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Tehillim - Psalms - Chapter 92

Tehillim - Psalms - Chapter 92

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Rashi's Commentary:

Chapter 92

1A song with musical accompaniment for the Sabbath day.   אמִזְמוֹר שִׁיר לְיוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת:
A song with musical accompaniment: of the Levites.  
for the Sabbath day: that they would recite on Sabbaths, and it deals with the world to come, which is entirely Sabbath.  
2It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing to Your name, O Most High.   בטוֹב לְהֹדוֹת לַיהֹוָה וּלְזַמֵּר לְשִׁמְךָ עֶלְיוֹן:
3To declare in the morning Your kindness and Your faith at night.   גלְהַגִּיד בַּבֹּקֶר חַסְדֶּךָ וֶאֱמוּנָתְךָ בַּלֵּילוֹת:
To declare in the morning Your kindness: At the time of the Redemption.  
and Your faith at night: And during the distress of the exile, to believe in You that You will keep Your promise, all this is splendid and good.  
4Upon a ten-stringed harp and upon a psaltery, with speech upon a harp.   דעֲלֵי עָשׂוֹר וַעֲלֵי נָבֶל עֲלֵי הִגָּיוֹן בְּכִנּוֹר:
Upon a ten-stringed harp and upon a psaltery: Heb. עשור, a harp of ten strings.  
5For You have made me happy O Lord, with Your work; with the work of Your hands I shall exult.   הכִּי שִׂמַּחְתַּנִי יְהֹוָה בְּפָעֳלֶךָ בְּמַעֲשֵׂי יָדֶיךָ אֲרַנֵּן:
6How great are Your works, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep.   ומַה גָּדְלוּ מַעֲשֶׂיךָ יְהֹוָה מְאֹד עָמְקוּ מַחְשְׁבֹתֶיךָ:
7A boorish man does not know; neither does a fool understand this.   זאִישׁ בַּעַר לֹא יֵדָע וּכְסִיל לֹא יָבִין אֶת זֹאת:
A boorish man does not know: What is stated below.  
8When the wicked flourish like grass, and all workers of violence blossom, only to be destroyed to eternity.   חבִּפְרֹחַ רְשָׁעִים | כְּמוֹ עֵשֶׂב וַיָּצִיצוּ כָּל פֹּעֲלֵי אָוֶן לְהִשָּׁמְדָם עֲדֵי עַד:
When the wicked flourish like grass: they do not know that their flourishing is only to destroy them to eternity, for He recompenses His enemies to their face to destroy them.  
9But You remain on high forever, O Lord.   טוְאַתָּה מָרוֹם לְעֹלָם יְהֹוָה:
But You remain on high: In all Your judgments, You have the upper hand, for all justify Your judgments.  
10For behold Your enemies, O Lord, for behold Your enemies will perish; all workers of violence will scatter.   יכִּי הִנֵּה אֹיְבֶיךָ | יְהוָה כִּי הִנֵּה אֹיְבֶיךָ יֹאבֵדוּ יִתְפָּרְדוּ כָּל פֹּעֲלֵי אָוֶן:
11But You have raised my horn like that of a wild ox; to soak me with fresh oil.   יאוַתָּרֶם כִּרְאֵים קַרְנִי בַּלֹּתִי בְּשֶׁמֶן רַעֲנָן:
to soak me with fresh oil: Heb. בלתי. To soak me with the oil of dominion. בַלֹתִי is like (Num. 15:9): “mingled (בלולה) with oil.”  
12My eye has gazed upon those who stare at me [with envy]; when evildoers rise up against me, my ears hear [them].   יבוַתַּבֵּט עֵינִי בְּשׁוּרָי בַּקָּמִים עָלַי מְרֵעִים תִּשְׁמַעְנָה אָזְנָי:
upon those who stare at me: Heb. בשורי, at those who stare at me, as (5:9): “those who lie in wait for me (בשוררי).”  
when evildoers rise up against me: About the wicked who rise up against me, my ears heard from behind the “veil” that they will not succeed in destroying us [perhaps, David and his men]. So I heard.  
13The righteous one flourishes like the palm; as a cedar in Lebanon he grows.   יגצַדִּיק כַּתָּמָר יִפְרָח כְּאֶרֶז בַּלְּבָנוֹן יִשְׂגֶּה:
The righteous one flourishes like the palm, etc.: Like the palm that produces fruit, and like the cedar insofar as its trunk renews itself.  
14Planted in the house of the Lord, in the courts of our God they will flourish.   ידשְׁתוּלִים בְּבֵית יְהֹוָה בְּחַצְרוֹת אֱלֹהֵינוּ יַפְרִיחוּ:
Planted: The righteous will be [planted] in the house of the Lord.  
15They will yet grow in old age; fat and fresh will they be.   טועוֹד יְנוּבוּן בְּשֵׂיבָה דְּשֵׁנִים וְרַעֲנַנִּים יִהְיוּ:
will… grow: Heb. ישגה, will grow.  
fat: Heb. דשנים, They will be fat and fresh, and then they will declare that the Lord is upright.  
16To declare that the Lord is upright, my rock in Whom there is no injustice.   טזלְהַגִּיד כִּי יָשָׁר יְהֹוָה צוּרִי וְלֹא עַוְלָתָה (כתיב עַלָתָה) בּוֹ:
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