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Tehillim

Introduction to Tehillim

  NOTE: For a PDF of this Introduction, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev. 5]   INTRODUCTION TO TEHILLIM   Sefer Tehillim The Sefer Tehillim consists of the text for 150...

Mizmor 001 – The Message of the Torah

(א) אַשְׁרֵי הָאִישׁ אֲשֶׁר לֹא הָלַךְ בַּעֲצַת רְשָׁעִים וּבְדֶרֶךְ חַטָּאִים לֹא עָמָד וּבְמוֹשַׁב לֵצִים לֹא יָשָׁב: (1) Fortunate is the man who has not walked in the counsel of resha’im (wicked people), who has not spent time on the path of chata’im (sinful...

Mizmor 002 – Defending the Kingdom

(א) לָמָּה רָגְשׁוּ גוֹיִם וּלְאֻמִּים יֶהְגּוּ רִיק: (1) Why are the nations assembling and why are the peoples talking foolishly? NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev. 15]...

Mizmor 003 – A Father’s Anguish

(א) מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד בְּבָרְחוֹ מִפְּנֵי אַבְשָׁלוֹם בְּנוֹ: (ב) ה' מָה רַבּוּ צָרָי רַבִּים קָמִים עָלָי: (1) A mizmor by David as he fled from his son, Avshalom. (2) Hashem, how many are my tormentors! Many are rising up against me. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor,...

Mizmor 004 – Loyalty and Commitment

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ בִּנְגִינוֹת מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: (ב) בְּקָרְאִי עֲנֵנִי אֱלֹקֵי צִדְקִי בַּצָּר הִרְחַבְתָּ לִּי חָנֵּנִי וּשְׁמַע תְּפִלָּתִי: (1) For the musician, with musical accompaniment, a mizmor by David. (2) When I call out, answer me, my G-d of benevolence....

Mizmor 005 – Surrounded by Enemies

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ אֶל הַנְּחִילוֹת מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: (ב) אֲמָרַי הַאֲזִינָה ה' בִּינָה הֲגִיגִי: (1) For the musician, on the nechilos instrument. A mizmor by David. (2) Hashem, listen to my words, understand my thoughts. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click...

Mizmor 006 – A Plea for Healing

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ בִּנְגִינוֹת עַל הַשְּׁמִינִית מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: (ב) ה' אַל בְּאַפְּךָ תוֹכִיחֵנִי וְאַל בַּחֲמָתְךָ תְיַסְּרֵנִי: (1) For the musician, with musical accompaniment on the sheminis instrument, a mizmor by David. (2) Hashem, don’t rebuke me in...

Mizmor 007 – Shigayon – A Song of Errors

(א) שִׁגָּיוֹן לְדָוִד אֲשֶׁר שָׁר לַה' עַל דִּבְרֵי כוּשׁ בֶּן יְמִינִי: (1) A shigayon by David, which he sang to Hashem, concerning Chush ben Yemini. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the...

Mizmor 008 – The Splendor of the Universe

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל הַגִּתִּית מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: (ב) ה' אֲדֹנֵינוּ מָה אַדִּיר שִׁמְךָ בְּכָל הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר תְּנָה הוֹדְךָ עַל הַשָּׁמָיִם: (1) For the musician on the gittis instrument, a mizmor by David. (2) Hashem, our L-rd, How majestic is Your Name throughout...

Mizmor 009 – Against the Odds

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל־מוּת לַבֵּן מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: (1) For the musician, a mizmor by David on the death of Laben. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev. 8] Key Concepts of Mizmor...

Mizmor 010 – When Evil Prospers

(א) לָמָה ה' תַּעֲמֹד בְּרָחוֹק תַּעְלִים לְעִתּוֹת בַּצָּרָה: (1) Why, Hashem do You stand at a distance? [Why] do You hide in times of trouble? NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the...

Mizmor 011 – Chizuk for a Fugitive

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ לְדָוִד בַּה' חָסִיתִי אֵיךְ תֹּאמְרוּ לְנַפְשִׁי נוּדִי הַרְכֶם צִפּוֹר: (1) For the musician, by David. I have taken my refuge in Hashem. How dare you say to me, flee from your mountain like a bird? NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here....

Mizmor 012 – Against Hypocrisy

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל הַשְּׁמִינִית מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: (ב) הוֹשִׁיעָה ה' כִּי גָמַר חָסִיד כִּי פַסּוּ אֱמוּנִים מִבְּנֵי אָדָם: (1) For the musician on the sheminis, a mizmor by David. (2) “Save [me], Hashem for there is no longer any devout man. For truthful people...

Mizmor 013 – How Long Must I Wait?

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: (ב) עַד אָנָה ה' תִּשְׁכָּחֵנִי נֶצַח עַד אָנָה תַּסְתִּיר אֶת פָּנֶיךָ מִמֶּנִּי: (1) For the musician, a mizmor by David. (2) “Hashem, how long, will You forget me permanently? How long will You conceal Your presence from me? NOTE:...

Mizmor 014 – Exposing Evil

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ לְדָוִד, אָמַר נָבָל בְּלִבּוֹ אֵין אֱלֹקִים, הִשְׁחִיתוּ הִתְעִיבוּ עֲלִילָה אֵין עֹשֵׂה טוֹב: (1) For the musician, by David. The villainous fool says in his heart, “There is no G-d.” They have acted corruptly and committed despicable acts. There is...

Mizmor 015 – Who is Worthy?

(א) מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד ה' מִי יָגוּר בְּאָהֳלֶךָ מִי יִשְׁכֹּן בְּהַר קָדְשֶׁךָ: (1) Hashem, who is worthy of being in Your tent? Who may dwell on Your holy mountain? NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of...

Mizmor 016 – The Way to Life

(א) מִכְתָּם לְדָוִד שָׁמְרֵנִי אֵ־ל כִּי חָסִיתִי בָךְ: (1) Protect me O G-d, for I have taken refuge with You. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev. 5] Key Concepts of Mizmor...

Mizmor 017 – Hear My Thoughts

(א) תְּפִלָּה לְדָוִד, שִׁמְעָה ה' צֶדֶק, הַקְשִׁיבָה רִנָּתִי, הַאֲזִינָה תְפִלָּתִי בְּלֹא שִׂפְתֵי מִרְמָה: (1) A tefillah by David. Hashem, hear [my] sincere [thoughts]; be attentive to my song; listen to my tefillah [that is] not from lips of deception. NOTE: For...

Mizmor 018 – A Lifetime of Devotion

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ לְעֶבֶד ה' לְדָוִד אֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר לַה' אֶת דִּבְרֵי הַשִּׁירָה הַזֹּאת בְּיוֹם הִצִּיל ה' אוֹתוֹ מִכַּף כָּל אֹיְבָיו וּמִיַּד שָׁאוּל: (1) For the musician, by the servant of Hashem, by David, who spoke the words of this song to Hashem on a day that...

Mizmor 019 – Seeking Perfection

(א) לַמְנַצֵחַ מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: (ב) הַשָמַיִם מְסַפְרִים כְבוֹד אֵ־ל וּמַעֲשֵה יָדָיו מַגִיד הָרָקִיעַ: (1) For the musician, a mizmor by David. (2) The [outer] heavens tell the glory of G-d but His handiwork is declared by the [inner] sky. NOTE: For a PDF of this...

Mizmor 020 – May Hashem Answer You

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: (ב) יַעַנְךָ ה' בְּיוֹם צָרָה יְשַׂגֶּבְךָ שֵׁם אֱלֹקֵי יַעֲקֹב: (1) For the musician, a mizmor by David. (2) May Hashem answer you on the day of distress. May the Name of Yaakov’s G-d protect you. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor,...

Mizmor 021 – A King’s Gratitude

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: (ב) ה' בְּעָזְּךָ יִשְׂמַח מֶלֶךְ, וּבִישׁוּעָתְךָ מַה יָּגֶל מְאֹד: (1) For the musician, a mizmor by David. (2) Hashem, a king rejoices in Your strength, and in Your yeshuah how greatly does he exult! NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor,...

Mizmor 022 – The Morning Star

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל אַיֶּלֶת הַשַּׁחַר מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: (ב) אֵ־לִי אֵ־לִי לָמָה עֲזַבְתָּנִי רָחוֹק מִישׁוּעָתִי דִּבְרֵי שַׁאֲגָתִי: (1) For the musician, on the ayeles hashachar, a mizmor by David. (2) My G-d, my G-d, why have You forsaken me, [and remained] far...

Mizmor 023 – A Shepherd’s Tale

(א) מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד ה' רֹעִי לֹא אֶחְסָר: (1) A mizmor by David. Hashem is my Shepherd I will not lack. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 6] Key Concepts of Mizmor 023 - A...

Mizmor 024 – Receiving the King

(א) לְדָוִד מִזְמוֹר לַה' הָאָרֶץ וּמְלוֹאָהּ תֵּבֵל וְיֹשְׁבֵי בָהּ: (1) A mizmor by David. The earth and all it contains belong to Hashem, the world and those who dwell in it. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out the...

Mizmor 025 – A Personal Tefillah

(א) לְדָוִד אֵלֶיךָ ה' נַפְשִׁי אֶשָּׂא: (1) By David. I lift my soul to You, Hashem. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 8] Key Concepts of Mizmor 025 - A Personal Tefillah The...

Mizmor 026 – A Personal Review

(א) לְדָוִד שָׁפְטֵנִי ה' כִּי אֲנִי בְּתֻמִּי הָלַכְתִּי וּבַה' בָּטַחְתִּי לֹא אֶמְעָד: (1) By David. Judge me, Hashem for I walked in my own innocence. I trusted in Hashem, [that] I would not stumble. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will...

Mizmor 027 – Reconciling Bitachon to Tefillah

(א) לְדָוִד ה' אוֹרִי וְיִשְׁעִי, מִמִּי אִירָא, ה' מָעוֹז חַיַּי, מִמִּי אֶפְחָד: (1) By David. Hashem is my light and my yeshuah. Whom should I fear? Hashem is the stronghold of my life. Whom should I dread? NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This...

Mizmor 028 – Differentiation

(א) לְדָוִד, אֵלֶיךָ ה' אֶקְרָא צוּרִי אַל תֶּחֱרַשׁ מִמֶּנִּי פֶּן תֶּחֱשֶׁה מִמֶּנִּי וְנִמְשַׁלְתִּי עִם יוֹרְדֵי בוֹר: (1) By David. I call to You Hashem, my Rock, don’t be deaf to me, lest You [then] be mute to me. I would become like those who descend to the...

Mizmor 029 – Preparing for Avodah

(א) מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד, הָבוּ לַה' בְּנֵי אֵלִים, הָבוּ לַה' כָּבוֹד וָעֹז: (1) Give [homage] to Hashem, O you sons of the mighty. Give [homage] to Hashem [for His] glory and might. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out the...

Mizmor 030 – Inauguration of the House

(א) מִזְמוֹר שִׁיר חֲנֻכַּת הַבַּיִת לְדָוִד: (1) A mizmor for the inauguration of the Bais HaMikdash, by David. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 6] Key Concepts of Mizmor...

Mizmor 031 – Rebuilding Bitachon

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: (ב) בְּךָ ה' חָסִיתִי אַל אֵבוֹשָׁה לְעוֹלָם בְּצִדְקָתְךָ פַלְּטֵנִי: (1) For the musician, a mizmor by David. (2) I have sought refuge with You, Hashem. Let me never feel embarrassed. In Your generous goodwill, save me. NOTE: For a...

Mizmor 032 – Teshuvah is the Answer

(א) לְדָוִד מַשְׂכִּיל אַשְׁרֵי נְשׂוּי פֶּשַׁע כְּסוּי חֲטָאָה: (1) A song of enlightentment by David. Fortunate is [the man] whose transgression has been forgiven, his sin covered over. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print...

Mizmor 033 – Contemplating Our Creator

(א) רַנְּנוּ צַדִּיקִים בַּה' לַיְשָׁרִים נָאוָה תְהִלָּה: (1) You tzaddikim, cry out joyously to Hashem. Praise is fitting for the upright. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev...

Mizmor 034 – Reflecting Upon a Miracle

(א) לְדָוִד בְּשַׁנּוֹתוֹ אֶת טַעְמוֹ לִפְנֵי אֲבִימֶלֶךְ וַיְגָרֲשֵׁהוּ וַיֵּלַךְ: (1) By David, after disguising his speech in the presence of Avimelech, [who] banished him from his presence and [David] went on his way. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click...

Mizmor 035 – Searching for Self-Respect

(א) לְדָוִד רִיבָה ה' אֶת יְרִיבַי לְחַם אֶת לֹחֲמָי: (1) By David. Hashem, contend with my adversaries and fight my foes. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 5] Key...

Mizmor 036 – A Study in Contrasts

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ לְעֶבֶד ה' לְדָוִד: (ב) נְאֻם פֶּשַׁע לָרָשָׁע בְּקֶרֶב לִבִּי אֵין פַּחַד אֱלֹקִים לְנֶגֶד עֵינָיו: (1) For the musician, by David, servant of Hashem. (2) The words of transgression of the wrongdoer, [are known] within my heart. There is no fear of...

Mizmor 037 – A Tapestry of Enlightenment

(א) לְדָוִד אַל תִּתְחַר בַּמְּרֵעִים אַל תְּקַנֵּא בְּעֹשֵׂי עַוְלָה: (1) By David. Don’t be disturbed by bad people. Don’t be envious of wrongdoers. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the...

Mizmor 038 – A Tefillah for Recovery

(א) מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד לְהַזְכִּיר: (ב) ה' אַל בְּקֶצְפְּךָ תוֹכִיחֵנִי וּבַחֲמָתְךָ תְיַסְּרֵנִי: (1) By David, to call to mind [a severe illness]. (2) Hashem, do not rebuke me in Your anger nor chastise me in Your fury. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click...

Mizmor 039 – A Crisis of Conscience

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ לִידוּתוּן מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: (ב) אָמַרְתִּי אֶשְׁמְרָה דְרָכַי מֵחֲטוֹא בִלְשׁוֹנִי אֶשְׁמְרָה לְפִי מַחְסוֹם בְּעֹד רָשָׁע לְנֶגְדִּי: (1) For the musician, Yedusun. A mizmor by David. (2) I resolved to watch my attitude and avoid sinning with my...

Mizmor 040 – Sincerity in Tefillah

  (א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ לְדָוִד מִזְמוֹר: (ב) קַוֹּה קִוִּיתִי ה' וַיֵּט אֵלַי וַיִּשְׁמַע שַׁוְעָתִי: (1) For the musician, a mizmor by David. (2) I continued to put my hope in Hashem. He leaned down toward me and heard my cry. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please...

Mizmor 041 – In Praise of the Caregiver

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: (ב) אַשְׁרֵי מַשְׂכִּיל אֶל דָּל בְּיוֹם רָעָה יְמַלְּטֵהוּ ה': (1) For the musician, a mizmor by David. (2) Praises to the giver of understanding care to the invalid. On the day of evil, Hashem will save him. NOTE: For a PDF of this...

Mizmor 042 – Yearning for Redemption

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ מַשְׂכִּיל לִבְנֵי קֹרַח: (ב) כְּאַיָּל תַּעֲרֹג עַל אֲפִיקֵי מָיִם כֵּן נַפְשִׁי תַעֲרֹג אֵלֶיךָ אֱלֹקִים: (1) For the musician, a song of enlightenment by the sons of Korach. (2) [The nation’s soul calls out to Hashem:] As the deer cries out for...

Mizmor 043 – A Bright Future

(א) שָׁפְטֵנִי אֱלֹקִים וְרִיבָה רִיבִי מִגּוֹי לֹא חָסִיד מֵאִישׁ מִרְמָה וְעַוְלָה תְפַלְּטֵנִי: (1) Grant me justice, O G-d. Take up my struggle against a nation that does not practice humane principles. Liberate me from a man of deceit and injustice. NOTE: For a...

Mizmor 044 – Triumph and Tragedy

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ לִבְנֵי קֹרַח מַשְׂכִּיל: (ב) אֱלֹקִים בְּאָזְנֵינוּ שָׁמַעְנוּ אֲבוֹתֵינוּ סִפְּרוּ לָנוּ פֹּעַל פָּעַלְתָּ בִימֵיהֶם בִּימֵי קֶדֶם: (1) For the musician, a song of enlightenment by the sons of Korach. (2) G-d, we have heard with our [own] ears. Our...

Mizmor 045 – A Royal Marriage

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל שֹׁשַׁנִּים לִבְנֵי קֹרַח, מַשְׂכִּיל שִׁיר יְדִידֹת: (1) For the musician, on the [instrument called] shoshanim, by the sons of Korach, a thought-provoking song of loving friendship. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will...

Mizmor 046 – From Turbulence to Tranquility

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ לִבְנֵי קֹרַח עַל עֲלָמוֹת שִׁיר: (ב) אֱלֹקִים לָנוּ מַחֲסֶה וָעֹז עֶזְרָה בְצָרוֹת נִמְצָא מְאֹד: (1) For the musician, by the sons of Korach. A song [to be accompanied on the instrument called] alamos. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click...

Mizmor 047 – The Shofar is Calling

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ לִבְנֵי קֹרַח מִזְמוֹר: (ב) כָּל הָעַמִּים תִּקְעוּ כָף הָרִיעוּ לֵאלֹקִים בְּקוֹל רִנָּה: (1) For the musician, by the sons of Korach. (2) All nations, clap your hands! Sing out to G-d with a joyful cry! NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click...

Mizmor 048 – The City of Glory

(א) שִׁיר מִזְמוֹר לִבְנֵי קֹרַח: (ב) גָּדוֹל ה' וּמְהֻלָּל מְאֹד, בְּעִיר אֱלֹקֵינוּ הַר קָדְשׁוֹ: (1) [This] song is a mizmor by the sons of Korach. (2) Great is Hashem and [He is] most acclaimed in the city of our G-d, His holy mountain. NOTE: For a PDF of this...

Mizmor 049 – Priorities

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ לִבְנֵי קֹרַח מִזְמוֹר: (ב) שִׁמְעוּ זֹאת כָּל הָעַמִּים הַאֲזִינוּ כָּל יֹשְׁבֵי חָלֶד: (1) For the musician, by the sons of Korach, a mizmor. (2) Listen to this all [you] nations, incline your ear all who dwell in this transitory world. NOTE: For a...

Mizmor 050 – Preparing for Judgment

(א) מִזְמוֹר לְאָסָף אֵ־ל אֱלֹקִים ה' דִּבֶּר וַיִּקְרָא אָרֶץ מִמִּזְרַח שֶׁמֶשׁ עַד מְבֹאוֹ: (1) A mizmor by Asaph. Almighty G-d, Hashem has spoken, summoning the inhabited world, from the rising of the sun to its setting. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please...

Mizmor 051 – Beyond Teshuvah

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: (ב) בְּבוֹא אֵלָיו נָתָן הַנָּבִיא כַּאֲשֶׁר בָּא אֶל בַּת שָׁבַע: (1) For the musician. A mizmor by David. (2) When Nosson the prophet came to him after he came to Bas Sheva. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This...

Mizmor 052 – Tragic Talk

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ מַשְׂכִּיל לְדָוִד: (ב) בְּבוֹא דּוֹאֵג הָאֲדֹמִי וַיַּגֵּד לְשָׁאוּל וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ בָּא דָוִד אֶל בֵּית אֲחִימֶלֶךְ: (1) For the musician, a song of enlightenment by David. (2) When Doeg the Edomi came and informed Shaul, telling him, “David has come...

Mizmor 053 – Exposing Evil

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל מָחֲלַת מַשְׂכִּיל לְדָוִד: (ב) אָמַר נָבָל בְּלִבּוֹ אֵין אֱלֹקִים הִשְׁחִיתוּ וְהִתְעִיבוּ עָוֶל אֵין עֹשֵׂה טוֹב: (1) For the musician on the machalas instrument, a song of enlightenment by David. (2) The villainous fool says in his heart,...

Mizmor 054 – Betrayal and Bitachon

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ בִּנְגִינֹת מַשְׂכִּיל לְדָוִד: (ב) בְּבוֹא הַזִּיפִים וַיֹּאמְרוּ לְשָׁאוּל הֲלֹא דָוִד מִסְתַּתֵּר עִמָּנוּ: (1) For the musician, a song of enlightenment with melodies, by David, (2) when the people of Ziph came and said to Shaul, “Is not David...

Mizmor 055 – Overcoming Despondency

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ בִּנְגִינֹת מַשְׂכִּיל לְדָוִד: (ב) הַאֲזִינָה אֱלֹקִים תְּפִלָּתִי וְאַל תִּתְעַלַּם מִתְּחִנָּתִי: (1) For the musician, with melodies, a song of enlightenment by David. (2) Listen, O G-d, to my tefillah and don’t ignore my [emotional] supplication....

Mizmor 056 – Count My Tears

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל יוֹנַת אֵלֶם רְחֹקִים לְדָוִד מִכְתָּם בֶּאֱחֹז אֹתוֹ פְלִשְׁתִּים בְּגַת: (1) For the musician, on the [instrument named] “mute dove of distant places,” a michtam [song] of David, when the Plishtim seized him in Gass. NOTE: For a PDF of this...

Mizmor 057 – Glory in a Cave

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ אַל תַּשְׁחֵת לְדָוִד מִכְתָּם בְּבָרְחוֹ מִפְּנֵי שָׁאוּל בַּמְּעָרָה: (1) For the musician, [based on the theme,] “Let there be no destruction,” a michtam by David, when he fled from Shaul [and hid] in the cave. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please...

Mizmor 058 – Against Complacency

  (א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ אַל תַּשְׁחֵת לְדָוִד מִכְתָּם: (ב) הַאֻמְנָם אֵלֶם צֶדֶק תְּדַבֵּרוּן מֵישָׁרִים תִּשְׁפְּטוּ בְּנֵי אָדָם: (1) For the musician, [based on the theme,] Let there not be destruction, a michtam by David. (2) “Are you indeed mute? You should be...

Mizmor 059 – Escape into the Night

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ אַל תַּשְׁחֵת לְדָוִד מִכְתָּם בִּשְׁלֹחַ שָׁאוּל וַיִּשְׁמְרוּ אֶת הַבַּיִת לַהֲמִיתוֹ: (1) For the musician, [based on the theme] “Let there not be destruction”, a michtam by David. When Shaul sent [men to David’s home], they kept watch on the house...

Mizmor 060 – Hashgachah in Wartime

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל שׁוּשַׁן עֵדוּת, מִכְתָּם לְדָוִד לְלַמֵּד: (ב) בְּהַצּוֹתוֹ אֶת אֲרַם נַהֲרַיִם וְאֶת אֲרַם צוֹבָה, וַיָּשָׁב יוֹאָב וַיַּךְ אֶת אֱדוֹם בְּגֵיא מֶלַח שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר אָלֶף: (1) For the musician, on the [instrument called] the “rose of testimony,” a...

Mizmor 061 – To Dwell in Your Tent

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל נְגִינַת לְדָוִד: (ב) שִׁמְעָה אֱלֹקִים רִנָּתִי הַקְשִׁיבָה תְּפִלָּתִי: (1) For the musician, on the neginas instrument. A mizmor by David. (2) Hear, O G-d, my song of praise and supplication. Listen to my [silent] prayer. NOTE: For a PDF of this...

Mizmor 062 – Practicing Patience

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל יְדוּתוּן מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: (ב) אַךְ אֶל אֱלֹקִים דּוּמִיָּה נַפְשִׁי, מִמֶּנּוּ יְשׁוּעָתִי: (1) For the musician Yedusun, a mizmor by David. (2) My soul is quietly waiting, but only for G-d. My yeshuah comes from Him. NOTE: For a PDF of this...

Mizmor 063 — Transcending Fear

(א) מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד בִּהְיוֹתוֹ בְּמִדְבַּר יְהוּדָה: (1) A Mizmor by David, when he was in the wilderness of Yehudah. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [ Rev. 1] Key...

Mizmor 064 – Counsellors of Bitterness

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: (ב) שְׁמַע אֱלֹקִים קוֹלִי בְשִׂיחִי מִפַּחַד אוֹיֵב תִּצֹּר חַיָּי: (1) For the musician, a mizmor by David. (2) O G-d, Hear my voice as I speak. Guard my life from the fear of the enemy. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click...

Mizmor 065 – A Celebration of Rain

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד שִׁיר: (ב) לְךָ דֻמִיָּה תְהִלָּה אֱלֹקִים בְּצִיּוֹן וּלְךָ יְשֻׁלַּם נֶדֶר: (1) For the musician, a mizmor by David, a song. (2) Silence is [the only suitable] praise to You. [You are] G-d in Tzion and to You will vows be paid. NOTE:...

Mizmor 066 – A Celebration of Yeshuah

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ שִׁיר מִזְמוֹר הָרִיעוּ לֵאלֹקִים כָּל הָאָרֶץ: (1) For the musician, a song, a mizmor. Hail G-d with a joyful salute, all the earth! NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the...

Mizmor 067 – A Blessing to the World

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ בִּנְגִינֹת מִזְמוֹר שִׁיר: (ב) אֱלֹקִים יְחָנֵּנוּ וִיבָרְכֵנוּ יָאֵר פָּנָיו אִתָּנוּ סֶלָה: (1) For the musician, with musical accompaniment, a mizmor, a song. (2) May G-d find favor in us. May He bless us, and shine His countenance upon us. Selah!...

Mizmor 068 – On Silver Wings

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ לְדָוִד מִזְמוֹר שִׁיר: (ב) יָקוּם אֱלֹקִים יָפוּצוּ אוֹיְבָיו וְיָנוּסוּ מְשַׂנְאָיו מִפָּנָיו: (1) For the musician, a mizmor by David, a song. (2) Let G-d arise. Let His enemies be scattered. And let His foes flee from before Him. NOTE:...

Mizmor 069 – Deep Water

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל־שׁוֹשַׁנִּים לְדָוִד: (ב) הוֹשִׁיעֵנִי אֱלֹקִים כִּי בָאוּ מַיִם עַד־נָפֶשׁ: (1) For the musician, on the [instrument called] shoshanim, [a mizmor] by David. (2) Save me O G-d, for the water has reached to [threaten my] life! NOTE: For a PDF of...

Mizmor 070 – Remembrance

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ לְדָוִד לְהַזְכִּיר: (ב) אֱלֹקִים לְהַצִּילֵנִי ה' לְעֶזְרָתִי חוּשָׁה: (1) For the musician, a mizmor by David, for remembrance. (2) O G-d, [hurry] to rescue me and O Hashem, [hurry] to my assistance. Hurry! NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please...

Mizmor 071 – From Infancy to Infirmity

(א) בְּךָ־ה' חָסִיתִי אַל־אֵבוֹשָׁה לְעוֹלָם: (1) I [continue to] seek refuge in You, Hashem; let me never be shamed. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev. 0] Key Concepts of...

Mizmor 072 – Tefillah for Shlomo

  (א) לִשְׁלֹמֹה אֱלֹקִים מִשְׁפָּטֶיךָ לְמֶלֶךְ תֵּן וְצִדְקָתְךָ לְבֶן־מֶלֶךְ: (1) For Shlomo. O G-d, give Your laws to the king and Your goodness in judgment to the king's son. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print...

Mizmor 073 – Seeking Enlightenment

(א) מִזְמוֹר לְאָסָף אַךְ טוֹב לְיִשְׂרָאֵל אֱלֹקִים לְבָרֵי לֵבָב: (1) A mizmor by Asaph. G-d is good to Yisrael, to the pure of heart. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev. 0]...

Mizmor 074 – Why Have You Abandoned Us?

(א) מַשְׂכִּיל לְאָסָף לָמָה אֱלֹקִים זָנַחְתָּ לָנֶצַח יֶעְשַׁן אַפְּךָ בְּצֹאן מַרְעִיתֶךָ: (1) A song of enlightenment by Asaph. Why, O G-d, have You abandoned your flock [for what seems like] forever? [Why] does Your wrath smolder against the flock of Your...

Mizmor 075 – The Horn of Pride

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ אַל־תַּשְׁחֵת מִזְמוֹר לְאָסָף שִׁיר: (1) For the musician, [based on the theme] “Let there not be destruction”, a mizmor by Asaph, a song of joy. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of...

Mizmor 076 – Miracle at the Gates

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ בִּנְגִינֹת מִזְמוֹר לְאָסָף שִׁיר: (ב) נוֹדָע בִּיהוּדָה אֱלֹקִים בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל גָּדוֹל שְׁמוֹ: (1) For the musician, with musical accompaniment, a mizmor by Asaph, a song of joy. (2) G-d is known in Yehudah; throughout Yisrael His Name is great....

Mizmor 077 – A Cry for Geulah

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל־יְדוּתוּן לְאָסָף מִזְמוֹר: (ב) קוֹלִי אֶל־אֱלֹקִים וְאֶצְעָקָה קוֹלִי אֶל־אֱלֹקִים וְהַאֲזִין אֵלָי: (1) For the musician, on the yedusun [instrument], a mizmor by Asaph. (2) [I lift up] my voice to G-d and cry out. [I lift up] my voice to G-d and...

Mizmor 078 – Lessons of History

(א) מַשְׂכִּיל לְאָסָף הַאֲזִינָה עַמִּי תּוֹרָתִי הַטּוּ אָזְנְכֶם לְאִמְרֵי־פִי: (1) A song of enlightenment by Asaph. Listen, my people, to my teaching; incline your ear to the words of my mouth. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable...

Mizmor 079 – Tragedy and Justice

(א) מִזְמוֹר לְאָסָף אֱלֹקִים בָּאוּ גוֹיִם בְּנַחֲלָתֶךָ טִמְּאוּ אֶת־הֵיכַל קָדְשֶׁךָ שָׂמוּ אֶת־יְרוּשָׁלִַם לְעִיִּים: (1) A mizmor by Asaph. O G-d!. The [invading] nations have trespassed upon Your private domain. They have defiled Your holy Sanctuary. They have...

Mizmor 080 – Bring Us Back

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ אֶל שֹׁשַׁנִּים עֵדוּת לְאָסָף מִזְמוֹר: (1) For the musician, to be performed on the shoshanim. A mizmor of testimony by Asaph. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the...

Mizmor 081 – The Message of the Shofar

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל הַגִּתִּית לְאָסָף: (ב) הַרְנִינוּ לֵאלֹקִים עוּזֵּנוּ הָרִיעוּ לֵאלֹקֵי יַעֲקֹב: (1) For the musician on the “gittis” instrument, a mizmor by Asaph. (2) Cry out joyously to the G-d of our strength and hail the G-d of Yaakov. NOTE: For a PDF of...

Mizmor 082 – The Ultimate Judge

(א) מִזְמוֹר לְאָסָף אֱלֹקִים נִצָּב בַּעֲדַת אֵל בְּקֶרֶב אֱלֹהִים יִשְׁפֹּט: (1) A mizmor by Asaph. G-d is present in every judicial assembly. He judges in the midst of the judges. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out...

Mizmor 083 – Under Attack

(א) שִׁיר מִזְמוֹר לְאָסָף: (ב) אֱלֹקִים אַל דֳּמִי לָךְ אַל תֶּחֱרַשׁ וְאַל תִּשְׁקֹט אֵ־ל: (1) A song, a mizmor by Asaph. (2) O G-d of judgment! Don’t stop [Your help]; don’t be still and don’t be inactive; O G-d of power! NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please...

Mizmor 084 – My Soul Yearns

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל הַגִּתִּית לִבְנֵי קֹרַח מִזְמוֹר: (ב) מַה יְּדִידוֹת מִשְׁכְּנוֹתֶיךָ ה' צְבָא־וֹת: (1) For the musician, on the “gittis”, a mizmor by the sons of Korach. (2) How cherished are Your dwelling places, Hashem, Master of Legions. NOTE: For a PDF of...

Mizmor 085 – Revive Us

(א) לַמְנַצֵּחַ לִבְנֵי קֹרַח מִזְמוֹר: (ב) רָצִיתָ ה' אַרְצֶךָ שַׁבְתָּ שְׁבִית יַעֲקֹב: (1) For the musician, a mizmor by the sons of Korach. (2) Hashem, You restored [Your] favor to Your land. You returned the captivity of Yaakov. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor,...

Mizmor 086 – Answer Me

(א) תְּפִלָּה לְדָוִד הַטֵּה ה' אָזְנְךָ עֲנֵנִי כִּי עָנִי וְאֶבְיוֹן אָנִי: (1) A tefillah by David. Hashem, incline Your ear, answer me, for I am poor and defenseless. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire...

Mizmor 087 – Tzion and Its People

  (א) לִבְנֵי קֹרַח מִזְמוֹר שִׁיר יְסוּדָתוֹ בְּהַרְרֵי קֹדֶשׁ: (1) A mizmor by the sons of Korach. It is a song, whose foundation is in the holy mountains [of Yerushayim]. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out the...

Mizmor 088 – Survival

(א) שִׁיר מִזְמוֹר לִבְנֵי קֹרַח לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל מָחֲלַת לְעַנּוֹת מַשְׂכִּיל לְהֵימָן הָאֶזְרָחִי: (1) [This] mizmor is a song by the sons of Korach for the musician on the [instrument named] “machalas”. [It involves] raising the voice in a song of enlightenment, [a...

Mizmor 089 – Chesed and Emunah

  (א) מַשְׂכִּיל לְאֵיתָן הָאֶזְרָחִי: (ב) חַסְדֵי ה' עוֹלָם אָשִׁירָה לְדֹר וָדֹר אוֹדִיעַ אֱמוּנָתְךָ בְּפִי: (1) A song of enlightenment composed by Eitan the Ezrachi. (2) I will forever sing of Hashem’s acts of chesed. I will proclaim with my mouth to all...

Mizmor 090 – The River of Time

(א) תְּפִלָּה לְמֹשֶׁה אִישׁ הָאֱלֹקִים אֲדֹ־נָי מָעוֹן אַתָּה הָיִיתָ לָּנוּ בְּדֹר וָדֹר: (1) A tefillah by Moshe, a man of G-d. Hashem, You have been our Home of flowing time in every generation. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable...

Mizmor 091 – Sheltering Wings

(א) יֹשֵׁב בְּסֵתֶר עֶלְיוֹן בְּצֵל שַׁ־דַּי יִתְלוֹנָן: (1) He who dwells in highest seclusion, resides [among us] as an Al-mighty shadow. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev....

Mizmor 092 – A Day for Thinking

(א) מִזְמוֹר שִׁיר לְיוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת: (1) A mizmor, a song for the day of Shabbos. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev. 0] Key Concepts of Mizmor 092 (A Day for Thinking) This...

Mizmor 093. Anticipation of Majesty

(א) ה' מָלָךְ גֵּאוּת לָבֵשׁ לָבֵשׁ ה' עֹז הִתְאַזָּר אַף־תִּכּוֹן תֵּבֵל בַּל־תִּמּוֹט: (1) Hashem has reigned. He has donned His majesty. Hashem has donned His majesty and has girded Himself with strength. Even the world of mankind is firm. It will not falter. NOTE:...

Mizmor 094 (The Return of Justice)

(א) אֵ־ל נְקָמוֹת ה' אֵ־ל נְקָמוֹת הוֹפִיעַ: (ב) הִנָּשֵׂא שֹׁפֵט הָאָרֶץ הָשֵׁב גְּמוּל עַל־גֵּאִים: (1) Hashem, [You are the] G-d of vengeance. O G-d of vengeance, shine forth. (2) Rise up, O Judge of the earth. Repay the arrogant. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor,...

Mizmor 095 (The Return of Joy)

(א) לְכוּ נְרַנְּנָה לַה' נָרִיעָה לְצוּר יִשְׁעֵנוּ: (1) Come! Let us sing joyously to Hashem; let us cry out to the Rock of our yeshuah. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev....

Mizmor 096 – Singing a New Song

(א) שִׁירוּ לַה' שִׁיר חָדָשׁ שִׁירוּ לַה' כָּל־הָאָרֶץ: (1) Sing a new song to Hashem. Sing to Hashem all the earth. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev. 1]  Key Concepts...

Mizmor 097 (The Seeds of Light)

(א) ה' מָלָךְ תָּגֵל הָאָרֶץ יִשְׂמְחוּ אִיִּים רַבִּים: (1) Hashem reigns! Let the earth be glad; let the many islands rejoice. NOTE: For a PDF of this mizmor, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev. 1] Key...