1 Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.
1 Hallelujah! I will give thanks to the LORD with all of my heart in the assembled congregation of the upright.
1 Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!) I will praise and give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart in the council of the upright and in the congregation.
2 The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
2 Great are the acts of the LORD; they are within reach of all who desire them.
2 The works of the Lord are great, sought out by all those who have delight in them.
3 His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
3 Splendid and glorious are his awesome deeds, and his righteousness endures forever.
3 His work is honorable and glorious, and His righteousness endures forever.
4 He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.
4 He is remembered for his awesome deeds; the LORD is gracious and compassionate.
4 He has made His wonderful works to be remembered; the Lord is gracious, merciful, and full of loving compassion.
5 He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.
5 He prepares food for those who fear him; he is ever mindful of his covenant.
5 He has given food and provision to those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him; He will remember His covenant forever and imprint it [on His mind].
6 He has made known to His people the power of His works,In giving them the heritage of the nations.
6 He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.
6 He revealed his mighty deeds to his people by giving them a country of their own.
6 He has declared and shown to His people the power of His works in giving them the heritage of the nations [of Canaan].
7 The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.
7 Whatever he does is reliable and just, and all his precepts are trustworthy,
7 The works of His hands are [absolute] truth and justice [faithful and right]; and all His decrees and precepts are sure (fixed, established, and trustworthy).
8 They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.
8 sustained through all eternity, and fashioned in both truth and righteousness.
8 They stand fast and are established forever and ever and are done in [absolute] truth and uprightness.
9 He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.
9 He sent deliverance to his people; he ordained his covenant to last forever; his name is holy and awesome.
9 He has sent redemption to His people; He has commanded His covenant to be forever; holy is His name, inspiring awe, reverence, and godly fear.
10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; sound understanding belongs to those who practice it. Praise of God endures forever.
10 The reverent fear and worship of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom and skill [the preceding and the first essential, the prerequisite and the alphabet]; a good understanding, wisdom, and meaning have all those who do [the will of the Lord]. Their praise of Him endures forever.
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