to sing praises to the Most High. It is good to proclaim Your unfailing love in the morning, Your faithfulness in the evening, accompanied by a ten-stringed instrument, a harp, and the melody of a lyre.
thrill us, LORD, with all you have done for us! We sing for
joy because of what You have done. O LORD, what great works You do! And how deep are Your thoughts. Only a simpleton would not know, and only a fool would not understand this: Though the wicked sprout like weeds and evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever.
O LORD, will be exalted forever.
Your enemies, LORD, will surely perish; all evildoers will be scattered.
But You have made us as strong as a
wild ox. You have anointed us with the finest oil.
Our eyes have seen the downfall of
our enemies; our ears have heard the defeat of our wicked opponents. But the godly will flourish like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon.
For they are transplanted to the LORD's own house. They flourish in the courts of our God.
Even in old age they will still
produce fruit; they will remain vital and green.
They will declare,
“The LORD is
just! He is my rock! There is no evil in Him!”