Psalm 92 – New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 92[a]

A psalm. A song. For the Sabbath day.

  1. It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High,
  2. proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night,
  3. to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp.
  4. For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord; I sing for joy at what your hands have done.
  5. How great are your works, Lord, how profound your thoughts!
  6. Senseless people do not know, fools do not understand,
  7. that though the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever.
  8. But you, Lord, are forever exalted.
  9. For surely your enemies, Lord, surely your enemies will perish; all evildoers will be scattered.
  10. You have exalted my horn[b] like that of a wild ox; fine oils have been poured on me.
  11. My eyes have seen the defeat of my adversaries; my ears have heard the rout of my wicked foes.
  12. The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;
  13. planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God.
  14. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green,
  15. proclaiming, “The Lord is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.”


a. Psalm 92:1 In Hebrew texts 92:1-15 is numbered 92:2-16.
b. Psalm 92:10 Horn here symbolizes strength.

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Psalm 92 – King James Version (KJV)

A Psalm or Song for the sabbath day.

  1. It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, And to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:
  2. To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, And thy faithfulness every night,
  3. Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; Upon the harp with a solemn sound.
  4. For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.
  5. O LORD, how great are thy works! And thy thoughts are very deep.
  6. A brutish man knoweth not; Neither doth a fool understand this.
  7. When the wicked spring as the grass, And when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; It is that they shall be destroyed for ever:
  8. But thou, LORD, art most high for evermore.
  9. For, lo, thine enemies, O LORD, for, lo, thine enemies shall perish; All the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
  10. But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.
  11. Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, And mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.
  12. The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
  13. Those that be planted in the house of the LORD Shall flourish in the courts of our God.
  14. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; They shall be fat and flourishing;
  15. To shew that the LORD is upright: He is my rock, And there is no unrighteousness in him.