Psalms 65


לַמְנַצֵּחַ מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד שִׁיר׃   65:1

Psal. 65:1   A psalm of David's, a song for the leader:

לְךָ דֻמִיָּה תְהִלָּה אֱלֹהִים בְּצִיּוֹן וּלְךָ יְשֻׁלַּם־נֶדֶר׃   65:2

Psal. 65:2   Praise is waiting for You in Zion, O God;

                              and vow to You shall be completed.

שֹׁמֵעַ תְּפִלָּה עָדֶיךָ כָּל־בָּשָׂר יָבֹאוּ׃   65:3

Psal. 65:3   O Hearer of prayer,

                              all of flesh must come up to You.

דִּבְרֵי עֲוֺנֹת גָּבְרוּ מֶנִּי פְּשָׁעֵינוּ אַתָּה תְכַפְּרֵם׃   65:4

Psal. 65:4   Matters of iniquity are too overwhelming for me;

                              our transgressions, You must reconcile them.

אַשְׁרֵי תִּבְחַר וּתְקָרֵב יִשְׁכֹּן חֲצֵרֶיךָ נִשְׂבְּעָה בְּטוּב בֵּיתֶךָ קְדֹשׁ הֵיכָלֶךָ׃   65:5

Psal. 65:5   Happy is the one You will have chosen that You brought near,

                              he can occupy Your courts;

                      may we be fulfilled with the goodness of Your holy house, Your Temple.

Here we have a possible indication that this psalm was not composed by David.  Because this verse seems to mention the Temple, it’s likely that this psalm was written later.  Some believe it was written to be sung in the dedication of the Temple.

נוֹרָאוֹת בְּצֶדֶק תַּעֲנֵנוּ אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׁעֵנוּ מִבְטָח כָּל־קַצְוֵי־אֶרֶץ וְיָם רְחֹקִים׃   65:6

Psal. 65:6   Inspiring awe, You will answer us with righteousness,

                              O God of our salvation,

                     Refuge of all the ends of the earth

                              and of the remotest parts of the sea,

מֵכִין הָרִים בְּכֹחוֹ נֶאְזָר בִּגְבוּרָה׃   65:7

Psal. 65:7   making mountains firm with His strength,

                              girding Himself with might,

מַשְׁבִּיחַ שְׁאוֹן יַמִּים שְׁאוֹן גַּלֵּיהֶם וַהֲמוֹן לְאֻמִּים׃   65:8

Psal. 65:8   stilling the roar of the seas,

                              the roar of their waves,

                      and the nations' sound,

וַיִּירְאוּ יֹשְׁבֵי קְצָוֺת מֵאוֹתֹתֶיךָ מוֹצָאֵי־בֹקֶר וָעֶרֶב תַּרְנִין׃   65:9

Psal. 65:9   that the inhabitants of the outermost places will be in awe because of Your signs;

                              You will make the forthcomings of morning and evening rejoice.

פָּקַדְתָּ הָאָרֶץ וַתְּשֹׁקְקֶהָ רַבַּת תַּעְשְׁרֶנָּה פֶּלֶג אֱלֹהִים מָלֵא מָיִם תָּכִין דְּגָנָם כִּי־כֵן תְּכִינֶהָ׃   65:10

Psal. 65:10   You attend to the earth and You make it greatly abundant;

                               You can enrich it; the channel of God is full of water;

                        You would prepare their corn,

                                for thus You can establish it.

תְּלָמֶיהָ רַוֵּה נַחֵת גְּדוּדֶיהָ בִּרְבִיבִים תְּמֹגְגֶנָּה צִמְחָהּ תְּבָרֵךְ׃   65:11

Psal. 65:11   Its furrows of abundant water pressing down its plowed ground,

                                with copious showers You can make it soft,

                       You can bless its growth.

עִטַּרְתָּ שְׁנַת טוֹבָתֶךָ וּמַעְגָּלֶיךָ יִרְעֲפוּן דָּשֶׁן׃   65:12

Psal. 65:12   You crown a year of Your goodness,

                                 as Your tracks will have dripped fatness.

יִרְעֲפוּ נְאוֹת מִדְבָּר וְגִיל גְּבָעוֹת תַּחְגֹּרְנָה׃   65:13

Psal. 65:13   The pastures of the wilderness will drip,

                                 and the rejoicing hills shall encircle.

לָבְשׁוּ כָרִים הַצֹּאן וַעֲמָקִים יַעַטְפוּ־בָר יִתְרוֹעֲעוּ אַף־יָשִׁירוּ׃   65:14

Psal. 65:14   Meadows are clothed with the flocks;

                                 as the valleys will turn up corn,

                         they will shout triumphantly;

                                 yes, they will sing.


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