How blessed are the people who experience these things! How blessed are the people whose God is the Lord!
How blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen to be his special possession.
You have joy, Israel! Who is like you? You are a people delivered by the Lord, your protective shield and your exalted sword. May your enemies cringe before you; may you trample on their backs.
How blessed is the one whose helper is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God,
How blessed is the one whom you choose, and allow to live in your palace courts. May we be satisfied with the good things of your house -- your holy palace.