A Psalm of a Song for the Sabbath-day.
1 It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to thy name, O thou Most High; 2 to proclaim thy mercy in the morning, and thy truth by night, 3 on a psaltery of ten strings, with a song on the harp. 4 For thou, O Lord, hast made me glad with thy work: and in the operations of thy hands will I exult.
5 How have thy works been magnified, O Lord! thy thoughts are very deep. 6 A foolish man will not know, and a senseless man will not understand this. 7 When the sinners spring up as the grass, and all the workers of iniquity 1have watched; it is that they may be utterly destroyed for ever. 8 But thou, O Lord, art most high for ever.
9 2For, behold, thine enemies shall perish; and all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered. 10 But my horn shall be exalted as the horn of a unicorn; and mine old age with rich 3mercy. 11 And mine eye has seen mine enemies, and mine ear shall hear the wicked that rise up against me.
12 The righteous shall flourish as a palm-tree: he shall be increased as the cedar in Libanus. 13 They that are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. 14 Then shall they be increased in a 4fine old age; and they shall be prosperous; that they may declare 15 that the Lord my God is righteous, and there is no iniquity in him.
For 5the day before the Sabbath, when the land was first inhabited, the praise of a Song by David.
1 The Lord reigns; he has clothed himself with honour: the Lord has clothed and girded himself with strength; for he has established the world, which shall not be moved. 2 Thy throne is prepared of old: thou art from everlasting. 3 The rivers have lifted up, O Lord, the rivers have lifted up their voices,64 at 7the voices of many waters: the billows of the sea are wonderful: the Lord is wonderful in high places. 5 Thy testimonies are made very sure: holiness becomes thine house, O Lord, 8for ever.
1 Perhaps, 'come to light.'
2 Alex. + For behold thine enemies, O Lord, as in Heb.
3 Alex. oil. See
4 Gr. fat.
5 Alex. the sabbath-day.
6 Alex. + the floods will lift up their waves. See Heb.
7 q.d. in answer to.
8 Gr. to length of days.
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