Good News Translation (GNB)
111

In Praise of the LORD

1111Praise the LORD!

With all my heart I will thank the LORD

in the assembly of his people.

2How wonderful are the things the LORD does!

All who are delighted with them want to understand them.

3All he does is full of honour and majesty;

his righteousness is eternal.

4The LORD does not let us forget his wonderful actions;

he is kind and merciful.

5He provides food for those who honour him;

he never forgets his covenant.

6He has shown his power to his people

by giving them the lands of foreigners.

7In all he does he is faithful and just;

all his commands are dependable.

8They last for all time;

they were given in truth and righteousness.

9He set his people free

and made an eternal covenant with them.

Holy and mighty is he!

10

111.10:
Job 28.28
Prov 1.7
9.10
The way to become wise is to honour the LORD;111.10 The waythe LORD; or The most important part of wisdom is honouring the LORD.

he gives sound judgement to all who obey his commands.

He is to be praised for ever.

112

The Happiness of a Good Person

1121Praise the LORD!

Happy is the person who honours the LORD,

who takes pleasure in obeying his commands.

2The good man's children will be powerful in the land;

his descendants will be blessed.

3His family will be wealthy and rich,

and he will be prosperous for ever.

4Light shines in the darkness for good people,

for those who are merciful, kind, and just.

5Happy is the person who is generous with his loans,

who runs his business honestly.

6A good person will never fail;

he will always be remembered.

7He is not afraid of receiving bad news;

his faith is strong, and he trusts in the LORD.

8He is not worried or afraid;

he is certain to see his enemies defeated.

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112.9:
2 Cor 9.9
He gives generously to the needy,

and his kindness never fails;

he will be powerful and respected.

10The wicked see this and are angry;

they glare in hate and disappear;

their hopes are gone for ever.

113

In Praise of the LORD's Goodness

1131Praise the LORD!

You servants of the LORD,

praise his name!

2May his name be praised,

now and for ever.

3From the east to the west

praise the name of the LORD!

4The LORD rules over all nations;

his glory is above the heavens.

5There is no one like the LORD our God.

He lives in the heights above,

6but he bends down

to see the heavens and the earth.

7He raises the poor from the dust;

he lifts the needy from their misery

8and makes them companions of princes,

the princes of his people.

9He honours the childless wife in her home;

he makes her happy by giving her children.

Praise the LORD!