Most High God, it is good to make music to honor you.
It is good to sing every night about how faithful you are.
I sing about it to the music of the harp.
I sing with joy about the works of your hands.
How wise your thoughts are!
Here is what a foolish person doesn’t understand.
Those who do wrong succeed.
But they will be destroyed forever.
All those who do evil will be scattered.
You have poured the finest olive oil on me.
I’ve heard that they have lost the battle.
They will grow strong like a cedar tree in Lebanon.
They will grow strong and healthy in the courtyards of our God.
Like young trees they will stay fresh and strong.
He is my Rock. There is no evil in him.”
About New International Reader’s Version (1998)
The New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) was developed to help early readers understand the Bible. Begun in 1992, the NIrV is a simplification of the New International Version (NIV). The NIrV uses shorter words and sentences so that those with a typical fourth grade reading level can comprehend what they are reading. The chapters have been separated into shorter sections and most have titles that clearly indicate what the section is all about. The NIrV will be a valuable translation to those for whom English is a second language. The NIrV still relies on the best and oldest copies of the Hebrew and Greek manuscripts for its translation, guaranteeing that those who read it are getting the actual Word of God.
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