Praise the Lords Wonderful Works. Futility of Idols.

135 [a](A)Praise [b]the Lord!
Praise the name of the Lord;
Praise Him, you (B)servants of the Lord,
You who stand in the house of the Lord,
In the (C)courtyards of the house of our God!
[c]Praise [d]the Lord, for (D)the Lord is good;
(E)Sing praises to His name, (F)for it is lovely.
For [e]the Lord has (G)chosen Jacob for Himself,
Israel as His (H)own possession.

For I know that (I)the Lord is great
And that our Lord is (J)above all gods.
(K)Whatever the Lord pleases, He does,
In heaven and on earth, in the seas and in all the ocean depths.
[f]He (L)causes the [g]mist to ascend from the ends of the earth,
[h]He (M)makes lightning for the rain;
[i]He (N)brings forth the wind from His treasuries.

[j]He (O)struck the firstborn of Egypt,
[k]Both human firstborn and animal.
[l]He sent (P)signs and wonders into your midst, Egypt,
Upon (Q)Pharaoh and all his servants.
10 [m](R)He (S)struck many nations
And brought death to mighty kings,
11 (T)Sihon, king of the Amorites,
(U)Og, king of Bashan,
And (V)all the kingdoms of Canaan;
12 And He (W)gave their land as an inheritance,
An inheritance to His people Israel.
13 Your (X)name, Lord, is everlasting,
The mention of You, Lord, is [n]throughout all generations.
14 For the Lord will (Y)judge His people
And (Z)will have compassion on His servants.
15 The (AA)idols of the nations are nothing but silver and gold,
The work of human hands.
16 They have mouths, but they do not speak;
They have eyes, but they do not see;
17 They have ears, but they do not hear,
Nor is there any breath at all in their mouths.
18 Those who make them will become like them,
Yes, everyone who trusts in them.

19 House of (AB)Israel, bless the Lord;
House of Aaron, bless the Lord;
20 House of Levi, bless the Lord;
You (AC)who [o]revere the Lord, bless the Lord.
21 Blessed be the Lord (AD)from Zion,
Who (AE)dwells in Jerusalem.
[p]Praise [q]the Lord!

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 135:1 Or Hallelujah!
  2. Psalm 135:1 Heb Yah
  3. Psalm 135:3 Or Hallelujah!
  4. Psalm 135:3 Heb Yah
  5. Psalm 135:4 Heb Yah
  6. Psalm 135:7 Lit The one who
  7. Psalm 135:7 I.e., clouds
  8. Psalm 135:7 Lit The one who
  9. Psalm 135:7 Lit The one who
  10. Psalm 135:8 Lit The one who
  11. Psalm 135:8 Lit From man to animal
  12. Psalm 135:9 Lit The one who
  13. Psalm 135:10 Lit The one who
  14. Psalm 135:13 Lit to
  15. Psalm 135:20 Lit fear
  16. Psalm 135:21 Or Hallelujah!
  17. Psalm 135:21 Heb Yah