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Psalm 145English Standard Version (ESV)

Great Is the Lord

[a] A Song of Praise. Of David.

145 I will extol you, my God and King,
    and bless your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless you
    and praise your name forever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,
    and his greatness is unsearchable.

One generation shall commend your works to another,
    and shall declare your mighty acts.
On the glorious splendor of your majesty,
    and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds,
    and I will declare your greatness.
They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness
    and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.

The Lord is gracious and merciful,
    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
The Lord is good to all,
    and his mercy is over all that he has made.

10 All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
    and all your saints shall bless you!
11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom
    and tell of your power,
12 to make known to the children of man your[b] mighty deeds,
    and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
    and your dominion endures throughout all generations.

[The Lord is faithful in all his words
    and kind in all his works.][c]
14 The Lord upholds all who are falling
    and raises up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you,
    and you give them their food in due season.
16 You open your hand;
    you satisfy the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways
    and kind in all his works.
18 The Lord is near to all who call on him,
    to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfills the desire of those who fear him;
    he also hears their cry and saves them.
20 The Lord preserves all who love him,
    but all the wicked he will destroy.

21 My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
    and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 145:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, each verse beginning with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet
  2. Psalm 145:12 Hebrew his; also next line
  3. Psalm 145:13 These two lines are supplied by one Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint, Syriac (compare Dead Sea Scroll)
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Psalm 145The Voice (VOICE)

Psalm 145[a]

A song of praise by David.

I will lift my praise above everything to You, my God and King!
    I will continually bless Your name forever and always.
My praise will never cease—
    I will praise You every day;
    I will lift up Your name forever.
The Eternal is great and deserves endless praise;
    His greatness knows no limit, recognizes no boundary.
    No one can measure or comprehend His magnificence.

One generation after another will celebrate Your great works;
    they will pass on the story of Your powerful acts to their children.
Your majesty and glorious splendor have captivated me;
    I will meditate on Your wonders, sing songs of Your worth.
We confess—there is nothing greater than You, God, nothing mightier than Your awesome works.
    I will tell of Your greatness as long as I have breath.
The news of Your rich goodness is no secret
    Your people love to recall it
    and sing songs of joy to celebrate Your righteousness.

The Eternal is gracious.
    He shows mercy to His people.
    For Him anger does not come easily, but faithful love does—and it is rich and abundant.
But the Eternal’s goodness is not exclusive—it is offered freely to all.
    His mercy extends to all His creation.

10 All creation will stand in awe of You, O Eternal One.
    Thanks will pour from the mouths of every one of Your creatures;
    Your holy people will bless You.
11 They will not be silent; they will talk of the grandeur of Your kingdom
    and celebrate the wonder of Your power
12 Until everyone on earth who has ears to hear knows Your valiant acts
    and the splendor of Your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom will never end;
    Your rule will endure forever.

[You are faithful to Your promise,
    and Your acts are marked with grace.][b]
14 The Eternal sustains all who stumble on their way.
    For those who are broken down, God is near. He raises them up in hope.
15 All eyes have turned toward You, waiting in expectation;
    when they are hungry, You feed them right on time.
16 The desires of every living thing
    are met by Your open hand.
17 The Eternal is right in all His ways,
    and He is kind in all His acts.
18 The Eternal stays close to those who call on Him,
    those who pray sincerely.
19 All of you who revere Him—
    God will satisfy your desires.
    He hears the cries for help, and He brings salvation.
20 All of you who love God—
    He will watch out for you,
    but total destruction is around the corner for all the wicked.

21 My lips will sing the praise of the Eternal.
    Let every creature join me and praise the holy name of God—forever and always!

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 145 A Hebrew acrostic poem
  2. 145:13 Most Hebrew manuscripts omit this portion.
The Voice (VOICE)

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