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Transliteration:

Ashrei yoshvei vei'secha, ode yehalelucha Selah. Ashrei ha'am shekacha lo, ashrei ha'am she'Ado-nai Elo-hav.
Tehila le'David,

Aromimcha Elo-hai Hamelech, va'avarcha shimcha le'olam va'ed.
Be'chole yome avarcheka, va'ahalela shimcha le'olam va'ed.
Gadol Ado-nai u'mehulal me'ode, velig'dulascha ein cheker.
Dor ledor yeshabach ma'asecha, u'gevurosecha yagidu.
Hadar kevod hodecha, vedivrei nifle'osecga asicha.
Ve'ezuz nor'osecha yomeru, u'gedulas'cha ah'saprena.
Zecher rav toov'cha yabi'u, vetzidkas'cha yeranenu.
Chanoon verachoom Ado-nai, erech ah'payim u'g'dal cha'sed.
Tov Ado-nai la'kol, ve'rachamav al kol ma'asav.
Yodoocha Ado-nai kol ma'asecha, vachasidecha yevarchucha.
Kevod malchus'cha yomeru, u'gevuras'cha yedaberu.
Le'hodi'a livnei adam gevurosav, u'ch'vode hadar malchuso.
Malchus'cha malchus kol olamim, u'memshaltecha bechol dor vador.
Somech Ado-nai lechol hanoflim, vezokef lechol hak'fufim.
Einei chol eilecha yesaberu, ve'ata nosen la'hem es o'chlam be'ito.
Pose'ach es yadecha, u'masbi'a lechol chai ratzone.
Tzadik Ado-nai bechol derachav, vechasid bechol ma'asav.
Karove Ado-nai lechol kor'av, lechol asher yik're'u'hu be'emes.
Retzone yerei'av ya'aseh, ve'es shav'asam yishma veyoshi'em.
Shomer Ado-nai es kol o'havav, ve'es kol haresha'im yashmeed.
Tehilas Ado-nai yedaber pi, vi'yevarech kol basar shem kadsho le'olam va'ed. Va'anachnu nevarech Y-a, me'ata ve'ad olam, Halleluy-a.

Translation:

Praiseworthy are those who dwell in Your house; may they always praise You, Selah! Praiseworthy is the people for whom this is so, praiseworthy is the people whose G-d is Hashem.
A psalm of praise by David:

I will exalt You, my G-d the King, and I will bless Your Name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless You, and I will laud Your Name forever and ever.
Hashem is great and exceedingly lauded, and His greatness is beyond investigation.
Each generation will praise Your deeds to the next and of Your mightly deeds they will tell;
The splendrous glory of Your power and Your wonderous deeds I shall discuss.
And of Your awesome they will speak, and your greatness I shall relate.
A recollection of Your abundant goodness they will utter and of Your rughteousness they will sing exultantly.
Gracious and merciful is Hashem, slow to anger, and great in bestowing kindness.
Hashem is good to all; His mercies are on all His works.
All Your works shall thank You, Hashem, and Your devout ones will bless You.
Of the glory of Your kingdom they will speak, and of Your power they will tell.
To inform human being of His mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of His kingdom.
Your kingdom is a kingdom spanning all eternities, and Your dominition is throughout every generation.
Hashem supports all the fallen ones and straightens all the bent.
The eyes of all look to You with hope and You give them their food in it's proper time;
You open Your hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing.
Righteous is Hashem in all His ways and magnaninous in all His deeds.
Hashem is close to all who call upon Him - to all who call upon Him sincerely.
The will of those who fear Him He will do; and their cry He will hear, and save them.
Hashem protects all who love Him; but all the wicked He will destroy.
May my mouth declare the praise of Hashem and may all flesh bless His Holy Name forever and ever. We will bless G-d from this time and forever, Halleluy-ah!

Hebrew text Copyright 2000 Artscroll Publications Inc.


 

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