Praise to the Lord for His Love and Faithfulness

A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath day.

92 It is (A)good to give thanks to the Lord,
And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
To (B)declare Your lovingkindness in the morning,
And Your faithfulness every night,
(C)On an instrument of ten strings,
On the lute,
And on the harp,
With harmonious sound.
For You, Lord, have made me glad through Your work;
I will triumph in the works of Your hands.

(D)O Lord, how great are Your works!
(E)Your thoughts are very deep.
(F)A senseless man does not know,
Nor does a fool understand this.
When (G)the wicked [a]spring up like grass,
And when all the workers of iniquity flourish,
It is that they may be destroyed forever.

(H)But You, Lord, are on high forevermore.
For behold, Your enemies, O Lord,
For behold, Your enemies shall perish;
All the workers of iniquity shall (I)be scattered.

10 But (J)my [b]horn You have exalted like a wild ox;
I have been (K)anointed with fresh oil.
11 (L)My eye also has seen my desire on my enemies;
My ears hear my desire on the wicked
Who rise up against me.

12 (M)The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree,
He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 Those who are planted in the house of the Lord
Shall flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They shall still bear fruit in old age;
They shall be [c]fresh and [d]flourishing,
15 To declare that the Lord is upright;
(N)He is my rock, and (O)there is no unrighteousness in Him.

The Eternal Reign of the Lord

93 The (P)Lord reigns, He is clothed with majesty;
The Lord is clothed,
(Q)He has girded Himself with strength.
Surely the world is established, so that it cannot be [e]moved.
(R)Your throne is established from of old;
You are from everlasting.

The floods have [f]lifted up, O Lord,
The floods have lifted up their voice;
The floods lift up their waves.
(S)The Lord on high is mightier
Than the noise of many waters,
Than the mighty waves of the sea.

Your testimonies are very sure;
Holiness adorns Your house,
O Lord, [g]forever.

God the Refuge of the Righteous

94 O Lord God, (T)to whom vengeance belongs—
O God, to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth!
Rise up, O (U)Judge of the earth;
[h]Render punishment to the proud.
Lord, (V)how long will the wicked,
How long will the wicked triumph?

They (W)utter speech, and speak insolent things;
All the workers of iniquity boast in themselves.
They break in pieces Your people, O Lord,
And afflict Your heritage.
They slay the widow and the stranger,
And murder the fatherless.
(X)Yet they say, “The Lord does not see,
Nor does the God of Jacob [i]understand.”

Understand, you senseless among the people;
And you fools, when will you be wise?
(Y)He who planted the ear, shall He not hear?
He who formed the eye, shall He not see?
10 He who [j]instructs the [k]nations, shall He not correct,
He who teaches man knowledge?
11 The Lord (Z)knows the thoughts of man,
That they are futile.

12 Blessed is the man whom You (AA)instruct, O Lord,
And teach out of Your law,
13 That You may give him [l]rest from the days of adversity,
Until the pit is dug for the wicked.
14 For the Lord will not [m]cast off His people,
Nor will He forsake His inheritance.
15 But judgment will return to righteousness,
And all the upright in heart will follow it.

16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers?
Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
17 Unless the Lord had been my help,
My soul would soon have settled in silence.
18 If I say, “My foot slips,”
Your mercy, O Lord, will hold me up.
19 In the multitude of my anxieties within me,
Your comforts delight my soul.

20 Shall (AB)the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law,
Have fellowship with You?
21 They gather together against the life of the righteous,
And condemn (AC)innocent blood.
22 But the Lord has been my defense,
And my God the rock of my refuge.
23 He has brought on them their own iniquity,
And shall [n]cut them off in their own wickedness;
The Lord our God shall cut them off.

A Call to Worship and Obedience

95 Oh come, let us sing to the Lord!
Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;
Let us shout joyfully to Him with (AD)psalms.
For (AE)the Lord is the great God,
And the great King above all gods.
[o]In His hand are the deep places of the earth;
The heights of the hills are His also.
(AF)The sea is His, for He made it;
And His hands formed the dry land.

Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
Let (AG)us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For He is our God,
And (AH)we are the people of His pasture,
And the sheep [p]of His hand.

(AI)Today, if you will hear His voice:
“Do not harden your hearts, as in the [q]rebellion,
(AJ)As in the day of [r]trial in the wilderness,
When (AK)your fathers tested Me;
They tried Me, though they (AL)saw My work.
10 For (AM)forty years I was [s]grieved with that generation,
And said, ‘It is a people who go astray in their hearts,
And they do not know My ways.’
11 So (AN)I swore in My wrath,
‘They shall not enter My rest.’ ”

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 92:7 sprout
  2. Psalm 92:10 Strength
  3. Psalm 92:14 Full of oil or sap, lit. fat
  4. Psalm 92:14 green
  5. Psalm 93:1 shaken
  6. Psalm 93:3 raised up
  7. Psalm 93:5 Lit. for length of days
  8. Psalm 94:2 Repay with
  9. Psalm 94:7 pay attention
  10. Psalm 94:10 disciplines
  11. Psalm 94:10 Gentiles
  12. Psalm 94:13 relief
  13. Psalm 94:14 abandon
  14. Psalm 94:23 destroy them
  15. Psalm 95:4 In His possession
  16. Psalm 95:7 Under His care
  17. Psalm 95:8 Or Meribah, lit. Strife, Contention
  18. Psalm 95:8 Or Massah, lit. Trial, Testing
  19. Psalm 95:10 disgusted

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