It Is Good to Praise
1A psalm, a song for the Shabbat.
2It is good to praise Adonai and to make music to Your Name, Elyon,
3to declare Your love in the morning and Your faithfulness at night,
4with a ten-string harp, with resounding music on the lyre.
5For You made me glad, Adonai, by Your deeds. I sing for joy at the works of Your hands.
6How great are Your works, Adonai! How profound are Your thoughts!
7A brutish man does not know, nor does a fool understand.
8Though the wicked spring up like grass, and all evildoers flourish, it is only to be ruined forever.
9But You, Adonai, are exalted forever.
10For behold, Your enemies, Adonai —behold Your enemies perish— all evildoers are scattered.
11But You exalted my horn like that of a wild ox. I am anointed with fresh oil.
12My eye can gaze on those lying in wait for me. My ears hear about evildoers rising up against me.
13The righteous will flourish like a palm tree. He will grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
14Planted in the House of Adonai, they will flourish in the courts of our God.
15They will still yield fruit in old age. They will be full of sap and freshness.
16They declare, “Adonai is upright, my Rock —there is no injustice in Him.”