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Date: 30 B.C. - 68 A.D.
Location: Qumran Cave 11
Contents: Psalms 6:1-3 (Hebrew 6:2-4); 9:2, 4-5 (Hebrew 9:3, 5-6); 18:25-28, 38-39, 41 (Hebrew 18:26-29, 39-40, 42); 36:12 (Hebrew 36:13); 37:1-5; 39:12-13 (Hebrew 39:13-14); 40:1 (Hebrew 40:1-2); 43:1-3; 45:5-7 (Hebrew 45:6-8); 59:3-5, 7 (Hebrew 59:4-6, 8); 60:7 (Hebrew 60:9); 68:2-4, 13, 15-17 (Hebrew 68:1, 3-5, 14, 16-18); 78:5-12, 36-37; 81:3-8, (Hebrew 81:4-9); 86:10-13, 11-14); 115:16-18; 116:1, 3
1 Yahweh, don’t rebuke me in your anger,
neither discipline me in your wrath.
2 Have mercy on me, Yahweh, for I am faint.
Yahweh, heal me, for my bones are troubled.
3 My soul is also in great anguish.
But you, Yahweh—how long?
2 I will be glad and rejoice in you.
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
4 For you have maintained my just cause.
You sit on the throne judging righteously.
5 You have rebuked the nations.
You have destroyed the wicked.
You have blotted out their name forever and ever.
25 With the merciful you will show yourself merciful.
26 With the pure, you will show yourself pure.
With the crooked you will show yourself shrewd.
27 For you will save the afflicted people,
but the arrogant eyes you will bring down.
28 For you will light my lamp, Yahweh.
My God will light up my darkness.
38 I will strike them through, so that they will not be able to rise.
They shall fall under my feet.
39 For you have armed me with strength to the battle.
You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.
41 They cried, but there was no one to save;
even to Yahweh, but he didn’t answer them.
12 There the workers of iniquity are fallen.
They are thrust down, and shall not be able to rise.
1 Don’t fret because of evildoers,
neither be envious against those who work unrighteousness.
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass,
and wither like the green herb.
3 Trust in Yahweh, and do good.
Dwell in the land, and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Also delight yourself in Yahweh,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to Yahweh.
Trust also in him, and he will do this:
12 “Hear my prayer, Yahweh, and give ear to my cry.
Don’t be silent at my tears.
For I am a stranger with you,
a foreigner, as all my fathers were.
13 Oh spare me, that I may recover strength,
before I go away, and exist no more.”
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.
1 I waited patiently for Yahweh.
He turned to me, and heard my cry.
1 Vindicate me, God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation.
Oh, deliver me from deceitful and wicked men.
2 For you are the God of my strength. Why have you rejected me?
Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
3 Oh, send out your light and your truth.
Let them lead me.
Let them bring me to your holy hill,
To your tents.
5 Your arrows are sharp.
The nations fall under you, with arrows in the heart of the king’s enemies. A thousand…
6 Your throne, God, is forever and ever.
A scepter of equity is the scepter of your kingdom.
7 You have loved righteousness, and hated wickedness.
Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.
3 For, behold, they lie in wait for my soul.
The mighty gather themselves together against me,
not for my disobedience, nor for my sin, Yahweh.
4 I have done no wrong, yet they are ready to attack me.
Rise up, behold, and help me!
5 You, Yahweh God of Armies, the God of Israel,
rouse yourself to punish the nations.
Show no mercy to the wicked traitors. Selah.
7 Behold, they spew with their mouth.
Swords are in their lips,
“For”, they say, “who hears us?”
7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine.
Ephraim also is the defense of my head.
Judah is my scepter.
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David. A song.
2 As smoke is driven away,
so drive them away.
As wax melts before the fire,
so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
3 But let the righteous be glad.
Let them rejoice before God.
Yes, let them rejoice with gladness.
4 Sing to God! Sing praises to his name!
Extol him who rides on the clouds:
to Yah, his name!
Rejoice before him!
13 while you sleep among the camp fires,
the wings of a dove sheathed with silver,
her feathers with shining gold.
The mountains of Bashan are rugged.
16 Why do you look in envy, you rugged mountains,
at the mountain where God chooses to reign?
Yes, Yahweh will dwell there forever.
17 The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands.
The Lord is among them, from Sinai, into the sanctuary.
5 For he established a covenant in Jacob,
and appointed a teaching in Israel,
which he commanded our fathers,
that they should make them known to their children;
6 that the generation to come might know, even the children who should be born;
who should arise and tell their children,
7 that they might set their hope in God,
and not forget God’s deeds,
but keep his commandments,
8 and might not be as their fathers,
a stubborn and rebellious generation,
a generation that didn’t make their hearts loyal,
whose spirit was not steadfast with God.
9 The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows,
turned back in the day of battle.
10 They didn’t keep God’s covenant,
and refused to walk in his law.
11 They forgot his doings,
his wondrous deeds that he had shown them.
12 He did marvelous things in the sight of their fathers,
in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
36 But they flattered him with their mouth,
and lied to him with their tongue.
37 For their heart was not right with him,
neither were they faithful in his covenant.
3 Blow the trumpet at the New Moon,
at the full moon, on our feast day.
4 For it is a statute for Israel,
an ordinance of the God of Jacob.
5 He appointed it in Joseph for a covenant,
when he went out over the land of Egypt,
I heard a language that I didn’t know.
6 “I removed his shoulder from the burden.
7 You called in trouble, and I delivered you.
I answered you in the secret place of thunder.
I tested you at the waters of Meribah.”
8 “Hear, my people, and I will testify to you,
Israel, if you would listen to me!
11 Teach me your way, Yahweh.
I will walk in your truth.
Make my heart undivided to fear your name.
12 I will praise you, Lord my God, with my whole heart.
I will glorify your name forever more.
13 For your loving kindness is great toward me.
You have delivered my soul from the lowest Sheol.
14 God, the proud have risen up against me.
A company of violent men have sought after my soul,
and they don’t hold regard for you before them.
16 The heavens are the heavens of Yahweh;
but the earth has he given to the children of men.
17 The dead don’t praise Yah,
neither any who go down into silence;
18 But we will bless Yah,
from this time forward and forever more.
1 I love Yahweh, because he listens to my voice,
and my cries for mercy.
3 The cords of death surrounded me,
the pains of Sheol got a hold of me.
I found trouble and sorrow.
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