World English Bible
Praise to the Almighty Creator
1Rejoice in Yahweh, you righteous! Praise is fitting for the upright.
2Give thanks to Yahweh with the lyre. Sing praises to him with the harp of ten strings.
3Sing to him a new song. Play skillfully with a shout of joy!
4For the word of Yahweh is right. All his work is done in faithfulness.
5He loves righteousness and justice. The earth is full of the loving kindness of Yahweh.
6By Yahweh's word, the heavens were made; all their army by the breath of his mouth.
7He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap. He lays up the deeps in storehouses.
8Let all the earth fear Yahweh. Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
9For he spoke, and it was done. He commanded, and it stood firm.
10Yahweh brings the counsel of the nations to nothing. He makes the thoughts of the peoples to be of no effect.
11The counsel of Yahweh stands fast forever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
12Blessed is the nation whose God is Yahweh, the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance.
13Yahweh looks from heaven. He sees all the sons of men.
14From the place of his habitation he looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth,
15he who fashions all of their hearts; and he considers all of their works.
16There is no king saved by the multitude of an army. A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
17A horse is a vain thing for safety, neither does he deliver any by his great power.
18Behold, Yahweh's eye is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his loving kindness;
19to deliver their soul from death, to keep them alive in famine.
20Our soul has waited for Yahweh. He is our help and our shield.
21For our heart rejoices in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.
22Let your loving kindness be on us, Yahweh, since we have hoped in you. By David; when he pretended to be insane before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed.
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