IT is a good to give thanks to the LORD,
And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
To b declare Your lovingkindness in the morning,
And Your faithfulness every night,
c On an instrument of ten strings,
On the lute,
And on the harp,
With harmonious sound.
For You, LORD, have made me glad through Your work;
I will triumph in the works of Your hands.
d O LORD, how great are Your works!
e Your thoughts are very deep.
f A senseless man does not know,
Nor does a fool understand this.
When g the wicked spring up like grass,
And when all the workers of iniquity flourish,
It is that they may be destroyed forever.
h But You, LORD, are on high forevermore.
For behold, Your enemies, O LORD,
For behold, Your enemies shall perish;
All the workers of iniquity shall i be scattered.
But j my horn You have exalted like a wild ox;
I have been k anointed with fresh oil.
l My eye also has seen my desire on my enemies;
My ears hear my desire on the wicked
Who rise up against me.
m The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree,
He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
Those who are planted in the house of the LORD
Shall flourish in the courts of our God.
They shall still bear fruit in old age;
They shall be fresh and flourishing,
To declare that the LORD is upright;
n He is my rock, and o there is no unrighteousness in Him.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful.
I WILL sing of the mercies of the LORD forever; With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations.
1 Chronicles 23:5
Four thousand were gatekeepers, and four thousand praised the LORD with musical instruments, "which I made," said David, "for giving praise.
Many, O LORD my God, are Your wonderful works Which You have done; And Your thoughts toward us Cannot be recounted to You in order; If I would declare and speak of them, They are more than can be numbered.
They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: "Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints!
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; When I awake, I am still with You.
This also comes from the LORD of hosts, Who is wonderful in counsel and excellent in guidance.
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!
"For who has known the mind of the LORD? Or who has become His counselor?"
I was so foolish and ignorant; I was like a beast before You.
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That they may know that You, whose name alone is the LORD, Are the Most High over all the earth.
Let God arise, Let His enemies be scattered; Let those also who hate Him flee before Him.
For You are the glory of their strength, And in Your favor our horn is exalted.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.
For He has delivered me out of all trouble; And my eye has seen its desire upon my enemies.
Like valleys that stretch out, Like gardens by the riverside, Like aloes planted by the LORD, Like cedars beside the waters.
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.
For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.
I will be like the dew to Israel; He shall grow like the lily, And lengthen his roots like Lebanon.
His branches shall spread; His beauty shall be like an olive tree, And his fragrance like Lebanon.
He is the Rock, His work is perfect; For all His ways are justice, A God of truth and without injustice; Righteous and upright is He.
What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Certainly not!