Psalms: Psalm for the Sixth Day of the Week – Psalm 93 – Friday

Shalom, everyone! Psalm 93 is traditionally recited as the “psalm of the day” (Shir Shel Yom) for the sixth day of the week, which corresponds to Friday on the Gregorian calendar. The psalm is recited at the end of Friday morning prayer (Shacharit) services. According to post-Exilic Second Temple tradition, Psalm 93 was chosen for the sixth day of the week because of it’s relation to the sixth day of Creation.

Psalm 93 reminds us of YAH‘s majesty over the earth and the glory of His majesty. His reign, established from old, is permanent. The world will see and recognize His authority and glory once He finally destroys his enemies and ushers in the Messianic Age.

The following is Psalm 93 in English, taken from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS) 1917 version of the Tanakh. For a side-by-side modern Hebrew-English translation please click on the link below to Mechon-Mamre:

Psalm 93

1 The LORD reigneth; He is clothed in majesty; the LORD is clothed, He hath girded Himself with strength; yea, the world is established, that it cannot be moved.

2 Thy throne is established of old; Thou art from everlasting.

3 The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their roaring.

4 Above the voices of many waters, the mighty breakers of the sea, the LORD on high is mighty.

5 Thy testimonies are very sure, holiness becometh Thy house, O LORD, for evermore.

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