Psalms 5
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1  For the leader; on nechiloth. A psalm of David.

א  לַמְנַצֵּחַ אֶל־הַנְּחִילוֹת מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד׃

2  Give ear to my speech, Hashem; consider my utterance.

ב  אֲמָרַי הַאֲזִינָה יְהֹוָה בִּינָה הֲגִיגִי׃

3  Heed the sound of my cry, my king and Hashem, for I pray to You.

ג  הַקְשִׁיבָה לְקוֹל שַׁוְעִי מַלְכִּי וֵאלֹהָי כִּי־אֵלֶיךָ אֶתְפַּלָּל׃

4  Hear my voice, Hashem, at daybreak; at daybreak I plead before You, and wait.

ד  יְהֹוָה בֹּקֶר תִּשְׁמַע קוֹלִי בֹּקֶר אֶעֱרָךְ־לְךָ וַאֲצַפֶּה׃

5  For You are not a Hashem who desires wickedness; evil cannot abide with You;

ה  כִּי לֹא אֵל־חָפֵץ רֶשַׁע אָתָּה לֹא יְגֻרְךָ רָע׃

6  wanton men cannot endure in Your sight. You detest all evildoers;

ו  לֹא־יִתְיַצְּבוּ הוֹלְלִים לְנֶגֶד עֵינֶיךָ שָׂנֵאתָ כָּל־פֹּעֲלֵי אָוֶן׃

7  You doom those who speak lies; murderous, deceitful men Hashem abhors.

ז  תְּאַבֵּד דֹּבְרֵי כָזָב אִישׁ־דָּמִים וּמִרְמָה יְתָעֵב יְהֹוָה׃

8  But I, through Your abundant love, enter Your house; I bow down in awe at Your holy temple.

ח  וַאֲנִי בְּרֹב חַסְדְּךָ אָבוֹא בֵיתֶךָ אֶשְׁתַּחֲוֶה אֶל־הֵיכַל־קָדְשְׁךָ בְּיִרְאָתֶךָ׃

9  Hashem, lead me along Your righteous [path] because of my watchful foes; make Your way straight before me.

ט  יְהֹוָה נְחֵנִי בְצִדְקָתֶךָ לְמַעַן שׁוֹרְרָי הושר [הַיְשַׁר] לְפָנַי דַּרְכֶּךָ׃

10  For there is no sincerity on their lips; their heart is [filled with] malice; their throat is an open grave; their tongue slippery.

י  כִּי אֵין בְּפִיהוּ נְכוֹנָה קִרְבָּם הַוּוֹת קֶבֶר־פָּתוּחַ גְּרוֹנָם לְשׁוֹנָם יַחֲלִיקוּן׃

11  Condemn them, O Hashem; let them fall by their own devices; cast them out for their many crimes, for they defy You.

יא  הַאֲשִׁימֵם אֱ‍לֹהִים יִפְּלוּ מִמֹּעֲצוֹתֵיהֶם בְּרֹב פִּשְׁעֵיהֶם הַדִּיחֵמוֹ כִּי־מָרוּ בָךְ׃

12  But let all who take refuge in You rejoice, ever jubilant as You shelter them; and let those who love Your name exult in You.

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   But let all who take refuge in You rejoice

Despite all the dangerous threats surrounding the modern Jewish State, Israeli citizens consistently rate extremely high in global surveys measuring quality of life and happiness. While their sense of purpose in helping to reclaim the land of their forefathers certainly contributes to Israelis’ high levels of satisfaction, the key to happiness in life is found in this verse: “all who take refuge in You rejoice.” Israelis have no choice but to rely on the salvation of Hashem. By placing their trust in the Lord, they achieve true happiness and set an example for the rest of the world.5 comments

13  For You surely bless the righteous man, Hashem, encompassing him with favor like a shield.

יג  כִּי־אַתָּה תְּבָרֵךְ צַדִּיק יְהֹוָה כַּצִּנָּה רָצוֹן תַּעְטְרֶנּוּ׃

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  • Don

    Why is Psalm 5 omitted??

  • 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.

    • Marshall DICKER


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