A Psalm of David.1 Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous; praise becomes the upright. 2Praise the Lord on the harp; make melody to Him on a psaltery of ten strings. 3Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully with a loud noise. 4For the word of the Lord is right; and all His works are faithful. 5He loves mercy and judgment; the earth is full of the mercy of the Lord. 6By the word of the Lord the heavens were established; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. 7Who gathers the waters of the sea as in a bottle; who lays up the deeps in treasuries. 8Let all the earth fear the Lord; and let all that dwell in the world be moved because of Him. 9For He spoke, and they were made; He commanded, and they were created. 10The Lord frustrates the counsels of the nations; He brings to nought the reasonings of the people, and brings to nought the counsels of princes. 11But the counsel of the Lord endures forever, the thoughts of His heart from generation to generation. 12Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; the people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance. 13The Lord looks out of heaven; He beholds all the sons of men. 14He looks down from His dwelling place on all the inhabitants of the earth; 15who fashioned their hearts alone; who understands all their works. 16A king is not saved by reason of a great host; and a giant shall not be delivered by the greatness of his strength. 17A horse is vain for safety; neither shall he be delivered by the greatness of his power. 18Behold, the eyes of the Lord are on them that fear Him, those that hope in His mercy; 19to deliver their souls from death, and to keep them alive in famine. 20Our soul waits on the Lord; for He is our helper and defender. 21For our heart shall rejoice in Him, and we have hoped in His holy name. 22Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we have hoped in You.
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