“Yahweh loves those who hate evil.
He guards the lives of his faithful.
He rescues them from the hand of the wicked.
Light dawns for the righteous.
Joy comes for the upright in heart.
Rejoice in Yahweh!
O you righteous!
Give thanks to his holy name!”
This psalm ends with the righteous rejoicing in Yahweh. Yahweh loves those who hate evil. He guards the lives of the faithful. He rescues them from the hands of the wicked. Light shines for the righteous as joy comes to their heart. The righteous are to rejoice in Yahweh. They are to give thanks to his holy name.
“May all who seek you
Rejoice and be glad in you.
May those who love your salvation
‘Great is Yahweh!’
As for me,
I am poor and needy.
But Yahweh takes thought for me.
You are my help!
You are my deliverer!
Do not delay!
O my God!”
This psalm ends with the popular phrase “O my God” that appears so often as the surprise text expression, OMG. Yahweh is the answer for those who sought a life with rejoicing and gladness. Yahweh has a steadfast love for his followers since they continually say, “Yahweh is great.” This is somewhat like the Islamic “Allah is great.” As for the psalmist, he admits that that he is poor and needy. However, he puts his trust in Yahweh, who will help deliver him from various problems. All he asks is that there is no delay.
“Many are the pangs of the wicked.
But steadfast love surrounds those
Who trust in Yahweh.
Be glad in Yahweh!
Shout for joy!
All you upright in heart!”
The wicked will continue to suffer. However, those who trust in Yahweh, will find that steadfast love surrounds them. This psalm ends with a rousing call to rejoice. If you trusted in Yahweh, then rejoice! Be glad! Should for joy! The righteous and the upright of heart will be surrounded with the love of Yahweh. They in turn should shout for joy because of their love for Yahweh.