1Exult in Yahweh, O you righteous ones! Praise is fitting for the upright.
2Offer praise to Yahweh with a harp. Sing praises to him with a lyre of ten strings.
3Sing to him a new song. String skillfully accompanied with a shout of joy!
4For the word of Yahweh is upright. Yes, each of his works is done in faithfulness.
5He loves righteousness and justice. The earth is full of the covenant faithfulness of Yahweh.
6By the word of Yahweh, the heavens were made; Yes, by the breath of his mouth, all their armies.
7He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap. He places the depths into storehouses.
8Let all the earth fear Yahweh. Let all the inhabitants of the earth stand in awe of him.
9For he spoke, and it was done. He commanded, and it stood firm.
10Yahweh crushes the counsel of the nations. He frustrates the plans of the peoples.
11The counsel of Yahweh will stand forever; the plans of his heart to all generations.
12Blessed is the nation whose God is Yahweh; the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance.
13Yahweh looks from heaven. He sees all the children of men.
14From the place of his habitation he looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth,
15The creator of their hearts; he understands all of their works.
16There is no king saved by the multitude of an army. A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
17A horse is a deceptive thing for one’s deliverance, neither can it rescue any by its great power.
18Behold, Yahweh’s eye looks toward those who fear him, on those who hope in his covenant faithfulness
19to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in the famine.
20Our soul has waited for Yahweh. He is our help and our shield.
21For our heart rejoices in him, because we have trusted in his sacred name.
22Let your covenant faithfulness be on us, O Yahweh, since we have hoped in you.