1 And after him rose up Nathan to naḇa in the time of Dawiḏ.
2 As the fat is taken away from the peace offering,
So Dawiḏ was chosen out of the children of Yisra’ĕl.
3 He played with lions as with young goats,
And bears as with lambs.
4 Did he not slay a giant, when he was still young?
And did he not take away the reproach of the people,
When he lifted up his hand with the stone in the sling,
And beat down the boasting of Golyath?
5 For he called upon the Most High Ĕl;
And He gave him strength in his right hand to slay that mighty warrior,
And raise up the horn of His people.
6 So the people esteemed him with ten thousands,
And praised him with the bireḵoth of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄,
In that He gave him a crown of esteem.
7 For he destroyed their enemies on every side,
And brought to naught his adversaries, the Pelishtites,
And broke their horn in pieces to this day.
8 In all his works he praised the
Qadosh One Most High with words of esteem;
With his whole heart he sang songs,
And loved He who made him.
9 He also appointed singers before the altar,
That with their voices they made sweet melody,
And sang praises daily with their songs.
10 He adorned their Feasts,
and put in order the Appointed Times until the end,
That they should praise His qodesh Name,
And that the Hĕyḵal might resound from the morning.
11 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 took away his sins, and exalted his horn forever:
He gave him a Covenant of sovereigns,
And a throne of esteem in Yisra’ĕl.
12 After him rose up a wise son,
and for his sake his dwelling was broad.
13 Shelomoh reigned in a peaceable time, and was esteemed;
For Elohim made quiet all around him,
That he might build a House for His Name,
And prepare His Miqdash forever.
14 How wise you were in your youth,
And filled with understanding as a flood!
15 Your being covered the whole earth,
and you filled it with deep parables.
16 Your name went to the far islands;
And for your peace you were loved.
17 The lands marvelled at you for your songs,
and proverbs, and parables, and interpretations.
18 By the Name of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Elohim,
which is called 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Elohim of Yisra’ĕl,
You gathered gold as tin and multiplied silver as lead.
19 You bowed your loins to women,
And by your body you were brought into subjection.
20 You stained your esteem, and polluted your seed;
So that you brought wrath upon your children,
And were grieved for your folly.
21 So the reign was divided,
and out of Ephrayim ruled a rebellious reign.
22 But the kindness of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 shall never cease,
Nor shall any of His works perish,
Neither shall He cut off the descendants of His elect,
And the seed of he who loves Him He shall not take away;
Therefore He gave a remnant to Ya’aqoḇ,
And out of him, a root of Dawiḏ.
23 Thus Shelomoh rested with his fathers,
And of his seed he left behind him Reḥaḇ’am,
Even the foolishness of the people,
and one who had no understanding,
Who turned the people away through his counsel.
There was also Yaroḇ’am the son of Neḇat,
Who caused Yisra’ĕl to sin,
and showed Ephrayim the way of sin;
24 And their sins were multiplied exceedingly,
So they were driven out of the land.
25 For they sought out all wickedness,
Till the punishment came upon them.