Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Psalm 112

This post continues the one on Psalm 111. Each of the gem-like acrostic poems celebrates Psalm 110, the germ of incarnation, Yahweh's anointed embodying Yahweh.

The one who fears God is compared to Yahweh in these two poems. Such a person is a disciplined blogger, he will rein in his words with judgment.

Psalms 112 Fn Min Max Syll
הַ֥לְלוּ יָ֨הּ ׀ אַשְׁרֵי־אִ֭ישׁ יָרֵ֣א אֶת־יְהוָ֑ה
בְּ֝מִצְוֺתָ֗יו חָפֵ֥ץ מְאֹֽד
1 f Hallelu Yah. A happy person fears Yahweh.
By his commandments he has much delight.
3e 4B 11
גִּבּ֣וֹר בָּ֭אָרֶץ יִהְיֶ֣ה זַרְע֑וֹ
דּ֭וֹר יְשָׁרִ֣ים יְבֹרָֽךְ
2 Grandly valiant in the earth will be his seed.
Days of the upright will be blessed.
3e 4B 9
הוֹן־וָעֹ֥שֶׁר בְּבֵית֑וֹ
וְ֝צִדְקָת֗וֹ עֹמֶ֥דֶת לָעַֽד
3 High value and riches are in his house.
Verily his righteousness stands for ever.
3e 4A 7
זָ֘רַ֤ח בַּחֹ֣שֶׁךְ א֭וֹר לַיְשָׁרִ֑ים
חַנּ֖וּן וְרַח֣וּם וְצַדִּֽיק
4 ~ Zenith-bearing in the darkness there is light to the upright.
He is gracious and compassionate and righteous.
3e 4C 9
טֽוֹב־אִ֭ישׁ חוֹנֵ֣ן וּמַלְוֶ֑ה
יְכַלְכֵּ֖ל דְּבָרָ֣יו בְּמִשְׁפָּֽט
5 This is a good person, gracious and lending.
Yea, he will rein in his words with judgment.
3e 4B 7
כִּֽי־לְעוֹלָ֥ם לֹא־יִמּ֑וֹט
לְזֵ֥כֶר ע֝וֹלָ֗ם יִהְיֶ֥ה צַדִּֽיק
6 Causing him never to be moved.
Lasting forever in memory is one who is righteous.
3e 4A 6
מִשְּׁמוּעָ֣ה רָ֭עָה לֹ֣א יִירָ֑א
נָכ֥וֹן לִ֝בּ֗וֹ בָּטֻ֥חַ בַּיהוָֽה
7 Messages of evil he does not fear.
Now his heart is prepared, trusting in Yahweh.
3e 4B 8
סָמ֣וּךְ לִ֭בּוֹ לֹ֣א יִירָ֑א
עַ֖ד אֲשֶׁר־יִרְאֶ֣ה בְצָרָֽיו
8 Supported is his heart, he does not fear,
Even when it is that he sees his troubles.
3e 4B 7
פִּזַּ֤ר ׀ נָ֘תַ֤ן לָאֶבְיוֹנִ֗ים צִ֭דְקָתוֹ עֹמֶ֣דֶת לָעַ֑ד
קַ֝רְנ֗וֹ תָּר֥וּם בְּכָבֽוֹד
9 Prodigal of love, he gives to the-many needy.
Standing for ever is his righteousness.
Quite full his horn, exalted in glory.
3e 4C 16
רָ֘שָׁ֤ע יִרְאֶ֨ה ׀ וְכָעָ֗ס שִׁנָּ֣יו יַחֲרֹ֣ק וְנָמָ֑ס
תַּאֲוַ֖ת רְשָׁעִ֣ים תֹּאבֵֽד
10 ~ Rebel will see and will grieve.
So will his teeth gnash and decay.
The desire of rebels will perish.
3e 4C 15