Psalm 166 (Lost Psalm of David)

[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).]

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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 3, V: “Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English”
Hymn 5: “A New Translation”
Hymn 6: “Qumran Psalter”


Psalm 166

  1. Blessed are You, O Yahuah,
    who creates a fleshly spirit of flesh by Your Holy Spirit […],
    and by the power of Your might;
  2. and by Your great lovingkindness,
    with the multitude of Your goodness.
  3. The urge of Your wrath and the zeal of Your judgements,
    […] all unfathomable.
  4. In the knowledge of all discernment, and discipline,
    and the mysteries of thought and the beginnings of […];
    You have established.
  5. […] holiness is from eternity,
    passed to the everlasting eternity;
    You were willing […] Holy Ones.
  6.  The council of Your truth
    —in the mysteries of Your wonder—
    You have made known to me,
    on account of Your glory, and in the depth of Your insight,
    You have made me understand;
    and the fountain of Your wisdom, You have not hidden.
  7. You have revealed the ways of truth,
    and the works of evil:
    wisdom, and folly […] righteousness […] their works. 
  8. In truth and discernment
    (or in) perversity and foolishness,
    all have walked continuously […].
  9. […]m and the eternal graces for all their endtimes of peace.
    But the Pit for all […]
  10. […] their judgements, eternal glory, and delight, and everlasting joy,
    for the work of […]
  11. […] they are doing to You works of evil.
  12. All these things You did establish in Your wisdom
    to judge through them;
    appointing all Your works before ever creating them:
  13. Together with the hosts of Your spirits,
    and the Congregation of Watchers,
    Your holy firmament and all its hosts;
  14. together with the earth and all it springs forth,
    in the seas and in the depths;
  15. And all your thoughts are for all the end of the ages,
    and everlasting visitation;
  16. for You have established the Wicked before eternity,
    and the work of unrighteousness […] in them,
    so that they may tell of Your glory throughout all Your dominion.
  17. For You have shown them that which they have not seen,
    by removing all ancient things, and creating new ones.
  18. By breaking asunder things risen up from of old,
    and establishing the things of eternity.
  19. For You are the first,
    and shall continue forever to be the last.
  20. And You have appointed all these things
    through the mysteries of Your wisdom,
    to make known Your glory to all.
  21. But what is the spirit of flesh that it should understand all this;
    to comprehend the wise council of Your great design?
  22. What is he that is born of woman
    in the midst of all Your terrible works? 
  23. He is but an edifice of dust, kneading with water;
    whose beginning is sinful iniquity, and shameful nakedness;
    and the spring of impurity — over him a straying spirit rules.
  24. If he is wicked he shall become a sign for eternity,
    and a wonder to every generation,
    and an object of horror to all flesh.
  25. By Your goodness alone is man justified,
    and with Your many mercies You strengthen him.
  26. You will glorify him with Your splendor
    and will cause him to reign amid many delights;
    with everlasting peace and length of days.
  27. For You have spoken,
    and Your word will not depart.
  28. And I, Your servant, know,
    by the Spirit which You have given to me,
    that Your words are truth,
  29. and that all Your works are righteousness,
    and that You will not turn back Your word.
  30. And all […]
    Your endtimes are eternally appointed times,
    chosen for their delight.
  31. And I shall know […]
    and wickedness […] to comprehend […]
  32. […]
    […] Your spirits and […]
  33. *Estimated 2 missing verses.
  34. *Estimated 11 missing verses.
  35. […] their fixed times […] among Your people and it was […]
  36. And You, You uncovered our ears
    for the discipline of […]
  37. The men of truth, and the elect ones of righteousness,
    the pursuers of insight, and the seekers of discernment […];
  38. lovers of compassion, and the humble of a strong spirit,
    refined of transgression […]
    purified by the affliction of the crucible […]
  39. Who strengthen themselves through perseverance
    until the time of Your judgements,
    watching and waiting for Your salvation.
  40. And You strengthen Your statues through their hand,
    to do judgement in the world,
    and to distribute the inheritance of Your righteousness among all;
    and to be in the council of holiness for eternal generations.
  41. And all the acts of their works
    with pleasure […],
    and the men of Your vision.

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Translator’s video teaching and commentary on “Psalm 166″

Direct Sources of this Translation:

Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English:
A New Translation:
Qumran Psalter:

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