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Psalm 135


Praise the name of Yahweh.
    Praise him, you servants of Yahweh
who are standing in the house of Yahweh,
    in the courtyards of the house of our Elohim.
Praise Yah because Yahweh is good.
    Make music to praise his name because his name is beautiful.
Yah chose Jacob to be his own
    and chose Israel to be his own special treasure.

I know that Yahweh is great,
    that our Adonay is greater than all the false gods.
Yahweh does whatever he wants in heaven or on earth,
    on the seas or in all the depths of the oceans.
He is the one who makes the clouds rise from the ends of the earth,
    who makes lightning for the thunderstorms,
        and who brings wind out of his storerooms.

He is the one who killed every firstborn male in Egypt.
    He killed humans and animals alike.
He sent miraculous signs and amazing things into the heart of Egypt
    against Pharaoh and all his officials.
10 He is the one who defeated many nations and killed mighty kings:
11 King Sihon of the Amorites,
    King Og of Bashan,
        and all the kingdoms in Canaan.
12 He gave their land as an inheritance,
    an inheritance to his people Israel.
13 O Yahweh, your name endures forever.
    O Yahweh, you will be remembered throughout every generation.
14 Yahweh will provide justice for his people
    and have compassion on his servants.

15 The idols of the nations are made of silver and gold.
    They were made by human hands.[a]
16 They have mouths, but they cannot speak.
    They have eyes, but they cannot see.
17 They have ears, but they cannot hear.
    They cannot breathe.
18 Those who make idols end up like them.
    So does everyone who trusts them.

19 Descendants of Israel, praise Yahweh.
    Descendants of Aaron, praise Yahweh.
20 Descendants of Levi, praise Yahweh.
    You people who fear Yahweh, praise Yahweh.
21 Thank Yahweh in Zion.
    Thank the one who lives in Jerusalem.



  1. Psalm 135:15 Verses 15–18 are virtually identical in wording to Psalm 115:4–8.