Reformed Theology Any Hebrew experts out there?  Calvinism

Any Hebrew experts out there?

Reformed Theology Any Hebrew experts out there?  Calvinism
Any Hebrew experts out there?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2rusJaXcrc

This awesome video, above, of Psalm 121 is quickly becoming one of my favorites. The main refrain seems to be 121:4 –

hiNëh lo-yänûm w'lo yiyshän shômër yis'räël

  • which is literally translated as:

Behold, He that keepeth Yi$rä´ël shall neither slumber nor sleep.

However, I believe the singers sing as follows:

"He does not slumber, He does not slumber He does not sleep, He does not slumber He does not sleep He keeps Israel."

Please correct me if I am wrong.

My question is the beginning of the song is hard for me to track where in the Psalm 121 Hebrew they are singing from in the first portion and intermediate portion. I guess that is because I am not smart or educated enough to read the Hebrew, even phonetically. For your consideration I provide the entire Masoretic text of Psalm 121 in English and phonetic Hebrew:

121:1 shiyr laMaálôt eSä ëynay el-hehäriym mëayin yävoez'riy

121:1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

121:2 ez'riy mëim y'hwäh osëh shämayim wääretz

121:2 My help [cometh] from Yähwè which made heaven and earth.

121:3 al-yiTën laMô† rag'lekhä al-yänûm shom'rekhä

121:3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

121:4 hiNëh lo-yänûm w'lo yiyshän shômër yis'räël

121:4 Behold, he that keepeth Yi$rä´ël shall neither slumber nor sleep.

121:5 y'hwäh shom'rekhä y'hwäh tziL'khä al-yad y'miynekhä

121:5 Yähwè [is] thy keeper: Yähwè [is] thy shade upon thy right hand.

121:6 ômäm haSHemesh lo-yaKeKäh w'yärëªch BaLäy'läh

121:6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

121:7 y'hwäh yish'mär'khä miKäl-rä yish'mor et-naf'shekhä

121:7 Yähwè shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

121:8 y'hwäh yish'mär-tzët'khä ûvôekhä mëaTäh w'ad-ôläm

121:8 Yähwè shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Any help to understand their singing besides the 121:4 refrain verse would be very appreciated.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2rusJaXcrcThis awesome video, above, of Psalm 121 is quickly becoming one of my favorites. The main refrain seems to be 121:4 -hiNëh lo-yänûm w’lo yiyshän shômër yis’räëlwhich is literally translated as:Behold, He that keepeth Yi$rä´ël shall neither slumber nor sleep.However, I believe the singers sing as follows:”He does not slumber, He does not slumber He does not sleep, He does not slumber He does not sleep He keeps Israel.”Please correct me if I am wrong.My question is the beginning of the song is hard for me to track where in the Psalm 121 Hebrew they are singing from in the first portion and intermediate portion. I guess that is because I am not smart or educated enough to read the Hebrew, even phonetically. For your consideration I provide the entire Masoretic text of Psalm 121 in English and phonetic Hebrew:121:1 shiyr laMaálôt eSä ëynay el-hehäriym mëayin yävoez’riy121:1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.121:2 ez’riy mëim y’hwäh osëh shämayim wääretz121:2 My help [cometh] from Yähwè which made heaven and earth.121:3 al-yiTën laMô† rag’lekhä al-yänûm shom’rekhä121:3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.121:4 hiNëh lo-yänûm w’lo yiyshän shômër yis’räël121:4 Behold, he that keepeth Yi$rä´ël shall neither slumber nor sleep.121:5 y’hwäh shom’rekhä y’hwäh tziL’khä al-yad y’miynekhä121:5 Yähwè [is] thy keeper: Yähwè [is] thy shade upon thy right hand.121:6 ômäm haSHemesh lo-yaKeKäh w’yärëªch BaLäy’läh121:6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.121:7 y’hwäh yish’mär’khä miKäl-rä yish’mor et-naf’shekhä121:7 Yähwè shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.121:8 y’hwäh yish’mär-tzët’khä ûvôekhä mëaTäh w’ad-ôläm121:8 Yähwè shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.Any help to understand their singing besides the 121:4 refrain verse would be very appreciated.
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