TEHILLIM 104:16-17; 120 -134
Psalm 104

16  The trees of יהוה are satisfied, The cedars of Leḇanon which He planted,

17  Where the birds make nests; The stork has her home in the fir trees.

 

Psalm 120

A song of degrees.

1  In my distress I cried to יהוה, And He answered me.

2  יהוה, deliver my being from false lips, From a treacherous tongue.

3  What would one give to you, Or what would one do to you, O treacherous tongue?

4  Sharp arrows of a mighty man, With coals of the broom-wood!

5  Woe to me for I have sojourned in Mesheḵ, I have dwelt among the tents of Qĕḏar!

6  My being has dwelt too long With him who hates peace.

7  I am peace; But when I speak, they are for fighting.

 

Psalm 121

A song of degrees.

1  I lift up my eyes to the hills; Where does my help come from?

2  My help comes from יהוה, Maker of the shamayim and earth.

3  He does not allow your foot to be moved; He who watches over you does not slumber.

4  See, He who is guarding Yisra'ĕl Neither slumbers nor sleeps.

5  יהוה is your guard; יהוה is your shade at your right hand.

6  The sun does not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night.

7  יהוה guards you from all evil; He guards your being.

8  יהוה guards your going out and your coming in Now and forever.

 

Psalm 122

A song of degrees. Of Dawiḏ.

1  I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go into the House of יהוה."

2  Our feet have been standing Within your gates, O Yerushalayim!

3  Yerushalayim is built As a city that is bound together,

4  Where the tribes have come up, The tribes of Yah, A witness to Yisra'ĕl, To give thanks to the Name of יהוה.

5  For there the thrones of right-ruling were appointed, The thrones of the house of Dawiḏ.

6  Pray for the peace of Yerushalayim, Let those who love You be at rest.

7  Peace be within your walls, Rest in your citadels.

8  For the sake of my brothers and companions, I say, "Peace be within you."

9  For the sake of the House of יהוה our Elohim I seek your good.

 

Psalm 123

A song of degrees.

1  I shall lift up my eyes Unto You who dwell in the shamayim.

2  See, as the eyes of servants Are toward the hand of their masters, As the eyes of a female servant Are toward the hand of her mistress, So are our eyes toward יהוה our Elohim, Until He shows favour to us.

3  Show favour to us, O יהוה, show favour to us! For we are exceedingly filled with mockery.

4  Our being is exceedingly filled With the scoffing of those who are at ease, With the mockery of the proud.

 

Psalm 124

A song of degrees. Of Dawiḏ

1  "If it had not been יהוה who was on our side," Let Yisra'ĕl now say;

2  "If it had not been יהוה who was on our side, When men rose up against us,

3  "Then they would have swallowed us alive, In their burning rage against us;

4  "Then the waters would have overwhelmed us, The stream would have gone over our being;

5  "Then the proud waters Would have gone over our being."

6  Baruḵ be יהוה, Who did not give us as prey to their teeth.

7  Our being has escaped like a bird From the snare of the trappers; The snare was broken, and we have escaped.

8  Our help is in the Name of יהוה, Maker of the shamayim and earth.

 

Psalm 125

A song of degrees.

1  Those who trust in יהוה Are like Mount Tsiyon - It is not shaken, it remains forever.

2  As the mountains surround Yerushalayim, So יהוה surrounds His people, Now and forever.

3  For the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest On the land allotted to the righteous, Lest the righteous stretch forth their hands to unrighteousness.

4  Do good, O יהוה, to those who are good, And to those who are upright in their hearts.

5  But those who turn aside to their crooked ways, יהוה shall lead them away With the workers of wickedness. Peace be upon Yisra'ĕl!

 

Psalm 126

A song of degrees.

1  When יהוה turns back the captivity of Tsiyon, We shall be like dreamers.

2  Then our mouth shall be filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing, Then shall they say among the gentiles, "יהוה has done greatness for them."

3  יהוה shall do greatness for us, We shall be glad.

4  Turn back our captivity, O יהוה, Like the streams in the South.

5  Those sowing in tears, shall reap with songs of joy.

6  He who goes on and weeps, Bearing seed for sowing, Shall indeed come in with rejoicing, Bearing his sheaves.

 

Psalm 127

A song of degrees. To Shelomoh.

1  If יהוה does not build the house, Its builders have laboured in vain. If יהוה does not guard the city, The watchman has stayed awake in vain.

2  In vain do you rise up early, To sit up late, to eat the bread of toil; So He gives His beloved sleep.

3  Look, children are an inheritance from יהוה, The fruit of the womb is the reward.

4  As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, So are the children of one's youth.

5  Baruḵ is the man Who has filled his quiver with them. They are not ashamed, When they speak with their enemies in the gate.

 

Psalm 128

A song of degrees.

1  Baruḵ are all who revere  יהוה, Who walk in His ways.

2  You shall eat the labour of your hands. Be baruḵ, and let it be well with you.

3  Let your wife be As a fruit-bearing vine within your house, Your sons like olive plants all around your table.

4  Look, so shall the man be baruḵ Who reveres יהוה.

5  יהוה shall baraḵ you out of Tsiyon, And let you see the good of Yerushalayim All the days of your life,

6  And let you see your children's children! Peace be upon Yisra'ĕl!

 

Psalm 129

A song of degrees.

1  "Often they have distressed me from my youth." Let Yisra'ĕl now say,

2  "Often they have distressed me from my youth, But they have not overcome me.

3  "The ploughers ploughed on my back, They made their furrows long."

4  יהוה is righteous, He has cut the cords of the wicked in two.

5  Let all those who hate Tsiyon Be put to shame and turned back.

6  Let them be as the grass on the house-tops, Which withers before it grows up,

7  That shall not fill the reaper's hand, Nor the sheaves the binder's bosom.

8  And those who pass by shall not say, "The beraḵah of יהוה be upon you; We have baraḵ you in the Name of יהוה!"

 

Psalm 130

A song of degrees.

1  Out of the depths I have cried to You, O יהוה.

2  O יהוה, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive To the voice of my prayers.

3  O Yah, if You should watch wickednesses, O יהוה, who would stand?

4  But with You there is forgiveness, That You might be revered.

5  I looked to יהוה, My being has looked, And for His Word I have waited.

6  My being, for יהוה More than those watching for morning, watching for morning.

7  O Yisra'ĕl, wait for יהוה; For with יהוה there is kindness. And with Him is much redemption,

8  For He shall redeem Yisra'ĕl From all his wickednesses.

 

Psalm 131

A song of degrees. Of Dawid.

1  O יהוה, my heart has not been proud, Nor have my eyes been haughty. Neither have I concerned myself with great matters, Nor with those too wondrous for me.

2  Have I not calmed, and kept my being silent, Like one weaned by its mother? My being is like one weaned.

3  O Yisra'ĕl, wait for יהוה, Now and forever.

 

Psalm 132

A song of degrees.

1  O יהוה, remember Dawiḏ, All his afflictions;

2  How he swore to יהוה, Vowed to the Mighty One of Yaʽaqoḇ:

3  "Not to enter into my dwelling-house, Not to get into my bed,

4  "Not to give sleep to my eyes, Or slumber to my eyelids,

5  "Until I find a place for יהוה, A dwelling place for the Mighty One of Yaʽaqoḇ."

6  See, we heard of it in Ephrathah; We found it in the fields of the forest.

7  Let us go into His Mishkanoth; Let us bow ourselves at His footstool.

8  Arise, O יהוה, to Your place of rest, You and the ark of Your strength.

9  Let Your kohenim put on righteousness, And Your kind ones shout for joy.

10  For the sake of Your servant Dawiḏ, Do not turn away the face of Your Anointed One.

11  יהוה has sworn in truth to Dawiḏ; He does not turn from it, "Of the fruit of your body I place upon your throne.

12  "If your sons guard My Covenant And My Witnesses that I teach them, Their sons shall sit upon your throne forever."

13  For יהוה has chosen Tsiyon, He has desired it for His dwelling:

14  "This is My place of rest forever; Here I dwell, for I have desired it.

15  "I greatly baraḵ her provision, I satisfy her poor with bread.

16  "And I put deliverance on her kohenim, And her kind ones sing for joy.

17  "There I make the horn of Dawiḏ grow; I shall prepare a lamp for My Anointed One.

18  "I put shame on his enemies, While on Him His diadem shall shine."

 

Psalm 133

A song of degrees. Of Dawiḏ.

1  See how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity -

2  Like the precious oil on the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aharon, Running down on the collar of his robes -

3  Like the dew of Ḥermon, That comes down on the mountains of Tsiyon. For there יהוה commanded the beraḵah, Ḥai forever!

Psalm 134

A song of degrees.

1  Come, baraḵ יהוה, All you servants of יהוה, Who are standing in the House of יהוה by night!

2  Lift up your hands in the qodesh place, And baraḵ יהוה.

3  יהוה, Maker of the shamayim and earth, baraḵ you from Tsiyon!