When we read the Psalms in the KJV version we miss the first verse of the chapters. For whatever reason the translators didn’t think it was important to put the first verse in. It is important because sometimes the first verse will tell you who wrote the psalm and what music was applied to it or when this psalm was sang. That is the case here.
Psalm 92 is a psalm, a song for Shabbat. This psalm was sung on the day to remember who Father Yahweh is and what He has done. It is a song of praise to the Great I Am, Creator of the heavens and the earth. This song required instruments playing and talks about Yahweh making the writer happy. Let’s follow his example and praise Yahweh today. Praise Him for all He has done, for all the beauty He has given, and for being wonderful all by Himself.
To learn more about this series, read “To Yahweh Be the Glory.”
Sing Praises to Yahweh
It is good to give thanks to you, Yahweh, and sing praises to your name, ‘Elyon, to tell in the morning about your grace and at night about your faithfulness, to the music of a ten-stringed harp and a lute, with the melody sounding on a lyre.
For, Yahweh, what you do makes me happy; I take joy in what your hands have made.
How great are your deeds, Yahweh! How very deep your thoughts!
Senseless people can’t know, fools don’t understand, that when the wicked sprout like grass, and all who do evil prosper, it is so that they can be eternally destroyed, while you, Yahweh, are exalted forever.
For your enemies, Yahweh, your enemies will perish; all evildoers will be scattered.
But you have given me the strength of a wild bull; you anoint me with fresh olive oil.
My eyes have gazed with pleasure on my enemies’ ruin. My ears have delighted in the fall of my foes.
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree; they will grow like a cedar in the Lebanon. Planted in the house of Yahweh, they will flourish in the courtyards of our God. Even in old age they will be vigorous, still full of sap, still bearing fruit, proclaiming, “Yahweh is upright, my Rock, in whom there is no wrong.”