Tehillah 71 – תהלה עא

1In You, O  יהוה , have I taken refuge; let me never be ashamed.

2Deliver me in Your tzedaka, and rescue me; incline Your ear unto me, and save me.

3Be to me a sheltering Rock, whereunto I may continually resort, which You have appointed to save me; for You are my Rock and my fortress.

4O my Elohim, rescue me out of the hand of the wicked, out of the grasp of the unrighteous and ruthless man.

5For You are my hope; O Adonai  יהוה , my trust from my youth.

6Upon You have I stayed myself from birth; You are He that took me out of my mother’s womb; my praise is continually of You.

7I am as a wonder unto many; but You are my strong refuge.

8My mouth shall be filled with Your praise, and with Your glory all the day.

9Cast me not off in the time of old age; when my strength fails, forsake me not.

10For my enemies speak concerning me, and they that watch for my soul take counsel together,

11Saying, “Elohim has forsaken him; pursue and take him; for there is none to deliver.”

12O Elohim, be not far from me; O my Elohim, make haste to help me.

13Let them be ashamed and consumed  that  are adversaries to my soul;  let  them  be  covered with reproach and confusion that seek my hurt.

14But as for me, I will hope continually, and I will praise You yet more and more.

15My mouth shall tell of Your tzedaka, and of Your Salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.

16I will come with Your mighty acts, O Adonai  יהוה ; I will make mention of Your tzedaka, Yours alone.

17O Elohim, You have taught me from my youth; and until now do I declare Your wondrous works.

18And even unto old age and gray hairs, O Elohim, forsake me not; until I have declared Your Zero’ah unto the next generation, Your might to everyone that is to come.

19Your tzedaka also, O Elohim, which reaches unto high heaven; You who have done great things, O Elohim, who is like unto You?

20You, who have made me to see many and sore troubles, will quicken me again, and bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

21You will increase my greatness, and turn and comfort me. 

22I also will give thanks unto You with the Nevel, even unto Your truth, O my Elohim; I will sing praises unto You with the Kinor, O You, Kadosh One of Yisra’el.

23My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing praises unto You; and my soul, which You have redeemed.

24My tongue also shall tell of Your tzedaka all the day; for they are ashamed, for they are abashed, that seek my hurt.

אבְּךָ יהוה חָסִיתִי; אַל אֵבוֹשָׁה לְעוֹלָם.

בבְּצִדְקָתְךָ תַּצִּילֵנִי וּתְפַלְּטֵנִי; הַטֵּה אֵלַי אָזְנְךָ וְהוֹשִׁיעֵנִי.

גהֱיֵה לִי לְצוּר מָעוֹן לָבוֹא תָּמִיד צִוִּיתָ לְהוֹשִׁיעֵנִי: כִּי סַלְעִי וּמְצוּדָתִי אָתָּה.

דאֱלֹהַי פַּלְּטֵנִי מִיַּד רָשָׁע; מִכַּף מְעַוֵּל וְחוֹמֵץ.

הכִּי אַתָּה תִקְוָתִי; אֲדֹנָי יהוה מִבְטַחִי מִנְּעוּרָי.

ועָלֶיךָ נִסְמַכְתִּי מִבֶּטֶן מִמְּעֵי אִמִּי אַתָּה גוֹזִי; בְּךָ תְהִלָּתִי תָמִיד.

זכְּמוֹפֵת הָיִיתִי לְרַבִּים; וְאַתָּה מַחֲסִי עֹז.

חיִמָּלֵא פִי תְּהִלָּתֶךָ; כָּל הַיּוֹם תִּפְאַרְתֶּךָ.

טאַל תַּשְׁלִיכֵנִי לְעֵת זִקְנָה; כִּכְלוֹת כֹּחִי אַל תַּעַזְבֵנִי.

יכִּי אָמְרוּ אוֹיְבַי לִי; וְשֹׁמְרֵי נַפְשִׁי נוֹעֲצוּ יַחְדָּו.

יאלֵאמֹר אֱלֹהִים עֲזָבוֹ; רִדְפוּ וְתִפְשׂוּהוּ כִּי אֵין מַצִּיל.

יבאֱלֹהִים אַל תִּרְחַק מִמֶּנִּי; אֱלֹהַי לְעֶזְרָתִי חישה (חוּשָׁה).

יגיֵבֹשׁוּ יִכְלוּ שֹׂטְנֵי נַפְשִׁי: יַעֲטוּ חֶרְפָּה וּכְלִמָּה מְבַקְשֵׁי רָעָתִי.

ידוַאֲנִי תָּמִיד אֲיַחֵל; וְהוֹסַפְתִּי עַל כָּל תְּהִלָּתֶךָ.

טופִּי יְסַפֵּר צִדְקָתֶךָ כָּל הַיּוֹם תְּשׁוּעָתֶךָ: כִּי לֹא יָדַעְתִּי סְפֹרוֹת.

טזאָבוֹא בִּגְבֻרוֹת אֲדֹנָי יהוה ; אַזְכִּיר צִדְקָתְךָ לְבַדֶּךָ.

יזאֱלֹהִים לִמַּדְתַּנִי מִנְּעוּרָי; וְעַד הֵנָּה אַגִּיד נִפְלְאוֹתֶיךָ.

יחוְגַם עַד זִקְנָה וְשֵׂיבָה אֱלֹהִים אַל תַּעַזְבֵנִי: עַד אַגִּיד זְרוֹעֲךָ לְדוֹר; לְכָל יָבוֹא גְּבוּרָתֶךָ.

יטוְצִדְקָתְךָ אֱלֹהִים עַד מָרוֹם: אֲשֶׁר עָשִׂיתָ גְדֹלוֹת; אֱלֹהִים מִי כָמוֹךָ.

כאֲשֶׁר הראיתנו (הִרְאִיתַנִי) צָרוֹת רַבּוֹת וְרָעוֹת: תָּשׁוּב תחינו (תְּחַיֵּנִי); וּמִתְּהֹמוֹת הָאָרֶץ תָּשׁוּב תַּעֲלֵנִי.

כאתֶּרֶב גְּדֻלָּתִי; וְתִסֹּב תְּנַחֲמֵנִי.

כבגַּם אֲנִי אוֹדְךָ בִכְלִי נֶבֶל אֲמִתְּךָ אֱלֹהָי: אֲזַמְּרָה לְךָ בְכִנּוֹר קְדוֹשׁ יִשְׂרָאֵל.

כגתְּרַנֵּנָּה שְׂפָתַי כִּי אֲזַמְּרָה לָּךְ; וְנַפְשִׁי אֲשֶׁר פָּדִיתָ.

כדגַּם לְשׁוֹנִי כָּל הַיּוֹם תֶּהְגֶּה צִדְקָתֶךָ: כִּי בֹשׁוּ כִי חָפְרוּ מְבַקְשֵׁי רָעָתִי.