1 Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous:
for it befits the just to praise him.
2 Give the Lord thanks upon the harp:
and sing his praise to the lute of ten strings.
3 O sing him a new song:
make sweetest melody, with shouts of praise.
4 For the word of the Lord is true:
and all his works are faithful.
5 He loves righteousness and justice:
the earth is filled with the loving-kindness of the Lord.
6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made:
and their numberless stars by the breath of his mouth.
7 He gathered the waters of the sea as in a water-skin:
and laid up the deep in his treasuries.
8 Let the whole earth fear the Lord:
and let all the inhabitants of the world
stand in awe of him.
9 For he spoke, and it was done:
he commanded, and it stood fast.
10 The Lord frustrates the counsels of the nations:
he brings to nothing the devices of the peoples.
11 But the counsels of the Lord shall endure for ever:
the purposes of his heart from generation to generation.
12 Blessed is that nation whose God is the Lord:
the people he chose to be his own possession.