1 Hashem reigneth; He is clothed in majesty; Hashem is clothed, He hath girded Himself with strength; yea, the world is established, that it cannot be moved.
א יְהוָה מָלָךְ גֵּאוּת לָבֵשׁ לָבֵשׁ יְהוָה עֹז הִתְאַזָּר אַף תִּכּוֹן תֵּבֵל בַּל תִּמּוֹט.
2 Thy throne is established of old; Thou art from everlasting.
ב נָכוֹן כִּסְאֲךָ מֵאָז מֵעוֹלָם אָתָּה.
3 The floods have lifted up, O Hashem, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their roaring.
ג נָשְׂאוּ נְהָרוֹת יְהוָה נָשְׂאוּ נְהָרוֹת קוֹלָם יִשְׂאוּ נְהָרוֹת דָּכְיָם.
4 Above the voices of many waters, the mighty breakers of the sea, Hashem on high is mighty.
mi-ko-LOT ma-YIM ra-BEEM a-dee-REEM mish-b’-RAY yam a-DEER ba-ma-ROM a-do-NAI
ד מִקֹּלוֹת מַיִם רַבִּים אַדִּירִים מִשְׁבְּרֵי יָם אַדִּיר בַּמָּרוֹם יְהוָה.
93:4 The mighty breakers of the sea
In Psalm 93, verse four discusses the voices of the water and the breaking waves of the sea, while verse five speaks of the Lord’s testimonies and His house. What is the relationship between the two verses? II Chronicles 2:15 relates that cedar trees were cut from Lebanon and brought to the Land of Israel by sea in order to construct Solomon’s Temple: “and we will cut wood out of Lebanon, as much as you need; and we will bring it to you in floats by sea to Jaffa; and you will carry it up to Jerusalem”. One interpretation of this psalm suggests that the sailors who brought the mighty cedar trees from Lebanon in order to build the House of God recited this psalm. As part of their route, they surely passed the northern sea border of Rosh Hanikra, and heard the crashing of the waves into the rock. They must have marveled at the beauty and power of the sea, and praised God for their participation in the building of the His great house.
5 Thy testimonies are very sure, holiness becometh Thy house, O Hashem, for evermore.
ה עֵדֹתֶיךָ נֶאֶמְנוּ מְאֹד לְבֵיתְךָ נַאֲוָה קֹדֶשׁ יְהוָה לְאֹרֶךְ יָמִים.