King James Version

Psalm 111

1Praise ye the Lord. I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.

The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the Lord is gracious and full of compassion.

He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.

He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.

The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.

They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.

He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 111

Psalm 111

Praise the Lord.

I will praise the Lord with all my heart.
    I will praise him where honest people gather for worship.

The Lord has done great things.
    All who take delight in those things think deeply about them.
What he does shows his glory and majesty.
    He will always do what is right.
The Lord causes his wonders to be remembered.
    He is kind and tender.
He provides food for those who have respect for him.
    He remembers his covenant forever.
He has shown his people what his power can do.
    He has given them the lands of other nations.
He is faithful and right in everything he does.
    All his rules can be trusted.
They will stand firm for ever and ever.
    They were given by the Lord.
    He is faithful and honest.
He set his people free.
    He made a covenant with them that will last forever.
    His name is holy and wonderful.

10 If you really want to become wise,
    you must begin by having respect for the Lord.
All those who follow his rules have good understanding.
    People should praise him forever.