִין אֶל־כָּל־מַעֲשֵׂיהֶם׃

16  Kings are not delivered by a large force; warriors are not saved by great strength;

טז  אֵין־הַמֶּלֶךְ נוֹשָׁע בְּרָב־חָיִל גִּבּוֹר לֹא־יִנָּצֵל בְּרָב־כֹּחַ׃

17  horses are a false hope for deliverance; for all their great power they provide no escape.

יז  שֶׁקֶר הַסּוּס לִתְשׁוּעָה וּבְרֹב חֵילוֹ לֹא יְמַלֵּט׃

18  Truly the eye of Hashem is on those who fear Him, who wait for His faithful care

יח  הִנֵּה עֵין יְהוָה אֶל־יְרֵאָיו לַמְיַחֲלִים לְחַסְדּוֹ׃

19  to save them from death, to sustain them in famine.

יט  לְהַצִּיל מִמָּוֶת נַפְשָׁם וּלְחַיּוֹתָם בָּרָעָב׃

20  We set our hope on Hashem, He is our help and shield;

כ  נַפְשֵׁנוּ חִכְּתָה לַיהוָה עֶזְרֵנוּ וּמָגִנֵּנוּ הוּא׃

21  in Him our hearts rejoice, for in His holy name we trust.

כא  כִּי־בוֹ יִשְׂמַח לִבֵּנוּ כִּי בְשֵׁם קָדְשׁוֹ בָטָחְנוּ׃

22  May we enjoy, Hashem, Your faithful care, as we have put our hope in You.

 

כב  יְהִי־חַסְדְּךָ יְהוָה עָלֵינוּ כַּאֲשֶׁר יִחַלְנוּ לָךְ׃

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