Praise ye the Lord
Hallelujah! I will praise the LORD with all my heart in the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.
Hallelujah! How good it is to sing to our God, for praise is pleasant and lovely.
kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all judges of the earth,
young men as well as young women, old and young together.
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for His name alone is exalted. His majesty covers heaven and earth.
He has raised up a horn for His people, praise from all His godly ones, from the Israelites, the people close to Him. Hallelujah!
Hallelujah! Praise God in His sanctuary. Praise Him in His mighty heavens.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow His instructions have good insight. His praise endures forever.
They have hands, but cannot feel, feet, but cannot walk. They cannot make a sound with their throats.
Those who make them are just like them, as are all who trust in them.
Israel, trust in the LORD! He is their help and shield.
House of Aaron, trust in the LORD! He is their help and shield.
You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD! He is their help and shield.
The LORD remembers us and will bless [us]. He will bless the house of Israel; He will bless the house of Aaron;
He will bless those who fear the Lord-- small and great alike.
[A song of ascents.] How happy is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in His ways!
He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him; He hears their cry for help and saves them.
Who among you fears the LORD, listening to the voice of His servant? Who [among you] walks in darkness, and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the LORD; let him lean on his God.
His mercy is from generation to generation on those who fear Him.
How happy is the man who does not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path of sinners, or join a group of mockers!
Instead, his delight is in the LORD's instruction, and he meditates on it day and night.
I delight to do Your will, my God; Your instruction resides within me."
I will delight in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.
Help me stay on the path of Your commands, for I take pleasure in it.
I delight in Your commands, which I love.
I will lift up my hands to Your commands, which I love, and will meditate on Your statutes.
Their hearts are hard and insensitive, but I delight in Your instruction.
It was good for me to be afflicted so that I could learn Your statutes.
Instruction from Your lips is better for me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
For in my inner self I joyfully agree with God's law.
For the mind-set of the flesh is death, but the mind-set of the Spirit is life and peace.