It is good to praise the Lord, to sing praise to Your name, Most High,
to declare Your faithful love in the morning and Your faithfulness at night,a3
with a ten-stringed harp and the music of a lyre.
For You have made me rejoice, Lord, by what You have done; I will shout for joy because of the works of Your hands.b5
How magnificent are Your works, Lord, how profound Your thoughts!c6
A stupid person does not know, a fool does not understand this:
though the wicked sprout like grass and all evildoers flourish, they will be eternally destroyed.
But You, Lord, are exalted forever.
For indeed, Lord, Your enemies- indeed, Your enemies will perish; all evildoers will be scattered.
You have lifted up my hornd like that of a wild ox; I have been anointede with oil.
My eyes look down on my enemies; my ears hear evildoers when they attack me.
The righteous thrive like a palm tree and grow like a cedar tree in Lebanon.
Planted in the house of the Lord, they thrive in the courtyards of our God.
They will still bear fruit in old age, healthy and green,f15
to declare: "The Lord is just; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him."g