1Praise the Lord.

  I will extol the Lord with all my heart
   in the council of the upright and in the assembly.

  2Great are the works of the Lord;
   they are pondered by all who delight in them.
  3Glorious and majestic are his deeds,
   and his righteousness endures forever.
  4He has caused his wonders to be remembered;
   the Lord is gracious and compassionate.
  5He provides food for those who fear him;
   he remembers his covenant forever.

  6He has shown his people the power of his works,
   giving them the lands of other nations.
  7The works of his hands are faithful and just;
   all his precepts are trustworthy.
  8They are established for ever and ever,
   enacted in faithfulness and uprightness.
  9He provided redemption for his people;
   he ordained his covenant forever—
   holy and awesome is his name.

  10The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
   all who follow his precepts have good understanding.
   To him belongs eternal praise.