Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)
ALEF Ashrei are the blameless ones in the derech, who walk in the torat Hashem. 2 Ashrei are they that keep His edot (testimonies), and that seek Him with kol lev. 3 They also do no iniquity; they walk in His drakhim. 4 Thou hast commanded us to be diligently shomer over Thy pikkudim (precepts). 5 O that my drakhim were directed to be shomer over Thy chukkot (statutes)! 6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all Thy mitzvot. 7 I will praise Thee with yosher levav (uprightness of heart) when I shall have learned Thy righteous mishpatim (ordinances). 8 I will keep Thy chukkot; O forsake me not utterly. BEIS 9 How shall a na’ar cleanse his way? By being shomer thereto according to Thy Davar (Word). 10 With my kol lev have I sought Thee; O let me not wander from Thy mitzvot. 11 Thy word have I hid in my lev, lema’an (so that) I might not sin against Thee. 12 Baruch atah, Adonoi; teach me Thy chukkot. 13 With my sfatayim (lips) have I declared all the mishpatim of Thy mouth. 14 I have rejoiced in the derech of Thy edot (testimonies), as much as in all riches. 15 I will meditate in Thy pikkudim, and consider Thy orkhot (paths). 16 I will delight myself in Thy chukkot; I will not forget Thy Davar. GIMEL 17 Deal bountifully with Thy eved, that I may live, and be shomer over Thy Davar. 18 Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold nifla’ot out of Thy torah. 19 I am a ger on ha’aretz; hide not Thy mitzvot from me. 20 My nefesh is shattered with ta’avah for Thy mishpatim at all times. 21 Thou hast rebuked the zedim (arrogant ones) that are arurim (cursed ones), which do wander from Thy mitzvot. 22 Remove from me cherpah (reproach) and contempt; for I have kept Thy edot (testimonies). 23 Though sarim (princes) also sit and speak slander against me, yet Thy eved meditates on Thy chukkot. 24 Thy edot (testimonies) also are my delight and anshei atzati (my counsellors). DALET 25 My nefesh has deveykus unto the aphar; revive Thou me according to Thy Davar. 26 I have recounted my drakhim, and Thou heardest me; teach me Thy chukkot. 27 Make me to understand the derech of Thy pikkudim; so shall I meditate on Thy nifla’ot. 28 My nefesh drops with heavy sorrow; strengthen Thou me according unto Thy Davar. 29 Remove from me the derech sheker; and graciously grant me Thy torah. 30 I have chosen the derech emunah; thy mishpatim have I accounted worthy. 31 I have deveykus with Thy edot (testimonies); Hashem, let me not be ashamed. 32 I will run the derech of Thy mitzvot, for Thou shalt set my lev free. HEH 33 Teach me, Hashem, the derech of Thy chukkot; and I shall keep it unto the end. 34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep Thy torah; yes, I shall be shomer over it with my kol lev. 35 Make me to go in the path of Thy mitzvot; for therein do I delight. 36 Incline my lev unto Thy edot, and not to betza (covetousness, selfish gain). 37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding shav (vanity); and revive Thou me in Thy derech. 38 Establish Thy word unto Thy eved, which is for the fear of Thee. 39 Turn away my cherpah (reproach) which I fear; for Thy mishpatim are tovim. 40 Hinei, I have longed after Thy precepts; revive me in Thy tzedakah. VAV 41 Let Thy chasadim come also unto me, Hashem, even Thy Teshu’ah (salvation), according to Thy word. 42 So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me; for I trust in Thy Davar. 43 And take not the devar emes utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in Thy mishpatim. 44 So shall I be shomer over Thy torah tamid l’olam va’ed. 45 And I will walk freely in a wide place; for I seek Thy pikkudim. 46 I will speak of Thy edot (testimonies) also before melachim, and will not be ashamed. 47 And I will delight myself in Thy mitzvot, which I love. 48 My palms also will I lift up unto Thy mitzvot, which I love; and I will meditate on Thy chukkot. ZAYIN 49 Remember the davar to Thy eved, on which Thou hast made me hope. 50 This is my comfort in my oni (affliction); for Thy word hath revived me. 51 The zedim (arrogant ones) have had me greatly in derision; yet have I not turned aside from Thy torah. 52 I remembered Thy mishpatim from of old, Hashem; and have comforted myself. 53 Zalafah (indignation) hath taken hold upon me because of the resha’im that forsake Thy torah. 54 Thy chukkot have been my zemirot (songs) in the bais of my pilgrimage. 55 I have remembered Thy Shem, Hashem, in the lailah, and have been shomer over Thy torah. 56 Zot hayetah li, because I kept Thy pikkudim. CHET 57 Thou art my chelek, Hashem; I have said I would be shomer over Thy words. 58 I sought Thy Face with my kol lev; be gracious unto me according to Thy word. 59 I thought on my drakhim, and turned my feet unto Thy edot (testimonies). 60 I made haste, and delayed not to be shomer over Thy mitzvot. 61 The ropes of the resha’im have bound me; but I have not forgotten Thy torah. 62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto Thee because of Thy righteous mishpatim. 63 I am a chaver of all them that fear Thee, and of them that are shomer over Thy pikkudim. 64 Ha’aretz, Hashem, is full of Thy chesed; teach me Thy chukkot. TET 65 Thou hast dealt well with Thy eved, Hashem, according unto Thy word. 66 Teach me good judgment and da’as; for I have believed in Thy mitzvot. 67 Before I was afflicted I went astray; but now have I been shomer over Thy word. 68 Thou art tov, and doest tov; teach me Thy chukkot. 69 The zedim (arrogant ones) have forged a sheker against me; but I will keep Thy pikkudim with my kol lev. 70 Their lev is callous like chelev; I delight in Thy torah. 71 It is tov for me that I have been afflicted l’ma’an (in order that) I might learn Thy chukkot. 72 The torah of Thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of zahav and kesef. ‘ YOD 73 Thy hands have made me and established me: give me understanding, that I may learn Thy mitzvot. 74 They that fear Thee will be glad when they see me; for I have hoped in Thy Davar. 75 I know, Hashem, Thy mishpatim are tzedek, and Thou in emunah (faithfulness) hast afflicted me. 76 Let now Thy chesed be for my comfort, according to Thy word unto Thy eved. 77 Let Thy rachamim come unto me, that I may live: for Thy torah is my delight. 78 Let the zedim (arrogant ones) be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate on Thy pikkudim (percepts). 79 Let those that fear Thee turn unto me, and those that have known Thy edot. 80 Let my lev be tamim (blameless, complete) in Thy chukkot; that I be not ashamed. Kaf 81 My nefesh fainteth for Thy salvation: but I hope in Thy davar. 82 Mine eyes fail for Thy word saying, Mosai (when) wilt Thou comfort me? 83 For I am become like a wineskin in the smoke; yet do I not forget Thy chukkot. 84 How many are the days of Thy eved? Mosai (when) wilt Thou execute mishpat on them that persecute me? 85 The zedim (arrogant ones) have dug pits for me, which are not in accordance with Thy torah. 86 All Thy mitzvot are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help Thou me. 87 They had almost consumed me ba’aretz; but I forsook not Thy pikkudim. 88 Revive me after Thy chesed; so shall I be shomer over the edut of Thy mouth. Lamed 89 Forever, Hashem, Thy Davar is settled and stands firm in Shomayim. 90 Thy emunah (faithfulness) is to all generations: Thou hast established eretz, and it stands enduring. 91 They continue enduring to this day according to Thine mishpatim: for all things are Thy avadim. 92 Unless Thy torah had been my delight, I should then have perished in mine oni. 93 I will never forget Thy pikkudim: for with them Thou hast revived me. 94 I am Thine, save me: for I have sought out Thy pikkudim. 95 The resha’im have waited for me to destroy me: but I will think on Thy edot. 96 I have seen an end of all perfection: but Thy mitzvah is boundless. Mem 97 O how I love Thy torah! It is my meditation kol hayom. 98 Thou through Thy mitzvot hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me. 99 I have more understanding than every melamed of mine: for Thy edot are my meditation. 100 I understand more than the zekenim, for I keep Thy pikkudim. 101 I have refrained my feet from every orakh rah, in order that I might be shomer over Thy Devar. 102 I have not departed from Thy mishpatim: for Thou hast taught me. 103 How sweet are Thy words unto my palate! Sweeter than devash to my mouth! 104 Through Thy pikkudim I get understanding: therefore I hate every orakh sheker. Nun 105 Thy word is a ner unto my feet, ohr unto my path. 106 I have sworn a shevuah, and I will perform it, that I will keep Thy righteous mishpatim. 107 I am afflicted very much: revive me, Hashem, according unto Thy word. 108 Accept the nidvot of my mouth, O Hashem, and teach me Thy mishpatim. 109 My nefesh is continually in my yad: yet do I not forget Thy torah. 110 The resha’im have laid a pach for me: yet I erred not from Thy pikkudim. 111 Thy edot have I taken as a heritage forever: for they are the sasson lev of me. 112 I have inclined mine lev to perform Thy chukkot forever, even unto the end. Samech 113 I hate the doubleminded: but Thy torah do I love. 114 Thou art my seter (hiding place) and my mogen: I hope in Thy Devar. 115 Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the mitzvot of Elohai. 116 Uphold me according unto Thy imrah, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed from my hope. 117 Hold Thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto Thy chukkot continually. 118 Thou hast rejected all them that err from Thy chukkot: for their deceitfulness is sheker (falsehood). 119 Thou puttest away all resha’im of eretz like dross; therefore I love Thy edot. 120 My basar trembleth for fear of Thee; and I am afraid of Thy mishpatim. AYIN 121 I have done mishpat and tzedek; leave me not to mine oppressors. 122 Be surety for Thy eved for good; let not the zedim (arrogant ones) oppress me. 123 Mine eyes fail for Thy Yeshuah (salvation), and for the word of Thy tzedakah. 124 Deal with Thy eved according unto Thy chesed, and teach me Thy chukkot. 125 I am Thy eved; give me understanding, that I may know Thy edot (testimonies). 126 It is time for Thee, Hashem, to work; for they have made void Thy torah. 127 Therefore I love Thy mitzvot above zahav; yes, above fine gold. 128 Therefore I esteem right all Thy pikkudim concerning all things; and I hate every orakh sheker. PEH 129 Thy edot (testimonies) are wonderful; therefore doth my nefesh keep them. 130 The petach (entrance, doorway) of Thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. 131 I opened my mouth, and panted; for I longed for Thy mitzvot. 132 Look Thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as Thy manner is unto those that love Shimcha. 133 Order my footsteps in Thy imrah; and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. 134 Redeem me from the oppression of adam; so will I keep Thy pikkudim. 135 Make Thy face to shine upon Thy eved; and teach me Thy chukkot. 136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, for they are not shomer over Thy torah. TZADDI 137 Righteous art Thou, Hashem, and yashar are Thy mishpatim. 138 Thy edot (testimonies) that Thou hast commanded are tzedek and emunah me’od (very faithful). 139 My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten Thy devarim. 140 Thy word is very tested; therefore Thy eved loveth it. 141 I am small and despised; yet do not I forget Thy pikkudim. 142 Thy tzedakah is tzedek l’olam, and Thy torah emes. 143 Tzoros and anguish have taken hold on me; yet Thy mitzvot are my delight. 144 The tzedek of Thy edot is l’olam; give me understanding, and I shall live. KOPH 145 I cried with my kol lev; hear me, Hashem; I will keep Thy chukkot. 146 I cried unto Thee; save me, and I shall be shomer over Thy edot (testimonies). 147 I rose before the dawn, and cried out for help; I hoped in Thy Davar. 148 Mine eyes are awake through the ashmurot (night watches), that I might meditate on Thy word. 149 Hear my voice according unto Thy chesed; Hashem, revive me according to Thy mishpat. 150 They draw near that follow after wicked schemes; they are far from Thy torah. 151 Thou art karov (near), Hashem; and all Thy mitzvot are emes. 152 Concerning Thy edot (testimonies), I have known of old that Thou hast founded them forever. RESH 153 Consider mine oni (affliction), and deliver me; for I do not forget Thy torah. 154 Plead my cause; for me make go’el redemption; revive me according to Thy word. 155 Yeshuah (salvation) is far from the resha’im, for they seek not Thy chukkot. 156 Great are Thy rachamim, Hashem; revive me according to Thy mishpatim. 157 Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not turn aside from Thy edot. 158 I beheld the bogedim, and was grieved because they were not shomer over Thy word. 159 Consider how I love Thy pikkudim; revive me, Hashem, according to Thy chesed. 160 Thy word is emes from the beginning; and every one of Thy righteous mishpatim endureth forever. SHIN 161 Sarim (princes) have persecuted me without a cause; but my lev standeth in awe of Thy Davar. 162 I rejoice at Thy imrah (word), as one that findeth great plunder. 163 I hate and abhor sheker; but Thy torah do I love. 164 Shevah times a day do I praise Thee because of Thy righteous mishpatim. 165 Great shalom have they which love Thy torah; nothing shall cause them to stumble. 166 Hashem, I have hoped for Thy Yeshuah (salvation), and do Thy mitzvot. 167 My nefesh is shomer over Thy edot (testimonies); and I love them exceedingly. 168 I have kept Thy pikkudim and Thy edot; for all my ways are before Thee. TAV 169 Let my cry come near before Thee, Hashem; give me understanding according to Thy Davar. 170 Let my techinnah come before Thee; deliver me according to Thy word. 171 My lips shall utter tehillah, when Thou hast taught me Thy chukkot. 172 My leshon shall speak of Thy word; for all Thy mitzvot are tzedek. 173 Let Thine Yad help me; for I have chosen Thy pikkudim. 174 I have longed for Thy Yeshuah (salvation), Hashem; and Thy torah is my delight. 175 Let my nefesh live, and it shall praise Thee; and let Thy mishpatim sustain me. 176 I have gone astray like a seh oved (lost sheep); seek Thy eved; for I do not forget Thy mitzvot.