Psalm 34 Tuesday Morning 1
Rejoice in Yahweh, you just, * praise His Glory, you upright!
Praise Yahweh with the harp; * play for him the ten-stringed lyre.
Sing a new song to him; * play sweetly to happy voices.
For Yahweh's speech is straightforward; * all his works are dependable.
He loves what is just and right; * of Yahweh's kindness the earth is full.
By Yahweh's command the heavens were made, * by his spoken word the army of the stars.
He gathers the oceans in a jar, * puts the depths of the sea in a storeroom.
Fear Yahweh, all the earth! * Respect him, inhabitants of the world!
He spoke, and there it all was * he commanded and everything stood.
Yahweh frustrates the plans of nations, * and voids the schemes of peoples.
But Yahweh's plan has stood from eternity; * his designs are for all generations.
Happy the nation * Yahweh its God has blessed,
the people he has chosen * to be his own.
Yahweh looks down from heaven * and sees all mankind.
Where he sits enthroned he gazes * on all who live on earth.
The Creator inspects their hearts, * the Observer all their works.
A king doesn't win * by a powerful army,
nor does a warrior survive * because of his strength.
His horse is useless for victory, * his big army for staying alive.
Yahweh watches over those who fear him, * who rely on his kindness.
He saves them from Death; * from its hunger he preserves their lives.
We put our hope in Yahweh. * He is our protector and shield.
We are glad because of him. * We trust in his holy name.
May your kindness, Yahweh, be with us, * as we put our hope in you.