I’m still working on my Psalm 119 project. To recap for any new readers, Psalm 119 was originally written as an acrostic poem with each part starting with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. I wanted to try to see how I could do writing each part starting with the english equivalents. I started with Aleph – A, then Bet/Beth – B and so on (see my previous posts for those parts). I’m posting the real portion of the Psalm first for comparison purposes. Not sure how far I’ll get, but I’ll post as I go along. Here’s Daleth – D.
DALETH. My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word. I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes. Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works. My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word. Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously. I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me. I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame. I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.
Psalms 119:25-33 KJV
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Psalm 119 – Daleth (4th letter – D)
Dust cleaveth to my soul; I beg
Do quicken with Thy word.
Declaring all my ways, I know
Do all my pleas get heard.
Do teach me all Thy statutes and
Do make me understand.
Desire me to speak of works
Delighting in Thy hand.
Does my soul melt for heaviness?
Do strengthen With Thy word.
Depart from me the way of lies
Declare Thy law, I heard.
Do not put me to shame, O Lord,
Develop in my heart
Delight in all Your laws and ways.
Do not from me depart.
© 2013 Denise McKenney
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