Psalm 161 (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).]

Originally Recovered from the Dead Sea Scrolls, Hymns of Thanksgiving Scroll: Hymn 1, Wise, Abegg, and Cook, New Translation (1QHa, 1Q35, 4Q427-432):

About this Psalm

Not included in the authoritative Vermes translation, but exclusively in the Wise, Abegg, and Cook New Translation, this Psalm — though severely fragmented — is still quite gleanable; while surprisingly able to manage to confidently bring forth evidence of the trademarks of King David’s authorship.

What is presented here is simply a neater, more comprehensive version of exactly what can be found in the New Translation (photographed below). Due to the high fragmentary condition of the “hymn”, it has been decided an attempt to reconstruct would only show to be a disservice to the integrity of the text. But as said before, still, there is quite a bit to glean; for those who have the eyes to see, or are able to receive:

To the new reader this may not seem so apparent, but the biblically unique purity of King David’s tone can still be strongly heard within the spacey fragments of this Psalm. Verse 13 even inserts his classic questions of wonderment, as so consistently found not only in the Psalms of David in our standard Bibles, but in the remaining Lost Psalms found of his from the Hymns of Thanksgiving Scroll.

This Psalm covers the classic biblical imagery of the unjust treachery of the wicked, the weak fallen state of Man, and the mystery of Kingdom in Yahuah’s all sovereign judgement.

*For anyone willing to receive, what may be found uniquely interesting about this Psalm can be found in verse 23; as in context, it seemingly gives insight into the one of the facets of the Wrath of Elohiym to be in and through the Spirit! (Personally, I only share this, as, what seems to be written of in the text serves as a confirmation from revelations I’ve gained over the years through the Holy Spirit in my own personal Walk).


Psalm 161

  1. […yo]u rebelled […]
  2. […op]pressed ones […]
  3. […] His mercies upon the poor [ones…]
  4. […] And who establishes […]
  5. […] and who establishes the warrior[s…]
  6. […] eternity. And who conside[rs…]
  7. […] previously. […]
  8. [..] Your [stre]ngth [..]
  9. [..]
  10. [..] by measure through all the years of eternity […]
  11. [..] every seal […]
  12. […] humandkind, according to his insight and […]
  13. […] His kingdom. Who has done all of these things? […]
  14. […] and delight is Yours, and in righteousness You set […]
  15. […] before You [..] and the vessel of c[lay…]
  16. […] he shall answer, You are honored above all g[ods…]
  17. […] holiness, and just as it is Your desire to […] 
  18. […]  for Your name You shall […] in the h[oly] assembly […]
  19. […] from a low measure […]
  20. […] revealed without
  21. […] on dry ground and a hind[rance…w]ithout justice
  22. […] encountering very suddenl[y…] as wa[x melts…]
  23. […] judgement by the spirit seeks [You…]
  24. […] deceitfully with […] commandment. By the spirit as […]
  25. […] with floggings of m[en…] 

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Hymn 1, Wise, Abegg, and Cook, New Translation (1QHa, 1Q35, 4Q427-432)

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