1 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: 2 To show forth thy mercy in the morning and thy faithfulness every night 3 upon an instrument of ten strings and upon the psaltery, upon the harp with a pleasant sound.
4 For thou, O LORD, hast made me glad with thy work; I will delight in the works of thy hands. 5 O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep. 6 A carnal man does not know, neither does a fool understand this: 7 The wicked spring forth as the grass, and all the workers of iniquity blossom, so that they shall be destroyed for ever: 8 But thou, O LORD, art most high for evermore. 9 For, behold, thine enemies, O LORD, for behold, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered. 10 But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of a unicorn; I shall be anointed with fresh oil. 11 And my eye saw my desire on my enemies, and my ears heard my desire of those that rose up against me, of the wicked.
12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree; he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. 13 Those that are planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. 14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be vigorous and flourishing 15 to show that the LORD is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.