New King James Version
Announcement of the Messiah’s Reign(A)
A Psalm of David.
3 (F)Your people shall be volunteers
In the day of Your power;
(G)In the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning,
You have the dew of Your youth.
4 The Lord has sworn
And (H)will not relent,
“You are a (I)priest forever
According to the order of (J)Melchizedek.”
5 The Lord is (K)at Your right hand;
He shall [a]execute kings (L)in the day of His wrath.
6 He shall judge among the nations,
He shall fill the places with dead bodies,
(M)He shall [b]execute the heads of many countries.
7 He shall drink of the brook by the wayside;
(N)Therefore He shall lift up the head.
Praise to God for His Faithfulness and Justice
111 Praise[c] the Lord!
(O)I will praise the Lord with my whole heart,
In the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.
2 (P)The works of the Lord are great,
(Q)Studied by all who have pleasure in them.
3 His work is (R)honorable and glorious,
And His righteousness endures forever.
4 He has made His wonderful works to be remembered;
(S)The Lord is gracious and full of compassion.
5 He has given food to those who fear Him;
He will ever be mindful of His covenant.
6 He has declared to His people the power of His works,
In giving them the [d]heritage of the nations.
7 The works of His hands are (T)verity[e] and justice;
All His precepts are sure.
8 (U)They stand fast forever and ever,
And are (V)done in truth and uprightness.
9 (W)He has sent redemption to His people;
He has commanded His covenant forever:
(X)Holy and awesome is His name.
10 (Y)The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
A good understanding have all those who do His commandments.
His praise endures forever.
The Blessed State of the Righteous
112 Praise[f] the Lord!
Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,
Who (Z)delights greatly in His commandments.
2 (AA)His descendants will be mighty on earth;
The generation of the upright will be blessed.
3 (AB)Wealth and riches will be in his house,
And his righteousness [g]endures forever.
4 (AC)Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness;
He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
5 (AD)A good man deals graciously and lends;
He will guide his affairs (AE)with discretion.
6 Surely he will never be shaken;
(AF)The righteous will be in everlasting remembrance.
7 (AG)He will not be afraid of evil tidings;
His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
8 His (AH)heart is established;
(AI)He will not be afraid,
Until he (AJ)sees his desire upon his enemies.
9 He has dispersed abroad,
He has given to the poor;
His righteousness endures forever;
His [h]horn will be exalted with honor.
10 The wicked will see it and be grieved;
He will gnash his teeth and melt away;
The desire of the wicked shall perish.
The Majesty and Condescension of God
113 Praise[i] the Lord!
(AK)Praise, O servants of the Lord,
Praise the name of the Lord!
2 (AL)Blessed be the name of the Lord
From this time forth and forevermore!
3 (AM)From the rising of the sun to its going down
The Lord’s name is to be praised.
4 The Lord is (AN)high above all nations,
(AO)His glory above the heavens.
5 (AP)Who is like the Lord our God,
Who dwells on high,
6 (AQ)Who humbles Himself to behold
The things that are in the heavens and in the earth?
7 (AR)He raises the poor out of the dust,
And lifts the (AS)needy out of the ash heap,
8 That He may (AT)seat him with princes—
With the princes of His people.
9 (AU)He grants the [j]barren woman a home,
Like a joyful mother of children.
Praise the Lord!