Exultate Deo. An invitation to a solemn praising of God.
 Unto the end, for the winepresses, a psalm for Asaph himself.
 Rejoice to God our helper: sing aloud to the God of Jacob.
 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel: the pleasant psaltery with the harp.
 Blow up the trumpet on the new moon, on the noted day of your solemnity.
 For it is a commandment in Israel, and a judgment to the God of Jacob.
 "For the winepresses": Torcularibus. It either signifies a musical instrument, or that this psalm was to be sung at the feast of the tabernacles after the gathering in of the vintage.
 He ordained it for a testimony in Joseph, when he came out of the land of Egypt: he heard a tongue which he knew not.
 He removed his back from the burdens: his hands had served in baskets.
 Thou calledst upon me in affliction, and I delivered thee: I heard thee in the secret place of tempest: I proved thee at the waters of contradiction.
 Hear, O my people, and I will testify to thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken to me,
 There shall be no new god in thee: neither shalt thou adore a strange god.
 "In the secret place of tempest": Heb., Of thunder. When thou soughtest to hide thyself from the tempest: or, when I came down to mount Sina, hidden from thy eyes in a storm of thunder.
 For I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
 But my people heard not my voice: and Israel hearkened not to me.
 So I let them go according to the desires of their heart: they shall walk in their own inventions.
 If my people had heard me: if Israel had walked in my ways:
 I should soon have humbled their enemies, and laid my hand on them that troubled them.
 The enemies of the Lord have lied to him: and their time shall be for ever.
 And he fed them with the fat of wheat, and filled them with honey out of the rock.
 "Their time shall be for ever": Impenitent sinners shall suffer for ever.