Time for the next installment 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 managed to start every line with the appropriate letter (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.
JOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments. They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word. I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me. Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant. Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight. Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts. Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies. Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.
Psalms 119:73-80 KJV
Psalm 119 – Yod/Jod (10th letter – Y)
Your hands have made me, fashioned me
Now help me understand.
Yes, they that fear You will like me
For I keep Your command.
Your judgments all are right and good,
Affliction helps me grow.
Your mercy and Your kindness are
Both things I’ll have, I know.
Your tender mercies make me live;
Your law is my delight.
Young men, so proud, should be ashamed.
Their acts as dark as night.
Your precepts, I will ponder, so
Let those who fear, approach.
Yes, let my heart be sound in You
So I gain no reproach.
© 2013 Denise McKenney
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