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1 Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous ones;
praise from the upright is beautiful.z
make music to him with a ten-stringed harp.aa
3 Sing a new song to him;ab
play skillfully on the strings, with a joyful shout.ac
and all his work is trustworthy.ad
5 He loves righteousness and justice;ae
the earth is full of the Lord’s unfailing love.af
6 The heavens were made by the word of the Lord,ag
and all the stars, by the breath of his mouth.ah
7 He gathers the water of the sea into a heap;D
he puts the depths into storehouses.ai
let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.a
he commanded, and it came into existence.b
he thwarts the plans of the peoples.c
the plans of his heart from generation to generation.d
the people he has chosen to be his own possession!e
he observes everyone.f
from his dwelling place.g
he considers all their works.h
a warrior will not be rescued by great strength.i
it provides no escape by its great power.j
those who depend on his faithful lovek
and to keep them alive in famine.l
20 We wait for the Lord;m
he is our help and shield.n
21 For our hearts rejoice in himo
because we trust in his holy name.p
for we put our hope in you.q
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