1 Rejoice in the Lord, good people! It is good for good people to praise him! 2 Play the lyre and praise the Lord! Play to the Lord on the ten-stringed harp. 3 Sing a new song to him. Play the happy tune beautifully! 4 God’s word is true. You can depend on everything he does. 5 God loves to be fair and do good things. The Lord’s true love fills the earth! 6 The Lord spoke the command, and the world was made. The breath from God’s mouth created everything on earth. 7 God gathered the water from the sea into one place. He keeps the ocean in its place. 8 Every person on earth should fear and respect the Lord. All the people in the world should fear him. 9 Why? Because God just gives a command, and that thing happens. And if he says, “Stop!” then that thing will stop. 10 The Lord can make everyone’s advice useless. He can ruin all their plans. 11 But the Lord’s advice is good forever. His plans are good for generation after generation. 12 People who have the Lord as their God are very fortunate. Why? Because God chose them to be his own special people. 13 The Lord looked down from heaven, and he saw all the people. 14 From his high throne he looked down at all the people living on earth. 15 God created every person’s mind. God knows what every person is thinking. 16 A king is not saved by his own great power. A strong soldier is not saved by his own great strength. 17 Horses don’t really bring victory in war. Their strength can’t really help you escape. 18 The Lord watches and cares for his followers that wait for him to show his true love. 19 God saves those people from death. He gives them strength when they are hungry. 20 So we will wait for the Lord. He helps us and he protects us. 21 God makes us happy. We truly trust his holy name. 22 Lord, we truly worship you! So show your great love for us.