16:7 That day David first gave to Asaph and his colleagues this song of thanks to the Lord:
Call on his name!
Make known his accomplishments among the nations!
16:9 Sing to him! Make music to him!
Tell about all his miraculous deeds!
16:10 Boast about his holy name!
Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!
16:11 Seek the Lord and the strength he gives!
Seek his presence2 continually!
16:12 Recall the miraculous deeds he performed,
his mighty acts and the judgments he decreed,3
16:13 O children4 of Israel, God’s5 servant,
you descendants of Jacob, God’s6 chosen ones!
he carries out judgment throughout the earth.7
16:15 Remember8 continually his covenantal decree,
the promise he made9 to a thousand generations—
16:16 the promise10 he made to Abraham,
the promise he made by oath to Isaac!11
16:17 He gave it to Jacob as a decree,
to Israel as a lasting promise,12
16:18 saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan
as the portion of your inheritance.”
16:19 When they were few in number,
just a very few, and foreign residents within it,
16:20 they wandered from nation to nation,
and from one kingdom to another.13
16:21 He let no one oppress them,
he disciplined kings for their sake,
16:22 saying,14 “Don’t touch my anointed ones!
Don’t harm my prophets!”
16:23 Sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Announce every day15 how he delivers!
16:24 Tell the nations about his splendor,
tell16 all the nations about his miraculous deeds!
16:25 For the Lord is great and certainly worthy of praise,
he is more awesome than17 all gods.
16:26 For all the gods of the nations are worthless,18
but the Lord made the heavens.19
16:27 Majestic splendor emanates from him,20
he is the source of strength and joy.21
16:28 Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the nations,
ascribe to the Lord splendor and strength!
16:29 Ascribe to the Lord the splendor he deserves!22
Bring an offering and enter his presence!
Worship the Lord in holy attire!23
16:30 Tremble before him, all the earth!
The world is established, it cannot be moved.
16:31 Let the heavens rejoice, and the earth be happy!
Let the nations say,24 ‘The Lord reigns!’
16:32 Let the sea and everything in it shout!
Let the fields and everything in them celebrate!
16:33 Then let the trees of the forest shout with joy before the Lord,
for he comes to judge the earth!
16:34 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good
and his loyal love endures.25
16:35 Say this prayer:26 “Deliver us, O God who delivers us!
Gather us! Rescue us from the nations!
Then we will give thanks27 to your holy name,
and boast about your praiseworthy deeds.”28
16:36 May the Lord God of Israel be praised,
in the future and forevermore.29
Then all the people said, “We agree!30 Praise the Lord!”
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