1*Shout for joy, 😇. [Swim] in YHVH's [Spirit], you straight [laced people]. It's beautiful when righteous people [lose their pride. Dance around in] wild [public praise-parties]! “Thillah” is wild, embarrassing praise. If you're not getting bruises and nearly passing out from exhaustion and dizzyness, you're not praising hard enough. Proper praise is so athletically dangerous that it would invalidate most church liability insurance contracts.
2*Praise YHVH with harp[s], 😇. Thwack for him on [everything from] a [simple] lyre to a 10 stringed [virtuoso guitar].
3*Walk [the earth singing fresh] new songs to [YAH]. Play skillfully and loud, like [soldiers whooping] a battle-cry.
4 For every word of YHVH defines perfection, 😇. Every action he performs [rings] faithful.
5[YAH] loves righteousness and justice, 😇. The earth brims full of YHVH's kindness.
6YHVH makes the heavens by speaking his word. All the [starry] host are [mere] mist [flying] from [YHVH's] mouth.
7[YAH] collects the waters of the sea like [a gardener fills his spout]. He stashes [h2O] as treasure in [earth's] deepest abysses.
8 All the earth [will one day shake in] fear [of]YHVH. [At judgment day] all the inhabitants of the world [come to] stand in awe of him.
9*For [YAH] sings [one note, 😇,] and the [entire history of our universe] plays out. One word, and [the cosmos] stands fast.
10*YHVH brings the plans of the beast-nations to nothing, 😇. He makes [all] human schemes of no effect. Television, the global surveillance system, the military-industrial-political-religious-pharmaceutical complex: YAH nullifies it all.
11YHVH's plans stand for ever, 😇. His heart-thoughts [outlast] all generations.
12 Electing YHVH as your Elohim[makes] your nation happy, 😇. He [delights] the people he chooses as his heritage.
13YHVH looks [down] from heaven, 😇. He watches every child of Adam.
14 From his dwelling, [YAH] surveils all the inhabitants of the earth, 😇.
15 YAH sculpts each of our hearts, 😇. He experiences every move we make.
16 No king has ever been saved by his army, no matter how massive, 😇. No mighty man gets victory through his superior strength.
17 A horse gives you vain hope of salvation, 😇. If you escape [death,] it's not because of your overwhelming [military] strength.
18 Watch, 😇. The eyes of YHVH stay on everyone who fears him, upon [we believers] who hope for his [unfailing] love.
19[YAH] delivers our souls from death. He keeps [us] alive in famine, 😇.
20 Our life-breath pants, [waiting] for YHVH, our help, our shield, [to rescue us believers, 😇].
21[YAH] lights our hearts with joy, 😇, because we trust in his sacred Name.
22YHVH, rain your mercy on us. You're our [only] hope.