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Psalm 145

The Lord Is Worthy of Praise

A song of praise. By David.


I will exalt you, my God, the King,
and I will bless your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless you,
and I will praise your name forever and ever.

Proclamation of His Greatness

Great is the Lord and worthy of great praise,
and there are no limits to the extent of his greatness.


One generation will praise your deeds to another,
and they will declare your mighty acts.
I will contemplate the glorious splendor of your majesty
and the accounts of your wonderful works.
Then they will speak about the power of your awesome works,
and I will tell about your great deeds.
They will pour forth the memory of your abundant goodness
and sing loudly about your righteousness.

Proclamation of His Grace

The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and great in mercy.
The Lord is good to all.
His compassion extends over all he has made.


10 Everyone you have made will thank you, O Lord,
and the ones you favor will bless you.
11 They will tell about the glory of your kingdom,
and they will speak about your might,
12 to make known his might to the children of Adam,
to make known the glorious splendor of his kingdom.

Proclamation of His Kingdom

13 Your kingdom is a kingdom for all ages,
and your dominion endures through all generations.
The Lord is faithful to all his words
and merciful toward all he has made.[a]
14 The Lord lifts up all who fall,
and he supports all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look eagerly to you,
and you give them their food at the proper time.
16 He opens his hand,
and he satisfies the desire of every living thing.[b]
17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways
and merciful toward all that he has made.
18 The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
19 He grants the desire of those who fear him.
He hears their cry and saves them.
20 The Lord watches over all who love him,
but he will destroy all the wicked.


21 My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord.
Let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.


  1. Psalm 145:13 The second half of verse 13 does not appear in the Hebrew text, but it is in the Greek version of the Old Testament and a Dead Sea Scroll.
  2. Psalm 145:16 Switching back and forth between second and third person verbs and pronouns is common in psalms.

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