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4Q84 Psalmsb

Language: Hebrew

Date:  30-68 A.D.

Location: Qumran Cave 4

Contents: Psalms 91:5-6, 7-8, 12-15; 92:3-7, 12-14 (Hebrew 92:4-8, 13-15); 93:5; 94:1-4, 7-14, 16-18, 21-22; 96:2; 98:4-5; 99:5-6; 100:1-2; 102:4, 9-28 (Hebrew 102:5, 10-29); 103:1-6, 9-14, 20-21; 112:4-5; 113:1; 115:2-3; 116:17-19; 118:1-3, 5-12, 18-20, 23-26, 29


Psalms 91

5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,

nor of the arrow that flies by day;

6 nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,

nor of the destruction that wastes at noonday.


7 A thousand may fall at your side,

and ten thousand at your right hand;

but it will not come near you.

You will only look with your eyes,

and see the recompense of the wicked.


12 They will bear you up in their hands,

so that you won’t dash your foot against a stone.

13 You will tread on the lion and cobra.

You will trample the young lion and the serpent underfoot.

14 “Because he has set his love on me, therefore I will deliver him.

I will set him on high, because he has known my name.

15 He will call on me, and I will answer him.

I will be with him in trouble.

I will deliver him, and honor him.


Psalms 92

with the ten-stringed lute, with the harp,

and with the melody of the lyre.

For you, Yahweh, have made me glad through your work.

I will triumph in the works of your hands.

How great are your works, Yahweh!

Your thoughts are very deep.

A senseless man doesn’t know,

neither does a fool understand this:

7 though the wicked spring up as the grass,

and all the evildoers flourish,

they will be destroyed forever.


12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree.

He will grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

13 They are planted in Yahweh’s house.

They will flourish in our God’s courts.

14 They will still produce fruit in old age.

They will be full of sap and green,


Psalms 93

Your statutes stand firm.

Holiness adorns your house,

Yahweh, forever more.


Psalms 94

Yahweh, you God to whom vengeance belongs,

you God to whom vengeance belongs, shine out.

2 Rise up, you judge of the earth.

Pay back the proud what they deserve.

Yahweh, how long will the wicked,

how long will the wicked triumph?

4 They pour out arrogant words.

All the evildoers boast.


7 They say, “Yah will not see,

neither will Jacob’s God consider.”

8 Consider, you senseless among the people;

you fools, when will you be wise?

9 He who implanted the ear, won’t he hear?

He who formed the eye, won’t he see?

10 He who disciplines the nations, won’t he punish?

He who teaches man knows.

11 Yahweh knows the thoughts of man,

that they are futile.

12 Blessed is the man whom you discipline, Yah,

and teach out of your law;

13 that you may give him rest from the days of adversity,

until the pit is dug for the wicked.

14 For Yahweh won’t reject his people,

neither will he forsake his inheritance.


16 Who will rise up for me against the wicked?

Who will stand up for me against the evildoers?

17 Unless Yahweh had been my help,

my soul would have soon lived in silence.

18 When I said, “My foot is slipping!”

Your loving kindness, Yahweh, held me up.


21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous,

and condemn the innocent blood.

22 But Yahweh has been my high tower,

my God, the rock of my refuge.


Psalms 96

2 Sing to Yahweh!

Bless his name!

Proclaim his salvation from day to day!


Psalms 98

4 Make a joyful noise to Yahweh, all the earth!

Burst out and sing for joy, yes, sing praises!

5 Sing praises to Yahweh with the harp,

with the harp and the voice of melody.


Psalms 99

5 Exalt Yahweh our God.

Worship at his footstool.

He is Holy!


6 Moses and Aaron were among his priests,

Samuel among those who call on his name;

they called on Yahweh, and he answered them.


Psalms 100

A Psalm of thanksgiving.

Shout for joy to Yahweh, all you lands!

2 Serve Yahweh with gladness.

Come before his presence with singing.


Psalms 102

My heart is blighted like grass, and withered,

for I forget to eat my bread.


For I have eaten ashes like bread,

and mixed my drink with tears,

10 Because of your indignation and your wrath,

for you have taken me up, and thrown me away.

11 My days are like a long shadow.

I have withered like grass.


12 But you, Yahweh, will remain forever;

your renown endures to all generations.

13 You will arise and have mercy on Zion;

for it is time to have pity on her.

Yes, the set time has come.

14 For your servants take pleasure in her stones,

and have pity on her dust.

15 So the nations will fear Yahweh’s name;

all the kings of the earth you’re his glory.

16 For Yahweh has built up Zion.

He has appeared in his glory.

17 He has responded to the prayer of the destitute,

and has not despised their prayer.

18 This will be written for the generation to come.

A people which will be created will praise Yah.

19 For he has looked down from the height dwelling place of his sanctuary.

From heaven, Yahweh saw the earth;

20 to hear the groans of the prisoner;

to free those who are condemned to death;

21 that men may declare Yahweh’s name in Zion,

and his praise in Jerusalem;

22 when the peoples are gathered together,

the kingdoms, to serve Yahweh.


23 He weakened my strength along the course.

He shortened my days.

24 I said, “My God, don’t take me away in the middle of my days.

Your years are throughout all generations.

25 Of old, you laid the foundation of the earth.

The heavens are the work of your hands.

26 They will perish, but you will endure.

Yes, all of them will wear out like a garment.

You will change them like a cloak, and they will be changed.

27 But you are the same.

Your years will have no end.

28 The children of your servants will continue.

Their offspring will be established before you.”


Psalms 103

By David.

Praise Yahweh, my soul!

All that is within me, praise his holy name!

2 Praise Yahweh, my soul,

and don’t forget all his benefits;

who forgives all your sins;

who heals all your diseases;

who redeems your life from destruction;

who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies;

who satisfies your desire with good things,

so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Yahweh executes righteous acts,

and justice for all who are oppressed.


9 He will not always accuse;

neither will he stay angry forever.

10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins,

nor repaid us for our iniquities.

11 For as the heavens are high above the earth,

so great is his loving kindness toward those who fear him.

12 As far as the east is from the west,

so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

13 Like a father has compassion on his children,

so Yahweh has compassion on those who fear him.

14 For he knows how we are made.

He remembers that we are dust.


20 Praise Yahweh, you angels of his,

who are mighty in strength, who fulfill his word,

obeying the voice of his word words.

21 Praise Yahweh, all you armies of his,

you servants of his, who do his pleasure.


Psalms 112

Light dawns in the darkness for the upright,

gracious, merciful, and righteous.

It is well with the man who deals graciously and lends.

He will maintain his cause in judgment.


Psalms 113

Praise Yah!

Praise, you servants of Yahweh,

praise Yahweh’s name.


Psalms 115

2 Why should the nations say,

“Where is their God, now?”

But our God is in the heavens.

He does whatever he pleases.


Psalms 116

17 I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving,

and will call on Yahweh’s name.

18 I will pay my vows to Yahweh,

yes, in the presence of all his people,

19 in the courts of Yahweh’s house,

in the middle of you, Jerusalem.

Praise Yah!


Psalms 118

1 Give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good,

for his loving kindness endures forever.

2 Let Israel now say

that his loving kindness endures forever.

3 Let the house of Aaron now say

that his loving kindness endures forever.


5 Out of my distress, I called on Yah.

Yah answered me with freedom.

Yahweh is on my side. I will not be afraid.

What can man do to me?

Yahweh is on my side among those who help me.

Therefore I will look in triumph at those who hate me.

It is better to take refuge trust in Yahweh,

than to put confidence in man.

It is better to take refuge in Yahweh,

than to put confidence in princes.

10 All the nations surrounded me,

but in Yahweh’s name, I cut them off.[1]

12 They surrounded me like bees.

They are quenched like the burning thorns.

In Yahweh’s name I cut them off.


18 Yah has punished me severely,

but he has not given me over to death.

19 Open to me the gates of righteousness.

I will enter into them.

I will give thanks to Yah.

20 This is the gate of Yahweh;

the righteous will enter into it.


23 This is Yahweh’s doing.

It is marvelous in our eyes.

24 This is the day that Yahweh has made.

We will rejoice and be glad in it!

25 Save us now, we beg you, Yahweh!

Yahweh, we beg you, send prosperity now.

26 Blessed is he who comes in Yahweh’s name!

We have blessed you out of Yahweh’s house.


29 Oh give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good,

for his loving kindness endures forever.


[1] Verse 11 in Psalm 118 is omitted from the scroll.

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