And to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High;
And thy faithfulness every night,
With a solemn sound upon the harp.
I will triumph in the works of thy hands.
Thy thoughts are very deep.
Neither doth a fool understand this:
And when all the workers of iniquity do flourish;
It is that they shall be destroyed for ever.
For, lo, thine enemies shall perish;
All the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
I am anointed with fresh oil.
Mine ears have heard my desire of the evil-doers that rise up against me.
He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
They shall flourish in the courts of our God.
They shall be full of sap and green:
He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
About American Standard Version
The ASV has long been regarded by many scholars as the most literal English translation since the King James Version—maybe the most literal translation ever. This has made the translation very popular for careful English Bible study, but not for ease of reading. While the KJV was translated entirely from “western manuscripts,” the ASV 1901 was influenced also by the older “eastern manuscripts” that form the basis for most of our modern English translations. Because the ASV 1901 is very difficult to find in print, Logos is pleased to be able to preserve and distribute this significant work. This is an excellent choice for comparative English study.