New English Translation
A psalm; a song for the Sabbath day.
1 It is fitting to thank the LORD, and to sing praises to your name, O sovereign One!
2 It is fitting to proclaim your loyal love in the morning, and your faithfulness during the night,
3 to the accompaniment of a ten-stringed instrument and a lyre, to the accompaniment of the meditative tone of the harp.
4 For you, O LORD, have made me happy by your work. I will sing for joy because of what you have done.
5 How great are your works, O LORD! Your plans are very intricate!
6 The spiritually insensitive do not recognize this; the fool does not understand this.
7 When the wicked sprout up like grass, and all the evildoers glisten, it is so that they may be annihilated.
8 But you, O LORD, reign forever!
9 Indeed, look at your enemies, O LORD! Indeed, look at how your enemies perish! All the evildoers are scattered!
10 You exalt my horn like that of a wild ox. I am covered with fresh oil.
11 I gloat in triumph over those who tried to ambush me; I hear the defeated cries of the evil foes who attacked me.
12 The godly grow like a palm tree; they grow high like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 Planted in the LORD's house, they grow in the courts of our God.
14 They bear fruit even when they are old; they are filled with vitality and have many leaves.
15 So they proclaim that the LORD, my protector, is just and never unfair.
King James Version
A Psalm or Song for the sabbath day.
1 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:
2 To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,
3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.
4 For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.
5 O LORD, how great are thy works! and 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, LORD, art most high for evermore.
9 For, lo, thine enemies, O LORD, for, lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
10 But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.
11 Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.
12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;
15 To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.