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Tehillim - Psalms - Chapter 33

Tehillim - Psalms - Chapter 33

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Rashi's Commentary:

Chapter 33

1Sing praises to the Lord, O you righteous; for the upright, praise is fitting.   ארַנְּנוּ צַדִּיקִים בַּיהֹוָה לַיְשָׁרִים נָאוָה תְהִלָּה:
2Give thanks to the Lord with a harp; with a lyre of ten melodies make music to Him.   בהוֹדוּ לַיהֹוָה בְּכִנּוֹר בְּנֵבֶל עָשׂוֹר זַמְּרוּ לוֹ:
with a lyre of ten melodies: Heb. בנבל עשור, of ten kinds of melody.  
3Sing to Him a new song; play well with joyful shouting.   גשִׁירוּ לוֹ שִׁיר חָדָשׁ הֵיטִיבוּ נַגֵּן בִּתְרוּעָה:
4For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his deeds are with faith.   דכִּי יָשָׁר דְּבַר יְהֹוָה וְכָל מַעֲשֵׂהוּ בֶּאֱמוּנָה:
5He loves charity and justice; the earth is full of the Lord's kindness.   האֹהֵב צְדָקָה וּמִשְׁפָּט חֶסֶד יְהֹוָה מָלְאָה הָאָרֶץ:
6By the word of the Lord, the heavens were made, and with the breath of His mouth, all their host.   ובִּדְבַר יְהֹוָה שָׁמַיִם נַעֲשׂוּ וּבְרוּחַ פִּיו כָּל צְבָאָם:
7He gathers in the water of the sea as a mound; He puts the deeps into treasuries.   זכֹּנֵס כַּנֵּד מֵי הַיָּם נֹתֵן בְּאֹצָרוֹת תְּהוֹמוֹת:
as a mound: Heb. כנד, an expression of height, and so did Onkelos render (Exod. 15:8): נצבו כמו נד, they stood up like a wall, and so did Menachem (p. 121, missing) explain it. נד and נאד do not have the same meaning.  
He puts the deeps into treasuries: under the earth.  
8Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.   חיִירְאוּ מֵיהֹוָה כָּל הָאָרֶץ מִמֶּנּוּ יָגוּרוּ כָּל יֹשְׁבֵי תֵבֵל:
9For He said and it came about; He commanded and it endured.   טכִּי הוּא אָמַר וַיֶּהִי הוּא צִוָּה וַיַּעֲמֹד:
10The Lord frustrated the counsel of nations; He put the plans of peoples to nought.   ייְהֹוָה הֵפִיר עֲצַת גּוֹיִם הֵנִיא מַחְשְׁבוֹת עַמִּים:
11The counsel of the Lord shall endure forever; the plans of His heart to all generations.   יאעֲצַת יְהֹוָה לְעוֹלָם תַּעֲמֹד מַחְשְׁבוֹת לִבּוֹ לְדֹר וָדֹר:
12Praiseworthy is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people that He chose as His inheritance.   יבאַשְׁרֵי הַגּוֹי אֲשֶׁר יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהָיו הָעָם | בָּחַר לְנַחֲלָה לוֹ:
13The Lord looked from heaven; He saw all the sons of men.   יגמִשָּׁמַיִם הִבִּיט יְהֹוָה רָאָה אֶת כָּל בְּנֵי הָאָדָם:
14From His dwelling place He oversees all the inhabitants of the earth.   ידמִמְּכוֹן שִׁבְתּוֹ הִשְׁגִּיחַ אֶל כָּל יֹשְׁבֵי הָאָרֶץ:
He oversees: He looks.  
15He Who forms their hearts together, Who understands all their deeds.   טוהַיֹּצֵר יַחַד לִבָּם הַמֵּבִין אֶל כָּל מַעֲשֵׂיהֶם:
He Who forms their hearts together: All of their hearts together and knows all the thoughts. Our Sages, however, explain that it refers back to “From His dwelling place, the Creator oversees their hearts together,” and they derived from here that all are examined with a single glance (Rosh Hashana 18a).  
16The king is not saved with a vast army; a mighty man will not be rescued with great strength.   טזאֵין הַמֶּלֶךְ נוֹשָׁע בְּרָב חָיִל גִּבּוֹר לֹא יִנָּצֵל בְּרָב כֹּחַ:
17A horse is a false hope for victory, and with his power, he will not escape.   יזשֶׁקֶר הַסּוּס לִתְשׁוּעָה וּבְרֹב חֵילוֹ לֹא יְמַלֵּט:
18Behold the eye of the Lord is to those who fear Him, to those who hope for His kindness,   יחהִנֵּה עֵין יְהֹוָה אֶל יְרֵאָיו לַמְיַחֲלִים לְחַסְדּוֹ:
19to rescue their soul from death and to sustain them in famine.   יטלְהַצִּיל מִמָּוֶת נַפְשָׁם וּלְחַיּוֹתָם בָּרָעָב:
20Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.   כנַפְשֵׁנוּ חִכְּתָה לַיהֹוָה עֶזְרֵנוּ וּמָגִנֵּנוּ הוּא:
21For our heart will rejoice in Him, because we hoped in His holy name.   כאכִּי בוֹ יִשְׂמַח לִבֵּנוּ כִּי בְשֵׁם קָדְשׁוֹ בָטָחְנוּ:
22May Your kindness, O Lord, be upon us, as we hoped for You.   כביְהִי חַסְדְּךָ יְהֹוָה עָלֵינוּ כַּאֲשֶׁר יִחַלְנוּ לָךְ:
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