1It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, 2O Most High;
to declare your 3steadfast love in 4the morning, and your 5faithfulness by 6night,
to the music of 7the lute and 8the harp, to the melody of 9the lyre.
For you, O LORD, have made me glad by your 10work; at 11the works of your hands I sing for joy.
How 12great are your works, O LORD! Your 13thoughts are very 14deep!
The stupid man cannot know; the fool cannot understand this:
that though 15the wicked sprout like grass and all 16evildoers flourish, they are doomed to destruction forever;
but you, O LORD, are 17on high forever.
For behold, your enemies, O LORD, for behold, your enemies shall perish; all evildoers shall be 18scattered.
But you have exalted my 19horn like that of 20the wild ox; you have 21poured over me fresh oil.
My 22eyes have seen the downfall of my enemies; my ears have heard the doom of my evil assailants.
23The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
They are planted in the house of the LORD; they flourish in 24the courts of our God.
They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green,
25to declare that the LORD is upright; he is my 26rock, and there is 27no unrighteousness in him.