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4Q96 Psalmso

Language: Hebrew

Date: 50 - 1 B.C.

Location: Qumran Cave 4

Contents: Psalms 114:7; 115:1-2,4; 116:3,5,7-10


Psalms 114

7 Tremble, you earth, at the presence of the Lord,

And at the presence of the God of Jacob,


Psalms 115

1 Not to us, Yahweh, not to us,

but to your name give glory,

for your loving kindness, and for your truth’s sake.

2 Why should the nations say,

“Where is their God, now?”


Their The idols of the nations are silver and gold,

the work of men’s hands.


Psalms 116

The cords of death surrounded me,

the pains of Sheol got a hold of me.

I found trouble and sorrow.


Yahweh is Gracious and righteous.

Yes, our God is merciful.


Return to your rest, my soul,

for Yahweh has dealt bountifully with you.

For you have delivered my soul from death,

my feet from falling

and my eyes from tears.

and my feet from falling.

I will walk before Yahweh in the land of the living.

10 I believed, therefore I said,

“I was greatly afflicted.”


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