Psalms 5
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1  For the Leader; upon the Nehiloth. A Psalm of David.

א  לַמְנַצֵּחַ אֶל הַנְּחִילוֹת מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד.

2  Give ear to my words, O Hashem, consider my meditation.

ב  אֲמָרַי הַאֲזִינָה יְהוָה בִּינָה הֲגִיגִי.

3  Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God; for unto Thee do I pray.

ג  הַקְשִׁיבָה לְקוֹל שַׁוְעִי מַלְכִּי וֵאלֹהָי כִּי אֵלֶיךָ אֶתְפַּלָּל.

4  O Hashem, in the morning shalt Thou hear my voice; in the morning will I order my prayer unto Thee, and will look forward.

ד  יְהוָה בֹּקֶר תִּשְׁמַע קוֹלִי בֹּקֶר אֶעֱרָךְ לְךָ וַאֲצַפֶּה.

5  For Thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness; evil shall not sojourn with Thee.

ה  כִּי לֹא אֵל חָפֵץ רֶשַׁע אָתָּה לֹא יְגֻרְךָ רָע.

6  The boasters shall not stand in Thy sight; Thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

ו  לֹא יִתְיַצְּבוּ הוֹלְלִים לְנֶגֶד עֵינֶיךָ שָׂנֵאתָ כָּל פֹּעֲלֵי אָוֶן.

7  Thou destroyest them that speak falsehood; Hashem abhorreth the man of blood and of deceit.

ז  תְּאַבֵּד דֹּבְרֵי כָזָב אִישׁ דָּמִים וּמִרְמָה יְתָעֵב יְהוָה.

8  But as for me, in the abundance of Thy lovingkindness will I come into Thy house; I will bow down toward Thy holy temple in the fear of Thee.

ח  וַאֲנִי בְּרֹב חַסְדְּךָ אָבוֹא בֵיתֶךָ אֶשְׁתַּחֲוֶה אֶל הֵיכַל קָדְשְׁךָ בְּיִרְאָתֶךָ.

9  O Hashem, lead me in Thy righteousness because of them that lie in wait for me; make Thy way straight before my face.

ט  יְהוָה נְחֵנִי בְצִדְקָתֶךָ לְמַעַן שׁוֹרְרָי הושר (הַיְשַׁר) לְפָנַי דַּרְכֶּךָ.

10  For there is no sincerity in their mouth; their inward part is a yawning gulf, their throat is an open sepulchre; they make smooth their tongue.

י  כִּי אֵין בְּפִיהוּ נְכוֹנָה קִרְבָּם הַוּוֹת קֶבֶר פָּתוּחַ גְּרֹנָם לְשׁוֹנָם יַחֲלִיקוּן.

11  Hold them guilty, O God, let them fall by their own counsels; cast them down in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against Thee.

יא  הַאֲשִׁימֵם אֱלֹהִים יִפְּלוּ מִמֹּעֲצוֹתֵיהֶם בְּרֹב פִּשְׁעֵיהֶם הַדִּיחֵמוֹ כִּי מָרוּ בָךְ.

12  So shall all those that take refuge in Thee rejoice, they shall ever shout for joy, and Thou shalt shelter them; let them also that love Thy name exult in Thee.

v’-yis-m’-KHU khol KHO-say vakh l’-o-LAM y’-ra-NAY-nu v’-ta-SAYKH a-LAY-mo v’-ya-l’-TZU v’-KHA o-ha-VAY sh’-ME-kha

יב  וְיִשְׂמְחוּ כָל חוֹסֵי בָךְ לְעוֹלָם יְרַנֵּנוּ וְתָסֵךְ עָלֵימוֹ וְיַעְלְצוּ בְךָ אֹהֲבֵי שְׁמֶךָ.

5:12   So shall all those that take refuge in Thee rejoice

Despite all the dangerous threats surrounding the modern day State of Israel, Israeli citizens consistently rate high in global surveys measuring quality of life and happiness. The key to that happiness is found in this verse “all those that take refuge in Thee rejoice.” Israelis have no choice but to rely on the salvation of God, and by placing their trust in the Lord they achieve true happiness.


13  For Thou dost bless the righteous; O Hashem, Thou dost encompass him with favour as with a shield.

יג  כִּי אַתָּה תְּבָרֵךְ צַדִּיק יְהוָה כַּצִּנָּה רָצוֹן תַּעְטְרֶנּוּ.

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  • Regardless of what happens David needs to put his whole fate into the hands of God. Even regardless of outside threats or especially from family members. He realizes that he may have brought about this destruction upon himself and perhaps rightfully so. David realizes that he can and always will find refuge in God. Especially when he feels so unworthy and at fault. He must learn never to shy away from God even in his sin. As long as David seeks him out, God will find him and forgive him.

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