1 It is good to give thanks to Jehovah, to sing praises to your name, O Most High. 2 It is good to declare your loving kindness in the morning and your faithfulness at night. 3 To do this on a ten-stringed instrument with a melody on a harp.
4 You made me find joy in what you have done, O Jehovah. I will sing joyfully about the works of your hands. 5 How great (spectacular) (excellent) are your works, O Jehovah! How very deep are your thoughts! 6 A stupid (senseless) person cannot know and a fool cannot understand. 7 Wicked people sprout like grass and all troublemakers flourish. Yet they will be destroyed forever. 8 But you, O Jehovah, are highly honored forever. 9 Now look at your enemies, O Jehovah. They disappear and all troublemakers are scattered. 10 But you exalt my horn (make me as strong) as a wild bull. I have been anointed with soothing lotion. 11 My eyes gloat over those who spy on me. My ears hear the evildoers attacking me.
12 Righteous people flourish like palm trees and grow tall like the cedars in Lebanon. 13 They are planted in Jehovah's house. They blossom in our God's courtyards. 14 Even when they are old, they still bear fruit. They are always healthy and fresh. 15 They make it known that Jehovah is upright. He is my rock. He is never unrighteous.