Tehillim / Psalms

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Tehillim / Psalms

Here are two of the Tehillim / Psalms that we recommend you to say along with our 40 day prayers.

Tehillim / Psalm 20

The second verse of this chapter beseeches G-d [Hashem] to answer your prayers in times of trouble. This chapter is appropriate to be said in times of trouble and distress. The main theme of the chapter is focused on G-d sending us salvation.

א לַמְנַצֵּחַ, מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד 1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.
ב יַעַנְךָ יְהוָה, בְּיוֹם צָרָה; יְשַׂגֶּבְךָ, שֵׁם אֱלֹהֵי יַעֲקֹב 2 The LORD will answer you on the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob set you up on high;
ג יִשְׁלַח-עֶזְרְךָ מִקֹּדֶשׁ; וּמִצִּיּוֹן, יִסְעָדֶךָּ 3 Send your help from the sanctuary, and support you out of Zion;
ד יִזְכֹּר כָּל-מִנְחֹתֶךָ; וְעוֹלָתְךָ יְדַשְּׁנֶה סֶלָה 4 Recall of all your meal-offerings, and accept the fat of your burnt-sacrifice; Selah
ה יִתֶּן-לְךָ כִלְבָבֶךָ; וְכָל-עֲצָתְךָ יְמַלֵּא 5 He shall grant you according to your heart, and fulfil all your counsel.
ו נְרַנְּנָה, בִּישׁוּעָתֶךָ-- וּבְשֵׁם-אֱלֹהֵינוּ נִדְגֹּל; יְמַלֵּא יְהוָה, כָּל-מִשְׁאֲלוֹתֶיךָ 6 We will shout for joy in your victory, and in the name of our God we will set up our standards; the LORD fulfil all your petitions.
ז עַתָּה יָדַעְתִּי-- כִּי הוֹשִׁיעַ יְהוָה, מְשִׁיחוֹ: יַעֲנֵהוּ, מִשְּׁמֵי קָדְשׁוֹ-- בִּגְבֻרוֹת, יֵשַׁע יְמִינוֹ 7 Now know I that the LORD saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven with the mighty acts of His saving right hand.
ח אֵלֶּה בָרֶכֶב, וְאֵלֶּה בַסּוּסִים; וַאֲנַחְנוּ, בְּשֵׁם-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ נַזְכִּיר 8 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will recall of the name of the LORD our God.
ט הֵמָּה, כָּרְעוּ וְנָפָלוּ; וַאֲנַחְנוּ קַּמְנוּ, וַנִּתְעוֹדָד 9 They are bowed down and fallen; but we are upright, and standing.
י יְהוָה הוֹשִׁיעָה: הַמֶּלֶךְ, יַעֲנֵנוּ בְיוֹם-קָרְאֵנוּ 10 Save, LORD; let the King answer us on the day that we call.

The Hebrew text is from www.mechon-mamre.org and is copyrighted. The English is a contemporary version of their text.

Tehillim / Psalm 32

In the hebrew of the sixth verse, a connection is made between the words 'a time to be found' and finding one's spouse. This chapter is recommended for those seeking marriage.

א לְדָוִד, מַשְׂכִּיל: אַשְׁרֵי נְשׂוּי-פֶּשַׁע; כְּסוּי חֲטָאָה 1 [A Psalm] of David. Maschil. Happy is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is pardoned.
ב אַשְׁרֵי אָדָם--לֹא יַחְשֹׁב יְהוָה לוֹ עָו‍ֹן; וְאֵין בְּרוּחוֹ רְמִיָּה 2 Happy is the man in whom the LORD does not consider iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no trickery.
ג כִּי-הֶחֱרַשְׁתִּי, בָּלוּ עֲצָמָי-- בְּשַׁאֲגָתִי, כָּל-הַיּוֹם 3 When I kept silence, my bones wore away through my groaning all the day long.
ד כִּי, יוֹמָם וָלַיְלָה-- תִּכְבַּד עָלַי, יָדֶךָ: נֶהְפַּךְ לְשַׁדִּי-- בְּחַרְבֹנֵי קַיִץ סֶלָה 4 For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; my sap was turned as in the droughts of summer. Selah
ה חַטָּאתִי אוֹדִיעֲךָ, וַעֲו‍ֹנִי לֹא-כִסִּיתִי-- אָמַרְתִּי, אוֹדֶה עֲלֵי פְשָׁעַי לַיהוָה; וְאַתָּה נָשָׂאתָ עֲו‍ֹן חַטָּאתִי סֶלָה 5 I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity have I not hid; I said: 'I will make confession concerning my transgressions to the LORD'-- and You, You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah
ו עַל-זֹאת, יִתְפַּלֵּל כָּל-חָסִיד אֵלֶיךָ-- לְעֵת מְצֹא: רַק, לְשֵׁטֶף מַיִם רַבִּים-- אֵלָיו, לֹא יַגִּיעוּ 6 For this let every one that is saintly pray to You in a time when You may be found; surely, when the great waters overflow, they will not reach him.
ז אַתָּה, סֵתֶר לִי-- מִצַּר תִּצְּרֵנִי: רָנֵּי פַלֵּט; תְּסוֹבְבֵנִי סֶלָה 7 You are my hiding-place; You will preserve me from difficulty; with songs of deliverance You will surround me. Selah
ח אַשְׂכִּילְךָ, וְאוֹרְךָ--בְּדֶרֶךְ-זוּ תֵלֵךְ; אִיעֲצָה עָלֶיךָ עֵינִי 8 'I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go; I will give counsel, My eye is on you.'
ט אַל-תִּהְיוּ, כְּסוּס כְּפֶרֶד-- אֵין הָבִין: בְּמֶתֶג-וָרֶסֶן עֶדְיוֹ לִבְלוֹם; בַּל, קְרֹב אֵלֶיךָ 9 Do not be like a horse, or like a mule, which have no understanding; whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, that they will not come near you.
י רַבִּים מַכְאוֹבִים, לָרָשָׁע: וְהַבּוֹטֵחַ בַּיהוָה--חֶסֶד, יְסוֹבְבֶנּוּ 10 Many are the sorrows of the wicked; but he that trusts in the LORD, mercy surrounds him.
יא שִׂמְחוּ בַיהוָה וְגִילוּ, צַדִּיקִים; וְהַרְנִינוּ, כָּל-יִשְׁרֵי-לֵב 11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, O righteous; and shout for joy, all that are straight-hearted.

Hebrew text is from www.mechon-mamre.org and is copyrighted.