Psalm 135New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
1 Praise the Lord.
Praise the name of the Lord. You who serve the Lord, praise him. 2 You who serve in the house of the Lord, praise him. You who serve in the courtyards of the temple of our God, praise him.
3 Praise the Lord, because he is good. Sing praise to his name, because that is pleasant. 4 The Lord has chosen the people of Jacob to be his own. He has chosen Israel to be his special treasure.
5 I know that the Lord is great. I know that our Lord is greater than all gods. 6 The Lord does anything he wants to do in the heavens and on the earth. He does it even in the deepest parts of the oceans. 7 He makes clouds rise from one end of the earth to the other. He sends lightning with the rain. He brings the wind out of his storerooms.
8 He killed the oldest son of each family in Egypt. He struck down the oldest males that were born to people and animals. 9 He did miraculous signs in Egypt. He did wonders against Pharaoh and everyone who served him. 10 He destroyed many nations. He killed mighty kings. 11 He killed Sihon, the king of the Amorites, and Og, the king of Bashan. He killed all the kings of Canaan. 12 He gave their land as a gift to his people Israel.
13 Lord, your name continues forever. Lord, your fame will last for all time to come. 14 When the Lord hands down his sentence, it will be in his people’s favor. He will show deep concern for those who serve him.
15 The statues of the nations’ gods are made out of silver and gold. They are made by human hands. 16 They have mouths but can’t speak. They have eyes but can’t see. 17 They have ears but can’t hear. They have mouths but can’t breathe. 18 Those who make statues of gods will be like them. So will all those who trust in them.
19 People of Israel, praise the Lord. Priests of Aaron, praise the Lord. 20 Tribe of Levi, praise the Lord. You who have respect for the Lord, praise him. 21 Give praise to the Lord in Zion. Give praise to the God who lives in Jerusalem.
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