Psalm 173 (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  8: “Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English”
Hymn 12:33-2: “A New Translation”
Hymn 13:33-2: “Qumran Psalter”


Psalm 173

  1. I thank You, O Yahuah,
    for You have fastened Your eyes over my soul:
  2. You have saved me from the zeal of lying interpreters;
    and from the congregation of those
    who seek smooth things.
  3. You have redeemed the soul of the poor one
    whom they planned to destroy;
    whose blood they thought to consume
    in order to pour it upon Your service.
  4. Because they knew not
    that my steps where directed by You,
    they made me an object of shame and derision
    in the mouth of all the seekers of falsehood.
  5. But You, O my Elohiym,
    have rescued the soul of the poor and destitute one,
    against one stronger than he.
  6. You have redeemed my soul
    from the hand of the mighty.
  7. In the midst of their reviling You have not terrified me,
    that I might not abandon Your service
    for the fear of ruin at the hands of the wicked;
  8. Or exchange a steadfast inclination which
    […] for a delusion.
  9. […] taught me statues,
    and through the testimonies You established in me to hold.
  10. […] flesh […] everlasting destruction for their offspring
    […] tongue according to Your teachings in the judgement.
  11. […]
  12. […] and in me weeping […]
  13. […]

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Translator’s video teaching and commentary on “Psalm 173″

Direct Sources of this Translation:

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

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