1 «A Psalm [or] Song for theWhich teaches that the use of the Sabbath stands in praising God, and not only in ceasing from work.sabbath day.» [It is a] good [thing] to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:
2 To shew forth thy lovingkindness in theFor God's mercy and fidelity in his promises toward his, bind them to praise him continually both day and night.morning, and thy faithfulness every night,
3 Upon anThese instruments were then permitted in the Church as also they are now. (Ed.)instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.
4 For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thyHe shows the use of the Sabbath day: that is, to meditate God's works.work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.
5 O Lord, how glorious are thy workes! and thy thoughtes are very deepe.
6 AThat is, the wicked do not consider God's works nor his judgments against them, and therefore most justly perish.brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.
7 (When the wicked growe as the grasse, and all the workers of wickednesse doe flourish) that they shall be destroyed for euer.
8 But thou, LORD, [artYour judgments are most constant against the wicked and pass our reach.most] high for evermore.
9 For loe, thine enemies, O Lorde: for loe, thine enemies shall perish: all the workers of iniquitie shall be destroyed.
10 You will strengthen them with all power, and bless them with all happiness.But my horn shalt thou exalt like [the horn of] an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.
11 Mine eye also shall see my desire against mine enemies: and mine eares shall heare my wish against the wicked, that rise vp against me.
12 The righteous shallThough the faithful seem to whither and be cut down by the wicked, yet they will grow again and flourish in the Church of God as the cedars do in mount Lebanon.flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 Such as bee planted in the house of the Lord, shall flourish in the courtes of our God.
14 They shall still bring forth fruit in oldThe children of God will have a power above nature and their age will bring forth fresh fruit.age; they shall be fat and flourishing;
15 To declare that the Lord my rocke is righteous, and that none iniquitie is in him.