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135 Halleluyah!

(1) Give praise to the name of Adonai!
Servants of Adonai, give praise!
You who stand in the house of Adonai,
in the courtyards of the house of our God,
praise Yah, for Adonai is good;
sing to his name, because it is pleasant.

For Yah chose Ya‘akov for himself,
Isra’el as his own unique treasure.
I know that Adonai is great,
that our Lord is above all gods.
Adonai does whatever pleases him,
in heaven, on earth, in the seas, in all the depths.
He raises clouds from the ends of the earth,
he makes the lightning flash in the rain
and brings the wind out from his storehouses.

He struck down Egypt’s firstborn,
humans and animals alike.
He sent signs and wonders among you, Egypt,
against Pharaoh and all his subjects.
10 He struck many nations,
and slaughtered mighty kings —
11 Sichon king of the Emori,
‘Og king of Bashan,
and all the kingdoms of Kena‘an.
12 Then he gave their land as a heritage,
to be possessed by Isra’el his people.

13 Adonai, your name continues forever,
your renown, Adonai, through all generations.
14 For Adonai will vindicate his people,
he will take pity on his servants.

15 The idols of the nations are mere silver and gold,
made by human hands.
16 They have mouths, but they can’t speak;
they have eyes, but they can’t see;
17 they have ears, but they can’t listen;
and they have no breath in their mouths;
18 The people who make them will become like them,
along with everyone who trusts in them.

19 House of Isra’el, bless Adonai!
House of Aharon, bless Adonai!
20 House of Levi, bless Adonai!
You who fear Adonai, bless Adonai!
21 Blessed be Adonai out of Tziyon,
he who dwells in Yerushalayim!


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