1 44 (Mizmor of Dovid). Baruch Hashem my Tzur (rock) which teacheth my hands for war, and my fingers for milchamah (battle);
2 My Chesed, and my Metzudah (Fortress); my Stronghold, and my Deliverer; my Mogen, and He in Whom I take refuge; Who subdueth my people under me.
3 Hashem, what is adam, that Thou takest knowledge of him! Or the ben enosh, that Thou takest account of him!
4 Adam is like hevel; his days are as a tzel that passeth away.
5 Part Thy heavens, Hashem, and come down; touch the harim, and they shall smoke.
6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them; shoot Thine khitzim (arrows), and destroy them.
7 Send Thine Yad from above; rescue me, and deliver me out of mayim rabbim, from the yad Bnei Nekhar;
8 Whose mouth speaketh shav (lies), and their right hand is a right hand of sheker.
9 I will sing a shir chadash unto Thee, O Elohim; upon a nevel of ten strings will I make music unto Thee.
10 It is He that giveth Teshu’ah (deliverance, salvation) unto melachim; Who delivereth Dovid His eved from the cherev ra’ah.
11 Rescue me, and save me from the yad Bnei Nekhar, whose mouth speaketh shav (lies) and their right hand is a right yad of sheker;
12 In their youth, may baneinu (our sons) be like plants full grown; may benoteinu (our daughters) be like cornerstones, columns wrought for the Heikhal;
13 That our barns may be full, affording all manner of provision; that our tzon may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our meadows;
14 That our oxen may be strong to labor; that there be no peretz (breach) nor golus; that there be no cry of anquish in our streets.
15 Ashrei are such people; Ashrei is the people that Hashem is Elohav.