EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Response: DON'T FORGET LORD HIS-rt ACTION.
PAY-ATTENTION, MY PEOPLE WHILE ME TEACH.
LISTEN-TO WORDS FROM MY MOUTH.
ME TELL-STORY PARALLEL.
WORDS SECRET ABOUT LONG-LONG-AGO. Response
PEOPLE WICKED DIE CAUSE OTHERS BASIC GOOD MANY-LOOK-UP-TO-rt,
(2h)SEARCH CONNECT-TO GOD AGAIN.
THEY-ctr REMEMBER GOD THEIR-ctr FOUNDATION
AND SUPREME PAY-OFF THEIR-ctr SIN DEBT FINISH. Response
BUT A-FEW LEFT TRY TRICK-rt HIM-rt WITH THEIR-lf MOUTH,
AND LIE USE THEIR-lf TONGUE.
KNOW-THAT THEIR-lf HEART UPRIGHT, #NO!
THEY-lf TRUST HIS-rt COVENANT NOT. Response
BUT HE-rt FILLED-UP COMPASSION,
FORGIVE SIN AND DESTROY NOT.
YES, OFTEN HIS-rt ANGER SET-ASIDE
AND NOT ENCOURAGE SELF-rt BLOW-TOP. Response
Notes: DON'T - (2h)[B], POs down, cross at wrists, then uncross moving horizontally and emphatically. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - don't.
ME - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
LISTEN-TO - (2h), POs ><, FOs away, thumbs point at eye level and move several times > signer while FT wg, not thumbs. The positioning of the hands show that it could be to take it in visually or aurally.
PARALLEL - (2h), POs down, FOs away, move forward. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Parallel.
WICKED - (2h) are held at forehead level and move towards the forehead several times while wg but do not touch the forehead with an evil facial expression.
CAUSE - (2h)[S] are held at the chest as if holding a rope and move forward while opening to (2h). For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - cause.
OTHERS - [A dot], PO > NDS, FO away, twists repeatedly while moving in a horizontal circle.
MANY-LOOK-UP-TO - (2h) move FT towards Heaven as if many eyes were looking to God.
FOUNDATION - NDH [S], PO > signer, FO > DS, is held out with arm parallel to the chest and DH [S], PO > signer, strikes hand from below and then strikes elbow from below.
SUPREME - (2h)[A], FOs away, DH starts below NDH and arcs around it until it is on top.
PAY-OFF - [open 8] runs middle finger up palm (> wrist), changes to a [B], PO down, and then moves back across palm.
SIN - (2h)[X] touch their respective sides of the mouth, descend to neutral space and circle antisymmetrically parallel to the chest. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Sin.
KNOW-THAT - Starts like KNOW but twists and descends, looking almost like DON'T-KNOW except the hand twists down at the end.
UPRIGHT - Elbow of [S], PO > NDS, FO up, is struck against the fingers of NDH [B] held like part of TABLE.
COVENANT - AGREE RELATIONSHIP-WITH-God.
FILLED-UP - [B], PO down, FO > NDS, is held close to body, starts rising from below waist and strikes chin in its rising.
COMPASSION - HEART + (2h)[5^] descend slightly twice while closing to (2h)[O^] but hands close to heart.
SET-ASIDE - (2h)[B], POs > DS, with DH higher, palms are pressed against imaginary wall that is pushed to one side.
BLOW-TOP - , PO down, FO away, strikes top of [S], PO > DS, FO away, and rises up again, twisting DH at wrist.
Lyrics (Psalm 78:1bc-2, 34-35, 36-37, 38):
Response: Do not forget the works of the Lord!
Hearken, my people, to my teaching;
incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
I will open my mouth in a parable,
I will utter mysteries from of old. Response
While he slew them they sought him
and inquired after God again,
Remembering that God was their rock
and the Most High God, their redeemer. Response
But they flattered him with their mouths
and lied to him with their tongues,
Though their hearts were not steadfast toward him,
nor were they faithful to his covenant. Response
But he, being merciful, forgave their sin
and destroyed them not;
Often he turned back his anger
and let none of his wrath be roused. Response