Sunday, June 29, 2008

Psalm 111 Countess Mary Herbert Pembroke - comparing notes

אוֹדֶה יְהוָה, בְּכָל-לֵבָב
בְּסוֹד יְשָׁרִים וְעֵדָה
1 Hallelujah.
I will thank יְהוָה with a whole heart,
in the council of the upright, and assembly.
1: At home, abroad most willingly I will
2: Bestow on God my praises uttmost skill:
גְּדֹלִים, מַעֲשֵׂי יְהוָה
דְּרוּשִׁים, לְכָל-חֶפְצֵיהֶם
2 Great are the works of יְהוָה,
sought of all that delight in them.
3: Chaunting his workes, workes of unmatched might,
4: Deem'd so by them, who in their search delight.
הוֹד-וְהָדָר פָּעֳלוֹ
וְצִדְקָתוֹ, עֹמֶדֶת לָעַד
3 Splendor and majesty his doing;
and his righteousness stands in perpetuity.
5: Endlesse the honor to his powre pertaines:
6: From end as farre his justice eake remaines,
זֵכֶר עָשָׂה, לְנִפְלְאוֹתָיו
חַנּוּן וְרַחוּם יְהוָה
4 He makes present his wonderful works;
gracious and compassionate is יְהוָה.
7: Gratious and good and working wonders soe
8: His wonders never can forgotten goe.
טֶרֶף, נָתַן לִירֵאָיו
יִזְכֹּר לְעוֹלָם בְּרִיתוֹ
5 Food he gives to those fearing him;
he makes present for ever his covenant.
9: In hungry waste he fedd his faithful Crue,
10: Keeping his league, and still in promise true.
כֹּחַ מַעֲשָׂיו, הִגִּיד לְעַמּוֹ
לָתֵת לָהֶם, נַחֲלַת גּוֹיִם
6 The power of his works he reveals to his people,
in giving them the heritage of the nations.
11: Lastly his strength he caus'd them understand,
12: Making them lords of all the heathens land.
מַעֲשֵׂי יָדָיו, אֱמֶת וּמִשְׁפָּט
נֶאֱמָנִים, כָּל-פִּקּוּדָיו
7 The works of his hands are truth and judgment; faithful are all his precepts,
13: Now what could more each promise, doome, decree,
14: Of him confirme sure, just, unmov'd to be!
סְמוּכִים לָעַד לְעוֹלָם
עֲשׂוּיִם, בֶּאֱמֶת וְיָשָׁר
8 Established in perpetuity and for ever,
worked in truth and uprightness.
15: Preserv'd his folk, his league eternall fram'd:
16: Quake then with feare when holy he is nam'd.

פְּדוּת, שָׁלַח לְעַמּוֹ
צִוָּה-לְעוֹלָם בְּרִיתוֹ
קָדוֹשׁ וְנוֹרָא שְׁמוֹ
9 Redemption he sent to his people;
he commands his covenant for ever;
Holy and fearful is his name.
17: Reverence of him is Perfect wisdoms well:
18: Stand in his lawe, so understand you well.
רֵאשִׁית חָכְמָה, יִרְאַת יְהוָה
שֵׂכֶל טוֹב, לְכָל-עֹשֵׂיהֶם
תְּהִלָּתוֹ, עֹמֶדֶת לָעַד
10 The beginning of wisdom is the fear of יְהוָה;
a good intelligence to all in their working;
his praise stands in perpetuity.
19: The praise of him (though wicked hartes repine)
20: Unbounded bides, noe time can it define.

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