The psalmist calls people to praise the LORD with a new song. The eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him. He is our help and shield.
VERSE 1. Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous! Praise is fitting for the upright.
Praise is fitting for the upright. Praise is a natural response when we receive blessings from the LORF.
VERSE 2. Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre. Sing praises to him with the harp of ten strings.
VERSE 3. Sing to him a new song. Play skillfully with a shout of joy!
a new song. Many Christians are fixated on preserving the songs from their past. However, we are to sing “a new song.” Praise should be spontaneous and fresh. New mercies demand new songs.
Play skillfully. Are your church musicians skillful?
VERSE 4. For the LORD’s word is right. All his work is done in faithfulness.
the LORD’s word is right. His word is faithful.
his work is done in faithfulness. All his works can be trusted.
VERSE 5. He loves righteousness and justice. The earth is full of the loving kindness of the LORD.
VERSE 6. By the LORD’s word, the heavens were made; all their army by the breath of his mouth.
VERSE 7. He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap. He lays up the deeps in storehouses.
VERSE 8. Let all the earth fear the LORD. Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
VERSE 9. For he spoke, and it was done. He commanded, and it stood firm.
VERSE 10. The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing. He makes the thoughts of the peoples to be of no effect.
VERSE 11. The counsel of the LORD stands fast forever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
VERSE 12. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance.
VERSE 13. The LORD looks from heaven. He sees all the sons of men.
VERSE 14. From the place of his habitation he looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth,
VERSE 15. he who fashions all of their hearts; and he considers all of their works.
VERSE 16. There is no king saved by the multitude of an army. A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
VERSE 17. A horse is a vain thing for safety, neither does he deliver any by his great power.
NIV translation: But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love.
VERSE 19. to deliver their soul from death, to keep them alive in famine.
VERSE 20. Our soul has waited for the LORD. He is our help and our shield.
Our soul has waited for the LORD. Do you have a time each day to sit quietly and wait for the Lord?
VERSE 21. For our heart rejoices in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.
VERSE 22. Let your loving kindness be on us, LORD, since we have hoped in you.
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