Thanksgiving for Vindication
A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath Day.
1It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to your name, O Most High;2to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
and your faithfulness by night,3to the music of the lute and the harp,
to the melody of the lyre.4For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work;
at the works of your hands I sing for joy.
5How great are your works, O Lord!
Your thoughts are very deep!6The dullard cannot know,
the stupid cannot understand this:7though the wicked sprout like grass
and all evildoers flourish,
they are doomed to destruction forever,8but you, O Lord, are on high forever.9For your enemies, O Lord,
for your enemies shall perish;
all evildoers shall be scattered.
10But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox;
you have poured over me fresh oil.11My eyes have seen the downfall of my enemies;
my ears have heard the doom of my evil assailants.
12The righteous flourish like the palm tree,
and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.13They are planted in the house of the Lord;
they flourish in the courts of our God.14In old age they still produce fruit;
they are always green and full of sap,15showing that the Lord is upright;
he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.