111:1 Praise the Lord!
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
in the assembly of the godly and the congregation.
111:2 The Lord’s deeds are great,
eagerly awaited2 by all who desire them.
111:3 His work is majestic and glorious,3
and his faithfulness endures4 forever.
111:4 He does5 amazing things that will be remembered;6
the Lord is merciful and compassionate.
111:5 He gives7 food to his faithful followers;8
he always remembers his covenant.9
111:6 He announced that he would do mighty deeds for his people,
giving them a land that belonged to other nations.10
111:7 His acts are characterized by11 faithfulness and justice;
all his precepts are reliable.12
111:8 They are forever firm,
and should be faithfully and properly carried out.13
111:9 He delivered his people;14
he ordained that his covenant be observed forever.15
His name is holy and awesome.
111:10 To obey the Lord is the fundamental principle for wise living;16
all who carry out his precepts acquire good moral insight.17
He will receive praise forever.18