Psalm 174 (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  9: “Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English”
Hymn 12:4-13:19 “A New Translation”
Hymn 13:4-19: “Qumran Psalter”


Psalm 174

  1. [Blessed are You], O Yahuah,
    You have made my face to shine for Your covenant […]
    […] to You in eternal glory together with all […*Your saints?]
  2. I know that truth is in Your mouth
    as You have delivered me from the Assembly of Vanity,
    and from the iniquity of the Wicked Ones;
    saving my soul.
  3. They esteemed me not,
    considering me a disgrace and a mockery;
    besieging my soul like a ship in the depths of the sea
    —like a fortified city before the aggressor.
  4. I am in distress, as a woman in travail with her first-born;
    upon whose belly pangs have come,
    and grievous pains;
    filling her with anguish at the mouth of her womb.
    —writhing in the womb of the Pregnant One.
  5. For children come into life
    through the throwing waves of death,
    and She who is pregnant, labors in her pains
    bearing a man.
  6. For amid the throwing waves of death
    She shall bring forth a man-child;
  7. And amid the pains of Sheol he shall burst forth
    —from the womb of the Pregnant One—
    a Marvelous Mighty Counsellor;
    as that man, being delivered from out of the throws.
  8. When he is conceived all wombs shall quicken,
    and the travailing pains of the throws
    will come upon the wicked in delivery
    —they will be a terror even to their mothers!
  9. They shall be appalled:
    for when the man-child is brought forth,
    every pang shall come upon their child-bearing crucible. 
  10. And they, pregnant with wickedness,
    shall be prey to terrible anguish;
    reaping the throws of the Pit for all their works of horror.
  11. The foundations of the wall shall tremble,
    like a ship upon the face of the waters;
    and the heavens shall roar with noise of thundering.
  12. And those who sleep in the dust
    —as well as those who go down to the seas!—
    shall be shaken and appalled by the throws of the waters;
  13. And all their wise men
    shall be like sailors on the deep:
    for all their wisdom shall be swallowed up
    in the midst of the roaring seas,
  14. When the abysses boil above the fountains of water,
    and are tossed up as towering waves,
    and the billows rage with the voice of their roaring,
  15. Hell and Abaddon shall open
    along with all the flying arrows of the Pit;
    sending their shouts and rage to the Abyss.
  16. And the gates of Hell shall open on all the works of Vanity,
    and the doors of the Pit shall close on the one pregnant with injustice;
    and the everlasting bars shall be bolted
    on all the spirits of Naught.

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Translator’s video teaching and commentary on “Psalm 174″

Direct Sources of this Translation:

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

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