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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Book IV
Praise for Jehovah’s Goodness
A Psalm, a Song for the sabbath day.
[1]  IT is a good thing to give thanks unto Jehovah,
And to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High;
[2]  To show forth thy lovingkindness in the morning,
And thy faithfulness every night,
[3]  With an instrument of ten strings, and with the psaltery;
With a solemn sound upon the harp.
[4]  For thou, Jehovah, hast made me glad through thy work:
I will triumph in the works of thy hands.
[5]  How great are thy works, O Jehovah!
Thy thoughts are very deep.
[6]  A brutish man knoweth not;
Neither doth a fool understand this:
[7]  When the wicked spring as the grass,
And when all the workers of iniquity do flourish;
It is that they shall be destroyed for ever.
[8]  But thou, O Jehovah, art on high for evermore.
[9]  For, lo, thine enemies, O Jehovah,
For, lo, thine enemies shall perish;
All the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
[10]  But my horn hast thou exalted like the horn of the wild-ox:
I am anointed with fresh oil.
[11]  Mine eye also hath seen my desire on mine 1 enemies,
Mine ears have heard my desire of the evil-doers that rise up against me.
[12]  The righteous shall flourish like the palm-tree:
He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
[13]  They are planted in the house of Jehovah;
They shall flourish in the courts of our God.
[14]  They shall still bring forth fruit in old age;
They shall be full of sap and green:
[15]  To show that Jehovah is upright;
He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
Note 1. Or, them that lie in wait for me. [back]


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