New International Version
A psalm of praise. Of David.
3 Great(F) is the Lord and most worthy of praise;(G)
his greatness no one can fathom.(H)
4 One generation(I) commends your works to another;
they tell(J) of your mighty acts.(K)
5 They speak of the glorious splendor(L) of your majesty—
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.[b](M)
6 They tell(N) of the power of your awesome works—(O)
and I will proclaim(P) your great deeds.(Q)
7 They celebrate your abundant goodness(R)
and joyfully sing(S) of your righteousness.(T)
9 The Lord is good(W) to all;
he has compassion(X) on all he has made.
10 All your works praise you,(Y) Lord;
your faithful people extol(Z) you.(AA)
11 They tell of the glory of your kingdom(AB)
and speak of your might,(AC)
12 so that all people may know of your mighty acts(AD)
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.(AE)
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,(AF)
and your dominion endures through all generations.
The Lord is trustworthy(AG) in all he promises(AH)
and faithful in all he does.[c]
14 The Lord upholds(AI) all who fall
and lifts up all(AJ) who are bowed down.(AK)
15 The eyes of all look to you,
and you give them their food(AL) at the proper time.
16 You open your hand
and satisfy the desires(AM) of every living thing.
17 The Lord is righteous(AN) in all his ways
and faithful in all he does.(AO)
18 The Lord is near(AP) to all who call on him,(AQ)
to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfills the desires(AR) of those who fear him;(AS)
he hears their cry(AT) and saves them.(AU)
20 The Lord watches over(AV) all who love him,(AW)
but all the wicked he will destroy.(AX)
1 Praise the Lord.[d]
Praise the Lord,(BB) my soul.
2 I will praise the Lord all my life;(BC)
I will sing praise(BD) to my God as long as I live.(BE)
3 Do not put your trust in princes,(BF)
in human beings,(BG) who cannot save.
4 When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;(BH)
on that very day their plans come to nothing.(BI)
5 Blessed are those(BJ) whose help(BK) is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord their God.
6 He is the Maker of heaven(BL) and earth,
the sea, and everything in them—
he remains faithful(BM) forever.
7 He upholds(BN) the cause of the oppressed(BO)
and gives food to the hungry.(BP)
The Lord sets prisoners free,(BQ)
8 the Lord gives sight(BR) to the blind,(BS)
the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,(BT)
the Lord loves the righteous.(BU)
9 The Lord watches over the foreigner(BV)
and sustains the fatherless(BW) and the widow,(BX)
but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
10 The Lord reigns(BY) forever,
your God, O Zion, for all generations.
Praise the Lord.
1 Praise the Lord.[e]
2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem;(CB)
he gathers the exiles(CC) of Israel.
3 He heals the brokenhearted(CD)
and binds up their wounds.(CE)
4 He determines the number of the stars(CF)
and calls them each by name.
5 Great is our Lord(CG) and mighty in power;(CH)
his understanding has no limit.(CI)
6 The Lord sustains the humble(CJ)
but casts the wicked(CK) to the ground.
10 His pleasure is not in the strength(CU) of the horse,(CV)
nor his delight in the legs of the warrior;
11 the Lord delights(CW) in those who fear him,(CX)
who put their hope(CY) in his unfailing love.(CZ)
12 Extol the Lord, Jerusalem;(DA)
praise your God, Zion.
15 He sends his command(DG) to the earth;
his word runs(DH) swiftly.
16 He spreads the snow(DI) like wool
and scatters the frost(DJ) like ashes.
17 He hurls down his hail(DK) like pebbles.
Who can withstand his icy blast?
18 He sends his word(DL) and melts them;
he stirs up his breezes,(DM) and the waters flow.
Praise the Lord.(DS)
- Psalm 145:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the verses of which (including verse 13b) begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
- Psalm 145:5 Dead Sea Scrolls and Syriac (see also Septuagint); Masoretic Text On the glorious splendor of your majesty / and on your wonderful works I will meditate
- Psalm 145:13 One manuscript of the Masoretic Text, Dead Sea Scrolls and Syriac (see also Septuagint); most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text do not have the last two lines of verse 13.
- Psalm 146:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 10
- Psalm 147:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 20
- Psalm 147:20 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint nation; / he has not made his laws known to them