Sunday, November 11, 2018

Psalms 127


Psalms 127 Fn Min Max Syll
שִׁ֥יר הַֽמַּֽעֲל֗וֹת לִשְׁלֹ֫מֹ֥ה
אִם־יְהוָ֤ה ׀ לֹא־יִבְנֶ֬ה בַ֗יִת שָׁ֤וְא ׀ עָמְל֣וּ בוֹנָ֣יו בּ֑וֹ
אִם־יְהוָ֥ה לֹֽא־יִשְׁמָר־עִ֝֗יר שָׁ֤וְא ׀ שָׁקַ֬ד שׁוֹמֵֽר
1 f A song of the ascents, of Solomon.
If Yahweh does not build a house, in vain its builders toil in it.
If Yahweh does not keep a city, in vain the vigilant keeps watch.
3e 4C 8
14
12
שָׁ֤וְא לָכֶ֨ם ׀ מַשְׁכִּ֪ימֵי ק֡וּם מְאַֽחֲרֵי־שֶׁ֗בֶת אֹ֭כְלֵי לֶ֣חֶם הָעֲצָבִ֑ים
כֵּ֤ן יִתֵּ֖ן לִֽידִיד֣וֹ שֵׁנָֽא
2 C In vain for you to arise early and sit late to eat the bread of hardship.
So he gives his beloved sleep.
3d 4C 20
8
הִנֵּ֤ה נַחֲלַ֣ת יְהוָ֣ה בָּנִ֑ים
שָׂ֝כָ֗ר פְּרִ֣י הַבָּֽטֶן
3 Here! children are an inheritance of Yahweh,
the fruit of the belly a wage.
3e 4C 9
7
כְּחִצִּ֥ים בְּיַד־גִּבּ֑וֹר
כֵּ֝֗ן בְּנֵ֣י הַנְּעוּרִֽים
4 As arrows in a valiant hand,
so are children of the youthful.
3e 4B 7
6
אַשְׁרֵ֤י הַגֶּ֗בֶר אֲשֶׁ֤ר מִלֵּ֥א אֶת־אַשְׁפָּת֗וֹ מֵ֫הֶ ֥ם
לֹֽא־יֵבֹ֑שׁוּ
כִּֽי־יְדַבְּר֖וּ אֶת־אוֹיְבִ֣ים בַּשָּֽׁעַר
5 Happy the valiant who filled his quiver with them.
He will not be ashamed when he speaks with enemies at the gate.
3e 4C 16
3
10

There is no performance of this from the work of Haïk-Vantoura. Perhaps David's elegy from 2 Samuel 1 would be a guard against violence. There are several performances with links here.


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