[It is always the general rule of thumb not to solely take the author’s word throughout these studies, but to pray and seek the face of Yahuah for one’s self, and let the Spirit lead you into all truth (John 16:13-15).]
Reasoning Behind the Numerical Ordering
The numbering of these psalms of course should not be accounted as per se “official”. Following suit with the commonly known apocryphal Psalms 151-160; these psalms also plucked from the Dead Sea Scrolls, have different numbering depending on the original source you refer to (e.g. Psalms 151-155 being canonized in the Syriac, are not necessarily numbered as the same psalms when referring to the commonly accepted collective of Psalms 151-160). For the sake of simple clarity, continuing on in the Psalm 161 chronological general collective seems to be the only obvious step to move forward in, in an all-sincere attempt to rightfully divide, preserve, and freely share what is obviously Yahuah’s Inspired written Word.
Originally Recovered from the Dead Sea Scrolls, Hymns of Thanksgiving (1QHa, 1Q35, 4Q427-432):
This translation has been derived from:
Hymn 1: “Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English”
Hymn 2: “A New Translation”
Hymn 2: “The Qumran Psalter”
- [Blessed are You, Yahuah of knowledge,
for You cleanse me] from hidden (acts) of gu[ilt…]
[wh]ich they did not overtake them while pursuing.
- […] and from the judgement of the times of wickedness
[…the tho]ughts of wickedness, the impurity of […]
- […in]iquity and from the judgement of the Latter Times.
- […You have delivered] Your servant from all his transgressions
[…and by the abundance of] Your mercies.
- […as] You have said by the hand of Moses,
You will forgive transgression, iniquity, and sin,
and make atonement for rebellion and unfaithfulness.
- For the bases of the mountains shall quake and melt
and fire shall consume the deep places of Sheol below.
- But You will deliver,
all those who are corrected by Your judgements,
that they may serve You faithfully;
So that their seed may be in Your presence for ever.
- You will keep Your oath, establishing [their re]putations,
and will pardon their transgression;
You will cast away all their sins.
- You will grant them their inheritances in all the glory of Adam,
and life everlasting.