A psalm. A song to be sung on the Sabbath Day.
1It is good to give thanks to the lord,
to sing praises to the Most High.
2It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning,
your faithfulness in the evening,
3accompanied by a ten-stringed instrument, a harp,
and the melody of a lyre.
4You thrill me, lord, with all you have done for me!
I sing for joy because of what you have done.
5O lord, what great works you do!
And how deep are your thoughts.
6Only a simpleton would not know,
and only a fool would not understand this:
7Though the wicked sprout like weeds
and evildoers flourish,
they will be destroyed forever.
8But you, O lord, will be exalted forever.
9Your enemies, lord, will surely perish;
all evildoers will be scattered.
10But you have made me as strong as a wild ox.
You have anointed me with the finest oil.
11My eyes have seen the downfall of my enemies;
my ears have heard the defeat of my wicked opponents.
12But the godly will flourish like palm trees
and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon.
13For they are transplanted to the lord’s own house.
They flourish in the courts of our God.
14Even in old age they will still produce fruit;
they will remain vital and green.
15They will declare, “The lord is just!
He is my rock!
There is no evil in him!”