1A psalm. A song for Shabbat:
2It is good to give thanks to Adonai
and sing praises to your name, ‘Elyon,
3to tell in the morning about your grace
and at night about your faithfulness,
4to the music of a ten-stringed [harp] and a lute,
with the melody sounding on a lyre.
5For, Adonai, what you do makes me happy;
I take joy in what your hands have made.
6How great are your deeds, Adonai!
How very deep your thoughts!
7Stupid people can’t know,
fools don’t understand,
8that when the wicked sprout like grass,
and all who do evil prosper,
it is so that they can be eternally destroyed,
9while you, Adonai, are exalted forever.
10For your enemies, Adonai,
your enemies will perish;
all evildoers will be scattered.
11But you have given me
the strength of a wild bull;
you anoint me with fresh olive oil.
12My eyes have gazed with pleasure on my enemies’ ruin,
my ears have delighted in the fall of my foes.
13The righteous will flourish like a palm tree,
they will grow like a cedar in the L’vanon.
14Planted in the house of Adonai,
they will flourish in the courtyards of our God.
15Even in old age they will be vigorous,
still full of sap, still bearing fruit,
16proclaiming that Adonai is upright,
my Rock, in whom there is no wrong.