JEWISH PSALMS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

From the Book of Pslam, helpful passages for spiritual guidance concerning:

1.  A JOURNEY

2.  HEALING

3.  LOVE

4.  PEACE

5.  REPENTANCE

6.  SPECIAL OCCASIONS

7.  TIMES OF DISTRESS

A JOURNEY

NEW JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY OF AMERICA TANAKH (NJPS) TRANSLATION

Psalm 91:1-16

1 O you who dwell in the shelter of the Most High and abide in the protection of Shaddai— 2 I say of the LORD, my refuge and stronghold, my God in whom I trust, 3 that He will save you from the fowler’s trap, from the destructive plague. 4 He will cover you with His pinions; you will find refuge under His wings; His fidelity is an encircling shield. 5 You need not fear the terror by night, or the arrow that flies by day, 6 the plague that stalks in the darkness, or the scourge that ravages at noon. 7 A thousand may fall at your left side, ten thousand at your right, but it shall not reach you. 8 You will see it with your eyes, you will witness the punishment of the wicked. 9 Because you took the LORD—my refuge, the Most High—as your haven, 10 no harm will befall you, no disease touch your tent. 11 For He will order His angels to guard you wherever you go. 12 They will carry you in their hands lest you hurt your foot on a stone. 13 You will tread on cubs and vipers; you will trample lions and asps. 14 “Because he is devoted to Me I will deliver him; I will keep him safe, for he knows My name. 15 When he calls on Me, I will answer him; I will be with him in distress; I will rescue him and make him honored; 16 I will let him live to a ripe old age, and show him My salvation.”

HEALING

NEW JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY OF AMERICA TANAKH (NJPS) TRANSLATION

Psalm 6:1-11

1 -For the leader; with instrumental music on the sheminith. A psalm of David. 2 O LORD, do not punish me in anger, do not chastise me in fury. 3 Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I languish; heal me, O LORD, for my bones shake with terror. 4 My whole being is stricken with terror, while You, LORD—O, how long! 5 O LORD, turn! Rescue me! Deliver me as befits Your faithfulness. 6 For there is no praise of You among the dead; in Sheol, who can acclaim You? 7 I am weary with groaning; every night I drench my bed, I melt my couch in tears. 8 My eyes are wasted by vexation, worn out because of all my foes. 9 Away from me, all you evildoers, for the LORD heeds the sound of my weeping. 10 The LORD heeds my plea, the LORD accepts my prayer. 11 All my enemies will be frustrated and stricken with terror; they will turn back in an instant, frustrated.

Psalm 16:1-11

1 A michtam of David. Protect me, O God, for I seek refuge in You. 2 I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord, my benefactor; there is none above You.” 3 As to the holy and mighty ones that are in the land, my whole desire concerning them is that 4 those who espouse another god may have many sorrows! I will have no part of their bloody libations; their names will not pass my lips. 5 The LORD is my allotted share and portion; You control my fate. 6 Delightful country has fallen to my lot; lovely indeed is my estate. 7 I bless the LORD who has guided me; my conscience admonishes me at night. 8 I am ever mindful of the LORD’s presence; He is at my right hand; I shall never be shaken. 9 So my heart rejoices, my whole being exults, and my body rests secure. 10 For You will not abandon me to Sheol, or let Your faithful one see the Pit. 11 You will teach me the path of life. In Your presence is perfect joy; delights are ever in Your right hand.

Psalm 41:1-14

1 For the leader. A psalm of David. 2 Happy is he who is thoughtful of the wretched; in bad times may the LORD keep him from harm. 3 May the LORD guard him and preserve him;