The Complete Psalms

Below is an excerpt from Pamela Greenberg’s lively new — and complete — translation of the Psalms (Psalm 27). It is always surprising to revisit texts we assume we know, and when the text is scripture, the words within words that new translations invoke can be especially refreshing, and at times revelatory. As here.

In your tent, I will make my songs into offerings,

singing forth all my melodies to your name.

Listen, God, to my voice when I call out.

With compassion, answer my need.