Rejoice a in the LORD, O you righteous!
For praise from the upright is beautiful. 2 Praise the LORD with the harp;
1 Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings. 3 Sing to Him a new song;
Play skillfully with a shout of joy.
For the word of the LORD is right,
And all His work is done in truth. 5 He loves righteousness and justice;
The earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.
b By the word of the LORD the heavens were made,
And all the c host of them d by the breath of His mouth. 7 e He gathers the waters of the sea together 2 as a heap;
He lays up the deep in storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the LORD;
Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. 9 For f He spoke, and it was done;
He commanded, and it stood fast.
g The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. 11 h The counsel of the LORD stands forever,
The plans of His heart to all generations. 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,
The people He has i chosen as His own inheritance.
j The LORD looks from heaven;
He sees all the sons of men. 14 From the place of His dwelling He looks
On all the inhabitants of the earth; 15 He fashions their hearts individually;
k He 3 considers all their works. 16 l No king is saved by the multitude of an army;
A mighty man is not delivered by great strength. 17 m A horse is a 4 vain hope for safety;
Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength.
n Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him,
On those who hope in His mercy, 19 To deliver their soul from death,
And o to keep them alive in famine.
Our soul waits for the LORD;
He is our help and our shield. 21 For our heart shall rejoice in Him,
Because we have trusted in His holy name. 22 Let Your mercy, O LORD, be upon us,
Just as we hope in You.