Sing a new song to Him; play skillfully on the strings, with a joyful shout.
God, I will sing a new song to You; I will play on a ten-stringed harp for You--
And they sang a new song: You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals; because You were slaughtered, and You redeemed [people] for God by Your blood from every tribe and language and people and nation.
You made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they will reign on the earth.
They sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders, but no one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth.
[Davidic.] My soul, praise the LORD, and all that is within me, praise His holy name.
My soul, praise the LORD, and do not forget all His benefits.
He forgives all your sin; He heals all your diseases.
He redeems your life from the Pit; He crowns you with faithful love and compassion.
He satisfies you with goodness; your youth is renewed like the eagle.
On that day you will say: "I will praise You, LORD, although You were angry with me. Your anger has turned away, and You have had compassion on me.
Indeed, God is my salvation. I will trust [Him] and not be afraid. Because Yah, the LORD, is my strength and my song, He has become my salvation."
You will joyfully draw water from the springs of salvation,
and on that day you will say: "Give thanks to the LORD; proclaim His name! Celebrate His deeds among the peoples. Declare that His name is exalted.
[Concerning David, when he pretended to be insane in the presence of Abimelech, who drove him out, and he departed.] I will praise the LORD at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.
I will boast in the LORD; the humble will hear and be glad.
Proclaim with me the LORD's greatness; let us exalt His name together.
I sought the LORD, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to Him are radiant with joy; their faces will never be ashamed.
This poor man cried, and the LORD heard [him] and saved him from all his troubles.
Let those who want my vindication shout for joy and be glad; let them continually say, "The LORD be exalted, who wants His servant's well-being."
The righteous will look on with awe and will ridicule him:
Then everyone will fear and will tell about God's work, for they will understand what He has done.
The righteous rejoice in the LORD and take refuge in Him; all the upright in heart offer praise.
Free me from prison so that I can praise Your name. The righteous will gather around me because You deal generously with me.
Afterwards, the people of Israel will return and seek the LORD their God and David their king. They will come with awe to the LORD and to His goodness in the last days.
Seeing this in advance, he spoke concerning the resurrection of the Messiah: He was not left in Hades, and His flesh did not experience decay.
"God has resurrected this Jesus. We are all witnesses of this.
Therefore, since He has been exalted to the right hand of God and has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit, He has poured out what you both see and hear.
For it was not David who ascended into the heavens, but he himself says: The Lord said to my Lord, 'Sit at My right hand
until I make Your enemies Your footstool.'
"Therefore let all the house of Israel know with certainty that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah!"
When they heard this, they were pierced to the heart and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles: "Brothers, what must we do?"
"Repent," Peter said to them, "and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus the Messiah for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
For the promise is for you and for your children, and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call."
And with many other words he testified and strongly urged them, saying, "Be saved from this corrupt generation!"
So those who accepted his message were baptized, and that day about 3,000 people were added to them.
But many of those who heard the message believed, and the number of the men came to about 5,000.