Praise to the Creator
1Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous ones;
praise from the upright is beautiful. Ps 32:11; 147:1; Php 4:4
2Praise the Lord with the lyre;
make music to Him with a ten-stringed harp. Ps 92:3; 144:9
3Sing a new song to Him; Ps 40:3; 96:1; Is 42:10
play skillfully on the strings, with a joyful shout. Ps 150:4
4For the word of the Lord is right,
and all His work is trustworthy. Ps 19:8
5He loves righteousness and justice; Ps 11:7; 37:28
the earth is full of the Lord’s unfailing love. Ps 119:64
6The heavens were made by the word of the Lord, Heb 11:3; 2Pt 3:5
and all the stars, by the breath of His mouth. Jb 26:13; Ps 104:30
7He gathers the waters of the sea into a heap; LXX, Tg, Syr, Vg, Jer read sea as in a bottle
He puts the depths into storehouses. Ex 15:8; Jos 3:13; Ps 78:13
8Let the whole earth tremble before the Lord;
let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. Ps 67:7; 96:9
9For He spoke, and it came into being;
He commanded, and it came into existence. Gn 1:3; Ps 147:15,18; 148:5
10The Lord frustrates the counsel of the nations;
He thwarts the plans of the peoples. Ps 2:1-3; Is 8:10; 19:3
11The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
the plans of His heart from generation to generation. Ps 139:17; Pr 19:21; Is 55:8
12Happy is the nation whose God is Yahweh —
the people He has chosen to be His own possession! Ex 19:5; Dt 7:6; Ps 144:15
13The Lord looks down from heaven;
He observes everyone. Jb 28:24; Ps 11:4; 14:2; 53:2
14He gazes on all the inhabitants of the earth
from His dwelling place. Ps 102:19
15He alone shapes their hearts;
He considers all their works. Jb 34:21
16A king is not saved by a large army;
a warrior will not be delivered by great strength. Ps 44:6; 60:11
17The horse is a false hope for safety;
it provides no escape by its great power. Ps 20:7; 147:10; Hs 1:7
18Now the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him —
those who depend on His faithful love Jb 36:7; Ps 34:15; 1Pt 3:12
19to deliver them from death
and to keep them alive in famine. Jb 5:20; Ps 37:19; 56:13
20We wait for Yahweh; Ps 130:6; Is 8:17
He is our help and shield. Gn 15:1; Dt 33:29; Ps 3:3; 5:12; 18:2; 28:7; 115:9-11
21For our hearts rejoice in Him Ps 13:5; 28:7; Jn 16:22
because we trust in His holy name. Zph 3:12
22May Your faithful love rest on us, Yahweh,
for we put our hope in You. Ps 130:7; 147:11