Great Is the Lord

[a] A Song of Praise. Of David.

145 (A)I will extol you, my God and (B)King,
    and bless your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless you
    (C)and praise your name forever and ever.
(D)Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,
    and his (E)greatness is unsearchable.

(F)One generation shall commend your works to another,
    and shall declare your mighty acts.
On (G)the glorious splendor of your majesty,
    and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
They shall speak of (H)the might of your awesome deeds,
    and I will declare your greatness.
They shall pour forth the fame of your (I)abundant goodness
    and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.

The Lord is (J)gracious and merciful,
    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
The Lord is (K)good to all,
    and his mercy is over all that he has made.

10 (L)All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
    and all your (M)saints shall bless you!
11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom
    and tell of your power,
12 to (N)make known to the children of man your[b] (O)mighty deeds,
    and (P)the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 (Q)Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
    and your dominion endures throughout all generations.

[The Lord is faithful in all his words
    and kind in all his works.][c]
14 The Lord (R)upholds all who are falling
    and (S)raises up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all (T)look to you,
    and you give them their food in due season.
16 You (U)open your hand;
    you (V)satisfy the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is (W)righteous in all his ways
    and (X)kind in all his works.
18 The Lord is (Y)near to all who call on him,
    to all who call on him (Z)in truth.
19 He (AA)fulfills the desire of those who fear him;
    he also (AB)hears their cry and saves them.
20 The Lord (AC)preserves all who love him,
    but all the wicked he will destroy.

21 My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
    and (AD)let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.

Put Not Your Trust in Princes

146 (AE)Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, O my soul!
I will praise the Lord (AF)as long as I live;
    (AG)I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

(AH)Put not your trust in princes,
    (AI)in a son of man, in whom there is (AJ)no salvation.
When (AK)his breath departs, he returns to the earth;
    on that very day his plans perish.

(AL)Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
    whose (AM)hope is in the Lord his God,
(AN)who made heaven and earth,
    the sea, and all that is in them,
(AO)who keeps faith forever;
    (AP)who executes justice for the oppressed,
    (AQ)who gives food to the hungry.

(AR)The Lord sets the prisoners free;
    (AS)the Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
(AT)The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;
    (AU)the Lord loves the righteous.
(AV)The Lord watches over the sojourners;
    (AW)he upholds the widow and the fatherless,
    but (AX)the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

10 (AY)The Lord will reign forever,
    your God, O Zion, to all generations.
(AZ)Praise the Lord!

He Heals the Brokenhearted

147 (BA)Praise the Lord!
For (BB)it is good to sing praises to our God;
    for (BC)it is pleasant,[d] and (BD)a song of praise is fitting.
The Lord (BE)builds up Jerusalem;
    he (BF)gathers the outcasts of Israel.
He heals (BG)the brokenhearted
    and (BH)binds up their wounds.
He (BI)determines the number of the stars;
    he (BJ)gives to all of them their names.
(BK)Great is our Lord, and (BL)abundant in power;
    (BM)his understanding is beyond measure.
The Lord (BN)lifts up the humble;[e]
    he casts the wicked to the ground.

(BO)Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
    make melody to our God on (BP)the lyre!
He covers the heavens with clouds;
    he prepares (BQ)rain for the earth;
    he makes (BR)grass grow on the hills.
He (BS)gives to the beasts their food,
    and to (BT)the young ravens that cry.
10 His delight is not in (BU)the strength of the horse,
    nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,
11 but the Lord (BV)takes pleasure in those who fear him,
    in those who (BW)hope in his steadfast love.

12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem!
    Praise your God, O Zion!
13 For he strengthens (BX)the bars of your gates;
    he blesses your children within you.
14 He (BY)makes peace in your borders;
    he (BZ)fills you with the (CA)finest of the wheat.
15 He (CB)sends out his command to the earth;
    his word runs swiftly.
16 He gives (CC)snow like wool;
    he scatters (CD)frost like ashes.
17 He hurls down his crystals of (CE)ice like crumbs;
    who can stand before his (CF)cold?
18 He (CG)sends out his word, and melts them;
    he makes his wind blow and the waters flow.
19 He declares his word to Jacob,
    his (CH)statutes and rules[f] to Israel.
20 He (CI)has not dealt thus with any other nation;
    they do not know his rules.[g]
(CJ)Praise the Lord!

Praise the Name of the Lord

148 (CK)Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord (CL)from the heavens;
    praise him (CM)in the heights!
Praise him, all his angels;
    praise him, all his (CN)hosts!

Praise him, sun and moon,
    praise him, all you shining stars!
Praise him, you (CO)highest heavens,
    and you (CP)waters above the heavens!

(CQ)Let them praise the name of the Lord!
    For (CR)he commanded and they were created.
And he (CS)established them forever and ever;
    he gave (CT)a decree, and it shall not (CU)pass away.[h]

Praise the Lord (CV)from the earth,
    you (CW)great sea creatures and all deeps,
(CX)fire and hail, (CY)snow and mist,
    (CZ)stormy wind (DA)fulfilling his word!

(DB)Mountains and all hills,
    (DC)fruit trees and all (DD)cedars!
10 (DE)Beasts and all livestock,
    creeping things and (DF)flying birds!

11 Kings of the earth and (DG)all peoples,
    princes and all rulers of the earth!
12 Young men and maidens together,
    old men and children!

13 (DH)Let them praise the name of the Lord,
    for (DI)his name alone is exalted;
    (DJ)his majesty is above earth and heaven.
14 He has (DK)raised up a horn for his people,
    (DL)praise for all his saints,
    for the people of Israel who are (DM)near to him.
(DN)Praise the Lord!

Sing to the Lord a New Song

149 (DO)Praise the Lord!
Sing to the Lord (DP)a new song,
    his praise in (DQ)the assembly of the godly!
Let Israel (DR)be glad in (DS)his Maker;
    let the children of Zion rejoice in their (DT)King!
Let them praise his name with (DU)dancing,
    making melody to him with (DV)tambourine and (DW)lyre!
For the Lord (DX)takes pleasure in his people;
    he (DY)adorns the humble with salvation.
Let the godly exult in glory;
    let them (DZ)sing for joy on their (EA)beds.
Let (EB)the high praises of God be in their throats
    and (EC)two-edged swords in their hands,
to execute vengeance on the nations
    and punishments on the peoples,
to bind their kings with (ED)chains
    and their nobles with fetters of iron,
to execute on them the judgment (EE)written!
    (EF)This is honor for all his godly ones.
(EG)Praise the Lord!

Let Everything Praise the Lord

150 (EH)Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his (EI)sanctuary;
    praise him in (EJ)his mighty heavens![i]
Praise him for his (EK)mighty deeds;
    praise him according to his excellent (EL)greatness!

Praise him with (EM)trumpet sound;
    praise him with (EN)lute and (EO)harp!
Praise him with (EP)tambourine and (EQ)dance;
    praise him with (ER)strings and (ES)pipe!
Praise him with sounding (ET)cymbals;
    praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
Let (EU)everything that has breath praise the Lord!
(EV)Praise the Lord!


  1. Psalm 145:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, each verse beginning with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet
  2. Psalm 145:12 Hebrew his; also next line
  3. Psalm 145:13 These two lines are supplied by one Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint, Syriac (compare Dead Sea Scroll)
  4. Psalm 147:1 Or for he is beautiful
  5. Psalm 147:6 Or afflicted
  6. Psalm 147:19 Or and just decrees
  7. Psalm 147:20 Or his just decrees
  8. Psalm 148:6 Or it shall not be transgressed
  9. Psalm 150:1 Hebrew expanse (compare Genesis 1:6–8)

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