The 119th Psalm
Here is the 119th Song / Mizmowr / Psalm, from Yada's translation of it in his book, "An Introduction to God". I have removed the Hebrew word definitions and reordered some of the words to enhance readability, and I have been very careful not to alter Yahowah's meaning in any way.
Alef – – א
Enjoyable, favorable, and blessed is the Way to becoming innocent, perfect, and entirely blameless by walking in the teaching, guidance, and direction (Towrah) of Yahowah.
Properly guided, blessed, and happy are those who are saved and preserved by His testimony. They genuinely seek to have a relationship with Him and His witness for all time.
Therefore, they do not carry out that which is harmful or wrong by walking in His ways.
You Yourself ordained Your precepts—those instructions which You have entrusted to us to be diligently observed, encouraging us to carefully examine them for guidance, so that we respond appropriately to You—so that they would be diligently observed, and very, very carefully examined and considered.
So that my path through life would be properly prepared and firmly established by observing, examining, and considering Your Truth, Your consistent, never-changing, sure, honest, fair, enduring, and reliable testimony.
Then I will not be ashamed by observing, understanding, highly regarding, and thinking about all of God's terms and conditions as they relate to Your binding Covenant contract.
When I learn and properly respond to Your righteous and vindicating means to resolve disputes, I will publicly acknowledge and thank You, expressing my gratitude while professing Your attributes directly in an upright attitude.
According to Your clearly communicated prescriptions of what we should do in life to live, by being observant I will not be forsaken by You. I will never be neglected or disassociated from You, not for one hundred eternities!
Beyt – – ב
In what way can a young man keep his path pure so as to be acquitted? By being properly focused and carefully considering in accordance with Your Word.
With all my being I seek to form a relationship with You, seeking to learn more about You. You do not want me to be misled or to stray from the terms and conditions of Your Agreement.
Within my inner nature that influences my attitude and ambitions, I have genuinely treasured and completely cherished Your instructions and promises, so that I do not fail to reach You as a result of going astray and missing the way because of my wrongdoing and guilt.
Yahowah, You have knelt down in love to bless and provide divine favor. Teach me, so that I respond properly to Your clearly communicated prescriptions of what I should do to live.
With my lips I consider and proclaim from the written text, which comes from Your mouth, all of the means used to achieve justice, resolve disputes, and exercise sound judgment.
I am pleased and delighted in the Way of Your Witness regarding our restoration, enjoying the ensuing relationship as if [I were] among all of God's abundance, suffiency, and substance.
Concerning Your precepts and directions, I want to consistently ponder and always contemplate them so that I am motivated to continually sing and share them. And I will choose to consistently observe Your ways.
Concerning Your clearly communicated prescriptions of what I should do, I find them fun, even enjoyable. I will never overlook or ignore Your Word.
Gimel – – ג
Accomplish and fulfill, satisfy and affirm Your purpose through Your coworker and I will live, I will be restored, be nurtured, live vigorously, be kept alive, and grow because I will closely examine and diligently observe Your Word.
Open my eyes, reveal and make known to facilitate my understanding by opening my mind and making me receptive, so that I might choose to gaze upon and examine, then properly interpret and appropriately respond to the wonderful, amazing, and extraordinary things which comprise Your Instructions and Directions (Towrah).
I am an alien and stranger in the world. So do not conceal the terms and conditions of Your Covenant agreement from me.
My soul is overwhelmed with desire because of its longing for Your means to resolve disputes and achieve justice, to make decisions and execute good judgment for all time and in every situation.
You disapprove and rebuke, even reprimand , the arrogant and presumptuous, the insolent and proud. Cursed are those who wander away and stray, those who mislead and deceive others into departing from the terms and conditions of Your Covenant agreement.
Roll away from upon me such contempt and insults and such disrespect. For indeed, I have observed and complied with Your Testimony, and it has saved me!
Although political and religious leaders have joined together to speak against me, Your associate will ponder and promote Your clearly communicated prescriptions of what we should do to live.
Moreover, I find Your testimony enjoyable, as do those individuals I counsel.
Dalet – – ד
My soul clings to and is bound to the dust of the earth. I am restored to life and kept alive with Your Word.
My ways I recounted and enumerated, and You responded by teaching me Your prescriptions for living!
The Way of Your precepts and directions has caused me to understand. And I will ponder and pontificate upon Your marvelous and miraculous acts.
My soul is tired and anxious from the sorrow and grief of separation. Fulfill your promise to restore me, to establish me, to enable me to stand upright, and then confirm and validate me, console and support me, raise me up according to Your Word.
Please help me to turn away from and leave, remove from me and drag away the way of misleading deception and mistaken beliefs which betray and disappoint and are false, unreliable, vain, and useless; and then I will be able to genuinely experience the mercy of Your Teaching, Instruction, Guidance, and Direction (Towrah).
I have decided upon and prefer the way of trusting and relying upon that which is dependable, unchanging, steadfast, firm, established, trustworthy, reliable, and true. I agree with, benefit from, and overwhelmingly prefer Your means used to achieve justice and resolve disputes!
I cling to Your Testimony, Yahowah, so You cannot delay me or be disappointed in me!
I will run as a courier, quickly carrying Your message, the way of Your instruction regarding the Covenant agreement. Indeed, it makes my heart joyful, and it opens my heart to this favorable opportunity.
Hey – – ה
Yahowah, please teach me and enable me to learn the way of Your prescriptions for living, and then I will habitually observe it (speaking of the Towrah) and be forever saved by her as a benefit until the end of time.
Please enable me to be perceptive and discerning so that I understand, and then I will continuously observe and be genuinely saved by Your Towrah. I will actually and consistently observe and genuinely care about her, I will continually focus upon and really revere her with all my heart, incorporating her within my inner nature to guide my emotions, attitude, ambitions, and perceptions.
Cause me to set out along and remain within the path of the terms and conditions of Your binding Covenant agreement. Indeed, I genuinely and totally delight in them! I actually find so much great enjoyment and pleasure in them that I willingly and completely accept them and want to experience everything they represent.
Incline my heart and open up my attitude to Your Testimony, and not toward ill-gotten gain or dishonesty which severs and separates, and which unjustly deceives and is divisive.
Turn my eyes away from viewing that which is deceitful, futile, worthless, idolatrous, and vain, especially that which pertains to idolatrous images and false gods, because such things are corrupting and harmful. Be merciful to me according to Your Word.
Please stand up, confirm, and establish, affirm, restore, and raise up for Your coworker Your Word, Your promised instruction which fulfills Your teaching, who speaks and relates, providing answers and resolution, which as a result of the relationship is on behalf of and according to Your reverence and respect for us and Your truly awesome nature.
Please pass over and take away while removing and forgiving my reproach, defiance, and insults about which I am concerned, because, indeed, Your means to reconcile disputes is sound and appropriate.
Behold, I long for and desire Your precepts, those instructions which You have entrusted to us, encouraging us to pay close attention to and examine for guidance so that we respond appropriately to You. In Your righteous and just means to vindicate, be merciful to me.
Waw – – ו
So then, Yahowah, may You arrive and bring me Your love and mercy—Your salvation—according to Your Word and the fulfillment of Your promise.
And then He will respond by being afflicted, thereby providing the witness which answers those who are insulting me, mocking me, taunting me, treating me with contempt, and trying to defy and confuse me because I observe, scrutinize, evaluate, revere, and focus upon Your prescriptions for living.
So please, do not ever take away from my mouth the Word of Your truthful, unchanging and unwavering, dependable, trustworthy, reliable, utterly capable, empowering, and great, everlasting Testimony. Because indeed, without reservation I wait confidently, expecting total resolution in Your words.
I will continually and consistently, always and forever, observe, consider, examine, explore, scrutinize, evaluate, revere, focus upon, cling to, respect, and pay especially close attention to Your Teaching, Guidance, and Direction (Towrah) as an eternal witness.
And I choose to always walk in her (the Towrah's) freedom, because indeed I have sought after, inquired about, found, and have looked to Your precepts and directions.
And I will choose to continually speak the Word within Your Witness, reporting it conspicuously, openly, and publicly in front of and in opposition to the leaders of mankind’s political, religious, economic, and military institutions. I shall not hesitate or delay, nor shall I be emotionally distressed or frustrated.
And I have elected to constantly delight in, and have found great pleasure in the terms and conditions of Your binding agreement, which relationally I really love and actually desire.
So I literally lift up the palms of my hands to God's terms and conditions regarding His binding covenant contract, which as a result of the relationship, I genuinely desire and actually adore. I continually rejoice, wanting to find the joy in Your clearly communicated and engraved prescriptions of what we should do to be cut into this relationship with You.
Zayin – – ז
Recall Your Word on behalf of your servant and coworker, upon which You have caused me to confidently expect a favorable response.
This is comforting to me, easing my concerns in my persecution and harassment, for indeed Your Word of promise completely renews me, causes me to grow, and sustains my life.
The arrogant and haughty, the insolent and presumptuous, those who are self-willed, self-absorbed, and self-motivated, such authorities, ambassadors, and teachers talk big, and they interpret everything, but they show no respect for the extraordinary eternal Witness. I will not lean back or turn away from Your Towrah, nor will I thrust it aside.
I literally remember and totally recall Your means to resolve disputes and achieve justice from before time began, Yahowah, and I have been consoled and comforted, encouraged and transformed.
Burning indignation and a vexing sadness genuinely grasp hold of and seize me because the wicked—who disregard and violate the standard—actually reject and abandon all association with Your Source of Instruction and Teaching (Towrah), and the place from which Your Guidance and Direction Flow.
Your engraved and clearly communicated prescriptions of what we should do if we want to be cut into the relationship have been and forever will be a song to me in the temple of my heart, mind, and soul.
I remember and proclaim Your name, Yahowah, in the darkness of night, and I observe, I examine, I consider, and I focus upon Your written Teaching and Instruction, Your beneficial Guidance and Direction (Towrah).
She (i.e., the Towrah) exists as such for me. Indeed, Your precepts and directions regarding what we should pay attention to so that we respond appropriately actually save and preserve me when I observe them.
Khet – – ח
Allot me a share by way of an inheritance, Yahowah. I have promised without reservation to observe, to consider, to stay focused upon, to explore, and to respect Your Word.
I seek the favor of appearing before You with all my heart. Have mercy on me in a manner consistent with Your Word of promise.
I considered the merit of my ways, and then I turned my feet and steps to God's witness and testimony.
I am coming quickly and without hesitation, reservation, or question to observe, to examine, to focus upon, to consider, to acknowledge, and to embrace the terms and conditions of Your relationship agreement.
The destructive binding cords and disparaging pledges of the wicked, who violate the standard, surround me, causing me to testify as a witness that Your Teaching, Instruction, Direction, and Guidance (Towrah) is not to be ignored, overlooked, or forgotten.
In the midst of this darkness, in the middle of this night, I rise and stand up to deliberately and publicly express my thankfulness, and to acknowledge to You that Your means to resolve disputes and achieve justice are totally appropriate, righteous, honorable, fair, and vindicating.
I am a partner and companion, both friend and family, living in close association with all who, as a result of the relationship, are blessed by walking along the path, genuinely revering and actually respecting You, and of those who are transformed by carefully observing, closely examining, thoughtfully considering, genuinely caring about, and focusing upon Your precepts, those instructions which You have entrusted to us, encouraging us to pay close attention, and to examine for guidance so that we respond appropriately to You.
Yahowah, Your mercy, Your steadfast and unchanging devotion to the relationship fills and covers, completely satisfying the earth. Your clearly communicated prescriptions of what we should do, Your engraved thoughts regarding living in the Covenant teach me everything I want, choose, and need to know.
Tet – – ט
In accordance with Your Word, Yahowah, You have actively engaged and accomplished good, beneficial, and generous things with, through, and even in spite of Your associate and coworker.
The positive benefits of, and the satisfaction associated with, judgment—the process of informed, rational decision making—as well as understanding based upon knowledge, teach me so that I might benefit by choosing to respond appropriately. So indeed and emphatically, I completely trust in and totally rely on the terms and conditions of Your binding Covenant agreement, because they are verifiable and enduring, dependably establishing me and influencing and transforming me.
Prior to the time that I responded and answered this invitation, before I was thoughtful, spoke truthfully, and composed these songs, I was preoccupied. I unintentionally erred. I inadvertently wandered aimlessly. Without deliberation, I sinned without meaning to do so, because I was unwittingly deceived and had, therefore, placed my trust in mistaken opinions. But now, at this point in time, I literally keep my eyes totally focused upon, carefully and completely observing, closely examining, diligently exploring, and genuinely evaluating, investigating and scrutinizing the complete totality of Your Word, Your Instruction, and Your Promise.
You are good, generous, and pleasing. You are enjoyable and festive, beautiful and pleasant to be around, Yahowah, and are doing what is good and beneficial by helping me learn—to become better acquainted with and more accustomed to—while teaching me how to properly respond to Your clearly communicated prescriptions of what I should do to share life with You.
The self-important, self-motivated, and presumptuous lie: they mislead and deceive with their speeches promoting worthless beliefs. Smearing and slandering me with misinformation, their scribes conceal what I have said on behalf of God by plastering over it with their official message. I will, with all my heart—with all my energy, personal commitment, and sense of purpose—engage my Protector and Savior by keeping close to and by observing Your precepts, those instructions which You have entrusted to us, encouraging us to pay close attention to and examine for guidance so that we respond appropriately to You.
Calloused and incapable of feeling, indeed unreceptive, unresponsive, and gross, their hearts are like fat. Your Towrah is actively engaged in my life because I delight in it, something I find totally enjoyable.
Indeed, it is good and beneficial for me that You responded, providing Your testimony for the purpose of teaching me how to properly respond to Your engraved and clearly communicated prescriptions of what I should do to be cut into this relationship.
The teaching, instruction, direction, and guidance (Towrah) of Your mouth is better and more prosperous for me than thousands of gold and silver coins.
Yod – – י
Your hands have accomplished the work required to conceive and create me, they have performed everything which needed to be done to actively engage with me, to benefit from making me, and to celebrate this accomplishment with me. They have also formed and fashioned me to be firmly established and appropriately directed. So, please, help me develop the mental acuity to be observant so as to understand. And then I really want You to teach me how to respond properly to the terms and conditions of Your relationship agreement.
Those who respect and revere You, those who are refreshed and revitalized by You, will see me, and they will be delighted, elated even, because indeed I have placed my expectation upon the certainty of Your Word, and I have established my confidence and trust.
I actually know Yahowah! I am completely aware of Who Yahowah really is, and I recognize Him because I am familiar with Him. I have discovered Yahowah, and as a result, I have come to genuinely respect Him. I acknowledge Yahowah based upon what He has revealed and offered. I understand Yahowah, and I completely agree with Him. Yahowah and I are actually friends!
Indeed, Your means used to achieve justice and resolve disputes are fair, vindicating, and righteous. Firmly, reliably, and steadily You have responded to my call and answered my questions, providing me with Your witness.
Please, I pray, I want Your ongoing mercy and Your continuous love to always be comforting and consoling for me, in accordance with Your Word and the promises You have made to Your servant.
Choose to have Your genuine, unfolding, and compassionate mercy come to me! And elect to really restore me, always keeping me alive. Indeed, Your Towrah is my greatest joy.
May the arrogant and haughty, the insolent and presumptuous, those who are self-willed, self-absorbed, and self-motivated be ashamed and humiliated, recognizing that what they have done is wrong, because their deceptions twist and pervert what I’ve shared and wrongly corrupt my stance. I, myself, continually meditate and think about Your precepts, those instructions which You have entrusted to us, encouraging us to pay close attention to and examine for guidance so that we respond appropriately to You.
Let those who revere and respect You turn to me! They will come to know and understand, they will become familiar with, recognize, acknowledge, respect, comprehend, and choose Your eternal witness and everlasting testimony!
May my heart continue to exist blameless and perfect with regard to Your clearly communicated prescriptions of what I should do in life to live so that I am not humiliated or ashamed and do not experience the distress of being mistaken for having done something wrong.
Kaph – – כ
My soul yearns for Your salvation! I expect a favorable resolution in accordance with Your Word.
My eyes are restricted to Your Word, Your Instruction, and Your Promise in order to know when You will comfort, console, and transform me.
For You have designed and fashioned me to be properly prepared, determined, and ready, similar to a vessel of skin and a parchment scroll prepared for inscribing while enveloped within a cloud. I have not overlooked, ignored, nor forgotten Your mercy and steadfast love.
When will the day of Your servant be appropriate? How long will it be before You act in judgment against those who are pursuing and persecuting me?
The arrogant and haughty, the insolent and presumptuous, those who are self-willed, self-absorbed, and self-motivated have dug a pit for me which is not in accord with Your teachings, instructions, guidance, prescriptions for living, and means to resolve disputes (Towrah).
Every one of the terms and conditions of Your relationship agreement is trustworthy and reliable, enduring and dependable. The liars—who deceive and mislead— pursue and persecute me, so please support and assist me.
In accord with their diminutive worth and their complete lack of value or merit, they yearn to completely destroy me, eliminating me from the earth. But I have not abandoned or neglected Your precepts, those instructions which You have entrusted to us, encouraging us to pay close attention to them and to examine them for guidance so that we respond appropriately to You.
Be merciful to me according to Your unfailing kindness and enduring love so that I might focus upon Your precepts and respond appropriately to You.
Lamed – – ל
Yahowah, Your Word stands forever in the spiritual realm of the heavens.
Throughout time and through the generations, You have been absolutely trustworthy and resolutely dependable. You fashioned and formed the earth, and it stands and is continually sustained.
Therefore, Your means to achieve justice and resolve disputes literally stand, and they are totally sustained today.Indeed, they are for everyone and everything, for all of those who engage, work, and serve with You.
For certain, if not for my passionate and intensely enjoyable love affair with Your Instruction and Teaching, Your Source of Guidance and Direction (Your Towrah), then I would have been lost: I would have wandered away, I would have died, and I would have been destroyed, ceasing to exist as a result of the consequence for my sin!
Concerning eternity, I will never ignore, overlook, forget, or lose sight of the significance of Your precepts, those instructions which You have entrusted to us, encouraging us to carefully examine them for guidance so that we respond appropriately to You so that, indeed, by them You will restore me to life, nurture me, renew me, and cause me to grow to the point where I experience the complete fullness of life.
I have been saved in order to enter Your presence. Indeed! This is because I have genuinely searched and pondered, I have explored and consulted, learned from and accounted for, looked to and petitioned, cared about and developed a relationship with Your precepts, teachings, principles, guidelines, and instructions, which You have entrusted to us, examining them carefully so as to guide my responses to You, making sure that my choices are always within the rules, both rational and moral.
The wicked, who remain liable for their sins, hope and expect to destroy me. So I protect myself by diligently examining, properly considering, and actually understanding Your eternal Testimony.
I have genuinely seen the limits and end of all created things. The terms and conditions of Your binding relationship agreement are extraordinarily boundless, comprehensive, and utterly limitless!
Mem – – מ
O how I love Your Towrah! All day, this day, and every day, she provides me with the information I need to think properly and respond appropriately!
She continually causes me to be prudent concerning staying away from the Adversary and those things which are hostile to me, bringing rancor to the relationship. The terms and conditions of Your Covenant contract are forever before me.
I have gained insight and understanding from all of my instruction and training, because Your eternal Testimony serves as my source, providing the information I need to think properly and respond appropriately, inspiring me to be discerning, enriching my devotional meditations, encouraging deep, committed, and abiding love, all the while enhancing my dedication and zealous enthusiasm for learning and thoughtful contemplation.
I have consistently developed the skill to understand, more than even the leaders, chiefs, and authorities who have been prominent, because I have actually and completely observed Your precepts, those instructions which You have entrusted to us, encouraging us to pay close attention to and examine for guidance so that we would respond appropriately to You.
From every evil way, from every displeasing and injurious, immoral and improper, harmful and undesirable, malignant and disagreeable, troubling and distressing path through life and destiny in life, my feet and steps are actually restrained, totally refusing to go, so that I can consistently, continually, and literally observe, closely scrutinizing and examining, comprehensively exploring and considering, thoughtfully investigating and evaluating Your Word.
I will not depart nor turn away from Your means used to achieve justice and resolve disputes, because You, Yourself, have been the Source of my instruction and teaching, and You have provided the place from which my direction and guidance flow.
How palatable to my lips and tongue is Your Word, more than honey, sweet, abundant, and sustaining to my mouth.
From Your precepts, those instructions which You have entrusted to us, encouraging us to carefully examine for guidance so that we can respond appropriately to You, I consistently sharpen my capacity to understand, so therefore I literally and totally hate, I genuinely and completely despise, abhor, detest, loathe, and I am actually hostile to every deceptive and misleading path.
Nun – – נ
Your Word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path.
I have sworn an oath and I have taken a stand to go forward, proceeding with Your righteous and vindicating clearly communicated prescriptions and inscribed ordinances regarding Your willingness to cut us into the covenant agreement and share all that is Yours.
I am exceedingly and eternally ready to respond and speak truthfully. Be merciful to me, Yahowah, in accordance with Your promise!
Yahowah, enjoy and accept the freewill offering of my mouth. I want You to teach me Your prescriptions and inscribed ordinances.
The perpetuity of my soul is in my hands: so I will not overlook nor forget, I will not ignore, discount, lose sight of the significance of, cease to care about, nor improperly respond to Your Towrah.
Those guilty of violating the standard have produced, placed, and offered a trap for me. And so as for me, I will not wander from Your precepts, those instructions which You have entrusted to us, encouraging us to carefully examine them for guidance so that we can respond appropriately to You.
I have inherited and taken possession of Your eternal testimony. They are indeed the celebration of my heart forever and throughout time.
Since I want to be cut into the relationship unto time immemorial as a result of the benefits incurred, and because of the trustworthiness of the reward offered for doing so throughout time, I incline and extend my heart, my love, and my personal volition to act upon, to actively engage in, to celebrate, and to profit from Your engraved and clearly communicated prescriptions of what I should do.
Samekh – – ס
I hate those with divided loyalties: I am opposed to them! I love the Towrah and have developed a close relationship with her.
You are My protective covering, my shelter, my defense, and thus, my Salvation. I have placed my expectation upon Your words, confidently anticipating a favorable response.
Please turn aside and remove this degenerate corruption from me, this promotion of what is wrong, harmful, and troubling, because I want to consistently and literally observe, and I choose to be continually and actually saved by the terms and conditions of the relationship agreement of my God.
I want You to sustain and support me! While I rest, I want You to uphold me, continually doing what is required to perpetuate my existence in accord with Your promise in Your Word. I want You to restore and renew me, keeping me alive, nurturing me so that I will grow and enjoy these benefits. I do not want You to ever become ashamed of me or disapprove of me because of my breaching or breaking my ratification of the Covenant.
Please restore, heal, strengthen, establish, and sustain me. I want You to literally renew me, genuinely mend and refresh me, actually nourish and fortify me, support and uphold me, keeping me safe and secure while prolonging my existence, because I want You to save me. Aware of the unfolding consequences, I have chosen and accepted You as my Savior. I have chosen to genuinely, continually, and consistently lift up Your clearly communicated prescriptions of what I should do in life to live: Your written, engraved, and inscribed thoughts and recommendations, which allocate a share of what is Yours by cutting me into the relationship and giving me a portion of what is Yours.
You reject everyone who allows themselves to become misled and thereby strays from Your clearly communicated prescriptions of what we should do in life to live, for indeed, deception is their treacherous delusion—a myth which accuses them!
You will cause all of those who are guilty of violating the standard in the material realm to completely disappear, like dross which is impure and worthless and is turned away, putting an end to them, so that as a result of Your action, they will cease to exist. For this reason I genuinely love and have developed a deep and abiding affection for every aspect of Your eternal Witness.
My flesh gets goose bumps, literally bristling in total excitement out of an intense admiration for You! I am genuinely respectful and completely in awe because of Your means to achieve justice and resolve disputes, and because of Your plan for making fair, moral, rational, and sound decisions.
Ayin – – ע
I have genuinely acted on behalf of the means to achieve justice and resolve disputes, and I have been vindicated. You will never remain idle and will never leave me to tyrants who would mistreat, extort, or try to oppress me.
Make a pledge to personally pay the price to meet the eternal needs of Your servant on behalf of and according to all that is good, moral, and generous, favorable and beneficial, agreeable and healing. Do not allow arrogant and haughty, insolent and presumptuous, self-willed, self-absorbed, and self-motivated tyrants to continually torment me, fulfilling their desire to make me suffer.
My eyes, my focused perspective and personal perceptions, have decided: they yearn for Your salvation, for You, the Savior, to deliver me, and for the Promised Word of Righteousness and Vindication.
I want You to act and engage on behalf of Your associate and coworker, dealing with me in accordance with Your mercy and steadfast love because I have chosen to learn, I have elected to be influenced by, and have properly responded to Your clearly communicated prescriptions of what I should do in life to live.
I am Your servant, Your associate and coworker: please teach me to think clearly and rationally. I want You to help me be receptive to learning, discerning, and perceptive so that I comprehend what I’m being taught, because I really want to know and understand Your restoring testimony and enduring witness.
It is time to act on behalf of and according to Yahowah! They broke and totally violated, they completely disassociated themselves from, they sought to nullify the terms of, they have attempted to frustrate and annul the purpose of, and they have tried to revoke the teaching of Your Towrah—Your Source of Teaching and Instruction and the Place from which Direction and Guidance Flow.
Therefore, God, I genuinely and totally love the terms and conditions of Your relationship agreement more than gold nuggets and more than gold coins.
Therefore, God, I completely concur with all of Your precepts, those instructions which You have entrusted to us, encouraging us to carefully examine for guidance so that we respond appropriately to You. I completely abhor every deceptive and misleading way, mistaken belief and false communication which becomes a popular way of life, and I am genuinely and openly hostile to them, fighting this adversary.
Pey – – ף
Your restoring testimony and Your enduring witness are extraordinary and astounding, wonderful and marvelous, amazing and miraculous! So therefore, my soul observes them and is saved by them, is focused upon them and is preserved by them.
The unfurled and unfolding revelation of Your Word is a continually illuminating resource which makes a rational evaluation of the evidence leading to understanding simple for the open-minded—indeed, easy for those who demonstrate a capacity to be receptive and change their thinking based upon what they learn.
I have opened my mouth and have panted in pursuit, thirsting in eager anticipation, because I genuinely long for, desire, and accept the terms and conditions of Your Covenant agreement.
Please turn to me and prepare me to actually face God, making me ready to actually enter the presence of God. Please be genuinely merciful to me because I desire Your kindness, generosity, and compassion in accordance with the means used to achieve justice and resolve disputes on behalf of a person who truly loves and highly values Your Name.
Please prepare and position the conduct of my life toward Your Word, because I do not ever want any form of idolatry or iniquity to lord over me, and so that anything and everything which is corrupt and damaging to our relationship will never overpower me or get the upper hand and control me, corrupting me.
Please redeem and release me, freeing and saving me from human oppression, extortion, and exploitation, coercion and control, because I want to continually focus upon and literally observe Your precepts, those instructions which You have entrusted to us for guidance so that we respond appropriately to You.
Your presence causes a brilliant light to shine upon Your associate and teaches me, through accompaniment and association, Your clearly communicated prescriptions of what I,should do in life to live.
An outpouring of tears descends from my eyes because they do not observe or consider Your Towrah.
Tsadi – – צ
Yahowah, You are the Upright One, righteous, consistent, unwavering, and vindicating. And Your means to resolve disputes and achieve justice is therefore upright and straight forward.
You have completely laid out Your just, fair, unwavering, vindicating, restoring, and enduring testimony and Your exceeding reliable, totally trustworthy, and always dependable nature.
My anger is beyond frustrating, because they have totally ignored and completely overlooked Your Word, making them my adversaries and someone to be opposed.
Your Word and Promise is exceedingly refining, purifying, and perfecting, perfectly purging and removing flaws and impurities, and Your servant genuinely loves it.
I am young and physically unimpressive, and I am poorly regarded, considered to be a nobody, seen as worthless and unqualified, an object of disdain who is held in contempt. And yet I have not overlooked nor neglected Your precepts, those instructions which You have entrusted to us, encouraging us to examine them for guidance so that we respond appropriately to You.
That which is righteous and vindicating, that which is truthful, just, fair, right, justifying, and acquitting, causing the guilty to be declared innocent, is always and eternally righteous and vindicating, truthful, just, fair, right, justifying, and acquitting, rendering the guilty innocent. So Your Towrah is trustworthy, reliable, and enduring – unwavering, unchanging, dependable, and everlasting.
Narrow-minded and hard-headed adversaries and those who inflict suffering find me enjoying the terms and conditions of Your relationship agreement.
The righteous and vindicating nature of Your restoring and enduring testimony is eternal and forever, providing me with essential knowledge, the thought process required to understand, and the good judgment I require because I want to be restored to life and live.
Qoph – – ק
I have called out with all of my heart, energy, personal commitment, and sense of purpose. I have literally read and I have totally recited, I have actually summoned and invited, I have genuinely met and encountered, and I have been completely called-out and really welcomed. Yahowah chose to answer my call and respond to me, electing to reply and answer my questions with His witness, speaking truthfully, vocally communicating, while expressing His desire to live together and sing this song with me. So I have chosen to consistently, carefully, habitually, and literally observe so as to be genuinely saved by Your clearly communicated prescriptions of what I should do in life to live.
I have called out to You. I have literally read and I have totally recited Your Word. I have actually summoned You by Name, and I have personally invited You into my life. I have genuinely met You, and I have been privileged to encounter You. I have been completely called out of the world so that I could be welcomed by You, because I have chosen to be saved: I want to continually and literally observe, and have chosen to closely examine, thoroughly explore, diligently scrutinize, genuinely consider, carefully and consistently evaluate, and then properly respond to Your enduring and renewing Testimony.
I approach, come to meet, and draw near in the morning and evening, and I ask for help, requesting assistance to place my confidence, hope, and expectation for a favorable future resolution upon Your Word.
My eyes approach, draw near, and keep watch during the night, being consistently observant so as to meditate upon, to thoughtfully consider, and to become wise by thinking about the information in Your Instruction and Word.
Please listen to the sound of my voice, Yahowah: I really want You to hear what I have to say! Because I want You to renew and restore my life, transform me, nurture me, and raise me, causing me to grow and flourish forever according to Your enduring mercy, Your loyal and steadfast love, and Your generosity and favor, and in accordance with Your just means to resolve disputes.
Those who plot and plan adulterous and idolatrous schemes, who pursue and follow that which is evil, approach and draw near for battle. They appear for judgment, but they are far away and, therefore, are completely severed and separated from Your Towrah, severing any connection with her and completely avoiding her, even removing access to her!
Yahowah, You are approachable and desirous of close, personal, and intimate relationships. And all of the terms and conditions of Your relationship agreement are trustworthy and reliable, dependable and true, enduring and everlasting.
Long ago, I came to literally know and completely understand from Your enduring Testimony and restoring Witness that, indeed, You laid the foundation to establish me and associate Yourself with me forever.
Resh – – ר
I want You to see and notice my response and diligence, my willingness to answer the call and actively engage. So please prepare me so that I’m ready to be saved and withdrawn, because indeed, I have not ignored or overlooked, I have not lost sight of, nor responded inappropriately to Your Towrah.
You will present an argument to defend me, arguing the legal case on my behalf, and You genuinely seek to redeem me, because I have chosen to be restored and to live according to Your Word, Your Instruction, and Your Promise.
Those who remain liable for violating the standard are a great distance from Salvation (Yahowsha), because they do not seek or consult, they do not learn from, inquire about, look to, engage in a relationship with, petition or ponder Your engraved and clearly communicated prescriptions of what we should do if we want to live and be cut into the relationship.
Great is Your mercy and Your willingness to provide unearned and undeserved favor, Yahowah! So I want You to be merciful to me and treat me favorably according to Your means to resolve disputes and achieve justice.
Those who pursue and persecute me, extending considerable effort to oppose me, are abundant, powerful, and adversarial, so I do not so much as lean away or turn aside from Your enduring Testimony and restoring Witness.
I have actually seen and have literally witnessed their treachery and trickery, their unreliable, deceptive, and dishonest betrayals, and I have let myself become angry because of them, coming to be disgusted by them and loathing those who do not literally and completely observe, who do not totally explore, examine, investigate, or actually consider Your Word, Instruction, and Promise.
Yahowah, I want You to notice how completely I love and how genuinely I desire Your precepts, those instructions which You have entrusted to us for guidance so that we respond appropriately to You. Demonstrate Your love and be merciful in accordance with Your Word, Instruction, and Promise.
From the beginning, the source and the sum of Your words are truthful and reliable, trustworthy and dependable, enduring and verifiable; every righteous and vindicating means to resolve disputes and achieve justice, the very means used to exercise judgment, is eternal and lasts forever, enduring throughout all time.
Shin – – ש
Those holding high office—political rulers, religious leaders, and military officers—pursue me in vain, without cause, and for nothing. For their hearts tremble in fear of impending anguish and doom at Your words.
I am more pleased with Your Word than I would be were I to discover a great treasure.
I genuinely hate, shun, and am totally hostile towards deception, electing to consistently despise and continually denigrate and disparage it. But I love Your Towrah.
Seven is the promise during the day I will come to radiate Your light according to Your righteous and vindicating means used to achieve justice and resolve disputes.
Great is the reconciliation and salvation, the security and peace, the prosperity and friendship, the companionship and the blessings, the satisfaction and the contentment, the redemption and restoration, and the ransom and restitution for the lovers of Your Towrah—Your Source of Teaching and Instruction and the Place from which Your Guidance and Direction Flow. To them it is never a cause for stumbling, or something which trips them up.
I confidently and totally expect to be saved, Yahowah, for I act upon and actively engage in the terms and conditions of Your relationship agreement.
Your enduring Testimony and restoring Witness care for and watch over, guard and protect my soul because I have loved them very much.
I literally observe, completely explore, thoughtfully consider, actually scrutinize, and closely examine Your precepts, those instructions which You have entrusted to us, encouraging us to carefully examine them for guidance so that we respond appropriately to You and Your enduring Testimony and restoring Witness. Indeed! All of my ways correspond to You!
Taw – – ת
Let’s actually choose to approach and come near, singing and rejoicing with me, before Your presence, Yahowah, consistent with and according to the way Your Word provides understanding when we choose to thoughtfully evaluate it.
Let her consistently come with a petition for mercy on my behalf before Your presence in accordance with Your Promise and Word, because I want You to save me.
My lips will profusely pour out songs of adoration and thanksgiving – singing uplifting lyrics and providing accurate testimony conveying an enlightening message to You because You consistently teach me Your clearly communicated prescriptions of what we should do in life to live.
My tongue elects to continually sing, choosing to answer the invitation, to actually respond to the summons, and to consistently testify as a witness, speaking truthfully while genuinely conveying accurate information regarding Your Word, because all of the terms and conditions of Your relationship agreement are righteous and vindicating – truthful, just, fair, right, justifying, and acquitting, rendering the guilty innocent.
Let it actually and always be Your hand which helps me, because I have chosen Your precepts, those instructions which You have entrusted to us, encouraging us to carefully examine them for guidance so that we respond appropriately to You.
I completely desire and absolutely want Your salvation, Yahowah. Your Towrah makes me happy and brings me pleasure. It is my delight because it is the thing I enjoy most.
My soul is literally and continually restored and kept alive by choice, and it elects to incessantly reflect and unremittingly experience Your brilliant light because Your means to resolve disputes and achieve justice genuinely and continually assist me.
I had wandered about, and I had been misled and had gone astray like a lost sheep, in the manner of a lamb awaiting slaughter, its life wasted and nearly squandered, soon to be destroyed and ceasing to exist. So I want You to seek, to be responsible for, and to do what is required on behalf of Your servant, for indeed, because I have not overlooked, lost sight of the significance of, or failed to respond properly to Your enduring Testimony and restoring Witness.
The following quote is from the opening paragraphs of Yada's An Introduction to God, Chapter 3, Part 3.
One Mizmowr / Song is devoted entirely to singing the Towrah's praises. In fact, the 119th Psalm provides Yahowah's most comprehensive instruction on how to properly observe His Towrah.
The 119th Psalm, second only to the Towrah itself, is the most important document ever written. I have found nothing which compares to the lyrics of this extraordinary melody. If you have an ear for Yah, and if you love His Towrah, you are in for a treat.
The 119th Mizmowr is comprised of twenty-two refrains, just as there are twenty-two letters in the Hebrew alphabet. Each section of four poetic couplets is distinguished by one of those letters. They are presented in alphabetic order, beginning with Aleph and concluding with Taw. And as we shall discover, the subject discussed in each refrain mirrors the imagery associated with the Ancient Hebrew pictograph under which it is presented. So this Psalm serves as a treatise on the letters which comprise the words of Scripture.
Christians and followers of Rabbinic Judaism malign Yahowah'sTowrah when they refer to her as "The Law". So here is the actual definition and etymology of the word, Towrah:
"Your Towrah – Your Instruction and Teaching, Your Source of Guidance and Direction; derived from:
tow – Your signed, written, and enduring, torah – way of treating me, tuwr – giving me the means to explore, to seek, to find, and to choose, yarah – the source of instruction, teaching, guidance, and direction that flows from You, which tuwb – provides answers to facilitate my restoration and return, even my response and reply to that which is towb – good, pleasing, beneficial, favorable, healing, and right, and that which causes me to be loved, to become acceptable, and to endure, tahowr / tohorah – purifying and cleansing me, thereby towr –providing me with the opportunity to change my attitude, thinking, and direction."
Did you see anything in that definition, just one single thing, that suggests or even hints at some kind of law, statute, or binding rule? Yeah, I know. Neither did I. What does that tell us about the reliability and trustworthiness of Christianity's and Judaism's clerics and translators? What does it say about their motives?
Think about that, if you would. Force yourself to be brutally and uncompromisingly honest with yourself.
Friend, you are strongly encouraged to read Yada's full treatment of this wonderful song, which can be downloaded here as a free PDF file. This beautiful song is so rich and full of blessings that just reading through it without benefit of the understanding of the Hebrew language that Yada brings to the table might be equated to sipping the broth without sampling the roast itself. And, in my opinion, reading it in one of the "popular" translations is a waste of time altogether.
= יהוה = ee-ah-oh-ah = Yahowah
Song / Mizmowr / Psalm 19:7
Yahowah's Towrah is complete and entirely perfect, returning and restoring the soul. Yahowah's testimony is trustworthy and reliable, making understanding and obtaining wisdom simple for the open-minded and receptive.
Yahowah's () Towrah (torah – teaching, guidance, direction, and instruction) is complete and entirely perfect (tamym – without defect, lacking nothing, correct, genuine, right, helpful, beneficial, and true), returning and restoring (suwb – transforming) the soul (nepesh – consciousness). Yahowah's testimony ('eduwth – restoring and eternal witness) is trustworthy and reliable ('aman – verifiable, confirming, supportive, and establishing), making understanding and obtaining wisdom (hakam – educating and enlightening oneself to the point of comprehension) simple for the open-minded and receptive (pethy – easy for those who are receptive).