1 It is good to give thanks to the LORD and to sing praise to your name, Most High; 2 to proclaim your gracious love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, 3 accompanied by a ten-stringed instrument and a lyre, and the contemplative sound of a harp.
4 Because you made me glad with your awesome deeds, LORD, I will sing for joy at the works of your hands. 5 How great are your works, LORD! Your thoughts are unfathomable. 6 A stupid man doesn't know, and a fool can't comprehend this: 7 Though the wicked sprout like grass; and all who practice iniquity flourish, it is they who will be eternally destroyed. 8 But you are exalted forever, LORD. 9 Look at your enemies, LORD! Look at your enemies, for they are destroyed; everyone who practices iniquity will be scattered. 10 You've grown my strength like the horn of a wild ox; I was anointed with fresh oil. 11 My eyes gloated over those who lie in wait for me; when those of evil intent attack me, my ears will hear.
12 The righteous will flourish like palm trees; they will grow like a cedar in Lebanon. 13 Planted in the LORD's Temple, they will flourish in the courtyard of our God. 14 They will still bear fruit even in old age; they will be luxuriant and green. 15 They will proclaim: "The LORD is upright; my rock, in whom there is no injustice."