[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).]
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 17: “Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English” Hymn 22: “A New Translation” Hymn 21: “Qumran Psalter”
I thank You, O Yahuah, for You have not cast my lot in the Congregation of Vanity; nor in the Council of Pretenders have You placed my portion.
You have called me to Your grace, and to Your forgiveness You have brought me; by the multitude of the abundance of Your mercies, and to all judgements of righteousness.
As for me, I am a man of impurity, and from the womb of her who conceived me, I am an unclean man.
From the womb of her who conceived me, I am in sinful guilt:
From the breast of my mother, I was in injustice;
And from the bosom of my nurse, in great impurity.
And from my youth, I was characterized by bloodshed,
And until my old age, You will sustain me in the iniquity of flesh.
But You, Elohai, You have established my feet in the way of Your heart, and have opened my ears to Your wonderful tidings — for my heart to understand the truth. •
For I had once closed my ears to Your teachings, until You gave me understanding; and until [the] deceit [of iniquity] ended.
A perverted spirit You expelled from my bowels, and You glorified me […]; for I am no longer a stumbling block of iniquity.
For You do reveal Your salvation, and Your righteousness is made firm for ever;
As man is not master of his way — You have done all this for Your glory.