1 It is good to praise the Lord. God Most-High, it is good to praise your name. 2 It is good to sing about your love in the morning, and about your faithfulness at night. 3 God, it is good to play music for you on ten-stringed instruments, harps, and lyres. 4 Lord, you make us truly happy with the things you did. We gladly sing about those things. 5 Lord, you did such great things. Your thoughts are too hard for us to understand. 6 Compared to you, people are like stupid animals. We are like fools who can’t understand anything. 7 Wicked people live and die like weeds. And the worthless things they do will be destroyed forever. 8 But Lord, you will be honored forever. 9 Lord, all your enemies will be destroyed. All those people who do bad things will be destroyed. 10 But you will make me strong. I will be like a ram with strong horns. ˻You chose me for my special work;˼ you poured your refreshing oil over me. 11 I see my enemies around me. They are like huge bulls ready to attack me. I hear what they are saying about me. 12 - 13 Good people are like cedar trees of Lebanon planted in the Lord’s temple. Good people are like budding palm trees blossoming in the courtyard of the temple of our God. 14 Even when they are old, they will continue producing fruit like young, healthy trees. 15 They are there to show everyone that the Lord is good. He is my Rock, and he does nothing wrong.