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4Q89 Psalmsg

Language: Hebrew

Date: About 50 A.D.

Location: Qumran Cave 4

Contents: Psalms 119:37-46, 49-50, 73-74, 81-83, 89-92


Psalms 119

37 Turn my eyes away from looking at worthless things.

Revive me in your ways.

38 Fulfill your promise to your servant,

that you may be feared.

39 Take away my disgrace that I dread,

for your ordinances are good.

40 Behold, I long for your precepts!

Revive me in your righteousness.


41 Let your loving kindness also come to me, Yahweh,

your salvation, according to your word.

42 So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me,

for I trust in your word keep your precepts.

43 Don’t snatch the word of your truth out of my mouth,

for I put my hope in your ordinances.

44 So I will obey your law continually,

forever and ever.

45 I will walk in liberty,

for I have sought your precepts.

46 I will also speak of your statutes before kings,

and will not be disappointed.



49 Remember your word to your servant,

because you gave me hope.

50 This is my comfort in my affliction,

for your word has revived me.


73 Your hands have made me and formed me.

Give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments.

74 Those who fear you will see me and be glad,

because I have put my hope in your word.



81 My soul faints for your salvation.

I hope in your word.

82 My eyes fail for your word.

I say, “When will you comfort me?”

83 For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke.

I don’t forget your statutes.



89 Yahweh, your word is settled in heaven forever.

90 Your faithfulness is to all generations.

You have established the earth, and it remains.

91 Your laws remain to this day,

for all things serve you.

92 Unless your law had been my delight,

I would have perished in my affliction.


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