73ע״ג
1 א

מִזְמ֗וֹר לְאָ֫סָ֥ף אַ֤ךְ ט֭וֹב לְיִשְׂרָאֵ֥ל אֱלֹהִ֗ים לְבָרֵ֥י לֵבָֽב׃

A psalm of Asaph. God is truly good to Israel, to those whose heart is pure.

2 ב

וַאֲנִ֗י כִּ֭מְעַט נטוי [נָטָ֣יוּ] רַגְלָ֑י כְּ֝אַ֗יִן שפכה [שֻׁפְּכ֥וּ] אֲשֻׁרָֽי׃

As for me, my feet had almost strayed, my steps were nearly led off course,

3 ג

כִּֽי־קִ֭נֵּאתִי בַּֽהוֹלְלִ֑ים שְׁל֖וֹם רְשָׁעִ֣ים אֶרְאֶֽה׃

for I envied the wanton; I saw the wicked at ease.

4 ד

כִּ֤י אֵ֖ין חַרְצֻבּ֥וֹת לְמוֹתָ֗ם וּבָרִ֥יא אוּלָֽם׃

Death has no pangs for them; their body is healthy.

5 ה

בַּעֲמַ֣ל אֱנ֣וֹשׁ אֵינֵ֑מוֹ וְעִם־אָ֝דָ֗ם לֹ֣א יְנֻגָּֽעוּ׃

They have no part in the travail of men; they are not afflicted like the rest of mankind.

6 ו

לָ֭כֵן עֲנָקַ֣תְמוֹ גַאֲוָ֑ה יַעֲטָף־שִׁ֝֗ית חָמָ֥ס לָֽמוֹ׃

So pride adorns their necks, lawlessness enwraps them as a mantle.

7 ז

יָ֭צָא מֵחֵ֣לֶב עֵינֵ֑מוֹ עָ֝בְר֗וּ מַשְׂכִּיּ֥וֹת לֵבָֽב׃

Fat shuts out their eyes; their fancies are extravagant.

8 ח

יָמִ֤יקוּ ׀ וִידַבְּר֣וּ בְרָ֣ע עֹ֑שֶׁק מִמָּר֥וֹם יְדַבֵּֽרוּ׃

They scoff and plan evil; from their eminence they plan wrongdoing.

9 ט

שַׁתּ֣וּ בַשָּׁמַ֣יִם פִּיהֶ֑ם וּ֝לְשׁוֹנָ֗ם תִּֽהֲלַ֥ךְ בָּאָֽרֶץ׃

They set their mouths against heaven, and their tongues range over the earth.

10 י

לָכֵ֤ן ׀ ישיב [יָשׁ֣וּב] עַמּ֣וֹ הֲלֹ֑ם וּמֵ֥י מָ֝לֵ֗א יִמָּ֥צוּ לָֽמוֹ׃

So they pound His people again and again, until they are drained of their very last tear.

11 יא

וְֽאָמְר֗וּ אֵיכָ֥ה יָדַֽע־אֵ֑ל וְיֵ֖שׁ דֵּעָ֣ה בְעֶלְיֽוֹן׃

Then they say, “How could God know? Is there knowledge with the Most High?”

12 יב

הִנֵּה־אֵ֥לֶּה רְשָׁעִ֑ים וְשַׁלְוֵ֥י ע֝וֹלָ֗ם הִשְׂגּוּ־חָֽיִל׃

Such are the wicked; ever tranquil, they amass wealth.

13 יג

אַךְ־רִ֭יק זִכִּ֣יתִי לְבָבִ֑י וָאֶרְחַ֖ץ בְּנִקָּי֣וֹן כַּפָּֽי׃

It was for nothing that I kept my heart pure and washed my hands in innocence,

14 יד

וָאֱהִ֣י נָ֭גוּעַ כָּל־הַיּ֑וֹם וְ֝תוֹכַחְתִּ֗י לַבְּקָרִֽים׃

seeing that I have been constantly afflicted, that each morning brings new punishments.

15 טו

אִם־אָ֭מַרְתִּי אֲסַפְּרָ֥ה כְמ֑וֹ הִנֵּ֤ה ד֭וֹר בָּנֶ֣יךָ בָגָֽדְתִּי׃

Had I decided to say these things, I should have been false to the circle of Your disciples.

16 טז

וָֽ֭אֲחַשְּׁבָה לָדַ֣עַת זֹ֑את עָמָ֖ל היא [ה֣וּא] בְעֵינָֽי׃

So I applied myself to understand this, but it seemed a hopeless task

17 יז

עַד־אָ֭בוֹא אֶל־מִקְדְּשֵׁי־אֵ֑ל אָ֝בִ֗ינָה לְאַחֲרִיתָֽם׃

till I entered God’s sanctuary and reflected on their fate.

18 יח

אַ֣ךְ בַּ֭חֲלָקוֹת תָּשִׁ֣ית לָ֑מוֹ הִ֝פַּלְתָּ֗ם לְמַשּׁוּאֽוֹת׃

You surround them with flattery; You make them fall through blandishments.

19 יט

אֵ֤יךְ הָי֣וּ לְשַׁמָּ֣ה כְרָ֑גַע סָ֥פוּ תַ֝֗מּוּ מִן־בַּלָּהֽוֹת׃

How suddenly are they ruined, wholly swept away by terrors.

20 כ

כַּחֲל֥וֹם מֵהָקִ֑יץ אֲ֝דֹנָי בָּעִ֤יר ׀ צַלְמָ֬ם תִּבְזֶֽה׃

When You are aroused You despise their image, as one does a dream after waking, O Lord.

21 כא

כִּ֭י יִתְחַמֵּ֣ץ לְבָבִ֑י וְ֝כִלְיוֹתַ֗י אֶשְׁתּוֹנָֽן׃

My mind was stripped of its reason, my feelings were numbed.

22 כב

וַאֲנִי־בַ֭עַר וְלֹ֣א אֵדָ֑ע בְּ֝הֵמ֗וֹת הָיִ֥יתִי עִמָּֽךְ׃

I was a dolt, without knowledge; I was brutish toward You.

23 כג

וַאֲנִ֣י תָמִ֣יד עִמָּ֑ךְ אָ֝חַ֗זְתָּ בְּיַד־יְמִינִֽי׃

Yet I was always with You, You held my right hand;

24 כד

בַּעֲצָתְךָ֥ תַנְחֵ֑נִי וְ֝אַחַ֗ר כָּב֥וֹד תִּקָּחֵֽנִי׃

You guided me by Your counsel and led me toward honor.

25 כה

מִי־לִ֥י בַשָּׁמָ֑יִם וְ֝עִמְּךָ֗ לֹא־חָפַ֥צְתִּי בָאָֽרֶץ׃

Whom else have I in heaven? And having You, I want no one on earth.

26 כו

כָּלָ֥ה שְׁאֵרִ֗י וּלְבָ֫בִ֥י צוּר־לְבָבִ֥י וְחֶלְקִ֗י אֱלֹהִ֥ים לְעוֹלָֽם׃

My body and mind fail; but God is the stay of my mind, my portion forever.

27 כז

כִּֽי־הִנֵּ֣ה רְחֵקֶ֣יךָ יֹאבֵ֑דוּ הִ֝צְמַ֗תָּה כָּל־זוֹנֶ֥ה מִמֶּֽךָּ׃

Those who keep far from You perish; You annihilate all who are untrue to You.

28 כח

וַאֲנִ֤י ׀ קִֽרֲבַ֥ת אֱלֹהִ֗ים לִ֫י־ט֥וֹב שַׁתִּ֤י ׀ בַּאדֹנָ֣י יְהֹוִ֣ה מַחְסִ֑י לְ֝סַפֵּ֗ר כָּל־מַלְאֲכוֹתֶֽיךָ׃

As for me, nearness to God is good; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may recount all Your works.