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4Q98a Psalmsr

Language: Hebrew

Date: 30 B.C. - 68 A.D.

Location: Qumran Cave 4

Contents: Psalms 26:7-12; 27:1, 30:8-12 (Hebrew 30:9-13)


Psalms 26

7 that I may make the voice of thanksgiving to be heard,

and tell of all your wondrous deeds.

8 Yahweh, I love the habitation of your house,

the place where your glory dwells.

9 Don’t gather my soul with sinners,

nor my life with bloodthirsty men;

10 in whose hands is wickedness,

their right hand is full of bribes.


11 But as for me, I will walk in my integrity.

Redeem me, and be merciful to me preserve my life.

12 My foot stands in an even place.

In the congregations I will bless Yahweh.


Psalms 27

By David.

Yahweh is my light and my salvation.

Whom shall I fear?

Yahweh is the strength of my life.

Of whom shall I be afraid?


Psalms 30

8 I cried to you, Yahweh.

I made supplication to the Lord Yahweh:

9 “What profit is there in my destruction, if I go down to the pit?

Shall the dust praise you?

Shall it declare your truth?

10 Hear, Yahweh, and have mercy on me.

Yahweh, be my helper.”

11 You have turned my mourning into dancing for me.

You have removed my sackcloth, and clothed me with gladness,

12 To the end that my heart may sing praise to you, and not be silent.

Yahweh my God, I will give thanks to you forever!


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