61:1 For the Leader; with string-music. A Psalm of David.

61:2 Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

61:3 From the end of the earth will I call unto Thee, when my heart fainteth; lead me to a rock that is too high for me.

61:4 For Thou hast been a refuge for me, a tower of strength in the face of the enemy.

61:5 I will dwell in Thy Tent for ever; I will take refuge in the covert of Thy wings. Selah

61:6 For Thou, O God, hast heard my vows; Thou hast granted the heritage of those that fear Thy name.

61:7 Mayest Thou add days unto the king's days! May his years be as many generations!

61:8 May he be enthroned before God for ever! Appoint mercy and truth, that they may preserve him.

61:9 So will I sing praise unto Thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.


Hebrew Transliteration

61:1 lamnatsêach `al-neghiynath ledhâvidh

61:2 shim`âh 'elohiymrinnâthiy haqshiybhâh tephillâthiy

61:3 miqtsêh hâ'ârets 'êleykha 'eqrâ'ba`athoph libbiy betsur-yârum mimmenniy thanchêniy

61:4 kiy-hâyiythâmachseh liy mighdal-`oz mippenêy 'oyêbh

61:5 'âghurâh bhe'âhâlekha`olâmiym 'echeseh bhesêther kenâpheykha selâh

61:6 kiy-'attâh 'elohiymshâma`tâ lindhârây nâthatâ yerushath yir'êy shemekha

61:7 yâmiym `al-yemêy-melekh tosiyph shenothâyv kemo-dhor vâdhor

61:8 yêshêbh `olâm liphnêy'elohiym chesedh ve'emeth man yintseruhu

61:9 kên 'azammerâh shimkhalâ`adh leshallemiy nedhâray yom yom

This version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

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