The Karaite Korner

Karaite Passover Haggadah:
Translation (Russian Version)

The translation below was made based on the Hebrew text in:

"Haggadah or Small Hallel for Passover Eve According to the Custom of the Karaites with a translation in the Russian Language, Each Item in its Place", Shlomoh Firik, Odessa 1901

The translation of Biblical verses are based on the King James Version and non-Biblical sections (marked in bold and as "NB") were translated by Nehemia Gordon. Paragraphs breaks had to be inserted at regular intervals because the Russian version was printed with only a few such breaks in the entire text, apparently to save on printing costs.

I will go in the strength of YHWH God: I will make mention of your righteousness, even of yours alone (cf. Ps 71,16) (NB). I will make your name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise you forever and ever (Ps 45,18 [17]). I will remember the works of YHWH: surely I will remember your wonders of old. I will meditate also of all your works, and talk of your doings. Your way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God? You are the God that does wonders: you have declared your strength among the people. You have with your arm redeemed your people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah (Ps 77,12-16 [11-15]). You are YHWH the God, who chose Abram, and brought him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gave him the name of Abraham. And found his heart faithful before you, and made a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give it, I say, to his seed, and have performed your words; for you are righteous: And saw the affliction of our fathers in Egypt, and heard their cry by the Red sea; And showed signs and wonders upon Pharaoh, and on all his servants, and on all the people of his land: for you knew that they dealt proudly against them. So did you get yourself a name, as it is this day (Neh 9,7-10).

And thus you informed Abraham our father of the oppression of his seed in a land that was not theirs as it is written in your Torah (NB): And he said to Abram, Know of a surety that your seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years. And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance (Gen 15,13-14). And it is written (NB): In the same day YHWH made a covenant with Abram, saying, To your seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates (Gen 15,18). Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham. And he increased his people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies. He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtly with his servants (Ps 105,23-25). Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses. But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel. And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigor: And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in mortar, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigor (Ex 1,11-14).

And Pharaoh and Egypt issued two harsh decrees upon our forefathers. The first decree was through the midwives as it is written (NB): And the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah. And he said, When you do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then you shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live (Ex 1,15-16). And they did not accept his advice and decree as it is written (NB): But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive (Ex 1,17). The second decree he commanded to his entire people publicly and he released the blood of the Israelite children to kill them and drowned them in the Nile as it is written (NB): And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born you shall cast into the river, and every daughter you shall save alive (Ex 1,22). And concerning them the Scripture says (NB): And as for your birth, in the day you were born your navel was not cut, neither were you washed in water to supple you; you were not salted at all, nor swaddled at all. No eye pitied you, to do any of these to you, to have compassion upon you; but you were cast out in the open field, to the loathing of your person, in the day that you were born (Ez 16,4-5).

And our God saw his violence and pitied us as the Scripture tells through his prophet (NB): And when I passed by you, and saw you polluted in your own blood, I said to you when you were in your blood, Live; yea, I said to you when you were in your blood, Live (Ez 16,6). Remember his marvelous works that he has done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth; O you seed of Abraham his servant, you children of Jacob his chosen. He is YHWH our God: his judgments are in all the earth. He has remembered his covenant forever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations. Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath to Isaac; And confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant: Saying, To you will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance: When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it. When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people; He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes; Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm (Ps 105,5-14). And Joshua said to all the people, Thus saith YHWH God of Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the river in old time, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served other gods. And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the river, and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac. And I gave to Isaac Jacob and Esau: and I gave to Esau mount Seir, to possess it; but Jacob and his children went down into Egypt. I sent Moses also and Aaron, and I plagued Egypt, according to that which I did among them: and afterward I brought you out (Jos 24,2-5).

And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect to them (Ex 2,24-25). And YHWH said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good land and a large, to a land flowing with milk and honey; to the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come to me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them. Come now therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh, that you may bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt. And Moses said to God, Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? And he said, Certainly I will be with you; and this shall be a token to you, that I have sent you: When you have brought forth the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God upon this mountain (Ex 3,7-12).

For I brought you up out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of servants; and I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Maria (Mic 6,4). He sent Moses his servant; and Aaron whom he had chosen. They shewed his signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham (Ps 105,26-27). As it is written in your Torah (NB): And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand. And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go (Ex 3,19-20). And it is written (NB): And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant. Wherefore say to the children of Israel, I am YHWH, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments: And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and you shall know that I am YHWH your God, which brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. And I will bring you in to the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am YHWH (Ex 6,5-8). And you shall say to Pharaoh, Thus saith YHWH, Israel is my son, even my firstborn: And I say to you, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if you refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay your son, even your firstborn (Ex 4,22-23). But Pharaoh shall not hearken to you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, and my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments (Ex 7,4). And they were ten plagues with which YHWH smote Pharaoh and Egypt because of His people and in order to make known His name (NB).

First, blood as it is written (NB): And Moses and Aaron did so, as YHWH commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood (Ex 7,20).

Second, frogs as it is written (NB): And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt (Ex 8,2 [6]).

Third, lice as it is written (NB): And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt (Ex 8,13 [17]).

Fourth, swarms as it is written (NB): And YHWH did so; and there came a grievous swarm of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants' houses, and into all the land of Egypt: the land was corrupted by reason of the swarm of flies (Ex 8,21 [24]).

Fifth, pestilence as it is written (NB): And YHWH did that thing on the morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one (Ex 9,6).

Sixth, boils as it is written (NB): And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast (Ex 9,10).

Seventh, hail as it is written (NB): And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and YHWH sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and YHWH rained hail upon the land of Egypt (Ex 9,23).

Eighth, locusts as it is written (NB): And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and YHWH brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts (Ex 10,13).

Ninth, darkness as it is written (NB): And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days (Ex 10,22):

Tenth, first-born, to smite and to kill as it is written (NB): And it came to pass, that at midnight YHWH smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle. And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead. And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both you and the children of Israel; and go, serve YHWH, as you have said. Also take your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and be gone; and bless me also (Ex 12,29-32). O bless our God, you people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard: Which holds our soul in life, and suffers not our feet to be moved (Ps 66,8-9).

Therefore YHWH commanded us (NB): the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. Eat not of it neither raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the pertinence thereof. And you shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remains of it until the morning you shall burn with fire. And thus shall you eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste: it is YHWH's Passover. For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am YHWH. And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where you are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. And this day shall be to you for a memorial; and you shall keep it a feast to YHWH throughout your generations; you shall keep it a feast by an ordinance forever. Seven days shall you eat unleavened bread; even the first day you shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel. And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you. And you shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall you observe this day in your generations by an ordinance forever. In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even. Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eats that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land. You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall you eat unleavened bread (Ex 12,8-20).

It is a night of watching for YHWH to bring them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of watching for YHWH for all the children of Israel in their generations. And YHWH said to Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the Passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof: But every man's servant that is bought for money, when you have circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof. A foreigner and a hired servant shall not eat thereof. In one house shall it be eaten; you shall not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall you break a bone thereof. All the congregation of Israel shall keep it. And when a stranger shall sojourn with you, and will keep the Passover to YHWH, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof. One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and to the stranger that sojourns among you (Ex 12,42-49).

Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said to them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the Passover. And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the basin; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning. For YHWH will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he sees the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, YHWH will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in to your houses to smite you. And you shall observe this thing for an ordinance to you and to your sons forever. And it shall come to pass, when you are come to the land which YHWH will give you, according as he has promised, that you shall keep this service. And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say to you, What mean you by this service? That you shall say, It is the sacrifice of YHWH's Passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped. And the children of Israel went away, and did as YHWH had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they (Ex 12,21-28).

Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to YHWH. Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be seen with you, neither shall there be leaven seen with you in all your quarters. And you shall shew your son in that day, saying, This is done because of that which YHWH did to me when I came forth out of Egypt. And it shall be for a sign to you upon your hand, and for a memorial between your eyes, that YHWH's law may be in your mouth: for with a strong hand has YHWH brought you out of Egypt. You shall therefore keep this ordinance in its season from year to year (Ex 13,6-10).

And when your son asks you in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which YHWH our God has commanded you? Then you shall say to your son, We were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt; and YHWH brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand: And YHWH shewed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes: And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he swore to our fathers. And YHWH commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear YHWH our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day. And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before YHWH our God, as he has commanded us (Dt 6,20-25). And that you may tell in the ears of your son, and of your son's son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that you may know that I am YHWH (Ex 10,2). Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of YHWH, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he has done (Ps 78,3-4). Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast (Ps 135,8). To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endures forever (Ps 136,10).

Oh that men would praise YHWH for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men (107,8). Let them praise your great and terrible name; for it is holy (Ps 99,3). I will praise you, O YHWH, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all your marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in you: I will sing praise to your name, O you most High. When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at your presence. For you have maintained my right and my cause; you sat in the throne judging right. You have rebuked the heathen, you have destroyed the wicked, you have put out their name forever and ever (Ps 9,2-6 [1-5]). Blessed be YHWH, who has not given us as a prey to their teeth (Ps 124,6). Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah. He that is our God is the God of salvation; and to the Lord YHWH belong the issues from death (Ps 68,20-21 [19-20]).

Blessed be our God and the God of our fathers who performed miracles and gallantry and signs and marvels with our forefathers in these days and at this time; and who redeemed them from the harsh slavery of Egypt; And delivered them from the hard toil of their oppressors to freedom; And delivered them from the domination of Pharaoh King of Egypt to rest; with signs and wonders and war and with a strong hand and an outstretched arm and with mighty terror. And He took them out with silver and gold, in joy and happiness and song, from slavery to freedom and led them upright; For YHWH chose them to be to him a chosen people, and He took them and raised them up high above and took great vengeance and retribution upon their enemies. And he cast their oppressors into the depths and he performed a great salvation for them, Selah. And from there he took them and brought them to Sinai as a bride. And He gave them his wonderful Torah as an inheritance with statute and commandment and law and judgment. And He commanded them Holidays of happiness and joy. And therefore we should say Blessed is He and blessed is his name and exalted beyond all blessing and praise (cf. Ezra 9,5) forever and for eternity, Selah (NB).

And also let us say, Blessed is our God who kept us alive and sustained us and made us survive in peace until this time, Amen (NB).

Let it be the will of YHWH our God and God of our fathers, the great mighty and terrible God, that He will quicken and cause to happen speedily to us in our days and in your days and in the days of all his people the house of Israel, all the good news and pleasantries and consolation recorded, spoken, and written by every prophet and seer. And may He make us worthy to see the time of our success and to see our salvation and sprout of our Messiah. And then we shall ascend to Zion to YHWH our God in the days of the pilgrimages and at the times of the Feasts and Holidays rejoicing and enjoying to be happy in the happiness of Jerusalem our city. And in the perfection of joy of the Temple and Holy of Holies. And then shall we bring Passover sacrifices and burnt offerings and vows with meal-offerings and libations. And we will thank and praise the eternal Rock, the God whose actions are called perfect and who brings speedily salvation for the perfect ones; who in the beginning sanctified us from all the peoples and in the end chose us from all the nations and therefore shall we sing and rejoice and be happy and glad and sing with might (NB):

And my soul shall be joyful in YHWH: it shall rejoice in his salvation. All my bones shall say, YHWH, who is like to you, who delivers the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoils him (Ps 35,9-10). And it is written (NB): Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, your King comes to you: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass (Zech 9,9). Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that brings good tidings, that publishes peace! O Judah, keep your solemn feasts, perform your vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through you; he is utterly cut off (Nahum 2,1 [1,15]). Your people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land forever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified. A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I YHWH will hasten it in his time (Isa 60,21-22).

[And take the cup in you hand and make the blessing and say]

O give thanks to YHWH; for he is good: for his mercy endures forever. O give thanks to the God of gods: for his mercy endures forever. O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endures forever (Ps 136,1-3).

Blessed are you YHWH our God, king of the universe, who has blessed his people Israel with this Feast of Unleavened Bread and with the Holidays of joy and holy convocations, Amen (NB).

And Blessed are you YHWH our God, king of the universe who gives us joy and happiness and creates the fruit of the vine, Amen (NB).

[And when the holiday falls out on the Sabbath say this blessing]

Time to sanctify (NB): Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made (Gen 2,1-3).

Blessed are you YHWH our God, king of the universe who blesses and sanctifies his people Israel with this Feast of Unleavened Bread and with Holidays of joy and holy convocations, Amen (NB).

And blessed be our God king of the universe who created the vine and from its wine makes happy the hearts of men as it is written (NB): And wine that makes glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengthens man's heart (Ps 104,15).

Blessed are you YHWH our God, king of the universe who blesses and sanctifies the day of the Sabbath for his people Israel, Amen (NB).

And bless our God king of the universe who gives us joy and happiness and creates the fruit of the vine, Amen (NB).

[Before eating unleavened bread say these two blessings]

Blessed are you YHWH our God, king of the universe who brings bread of affliction out of the ground, Amen (NB).

Blessed are you YHWH our God, king of the universe who sanctified us with his commandments and commanded about eating unleavened bread and bitter herbs, Amen (NB).

[Blessing after the Meal]

YHWH is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works (Ps 145,9). Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endures forever: And has redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endures forever (Ps 136,23-24). Blessed be he (NB) who gives food to all flesh: for his mercy endures forever. O give thanks to the God of heaven: for his mercy endures forever (Ps 136,23-26). Let your mercy, O YHWH, be upon us, according as we hope in you (Ps 33,22). Blessed be YHWH forevermore. Amen, and Amen (Ps 89,53 [52]). Blessed be you, YHWH God of Israel our father, forever and ever. Yours, O YHWH is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is yours; yours is the kingdom, O YHWH, and you are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come of you, and you reign over all; and in your hand is power and might; and in your hand it is to make great, and to give strength to all. Now therefore, our God, we thank you, and praise your glorious name (1Chr 29,10-13). But we will bless YHWH from this time forth and forevermore. Praise YHWH (Ps 115,18).

The eyes of all wait upon you; and you give them their meat in due season. You open your hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing (Ps 145,15-16). Sate us with satisfaction and hunger distance from us and feed us our daily food and may your table be set for all. We live by your great tolerance and good kindness and we are sustained by the opening of your hand. For you are He who feeds and sustains and supports all and prepares food and sustenance for all your creatures that you created. Blessed are you YHWH who feeds all, Amen. Let us thank YHWH for his kindness and for his wonderful works to man (cf. Ps 107,8) (NB). For he satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness (Ps 107,9). They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied (Ps 37,19).

[And on the Sabbath and Holiday (i.e. when the holiday falls out on Sabbath) say this]

And the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel forever: for in six days YHWH made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed (Ex 31,16-17). And Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together, and said to them, These are the words which YHWH has commanded, that you should do them. Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you a holy day, a Sabbath of rest to YHWH: whosoever does work therein shall be put to death. You shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the Sabbath day (Ex 35,1-3). You shall keep my Sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am YHWH (Lev 19,30). You shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my Sabbaths: I am YHWH your God (Lev 19,3).

[And on Holiday]

And you shall serve YHWH your God, and he shall bless your bread, and your water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of you (Ex 23,25). And houses full of all good things, which you did not filled, and dug wells, which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees, which you did not plant; when you shall have eaten and be full (Dt 6,11). When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless YHWH your God for the good land which he has given you (Dt 8,10). Bless YHWH, O house of Israel: bless YHWH, O house of Aaron: Bless YHWH, O house of Levi: you that fear YHWH, bless YHWH. Blessed be YHWH out of Zion, who dwells in Jerusalem. Praise you YHWH (Ps 135,19-21).

Praise you YHWH. Praise, O you servants of YHWH, praise the name of YHWH. Blessed be the name of YHWH from this time forth and forevermore. From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same YHWH's name is to be praised. YHWH is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens. Who is like to YHWH our God, who dwells on high, Who humbles himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth! He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the dunghill; That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people. He makes the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise you YHWH (Ps 113,1-9).

When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language; Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion. The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back. The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs. What ailed you, O sea, that you fled? Oh Jordan, that was driven back? Oh mountains, that skipped like rams; and you little hills, like lambs? Tremble, you earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob; Which turned the rock into standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters (114,1-8).

Not to us, O YHWH, not to us, but to your name give glory, for your mercy, and for your truth's sake. Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God? But our God is in the heavens: he has done whatsoever he has pleased. Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not: They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat. They that make them are like to them; so is every one that trusts in them. O Israel, trust you in YHWH: he is their help and their shield. O house of Aaron, trust in YHWH: he is their help and their shield. You that fear YHWH, trust in YHWH: he is their help and their shield. YHWH has been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron. He will bless them that fear YHWH, both small and great. YHWH shall increase you more and more, you and your children. You are blessed of YHWH which made heaven and earth. The heaven, even the heavens, are YHWH's: but the earth has he given to the children of men. The dead praise not YHWH, neither any that go down into silence. But we will bless YHWH from this time forth and forevermore. Praise YHWH (Ps 115,1-18).

I love YHWH, because he has heard my voice and my supplications. Because he has inclined his ear to me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell seized hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. Then called I upon the name of YHWH; O YHWH, I beseech you, deliver my soul. Gracious is YHWH, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful. YHWH preserves the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me. Return to your rest, O my soul; for YHWH has dealt bountifully with you. For you have delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. I will walk before YHWH in the land of the living. I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted: I said in my haste, All men are liars. What shall I render to YHWH for all his benefits toward me? I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of YHWH. I will pay my vows to YHWH now in the presence of all his people. Precious in the sight of YHWH is the death of his saints. O YHWH, truly I am your servant; I am your servant, and the son of your handmaid: you have loosed my bonds. I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of YHWH. I will pay my vows to YHWH now in the presence of all his people. In the courts of YHWH's house, in the midst of you, O Jerusalem. Praise you YHWH (Ps 116,1-19).

O praise YHWH, all you nations: praise him, all you people. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of YHWH endures forever. Praise you YHWH (Ps 117,1-2).

O give thanks to YHWH; for he is good: because his mercy endures forever. Let Israel now say, that his mercy endures forever. Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endures forever. Let them now that fear YHWH say, that his mercy endures forever. I called upon YHWH in distress: YHWH answered me, and set me in a large place. YHWH is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do to me? YHWH takes my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me. It is better to trust in YHWH than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in YHWH than to put confidence in princes. All nations compassed me about: but in the name of YHWH will I destroy them. They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of YHWH I will destroy them. They compassed me about like bees: they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of YHWH I will destroy them. You have thrust sore at me that I might fall: but YHWH helped me. YHWH is my strength and song, and is become my salvation. The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of YHWH does valiantly. The right hand of YHWH is exalted: the right hand of YHWH does valiantly. I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of YHWH. YHWH has chastened me sore: but he has not given me over to death. Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise YHWH: This gate of YHWH, into which the righteous shall enter. I will praise you: for you have heard me, and are become my salvation. The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. This is YHWH's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day which YHWH has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Save now, I beseech you, O YHWH: O YHWH, I beseech you, send now prosperity. Blessed be he that comes in the name of YHWH: we have blessed you from the house of YHWH. YHWH is God, and has shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even to the horns of the altar. You are my God, and I will praise you: you are my God, I will exalt you. O give thanks to YHWH; for he is good: for his mercy endures forever (Ps 118,1-29).

YHWH will give strength to his people; YHWH will bless his people with peace (Ps 29,11). Blessed be YHWH forevermore. Amen, and Amen (Ps 89,53 [52]).