Friday, August 20, 2010

Psalm 110

Psalm 110

in which the king as priest drinks from the torrent in the way
(See below for the format and text from 2018)

לְדָוִד מִזְמוֹר
נְאֻם יְהוָה לַאדֹנִי

שֵׁב לִימִינִי
עַד אָשִׁית אֹיְבֶיךָ הֲדֹם לְרַגְלֶיךָ
1Of David, a psalm
a proclamation of יְהוָה to my Lord

Sit at my right hand
till I make your enemies your footstool
מַטֵּה עֻזְּךָ יִשְׁלַח יְהוָה מִצִּיּוֹן
רְדֵה בְּקֶרֶב אֹיְבֶיךָ
2יְהוָה will send the rod of your strength out of Zion
rule within and among your enemies
עַמְּךָ נְדָבֹת בְּיוֹם חֵילֶךָ
בְּהַדְרֵי קֹדֶשׁ מֵרֶחֶם מִשְׁחָר
לְךָ טַל יַלְדֻתֶיךָ
3your people are willing in the day of your weal
in the honour of holiness from the womb of the dawn
to you the dew of your childhood

נִשְׁבַּע יְהוָה וְלֹא יִנָּחֵם
אַתָּה כֹהֵן לְעוֹלָם
עַל דִּבְרָתִי מַלְכִּי צֶדֶק
4יְהוָה has sworn and without a sigh
you are a priest forever
by the word of Melchizedek
אֲדֹנָי עַל יְמִינְךָ
מָחַץ בְּיוֹם אַפּוֹ מְלָכִים
5my Lord is at your right hand
he will wound kings in the day of his anger

יָדִין בַּגּוֹיִם
מָלֵא גְוִיּוֹת
מָחַץ רֹאשׁ עַל אֶרֶץ רַבָּה
6he will advocate among the nations
a fullness of bodies
he will wound greatly a head on earth
מִנַּחַל בַּדֶּרֶךְ יִשְׁתֶּה
עַל כֵּן יָרִים רֹאשׁ
7he will imbibe from the torrent in the way
therefore he will lift a head high
Notes by verse

1[Matthew 22:44, Acts 2:34-35, Hebrews 1:13, 10:12-13, 1 Peter 3:22]
3weal, חיל (xyl), or wealth or force, both of which I have used in other verses. The חיל of Egypt is destroyed in the sea. The parallels expressing womb and youth suggests a birthing image. The archaic weal (e.g. as in common weal) can be used to mean both wealth and hurt as in the birth process.
4[Hebrews 5:6, 7:17, 21]
Translation and Notes last updated on 2011.
Hebrew words: 65 English words: 143

Keywords in relative order
Word and gloss * first usage1234567VsStem
לאדני to my Lord
לימיני at my right hand
איביך your enemies
איביך your enemies
ביום in the day of
מלכי Melchi-
אדני my Lord
ימינך your right hand
מחץ he will wound
ביום in the day of
מלכים kings
מחץ he will wound
ראשׁ a head
ראשׁ a head

There is a superb Korean recording of the Handel Dixit Dominus - but it is too slow to load. The other performances that I 'saw' were too out of tune to begin to 'listen to'. Here is the same choir doing De torrente in via bibet, propterea exaltabit caput and the Gloria. It is superb.
This psalm is pivotal to the understanding of the Anointed (remember the oil of Psalm 109 and anticipate the dew of Psalm 133). נִשְׁבַּע יְהוָה וְלֹא יִנָּחֵם - Hashem has sworn and 'will not repent'. Imagine reading this and hearing (the ear being open you would not have to try to 'figure it out') what would satisfy the desire for good that is in the root and branch of creation. The satisfaction (of God) would be that there was one who loved as he loved, one who loves as he loves, one who gives self to that love in the magnificence of the covenant love that is from the beginning. The earthling seeing this anointed one would confirm that it was (we may say) satisfactory. The act of seeing gives life and healing and allows the giving of self to the same covenant love that is from the beginning.

Psalms 110 Fn Min Max Syll
לְדָוִ֗ד מִ֫זְמ֥וֹר
נְאֻ֤ם יְהוָ֨ה ׀ לַֽאדֹנִ֗י שֵׁ֥ב לִֽימִינִ֑י
עַד־אָשִׁ֥ית אֹ֝יְבֶ֗יךָ הֲדֹ֣ם לְרַגְלֶֽיךָ
1 Of David a psalm,
an oracle of Yahweh to my Lord. Sit at my right hand,
till I set your enemies as your footstool.
3e 4C 5
מַטֵּֽה־עֻזְּךָ֗ יִשְׁלַ֣ח יְ֭הוָה מִצִּיּ֑וֹן
רְ֝דֵ֗ה בְּקֶ֣רֶב אֹיְבֶֽיךָ
2 Yahweh will send the rod of your strength out of Zion.
Rule within and among your enemies.
3e 4B 11
עַמְּךָ֣ נְדָבֹת֮ בְּי֪וֹם חֵ֫ילֶ֥ךָ
בְּֽהַדְרֵי־קֹ֭דֶשׁ מֵרֶ֣חֶם מִשְׁחָ֑ר
לְ֝ךָ֗ טַ֣ל יַלְדֻתֶֽיךָ
3 Your people are willing in the day of your weal.
In the honour of holiness from the womb of the dawn,
yours is the dew of your childhood.

3d 4B 10
נִשְׁבַּ֤ע יְהוָ֨ה ׀ וְלֹ֥א יִנָּחֵ֗ם אַתָּֽה־כֹהֵ֥ן לְעוֹלָ֑ם
עַל־דִּ֝בְרָתִ֗י מַלְכִּי־צֶֽדֶק
4 Yahweh has sworn and without a sigh, You are a priest forever,
by the word of Melchizedek.
3e 4C 16
אֲדֹנָ֥י עַל־יְמִֽינְךָ֑
מָחַ֖ץ בְּיוֹם־אַפּ֣וֹ מְלָכִֽים
5 My Lord is at your right hand.
He will wound kings in the day of his anger.

3e 4B 7
יָדִ֣ין בַּ֭גּוֹיִם מָלֵ֣א גְוִיּ֑וֹת
מָ֥חַץ רֹ֝֗אשׁ עַל־אֶ֥רֶץ רַבָּֽה
6 He will advocate among the nations, a fullness of bodies.
He will wound exceedingly a head on earth.
3e 4B 10
מִ֭נַּחַל בַּדֶּ֣רֶךְ יִשְׁתֶּ֑ה
עַל־כֵּ֝֗ן יָרִ֥ים רֹֽאשׁ
7 g He will imbibe from the torrent in the way.
Therefore he will lift a head high.
3e 4B 8

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